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zoobop applauds the body shop for all its campaigns to end animal testing. However, many ingredients used are questionable. We hope the brand revamps its ingredients to be greener and cleaner.

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The Body Shop is not clean.
Criteria

synthetic free

naturally derived

organic certified

Ingredients used in products can be toxic to humans. Please tap the icons for more details under each criteriato understand why.

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Hazard index: according to global standards. Please tap the ingredients to know more

7-10

potential human toxins.

3-6

moderate human toxins.

1-2

low or no human toxins

  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

synthetic free

Some products contain Fragrance~, Colour~, Propyl Paraben, Methyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Butyl Paraben, Retinyl Palmitate, Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Talc, D.E.A, Lilial, Lyral, B.H.T, S.L.E.S, PPGs~, P.E.Gs~, Benzyl Salicylate~, Coumarin~, Alcohol Denat, P.G, C.A.P.B~, Benzyl Benzoate~, Cinnamal, Citral~, Farnesol~, Isoeugenol~, Eugenol~, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, EDTA

~can be natural/ synthetic derived

naturally derived

Some products contain Fragrance~, Colour~, Benzyl Salicylate~, PPGs~, P.E.Gs~, Geraniol, Coumarin~, Palm Oil*, Mica*, Shea Butter**, Benzyl Benzoate~, C.A.P.B~, Limonene, Linalool, Citral~, Citronellol, Farnesol~, Isoeugenol~, Eugenol~

~can be natural/ synthetic derived
*sustainable & ethically sourced. Brand is part of Responsible Mica Initiative & RSPO for sustainable palm oil.
To know more about mica and how it can be unethically sourced, check this post https://www.zoobop.com/post-detail.aspx?id=4 />**ethical source/ Brand is part of Global Shea Alliance

Some products contain organic certified ingredients
but no certifications are provided.

The Body Shop is not entirely green.
Criteria

earth safe

recycle material

Though brand works with several programs world over to rebuild, replant, & regenerate. And it has partnered with many initiatives work towards protecting endangered habitat, we have found Ingredients used in some products which are not earth friendly. However they use sustainable packaging & offer recycling of their empty bottles/ containers in all their stores world wide. An incredible feat!

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  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

earth safe

Though brand works with several programs world over to rebuild, replant, & regenerate. And it has partnered with many initiatives work towards protecting endangered habitat, we have found Ingredients used in some products which are not earth friendly.
Some product contain Oxybenzone, Parabens, B.H.T, S.L.E.S, Palm Oil*, Talc**, Octinoxate, PEGs, VP Copolymer***

*brand is part of RSPO for sustainable palm oil.
To know more about palm oil & its impact on forests, wildlife & the environment, check this post https://www.zoobop.com/post-detail.aspx?id=5

**unclear if this is asbestos free / we have asked brand for more information
***not clear if this is water soluble or a micro plastic, we have asked the brand for clarity

recycle material

Brand uses glass, metal & plastic for their product packaging.
The brand are aiming for a minimum of 75% PCR (post-consumer recycled) plastic across all product lines by 2022.
Brand uses sustainable packaging & offers recycling of their empty bottles/ containers in all their stores world wide, which is an incredible feat!

It should be noted, that most makeup plastics are difficult to recycle.
So it is always good when brands accept back their empties for sterilizing and recycling and when they offer refills.

The Body Shop is cruelty free.
Criteria

cruelty free

100% vegan

The Body shop has been a pioneer in fighting against Animal testing since its origin in the 1970's.

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  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
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cruelty free

Brand is PETA listed and Leaping Bunny certified & committed to being a 100% cruelty free.
With no animal testing at any stage of production or marketing.
the Body shop has been a pioneer in fighting against Animal testing since its origin in the 1970's.

Brand launched a new Bio-Bridge project alongside World Land Trust and the Wildlife Trust of India in the Garo Hills District, India, to protect the endangered Indian elephant and Western Hoolock Gibbon.

100% vegan

Some products contain Milk, Honey, Beeswax, Urea~, Lanolin, Glycerin~, Allantoin~, Stearic Acid~, Lecithin~, Cetyl Alcohol~, Lactic Acid~, Amino Acids~, Fatty Acid~, Benzoic Acids~, Cetearyl Alcohol~, Stearyl Alcohol~, Panthenol~, P.E.G 7~, P.E.G 8~, P.E.G.10~, P.E.G.12~, P.E.G 14~, P.E.G 18~, P.E.G 20~, P.E.G 30~, P.E.G 40~, P.E.G 60~ , P.E.G 75~, P.E.G 100~, P.E.G 120~, P.E.G 150~ , P.E.G 220~, Musk~~, Amber~~, (Fragrance Notes)
Their lipsticks do not have carmine (as an ingredient)
Their makeup brushes are vegan friendly
Brand has vegan options**

~can be plant/ animal/ synthetic derived
**users are advised to check the label for all ingredient content.

The Body Shop is honest.
Criteria

honesty

Brand has transparent labelling. Complete ingredients used are mentioned on product label / their website.

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  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
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