The Body Shop – Vitamin E – Product Review

I am a huge sucker for moisturisers and facial oils, but at the same time I won’t get sucked into any product, just because it is being hyped up on social media.  Because I have sensitive skin, and over the last couple of years, managed to get it to a really good place, I am even more fussy about what I let my skin drink up.

Since I was in high school, I was a massive fan of The Body Shop. I always felt their products were, ‘what you see is what you get’ and that is most certainly what they are.   But of late, I had forgotten about how great their products really are and decided to check out their Vitamin E range.

You may or may not know,  but Vitamin E is amazing for the skin.  It is great for protecting you from premature ageing and protecting your skin from UV damage and pollution.  This is perfect for me; living in London and most large cities, your skin is subjected to more damage than you realise.

I like to keep my day time moisturiser light, with a habit of using oils for my night time regime.  I like the feeling of not clogging up my skin too much during the day so I stick to a light moisturiser and given I am also wearing makeup and spending two hours a day travelling in and out of London, this product works wonders.  I then love the feeling that my skin is being nourished and repaired by a silky oil whilst I sleep.

My two staples at the moment are….

Day Cream – Vitamin E Moisture Cream 

I find this day cream lightweight and it absorbs so easily into my skin making it even easier for me to prime my skin and continue with a smooth and light makeup application.  It feels refreshing and looks radiant almost immediately and I now use this daily without fail.

Night Oil – Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil

As mentioned earlier, I like to treat my skin to a nourishing oil.  I feel like my skin goes through so much during the day, that it deserves to be pampered and looked after whilst I sleep and boy do I notice it.  I am in love with this oil and enjoy applying it after my night time cleansing routine.  I wake up looking refreshed and glowing, with this oil allowing my skin to soak up the lightweight moisture it brings.  As an oil/serum this product is lightweight and non-greasy which is perfect for my problematic skin.

I love how these two products work hand in hand together, knowing that my skin is being protected during the day and pampered and repaired during the night.

Have you used either or both? Do you have any other favourites from The Body Shop? Let me know!

 

These products are not sponsored, purchased with my own money and I am simply just sharing how much I enjoy using them :)

My highlighter – Ride or Die

I am a sucker for highlighting, it’s a fact. I absolutely love a little dewiness and highlighting is my favourite part of my makeup routine.  Let me tell you something though, you don’t need to reserve highlighting for nights out, you can add this to your daily makeup routine, in a very subtle way. A little goes a long way and here is how I add a little glow and youth to my day time makeup look.

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This post is not sponsored, I just wanted to share how great this highlighter is, however the link within the post is affiliated. This product was bought with my own money.

I’m back!

I am so excited to be back working on my blog, sharing new content and bringing you some exciting things from new beauty products, to skincare and updates on what I am using, doing and loving.

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Why should you wear SPF all year round? Here’s why…

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Why should you wear SPF all year round? When you book that beach holiday, where the sun shines every day, most if not all of you will ensure your sunscreen is packed and ready to go with you.  You’ll apply it regularly throughout the day and it just becomes a part of your daily routine on the beach or by the pool.  So why is it we don’t adapt the same mentality back home?

Ok, so just because we live in a country that doesn’t seem to have an existing summer season, the sun’s rays, whether it be in the spring, summer, autumn and yes, even in the winter, penetrate our skin without us even realising.  Just because it isn’t necessarily hot outside or particularly sunny, doesn’t mean the sun cannot do it’s damage deceivingly.

What is SPF? SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is the magic that allows you to stay in the sun longer than you would be able to without it.  So for instance, if your skin starts to tan within say ten minutes, if you are wearing an SPF of 30, this will allow you to stay in the sun 30 times longer until you get the same reaction without it.  I am not promoting staying in the sun for long periods of time, but this is just an indication of the protection SPF gives you.

Is it important to wear SPF all year round? Yes.  There is no question about it.  So I am not saying lather yourself from head to toe in sunscreen, but just be practical.  I for one, always wear an SPF on my face.  The rest of my body may be covered up but my face gets the most exposure to UV rays, therefore to protect myself from a daily build up of damage, I simply wear an SPF every day. It’s simple.

UV damage is irreparable so wear SPF on your face every day.  I don’t leave the house without it.  I badger my friends and family but I know they will thank me in years to come when they look 10 years younger than they actually are, and I am hoping you will too.

There are many brands out there that carry an SPF cream specifically for the face but my current favourite is the Clinique Face Cream – SPF 40.  This is perfect for me.  I wear this under my foundation for all day protection.  What I like about this particular cream, is it protects from both UVA (rays which age the skin) and UVB (rays that burn the skin).  The protection provided in this formula, reassures me that my skin is protected from early signs of ageing, which I think we all want, right?

I did a ton of research and read lots of reviews on different types of creams, so do yours too.  We all have different preferences/skin types plus I am not here to promote any brands, I am simply promoting healthy skincare which I am really passionate about.  There are plenty of products out there that protect you just as well, but I just wanted to put sun protection on your radar, it’s needed and it’s needed all year round.

Remember, sun care isn’t just for holidays, it’s for life.  Once the damage is done, there is no going back.  Look after your skin.

Do you protect yourself in the UK or wherever you are in the world?

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