Finding gentle and nourishing body care when your skin is easily irritated can be a pain; believe me I know. You’re either stuck with ‘sensitive’ products that really aren’t, i.e. Dove Men+ Care or go down the pharma rout such as E45, Aqueous creams and other drab, dull and joyless products.
The range is composed of the Shower Cream, Exfoliating Cream Scrub, Restoring Body Butter, Body Lotion, Hand Cream, Cleansing Bar and Bath Milk. For the review I picked up the Almond Milk and Honey Essential Collection which gives you a taste of most of the range for only £18.
The Body Shop meets you halfway with their range that although isn’t for truly sensitive skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis; it does target skin that flares up with irritation and easily dries out.
So why isn’t Almond Milk and Honey great for dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis? They are fragranced and, for example, the shower gel does contain Disodium EDTA (a pretty standard surfactant).
However, The Body Shop seems to have well balanced skin kindness with a ‘normal’ product; so the shower gel has a tiny amount of foaming so you ‘feel’ clean and it smells delicious rather than the unfettered grease smell a lot of pharma sensitive products have.