When it comes to your beauty regime, what you put on your skin is just as important as what you feed your body. So it makes sense to nourish the skin with naturally-inspired skincare products. Here is the lowdown on some cool new products from The Body Shop’s range of cruelty-free and vegan skincare:
Firstly, your new Holy Grail for masks is the Facial Mask Brush. Why had we not thought of this before!? Made from 100% cruelty-free synthetic bristles with a natural elm handle, this little game changer is the perfect application tool for face masks (yes you read it here, time to stop using your fingers). With a face mask as part of the weekly regime, a Facial Mask Brush is the most logical thing to use for practicality with synthetic bristles and a weight balanced handle for an effortless, smooth, even application every time. Also, just because it’s a ‘Facial Mask Brush’ doesn’t mean it serves just one purpose. Because of its size and shape, it makes the ideal applicator for your vegan makeup. Multi-purpose it up and use it as a foundation brush, blush brush and even a contour brush!
A beauty kit travel necessity, Organic Cotton Rounds are an essential for with toners, cleansers, for make-up and nail polish removal. Made with soft fluff-free organic cotton (thank you!) and with two different textured sides, one for lotions like your cleanser and one for liquids like your toner. The quality of these cotton rounds definitely exceeds expectation; quick absorbing, gentle on the skin and the pad doesn’t fall apart in layers like many others. Plus it’s made from organic natural fibres, so it’s biodegradable and therefore compostable.
Cleansing? Check. Toning? Check. Moisturising? Check. The multi-tasking Vitamin E Gentle Cleansing Facial Wipes are a must have for women on the go or the corporate traveller with little time. Made with protective Vitamin E, Community Trade Olive Oil and moisturising wheat germ oil the best thing about these wipes is how gentle and moisturising they are.
A bit of a mouthful to say but rest assured the Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask is simple, cue the Facial Mask Brush and go. If you don’t already do a face mask at least once a week then we give you strict instruction to start now. Designed to clear impurities and rid your skin of pollutants, the mask is enriched with Matcha Green Tea from Japan, dandelion extract and Community trade aloe vera from Mexico. This vibrant mask deeply purifies the skin, contains no silicones or paraffins and even gently exfoliates as you wash it off the skin. This mask is one that makes your skin feel refreshed with a slight cooling, tingling feeling and the scent is definitely is noteworthy, imagine the combination of aloe vera, matcha tea and cucumber… that’s the vibe.
Drumroll please… your must-have vegan skincare products from The Body Shop are from the Chinese Ginseng and Rice Range. These products leave the skin looking smoother and brighter to the point where makeup is no longer necessary. Big call, but if you are looking for new skincare products with the change of season then this is the range that will achieve that bare-faced glow goodness for the Summer months.
The Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Powder hands down, will change the way you feel about your skin. 100% vegan and enriched with Community Trade sesame seed oil, Chinese ginseng extract and rice this exfoliating powder (yes it really is in powder form) smooths, brightens and evens the skins complexion. Mix this clever powder with water to customise its exfoliating powers. The exfoliation is so gentle at polishing the skin yet it leaves you with instantly smoother skin and with a more even, illuminated complexion. Follow with 100% vegan Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Milky Toner that contains the same brilliant key ingredients for a next-level brighter appearing complexion. Because this toner is alcohol-free it doesn’t dry the skin and is deeply moisturising.
The best for last, the Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask. Inspired by Chinese traditions, this mask reduces skin imperfections leaving a renewed, brighter complexion, reducing dullness and unevenness. Many products claim that they show instant, visible improvements however this mask definitely delivers, the first time using this called for a week of make-up free skin, it was that good!
If you want to not only support and nourish your skin but get behind a brand at the forefront of ethically-made cruelty-free skincare try these products from The Body Shop. Get to it!
Facial Mask Brush, $19, shop here
Organic Cotton Rounds, $6, shop here
Vitamin E Gentle Cleansing Facial Wipes, $9, shop here
Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask, $35, shop here
Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Powder, $22, shop here
Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Milky Toner, $24, shop here
Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask, $35, shop here
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