Growing up I used to love going to The Body Shop and treating myself to the fruity body butters and lip balms but then they seemed to drop off my radar. I was excited to attend their event in the Sauchiehall Street store in Glasgow to find out about their new products and to see how the ranges had changed. If you follow me on Instagram then you’ll probably have seen some pictures of the event in my stories.
The first thing I noticed was the amount of new products and how expansive the make-up range has become. There are now more products that are suitable for vegans and of course all are vegetarian friendly and cruelty free. The brand has always been known for its activism and has partnered with Cruelty Free International to create the Forever Against Animal Testing campaign. The campaign aims to present a petition to the UN General Assembly this year to call for an end to animal testing everywhere. If you’re interested in signing the petition you can find more information here. There is also a petition in-store that you can sign too.
I decided to start off at the make-up section as I haven’t tried many of their cosmetics. The newest foundation is the Matte Clay Clarifying Foundation which gives full coverage with matte finish. Although it feels thick and provides a fuller coverage it blends easily and feels very lightweight. The foundation also mixes well with The Body Shop’s other products such as their Shade Adjusting Drops and Drops of Glow.
If you’re a lip balm lover like me then you’ll love the Lip Juicers. These vegan lip balms contain shea butter, marula oil and organic olive oil to help keep your lips moisturised. The scents are inspired by smoothies and also give a sheer wash of colour.
Next up I took a look at The Body Shop’s wide hair care range where you will definitely be able to find something to suit your hair’s needs. I loved the look of the Banana range which helps to nourish dry hair making it perfect for colour treated hair. The Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask is the perfectly weekly treatment as it contains Brazil nut oil to help nourish hair whilst leaving it soft shiny and frizz free.
The Sauchiehall Street store has a large skin care section and I believe that they have all the skincare products that are available online. The staff in the store had a handy little device which you place onto your skin and it measures how dehydrated you skin is. I know that the cold weather has been drying out my skin but I was surprised to find out that it was severely dehydrated at 28%. You can pop into your local store and they will be able to give you a skincare consultation by measuring your skins hydration, your sebum levels and asking you a few questions about your current skincare routine. They will then be able to recommend which products are suited to your skin type and help you create a tailored skincare regime.
One of the newest additions to the vast skincare range is the Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Cleansing Oil-in Gel. The thick gel like formula transforms into a milky lotion when it is mixed with water. It contains 30% of pure oils and helps to gently cleanse your skin. I’ve been using this the past few days and I can’t believe how soft my skin feels after using it.
I was treated to a hand and arm massage using the Spa of the World range. The first product used was French Grape Seed Scrub which helps to exfoliate your skin. It feels quite grainy which I love in an exfoliator so I will definitely be picking up a tub of this along with the moisturiser that I tried. The moisturiser was the Ethiopian Green Coffee Cream which smells amazing! This will definitely help wake you up in the morning and it melts easily into the skin. Enriched with caffeine it will help to give skin a firmer texture. I couldn’t believe how soft and smooth my skin felt after using these products.
I can’t believe that it’s taken me so long to rediscover The Body Shop and their lovely products. I’ve now added so many of their products to my to buy list! There is also a huge range of gifts which are perfect for Mother’s Day which I’ll talk about in another post.
Are you a fan of The Body Shop? What products would you recommend?
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