One of my favorite skin care brands , The Body Shop has been really stepping up their game recently. They have been launching new products every few months or so and this new launch is their biggest yet ! Three new collections – Oils of Life (facial care), Spa of the World (body care) and Voyage (fragrance) were launched by the Body Shop UAE.
I’ve seen a few photos of the new Oils of the world collection and was quite intrigued by them. So I could hardly contain my excitement as I attended the launch event held at the lavish Sofitel the Palm Resort and Spa. The location was so lush and tropical it perfectly suited the mood of the launch.
There were pretty displays of products everywhere and spa themed canapes and fresh juices galore ! The launch got underway with two very informative presentations from Hend Barakat (PR & Media Manager for Body Shop UAE) and Ifthekhar Siddique (Retail Manager for Body Shop UAE) about the new product lines.
After the presentations, everyone was encouraged to test out all the products and to indulge a bit of spa therapy in the form of a hand/shoulder massage. I opted for a much-needed shoulder massage (the past two weeks were so incredibly stressful) and the masseuse went to work on my stiff shoulders using the Thai Lemongrass massage oil from their new Spa of the World range and the Thai wooden massager. The oil smelled so fresh and reviving and I could feel my tension just melting away. And the great thing about the oils in the spa range is that they sink in to the skin very quickly without leaving any greasy residue.
Energized from the massage, I spent some time exploring the the Oils of Life/Voyage perfume range while chitchatting with a few fellow bloggers and Mr. Siddique who was a treasure trove of information about skin care ! I also got a chance to chat with a few lovely members from the Body Shop marketing and social media team, including Dalal Abu Watfa (Area Manager for Sharjah & Northern Emirates) and Mohamed Souhil El.Khaldi (Social Media Coordinator).
Without rambling on too much, here’s a brief description about the new launches –
Oils of Life
Out of all the new products, this was the range I was most curious about. The range includes a facial oil, essence lotion (a product inspired from Korean skin care), a gel cream, an intense moisturizer and a divine facial massager. All products are infused with three precious seed oils sourced from around the world – Black Cumin seed oil (from Egypt), Camellia seed oil (from China) and Rosehip seed oil (from Chile). The range has a delicate spicy, floral scent and is very light and non greasy. I am pretty sure facial oil fans will love this collection. I will review each product in this collection in future posts so stay tuned !
Spa of the World
Body Shop created the Spa of the World product range so that anyone can re-create a spa like experience at their home. There are body scrubs, body masks, body creams, massage oils and bath powder in the range and you can mix and match them depending on your mood (or as the Body Shop calls follow a spa ritual ). The main ingredients for all the products are sourced from all over the world (for an example – Hawaiian Kuki cream/Himalayan charcoal body clay) I was lucky enough to get a few of the spa products in the press kit, so I will review them after trying them out a bit.
Voyage fragrance range
These fragrances are actually some old favorites in a new avatar ! Scents such as Italian Summer Fig/Fuji Green Tea/Atlas Mountain Rose have been re-packaged to give a more luxurious vibe. My favorite out of the lot was Italian Fig (smells like summer in a bottle !) and by some miracle it was included in my press kit 🙂
This was the first Body Shop event I attended and it was certainly a memorable one. And their media kit was the most generous one I have ever seen ! I can’t wait to review their products and share with you ! (if you need a specific product reviewed first, leave a comment below ).
All 3 ranges are already available in the Body Shop stores in the U.A.E.
Thank you so much for reading and have a great week ahead !
Follow the Body Shop UAE Facebook page to stay updated about their new releases (click here)
For more information about these products and their ingredients (click here)