My top 10 body shop products I use every day! 2020

Being a body shop at home consultant means I get to try the whole range available from the body shop. So today I wanted to share with you my favourite ten products I use every day. I have so many product that love, therefore I found it really difficult to whittle them down to just ten, putting them in order was also a challenge, as I LOVE THEM ALL. 

So here is my top 10 count down…

I have decided to count down from tenth place all the way up to number one. so lets start the countdown.

#10 Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF 30

Firstly at number ten is a product which is perfect for spring and summer months – but did you know? We should really be wearing an SPF all year round?! SPF’s help to protect us from harmful UVA rays, which actually speed up ageing. This gorgeous moisturiser is a lovely creamy consistency, therefore it applies easily to the skin and sinks in really well. Perfect as a daily moisturiser, or pair with theVitamin C “Glow Boosting Moisturiser” for even more hydration.

Did you know? If you times the SPF factor by 10 it gives you the time you are protected from the sun rays for? for example, if we did the sum with the factor 30 it would be 30 x 10 = 300 minutes. I always try and get a good hour in the shade before popping back out into the sun, as this gives my skin time to restore and cool down. I aways make sure I re-apply before heading back out in-to the sun. If you have a full-face of makeup on and you don’t want to re apply a cream, then the  SKIN DEFENCE multi protection SPF 30 PA+++ face mist is a great handbag essential to have, as it effortlessly protects the skin whilst leaving your makeup in-place and looking on point.

#9 Hemp Heavy Duty Lip Care

My goodness I love this product. I use the hemp lip protector every night before bed. I always have one on hand for when I need it through out the day. This lip balm really does wonders with dry cracked and sore lips. Using this balm overnight and before makeup application has made a huge difference to the softness and appearance of my lips. My children are prone to getting really chapped lips in the winter months, so they each have a tube in their pockets at school, as we have had over-night results from this balm on their very first application.

Hemp lip protector.

#8 Shimmer Waves 02 blush

This is my daily essential to effortless makeup. I love a quick, 5 minute simple and easy to do makeup look most days and the shimmer waves pallet is a multi use product making this possible. You can use it as an eye shadow to create multiple eye looks, a highlighter, my favourite thing to do is get my blusher brush and swirl it all around  to create the most beautiful, fresh faced glow. It really does produces the most natural rosey cheeked dewy look. 

I love to pop on my favourite foundation, do my brows, add that blush and my natural fresh-faced day look is done!

DID YOU KNOW? You can even use it on top op your favourite lip balm for that hint of colour and shimmer. Also this is mind-blowing… if you pop some on your hails and cover with a clear nail polish you can create a beautiful nail colour! This fact left me gob-smacked! Let me know if you try this!

My well used shimmer waves pallet in 02 blush

#7 Fresh Nude foundation SPF 15

Talking of my favourite foundation, the Fresh Nude foundation is the best I have EVER tried. – Yes I am a body shop at home consultant but I have been in-love with this foundation for many years before becoming a consultant…. There is a reason I became a consultant and that is through my love of the products and brand ethics. This foundation is Amazing, oh my goodness I cannot tell you enough how much I love it! This foundation is a beautiful, natural coverage, that leaves your skin looking beautifully healthy. 

I always use the Fresh Nude Foundation Brush when applying this foundation. The brush has two layers of soft synthetic bristles, which effortlessly applies and blends out the foundation in moments, for that flawless finish.

Fresh Nude foundation and vitamin C Glow-protect lotion. Summer essentials.

#6 British rose petal-soft gel toner

An instant soothing ah… as soon as this gentle toner touches my skin. It instantly soothes the skin and helps to plump the face back up with hydration, bringing the skins natural Ph balance back after cleansing. Made with real British rose petals and enriched with Community Fair Trade Organic Aloe Vera  this gentle gel toner not only looks beautiful, it feels and smells amazing too. 

British rose toner. The body shop
My almost empty bottle of British rose toner.

TIP FOR TONING! – Use a cold damp cotton pad or even better a reusable, washable cotton pad or small face sponge to apply the toner. As when the cotton pad or sponge is damp, the toner will sit on top, instead of absorbing in to the pad or sponge, leaving more product for you face, instead of wasting the majority of it on toning your sponge. *Shop the British Rose Petal-Soft Gel Toner

#5 Body Yoghurts

Have you tried the body yoghurts yet? They are amazing! Gel-cream consistency these yoghurts soak in, in seconds! Perfect for on the go, theres no waiting around to get in your favourite skinny jeans. 

