Christmas is around the corner, like literally 9 days away and just like every year, The Body Shop has launched the Christmas 2018 Collection this year too! But behold, for this is unlike any in the past! This year’s collection is inspired by the winter forest and the scents and textures truly specific to Christmas festivities! Not just that, this collection is like any other that also gives back to nature where they get these wonderful ingredients from. While focusing on the vegan products, they also help conserve the wild habitats and support the people who work procuring those super ingredients!
With every purchase big or small at The Body Shop you will get a chance to give back to Nature. Every Purchase at The Body Shop will help protect and re-wild over 10 million square meters of forest in England and Armenia. Also with an add-on a donation of Rs 10 or more it will help towards the re-wilding the Garo Hills In Meghalaya, India. So, Be Enchanted by Nature this Christmas with The Body Shop!
For Christmas 2018, The Body Shop has introduced the following variants –
- Peppermint Candy Cane
- Berry Bon Bon
- Vanilla Marshmallow
All these three ranges include the following products –
- Body Scrub
- Body Lotion
- Shower Gel
- Body Shimmer Mist
- Body Butter
- Bath Foam
I was highly inclined towards the Peppermint Candy Cane collection mainly because candy cane is very Christmas-y and the packaging is superb!! Like Christmas on a jar or bottle! However, the peppermint in winter kind of scared me a little. So, I picked up mostly the Vanilla Marshmallow collection of which the scrub was out of stock, therefore, I got the Peppermint Candy Cane Body Scrub! I hope I haven’t confused you much. Below is the list of what all I picked up –
- The Body Shop Vanilla Marshmallow Shower Gel
- The Body Shop Vanilla Marshmallow Body Lotion
- The Body Shop Vanilla Marshmallow Body Butter
- The Body Shop Vanilla Marshmallow Body Shimmer Mist
- The Body Shop Peppermint Candy Cane Body Scrub
About The Looks!
The entire collection is drool-worthy! The packaging screams Christmas!! The Vanilla Marshmallow range comes in the color Vanilla, yes! The jar and the products both! The lids or the bottles have the images of tempting marshmallows, vanilla pods and flowers on them. I am sure you can guess the Peppermint Candy Cane packaging! Yes, It has images of candy canes. The jar or the product in see-through bottles are green in color, which is very typical Christmas green if you know what I mean. Along with candy canes, there are images of peppermint candies and some leaves and flowers. If you look at the pictures, you will instantly understand why I said they scream Christmas! I love, love, love the packaging! No exaggeration! I swear!!
My Views on The Body Shop Christmas 2018 Collection!
I will be sharing my experience of these products in the order of use. Starting with the Shower gel.
Vanilla Marshmallow Shower Gel – The product comes in a see-through bottle and is of a faint vanilla color. Though its a gel, I still expected a little bit of creaminess from it. In fact, the gel looks a bit thick and opaque for its kind and since it’s winter, I love creamy shower gels. The moment I opened the cap, it burst with the vanilla scent. This scent was not just plain vanilla, but it had some dessert like touch to it too! Sweet Vanilla! Loved it! I took two swirls of the product on my loofa and it foamed up pretty well! I did feel a slight creaminess during and after I washed the product out. I noticed after the bath that my skin wasn’t stripped of its moisture and it looked pretty alive! The experience remained the same wash after wash and I was very happy with the product! Perfect for winters! The scent and creaminess give a kind of relaxing and warm aromatic experience.
Peppermint Candy Cane Body Scrub – As much I was excited to try this body scrub out, I was equally nervous. The fact it’s already winter and peppermint is really cooling, I didn’t want to shiver during my bath! The scrub is green in color and when I scooped some out of the jar, I was pretty firm and not a wobbly gel that I imagined it to be. This turned out to be good because this consistency spread pretty well over the body with very less of an amount. It doesn’t drip either. The scrub particles looked like sugar crystals and it was just the right hard on the skin. It’s certainly not a very gentle one but not a very harsh one either. While washing away the scrub I did feel a slight cooling sensation but it wasn’t overboard, thankfully! The skin was super soft and fresh as a little harsh scrubs like these remove the dead skin way better. The minty feel continued for about 5-10 minutes I guess and then subsided. I love this scrub over all the others except for the British Rose one because that one is really good too!!
Vanilla Marshmallow Body Butter – The Body Shop body butters are my super favorites and so I was really excited to try this out! As soon as you remove the lid of the jar the refreshing and delicious sweet vanilla scent pops out! Ohhh, I am in love with this scent! It’s funny that I feel a certain warm feeling with this scent as if I am sitting by the fireside and sipping some warm sweet vanilla drink. Yummm. As expected the body butter is really creamy and rich but not very thick. Though I don’t mind thicker body butter during winters because they really keep my super dry body skin hydrated for long but this one performs pretty well too! This one gets absorbed fairly well and quick. It’s a very hydrating body butter and is perfect for winters! It kept my skin moisturized until the next morning! I was really happy as I expect nothing short of The Body Shop body butters and this one was no different! Ah! One more thing, I apply it on my heels and they don’t crack! Love it!!
Vanilla Marshmallow Body Lotion – Usually, lotions have a lighter formula than body butters. That could mean that their hydration powers in winter could vary. I have come across both richer and lighter lotions where the former moisturized really well and long lasting and the latter hydrates well too but not very long lasting. I really hoped that it would be on the richer side. However, before I could even try it out, I was pretty impressed with its unique lock feature. The pump has a cap (see in the picture) that prevents it from pressing while traveling and closes the opening too, keeping it super hygienic! Loved it!! It also has a twist lock for regular use which surely comes handy. Now, just like the body butter, this lotion has the same delicious scent and the texture is really buttery and smooth with a really good richness to it. It gets readily absorbed and feels very velvety on the skin. It keeps my skin hydrated for full 24 hours and starts wearing off after like 25th or 26th hour. A faint scent stays on the body for a very long time which keeps my senses refreshed and somehow I feel really happy! Ohh, I must say this is one of the best body lotions I have ever used! I am highly impressed with this one and I wish it wasn’t limited edition, so people go grab it before it runs out of stock!!
Vanilla Marshmallow Body Shimmer Mist – This is the most attractive product of the entire collection! First, it literally looks like a Christmas tree ornament! To add a little more to the ornament look, it has shimmer in it!! It looks so so beautiful!! I’m in love with it! You can obviously guess the scent. Yes! It’s the sweet vanilla scent and Oh My Gosh! It smells so delicious!! When you spritz it on your body, it transfers a tiny amount of shimmer and that gives a beautiful glow to the skin. The shimmer settles down at the bottom if unmoved for an hour or maybe less, so it needs to be shaken before spraying. I wore this mist when I was at home. I used a couple of sprays after having my bath and the scent stayed on until the next morning!! I guess it was coming from my clothes but still, Whoa!! Now, that was amazing! I didn’t expect this at all! It does get faint though but after a couple of hours next morning it was completely gone. I am totally in love with this product! I keep playing with it like a snow globe! 😀 It looks so pretty on my dresser and has one of the best scents that last very very long!! What more one can want!
To summarize, I would say I am super impressed and happy with all the products that I got and I swear I have nothing to complain about any of them!! I will try and get some products from the Peppermint Collection too because I am really inclined towards them. This collection is limited edition so you and I both have to rush to The Body Shop stores to get our hands on them before they run out! You can either get for yourself or you can gift them to your loved ones! Needless to say that I highly highly recommend these products to you all!! That’s all for today, I’ll be back with my next post very soon!! B-Bye!!