Summer is here. The sun is out and we’re all wanting that clear, dewy glow in our skin. I cannot tell you how many times I have changed my skin regimen over the years. I’m an acne sufferer, so changing it up usually results in a breakout leaving me thinking “why the hell did I do this to myself?” Nevertheless, I’m always on the hunt for some new products to help me out.
You know I’ve been a fan of The Body Shop since forever, a few weeks back I tried out their new products and was absolutely stoked for another evening with some of the Southampton Bloggers! We arrived and were greeted by Giorgio and given some refreshments before filling out a skin consultation about our current regimen and what we wanted to achieve with our skin. Giorgio has such a passion for skin care, which I absolutely love considering I’m a Beauty Therapist and skin care is really important to me!
The lovely Nicole stepped up to be the model for the evening and sported some adorable bunny ears (this headband is my absolute favourite – so soft and comfy!) and Giorgio got to work.
Step one was cleanse. Giorgio used the Camomile Sumptuous Cleanser Butter to prep Nicole’s skin for the rest of the steps. This stuff is the absolute bomb and my go to makeup remover, completely dissolves all grime and makeup and makes your skin feel so soft!
He then double cleansed using the aloe vera cleanser – perfect for someone with sensitive skin or dry skin and applied British Rose toner to Nicole’s skin.
For me, with slightly more oily/combination skin, he recommended the Chinese Ginseng and Rice toner, this evens your skin tone more if you suffer with irregular tone like I do!
Next up was the Drops of Youth serum and eye mask – you could really tell the difference in Nicole’s skin after this – everything about it just seemed to glow more. Then applying the Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser all over her face. I think we were all in awe of this product – perfect citrus scent (you know how I love my citrus scents!) and the texture was so lightweight but you could feel the difference on your hand.
Finishing up Nicole’s skincare regimen by using the Mandarin Energising Facial Mist (my absolute fave of the new face mist range) to max the hydration and leave her skin feeling more revived and then the demo was done! Giorgio also reminded us of the importance of using SPF every day to protect against the sun – you can never reverse sun damage. The Body Shop do amazing lightweight SPF creams that don’t leave your face feeling sticky like normal suncreams – where was that info when I needed it in Kefalonia 2 weeks ago?! Cue a very sun burnt and sunstroked Sian *insert eye roll*
One product he didn’t use but showed us on Nicole’s hand was the Vitamin C Liquid Peel. This stuff looks incredible! It completely dissolves the dead skin cells and you can visible see a difference – an absolute win.
We left with an adorable little gift full with some essentials for our summer skin care and I am dying to go back and buy the whole range of Vitamin C!
If you’d like to get a personalised skin consultation, head into your nearest Body Shop and they’ll be able to advise you on how to get your summer glow on!