In the ingredients I see among others natural wax ointment, propolis, almond, jojoba and calendula oils, shea butter and cocoa, aloe gel.
For my first acquaintance with the product, I chose the version with green apple extract, having read previously that its beneficial for the skin, but also because of the pleasant aroma. The price is decent, just about 8€ (I got it at 6.80 and because I got a 15% discount for Black Friday). It took a week to arrive because the girl who “runs” the whole effort actually made it after My order. From what I understood this is the way it works (on the invoice was written “made to order”), so I guess that the product arrives in our hands, fresh.
As for the properties now. The texture initially puzzled me, since I have oily skin and until recently I really avoided balm. It advertises itself as a “non-fat” on the label, but it is so thick that it does not convinced me. I however, I was wrong! It was rapidly absorbed. In three minutes I put the fingers on the cheek and there was no trace of greasiness or this “layer” that other balm leave . I’m not an expert in emulsions, but the Herbana provided immediate relief and it did not feel that it was lacking in something against balms like Korres or Proraso I use.
Because it’s fresh and obviously has no preservatives, it may spoil faster (the salesperson did not pointed me out anything though), so I will use it regularly this winter. I’m also curious to see how it will behave on my skin when summer will come. I am hopeful that it will not be oily like other balms and maybe it will change my world view around after shave (although I will never abandon Aqua Velva).
Highly recommended, I’m curious to hear the opinions of balm lovers. This is, a good product, which is pure and locale, something that, personally, it is a “plus”.
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