The Body Shop Online Gift Finder Tool

The Body Shop, the global ethical cosmetics company, has created a new gift finder tool, helping those searching for ideas for Christmas gifts.

The new online gift finder on The Body Shop site, requires the user to answer three simple questions and then The Body Shop will suggest a selection of thoughtful gifts for whomever is being bought for.

Suitable Christmas gift solutions which customers can find with the new gift finder tool include favourites from The Body Shop such as fragrance gifts, cosmetic bags, bathtime treats, essential oils and skin care products, many of which include the benefits of natural ingredients. It seems that during the harsh economic climate, people are turning their homes into their own personal havens to retreat to, leading to an increase in sales of home spa products and indulgent treats to use in the comfort of their homes.

Notably, The Body Shop has seen a significant increase in sales of its home fragrances which have shot up by as much as 33% in recent months, suggesting that aromatic oils, burners and diffusers are the new pamper products of choice during the economic downturn.

According to The Body Shop“While people are cutting back on expensive evenings out, it seems a greater emphasis is being placed on enhancing the home environment, as seen by the growth in sales of our home fragrances. As the Christmas Holiday gift giving season approaches, we’re seeing that ethical gifts continue to drive our seasonal sales, as shoppers embrace smart eco-chic shopping as they turn to brands they trust. At The Body Shop, even our seasonal home fragrance oils include the benefits of our fair trade programme, Community Trade, which helps shoppers feel extra good about their purchase.”

Bath and body collections, fragrances and grooming products for men, are among the many gift ideas, which can be found with the new gift finder tool online.

About The Body Shop:
The Body Shop International plc is the original ethical cosmetics company, now operating across more than 2,500 stores in over 60 markets worldwide. The Body Shop has constantly sought out wonderful natural ingredients from all four corners of the globe to bring customers products bursting with effectiveness, to enhance their natural beauty. The Body Shop strives to use the planet’s resources wisely, searching for outstanding natural materials and ingredients from across the globe to include in their range of products. The Body Shop continues to lead the way, sourcing sustainable palm oil, introducing 100% recycled packaging, and raising funds and awareness to help prevent the spread of HIV/ AIDS, and continuing to support marginalized communities around the world through the Community Trade fair trade programme.

For over 30 years The Body Shop has believed that business has the power to make the right kind of difference to the world. The Body Shop philosophy continues to drive everything, allowing customers around the world to become ‘activists’, simply by choosing from The Body Shop range of products. As Dame Anita Roddick said: “Activism isn’t listed on The Body Shop labels as an ingredient, but it is there as surely as the bergamot and hemp oil.”

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Boots Has Introduced Five New Brands To Its Online Beauty Shop – Boots Beauty Boutique

Boots.com is thrilled to announce the launch of five new brands to its Beauty Boutique, which only opened its ‘virtual doors’ in Autumn 2007, increasing its already attractive offering of niche and coveted brands.

Boots Beauty Boutique is the beautifully ‘boudoiresque’ website for all those ‘beauty addicts’ out there, giving access to an array of the most sought after, exclusive skin, body and hair care brands from all over the world that are not readily available on the high street.

Thousands of customers have already treated themselves to renowned brands such asBliss, This Works, MOP and Dr. Nick Lowe since the launch of the site in September 2007. But if that wasn’t enough, now there is even more to find in the virtual boutique, from all the far-flung corners of the world.

ZPM is to wash bags what Mulberry is to handbags. Named after the founder Zoe Phayre-Mudge, ZPM combines bright colours and fabulous fabrics to create beauty and toiletry bags that are stylish as well as practical, so owners will leave them lying around for all and sundry to see.

Other brands introduced into the range focus on the more natural side of beauty. They include well-established, famous natural brands such as Swiss brand Weleda alongside newer names in the beauty world. One of the relative newcomers in natural beauty is the Greek skin and haircare brand Korres, whose roots are firmly planted in homeopathy. As a naturals brand Korres gleans most of its ingredients from four sources – Greek flora, foodstuffs such as honey, medicinal herbs and efficacious natural ingredients such as Hibiscus and Wild Mango.

Jo Woods is famed for being a model as well as a rock star’s wife. However, a lesser known fact is that Jo has been a committed pioneer to the organic lifestyle for the past eighteen years and has now created Jo Woods Organics. It comprises two ranges of totally organic bath and body products – Jo Woods Organics Everyday Range plus a more decadent gift range.

