Certified Organic Skincare - Frequently Asked Questions
Certified Organic Skincare -
Frequently Asked Questions
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Our beautiful customers often come to us with interesting questions about our certified organic skincare products like Wonder Balm and the story behind it.
Is the Franchine Young Wonder Balm certified organic skincare?
Absolutely it is! All our ingredients are organic, non GM and where possible raw and unrefined.
How natural are all the ingredients?
We can assure you they are 100% of natural origin – please scroll down this page for the full list of ingredients.
What is the difference between a balm and a cream?
As we see it, a balm is a substance that tends to be thicker than cream and is solely oil based. A cream tends to be a mix of oils and water and lighter in substance
Is the Wonder Balm a cleanser or a moisturiser?
It is versatile enough to act as either a cleanser or moisturiser – or even as both! It depends on your skin and your skin’s needs.
Someone with naturally greasy skin is likely to find it best suited as a cleanser only and perhaps a evening balm 2 / 3 nights per week (use sparingly); the oils remove make-up and even mascara – but it might be too much for their skin to also serve as a moisturiser, especially for day wear under make-up.
Someone with drier or normal skin however, might use it as both a cleanser and a moisturiser.
How do I apply Wonder Balm?
As a moisturiser:
Take a pea sized amount with clean fingertips – allow balm to melt and apply to clean dry skin – massaging onto the face and neck. Tip #1 (Franchine likes to use a jade facial roller).
As a cleanser:
Take a pea sized amount with clean fingertips – allow balm to melt and apply to clean dry skin – massaging onto the face and neck, working well into heavy or stubborn make-up such as mascara. Wipe away with a hand hot cloth (Franchine likes to use an organic muslin facial cloth).
How often should I use it?
First thing in the morning after washing your face with plain water (and if preferred a spray of facial toner). Tip #3 (Franchine likes to use organic rosewater).
At bedtime to cleanse away dirt, grime and make-up, reapplied as an evening balm (if applicable).
How much should I apply each time?
Experiment! A little goes a long way – we recommend a pea-sized amount. As the product warms it spreads very easily and skin will begin to absorb it quite quickly.
So is this product just for the face?
No, you can use Wonder Balm on any sensitive, dry, trouble skin spots around the body. Obviously the surface size though will dictate just how much you need.
Why is the product more or less solid?
Balms are primarily oil based and so react to external room temperatures quite quickly. This does not diminish the balm in anyway. Keep out of direct sunlight. In a cooler environment the balm will naturally lightly solidify. Our balm has no added chemicals or preservatives.
Is this organic balm specifically made for women going through menopause?
Although Franchine developed the balm as a result of her skin’s reaction to menopausal changes, it is by no means limited to menopausal skin. We believe it is best placed to care for skin that is in some kind of state of change (see below)
What skin does this balm suit best?
Skin that appears to respond best to the balm is ideally undergoing change of some sort. That could be skin changing as a result of puberty, pregnancy, menopause, or as a result of other factors such as seasonal changes, lifestyle changes, etc.
Can men use Wonder Balm?
It was not made specifically with men’s skin in mind however, we have had customer feedback from men who apply this to their beards to prevent rash or actually use it as a daily moisturiser.
What are the certified organic skincare ingredients?
- Shea Butter
- Cocoa Seed Butter
- Rosemary Leaf Extract
- Rapeseed Oil
- Borage Seed Oil
- Argan Kernel Oil
- Lavender Oil
- Mandarin Peel Oil
- Lemon Fruit Oil
- Clary Sage Oil
- Frankincense Oil
- Geranium Flower Oil
- Cajeput Oil
- Myrrh Essential Oil
- *Limonene, *Linalool, Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Citral
* Naturally occurring in essential oils
If you’d like to find out more about some of these ingredients, visit our product page here
Is it tested on animals?
No, we do not test on animals and neither are any of the individual ingredients.
Is it made in Ireland?
Yes, the product is 100% made in Ireland. We source raw ingredients from different countries. However, wherever possible we source as local or as regional as we can.
Is it Irish owned?
Yes! BelleOrganics operates from and is a business registered in Northern Ireland
Is the jar recyclable?
Yes, the jar is 100% recyclable
Are there any jobs available with this company?
Not currently, but we are always open to hearing from people so please contact us!