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This one is a throwback to my younger years (*cough*). The moment I put it on my face, I was transported back in time as the familiar smell and tingling sensation hit my pores. With the temptation of new products on the market, it’s easy to forget the ones you used to rely on.
The Honey and Oat 3-in-1 scrub mask is a triple treatment – it cleanses, polishes and moisturises normal to dry skin in one step. It’s a creamy scrub mask containing oat grains and Community Fair Trade honey, and my word, does it smell delicious! It’s not a sweet honey scent but more like its blossom – can’t stop opening the lid and inhaling a whiff of it.
Honey is well known for having antibacterial properties and is great for softening, smoothing and moisturising skin. Asian mums will bang on about mixing honey with gram flour to make a face mask (No? Just my mum?) or shove it down your throat when you’ve got a cold, so I have certainly been educated on the power of the golden nectar.
The Body Shop ethically sources its honey from Bezamar in Ethiopia via their Community Fair Trade program, using traditional methods whilst fiercely protecting the bees and this little pot contains that little bit of love that’s gone into making one of the key ingredients.
You smear it on and leave alone for 10-15 minutes before washing it off. It doesn’t dry so you won’t have to worry about the product feeling crusty or tight on the skin but it does tingle a fair bit so if that’s a sensation that’s not your liking, then perhaps you may want to skip past this in the shop. (I’m hardcore so I will pretty much put up with anything so long as my skin isn’t melting off.) After I prefer to wipe it off with a flannel to make sure it’s all gone.
Afterwards my face feels baby soft, hydrated and it glows. It’s not an exfoliating scrub as such, it just polishes your complexion. I would recommend cleaning it off with a damp flannel or face towel because it’s quite messy.
Recommended to use once a week, the mask is £10 for 100ml.
Grab a spoon, the Body Shop’s latest bath and body collection is so deliciously fruity you’ll be finding it hard to stop yourself from eating it.
As we are coming into season with British raspberries timing couldn’t be more apt with this special edition Early-Harvest Raspberry range which is made up of their iconic Body Butter (£13), Body Lotion £8), Body Scrub (£12.50), Shower Gel (£4) and Eau de Toilette (£8.50).
So why is it called ‘Early-Harvest’? Well these early-harvested raspberries are picked to preserve their skin-boosting antioxidants. Raspberries are my favourite berry fruit so I’m totally enamoured with the products I’ve got to try – the Body Butter and Body Scrub. Lusciously fruity and sweet, if only this was edible.
If you’ve tried the blueberry Body Scrub, then the consistency and texture of the raspberry one is exactly the same – it looks and feels like sloppy jam with the seeds acting as an exfoliant. It’s not your average scrub (there’s no lathering) but the seeds exfoliate effectively against the skin, leaving a hint of a raspberry scent. It makes a change from the usual creamy/sugary formulas and if you don’t like your scrubs with soap suds, then give this a try.
The Body Shop’s new Special Edition Early-Harvest Raspberry Bath and Body Collection is available from 15th April 2014.
All this talk of raspberries has got me thinking…it’s been a while since I’ve made this:
Spring is well and truly here and I can finally take the roof down of the car! Something else to get you in the mood is the Body Shop’s new English Dawn White Gardenia collection which brings things straight back home with the floral scents of the British countryside. It is worlds apart from the usual exotic concoctions the Body Shop is renowned for, which isn’t a bad thing.
English Dawn White Gardenia is a fresh floral fragrance with notes of Bergamot, Tuberose, White Gardenia and Sandalwood and as with anything by the Body Shop, is ethically sourced with this collection owing its 100% organic fair trade alcohol to Ecuador. It is right up my street since I adore floral scents, and I’ve been wearing it nearly every day to work.
The range is comprises of an Eau De Toilette, Fragrance Mist, Body Lotion and Shower Gel priced from £6.50 to £15.
The bad news? Well there is bad news. The English Dawn White Gardenia collection is sadly temporary like British summer time with its availability only for three months from 18th March. Spritz it while you can.