Find a Skincare Routine That's Perfect for you With The Body Shop

Apr 03, 2013, 04:00 ET from The Body Shop

LONDON, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Anytime is an ideal time to invest in a new skincare routine. With so many products out there, creating the right routine for your skin can seem overwhelming, but there are some simple ways to ensure that you find a good routine for your needs.

Your skin type

When picking out a new skincare routine, it's essential that you think about your skin type. Everybody's skin is different so The Body Shop sells products for the following types: normal, combination and dry. Once you have identified your skin type, you can focus on finding products that contain ingredients that help to ease the appearance of any skin problems.

All skin types

Vitamin E-based products are great for all skin types. The Body Shop offers a range of Vitamin E products, including day and night creams. Night creams help to smooth and nourish skin with moisture while you sleep and using a gentle exfoliator every so often will help gently smooth away dull, dry skin for a fresher-looking complexion.

Oily skin

Oily skin can be a combination of shiny, open pores, prone to spots and blemishes. If you suffer from oily skin it's important to cleanse regularly in order to help reduce blemishes.

Some blemish treatments can have an adverse effect on oily skin by overly stripping oils from the skin's surface.  While this may initially appear as a benefit, skin naturally produces more sebum (oil), to compensate for this aggressive removal.  The result? Even oilier skin!

The Tea Tree range at The Body Shop includes a skin-clearing lotion that is easily absorbed and provides lightweight hydration.  It's a naturally infused alternative for blemished skin, which can help combat and prevent blemishes without any of the harshness.

Normal/Combination skin

Normal and combination skin will tend to have an oilier T-zone and a normal/dry cheek area.

The Seaweed moisturiser range at The Body Shop uses clever technology which works with the skin to protect and moisturise where skin is dry and to balance excess oil and shine where the skin is oily.


Although The Body Shop® Vitamin E range is suited to all skin types, they offer a hydrating toner for those who find some toners a bit drying, a best-selling moisture serum and a sink in moisture mask, to give your skin an intensive boost of hydration.

How to be sure?

Ask in store or visit The Body Shop website to use their skin diagnostic tool, which helps you identify the right products for your skin type.


About The Body Shop

The Body Shop International plc is the original, naturally-inspired and ethical beauty brand, with over 2,700 stores in over 60 markets worldwide. The Body Shop seeks out natural ingredients from all four corners of the globe to deliver products bursting with effectiveness, to enhance your natural beauty. By striving to use the planet's resources wisely, The Body Shop searches for outstanding natural materials and ingredients from across the globe to include in its range of products. The Body Shop is proud to have been the first beauty brand to have brought the benefits of fair trade to the beauty industry through its own unique Community Fair Trade programme, to have introduced 100% recycled packaging, and to raise funds and awareness on key issues of the day, including the sex trafficking of the most vulnerable in our society, children and young people.

The Body Shop has received the recognition of organisations including the British RSPCA, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, having been proudly awarded the prestigious RSPCA 'Lifetime Achievement Award 2009', "in recognition of the significant contribution the company has made in helping to achieve a ban on animal testing and in particular the work carried out by its late founder Dame Anita Roddick". In addition The Body Shop is pleased its products continue to win illustrious awards and accolades internationally. The brand continues to be cited as an "ethical" and "green brand".


SOURCE The Body Shop