If you’re looking for some pampering outside of the four walls of a spa or salon, then you are in luck. The Body Shop is bringing the spa to you with their new Spa of the World Collection. Best part? All the products are currently on sale in store until 31st January so now is the best time to spoil yourself!
It features 11 glorious bath and body treats each boasting a key ingredient from one of 11 countries around the world – from Thailand to Tahiti and Morocco to Japan. Take a look below to discover the inspiring travel destination for each product, the key ingredient that makes it so special and my thoughts on the three products I was sent to review.
The Relaxing Ritual
Egyptian Milk & Honey Bath (R250)
French Lavender Massage Oil (R175)
Bamboo Charcoal, Himalayas, India
Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay (R195)
My thoughts I still feel like a kid at heart so beauty products that allow me to play a little always entice me. I tried this body clay for the first time at the gym the other night and managed to raise a few eyebrows (and scare a small child) in the process, but it was worth it and such fun (especially considering I didn’t have to worry about the dark mess splattering my bathroom tiles). Apply it to dry skin and coat yourself in the purifying clay which is a deep, blue-black charcoal shade. Then wait 10 minutes for it to dry (I hopped into a sauna and sat on a towel) before rinsing it off to reveal silky skin. Scaring small children is optional (but highly recommended after a long day).
Ximenia Oil, Namibia
African Ximenia Scrub (R275)
My thoughts As a self-professed scrub addict, I’m picky when it comes to my exfoliators and it takes a lot to make it onto my list of top buys. This one has a lovely scent and a creamy texture, but I think using the word ‘Scrub’ is pushing it. It’s more of a buttery body polish, which makes it lovely for those with very dry or sensitive skin who can’t handle coarser scrubs. Using it is still a pleasant experience, and the fragrant Ximenia oil leaves your skin beautifully soft. However, if you’re after any sort of proper exfoliation you won’t find it here and you’re better off with the Dead Sea Salt Scrub a little further down.
Camellia Oil, Japan
Japanese Camellia Cream (R320)
My thoughts There’s so much to say about this dreamy treat (and a little confusion to clear up as well) so read my full review for all the juicy details.
The Revitalising Ritual
Sea Salt, Dead Sea, Mediterranean
Dead Sea Salt Scrub (R275)
Rhassoul Clay, Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Moroccan Rhassoul Body Clay (R195)
Thai Lemongrass Massage Oil (R175)
The Blissful Ritual
Kukui Oil, Hawaii
Hawaiian Kukui Cream (R320)
Vanilla Orchid, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Tahitian Orchid Massage Oil (R175)
Tiare Flower, French Polynesia
Get it at selected The Body Shop stores