Awhile back I received Davines Authentic Moisturizing Balm to review, so I'm thinking it's your typical moisturizing lotion. It comes in a unique tube and pretty artwork on the packaging with a woman and various elements from nature, and because I'm an artistic, visual person, I paid more attention to that than to the directions on the back.
Then one day I decided to read the directions:
So I'm supposed to apply it to damp skin on my body and then rinse it off? Oops! For the first couple months of trying it out, I just used it like regular hand lotion. I applied it and went about my merry day. It has a pleasant and subtle lemon-y, rosemary herbal scent to it that I love.
After I realized my mistake, I tried it out according to the directions. I applied it to my hands and rinsed it off after a few minutes, but didn't notice any real difference in my skin compared to just applying it without rinsing it off. I also applied the balm to what I thought was a clean face, but this is what showed up on the cotton pad...
also tried it as a leave-in conditioner at the ends of my hair, and it does feel softer. No greasy weighed down feeling. Just use a tiny bit. My hair is thick, but if you have thin, fly-away hair, it might be better to follow the directions and rinse it out after a few minutes.
What I do like about Davines Authentic Moisturizing Balm is:
- It's a multitasker in that you can use it on your body, hair, and face
- 98% natural origin ingredients and organically grown safflower oil
- Free of parabens, silicones, artificial colors, and PEG
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