The fifth new brand is the paraben-free toiletries range Yes to Carrots, a hair, skin and bodycare range that harnesses beta-carotene, well known for its anti-ageing and anti-oxidant properties. This is combined with minerals from Dead Sea Mud to cleanse and detoxify skin.

Celeste Sinclair, Beauty Buyer for boots.com said: “Beauty Boutique has been very successful in its first year, with many of our customers discovering smaller niche brands that previously they may not have come across. We know many of our loyal customers want to see and experiment with brands that they might not have had access to before, so we are delighted to be able to introduce these five additional brands, and can’t wait to hear what they think.”

As well as these five exciting new brands, many of the existing brands will be extending their offering on Boots Beauty Boutique, including sets of gorgeous Christmas beauty products. Bliss, Burts Bees, Caudelie, Triology and Balance Me will all be introducing innovative new products for people to check out and enjoy. So overall there will be much more for customers to get their mitts on.

About Boots
Boots UK is the UK pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing business of Alliance Boots.

Boots Pharmacy Superintendent is responsible for healthcare advice provided in relation to Pharmacy medicines and other healthcare advice located within the Boots Pharmacy pages of Boots.com. Boots.com is the trading name of Boots UK Limited (registered number 928555) a member of Alliance Boots. All other information and advice on boots.com is the responsibility of Boots UK Limited.

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Boots Has Created Two Fragrances As Part Of Its Support Of This Years BBC Children In Need Campaign

Boots has created two fragrances to generate funds for BBC Children in Need 2008, the fifth year the company has lent its support to the charity.

The ‘his’ and ‘hers’ fragrances from Boots are called Hug for Her and Hug for Him*. The bottles, coloured gold for Hug for Her and silver for Hug for Him, come complete with a Pudsey-inspired phone charm. The fragrances themselves have been specially created to conjure up memories of a happy childhood.

Hug for Her is all about the familiar smell of bath time; the smell of warm towels with a hint of baby powder, whereas Hug For Him has the scent of wood shavings overlaid with the sweet scent of cola, to represent a school pencil case that contains everything from pens and pencils, through to sticky sweets.

Colette Phillips, Charity Marketing Manager for Boots, said: “We absolutely tried to recreate comforting scents that are defining memories from childhood. Our customers who buy a Hug fragrance to support Children In Need will relive happy memories of their childhood, whilst the donation they have made will help BBC Children in Need create brighter futures for some of today’s generation of children.”

Boots has supported BBC Children in Need for the past four years and helped raise a record total of £1.2 million pounds for the children’s charity during last year’s fundraising.

Colette continued: “This year BBC Children in Need is all about doing something different, so we thought we should follow that ethos here at Boots. Traditionally, all our Children in Need Pudsey products, which are sold to raise funds for the charity have been focused on children, but this year we thought we should do something different and create products that adults can also enjoy.”

The fragrances are just two of ten Pudsey products available from Boots. Other products include a mug, badges, a Pudsey bear and a bag, and the obligatory Pudsey ears.

In addition, Boots store teams around the country and teams at the Boots Support Offices will be joining in the fun with some innovative fund-raising ideas.

* Hug for Her and Hug for Him each cost £10, with £3.50 from each product sold being donated to BBC Children in Need.

About Children in Need:
The BBC Children in Need Appeal is in its 28th year and over that time has raised more than £470m to help disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. The statistics show just how necessary the charity’s work is; in the UK it’s estimated that 2.8 million children live in poverty, one hundred thousand children run away from home each year, one child in twenty is classified as disabled and there are 175,000 young carers in Great Britain. More information on the BBC Children in Need Charity (registered charity no. 802052) is available at www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey

About Boots
Boots UK is the UK pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing business of Alliance Boots.

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Boots.com Gain Exclusive Stockist Status For myface.cosmetics The New Cosmetics Brand From Renowned Makeup Artist Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury is one of the most influential make-up artists in the world, whose client roster includes Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Gwen Stefani and Drew Barrymore, to name but a few. She is now allowing every woman “access” to her professional expertise with the launch of the make-up brand myface.cosmetics that syncs a person’s make-up with their skin tone.

Boots will be stocking myface.comestics exclusively on its website, which is the UK’s number one health and beauty online retailer.

Combining the expertise of a high profile make-up artist with high quality products and high-tech packaging, myface.cosmetics has ceremoniously ended mass confusion in the make-up aisles. By merchandising colours and shades according to skintone, both online and in store, myface.cosmetics creates an easy-to-shop user-friendly experience.

