We love multi-tasking products, particularly as we at The Amazing Blog have learned to our cost, that shopping for all our different skincare products can certainly add up! So when we heard about the new brand called κέᾰρ (Kear Life) with their easy to use/multi-tasking face and body balms – we just couldn’t resist.
Recently launched in the UK, this natural Greek skincare brand is really rather special. κέᾰρ is the ancient Greek word for ‘heart’ and pronounced ‘care’. All their balms are 100% natural and manufactured in a certified laboratory in Greece. They use only botanically-sourced ingredients that are then processed in a particular way to preserve their healing properties. They have no petroleum compounds, are free from synthetic fragrances, artificial colours, sulphates, parabens and mineral oils. No products are tested on animals, but unfortunately for our vegan readers, they do include beeswax which is an animal derivative. Natural beeswax is their main product base, they add extra virgin Greek olive oil and then use a blend of powerful herbs.
Let’s start with their Antioxidant Face Balm with its key ingredients of beeswax, Greek olive oil and vitamin E, these antioxidants replenishing lipids and protect against pollution and ageing. Did you know that beeswax is full of vitamin A? It also has over 300 special nutrients many of which have been used since ancient times for healing. The sea buckthorn oil here is packed full of vitamin C and E which helps to boost circulation and stop wrinkles. There’s also propolis (a compound from bees), orange peel oil and Linalool (a colourless liquid with a soft, sweet odour which occurs naturally in many essential oils). It felt very light on the skin and applies easily, we also liked the subtle citrus scent/taste (we used it as a lip balm too!)
Then we have the Plant Heroes Body Balm, again the key ingredients are similar to the Face Balm with Greek virgin olive oil and beeswax. However, this has five active ingredients that include caprylic/capric triglycerides which are naturally derived from coconut oil and glycerine to help moisturise the skin. Camomile and calendula extract which stimulates collagen production with vitamins B and E. And last but not least, St John’s Wort for antibacterial, antioxidant and antiviral properties to help transform stressed skin with either pigmentation, spots, cracked skin or stretch marks. This Body Balm absorbs quickly into the skin and certainly uplifts the spirits. We particularly liked the chamomile scent which smells incredible!
Something else to mention is that κέᾰρ is a member of The Cosmetics Products Notification Portal (CPNP) which is an online notification system for submitting certain technical compliance-related information about cosmetic products. To buy your 50ml pot of Antioxidant Face Balm for €46 see here or the 50ml pot of Plant Heroes Body Balm for see €43 here. Plus they’ve even created a line of cool motto t-shirts to celebrate the ancient Greek philosophers with messages like ‘Nothing in Excess’ or ‘All in Moderation’. We think what echoes this brand’s ethos the best is ‘Quality over Quantity’ and this Greek beauty brand is now one of our favourite #amazingfinds!