I love a good cup of green tea with my meals, and am licking up the last bits of my green tea ice cream as I’m typing this. There is nothing quite as refreshing and reinvigorating as high quality green tea, and its antioxidant benefits are commonly known. Apart from drinking and eating (or licking in my case), The Body Shop now allows us to indulge further by bathing in its Fuji Green Tea collection!
Green tea was known in ancient times as “green jade”, and rightly so because it is packed with powerful beneficial ingredients. Apart from antioxidants, green tea also possesses anti-inflammatory properties and contain catechins that suppress bacteria activity. ECG compounds in green tea can reactivate skin cells affected by poor lifestyle habits and environmental pollution. In addition, the natural soothing scent of green tea helps to relax and clear the mind, making it the perfect bath ingredient. And to ensure optimal results, The Body Shop has selected the finest shoots from the pristine Mount Fuji region in Japan.
Inspired by the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, The Body Shop’s Fuji Green Tea ritual begins with the Fuji Green TeaTM Bath Tea (S$39.90 for 300gm). A novel approach to drawing a muscle relaxing and soul rejuvenating bath, The Body Shop has designed a special Fuji Green TeaTM Bath Infuser (S$12.90) in which to house the Bath Tea, allowing you to steep it like you would with regular tea. With this infuser, it is easy to swirl around in the bath to encourage better dispersion, and you will not have to deal with gritty salts trapped in uncomfortable areas while they slowly dissolve. The Bath Tea contains real Fuji green tea leaves and bath salts that leave my skin feeling softer, and the fresh tea scent feels absolutely decadent.
Now that the skin is nice and soft, it is good to follow with the Fuji Green TeaTM Body Scrub (S$36.90 for 250ml). A very interesting scrub using a gel texture with tiny beads of exfoliants suspended throughout. This feels gentler than all the other body scrubs that I’ve tried, and the gel texture feels somewhat cool when applied on the skin.
The Body Shop’s Body Butters are some of my favorite body creams, I’ve been a fan for decades, and this latest Fuji Green TeaTM Body Butter (S$32.90 for 200gm) does not disappoint. It is one of the lighter body butters from the family, and does not leave my skin feeling oily in the least. I have taken to applying this in the mornings as I spend the entire day in an air-conditioned office, and the zingy fresh scent perks me up instantly.
And to complete the experience, spritz on some of the Fuji Green TeaTM Eau de Cologne (S$28.90 for 100ml) and be invigorated! It comprises of a harmonious blend of green tea, crisp bergamot, lemon and mandarin; and a light floral bouquet of camellia, jasmine and violet. The overall effect is very light, perfect for the warmer weather we have been getting lately. It layers perfectly with everything else from the range for a more lasting effect. Worn on its own though, it lasts me for only 2-3 hours before fading off completely.
Overall, this Fuji Green TeaTM is another great collection from The Body Shop! The Bath Tea is definitely one to check out if you love unwinding in a tub!
This post features products that were kindly sent to me for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.