Product Review: Moa Green Balm
Could Elizabeth Arden's 8 Hour cream have a contender lurking in the wings? I dismissed all the hype about this 'magic balm in a pot' and then it arrived on my desk. Whatever doubts I had about it are now gone! The balm comes in a small pot and is the colour of wet grass in spring. It feels slightly oily to touch and sinks into the skin very easily. It's 100% organic, and is created out of a mixture of herbs, with no parabens at all.
Much like the 8 Hour cream it's recommended for use anywhere, be it burns, insect bites or dry patches and eczema, as well as moisturising. I used it on a particularly dry area of skin on my neck that hadn't been cured by my other moisturizers. My colleague tried it on her skin as well and we both found that within two days we had a noticeable difference in the texture. My dry patch was considerably less, and it felt softer as well.
The key ingredient in the balm is Yarrow, which originates from Iceland. Only a limited amount of yarrow is picked every year to keep the potency high, and this balm really produces some impressive effects. A 20ml pot is £8 at The Green Balm for Mini Moa, while a 50ml pot is £19. I've been using the smaller version though and a little really goes a long way. It's definitely a staple in my first aid kit from now on.