Monday, November 5, 2012

The Body Shop Holiday 2012 Collection

A few pieces from The Body Shop's limited-edition bath and body care collection for the holidays! The range includes body butters, body scrubs, shimmery lip balms, bath salts and hand care in seasonal fragrances such as Cranberry Joy, Ginger Sparkle and Vanilla Bliss. If you love sweet scents, you sure will love Cranberry Joy. Ginger Sparkle on the other hand smells very spicy and fresh and Vanilla Bliss is pure vanilla goodness that is rich, warm and comforting.



Ginger Sparkle Body Butter ($19) - A rich body butter with the spicy scent of fresh ginger in a special edition packaging. The body butter has a little zing to it when applied and leaves you smelling great. You have got to like spicy notes to love this scent. I detect only a teeny tiny hint of sweetness here with more of the zingy ginger scent that you either love or hate. I love the way it feels, smells and how well it moisturizes, just like other body butters from TBS. A great body butter for the colder months ahead. The scent is rather strong, so be sure to take a whiff before you buy.

Ingredients : Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Butyrospermum Parkii/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emulsifier), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Emollient), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter/Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (Emollient), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Emollient), Cera Alba/Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Phenethyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Zingiber Officinale Root Extract/Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract (Natural Additive), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Zingiber Officinale Root Oil/Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil (Natural Additive), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Caramel (Colour), CI 15985/Yellow 6 (Colour), CI 14700/Red 4 (Colour).



Vanilla Bliss Bath Crystals ($20) - A rich smelling bath soak with the warm, comforting aroma of vanilla. It does smell extremely sweet, unlike other spiced vanillas TBS usually puts out each year. The crystals dissolve easily and makes for an amazingly sweet smelling pedicure soak too, especially when used with warm water.

Ingredients : Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Tapioca Starch (Viscosity Increasing Agent), Maltodextrin (Skin Conditioning Agent), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin Conditioning Agent), Mica (Opacifier), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Vanilla Planifolia Extract (Natural Additive), CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide (Colour), CI 77491/Iron Oxides (Colour).



Vanilla Bliss Hand Lotion ($6) -A light hand (and body) lotion with a super strong vanilla scent that comes packaged in a convenient pump bottle. The packaging has a lock mechanism so you don't have to worry about icky, dried lotion that accumulates around the pump. The lotion feels thick, so you only need a pump or less for both hands, but goes on to absorb really quick and moisturizes well without the tackiness. Since it is quite light, it is perfect as a day lotion or something to keep by your sink to moisturize every time you wash your hands. The scent is extremely strong, but in a warm and comforting way.

Ingredients : Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Glycerin (Humectant), Butyrospermum Parkii/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Tapioca Starch Polymethylsilsequioxane (Absorbent/Anticaking Agent), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Glycol Cetearate (Skin Conditioning Agent - Emollient), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Emollient), Isopropyl Palmitate (Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Carbomer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Salicylic Acid (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract (Natural Additive), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), CI 19140/Yellow 5 (Colour), CI 15985/Yellow 6 (Colour), CI 42090/Blue 1 (Colour).
Ginger Sparkle Lip Balm ($6) - A shimmery, zesty smelling lip balm with a ginger flavor  The shimmer is rather scattered and very fine so it isn't sparkly. The Ginger Sparkle Lip Balm is a good, basic lip balm with a super nice flavor that works during the day. It is moisturizing but you'd have to re-apply after about 3 hours. If you have extremely dry lips, you would still need a heavier balm to moisturize. For a light dose of hydration and a lovely, spicy flavor, this one is just perfect. There isn't any color added to the balm but it looks quite glossy on its own. I really like the convenient packaging too!


Ingredients : Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Emollient), Cera Alba/Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Cocos Nucifera Oil/Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil/Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent - Occlusive), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Butyrospermum Parkii/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (Emollient), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Emollient), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate (Bulking Agent), Ammonium Glycyrrhizate (Flavour), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Zingiber Officinale Root Extract/Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract (Natural Additive), Barium Sulfate (Opacifier), Tin Oxide (Opacifying Agent), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), CI 19140/Yellow 5 Lake (Colorant), CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide (Colorant), CI 15850/Red 7 Lake (Colorant).


Cranberry Joy Body Polish ($19) - A foaming, sweet smelling body polish that exfoliates while cleansing. It smells like fruit spread and foams up pretty well. It isn't sulfate-free and can be slightly drying, so be sure to slather some moisturizer afterwards. TBS' Body polishes are a great multi tasking product that slough off dry skin and cleanse thoroughly  The tiny exfoliating beads dissolve quickly and polish skin really well. I like to use it about once or twice a week, just like I would with a body scrub!






Available at all TBS stores and online at thebodyshop-usa.com

Have you tried anything from The Body Shop's Holiday Collection yet?

Disclosure: The products in this article were provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information please refer to my Disclosure Policy.

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for this great post! I love ginger and vanilla and wil buy some of this products!

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  2. omg omg omg I hope these come soon to India! LOVE the new packaging for the holiday season :D

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    1. I love the packaging too! And yeah, they should come soon..I know you love TBS too :D

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  3. My local TBS closed :-( But these look great!

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    1. Awww, that's too bad! They have pretty nice sales online most of the time!

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  4. I love the body shop but don't often buy things from there, although I think some of these things will be on my list when I next go shopping! Great post:)xo

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    1. Thanks, Izzy! They have some amazing body butters & scrubs :)

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  5. This festive collection looks amazing. I love sweet festive scents. I am going to check this out for sure - esp Cranberry body polish that sounds perfect

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    1. The Cranberry Body Polish is awesome! I'm sure you'll love it :)

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  6. Oooo...YUMMY!!! I WANT THEM ALL!!!

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    1. haha isn't it? Would you be trying any of them?

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  7. wow ya the stuffs looks so yum n lovely.. me wants them all.. u must b having a gr8 time wid them all :)

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  8. Aww that Body Butter packaging looks so cute - I would havee imagine it to be more on the sweet side but oh well!

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    1. I love the packaging too! Really cute :)

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  9. I love vanilla so much
    It's such a perfect scent for winter
    How is the new smell of vanilla bliss differentfrom the vanilla body duo?

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    1. I haven't tried the Vanilla Body Duo, sorry! But this one smells extremely sweet and not cloying at all :)

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