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Not so much of a glamourous post... Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Back Spray Review

31 August 2013

When I saw this in Boots I thought it would be perfect for the summer and my holiday. During the warmer months I started getting more blemishes on my back and whilst washing with my Body Shop Tea Tree Shower gel  normally does the trick I had to step up my body skin-care routine a bit for those sweaty few weeks in London.

This spray contains Tea Tree and Witch Hazel which are known for their spot fighting and skin calming qualities. I considered trying to cover my back in spot fighting moisturisers but it proved too difficult and awkward. This is where this back spray proved far superior as it was so easy to spray the liquid all over my back, wait for it to dry knowing I was adding extra spot fighting ingredients to my skin.

This stuff really did work, within about a week I noticed a significant difference in the condition of my skin. I also like to use this when I have been to the gym as I find that getting sweaty at the gym can also wreak havoc with the skin on my back. 

Now the weather has become a bit cooler I haven't used this as religiously as I used to but it is great to use every now and again as a preventative measure.

Exfoliating: Paula's Choice 2% BHA Gel

I wanted to review this BHA exfoliator after my post on my 3 favourite manual exfoliators which you can read here. I wanted to show you that there is an alternative to manual exfoliation, and the BHA exfoliator from Paula's Choice is it.

Paula's choice actually do a AHA and a BHA exfoliator. Basically the AHA reveals new younger skin, repairs sun damage and builds collagen, whilst the BHA unclogs and refines pores, reduces breakouts and builds collagen.

I chose the BHA as I suffer from breakouts, blackheads and enlarged pores, but the AHA would be more suitable for more mature skin types. BHA is the scientific name for Salicylic acid (that name we know so well) that is in nearly every skin products aimed at fighting blemishes.

This 2% salicylic acid gel has added anti-irritants and anti-oxidants to soothe the skin and to prevent irritation from the BHA. The BHA comes in 1% and 2% versions and also comes in a lotion (for normal/ dry/ combination skin), a gel (for combination/ oily skin) and a liquid (for oily skin), so there really is something for everyone. 

I used to use this product regularly, but recently I have limited it to a few times a week as I found that using it everyday would make my skin very dry and that could sometimes exacerbate the production of blemishes as the skin was over-compensating and producing more and more oil. This is why the bottle that I have (which is nearly empty) has taken me so long to use, hence why I have the old packaging. This is the new version on the Paula's Choice website, it's £23.00 for 100ml which may seem a bit pricey, but depending on how often you use it, it will last for ages. I add this into my skincare routine, before my moisturiser in an evening and I always wake up the next morning with a more even skin tone, and the redness in my blemishes has greatly been reduced. It never fails to do this.

I will certainly be buying another bottle of this when I run out. It definitely is a great chemical exfoliant that can easily be added into your existing skincare routine. 

My Morning Skincare Routine

30 August 2013

This is currently what my morning skincare routine looks like.

First up is the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Limited Edition version which is available on the Liz Earle website as of yesterday, it is £19.75 for 150ml and comes with 2 muslin clothes. I have been using this for just over a week now and I love it! Check out my review post of it here, and my 1 week updated review here. I'll say no more about it as you can read my views via the links.

The next step in my skincare routine is the Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner. I have quite oily, sensitive skin and so I want a gentle, alcohol free toner and this one does the trick.

After ensuring that my skin is thoroughly cleansed I like to use a serum. Currently I am using The Body Shop's Aloe Protective Serum which is perfect for sensitive skin. It is gentle, whilst hydrating and just makes my moisturiser seem to sink into my skin better.

Next up are the moisturisers, currently I am using two different ones. I use The Body Shop's Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion which is a lightweight gel with spot-fighting ingredients in it and I find the gel formula really refreshing. I then use the Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Pore Refining day cream with SPF 15. I find that if I just use the Tea Tree Lotion by itself my make-up just doesn't apply as well and it can go a bit cakey which I think is because the Tea Tree Lotion isn't that moisturising. The Nivea Q10 Pore Refining cream is perfect for those of us normal to combination skin as it is non-greasy, it helps to reduce the appearance of pores and it is an anti-wrinkle cream too, as its never too early to start preventing wrinkles. It also has SPF 15 which is something that the Tea Tree lotion doesn't have. The Nivea Q10 cream makes my skin so soft and really even out the complexion which makes applying make-up on top of it a dream. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for an anti-ageing moisturiser for combination skin!

