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My body shop summer must haves! Part 1!

I can’t help but share all the products I had to pack… and let you know how I got on with them in Corfu. It helps that I get all of them for free and they’re cruelty free but let’s have a look.

My bathroom side looks like a body shop advert

So first up in the above picture we have the essentials

Mango body yogurt

What The Body Shop says : Life’s too short for waiting – jump straight into your jeans with our Mango Body Yogurt. The new, lightweight formula absorbs instantly and provides up to 48 hours of moisture. Apply to damp skin straight after showering for skin that feels smoother and never sticky, with the fruity, tropical scent of mangoes. The gel-cream is 100% vegan, enriched with mango juice and Community Trade organic almond milk from Spain.

  • NEW lightweight, fast-absorbing gel-cream formula 
  • 100% vegan 
  • 48hr moisture 
  • Enriched with mango juice and Community Trade organic almond milk from Spain 

Satsuma energising gel

What TBS says : This lightweight body lotion has a fresh citrus scent. It hydrates skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth. 

  • Light and easily absorbed
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
  • Fresh citrus scent

What I say: Both of these are meant to provide that citrus smell despised by those nasty mosquitoes. I was bitten a lot during my stay, but definitely less when I used the citrus moisturisers. They made such a refreshing change than my normal aftersun and the body yogurt dries so quickly! Mango is also meant to keep your tan for longer and it’s certainly working so far!

Camomile balm

What TBS says : Cleanse and nourish your skin with our rich cleansing butter. A luxurious way to remove every last trace of make-up, while purifying, cleansing and refreshing your skin, leaving it soft to the touch.

  • Suitable for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers
  • Camomile extract from Norfolk, England
  • Clean and silky-soft feel
  • Removes all types of make-up

What I say : My favourite ever product! Amazing on my whole face at removing make-up and gentle enough for the kids to use after having their faces painted

Aloe multi use gel

What TBS says: New refreshing, lightweight face and body gel moisturiser that hydrates and helps soothe dry, sensitive skin. Non-greasy and gentle on skin. Can be used as an overnight leave-on mask to restore comfort of skin. Enriched with 90% gel from Community Trade organic aloe vera from Campeche, Mexico. Formulated without alcohol, colourants, fragrance.

  • Face and Body cooling moisturiser
  • Hydrating, soothing and refreshing
  • Non-greasy, gentle on skin
  • Formulated for sensitive skin
  • Dermatologically tested

What I say : I used this for the kids every day and anytime I’d had a little too much sun. It wasn’t sticking like lots of after-suns and didn’t feel to sensitive when it first hits the skin!

Skin defence multi-protection face mist

What TBS say : Feel free with this super-lightweight, multi-protection face mist with SPF30 PA++ and help protect skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays and pollution particles too. The cloud-like mist forms an invisible protective film without leaving the skin feeling sticky and greasy. Enriched with red algae extract and vitamin C, the mist helps brighten your skin’s appearance for a radiant look. So easy to use on the go, help to protect your skin without smudging your make-up for any adventure.

  • Multi-protection face mist with SPF30 PA++ 
  • Anti-pollution and anti-dullness 
  • Easy to use 
  • Dermatologically tested 
  • Suitable for all skin types 
  • Non-comedogenic 
  • Enriched with Community Trade marula oil from Namibia 
  • 100% vegan

What I say : This was the perfect quick fix to have in my bag. Every time I got out of the pool or felt a little flushed I could give my face a quick spritz! It dried instantly! Love it

Vitamin C glow & protect SPF30

What TBS says : Enhance the natural radiance of your skin while helping to protect your complexion from the sun with our SPF30 moisturiser. Ideal for daily use to hydrate and help to protect, leaving the skin looking glowing.

  • For dull, tired, grumpy skin
  • SPF30 with UVA and UVB protection
  • Hydrates and helps protects skin
  • Gives skin a brighter, more radiant appearance
  • Softens and smooths

What I say : Used every single day! At hone I use the vitamin c glow moisturiser but this one has an SPF so I needed this for my holiday. I must admit it felt a little thicker than my usual moisturiser, but it soon soaked in and along with the face mist and didn’t burn once! I wouldn’t use it at hone though. I prefer my lightest moisturisers

I also took the banana hair mask which for me and my girls was an essential. It was so nourishing after the pool or beach each day and left all of our hair in great condition!

In my next blog I’ll share a bit about the minimal make-up I took

Sarah x

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