After shaving, waxing or epilating, I find the yoghurts instantly sooth the skin and have helped to stop those red, raised bumps you can sometimes get from the irritation of the hair removal process. 

My skin feels beautifully soft after using these yoghurts, they keep the skin moisturised for 48 hours. Enriched with Community Trade organic almond milk from Spain, which is great for nourishing the skin. 

Juicy pear body yoghurt – the body shop
sample of the consistency on the back of my hand
sample of the body yoghurt on the back of my hand.

TOP TIP! – Keep body yogurts in the fridge for that extra cooling sensation. Perfect after a hard days work, or a day in the sun.

#4  Drops of Youth™ Concentrate – AKA “Botox in a bottle” 

Silky and smooth and gorgeous to apply,  this serum really does make me feel and look more youthful. I use this after cleansing and toning the skin, before moisturising.

Enriched with 3 plant stem cells, edelweiss, criste marine and sea holly, the serum helps to plump and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. It leaves my skin feeling silky soft and moisturised. Its made from 99% ingredients of natural origin, and antioxidants, to help protect skin from daily pollutants. 

Drops of Youth™ Concentrate AKA botox in a bottle

Try it for 30 days and let me know what you think? I defiantly noticed a difference. 

# 3 Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

This product will leave you speechless. I highly recommend that  anyone who wears makeup or uses face paint to try this product! You won’t believe your eyes when you see this in action. It’s ever so gentle, formulated with sensitive skin-in-mind and yet it effortlessly melts away waterproof make up and face paint like nothing I have EVER tried before. I use this daily to remove even my most waterproof makeup and lip stain, and on the kids after they have been covered in face paint at the local summer fate. It really it’s so easy to use, simply get a small amount and massage into the face. Once you’ve gently massaged the face all over, use a damp face-cloth to wipe away the cleanser and makeup. Suitable for contact lens wearers and sensitive skin.

after cleansing with the camomile cleansing balm
fresh faced after cleansing with Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter
cleansing with the camomile cleansing balm
Me looking like Joker after massaging the cleansing butter in to my face, before removing with a damp cloth.

#2 Carrot Wash Energizing Face Cleanser

Carrot wash and bunny ears. Photo from my youTube video my morning skincare routine.

  #1 Vitamin C Skin Boost Instant Smoother

The ultimate product in my top 10 has to be the Vitamin C skin reviver.  Oh my goodness, the very moment I received this after hearing so many amazing reviews, I was so impressed, that I went live on my facebook group to tell everyone all about it! I was truly blown away. First of all it smells amazing, this is the best product in the vitamin c range, in my opinion. It glistens, it’s so luminous and beautiful, it feels like silk on your skin. 

Vitamin C skin reviver - the body shop.
Vitamin C skin reviver

When you apply it your skin feels velvety, fresh and wide awake. It gives you such a healthy glow.  It smells so good that even your very soul feels awake. This product really has the feel good factor. 

The vitamin C range is Jam packed with camu camu berries from the amazonian rainforest in Peru. These small berries contain 60 times more vitamin C than that of an orange! Mind-blown? – I was! 

From the moment you open the lid you can smell the powerful fragrance and it instantly boosts the mood and awaken the senses. Imagine freshly picked, juicy oranges mixed with the sweetest smelling sherbet and you have the fragrance of the vitamin C collection.

I hope you have loved reading about my top ten products I love to use daily. Have you any favourites from my list? What are your top ten body shop products. 

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Sarah x

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Scents to lift the mood & help relieve stress & anxiety

I love how nature effects us all and whilst we are all staying at home due to lockdown, it got me thinking about how products in the home could help boost our mood and help to relieve stress and anxiety. I recently did a meditation video on my YouTube channel as I wanted to help people get away for a few minuets whenever they wanted to release their mind and get away from any stress and worry Covd-19 may have implemented on everyones life.

