Thursday, 11 July 2013

The Beauty Test: Seaweed Skincare (day 1)

The Body Shop Seaweed Skin Care, fashion and beauty blog, plus size fashion blog

The Body Shop Seaweed Skin Care, fashion and beauty blog, plus size fashion blog

I've decided to conduct my first beauty test on a new product I bought today from The Body Shop. The seaweed skin care range is supposed to help "rebalance moisture and sebum levels" and give a "shine-free, matte finish." As well as this, I also bought a pack of blotting tissues to help remove any excess oil on my face (as in the last few months I seem to have noticed my skin isn't as clear as it used to be). I originally went into The Body Shop with the intention of buying the tea tree range, however the lady in the shop advised me that it was for people with bad break outs and very oily skin. Apparently, I have neither of these things which did make me rather happy. She then advised that I buy the seaweed range which will help with any excess oil but wont be as harsh as tea tree.

The Body Shop Seaweed Skin Care, fashion and beauty blog, plus size fashion blog

My plan  
My plan is to see how and if my skin improves over a month period. I have chosen a month because I think we should be able to see a real change within that period but also, I only invested in a small pack of the skincare regime so I can't imagine it will last me more than four weeks. In five weeks I go away on holiday so if it has good results I will invest in more to take away with me. Throughout the next four weeks,  I will track any changes, both positive and negative, and will attempt to post twice a week. I will track my progress with pictures as well as detailed descriptions of how my skin feels and looks.

Here are the first results:

The Body Shop Seaweed Skin Care, fashion and beauty blog, plus size fashion blog

I don't think you can see much of a difference in the photo above (I tried to keep the lightening the same) although I do think the matte finish is a little visible and also my skin looks less oily. As well as this my skin feels cleaner and certainly softer. Unlike the tea tree, the scent of this skin care range is very delicate but nevertheless pleasant. I also used the tea tree blot tissues before I used the cleanser, toner and day cream (which is essentially a light weight moisturiser) and it certainly revealed that I had some access oil as it turned the translucent tissue a little more transparent. 

Have you tried any of these product before and if so, what did you think of it?

Let me know any of your thoughts on anything I have said during this post!

Disclaimer: It's important to mention that I am not being paid (or asked) to do this post by any company or third party. It is an independent project and all opinions expressed and photos taken, belong to me.


Sophie Mewitt said...

LOVE love this post! I've tried the day cream before and liked it, but haven't tried anything from the rest of the range; so i'm excited to see what the verdict is! I've have had my eye on the night treatment for a while, so if you think its good I might invest in some when I get back to uni ;)

Sophie xx

Maiken said...

hey! I have to say I have used a full-size bottle of the tea tree toner and a full-size bottle of the seaweed toner. and what the lady in the store said to you is not true. my skin is normal (not oily, not dry) and I don't have breakouts. and both toners were really good. I liked them both and I would use them again in the future. what I want to say is that one should not listen to ladies in the stores because they don't know what suits you. believe me. always try and find out how things really are ;)

Maikeni blogi - part of me

Eleanor Danks said...

I just bought some bdy shop products today! they were on offer, I got makeup brushes, hair moisturiser, body butter and exfoliator, I love their products! would you like to follow each other? let me know :) xx