For $10, this Groupon gets you $20 worth of in-store merchandise, including sale items, at The Body Shop. Each Groupon includes a free Beauty Card for customers who provide The Body Shop with their email addresses (except in California). This card is valid for 10% off any purchases through February 28, 2013. Click here to find your nearest retail location.
A purveyor of bath and beauty products for more than three decades, The Body Shop stocks an array of finely wrought and socially responsible splendor serums. Patrons can cloak themselves with body butters ($6+) designed to keep their outermost surfaces soft and moisturized. The line includes fragrances such as satsuma, which introduces skin to an invigorating dose of essential citrus oil, as well as the antioxidant-rich shea body butter, which has been celebrated by celebrities including David Beckham and Reese Witherspoon. The Body Shop's innovations also include candles, diffusers, and other home fragrances.
Natural and sustainable materials used in products sourced through the company's Community Trade program allow products such as the tea-tree skin-clearing facial wash ($11/8.4 fl. oz.) and vitamin-E moisture serum ($21/1 fl. oz.) to keep skin surfaces smooth and refined and provide reliable income and market access to more than 25,000 people in marginalized locales around the globe.
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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 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.