Could Your Skin Use a Little (Fixing, Restoring) Extra?

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Could Your Skin Use a Little (Fixing, Restoring) Extra?

Written by: Jean Godfrey-June

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Published on: February 5, 2023

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Almost all of us need a little something extra sometimes. “Dry skin runs in my family, and whether it’s my face, my elbows, or just a rough spot, I often need something really thick and rich and comforting,” says Gwyneth. When the skin’s protective barrier is compromised— extreme weather, intense indoor heating and cooling systems, harsh cleansers or other chemical irritants, at-home peels, sun exposure, and even stress are common causes—dry, irritated, or damaged skin can be the result.

So we created this brilliant little jar of Fix and Restore Balm, a multipurpose head-to-toe occlusive salve for serious care that soothes, moisturizes, and nourishes. It delivers immediate relief in the first 30 minutes, extended moisture for up to 48 hours, and long-term benefits, too, as skin becomes more supple and healthy-looking with continued use. Bonus: Along with soothing our troubled skin, the balm is fantastic for a petroleum-free skin slugging routine—try it as the final step for truly next-level results.

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After One Use…

Improves skin's moisture barrier in 30 minutes

After Two Weeks…

97% said their skin was significantly soft and supple.**

94% said the balm significantly calmed dry, rough, and/or irritated skin.**

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We made it ultracalming, rich, and occlusive with the very best clean ingredients to really coddle your skin, whatever it might be going through. This little balm is my secret weapon.”
—Gwyneth

*Based on a third-party clinical study of 32 women ages 35 to 55 after immediate and two-week use.

**Based on a two-week third-party consumer-perception study of 32 women ages 35 to 55.

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How to Use the balm

Stars

It’s got so many uses. If you’re using it in a skin routine, it goes on last: Smooth it in until it’s absorbed to help hold all the goodness in your skin.

Droplets

It’s also a secret-weapon spot treatment for dry, rough, or irritated skin when dabbed on as needed. We always keep one in our purse for emergencies, too.

It’s a Multipurpose Solves-It-All Salve

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Face Rolling

Smooth the balm into your skin before face sculpting with something like a vibrating T-bar or a gua sha stone: It helps the tool glide more easily (and nourishes skin beautifully).

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Slugging

It makes the best layer in a (petroleum-free) slugging routine: Serum comes first, then moisturizer or face oil, and you seal it all in with a layer of balm.

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Lip Balm and More

In a pinch, smooth the balm on lips, cuticles, elbows, heels—anywhere at all that needs a little extra.

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Dry Skin

No matter why your skin is dry (weather? at-home peels? harsh cleansers? just because?), the balm delivers immediate relief in 30 minutes and extended moisture for up to 48 hours.

Restore

Evening primrose oil, safflower oil, and vitamin E deliver antioxidants and help boost the skin’s barrier function.

Soothe

Ground cherry extract and bisabolol combine with other ingredients to calm dry or irritated skin.

Nourish

Squalane, barley and cucumber extracts, and fatty-acid-rich oils wrap the skin in nutrients and moisture.

The Balm Makes the Ultimate Layer

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    A dropperful of this brightening serum, followed a few minutes later by a layer of balm, leaves skin glowy and healthy-looking.

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  2. alpha hydroxy acids

    This overnight-miracle formula is made with skin-coddling moisturizers, but if you need even more, smooth the balm on top.

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  3. hyaluronic acid

    Combine forces: This weightless moisturizer hydrates intensely, while the occlusive balm seals it in for totally nourished skin.

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Wherever you're dry, wherever you're irritated, wherever you need a little extra - shop now
Wherever you're dry, wherever you're irritated, wherever you need a little extra - shop now

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