Aurelia Refine and Polish Miracle Balm

Aurelia is one of those niche brands that if you like one of their products, you will be sure to like all of them. A relatively new brand (launched in 2013) it has a fairly small range of products so no confusion over which ones you should choose. The brand uses the purest of BioOrganic ingredients so you know you are getting products that are enriched with goodness that is kind to your skin (and the environment). They were one of the first brands to innovate probiotic skincare.

One of the promises made by Aurelia is to create glowing, balanced skin and I can assure you that that is exactly what you get with the Aurelia Refine & Polish Miracle Balm. There are so many good things to say about it. Firstly, once you open it, you are greeted with the most amazing, calming spa-like fragrance, with an essential oil blend of chamomile, eucalyptus, rosemary and Bergamot. I only use this product on nights that I know I can take out 10 minutes to relax with it on my face and benefit from the fabulous aroma it radiates. I will either lie on my bed for 10 minutes or get into the bath and leave it on until I get out (which is way more than 10 minutes). Secondly, it is an exfoliator and mask in one. You can use it as a quick exfoliator if you don’t have much time or you can apply it, leave it on for 10 minutes and then gently massage it into your skin to exfoliate. I always use it this way. It is much too good to not leave it on as long as possible. But you will still get great results with a quick exfoliate before removing it. It does have little grain particles, which I don’t usually like because of their harness, but needless to say this is not a brand that produces harsh products. In this case, the product uses BioOrganic oils which form a lightweight balm containing natural rice refining beads designed to dislodge dry skin cells and boost circulation through manual massage.

If your skin is dull, congested, rough in texture or generally looking tired, this balm will totally transform it and when you wake up the next morning, trust me, it is difficult to not notice the difference. Your skin will glow, you will cleanse it, apply serum and moisturiser, apply your makeup and the benefits will shine through.

Apply Aurelia Refine & Polish Miracle Balm to dry cleansed skin, lie back and relax for ten minutes, feel the lovely warming sensation to your face, inhale the glorious smell and when you can peel yourself back upright, massage the balm into your skin for a minute or two, then add a few drops of water to your face to transform the balm to a milk and then rinse off (or remove with a hot flannel like I do). This gratifying experience can be done three times a week or as and when required.

Available from Liberty London, it costs £57.