Not just for little monkeys; this balm is great for big monkeys too! I recently went back on a retinoid to deal with a bad bout of adult acne and at about 4 weeks in, my skin has just about cleared up but my face is now pink, chapped and dry. Monkey Balm saved me the last time I went through this process and I was thrilled to be able to find it online on Amazon <3. Got it in the mail today and IMMEDIATE relief – my face feels so much better. Technically, you’re advised to use oil-free moisturizers while on the medicine I’m using to avoid clogging up pores but I never had a problem with Monkey Balm breaking me out while I was on a retinoid in the past (though I do limit it to just the parts of my face that need it – mostly my cheeks and around my mouth). It swipes on easy, I don’t find any need to warm it up, and it doesn’t make me look like a greasy, hot-mess in front of my fiance. I do however, only use it on my face after I’m home from work or on days where I don’t plan on going into the office or running errands since you can’t wear makeup over it and I definitely need a bit of cover-up at this time. Great product with lots of use, even if you don’t have children! I forgot how much I love this balm. You can use it on your lips, cuticles, anywhere on your body really for soft, healthy skin. It’s not artificially scented but the Shea Butter definitely stands out, which is fine by me (though some people might not like that fragrance, which is a bit smokey). Definitely the best balm for dry, irritated skin out there! I highly recommend this.
— Chistina (Amazon Review)