LAUNCHING over 40 years ago in 1976, The Body Shop is known for its products and has options for all of your skincare needs.
But with body butters to scrubs and washes to cleansers, moisturisers and makeup, it’s tricky to know what the best Body Shop products are.
What might be more well known is founder Anita Roddick’s idea that business could be a force for change.
The retailer has been a staunch supporter of the fight against animal testing, helping to ban the practice in the UK and the EU, and campaigning for a worldwide cruelty-free beauty industry.
And Community Trade, launched by the retailer in 1987, pioneered fair trade in the beauty industry.
Nowadays the company sources raw ingredients and harnesses traditional skills from around the world to benefit local communities.
Of course, on top of all the social and environmental work it does, the company just keeps on giving with its gorgeous, natural, skin-loving goodies.
We’ve rounded up our pick of the best Body Shop products below. Get ready, but be warned: you’ll want to add everything to your basket.
1. Ginger Shampoo
- Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, £7.50 from The Body Shop – buy here
The bestselling (globally) Body Shop product is… (drumroll, please) the Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo.
This scalp-soothing, dry flake-fighting shampoo is a must for anybody that suffers with dandruff. Ginger essential oil from Sri Lanka is blended with white willow extracts and Community Trade honey to help clear dead skin and leave hair soft and smooth at the same time.
Happy hair is here again.
2. Himalayan Charcoal Mask
- Himalayan Charcoal Facial Mask, £17 from The Body Shop – buy here
Mop up excess oil and draw out impurities with this fabulous pore-clearing face mask.
A skin-conditioning cocktail of Himalayan bamboo charcoal, Japanese green tea leaves, and Kenyan organic tea tree oil combine to absorb oil and refine the appearance of pores for a healthy-looking, glowing complexion.
It’s also 100% vegan for all you animal lovers out there (that’s everybody then, right?).
3. Drops of Youth Concentrate
- Drops of Youth Concentrate, £26 from The Body Shop – buy here
Who doesn’t want a youth-boost in a bottle?
Designed to target the first signs of ageing, this gel-like serum is packed with plant stem cells to replenish moisture and leave skin feeling instantly smoother, dewy and lit-from-within.
With continued use, lines should appear smoother, pores minimised, and your complexion refined.
Try not to crash the site with the stampede.
4. Tea Tree Oil
- Tea Tree Oil, £8.50 from The Body Shop – buy here
Blemish-prone skin? This will be your new BFFF (that’s Breakout Fighting Friend Forever).
Tea tree oil contains powerful purifying properties, and this high-concentrate 20ml bottle packs in the oil of 15,000 tree leaves from the foothills of Mount Kenya.
Brilliant for easy application directly onto the skin to reduce the appearance of spots and blemishes.
5. Hemp Hand Protector
- Hemp Hand Protector, £12 from The Body Shop – buy here
Your hardworking hands deserve a treat, right? This super-hydrating hand lotion is just the ticket.
Enriched with Community Trade hemp seed oil from France, it relieves and protects very dry skin in need of a moisturising drink.
Dermatologically tested and 100% vegetarian, it’s doing good and is great for moisturising your mitts all at the same time.
6. Shea Body Butter
- Shea Nourishing Body Butter, £15 from The Body Shop – buy here
Every Body Shop devotee will have come across its utterly brilliant Shea Body Butter.
With the butter of 36 shea nuts from Ghana in every tub, this indulgent, rich-textured cream melts into skin for a super-soft moisture boost.
It leaves you hydrated yet non-greasy and non-sticky. It’s genius.
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