spruced by marlene

body shop bb cream

By Marlene | Published: 23. August 2014


I’m loving anything that saves time at the moment. Shopping? Online. Eating? Preferably standing up and one-handed. Shoes? Slides. Cosmetics? The BB Cream from The Body Shop. The last time I shopped there, it was the late 90s and I wore the White Musk perfume and strawberry flavoured lip balm. Both Okka, who’s a fan of their Colour Crush Shine lipsticks, and Alexa, who swears by their Vitamin E series, made me revisit the brand. The BB Cream didn’t need a lot of testing as the make-up-particles in the lotion adapt to the skin tone. Plus, it requires less work than foundation, covers almost as well and – bonus! – you can apply it one-handed if need be. It might sound weird, but a touch of tinted moisturizer makes me feel less mumsy. Especially on those days when I suddenly notice at the supermarket till that I still have a swaddle cloth draped over my shoulder.

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  1. Kristiane
    Posted 27. August 2014 at 12:51 | Permalink

    you know the cream contains microplastic?

    • Marlene
      Posted 29. August 2014 at 12:00 | Permalink

      No, I didn’t know that. And am a little surprised, considering this is a product from The Body Shop. Might switch back to a different product after this one.

      • Kristiane
        Posted 2. September 2014 at 17:23 | Permalink

        Yes, it’s kind of sad. The german ngo BUND released a list with products containing microplastic some time ago … almost 20 body shop products got listed.

        If you’re interested you can find it on their homepage available for download.

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