Le Baume, C’est Le Bomb
It’s nearly impossible not to fall for the multipurpose balm. What’s not to like? The convenient tubs or push-up sticks fix chapped lips and dry patches on impact and can help conceal the mal-effects of bad winter colds—and caked-on makeup—with a simple finger swipe. Whenever we can, we stock up on new ones: Mustela’s Hydra-Stick, Liz Earle’s Super Balm, and of course, Egyptian Magic—an old standby and makeup artist Lucia Pieroni’s backstage beauty secret—have all made their way into our coffers. The latest versatile salve to cross our path comes from Absolution. The French organic skincare brand’s new Le Baume is rich in certified organic perilla oil, an omega-3 and -6-rich plant-derived elixir that’s been blended with certified organic concentrates of vitamin C-packed marula and nourishing calendula oils to sufficiently repair and protect parched skin. Beeswax, macadamia nut, and argan oils impart a super-silky, glide-on texture. The fact that the little white tube is perfectly purse-friendly makes it all the more easier to explore its versatility.