In the ’90s, The Body Shop reigned supreme in all things beauty. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone in your home economics class who No having a vat of her coveted body lotion hidden away in her locker room was that right. (And it still is!)
While other beauty brands have come and gone, The Body Shop remains a goldmine for effective products infused with expert-approved ingredients like tea tree, avocado, and coconut oil. And good news for us: Labor Day weekend is up to 60 percent off.
Through September 6, the nostalgic beauty brand we know and love is offering discounts on some of its stock, including some of the best vegan and natural products you can buy. Whether you’re looking for a new calming serum, gentle face wash, or a full set of skincare essentials, you can find it on sale at The Body Shop this weekend. Shop by specialty ingredient, below.
From homemade toothpaste to a wash booster, the benefits of tea tree oil are wide-ranging. This includes hair and skin care as it is a natural antifungal and antimicrobial essential oil. On the hair, experts recommend using it to break down all the dirt and buildup built up on the scalp.
On the skin side of things, you’ll want to use it judiciously. Given the drying quality of tea tree, a little goes a long way against acne, red spots, and other blemishes. Or, if things get ~funky~ (think: fungal infections, bug bites, etc.) drop a few drops and let their antifungal properties kick in. With something that is mildly infected, you want to kill any germs that are there. Those are great instances to add tea tree oil on its own,” Amy Galper, certified aromatherapist and educator at the New York Institute of Aromatherapy, previously told us.
But the best way to use it on the skin is with other oils, especially fatty ones. “The only way it can be carried is by mixing it with a fatty substance like a lipid-rich oil like olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil, almond oil,” Galper explained. “Any of those rich oils can then enter the body and make contact with our blood vessels.”
Lucky you: All tea tree products are 25 percent off during the month of September. Use the code THEATER25 on these goodies below.
Tea Tree Skin Lightening Clay Mask — $10.00
Originally $17, now $10
Whether it’s blackheads, whiteheads, or just general dirt, this purifying mask will instantly clear your skin. Made with fair trade tea tree oil from Kenya, it absorbs all excess oil from the skin, leaving pores cleaner and texture smoother than before. And while some tea tree masks are harsh, this one is creamy and smooth, never stripping your skin or making you thirstier.
Tea Tree All-in-One Stick — $9.00
Originally $13, now $9
This super stick is the definition of comfort. Blended with tea tree oil and natural salicylic acid from wintergreen extract, it’s a rock star for rebalancing skin when it gets rough. Whether it’s redness, swelling, irritation, breakouts, or oiliness, a few swipes of this balm purify it back to its best. Ideal for tossing in your purse or handbag when you need to be TSA compliant.
Tea Tree Oil — $9.00
Originally $12, now $9
If you want to go with the real thing, this bottle is 25 percent off when you use code THEATER25. Rub some into your scalp, apply to pimples, or drop some into your oil diffuser for soothing aromatherapy.
By now, you probably know that aloe vera is a lifesaver after crusty days at the beach. While it’s a superstar for soothing sunburn (let’s say three times faster), it’s not. single a savior after the sun. As Josh Axe, DNM, Doctor of Natural Medicine and founder of Ancient Nutrition, explained to us earlier, the gelatinous ingredient is actually loaded with fatty acids, sugars, and enzymes that make it a great addition to your daily skincare routine. . From moisturizing and hydrating to fighting dark spots, you can’t go wrong with a little aloe, even if it’s straight from the plant.
And of course he is a healing hero that can be used reactively (i.e. to heal burns) but also proactively. “Aloe vera is packed with antioxidants that reduce free radical damage, fight inflammation, and naturally slow cellular aging,” said Dr. Ax. “Using antioxidant-rich plants on the skin can promote healthy aging over skin damage.”
Aloe Soothing Cleansing Cream — $10.00
Originally $18, now $10
Have you ever woken up with red, angry skin that you’re not sure what to do with? Get this cleaner. Its creamy texture melts into the skin, allowing its aloe infusion to soothe redness, swelling, and irritation while adding moisture. The best part is that it’s friendly to sensitive skin, so you won’t have to worry about bothering it anymore, either. There are no fragrances, preservatives, alcohol, or dyes, so you can wash without worry.
Loaded with vitamin E and other good fats, avocado is one of the most hydrating and restorative natural products you can put on your face. Research shows that these healthy fats nourish the skin’s lipid bilayer, strengthening the skin barrier and encouraging new growth. Other studies show that, given its load of antioxidants, it is a wonderful anti-inflammatory and can protect the dermis from all kinds of environmental stressors.
Tl; dr: avocado is not only good for toast. Take care of your skin with these delicacies.
Avocado Oil Lotion — $10.00
Originally $15, now $10
Nourish your body from head to toe with this lotion melt. It starts out like a lotion, but with a little friction, it turns into a luscious oil that transforms even the driest, thirstiest skin. And it smells heavenly too, mixed with notes of almond, coconut and vanilla.
Avocado Body Scrub — $12.00
Originally $24, now $12
Start moisturizing the minute you step into the shower with the gentle scrub. Like the lotion, it’s powered by Hass avocados packed with skin-absorbing fats. Only this one has a physical exfoliator to help remove dead skin and dirt while you wash.
The reason you see so many coconut beauty products? Coconut oil is a beauty buff. Like avocado oil, it’s packed with feel-good fats that replenish your skin, hair, and scalp. Most commonly, you’ll see it used as a moisturizer, but it’s also a skin soother.
“Coconut oil is a natural anti-inflammatory and full of fatty acids that help improve the skin’s barrier,” Rachel Nazarian, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, once told us. “It also melts easily into the skin with a bit of gentle rubbing, and can feel cosmetically elegant. Because of this, it’s gained a pretty impressive following of people who love using it on their skin.”
Dreamy Creamy Coconut Essential Gift Set — $19.00
Originally $30, now $19
This gift set is creamy and dreamy indeed. This gift set includes everything infused with coconut oil, including a shower gel, body butter, hand cream and soap. Ideal for those who are anticipating their Christmas shopping or simply looking for an excuse to treat themselves.
Coconut Bronze Matte Bronzing Powder — $10.00
Originally $20, now $10
Want to keep that summer glow well into fall? Add this bronzer to your cart. Although it’s a powder, it’s enriched with Fair Trade coconut oil sourced from Samoa, so your skin will get those hydrating and soothing benefits when it’s on. Available in dark, medium and light shades.
Carrots and eye health go hand in hand, but the bunny-loved veggie is also terrific for your face. Earlier this spring, Anar Mikailov, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, shared with us that this is because carrots contain beta-carotone, a molecule commonly found in plants that is beneficial for a number of conditions of the skin. “Beta-carotene converts to vitamin A, which is known to address multiple signs of aging: it helps boost collagen production, increases the rate of cell turnover, which helps firm and brighten skin,” he said.
Although they are not as powerful as retinol, which is the purest form of vitamin A, they are worth adding to your skincare regimen for glow and collagen production. “If you’re looking for a peel or acne reduction, you want to leave carrots alone and go for a product with retinol. But if you’re looking to try something new that can help gently brighten skin, give carrots a try.”
Carrot Wash Energizing Facial Cleanser — $8.00
Originally $17, now $8
Discover how magical carrots can be with this gentle foaming face wash. Carrots and Aloe team up to remove the day’s buildup, brightening and hydrating skin at the same time. It’s all vegan, made with Fair Trade ingredients, and packaged in a recyclable bottle, so you can feel good about adding it to your cart.
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