The Body Shop launched their first ever body butter in 1992, and it’s been a major success story. These iconic moisturisers are so loved that one sells worldwide every three seconds! A favourite among beauty editors, celebs and consumers, these body butters have become a modern day beauty icon, and now, they’ve been reformulated to offer even more.
The new body butters are registered by The Vegan Society (a registered educational charity that provides information and guidance on various aspects of veganism). This certification is huge for any beauty brand, as it’s considered a gold standard in vegan certification. They’re also boasting a reformulation, with at least 95% of the ingredients of natural origin, offering 96-hour moisture.
One of the most loved ingredients in The Body Shop Body Butters is Community Fair Trade shea butter from Ghana. Harnessed from the Tungteiya Women’s Association in northern Ghana, the sale of this shea butter helps provide financial independence to over 600 Ghanian women in eleven villages.
And what’s more, is that the packaging of these body butters are now fully recyclable. The tubs are made with aluminium lids and 100% recycled plastic, including Community Fair Trade recycled plastic collected off the streets of Bengaluru, India, through The Body Shop’s trade partnership with Plastics for Change. There are now 1.5 million people in India working as “waste pickers,” who work tirelessly to clean up their streets to help tackle the global plastic problem. As The Body Shop’s new recyclable Body Butter tubs are made with 100% recycled plastic, it helps reduce the use of virgin plastic in their tubs by 241 tonnes per year – that’s major!
The body butters may have been improved, but they still deliver on their original promise: to leave skin feeling soft and smooth and intensely hydrated, without any greasiness or stickiness.
There are thirteen variants available: Strawberry, British Rose, Pink Grapefruit, Satsuma, Almond Milk, Mango, Moringa, Avocado, Shea, Coconut, Argan, Olive, and Hemp. With so many scent to choose from, there is literally something for everyone.
What we say:
I’ve been using The Body Shop Body Butters since I was a student, and I always have at least one in my bathroom cupboard. In recent years I’ve made some changes to my lifestyle in order to produce less waste and to live more sustainably, so I was thrilled when I heard that my favourite body butters are now certified vegan, made from 95% natural origin ingredients and that they come in recycled (and recyclable), packaging. They offer perfect all-year hydration, as they’re rich enough to soften even the driest winter skin, yet light enough to nourish skin on the hottest summer days. Every scent in the range is gorgeous, but my favourites are the feminine Moringa (which I used along with my beloved Moringa Body Scrub), the fresh and fruity Pink Grapefruit (especially on hot days) and the island-y Coconut (forever one of my favourite summer scents).
– Anien, Editor
Shop The Body Shop’s new Body Butters at The Body Shop and Clicks stores, or online here. RSP R220 each.