Thursday, May 07, 2015

The Body Shop, Philippines Celebrates 19 years of Cruelty-Free Beauty

The Body Shop has always been a big name when it comes to beauty. 

Founded in 1976 by Dame Anita Roddick in Littlehampton, England, the beauty brand pioneered corporate activism and was built on a philosophy that business can be a force for good. With its brand expression, Beauty with Heart, the company continues to be focused on five core values; Against Animal Testing, Support Community Fair Trade, Activate Self Esteem, Defend Human Rights and Protect The Planet. All products are created using the finest ingredients sourced from the four corners of the globe, which are not tested on animals and are 100%. vegetarian.

I remember back when I was still a teen, my mom once treated herself with beauty products from The Body Shop. Our first TBS product, ever, was the three step nail buffer and the rest was history.

Now, after 19 years of being in business in the country and with over 55 stores in various locations around the Philippines, TBS is now a proud member of the SM Group of Companies. To mark this auspicious event, the brand has opened its first-ever Shop-in-Shop concept store in the newly renovated The SM Store Makati, making it more accessible to all beauty fanatics.

The brand is housed in a 22.5 sqm space, boasting the latest Pulse Shop-in-Shop concept design. Its size is bright and big enough to shop for your favorite products. 

With tables and accessible bays that are easy to browse, each showcases bestseller items and cult favorites from bath and body, down to make-up, skincare, & fragrance. Shopping for favorite products from the brand was made easy.

They then opened another same concepts store in The SM Store Mall of Asia, one which Dawn and I have yet to visit but according to TBS, is occupies a 15.4 sqm space right beside other beauty brands.

What would a celebration be without a big blow out right? That is why from May 1 to June 3, 2015The Body Shop will be blowing away anniversary treats to everyone in celebration of its 19th birthday.

Yesterday, The Body Shop let us experience a shopping high and treated us with 3000 Php worth of gift cheques to spend.

Since The Body Shop is now 19, I thought it apt to bring along my 19 year old sister as Dawn's proxy for this blog event.


The treats are just to die for. They offer sales from the regulars - which we eagerly await all year - like the all time Filipina favorite Lip and Cheek Stain; 


to the newest but most craved items of the store - found in their top 10.

I got quite a good deal with 3 of the store's top 10... I wonder if some of my other favorite items are on other store's top 10. That'd make a pretty sweet deal won't it?

They also slashed 40% off on their BIG sized Bath Gels (750 ML) and Body Butter (400 ML)! Talk about stocking up on a lot of skin-love items. :) Yey!

Some of your favorite fruity products are also 40% off

Since Mother's Day is right around the corner, they even have a 50% off on selected gift packages for your Mom's Day gift shopping pleasure.

Aside from those above, they also have other items on sale like my favorite All-In-One BB cream and the popular face compact.

As well as their soaps which are now Php 95 (prev 195) and tube lip gloss now Php 150.

The other treats were pretty good too.

Sonja's Red Velvet Cupcakes, caramel coated popcorn and creme puffs. YUM!

And of course, what's another thing we now have come to love about shopping? REWARD POINTS of course! The Body Shop now accepts SM Advantage Card for points earning and redemption. And for people like my mom, they also now accept SM and Sodexho premium pass in all their stores nationwide! Ain't that great?

I went a little overboard and spent over the gift cheque balance but it was well worth it for this haul! Even bought our mom something special for her day.

The British flag inspired shopping bag is adorable as well.

Skin care and beauty products for my sister.

I'm so happy this shampoo was one of the top 10 of the store, I've had quite some problem with that and I'm excited to give this one a try. Will give you a review in a couple of weeks.


And that's all of them! Hope you visit your nearest The Body Shop Store or take a tour of all the stores near you. Check out all their amazing deals and their top 10. You'll never know which store has your favorite item in on of them.



  1. Wowness for the 3k spree. I still have the soaps I hoarded from last Christmas that I need to start using. :))

    1. Haha! Me too! But you can never have enough of the good stuff. ;)

  2. How did u get the gift cheque? :)

    1. It was a gift from The Body Shop during the event.