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This past weekend, The Body Shop celebrated its 40th birthday. And to celebrate, I’m sharing my favourites (along with some memories).
SATSUMA EDT FRAGRANCE
Honestly, I think every woman I know has used Satsuma fragrance before. Back in the day, you could get this as a perfume oil and even have a custom blend made in shop blending fragrance oil into lotions and potions. I remember packing my small Satsuma oil in my Caboodles kit and heading out on a road trip to Orlando in the late ’90s. Of course by the end of it, everything in that kit smelled like delicious, sweet citrus.
SWEET ALMOND OIL NAIL POLISH REMOVER
I discovered this a few years ago and have been using about a bottle a month ever since. Not only is it really gentle but it also removes every last bit of nail polish. And because there’s almond oil inside, your cuticles won’t suffer! When I was working through a mini swatch fest for this OPI Mustang post, I was very thankful to have this sweet, sweet polish remover on hand.
CAMOMILE GENTLE EYE MAKE-UP REMOVER
This is actually a miracle solution for us beauty bloggers. On days when you’re putting lip swatch after lip swatch on your arms, you need something mild yet effective to clean up in between shots. I always make sure to have a full bottle of this on hand (especially on busy weekends when I’m doing photos for the upcoming week).
VITAMIN E NOURISHING NIGHT CREAM
Did you know that the Vitamin E line first launched in 1977? That’s the same year Star Wars was released in theatres, and also the same year I was born. So all in all, a pretty fantastic year, am I right? This is my go-to night cream and has been for years. I always go back to it after testing new skincare, just to get my skin balanced out again.
PEPPERMINT INTENSIVE FOOT RESCUE
In 1985, The Body Shop launched a cooling Peppermint Foot Lotion after runners from the London Marathon came into a store complaining about their sore feet. I remember using the lotion way back when and now the offshoot of that lotion, the Intensive Foot Rescue. I live in Toronto and find myself walking a lot (I have no car and no patience for public transit). At the end of the day, this rich cream gives my feet some relief!
Over the years, The Body Shop has been a champion for causes near and dear to me. They have been helping to abolish animal testing across the world; they fight for Fair Trade initiatives to make sure people are paid fairly for their efforts; and this year they launched their Enrich not Exploit initiative with set of goals to make TBS the most ethical and sustainable global business.
WHAT ARE YOUR TRIED AND TRUE FAVES FROM THE BODY SHOP?