I adore my tea, and although I usually prefer drinking it, I just couldn’t resist the new The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Collection which is filled products in the light, refreshing scent including a “bath tea” I still have on my wishlist. I received four different products from the line to try out, The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash*, Body Scrub*, Exfoliating Soap* and Body Lotion*.
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash has slightly different packaging from my usual TBS body wash experiences (compare to the recently released Smoky Poppy here). It’s narrow and sleek with a silver lid, and I find the soft green colour quite soothing. This scent launch is definitely more in line with spring than the sultry Smoky Poppy scent, and I prefer it. It’s crisp and refreshing, and the body wash is soap-free but still lathers well, and leaves my skin feel quite clean, which is nice for the warmer months but I do recommend a lotion afterwards.
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Scrub has a jelly consistency and contains ingredients like honey for extra moisture. I generally don’t find body scrubs from The Body Shop to be very scrubby, but I definitely prefer this to Smoky Poppy because it doesn’t leave behind any leftover bits in my shower to clean up. The exfoliation is quite gentle so I think this could easily be used daily, for if you have sensitive skin and need to be careful with scrubs. All the products in The Body Shop Green Tea line are infused with whole green tea leaves, and I find the scent very hard to describe, but I do think it captures the refreshing and relaxing aspects of green tea.
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Exfoliating Soap was a surprise favourite for me out of the four products I tried. I generally don’t reach for bar soaps, and I wasn’t convinced that this would do much, but it really is a fantastic product. it is way harsher than the Body Scrub, but that’s exactly what I look for when I’m exfoliating, and it’s definitely not too severe or painful, it just actually feels like it is scrubbing away dead skin. It is also enriched with shea butter, which helps provide a little moisture along with the exfoliation of walnut shell pieces. I really loved using the Exfoliating Soap, and I think this is the first time I’ve seen it from The Body Shop so I hope they continue to release it in other scents.
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Lotion was the final product I tried, and let me start by revealing a secret–it’s not actually green! It comes in a convenient pump and the bottle itself is actually tinted green. This product is way lighter than my much adored Body Butters, but I think that is quite nice as the weather warms up, and it does add moisture to the skin without feeling heavy. The scent is a little stronger than the Body Wash, and it does linger, but it is still fairly subtle. The Body Lotion also doesn’t feel greasy at all, so I might end up using it as a hand cream instead because I find it so soothing.
Honestly, I get so excited every time The Body Shop launches a new scent, and Fuji Green Tea is just the first of several new exciting launches. If you are looking for a soothing, non-foodie, non-floral scent, this is a great option, and it is really wonderful and refreshing for spring. Out of the four products I tried, my top pick is The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Exfoliating Soap, but like I said, I do still have my eye on that bath tea! Have you smelled this new launch yet? Is it tempting you?