11 February 2011

Why I Love the BodyShop.. (and 3 offers info!)

Today I received my first Body Scrub from the BodyShop and I realised - I have a LOT of BodyShop products and a LOT of love for the BodyShop. So I wanted to reflect on why I have major bromance (beauty romance) with the company, and share with you guys :)

First things first, if you've never tried the BodyShop, or if you always felt that it's a bit expensive for what it is - now is the right time to give it a shot. They are offering, not only free shipping, but a 30% discount to anyone who joins their Facebook Group.

Also, FaceFixers has just kindly told me that in today and tomorrow's Telegraph, there is a £5 voucher for them as well :)

Cosmo on Campus has just tweeted -"Student VIP day at The Body Shop stores, Thursday 17 Feb. 30% off ALL makeup, FREE Big & Curly Mascara & makeover! More info in Cosmo on Campus".

No excuses ladies! :P


Secondly, while they have had a few flukes in the past, they have regained their strong humanitarian aspect to their products. They claim fair trade and anti-animal testing, and often run campaigns, such as the Stop Sex Trafficking Campaign today, or past campaigns for the environment and for HIV/AIDS victims. Their bags are always 100% recycled and biodegradable, and I have never had a staff over-package my goods (unlike in LUSH sometimes). However, all this isn't to be mistaken that all their products are natural. Some are (e.g. DeoDry, Nutriganics), some aren't.

The founder, Dame Anita Roddick, was a human rights activist and very much brought that into her work after alliancing with Green Peace. I'm not an expert on their company, but I think what they do is a lot more than what many other companies do, and for this I don't mind paying an extra few quid.


Thirdly, I've always found their customer service to be excellent. Not only are the in-store staff usually lovely, but the order I placed on the 8th, which was dispatched on the 10th, arrived on the morning of the 11th. And this is for the free standard delivery.

They also very much keep customers in mind when designing their products. For example, they are one of the few companies who offer trial kits for most of their skincare range, which include a face wash, toner, moisturizer, and sometimes something extra like the Tea Tree Oil. Also, their packaging is often very easy to use (e.g. tubs, pumps, shape of lipgloss's doefoot applicator) and unwasteful (tubs, clear tubes, cartridge deodorants etc.,).Their products always come in a variety of sizes, and for a variety of skin-types.

It might sound pretty ridiculous, but I do not work for the BodyShop, never have done, I've not been paid or sent any free products to write all of this. I just sat down, and thought about why I keep going back to the BodyShop time and time again. And that's what I've come up with.

Hope this has encouraged newbies to give it a shot, and for old-time lovers to pop in some time - it really is a lovely experience! :) And if you do check them out, please please please take the time to sign the petition against Sex Trafficking - it wont take much of your time, and it can really make a difference!

Oh, and I forgot to mention. The quality of their products are superb :) My favourites are the Seaweed Facewash and Toner, the DeoDry, Body Butters, Body Wash, LoveGloss and Born Lippy.

This is what I've got now.. and trust me, I've tried a LOT more :)
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11 comments:

  1. i love the body shop, their body butters are soooo good <3

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  2. Yes I love the Body Shop too! I've kept seeing the 30% off offer but haven't got round to placing an order yet, now this has reminded me! I'm on their site already!

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  3. I LOVE The Body Shop too, much more than Lush.

    Do you know about the £5 voucher in the telegraph today and tomorrow?

    Thought you might be interested xx

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  4. I love the Body Shop & have for years. I'm now passing my love along to my 13 yr old niece who got her first body butter this year :)

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  5. My bursary comes in on the 17th... coincidence? I think not.
    Great post, lots of things I didn't know so thank you!

    Sarah x

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  6. @Christine - Tell me about it! Once I use up the body butters I have from other places now, BodyShop is all I'll look to :)

    @Rachel - Haha did you get anything?! :)

    @Facefixers - Thanks so much for letting me know! :) I linked you up there alongside the other offers I found :)

    @TracyD - Hahaha aww that's sweet! I don't have a younger family member to pass on my love to.. well I do, but he's a he and he's 1 :P

    @Sarah - Lol NICE! Thanks lovely, I'm glad it was of help :)

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  7. I also LOVE TBS! Thei Seaweed line is awesome!

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  8. I love the Body Shop they had this perfume called India Gardenia that drove me nuts...and I got the scrub but they discontinued it ;(...but I always enjoy going in there because of the staff and the oils they have on that swivel tray thing...this post is making me wanna go grab stuff from there

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  9. I love the body shop too! Everytime I walk past it oozes with such a lovely smell!

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  10. @makeupbyThess - Isn't it?! I didn't like the moisturizers though if I'm honest.. I want their mask though!

    @Lil Lina - Oh no, I hate it when companies do that :( Hmm never seen the oils but I may check it out!

    @Julie - Hahaha so true! I always go for the fruity smells, love them!

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