The rose is often associated with England, and the Body Shopâs new range plays on thatâthough to be inclusive, itâs dubbed the British Rose range, with a full line of body care and cosmetics that plays on the love of a rosy scent.
The roses are grown in Herefordshire, without the use of chemicals. The whole process respects the biodiversity of the area and the balance of nature, providing a home for the mammals and insects, especially bees, there.
Weâve sampled the Instant Glow body butter (NZ$36Â·95), which is silky smooth to apply, and quickly absorbed to start doing its job. Thereâs no stickiness, and has promises 24 hoursâ moisturizing. We love the scent, which is more noticeable in the container, and subtler after application.
The second Instant Glow product weâve tested, the Body Essence (NZ$45), is a body lotion thatâs light, also quickly absorbed, feels nice on the skin, and gives it a subtle shimmer. The shower gel (NZ$16Â·50) is soap-free and the scent is more noticeableâwhich makes the showering experience quite a delight!
Thereâs also an eau de toilette (NZ$39Â·95), bath foam (NZ$29Â·95), hand cream (NZ$23Â·95) and exfoliating soap (NZ$15) which we didnât test.
In the make-up range, the Body Shop offers nine shades for the British Rose Lip & Cheek Stains. We checked out Pink Hibiscus and Deep Berry, both of which give 12 hours of hydration with a blend of Community Trade honey and organic alĆ vera, retailing at NZ$35Â·50 each. They are gorgeous shades that suit different skin tones, and are right on trend. Thereâs only a single shade for the British Rose nail colourâa mid-pinkâgiving a nice finish for only NZ$12Â·95.
The remaining item in the range which we didnât check out is the eye and cheek palette, retailing for NZ$59Â·50, with a variety of shades suiting casual and formal looks.
For Mothersâ Day, the Body Shop has three gift packs: the British Rose Treats at NZ$30, with the shower gel, body butter and a Mini Bath, in Lily in Pink; the Essential Gift Collection (NZ$82), with the shower gel, vitamin E moisture cream, body butter and hand cream; and the Deluxe Gift Collection (NZ$152), with shower gel, vitamin E moisture cream, body butter, Body Essence and eau de toilette.
The British Rose range hits stores in New Zealand on April 18.