Ever been walking through the shopping centre and had an attractive salesperson try to entice you into testing their must-have dead sea salt concoction that is just oh-so-good for your skin?
Yeah me too!
I decided to indulge one day in this particular body scrub by Body Shop. It was of my own volition however, because sometimes I just like to try new things out, and then I write about them, and then you read it. I guess that’s how this blogging thing works no?
Great! Then let’s get on with it.
We all have our little indulgences, and this is one of my personal favourites.
The Fashion and beauty industries are both brimming with advertising designed to increase sales of products. In an attempt to draw attention to brands and outdo the competition I think we will soon see a heavy focus on more and more elaborate techniques.
Living in a metropolis such as London city, with all the airborne pollution that we’re exposed to, it’s vital that we take care of our skin, not cause it any further damage, and find products that nourish as well as replenish it.
Knowing what’s going onto and into our bodies though can be tough to keep up with, and with so many brands on the market, it can seem like being lost in a maze just trying to find one that suits our skin.
Most of us are normally so busy that we haven’t the time either to gallivant the high streets experimenting with different products and demystifying the technical chemical words. A quick trip to your local health-food store or beauty department though can be an eye-opening and enlightening experience.
Before investing in a new product it’s probably best to ask for a sample or tester to try out on a small area of your skin so that you can be sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients. Most companies will be more than willing to offer this service.
I was given a demonstration, an introduction to the range, and a moisturiser sample to take home and try by a brand named “Creme de La Mer”. I was also intrigued by the “miracle broth” ingredient developed by Max Huber which is contained within their products.
Find out more at www.cremedelamer.co.uk