Why the Glow Balm May Be What Your Skin Needs This Winter

Happy Friday, SBA Fam!

We hope you're having a wonderful day today and enjoying the last few days and weeks of beautiful sunny weather before the colder months arrive. Speaking of cold weather...

Today, we want to highlight a few incredibly powerful ingredients in our pretty pinkish Sweet Dreams Glow Balm... it's your skin's best friend for the cold fall and winter months! For those who know, you know exactly what we mean.

This supple and velvety balm locks in moisture and acts as a barrier against the dry and cold weather that can cause seasonal skin issues for some of us. Am I right?

I (Brier) typically have normal to dry skin which gets even dryer in the wintertime. Sometimes it can be the skin peeling, eyelid cracking type of dryness! Maybe some of you can relate? The Glow Balm has completely changed my fall and winter skincare game and is the extra layer of protection that my skin needs during the cold weather months.

So, enough about my skin...

Who should use Sweet Dreams Glow Balm?

Well, anyone wanting to retain and improve their skin's firmness, tone, and elasticity! Or if you need an extra nutrient-rich barrier for your skin during the colder months... This balm is for you. Our Sweet Dreams Glow Balm is formulated with nourishing herbs and oils to enhance your skin’s natural glow while locking in the benefits of anything applied under it. It pairs nicely on top of any of our serums and can be worn over any of our moisturizers.

Even better, the oils and ingredients used in this balm are very low comedogenic, meaning they won’t clog your pores and even acne-prone/oily skin types can benefit from this balm. Also, this contains potent ingredients that are wonderful for aging and mature skin. Yes, please!

So, what makes this balm so effective? Let’s talk about it!

Useful facts and benefits:

Borage Seed Oil: This oil contains 23% gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which helps to speed up cell regeneration - a great ingredient to help age gracefully and maintain your natural moisture barrier! This oil really should be at the top of your list when it comes to an anti-aging skincare routine!

Prickly Pear Oil: It takes one ton of prickly pears to produce one liter of oil! Crazy, right? Thankfully, it is a sustainable crop! Each seed has a small amount of oil (4%), making it one of the most sought-after oils because of its amazing benefits. We only use organic oils, which ensures no hidden nasties get into our products from pesticides and other chemicals used on non-organic farms and crops.

Pomegranate Seed Oil: Where to start with this amazing oil!? Pomegranate seed oil is very rich in fatty acids which helps lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated. Not to mention, this oil is particularly light and highly absorbable which makes it suitable for all skin types. It’s packed with more free radical-fighting antioxidants than many other oils, making this great for anti-aging and skin barrier protection. The list goes on!

Also, organic oils can be up to 5 times more potent than non-organic! Just another reason to always use organic ingredients on your face and body.

So, what are the best ways to use the Sweet Dreams Glow Balm?

How to use the Sweet Dreams Glow Balm:

This nutrient-rich balm is commonly used to nourish and lock in moisture as the last step of a skincare routine. However, many people, like myself, use it in their daytime skincare routine depending on the season and skin needs.

But keep in mind that it is a thicker balm and not lightweight like our Repair Cream. If you have oily skin and want something more lightweight for daytime use that will still offer amazing benefits, then check out our Repair Cream. For a daytime moisturizer with SPF, check out our Mineral Daydream SPF.

Regardless of your skin type, our Sweet Dreams Glow Balm is a great addition to your skincare routine. We have a lavender-scented option AND an unscented option, for those with extra sensitive skin.

The cool thing about the Glow Balm is it's versatility! It can be used in several different ways...

Here are just a few more ways to use this balm:

…other than to improve the appearance of firmness, tone, and elasticity while you sleep!

  1. Cleansing balm on mornings when skin feels dry - great for season changes and/or dry climate areas.
  2. On hands and cuticles before bedtime.
  3. Hydrating lip booster/mask.
  4. Under eye area with our reusable eye masks.
  5. As a baby balm for your baby's dry skin areas.
  6. Nursing balm for breastfeeding mommas.

*SBA Founder and herbalist, Chelsea, always keeps one on hand for her baby girl! It truly is a very versatile balm!

Today, we're signing off with a video we think you'll enjoy!

 

Click here to watch how the Glow Balm applies to the skin... Soooo lush and velvety!

Do you all have any other ways you like to use the Glow Balm? Let us know! We love hearing from the SBA fam. =)

Here for you,

Brier C. & Chelsea Henderson (Founder & Herbalist)