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theSKIN AUDIT: This Creamy Body Balm Relieves Aches, Pains, & So Much More

by Dale Arden Chong

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theSKIN AUDIT: This Creamy Body Balm Relieves Aches, Pains, & So Much More

Keep calm and balm on.

In the grand scheme of things, I haven’t lived that much life. But I’ve experienced enough of it — burnout, social media overload, and never-ending news cycles included — to know it’s stressful. Thankfully, we live in an era where self-care practices like therapy and meditation are widely accepted and encouraged. So it comes as no surprise that brands like natureofthings are taking the art of self-care and relaxation to the next level with products like their Superlative Body Balm.

This moisture-rich cream features anti-inflammatory ingredients like arnica, ginger, turmeric, Boswellia, and 500mg of CBD, making it a foolproof option for soothing muscles. Also in the mix is refreshing menthol and a mix of jojoba oil and shea butter. You’ll feel a tingly, cooling sensation as it penetrates your skin and leaves a velvety-smooth finish. Think Icy Hot, but pretty enough to keep on your bathroom counter and way more luxurious.

Think Icy Hot, but way more luxurious.

It’s tempting to reserve the Superlative Body Balm strictly for aches and pains. However, that only scratches the surface. I massage the product into my shoulders to relieve the mountains of tension in my body. I also use it as an aromatherapy cream by rubbing it between my palms and breathing in its refreshing, minty fragrance. On the days when I need a greater sense of calm, I apply it to the insides of my wrists, my temples, and my chest.

There are a lot of things to love about this product, like how it feels on the skin. That said, if you asked me what I like most about the balm, it would be this: it seems to embody the concept of relaxation in a pot. From the beautifully designed, minimalist packaging to the natural soothing ingredients, it reminds me to calm down—and more importantly, to breathe. As a young, stress and anxiety prone woman living in a world that never stops spinning, I need it more now than ever. And I know I’m not the only one.

As the new year quickly approaches, I’m committing to slow down, quiet my mind, and keep my focus on what’s right in front of me — with the help of natureofthings’ Superlative Beauty Balm. If that sounds appealing, add this rich cream to your cart ASAP.

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