It is time for another product review.
With the current trend, I too have been leaning towards cruelty free brands and which better brand than the one who was the first international cosmetics brand to be awarded the Humane Cosmetics Standard for their Against Animal Testing policy 20 years ago.
I am talking about the iconic British retail brand, The Body Shop.
I know, I know…everyone knows about The Body Shop and their products…. So why do a review?? Well for one, The Body Shop has recently slashed prices and is pulling in the crowd who always considered them to be too heavy on the pocket and secondly, I recently bought loads of new releases and had to share my experience and views on them in the hope it may help someone make a decision to buy!
Something about the brand
The Body Shop is a British retail brand with an extensive and growing global presence. They are known for its innovative products, campaigns that matter and their ethical approach to business.
The Body Shop was founded in 1976 by Dame Anita Roddick in Brighton, England. The Body Shop story started with the belief that business could be a force for good. They have always done things differently and created innovative, naturally-inspired products.
The first Indian store opened in Mumbai in 20016, and since than they have opened more than 148 stores across India.
Today its Enrich Not Exploit™ Commitment is stronger than ever. The Body Shop is dedicated to enriching people as well as the planet, working fairly with farmers and suppliers and helping communities thrive through its Community Trade program. The Body Shop has never tested any of its ingredients or products on animals and never will.
They are constantly launching fabulous new products, sourcing new ingredients and campaigning on social issues. They are committed to helping protect the planet, defending human rights, activating self-esteem, supporting community trade and remain strong on their stance against animal testing.
I picked up a few items from the brand. Some were new to me and some just too good to resist. They included shower gels across the Piñita Colada, Satsuma, Fuji Green Tea and Strawberry ranges. I also picked up the Piñita Colada and Shea body butters and the Moringa Sorbet. I have also recently sampled the Nutriganics™ Drops Of Youth™ Concentrate.
I can’t review all these in-depth on this post so gonna just give you a review of the Piñita Colada Body Butter.
Piñita Colada Body Butter
Water, Glycerin, Soybean oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylexyl Palmitate, Myristyl Myristate, Shea butter, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Fragrance, Panthenol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Sodium hydroxide, Limonene, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Citronellol, Citric Acid, Coconut fruit extract, Pineapple fruit extract, Denatonium Benzoate, Sodium Benzoate, Coumarin, Citral, Potassium Sorbate, CI 15985/Yellow 6, CI 19140/Yellow 5.
The body shop products all have a similar packaging. The body butters all come in a plastic tub with a screw on lid. The Body Shop have recently had an offer on to personalize the tubs as well, where they could print the label with your name on it making it an excellent gifting option.
The products we get in India are all imported as they aren’t manufactured locally.
All The Body Shop butters are of extremely good quality. They are extremely fragrant and the Piñita Colada range has this amazing fragrance that takes you away to a beach island!! With a refreshing fragrance of sweet pineapple and coconut this can clearly be a hit or miss for people who like or dislike either of the two. The scent is extremely strong and lingers on the skin for a long time.
The texture is creamier and softer than their Shea body butter, but this too, as easily just melts into the skin, leaving behind a fragrant, moisturized feeling that lasts throughout the day.
My Personal view:
I absolutely love it! The Piñita Colada range is perfect for me because I absolutely love drinking Piñita Coladas… I love the fragrance and it’s a beautiful moisturizer but I think its best suited for the winters. It’s not greasy on the skin but is quite rich and may be a tad too much for our harsh Indian summers.
I am definitely going to repurchase this, but the sad thing is that this variant is generally only available in the small size. Not sure if they are expecting the larger tubs, but currently online I only see the body scrub from this range.
You can shop these online using the below link, and with the revised rates, it’s a steal for such amazing products, just be careful, they are so amazing can be quite addictive 🙂
Please let me know in the comments, if you would like a review on any of the other products.
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