Beauty Spot: The Body Shop Hero Products
In the second week of my Beauty Spot, I’m going to be highlighting some hero products for your skin. The Body Shop skincare ranges offer the perfect solution to any skin complaint, but what should you pick up to try?
Oily skin is both a blessing and a curse. Shiny foreheads are only worth it because oily skin doesn’t age as quickly, meaning you’re safe from wrinkles and signs of aging a lot more. But no one wants that sheen on their face, so pick up the Seaweed range to help balance excess oil and maintain balance. The hero product here is the Seaweed oil balancing clay mask, £10, that clarifies, draws out impurities and refreshes the skin.
Never underestimate the power of tea tree oil. This beautiful range calms breakouts when they happen, but also helps to tackle the root causes of spots and blackheads, leaving your skin clearer than ever before. The Tea Tree range has long been a stalwart of the Body Shop’s offers, but grab their new Tea Tree 3-in-1 wash.scrub.mask for the best results – and a bargain at £8. Use the wash to remove impurities and excess oil, then scrub to unclog pores, smooth the surface of the skin and reduce the appearance of blackheads. Finally, apply as a mask to reduce blackheads and shine, cleanse and mattify the skin and tighten pores to prevent breakouts returning.
As the months get colder, dry skin will only become more of an issue. Protect it now with the Vitamin E range, intensely nourishing skincare to keep your dry skin at bay. The bestselling Vitamin E intense moisture cream, £13, promise to lock in moisture for long-lasting hydration. Use in the evening as part of your skincare regime to restore the skin’s natural moisture balance, and leave it feeling smooth and silky to touch.
There are all sorts of solutions to fight the signs of aging, but the Body Shop promises to tackle the early problem areas with a range to keep skin young and healthy. The Drops of Youth™ range has an incredible mask that will leave you sleeping like a baby. The Drops of Youth™ bouncy sleeping mask comes in at a slightly higher price point of £24, but lasts forever because you only need a tiny amount. Smooth on a small amount at night and leave on for a youthful glow the next day. With Edelweiss stem cells, it gives your skin that fresh, bouncy look for the perfect start to the day.
Sensitive skin is always the hardest thing to treat, because everything and anything will leave you feeling sore and red. Aloe vera has some incredible properties, and the Body Shop have harnessed those to provide a skin-soothing range to die for. From the Aloe range, I definitely recommend picking up the Aloe soothing gel, £9.50, for the perfect product to sooth irritated skin. Simply smooth on the target area for an instant cooling and moisturising effect. This is the ideal rescue product when your skin needs some TLC.