Hey! So it’s been a wee bit since my last post, apologies – just had zero energy to do anything recently. But I’m feeling much more in the groove for blogging and life in general again!
I’m actually writing this while sat in my car at 7am on a Sunday (it should be illegal to be up at this time on a Sunday!). The girl I’m meant to open the store with this morning is running super late, so rather than wait in the cold, I thought I’d just sit in my wee car where it’s warmer and write up a new post.
So I only recently published my skin care routine, but I’m always looking for products that can work for me better than the previous ones – the products in my skin care routine post are great, I just feel there might be something better for my ever changing skin.
So when my cleansers both ran out at the same time I thought why not pick up a couple new skin care bits from The Body Shop!
I got 8 new bits from The Body Shop – a couple are some that I have used before though!
I love a good double cleanse at night, but I like to use different textures for my double cleanse. That’s where the Camomile range from The Body Shop comes in.
I got two items from the Camomile range – the balm cleanser and the oil. Both are amazing products and repurchases for me. They take makeup off like an absolute dream – even if your not wearing makeup they make your skin feel amazing and soft.
The Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil costs £12 for the 200ml bottle. It’s vegan and of course since it’s from The Body Shop cruelty free too. It smells amazing, and makes light work of even the most stubborn and hard wearing of makeup! Couple of pumps rubbed into the skin and taken off with a warm damp cloth and like magic all your makeup is gone and your skin is left feeling wonderfully soft and smooth and not at all oily!
The Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter costs £10 for a 90ml tin. You only need a tiny bit of this though – a little really does go a long way! Just like with the oil it is vegan, and makes an easy job of taking off makeup. I find this to feel a bit more luxurious on the skin than the oil just cause you need to massage it into the skin to get it to melt, but that’s just my opinion.
Also picked myself some products to help my skin after my chemical peel as it’s been really flaky and just lacking in moisture. I got a few things from the Vitamin E range as the girl in store said that helped her skin when she had a peel, so I thought what the heck I’ll give them a go.
So first thing the girl in the store recommended I try is the Vitamin E Over Night Serum-In-Oil. You get 28ml in the bottle and it costs £16. I’m pretty sure I had this ages ago but never used it but god only knows what I’ve done with it. I’ve used this once or twice and have noticed my skin is much much much softer the morning after I use this, so it’s obviously doing something when I use it.
I was also recommended the Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream, the tub is a decently sized one at 50ml, and costs £14. I was a bit wary of trying this since my skin is normally very oily, but the flaky ness of my skin was more of an issue to me at that point than the oil was. It is actually a really good moisturiser- and doesn’t make my oily bits worse!!! I do find that by the end of the day I’m a bit shiny but it’s not that excessive so I don’t mind since it’s helping my skin so much!
I also decided to get the Vitamin E Sink In Moisturise Sleeping Mask, £11 for a 100ml tub. A little goes a long way though so the tub will last you ages!! I’ve only used this the once but it left my skin feeling so soft so I’m definitely looking forward to trying it more.
The next product I picked up was the British Rose Petal- Soft Gel Toner. It’s £9.50 for the 250ml bottle, I decided to give this a try as I really wanted to try the Fresh Rose Toner bit my bank balance didn’t really allow me to spend that much on a toner (for now, trust me I will try it!). This is also vegan, and looks so pretty! It promises to soothe and soften the skin, I’ve used it a few times and I really enjoy using it so far. The consistency of it is s bit strange as it’s a gel rather than a liquid toner. I’ve found this has meant I need to use a fair bit more than I’d maybe use of a liquid toner.
I also picked up the Seaweed Cleanser to help control my oily skin a little – I’ve used it a couple times and I’m enjoying it so far. Its £8 for 125ml, fairly budget friendly for a great quality cleanser.
Final item I got was the Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel. The girl in the store had said this would manage to rid my skin of any dead skin cells and really help my skin after the peel I had. It costs £18, for the 145ml bottle and boy it is so worth it. I’ve used this a few times and I can honestly say I love it! I’ll do a more in depth review later cause it is 100% worth its own post. It really does help the skin peel and remove dead skin cells.
I’m really wanting to try more from The Body Shop as I’m so impressed with what I’ve tried so far. What would you recommend I try next?