Summer puts a renewed focus on our beauty regimes – the light is brighter, we’ve got more skin on show and, let’s face it, we’re probably burning the candle at both ends more than we usually do, leaving our complexions dehydrated and lacklustre.
Here at LDNfashion we are always canvasing for new skincare recommendations to see us through the warmer months, and countless beauty addicts we ask reveal that The Body Shop is their go-to for products that work but don’t break the bank.
Beady-eyed beauty fans amongst you will have already discovered that the brand is celebrating its signature products with the #TBSBeautyGems campaign. This month the focus is on its Shea Body Scrub (£13.00) – leaves skin feeling super soft and smooth, and has a gorgeous subtle, nutty scent.
We’ve chosen our top five products from The Body Shop’s beauty gems to get you through summer in the city.
RETRACTABLE BLUSHER BRUSH, £12.00
No beauty routine is complete without proper tools, and this retractable brush ensures you can touch-up your complexion on the go – it works with bronzer, powder and blusher. Stow it in your tote for days when there is no time between work and an evening out.
CAMOMILE SUMPTUOUS CLEANSING BUTTER, £12.00
Summer is the season when we are more aware than ever of the pollution in the city, and our skin suffers with the constant shift between air-conditioned workspaces and the heat of the underground. A thorough cleansing regime is the best way to combat both. This remover melts away make-up and impurities without stripping the skin and is suitable for sensitive complexions and contact wearers.
NUTRIGANICS™ DROPS OF YOUTH, £22.00
London can be a fast-moving and stressful place at times, and though we wouldn’t have it any other way, it can feel like it ages you. This moisturizing concentrate from The Body Shop’s organic range targets premature signs of ageing, smoothing the skin’s surface to leave it looking fresher and healthier.
VITAMIN E FACE MIST, £8.00
Ever felt flawless when you leave the house, then a complete mess by the time you’ve made it to your destination across town? Chances are you’ve had a sweaty, smelly tube journey to contend with en-route. Use this refreshing spritz to give your makeup and complexion a pick me up. We love the calming rosewater scent.
TEA TREE OIL, £7.00
The Instagram generation knows that spots simply will not do. Apply this antibacterial Tea Tree oil directly to blemishes to heal them without drying out your skin. It’s also a great treatment for yellowish toe nails.