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Updated regularly with our top beauty reads in body care, skincare and make-up. Get hints and tricks for make up, our best skincare routines, relaxation techniques and more

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How to apply foundations

How to apply foundations

Follow these three steps that will get your looking and feeling fresh in no time

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8 Relaxation Techniques to Relieve Stress

8 Relaxation Techniques to Relieve Stress

With the busy lives we lead it’s no wonder we can sometimes find ourselves feeling stressed. This is why it’s essential to find a little ‘me time’ in daily life to keep ourselves feeling good.

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Body Care For Dry Skin

Body Care For Dry Skin

Get a moisture high with our Hemp body care range. Perfect for extremely dry skin, all our products are made with Community Fair Trade hemp seed oil, one of the richest sources of skin-nourishing fatty acids in nature.

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Make-up Brush Guide

Make-up Brush Guide

Do you know your smudger from your blender? Your blusher from your fan brush? Whether you want to strobe your way to just-woke-up-like this skin or be the queen of contouring, we’ve literally got you covered. Browse through our brushes guide below to find the perfect brush (…or brushes!) for you. These make-up brushes are the latest in beauty expertise!

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How to Shape Eye Brows

How to Shape Eye Brows

Brows feeling a little unruly? Discover what’s in our essential brow products and follow the five steps to eyebrow perfection.

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Traditional Japanese Makeup

Traditional Japanese Makeup

Japanese fashion and make up have inspired beauty lovers around the world for centuries. From the alluring perfection of the immaculate geisha to the funky colours of modern street trends, Japan has a unique and often-copied sense of style.

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Your Perfect Body Care

Your Perfect Body Care

Whether you have normal-dry, dry, very dry or sensitive skin, you can treat your body to the pampering it deserves with one of our gorgeous body care ranges. Not sure which flavour is for you? Follow our tips for picking the right bodycare for you. 

Step one: Pick bodycare that will suit your skin type as this will help you to reap the most benefits from your purchase. For example, if you have dry skin you need a moisturiser that will provide heavy-duty hydration - we recommend Hemp, a range particularly suited to very dry skin.

Step two: If there are several flavours suited to your skin type go for the flavour you like the most. For example if you’re a big fan of fruity flavours then Strawberry or Mango may be the one for you. Prefer something a little nutty? Shea or Coconut may be up your street.

Step three: Perhaps you want something a little more subtle? In that case, step three is to consider a range like Moringa. Also our Almond Milk & Honey range which has a hypoallergenic fragrance and is free from colourants.

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Understanding Dry Skin

Understanding Dry Skin

Dry skin can be problematic, especially in the cold, dark months of winter, so here's everything you need to know for how to treat dry skin and some product recommendations too!

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THE BEST BODY OILS & HOW TO USE

THE BEST BODY OILS & HOW TO USE

When you’re feeling tired and your body is craving a bit of pampering, it’s a sure sign that you should take a little time and treat yourself. Discover the best oils for your body needs to help fast-track yourself tranquility.

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Self-Tanning & Bronzing Tips

Self-Tanning & Bronzing Tips

Do you want a healthy-looking, sun-kissed glow in seconds? Look no further than our Honey Bronze™ Collection. Our products give you that perfect holiday glow - whatever the weather! Our fresh, sensorial textures combined with our signature Honey Bronze™ fragrance will transport you to the beach in seconds!

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How to detox & revive your skin

How to detox & revive your skin

NO MILK REQUIRED
Inspired by the traditional Japanese Green Tea Ceremony, we have created a reviving detox ritual for your skin with our Fuji Green Tea™ range. Follow these three simple steps to revive your mind, body and soul!

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How to contour

How to contour

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6 Tips for clearer-looking skin

6 Tips for clearer-looking skin

Dreaming of clearer-looking skin? You’ve come to the right place! Fight bad skin days with these six easy tips. If your skin is prone to shine, excess oil and pesky blemishes, turn to the purifying power of our skin-clearing Tea Tree range – it’s our bestseller for a reason.

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Makeup for Beginners

Makeup for Beginners

Looking for an introduction into how to apply makeup? Below we’ve created a step by step guide showing you how to create the perfect makeup look.

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Drops of Youth Skincare Routine

Drops of Youth Skincare Routine

Introducing a youth-enhancing skincare routine that helps fight the effects of pollution on the skin, helping to preserve skin’s youthful appearance. Because we believe nature knows best, our Drops of Youth™ range is enriched with three plant stem cells; edelweiss, sea holly and criste marine, helping fight the first signs of ageing.

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How to Get Glowing Skin

How to Get Glowing Skin

We always want our skin to glow, no matter how overworked and stressed-out we are. The daily challenges our faces are exposed to, leave the skin's natureal renewal system pretty down. Just read on to discover our beauty boosters that will bring back your health-looking glow from the inside, out!

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Men's Grooming Tips

Men's Grooming Tips

Male grooming has come a long way since the days of a simple shave and splash of cologne. However, for some preening is still a minefield, so we’ve created a gent’s guide to getting your groom on.

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Oils of Life™ Revitalise your skin

Oils of Life™ Revitalise your skin

Give new life to your skin with our new collection infused with black cumin seed oil, rosehip seed oil and camellia seed oil,  known for their supreme revitalising and repairing properties on skin. This daily routine has been created to intensely revitalise skin, revive radiance and visibly reduce signs of ageing.

