Friday, 28 March 2014


Whilst at The Body Shop recently I picked up the Vitamin C Microdermabrasion and the Tea Tree Face Mask. The Body Shop, for me has always been my go-to place for the blogger cult favourite body butters (mmm!), natural haircare products, and good-enough-to-eat gift sets but this time I was keen to branch out and try more of their skincare ranges.

Tea Tree Face Mask: Tea Tree is a fantastic, spot-fighting ingredient. I don't have particularly problematic skin, apart from it being quite dry, but I occasionally get blocked pores around my nose and just above my top lip so I use a mask once a week to keep my skin clear. I read a couple of reviews for the Tea Tree mask before I purchased it, and although it says it's suitable for blemished skin, I thought it was great. The product itself is a green, clay-like mask and I usually find the best way to use this product is in the shower since things can get quite messy! The only thing I didn't like about this product was that it wasn't very smooth so it's not the easiest mask to apply evenly. However, sometimes I even mix this mask with my Neutrogena Visbly Clear 2 in 1 Wash and Mask and this turns it into a smooth, light green mask for an intense pore cleanse. 

Vitamin C Microdermabrasion: There is nothing I love more than giving my self a home-spa facial once a week. This product has tiny micro particles that gently buff your skin, removing dead skin cells to reveal a more radiant complexion. After my first use, I could feel my skin was noticeably smoother, and my makeup applied like a dream. It really smoothes and polishes the skin, and a little goes a long way. I use this product twice a week whilst in the shower, rub it over my face and neck in circular motions and use a muslin cloth to remove it. Vitamin C is great for protecting the skin, and it promotes the production of collagen. I think this would be great for any skin type, even if you have very oily or very dry skin, it's important to remove all the dead skin cells and give your skin a good, deep clean at least once a week.

If you're looking to change up your skincare/cleansing routine, The Body Shop is worth a visit as it has some great, affordable options for all skin types and concerns.


  1. Oooh ! I love at home face masks- I might have to try the Vit C. Does it smell much like oranges?

    1. It just has a citrus-like smell, very fresh and not too overpowering. I hate overly-scented products, especially if it's going on my face!

  2. I'm having problematic skin at the moment so I think I ought to try this out! xx

    Thanks for your blog link! Unfortunately, Bloglovin is down so I can't get onto it but I'm following you on Twitter so I can reach out at a later date xxx


    1. Aw thanks so much! It's a great buy if you're having problems with your skin, the tea tree mask is great for getting rid of all the nasties! xx

  3. I've tried the Vitamin C range it's amazing!

    Gonna follow your blog right now :)


  4. I have tried both the products and are awesome for oily skin...Love TBS and this post <3

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