I have extremely dry skin on my body and no matter what the weather, I have to pamper it with lotions and potions to prevent it from resembling a stretch of arid land. Needless to say, when one of my favourite brands, The Body Shop, launched the Almond Milk and Honey range of bath and body products for dry and sensitive skin. The fact that it had organic almond milk, and no colorants, mineral oil or petrolatum just made it that much better.
The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Shower Cream
Price ₹495 / 250ml
“Soothe as you cleanse with this gentle, soap-free shower gel – specially formulated to respect your skin’s natural moisture barrier and pH. This gentle formula won’t strip your skin of moisture. Enriched with organic almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, Almond Milk & Honey is specially formulated for sensitive, dry skin.”
I love using The Body Shop Shower Creams – the Shea butter and Cocoa butter ones have been favourites since long – and now I have the Almond Milk & Honey one which again, is fabulous. True to it’s name, it is thick and creamy, pretty much like a milkshake, and doesn’t lather much. However, it cleanses the skin well, leaving it smooth and hydrated. In the current hot and humid weather of Mumbai, I don’t need to apply body lotion / body butter after showering with this, though perhaps I might need to once the weather starts getting cooler and drier.
The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Shower Cream has a very mild, soothing milky fragrance that doesn’t linger too long. I find this shower cream especially soothing for bedtime showers when I am too tired to apply body lotion and when the fragrance calms and soothes me. (For mornings, I usually prefer something that smells more refreshing and zesty).
Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Parfum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Glyceryl Laurate, Mel, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Polysorbate 20, Glycolic Acid, Denatonium Benzoate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Seed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid.
The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Cream Scrub
Price ₹1,495 / 250ml
“Smooth and soften sensitive skin with this delicate exfoliating cream scrub, designed to gently buff away dead skin cells and leave skin feeling soft. Enriched with organic almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, Almond Milk & Honey is specially formulated for sensitive, dry skin.”
This is perhaps the gentlest scrub I have ever tried. It is so gentle, in fact, that I find it inadequate exfoliation for my skin because I am used to more abrasive exfoliators. The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Cream Scrub would be great for those with very sensitive skin that can’t handle over-exfoliation. What I love about this cream scrub is that it doesn’t dry out the skin at all and leaves it soft, smooth and comfortable. Thankfully, this scrub doesn’t have plastic micro-granules but has finely powdered almond shell. As with the shower cream, I don’t feel the need to apply a body lotion after using this scrub (in the current weather conditions).
Aqua, Glycine Soja Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil, PEG-100 Stearate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Parfum, Dimethicone, Mel, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cetyl Alcohol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Myristamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Shell Powder, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Myristyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Denatonium Benzoate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Seed Extract, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid.
The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Body Lotion
Price ₹950 / 200ml
“Soothe uncomfortable tight, itchy dry skin with silky smooth, lightweight moisture that lasts for 48 hours. This skin-loving body lotion comforts, protects and restores dry skin. Enriched with organic almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, Almond Milk & Honey is specially formulated for sensitive, dry skin.”
I have used The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Body Lotion just a couple of times and loved it so much that have kept it aside for when the weather is drier. It isn’t very liquidy – more like a lightweight cream – and yet is very moisturising without feeling heavy or sticky or greasy on the skin. Basically, it is just wonderful. It gets absorbed easily, gives lasting hydration and, as with the other products in this range, has a mild, soothing, creamy fragrance. I also love that it comes in a tube which makes it very travel-friendly. The Body Shop has always had some wonderful body lotions and butters and this one is among my favourites.
Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Elaeis Guineensis Oil, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Mel, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Parfum, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Seed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid.
|As you can tell, I absolutely LOVED the Almond Milk & Honey Range from The Body Shop. It is perfect for the coming cold, dry months and is also great for those with dry and sensitive skin. Even in this weather, I love it because it saves me the time and fuss of having to apply body lotion.
Which is your favourite range from The Body Shop? Have you tried the Almond Milk & Honey range?