My Skincare Review on two of the body shop’s newest skincare solutions.
Recently I was sent some new skin care products to try from the body shop. I was sent the vitamin E aqua boost essence lotion and the Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily solution. I have been using these daily for just under a month now as I didn’t want to review this for you guys until I had tried it for at least three weeks to see if I find this making a difference to my skincare. These two items should be applied before moisturizing but after cleaning and toning. I am aware of your thoughts. “Why do I need to extend my skincare routine by two steps?” trust me I felt the same way I already have a complex skincare routine but honestly the addition of these two products has made a change in my skin.
They believe that just as your clothing changes for the season, so should your skincare. This is very true even more so for those of us with dry skin (who live in the frigid snow-covered land Called Canada). I have suffered with very dry skin all my life so I know how much of a beating your skin takes over the winter. The company claims that the Vitamin e aqua boost is supposed to rehydrate the skin and lock in the moisture for 48 hours. The tea tree anti-imperfection solution says in just 4 weeks you will see signs of brighter, softer, healthier, and purified skin helping reduce any imperfections.
How they are used:
Vitamin E Aqua Essence boost
it is to be used after cleansing and toning but before any serums or moisturizers. I wash my face and use my rose water and glycerine spray ( I will link below my post about this DIY toner ) Take a cotton pad I used maybe a nickel-sized amount and rubbed this all over my face and neck ( don’t neglect your neck and chest when you do your skincare as these parts usually see as much of the environmental damage as out face )I then let it soak into my skin for a few minutes before continuing my skincare routine.
Tea tree Anti imperfection daily solution
it is intended to be used along with the aqua boost. You take 3-4 drops on your hands and gently pat this into your face avoiding the eye area. After this has set in You can continue with other serums or moisturizers.
Looks, Amount, and Cost:
Vitamin E Aqua Boost is in a plastic pink bottle with 160ml of product and the cost is $20. The aqua boost uses antioxidant properties to help protect against free radicals and is powered by bio-fermented hyaluronic acid. The benefits of hyaluronic acid are that it helps to regenerate the dermis which helps fill in those fine lines. The main purpose of hyaluronic acid is to attract as much water as possible and this is how it helps achieve the results. This product is available at thebodyshop.ca or in stores
Tea Tree Anti- imperfection solution is in a green glass bottle with a dropper with 50ml of product. It states on the aqua boost that it is suitable for all skin types and the tea tree is suitable for blemished skin but after using it I don’t see any skin type having a problem. The cost is $25 at thebodyshop.ca and in stores.
I did enjoy these products the Vitamin E aqua boost left my skin feeling plump, hydrated, and soft. I found this product very enjoyable it doesn’t have a potent smell to it and feels soothing when you apply it. I noticed as the time when on my skin was feeling a lot healthier but I also did find that I can only use the aqua boost in the morning because using it twice a day was not working out well. I do have a lot of steps in my nighttime routine so I think that I was simply using too many products that are all trying to achieve a similar goal. When I switched to just in the morning I found this to be more beneficial for my skin.
The tea tree daily solution is a mild product that I love because of my sensitive skin. The smell I don’t particularly like it, it reminds me of when you go into a sauna with eucalyptus oil. smell aside I do find this to be a great product. Since tea tree oil possesses antiviral and antifungal properties, it has been utilized for thousands of years. That’s why a lot of skin companies love to use its healing properties for acne, blemishes, and other skin problems.
The tea tree solution is very light and is not greasy at all and does help make your skin a lot brighter and helps with the blemish side of skin imperfections. This product did dry me out a little but if you have a solid moisturizer or other serums that follow it will be fine. This solution is ideal for all skin types due to its nongreasy nature
In conclusion, I think both of these products have made great additions to my skincare routine and at least for now they are here to stay. I usually do a pros and cons list but I really can’t think of a lot of cons I mean they are good products at very reasonable prices so other than the tea tree smell I don’t have any complaints. I never used the Body Shop’s skincare until now and I think the company has a great approach to making their products as natural as possible and they are cruelty-free. The tea tree solution is also 100% vegan.