I then like to use the Tea Tree Pore Minimising primer to make sure that my make-up stays put all day and shine is kept at bay for as long as possible. Sometimes I can be out of the house for up to 16 hours so I want to make sure I look presentable for as long as possible. You can find my full review on this product here.

And not forgetting about the eyes... I use The Body Shop's Aloe Eye Defence for sensitive skin as I previously have found anti-wrinkle eye creams to be too harsh for the skin around my eyes. This Aloe Eye Defence has been perfect for the summer months but I feel that I might need something a bit more moisturising, yet gentle for the colder months. If anyone has any suggestions for a hydrating eye cream for sensitive skin then please let me know in the comments below.

So there it is... a whole lot of Body Shop products! I am going to be doing an Evening Skincare post so keep an eye out for that.

Lifesaver of the summer...Tea Tree Pore Minimizer Primer

28 August 2013

Yet again this is going to be another rave review from me of a Body Shop product. I bought this when it first came out and I hardly ever used it if I'm honest, but once the sweaty summer weeks descended upon London I found myself needing a mattifying primer. I had been using the Benefit Porefessional on my t-zone, which is amazing by the way, but it is so expensive I just wanted to use it on areas of my face that really need that extra help.

With this Tea Tree primer I use it all over my face as its not as expensive and I don't feel that I have to use it as sparingly as my Benefit one. This pore minimiser is specifically for blemished skin so I am also not too worried about it breaking me out if I use it all over my face.

When I wear it underneath make up I do feel that it helps my make up to stay in place longer by mattifying the skin, and it also makes my pores look smaller, particularly on my nose. The other added bonus is that because it is tea tree based it is working underneath my foundation to heal my spots throughout the day.

I would highly recommend this for anyone who has oily skin, particularly those who are prone to breakouts. It is great at mattifying, making skin look smoother whilst also purifying the skin.

My favourite face mask of all time... Soap and Glory Fab Pore Facial Peel

27 August 2013


This little pot is my favourite mask of all time. The Soap & Glory Fab Pore Facial peel which is £10 which I thought was fairly expensive for a small tub but it has lasted absolutely ages. It smooths on really easily and so you hardly have to use any. 

For those of you who are now saying wait "your talking about a face mask...yet this is a facial peel?", its not, its definitely a mask, it has a mask-like texture and is clay based. It contains kaolin (clay), salicylic acid (that trusty spot fighting ingredient) and vitamins E & C (as like Soap & Glory say "just because your oily, doesn't mean your not ageing"). The other main ingredient is Fomes Officinalis extract which is a mushroom extract that tightens pores. 

To be honest I had no idea what was in this mask until writing this post, all I knew was that it worked! It leaves my skin feeling super clean and glowing. The texture is a very light clay with small green beads in that you rub into your face until they are all dissolved. You then can either leave it on for 5 minutes for a quick pick-me up or leave it on for 15 minutes to get the full facial experience. Then rinse it off after the desired time.

This mask is ideal for oily, blemish prone or problem skin or you can use it on specific areas of your face where you have problems or oiliness. I definitely would not recommend using this on dry skin as it could be a bit too drying on the skin.

Its one of those masks that give you that slight tingly feeling when you have them on...I like this as it makes me think that they are working, even if it may only be psychological. Afterwards though I really do think that my skin is clearer, particularly the morning after when I used this in an evening. 

You can buy the Soap and Glory Fab Pore Facial Peel here at Boots for £10. I'd highly recommend giving it a go, it replaced my old favourite mask that I had been using for years!

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish update...

26 August 2013

So, just a quick post to update you on my new cleansing routine. I have been using the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish for about a week now and I am very impressed with the results. I haven't had any major breakouts since I started using it and my skin appears to be more hydrated. I think this is due to the creamy consistency of the product and its gentle ingredients.

I love using the muslin cloth to remove this cream as it feels like I'm thoroughly cleansing my skin and it buffs away any dead skin cells which has seen me using an exfoliator less and less as at one point I was using a gentle one on a daily basis.

Overall I love the Cleanse & Polish hot cloth cleanser and I would recommend it to anyone as it is suitable for all skin types and all ages. I currently have the special edition grapefruit and patchouli scented version which is available from the 29th August online, but here is the original formula which is just as good!

