Beauty & Shopping, Skincare

Beauty Review: The Body Shop Body Sorbet – Vanessa Tai

The Body Shop has just launched a range of summer moisturisers, and Vanessa Tai simply can’t get enough of them!

Living in Singapore brings about a slew of skincare conundrums. What do I mean? Well, the weather is hot and humid, but we are also perpetually moving in and out of air-conditioned environments. This is why when I look for a body moisturiser, there are two important factors I look out for – 1) how well it keeps my skin hydrated; and 2) a non-sticky texture so that my skin doesn’t feel gluey or clammy when I’m out and about.

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Sorbet

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Sorbet

The Body Shop Body Sorbet gets it right on both counts, and then some. I recently tried the Strawberry variant, and was completely wowed by its texture. It feels like you’re applying a frozen Slushie all over your skin (pro tip: place your Body Sorbet in the fridge for an even more refreshing sensation). The product sank into my skin almost instantly, and didn’t leave behind any greasy residue. Whenever I use other moisturisers, I’ll usually have to use a piece of tissue paper to clean the sticky streaks from my fingers, but it was not the case with this body sorbet.

Another thing I liked was how it kept my skin feeling cool and refreshed, even when I was out and about under the hot sun. I guess it’s not surprising, considering how each body sorbet is made with 100 percent Organic Community Fair Trade Aloe Vera from Guatemala. If you recall, I’m a huge fan of The Body Shop’s aloe vera products. That’s because they are very selective about where they source their ingredients from, so as to ensure the sustainability of the local communities.

I’m also happy to report that after a day of being cooped up in an air-conditioned office, my skin still felt soft and smooth, so yay!

material world_the body shop body sorbets

Apart from the Strawberry variant (which is made using cold-pressed strawberry seed oil), The Body Shop Body Sorbet range also includes the Satsuma (made with cold-pressed satsuma oil from Argentina), Mango (made with mango oil from India), and Moringa (made with cold-pressed seed oil from handpicked moringa pods).

Win a $130 hamper from The Body Shop!

Vit E Aqua Boost Body Sorbets-Material World

Here’s what you need to do to qualify:

1. Find the Sorbet Cart, which will be making its appearance at the places and times stated below.

2. Take a picture and post it up on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Include the hashtags #SpotTheSorbetCart and #TBSxMaterial World in your post. Remember to set your post to Public.

3. The best picture will win a hamper containing a Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet and Body Sorbets, so get creative!

Find the Sorbet Cart here!

21 June (Saturday)

12pm to 2pm – ION Orchard
1pm to 3pm – Plaza Singapore Level 1
1pm to 3pm – Causeway Point Level 1
2pm to 6pm – Orchard Road
4pm to 6pm – Tampines MRT

22 June (Sunday)

12pm to 2pm – ION Orchard B2
1pm to 3pm – Bugis Level 1
1pm to 3pm – JEM Level 1
2pm to 6pm – Orchard Road
4pm to 6pm – Tampines MRT

This post is in no way paid for or advised by The Body Shop. The author was given a set of The Body Shop Body Sorbets for review purposes. You may read our advertising policy here. The Body Shop Body Sorbet is available at $19.90 each at all The Body Shop outlets.

About The Author: Vanessa Tai is a founder of Material World who has previously worked on magazines Simply Her and Cosmopolitan Singapore. Now a freelance writer and a full-time contributor to this website, the 27-year-old dreams of attending every single major music festival before she turns 30. Follow her on Twitter @VannTaiTweets.