The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey collection for sensitive, dry skin is launching any day now. True to brand profile, the range consists of seven items from bath milk to body butter to hand cream, and a sweet almond and honey scent.
Community-trade almond oil from Spain, community-trade honey from Ethiopia and a hit of organic almond milk are common to the collection. Other ingredients include glycerin, soybean oil and shea butter in things like the Gently Exfoliating Cream Scrub and Soothing & Restoring Body Butter.
With sensitive skin in mind, The Body Shop opted for hypoallergenic fragrance and omitted colourants. Although mineral oil and petrolatum aren't inherently bad for sensitive skin (they're reliable barrier agents), The Body Shop avoided those too in this line, as well as silicone. The Almond Milk & Honey formula is also dermatologically tested.
The scent is a bit too much for me, unfortunately – I'm not a sweet-almond or honey fragrance fan – so I haven't tried the line myself. But if you've got dry skin and you love The Body Shop textures and moisturizers, this might be one for your winter skin.
The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey collection consists of a cleansing bar, shower cream, bath milk, cream body scrub, body lotion, body butter and hand cream.
The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Caring Cleansing Bar ($6 at thebodyshop.ca and thebodyshop.com) won't dry skin out.
The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Calming & Caring Bath Milk ($24 at thebodyshop.ca and thebodyshop.com) softens with castor oil, sweet almond oil and glycerin as it cleanses.
The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Caring Shower Cream ($10 at thebodyshop.ca and thebodyshop.com) matches the pH balance of your skin so it won't strip it dry.
The Body Shop Almond Milk Gently Exfoliating Cream Scrub ($22 at thebodyshop.ca and thebodyshop.com) smooths arms and legs with almond-shell powder.
The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Calming & Protecting Body Lotion ($15 at thebodyshop.ca and thebodyshop.com) promises to sink into the top layer of skin quickly and provide lightweight moisture for 48 hours.
The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Calming & Protective Body Butter ($21 at thebodyshop.ca and thebodyshop.com) is a rich blend of glycerin, soybean oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, Vitamin E, citric acid and sunflower oil.
The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Calming & Protecting Hand Cream ($10 at thebodyshop.ca and thebodyshop.com) is perfectly purse sized, natch.
The Almond Milk & Honey collection is available in Malaysia, but hasn't yet landed at North American boutiques. Should be very soon, though, by early March.
I'm working on getting hands on the ingredient lists for each of the products in the range; stay tuned. In the meantime, how does this sound to you? Do you have other items from The Body Shop in your bath-and-body arsenal?