So this got me thinking what else can we do in our homes to relax and boost our moods and metabolism. We all have access to exercise in our homes thanks to all the wonderful instructors on line sharing daily exercises videos and tips on social media and YouTube. As a family we have joined in with Joe Wicks AKA “The body coach” morning PE classes for kids and I’ve taken part in Strictly’s very own Janette Manrara’s ballet classes on Instagram.

We all know we should be filling our bodies with fruit and veg but this is currently hard to come by at the moment with bare shelves in the super-markets.

So I turned to my love of body shop products and decided to research more into what scents, essential oils, fruit, vegetable & plant extracts where in each product which could help boost everyones mood, relax and help with anxiety. 

So after researching here is my list

Lime to clear the mind

Clear the mind for creativity and focus, lime is also a great stress reliever. It’s refreshing and stimulating scent relieves stress, exhaustion and anxiety.

Spa of the World™ Thai Makrut Lime Firming Oil

Lemon to invigorate and detoxify

Invigorating and detoxifying, lemon lifts the mood, helping with mental focus and positivity. Did you know? Lemon also boosts circulation, helping to reduce varicose veins and the chance of getting chilblains! I need more lemon in my life. The body shop are bringing out some amazing lemon products this summer, I will be filling my boost as I’ve got some serious veins from pregnancy on my legs.

The Body Shop have a NEW Purifying Lemon Range

Grapefruit to energise and stimulate

Energising and stimulating, grapefruit helps combat tiredness. Great for the body and mind, it helps to uplift the mind and detox the body. Did you know? Grapefruit helps to drain the lymphatic system. It also helps with cellulite and water retention. It tones the skin and helps ease aches and pains and great for tension headaches too.

Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel Pink Grapefruit Lip Butter

Orange to uplift and rejuvenate

So versatile, not only is it uplifting and detoxifying, it also calming and rejuvenating. I know that when I use my “vitamin C skin reviver” I feel energised, awake and oh so happy. This scent really dose have a major effect on me. It make me feel amazing and ready for anything. One pump of vitamin c skin reviver makes me feel incredibly happy.  Did you know? Orange in skincare products, helps to boost collagen and skins natural repair process.

Vitamin C Skin Boost Instant Smoother Satsuma Body Mist

Carrot for earthing and stamina

The earthy scent of carrot is grounding and calming, giving the body stamina to fight feelings of exhaustion and lethargy.  I use the “wonky carrot face wash” ever day, my whole family does, as it is so gentle, its perfect for all the family. 

Carrot Wash Energizing Face Cleanser Carrot Cream Nature Rich Daily Moisturiser

Lavender for relaxation and sleep

 Well known for it’s relaxing properties, lavender is great for helping you to relax and unwind, and  have a good nights sleep. 

Spa of The World French Lavender Pillow Mist

Camomile for calming & soothing the mind and soul

Calming and soothing, camomile is one of my favourites. The “camomile cleansing balm” is so soothing and relaxing to use, Did you know? The body shops camomile cleansing balm removes makeup, face paint and even sharpie in one gentle swoop! It is my favourite makeup remover EVER! I feel so relaxed and ready for bed whenever I use this, it’s a beautiful experience. Camomile is also a natural anti-inflammatory. A cup of camomile tea is sure to relax and sooth.

Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

Tea tree to cleanse and boost immunity

Boosting immunity helping to fight off infection. The body shops tea tree products are great for blemished skin. I clean the house with a drop or two of the essential oil diluted in water. I also clean all my make brushes with the “Himalayan charcoal cleansing Facal soap” as it contains tea tree to help keep my brushes bacteria free. The charcoal helps to lift of makeup and dirt for the bristles and the tea tree cleanses.

Tea Tree Oil

Rose to relieve and uplift the spirits

Rose helps to release feelings of depression and axeity. The most beautiful fragrance, it’s uplifting and calming. I use the “British rose toner” daily and I love how soothing it feels on the skin and how relaxed and uplifted it makes me feel. I cannot rate the smell of rose enough, I named my daughter and Blog after it, after all. 

British Rose Instant Glow Body Essence

I have loved researching and writing this blog. I hope you find all this helpful and useful. If you would like any more information or advice on skincare or any of the body shop products, please do get in touch. I’ll leave my email below. I am a body shop at home consultant and can help with all your body shop questions.

YouTube Video Scents to make you happy

Sarah x

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