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What do you think of the body shop?

(47 Posts)
Fluffycloudland77 Mon 15-Jul-13 08:46:15

I'm buying a house and need to cut back. There stuff looks cheap and it's BUAV approved.

southeastastra Mon 15-Jul-13 08:53:37

i like it alot, i am near the outlet though so can usually get a few bargains. what specifically are you after?

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 15-Jul-13 08:59:25

I need a deep conditioner, shampoo, normal conditioner, mascara, nice bubble bath for when I'm feeling indulgent, a cleanser and a sunscreen for when mine all run out.

I like the little sizes you can buy, brilliant idea.

I'd use any old rubbish for bubble bath usually but animal testing disgusts me and I don't trust big brands.

Shampoo etc is the hardest to replace because I use Aveda.

Keztrel Mon 15-Jul-13 08:59:55

I love their aloe vera night cream, it's amazing. Also love their hand creams and body lotions. But they're not cheap. Not used their makeup recently so not sure about that.

Keztrel Mon 15-Jul-13 09:01:15

X post. I love Aveda shampoo but find Aussie works just as well, if that helps.

JemimaPuddle Mon 15-Jul-13 09:01:31

I'm pretty sure all superdrug own brand stuff is BUAV approved.
The skin care gets really great reviews.

Keztrel Mon 15-Jul-13 09:03:33

Body shop is owned by l'oreal isn't it, so if you're very anti animal testing you might want to avoid it.

valiumredhead Mon 15-Jul-13 09:05:06

Love their aloe range, really sorted my skin out. Chamomile eye make up remover is AMAZING! The ginger shampoo is great.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 15-Jul-13 09:07:36

Superdrug is BUAV, as is sainsburys.

I forgot about loreal owning it. Bugger.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 15-Jul-13 09:08:34

I used to use Aussie, I'm getting older though and my hairs changing so it doesn't work now.

AKissIsNotAContract Mon 15-Jul-13 09:11:43

Aveda shampoo works out good value if you buy the big sizes they sell on QVC.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 15-Jul-13 09:12:36

Mind you avedas owned by Estée Lauder and they test but avedas PETA approved confused

littlemisswise Mon 15-Jul-13 09:12:52

I buy the tea tree facial wash and face pack for the DC and it has sorted their skin out. I use the vitamin D moisture mask. I did buy a hair mask but wasn't impressed, tbh.

I get lots of codes, like spend £50 get £25 off and free delivery, spend £60 get 40% off, so tend to stock up then.

valiumredhead Mon 15-Jul-13 09:28:26

Oh yes, always buy on line as every week they have a good offer on.

curlew Mon 15-Jul-13 09:30:05

Why would an adult woman want to smell like a strawberry?

Hamwidgeandcheps Mon 15-Jul-13 09:32:22

It's not what it was in the 80's/90's and its not that cheap!
I do shop there once a year for bronzer though grin

valiumredhead Mon 15-Jul-13 09:52:36

It's moved on a lot since it's strawberry days! Very cheap though if you buy on line,3 quid for face cream is a bargain.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 15-Jul-13 10:15:14

<crosses strawberry perfume off list and sprays Shalimar initial as usual>

It's 30% off at the moment. It's usually got a cashback offer on quidco or topcashback too.

valiumredhead Mon 15-Jul-13 10:19:08

I wait until 45% off with free delivery then stock up

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 15-Jul-13 10:23:20

16% cashback on topcashback....

lottiegarbanzo Mon 15-Jul-13 10:33:16

Yes they've become a discount retailer, there are always good offers online. Never pay full price.

daimbardiva Mon 15-Jul-13 10:45:56

I like it - I love their vitamin E skincare range, I would choose it over higher end stuff. Yes, shop online - they do offers all the time, never pay full price.

MadBusLady Mon 15-Jul-13 10:49:17

Shower gel watery and seems to last about three days, avoid. The Rainforest shampoo and cond widely recommended on here didn't do anything for my dry hair. All the make up I've bought has been good. They're only cheap relative to beauty hall brands though, not cheap like a range at Boots.

MrsDeVere Mon 15-Jul-13 10:50:45

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LRDYaDumayuIThink Mon 15-Jul-13 10:56:01

I honestly think you're far better of browsing in the supermarket. Body Shop isn't at all cheap really, isn't especially 'small brand' (though obviously smaller than supermarkets, I know!) and a lot of it smells horrible. My skin tends to flare up so I may not be the best example, but I've had reactions to some of their stuff - I think it used to be marketed as all natural and lovely and full of herby fruity things, but it's actually mostly about as harsh as paint stripper.

Little sizes won't be economical - better to buy big amounts then decant if you must.

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