After launching a makeup line last month, The Body Shop is back with a number of new skin care products. Amongst them are the Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask, British Rose Petal-Soft Gel Toner, Chinese Ginseng & Rice Toner and Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Powder. Out of the four, I have three products sent to me by the brand and I’ve been trying them out every day for the last 1.5 weeks. Here are my initial thoughts on these new launches.
The new Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick range has evoked very interesting reactions from people in the beauty community. There are some who are raving about the lipsticks and there are some who are dissing them left, right and center. Which group do I belong to? Read on to find out.
Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick
The name is quite fancy but these are just matte liquid lipsticks. And thankfully, priced at an affordable Rs 650. There are 10 shades available and there is a color for everyone. From neutrals to a bright pink, red, orange, purple and dark winter appropriate shades, they have chosen the colour palette very well. I bought two shades for myself – Lover, a medium mauve pink with cool undertones and Romantic, a very bright pink.
Yes, you read that right. I am reviewing a hair scrub! As I wrote in this post, The Body Shop launched quite a few new products last month and of them all, I was most intrigued by the Fuji Green Tea Refreshingly Purifying Cleansing Hair Scrub. I’ve never heard of a hair scrub before let alone use one so you can imagine how curious I was when I got my hands on the product. This is what it is supposed to do.
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Refreshingly Purifying Cleansing Hair Scrub
Introducing a new, nature-inspired approach to haircare, our invigorating scrub shampoo blends Japanese green tea, mint menthol, salt crystals and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia. Massage onto the scalp to help stimulate blood flow and whisk away impurities like dust, smoke, sweat and styling residue. This purifying scrub will make your scalp feel instantly refreshed, help reduce build-up on hair and leave you feeling revitalised with a healthy-looking shine.
Price – Rs 1845 for 240 ml
Year 2012. Month, either January or February. On a net surfing spree afternoon, I stumbled upon a beauty blog called Wise She run by Anamika Sureka Malik. I was completely new to the world of beauty blogging then and Wise She was the first beauty blog that I actually started to follow. Later that year after I started Pout Pretty, I met Ana in person in Mumbai and she was a sweetheart. It makes me really happy to know that Ana is coming out with her own line of oval makeup brushes and I’ve been trying few of the brushes that she sent over. Read on to know more.
The Body Shop launched a bunch of new products last month and one of them is the Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm. And it is probably the first ever product that enhances the appearance of tattoos. Whether it actually improves the appearance I can’t say because I am not a #GirlWithInk but what I am is a #GirlWithVeryDrySkin and thankfully this product works on nourishing dry skin too. How does the new The Body Shop Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm fare? Read on to find out.
The Body Shop Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm
Packed with powerful natural origin oils and waxes, our Amazonian Saviour™ Multi-Purpose Balm helps to revive the appearance of tattoos, intensely nourishes severely dry skin and helps to improve the appearance of skin marks with a nourishing, 100% natural-origin formula.
The story behind this powerful product begins in the heart of the Amazon. For centuries, different societies in the Amazon have relied on powerful natural ingredients to nurture damaged and tattooed skin. Inspired by the Amazonian communities, our Amazonian Saviour™ Multi-Purpose Balm is made with just nine natural-origin ingredients. Every sale of the Amazonian Saviour™ Multi-Purpose Balm will be used to help us build Bio-Bridges around the world, to support conservation and help communities to live more sustainably.
Price – Rs 1195 for 50 ml
As the name suggests, Amazonian Saviour is a multi-purpose balm that heals dry skin and can be used on the lips, body, cuticles and even on tattoos, stretch marks and scars.
The packaging is very attractive and credit for that goes to UK-based tattoo artist Saira Hunjan who designed the artwork. The texture of the balm is very similar to petroleum jelly. In fact, hard petroleum jelly. It does not have any fragrance, something I like.
Even though the texture of the balm is quite thick, it melts into the skin fast and absorbs easily. I’ve been using it mostly to moisturise my lips, hands, knees and elbows – the driest areas of my body. What I like is that it does not turn the skin oily and greasy and the moisturizing effect lasts for a long time. I’ve been using the product on some of my stretch marks and scars as well. Have not seen any improvement yet but I guess on those it will take some time to show results.
I have been carrying this compact tub in my handbag ever since I started using it and for this winter, The Body Shop Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm is my best friend. If you have dry skin, definitely give it a try.