The Body Shop has always been one of my favourite brands when it comes to all things skincare, body care and haircare. Hearing about their new Spa of The World range made me super excited and what made me even more excited was the fact that my local The Body Shop contacted me with the offer of a small goodie hamper to try out; score! The Spa of The World range is going to be released in Australia on the 24th of September so I thought I would put these all to the test ASAP and let you know how they are. Today, you’ll be reading my The Body Shop Spa of The World Review.
If you’re a bit unsure about what this new range is intended to be, here is a quick little recap:
– This range is supposed to provide us with all of the feelings of luxury we feel when we visit a day spa – in the comfort of our own homes
– This range draws on some of the highest quality ingredients from the ‘corners of the earth’ – so there are lots of different ingredients that you may not have used before
-All of the products are ‘infused with the finest natural ingredients, refined textures and deliciate fragrances’
The products that I was provided with to trial out are:
– Dead Sea Salt Scrub
– Moroccan Rhassoul Body Clay
– Polynesian Monoi Radiance Oil
– Japanese Camella Cream
First impressions wise staring at the packaging you can definitely see that The Body Shop has upped their packaging game. The products look very luxurious and feel luxurious to touch. The plastic feels of a higher quality and the gold detail on the packaging also elaborates the high quality.
The Dead Sea Salt Scrub* is not like ordinary salt scrubs, or ones that I’ve tried before anyway. This particular salt scrub is thick and almost creamy. What I find with most salt scrubs is that the formula is too fine and dry so when I try to rub it in circular motions (dry of course) it is quite scratchy. This formula feels actually quite moisturising and the size of the salt is on the larger size so it doesn’t melt away as soon as you apply it because of your body heat. It is a little messy so I would definitely recommend using this product in your shower and maybe you can do a bit of shower cleaning while you wait 10 minutes for it to dry (which is exactly what I did today). I like using this scrub in areas that are fairly dry or have some of those incredibly unwanted stretchmarks.
Moroccan Rhassoul Body Clay* is incredibly smooth and cooling. This body clay is intended to help firm up areas that have sadly sagged or are not as firm as we would hope them to be.Therefore, I apply this to areas such as my bottom. When I picked up my hamper the lovely Bec from The Body Shop Chadstone explained to me that this product should be applied in a large enough consistency so that you cannot see the skin underneath, but not too thick that the formula struggles to dry. I let this baby stay on the skin for about 10 minutes as well and wash off in the shower in circular motions. I feel like it’s difficult to say whether or not this product has helped with firming or will help in the future, but I will definitely keep you all posted on whether I notice a difference.
Polynesian Monoi Radiance Oil* instantly gave me a flashback as soon as I opened it. If you have ever visited any of the Polynesian islands, wow oh wow this will bring back memories! It smells exactly like my trips to Fiji and this product probably excited me the most. This oil is thick and luxurious. A little definitely goes a long way. You can apply this oil to pretty much everywhere!
Last but not least is the Japanese Camella Cream*. Like all of these products, this cream smells heavenly. It smells subtly floral and fresh. This cream is of a normal consistency, so if you are someone that doesn’t like a sticky cream, this one is definitely for you. It goes on relatively thin but is definitely moisturising and you can apply as much as your heart desires.
Left: Dead Sea Salt Scrub | Right: Japanese Camella Cream
Top: Body Clay | Middle: Salt Scrub | Bottom: Camella Cream
If there was one little thing to pick on it would be that the Body Clay comes in squeeze packaging vs a tub. Once I tried using the Body Clay and went in for more, my hands were already covered and trying to squeeze out more product was a little messy.
Overall, I think these are beautiful products. This is just a small taste of the overall Spa of The World Product range and when the range is released I think you should definitely pop in store. This range will be fairly expensive compared to other The Body Shop products but of course, when you go in store you can smell and experience all of these products for yourself.
Is this range something you’d like to try?
What are your favourite pamper ‘day spa’ products that you use at home?
*Products marked with an asterisk have been provided for editorial consideration. For more information, please read my disclaimer.