Monday, January 31, 2011

lets talk, The Body Shop - 01

Hey happy Monday, hope everyones doing alright. Last summer I was very lucky to be invited to the Body Shops' summer blogger event where they introduced us to their new Baked to Last range. Ever since i've kept in touch with them and although i've been lucky enough to be sent some of their newer ranges i've found i've kept going back into the store and spending my own money on their stuff and everything i've bought i'm getting along really well with. So I thought i'd show some of you what they have to offer and give my picks of my favourite Body Shop products, cause if you were anything like me I had neglected their shop in favour of the new favourite Lush (whom I still love, sorry but nothing beats Angels on Bare Skin!) and I think that honestly the Body Shop still deserve your time and attention and the credit they deserve cause some of their stuff is ace. I'm not being paid or sponsored for this post, by the way, and i've popped a note next to each product about whether I paid for it or whether it was provided. So keep track of the blog because over the next two weeks i'm going to single posts about each product. Hope this is helpful to some of you!

So, today's product is focusing on:

Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream

This retails at £9 for 50grams of product and i've had mine for about 5 months now and hardly made a dent in it! This is what the body shop website says about it:

An easily absorbed, non-clogging, oil-free, hydrating gel-like moisture cream. It controls excess sebum and shine whilst delivering essential moisture to areas most in need, balancing the skin throughout the day. Leaves skin feeling fresh, clean, soft and supple with a shinefree, matte complexion.

This definitely has a gel consistency, which I hope you can kinda see in the picture. It goes on really lightly, and I find it's absorbed into the skin almost instantly. It's quite watery in the sense that when you start rubbing it into your skin it dissolves into a more water-based texture and melts into the skin. I think the description is pretty right, it's like a shine control moisturiser/base. I find it gives me just enough moisture, and i've been using it underneath my Witch Tinted Moisturiser* and Witch Primer* and I woke up this morning and looked at my skin and for the first time in about 5 years thought it looked radiant and healthy (minus those bags!). I've had no blemishes since using this, and combined with the Witch primer it helps my make up go on much easier. I've sometimes just used this alone to control shine and then popped some pressed powder on the top for a light coverage. 
I use the seaweed range a fair bit from the Body Shop and i'd say it's for oily/combination skin. I think this is what it has on the pot anyway...

I have combination skin and I use quite a few of their ranges, I'd recommend you not to go for the entire range of one type, I think you can mix and match them and get great results. You'll see as I go on to review more products that I use a lot from the Vitamin C range and the Tea Tree aswell as Seaweed.

Overall: The Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream is really easy to use, lasts ages and melts straight into the skin.
Ideal for: Oily/Combination skin.
Best used as: A primer, or shine control moisturiser.

Stay tuned for the next Body Shop posts!

What do you think of the Seaweed range? Do you use this product? What do you think about The Body Shop? Let me know, I love to hear your thoughts and comments!
The product featured in today's post was paid for by myself with my own money and not provided by The Body Shop.
Lots of love, Zozo xxx

*Big Witch review coming up!


  1. I love this moisturiser and use it every day. I recently dabbled with Nutriganics but have come back to this one. I agree with not using everything from the same ranges too! x

  2. Really like the sound of this - especially that it's more of a gel and soaks into the skin quickly!

    Thanks for this,

    Fee x

  3. This sounds great, I find it hard to get a moisturiser that doesn't leave my skin mega shiny.


  4. I use the face mask its REALLY good! Awesome review will definitly try and pick this up for those greasy summer months :P xx

  5. This sounds great! It's really hard to find a moisturiser that doesn't leave me looking oily and horrible. I've only found one that is ok (No7 Day Sorbet) It's ok, but I really want to try this, it sounds just what I need :)