There was a time when you could only buy products from The Body Shop in England and haul them back in your suitcase. Now, not only is The Body Shop all over the world — including the USA — but also, you’ll find them in many airports such as BWI. In many cases, these shops are post-security, so you can purchase liquids to your heart’s content! I was happy to be hosted to experience it.
The Body Shop has a new, ultra luxe line: Oils of Life. These exquisite products use three natural seed oils for nurturing the skin: black cumin seed, camellia seed oil and rosehip seed oils. The natural fragrance they impart is both exotic and soothing.
Though everyone’s skin is different, the oils shouldn’t make you feel greasy. They’re hydrating and light. Oilier complexions may want to stick with the Intensely Revitalising Gel Cream. It’s sheer and absorbs quickly. It’s also sized for 3-1-1 carry-on travel bags.
You start your routine with the Intensely Revitalising Essence Lotion. Shake it and apply this fragrant lotion all over your face and neck. For those of you unfamiliar with lotions, that’s a classic formulation that’s not bursting with drying alcohol like “toners” or even “fresheners” are.
Before the Gel Cream or (richer) Cream, you apply a couple drops of sensual Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil, also sized for 3-1-1 carry-on travel bags. They’re a way to instantly get a re-hydrated complexion, much smoother to apply cosmetics on.