My favourite foundation! The Revlon ColorStay Foundation

25 August 2013

The Revlon ColorStay is one of my favourite foundations! I recently rediscovered it after a summer of wearing BB creams and tinted moisturisers. Revlon make the ColorStay foundation in 2 formulas, one for Normal/Dry skin and another for Combination/Oily skin, which is the one that I have.

Both of the formulas are oil free but I think that the combination/oily one is better designed to control shine. The foundation promises to wear for 16 hours and it certainly does last all day while I am out at work. I have two shades of the foundation, the lightest two that they do. I was surprised at how light these shades are as sometimes foundations don't seem to be light enough for me and make me look orange.

I have 110 Ivory and 150 Buff. The Ivory shade contains SPF 15 and the Buff only contains SPF 6 for some reason which I am not very pleased with seen as I use the Buff shade more often but I wear a separate moisturiser with SPF anyways so it is not a major problem. I sense maybe that newer versions of this product may have the SPF 15 in as the Ivory shade is slightly newer than the Buff one.

Both of these are very light tones but as you can see from the photos the Ivory one is a more pinky shade. Sometimes I mix the two to get the right shade for my skin. I'd highly recommend buying two similar shades and doing this to get it right for your skin.

This foundation is amazing at controlling shine, it lasts all day and provides great coverage. Rarely do I have to wear concealer on blemishes and red areas once I am wearing this foundation as its coverage is excellent.

I'm so glad that this foundation has made a reappearance out of my makeup bag after a hot and sweaty summer of battling with BB creams, tinted moisturisers and a shiny t-zone.

You can buy the Revlon ColorStay foundation here for Oily/Combination skin and here for Normal/Dry skin. Its £12.49 which I think is an average price to pay as it is a large bottle and it really does last a long time.

What foundations do you love?

Face Scrubs....1....2....3

Currently I am using all 3 of these scrubs. I usually use a face scrub every 2 to 3 days and I rotate these depending on what sort of product I think my skin needs on that specific day as all 3 are very different. I have combination/oily skin that is prone to blackheads, blemishes and congested skin all in different areas of my face so I find that it is important to exfoliate regularly.

The Body Shop Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator, £9 is one that I have been using one and off for a number of years now. The Seaweed range from The Body Shop is designed for combination/oily skin. This scrub claims to rebalance oil and exfoliate to leave smooth skin.It is the coarsest of them all and is a liquid-gel consistency with a few exfoliating particles. It seems to do the trick with regards to exfoliation, while still being fairly gentle. The seaweed range is great for reducing oil production so if you have oily skin I'd highly recommend this product for you.

Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Facial Scrub, £3.99 is a gentle scrub that still has added spot fighting goodness in it. Again this is a product that I have been using on and off for a number of years now. I love the simple range as despite having blemish prone skin it is still sensitive, particularly some of the blemish-targeting cleansers and toners etc that are out there. The Simple Clear skin range brings a nice balance of gentle, natural ingredients that are still suitable for sensitive skin. This scrub is creamy in texture with fewer 'scrub particles' in it. It is great for when my skin is a little dryer in places as it contains Vitamin E that moisturises and improves the skins overall condition, yet it has oil absorbing zinc and witch hazel in it. This is a scrub that could be used frequently as it is so gentle and is the one that I would most recommend to people with combination skin or sensitive blemish-prone skin.

No7 Beautiful Skin Purifying Exfoliator for Normal/Oily Skin, £8.00 is a fairly recent addition to my face scrub collection. If I'm honest I only bought it as I had a No7 money off voucher and I was running out of my other scrubs at the time so I thought that I would experiment and give something new a go. This scrub says it is designed for normal/oily skin but I would say it was definitely aimed at those at the oilier end of the spectrum. It has a very fine grain, yet seems coarser than the other two. There are so many small scrubbing particles packed into this product that I really do feel it working. This scrub I save for those moments when my face feels like it needs a really good clean and this does the trick, but it is not something that I would use on a regular basis as it may be a bit too harsh for me. Its claims are that it deeply cleanses, unblocks pores and purifies and the deeply cleansed feeling after using it is what I love. It sort of makes my skin feel a bit tingly afterwards and it really gets the blood flowing in my skin. A good one for oily skin or normal/combination for an occasional deep clean.

I don't really have a favourite, they are all very different and there is a place for all of them in my skincare routine.

Do you have a favourite face scrub?

Bank Holiday weekend with the Folks

24 August 2013

So I decided to leave the madness of London for the bank holiday weekend and head up to my parents house. I just thought I'd do a post on what I've packed for the weekend and update you with some piccies on Monday probably.

