This past spring when I ran out of night cream, I ended up taking advantage of one of The Body Shop’s many sales to purchase two products from their Nutriganics range: the Smoothing Night Cream and the Smoothing Eye Cream. I’ve never tried the Nutriganics products before but have enjoyed The Body Shop’s moisturizers in the past, and was excited to try some of the brand’s fancier products. They’re both under $30 so even though they’re more expensive than other TBS skincare, they’re definitely still within reach for me, and they’re an even better deal on sale.
Another month gone, so here comes another summary of the products I finished up. I mostly worked through some skincare in March, as I’ve been traveling and haven’t been reaching for a ton of different makeup products lately. I got to the bottom of a handful of nice products, so let’s chat a bit about about each one of them.
The Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil from The Body Shop is a facial oil that’s formulated to replenish and recharge skin overnight, and is supposed to combine the potency of a serum and the nourishment of an oil. This is a hydrating blend of oils that includes wheatgerm oil, community fair trade soya oil, and vitamin E, as well as a handful of other beneficial plant oils.
This past month, I was more successful at keeping empty containers and tracking the products that I finished up! I used of a lot of skincare items, and there are a couple makeup products in the mix as well. There’s a lot of good stuff in the pile that I’m excited to talk about here.
I’ve been using The Body Shop’s Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter for a long time and have only mentioned it once on the blog, which was in my list of standout products of 2013. So, I really like it but have taken my time getting a review up! This is a rich makeup removing balm that features Community Fair Trade camomile water that comes from a family cooperative in England and is formulated to be appropriate for those with sensitive skin.
The Body Shop’s Aloe Soothing Gel caught my interest when it was released about a year ago and I made the purchase during a store-wide sale. A sales associate had assured me of its healing abilities, and I was really interested to see how it differed from the standard aloe gel you can pick up for a few bucks at the drugstore.
Up until the summer, I had been reviewing the products I finished up on a monthly basis, but once I started traveling at the beginning of the summer I had to change my approach a little. It wasn’t practical for me to save up the empty containers and I found that I was too short on time to keep up with the monthly posts, and so instead I just kept a list and made a note when I finished something up. Now that I’ve recently come home, it’s a great time to review some of the products I used up while I was away.
I have a couple of products I’ve been using that I’m not happy with, and as I discard them I also want to say a few words about why. The Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo and The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream are both products that I packed up to take along while traveling and reached for them frequently during the first week of being on the road.
For 2014 I’ve started keeping track of the products I use up each month, and throughout April I finished a mix of skincare, cosmetics, and hair care. We’ve moved and are on the road traveling for a bit, so I no longer have my little marble table to photograph products on – this time the view comes from the floor of my completely empty apartment!
The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream is pretty much what it sounds like: a simple and nourishing nighttime moisturizer. The Body Shop says this is for all skin types, and the formulation is rich with wheat germ oil, cocoa butter, panthenol, and vitamin E.