Treatments -The Body Shop - brazil nut moisture mask
joy18 11/25/2009 2:15:00 AM
I have mixed feelings about this one. First off, I don't understand if someone is using this correctly how it could make their hair any DRIER! But anyway, I have waist length, colored and straightened hair. I wet it first than comb in the mask from mid length to the tips. Then I wrap it in saran wrap, a towel, and leave it in for a couple of hours before washing it out with TBS honey shampoo followed with the matching conditioner. It makes my hair feel softer and smoother, but it's not the best hair mask out there. Plus even after washing and conditioning my hair it still has a very strong brazil nut smell that I'm not fond of. Also, since i don't use this very often, I find the tub unsanitary. I think this should have come in a tube...I love tubes. Anyway, I don't hate this but I don't love it enough to buy it again.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Moroccan Rose Body Butter
joy18 11/25/2009 1:44:00 AM
I recieved this as a gift set and I LOVE it! I would give it more lippies if I could. I know most people say that cocoa, coconut or shea are more moisturizing, but rose makes my skin feel so soft and smooth without that slightly heavy feeling that the previously mentioned butters leave me with. I used the shower gel first and then rubbed in the body butter and my skin was silky and gorgeous. I even had some girls at work ask me if I had been to a spa recently! This is highly recommended!
This product is a body polish-not scrub-and says that it is gentle enough to use for daily exfoliation. I think the exfoliation TBS had in mind was the mild exfoliation you can get from a bath lily or loofah. That being said, this works great for the days I want a little extra exfoliation between my weekly scrubs. It's also moisturizing and after I use it I just use some strawberry butter on my hands, elbows, and knees and I'm good to go. If you want a heavy duty exfoliator this is probably not for you. I'm giving this five lippies beause it does what it says it will do-daily gentle exfoliation. Plus, unlike the strawberry butter, the smell is great and not at all overwhelming.
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Aloe Vera soothing rich night cream
joy18 11/24/2009 11:56:00 PM
I love, love, love this night cream!!! It moisturizes well without feeling greasy and is perfect for my sensitive skin. One tub lasts me a good six or seven months though, so I wish this came in a tube. In a few more years I'll think about another cream geared more towards wrinkle prevention, but for now this is my one true love where night creams are concerned.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Moringa Body Butter
joy18 11/24/2009 10:42:00 PM
I think you either love this smell or hate it. It's a great moisturizer, don't get me wrong. My sister likes to use it after her swimming lessons, but after she slathers it on the whole room smells like moringa for hours, HOURS! I've only dared to try this on my hands and it makes them nice and soft, like all TBS butters, but I could never use it to moisturize my whole body. .
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Mango Body Butter
joy18 11/24/2009 10:00:00 PM
LIke most Body Shop butters mango has a very strong smell that can be an issue for those who aren't a fan of it. When I apply it to my whole body I skip perfume as it tends to clash. I'm not saying it's a bad smell, it's just strong. However, it's VERY moisturizing and I used it religiously during my second pregnancy and didn't get any stretch marks. Since this is for dry skin, a little goes a long way and one tub will last quite a while, so I feel the price is more than justified. I reccomend this for pregnant mothers. Shea is also supposed to be great but I don't like the smell so much and this worked just as well for me.
This is a very gentle, soothing toner. Works great for my sensitive skin but it's too light for my teenager sister so I imagine that it doesn't work as well for those with oily skin. Taking one lippie off for the price, which for toner seems a bit expensive to me.
I have very sensitive skin that breaks out in red, itchy patches with most foundations, blush, and even some face creams. This exfoliator is gentle enough for my skin and doesn't cause any iritation. Though I have tried other exfoliatiors I find myself returning to this one and it will probably be a staple in my bathroom for many years to come. The only tiny complaint I have is that water collects in the top/cap and if left long enough it can get moldly. Is this a common problem with flip tops? If anyone knows anything about this I would be really grateful if you would contact me. Anyway, since I only use it once a week (along with the honey and oat mask once a week on a different day) I just keep the tube on the sink shelf and bring it into the shower only when I use it. Problem solved. This is a gentle exfoliator for delicate/sensitve skin and I highly recommend it.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Strawberry Body Butter
joy18 11/24/2009 10:08:00 AM
I am a huge fan of The Body Shop butters and I recieved this one discounted due to being such a regular customer at my local Body Shop. It smelled great when I sniffed it at the store and I was excited to try it out. I got home and after a bath went to apply it and found it very hard to scoop out of the tub. It has a strange texture that made me practically have to dig my fingernails in to get it out. Note that not all the body butters (rose for example) have this consistancy. Anyway, like all TBS butters this is a good moisturizer but I find the smell too overwhelming when I use it for my entire body. I have about five different butters from TBS at any given time and find myself only using this one for my hands, elbows and knees after using the strawberry body polish. I can't take much more scent than that, esp since the smell lingers on my clothes hours later. Will probably not purchase this again but stick to the other body butters.
Treatments (Eye) -The Body Shop - Vitamin E Eye Cream
joy18 11/24/2009 3:02:00 AM
I like that this comes in a tube, and it's very light and moisturizing. However, after using it religiously for almost the past year I fail to notice any difference concerning the dark circles under my eyes. I don't have any wrinkles yet so I'm not sure about how it would work, but I'm guessing not too well. Bottom line, it's good as a moisturizer and nothing more. And I hate saying this since I'm a huge fan of The Body Shop products, but there's better eye creams out there for the same price or less.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Coconut Body Butter
joy18 11/24/2009 2:55:00 AM
This smells amazing, is easy to apply, and keeps my skin moisturized for a good 24 hours without feeling greasy. I find it a bit heavy for summer but I love it during the dry winter months. And did I mention that it smells amazing?
First of all, I think calling this a scrub is misleading because it's not that exfoliating. I use it once a week but still need a separate exfoliator (on a separate day) to get my skin feeling fresh. It's moisturizing, smells delicious, and makes my skin feel smother. I use it as a mask while I'm in the bathtub and rinse it off in the shower so I didn't have any of those problems rinsing it off that other reviewers mentioned. One downside is the container it's in. You only need to use a small amount of the product and since I only use it once a week I still have quite a bit left even though it's been almost a year since I bought it. I feel that a tube would have been better, with less risk of bacteria breeding since this is not a product that will get used up quickly.
Conditioner -Frederic Fekkai - Protein Rx Reparative Conditioner
joy18 11/23/2009 9:00:00 AM
I have straightened, dyed, and highlighted waist length hair. It has been sadly abused due to almost daily backcombing and styling with curling and flat irons for the past two or three years. I bought this with the RX shampoo and after three uses my hair was more silky and manageable. However, after two months of use, I still have breakage and split ends. Combined with the price that's one lippie off in my opinion. Also halfway through it gets kind of hard to sqeeze the product out of the bottle. I'll probably buy it again though, at least until I can find something better. Bottom line, though this works great, it's not a miracle in a bottle. At least not for someone with hair as damaged as mine.
Shampoo -Frederic Fekkai - Protein Rx Reparative Shampoo
joy18 11/23/2009 8:56:00 AM
I have straightened, dyed, and highlighted waist length hair. It has been sadly abused due to almost daily backcombing and styling with curling and flat irons for the past two or three years. I bought this shampoo with the RX conditioner and after three uses my hair was more silky and manageable. However, after two months of use, I still have breakage and split ends. Combined with the price that's one lippie off in my opinion. Also halfway through it gets kind of hard to sqeeze the product out of the bottle. I'll probably buy it again though, at least until I can find something better. Bottom line, though this works great, it's not a miracle in a bottle. At least not for someone with hair as damaged as mine.