Moisturizers -The Body Shop -Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet

on 12/10/2017 7:34:00 PM

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I'm really enjoying this product!! I'm cleansing with the chamomile butter to remove makeup, gel grapefruit cleanser from Malin+Goetz, after patting my face dry I will use one of various toners I have from the body shop ( tea tree toner if I am around my period or having any breakouts, aloe toner if im sensitive, or vitamin e toner with dry winter skin) gently swipe one of those with a cotton pad over entire face and neck.

Honestly Im not big on using serums lately, so I go in with body shops vitamin e essence lotion and pour some into my hand and pat gently all over my face, as my first layer of hydration. Then, during this time of the year being winter, I will pat a beauty oil over the essence and for me Josie Marans agran oil has been working beautifully. Then I finish everything off with this sorbet to help seal in everything I have used. This light weight cream has dimethicone in it which basically helps to keel hydration locked into your skin, preventing epidermal water loss. The problem some people are having with this is that they are treating it like plain moisturizer right after they cleanse and its not giving enough moisture. This cream is intended to use similar to Clinique moisture surge, works best paired with hydration underneath and this cream helps to lock it all in.

On its own, its very light weight and sits very well under makeup or used in place of a primer. Which is how I use it for day time, I will just tone with a cotton pad, spritz face with vitamin e face mist or another facial mist, then finish with this sorbet and my face is ready makeup!

Bottom line, if you are DRY or using for nighttime nourishment purposes, this is a finishing cream to lock in all your moisture from either oils, serums, creams, etch. If you sore oily/combination you can use as your moisturizer for a lightweight hydration.

As far as smell, it seems much more perfumey in the jar than it does on my actual skin. It does not smell like the rest of the vitamin e line, its a much sweeter fruity smell that may bother some sensitive noses but I think it dissipates fairly quickly after applying. I was hoping it would smell like the vitamin e toner or the facial spray which smell like rose water but this one is different,

Overall I would totally repurchase! I used to use Clinique moisture surge the same way I use thud sorbet, but this is a fraction of the cost. The performance is the same in my opinion but the main differences is that Clinique's is completely free of any fragrance smell and also the texture if the creams. Cliniques is a medium thick gel cream and this sorbet is like a thicker gel with very tiny gritty grains that you can't actually feel while applying to the skin. Both leave a nice velvety soft touch to your skin.

I recommend!

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Masks -The Body Shop -Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow mask

on 12/6/2017 6:51:00 PM

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Amazing mask - tightens my pores, minimizes breakouts and leaves my skin glowing. Massive pain to wash off though, the leaves/charcoal extracts like to stick. Price is reasonable and packaging is gorgeous.


Moisturizers -The Body Shop -Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet

on 12/6/2017 5:29:00 AM

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I bought this product because my skin was relatively dry and had some dry, flaky patches. Obviously, since this is marketed as The Body Shop's range for dry skin, I thought it would help. However, after using this product for over a month, my skin had become SEVERELY dry and dehydrated, causing a host of skin problems. I would NOT recommend this product to anyone with dry skin.

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Toners -The Body Shop -Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner

on 12/6/2017 4:30:00 AM

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This stings my face really bad upon the initial application, I'm not really sure about this part, but I think it actually broke me out?? I think this too 'strong' for a toner.

It smells really bad as well. It's probably the smell of the tea tree, but it was too overpowering and 'spicy' for my liking.

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Cleansers -The Body Shop -Tea Tree Oil Foaming Face Wash

on 12/4/2017 5:40:00 PM

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I never had acne in my teen years but since I was 21 I started having acne in all my face, I was desperate to get rid of the spots and the tea tree was the solution.


Treatments (Face) -The Body Shop -Vitamin E Facial Oil

on 12/4/2017 5:38:00 PM

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I haven't noticed any difference since using this, I don't think it does any good or bad to my skin.


Other -The Body Shop -Advent calendar 2016

on 12/4/2017 2:08:00 AM

This was ok but not great. It had A LOT of shower gels, at least half of the days were either a shower gel or a body lotion.
It also had a couple of tools, a facial glove and a eyelash curler.
Some famous TBS products like the vitamin E range and only a couple new skincare that I would like to try out like one facial oil.
The box was really well made

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Liquid -The Body Shop -Shade Adjusting Drops in Lightning

on 12/3/2017 9:43:00 PM

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Good product. Works as intended- lightens foundations. It mixes in well with my foundations and doesn't cause any textural issues with silicon based foundations. (I'm assuming this won't work with water based ones). The big problem I have is with the packaging. The dropper is incredibly frustrating. Half the time it won't pick up any product. It is also very runny so it is hard to get a consistent amount out of the dropper every time. It is very frustrating to work with. It did not cause any skin sensitivity or breakouts. I would repurchase only if the packaging was changed. Also, the body shop often has 40% off sales so you can get it for around 12 dollars so it can be an affordable option.

