When I think of British things that I love; The Body Shop falls right up there with Sherlock, One Direction and Lulu Guinness bags. That’s why it’s so lovely that their new range, British Rose, pays tribute to the brand’s British heritage. The collection heroes the beautiful blooms of the English countryside and has released with The Body Shop’s 40thanniversary.
The Body Shop is known for its ethical and kind methods of sourcing ingredients and British rose is no exception. The range is made from 100% organic roses that are sourced from a farm in Herefordshire, in the heart of the English countryside.
This particular farm has won environmental awards in the past and works with the land; eliminating the need for chemicals. The blooms are hand-picked, air dried and infused with fresh mountain water on site. This procedure ensures the highest quality rose essence as none of the scent is lost through transportation.
The packaging is quite simple but really pretty. It features a vibrant pink rose on a black background and some of the products are a lovely light pink. It’s feminine but with a hint of fierce.
I personally feel that pure rose scents can smell a bit “old” but with British Rose; The Body Shop has managed to make it quite modern while still highlighting the humble rose and the British Rose heritage. This is done by blending the rose essence with notes of bergamot, clean musk and a tiny hint of tangerine. The overall effect is fresh, light and absolutely lovely. I can see women of all ages and generations loving this scent.
There are many products in the range including a shower gel and bath foam, “petal soft” hand cream, a fragrance and a gel body scrub which is infused with actual rose petals.
I have tried the Instant Glow Body Essence and Instant Glow Body Butter. Both products contain a gorgeous pink hued, subtle shimmer that leaves a dewy glow on the skin.
The Body Essence is quite liquidy and lightweight but absorbs quickly provides a nice hydration. It’s perfect for keeping your skin soft and slightly scented on those long Summer days
The Body Butter is very thick and indulgent and when rubbed in is very hydrating and perfect for dry skin. It claims to make the skin “petal soft”; which it does while leaving a delicate scent on the body.
I think that the British Rose range by The Body Shop is going to be a total hit! Pop in to your nearest store and try it out. How appropriate is it that this collection has released just before Mother’s Day? 😉
Until next time
Love, roses and sparkles