Vegan skincare | The Body Shop small haul + exclusive 20% off discount code

The Body Shop Edelweiss day cream

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I’ve been shopping at The Body Shop, and the brand has given me an exclusive 20% off discount code to share with you. Cos we all like a discount code, right? Share the love and all that.

The code is:

OT20

(note that it’s a capital O at the start and a zero 0 at the end)

It expires on the 30th of September. You can’t use it on the advent calendars or gift sets, but it works for everything else at The Body Shop online.

I used it to stock up on a few things, so this is what I’d recommend:

The Body Shop small haul

New in – Edelweiss range

I’ve ranted before about how many beauty companies focus on youth as being the only thing of any worth, so it’s really great to see that The Body Shop have relaunched their Drops of Youth range, but now named it after the star ingredient: Edelweiss.

See, that wasn’t so hard was it? Hopefully more companies will start to drop the ‘ageing is terrible’ type of labelling and become a bit more age positive as a result.

Edelweiss – not just a song in the Sound of Music

So what’s so good about edelweiss as a skincare ingredient?

Edelweiss is a rare mountain flower that grows in Alpine environments. It survives in extreme weather, and has long been used in traditional medicines. This is down to the antioxidant it produces, leontopodic acid.

Since our skin is also vulnerable to environmental factors such as extreme weather and pollution, this is where Edelweiss, with its naturally developed resilience, can help. It’s a particularly good range to consider if you tend to be outside a lot and need some antioxidant skin protection.

The Body Shop edelweiss day cream

The Edelweiss range includes a cleanser, serum, masks and lots of interesting looking skincare. I needed a new day moisturiser so I bought the Edelweiss Smoothing Day Cream. This is a lovely lightweight, almost gel-like vegan cream moisturiser. It contains added hyaluronic acid to help the skin hold on to moisture. The scent is a mild, slightly floral/herbal fragrance that doesn’t overpower. The cream gives a little glow but absorbs well and I found it to be a good base for make up. Very nice one for the winter.

Cleanser

I really wanted to get the Camomile eye make up remover, but it was out of stock so I went for the Camomile Dissolve the Day Make-Up Cleansing Oil instead. (BTW that eye make up remover is out of stock a lot, so if you ever see it, snap it up – it’s really good).

The camomile cleansing oil is a nice soft and gentle vegan oil cleanser. You only need a few drops to remove all make up including around the eyes.

Along with this I went for the Clear Conscience Reusable Make-Up Remover Pads. Such a good idea – you get seven reusable bamboo/cotton pads plus a cotton net bag to wash them in. The bamboo means that the pads are much softer than disposible cotton wool pads, plus each one has a cute little label for the days of the week.

Concealer

Finally, I needed some concealer so I went for the The Body Shop Vitamin C concealer in Fair 1W (there are 20 shades in the range, from very fair to very dark). I was a bit concerned at first that it was too fair as it does apply extremely pale. But then it blends in really well and what you’re left with is a bit of a lift of the under eye area. Medium coverage, nice and brightening and doesn’t settle into fine lines.

Product details

All of these products can be found at The Body Shop online.

My 20% discount code is OT20 and it can be used until the end of the 30th of September 2022 online here at The Body Shop website.

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I was given a gift voucher by The Body Shop, to which I also added some of my own money, and the choice of products was 100% my own.

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