Remember when the only way you found out about alternative uses for a lipstick or a tub of petroleum jelly was either from stumbling upon some makeup artist trick of the trade or the latest Real Smple “New Uses for Old Things” column? Well, you can skip fanning through a stack of beauty mags for this one: Miracle Skin Transformer is taking the whole multi-tasking thing to a new level—it’s just launched its new Miracle Skin Transformer Miracle Balm Skin Soothing Creamy Oil.
The latest in the line of miracle-workers combines a rather extensive list of oils—yes, oils. That might be a turn-off to some, but the blend of oils doesn’t just sit like a slathered mess on skin; much like the cult favorite (but for skin only) Bio-Oil, the formula is absorbed. And, different from Bio-Oil, this formula is a cream-based formula, so it feels less slick from the start.
Miracle Balm is a concoction of Tamanu Oil, Manuka Honey, Shea Butter, Blue Mountain Sage Oil, Japanese Licorice Root, Evening Primrose Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sesame Seed Oil and Moringa Oil. Oils such as Tamanu Oil and Shea Butter are said to impart anti-inflammatory benefits—so they help soothe and comfort skin; oils like Jojoba Oil and Sesame Seed Oil have occlusive properties—so they form a protective barrier on skin that helps lock in skin’s moisture.
What really sets Miracle Balm up to be the next cult favorite is everything it can do according to its label… Use it on skin to help moisturize, protect and soothe irritated and/or dry skin; use it to comfort and protect chapped lips; smooth it on hair to help control flyaways and frizz; apply some after waxing to soothe skin; use it on dry, cracked heels to help soften and heal them. There’s no mention of cuticle softener or eyebrow shaping balm but it’s easy to imagine Miracle Balm would work for those as well…they probably just ran out of space on the label.
Miracle Skin Transformer Miracle Balm will be available at Ulta stores nationwide, including the Ulta in Clifton, NJ, and at the Miracle Skin Transformer website, starting in January 2014. A 45ml tube will retail for about $36. Definitely worth a try and worth the $36 as it may well save you in the long run from buying moisturizer, protective lip balm, after-wax lotion, cracked heel cream, relaxing hair serum…