I’m a sucker for anything The Body Shop. There, I said it! My earliest memories of body/skin care are of me dousing myself in my mother’s body butters, make up, lotions – you name it, I’ve most probably tried/ruined(!) it. So it was no surprise I came to a screeching halt when I saw their shop window splashed in a beautiful mint colour. Their Fuji Green Tea branding was everywhere. Like a moth to a flame, I entered the store.
Inspired by traditional Japanese green tea ceremonies, the Fuji Green Tea range focuses on detoxing, replenishing, and refreshing the body. Coupled with a fresh citrusy smell, this range might as well be an at-home spa treatment!
Each of the nine Fuji Green tea products, which according to the sales associate, are now part of The Body Shop core collections, provides a certain element to help “revive the mind, body, and soul.” Keen on indulging my love for everything The Body Shop (and green tea!), I picked up the Body Butter, Body Scrub, Body Sorbet, Bath Tea, Body Wash, and Exfoliating Soap.
Bath Tea: The moment I opened the Bath Tea canister, the scent flooded the room! I love the flecks of green tea leaves mixed in with the bath salts. To use, you can sprinkle under a handful of salt into a filled bathtub, or use the infuser (not sold in Kuwait) and unwind after a long day. What I’ve found, however, is that when I sprinkle the Bath Tea directly into the tub, the tea leaves float around – it doesn’t really affect the experience negatively, but if you prefer clear water, the infuser is a must.
Body Butter and Body Sorbet: The sorbet was very cool on my skin, absorbed quickly, and dried to a velvet-like texture. With the temperature going up exponentially outside, I’ll be keeping the sorbet in the fridge to give an extra kick when I use it. I didn’t initially buy the body butter because I was worried of the greasy after-effect, but I picked up a small tub to test it out. All I can say is I’m definitely purchasing a large version! The difference I found between the sorbet and the butter is that the butter adds softness and smoothness, whereas the sorbet gives a smooth (like mentioned earlier, velvet-like) finish; the softness isn’t as noticeable as with the butter.
Body Scrub and Exfoliating Soap: I like that the body scrub isn’t scratchy, but instead it’s runny and smooth, which means it works well as a mild exfoliant – much needed if your skin’s sensitive. Since we’re still scrub-a-dub-dubbin’, the exfoliating soap is also really good. It’s packed with tea leaves, smells fresh and clean, and leaves the skin smooth and refreshed. I prefer the gel scrub as I don’t have to worry about where to put the soap bar after use.
Final thoughts? This is the freshest The Body Shop range I’ve come across in a very long time. A new favourite? Yes! After about a week of use, I’ve already been recommending this collection to family and friends.
Thanks to The Body Shop’s new Fuji Green Tea collection, you won’t only be drinking green tea, you’ll be wearing it too!