The Body Shop® celebrated the TOP 10 cult products that have withstood the test of time and emerged as iconic best-sellers. Dia explained why she is totally addicted to them.Winning the hearts of our customers across the world, 10 special products have stood out.The Body Shop India celebrated these icons with their Brand Ambassador Dia Mirza and The Body Shop® loyal customers from across India who shared their love for these cult products!
Dia Mirza at the event, confessed her positive addiction to these products: “For as long as I can remember, I have been a great fan of The Body Shop®. I am like that passionate beauty fanatic who is totally addicted to the best naturally inspired beauty products of The Body Shop®. I am proud to be a part of the brand and this event to announce The Body Shop’s top 10 and which are my favorite too” says Dia.
- Moringa Body Butter
Mention the words “Body Butter” and The Body Shop® immediately springs into the mind. We were the first company to launch a Body Butter in the early 1990s and it fast became a cult product all over the world. Our Body Butter is made using a unique process, very similar to chocolate-making, to create the perfect buttery texture. Shea butter, a key moisturising ingredient in the range, was discovered by The Body Shop® Founder Anita Roddick, while making a TV programme in Ghana about women entrepreneurs. Most loved in Asia is our Moringa (Mogra is the Indian name of Moringa) Body Butter. Formulated with Moringa seed oil from hand-picked moringa pods, it has a delicate floral fragrance and moisturises for up to 24 hours
- White Musk® Eau De Toilette
Launched in 1981, not only was our White Musk® fragrance an instant best-seller, it also represented a landmark in the fragrance industry since it was one of the first animal cruelty-free musks, made without harming the musk deer. Musk remains one of the most expensive natural products in the world, three to five times more valuable than gold, which has fuelled an illegal trade worldwide. 160 musk deer have to be killed for 1 kg of musk.
- Tea Tree Oil
1 SOLD EVERY 10 SECONDS*
Our best-selling Tea Tree Oil is a natural solution to help keep skin blemish-free without over-drying the skin. The Community Fair Trade oil from Kenya comes in a handy, instantly recognisable bottle that has become a ‘must-have’ in every home. Hand-picked to ensure purer oil, the benefits of the Tea Tree Oil make it truly multi-functional and beyond clearing blemishes, our customers have found many other uses for it, including dabbing on mosquito bites, applying on cuts and scrapes, cleaning make-up brushes, bathing, foot soaks and even massaging. We like to think of it as a ‘genie in a bottle’.
*Figure based on 52-week global sales until 28 February 2011
- Spa Wisdom™ Africa Ximenia & Salt Scrub
Inspired by African beauty rituals, traditions and ingredients, The Spa Wisdom™ Africa Ximenia & Salt Scrub has been the number one best-seller in Asia over past 6 years. The Ximenia oil used is a traditional hair and skincare conditioner and softener for tribeswomen in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. This luxuriously creamy cleansing exfoliator give results in silky smooth skin and allows our customers to create a pampering spa experience in their own home, when time doesn’t allow an escape to a resort.
- Vitamin E Moisture Cream
1 SOLD EVERY 16 SECONDS*
Our Vitamin E range has been a bestseller for 35 years. Our most popular day cream is enriched with Vitamin E, one of nature’s most potent emollients and antioxidants. It effectively moisturises and softens skin, protecting it against the effects of harsh environmental elements and the appearance of pre-mature ageing. It is perfect for normal to dry skin types, easily absorbed and has the lightness of a lotion with the moisturising benefits of a cream. When women all over the world are totally addicted to a single product, it can only mean one thing – the product really works! Based on a survey of over 2,000 women around the world**, the number one thing they liked about this cream is that “it’s effective and it really works”. With one bottle sold every 16 seconds, the numbers say it all.
- Strawberry Shower Gel
Amongst our highly popular shower gels, Strawberry is one of the favourites amongst our customers in Asia. It also has one of our favourite stories behind it.Whilst walking through the supermarket jam aisle for strawberry seedless jam, one of our employees wondered ‘what happens to the strawberry seeds?’ Further investigation revealed that they were just thrown away. We found that these seeds can be squeezed to extract the fabulously fruity oil that smells divine and is so good for the skin. We now take the unwanted seeds away from producers of strawberry jam and use them in our Strawberry range. This is another great example of recycling from The Body Shop®.
- All-In-One Face Base
All-In-One Face Base is our number one selling foundation in Asia for a good reason. This quick and easy-to-use combined foundation and powder provides fabulous coverage. It can be used dry for a light matte finish or wet for higher coverage.
This foundation contains Marula Oil which has remarkable moisturising and conditioning properties. We were one of the first companies to use this ingredient in our make-up, creating products that are very easy to blend and feel light weight on the skin.
What’s more, our Community Fair Trade partnership with The Eudafano Women’s Cooperative is 100% owned by women and 100% run by women. That’s what we mean by ‘girl power’, from start to finish.
- Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser
Our customers can’t get enough of the Tea Tree range. The Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser is a refreshing instant foaming cleanser with added peppermint essential oil which cools and refreshes the skin, leaving it feeling tingly clean. In addition to Community Fair Trade Tea Tree Oil, it contains Tamanu Oil from Madagascar, which has fantastic skin moisturising properties to help stop skin drying out whilst you cleanse, and lemon tea tree from Kenya, which gives the product a zesty fragrance.
- Vitamin E Eye Cream
Another favorite from our Vitamin E family, this moisturising eye cream helps protect the delicate skin around the eye area, reducing the appearance of fine lines and puffiness leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. The cream contains light-deflecting particles to minimise the appearance of dark circles – think of it as a shield of invisible mirrors on your skin, reflecting the light making you look radiant.
- White Musk® Smooth Satin Body Lotion
The White Musk® range includes another top 10 product, the Smooth Satin Body Lotion. This light, sink-in sensual moisturiser has a smooth-as-satin texture that glides over your skin, leaving it feeling velvety-soft to touch and subtly scented.