The Beauty Product BH Editors Keep in Their Gym Bag

It's the balm.

Created in 1930 (not a typo!), this balm has earned cult status for a reason – it goes from makeup, to skincare, to healing salve. There are 88 ways to use it, including on lips, nails and small cuts. Backstage, makeup artists use it to highlight cheeks and manage unruly brows.

Here, why BH editors always pop it into their gym bag:

At the gym:

Rub on your hands to soften blisters and callouses from weightlifting.

Before swimming:

Dab onto any dry parts of your body to protect skin from chlorine.

On the ski hill:

Apply to exposed skin like ears, lips and under your goggles to prevent chapping.

Fun Fact: The balm got its name after a client reported using the cream on her child’s grazed knee, and noticed “eight hours later” that it was magically better.

Shop: Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition Eight Hour x Olimpia Zagnoli, $30,

Originally Published in Best Health Canada