I've never really tried any Body Shop skincare aside from the odd body butter, but with their recent price drop here in Australia I was enticed in to store. (Side note on the price drop: this seems to be a bit of of a 'thing' now with Mecca also recently joining it. It's a good start for us Aussie beauties!). Things started off with just the Chamomile Silky Cleansing Oil and Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion but thanks to a very lovely sales lady two samples made their way in to my bag and a week later I was back in store to purchase the full size. Now these have only been on trial for a little while so this is by no means a proper review, just my first impressions of my Body Shop foray.
Starting with makeup remover and I've fallen in love with The Body Shop's offering. I was initially scared that the oily formula might not be the best for my acne-prone skin but I've been using it every night for the past 2 weeks and no problems yet. One pump massaged over my entire face (eyes included) breaks down makeup and makes removal easy. The price is pretty fab too ($21.95 for 200ml) compared to other makeup removers in my stash (Clinique's Take Off the Day Balm comes in at $ for g). The pump applicator keeps things hygienic and the lock mechanism actually works making it easy to cart between home and my boyfriend's.
My other round one purchase was the Blemish Fade Night Lotion from the Tea Tree range. I've heard so many good things about this range and know that tea tree is a great natural antibacterial so couldn't wait to give this a go on my troubled skin. Things like this usually take a bit of time to show tru effect but so far I've already noticed the size of my blemishes decreasing. Those pesky red marks left behind still won't seem to budge but the actual pimple has definitely reduced. I've been applying this every night as more of a spot treatment to affected areas before applying my normal moisturiser.
The other two pieces that I first tried as samples but quickly purchased the full size were the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash and Squeaky Clean Scrub. Both are really lovely. The cleanser is not at all drying and leaves my skin feeling super fresh and has a slight cooling effect. The scrub wasn't something I thought I would like, I tend to stick to chemical exfoliants rather than physical but this has changed my mind. I've been using every 3 days for a gentle exfoliation. It is quite scrubby (I try to go a little gentle) and I wouldn't recommend using this on any active breakouts as it may irritate them.
Have you tried any Body Shop skincare? I'll be sure to report back once I've given these bits a more thorough trial.