The Body Shop is one of those brands I’ve held dear to my heart for years. No matter what other brands I try for body products, if I want guaranteed quality, great results and total indulgence, I always end up with a Body Shop product.
They recently launched two new lines: Spa Of The World and Oils Of Life. I got my hands on some the products and I cannot begin to explain how beautiful they all are. I will do this post in two parts as there are too many products to talk about; so today I’ll start by introducing you to: Spa Of The World range…
Disclaimer: Please note that Spa Of The World range is currently available in UK, Europe and Australia and I’m awaiting an exact launch date for US and Canada which I believe will be very soon. Refer to the links at the end of the post for more information.
The Body Shop Spa Of The World – Polynesian Monoi Radiance Oil + Hawaiian Kukui Cream
The concept of Spa Of The World range is to basically bring renowned beauty ingredients from around the world to your very own bathroom. This is quite an extensive range of products and although I just wanted to bring everything home with me, my biased side of Hawaii love kicked in so I ended up getting the Polynesian Monoi Radiance Oil and Hawaiian Kukui Cream…just as a starting point.
The Polynesian Monoi Radiance Oil: contains the famous monoi blend which is a mix of coconut oil and tiare flowers used by women of Pacific Islands for thousands of years. Known for its nourishing properties, this radiance oil is for body and hair. The oil feels light and absorbs into the skin very quickly without any oily or sticky residue.
Hawaiian Kukui Cream: extracted from Hawaiian kukui nuts, the oil in this rich cream is renowned for its healing and protective properties. Kukui oil contains vitamins A, C and E which are great antioxidants to repair, nourish and protect the skin. This cream is about the same consistency as The Body Shop body butters but the kukui oil allows it to melt right into the skin.
These two products alone are enough to boost your skin to its utmost health within a matter of days but wait til you see the rest of the amazing products within this line…
Spa Of The World range is divided into 3 categories: Blissful, Revitalising and Relaxing. Each category is marked with a color code which particular products belong to. You can most certainly mix and match products as you wish. I know I will be going back for a few more products very soon.The range has 4 oils, 2 body scrubs, 3 body creams, 2 body masks and 1 milk bath
BLISSFUL RITUAL: Products in this category are labelled with a yellow tab. Designed to indulge both your skin and your senses, the Blissful Ritual is all about nourishing and nurturing the skin.
Polynesian Monoi Radiance Oil: contains tiare flowers to help achieve glowing skin and hair; Hawaiian Kukui Cream: helps restore skin’s natural suppleness, leaving it feeling nourished and soft; Tahitian Orchid Massage Oil: wild vanilla orchid is blended with yland ylang and patchouli for an irresistible sensual experience
Polynesian Monoi Radiance Oil – Hawaiian Kukui Cream – Tahitian Orchid Massage Oil
REVITALISING RITUAL: Products in this category are marked with a blue tab. If you’re feeling tired, run down or fatigued, these products are designed to give you an invigorating boost.
Thai Lemongrass Massage Oil: cherished in traditional Thai massage for the invigorating effect it has on body and mind; Dead Sea Salt Scrub: precious for its high mineral content and its coarse crystals, the perfect texture to reveal fresher-looking skin; Moroccan Rhassoul Body Clay: mineral-rich Rhassoul clay is treasured by Moroccan women for its skin firming power, leaving skin to tighten as it dries
Thai Lemongrass Massage Oil – Dead Sea Salt Scrub – Moroccon Rhassoul Body Clay
RELAXING RITUAL: Products in this category are marked with a purple tab. This last category is designed to take away all the built up stress and tension by providing calming, soothing relaxation.
French Lavender Massage Oil: with relaxing powers of lavender, its naturally calming scent promotes well-being and helps de-stress body and mind; Japanese Camellia Cream: used by Japanese women since the 8th century to dently soften and moisturise skin; Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay: grown and harvested in the foothills of the Himalayas in India, bamboo charcoal is an ancient beauty secret to draw out impurities from skin; Egyptian Milk and Honey Bath: relax and unwind, with a recipe of three oil extracts to leave skin feeling luxuriously smooth; African Ximenia Scrub: handpicked in Namibia from the “Tree of Life”, the ximenia fruit seed yields a luxuriously rich oil, leaving skin feeling smoother and softer
French Lavender Massage Oil – Japanese Camellia Cream – Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay – Egyptian Milk and Honey Bath – African Ximenia Scrub
I really wish we had smell-o-vision so you could reach out to the screen and smell these products. They really take you away to some magical land even by their fragrance alone. The scrubs are finely milled and roll over the skin beautifully, the body clays are not only cleansing but they make the skin smooth and firm, the creams feel amazingly luxurious and the oils just glide over the skin like silk. Oh and that Egyptian Milk and Honey bath…I’m gonna have me a Cleopatra moment as soon as possible.
Beauties in the UK, Australia and Europe, you can now purchase Spa Of The World range from The Body Shop stores or online. Beauties in US and Canada, exact launch dates will be released soon. Until then, I’ll leave the following links so you can check back with the US site and/or gather more information on this range (and make your shopping list) via the UK and Australian sites.
What do you think of this new line? Do you have a favorite Body Shop product?