Haul | Winter Skincare Additions With The Body Shop

This time last year my skincare routine was diabolical, if not non-existent. As I'm approaching 25 (half a friggin' century) I'm becoming consistent in keeping a healthy skincare routine. Since discovering The Body Shop this year, which you can read about here, I've been captivated by their impressive skincare ranges...

Holding the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil in high regard, I couldn't resist picking up the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter (£13). Described as an indulgent make-up remover, it promises to effectively melt away make-up and impurities leaving skin feeling fresh and clean. It smells subtle and claims to be gentle enough for sensitive skin types. I'm a double-cleanse kind of gal but standing at the sink for an hour just to remove my mascara is not my bag - ahem, Eve Lom, ahem. My first impressions are mixed, mainly because I don't think I used enough of the cleansing butter and after touching my face, I didn't want to double-dip. My bad.

Running low on Vitamin E Eye Cream (£12) after four months of much-loved use, I made a repurchase. Okay, admittedly I'm not the most well educated 'eye cream expert' but I know when something is working for me. Moisturising a round my eyes is seriously necessary for me, my sensitive and dry skin can become extremely dehydrated. This lighly-scented cream hydrates the delicate eye area and is easily absorbed without leaving any greasy residue. It's the perfect eye cream for young adults and a fabulous introduction to the benefits of Vitamin E in your skincare. Wonderfully working at minimising my dark circles, it's a firm favourite in my routine.

By infusing three precious seed oils from a round the world, the Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Cream (£25) was born. I've been championing my current daily moisturiser over on Twitter a lot recently, and with my notoriously dry and dehydrated skin, it's fair to say I'm a little uncertain about using any other cream. However, with the promise of intensely revitalised skin, replenished moisture and a revived radiance, how could I not treat my face to a little luxury. The thick cream is rich and silky, making it the perfect winter pick-me-up. Much like the cleansing butter, my initial impression is well, not bad, not breath-taking but different. Finding I need to use a little more product than I do with other moisturisers might be making me a little judgmental right now, especially for the price. But I'm definitely taking note of how glowing, not greasy, my skin is looking thanks to this newbie. A little like marmite, you'll either love or hate the scent of this creamy little number gives off. It's very pungent on application but disappears within minutes as the moisturiser sinks in. It's definitely worth testing some on the back of your hand in store if you're able to. I'll fill you in on it's claims to reduce wrinkles in a few years time - hopefully not before. I definitely just jinxed myself there.

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  1. I keep meaning to try some vitamin E cream! My eyes get really dry in the winter too, will have to investigate I use almond or coconut oil to take my makeup off and love how much better my skin feels for it :)
    Kitty
    www.kittyramblesalot.com

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  2. that looks really good! I love cammomile is so good for you! I need to try it!

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  3. I haven't bought anything from the Body Shop is blooming ages as I keep going back to Lush products. Some good finds here though x

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  4. I'm 30 and still don't have a proper skin care routine, should really sort that out. I want an eye cream might try yours
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

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  5. I'm definitely getting that eye cream now! I'm 20 but want to start using one now and there's so many out there I never know which one to go with. Also, my dark circles are so bad so I think this one's gonna be a winner!

    www.sheepishlyshameful.com

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    1. The eye cream is a saviour for me, especially as it's winter. I'd love to know how you find it! xxx

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  6. I got the Oils of life face serum and love it. The cream must be great too. Also the camomile products are one of my faves :)
    Emma xx

    www.wellemma.com

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  7. Ooo you've got some amazing bits here!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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  8. Your photos are beaut and the products look even more so! I've never really dived into the body shop products even though all I've heard is great reviews. You may just have persuaded me!
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    www.isabellekategm.co.uk ♡

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    1. Awww thank you, that's so nice of you to say. And I'm happy to be enabling, haha! xxx

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  9. I love the Camomile cleanser. I'm so lazy that this is perfect for me

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    1. Hahaha, I'm exactly like that with removing my make-up these days. Bugger all the micellar water and cotton pads, just give me a cleanser and flannel! xxx

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  10. I hope you get along better with the Cleansing Butter as it's on of my absolute favourite products! I quite fancy trying the Oils of Life cream xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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