As much as I love makeup products and have more than I will probably ever need that doesn’t stop be purchasing a little treat here and there recently however my lustful eyes have shifted over towards skincare. It is all good and well having a load of great makeup products but if the canvas below isn’t in tip top condition then you won’t be getting the full benefit of your products.
Skincare has always been a bit of a second string for me, I was always too focused on the exciting new eye shadow palette or that new nude lipstick but as I have entered into my late 20s I have come round to realise that skincare is probably more important than just having a good foundation to cover the blemishes. Everything sits better when your skin is in good condition and generally just looks better. The Body Shop has always held a place in my heart from my younger days of using the strawberry bubble bath, the olive shampoo (that has sadly been discontinued) and that green tea shower gel. I have become a little bit of a The Body Shop skincare die hard. In my routine there are four staple products that I will repurchase over and over. Why you ask? Simply because they work for my skin. Without jynxing it, my skin is in a pretty good place. It has a few blemishes here and there but in general it is looking brighter, clearer and doesn’t feel as dehydrated as it normally does come the winter months.
Four products. One face.
The Makeup Removal – Camomile Eye make up remover
Previously using a seperate product for taking off my eye makeup from the rest of my makeup had never really crossed my mind but then I started to use the Camomile eye make up remover and things changed… Since using this product my eye lashes are in a pretty good condition which has in turn meant that my mascara goes on a lot smoother – no one wants clumps – and I really see the full potential of the product. My eyes are pretty sensitive and a lot of products are no goes but this offering from The Body Shop causes zero irritation.
The Cleanse – Camomile Cleansing Butter
Once I’ve removed msot of my makeup with a miceller water and the camomile eye makeup remover I go in with the Camomile cleansing butter. I have been a big fan of a gel cleanser before and hadn’t really dipped my toe into the cleansing butter pool before. I first tried this cleansing butter at my parents house as Mama RDP is a big fan of this product. Applied to dry skin and then massaged off with a muslin cloth this butter leaves your skin feeling cleansed and moisturised. There is a little bit of an oil left over when you have washed the product off but I like this little added treat for my skin, which drinks it up.
The Peel – Drops of Light™ Pure Resurfacing Liquid Peel
Once, sometimes twice a week, I get this bad boy out of the bathroom cabinet. The resurfacing liquid peel picks up the grime lying and any dryness on your skin to reveal fresh, glowy skin. Lush. A great thing about this product is that you really don’t need to use a lot of it, a little goes a long way and the bottle will last you months and months. It might seem like a bit of a pricey purchase but it lasts – as well as leaving your skin feeling and looking top notch!
The Treatment – Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution
The final product I enjoy slabbering on my little smoosh is the Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily solution. My skin isn’t terrible when it comes to imperfections but we are all human and I do get them for time to time. This product really keeps the spots at bay without being overly harsh to the skin. No flaky, crusty bits over here – sexy. It is gentle enough to be used twice a day and is totally fine under your moisturiser before makeup. The smell isn’t over powering either which is a massive plus from me, I am not a huge fan of a really potent tea tree scent on my face.
Have you tried any skincare products from The Body Shop? What have your favourite been?