This month, one of my favorite skin care and body care brands, The Body Shop, celebrates its 10th Anniversary in India and I’m sharing 10 hidden gems from the brand with you today. I thought of doing a favorites or essentials post but I have discovered so many lovely underrated products from the brand which don’t get enough limelight that this post made more sense! Hope you enjoy this compilation. Don’t forget to share your favorite products from The Body Shop in the comments section.
The Body Shop Olive Shower Gel
While the Strawberry shower gel is a cult favorite, I think the Olive gel deserves just as much love! I absolutely love the scent of this soap-free shower gel. It smells fruity, fresh with a slightly spicy under note. The scent is not overpowering and not overly sweet or fruity. The gel lathers well enough to cleanse well but doesn’t strip the skin dry. Do give this a sniff when you’re at the TBS counter next time.
The Body Shop Oils of Life Essence Lotion
The Oils of Life Facial Oil was a runaway hit as soon as it launched but what you may not know is that the Oils of Life range has some other fabulous products as well. The Essence lotion from this range has totally changed my skincare game and if you have dehydrated or dry skin, this would be a great inclusion in your skin care routine. This watery essence adds a thin veil of hydration to the skin and helps the skin stay supple and hydrated for a much longer time. I quite like the herbaceous scent and the golden amber colored packaging.
The Body Shop Glazed Apple Body Butter
No mention of The Body Shop would be complete without a mention of their iconic body butters. The Glazed Apple variant came out last Christmas but you can still get it in stores. It has the most delicious apple scent which is tangy, sweet and fresh at the same time. If you like fruity scents, you would love this! The great thing about the TBS body butters is that they keep your skin hydrated for a full 24 hours and the scents lingers nicely on the skin for a few hours after application. I personally think the Glazed Apple range should be made permanent!
The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink-in Moisture Mask
The Vitamin E range is excellent for anyone with dry, dehydrated skin and my personal favorite from the range is the sink-in moisture mask. It has a jelly-like consistency and feels watery and cool on the skin. It gives an instant burst of moisture to the skin and softens up parched skin within minutes. You just to need apply a thin layer of this, keep it on for about 10 minutes and then rinse off. I have combination skin which doesn’t like thick, heavy moisturizers so I like to rely on masks like these for instant, non-greasy hydration. I think they should do a travel sized tube for this, it would be excellent for travel, particularly during long haul flights which tend to dehydrate the skin.
The Body Shop Aloe Gentle Face Wash
I was on the lookout for a mild face wash and came across the Aloe Gentle Face wash which is meant for sensitive skin. The pump dispenses a delicate, mousse-like foam which cleanses the skin without drying or irritating it. The face wash doesn’t contain any fragrance which is a common irritant in skincare. The entire Aloe range is great for sensitive skin, especially dry or dehydrated sensitive skin.
The Body Shop Baked Bronzer – 02 Warm Glow
The Body Shop is known for its fabulous bath & body and skincare products but they have a really nice range of makeup products as well. The baked bronzer in shade Warm Glow is a lovely, subtle highlighter for Indian skin. It adds a delicate and soft glow to the skin and its perfect for ladies who don’t want anything too shimmery.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes
Cleansing wipes may not be the best way to cleanse but they definitely come in handy when you’re traveling or feeling just too tired/lazy for a proper cleanse. The Vitamin E wipes remove makeup fairly well and leave the skin feeling nourished and clean. I really like the soothing scent as well.
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Lotion
The Fuji Green Tea range is one of the best by The Body Shop in my opinion and I absolutely love the fresh scent of this range. The scrub and shower gel are quite popular but for me, the body lotion is the hero of this range. It feels light and fresh on the skin but still moisturizes very well. The best part – the refreshing tea scent actually lingers on your skin for a good 4-5 hours after application and I love catching a whiff of that lovely scent during the day.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion
If you have acne or breakout issues, chances are that you’ve probably tried the Tea Tree Oil from The Body Shop. I have used pretty much the entire Tea Tree range and I think the Blemish Fade Night Lotion is one of the best products from the range. The lotion has a very light consistency and not only does it help in drying up breakouts but helps fade marks as well. If you’re struggling with blemishes, do give this a try!
The Body Shop Face and Body Brush
One of my oldest purchases from The Body Shop was their Face & Body Brush which is great for powder application. The bristles are extremely soft and silky and pick up powder well. The slightly flat shape is great for patting powder onto the skin and you can use this with pressed as well as loose powder! The brush doesn’t shed at all and is going to last you several years.
So those are my top 10 underrated products/hidden gems from The Body Shop! A big congratulations to The Body Shop for 10 amazing years in India and for bringing us beautiful beauty products that have changed the way we look at body care and skin care. This was one of the first brands that I ventured into when I started buying beauty products and I look forward to what they have in store for us in the future!