Summer Skin: The Body Shop Essentials

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It is literally only Spring, but here on the Canadian west coast it already feels like Summer! The weather has been incredibly hot for this time of the year. But we’re not complaining. We are totally psyched for the Summer! Summertime means beaches, pretty skirts and shorts, new makeup colours and body products. We couldn’t wait to tell you about some of our current favourite beauty finds from The Body Shop. Even if it’s still cold weather where you live right now, we guarantee these lotions and potions will have you celebrating Summer early!

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NEW PIÑITA COLADA BODY BUTTER (AVAILABLE JULY 2016)

Firstly, we are SO excited about The Body Shop’s upcoming launch, the ‘Piñita Colada’ Collection! It will be available in stores and online this July 2016. This new collection is literally the epitome of Summer and we are obsessed

This body butter will definitely be a staple body product for us this Summer. It is a heavenly mix of coconut (from the Caribbean) and pineapple (hand picked from the Santo-Domingo area) in a delectable rich, luxurious cream. I mean, really… we can’t! It’s crazy amazing. If only there was ‘smell-a-vision’ for the computer because if you could smell this you’d know why we’re so excited. Not only does it smell like you are on a glorious exotic Caribbean holiday, your skin is instantly quenched and so smooth. Body Butters are incredibly moisturizing and nourishing. If you are a fan of The Body Shop’s Body Butters’, you definitely won’t want to miss out on this one. 

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The Body Shop’s new Piñita Colada Collection includes:
Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub
Shower Gel
Body Butter
Fresh Body Sorbet

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NEW VITAMIN E AQUA BOOST ESSENCE LOTION ($20)

This newly launched Essence Lotion instantly became a favourite find for both of us. It is a powerful hydration boost for your skin. Made with Wheatgerm Oil, which is one of the richest sources of Vitamin E. Along with 100% natural origin Hyaluronic Acid, which acts as a moisture magnet for your skin. Together they protect the skin against environmental damage (free radicals) and improve your skin’s moisture.

You use it after washing and toning your face, then add your serum and moisturizers (and sunscreen!). It is good for all skin types, is light weight, non oily/non-sticky, absorbs instantly and leaves your skin feeling hydrated and supple. 

Natasha and I have opposite skin types and it works amazing for both of us. 
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ITALIAN SUMMER FIG EAU DE TOILETTE ($25/50ml)

To say that I am in love with this fragrance would be an understatement. Just released this past Fall, The Body Shop’s ‘Italian Summer Fig‘ has become one of my favourite scents for Spring/Summer. 

Made with hand-picked figs straight from the Puglian coast in Italy, the Italian Summer Fig fragrance has a delicious sweet, fruity scent. I like it because the fragrance is quite subtle and not overpowering. It’s the perfect scent for everyday wear, especially during the hot Summer months. – Natasha

There are various other bath & body products available in the Italian Summer Fig collection including a body cream, body lotion, shower gel and more! Click here to view the whole range.

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And can we just take a moment to talk about how beautiful the bottle is?! Looks so elegant and classy sitting atop a dressing table. 

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OILS OF LIFE SKINCARE 

This product line is fairly new to The Body Shop. It caught our attention initially because of the packaging. It is visually appealing and makes you think that there is something special about them. Which of course, as with all of The Body Shop products, there always is. The ingredients are chosen with utmost specific care and research. The Oils Of Life collection contains 3 precious seed oils from around the world. Specifically chosen seeds from Egypt, China and Chile infused to give your skin instant revival, nourishment, radiance and visibly reduces the signs of aging.

Myself being a more oily, t-zone skin type, I used to shy away from using any ‘oils’ on my face. I thought by adding more oil would just make me even more oily! But with more training in skin care and trying these products, that’s just not the case. It actually does the opposite of making me more oily. It actually nourishes my skin, adds radiance, looks healthier and more supple. A true spa like experience in the convenience of your home.

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(pictured above: Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalising Cream)

The Body Shop’s Oils of Life Collection provides you with high-quality, spa-like skincare at accessible prices. 

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What’s your favourite product from The Body Shop? Let us know! 
Laura & Natasha xo

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