When the Roger & Gallet Body Balm’s started to make an appearance on the bloggersphere I was really excited. There was just something about them that I just had to try! The Body Balm’s are the latest creation from Roger & Gallet, pairing their famous Eau Fraiche scents with a rich cream for the skin.
The Rose Precious Restoring Balm* comes packaged in an authentic Parisian tin, which is so pretty. The tin is finished in the classic Roger & Gallet detailing, which looks chic on any dressing table. You simply unscrew the lid of the tin to reveal the body balm that is hiding inside. The texture itself is not a traditional balm, it’s not a hard set formula. Instead the texture is closer to being a whipped cream texture, which is thick enough to add moisture and relief to the dry areas of your skin. The Body Balm is easy to apply, it soaks into the skin without feeling greasy or like you’ve been covered in film.
The formula has been created with five precious golden oils, which create the base of the product. The oils were selected to suit the needs of dry and dehydrated skin; Passion-Flower Oil, Corn and Rice Oil, Apricot Oil and Sweet Almond Oil. On top of the oils, the Body Balms include Omega 3, 6 and 9, which strengthen the skin’s natural defences. Roger & Gallet then added Shea Butter, Glycerine and Hyaluronic Acid, which all offer moisturising and repairing properties. Each Body Balm is free from parabens, silicones, colouring agents and mineral oils. They are also suitable for sensitive skin and have been tested under dermatological supervision.
I would never pitch myself as a fan of Rose scents, but the scent is very delicate and subtle. It’s enough to fragrance the skin, without being overpowering. However, if you’re adverse to Rose completely, there are two other scents to choose from; Fleur d’Osmanthus and my personal favourite Fleur de Figuier. The Body Balms retail for £17 and you can pick them up at Marks & Spencer.