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Balms vs Creams, which to choose from? What to use them for... - Lacrème Beauté

Balms vs Creams, which to choose from? What to use them for...

At Lacrème Beauté, we often receive questions concerning how to incorporate balms into your skincare routine and the differing benefits of both balms and creams. What is each most suitable for? Can I use a balm during the day?

Well, balms have some extraordinary stand-out qualities. They boast unmatched nutritional power, incredible versatility, and the ability to work transformative wonders for your skin.

Let's delve into the world of balms and creams, explore their unique characteristics and highlight our lovingly formulated products in each category. Both categories hold the secret to ageing gracefully and radiant skin.

Balms and Creams - What’s the Difference?


The distinction between balms and creams lies in their formulation, texture, and primary functions. Balms, with their rich and concentrated composition, are an excellent choice for targeted nourishment and intense hydration. They work wonders for soothing dry, irritated skin and sealing in moisture. They are beautifully versatile and can be used as an instant skin-soothing remedy, an overnight conditioning treatment, the base for a facial massage, or even blended with a cream to add an extra layer of nourishment.


Creams offer a lighter texture and are ideal for overall moisturisation and daily use. They provide a balanced blend of hydration and nourishment that helps to keep the skin supple and smooth.

The dynamic duo:

The beauty of incorporating both in your routine lies in their effective synergy. Together, they create a dynamic duo, complementing each other to achieve a well-rounded skincare ritual that caters to your skin's unique needs. We recommend using balms at night as a kind of rescue remedy or face mask and creams in the day.

A Beauté tip from Victoria: Use your Bee Venom Beauty Boost for the ultimate glow at a summer party. Pop it on your cheekbones and décolleté as a natural highlighter.

Bee Venom Cream is perfect all year round and, but especially nourishing as a day cream in winter. It gives just that little bit of extra hydration and nourishing. Rose Cream is a perfect lightweight cream for summer and use it with your Bee Venom Cream in winter.

The Power of Our Organic Balms

At Lacrème Beauté we have two extraordinary organic balms, each with its own unique and transformative properties. As with all of our products, their formulations harness the wisdom of nature to provide a luxurious and targeted approach to nourishing your skin. 

Glow is a miracle balm that offers intensive nourishment and immediate relief to tired, thirsty or irritated skin. With organic ingredients like rosehip oil, calendula oil, and manuka honey, this balm addresses inflammatory skin concerns, while softening and smoothing the skin’s texture and promoting a youthful glow. 

Bee Venom Beauty Boost is an ultra-regenerating and intensely moisturising beauty balm. Formulated with bee venom, tamanu oil and immensely restorative oils and butters, it has a magical ability to give the skin an immediate glow and reignite the complexion. It stimulates collagen and elastin production and provides deep, unparalleled hydration, promoting a plump and youthful appearance. 

Our Transformative Organic Creams

While balms take center stage in targeted nourishment, Lacrème Beauté's luxurious creams, such as the acclaimed Bee Venom Cream and Rose Cream, offer a different approach to skincare. These creams provide an unrivaled experience of hydration, nourishment, and rejuvenation. 

The Bee Venom Cream, renowned for its remarkable anti-aging properties, combines the power of bee venom, tamanu oil, and other meticulously chosen ingredients to restore collagen, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and deeply moisturise the skin.

Rose Cream captivates with its delicate fragrance and embraces the magic of roses, featuring ingredients like argan oil, calendula oil, rose and frankincense essential oils. This exquisite cream works wonders on dehydrated, inflamed, or fatigued skin, promoting a more even skin tone and a radiant complexion.

Balms as Sacred Rituals - When and Why

Balms can become your sacred allies when incorporated into a skincare ritual, offering targeted nourishment and addressing specific concerns. We recommend incorporating Lacrème Beauté’s balms particularly when your skin is in need of intensive nourishment, hydration or rejuvenation. Their unique properties make them ideal for combating dullness, dryness, inflammatory skin conditions, fine lines and wrinkles, or simply for indulging in an ultra-nourishing self-care ritual. While your cream is your trusty companion, its power can be elevated by the addition of a balm. Here are four ways to enhance your skincare ritual:

  • Elevate your pre-moisturizsing routine by applying a layer of balm to cleansed skin. Using smooth strokes, with fingers or your tool of choice, massage the balm from the inside of your face towards the outer edges. Learn more about the incredible benefits of facial massage and its positive impact on your skin's wellbeing here.
  • As part of an indulgent nighttime ritual, apply your favourite balm to your face, neck, and décolleté after moisturising. Allow the balm to absorb and work its magic overnight, nourishing and conditioning your skin. For optimal results, complete your skincare routine at least 30 minutes before bedtime and pamper your skin with the gentle touch of an organic silk pillowcase to prevent moisture loss.
  • For a regular infusion of balm benefits without the need for an intensive treatment, simply blend a small amount, no larger than a pea, with your preferred moisturiser. Apply this delightful fusion each night for an ultra-rich moisturising experience that leaves your skin feeling deeply nourished and replenished.
  • Harness the versatility of your balm by using it as a salve for targeted soothing and hydration throughout the day. When your skin feels delicate, lackluster or irritated, simply apply a small amount to the specific areas in need. Our Glow works wonders for soothing sunburn or reducing inflammation, while the Bee Venom Beauty Boost instantly rehydrates, smoothes, and adds a radiant glow to your skin.
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