Cleansers -The Body Shop - Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

on 8/14/2017 4:09:00 PM

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I really love the fresh camomile scent!
Butter scent is a plus to this product.
Good product!


Primer/ Corrector -The Body Shop - All-In-One Instablur 5-Action Perfector

on 8/13/2017 2:33:00 PM

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I had been reading lots of amazing reviews about this product so I decided to buy it despite it being quite expensive (also the tube is really small). I have used this three times so far but I haven't seen any differences after applying it and my pores still show. Also the texture of this product is very flaky and it is very easy for it to fall off your fingers before even applying it (happened to me each time I applied it).


BB Cream -The Body Shop - All-In-One BB Cream

on 8/12/2017 7:27:00 PM

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do not buy this unless you have perfect doll skin !! Its very very terrible, doesn't skin match, feels and smells terrible and leaves my skin super oily, shiny and feeling heavy somehow.


Toners -The Body Shop - Vitamin E Hydrating Toner

on 8/10/2017 7:12:00 PM

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I love the Tea Tree Toner from The Body Shop since it was mattifying for my oily skin but I wanted to try the Vitamin E version to help moisturize. After cleansing I literally just put the bottle on my face apply a little bit and then pat it in with my fingers, just because I don’t want to waste any on a cotton pad. This product smells and feels nice, it doesn't irritate. I will purchase a second one soon.


Cleansers -The Body Shop - Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

on 8/8/2017 5:12:00 AM

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This stuff takes off my waterproof mascara rather well, although I have to give the eyes a second "rub".
Doesn't dry out skin at all, which is nice for my combo skin. I usually second cleanse the face afterwards with SebaMed cleansing foam for impurities, as latter will restore a relatively low ph - which is good against impurities.

I like that Body Shop don't do animal testing, but hate that their mother company does.

However, still better than buying from animal tested ranges in the first place.

Would recommend and buy again!

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Cleansers -The Body Shop - Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

on 8/7/2017 5:44:00 AM

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A great dupe for Clinique's TTDO Cleansing Balm! Quite literally exactly the same product - colour, texture and performance-wise.
Except far cheaper!

+ Great for travelling. Solid balm that melts into an oil upon touch. Slim tub, fits into toiletries bag nicely.
+ Very effective make up and sunscreen remover
+ I love the way it feels on the skin upon melting
+ Good value. Only AUD$23 for 100ml (as oppose to Clinique's at AUD$34 with the same amount of product and a chunkier tub)

- For those who like fabulous ingredients in cleansers, this is not for you... it's just a basic balm cleanser :)

Would definitely buy again. Still have a tub left, except now I save it for travels!

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Treatments (Face) -The Body Shop - Tea Tree Oil

on 8/6/2017 6:04:00 PM

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Usually when reviews go "do not buy this!!" I typically overlook them or find their experiences to be too exclusive to the writer's own skin type/routine. However I 100% recommend avoiding this product. The watering down of tea tree oil, the inclusion of potentially irritating ingredients which may damage your skin in the future (check the ingredients on cosDNA and you'll see what I mean) and the ridiculous price!! I've used this over the course of this year, when first properly getting into skincare to now and in general, most Body Shop skincare products are ridiculously overpriced and mis-sold. My skin is not terribly oily nor do I get too many blemishes but this really did nothing. I thought I got it wrong or maybe it did help the few times spots would go down, but I realize now that's due to other parts of my routine.
If this were cheap, I wouldn't be so annoyed but DON'T BUY THIS. Buy neat 100% tea tree oil and use it lightly. You will see results at 1/10th of the price. Such a waste of money and I'm actually so infuriated that Body Shop sells this as tea tree oil, then you check the ingredients and see that most of the other ingredients don't even serve to stabilise the product or preserve it and the majority of additional ingredients simply damage skin. For example, the inclusion of citral and limonene for perfume and the inclusion of alcohol - I know there is debate about how damaging alcohol can be in skincare, but for a company who care so much about their customers (supposedly), the variety of ingredients simply damage skin in the long run.
To add insult to injury, the packaging is pretty rubbish and makes it hard to control how much of the over-priced and watered-down product you can use. Do not buy this.

