Balm Balm Little Miracle Rosehip Serum

Balm Balm Little Miracle rosehip serum

I adore organic beauty products and recently I have been testing out several new brands to find skincare that is both green and affordable. While browsing for a new face oil, I came across the Little Miracle Rosehip Serum by Balm Balm. I was rather curious about the brand as I have never tried anything by Balm Balm before and at a mere £14.50 (about $18 / €16) a bottle it certainly met the affordability criterium. So, is this a little miracle?

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Divine Face Oil by Antipodes

After several bottles of the amazing Trilogy Rosehip oil, I decided to branch out a bit and try something new. I finally settled on several products from New Zealand brand Antipodes, including the Divine Face Oil. How does it compare to my tried and tested Trilogy favorite?

Organic Divine Face Oil by Antipodes with rosehip and avocado

The Divine Face Oil combines Avocado and Rosehip oil with sweet orange rind and jasmine petal. The antioxidants and nutrients in the avocado and rosehip oil help reduce fine lines and sun spots and the avocado oil even has a very mild natural sun protection. It comes in a 30 ml glass vial with pipette that retails for approximately £18.99/€25.

Organic Divine Face Oil by Antipodes with rosehip and avocado

This product has a lovely smell: floral with a hint of earthiness. Massaging this rich yellow oil onto your face at night is a real treat. It did take me a little while to get used to the smell – Trilogy also smells lovely but the fragrance is much less apparent – but this has really become a staple in my night time routine.Organic Divine Face Oil by Antipodes with rosehip and avocado

A couple of weeks ago, I developed a weird little rash on my face after testing some products. I decided to go back to basics and used solely organic products – mainly Antipodes and Pai – on my face for several weeks. The rash subsided and my skin has never looked better!

A couple of drops of this oil underneath your night cream really makes a lot of difference for anyone suffering from dry or dehydrated skin. Take a bit of time to properly massage this into your skin and you will see even more benefits. As you only need very little. this bottle will last quite a while.

Organic Divine Face Oil by Antipodes with rosehip and avocado

So, how does it compare to the Trilogy rosehip oil? I would say they are very similar products with similar results, but the main difference is the smell. This has a lovely but very present fragrance, some people will prefer this while others will love Trilogy just a little more because it is less present. Take your pick, you cannot go wrong with either facial oil.

Multitasking Miracle: Trilogy Everything Balm

My love for Trilogy products is well documented on this blog and I will be doing some additional reviews in the coming weeks. First up is the Everything Balm, an aptly named little multitasker in a pretty little pot. This balm contains rosehip, echinacea and pawpaw. Trilogy maintains it can be used for pretty much anything, including chapped lips, cracked or dry skin, cuticles, and the list goes on.

trilogy balm

Unsurprisingly, I really adore this product. It works well on dry patches of skin and as a cuticle balm, but in my opinion this truly becomes miraculous in taking care of chapped lips in cold winter weather. Every year, my lips get dry and chapped in the cold no matter how careful I try to be. This balm is the best in bringing my lips back to normal, simply apply a decent layer before bed time and wake up with hydrated lips!


Mijn liefde voor het organische merk Trilogy is hier al eerder voorbij gekomen en in de komende weken zullen er nog enkele reviews verschijnen van verschillende Trilogy producten. Als eerste de Everything Balm, een veelzijdig product met een goed gekozen naam in een schattig klein potje. Deze balsem bevat rozenbottelolie, echinacea en pawpaw (een tropische fruitboom). Trilogy beweerd dat dit goedje overal goed voor is, onder andere voor droge lippen, huid, nagelriemen en nog veel meer.

trilogy balm

Het is natuurlijk geen verrassing dat ik dit product super vind. Het werk erg goed op droge plekjes en als verzorging voor je nagelriemen, maar dit product is pas echt geweldig als lippenbalsem in de koude wintermaanden. Elk jaar worden mijn lippen droog en pijnlijk in de kou, hoe voorzichtig ik ook probeer te zijn. Een lekker laagje van deze balsem voor het naar bed gaan en mijn lippen zijn ‘s ochtends weer als nieuw!

Pai Pure Hydration Test-Kit

Last month, Pai Skincare had a great temporary offer to get a test-kit with three samples for a mere £1/€1,25. I took advantage and ordered the Pure Hydration kit (there are three other kits, each targeted at specific skin concerns). They still have these test kits on their site, but at a slightly higher price if you are interested. The Pure Hydration kit came with a sample of Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil, Camellia&Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, and Avocado&Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream. I just wanted to give you my first impressions based on the testers, as I would not feel comfortable giving you a full review of a product based on a couple of days use.

pai hydration testkit

The Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil is really really really orange! A word of warning to all other uncoordinated and clumsy people out there: be really careful as I am not sure the stain will come out of clothing if spilled. It has a rather overpowering smell which fades quickly upon application. It is a great facial oil which rehydrates your skin and takes care of those fine lines.

The Camellia&Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser smells clean to me, maybe due to the little hint of citrus. It has a great creamy texture and works well to rinse the skin of any makeup and dirt without making it feel tight or dehydrated.

Finally, the Avocado&Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream was my favorite Pai product. A lovely thick cream which applies easily and provides proper hydration for my face.

All products did a great job and this test kit has definitely made me more curious to see what Pai Skincare has to offer. I am seriously considering buying the Avocado&Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream once my current jar runs out.


Vorige maand zag ik een leuke aanbieding van Pai Skincare: een testkit met drie proefjes voor maar €1,25. Ik bestelde de Pure Hydration Test Kit (er zijn vier verschillende kits, elk bedoelt voor een ander huidtype). Je kunt deze testkits nog steeds kopen op de site, maar tegen een iets hogere prijs. Deze Pure Hydration kit had testers van de Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil, Camellia&Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, en Avocado&Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream. Ik vind niet dat je een product echt goed kunt beoordelen na een paar dagen testen, dus dit is geen volledige review maar enkel mijn eerste indruk van de producten.

pai hydration testkit

De Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil is heel erg oranje! Een waarschuwing voor alle andere onhandige lezers: wees heel voorzichtig met de olie want ik weet niet zeker of deze vlekken nog uit je kleren gaan als je per ongeluk morst. De geur is nogal overheersend maar verdwijnt snel na het aanbrengen. Het is een fijne gezichtsolie die goed hydrateert en zorgt dat de fijne lijntjes minder worden.

De Camellia&Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser ruikt schoon, misschien door de lichte citrus geur. Het heeft een fijne romige textuur en verwijdert makeup en ander vuil goed zonder de huid trekkerig of droog te laten voelen.

Mijn favoriete Pai product uit deze set was de Avocado&Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream. Een fijne dikke creme die makkelijk is aan te brengen en mijn gezicht super hydrateert.

Alle producten uit de testkit waren goed en het heeft me zeker nieuwsgierig gemaakt naar het aanbod van  Pai Skincare. Ik denk dat ik de Avocado& Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream ga bestellen als mijn huidige dagcreme op is.