I am a huge fan of The Body Shop – skincare and makeup are two of my favourite things and they stock both. I always feel a little overwhelmed going in, everyone is so nice and there are just so many products to play with! Myself and JODIE decided to collaborate and talk about our 3 favourite items from The Body Shop – I will leave all her links at the end of this post, be sure to check her out!
1. TEA TREE OIL
(Fun drinking game – take a shot every time I say oil)
My favourite thing in the world. Tea tree oil has been my saviour for so many reasons. At first I was very unsure about putting oil on my already too oily skin, but it hasn’t increased the oiliness. What it has done instead, is massively reduce scarring and dark marks (
deatheaters) left over from previous spots. It also leaves my skin crazy smooth and soft after every use. I try to not use this in the morning because the excess oil will alter the state of my makeup but it’s perfect to use at nighttime – the oil has soaked in by morning and my skin is normal.
The only bad thing I have to say is it’s SO EXPENSIVE. It’s like £8 for a 10ml bottle, which is very small and doesn’t last very long! I can look past this though, I’ve wanted clear skin for the longest time and if this helps me acheive it, it’s a small price to pay.
2. TEA TREE FACE MASK
Another tea tree item! Love me some tea tree. I think this was the first face mask I ever used – back when I was like 13 and the tea tree face mask was all the rage. I still love it though, and although I defer from it slightly and I use other face masks, this is a must have in my collection. Tea tree is good for acne and I like to use this face mask when my skin is feeling particularly bad. I think the fact I’ve been repurchasing this since I was 13 speaks for itself – it’s an amazing, relatively cheap face mask that works wonders.
3. RASPBERRY BODY BUTTER
The final of my 3 is a good old classic body butter – mine is ‘Early-Harvest Raspberry’ and personally I think it smells like Christmas. I thought it was Cranberry scented at first, but nope! I think maybe I got this at Christmas time or something because I can’t think of why else it would remind me of that?! I like to use this after shaving, before I go to bed. It takes a while to sink in so I need to do it a little while before I go to bed or I’ll stick between my sheets.
Because it is a more heavy duty moisturiser it does leave my skin the softest it could ever be – so that little bit more effort rubbing it in definitely feels worth it. If I want a lighter moisturiser (as I usually do in summer) I will opt for The Body Shop sorbet in the Moringa scent. Much lighter, and such a summery scent!
One product that I think deserves a special mention (although it has not been photographed) is my Camomile Cleansing Butter. Unfortunately, I had to ruin the packaging in order to get to the actual product, which was so disappointing! It’s now pretty much unphotographable, but once I repurchase I will be sure to include it in some reviews or a favourites post (spoilers!).
What are your favourite The Body Shop products?