Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Body Shop Vitamin E Gel Moisturiser REVIEW

Having oily/combination skin means finding a lightweight, easily absorbed moisturiser is key. If it doesn't disappear in seconds, it ain't for me! So, I was very intrigued when The Body Shop released their new Vitamin E Gel moisturiser. It promises to give 48 hours of hydration, whilst being non-greasy and fast absorbing. The label says it is for "normal/combination" skin types, however, if you are full on oily, I'd still recommend this. 

The texture is lovely- it is very lightweight and quite silky on the skin. I imagine this is down to the silicone that is in it, yet it doesn't feel too slippery like a lot of moisturisers with silicones can feel. It does what it says on the tin basically- It is indeed very lightweight and does sink in really easily to the skin, leaving a really smooth, fresh feeling on the skin. 

It is also oil free. The Body Shop have added raspberry extract to this product, which is how they get the source of antioxidant vitamin e whilst still allowing it to be oil free, which I think is super interesting. I highly suggest this for someone with dehydrated skin- or someone with oily skin that wants something lightweight but is still going to moisturise and hydrate without being heavy at all. I always use a serum before moisturiser, which is what I’d suggest doing if you are really dehydrated (if you want to stick to TBS their Drops of Youth serum works really well under this) as it helps to sort out the bulk of hydration lost in the skin. The Vitamin E Gel moisturiser then keeps everything fresh and hydrated on top. 

Have you tried the new Vitamin E Gel moisturiser yet? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Thank you for reading.

Zoe xo 

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation REVIEW

The Body Shop Fresh Nude foundation has been my go-to, everyday foundation for probably about a year now, so I thought it was about time I wrote a proper review on it. It appeared in my 2017 Top 5 Products, as well as various other posts- so a full dedicated review is long overdue! I'll start by saying I never expected to love the Fresh Nude foundation as much as I do now. I honestly think this is such a great foundation for all skin types, especially if you want something you can wear everyday that makes you skin look and feel great, without being heavy or too much for an everyday base.

Monday, 5 March 2018

The Body Shop Oils of Life Cleansing Oil in Gel REVIEW

Another day, another cleanser for me to drool over. Today's contestant is the new Oil in Gel cleanser from The Body Shop. It belongs to the Oils of Life range, which is one of the skincare ranges I recommend the most from The Body Shop. All the products contain pure, cold pressed seed oils that work wonders on the skin.
So, The Body Shop have expanded the Oils of Life to now include their first ever cleanser in the range, which is so exciting! I feel like this is a product that so many people are going to love.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

February Favourites 2018 | Zoe Major Beauty

The Body Shop Vitamin C Liquid Peel // £18
I enjoy using the liquid peels from The Body Shop on my face, as they are designed to be used. It effectively removes dead skin and leaves your face feeling super smooth and prepped. However, one of the girls in work (Hi, Lidi, if you're reading. I miss you!) told us all about how she has been using the Vitamin C as a peel.. on her feet! I immediately went home and tried it out for myself and it has now become a staple in my weekly routine. It is like a mini pedicure at home! It visibly lifts away dead skin leaving your feet so soft! It is amazing on your heels, where dry skin can be an issue. It will get rid of it in one use! I love it. You only need to use one pump of product per foot too, so no more than you'd be using on your face. You need to try it!

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant // £55
No, you're not having Deja Vu, I did have Dermalogica Superfoliant in last months favourites, too. I have just continued to use it and as much as I hate to say it, keep falling more and more in love with it. It is just great for "gritty" skin. When your skin feels a bit rough and uneven, you can slap some of this on and it leaves your skin smooth and exfoliated. Now the reason I am annoyed for enjoying it so much is because it comes in at £55. Yes, that is right. I got sent this product by Dermalogica but it is getting to the point where I may have to set aside £55 every few months for a repurchase because it really is that good.

TARTE Shape Tape Concealer // £22 
I wrote a full review on Tarte Shape Tape (which you can read here) but I just had to feature it again in a favourites post because I have used this every day without fail. It has come in especially handy since February has, for some reason, been the month of breakouts for me. Hooray. I suppose it is a good thing because it has allowed me to put TARTE's "full coverage" claim to the test and it did indeed pass. It covered everything I needed it to, without things getting too cakey.

The Body Shop Hemp Lip Balm // £4.50
My beloved Nivea lip balm sadly went through the wash (RIP) so in the mean time, I was slapping on the Hemp Lip Balm from The Body Shop and whilst not so exciting and glamorous, it does a bloody good job. It is described as being a "heavy duty" lip balm and I couldn't agree more. It really hangs around on the lips and creates a protective barrier that really locks in moisture, protecting your lips from any drying elements such as the cold, wind, sun etc. I constantly have this on me now and even though I still love my wee Nivea lip balm, I am glad I came across this one. It is also free from all the usual crap I avoid in lip balms/all products (such as mineral oil)

What are your February favourites? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading.

Zoe xo

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