A pair of delightful duos
Skin care isn’t really my beat. But as I’ve been out in garden a lot lately (of course, I never remember to put gloves on until it’s too late), dry, overworked skin has been an issue. I don’t even want to discuss the state of my nails.
My skin-woes were only part of why I dropped by the launch of Body Shop’s new Body Butter Duo range of moisturizing creams. I really wanted to see their special guests — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the ice dancing duo who won Olympic Gold last year. They are too sweet for words (but the pic gives you an idea, in which they’re seen with Bonnie MacDonald, general manager of the Body Shop.)
I sort of lost touch with the Body Shop for a while but got reacquainted with them last Christmas when someone gave me a terrific hand cream they make from hemp and to which I am now completely addicted (see hand-neglect above.)
The new Body Butter Duo has two compartments; one with a super-rich formula for rough skin and another lighter cream for regular use on hands. Made from Community Trade ingredients such as shea butter, cocoa butter, babassu nut oil, beeswax, Brazil nut oil, and soya oil, it comes in four fragrances – Floral Açai, Vanilla, Macadamia and Sweet Pea. My fave is the Sweet Pea, but my 18-year-old is all over the Floral Acai.
Good work, Body Shop.