The Body Shop // BB Cream, Drops of Youth & Body Scrub

The Body Shop BB Cream Review, The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth Review, The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub, UK Beauty Blog, Makeup and Skincare Reviews
The Body Shop BB Cream Review, The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth Review, The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub, UK Beauty Blog, Makeup and Skincare Reviews
The Body Shop BB Cream Review, The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth Review, The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub, UK Beauty Blog, Makeup and Skincare Reviews
Hi Ladies! I hope you're all well and having a great week so far. Today I'd like to share three lovely products with you that I was recently sent from The Body Shop. Being a huge fan of all Body Shop products I've tried in the past, I was very excited to receive an email asking if I'd like to test and review their All-in-One BB Cream* (£12.00), Nutriganics Drops of Youth* (£22.00) and Coconut Body Scrub* (£12.50). I obviously jumped at the chance and since receiving them in the post I've been testing them out so I can give you lovely lot a thorough review.

So firstly, let me talk to you about the All-in-One BB Cream. BB Creams are one of those weird and wonderful beauty products that often get hyped about on blogs and in magazines but one that I've never really got on with. I understand they're meant to help the skin look smooth and flawless but every time I've tried one in the past, its completely let me down and was essentially just a rubbish tinted moisturiser with a fancy name. However, since trying The Body Shop's BB cream, my opinions on them may well have changed. This 'colour-adapting' cream has to be one of the most clever beauty products I've ever used. The first time I squeezed it from the tube and saw a white cream staring back at me, I was rather bemused. I didn't understand why it was white or what on earth it was going to end up looking like on my face but after reading more about it on The Body Shop website, I discovered that the cream contains 'pigment filled capsules' which dispense and adapt to your natural skin tone when applied, how cool is that?

Now although it contains magical pigments (can you tell I'm amazed by this?), the cream still comes in a choice of three colours - Light, Medium and Dark. As I'm quite pale, I went for the lightest shade which I've found blends into my skin slightly darker than my skintone but I don't mind as it still looks natural and gives my skin a subtle boost of colour. In terms of coverage, this is very light and not something I would wear on its own, unless I was having a very good skin day. However, I've been using it as a base for my foundation and for this purpose, its perfect. It isn't caky, it smooths out my skintone and gives my skin a much healthier and radiant appearance. Its also very moisturising on the skin meaning it will work well on dry skin types but it doesn't make my combination skin look oily either making it a good all-rounder for every skin type. I find my foundation looks a million times better if I'm wearing this underneath, it last longer and my boyfriend even commented that my skin looked nice the first time I used it. Thats a big compliment coming from a boy who wouldn't normally notice anything makeup or beauty related right? Overall I absolutely love this product and as a makeup base, its become a firm favourite. I do like it on its own too and I will definitely be taking this on holiday with me when I'm after a light base but for now, I'm really enjoying wearing it underneath my foundation.

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The next thing I'd like to discuss is the Nutriganics Drops of Youth which is one of The Body Shops bestselling products. Its a 98% organic face serum thats been designed to slow down the signs of aging and brighten the complexion. Now I realise I'm only 22 and don't need to use aging products just yet but this product is brilliant and does wonders for the skin, regardless of your age. Firstly, I love that its full of organic ingredients as my skin is super sensitive and I have to be really careful about what I'm applying to it. Thankfully, this hasn't caused me to have any problems or break outs, quite the opposite in fact. I've been applying it morning and night (it has a pippet dispenser which I LOVE) and I've found that is instantly smooths and brightens my whole complexion. It sinks in really quickly too meaning theres no need to hang around waiting before applying my moisturiser and it leaves no sticky residue on my skin either. Overall I absolutely adore this product and my skin looks so much brighter, smoother and glowy after using it. If you're looking for a serum to incorporate into your skincare routine, I can't recommend this one enough.

