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Thursday, 6 November 2014

The Body Shop Aloe Range*

As you may have noticed if you're a regular reader on Just Jess, I have a lot of love for The Body Shop; their Tea Tree Pore Minimiser is one of my all-time favourite primers, and I'm obsessed with their Vitamin C Microdermabrasion, not to mention the Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask, but I'd not tried anything from their Aloe range. When I was contacted recently with the opportunity to try a few products from the range, therefore, I was super excited and keen to say yes please! I was very kindly sent an Aloe Soothing Gel*, an Aloe Soothing Day Cream* and an Aloe Calming Toner* to try and share my thoughts.
The Body Shop Aloe Range
Aloe Soothing Gel (30ml, £8.50) | This is the product I saw myself using the least at first glance, but on reading up on it a little more, it sounded perfect for use under moisturiser to soothe and hydrate the skin - almost like a serum. One pump of this is the perfect amount for my whole face, with the gel feeling light on the skin and absorbing quickly. It has a cooling effect and has been working really well for me under my day cream, now the weather's getting a little cooler, at keeping my oily skin well-hydrated without becoming greasy or sticky. To my surprise, I think this is my favourite of the three products I was sent and it's been a lovely addition to my routine - it's one I'd consider repurchasing for sure.
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.]


  1. i swear by the tea tree range from the body shop, pretty sure it's saved my skin!! i do love the aloe eye cream though, it really calms down under eye redness and just generally makes my eyes look much more alive! can't get enough of the body shop, go in there for a moisturiser and come out with an enourmous bag of goodies, arghh! :)


  2. I only have the Tea Tree spot treatment and I really like it :) Maybe it's time to try the Aloe range! I guess the Calming Toner will be the product of choice! Great post xx

    Mary Bloomy

  3. This looks interesting! Have you smelt the Apple Spice range? looks incredible xxx

  4. I am using the Satsuma body sorbet from the Body Shop at the moment and a tea tree clay face mask, not tried the other tea tree products yet x

  5. I have the foaming cleanser, day cream and toner from this range too and I love the day cream, it's a great range x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  6. I really want to try aloe range of TBS.

  7. I haven't tried this range, but its sounds great! I like their Tea Tree pore minimiser too :)

    Pink Frenzy

  8. It sounds lovely, though I am not a fan of the Body Shop personally, their latest releases all sound impressive x

  9. This is one of the only ranges from body shop I haven't tried.


  10. i am not a great fan of TBS ... but this aloe range is still in my wish list :)

    Shumaila Jaffer
    Beauty Redefined

  11. I have never tried this from the body shop before but it sounds really nice x

  12. I haven't tried these ones yet, I'm a huge fan of their tea tree range

  13. Love a good toner, excited for you to try one and hopefully find your favorite! :)


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