Happy Wednesday! I wasn’t expecting to be hauling anything else before the move next month, but when I checked my emails on Monday, I saw a promotion from The Body Shop, where if you spend £25 in-store, they’ll give you two free products. Specifically: their Vitamin E Cream Cleanser, and the Vitamin E Hydrating Toner. Since there’s one product I really wanted to backup anyway, I took a quick walk down to my local store (which was participating) and took a little look around. So today I want to share my little haul with you and discuss my thoughts about them before I fit them in my routines.
Before I begin the haul, if you are interested in taking advantage of this little promotion, make sure to check your emails if you’re a membership card holder as you’re going to need the password attached to that email. Also make sure to check your local store is participating, as it isn’t available in every store. I’m not sure if this promotion is taking place outside of the UK, so this is also something to bear in mind. I was pleasantly surprised to see this in my email inbox, as I normally don’t bother using promotions, and I think The Body Shop have made a really compelling promotion here.
The first product is from a line I’ve never really tried before, which is the Drops of Light Pure Translucency Essence Lotion. This line is focused on encouraging radiance in the skin, which is something my oily and sensitive skin can lack at times. Particularly as summer is rolling in, my body and skin in general can start to feel congested, tired and muggy from the warm and humid weather in the UK, so I was curious to finally give this line a try. I can see this also likely being great for winter when dry air sucks vitality from the appearance of the skin, so I expect to test this product thoroughly.
The first product from the promotion itself is the Vitamin E Cream Cleanser. I’m quite familiar with the Vitamine E line, having reviewed some of the products on this blog in the past. Of the two promotional products, this is the one I’m least excited about, but I am still quite curious. I typically use gel-based cleansers because of my oily skin, but I’m curious if this will be compatible with skin. I suspect if it will be, it’ll be during the winter, but this is one I plan to stash away until the right moment comes.
The other promotional product is the Vitamin E Hydrating Toner, which is one I expect to just get along with. It’s a water-based toner and one I can predict will suit my skin all-year round. It claims to be alcohol-free as well so I feel confident my skin shouldn’t have issues with the formula. This is another product I’ll be stashing away until a spot in my routine comes up, but I will definitely review this in detail in the future.
Lastly, we have the product I was looking to get a back up of. I reviewed in the past the 10ml size of this product, and I’m committing to the 20ml bottle now. I’m slowly working through my current spot-treatment gel, and I want to have this ready just in case my other stashed spot treatments don’t work with my skin. While I find The Body Shop’s tea tree line a bit finicky in terms of compatibility with my skin, the tea tree oil is one that my skin agrees with. Of course this aggravates my skin on open cuts, burst spots, etc, but when applied on my skin on areas its generally safe to apply skincare products, this is very compatible for my skin. Some of the other products in the line are sensitising for my skin, but I find this oil is fine.
This concludes my impromptu haul from The Body Shop. It was tempting to look at some of their makeup, but honestly, I have backups of a lot of makeup categories at the moment, this I would rather take advantage of this promotion by filling the potential gaps in my skincare routine. I’m looking forward to testing these out, and will review them in the future as they integrate into my skincare routines.
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