Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Galénic Argane Body Balm Review


I have travelled A LOT this summer and the weather in the North East has been particularly gorgeous so I've been able to achieve a lovely sun kissed summer glow.  To preserve my tan and to stop my skin from drying out, I have been using a body scrub each time I go in the bath or shower and moisturising my whole body every night before I go to bed.

The body moisturiser that I'm using at the moment is from the French brand Galénic.  If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll know that I love French skincare because it is super high performing and full of really good ingredients.  This body product is called the Argane Intense Comfort Generous Balm 24h and if you're looking for a very rich body butter style product, then this is for you.

Galénic Argane Body Balm*
The Intense Comfort Generous Balm is ideal for those with very dry skin because it really deeply nourishes the skin and keeps it feeling moisturised all day.  I apply this at night and find that although it has a super thick consistency, it rubs into the skin quickly which is great for a rich cream and then I only need to wait a few minutes for it to dry before I can pop my PJs on and hop into bed.  What I like about it the most about this cream is how soft and supple it makes my skin feel and how long lasting that feeling is.  I wake up in the morning and my skin feels so moisturised, as though I've only just applied the body balm!  It doesn't feel greasy at all but I can definitely feel it on my skin and it keeps my skin feeling super soft all day until I shower and then reapply it.

The balmy texture of this product combined with the argan oil that it contains really helps to intensely nourish even the driest areas of my body which are currently my shins and the tops of my arms and shoulders, thanks to lots of time in the sun.  Usually my drier areas are my elbows, knees and heels and this body balm keeps those parts super hydrated too which is quite an achievement!  I love a body balm that I can feel is softening my skin all day as if I've gone to the effort of remembering to apply it then I want it to do a good job and this one definitely does, ALL DAY!

The only other body moisturiser that I have found to have a similar ridiculously long lasting effect on my skin was the Good Things Ultra Rich Body Butter (review here) however I think that I prefer the Galénic one a little more now as it just feels a little more grown up thanks to the packaging and the scent.  It has a fresh floral fragrance that lightly remains on the skin after use and the body balm is housed in a gorgeous glass effect jar with a pale gold lid that looks very sophisticated on my dressing table.

Fancy giving it a go yourself?  Buy it from Farmaline.

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  1. Ooh this is pretty! Love the packaging xx

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    1. Thanks for reading Lisa :) I love the packaging too! xxx

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