Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Why You Should Read the Instructions on Beauty Products

Davines Authentic Moisturizing Balm

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:
Directions for Davines Moisturizing Balm

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...

Davines Moisturizing Balm product
I thought maybe I wouldn't need to apply argan oil or moisturizer after using it on my face, but my skin is pretty dry, so it didn't work for me in that respect.  I
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
There really isn't anything that I don't like about this product.  It's something worth trying out if you're looking for a moisturizer with a variety of uses.  Many retailers offer it for $20+, but Amazon has it for $15.19.


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