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The Bodyshop - product recommendations please?

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HappenstanceMarmite Sun 06-Dec-15 12:53:13

Just that really. I was inspired by the sulphate-free shampoo thread to look at their website and wondered if anything else was worth bunging in my interweb shopping basket. I already use the Vitamin E moisturiser and have done forever.

So any other Holy Grail products worth having? Thank you in anticipation smile

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 06-Dec-15 14:02:04

I love BodyShop grin

I love the smell of the Absinthe handwash and use it as a shower gel
DH and DS use the Ginger shampoo
I use the Rainforest as a detox shampoo if my hair is bunged up with prosuct

I was looking for a lipliner t'other day (I have a liner in 'Beech' which is older than my DC blush ) but they only had a clear balm lining pencil .

The Pink Grapefruit body scrub is gorgeous and doesn't leave me with a coated feel.

Camomile Butter Cleansing Balm (in a tin). I don't like the eye-make up remover though.

NotNowBono Sun 06-Dec-15 14:50:42

Their Kabuki brush is great - and have heard good things about the rest of the make-up brushes
lipsticks are really pigmented and last ages
I still love White Musk - shoot me, I'm a child of the 80s...
Italian Fig perfume is the closet to Philosykos as I've smelled anywhere
The body butter/shower cream/body scrub/soap sets they do at Christmas are great value, especially in the sales
almond hand cream in the metal tube is fantastic

BrendaandEddie Sun 06-Dec-15 14:51:41

Body shop. There's a blast from the past

SchnitzelVonKrumm Sun 06-Dec-15 14:54:15

Camomile cleansing balm is great. Vitamin E cream.

If you like the vitamin e range have you tried the oil? It keeps my skin really soft. Has anyone tried the oils of life range? I keep looking at it but can't decide.

Ooh, hemp hand cream stinks but is amazing on dry cracked skin. Best hand cream I've ever had.

Bluecheese22 Sun 06-Dec-15 15:16:00

I love the camomile cleansing balm, the aloe vera day cream and the lip butters.

HappenstanceMarmite Sun 06-Dec-15 15:19:17

Hmmm. Vitamin E oil intrigues me as never used oil on face. Having been a spotty adolescent - and still suffering occasional breakouts in my fifties FFS I've always run from oil! Used to put neat Dettol in my face but obviously wouldn't now 😱

I remember they did an ocean room candle thing which I loved. And agree the their makeup brushes.

Please keep em coming.

My local body shop is happy to give samples so if you fancy trying the oil ask in the shop and they'll put a couple of days with in a little tub for you.

TudorTrace Sun 06-Dec-15 15:25:32

Their vitamin C cream, fab. YY to the hemp range too.

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Sun 06-Dec-15 15:26:16

Thirding (or possibly fourthing) the Chamomile cleansing butter, fabuolous texture cf other 'balm' type cleansers which can be sticky. The cocoa butter body butter is my all time favourite body moisturiser. The Vit E cream (esp the intense) is really nice still.
They've really ramped their game up since the foul smelling Dewberry bath pearl days.
There's currently a 40% promo code I think as well.

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Sun 06-Dec-15 15:31:43

The Chamomile butter is wonderful. Also really still rate the Vit E range.
Think there is 40% code at the moment.

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Sun 06-Dec-15 15:32:20

Oops. Thought that hadn't posted!

hauntedhenry Sun 06-Dec-15 15:43:52

Chamomile cleansing oil is brilliant for removing makeup (and eye makeup), I love it. Massage in and remove with a flannel.

purplewhale Sun 06-Dec-15 16:43:59

Drops of youth concentrate is fab, it's a serum and it brightens your skin
Also a fan of pink grapefruit scrub

schmalex Sun 06-Dec-15 17:46:00

Chamomile cleansing butter and hemp hand cream both fab. The chamomile cleansing oil is good too, but I prefer the butter. The butter is also great for travelling with as it's solid so it can't leak.

I tried their bouncy sleeping mask and wasn't very impressed with it. Seemed a bit greasy on my skin and the texture is very odd and jelly-like.

HappenstanceMarmite Sun 06-Dec-15 18:16:54

How's their makeup?

hauntedhenry Sun 06-Dec-15 18:50:56

Oh, I forgot. I have a crayon from the body shop for lips and cheeks. It's the black one which changes colour on your lips - it lasts well and the colour it goes really suits me. Haven't tried any more of their makeup though.

flippinada Sun 06-Dec-15 22:45:32

Their hemp hand cream is the absolute business. It does have quite a distinctive smell though.

The new oils of life range is really, really nice, but expensive.

The camomile cleansing butter is lovely.

They used to do a really nice gel/oil cleanser, not sure if they still make it.

Also love the red musk perfume.

PhoenixRises Sun 06-Dec-15 22:50:23

I love their Almond Nail & Cuticle Oil - it's a pen thing and it improves the condition of my nails beautifully. The pen also has a cuticle hoof on the end which also helps.

hollinhurst84 Sun 06-Dec-15 23:27:47

The sorbet body moisturisers are great if you want something not slippy - I use them before pole fitness to help with grip!

Nettletheelf Sun 06-Dec-15 23:32:44

I had a sample of the new 'oils of life' face cream and it makes your skin feel gorgeous. Might buy some for night cream. It is £25 so well into Clinique-adjacent territory pricewise.

Destinysdaughter Sun 06-Dec-15 23:34:11

I've used their Beech lip liner for years. Is great with nude lipsticks. My hairdresser who specialises in curly hair recommends their Rainforest range as it is sulphate and silicone free which is good for curly hair. Nice to see so many recommendations for other products on here too! Will have to get the code and pop in there.

ValiantMouse Sun 06-Dec-15 23:38:47

The shower gels are lovely. I always have a bottle on the go. (Frosted Plum right now, smells wonderful!)

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