With so many exciting new brands bursting on to the beauty scene, we sometimes forget about the old favourites. Case in point: The Body Shop. There was rarely a Saturday afternoon during my teens when I couldnt be found rummaging around their Kings Road shop, sticking my paws into the mango butter lip balm and slathering on coconut body butter from the tester pots.
I also loved the Banana shampoo and conditioner (£4 each), which smelled divine and softened my hair brilliantly. Happily The Body Shop are re-launching this and some of their other originals Ice Blue Shampoo and Cucumber Cleansing Milk, anyone? - for a limited period, during which shoppers can vote for their favourite. The winner will then be re-introduced in to the range for good.
The Body Shop dont just do the old classics so well. One of my favourite latest make-up discoveries comes from the Body Shops new Colourglide Lip Colour range, a lipstick called Neon Pink, which at £8 is a steal. The bright, blue-based pink is such a fabulous on-trend colour models at Emanuel Ungaro and Antonio Berardi both sported similar shades that it has made it in to my make-up bag for New York Fashion Week. Even better, the colour lasts ages and doesnt dry lips one bit thanks to the sesame oil and organic beeswax.
Whats your favourite Body Shop product?