So, Summer has officially come to an end (even if the weather isn’t saying so just yet- I’m actually typing this while sat outside trying to soak up the last of the sun) and the thought of Autumn has me scrambling to hold onto my tan for as long as naturally possible. FYI, I am not a sun bed user and aren’t so much a fan of fake tan, so they are out of the equation! I could book flights to a hotter destination, which may still happen, but as a quick fix to maintain healthy glowing skin I’m choosing to ramp up the moisturising!
I don’t particularly like to apply too many products to my face, as I believe that it’s best to let your skin breathe. I’m also very aware of the high amount of chemicals in most of these products, so feel it’s best to minimise this as much as possible- after all, anything that you apply to your skin and don’t wash off is absorbed.
Anyway, there’s only a few skincare items that I actually allow near my face and this is one of them… Tea Tree Facial Wash by The Body Shop. A refreshing organic tea tree based wash to open up your pores and remove impurities, leaving you with clearer skin. The item that I reach for first if I feel a blemish on it’s way. I also use this as part of my everyday routine, as it’s gentle enough to use daily.
It is recommended for blemished skin however I’m actually lucky enough not to suffer too much with outbreaks. I still find the wash perfect to awaken and freshen my face and if a spot does attempt to break loose, my Tea Tree Facial Wash usually does a very good job of keeping it away. An amazing one for anybody suffering with acne, but I also recommend it all round!
See what The Body Shop have to say below…
Our Community Trade organic tea tree oil comes from The Kenya Organic Oil Farmers’ Association (KOOFA), a co-operative of over 550 small-scale organic farmers around Mount Kenya National Park. Our products contain only pure leaf essential oil, made with hand-harvested leaves and gently steam-distilled for an exceptional-quality purifying essential oil. The leaves are steam distilled within 12 hours of harvest, using a gentle heat to ensure a high quality tea tree oil. Our trade helps provide the smallholder farmers of KOOFA with a steady income, which means that they can develop sustainable farming systems and fund community projects in their local area (The Body Shop, 2016).
There’s no scrimping on quality, rated 5 stars online by users and priced at £5.50 for a 250ml bottle, it’s actually a bit of a bargain. x
Who knew that Mojitos aren’t just for drinking? I definitely didn’t. That was until I discovered a refreshing new range created by The Body Shop– a zingy cocktail treat that doesn’t come with a hangover (and that radiates your skin rather than draining it)!
Their new special edition Virgin Mojito body care range has dropped right in time for summer. Helping to leave your skin feeling fresh and smelling delicious. Described by the creators as an irresistible blend of the extracts of zesty lime and fresh, crushed mint from the Caribbean, I couldn’t agree more. So as the heat turns up, you can cool down.
As much as I’m a health freak- it’s OK, I admit it- anybody who knows me at all, knows that I love a cheeky cocktail or two. So I was beyond excited to come across this little beaut of a range. There’s the shower gel, scrub, body butter, splash (the fragrance) and sorbet. Sorbet being the light moisturiser, which I just couldn’t resist. It’s the yummiest body care collection that I’ve found in a while and smells just like the real thing. The only problem? I’ve been craving a mojito ever since… That might not be a bad thing though, right?
Refresh yourself now in store or online and if you have any birthdays around the corner then there’s gift sets that might just tickle their fancy. Enjoy! xx
When it’s cold our hands need that little extra care to keep them feeling soft and looking great. I’m a huge fan of The Body Shop’s Almond Hand & Nail Cream. Not only does it work wonders for my skin, it also smells delicious and it’s a great size to pop in your bag or to keep on your desk!