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Liquid -The Body Shop -Shade Adjusting Drops in Lightning

on 12/2/2017 5:01:00 PM

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My first shade adjusting drops ever. Is it worth the money? Or are there more magical powers behind this white bottle that we have to experience yet? Let's find out:

I had to buy a product which lightens my foundation and I needed it the same day I read that something like that exists.
Some blogs wrote positive reviews about this product and I looked no further. I catched the next train in the last minute. Went to the Body Shop, bought the white and brown shade (You never know which one you need someday, eh?). The way back home was also very stressful. But it was worth it. Or wasn't it? Let's start with the packaging.

The packaging looks nice, kind of luxurious but still subtle. No distracting symbols or unnecessary text.
But the drop applicator is the worst I've ever had. Yeah, works when you want to take some product, but it doesn't spit it out! Therefore, I swipe it on a clean mixing palette or the back of my hand. A dispenser would work better.

The consistency tends to feel more watery than creamy which I prefer. It acts good as a mixing medium to lighten foundations. Pigmentation is good enough to lighten your foundation carefully, drop by drop.
Yet it can't do wonders:
I tried to lighten Maybelline 24h foundation and had to use some more drops than usual. The result was a watery, awful textured foundation which I couldn't use. Bear that in mind when trying to lighten a darker foundation (for example: You have a really fair skin tone and the foundation is meant for medium skin tones, then you won't get a satisfying result.)

But why do I rate this 4 lipsticks? It's a liquid version of NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk and much more versatile for oily skin types (But not the very oily types!) I like to use it as a highlighter, base for my eyeshadows or lipsticks, as a mixing medium or for ombre looks. I know, NYX Milk is a bit more pigmented, but creamy formulas are a nightmare for oily people. You can layer these Shade Adjusting Drops as you like and still have a good amount left in the bottle. I recommend setting it with a setting powder just to be sure it doesn't melt off your face (powder = life saver for oily skin types).

PRO:
- it can help lighten your foundation by a few shades
- versatile uses
- a real, neutral white shade
- pigmentation is good
- buildable

NEUTRAL:
- glass bottle (no use of plastic, so it's better for the environment)

CON:
- changes the consistency of foundation if you use more than a few drops
- the drop applicator doesn't work well
- price (I bought it because I needed shade adjusting drops the same day, and I discovered that only the Body Shop in a shopping mall had such a product.)

If you're willing to pay some more bucks and have no other options, go for this product. Otherwise, there are always some cheaper dupes all over the web.


Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop -Spa of the World - Hawaiian Kukui Cream

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This body butter is just a little bit of indulgence. It is very rich, which is precisely what I need in the cold climate I live in, especially during winter. The scent is absolutely heavenly. It spreads nicely and honestly, will probably last me a long time since I don't need to use a whole lot, even if I use it all over the body after every single shower. I like the sturdy packaging a lot. It's a staple on my night stand and often holds down some papers or a stack of books or whatever.

There are body butters and just general creams out there that carry out the same function much cheaper than this one, This is what I mean by the indulgence. The scent is so comforting and luxurious, it calms me after a shower, so to perfume myself with this cream and then slip under the covers for a good night's sleep is precisely what the winter is all about.


Lip Treatments -The Body Shop -Wild Argan Solid Oil Lips

on 11/26/2017 4:16:00 PM

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Mine looks exactly like the picture here but is titled “Wild Argan Oil Miracle Solid Oil For Body & Hair”. Either they rebranded or I’m posting in the entirely wrong place... The description is spot on though. ASSUMING that this is the same product, DONT use it for your hair. It’s like coating your hair in waxy lip balm. Urgh. I don’t like it on my lips either - too heavy. Ended up using it to wax my leather handbag... Works quite well ;-D

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Eye Makeup Remover -The Body Shop -Chamomile Eye Makeup Remover

on 11/26/2017 3:31:00 PM

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I’m not saying anything revolutionary here, but basically: -Doesn’t remove everything (at least not easily): - Doesn’t smell great (think fermenting chamomile - like you’ve left your teabag in a damp, dark place for a few days; - Weak, watery formula. Only upside? Seems v gentle, probably good for those unfortunate souls with sensitive skin.


Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop -Hemp Hand Protector

on 11/26/2017 2:20:00 PM

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LEGENDARY product. Fancy but not so useful packaging as it starts breaking on the sides as you use it up and the product leaks out. Most people say they don't like the smell but I prefer it to all other artificial scents. I've been using this product non-stop for about 10 years now and it might be the only product that I can never replace.

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

on 11/26/2017 2:02:00 PM

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I love this product because I can apply it on my eyelashes with my fingers just like Dermalogica's precleanse, which I think is the gentlest way possible. It also cleans all kinds of eye make-up thoroughly. It's just not as magical as precleanse, but if you want a good make up remover more affordable than dermalogica, you can try this one.

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

on 11/25/2017 12:17:00 AM

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I gave this 4 lippies because I am not a fan of this products application. I got this first as a sample and dreaded using it. The peel doesn't bunch up for me, so I needed to go back with an exfoliator to really clean the peel off my face, or little sticky marks will stay on your face.

That being said, I realized my skin looked gorgeous after using this product. Despite the hassle, I feel that my skin looks so healthy and dewy without makeup. With makeup, this creates a great base.

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