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Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Nutriganics Smoothing Night Cream

on 8/5/2017 5:20:00 PM

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I've been using this product since The Body Shop launched this line. This has come to be my HG product and I don't have many of those. I started off using TBS products when I lived in London and experienced unexpected dryness and flakiness to my skin. Since 2005, I've gone from using the original Aloe line, to the Soothing Aloe line, to the Vitamin E line to this one. I think all of TBS moisture creams are exceptional but this one is my fave. I love the scent, the feel, the viscosity. I used to use the day cream as well but I end up just adding a sun screen to the night cream for mornings because it just feels better to me, less runny. The price for me is on the expensive side but that's only because I'm not one to buy luxury beauty products. Compared to other brands though, this is very affordable. I usually always wait for deals which happen often at The Body Shop or find what I need on eBay. In other words, I've never paid retail price and neither should you if you know how to bargain shop. I've been somewhat interested in finding a better night cream than this but based on the reviews I've read of other products, I actually feel lucky to have found this. And on top of that the formula has stayed the same since it first stated using it. I couldn't recommend this more highly.

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Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Aloe Vera Soothing gel supplement

on 8/3/2017 10:08:00 PM

So my tube says "Aloe Instant Soothing Rescue Gel" on it and is a tube with a pump on one end. This one is formulated for the face although they do make a face and body version with a flip top that I have not reviewed yet. This is a great product when I have no idea what to use on my face. Maybe I have a breakout or sensitivity and just don't want to irritate my skin with just using acne products or dry it out by using nothing so I use this. I know I won't have a bad reaction, it will not cause a breakout and it's just a safe skin option for me. Is this anything special? No not really, I don't get bright even skin like I do with vitamin c serums or the softness I can get with well made masks but this is a wonderful product to have around when you just don't know what to do with your skin that day/night. It won't make your skin oily, won't dry you out, it's a great product for all skin types. 4.5 and would repurchase.


Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Seaweed Shine Control Moisturizer SPF 15

on 8/3/2017 6:01:00 AM

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I use this as a primer and it is okay. I wouldn't be using this as my main moisturizer, as I find it not that hydrating. However, under make-up, it does wonders. It creates a little bit of sticky layer so the foundation layers really well on it. The price is nice, but I don't love the packaging. The pot that (now) it comes in it's not that hygienic. I don't know if I'll buy this again, we'll see. But if you're in need for a primer for oily skin, that layers beautifully and does control the oils through the day, this one is a nice catch.


Masks -The Body Shop - Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask

on 7/31/2017 1:03:00 PM

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I love it. Best find of the year.


Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Coconut Body Butter

on 7/29/2017 12:27:00 AM

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I bought this at a sale hoping it would be a natural coconut smell. I also kind of like that suntan lotion smell with a hint of coconut, but the scent for this lotion falls flat. It smells synthetic and like play-doh. I was taken aback by this unpleasant scent, but I do not like to waste product, so I am almost finished with this. I haven't changed my mind about it and won't be repurchasing. I also think that the jar packaging harbors bacteria and is a bit of an annoyance to use. The product itself has a strange texture. It gets kind of lumpy and doesn't melt on the skin and takes a bit of rubbing. A body "butter" should actually resemble butter...at least I think so. It helps to rub the product between the palms to warm it up. It also doesn't moisturize incredibly well for the price, so I think there are way better options out there.

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Crme -The Body Shop - Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation

on 7/28/2017 6:52:00 PM

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This reminds me a lot of MAC Mineralize compact foundation. However I rate this one higher becuase it has a better coverage. Just like MAC one, this also needs to be set with powder. I wear MAC NC 15 and with this I wear 102 Natural Ivory. I would also only recommend this one if you dont have a lot of imperfections and if you have a very dry skin type. Compared to MAC Studio Tech this one has much less coverage and Studio Tech as a foundation, this being more as a tinted moisturizer. Just for comparision Also the ELF stick foundations offer more coverage and are drier and less oily than this.


Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Vitamin E Hand and Nail Cream

on 7/27/2017 8:15:00 PM

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Packaging is practical (as well as the size for purse/bags) and the company is cruelty free but I think that's where the pros end for me. I don't hate the scent as much as other reviewers do (it smells similar but not the same as original Oil of Olay moisturizer) but what really bothers me is how it dries down. It leaves my hands feeling tacky/sticky and that is a huge dealbreaker for me. Out of principle, I will finish the product but never purchasing again. In fact, if you have access to Trader Joe's, their house brand travel hand cream is only $1.99 and way better than this (and it's unscented).

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Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream

on 7/27/2017 12:39:00 PM

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Good moisturizing but it stings your face a lot in areas that are not too oily. Just use in your oily spots and you're good to go.


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