Soothe and Mend
All Skin Types for Face & Body
100% Whole Plant Organic
15 Beneficial Active Ingredients
The Recovery Balm has become a cult favourite in the Laurel Skin line; one that has earned its rightful place in any medicine cabinet. It’s a remedy for practically any skin ailment, from extreme cases of eczema, perioral dermatitis and painful cystic acne, to sensitive allergy-prone skin, to the occasional cut, scrape or rash.
This multi-functional balm reduces the appearance of redness, swelling, and irritation while offering up a therapeutic dose of whole plant goodness to jump-start and support the skin’s own healing process. In addition to being a medicine chest heal-all, this Balm is also a favourite anti-inflammatory facial moisturiser for those with reactive skin and considerable health concerns.
Apply a very small amount (about 1/4 of a pea size) to face, neck, and chest after applying Elixir and Serum. This product can also be used on the body as needed.
Use within 6 months of opening.
Keep contents of jar dry and free of moisture, water, or contaminants. Store product away from light and heat in order to best preserve antioxidant contents. If Balm melts in transit and texture changes, this does not affect the product performance, only texture. If you wish to restore the Balm’s texture post melting please reach out to us for instructions.
Note From Laurel
Science: The skin cannot function in a healthy way if it is chronically inflamed. Inflammation exists in the body to jump-start the healing process. However, due to diet, stress, and lifestyle, most of us have become chronically inflamed. This means that we live in a state of constant inflammation and that inflammation is no longer kick-starting the healing process.
Plants work on inflammation in a unique way that makes the whole inflammatory to healing cycle easier, as it should be. When inflammation is addressed, many other symptoms fall away because the body and/or skin is able to function as it should.
Ritual: The Recovery Balm becomes my go-to facial balm when I am battling cystic acne. I also use it to prevent or address irritation from shaving or waxing. I also use it when my spoiled dog gets a rash. I use it on sunburns.
There are so many different self-care rituals in which the Recovery Balm works its way into my own life, it is hard to choose just one example to share with you! But I would have to say my most favourite way to use it is as my air travel staple!
Flying is so incredibly hard on my body, mind, and skin; so traveling with an arsenal of helpers is essential. I always have a travel-sized Elixir with me to fully saturate my skin with hydration, and then I apply a layer of Recovery Balm to seal it in to avoid dehydrating my skin during the flight. The anti-inflammatory actions, as well as soothing scents in our Recovery Balm, help to keep my skin and my mind at ease during travel.
Helichrysum – This little yellow flower is as gentle as it is potent. It reduces redness and swelling. It strengthens tissues and supports cellular healing activity, and reduces the appearance of scars and broken capillaries.
Tamanu – There is no replacement for the deep cool green Tamanu oil, which is a sacred ancient plant medicine of the tropics. It is anti-inflammatory, wound healing, antibacterial, stimulates skin immunity, and has a unique phytonutrient profile specific to skin healing.
Pomegranate – This is quite possibly the most beautiful oil that we work with. It is rich and thick by nature, but penetrates deeply and is incredibly healing to skin barriers that have been damaged over time by inflammation.
Calendula – Our vibrant Biodynamic® Calendula is farmed and harvested mindfully for Laurel Skin. Calendula is deeply restorative and healing on a cellular level. It is excellent for scarring and all forms of skin damage.
Lavender – Our Biodynamic® Lavender essential oil is anti-inflammatory, calming and cooling to the skin. It promotes healthy cell functioning and prevents harmful bacteria from overpopulating the skin.
Lemon Balm – This nutrient-rich green leaf, also known as Melissa is high in delicate antioxidants that work swiftly to reduce free radical damage. It is specific to mending and soothing inflamed and problematic skin and has been studied extensively for its anti-viral properties.
Full Ingredient List: Shea Butter˚, Tamanu Oil˚, Olive Oil˚, Jojoba Oil˚, Pomegranate Oil˚, Rosemary Extract˚; House Made Whole Plant Extracts of Calendula˚, Comfrey˚, Lavender˚, Yarrow˚, Marshmallow˚, Self Heal˚; Essential Oils of Lavender˚, Lemon Balm˚, Helichrysum˚ ˚signifies certified organic ingredient.