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The Body Shop Seaweed | Oil Balancing
My skin is very fussy, and refuses to let me try any new products other than face masks, so I usually stick to what I know doesn’t irritate my skin. But, I also have combination skin, which means, when I’m going through quite an oily phase, I need something to help me. While quite a lot of my face masks really help, I wanted something that I could use daily, to seriously make a difference to my skin.
I’d been recommended The Body Shop Seaweed Range a few times, but I was always nervous that it might be a bit too powerful for my skin, but I went into store, spoke to a lovely assistant and left with the Oil-Balancing Clay Mask, the Pore-Cleansing Exfoliator and my favourite, the Oil-Control Overnight Gel.
I’ve been using these 3 products for the past few weeks now, and honestly, I cannot recommend them enough. The Range is designed for combination|oily skin to “restore balance and control excess oil to help give you a shine-free, matte finish” and all include mineral-rich seaweed from roaring water bay, Ireland.
The packaging is pretty simple, just like the other ranges, but a very pretty pastel blue, and the overnight gel even has a pump that dispenses just the right amount of gel to cover your face. The size of each product is also pretty good, even the 30ml gel, because a little goes a long way. In my opinion, I think these products smell gorgeous but I have heard that some don’t like it, so definitely check it out first.
OIL-BALANCING CLAY MASK [100ml £10]
I wasn’t particularly excited about this product, in terms of controlling oil, because I do own a fair amount of clay masks, which I know already help me, but I went for it anyway. The quality of this mask is amazing, it feels extremely luxurious and very gentle on the skin, with no burning or discomfort. Straight away I noticed a difference, no more clogged pores, no dryness or irritation and it definitely minimized the amount of oil around my tzone. It’s easy to apply, easy to wash off
PORE-CLEANSING EXFOLIATOR [100ml £10]
This first time I used this, I literally loved it. Sometimes, exfoliators can seem a little bit rough, or harsh on the skin, but you don’t have to worry about that at all with this. I mean, you obviously want to feel something, but if you have skin like mine, you definitely don’t want anything too harsh. Well this is perfect. The feeling after you have exfoliated with this is amazing, every single pore on your face has been cleaned and you can really tell. It feels like it’s worked, definitely, and it’s so refreshing.
OIL-CONTROLLING OVERNIGHT GEL [30ml £13]
This is definitely my favourite product out of the 3. It has made such a difference to my skin, even to the way my makeup goes on. After the first few nights of using it, it worked miracles. Straight away my skin was less oily and more moisturised and sooo soft! & I haven’t had the slightest reaction, or breakouts to any of these products!
Recommended for: Oily/Combination skin
The Good: It works, reasonable price, perfect for sensitive skin, controls oil as well as moisturises, leaves skin feeling fresh.
The Bad: you may not like the smell
Worth the money? Yes! Would I repurchase? Yes!
Available online: here Available in store: The Body Shop
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