Say Goodbye to Traditional Skincare Products: Why Balms Reign Supreme

Say Goodbye to Traditional Skincare Products: Why Balms Reign Supreme

Article Summary: Explore face and body balms and why they reign supreme. Replace your traditional skincare items with balms formulated with clean ingredients that serve your skin and body and support optimal wellness. Balms can serve as an excellent all-over moisturizer and in a myriad of other ways. Let go of the cabinet clutter and simplify that routine.



A balm is a concentrated, waterless moisturizer for the skin composed primarily of hard fats and oils.

It is highly concentrated as it is free of fillers -- including preservatives, water, and emulsifiers. In fact, on average a balm is 2x more concentrated than its lotion equivalent.

Standard balm ingredients consist of oils, butters, and wax. Additional ingredients may be added to enhance the properties of a balm such as essential oils or herb-infused oils.

Here at Good & Simple, we create balms with four main ingredients:

  • Premium tallow
  • Oils
  • Butters
  • Essential/botanical oils

    Premium quality tallow is our primary ingredient. Premium tallow is defined as tallow from grass-fed, grass-finished, pasture-raised cows from local Midwest farms practicing regenerative organic farming.

    If you are new to tallow, please take a look at our post, "SPOTLIGHT INGREDIENT: Grass-Fed & Grass-Finished Beef Tallow" in which we discuss tallow and the various benefits for skin and body care.

    In addition to premium tallow, we use a combination of various oils and butters to create balms that apply easily and readily absorb into the skin for maximum benefit.



    A few products you can easily nix and replace with a balm are:

    • Lotion
    • Cream
    • Salve
    • Serum
    • Ointment/Gel

      Why would I make the switch? What makes balms so amazing? To start, they are extremely versatile and healthy skincare the whole family can use.

      Balms may be used head-to-toe. From your daily moisturizer, to minor burn relief, a boo-boo balm, to bug bite relief. Balms cover a lot of ground.

      They are the perfect solution if you are interested in condensing your medicine cabinet or just looking to simplify your routine - who doesn't want that?



      Looking for a clean solution to support winter wellness (think chapped skin relief, respiratory support, and winter dry skin)? Try our WELL Face & Body Balm.

      Is an all-over moisturizer on your shopping list? Read more about our HINT Face & Body Balm. We call this balm our workhorse because of its versatility and moderate price point. Of course depending on how often and how much you use at a time, a 3.5 oz. jar should last a good amount of time -- and replace other products saving you money and exposure to unwanted chemicals. For more information about ingredients we will never use in our formulations, read the post, "Never Any Ingredients: The Complete List".

      Searching for a clean daily face moisturizer that will leave your skin feeling soft and balmy all-day long? Try our GLOW Face & Body Balm.

      Sore muscles, inflammation, or emergency minor burn relief (i.e. curling iron burns, hot oven pan burns) needed? Try our SOOTHE, HINT or BARE Face & Body Balms.

      On the lookout for an unscented balm? Try our BARE Face & Body Balm. With just five ingredients and no essential oils, this balm is very nourishing for the skin and can be scented with your personal favorites or left as-is. 

      Minimize your countertop clutter and know that what you are putting on your skin is clean, simple, effective and close-to-nature.

      What we put on our skin is just one component of living a healthy lifestyle. Support your skin and body with healthy, nutrient-dense skin care products. 

      If you would like to read more about how our customers are using G&S balms and some of the results they've experienced, check out our post, "What Is A Balm & Why I Need To Try One".



      Interested in learning more about the ingredients we use in our face & body balms? Take a peek at our Ingredients page where we give a brief overview of each ingredient along with products that contain the ingredient.

      We are 100% transparent and share all of the ingredients that we use in our balms. No hidden ingredients using terms like "fragrance" or "proprietary ingredient". What you see is what you get. :)


      Have comments or questions about balms or this article in general?

      Leave a comment below, we would love to hear from you!


      Anne & Jen
      Owners, Good & Simple


      [*Disclaimer: The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.]


      Good & Simple is a handcrafted line of face and body balms formulated with premium, wholesome ingredients. Our balms are nutrient-dense, nourishing for your skin, and serve as a multi-purpose solution to your skin's unique needs. Yes, it can be easy.

      Let go of complicated skin care and experience the ease of a simple, clean, nourishing skin care routine that you and your family will love. Clear your counters because in this instance, less is definitely more. 

      To experience Good & Simple balms, shop our store. Even better, sign up for our monthly-ish newsletter and get 15% off your first purchase.

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