12 best multi-purpose balms

For a quick beauty fix, try one of these versatile balms

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A hard-working multi-purpose balm can help solve a multitude of beauty problems: chapped skin, sunburn, unruly brows, split ends, dry elbows, heels, knees and lips can all be transformed with a good balm.

Here's our pick of the best.

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Neal's Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm is a multi-tasker extraordinaire. Paul & Joe Solid Oil works wonders on dry frizzy split ends, while The Sanctuary Miracle Oil Balm is a beauty bargain that gives luxury high-end brands a run for their money.

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1. Neal's Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm, £37 for 50g

2. Bobbi Brown Extra Soothing Balm, £40 for 15ml

3. Erno Laszlo Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm, £255 for 50ml

4. Paul & Joe Treatment Balm Body & Hair Solid Oil, £20 for 27g

5. Sanctuary Spa 7 Day Moisture Miracle Oil Balm, £7.25 for 40ml

6. Shiffa Healing Balm, £50 for 30ml

7. Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Balm, £50 for 185ml

8. Suti Purity Organic Balm, £23 for 50ml

9. Lanolips 101 Ointment Multipurpose Balm, £11 for 15g

10. Jurlique Love Balm, £10 for 15ml

11. Rodial Stemcell Super-Food Glam Balm Multi, £35 for 40ml

12. Nurse Peppy Healing Balm, £4.95 for 15g

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