Skincare is not something I have ever talked about on my blog. Why – because I don’t have a skincare routine. I pretty much just wash my face with soap and off I go. However, I’ve noticed over the last few months that my skin has been feeling pretty rough and dry. So when I was invited along to a blogger event at The Body Shop on Sauchiehall Street, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity for me to learn more about a decent skincare regime from the experts.
With The Body Shop even not starting until 6.30pm, I did actually have time to kill beforehand. And what better way to kill that time than with a visit to Kcal Kitchen. I have been super focused on my fitness so I was stoked to be able to fit a visit in. It’s been ages since I’ve been so I did struggle to choose what I wanted because I basically wanted everything! I ended up going with the Double Up Special Burger. Two pieces of baked chicken breasts, with turkey bacon, pepper jack cheese and low calories barbecue sauce. And it was AMAZING! I’m literally salivating as I write this. If you’ve never been to Kcal Kitchen before, you reaaallllyyy need to get yourself there.
With my belly now full of yummy food, it was time to head off to the event. Due to the snow, not many bloggers actually showed up but regardless, we were warmly welcomed by the team headed by store manager Sharon. Once everyone had arrived, we were given some information from various members of the team. It was great to hear about The Body Shops work with banning Animal Cruelty, their work towards becoming fully recyclable and more. If you read my blog on how I’m trying to reduce my carbon footprint, then you’ll know I’m conscious of being better at recycling.
Once the chats were over, it was time to browse the products and talk to the staff about my skin issues. I explained to the store manager Sharon about my skin issues and she was more than happy to assist. First, she did a test on my skin for dehydration with the results unsurprisingly saying my skin was dehydrated. Sharon tested some products on my hand including the Aloe Calming Foaming Wash and the Seaweed Oil Control Lotion. I really liked the Aloe Calming Foaming Wash, it felt like it really hydrated my skin. The Seaweed Oil Control Lotion was for controlling my oily t-zone which is my biggest issue. I really liked the smell and how it didn’t dry my skin out. Only time will tell if these products make an improvement to my skin but I certainly feel hopeful. And none of it is tested on animals either.
With my skin purchases now sorted, it was time to browse the rest of the store. Staff were offering hand massages as well as taking you through their face mask selection. When I came into the store, I was instantly drawn to this very red display which was their Japanese Cherry Blossom range. You guys know me, I love all things Japan so obviously I purchased the shower gel. It’s got a really gorgeous fragrance so I know this is going to become a regular purchase in this household. I also asked about hand creams for my husband as he has issues with really dry skin on his hands. The staff were more than happy to talk me through everything and gave me free samples to take away.
Before we knew it, it was the end of the event and it was time to go. We all received lovely goody bags which contained a great range of sample products. I’m looking forward to trying them all out and hopefully making an improvement to my skin. It was a really insightful evening into an industry that I have no knowledge of. A big thank you to the team at The Body Shop event on Sauchiehall Street for having me. I’m sure you’ll be seeing me again soon.