British cosmetic brand The Body Shop’s cult status as the first global beauty brand to take a stand against animal testing in cosmetics is widely hailed. Ethically-sourced ingredients that are a 100% vegetarian, aiding restoration of the rainforests with their proceedings and working fairly with farmers to help them thrive through Community Trade Programmes gives us many a reason to back them. That’s not to say their luxurious, tantalizing products aren’t reason enough! Presenting some of their top-selling that every TBS junkie will swear by!
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Face Wash
You will love the cooling effect of what is arguably in the ranks of top-selling face washes in the market, the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Face Wash that attacks existing acne and controls further acne breakout to leave your skin squeaky clean, drastically clear of excess oil. The face wash cools down the heat on your skin which is essentially what is responsible for breakouts. The formula has been infused with potent tea tree oil sourced from the foothills of Mount Kenya, a smell you may need some time to get used to. All in all, it’s a pimple-prone skin’s best friend.
Vitamin E Moisture Cream
TBS’s most popular day cream – a best-seller for 35 years now – is infused with one of nature’s most potent antioxidants, Vitamin E. With the lightness of a lotion and the penetrating power of a cream, the product is just the kind of moisture boost that lasts you for an entire day. You will love the non-greasy texture (atypical of creams) and thick creamy lather that is absorbed in your skin almost immediately, leaving it visibly supple, healthy and silky-soft.
Moringa Body Butter
It was in the early 1990s that TBS launched the first ever body butter that soon helped the brand become synonymous with the rich, luxurious butter-like creme that is the thicker than both lotions and body creams. A process akin to chocolate-making is employed to create the perfect buttery texture that boasts of a smell that is captivating and lasting. Most popular in Asia is the Moringa Body Butter that is inspired from the Indian Mogra flower, prepared with Moringa seed oil from hand-picked Moringa pods, lending a fresh-green delicate, lingering floral scent.
Strawberry Shower Gel
After body butters, shower gels make up the next most popular segment of TBS. The strawberry shower gel trumps the other variants courtesy the familiarly delicious sweet-smell of cold-pressed strawberry seed oil. The folks at TBS procure strawberry seeds from manufactures of strawberry jams (the seeds are often thrown away after the production of jam), contributing to the well-known recycling practises at The Body Shop. The seeds are then extracted for a deliciously sweet fruity oil.
All in One Face Base
This very versatile foundation and powder in one is The Body Shop All in One that can be used in a number of ways for the perfect finish. Dab on a bare face for a light, clear finish or wet the included sponge to create a silky, buildable foundation. While the dry powder will give you a light coverage, the wet foundation makes for a polished look with medium-high coverage. Formulated with Marula Oil, TBS was one of the first names to use the ingredient that resulted in products that were very easy to blend and feather-light on the skin.