Organic Spa is an all-natural, certified organic and vegan
line of Australian made skin and body products. Most of my current skincare routine is
made up of Organic Spa, and when I discovered they stocked a beauty
balm, naturally I had to try it. I truly believe that using Organic Spa has helped to clear my skin and keep breakouts to a minimum, because I have not had one major breakout since using it. I am slowly replacing my routine with all Organic Spa products, however I still do cleanse my skin with my favourite Clinique Foaming Cleanser. I also recently purchased the Rose Hip oil by Organic Spa, which I’ll review once I’ve used it for a few weeks.
Anyway, let’s get to the review!
The whole point of a BB cream is to provide enough coverage to blur imperfections whilst looking and feeling natural on the skin. In saying that, the formula is typically slightly thicker than a tinted moisturiser and thinner than a foundation. I feel that Organic Spa’s Beauty Balm has achieved this perfectly.
There are so many great things to say about this product that it’s hard to know where to start! So I will say that if you are in the market for a bb cream I strongly recommend you try this one out. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get down to the finer details.
I tend to use Beauty Balms on weekends as I prefer the lighter coverage and I feel it’s important to give my skin a break from wearing heavier makeup. I was previously using the Dusty Girls Earth Cream, which is great however I was curious to see how the Organic Spa BB cream would work on my skin. I’ve been wearing it for a few weeks now so I feel ready to write a review and share my thoughts with you.
Firstly, you do not need too much product to cover the face. I would say about a half a pump is more than sufficient to provide decent coverage (a full pump is way too much). If you require slightly more coverage, it can be built up however half a pump should be plenty. I typically apply this with my fingers directly onto my skin and then massage it in, similar to applying moisturiser. The texture is slightly thick yet has a gel-like consistency and applies really smoothly onto the skin. Once blended into the skin, it is undectable in the skin. It just blends so flawlessly that it doesn’t look like you are wearing anything on your face.
Now onto coverage. This has the best coverage that I’ve ever experienced with a BB cream. It covers my minor imperfections flawlessly and creates a natural looking canvas. If you have any obvious breakouts this cream wouldn’t conceal it completely, just because it is a lighter coverage and isn’t meant to mask your skin. I recently had a decent sized blemish on my chin and it still peeked out after I’d applied this cream. So I wouldn’t recommend this product if you are wanting a fuller coverage. If I need heavier coverage I apply my Arbonne Perfecting Foundation on the areas that require additional coverage.
The finish is not matte, but it’s not satin either; I’d say somewhere in between. It’s a great cream to wear when you don’t want to feel as if you’re wearing makeup, and best of all, you can’t feel it on the skin after application.
I find that it lasts pretty long on my skin, around 5-6 hours. I don’t usually set it with anything as I like my skin to look dewy. The below photo was taken after a full day (around 9 hours) of wearing the BB cream. Most of it has worn off but I still feel like my skin has a bit of coverage. I’ll update this post with how it looks immediately after applying it to my skin.
The Beauty Balm comes in two shades; Fair and
Medium. I chose Fair after recommendations from my beauty therapist. Fair is the perfect match to my skin; it almost feels like it was customised just for me! The shade Light has a pretty strong yellow undertone so if you have pinky undertones this most likely won’t suit you. I’m yet to sample the Medium shade but I will try to get a swatch up here on the blog.
All in all, this is a great bb cream and well worth the price tag of $49.95. It did not irritate my skin, gave a really good coverage and was undetectable on the skin.
Have you tried the Organic Spa Beauty Balm? What did you think?