12 Cult Products From the Body Shop That You Need to Try at Least Once
Ever since it was founded in 1976, The Body Shop has made a name for itself by offering a wide range of high-performing, budget-friendly hair care, skin care, body care, and cosmetics. But perhaps even bigger than its offerings — and another draw for consumers — is its heart. It was the first global beauty brand to take a stand against animal testing in cosmetics and takes measures to ensure products stay 100 percent cruelty-free and vegetarian (a portion are also vegan!).
The Body Shop also has a vested interest in preserving the environments from which its ingredients are sourced, using proceeds to help restore rainforests and habitats and striving to be the world's most ethical and truly sustainable global business. (Did we mention that the products are also really good, smell delicious, and are completely habit-forming?)
From the liquid peel that sold out everywhere at launch to the lip and cheek stain celebs can't get enough of, read on for some of the brand's most innovative and beloved products. Once you try them, you'll see what all the brand's hype is all about.
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel
This liquid peel sold out in stores when it launched this past January and continues to fly off shelves, likely because the stuff is just so addicting. As you gently rub the formula (you only need two pumps) onto your face, you can literally feel clumps of dirt and dead skin forming at your fingertips. Rinse the solution and surfaced gunk off after 20 minutes to reveal a smoother, more radiant surface.
The Body Shop Banana Shampoo and Conditioner
The Body Shop enthusiasts have been going bananas (sorry, we had to) over this hair care line featuring community trade honey from Ethiopia and bananas from Ecuador. Designed for all hair types, it leaves strands looking shiny and smelling like your morning smoothie. You won't be able to stop sniffing.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wipes
Especially effective on acne-prone skin, these wipes from The Body Shop's well-known tea tree line are infused with the purifying oil, which is grown on Mount Kenya. Use them to keep skin feeling fresh and excess oil in check, at home and on the go.
The Body Shop All-in-One Face Base
This product from The Body Shop's cosmetic line is beloved for its versatile and customizable coverage (rave reviews on the brand's site include comments from girls who use sales as opportunities to stock up!). You can wear it as a dry powder, or wet the corresponding sponge and apply to create a velvety, buildable foundation.
The Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey Bath Milk
The Body Shop works with "bee whisperers" of Beza Mar, dedicated to improving the livelihood of Ethiopian beekeeping communities and maintaining their traditional, natural way of working with the bees to obtain the honey for their new vegan Almond Milk and Honey collection. This sweet-smelling body wash in particular goes on thick — like half and half — and works up to a creamy lather for a luxurious, spa-like experience.
The Body Shop Shea Body Butter
The Body Shop's body butters have remained among their most beloved products to this day, with the shea iteration at the top of the list. Made with community trade shea butter sourced from northern Ghana (where the ingredient is traditionally used to protect skin from harsh winds), the formula is moisturizing enough to tackle skin's roughest of patches. The nutty scent also has a calming effect, so you'll begin to feel more relaxed as you're applying.
The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel
It's hard to walk by one of the brand's outposts without getting a whiff of the brand's popular and utterly intoxicating satsuma scent. Not a morning person? We recommend lathering up with this energizing, citrusy shower gel to help kick-start your day (don't be surprised if it also helps brighten your mood).
The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue
This moisturizing foot cream is infused with community trade peppermint essence oil from Norfolk, England, for creating a cooling and soothing effect on tired and worn feet. Rub it on after a long day, and especially after a workout, for instant relief. (We also like it for the shoulders and back!)
The Body Shop White Musk Eau De Parfum
This is The Body Shop's bestselling fragrance. Slightly musky and slightly floral, the scent is hailed for being soft and feminine but not overpowering. We love it for every day and for adding an air of mystery come evening.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil
This eight-hour miracle serum contains nourishing oils (among them almond, sunflower, and joboba) for moisturizing, along with citric acid for keeping pH levels in check. Unlike some other oils on the market, we especially like how lightweight and nongreasy the formula feels on our skin.
The Body Shop Spa of the World Hawaiian Kukui Cream
This cream, from The Body Shop's popular Spa of the World collection, contains Polynesian monoï for radiance and Tahitian orchid, community trade brazil nut oils, and cocoa and shea butters for ultimate moisture. It also features a unique, slightly tropical scent that lingers long after you put it on.
The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain
This multipurpose stain has developed a following for its easy and beautiful application (celeb fans include Emma Watson). Just sweep on your lips and cheeks — it's buildable, so you can control exactly how much you want to blush — and you're out the door.