Skincare is something which I've been recently been trying to delve into and learn the basics (because lets be honest, it can be pretty confusing at times!). So when The Body Shop were super kind and sent me a few of their products from the Seaweed range, I couldn't wait to give them a whirl.
Targeted at oily to combination skin, this range aims to balance out and control excess oil on your face in order to create a shine-free complexion. I'm always slightly hesitant with products that promise this, as I fear that they'll dry out my skin - it's prone to the occasional dry patch. However, I need not worry, as these two products have been a lovely new addition in my skincare routine.
Seaweed Cleansing Facial Wash - Now this product has been a complete game changer for me. The first thing I noticed was its fresh scent, which isn't too over-powering and certainly isn't too fragranced for us with sensitive skin. I've been using this twice a day in the morning and night, and the difference in my skin has been remarkable. My blemishes have calmed right down and my skin on a whole is looking the clearest it has looked in a long long time. Before using this product I was struggling with make-up sliding off my face throughout the day, however, my foundation's staying power has certainly interested since I introduced this into my routine. I don't even feel inclined to use primer on a daily basis anymore - crazy! Very gentle on the skin, I've not had any issues with the facial wash despite being prone to allergic reactions with new products, and it's definitely become a staple in my beauty stash.
Seaweed Iconic Clay Mask - Now this was the product I was most excited to try, after hearing many rave reviews from the blogosphere. Me and clay masks don't tend to get along, and a few other drugstore masks I've tried in the past have left me with red, sore and irritated skin - which is far from ideal! At first I was slightly hesitant as it seemed to leave my face feeling a little sore after use, however, I kept going and within a few uses my skin started to love it. Only using it once or twice a week, I focus on my t-zone, which I find to be the most congested area. It leaves my skin feeling incredibly clean and refreshed, removing my impurities and helping fight those pesky blackheads. I'd recommend it to anyone!
What are your favourite The Body Shop products?