They were perhaps the first to introduce ‘beauty without cruelty’ with their ‘cruelty-free international’ tagline; setting the benchmark for future brands. In India, Body Shop has come a long way from their first store in Mumbai in 2006 with plans of opening their 200th by the year end.

This summer the brand launched some real coolant from the desert to beat the heat! The Cactus Blossom body care range offers a smooth and light body butter, the frothy, lighter body yoghurt is even better especially in hot and humid Kolkata summer. With an underlining floral fruity scent of cactus blossom the range also includes a scrub and a soap free raspberry seed infused shower gel that leaves you feeling squeaky clean!

An innovative introduction is the ‘Skin Defence’ multi-protection SPF 45 PA++ face mist with extracts of Marula oil, red algae and Vitamin C in a handy easy to apply spray mist that would fit any handbag. Hold it away from your face, spray lightly and you are ready to hit the road again; dust and heat be damned! The other new kid in town is the completely biodegradable ‘Drops of Youth’ sheet mask; it rejuvenates your skin with no guilt trip about environmental pollution.

And for the unavoidable summer smudges of your eye try the water proof ‘Brow Sport’ and ‘Lash Sport’ mascara for a fuller brow and doe-eyed look.

The products are available at all Body Shop stores and online too. So ‘say summer here I come’ and SHOP for a better BODY, I did!