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To think the body shop are tw*ts!

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Numberonecook Mon 26-Jun-17 16:26:55

Rant alert!

I've noticed a few threads on here with people saying the body shop is just not the same as it once was.

Every time I really like a product they discontinue it, like the lip balm I liked then the Brazil nut scrub and now big satsuma shower gels!

I know I'm not alone as others have said the same. The cherry on the cake came today. Last week I went to the body shop to purchase a big bottle of their satsuma shower gel (which I bloody love) to be told they didn't have satsuma in big anymore just the (overpriced) small ones. I went home and ordered it online. I received an email today saying they no longer stock the satsuma in large sizes and sorry for the inconvenience. They are going to discontinue it aren't they?

AIBU to just think the body shop is all going to shit? Should I even bother anymore? grin

Groupie123 Mon 26-Jun-17 16:36:30

Do they sell it via their Body Shop ladies?

Groupie123 Mon 26-Jun-17 16:36:40

Ie the catalogue

Numberonecook Mon 26-Jun-17 16:48:16

Ooo I have one of those ladies on Facebook. I shall ask thank you x

Ollivander84 Mon 26-Jun-17 17:02:25

I've seen something about the shower gels on FB. I shall go and search for you

Ollivander84 Mon 26-Jun-17 17:03:25

Found it!
It says - Super size shower gels with pump absolute fly out at sale time as not available all year round just £10 down from £15 for 750ml pink grapefruit, satsuma, strawberry and Olive

Fluffyears Mon 26-Jun-17 17:24:15

I had an amazing lipstick from there that really suited me and they stopped it and I can't find anything that matches sad

JuicyCake Mon 26-Jun-17 17:28:36

Walked in the door recently, got as far as the first shelf, and walked back out. There was plastic wrapped bath bombs on display. Not paying top dollar for that kind of crap... Prefer L'Occitane nowadays.

Shootfirstaskquestionslater Mon 26-Jun-17 17:29:01

Just done a quick search on eBay for you OP you can buy the big 750ml pump bottles on eBay. HTH

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Mon 26-Jun-17 17:30:17

I still pine for their Elderflower Eye Gel. That would be the balls now I do night shifts.

Hated the shop, though. I went there in my teen years and they'd follow us around as though we were shoplifters.

waitforitfdear Mon 26-Jun-17 17:34:55

Agree but it's overpriced now too. The coconut body scrub is miles cheaper from the supermarket and just as good.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 26-Jun-17 17:35:11

They haven't been all that since they sold out to L'Oreal who are owned by Nestle.

I used to love BodyShop as a teen but their ethics just aren't the same sad

Shootfirstaskquestionslater Mon 26-Jun-17 17:37:39

kingJofferysRestingCuntface did the eye gel come in a 15ml black tub if it did then you can get it on eBay it's expensive like. HTH.

PNGirl Mon 26-Jun-17 17:39:05

They're about to be sold to Natura who are cruelty free.

FanaticalFox Mon 26-Jun-17 18:14:34

They always have a 30% or 40% off voucher going which can be used in store or online so google for voucher codes before buying anything there. The body shop is now owned by L'Oreal which is why its not as good as it used to be.

SofaToad Mon 26-Jun-17 18:18:11

I used to use their blue leave in conditioner and grapefruit shampoo. They stopped them. I stopped buying from there, then they started with animal testing so I never went back to see what they had.

I like Avalon products.

user1498491851 Mon 26-Jun-17 18:19:51

Were you King ? wink Did you look like a wrongun?

I got into neals yard. So I no longer bother with body shop.

Bluntness100 Mon 26-Jun-17 18:30:28

I can't buy from them. There is one in the town near where I live and the staff don't leave you alone. I'm a well dressed female in my late forties, clearly not going to steal anything, and they come up and ask if you want help, you say no politely and then you can feel them watching you.

It makes me feel horribly self conscious and uncomfortable. I'm sure that's why the store is usually empty, and I'm sure they are on,y watching as they are bored shitless, but it really is excruciating. I don't even go in now, like the vast majority of the town I also tend to just walk past. It's creepy as hell.

Foslady Mon 26-Jun-17 18:36:22

I stopped buying my skincare stuff (that I loved) when they 'upgraded' the packaging and shoved up the price. No I don't want a pump dispenser for foaming face wash, I'd rather have a simple easy to manufacture tube that I can cut the end off and scoop the last bits out thank you very much!

NeedATrim Mon 26-Jun-17 18:46:39

I'm bored of the body shop. Everything smells so <fruity> ie headache inducing overpowering generic sugary-ness.
They stopped the brazil nut body butter, that was ok and the pepper mint intensive foot cream feels nice to put on but othet than that, nah. Even at sale prices with extra off, I can't be tempted.

Shitalopram Mon 26-Jun-17 18:53:42

My oldest friend and I always treat each other to Body Shop things for birthdays - we have done since the late 1980s. Over the years all of our favourites have been discontinued several times over.

This year she bought me a couple of sample kits of shower gel & body butters to thoughtfully try and find some new favourites. I'm sad to say I haven't even opened the packaging yet. It all looks so unappealing.

LexieSinclair Mon 26-Jun-17 19:06:29

KingJoffrey they still do the elderflower eye gel? At least they have it on their website:

www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/face/eye-care/elderflower-unperfumed-eye-gel/p/p000702

JuicyCake Mon 26-Jun-17 22:25:22

I've heard that the Elderflower EG isn't the same anymore. It was nice, thick & cooling before. Apparently now it's watery...
The packaging is a bit cheapy now. I saw a gift pack for half price recently but it didn't appeal to me as a birthday gift. And before I would have bought this kind of thing from them.
So it's more expensive & less quality, like a lot of high street brands nowadays unfortunately...
Also, I remember they used to do great sales, flogging off loads. Now it's this 20% Off nonsense.

QuimReaper Mon 26-Jun-17 22:31:42

OP i am brewing an email to them along EXACTLY these lines! They discontinued my favourite oat face mask (which they'd banged on and on about being a bestseller, and seemed universally loved); changed the eyebrow pencil into an unusable crayon; then the real last straw was I went in there a couple of days ago to get a new towelling headband to replace one I left in a hotel. They've changed it so it doesn't stretch any more, it's this tiny unyielding thing that would never fit over my head confused I took it back into the shop and the ladies were passing it around in amazement at the inexplicable design choice!

I like their Rainforest Volume shampoo and conditioner, but they're currently flogging it at half price so are probably about to discontinue that too, leaving me with absolutely no reason to shop there ever again.

MadisonAvenue Tue 27-Jun-17 01:30:41

Used to love it years ago but it's become too expensive. I went in yesterday as I saw they had a sale, and the perfume that so many of us wore when we were poor teenagers (school kids even), White Musk, is now £22 for the EDP. I seem to remember that being a cheap and cheerful scent, so many of us wore it as it was affordable.

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