Charlotte believes that the vast majority of women are concerned with the make-up colours that most suit them, rather than application techniques, and therefore the range is based on this insight, with each shade picked to work with a specific skin tone – fair, medium and medium/dark.

Charlotte Tilbury said: “The most common question people ask me is ‘What colour lip gloss, blush etc. would you use on my face?’ The right colours dramatically enhance your overall appearance and the wrong ones can really detract.” This refreshingly prescriptive approach to make up seems blindingly obvious and yet has never been done before.

The range consists of ten lines, from light ethereal foundations to lip pop gloss and upload mascara for loaded lashes. Each line has shades that are recommended for each of the skin types.

Celeste Sinclair, Beauty Buyer for boots.com said, “We are so excited to have myface cosmetics as an exclusive brand on our site. Charlotte has earned iconic status in the fashion & beauty world and we know that our customers who are self-confessed ‘beauty addicts’ are absolutely going to love this new brand with such inspirational expertise behind it.”

About Boots
Boots is the UK’s leading retailer of beauty products, skincare products, electrical beauty products such as straighteners and health products, with thousands of products from prestigious brands, as well as exclusive brands that can’t be found anywhere else in the UK, either on the high street or online.

Boots Pharmacy Superintendent is responsible for healthcare advice provided in relation to Pharmacy medicines and other healthcare advice located within the Boots Pharmacy pages of Boots.com. Boots.com is a trading name of Boots UK Limited (registered number 928555) an Alliance Boots company. All other information and advice on boots.com is the responsibility of Boots UK Ltd.

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The Body Shop Unveils New Products Designed To Cleanse And Purify The Skin

The Body Shop has revealed the new products that will make up its new “Simply Purify” range, designed to cleanse and purify the skin.

The “Simply Purify” products are part of the new Wellbeing range which The Body Shop unveiled recently in stores around the world and which are also available online.

The Simply Purify collection aims to aid the body’s natural detox process and refresh the mind, helping the body to feel purified, rebalanced and revived.

All of the products are preservative free and contain several key ingredients designed to revive the senses, including, rosemary, lemon, eucalyptus, wasabi and Bladderwrack seaweed.

Bladderwack seaweed is sourced from the Roaring Water Bay Cooperative in the Republic of Ireland. Environmentally-sound and wild-harvested, this seaweed is entirely natural, grown without chemicals or fertilisers, and it’s also 100% sustainable due to the frequency and method of harvesting. Its hand cut from the rock with the root left intact, allowing the plant to re-grow. The cooperative invests profits back into the local community, helping build a brighter future for the area.

The Simply Purify range comprises every type of product to help rejuvenate and detoxify the body and mind – a clarifying clay body mask, essential oil, body gel, rejuvenating bath soak and an exfoliant sisal cleanser.

The “Simply Purify” range is part of the new Wellbeing range from The Body Shop, with other ranges to suit your lifestyle needs, from Deep Sleep and Divine Calm to Total Energy.

About The Body Shop:
The Body Shop International plc is the original ethical cosmetics company, now operating across more than 2,500 stores in over 60 markets worldwide. The Body Shop has constantly sought out wonderful natural ingredients from all four corners of the globe to bring you products bursting with effectiveness, to enhance your natural beauty. We strive to use our planet’s resources wisely, searching for outstanding natural materials and ingredients from across the globe to include in our range of products. We continue to lead the way, sourcing sustainable palm oil, introducing 100% recycled packaging, and raising funds and awareness to help prevent the spread of HIV/ AIDS, and continuing to support marginalized communities around the world through our Community Trade fair trade programme.

For over 30 years The Body Shop has believed that business has the power to make the right kind of difference to the world. Our unique philosophy continues to drive everything we do, allowing our customers around the world to become ‘activists’, simply by choosing from our range of products. As Dame Anita Roddick said: “Activism isn’t listed on The Body Shop labels as an ingredient, but it is there as surely as the bergamot and hemp oil.”

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The Body Shop Has Revealed The New Divine Calm Range. The Range Is Part Of The Wellbeing Line, Which Has Been Devised To Help Address Modern Day Lifestyle Worries

The Body Shop, the world’s leading ethical cosmetics company, has recently unveiled new products designed to help you wind down and de-stress. Users of the new products can soothe the body and relieve tension with a massage and bathing regime based on the calming benefits of lavender essential oil and Community Trade camomile.

A key ingredient in the new Divine Calm range is pure French lavender essential oil. Herbalists have used lavender for centuries and with its vibrant colour and wonderful perfume it has a unique appeal and aromatherapists have long used it to help promote relaxation and ease stress.

