When it comes to body creams and body butters, The Body Shop have pretty much got it down and I probably own more than can be used by a one female but hey… I have an obsession. I’m a sucker for the soft velvet like formulas and those heavenly sweet aromas. The Body Shop has recently released a range called Spa of the World which I instantly fell in love with. I mean who wouldn’t love the idea of bringing the luxurious, decadent and relaxing spa world in to your bathroom? A tiny piece of that spa action without the hefty price tag – where do I sign up? The range takes some of the best world renowned ingredients and brings them to life in your skincare with a mixture of clay masks, body scrubs, oils and creams. I spent a good hour or so in The Body Shop perusing the range, applying and smelling all of the creams whilst testing out the scrubs, seeing which one made my hands feel the softest (as you do). I couldn’t leave the shop without purchasing something and after much deliberation, I eventually settled on a big ol’ tub of the Japanese Camellia Cream and it is incredible. It is a little on the pricey side compared to other body creams/butters from The Body Shop but it is worth every penny of that £23.00 price tag and here is why; it smells absolutely divine, it has a a soft and indulgent creamy texture and the tub is bloomin’ huge. I quite simply had to have it – it was love at first sniff. You really must smell this stuff, it is heavenly. I can apply it after a shower or a bath in the morning, and I can still smell it hours later. It smells like a really subtle, high end floral perfume, it is really quite beautiful. Japanese Camellia has been used by Japanese women since the eighth century to soften and deeply moisturise skin and lord knows my skin has been in need of a major moisture infusion just recently (thank you Roaccutane) and this has worked wonders. After every use, my skin feels unbelievably soft and supple without a single dry patch in sight – it just sinks in to the skin like a dream. Now as much as I like the ethos behind the range, it doesn’t quite match up to the relaxation and enjoyment you get out of a spa day but it is a nice start. I tend to use the Japanese Camellia Cream as a little treat once, maybe twice a week as it can be a little too rich for everyday use but my skin sure does love it. The packaging is pretty special too, it looks very luxe sat on my shelf and it will last forever. It is definitely one to be repurchased in the future that’s for sure!
Have you tried any of the Spa of the World range yet?