I usually pack pretty lightly beauty-wise when heading back to the parents as I like to borrow my mums products, particularly eye make-up remover, toner, face scrubs etc. The few things that I did buy are my Limited Edition Liz Earle Cleanser, the Body Shop tea tree day moisturiser and the Nivea Q10 Pore refining moisturiser.

So here is is...

Love my chanel-esque ballet pumps from Russel and Bromley. They were definitely an investment buy as they weren't cheap. I am just rediscovering them again now the weather is getting colder after being in sandals all summer. I don't believe they sell these ones any more but you can find similar ones here or Office's Cecilia range are a cheaper alternative which you can find here.

This gorgeous black bag with gold chain detail believe it or not is from Clarks...yes the shoe shop that we seem to associate with shoes for the older generations but believe it or not they have some really nice things in there and they are of amazing quality as you would expect. This bag is the perfect size and fits all the junk in that I need to carry around with me (on a non work day), it even if the perfect size for my kindle. I bought this last winter in the sale but check out the Clarks website for others, there are some amazing leather satchels on there at the moment perfect for the 'back to school' season.

My trusty Zara tan sandals in case the weather decided to be nice.

River Island Snake-skin effect jacket.

Stripey Tshirt from H&M

Orange-red Zara top

My beloved studded leather Next boots. I got these half price in the sale at the beginning of this year and they've hardly left my feet since.

I also packed a pair of jeans, a black and white tank top, a red jersey dress, a grey cosy jumper from Primark (this is a new purchase, currently in stores and it was only £8!), and my new black H&M skirt and t-shirt.

I tried to keep packing to a minimum and chose to keep it simple with black, white and grey items that would mix and match, combined with a few bright statement pieces.

What are you up to this bank holiday weekend?

The Body Shop Rainforest Radiance Detangling Spray for Coloured Hair

22 August 2013

This is basically a spray in Leave-in conditioner that promises to add shine, soften and protect coloured hair.

So I've been using this for about a week now. I've been using it everyday on freshly washed hair and it definitely detangles my long, fine hair really well. It make combing through my hair way easier compared to if I hadn't used any product at all.

That being said I normally use the Aussie Hair Luscious Long Leave-in conditioner spray, £4.99 which detangles my hair beautifully and smells absolutely divine.Who else loves how great the Aussie products smell? Sorry, I got a bit distracted there as I had to go find my Aussie Leave-in spray and just had to keep smelling it! But don't worry The Body Shop's offering has just as an amazing smell.

The one bonus of the Rainforest radiance detangler over the Aussie one is that it really does make your hair shiny and vibrant. I think that the difference is that the Aussie one is designed purely for long hair and it treats long hair wonderfully, but the Body Shop one is made for coloured hair so it really does have the extra edge over the Aussie one for me purely because of this. I love my hair to be super shiny and the Rainforest Radiance detangling spray delivers on this.

Rarely do I find a product that is suitable for both long and coloured hair all in one so I am loving this product!

The Body Shop Chamomile eye make up remover

So I've been using this for nearly a week now so I though I'd give it a proper review. This is the Camomile Gentle Eye Make-up Remover from the Body Shop  (£8) which I bought after seeing a review online that said it was great for gently removing eye makeup, even waterproof eye makeup.

Brilliant I thought! My current Simple Eye Make-up Remover was struggling to remove my waterproof mascara so I was in the market for a new eye make-up remover. I use the Body Shop products every day and I know that they are usually very effective and great value for money.

However I am disappointed with this product as it did not remove my waterproof eye make-up, well at least not with a lot of rubbing and scrubbing which defies the point my buying a gentle eye make-up remover.

After some research on The Body Shop's website I noticed they do a Camomile Waterproof Eye and Lip Make-up Remover, £8 which might perform better than the regular one at removing Waterproof eye make up. Why didn't I buy that one!?

The regular one is a great everyday, gentle eye make-up remover and performs really well on normal mascara, just don't expect your waterproof mascara to glide off effortlessly with it.

Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara

21 August 2013

Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara (available at Boots for £7.99)

I bought this mascara with the hope of getting flared, perfectly defined lashes. I knew that they were never going to look like false eyelashes do but I was hoping for something non-clumpy at least. This mascara definitely comes at the bottom of the list of mascaras that I have tried recently.

It did not live up to its 'falsies' name at all. It clumped all my lashes together, and the formula was quite thick and gloopy. It promises to build volume without clumping but this really didn't happen for me.

