Today’s blog post is all about The Body Shop!
I love what The Body Shop are all about because they are always developing new initiatives to help the planet, the animals and the people. If you didn’t already hear about a few of their initiatives, I’ll quickly run through a few of them….
The Body Shop have made a commitment to prevent modern slavery across their company and supply chain by complying with the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015. They aim to prevent and end modern slavery in the workplace and make sure that their main suppliers are not exploiting and discriminating their employees.
The Body Shop believe in ‘beauty without cruelty‘ and are the first global cosmetics company to campaign against animal testing. They are Leaping Bunny certified (certification that is internationally-recognised to allow customers to identify which cosmetics and toiletry products have not been tested on animals), cruelty free from animal testing and 100% vegetarian.
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The Body Shop has made a commitment to the Enrich Not Exploit™ campaign, which is a campaign aiming to encourage people to make small changes in their daily life to enriching people as well as the planet, its biodiversity and the planet’s resources. They aim to work fairly with farmers and suppliers to help communities thrive. They don’t test on animals to help preserve biodiversity. So, The Body Shop are promoting the #INOURHANDS movement to step forward and help make the world a more enriched and less exploited place to live.
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So, onto the main review of The Body Shop’s British Rose Collection, if you love flowery scented cosmetics and toiletries, this collection is definitely one to add to your wish list!
The first product I want to talk about is the British Rose Petal-Soft Hand Cream, which is a 30ml tube and literally as soon as a tried a pea-sized amount of the cream on my hands I literally fell in love with the scent of the product and now I’m just addicted to using it purely because of how flowery it smells. After trying this size, I think I’m going to have to get the 100ml version! On the website it says that “the moisturiser is like carrying a bouquet of beautiful blooms wherever you go” and they weren’t false advertising, the rose scent just makes you think of Spring, which is why it has to be one of my favourite products at the moment! I love this moisturiser as it is non-greasy and I normally hate greasy moisturisers because as an eczema sufferer there is nothing worse than having to apply emollient creams because of the oily texture. However, this product I actually feel is actually quite pleasant to my sensitive skin and it absorbs into the skin very fast. The only negative about this product is that I feel like I have to apply it regularly because my skin absorbs products so fast that I feel like I never even applied moisturiser, but that’s mainly because I suffer from eczema on my hands.
The next product from the collection is the British Rose Shower Gel. If you love scented shower gels, you’ll love the scent of this shower gel! I think the downsides of this product is that it doesn’t work up a lather very well and I live in a soft-water area as well, so water isn’t the problem. But, the positive is that your skin feels very cleansed afterwards as you don’t feel like any residue is left behind.
The final product from the British Rose Collection from my Body Shop haul is for the bath lovers! I have to say that this product beats the LUSH bubble bars I normally use. This product is the British Rose Petal-Soft Bath Foam, which has the same scent as the other two products above. I prefer this bath foam to the bubble bars I’ve been using from LUSH as it doesn’t upset my skin. I feel like the LUSH ones cause skin irritation if I don’t rinse my skin after with normal shower gel. There is so much foam created from a small amount of the bath foam solution, so you can get many baths with this bath foam!
These products are not from the British Rose collection, but are some extra things I got from The Body Shop…
I got 3 items as they were in the 3 for 2, and the British Rose Petal-Soft Hand Cream was included as one of the items!
I got the Born Lippy™ Stick Lip Balm in Strawberry and it is a really lovely lip balm as it doesn’t feel sticky and adds a hint of light pink sheen onto your lips to keep your lips looking and feeling hydrated. It reminds me of the Maybelline Baby Lips.
I also got the Mango Hand Cleanse Gel because I just thought it’d be useful to keep a hand sanitiser in my handbag, because I’m a bit of a germaphobe and I love mango, so thought that this would be a great addition to the hundred of items I already keep in my bag.
The final product of the haul was the Contouring Brush, which I’ve been meaning to buy a contour brush for ages, but only just got round to it. This brush is a slanted brush to help with blending and defining the cheek bones and is also vegan-friendly. The bristles are so soft as well and the brush works really well with my Benefit Hoola Bronzer and creates really defined lines, and it was definitely worth the £14 investment!
So, if you finally reached the end of my Body Shop haul, thank you so much for reading!
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(DISCLAIMER: This blog post was not sponsored by The Body Shop and all items were bought with my own money and are my own honest opinions!)