Spotlighting the soothing formula that resurrects even the most dehydrated complexion.
Written By Jayme Cyk
Over coffee at a recent VIOLET GREY curation meeting, the idea of adding a cure-all skin care essential was tossed around. After some deliberation it became clear that African Botanics’ Marula Intense Skin Repair Balm was destined for a position on the shelves at VIOLET GREY (no less than three Violets professed their obsession with the product). Melrose Place flagship store director and makeup artist Merrady Wickes raved about its potent healing powers. “It’s such a rich, soothing formula with vitamins A, C, and Niacinamide [B3] in it,” Wickes enthuses. “It melts into a great oil serum for hydration, dramatic brightening, and resurfacing.”  
ON SET: Confirmed to keep skin hydrated before and after 10-hour photo shoots involving an extensive list of beauty looks.

ON THE RED CARPET: Helps pacify irritated skin prior to a big film premiere.   

ON THE VANITY: The multitasking balm treats scars, eczema, and abrasions.
“I love a luxurious oil balm to heal and protect skin. This one is unique because it targets texture, pigmentation, and aging.”—Merrady Wickes, makeup artist 
January 22, 2016


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