REVIEW: THE BODY SHOP

by: TAN WEI CHEE

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I have always been very experimental about my skin care products. Having dry skin has been a problem for me ever since teenage years; it has come to my mum’s concern. My mum introduced me a few products from The Body Shop and I was so satisfied with the products and decided to stick to these awesome products.

The Body Shop International plc focuses on manufacturing and retailing beauty and cosmetic products by using natural ingredients in their producing processes. They hold the concept of “The business is not just about money, it should be about responsibility”. The Body Shop believes that they are able to protect our Mother Earth by using natural ingredients. They do it not because it is fashionable but it is the only way.

Cleanser : Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash

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OVERVIEW

Perceive this as a go-the-extra-mile facial wash. Its formulation foams gently on the skin as it harbors rich nutrients such as Wheat germ oil, which feeds and sustains the skin without shriveling it. It also contains the staple in our Vitamin E range; Organic Soya Oil that’s rich in essential fatty acids to repair skin’s moisture barrier ensuring that your skin stays moisturized for longer period.

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INGREDIENTS

Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Coco-Glucoside (Surfactant), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil/Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil (Emollient), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer (Viscosity Modifier), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Benzyl Benzoate (Fragrance Ingredient), Hydroxycitronellal (Fragrance Ingredient), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Cinnamyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 17200/Red 33 (Colour), CI 14700/Red 4 (Colorant).

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 HOW TO USE

  1. Start by cleaning your face with water
  2. Squeeze a little out and rub it between your palms to create foam
  3. Next, massage onto the face and neck gently using your fingertips.
  4. Rinse off with clean water and pat your skin dry.

PRICE

A bottle of 100ml Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash only cost RM 59 (online purchase) and RM 49 (retail purchase). This facial wash is available at all The Body Shop retail outlets and official website

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

By using the natural ingredients in the products of The Body Shop, I feel my face is no longer dry. The texture of the cleanser is very creamy so it does not make my face oily. The cleanser is very gentle and it helps to clean my skin pretty well. Besides, the cleanser does remove dirts and acts as a makeup remover as well as leaving my skin smooth to touch. The pores are less visible and blackheads are less likely to occur. It is a reliable brand as it suitable for all skin type. It leaves my skin radiant and full of life everytime I use it.

Toner: Vitamin E Hydrating Toner

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OVERVIEW

Not bit of makeup, impurity and dirt gets left behind on the skin, thanks to the Vitamin E range’s ingredients! This toner plays dual role of keeping the skin moist with an additional thorough cleanse!

INGREDIENTS

Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), PPG-26-Buteth-26 (Emulsifier), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Diglycerin (Humectant), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Carbomer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Parfum (Fragrance), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Triticum vulgare (Wheat Germ Oil) (Emollient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Farnesol (Fragrance Ingredient).

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HOW TO USE

  1. Saturate a cotton wool pad.
  2. Sweep across a cleansed face and neck.

PRICE

A bottle of 200ml Vitamin E Hydrating Toner only cost RM 55 (online purchase and retail purchase). This facial wash is available at all The Body Shop retail outlets and official website

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Lovely toner even if it does not possess the most fragrance. I apply it on when I wake up and before I sleep and it does not cause aggravation. The clearness and moistness is just adequate, with a consistency different from that of a cream or gel toner. I must say unlike the other toners, it is not heavy at all; it does not make my skin super dry. It’s beautiful. With the help of Vitamin E, regular application of toner on the skin improves the texture of the skin and helps to get rid of various skin problems. After using the cleanser and toner from The Body Shop, my skin is thoroughly clean now!

Moisturizers: Vitamin E SPF 15 Moisture Lotion

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OVERVIEW

Here’s your weapon to prevent the sun from damaging your skin! A light, non-greasy, SPF 15 lotion that nourishes the skin softly and smoothly; as it prevents your skin from being harmed by the sun’s UVA and UVB protection. Prevention is better than cure!

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INGREDIENTS

Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Sunscreen), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emulsifier), Cyclopentasiloxane (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Octyl Salicylate (Sunscreen), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Sunscreen), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Phenyl Trimethicone (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (Surfactant/Emulsifying Agent), Cetyl Dimethicone (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Triethanolamine (pH Adjuster), Sesamum Indicum Oil (Emollient), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Parfum (Fragrance), Carbomer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Behenyl Alcohol (Emollient), Cetyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Methylparaben (Preservative), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil (Emollient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Tetrasodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant).


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HOW TO USE

  1. Apply to the face and neck after cleansing and toning by using your fingertips.

PRICE

A bottle of 50ml Vitamin E SPF 15 Moisture Lotion only cost RM 75 (online purchase) and RM 50 (retail purchase). This facial wash is available at all The Body Shop retail outlets and official website

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Moisturizer is a need especially for me because I have dry skin. It helps to hydrate my skin and provide me a smoother skin. Apart from making my skin softer and more elastic, it also helps me to feel and look younger! The Vitamin E SPF 15 Moisture Lotion from The Body Shop contains Vitamin E, which makes it a great skin moisturizer. It can be a healthy substitute for lotions that are usually loaded with ingredients like alcohol and other chemicals which. In the long run, it can strip my skin off with its natural moisturizers. Vitamin E not only provides the required moisture to the skin, but the presence of antioxidants in it facilitates the healing process in case of an injury. In addition, this is definitely a good choice for you if you are as lazy as me to apply sunblock everyday. This moisturizer protects my skin from the harm of UV radiation with SPF 15. Therefore, I highly suggest you to go pick some up today! This is my new favourite moisturizer; and with SPF you can’t go wrong!

Ratings: 7.5/10

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