A few weeks ago I received the fab “just balm” multipurpose skin cream in the post from the lovely people at Nia Beauty. They also very kindly provided some extra samples which went into our fab Christmas hamper giveaways.
With over twenty years experience in the beauty industry, Celia O’Grady decided to set up Nia Beauty a natural skincare company after questioning the addition of chemical ingredients and fillers in cosmetics. Nia’s philosophy is simple, “that you look your best and feel your best”. Each product is created to help nourish the skin. The ingredients are deliberately chosen to be safe for use by people with sensitive and reactive skin conditions. So what makes Nia beauty different from other natural skincare company’s on the market?. Well they predominantly specialise in producing beauty balms that are formulated with the look and feel of a cream but without the addition of water. The reasoning behind this is to cut out the need for emulsifiers, preservatives and stabilisers which result in a 100% natural product. They also produce a range of face and body care products.
Just balm priced at €12.95 is a 100% natural multiuse moisturising balm for use on dry or irritated skin. The addition of butters and oils in this product makes it safe for use by those who suffer with various skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and skin rashes. It is fragrance and steroid free and contains natural butters, oils, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals (a lot of goodness really).
I found the balm particularly great for soothing the psoriasis on my scalp and behind my ears. I also use it after showering, applying it to the skin rashes on my shoulders and thighs. This keeps the skin moisturised and really helps take away that itchy feeling. The balm itself is quite solid but if you scoop some out into your hands, your body temperature will help melt it slightly making it easier to apply.
Ingredients list: Coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter, olive fruit oil, avocado oil, soybean oil, vit E, honey and rosemary leaf extract.
Nia’s products are all hand-made in Limerick using local Irish ingredients with the exception of Amazonian butters and essential oils which have to be imported. For more information or if you have any queries please contact Celia at firstname.lastname@example.org.