Dr Lewinn's Multi Moisture Balm - review


I received this in November 2015's edit of Marie Claire's Ageless Parcel (reviewed here). I was pleased to see it because it's a multi-purpose product and I love those - they tend to be things I find some use for so they never go to waste.

I also haven't had much experience with Dr Lewinn's as a brand, and I'm always happy to get to know different companies a little better because you never know when you'll find a new favourite.

Dr Lewinn's claims/product details:
  • A multi-tasker that's perfect for renewing, nourishing and protecting your skin
  • This clever product can be used as an intense hydrating face mask, a daily moisture booster, lip ointment, a makeup remover and to soothe dry skin and cuticles
  • Enriched with almond, avocado, jojoba and buriti oil: these hydrating oils are rich in antioxidants and skin soothing properties
  • The skin is radiant, soft and visibly nourished
  • Free from petroleum jelly
  • To use: apply with fingertips as often as required; use alone for an instant moisture booster or as a companion to other products; for an intensive mask, apply a generous amount after cleansing and toning, leave for 15 minutes and then rinse with water
  • RRP $29.99 AUD for 50g

There's what the product looks like above. I got a bit of a fright when I first opened it: it's bright orange!

And there's what it looks like after blending:


This product reminds me of Elizabeth Arden's 8 Hour Cream because they're similar in texture and feel on the skin, and they're both multi-purpose products. I do prefer this one however because I feel that it absorbs better and I have more use for it than I do the Elizabeth Arden product.

It's a bright orange balm that feels more oily and looks transparent once you start to rub it in. It has a sweet, fruity scent that isn't unpleasant, but it is quite strong so do test this first if you don't like scented products.

I've tried it in lots of different ways and can confirm that it's indeed multi-purpose. It's ok as a lip balm but it doesn't taste great and I find that it 'slips' off my lips far too quickly, so I don't use it for that. It's also great for cuticles and dry heels and elbows, or anywhere else you might have dry patches.

I used it once as a face mask and didn't repeat that because I couldn't wash it all off and it left my skin feeling sticky and coated. It would be ok as a night mask but it's not one I would personally recommend for day, although I have seen other reviewers say they love it as mask so it's worth testing for that because everyone's skin is of course different.

As a cleanser/makeup remover it works really well, but again, I would only use it at night for this because it has a tendency to hang around on the skin and leave a sticky/coated feel. This could be because my skin is dry and clings to everything, so it might work better for you in this way if your skin isn't dry. 

My favourite use for it is as an overnight treatment. I apply a thin layer over my face, neck and dec about half an hour before I go to bed, and enough of it absorbs to give my skin a moisture boost but I don't wake up with a greasy face (any excess probably goes to my pillow, which must be pleased with all that hydration ; ) ). When I use it this way, I wake up with plumped, soft skin that looks a little younger and happier overall.

In sum, I like this product and a little goes a long way so even this travel-sized tube should last for ages. It would be a great balm to travel with because you can use it for so many things, and while I wouldn't buy it because it's more expensive than comparable products (eg paw paw or coconut balm), I might if I saw it heavily discounted.

A great product and one I'm really enjoying.

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