I’ve got a very soft spot for Melvita; it’s a lovely, lovely brand and I’ve never had anything from there that I didn’t like. So, when a jar of reformulated Apicosma Ultra-Nourishing Body Balm landed on my door-mat, I was more than happy. And, of course, it hasn’t disappointed.
Although it is called a body balm, it’s a very far cry from oil-laden balms. While it has the solidity of a balm, the texture is super-soft and it melts onto the skin. It looks and feels just like a body cream that’s been slightly solidified. A little goes a very long way – it does take a little bit of working in, but leaves skin feeling velvety and nourished.
Packed with Royal Jelly, Cocoa Butter and Melvita “3 Honey Complex”, it thankfully doesn’t smell of either cocoa butter or honey. There is just a light, almost fruity smell that is absolutely lovely. “3 Honey Complex” is a blend of Thyme, Acacia and Orange Blossom honeys – and as honey is a well known skin nourisher, it’s all to the good.
Ironically, although the range Melvita is founded on honey, I absolutely don’t like honey – but I do love Melvita! The Body Balm is £20. I just checked the Melvita Website and the new formula isn’t yet online, but the old formula is on sale.