One of my summer musts? A moisturizer of course!
I’ve never really been much of a nighttime moisturizer kinda gal. I have a couple on my desk at work since I get dry hands and of course I apply some cream to my face morning and night, but I’ve never really been into applying a moisturizer at night before bed. I recently reviewed some of the Rodial and Nip & Fab toning creams, and ever since then I’ve been applying them every night.
I’ve been huge fan of The Body Shop for a while now and aside from the amazing scents they have in their collections they release some awesome products as well. As part of their Spa of the World collection, new for this year are some firming lotions (perfect for bathing suit season). First up, if you’re into applying self tanner or getting spray tans, an exfoliator is a must. The brand’s exfoliating scrubs are awesome since they are both creamy and coarse, really allowing you to get rid of those dead skin cells and providing moisture after the shower. The French Grape Seed Scrub (C$32) contains grape seeds, which are known for their high polyphenol content, a powerful antioxidant known to firm skin. Apply this product in the shower prior to self tanning application for an even tan.
To keep the colour on your skin, make sure to moisturize often! I’ve been switching out my toning lotions for their new Ethiopian Green Coffee Cream firming body cream (C$36). Like the name says, this contains caffeine, which brands often use in their moisturizer to refine, firm and tone. I have some of their Spa of the World lotions from past collections and the older ones are thicker moisturizers, whereas this one is a little thinner, really super refreshing on the skin and absorbs quickly.
Other items in their new Firming range are the Thai Market Lime Firming Oil and the Indian Turtle Massager.
Also new this summer is the Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm (C$15), which is great for reviving dry skin, skin marks, and even tattoos. This multi-tasking beauty product is made from 100 per cent natural-origin ingredients and is enriched with community trade babassu oil and beeswax. The texture of this particular product is very waxy and at first I thought it would have the consistency of something like Rosebud Salve, my holy-grail must-have beauty product, however, it’s definitely a thicker balm, as opposed to one with a petroleum jelly feel.
I don’t have tattoos so I can’t say how well this works on reviving them, however, this balm did feel awesome on dry patches and dried down nicely.
I’m still using up my past Body Shop Spa of the World products and have been enjoying incorporating these in my routine. If you have your summer tan already established I would look into incorporating a moisturizer into your routine to lengthen the longevity of it. Pair that with one that contains caffeine and a scrub designed to get rid of dead skin cells, these products are a must.
Have you tried any of The Body Shop Spa of the World products?
Please note, I was sent these products from PR. All opinions are my own.
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