When I say The Body Shop, it’s hard not to think about all of those colourful products that greet you as soon as you enter a store. But there’s so much more to The Body Shop. One of the first brands that always had their eye on ethically sourced beauty products that promise on using raw ingredients that are not tested on animals. While our founder loves just how they have employed so many communities, it’s their products that do most of the talking.
While they have both makeup and hair care, it’s mostly their delectable skin care products that take the first spot. From super moisturising body butters (Blueberry and Mango Yoghurt are our favourites) to fruity body shower gels and hair shampoos, their products rely heaving on the ingredients. Today, we took it upon our ourselves to list down the best Body Shop products available in India in skincare, body care, hair and makeup.
Best Of The Body Shop Products In India
Skincare and Body Care: Facewashes, Toners, Creams and Masks
Perfect for acne-prone skin, it wards off excessive oil produced by sebaceous glands and gives you clearer, healthy skin within weeks. If you are worried about your blemishes, this product will take care of it. The slightly slimy consistency forms into a thick lather and refreshes your face to the core. Priced at Rs 645, give this a try.
Enriched with the richness of Vitamin E, this is a great pick for someone who loves natural glow. The subtle yet beautiful fragrance makes your face wash routines even more pleasant. Priced at Rs 645, this is absolutely cruelty-free.
3. The Body Shop British Rose Petal Soft Gel Toner
A personal favourite, I swear by this product. Use it after washing your face to feel the vibe it gives. The sweet smell of rose petals keeps lingering throughout the day, giving you the motivation you need. This alcohol-free toner is suitable for all skin types. Not only does it close your pores but also polishes your skin. A little steep on the pocket but totally worth it, it will cost you Rs 1595.
Do you remove your makeup before going to bed? If you don’t, you must start doing it right away. I have seen a lot of women complaining about not finding the perfect makeup remover to fit their budget. Well, this one is a great choice and it actually will remove your makeup at one go (as it is shown on ads). Infused with the goodness of chamomile, it will not hurt your eyes. It removes heavy eye makeup like a charm but doesn’t smell as great as other Body shop products. So if you don’t mind the harsh smell, it will prove to be worth it. It is priced at Rs 825.
Team Be For Beauty love clay masks. So if you are a fan of clay mask too, like us, give this a shot and you won’t be disappointed. Suitable for all skin types, apply this mask on wet skin to get revitalised and clean skin. With ginger as an antioxidant, use The Body Shop Mineral And Ginger Clay Mask once a week just to get rid of all that pollution, dead skin cells and say hello to a natural glow. It is currently priced at Rs 1195.
Since my childhood, I have seen my sister put on a gel-like plastic mask over her face and then peel it off after 15 minutes. Initially, she used to scare me by saying that her face is coming off. It is only recently that I too got myself hooked to masking, peel-off masks are my current favourite. Drops Of Youth is the perfect name for this peel off mask by The Body Shop. Apply an even layer over your face. Let it dry and then peel off, pulling on the sides gently. Priced at Rs 1795, it is steeply priced but a good try if peel off masks are your thing too.
Apart from all the other things common among all the cities of India, pollution comes in the first position. While the pollution levels have an adverse effect on our health, it has a significant effect on our skin too. The Body Shop Japanese Match Tea Pollution Mask is one of the few products in the market that exclusively addresses pollution. Enriched with matcha green tea from Kakegawa, Japan, dandelion extract and soul-soothing Community Trade aloe vera from Mexico, this indulgently creamy, 100% vegan masking formula deeply purifies, gently exfoliates and liberates your skin from the dirt and pollution. Priced at Rs 1895, this is suitable for all skin types. If your skin is getting a lot of rashes and irritation, this soothing mask from Body Shop can be extremely helpful.
This is one of the most popular Vitamin C creams being used and sold across the globe. Infused with our Amazonian Camu Camu Berries, which have up to 60X the Vitamin C power of orange, this gel cream moisturiser helps to boost the glow of your skin. It hydrates and energises your skin to fight against signs of ageing. Mostly suitable for dry skin types, it will cost you Rs 1845.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Mattifying Lotion is a boon for those of us oily skin. A lightweight moisturiser is here, the product absorbs into your skin in no time. Tea Tree is antibacterial and antifungal in nature, therefore, it keeps all those pimples away. Likewise, this skin takes care of all your skin problems and fixes it like a genie.
Let your skin revitalize, hydrate and replenish while you have a good night’s sleep. This Body Shop moisturiser enriched with rich wheat germ oil intensively hydrates your skin, giving you soft and supple skin. It is a blessing in the name of a moisturiser. Priced at Rs 1095, it is suitable for all skin types.
The goodness of moringa extends to dry skin and hair and The Body Shop is one of those few brands that makes the most of it. Infused with Community Fair Trade shea butter, this Body Shop body butter is a treat for your body this summer all due to its lingering floral scent. Use it liberally after showers to avoid dry patches! To see its magic work, buy it for Rs 1045.
Strawberry, yoghurt, organic almond milk – this product has it all to give you beautiful skin. If a body butter is too heavy and thick for you, Body Shop has its gel-based cream formula for you. It’s priced at Rs 845. However, our editor wasn’t very impressed with this collection altogether…you can read her review here.
Hydrate your skin, with the crisp and refreshing scent of lightweight Fuji Green Tea Body Lotion from Body Shop. This light-weight gel body lotion is infused with the power of antioxidant green tea from Japan and Community Fair Trade Sesame Seed Oil from Nicaragua. Suitable for oily skin beauties, it will glide into your skin like butter. The mild fragrance refreshes your mind, body and soul every time you use it. Priced at Rs 545, the product will not upset your budget or your skin.