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The final product I'd like to share with you all is one I'm sure you've all heard of already and thats the Coconut Body Scrub. The Body Shop are known for their body products, particuarly the scrubs and butters and I can totally see why. Firstly, this stuff smells amazing. I'm not usually a fan of anything coconut scented but when I use this product I feel like I'm on an exotic beach sipping cocktails, ahhh. The exfoliating particles are the perfect size too and they remove any dry skin without being too harsh and rough. I also love the face this contains coconut oil too which helps to moisturise the skin as well as exfoliate. There's not much more to say about this product as its pretty self-explanitory. A great scrub, a great scent, whats not to love?

Have you tried any of these products? They're all available to buy here on The Body Shop website.

Lots of Love,

47 comments

  1. Fab post as always lovely! I think I'm The Body Shop's biggest fan haha they can do no wrong in my eyes! I just bought this BB cream the other day but haven't used it yet because I knew it was quite low coverage but you've reassured me now it makes a great base. I wonder if my boyfriend would notice a difference when I was wearing it? Ha doubt it! xxx

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    1. Hi Lovely! Haha I have noticed you've got lots of their products! I really need to try more from them as these ones are lovely! Ooh, let me know what you think of the BB Cream - I really like it, its not too cakey and it looks lovely under foundation!! He might do, sometimes boys like to spring these random compliments at us haha!! Xx.

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  2. I love the BB cream! i bought it a while back but i think you have just sold me on the drops of youth! eeep xxx

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  3. I love the drops of youth too! Makes such a difference :) I think the bb creams are so good too but none of them match my skin tone :( too pale! Ha xxx

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  4. The body scrub sounds right up my street. I love anything coconut scented and been after a nice body scrub for a while now. Will have to give this one a whiff when I'm next passing :) xxx

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  5. I've been wanting to try a BB cream for a while now - my previous experience hasn't been too amazing with them. This one sounds good and you can always trust the body shop!xx

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  6. I definitely want the BB cream & drops of youth after reading this post! :-)

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  7. The BB cream looks so moisturising, might have to pick this up ready for my holiday.

    P.xx
    greywalls94.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Ooooh, I really want to try that BB cream!

    Simply Abbi xx

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  9. I think the fact that the BB cream is white then turns into your skin colour makes me want it EVEN MORE haha! Great post :)

    http://justanotherhighmaintenancegirl.blogspot.ie/

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  10. I've been thinking about picking up the bb cream for while i'm on holiday so really helpful review - Thank you!

    Jazzie x
    miniinstilettos.blogspot.com

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  11. I buyed today the same body scrub from TBS :))) Coconut forever!
    xoxo Renee

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  12. These products looks amazing are really worth trying, I haven't tried anything from The Body Shop in years but after seeing these I might try a few products out! xx

    www.beautyeverafter.net

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  13. Nice review, these products are worth trying. Thank you for the review.

    K xx

    butterflybyme.com

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  14. Ohhh this post has made me crave a trip to the body shop!! I became completely obsessed with many of their products last summer but I just can't afford them at the moment :( hopefully I'll find a full time job soon and then I'll be able to treat myself again :D
    I don't find that BB creams work that well for me as I need quite high coverage but I hadn't thought of using them as a primer so this is definitely something I'll be trying now :)
    The drops of youth product sounds brilliant, I've been wanting to use something anti-ageing for a while but wasn't really sure what to try, I like the fact that this helps skin in general :)
    Love the body shop body scrubs!
    Love Holly x

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  15. I'm considering getting their BB cream, who can resist a product with magical pigments haha!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  16. wow, i really want that coconut body scrub soon as i run out of my others, I'm love the scent of coconut!

