To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
20/20 Eyecare's optometrists examine eyes and dress them up in specialty lenses and designer frames. They can recommend gear for almost any pair of soul windows with a supply of scratch- and glare-resistant lenses as well as OSHA–certified safety glasses. Technicians offer free adjustments, perform minor repairs, and change glasses' oil, often with same- or next-day service.
As an Alcon–sponsored Dry Eye Center of Excellence, 20/20 Eyecare is notably equipped to treat dry-eye syndrome.
Most popular service: Customized Signature Facial with Peel
Brands Used: PCA Skin and Osmosis Skin Care
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to complete necessary paperwork.
Nestled inside Mall St. Matthews rests Smoothie Q, a one-stop shop for smoothies and healthy eats such as wraps, salads, and paninis. Whether looking for a low-fat alternative to fast food or grabbing a smoothie on the go, guests can pick up Smoothie Q’s drinks and sandwiches before hitting up retailers such as the Body Shop or asking mall visitors for hair samples.
Family owned and operated Pharmacy and Christmas Shop serving Lexington since 1981. Conveniently located inside the same building as Pediatric & Adolescent Associates which was voted: "Lexington's Favorite Pediatrician" in 2010!
We specialize in pediatrics, fertility, compounded medications and everything Christmas.
Since Dr. Stanley Pearle opened the doors to the first Pearle Vision in 1961, the franchise has expanded to more than 800 stores nationwide. In these stores, optometrists assess the ocular health of patients before onsite opticians help them navigate the assortment of frames from brands such as Versace, Ray-Ban, and DKNY. If they're not in the store, clients can use the Try-On tool, uploading a photo to see what they look like in different types of glasses. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.