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The Best Skincare Routines

The Best Skincare Routines

Whether you’re fresh-faced or older and wiser, knowing how to care for your skin at each stage of your life is the key to complexion confidence. We wanted to bring you a guide focused on each decade to give you some tips on how to look after your skin and radiate positivity at any age. We asked Vanda Serrador, Facialist and Body Care Expert for The Body Shop how to care for your skin at each stage of your life.

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Sensitive Skincare

Sensitive Skincare

From restoring Almond Milk and Honey to skin-soothing Aloe, we’ve got caring for Sensitive Skin covered!

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Sourcing our ingredients

Sourcing our ingredients

We’re inspired by nature’s power and diversity. We use natural ingredients and ingredients of natural origin from all over the world in our formulations, creating trusted products that do what they say they will and feel great on your skin. 


Our ingredients are either natural, of natural origin or synthetic. We create formulas based on three principles:

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My Skin type

My Skin type

Because your skin type is as individual as you are, we’ve got everything you need to create the skincare routine of your dreams. Whether you’ve got oily skin, dry skin or combination skin we’ve got you covered. Shop products most suited to your skin type.

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Benefits of Facial Oil

Benefits of Facial Oil

Our new Intensely Revitalising Oils of Life™ Collection contains 3 precious seed oils: black cumin seed oil, camellia seed oil and rosehip seed oil. Infused into highly-sensorial textures, this skincare collection intensely revitalises skin, revives radiance and visibly reduces signs of ageing.

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Empowering Women Around The World

Empowering Women Around The World

Since our founder Anita Roddick began our first Trade Not Aid partnership in 1987, we’ve been sustainably sourcing ingredients and accessories from around the world, supporting the communities that provide them. Our partners give back with social projects, scholarship programmes and fair, equal treatment that supports the women they employ. Meet a few of them here…

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FOREVER AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING

FOREVER AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING

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Mother's Day Ideas

Mother's Day Ideas

There’s no doubt about it, women are amazing. We’re determined celebrate mums, grannies, step-mums, sisters, aunties and all the other strong women who have guided, empowered and inspired you with Mother's day ideas from The Body Shop. 

We know that every mum is special in her very own way, so to help you find that perfect idea here are our Mother's Day 2019 suggestions based on what she loves.

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Benefits of Shea Butter

Benefits of Shea Butter

Discover the benefits of shea butter and why we’ve sustainably sourced our handcrafted Community Trade shea butter from the Tungteiya Women’s Association in northern Ghana since 1994.

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Benefits of Vitamin E

Benefits of Vitamin E

OUR VITAMIN E RANGE IS ONE OF OUR MOST ICONIC, PROVIDING HYDRATION FOR ALL SKIN TYPES. IT’S ENRICHED WITH VITAMIN E – A TRENDING INGREDIENT THAT’S CROPPING UP IN ALL KINDS OF SKINCARE AND BODY CARE PRODUCTS. DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN E HERE…


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COMMUNITY TRADE RECYCLED PLASTIC

COMMUNITY TRADE RECYCLED PLASTIC

At The Body Shop, we’re committed to tackling the plastic crisis differently. Discover how we’re fighting for people and the planet with Community Trade recycled plastic from Bengaluru, India. Our trade will help empower the waste pickers we support with access to more sanitary working conditions, a fair price and the respect and recognition they deserve,

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BENEFITS OF GINGER FOR SKIN & HAIR

BENEFITS OF GINGER FOR SKIN & HAIR

Ginger has been used for centuries as an ingredient in Chinese medicine and home remedies for stimulating the scalp. The ingredient is rich in minerals and natural oils that can help condition your hair and leave the scalp feeling invigorated. Discover the benefits of adding ginger to your beauty routine and learn more about the ginger in our haircare and refreshingly zingy special edition body care ranges.  

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Make a Wish

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#ActTogether

#ActTogether

Time to support

South Africa has one of the world's highest gender-based violence rates in the world. It is estimated that 1 in 5 women have experienced violence at the hands of a man. Gender-based violence can impact anyone, anywhere and at any time and during the Covid-19 pandemic we’ve seen a dramatic increase in it.

We’ve collaborated with 18twenty8, a local women-led non-profit organisation on the #NotNext project. This project will empower the youth of South Africa to combat gender-based violence. We will donate R10 to the #NOTNEXT project for every hand care product purchase (e.g. soap, hand wash, hand cream and hand lotion). We will continue to take a stand and add our voice in the fight against gender-based violence.

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CAMPAIGNS

NEVER AFRAID TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD AND STAND UP FOR WHAT’S RIGHT, DISCOVER SOME OF OUR LATEST CAMPAIGNS

THE BODY SHOP JOINS THE NATURA FAMILY

THE BODY SHOP JOINS THE NATURA FAMILY

We’ve got some brilliant news: The Body Shop has now officially joined the Natura family!

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FOREVER AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING

FOREVER AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING

Together, let’s take a stand to finally ban cosmetic testing on animals everywhere.

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30 YEARS OF COMMUNITY TRADE

30 YEARS OF COMMUNITY TRADE

Have a peak at these fun facts about Community Trade and join us in celebrating 30 Years

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THE WORLD BIO-BRIDGES MISSION

THE WORLD BIO-BRIDGES MISSION

The World Bio-Bridges Mission aims to build an additional ten Bio-Bridges by 2020.

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