You may already be familiar with Balance Me's simple yet luxurious aromatherapy-based natural bath and body range, but they are now branching out into the world of skincare.
We caught up with Clare Hopkins from Balance Me (left) to find out more about the new Try Me skincare collection, her top products from the range and more…
How did you get into the world of beauty?
My sister Rebecca introduced me to the world of beauty when we set up our original business Balance – focusing on wellbeing and healthy living in the work place.
We made beauty gifts for each of our business clients and when a leading fashion retailer requested 200 of our exfoliating body polishes, we decided it was time to seek a manufacturer and to cease making them in our kitchen!
Balance Me was given a ‘pop-up shop’ in the same store later that year and we have been building our brand ever since!
What is Balance Me’s philosophy?
Balance Me was born out of our passion to create a natural, results-giving, sophisticated yet affordable British-made skincare range. Our products are bursting with pure natural extracts and botanical extracts, as well as modern blends of essential oils that smell amazing and provide skin-enhancing benefits to help protect our precious skin from daily wear and tear.
In a nutshell, Balance Me is a no-nonsense, effective skincare range that provides everything skin might need and nothing it doesn’t!
As a successful bath and body brand, what was the attraction to skincare?
Demand from our customers who were achieving great results using our bath and body products. We have been working on this range with our team, including our chemist and ‘nose’ as well as our panel of testers, for over three years and launched last summer to a fanfare of press and fantastic feedback from our Balance Me customers.
Our skincare is streamlined and follows a simple-to-use two or three step regime as each product is multi-functional. Thanks to the advances in natural formulations, we have been able to create professional skincare using the latest sophisticated ingredients to offer tip top textures, beautiful aromas that appeal to skin of all ages and types to help keep the visible signs of ageing at bay.
What are your top three products from the new skincare range
Radiance Face Oil – our ‘nectar for skin’ is super-absorbent and 100% naturally active to help enhance skin lacking in lustre with a rich blend of highly moisturising ingredients. I tend to use this at night.
Moisture-Rich Face Cream – this is just what it says on the tin (or rather airless pump!) – super hydrating, deliciously rose-scented and packed with anti-oxidants to provide a silky-smooth protective layer that is the perfect foundation for make-up application. I tend to use this in the morning and may put an extra layer on at night over the radiance face oil if my skin is feeling particularly dry.
Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm – our instant face-brightening daily cleanser is packed with botanical ingredients and is multi-tasking thanks to its dual cleansing and polishing properties. Its texture encourages me to really massage my skin as I cleanse which really helps boost circulation and relaxes the muscles in my face.
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