The second product I’m reviewing by the Beemine Lab, after the Oil Forte, this is a great anti-inflammatory balm. The recovery balm, or Balsamo Recuperador as it is known in its Spanish homeland, is a 15ml tub packed full of ingredients that can help you recover after a heavy workout or simply if you’re feeling some aches and pains.
How Was It?
It was a lot more creamy than I thought it would be, like a moisturiser, which I was happy to find. So often when you read a ‘balm’, you find quite stiff products that can be hard to rub into your skin and to get enough out from the tub. I used it on my lower back and shoulders, as these are the areas that tend to ache the most for me.
How Big Is It?
The tub is just 15ml, meaning it can be taken on holiday under the 100ml rule. This includes hemp seed oil, honey, mint essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, clove essential oil, eucalyptus, arnica and rosehip.
Why Include Mint Essential Oil?
With both antibacterial and antiseptic properties, the mint is highly concentrated and is often used in aromatherapy. Often used to unclog pores and to help cleanse the skin, mint oil is often seen as similar to lavender in many of its properties and benefits.
Why Include Honey?
Honey has numerous benefits, hence one of the top reasons why Beemine Lab have added this key ingredient to their products, with its heavy quantity of antioxidants critical for fighting off free radicals.
Honey can also help to balance the bacteria on the skin, which is important for controlling issues with blemishes. Manuka honey has long had a strong reputation and this is partly due to its ability to help your skin cells to heal quickly.
Why Include Lemongrass?
If you suffer from excess sebum on the skin then lemongrass might be the ingredient for you. It’s a natural astringent, tightening pores and cleansing the skin. It’s also a great ingredient to help treat any inflammation you have, which can prove useful after a heavy workout. It will tone your skin and tighten up any sagging you may have.
Why Include Clove?
I just mentioned the prevention of sagging skin, well clove essential oil is another great ingredient for this reason, tackling the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. But on top of this, it has often been promoted for its ability to help offer relief against pain, hence it’s important presence in the recovery balm. Considering some ingredients can cause a slight irritation if you’re sensitive to them, clove is also useful as it can help your skin with itching and healing. It’s antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and also has anaesthetic properties.
Why Include Arnica?
Arnica has two main benefits. The first is for your hair, so no relevance here. But the second is the reason why it is so critical in a recovery balm, it can help fight pain caused by inflammations. Many people include it when trying to deal with lower back pain. This is all courtesy of the flavonoids, sesquiterpene lactones, carbonic acid and volatile oils present. While arnica is amazing for reducing any swelling you may have, it shouldn’t be used on damaged or broken skin.
Where Can I Buy This From?
This can be easily purchased from the Beemine Lab website as a pack of 10 tins for 40 euros.