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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 our planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in 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 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 a UK-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 Blue Corn 3-in-1 deep-cleansing scrub mask often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, and other national publications.
Recognized by InStyle magazine as a top tanning spot, Sun Myst Tanning Spa offers a wealth of options for gaining a boast-worthy bronzed veneer. Those seeking a sun-kissed look sans UV can try the MyMyst Mystic Tan booth, which sprays either medium or dark tan solutions over the whole body in a seamless 60-second motion, leaving a streak-free golden glow that can last for up to seven days. Buyers can also drape their dermis with bodily color during a customized airbrush spray tan that is personalized for different skin types and tanning needs, and can last 7–10 days (normally $40 for the first session, $45 for regular sessions). Hue hunters can also ditch their daily bear hugs from the sun and opt for unlimited monthly use of Sun Myst Tanning Spa's state-of-the-art tanning beds.
Donna Scott has been to the Oscars. Though she's not a thespian, the longtime medical aesthetician and certified laser skincare expert transported her handpicked products and know-how to the Academy Awards earlier this year, setting up shop at the Donna Scott Celebrity Spa Lounge. Scott, the recipient of InStyle magazine's Beauty Black Book distinction for the best facials in Philadelphia, delivers results by grounding her treatments in science. Where Philadelphia specifically lauds her glycolic peel with vitamin C, noting that it yields "remarkably brighter skin" by lifting away superficial cells. Scott has performed this and other rejuvenating treatments for celebrities at New York Fashion Week and the MTV Movie Awards, but she spends most of her time enhancing the natural beauty of everyday people, such as working moms who have reared spelling-bee champions. By customizing a suite of products for each individual, she treats and assuages skin issues such as rosacea, acne, and hyperpigmentation.
Much like the state of being for which it is named, About PHace's nirvana organic facial and massage is the ultimate escape from suffering barring unlimited access to raw cookie dough. Employing fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers from local grocers at Sue's Produce and the Reading Terminal Market, the nirvana organic facial and massage siphons away stress and melts tension starting from the face and working its way down to the toes—restoring harmony to each jangling, atonal corporeal sphere along the way. The treatment combination is gentle, requiring no downtime for one's tender under-face, and the massage is administered face-up so that you won't even have to deal with the stress of turning over. Your face will feel so pampered by the end of the hour that it may refuse to leave the treatment room (though the skilled staff have techniques for coaxing it back onto your head).
Upon hardwood floors brushed with sunlight, Charlie Potje, the owner of Charlie Salon, channels his passion for styling into glamorous new 'dos for men and women. Alongside a multitalented staff, Charlie beautifies bodies with services ranging from bridal updos and intricate hair coloring to waxing across the body and deep-cleansing facials. Aestheticians spread color to extremities with mani-pedis and prep faces for a night on the town or a day tricking the world into believing that mimes still exist with professional makeup applications.