A day trip to the spa would be my idea of heaven (Mr TBI take note!). But if you’re cash-poor and time-poor like me, then the Body Shop has come to the rescue with its new at-home Spa of the World range.
I have to say the Body Shop has really stepped up its game of late. You know you’re onto a winner when both your 67-year-old mother and 15-year-old niece are talking about how drool-worthy all the new luxury lines are.
With salt scrubs, body clay masks and luxe body creams and oils, the Spa of the World range uses the highest quality, sustainably sourced ingredients. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the products and have been happily slathering myself in it for the past couple of months. Here’s how I got on.
Dead Sea Salt Scrub
I go through phases of body scrubs/body brushing, usually after I’ve read Jennifer Aniston or Victoria Beckham swear by it. Then I’m all over it. So I’ve really been trying to get onboard the scrubbing bandwagon with this Dead Sea Salt Scrub.
Salt from the Dead Sea is renowned for its high mineral content and the coarseness of its crystals. The Body Shop’s offering is very rough and granular and gives a satisfying all-over scrub. My skin did feel revitalised after using it but if you’re a sensitive soul, take it a little handier with this one. *Priced €34
Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay
I loved this body mask but be warned, if you have a white bathroom or white towels expect charcoal-y goodness everywhere! Mr TBI and I actually decided to take this away with us and mess up a hotel bathroom with it instead. Needless-to-say, we won’t be invited back!
Charcoal is used to draw out impurities from the skin and can apparently remove thousands of times its own mass in toxins. I like to spread a thin layer of the mask onto skin, separately apply a face mask and loiter around my bathroom for ten minutes before rinsing off in the shower. It leaves skin glowing. *Priced €27.50
Polynesian Monoi Radiance Oil
The divine Polynesian Monoi Radiance Oil is definitely my pick of the range. A blend of coconut oil and tiare flowers – treasured by the women of the Polynesian islands – the oil adds radiance to skin and hair. I’ve pretty much finished my bottle now (boo hiss!) but I liked massaging the oil into damp skin after showering or combing a drop or two through my hair for a once-a-week-treat. *Priced €27.50
Japanese Camellia Cream
You just can’t beat the Body Shop for its industrial-sized tubs of butters and creams. This Japanese Camellia Cream smells heavenly and has a velvety soft texture. Blended with the oil of the Camellia flower – adored by Japanese women for thousands of years – the cream left my skin feeling silky soft and lightly fragranced. Love! *Priced €39
At the moment, I literally can’t get enough of the Body Shop’s new luxury lines (read my Oils of the World review here). Yes it’s a bit spendy but it’s worth it. From its glamorous packaging to its quality ingredients, Body Shop are rocking my world.
Will you be trying any of the Spa of the World range?