    -ariel* xoxo
    www.chiclookxo.com

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  17. The Drop of Youth sounds amaazingg! xx

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  18. I would like to try the BB cream myself too if its organic and all!! :) Ixx
    Limes&Smiles

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  19. Wow all of these products sound amazing :) I need to try that coconut scrub! I like using BB creams as foundation bases too, they seem to make my makeup apply so much nicer! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I love the body shop! I like the sound of the BB cream, but I want want to replace a foundation or a tinted moisturizer as I already have primers I like...dilemma! x

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  21. the coconut scrub looks divine!! will definitely be picking that up x

    http://charlbo.blogspot.com/

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  22. I have alot of points on my Body Shop card to spend...
    I've been thinking about trying the BB cream for quite a while now and you kind of convinced to go for it! Hehe
    Amazing review by the way :)

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  23. Love all The Body Shop stuff! I may just have to pick up the Drops of Youth :-)

    Allie from alliesbeauty.blogspot.com

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  24. I think I'll be making a trip to The Body Shop! xx

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  25. I really like the coconut body scrub.. it's so gentle but it smells lovely! I have only just started using products from the Body Shop and I'm really impressed! xxx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  26. The bb cream looks like it creates such a pretty glowy effect! Will definitely have to try it. I popped in to the body shop the other day and thought to myself I deff need to come in here more. The staff are always incredibly helpful and friendly too!

    xx

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  27. The Body Shop BB Cream is one of my faves! I love the Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub - must try the coconut one too. X

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  28. Hi Kayleigh,
    I need a new body scrub so thanks for the post!
    A quick beauty related question though... I'm a complete tanning beginner and if I use a body scrub once a week, will all my hard work be undone? I'm using the Garnier summer body lotion I think you may have included in one of your posts.
    Would be so grateful for any advice!
    Nicola xx

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    1. Hi Lovely,

      Thanks for your comment. No using a body scrub once a week definitely won't fade your tan, if anything it will keep it looking fresh and stop it from going all scaly and horrible looking. As long as you're not using it more than once a week you'll be fine! :)

      x x x.

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    2. Thank you for letting me know! I'm glad I can carry on with my weekly exfoliating, as I bloody love it! haha!
      Hope you're enjoying the sunshine :)
      Nicola xx

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  29. I love the bodyshop! The BB cream looks so cool! It's so weird how it goes from white to skin colour hehee I may have to take a trip to the body shop soon :)

    xxx

    sarahslittlegems.blogspot.com

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  30. I worked at The Body Shop for over 2 years and loved it there :) I was lucky to get all these products free whilst working there haha! Love them all, the coconut smell is just gorgeous! Wish I could get back to work there :( haha. Great post as always. Love your blog!!

    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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  31. BB cream looks good, how is it for oily skin? xxx

    http://make-upbysophiedowning.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. ohh I really need to try that BB cream, I usually use the Maybelline one but I always want to try other things out! Lovely post as always girly xxx

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  33. I love Body Shop! I use their products when ever I can afford them. I wanted to get their BB cream but the lightest shade was too dark for me so I had to look else where. I haven't tried their body scrub though, must try it now!

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  34. I NEED to try the BB cream asap!

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  35. I absolutely adore The Body Shop's skincare but haven't tried any of their makeup yet! Definitely trying their BB Cream now haha, you made it sound lovely and I love it's concept! :)

    XO,
    RosyChicc

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  36. hmm this post has made me want to try the scrub!!

    Thanks Kayleigh

    Karla from www.AllThingsHappy.com

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  37. I'm definitely going to try out the BB cream! Not been loving the Nivea tinted moisturizer, check out my review here:
    http://victorialouisebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/nivea-daily-essentials-tinted.html :)

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  38. I've actually been lucky enough to get sent the Scrub and BB Cream too! At home for the weekend so hopefully they're back at Uni ready for me to try out when I get back. I love a light coverage BB Cream so I'm excited to try it out plus I love a coconut scent :)

    Love Lorna xx

    www.studsanddreams.com

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  39. Amazing Body Scrub!

    http://www.paulina-colorsoflife.blogspot.it/

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  40. I love everything about that scrub and also how my bathroom smells after I've scrubbed myself pretty with it (lol!)

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  41. I was so excited about the body shop bb cream, I tried it on the back of my hand but it was way to dark for me and that was the lightest shade :( xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  42. It seems from the blog that you are a make-up freak.


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