Hello my lovelies!
This is a post about products from the Body Shop that I've tried and wouldn't recommend to anyone! Obviously, what doesn't work for my skintype/features/taste may work wonderfully on someone else- nevertheless, the products mentioned below don't fall under this category; they just don't perform!
1. Lip Scuff
There was a lot of positive feedback on the web about it, so I bought it. When I got home and opened it, that thing scared me... It's a green bullet with a mint flavour that has a yucky sticky base with a few relatively big granules; it supposedly "...evens the surface of the skin to better absorb Lip Colour". On the contrary, it made my lips even more sensitive and prone to chapping. People, stay away from this little devil!
2. Tea Tree Blackhead Exfoliating Wash
First of all, there's a lot of corporate confusion about the right way to use this product; at the US site it is listed under the once/twice a week exfoliators, while at the UK page it's among the everyday face washes. Either way, it's plain rubbish; it doesn't foam, the exfoliating particles are way too little for a decent clearing of the skin- let alone eliminate blackheads, as it claims to achieve!
3. Tea Tree Facial Toner
This toner is actually a clear green liquid with a tiny amount of corn starch to absorb excess oils on the skin- you just shake the bottle before application. I'm overlooking the fact that it's loaded with alcohol, the real problem is elsewhere; this whole Tea Tree line of products is addressed to oily skin with imperfections. However, it's a proven fact that cornstarch clogs pores, so where's the good in adding that to the toner's formulation?
4. Flawless Skin Protecting Concealer
"The product features a sophisticated delivery system with clear active essence suspended in a special core structure". Yeah, don't buy that... Honestly, there's no place for a so-called "active essence" in a concealer, it only thins down the product and alters its composition. For covering spots, opt for the old and trusty Concealer -my favourite so far- and for brightening the under-eye area, the Lightening Touch is just fab.
5. Lip and Cheek Stain in 02-Bronze Glimmer
Personally I only use this kind of product on my cheeks, I find that it can be very drying and uncomfortable on the lips. While I simply adore the original shade 01-Rose Pink, this one is totally... wrong. Let me explain myself- here are the photos of a sheer application on my hand:
Oh yes, this is the same application on different angles, not two swatches from different products! This stain has a rosy matte base AND a coppery-golden shimmering coat, it seems like these two tones get separated on application and be visible as two mismatching products piled together.
So these are the products from the Body Shop that were a complete waste of money!
If you have a same experience with a product, please let me know or even make a post about it; I always enjoy reading this kind of posts, they discourage any excessive shopping urges ;)
Happy blogging and reading and commenting to everyone!