Masks -The Body Shop -Blue Corn Mask

on 7/23/2017 5:21:00 PM

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Unfortuantly this face mask has been discontinued for a while but I'm just very lucky I managed to find a store that was getting rid of old stock before the new range of masks came in and a friend gifted me some. So I have a current stock of 5! This mask is a 3 in 1 formula which promises to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise normal to oily skin. Application was a learning curve, it applies best to slightly damp skin with a brush instead of fingers - the brush helped keep the exfoliating elements of the mask stuck to the face rather than falling off. I usually leave this mask on for 30 to 45 minutes which is much longer than the recommended time, purely because my skins oil production is minimised the next few days much more than if I left it on for 10 minutes as the clay gets more time to work. When washing this mask off the natural exfoliants get to work and I like to gently take the mask off with warm water and gentle circular motions till it's all gone. After cleansing my skin is soft and glowing, I've never experienced tightness or dryness from this mask. I follow this mask up with my acne cream on my active spots or acne, Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Serum by the ordinary and ensure I use some form of other treatment for hyper pigmentation as I know my skin is currently prepped and ready! This mask works pretty well for oily and congested skin and I'm so glad I stocked up on this to keep it for when my skin is in need of a deep purge every month or so. I will normally break out one / two days after using this mask around my jaw line but these are really superficial whiteheads that are gone within a day and I can feel the effects of the mask all week long and I will be less prone to white heads for a good few weeks, particularly on the areas of my face I tend to get blackheads. This mask has seen me through my worse points of my acne and has always proven to improve my skin! I'll be very sad when I run out of this mask!


Moisturizers -The Body Shop -Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream

on 7/23/2017 4:50:00 PM

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Argh. Well firstly I usually love The Body Shop, but this product is NOT one of my favourites. It has a very unpleasant, fish-like smell after application. It also feels a bit dry around my mouth area after applying.

The worst part is that I think it started to break me out, as I noticed small pimples just a few days after using this. Its definitely not worth the price.

The only positive aspect of this product is that it does mattify, especially because it gives you a slight glow without making you look greasy. It doesn't totally mattify you to a point that it makes you look like you have a white cast on your face (like some sunblock products do).

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Moisturizers -The Body Shop -Aloe Soothing Night Cream

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I bought this night moisturiser as it is currently Winter here in South Africa. I usually have combo/oily skin but as it is Winter it's more on the combo/dry side. I use this night moisturiser as an extremely hydrating sort of rescue for my skin. It feels very calming and soothing on the skin and I do find it reduces redness slightly. I havent broken out from using it or had any negative side effects. The texture is like a cream to gel formula and I find a little goes a long way, just a small amount covers the whole face. It doesn't have a scent which is great.

It does leave a shine/slight greasy feel which I don't mind as I'm going to bed after applying it. I obviously wouldn't wear this during the day or purchase the day cream from this range as even though I currently have drier skin, I still get a little oily in my t zone. I would definitely repurchase this for the winter months but I'll have to find a different night moisturiser for summer time. I do find I wake up with glowy/supple feeling skin which I really enjoy. I would definitely recommend it for drier skin types and combo skin during the winter especially.

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Liquid -The Body Shop -Fresh Nude Foundation

on 7/23/2017 8:31:00 AM

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I had a generous sample and have tested under various conditions which were the office, walking in the new forest, shopping, on a night out, travelling, rain and wind.
It held up well under all conditions even had others ask what I was wearing. The two factors to take into consideration are I powdered down the middle of my face (lightly)
I tried the body shop CC underneath.
With all combinations including without any additional support it was great.
The heat did not make it slide off my face.
The wind and rain did not make it wash off and go streaky.
The walking didn't interfere with the result.
Impressed and I use high end stuff as a preference ; this had to impress or I won't entertain it.
I felt confident after the first few tests that although cheaper than many competitors it does compete with the best. It also would in a blind test do really well.
I have now been convinced to give the body shop another go after what seems like a life time away. Well done You!!!!!

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Cleansers -The Body Shop -Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

on 7/22/2017 3:54:00 PM

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I love this cleansing butter! It has a lovely velvety texture and honestly feels like heaven on my skin. It dissolves makeup effectively and does not irritate my sensitive eyes. It also emulsifies really easily when you add water to rinse off. It's a great product for the price and very travel friendly. I only wish it came with a spatula.

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Masks -The Body Shop -Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow mask

on 7/19/2017 12:56:00 AM

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I honestly started out loving this product cause I could visibly see the oils being pulled out of my nose. However, I only bought this because my usually normal pores were starting to look a little clogged. This instead made them turn into cystic pimples every time I used it! Now, obviously I thought maybe it was purging my skin or maybe it was due to the stress I was facing at the time, but I gave it more than a month and it didn't settle. I stopped using it for a while and my skin was normal again but I then had to deal with the pigmentation it caused! It's been at least a month since I stopped and I'm less stressed now so I wanted to give it another shot this weekend but yet again, it made my normal skin breakout so badly. The smell is off-putting after a while because it is so strong and the chunks in it need to be peeled off if you let them completely dry. I'm sure it might work for oilier skin types or less sensitive skin but for people with already okay skin, don't mess your skin up. There is no glow, just redness and irritation with this!

