This August there was wedding fever at Balance Me HQ when not one, but two members of our team got married! Our PR manager Alex and Retail Manager Helen both got engaged over the August bank holiday in 2013, by co-incidence both in France, and have enjoyed a year of planning the weddings. We asked them both to share their bridal beauty skincare routines:
Helen, Balance Me’s retail manager, got married on Friday 15th August in London
““I have always been fairly lucky with my skin but can be prone to break outs especially when I am stressed (organising a wedding is a little stressful), and working in the beauty industry I wanted to ensure my skin looked it’s best on my big day! I didn’t want to change anything too drastically so kept to my normal regime of the Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash to cleanse and the Moisture Rich Face Cream to hydrate and protect. I ensured that I used the Radiance Face Mask at least once a week in the lead up to the wedding to remove dead skin cells and the Radiance Face Oil to boost hydration and calm. On my wedding day my lovely friend Claire Anne who is a make-up artist and a big fan of Balance Me used the Wonder Eye Cream and BB natural perfection cream as a natural looking base with SP25 to protect and give a lovely sheen to my skin. I also massaged our heavenly scented Rose Otto Body Balm on my body after showering to richly hydrate my skin keeping it soft and supple.”
Alex, Balance Me’s PR manager, got married on the 2nd August in Bath
“Ever since I swapped to using natural products, my usually very dry and sensitive skin has been very well behaved! I am prone to psoriasis and it does flare up when I’m stressed, so I was very aware of keeping my skin super hydrated and using calming products in the run-up to the wedding. My routine was fairly simple – Cleanse and Smooth Balm, followed by the Radiance Face Oil and if I felt my skin needed it, a layer of Moisture Rich Face Cream. Then repeat again at night! Once a week I would also do a super hydrating Stellar Beauty Balm mask before bed. On the night before the wedding I made sure I drank loads of water and slathered on our Rose Otto Body Balm (I love it for my face as well!) so my skin was beautifully hydrated and soft the next day. Bright and early on the wedding morning I washed my face with Cleanse and Smooth Balm, followed by taking a few moment to massage in a the Radiance Face Oil. It was good to take a bit of calming time to myself before the madness began! My make-up artist Kristina loves Balance Me, so she simply applied a little Moisture Rich Face Cream beneath my Mac foundation and the gently applied the Wonder Eye Cream – we got married at 11:30am so I needed to look fresh and awake until midnight. Lashings of Tom Ford later, I was ready to go!”
BB Natural Perfection SPF 25 offers sheer, hydrating coverage as well as natural protection from the suns UVA and UVB rays. Packed with two different types of Hyaluronic Acid, this BB cream plumps the skin from within and gives an instant shot of moisture. Blackberry Leaf Extract is a powerful antioxidant, which protects from pollution and free radicals, whilst Titanium Dioxide naturally reflects the sun’s harmful rays.
Suitable for all skin types, Balance Me's Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm polishes and illuminates skin. A trio of Shea, Mango and Cocoa butters that are rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins plump and nourish the skin. Oat Powder gently exfoliates, whilst the antioxidant powers of Artic Cloudberry protect and hydrate. Virgin Coconut Oil and May Chang have impressive anti-bacterial properties.
Gentle yet intensely hydrating, Balance Me Moisture Rich Face Cream is ideal for sensitive or easily irritated skin. Arctic Cloudberry is an anti-oxidant rich fruit that protects the skin from environmental damage. Aloe Vera has powerful soothing properties, whilst Rose Absolute and Rose Geranium Oils are anti-inflammatory and beneficial for treating broken capillaries and scarring.
Pure Skin Face Wash is a sulphate-free, wash off cleanser that removes dirt and balances excess sebum. Great for invigorating the senses and packed with anti-oxidant rich Spruce Knot and Grapefruit Oil that purify the skin. Calming Aloe Vera combined with anti-inflammatory Moringa Oil make Pure Skin Face Wash the ideal, gentle cleansing solution for blemish or acne prone skin.
Our award winning Wonder Eye Cream is packed full of ingredients to refresh, awaken and lift even the most sensitive of eyes. Hyaluronic Acid provides the eyes with a shot of moisture and helps to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. A blend of Cucumber oil and Witch Hazel calms, brightens and works to reduce puffiness and inflammation.
Packed with ingredients to polish and hydrate skin, our Balance Me Radiance Face Mask reveals brighter skin in just 5 minutes. An AHA Fruit Acid Complex gently lifts dead skin cells, providing natural enzyme exfoliation, whilst Ground Walnut Shell Powder acts as a physical exfoliant to buff away dry or dead skin. Kaolin Clay clarifies and draws out impurities, whilst Aloe Vera and Lavender calms and soothes skin.
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