For those of you who’ve read my previous post, you’ll know that my skin has been a little problematic over the Winter months. So, I decided to try Microdermabrasion and a Carbon Laser Facial – if you’re new here or simply haven’t read this post and happen to be interested in what I had to say about these treatments, you can find out here! Don’t forget you can subscribe to receive notifications via email when I upload a new post or follow me on WordPress if you enjoy my content!
Now, it may come as a surprise that until a few weeks ago, I’d never used ANYTHING from the Body Shop (shocker, I know); however, after hearing some pretty good reviews of their products from you guys over on Twitter, that changed and I thought I’d let you know just how I’m getting on with my new Body Shop skincare routine!
So, with that being said, let’s start with the Tea Tree Clearing Facial Wash. I’ve been searching for a product I can use daily to help with my breakouts without drying out my combination skin as I’ve been relying on masks to soothe my problematic, acne-prone skin which aren’t designed to be used every day. I’m always cautious of introducing new products into my skincare routine, so to see how I got on, I bought this 60ml bottle for £3.
I’ve been using the facial wash for around a month now and although I can’t say it’s totally cleared my existing breakouts, they are occurring in fewer areas and my skin looks fresh and mattified after every use. Introducing new products to your skincare routine can actually cause breakouts (you can read more on this here) so I’ll continue to use the product for a little longer and update you guys again.
Moving on to the Berry Bon Bon Shower Gel. Now, I have to confess, I bought this product as it was on sale and I wanted free delivery – yep, I’m that person. First of all, I was shocked at how much product I got for £3.50 and it’s deliciously fruity! It works great as bubble bath too – the smallest amount bubbles up in no time! I’ll definitely be buying this product again as it’s great value for money and I’d love to try some of the other Berry Bon Bon products. You can browse the collection here!
Moving onto the Seaweed Oil Balancing Clay Mask (£11). The first few times I used this product, I loved it! It really cooled my skin (especially blemished areas) and absorbed excess oil like a sponge; however, the last time I used the mask, it irritated my skin and caused redness – especially on my cheeks and around my nostrils. I’m currently using this mask once a week but I’m wondering if it’s too harsh for my current skin type…
As much as I love the oil-balancing qualities of this mask, I probably wouldn’t recommend it for sensitive skin which is really disappointing – especially as my skin seems to get on perfectly fine with the Seaweed Cleansing Gel Wash (£8)!
I’m currently alternating between the Seaweed Cleansing Gel Wash and Tea Tree Clearing Facial Wash, which seems to be working pretty well for me and I love how both products lather up on my skin. Based on my thoughts about the products I’ve tried so far, I’ll definitely be giving more Body Shop products a go and I’m always open for suggestions – let me know your favourite Body Shop product in the comments!