The Body Shop has launched a new refreshing body care range that is made using supermarket waste.
The high street cosmetics brand, which is known for its moves towards sustainability, has introduced two new Body Shop ranges that are made using fruits and vegetables that weren’t good enough for supermarket shelves.
Their refreshing Cool Cucumber range is made from the juice of ‘second-choice wonky cucumber that wouldn’t sell in supermarkets’, while the Zesty Lemon line is formulated from lumpy lemons that couldn’t go on shelves.
Here’s everything you can find in the brand’s new sustainable range…
The Body Shop’s sustainable supermarket waste range
The Body Shop’s special edition Cool Cucumber line
Cool Cucumber Shower Gel
This ‘seriously cool, bubbly’ shower gel ‘smells unbelievably refreshing’ and feels like a cool glass of water for your body in the hot weather.
SHOP NOW: Cool Cucumber Shower Gel, £5.50 , The Body Shop (opens in new tab)
Cool Cucumber Body Butter
This softening body butter blends with Community Fair Trade shea butter to ‘nourish skin with 48hr moisture’.
SHOP NOW: Cool Cucumber Body Butter, £16, The Body Shop (opens in new tab)
Cool Cucumber Body Yogurt
The ‘refreshingly light’ Body Yogurt is perfect for slathering on to keep skin cool during the hot weather, especially with the infusion of nourishing Community Fair Trade organic almond milk.
SHOP NOW: Cool Cucumber Body Yogurt, £9, The Body Shop (opens in new tab)
Cool Cucumber Hand Cream
A refreshing hand cream that moisturises and gets rid of dry skin but also absorbs immediately without leaving a greasy residue behind.
SHOP NOW: Cool Cucumber Hand Cream, £5, The Body Shop (opens in new tab)
The Body Shop’s special edition Zesty Lemon line
Zesty Lemon Shower Gel
A sweet and zingy wash that will leave you craving your favourite fruit chew!
SHOP NOW: Zesty Lemon Shower Gel, £5.50, The Body Shop (opens in new tab)
Zesty Lemon Body Scrub
Made using lemon extracts and organic sugar, this will leave skin smooth, soft and smelling lovely.
SHOP NOW: Zesty Lemon Body Scrub, £16, The Body Shop (opens in new tab)
Zesty Lemon Body Yogurt
Another lovely yoghurt that nourishes the skin with almond milk and leaves behind a gorgeous scent.
SHOP NOW: Zesty Lemon Body Yogurt, £9, The Body Shop (opens in new tab)
What do customers think of the new Body Shop range?
‘It is really cooling,’ wrote one customer about the Cool Cucumber range. ‘Just what you need on a hot summer day.
‘I feel very clean after using it. It leaves you with a total different feeling after the shower comparing with other shower gels.’
‘Lovely soft scent leaving skin refreshed especially on a hot day as there’s a definite cooling ingredient that’s a bit tingly,’ agreed another. ‘Really like this!’
‘Loving this limited edition range,’ commented another, ‘very fresh and cooling, not over powering at all’.
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And fans have also been loving the lemon range, with one writing, ‘This shower gel has a crisp fresh fragrance which leaves you feel super clean and fills the air with the aroma.’
Another commented, ‘Not too over powering. The lemon scent reminded me of a sherbet sweet. Loved the consistency and it was super absorbent!!’ while one raved, ‘Fresh, zingy and uplifting, I love this!’.
Unfortunately some of the products in the range have already sold out because it is that good, but there are still a few bits left (and you can sign up for email notifications to let you know when products are back in stock) – but we’d be quick if you want to get your hands on them!
Aleesha is a digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows what the best buys are at any moment. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 and has since worked with a number of brands including Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto. A year on the w&h news team gained her invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first—as well as an AOP awards nomination.
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