Aloe Soothing Day Cream (15ml, £4; 50ml, £11) | "Soothing" isn't necessarily what I'd usually go for in a day cream, but this claims to gently hydrate the skin without fragrance, colour, alcohol or additional preservatives, so I was keen to see how it'd suit my oily-yet-sensitive skin. The cream feels light on the skin, absorbs easily without leaving a greasy or sticky residue, and leaves my skin feeling soft and well-hydrated. I've actually really enjoyed using this and have found it has reduced the redness in my cheeks a little; I don't particularly struggle with redness and it's definitely not a primary skin concern for me, but it's nice to see that this product makes a difference, and it's meant to work really well with rosacea if that's a concern for you.
Aloe Calming Toner (200ml, £8.50) | This was the product I was most excited to receive; I've only recently started using a toner as part of my skincare routine and I'm still on the search for one that really works with my skin. I love sweeping a toner-soaked cotton pad over my skin to remove any last traces of make-up, cleanser and grime from the day. The Aloe Toner has worked well for this, leaving my skin feeling fresh and really clean but not tight or stripped at all. I don't think there's really much more to say; this works well for me to really clean my skin and soothe it after cleansing. I've actually mostly been using this of a morning after cleansing to calm my skin before I do my make-up, as I'm using an exfoliating toner in the evening. Nonetheless, it's slotted into my routine nicely and is another one I'll think about buying again!
All in all, my experiences with the Aloe Range from The Body Shop have been good and have left me wanting to try more of the products in the range; I'm definitely considering trying the Calming Cleanser and Gentle Exfoliator next. It's always nice to branch out a little in terms of skincare and I've been pleasantly surprised to find that products aimed at soothing the skin have worked well with my oily skintype. Have you tried any products from the Aloe range? What's your favourite range from The Body Shop? What main skin concerns do you try to address with your skincare?
[*Although these products were provided by PR for an honest review, all thoughts are, as always, 100% my own.]