REVIEW ::: The Balm by Nucifera October 12, 2016 09:56
Packaging: Nucifera comes in a frosted glass jar and has a plastic lid. The overall feel of the product is nice and weighty, and feels substantial when I hold it.
Texture: Nucifera is a balm-like product. With coconut oil as the first listed ingredient, Nucifera is solid at cooler room temperatures, and melts with the warmth of your hands. When I apply the balm to my hands, it does not feel greasy or tacky, though it does take a few moments to completely absorb.
Scent: To me, Nucifera smells like delicate coconut, with hints of the essential oil blend (lavender, peppermint, grapefruit, carrot seed, sandalwood, palo santo, patchouli, frankincense). The first note to hit my nose is coconut, followed by the light essential oil blend. The product does not read as “tropical,” despite its inclusion of coconut oil. The essential oil blend is quite subtle, so if you’re not a fan of one of the ingredients, I think that you would probably still like the product.
Efficacy & Overall Thoughts: The skin on my hands (particularly the webbing between my fingers) is prone to eczema, especially in the cooler/drier months of winter. I have been using this balm as a moisturizing preventative treatment to hopefully stave off my yearly eczema breakout. So far, so good! I am a huge fan of coconut oil’s healing properties and one only has to casually peruse the green beauty community to read of coconut oil’s praises. I think that this product would also make a very soothing first cleanse (note: it would require a warm, wet cloth to remove). I like how multipurpose this product is. It can be used as a makeup remover, hair treatment, body oil, and/or facial oil (make sure that your face does not break out with coconut oil; some find it to be comedogenic).
Description from Nucifera’s Website: Simplify your beauty ritual with our distinctive blend of the most healing and effective plant-based butters and oils found on earth. Apply abundantly to your face, hair, scalp, skin, hands, feet, nails and more to experience the natural benefits of this all-in-one creation. Potential healing properties include: all-over moisturizer, evens and illuminates skin tone, dirt and makeup remover, reduces inflammation, boosts collagen, increases skin elasticity, improves acne conditions, reduces wrinkles, improves dry skin problems, natural anti-bacterial and SPF properties.
Suggested use: Apply liberally to damp skin if using as a moisture treatment. As a facial cleanser, massage gently and remove with warm, wet cloth.
Size & Price: $37 for 4 ounces
Ingredients: Raw, Plant-Based, Gluten Free ingredients:
Organic Coconut Oil, Kokum Butter, Avocado Oil, Borage Oil, Mango Butter, Moringa Oil, Medicinal Grade Essential Oil Blend (Lavender, Peppermint, Grapefruit, Carrot Seed, Sandalwood, Palo Santo, Patchouli, Frankincense.
REVIEW BY LACY BENOIT.
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