Camomile also features heavily in the Divine Calm range from The Body Shop. The camomile used by The Body Shop is sourced through the unique Community Trade fair trade programme. The Body Shop sources camomile water and essential oil from a small co-operative of farmers based in Norfolk England, and the farming methods used by the cooperative helps protect the quality of the environment in the area, while trade with The Body Shop generates essential income.

The Divine Calm range includes Heavenly Shower Gel, Serenity Milk Bath Powder Sublime Body Lotion, Massage Oil and Essential Oil, which user trials showed were each highly effective at easing tension and relieving stress.

About The Body Shop:
The Body Shop International plc is the original ethical cosmetics company, now operating across more than 2,500 stores in over 60 markets worldwide. The Body Shop has constantly sought out wonderful natural ingredients from all four corners of the globe to bring you products bursting with effectiveness, to enhance your natural beauty. We strive to use our planet’s resources wisely, searching for outstanding natural materials and ingredients from across the globe to include in our range of products. We continue to lead the way, sourcing sustainable palm oil, introducing 100% recycled packaging, and raising funds and awareness to help prevent the spread of HIV/ AIDS, and continuing to support marginalized communities around the world through our Community Trade fair trade programme.

For over 30 years The Body Shop has believed that business has the power to make the right kind of difference to the world. Our unique philosophy continues to drive everything we do, allowing our customers around the world to become ‘activists’, simply by choosing from our range of products. As Dame Anita Roddick said: “Activism isn’t listed on The Body Shop labels as an ingredient, but it is there as surely as the bergamot and hemp oil”.

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The Body Shop Are Inviting Customers To Visit The Lounge, A New Section On Their Website Which Outlines How To Make The Most Of Products From The Body Shop

The Body Shop, the UK based ethical cosmetics company, are inviting customers to visit The Lounge, a new section on their website which outlines how to make the most of products from The Body Shop.

This section of the site was added following the recent global expansion of the website.

The Lounge features images, text and video content featuring The Body Shop’s products and offers advice on how to use them in order to gain the best results from them.

Customers visiting The Lounge will find information on the new Nature’s Minerals Make Up range from The Body Shop with video clips showing how to apply the make up correctly and how to achieve different looks.

Tips and hints are also available from international make up artist and beauty representative for The Body Shop, Chase Aston. As the make up stylist for 57 covers of Cosmo magazine as well as numerous covers and editorials for Vogue and Elle, few are in a better position to offer make up advice to The Body Shop’s customers.

There is also advice on how to identify the best products for you from the recently released Wellbeing Range The Wellbeing Diagnostic tool helps customers decide which products in the new Wellbeing range are right for their lifestyles; Total Energy, Divine Calm, Deep Sleep or Pure Detox.

Visitors can also keep up to date with The Body Shop’s Community Trade program which aims to benefit the communities from where the Body Shop’s ingredients are sourced.

The Lounge is open and online now at www.thebodyshop.com/global

About The Body Shop:
The Body Shop International plc is the original ethical cosmetics company, now operating across more than 2,500 stores in over 60 markets worldwide. The Body Shop has constantly sought out wonderful natural ingredients from all four corners of the globe to bring you products bursting with effectiveness, to enhance your natural beauty. We strive to use our planet’s resources wisely, searching for outstanding natural materials and ingredients from across the globe to include in our range of products. We continue to lead the way, sourcing sustainable palm oil, introducing 100% recycled packaging, and raising funds and awareness to help prevent the spread of HIV/ AIDS, and continuing to support marginalized communities around the world through our Community Trade fair trade programme.

For over 30 years The Body Shop has believed that business has the power to make the right kind of difference to the world. Our unique philosophy continues to drive everything we do, allowing our customers around the world to become ‘activists’, simply by choosing from our range of products. As Dame Anita Roddick said: “Activism isn’t listed on The Body Shop labels as an ingredient, but it is there as surely as the bergamot and hemp oil.”

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The Body Shop Now Has A Range Of Products To Help Ease The Suffering Of Those Who Have Trouble Getting A Good Nights Sleep

The Deep Sleep range, which is part of The Body Shop new collection of Wellbeing products, is a preservative free range of products containing ingredients to encourage natural sleep patterns that help improve concentration, memory and mood.

The new range from The Body Shop includes a variety of different products, such as Deep Sleep Comforting Milk Bath Float, Soothing Shower Cream and Peaceful Body Moisturiser, all containing key ingredients to promote better sleeping patterns.

