The Body Shop Best Products: My Weird List

Shout out to my followers on Instagram first, for the votes on this subject when I did a poll the other day.

I don’t know about other countries, but The Body Shop is pretty popular here in Indonesia. I remember when I was little, I loved looking at their shop at shopping malls, with all the leafy decorations and fishbowls, where they used to put the colorful little bar soaps.

My mom wore their lipsticks, and my oldest sister used The Body Shop nail buffer all the time. As I got older, I learned about their popular classics: Tea Tree, Vitamin E and Vitamin C skincare lines, and also the body butters and White Musk fragrances.

I dislike most of them.

My experience with The Body Shop makeup is just never good. Texture is the common issue. With their facial skincare, it’s even worse. Perfumed irritants, is how I have to describe most (not all) of The Body Shop skincare. I’m not being harsh, it’s just my experience. Honestly, most over the counter skincare out there are perfumed irritants for me.

So don’t tell me I’m bashing this brand 😉

But! The ones I do love are total gems. You’ll see why I call this list weird; not only they’re not the most popular of the brand (IMO), it also doesn’t contain some stuff that kids these days love, like the charcoal mask or chamomile cleansing butter.


  1. The Body Shop Detangling Comb

Yes, hair comb. Bought this when I was suffering from major hair loss, and some blog said that frictions from natural hair comb/ brush are friendlier than plastic-made ones. I remember my sister used to have one of their bamboo brushes, and it’s very comfortable, so I bought this and it’s been the only comb/brush I use on my hair. The tooth is perfect, and now hubby loves it too.


  1. The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel

First of all, it bothers me that the Indonesian web says it’s soap free, because it does contain SLS. But, THE SMELL THOOO…It’s so good. I’m a vanilla/ oriental girl when it comes to fragrances, and this smells similarly to The Body Shop Vanilla fragrances. Just a little bit warmer, which is even better.

The smell doesn’t last long; you can’t even really smell it on your skin after shower. It’s also not hydrating (when my facial skin turned dry and sensitive few years ago, apparently my body changed and became sensitive-dry as well). But it just smells really nice, sweet and relaxing when I’m in the shower.

The way I use it now is mixing it on shower puff with my regular body wash, Johnson & Johnson Top to Toe Wash, so it won’t leave me with dry skin.


  1. The Body Shop Blush Brush

Oh look, a stand-able brush before Real Techniques! Knew this from my sister, who used to own this for years, and then I bought one myself like couple years ago and been loving it. It’s not the fluffy type, feels a bit plastic-like but works really well. The shape makes it enjoyable not only for blush, but also highlighter, and specific powder application like for under eyes, chin and the sides of the nose.


  1. The Body Shop Born Lippy™ Lip Balm

Love this. I’m a lip balm-tinted lip balm junkie and this is one of my all-time favorites. It’s very emollient, but still comfortable. Texture is perfect as well, not too thin or thick. When I apply this before bed, my lips will feel soft, flake-free and normal in the morning, even though the product is of course, totally gone.

Strawberry is the only one with a real color tint; a reddish pink. I love wearing this alone as a tinted lip balm. My only complain with these balms are they smell sooo artificial and strong.


  1. Drops of Youth™ Youth Bouncy Eye Mask

Enriched with cucumber extract and plant stem cells, our Youth Bouncy Eye Mask can be applied to instantly give tired eyes a powernap*, or used as an overnight mask to wake up with skin that looks younger and feels healthier. This refreshing, non-sticky formula helps address the first signs of ageing to help skin bounce back to a more youthful appearance.

This is fairly new, and I’ve been loving and wearing this for the past month, day and night. The texture is a gel, similar to Laneige Sleeping Mask. It’s cooling, sits well under makeup, and when I apply this at night, the skin around my eyes will still feel tacky by the time I wake up.

A little goes a long way with this. I’m not very loyal with eye creams; as long as they moisturized the eye area and doesn’t cause any discomfort, I’ll keep wearing it. All the anti-aging claims should be expected in a long run, no. That’s why I always try out new ones.

So there you have it, my favorite The Body Shop products. I think this is a nice follow up to my previous post on going cruelty free.

What’s your favorite TBS products?


Love, Annetta.




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