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It’s not often I get time to myself to indulge in a skin care routine. So when a parcel arrived for me from The Body Shop I felt my heart leap a little.
I’ve tried plenty of products over the years but, as motherhood sets in, I’m more inclined to invest in baby lotions and oils than something to pamper myself. I’m quick to race upstairs and close the bathroom door (a novelty in our house) and settle down to my first 10 minute pamper session and see what happens.
I unwrap a huge tub of Shea Sugar Body Scrub . 200 ml to be precise! On opening it I’m hit with the most heavenly scent and dip into an ivory coloured very luxurious looking cream. What I’ve always loved about The Body Shop ingredients are how natural they are, and sure enough this Shea butter is extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree in Ghana. It smells totally edible so I’m not surprised to find out it’s in fact used for cooking in Africa and even used by the Egyptians in their beauty regime.
I smooth the body scrub over my skin and I’m surprised to find it’s creamy yet grainy –much like the natural sea salt scrubs I’ve used before in Egypt. Is it up to the challenge of softening my over-used, very dry and somewhat wrinkly hands?
After exfoliating I wash off the scrub and I smell utterly divine. I find there’s an oily residue left on my skin and, just as I think uh-oh this is going to be greasy, it immediately absorbs into my skin leaving it feeling silky and moisturised. Best of all I feel as smooth as a baby’s bottom.
All in all this might just be my simple beauty treat of choice. It’s now my third day using it and it’s somewhat addictive to use. I’ve got a week to go till I bare my legs on a beach and I’ve got high hopes for this one.
SHEA Sugar Body Scrub, 200ml is available at The Body Shop for £13
I’ve spotted a 25% off your order available from 4 Sept 2014!