Deep Sleep products, along with many other products available in the Wellbeing range, contain a number of effective natural ingredients including jujube date, which has long being recognised as a valuable medicinal herb in both Europe and Asia. Hops and milk protein are also key ingredients, with hops having been traditionally used in sleep pillows for hundreds of years.

Product user trials have proved these Wellbeing products live up to their promises. User trials were conducted to test the effectiveness of the new Deep Sleep range from The Body Shop and the great news is that these products with jujube date, hops and oat protein helped users feel relaxed and ready to drop into a deep sleep.

Wellbeing products are designed to fit into any everyday routine, with different regimes available for different lifestyle needs. Natural ingredients sourced through the unique Community Trade are also included within the Wellbeing ranges meaning a purchase can improve the wellbeing of communities around the world, from Ghana, Brazil, Zambia, Namibia, Nicaragua, the Republic of Ireland, Italy and the UK.

About The Body Shop:
The Body Shop International plc is the original ethical cosmetics company, now operating across more than 2,500 stores in over 60 markets worldwide. The Body Shop has constantly sought out wonderful natural ingredients from all four corners of the globe to bring you products bursting with effectiveness, to enhance your natural beauty. We strive to use our planet’s resources wisely, searching for outstanding natural materials and ingredients from across the globe to include in our range of products. We continue to lead the way, sourcing sustainable palm oil, introducing 100% recycled packaging, and raising funds and awareness to help prevent the spread of HIV/ AIDS, and continuing to support marginalized communities around the world through our Community Trade fair trade programme.

For over 30 years The Body Shop has believed that business has the power to make the right kind of difference to the world. Our unique philosophy continues to drive everything we do, allowing our customers around the world to become ‘activists’, simply by choosing from our range of products. As Dame Anita Roddick said: “Activism isn’t listed on The Body Shop labels as an ingredient, but it is there as surely as the bergamot and hemp oil”.

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The Body Shop Has Unveiled A New Online Diagnostic Tool To Coincide With The Launch Of The Company’s New Wellbeing Range

The website is designed to help customers of The Body Shop find products in theWellbeing Range that are suited to help ease the stress and anxiety of the individual’s everyday life.

Split into four different regimes, namely Total Energy, Divine Calm, Deep Sleep and Pure Detox, the diagnostic tool leads users through four simple stages in order to determine the regime and products that are suitable for the customer’s needs. These recommendations are then available for the customer to print off and keep for future reference.

Visitors to the site can find products to help ease their everyday concerns, with the site guiding users to the ideal cleansing items, moisturisers, treatments and essential oils for their needs, with full details of the ingredients used, including camomile, jojoba and guarana, also available.

Designed to be easily incorporated into everyday lifestyles, every product in the Wellbeing Range contains effective active natural ingredients based on traditional herbal remedies. Products user trials have proved the effectiveness of this new range from The Body Shop, with well over half of those testing the products discovering the relaxing properties of Divine Calm Heavenly Shower Gel as well as the uplifting and invigorating Total Energy Exhilarating Body Wash.

The new diagnostic site from The Body Shop looks to be the ideal way for those leading a busy life to discover remedies and treatments to combat stress, lack of sleep and the feeling of being run down.

With many of the natural ingredients used in the Wellbeing Range sourced through Community Trade Programme, those who purchase items from the Wellbeing Range will also contribute to the wellbeing of communities around the world including Ghana, Brazil, Zambia, Namibia, Nicaragua, the Republic of Ireland, Italy and the UK.

About The Body Shop:
The Body Shop International plc is the original ethical cosmetics company, now operating across more than 2,500 stores in over 60 markets worldwide. The Body Shop has constantly sought out wonderful natural ingredients from all four corners of the globe to bring you products bursting with effectiveness, to enhance your natural beauty. We strive to use our planet’s resources wisely, searching for outstanding natural materials and ingredients from across the globe to include in our range of products. We continue to lead the way, sourcing sustainable palm oil, introducing 100% recycled packaging, and raising funds and awareness to help prevent the spread of HIV/ AIDS, and continuing to support marginalized communities around the world through our Community Trade fair trade programme.

For over 30 years The Body Shop has believed that business has the power to make the right kind of difference to the world. Our unique philosophy continues to drive everything we do, allowing our customers around the world to become ‘activists’, simply by choosing from our range of products. As Dame Anita Roddick said: “Activism isn’t listed on The Body Shop labels as an ingredient, but it is there as surely as the bergamot and hemp oil”

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