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Going Bananas for The Body Shop’s Banana Range

Finding it difficult to get your five a day? Yeah me too. Do you think it would be cheating if I got my fruit in the form of skincare? I feel like that would be acceptable, especially if it smells as delectable as the banana range from The Body Shop.

The banana range has been a firm staple on the shelves of each store and one I always find myself perusing every time I visit. The vibrant yellow is incredibly inviting and once you get a whiff of that tropical scent you’ll be transported to a dreamy beach far far away.

Whispers of a banana revamp reached my ears as well as the addition of a new product to this much loved collection. My curiosity finally got the better of me after I finished my Vanilla Pumpkin Body Butter (yes I know we’re now summer, whoops) and I desired something more seasonal.

After receiving an invite to a blogger event held in Liverpool One, I decided to make it my mission to go fully bananas with bananas.

The Body Shop Banana Range

The Body Shop Banana Range

The Body Shop Banana conditioner and body yogurt

The Body Shop Banana shampoo travel sized

The Body Shop Banana Shampoo & Conditioner

This haircare duo is a godsend for my unruly mane. The shampoo gently cleanses your hair whilst really nourishing each strand. I find it lathers up well so your scalp feels fresh and clean but doesn’t strip your hair making it feel dry. The conditioner is also aimed at people with normal to dry hair and is as equally dreamy to use. Not too thick, it detangles my curls with ease and feels really hydrating. It washes out well leaving no greasy residue just softer smoother hair.

Both products are free from silicones to avoid product buildup and are 100% vegetarian. Of course I couldn’t talk about these two items without mentioning the fragrance. Made with Community Trade organic banana puree, the scent is utterly divine. Those of you who aren’t fond of strong scents may find it overwhelming but I personally can’t get enough. It’s such a vibrant fragrance that is in no way fake and reflects the scent of real fresh fruit.

The Body Shop Banana body butter

The Body Shop Banana body yogurt

The Body Shop Banana Range

The Body Shop Banana body yogurt

The Body Shop Banana shower cream

The Body Shop Banana Body Butter and Body Yogurt

When it comes to moisturising my very dry skin, TBS body butters are always my go to product. They’re luxurious and creamy and always leave my legs feeling softer and protected. The 100% vegan banana body butter is no different and works its magic throughout the day. Since the body butters have a thicker consistency, they do take a while to sink in and for this reason they are not ideal if you’re in a hurry. This is where the new 100% vegan body yogurt comes into play.

TBS body yogurts are the quick and easy way to moisturise. Made with a new lightweight gel formula, these moisturisers literally glide across the skin. I find only the smallest amount is needed to cover each limb and it absorbs instantly. It’s not as creamy as the body butters but with this current hot weather, the cooling refreshing finish is very welcome. I only need to wait a minute or two before I can get dressed. Plus I can now leave my house in my usual messy state but know at the very least my skin is being looked after! The body yogurts are so time-conscious friendly you can even apply them onto damp skin straight out of the shower.

As with the rest of this range, it’s made with organic puree from bananas of all shapes and sizes that won’t sell in the food industry. Now that’s what I like to hear! I love it when brands don’t let anything go to waste.

The Body Shop Banana Range

In addition to these products, the banana range also includes a shower cream. All the goodness we’ve come to love from the banana classics perfected for the shower. It’s top of my to-buy list and I can’t wait to go into full banana mode!

Go bananas, although you better be quick as they’re only available for the summer!

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  1. July 25, 2018 / 7:30 am

    Great post! I’ve looked at this range for a while bit I was worried it would smell like those synthetic sweets, but if you say it smells like the real thing sign me up haha x

    • August 26, 2018 / 7:05 am

      It definitely has a strong banana scent but because it’s made with actual banana puree not chemicals it really smells like the real deal! I’m obsessed! x

  2. July 25, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    YESS I’ve only heard good things about this range. I was invited to a body shop event specifically about it but couldn’t make it. I was absolutely gutted! It sounds like heaven!
    Your photos are absolute goals aren’t they!

    • A love affair with Beauty
      August 26, 2018 / 7:07 am

      Ahh that’s such a shame as it really is an amazing smelling range. Saying that, The Body Shop always do amazing products right!?
      Thank you! I promise it’s the camera doing all the work haha. x

  3. July 25, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    these photos are beautiful! ive heard great things about this range!

  4. July 25, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    I love how the body butter and yoghurt looks in the tub – so cute! I think I’ll love this range
    Alicia Xo

    • A love affair with Beauty
      August 26, 2018 / 7:08 am

      The Body Yoghurts are amazing. I usually get bored of body moisturisers and never finish them but I’ve got maybe two applications left in the tup I love it that much. I’m definitely getting more! x

  5. July 27, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    I tried this in store recently and it smelt so like actual bananas! x

    • A love affair with Beauty
      August 26, 2018 / 7:09 am

      It really does doesn’t it! I just love The Body Shop products tbf. I can’t wait for all the autumn and christmas stuff. Bye bye money! x

  6. July 27, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    Oh I smelt this last week! It smells unbelievable! xx

  7. July 29, 2018 / 8:29 am

    OMG I absolutely LOVE this range. The smell is absolutely incredible! xx

    • A love affair with Beauty
      August 26, 2018 / 7:09 am

      It’s incredible isn’t it. I’ve nearly finished the body yoghurt and that’s the first time I’ve actually finished a proper body moisturiser! I just love it. x

  8. July 29, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    I’m not sure how I feel about this range, since I’m not a fan of the smell of synthetic banana but I suppose I should pop in and give it a sniff before making my final decision.

    Alicia x

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