Any beauty obsessive will no doubt have at least a couple of The Body Shop goodies in their regular use stash; my personal favourites are several shades from the Colour Crush Shine Lipsticks and pretty much anything in the Cocoa Butter line – there’s just something about the smell of it that gets me every time – so The Body Shop have put together a collection of their most popular products and called these products, quite accurately, Beauty Gems. Below you’ll find a closer look at 10 of these Beauty Gems, but if you can’t find your favourite then why not share your personal choices with @TheBodyShopUK using the hashtag #TBSbeautygems and get sharing.
First up are some of the skincare heroes starting with the Nutriganics Drops of Youth Serum, of which one is sold every 28 seconds. Even though The Body Shop promotes natural ingredients, don’t be fooled by the gentle formulations as this serum contains a collection of high grade oils and plant stem cells to promote healthier skin. The Vitamin C Skin Reviver is one of the products I was most excited to try as I’ve been eyeing it up for a while. It’s a vitamin shot for your skin that apparently works really well as a make-up base and is designed to complement existing skincare routines. Next is the Vitamin E Face Mist which is a moisturising mist with a multitude of uses such as a make-up setter, skin refresher or moisture-boosting toner. I love the Vitamin E range from The Body Shop and I especially rate the tinted moisturiser.
People went a little bit crazy for the Camomile range when it landed and for good reason, since the cleansers are beautifully gentle and caring products that remove make-up effectively without stripping the skin. The Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Balm is as you’d expect; a rich yet delicate balm that feels as good as it sounds. The scrubs and butters are arguably what you think of when you consider The Body Shop products and the Shea Body Scrub is one of the most popular due to it’s ability to scrub, soften and moisturise skin in one quick and easy step.
Unless you’ve had perfect skin your entire life, you’ll no doubt have added the little green bottle of Tea Tree Oil to your skincare collection at some point, as most of us have had a breakout in need of attention at some point (I think it’s safe to say my skin goes considerably beyond that, but there you go) and The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Oil is infamous for being an amazing spot-buster. The All-In-One BB Cream isn’t a product I’ve managed to use yet, but it apparently delivers non-clogging hydration in a natural finish and I like the fact that it’s available in four shades which is more than the usual two or three you get in BB Creams. The Brow and Liner Kit is a star of a product that contains a double ended brush plus a light and dark shade to contour and define brows. The powders can be used wet or dry and the kit is a dinky little transportable size making this a fab product to travel with considering it contains two shades that could be used as liners, brow fillers and shadows too.
I’m now the proud owner of two shades of the Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder (check out my introduction to the Honey Bronze range here) and if you haven’t tried them before then I highly recommend them; they’re matte, finely milled and extremely natural. Last but by no means least in any way, shape or form, we have the fabulous make-up brushes. There are thirteen in the range and the brushes in the image above is the contents of the Expert Brush Kit which contains five brushes. Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know that I absolutely love a good make-up brush and these ones are fab.