There’s only a few weeks left until Will and I tie the old proverbial knot (eek! Panic! Excitement!) and I’ve been a conscious effort to up the ante in the skincare department. And there’s a surprisingly large turnout from The Body Shop. My sensitive skin generally agrees with their products, and they’re very easy on the wallet, making them a great option for this cash-strapped bride.
If you’re looking to explore their skincare offering, I definitely recommend these options.
Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil. This stuff is tops when it comes to makeup removal. Two pumps covers the whole face, and it effortlessly takes off all forms of makeup, from liquid lipsticks to waterproof mascara. Ditch the wipes and get on board with this, ladies!
Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser. I always follow the double cleanse ethos. Once to remove dirt, twice to really cleanse and penetrate those pores. My dry sensitive skin wouldn’t be able to handle a soapy cleanser after makeup removal, so I find this cream cleanser works great to keep things moisturised while still cleansing. It’s fragrance free too which is music to my skin’s ears (possibly the weirdest analogy I’ve ever written).
Vitamin E Facial Mist. This magical rosewater spritzer is simply put, da bomb. You can use it in a multitude of ways: as a toner, as a post-makeup mister, as a midday pick-me-up, or even to wet a brush or Beauty Blender as an alternative to water. I use it for all of the above, meaning I go through a bottle far too quickly!
Nutriganics Smoothing Serum. This is my go-to daytime serum, it’s super light yet still nourishing to the skin, and is a great layer to add before moisturising. It really softens the skin without being too heavy or rich to use under makeup.
Elderflower Unperfumed Eye Gel. Is there anything better than applying a soothing eye gel on those early weekday mornings? This one is really gentle in the eye and wakes up, de-puffs and tightens without hurting your delicate skin. Pop it in the fridge for maximum cooling effect. It’s almost as good a morning cup of coffee…almost.
Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil. I do love a facial oil in the evenings, but I find that some of them actually make my skin drier – a, I crazy? Has anyone else noticed this? Well this oil from their new Oils Of Life range really does penetrate and moisturise, and is well worth the price. If you’re wanting to delve into the realm of facial oil treatments but don’t want to splash out on something high end, I suggest giving this one a go.
Drops Of Youth Eye Concentrate. Oh to have perfect eyes like my 21 year old self…alas I am now in my thirties and in need of a bit of help in this department. This treatment is fabulous! The rollerball style applicator is soothing and really makes you feel like you’re working out that puffiness, and the formula is rich and nourishing too. I’ve really noticed a difference to my under eye wrinkles from using this, and when I skip a few days, I can tell. It seems to have a slight sparkle to it which is quite alarming, but it doesn’t seem to show up on the skin, nor does it irritate.
Aloe Lip Care. I’m nearly at the bottom of mine, which is saying something. I usually lose lip balms before I finish them… A favourite the overnight lip treatment, it’s thick and soothing, with no fragrance and no petroleum. I must pick up a new tube!