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Beauty Trends Come And Go - But I Keep Coming Back To This One British Brand 

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Cruelty-free and packed full of natural ingredients, I've used The Body Shop products since I was a child - but as an adult, these are the 9 holy grail products I swear by.

It’s safe to say that I’m a beauty obsessive, through and through. One of the best parts of my job is writing about the latest buzzy skincare products and TikTok make-up buys, and chalking up new names to add to my try-list. There's never a day that goes by that the press release for a new beauty brand doesn't land in my inbox but, truth be told, there are some brands that you'll have a hard time pulling me away from. Tried, tested and standing the test of time, one British beauty brand, in particular, has a permanent place in my beauty cabinet - The Body Shop.

Growing up in the 90s, The Body Shop was always more than just a smellies brand. It had clear purpose and principles, heroing potent natural ingredients , fair working conditions and absolutely no animal testing. Vegan beauty has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, but The Body Shop was one of the first notable brands to commit to a cruelty-free approach. Fast forward to now, they’ve remained true to their word and, as such, I've both stuck with the brand to this day. But beyond their morals, there's an even bigger reason I religiously use their products: they work. Take a peek and you’ll find a number of cult The Body Shop favourites in my routine, from bathtime classics that I've used for as long as I can remember to revolutionary anti-aging formulas that I'll recommend to anyone who will listen (Drops of Youth Concentrate, I'm looking at you.)

Beauty trends may come and go and there will always be a new name to snag your attention, but one thing is for sure: The Body Shop will be sticking around in my routine regardless. Scroll on to discover the products I swear by...

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Drops Of Youth™ Concentrate


Whether you're in your 30s or heading for 70, this lightweight serum will give you the fresh-faced, healthy-looking glow that you've spent most of your life looking for. Made with 99% ingredients of natural origin, the gel-like texture sinks in quickly to leave skin feeling fresher and replenished with moisture. It harnesses the power of plant stem cells – the parts of a plant that makes it grow and renew tissue - and applies it to your skin. It's far gentler than something containing retinol, just just as effective. Genius.

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Ginger Anti-dandruff Shampoo

This shampoo is one that has been consistently recommended to me by beauty editors and for extremely good reason. I don't actually have a flaky scalp, but I occasionally flare up around the hairline so having something that's gently nourishing on the scalp is great for me. Plus, it doesn't make my roots greasy and smells utterly divine. This is one of my best kept secrets, so use wisely.

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Ginger Anti-dandruff Shampoo Ginger Anti-dandruff...

£7.50

Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

This is the kind of luxurious mask that you should sit in a bath and let work its magic for at least 10 minutes. This purifying charcoal face mask is made with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan foothills, green tea leaves and a little Community Fair Trade tea tree oil and it's the real deal for skin that needs some intense TLC. It's great for mopping up excess oil and drawing out impurities and is a must-have in a routine whatever your age.

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Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask Himalayan...

£18.00

Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

This buttery pot of goodness makes taking your makeup off at the end of the day a bit of fun. Your favourite eyeshadow? Gone in seconds. Caked-on concealer? See ya later. Massage this Camomile Cleansing Butter into your skin and watch your make-up woes melt away.

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Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter Camomile Sumptuous...

£11.00

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash

When I've overdone the foundation or have time of the month skin, there's only one face wash that consistently fights back the blemishes and it's this. Enriched with Community Fair Trade tea tree oil from Kenya, this blemish-battling hero is a daily tea tree wash that will work wonders on your skin, without things turning into a dry, flaky mess.

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Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash Tea Tree Skin...

£8.50

Vitamin E Hydrating Toner Vitamin E Hydrating Toner

Gone are the days of toner feeling like paint stripper for your face. This toner is SO good for skin that feels parched, or in need of a little extra moisture support after using potent acids and serums. As well as helping to sweep away hidden nasties after a cleanse, this vitamin e enriched formula also helps prep the skin for your moisturiser. I'm such a fan, particularly after using a oily-skin tea tree cleanser.

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Drops Of Youth™ Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask Drops Of Youth™ Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask

The Drops of Youth™ Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask is literally beauty sleep in a jar, allowing you to wake up with skin that feels plumper, replenished and renewed. Just like the rest of The Body Shop’s sleeping masks, you simply smooth it on before your head hits the pillow and this bouncy sleeping mask will get to work overnight - a clever technique that the brand calls ‘hydrating while you’re hibernating’. Slap it on when you need to look like you've had a solid 8 hours.

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Vitamin C Skin Boost Instant Smoother Vitamin C Skin Boost Instant Smoother

This is seriously fantastic for giving a dewy, visibly smooth finish that feels instantly radiant and blurring on fine lines. I also swear it makes my pores look smaller, without stinging my sensitive skin.

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Make-up Setting Spray Make-up Setting Spray

Save yourself a trip to the beauty counter because this 100% vegan Make-Up Setting Spray is the business. Anti-fade and anti-smudge, this weightless spray mist helps keep your look in place even in the meltiest of weather - I also think it does a good job at keeping shine at bay, replacing it with a dewy glow.

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Make-up Setting Spray Make-up Setting Spray

£8.00
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