Like bars, balms are superconcentrated. Usually a blend of oil and wax, they can take the place of traditional cleansers and moisturisers in your cabinet. They don’t need added water to work (you can just slather and go) and they’re a godsend for dry and/or irritated skin – although this also makes them too heavy for acne-prone or oily skin. Try Perricone MD Pre:empt Series The Fixer
Solid Oil, $55 (5), a multipurpose moisturising concentrate ideal for the face, cuticles, elbows or even taming flyaways and unruly brows.