The Body Shop was the original mainstream “green beauty” brand with inspirational Anita Roddick as the driving force. The first The Body Shop opened in Brighton in 1976 and now there are 2.500 outlets around the world. Dame Anita Roddick,who passed away in 2007, had this to say:
“We make our products with love and care. We source some of the finest raw ingredients from the four corners of the globe. We harness the skills of artisan farmers and add our expertise to create effective products that are wonderful to use.
We trade fairly so communities benefit as well as you. We never test on animals, and all our products are 100% vegetarian. We campaign with passion on issues close to our heart, because activism is in our blood. We always keep people, animals and the planet in mind.
The business of business should not just be about money, it should be about responsibility. It should be about public good, not private greed.”
The Body Shop was sold to L’Oréal (who seem to own EVERYTHING) in 2006 and I’m not sure what changes this has meant for the company and/or its philosophy. As a teenager I was a big fan of The Body Shop. Its focus on sustainable development, fair trade and women’s rights stood out on the high street. Vitamin E cream, White Musk perfume, and the body butters were regular purchases but in recent years it has fallen off my radar.
Anyway I recently took advantage of a special offer and bagged a MAJOR HAUL !
- Moringa shower gel
- Moringa body butter
- Shea shower cream
- Vitamin E sink-in moisture mask
- Camomile sumptuous cleansing butter
- Vitamin C facial radiance capsules
- Vitamin E moisture cream
- Spa Wisdom Africa shea butter & sesame oil body balm
I’m trying all these products for the first time so will report back.
Now not that I’m an enabler or anything but there is another offer on at the moment……
THE BODY SHOP SPECIAL OFFER – ONLINE EXCLUSIVE:
Buy 2 get 2 free on all products when you use promo code “MUM”, valid until 21 March 2014 at www.thebodyshop.co.uk