If you have dry skin and you haven’t included this product yet, what are you waiting for? This is a brilliant product for dry skin people. This Body Shop shower gel contains real shea butter. Having a subtle nutty scent, this soap-free, lather rich shower gel has got it all to take care of your dry skin problems. Priced at Rs 325, this took care of my intense dry patches in the leg ( scale-like patterns ) and made my skin softer than ever.
The body wash of your dream, this Body Shop product is ideal for any skin type. Empower your mind and body when you lather up with this Body Shop shower gel. Giving you nothing less than a spa treatment, this product this fruity soap-free formula takes your body into the land of freshness. Priced at Rs 795, use it every morning to remain calm and stress-free through the day.
A cult-favourite and an iconic scent, the Body Shop White Musk Fragrance will be ideal for you if you are not a fan of strong smells. It has a very subtle tint of musky fragrance to it. It is not too sweet or fruity, but just right–which makes it one of the most bought body mists of all times. Priced at Rs 1095, this cruelty-free mist is going to make your summer better in ways more than one.
Hair Care: Shampoos, Conditioners, Masks
17. The Body Shop Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Is this summer giving you a dry scalp, thus making dandruff inevitable? Infused with ginger and honey, this anti-dandruff shampoo is best suitable for a dry and flaky scalp. Priced at Rs 645, the perfect travel-friendly size makes the product even more efficient.
Since time immemorial, shea butter is known for its nourishing qualities. If you have dry, damaged hair that has lost all its charm, give this Body Shop shampoo a try. This gentle cleansing formula won’t leave your hair feeling stripped of moisture. With proper usage, you are sure to get the voluminous, healthy and silky mane. The rich, creamy texture forms into perfect lathers and reduces hair breakage. Priced at Rs 645, enjoy this nutty goodness. For best results, team it up with the Shea Butter Conditioner.
It has always been a struggle for a curly hair girl to find a perfect product for their hair type. Curly hair can often look frizzy which makes The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Conditioner a good buy. As thick as a hair mask, detangling my hair has never been so easy. (yes, this is another personal favourite). Priced at Rs 695, get feather like light fully conditioned hair with this one.
We are all aware of the good qualities of bananas. Bananas are rich in potassium and vitamin which help soften the hair and protect the hair’s natural elasticity, preventing split ends and breakage. This Body Shop conditioner does exactly all of these. It softens your hair by giving it enough nourishment. The thick and creamy consistency settles into your hair and gives it all the softness of the world. Priced at Rs 645, you will never have to worry about your locks anymore. Feel free to try on the Banana Hair Mask for even better results.
Take care of breakage with this blend of the finest ingredients from across the globe. This hair mask contains Community Trade shea butter from Ghana along with Samoa and Community Trade organic olive oil from Italy. With regular usage, it leaves hair feeling intensely nourished and richly replenished by reducing hair breakage. Priced at Rs 1545, get hair that looks healthier and less frizzy.
This is what we call ‘small size, yet a powerhouse’. Enriched with grapeseed and mineral oils, a few drops of this serum adds instant shine to your mane. Priced at Rs 895, there will be no sticky feeling after you apply it.
Best Of The Body Shop Makeup
The 100% vegan makeup brand, Body Shop has come up with its wide range of makeup products as well. The most effective benefit of using a cruelty-free brand is that you will not have to think of all the skin problems that might arise after using it. BB cream is a common makeup item. If you are someone who wears makeup on a daily basis, I personally recommend you try this one. Available in two shades in India as of now (I genuinely hope this changes soon), it blends into your skin evenly giving you a perfect match and an undetectable finish. Providing light to medium coverage, it moisturises your skin as well. Give your skin the goodness of makeup and skin care in one product for Rs 1445.
Available in 5 shades, this light to medium coverage foundation from Body Shop is made from a hydrating formula which leaves skin feeling beautifully fresh and comfortable all day. The foundation settles into a semi-matte finish. Body Shop India has only 5 shade options available ( sadly). However, if you’re shopping abroad, you can enjoy more shades. The SPF 15 makes sure your skin care is done as well. It will cost you Rs 1695.
26. The Body Shop Honey Bronze Highlighting Dome
Blend this creamy, lightweight highlighter from Body Shop on to your cheekbones for a pretty, light-reflecting shimmer. Infused with soothing honey, the 3 highlighting shades are going to make you fall in love with the art of strobing. Bring on that extra glam with the minute glitter particles present inside. Easy to blend, it retails for Rs 1095.
The winner of the Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2019, this dual brow+liner gel is an outstanding product, to say the least. Available in two shades, this highly pigmented gel liner helps to create an intense, striking finish. Enriched with Community Trade marula oil, it stays intact for about 12 hours straight. For Rs 850, you can now get a cruelty free gel and brow liner which will not let you down.
This classic Body Shop mascara gives more volume to your lashes without any clumping of any sort. People who wear contact-lens can use this mascara without any worry. The intense colour payoff and the easy application makes it one of a kind. Priced at Rs 695, let your lashes do all the drama.
Gift your lips this bundle of joy in the form of a lip balm and bid goodbye to chapped lips. Infused with sweet strawberry seed oil, this Body Shop lip butter melts onto your lips and provides you with instant hydration. Priced at Rs 245, the buttery texture and sweet aroma makes it one of the best available lip balms in India.
A special shoutout to one of the latest releases, The Body Shop 100% Natural Shea Butter comes straight from Ghana and can be used to treat chapped lips, dry hair or dehydrated skin. It’s a multi-purpose product and what I love about it that can you use it in all of your DIY concoctions at home.
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