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Liquid -The Body Shop -Fresh Nude Foundation

on 7/17/2017 3:47:00 PM

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I have wanted to try this foundation for a while after hearing some good reviews about it. After the foundation I was using a went a got colour matched. I have the shade Bora Bora. I have had it now for a few months and I like it. I apply it with The Body Shop Buffing Brush and find this applies it evenly. It is not a full coverage foundation by any means, it is buildable for more coverage however I think that defeats the point of the foundation. With it being called "Fresh Nude" I feel it was more to even out skin tone and make your skin look healthy. It is not a oily foundation and it blends easily. I did find however that after wearing for a long period of time (13 hours) it can appear patchy and in some areas oxidise but this only seems to be in very hot weather. I have dry skin sensitive skin and have not found that it has irritated it at all.

Overall I like this foundation and would repurchase it again, and the fact that it comes with a pump is a bonus.

I have a video review here:



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Eye Makeup Remover -The Body Shop -Camomile Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

on 7/15/2017 11:26:00 AM

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This is an amzaing eye make up remover. I'm so glad that I have found you. It can completely removed all my water proof eyeliner and mascara. I have bought so many expensive brand eye make up remover and non of them work better than this..


Cleansers -The Body Shop -Pomegranate Softening Facial Wash

on 7/13/2017 10:33:00 AM

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This is okay. It's not my favourite face wash but it's not bad either. 3.5 is a fair rating for this, it's not too drying, works well for me in the morning. I can't see it removing all my makeup at night and I don't use it for that. I prefer Olay total effects 7 in 1 revitalizing foaming cleanser to this one. I find it balances my skin a bit better and keeps my skin just a touch more clear. Would not repurchase. May work well for someone with less problematic skin. Recommended for normal to oily skin that is not acne prone.

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Eye Makeup Remover -The Body Shop -Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

on 7/13/2017 2:00:00 AM

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I like it but I still don't love it.

I have oily skin and I normally do natural make up. This product is good. It cleanses all my make up (still need a bit of eye makeup remover for waterproof mascara). It leaves my skin moist but for my oily skin, it leaves too much moisture to the point that I feel uncomfortable instead. I double wash my face so I'm okay with that. But I think this product aims for people with dry skin (because of its moisture feeling after washing). I will go use another product when i run out of it. I may use it again if I can't find another cleanser that suiter for my skin.

Again, go for it if you have dry skin.

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Masks -The Body Shop -British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask

on 7/12/2017 7:20:00 PM

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This honestly did nothing for me. It has a gel-like consistency that just sat on my skin. I suppose it feels cool and comfortable to use but I didn't notice a difference.


Masks -The Body Shop -Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow mask

on 7/12/2017 7:20:00 PM

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I got a sample of this when The Body Shop was selling the British Rose, Ethiopian Honey and Himalayan mask together (one use each). I thought this was great for exfoliating my skin and also had a tingling effect as it dried on your skin. It definitely made my skin feel brighter after use which is great. However I wonder if the "leaves" in the mask (I think they're leaves) could potentially damage the skin given that they're not smooth spheres like in a exfoliator or other exfoliating masks.


Skincare - Face -The Body Shop -Tea Tree Oil Daily Cleansing Wipes

on 7/11/2017 3:38:00 PM

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Wipes seemed super dry - not much tea tree content to make a huge difference to acne / oily prone skin. Will use the packet up for makeup removal before double cleansing but I would not trust to remove grime from the face properly! Also - horrible trying to remove mascara with these!

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Eye Makeup Remover -The Body Shop -Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

on 7/10/2017 5:46:00 AM

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This product gives me life!
It's my favorite makeup remover, hands down. I could use this stuff by the bucketload.
It's packages nicely, although I wish there were more. The smell is very light, clean, and soothing. And the texture, like a whipped ultra moisturizing balm. It instantly removes even water proof makeup, without leaving skin thirsty and dry. Especially around the eyes, this stuff is magic and I love it!

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Treatments (Face) -The Body Shop -DROPS OF YOUTH Youth Liquid Peel

on 7/8/2017 8:20:00 PM

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I find my skin needs more intensive cleansing in the summer and I thought I would give this a try. I've been using this as a cleanser once a day since I got it; because you massage it in and rinse off I can definitely use it far more often than masks or peel products with glycolic acids or AHA's that sit on your skin.

It's definitely the formulation that causes the product to ball up on your skin; the residue you get when massaging it in isn't just dead skin cells.

That being said, this makes my skin feel really clean, like super clean, in a unique way. Micellar water gives me sort of a damp hydrated clean feeling, and soapy cleansers give a squeaky clean feeling, and this makes me feel very clean without a tie each or squishy or dry feeling afterward. The packaging is not gorgeous but it does the job, and I'm guessing that I will get a couple of months use so the price point seems reasonable.

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