When I entered the lobby of the Charlotte Street Hotel lobby to attend the Thirty Plus Blogger Awards I was looking forward to seeing some of my blogger friends receive well deserved awards in one of my favourite SoHo event spaces. The reception room and the screening room where the awards were presented were so pretty and the whole place was buzzing with excitement.
Of course it was Hayley Carr that made the whole thing happen but what I hadn’t really noticed before the event was that the event sponsors were The Body Shop. They’re celebrating 40 years in the business this year and that had me thinking back to when they first appeared on the scene, how exciting the concept was back then and how we all have Body Shop products that we’ve grown up with. I realised then that since I’ve been blogging I hadn’t reviewed any Body Shop products – but I didn’t have to wait very long before the perfect opportunity presented itself as I received a huge range of products in my goody bag that included some brand new products and some old favourites. I’ve was so excited to try them out!
So here are my thoughts on everything – in detail where I’ve been using the product and in brief where I haven’t had the chance to try yet. I just didn’t want to wait any longer to tell you about some of these amazing products!
Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask £24.00 – Love everything about this product! Stunning packaging with fresh colours and a quality feel make me feel good about the product before I even opened it. The product itself is bouncy – I can’t really explain you’ll need to see for yourself. It’s enriched with edelweiss stem cells and it’s designed to be left on overnight. After one application I was really pleased with the result which was a really hydrated look and feel. If you’re intrigued there’s more info on the Body Shop website. They’ll help you to analyse your skin and you can get involved with the Drops of Youth challenge.
Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil £28.00 I’ve grown to love facial oils over the last couple of years and tend to use them at the serum stage of my skin care routine. This one is infused with black cumin seed oil from Egypt, camellia seed oil from China and rose-hip seed oil from Chile. It’s lightweight and is a real wake up call for the skin as it moisturises as well as making it look more radiant. Again I love how this product looks on the shelf and I love having it as part of my beauty routine.
Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence £16.00 This one ticks so many boxes! It has SPF50 with broad spectrum UV filters, brightening red algae and antioxidant vitamin C. All the things I need to protect, brighten and maintain healthy skin. It sits well under my make-up for the day and has been perfect for these hot summer days in the city.
Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue £9 A Body Shop best seller that I’ve never tried. I always try hard to use up products before I open a new one which is often a struggle when I commit to trialling so many and I’ve been using a body butter for body and feet for a while. It hasn’t really been doing the best job for my feet and they’re quite dry – which isn’t a good look when it’s sandal wearing weather. So the other night I reached for this thinking that it was worth a try. It felt really refreshing and moisturising going on but I wasn’t holding out much hope for a noticeable affect on dryness. But next morning I was proved wrong as nearly all the dryness had gone! What a miracle worker!
Camomile Silk Cleansing Oil £10 Not tried this one yet but it’s billed a make-up remover so I’ll be testing it out on those stubborn mascaras!
Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask £15 This one definitely looks like you could spread it on toast. I’ve not tried it yet but it’s a 100% vegetarian face mask which includes Community Trade honey from France, marula and olive oils. No parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil. It looks and sounds like a winner to me!
Mango Body Butter £6 This is another best seller that you’re likely to be familiar with. It contains Community Trade cocoa butter and has an exotic mango scent. Not tried this one out but as I’ve explained I’m working through a pot from another brand – #blogger problems!
Vitamin E Moisturising Cream £12 This is the Body Shop’s best selling skin care and is a lightweight protective mosituriser for all-day hydration. It’s formulated with vitamin hyaluronic acid and wheatgerm oil together with Community Trade shea butter from Ghana and Community Trade aloe vera from Mexico. It’s another one on my to try list!
Tea Tree Oil £8 So many bloggers, friends and family say that this is a miracle worker and keep this little bottle in there bag all the time. I haven’t had cause to use mine yet but it can be used directly on the skin to target blemishes as it has anti-bacterial properties and isn’t drying. The Body Shope describe it as one of their beauty gems!
Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo £5 – Dandruff isn’t something I suffer from but I love the thought of how refreshing the ginger will be so I may be tempted to give it a go!
So, after this journey of discovery getting reacquainted with the brand and discovering the wide range of new and hero products that the Body Shop sell I feel as though I’ve traveled the world a little too!
Are you a Body Shop fan? If you haven’t shopped there in a while I’d recommend taking a look!
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