I was down to the dregs of my Ren Evercalm Cleansing Milk so I decided to place an order with The Body Shop to stock up on some more cleanser… and then somehow other things found their way into my basket too. What? Who put those there?! Anyways, most satisfyingly, the day that my Ren Cleansing Milk bestowed upon me it’s final pump, the package from The Body Shop arrived. And cleansing was had once more. As well as some shampooing and spraying of good smells. So what did I get you ask? (Please ask). Well my friends, let me tell you!
Tee Tree Cool and Creamy Wash
My interests were first piqued when I saw this cleanser on EssieButton. Estee described it as a “power-wash for the face,” yet non-stripping. Hmmm,yes, quite intriguing. After a good bit of mashing it around on my face, I must admit that I do indeed agree. Like anyone was holding their breath on that one. First off it has that funny cooling feeling due to the menthol in it. That can be a nice refresher in the morning, but just be careful if you have sensitive skin. Some people don’t do well with menthol. It really feels like it removes every bit of grease and grime (though unfortunately not makeup) and leaves your skin almost that squeaky clean feeling, without actually being void of moisture. They walked a fine line with this cleanser, and they won. That sentence made no sense, but let’s roll with it.
Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser
Onto the next one. I wanted another cleansing milk, like the Ren one, that was calming and non-drying – something that I could use when I was having trouble with angry, hot, aggravated skin. Only this time I wanted to get a good budget version. And by Jove, I think this Aloe Cleanser fits the bill. It’s not as moisturizing as the Ren Evercalm Cleansing Milk, but it still definitely doesn’t strip away any moisture. It just leaves your skin feeling clean and un-bothered, for lack of a better word. It also doesn’t contain any fragrance, which is a huge plus in my eyes. I really like this one as a go to when my skin is being a diva.
Ginger Scalp Care Shampoo
I often find that I get a bit of buildup in my hair over time due to its natural oiliness and the use dry shampoo, as well as a number of other products. So I like using shampoos that remove whatever junk is hanging around. This Ginger Scalp Shampoo is meant more for targeting flaking and dandruff problems, but I find it does a great job for my purposes. It leaves my hair feeling really lovely and weightless. A little bit goes a long way with this too. The best part is the smell though. It smells so deliciously of ginger – almost like a can of ginger beer, but not too sickly sweet or anything. It’s such a pick me up in the morning.
Grapefruit Body Mist
I love, and I mean intensely love, the Grapefruit Body Butter from The Body Shop. Like, I love it so much that I want to rub it all over my body. The way one does with moisturizer. See what I did there? Needless to say, I’ve been itching to give the mist a go for a while now. The 40% off deal they were having finally convinced me. What can I say? The mist smells a bit sweeter than the Body Butter, but it’s still quite refreshing. If you’re a fan of grapefruit, it’s worth trying. I think The Body Shop does a good job realistically duplicating smells. Do you guys agree? I sniffed their Banana shampoo and it actually smells like bananas – not like medicine. Dayum.