Winter can be totally drying on your skin, removing its glow and making it all flaky, but fear not! There are a number of products which can return its natural glow! Here are my winter essentials from The Body Shop.
1. Body Butter
Body butter is an amazing product for winter! Its thick consistency will immediately hydrate your skin. The Body Shop has a great collection of body butters in heaps of amazing scents ranging from coconut to raspberry! I have been using the Fuji Green Tea Body Butter and Pink Grapefruit Body Butter. Both butters absorb really well and feel so luxurious on the skin. The Fuji Green Tea body butter is my fave though as it smells amazing! If you purchase these products, you'll definitely be getting your money's worth, as the tubs are quite generously sized.
I feel like I am a bit of a body butter hoarder - I have so many from various brands, but I have to say that these ones are high up there on my favourite list, just because they are super moisturising, the packaging is really pretty, and they smell so nice.
2. Glow Enhancer
If your skin has lost its natural glow due to the cool, drying air, then a glow enhancer will provide it with that extra shine it needs! Try the Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer from The Body Shop!
All you have to do is apply it to your skin in the morning (usually after moisturiser), and then go along with your normal makeup routine or leave skin as it is. It can also be used for touch-ups during the day, providing skin with an instant pick-me-up! A little goes a long way, so all you need is a pea-sized amount.
Vitamin C is really great for your skin because:
- It provides antioxidant protection
- It can reduce the appearance of sun damage
- It can reduce inflammation of the skin, and fade red marks left behind by pimples
- It can help boost collagen production
Read more about its benefits here.
Don't be scared of the colour. When you first squeeze it out of the tube, it's bright orange, but once you blend start blending it into your face, it instantly absorbs, leaving behind a pretty glow.
3. Vitamin E Cream
Vitamin E Cream is amazing as it is known to prevent aging by sinking deep into the skin, encouraging natural collagen growth. If you are looking for a new face moisturiser, I definitely recommend a Vitamin E cream as it has a ton of skin benefits. It is also perfect for winter and summer, as it helps to repair dehydrated skin and is soothing for slightly burnt skin.
Skin benefits of Vitamin E Cream:
- It provides antioxidant protection
- It can assist in protecting the skin from sun damage, however should not be used in place of sunscreen
- It can help heal sunburn
- It promotes collagen growth which keeps skin looking young and fresh
- It helps to moisturise dehydrated skin
Read more about it here.
The Vitamin E Moisture Cream from The Body Shop is amazing! I have been using it non-stop for the past two weeks! I LOVE IT! It absorbs super easily into the skin, smells amazing, and makes skin feel so hydrated. It is quite thin in consistency so it doesn't feel heavy on the skin, and it also doesn't make skin look oily or greasy. I don't think I could live without it. I definitely recommend it to you guys!
Also, how pretty is all of this packaging?! I love it. I also love what The Body Shop stands for. They are against animal testing, they support community fair trade, they defend human rights, they work towards reducing their impact on the environment, and they support positive self-esteem. It think that's amazing! Find out more about their values here.
Also, make sure to read my natural school make-up tutorial using products from The Body Shop!
Thank you to Amy from Two Birds Talking PR for providing me with these products to review.
Thanks for Reading,