The Body Shop

Recently I’ve been feeling brave with trying out new skincare products because my skin has been pretty bad the past few months due to travelling and a few other factors. A friend recommended I tried out some of The Body Shop products so I bought a few of their recommendations and I’ve been using them for a while now so I thought I would give each a little review.

The Cleansing Brush – £10.00 (in-store exclusive)
Up until now, I was using any cleanser I had to hand and a face cloth to wash it off afterwards.. This was fine when I was using the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Cleanser however once it was gone I noticed I was getting little dry patches again, I knew it wasn’t the cleansers I was using because they’ve never caused any problems to my skin before so I thought it must be the cloth and I was right! In the back of my mind, I wanted to get some sort of cleansing brush and I almost bought a Clarisonic brush. After reading many reviews saying that some of the brushes are quite harsh, including the sensitive ones it put me off getting one.. I discovered this little gem out of the blue on a shopping trip with a friend and there we both were, exploding over how soft this brush was! Seriously, next time you‘re near a Body Shop just pop in and touch this brush.. You may find it as difficult to leave behind as we did. 
Since using the brush my skin has improved and it’s almost back to normal which leads me to the next product which is the cleanser I have been using..
I haven’t used any products with tea tree in since my mid teens as it didn’t react with my skin all that well, so I was a little nervous to give it another go. I am pleasantly surprised with how well it has worked with my skin. I really love the smell of this cleanser, to me, it smells like candy canes and since using it my skin has improved dramatically. I usually use this once a night after I remove my makeup for a deep clean. It makes my skin feel much fresher, although I’ve stopped using this one for a little while as I have a lot of partially used cleansers so I’m trying to use them all up. I’ve been using this one when my skin starts to flare up and I also bought the night cream version..
There’s not much more I can say about the lotion that I already have for the cleanser other than it does exactly what it says on the bottle. I’ve always had a few scars on my chin from previous breakouts, but now you can barely see them and under makeup, they’re invisible so if you have acne scarring or anything I definitely recommend it! It’s a very hydrating formula which doesn’t vanish within a few minutes and your skin doesn’t start drying out almost instantly, every morning my skin has felt so soft and has a healthy glow.
This is quite possibly the best daily moisturiser/primer I have used in a long time! For a good few years, I have sworn by the Nivea Daily Essentials Hydrating Primer, but this blows it out the water! It helps my makeup last all day, has a lovely orange smell, brightens and smooths onto the skin perfectly.. I don’t care that you get 30ml for £15 as it’s worth every penny! I know I’m going to end up with the whole range before long.. 
I’ve never been too much of a fan of face masks, I’ve always hated the tight feeling as it’s drying out, however, I have never tried one like this. It doesn’t harden, make your skin feel tight or have a horrid smell like a lot of the masks I have tried in the past. It is a mask that cleanses, polishes and moisturises in one simple step, the oats act as a gentle exfoliator whilst the honey conditions your skin leaving it refreshed and soft. I’ve been using this once a week, usually a Sunday when I know I’m not going to be doing all that much and plan to have a little Netflix binge!
I have tried many different eye creams and gels but nothing has made a huge impact with my undereye problems until I tested this out. It isn’t specifically for anything such as fine lines or dark circles, however for me, it has improved the skin around my eyes, help plump out any annoying little lines and since using this my dark circles have faded too. It doesn’t have any smell whatsoever and a little really does go a long way! I’ve used it morning and night for the past three months and I’ve barely made a dent in the pot.
I know I’m going to be getting a few more bits from The Body Shop soon and I’m excited to try everything out, I’m sure my bathroom will look like a mini store by the end of it! What are your favourites?

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