With temperatures blazing and the days longer, the summer months are a time ideally made for keeping it light — the mood, the suiting, and the product. Building a dopp kit during this time of year, it’s incredibly important to keep that in mind while seemingly starting from the bottom up. At the foundation, a multipurpose product that can hold up against the elements while outlasting the dog days of summer is vital. Enter Lush’s Ultrabalm.
All natural and all-purpose, the balm (which smartly blends candelilla wax,organic jojoba oil, and rose wax) goes on light and smooth — covering the skin against all that Mother Nature and the world can throw your way. While Vaseline and other petroleum-based products are often a godsend against the harshness of colder months, Ultrabalm is made for summer like iced drinks and lazy beach days.
Ultra balm’s key factor — versatility. Because of its lightweight feel and its smoothness, bring it along with you and you’ve got moisturizer, pomade, and lip care covered. From personal experience, the balm is well-suited for knees, elbows, knuckles, and even cuticles that your lotion may not cover without the heavy or greasy afterthought. Multifaceted and affordable? Who says good grooming comes at a high cost?
The Take Away: Even if Lush’s Ultrabalm isn’t your pick, consider investing in a similar balm or product that soothes, protects, and moisturizes your skin. Sure, water intake and the humidity may help keep you cool, but a product that fights against hellish sun and heat is essential in triple-digit temps.