Saturday, 17 March 2012

This Works (it does!) Skincare

Aromatic oils to soothe body and mind

What better than a brand whose name says it all.. This Works actually does what it claims..

I first tried their bath oil out of curiosity and liked it so much that I started trying their other products.  The bath oil comes in three types, deep calm (vetivert, lavender and camomile) in the zone (frankincense and eucalyptus) and energy bank (ylang ylang, patchouli and geranium), and comes in two sizes, 55 ml and 15ml (the latter was sold in a 3-set box but isn’t always available).  These oils are truly aromatherapy in its essence- a capful in your bath or shower and you will feel like you have just left a spa (not exaggerating).

The other blissful bath product I use is the deep sleep bath soak, which are basically dissolving salts that have lavender, vetivert and wild camomile oils and work miraculously to calm you down after a hectic day.  If you smell these in their raw form you may be put off and think they are too strong, but when they dissolve into water they envelop you in tranquillity.
This Works Deep Sleep bath soak- a perfect night-cap

Although they have a large range of skincare including foot balm and hand cream, I find that their therapy-style products are the best.  I have tried their muscle therapy, which has a rollerball head similar to deodorant, and you squeeze it onto tired joints.  Consisting of ginger, black pepper, clove and majoram, although this does have a stronger smell than their other products, it is a much milder smell than similar products from Origins, for example, which are really overpowering.  

The other product I recommend from this range is the skin deep dry leg oil, a really luxurious oil made of a 100% natural blend of 9 exotic and 7 cold pressed plant oils, including rose, tuberose, sandalwood and evening primrose.  This is a lovely smelling oil for days when you want instant and lasting moisture, but since it is an oil don’t apply it if you are going out because it won’t absorb into your skin.

Where to buy: the problem with this range is that it is sold in very limited locations in London, and usually with a limited selection available.  The best place to buy is Boots in Kensington High Street because it has the largest selection I’ve seen.  Fenwicks on Bond Street and John Lewis in Oxford Street also have a selection, though limited.

Prices: these vary depending on product but most of the products mentioned above are in the £30-40 range.

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