Spring skincare – The Body Shop

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My morning skincare routine in the spring

I love to change my morning skincare routine with the seasons as our skin needs different things just like we do. We change-up our wadrobes and meals as the seasons change, our skincare needs can often change too. In spring as we find ourselves eating lighter meals and wearing lighter layers, our skincare often needs to become lighter too. I find in the spring months I switch-up my moisturiser the most as I often use the same face wash, serums and toners throughout the year (unless I’m product testing). Now of course we all have different skin types and concerns, you need to listen to your own skin and see what products would suit you best through the changing seasons. Of course as we go through the seasons of our life and time goes by, we may need to change our skincare to best suit our skin needs also.  

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The Body Shop Aloe Calming Foaming Wash, Aloe Calming Toner, Drops of Light™ Brightening Essence Lotion, Drops ofYouth™ Concentrate

For the spring months, I have stopped using my Drops of Youth™ Youth Cream in the daytime and have moved to using the Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF30. I always recommend using an spf all year round but instead of adding one over my usual moisturiser,  I love to use the Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF30 in the spring. 

So what is my spring morning skincare routine?


I love to use the Aloe Calming Foaming Wash as I have Dry Sensitive Skin. The aloe face wash is so soothing and calming on the skin and gently foams when aplicated so it feels silky and fluffy when applying to the face. The soothing  Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera is sustainably source from farmers in Mexico and hand filleted within 6 hours of harvesting to maintain maximum freshness.

Aloe Calming Foaming Wash


Since my favourite toner in the world (The British Rose Toner) was discontinued from The Body Shop I’ve gone back to using the Aloe Calming Toner. I used this before I knew the rose one existed. Formulated for sensitive skin, the Aloe toner is beautifully delicate and contains no alcohol, colorants or preservatives. It’s a real liquid consistency and is delightfully light and soothing when applied to the skin. If you have sensitive skin, or looking to try skincare for the first time, the aloe range is so gentle and light making it a great range to start with.

Aloe Calming Toner

I like to apply my toner with a dampened reusable cotton round.

Essence lotion

Whilst my skin is still damp I like to apply the Drops of Light™ Brightening Essence Lotion, this smells incredible yet is still gentle and soothing on my dry, sensitive skin. The essence lotion helps serums and moisturisers to sink in where needed and its also the second step to adding moisture to the face, toning being the first. I chose to use the Drops of Light™ Brightening Essence Lotion as it has brightening red algae extract in from the North Atlantic coast which is rich in vitamin C, minerals and nutrients. The moisturising lotion helps to brighten the skin and help even out uneven skin tones. 

Drops of Light™ Brightening Essence Lotion


Now my skin is prepped, it’s time to add a serum. My favourite serum to use is the Drops of Youth™ Concentrate. It’s silky, soft consistency is delightful to apply and is filled with anti-pollution properties.  The three wonderfully nourishing plant stem cells Edelweiss, Sea Holly and Criste Marine help to rejuvenate and care for my skin, whilst mallow extract soothes and the Community Fair Trade moringa seed oil from Rwanda moisturises. The new formula of the Drops of Youth serum now also contains Buddleja Extract known for its antioxidant properties. 

Drops of Youth™ Concentrate

Moisturise, SPF

Last but probably the most important step in my morning routine is applying my Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF30. Did you know that wearing a good spf moisturiser that protects the skin from both UVA and UVB rays is the best and first form of anti-aging. Sun damage is called damage for a reason, it damages the skin and damaged skin can age us immensely. So if you want to look for anti-ageing skincare, I would highly recommend reaching for a good UVA and UVB protecting spf first. I love to use the Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF30 as it absorbs easily into the skin and leaves my skin feeling awakened and looking radiant. The Body Shop’s Vitamin C range is filled with antioxidant rich Camu Camu berry extract from the Amazonian rainforest in Peru, which contains 60 times more vitamin C than that of an orange! 

Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF30

Watch my Spring Morning Skincare Video Below.

Sarah x

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