After trying the Kiehl’s Iris Extract Skin Essence, I knew I wanted to try some alternatives. It was the first skin essence I tried and it was a product I had never used before. So what is a skin essence? It is a step in your skincare routine that you apply after cleansing but before moisturizing. The product helps to have your skincare sink into the skin much better. If you have dry skin like me, it’s an absolute life save. So how did I fare with this The Body Shop version?
The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Essence Lotion
with Vitamin E, Wheatgerm Oil and Bioformented Hyaluronic Acid
A good moisturizer is a must for me year round, but especially in the fall and winter when my skin gets drier I need something that works on my dehydrated, sensitive skin. Sadly, my favorite moisturizer of all time, the Olay Total Effects moisturizer for sensitive skin has been discontinued and so I’ve been on the hunt for a worthy replacement. Will this be it?
The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Moisture Lotion SPF 15 PA++
It feels like ages since I last wrote anything about The Body Shop’s bodycare products. The main reason for that is very simple: I haven’t bought ANYTHING from TBS since the Christmas season last year. I didn’t want to have to move kilos of shower gels and I figured I had plenty sitting around to keep me going for a while and so I didn’t buy anything from TBS for myself for a while now. So these may not be the newest ranges they have come out with, but these are the scents that I’ve been loving lately.
The Body Shop shower gel scent favorites
If I want to have a true pamper moment, I like using a face mask. I always think I should do it more regularly, but with my dehydrated sensitive skin, most face masks are usually a little too intense to use very regularly. My preference for face masks are ones that clarify and really give my skin a pick me up. So when I spotted this face mask at The Body Shop, I was intrigued to say the least.
The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask
I maintain quite an elaborate skincare routine, but it is one that works quite well. One item that I cannot see quitting any time soon is a more recent discovery: The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Energising Face Spritz. This face mist is not one to set your make up with, but definitely a skincare product. Here’s why I love it.
The Body Shop Vitamin C Energising Face Spritz
When it comes to skincare, face masks are quite a sporadic thing for me to use. I love my day to day products and try and manage the condition of my skin mostly through that. Face masks can be very potent and therefore aren’t part of my everyday skincare routine. I use them occasionally when I feel my skin needs a bit more of a pick me up. When my pores are especially clogged, or if it feels exceptionally dry, I like to go for a face mask to give my skin that must needed extra boost. I decided to put The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Face Mask to the test!
The Body Shop Skin Clearing Clay Mask with Purifying Tea Tree Oil
Eek! It’s November which means we can start thinking of Christmas. The Body Shop is nicely helping us along with doing that, as they have just released their new Christmas scents to stores this week. There are three scents and all three are different from anything The Body Shop has put out before, yet still similar to some old favorites. Meet Frosted Berries, Spiced Apple and Vanilla Chai.
The Body Shop Christmas 2016:
Spiced AppleVanilla Chai