Just introduced for a limited time: The Body Shop at Home is cooling down your summer with the Cool Cucumber and Zesty Lemon collections! I am so excited to start slathering on these gorgeous body care products that are enriched with second-choice cucumbers & lemons (ya know, the ones that just weren’t pretty enough to make it into someone’s shopping basket in the supermarket). These new products are all vegan, promise instant cooling for your hot summer skin, and are absolutely zingy & refreshing! Read on for the 411…
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The Cool Cucumber Collection
First up to bat is the soothing limited-edition Cool Cucumber collection. This seriously cool “Cool Cucumber” range is enriched with “second choice” cucumbers (the ones deemed “not pretty enough” from the grocery store…) that are perfect for cooling and soothing warm summer skin. All three of these beauties are completely vegan and are suitable for all skin types.
What Products Are In The Cool Cucumber Collection?
Why, I thought you’d never ask!
- Limited Edition Cool Cucumber Body Yogurt
- Limited Edition Cool Cucumber Body Butter
- Limited Edition Cool Cucumber Shower Gel
How Does The Cool Cucumber Collection Work For You?
- Seriously Cool: The Body Shop at Home’s Cool Cucumber rage cools the skin, making it perfect for a hot summer’s day.
- Subtle Scent Suitable For Everyone: This fresh, subtle, cucumbery scent smells like summer and is wonderful for anyone of any gender.
- Three Fantastic Formats: The Body Shop at Home Cool Cucumber range comes in three different formats, so whether it’s on-the-go refreshment or at-home pampering you’re looking for, we’ve totally got you covered.
What’s This Second-Choice Business All About?
Yes, The Body Shop at Home uses second-choice cucumbers. Our Cooling Cucumber range is is infused with the cucumbers that wouldn’t usually sell in supermarkets because of their “ugly” appearance. However, they are totally perfect just the way they are and that’s why they’re the star ingredient in the Cooling Cucumber range.
Menthol’s Where It’s At!
So, wanna know the secret behind what makes the Cooling Cucumber create those awesome cooling sensations? Well… it’s tanks to the naturally-sourced menthol in the formulas!
Menthol is a compound with a characteristically “minty” mell that can either be naturally-sourced or synthetic. It has a full range of invigorating and soothing properties that makes it a versitile ingredient for health and beauty products (as well as some, ahem, not so healthy products… but I’m chosing to ignore those as… well… yuck!).
When menthol is applied directly to the skin, it produces a cooling sensation by blocking the calcium current along the nerves responsible for detecting temperature. The resulting message to the user’s brain is “hey… we’re cool now!”… pretty dang smart, eh?!
Cucumber Health Benefits
Cucumbers not only smell great, but they are also packed full of the good stuff… They contain vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, folic acid, vitamin C, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium… whew! Not to mention, they’re also about 95% water, so hello hydration!
Zesty Lemon Body Yogurt
Next in The Body Shop At Home’s Limited Edition Line-up, is one of my all-time favorites! Seriously, nothing says summer to me like lemon everything. Lemonade, lemon bars, lemon floating in my ice tea… you get the picture. I have a feeling you are going to LOVE this Zesty Lemon Body Yogurt! You’ll wake up your whole body with the invigorating and refreshing body yogurt, enriched with “second-choice” lemons. It is seriously perfect for rejuvenating summer skin. Oh, and did I mention it’s completely vegan? Score!
What Does the Zesty Lemon Body Yogurt Do For You?
- Invigorating & Refreshing: The Body Shop at Home’s Zesty Lemon Body Yogurt is light and refreshing, perfect for taking care of summer skin.
- Seasonal Citrusy Scent: The fresh juicy scent smells just like summer… for real, pass me that ice-cold lemonade!
The Origin of Lemon
Where does my favorite fruit of summer come from? The specific origin of the lemon tree is unknown, but they are thought to have first grown in Asia.
Today, lemon trees are grown throughout the Mediterranean, Australia, Central and South America, California, and Florida. The wonderful lemons in The Body Shop At Home Zesty Lemon Body Yogurt are from Italy, where lemons have been cultivated since at least the fourth century. It’s safe to say the Italians are no amateurs when it comes to lemons (Have you ever tried fresh limoncello? It’s to die for!)
Did You Know… It can take between 3-6 years to grow a lemon! Good things definitely come to those who wait!
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