10 Multitasking Beauty Balms That Are Guaranteed to Save the Day
If you buy one product this season, make it an all-purpose beauty balm. Here's why: you can seriously use these multifunctional, high-end versions of Vaseline (c'mon people, you know it's true) anywhere. Massage it onto your face as a makeup remover (and if you're feeling fancy use a muslin cloth to take off your makeup), dab it wherever you need more moisture from your forehead to your feet, rub it on cuticles as a salve, use it to tame your brows, give your cheekbones a glossy sheen, cure chapped lips, and mend split ends — the list goes on and on. Ahead, scroll through some of our all-time favorite beauty balms.
One Love Skin Savior Multi-Tasking Wonder Balm
This natural One Love Skin Savior Multi-Tasking Wonder Balm ($49) is the ultimate multitasker. Not only does it remove dirt and makeup without stripping the skin, but it also moisturizes and illuminates.
Paul & Joe Lip Treatment Balm
If you want a product that will look just as good buried at the bottom of your cosmetics case as it does displayed on your nightstand, then the Paul & Joe Lip Treatment Balm ($18) is for you. The solid consistency melts into a lightweight oil once you warm it up in your hands. It smells like a combination of violet, cedar wood, and sage — you may even want to use it in lieu of traditional perfume.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer
Although this cream is meant for nighttime (thanks to its lovely lavender scent), Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer ($39) is perfect for any hour of the day. Rub it between your fingers, breathe in that spa scent, and relax — even if it's just for a few seconds in between work tasks.
Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm
The eco-conscious geniuses behind the British favorite Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm ($60) deemed the formula too perfect to change, so in honor of the product's 10th anniversary this year, they gave the package a chic makeover. English illustrator Alice Shields decorated the bottle with a floral design to reflect its natural ingredients. The tub is sold with a muslin cloth, so you can use it for cleansing as well as moisturizing.