I have fairly sensitive skin, so I'm always on the lookout for products that'll do their job without irritating it even further. It seems like that would be easy (or at least easy-ish) but it's actually a lot harder than you'd think. Products either aren't that great, smell terrible, or somehow make me break out in hives. (Thank God for Tide's Sensitive Skin laundry detergent. Highly recommend!) And then I got introduced to The Body Shop's new Almond Milk & Honey collection and little birdies sang, clouds parted and I suddenly started skipping everywhere I went (just kidding, but how awesome would that be?) The collection consists of seven different products - a Shower Cream, Body Butter, Body Lotion, Body Scrub, Hand Cream, Bath Milk and soap. I love when brands do this because it means you can layer the scent. (Much like how I insist on my bra and underwear matching every morning, I refuse to use competing scents in the shower. Who are these people that can use a floral body wash and follow it up with a fruity scrub? MONSTERS! Monsters, I tell you!) I love the scent - it's warm and comforting, a little sweet, a little nutty... super pretty. I'm especially digging the Shower Cream/Body Scrub duo. The Shower Cream cuts through all the grime I accumulate walking around Los Angeles (L.A., I love you, but you're now known for your clean air) and the Body Scrub is strong enough to get rid of dead skin without being irritating. I'm also really into the hand cream - it's super moisturizing, but not greasy, and when I use it, I get the bonus of getting a whiff of the delicious scent every time my hands are near my nose (which happens a lot more than you'd think). Even better, right now if you use the code SENSITIVESKIN on their website (just click here to shop) you'll get 20% off the collection. I'm not sure how long the offer lasts though, so get your credit card out and start shopping!
(Side note for all you L.A. people - the event to introduce this collection was held at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood. I've been DYING to try that place forever and was super happy to finally get the chance (nice work, Body Shop!) I highly, highly recommend checking it out. Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere... a must try!
Note: Samples of this collection were sent to me by a PR representative working with The Body Shop