The Body Shop Blogger Event: Skincare with an Environmental Conscience

Last night, I attended an exclusive blogger event at The Body Shop’s Aberdeen store. It was a fantastic opportunity to catch up with some of my fellow bloggers, while also trying some new skincare products.

One of my favourites was the Body Yogurt range; the Moringa body yogurt particularly stood out to me.

You apply it to slightly damp skin; the end result leaves your skin feeling moisturised and soft. As one of The Body Shop consultants was applying it to my hands, my skin began to feel hydrated pretty automatically – it was lovely! And as an added bonus, they smell pretty great too!

Keeping in line with my new-found love of moringa, the body mist was a must for me. I needed a new perfume anyway – and, by the way, this one smells amazing – so I treated myself! And at only £8, it was definitely a worthwhile investment.

The Body Shop‘s Colour Crush Matte Lipstick range was also a highlight of the event.

I tried the Cape Calla shade (seen second from the right in the above photo) and I instantly loved it! The colour really suited my skin tone, and was quite subtle. It was nice to find a smart-looking lipstick that isn’t too overpowering.

And of course, the evening also reminded me of some of my favourites, such as the Seaweed Oil-Balancing Toner.

Designed primarily for combination/oily skin, it works really well for me. I use it at different times of the day, and even as part of my make-up removal routine at night. It’s a product I love and would definitely recommend.

But while the event focused on the products for the most part, it did bring our attention to some of the environmental work The Body Shop is currently doing.

Sam, store Manager of The Body Shop, Aberdeen, spoke to me about what the company is doing to improve its environmental conscience. She said: “Anything we can do to be a more sustainable brand, we’re absolutely doing.

“With the planet drowning in plastic… what we wanted to tackle was the plastic that’s already there.”

One example of the steps The Body Shop has taken to reduce its carbon footprint is the increased use of recycled plastic. For example, the Ginger range of shampoo and conditioner (as seen in the following photo) comes in recycled bottles.

Furthermore, under the Return Reuse Recycle scheme, customers can bring beauty items into a Body Shop store to be recycled, with the exception of perfume bottles. This scheme is designed to remove uncertainty among individuals about what can be recycled, and how to recycle particular items.

More information on The Body Shop‘s environmental work can be found here.

Overall, The Body Shop held yet another highly enjoyable blogger event. It was lovely to try some of the new products and, of course, to catch up with some of the other bloggers. An all-round brilliant evening!

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