The curved brush was something that I really wanted to work, but I think the brush was just too large for my eyes and I just ended up getting the mascara everywhere. Recently I have definitely come round to the plastic, stiffer mascara wands, like in my beloved Maybelline Rocket Volum' Express which just seem to work better with my lashes, the exception being the Clinique High Impact Mascara which has a traditional brush and is one of my firm favourites.

I'm going to keep trying with the Falsies as sometimes when a mascara is new and the formula is very wet it can turn out to be a whole different mascara once it has dried up a bit.

Have any of you used the Falsies volum' express mascara? Do you have any tips on using the spoon curler brush?

It's here!...Liz Earle new LIMITED EDITION Cleanse and Polish

20 August 2013

Last week I received an email from Liz Earle offering a sneak peak at their new Limited Edition Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. This will be released on their website on the 29th August 2013, but there were a limited number available to VIP customers to purchase it before anyone else and I jumped at the chance.

I used to use Liz Earle many years ago when I had really bad acne and I was recommended it by one of my mum's friends. It has natural ingredients and claims to be suitable for all ages and all skin types. When I used it, it definitely didn't make my skin any worse. In fact it was very soothing and calming on my red, inflamed skin but as a teenager I just couldn't afford to keep purchasing it, as I had the cleanser, the toner, the moisturiser and a few of the special treatments.

Recently I decided to try it again, my skin is a lot better these days, prone to the occasional breakout and slightly congested but much better than it used to be. I bought a miniature version of the original Cleanse and Polish just to see how my skin would react to it now.

I took the travel size cleanser on holiday with me to Italy and my skin LOVED IT! I went away with a lot of blemishes around my chin and jawline, probably brought on by all the stress or last minute shopping, packing and the rush to the airport due to traffic jams on about every road we wanted to go down. After about 3 days on holiday I noticed a difference in my skin. It was no longer dry yet full of blemishes, it felt soft and no new blemishes had formed. 

The people at Liz Earle must be psychic or something as I ran out of this miniature a few days before I received the email promoting this special edition version! Brilliant. I had bought it within minutes.

So here it is... the packaging of this Limited Edition version is gorgeous, and it is a special 150ml size pump version and comes with 2 muslin cloths. The best thing about it is the smell, its so zesty and fresh. This is still the original formula, but with a delicate citrus sent of grapefruit and patchouli. 

For those of you who haven't used the Cleanse and Polish before its a 2 step system (1.Cleanse & 2.Polish- obviously). The product comes with a card explaining how to use the cleanser. You just massage the cream into dry skin (it removes waterproof mascara... even my Maybelline Rocket Volume which I haven't found an eye make-up remover that will do that yet!) and then you buff/polish off the cream with a damp muslin cloth. You only need 1 or 2 pumps too so this bottle is going to last for ages.

I used it last night and this morning and my skin hasn't been this glowing in a while. Despite suffering from blemishes I have sensitive skin that can get dehydrated and dry in places, particularly around my eyes but even from day 1 this cream cleanser has solved these problems.

I will be doing a review in a week and then another in 3 weeks to update you on how I get on with this new cleansing routine, but so far the product seems amazing.

You can buy the limited edition Cleanse and Polish from the 29th August or you can head on over to the Liz Earle website now where you can buy the original formula starting at £14.75 for a 100ml pump with 2 muslin cloths. Another bonus is that with every order you get a miniature travel-size of one of the Liz Earle products to try. This time I got a miniature Cleanse and Polish in the original formula, but last time I received their Soothing Eye lotion which is amazing.

Have you tried any of the Liz Earle products?

Create your own unique palette: FASHIONISTA Custom Palette from MUA

16 August 2013

Yesterday my Fashionista Custom Palette and inserts arrived. I ordered my palette off the MUA website a few days ago as they are currently having a sale and I just couldn't resist!

I chose the Fashionista 6 well-palette which is currently £3.00 in the MUA sale, but normally it is only £6.00 which is still a great price. Alternatively Fashionista items are available from you local Superdrug stores and online

I decided on the 6 well-palette as I wanted to have 2 eyeshadows, 2 blushers and 2 bronzers but you can fill your palette with whatever you like. Heck, you can even have a palette full of each at the current price! Currently the single pots are just £1.65 on the MUA website (less than half of the regular price of £4) and these can be used on their own, or they can be popped out of their individual packaging and into either a 4 or 6 well palette. This is something that I love about them as I can swap and change my palette depending on where I'm going and what look I want on a specific day, so I will definitely be buying some more individual pots of different colours and shades so that I can do this.

