There is nothing we at Two Pretties like more than a blooming good bargain. Whilst both Lucy and I love a gorgeous goodie, neither of us believes you should have to spend a fortune to get really high quality skincare.
That’s why this week, as we move into autumn and winter, the budget beauty bargain is The Body Shop’s Shea Beautifying Oil.
As a lifelong fan of the Body Shop’s body butters, I wasn’t keen to switch to this all-purpose oil, assuming stained clothes and hours waiting for it to sink in awaited me.
Not the case. The oil is lightweight and dry, melting into skin, healing even really dry areas. As we move into the chilly season, this lightly-scented skin treat is honestly the perfect answer to scaly elbows and skin roughened by cold winds and central heating damage.
Multi-purpose products are the very heart of what ‘budget’ beauty is about and this product meets my tough expectations beautifully.
My ragged cuticles really appreciate a quick massage, my husband is regularly handed a bottle for my hobbit-toes and it’s great for sealing the ends of my bleach-damaged hair.
I especially love the very gentle ‘toffee’ smell…..mmmmmmm….delicious.
Obviously there is an environmental plus with this product, as with all Body Shop skincare. Budget beauty shouldn’t compromise the planet, or be made by slaves, there is nothing less beautiful then taking advantage of those less fortunate.
The shea butter in the product is Fairtrade and sourced from Ghana, where Body Shop works with The Tungteiya Women’s Shea Butter association.
As well as a fair wage, the women have the opportunity to invest in community products, and have had since 1994 when Anita Roddick set up the initial trade agreement.
Love it! As we move past thirty skin-cell renewal slows down and delivering moisture to the skin gets harder. This little gem is a perfect skin treat for thirsty dermal layers without being sticky or leaving you looking like a pro-wrestler – ace!
Buy Shea butter Beautifying Oil here from £10 for 100ml (has lasted me about six months of daily use – a little goes a long way!)