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Since moving to Prague I’ve had the chance to rummage through Czech drugstores a little. There are so many brands you can hardly ever find in Boots or Superdrug, some of them exclusively Czech, some of them slightly more continental – take Balea for instance. Balea is a German brand sold exclusively in a drugstore called DM (which is also German-owned). It’s a bit like the new Botanics range sold in Boots – it’s the drugstore’s own brand but it’s not branded as ‘Boots’, rather as a separate sub-brand if it makes sense. And just like I’m keen on the Botanics range (but am appalled by the new price tags – what were you thinking Boots?!), I‘m very keen on Balea. And what’s more, it’s ever so affordable!
3 new products from Balea you can’t miss
Balea Body Perfection Mousse to Oil Body Foam (ca £2.50)
This one’s a limited edition but if you happen to visit Germany or the Czech Republic for the Christmas markets you have to pick this up. It’s such a strange yet absolutely amazing invention. It’s basically a mousse that very much resembles a hair mousse but once you start rubbing it into your skin it turns into a dry oil – say what?! Yes, it turns into an actual dry oil. It’s so so soft on your skin and smells floral with strong notes of jasmine. I picked it up from a shelf where they display all the newest products and when I went back for another one they were completely sold out!
Balea Deodorant for Sensitive Skin without Aluminium (ca 80p)
I’m not positive that this is a new product but since I’d never tried it before I’ve decided to include it anyways. For its insanely affordable price tag and its gorgeous fresh cotton scent. If you know me then you must be so surprised by this. I swear by Sure antiperspirant stick (which is stupidly overpriced, I must add), and I would never settle on just a deodorant. I’m a dedicated antiperspirant girl with, admittedly, very little care for the content of aluminium in products that battle sweating. Yet this aluminium free deodorant is the best thing since sliced bread. Literally. I even spray it on my clothes to freshen them up throughout the day because it smells like a freshly washed pillowcase. That you spilt a whole bottle of a very expensive fabric softener on.
Balea Roll On Lip Oil with Coconut (ca £1.50)
Finally, this little gem of a lip oil is somewhat annoying but equally as amazing. Basically – I got a faulty roll-on which doesn’t roll properly so it tends to get stuck quite often. On the bright side – the product itself is brilliant and smells gorgeous like a coconut ice cream. It moisturises your lips without making them too wet or greasy and adds just a tiny bit of shine to them. I really wish they had more flavours of this lip oil – here’s to hoping for some more launches!
Have you tried anything from Balea recently?
What’s your favourite Balea product I simply must try?