 So here's the low down on the shades that I chose...


  • Blusher in Juicy Apricot is a bright pink blusher with a slight shimmer through it. I was slightly disappointed with this as I was expecting something that was more peachy/orange in colour due to the 'Apricot' in the name.
  • Blusher in Butterscotch is a perfect everyday blusher, particularly for those of us with pale skin. It is a dusty rose pink colour that looks very natural when applied and blended.
  • Bronzer in LA is a matte bronzer that is fairly pale and ideal for fair skintones. It blends well to give a natural sunkissed look on paler skin. You'll know I love a matte texture in a bronzer if you've checked out my Summer Favourites post, so I was pleased when I saw the LA Bronzer was also matte.
  • Bronzer in Rome is a bronzer with a bit of shimmer if the matte texture isn't your thing,and again its a great colour for pale skintones. I chose to have a matte and a shimmer bronzer in my palette as I prefer the matte texture during the day, but during the evening or on holiday I can mix things up a bit with some shimmer.

From left to right: Exclusive collection, Radiant, Butterscotch, Juicy Apricot, Rome and LA

So if you want to create your own personal customised palette head on over to MUA today while the sale is still on!

Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara

14 August 2013

This is just a quick post to tell you about this brilliant waterproof mascara I discovered a few weeks ago. I was looking for a waterproof mascara for my holidays and for reasons I don't remember I decided to go for this one.

As you can see it has a plastic stiff brush, which I quite like as I find they really separate out my lashes. As expected the brush enabled the mascara to do just that, I was able to coat each lash with out clumps and this gave a real voluminous look.

This product also comes in a regular version, but like I said, I chose the waterproof version as I was going on my holidays. This product is definitely waterproof! So much so that I struggled to take it off with my normal Simple Eye make up remove for Sensitive eyes, despite it saying it would even remove waterproof mascara. Luckily my Liz Earle Hot Cloth cleanser came to the rescue and removed every trace of the mascara. I think I need to invest in a better eye make up remover, but I need one that's gentle enough for sensitive skin, any suggestions?

So if you're really looking for a product that won't budge all day, rain or shine, in the pool or at the beach, this is definitely it. As a bonus it gives really voluminous, defined, pretty lashes.

Currently this product is £7.99 at Boots available here.

The Body Shop Favourites

13 August 2013

My sensitive skin is currently loving the Body Shop's Aloe-Vera range. I have sensitive skin that is prone to blemishes so I also use a few products from their Tea Tree range.

Recently I repurchased a few of my favourites online at The Body Shop. These are some of the products that I use everyday and don't know what I'd do without them!

The Body Shop, Aloe Eye Defence for Sensitive skin, £10.00: I started using this last month, I had been using an anti-ageing eye-cream and it was making my eyes sore and dry underneath so I decided that I needed a gentler eye cream. I have been using the Aloe Protective serum for a while now and its really good for my skin, so I thought I would try the eye cream in the Aloe range too

 This eye cream has definitely done what I wanted, it has banished the dry, sore eyes and added some much needed moisture. It turns out the small wrinkles that I thought I had, were being caused by dry, dehydrated, tight skin. This is my second pot of this stuff and I love it! 

The Body Shop Aloe Protective Serum for Sensitive skin, £11.00: Like I said above, I have been using this for a while now, on and off for about a year. On the packaging it claims to reinforce the skins natural defences, which can only be a good thing considering all the dirt and pollution London throws at me on a daily basis. This serum makes my skin feel so soft and it definitely helps my moisturiser to be more effective. 

The Body Shop Tea Tree Body Wash for Blemished skin, £6.00: This has been my main shower gel over the past few months, particularly when London was having that crazy heatwave. Its a product that I regularly go back to every Summer as in the heat I develop the occasional blemish on my back and chest. This shower gel helps to remove impurities and keep my skin clear during the warmer months. It really does work!

The tea tree range at The Body Shop is great for anyone who suffers from blemishes and another product that I use everyday is the Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion, £9.00  which is antibacterial, yet moisturising and helps to fade the marks left by blemishes while I sleep. Granted its not a miracle worker, but with continued use the marks left by blemishes fade much quicker than they used to before I used this product.

What Body Shop products do you love?