I don’t know about you but my skin is well and truly suffering right now with this cold weather. My skin is pretty dry at the best of times so a full routine is necessary to keep it (somewhat) under control!
I have tried many different products and ranges from The Body Shop and I actually wrote about the Vitamin E range which is designed specifically for dryer skin types. Once I’d finished those products I figured it was time to switch it up and go for something new. Like most people, I had no idea where to start but a great feature that The Body Shop have is free skin consultations. They record how oily or how dry your skin is in different areas of the face, they ask you what your current routine is and also what you are hoping to achieve from skincare. Just from that knowledge they create a routine that they recommend just for you – Brilliant!
So let me talk you through my routine, why I like the product and how much they cost;
The Drops of Youth Liquid Peel is honestly hands down my most favourite product ever. It is basically a gel that exfoliates and gently peels off impurities from your skin and gets rid of the dead skin cells layered on your face. It is one of those disgusting yet incredibly satisfying things to do and you can actually use it all over your body not just on the face. I know quite a lot of people like to use this on their feet! These come in 1 size of 145ml and cost £18 which may seem kinda steep however this will last you a while. I personally use about a half pump for my face and it truly does wonders.
A good cleanser is key when it comes to taking off your make up and cleaning your skin. I tend to either grab a micellar water or use my Enjo eye pads however when I feel like giving my skin a wee extra treat I opt for the Camomile Cleansing butter. I used to avoid the idea of using a butter or balm formula because I thought it might leave my face feeling oily or greasy but I was so wrong! It leaves your skin feeling hydrated and super soft.
On its own the cleansing butter is £10 for a 90ml tin and the muslin cloth is £2.50 so by purchasing this set for £15 means you pay £2.50 for the Gentle Eye Make up remover saving you 50p. Plus its a nice little gift when it comes in the box too!
So when I had my skin consultation I was advised that double cleansing is beneficial and I guess it makes sense when you think about it. Double cleansing allows you to clean deeper into your pores and remove more impurities. I was suggested to use the Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Cleansing Oil-In-Gel. I agree it is a bit of a mouthful however I really do like this! Again I was a little scared of the word oil because despite my dry skin I have an oily chin which I didn’t fancy accentuating but honestly this feels so nice on the skin. I use a small blob and massage it onto a dry face and it very quickly turns from gel to a more milky formula. This product costs £12 for a 100ml bottle which I’d say is a fairly average price point for the cleanser.
When I was younger I didn’t really understand the point of toners and so for the longest time I would ignore them but they are actually pretty helpful! Toners help to shrink pores making them less noticeable with and without make up. It also helps to remove any excess oils and balance the pH balance of your skin – pretty amazing huh?
I’ve been really enjoying the British Rose Petal – Soft Gel Toner which on top of just being aesthetically pleasing has actually made a difference to my skin. I also enjoy the fact that it isn’t an overpowering scent of roses! I’d say the Toners are a little on the pricier side from The Body Shop with this one being £9.50 for 250ml of product. Saying that, you don’t need much on a day to day basis so it does last.
Of course the final step to any routine is a good moisturiser and I think I’ve tried 4 or more from The Body Shop now but this one has been my favourite by far. This is the Roots of Strength Firming Shaping Cream and at £28 for 50ml of product it is not cheap to say the least! It has ginger from Madagascar, ginseng from China and ruscus from Europe in it to help make your skin feel firmer (keeping those fine lines and wrinkles at bay!) It absorbs super quickly into the skin and doesn’t leave a greasy or tacky finish which is ideal.
And just like that we have come to the end of my current top 5 skincare products from The Body Shop. If like me, you struggle with dry skin and have a top secret product I need to know about then please let me know in the comments!
Until tomorrow folks,
P.S Are you enjoying my Blogmas series so far?!