The Body Shop Superfood face masks – Good enough to eat?

If you did watch my blog from August, you´ll know that I visited The Body Shop for the launch of the new Superfood Face masks. And of course I had to pick up one. Or two.

Okay. Make it three.

And samples of the remaining ones, so I can say I have tried every new face mask they launched. All in the name of science, of course.

 

The Body Shop Superfood Face Masks
The Body Shop Superfood Face Masks

 

The main thing I noticed upfront is that all of them smell and look delicious. I wouldn´t recommend eating them though, but I have been tempted.

But which ones are my top picks? Here are my recommendations and overall thoughts!

 

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Taking out the trash VII – July 2016 Empties

After filming this months empties video I realized that I seem to have separation anxiety when it comes to lip products. I mean, seriously, a six year old lipgloss?

That is gross!

 

My July Empties
My July Empties

 

But no longer, four makeup items had to go, and I did finish some skincare as well.

So without further ado, my July 2016 Empties, along with mini reviews and, of course, bloopers at the end!

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The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops in „Lightening“ and some 80s reference

„Flash – ahaaaa, savior of the universe!“

Just be glad that I didn’t make a video on this one, otherwise you would have heard me singing, a thing only children aged below three can appreciate.

And no, I am not out of my mind, at least not more than usual. I just keep typing TBS drops in „Lightning“, and that somehow reminds me of the super hero in golden shorts and I chuckle. At my own joke. Sitting in front of the laptop.

 

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops in "Lightening"
The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops in „Lightening“

 

I really need more of a social life…

Moving on: The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops in „Lightening“ have really saved my … makeup-verse (totally a word), golden pants or not.

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Old wives mill – The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth Concentrate

A little further north from where I live is the federal state of Thüringen. Somewhere there, legend has it, a mill exists, called the „Old wives mill“. If you have grown old and tired and want to be  (and look) young again, you approach the mill, get thrown in at the top and leave at the bottom, all fresh and crisp. Rumor has it it doesn’t even hurt!

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrate
The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth Concentrate

Is there a downside? Sure there is. Before entering the mill, you have to sign a list of all the follies you have done so far and promise to do each and every one again! Which is why the mill is sitting there, unused, as time goes by…

Now I don’t know about your (long) list of follies or if you would do all of them again, but I decided long ago I would rather stick to skincare than a magical device, and turned to The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth Concentrate, promising to take me back to younger looking skin. Read more


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Expectation versus reality – The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask

Have you ever imagined what jumping out of the plane window right into the big fluffy clouds would feel like?

TBS Bouncy Sleeping Mask (1 von 2)
The Body Shop Bouncy Sleeping Mask

I don´t want to talk reality here.
We all know it would be wet, cold and uncomfortable, mainly because you´d start falling at maximum speed toward the ground immediately.
Should have grabbed that parachute, girl!

I want to talk expectations!
Sinking into comforting, pillow like shapes, bouncing around laughing while the sun warms you from above.

Somehow that picture came to my mind when I read about The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask.
Now how do expectations compare to reality in this case? Let´s see. Read more


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Dipping my toe into oils – The Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Oil

„The skin is endowed with many functions to preserve its beauty, but one thing it can not do is cleanse itself.“

Now while I wholeheartedly agree with this line, I didn’t come up with it.
It is by Shu Uemura, an explanation why he chose to come out with a cleansing oil back in the days when soap and foam still were the way to go.

The Body Shop Camomille Cleansing Oil
The Body Shop Camomille Cleansing Oil

Being a long-time convert when it comes to balm cleansers, I never really tried a cleansing oil, but I was determined I would.

I could have gone for the Shu Uemura one, loved by many and looking all lush at their website, but I hesitated to spend more than 40 € on a product I wasn’t sure I would love or even get on with.

A drugstore option was hard to find, but finally I discovered The Body Shop Chamomile Silky Cleansing Oil. Much more affordable for an oily test-run! Read more


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„Smile and the world smiles with you“ – The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate

I truly believe in starting your days on a positive note.
I smile a lot throughout the day.
I smile at people passing me by in the streets, I smile at my co-workers and I strongly believe in handling upcoming problems calm and friendly.

But to be honest, the world doesn’t smile with me. At least not always. Maybe every second time?
And it can be rather frustrating to be the one that gets greeted by grumpy faces all day long.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth eye serum
The Body Shop Drops of Youth eye concentrate

So I figured I needed someone to smile at me right when my day starts.
Problem is, when I get up, the husband is still asleep.
Problem is, when I wake my daughter, she isn’t in a smiling mood.

What do you do? Turn to skincare once again!
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate really smiles at you.
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Luxury in a pot? – The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

Sometimes it is a product name that gets me.
Sumptuous…
I immediately think of a spa night, luxurious oils and someone offering me fruit slices, a fantasy that could not be further off my current evening routine.

Instead of a spa night it is the wading pool with my daughter, instead of luxurious oils it is nappy cream and instead of being offered fruit slices I get cucumber thrown at me. Which I sliced and offered myself, obviously.
Ah, mom life!

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

So I decided I needed a little more sumptuousness in my life and bought The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter to add to my evening routine.


What The Body Shop claims:
This cleanser is an indulgent makeup remover for the whole face. It gently and efficiently melts away makeup and impurities, leaving the skin feeling clean, refreshed and pampered.
– Gently melts away makeup
– Leaves skin feeling clean and petal-soft
– Removes all types of makeup
– Suitable for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers

Facts:
One pot contains 90 ml and retails for 13 € at The Body Shop stores/ online. By the time I was writing this review it was marked as „sold out“, so I dug up another link on Amazon here.
They sell it for 17 € though, so better check out your local stores.

The cleanser itself comes in a tin container that is sturdy but lightweight and great for traveling. Despite being named a butter it is hard to the touch (think coconut oil), but easy to scoop out and quickly to melt on your skin into a rich, oily texture. „Oily“ is used in the best way possible here, it doesn’t feel greasy or heavy, but very soft.

The BodyShop Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

After massaging it onto my face for a little while I take it off with a wash cloth and warm water. There is no oily residue left on my skin and my face feels soft and nourished.
I got it to use as a second cleanse, as I take my makeup off with Bioderma Eau Sensibio, but for research reasons I have used it to remove my makeup and it did do very well, but with some difficulties when it came to lip stains or waterproof mascara.

The scent is a soft floral note that doesn’t remind me of camomile too much.

Favorable ingredients:
– Olive Oil: Nourishing
– Shea Butter: Moisturizing
– Tocopherol: Vitamin E, antioxidant
– Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil: Rich in fatty acids, cleansing
– Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract: Camomille, soothing

Unfavorable Ingredients:
– Fragrance

Does it live up to its claims?
Yes.
It melts away makeup, my skin feels soft and clean after using it and it is certainly suitable for contact lenses wearers. If you are sensitive to fragrance though, I would patch test first.

Will I rebuy?
I don’t think so.
Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy using it and it is packed with great ingredients, but among the other balm cleansers I have tried so far (Clinique, Review here, and Emma Hardie), I just prefer them.

Who do I recommend it to?
It is one of the more affordable balm cleansers, so if you are on a budget and want to invest in a good balm cleanse, this one might be a good choice.
If your skin is dry, the nourishing ingredients will help you cleanse your skin without stripping it.
If you are looking for a product suitable as first and second cleanse, this one is well worth looking into.
It is a great everyday basic cleanser.
But if, like me, you are looking for more sumptuousness in your life, look somewhere else.
This is more camomile tea than champagne.


Have you been to a spa night recently?
And did you try this cleanser before?

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