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About Us

We believe true beauty comes from the heart. For us, beauty is much more than a pretty face.
We make our products with love and care. We source some of the finest raw ingredients from the four corners of the globe. We harness the skills of artisan farmers and add our expertise to create effective products that are wonderful to use.
We trade fairly so communities benefit as well as you. We never test on animals, and all our products are 100% vegetarian. We campaign with passion on issues close to our heart, because activism is in our blood. We always keep people, animals and the planet in mind. So when you shop with us, you are choosing...

"The business of business should not just be about money, it should be about responsibility. It should be about public good, not private greed."
Dame Anita Roddick. Human Rights Activist. Founder of The Body Shop

The Body Shop International plc is the original, natural and ethical beauty brand, with over 2,500 stores in over 60 markets worldwide.

Against animal testing

Every one of our products is animal cruelty free and vegetarian. In fact we were the first international cosmetics brand to be recognized under the Humane Cosmetics Standard for our Against Animal Testing policy.

For trading fairly

We believe in fair trade to such an extent, that over 20 years ago we set up our own fair trade programme, called Community Fair Trade. We believe this level of commitment to trading fairly is unique in the cosmetics industry. Community Fair Trade now works with over 30 suppliers in more than 20 countries, providing over 25,000 people across the globe with essential income to build their futures. Most of our products contain Community Trade ingredients.

Our five core values

The Body Shop is a leader in promoting greater corporate transparency, and we have been a force for positive social and environmental change through our campaigns around our five core Values:

  • Support Community Fair Trade
  • Defend Human Rights
  • Against Animal Testing
  • Activate Self-Esteem
  • Protect Our Planet.

Our charitable foundation

We also have our own charity, The Body Shop Foundation. Launched in 1990 (registered charity no. 802757) we give financial support to pioneering, frontline organisations that otherwise have little hope of conventional funding. The Foundation's focus is to assist those working to achieve progress in the areas of human and civil rights, environmental and animal protection.

We are part of the L'Oréal family. Find out more about our parent company