A week or so ago I wandered over to The Body Shop website thinking about trying some of their skincare products because Essie Button talks about them a fair bit on her Youtube channel and she's gotten me curious about it and my skin was acting up and I was thinking about switching up my skincare routine a bit (whew, that was a long sentence!). I happened to wander into a 40% off everything sale (yes!) and then I found a free shipping code on retailmenot.com and so of course I went a little buckwild. Dudes, I just checked and that sale is back! So if any of these products strike your fancy, or you too have been wanting to try some things from The Body Shop, there's 40% off sitewide happening right this very minute. So yeah, that's a thing.
Vitamin E Moisture Serum- This serum kind of has a baby powdery old lady-y type smell to it. Not super strong or anything, but it's there. This goes on really smoothly and really helps pack in some extra moisture pre-moisturizer and primer. If you have really dry skin, this is great for you. I use this in the morning before a light moisturizer to make sure my skin is smooth and plump and hydrated, and so far I'm liking it.
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner- I've been curious about this tea tree line for a while, and since my acne flared back up again I decided to give it a try. Since tea tree oil can be drying, I use this at night to help remove the last traces of makeup and face wash and give me some blemish-fighting power all over my face since my breakouts tend to be sporadic.
Aloe Calming Toner- I decided to get this to use in the mornings. My skin can be quite red at times, especially just after I get out of the shower or when it's irritated and I thought this might help to calm my skin down before putting makeup on it. So far I haven't noticed it help much with redness, but it does feel really gentle and non-irritating, which is what I want out of a morning toner.
Tea Tree Face Mask- Mostly I've been using clay and charcoal masks, so I thought this would be a good change of pace. One of the cool things about this mask is that it doesn't dry so if a mask hardening on your face is bothersome or irritates your skin or creeps you out, this is a good option for you. I also like that this is a mask that actually targets blemishes, as reducing breakouts is a lot of what I usually want out of a mask anyway.
Camomile Cleansing Butter- I have been pretty curious about cleansing balms. I jumped on the oil cleansing train with the Sephora Supreme Cleansing Oil and was curious how a balm or butter would stack up. I was surprised that this product has a somewhat perfumey-type smell, which isn't exactly the calming fragrance I have associated with camomile tea. This does a pretty nice job of removing makeup and cleansing the face. The Sephora oil does a better job of getting off eye makeup in my opinion, but the butter definitely has the benefit of being really travel friendly and a lot less messy.
Cocoa Butter Body Butter- Now that I think about it, it was getting to be about time for me to re-up on body butter, which is actually the thing that got me over to the website. I kind of have a love-hate relationship with these body butters. They're really moisturizing and the packaging is good and you can always get them on sale, but the scents are also super inconsistent. Back in December I got the Vanilla Bliss body butter which smells like play-doh to me, and the scent of this body butter was really disappointing to me as well. I freaking love cocoa butter, and the scent of all of the cocoa butter lotions I've tried has always been heavy on the cocoa. This doesn't smell like that at all. It is super smooth and creamy--the texture is absolutely perfect. So I'm willing to look passed the smell. But it's also disappointing.
I would definitely say to get your body butter in the store if you can so you can smell them, but other than that, I've been pretty happy with my purchase. What have you tried from The Body Shop?
Yours Truly, Jen