My First Experience With The Body Shop Products

The Body Shop

I heard all the hype about the Body Shop products quite many years ago. I think it was 8 years. I am not sure because I didn't really bother with checking them out as they weren't available in our country. But last November they finally launched their online store in Slovenia. That was something to be seen! You can find their products here - The Body Shop Slovenia.

And even better, last week they opened their first store in Slovenia (Ljubljana) and I couldn't be happier for them. 

But let's see what I think about their products I got to test and if I'd be buying from them again.

My First Experience With The Body Shop Products

When I was browsing their online store I had no idea what to pick. I heard many great things about their Strawberry serum (click to read more about it - written by Low Maintenance Beauty).

And because their online store looks super fun, I had a hard time picking just one thing. But since I am really lazy with using up body products, I decided to try a body yoghurt. 

But the thing that piqued my interest the most was the Vitamin E cream. I mean, a gel cream that promises hydrated skin - what's not to love? 

The Body Shop Mango

And because I'm trying to be responsible while purchasing - I wanted to get some samples first. But because the company is just so amazing, they decided to send me a couple of products to try for free. So thank you for that! Now, let's move on to see what I thought about the products I tried.

The Body Shop Mango

The Body Shop Mango Shower Gel (6,50€)

Turn your shower into a tropical delight, when you use our soap-free Mango Shower Gel. This exotic body wash will leave you feeling more fresh, fruity and wonderfully soft.


Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Chloride, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Sodium Benzoate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Mel/Honey/Miel, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil/Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Benzophenone-4, Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Mangifera Indica Fruit Extract/Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Denatonium Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, CI 19140/Yellow 5, CI 15985/Yellow 6, CI 17200/Red 33

  • Shower gel
  • Soap-free cleansing
  • Mango essence
  • Sweet, fresh, tropical scent
  • Community Trade honey from Ethiopia

My Thoughts

The shower gel comes packaged in a sturdy bottle that seems to be dyed so the shower gel doesn't have to be. But well, even if the gel doesn't really seem to be coloured it has a slight tint as it looks from the INCI list. I don't mind it as I wash it off, but I was a bit surprised. I mean, a coloured bottle and a coloured product? 
But luckily the gel is so beautifully smelling that I don't mind the colour. It has a very strong scent that to me doesn't really smell like mangoes but like peaches. I love peaches so I don't mind it. 
The gel lathers nicely and also a tiny bit goes a long way. But since I loved it so much I swore that I'll only buy shower gels from The Body Shop as others just don't smell so nice. That will be interesting, to say the least. After all, it's just a shower gel, right? But it's a very strong smelling shower gel that takes the experience of showering to a whole other level. 

The Body Shop Mango

The Body Shop Mango Body Yogurt (9,90€)

Life’s too short for waiting - jump straight into your jeans with our Mango Body Yogurt. The new, lightweight formula absorbs instantly and provides up to 48 hours of moisture. Apply to damp skin straight after showering for skin that feels smoother and never sticky, with the fruity, tropical scent of mangoes. The gel-cream is 100% vegan, enriched with mango juice and Community Trade organic almond milk from Spain.


Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Parfum/Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Dimethiconol, Caprylyl Glycol, Mangifera Indica Juice/Mango Juice, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Seed Extract/Sweet Almond Seed Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, CI 15985/Yellow 6, CI 19140/Yellow 5.

The Body Shop Mango Yogurt

  • NEW lightweight, fast-absorbing gel-cream formula
  • 100% vegan
  • 48hr moisture
  • Enriched with mango juice and Community Trade Organic Almond Milk from Spain
  • Try with our Mango Shower Gel and our Mango Body Scrub
  • 87% agree the formula absorbs instantly*
  • 86% like that the formula works on damp skin*
  • 3 in 4 agree they can put their jeans on straight after application*
  • 95% agree skin feels moisturized*
  • 81% agree skin appears radiant*

My Thoughts about the yoghurt

I have never tried something similar. Most of my body products are thicker or left a thick and oily feeling on my skin. This yoghurt is very light and has a slight cooling effect. It takes a couple of seconds for it to completely sink into the skin. After that, it's all good and ready to go. No stickiness, no oiliness. Because it's so lightweight (and smells deliciously like fresh peaches with a bit of mango), I like to use it after shaving. It doesn't irritate my skin and sinks so quickly that it doesn't feel like I've applied anything. Except for the super smooth and hydrating skin left afterwards. I am a big fan and I can't wait to try the banana yoghurt. It looks like it could possibly smell delicious. But either way, the formulation is really good and it doesn't make me sweat in the hot Summer weather.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream

The Body Shop Vitamin E Gel Moisture Cream (14,90€)

Help protect your skin from external aggressors and lock in moisture for 48-hours of hydration with our new Vitamin E Gel Moisture Cream. This oil-free, lightweight and fast absorbing daily moisturizer is formulated with natural origin hyaluronic acid derived from bio-fermented wheat-germ from Pomacle, France and raspberry extract, containing Vitamin E, to refresh and re-plump your skin with moisture.


Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethiconol, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Linalool, Rubus Idaeus Fruit Extract/ Raspberry Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide.

  • 100% vegan
  • Oil-free daily facial moisturizer
  • Enriched with Community Trade Organic Aloe Vera from Mexico
  • Formulated with biofermented Hyaluronic Acid from Pomacle, France
  • 48-hr hydration in a non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula
  • Skin looks less shiny, as if mattified
  • Suitable for normal to combination skin
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Non-comedogenic

My Thoughts on the Vitamin E Gel Cream

I used up two of my gel creams in the past three or four months (one being the Whamisa Gel cream and the other being the Biotherm Aquasource Gel Cream) and thus I really wanted to see how good this one could be. It promises to plump up your skin full of hydration and that's exactly what it does
As I have only used it for a month I don't feel very comfortable talking about its effects - I only know it does hydrate my skin and doesn't break me out. I was also curious to notice that the gel is packed full of micro pearlescent glitter. It does look pretty! But I think I'll use it up completely before I'll talk about it in depth. So far I'm enjoying it. 

I am pretty impressed by the products I have tried so far. I realized that I like my shower gels to smell extremely strong as I like to be surrounded by a steamy deliciously smelling cloud during my showers. And the body yoghurt is really great and that's coming from someone that usually takes about 2 years to use up a body lotion. Or probably more and then I have to throw it away. But not this time. After a month of regular use (every two to three days), I have more than 2/3 of it left. 

For now, I think that their products may be a bit pricey but they are a brand worth checking out. Especially if you care about their cruelty-free products concept.

*I received the products from the PR of the company. My opinions are always honest. 

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