When you think of ethical beauty brands, it’s quite likely that The Body Shop is at the top of your list – they have been campaigning to end animal testing since the late 80’s.
So it will come as little surprise that the brand’s newest launch is tackling a whole new sustainability issue: food waste.
The Body Shop’s special-edition Banana collection is made using real banana puree from wonky bananas that supermarkets won’t buy. This way, the small-scale Community Trade farmers in Ecuador, don’t lose out on their less aesthetically pleasing produce, which helps them to compete with the bigger plantations and stay afloat in a notoriously exploitative industry.
The new products join the brands much loved Banana shampoo, conditioner and hair mask. New to the range are the super Nourishing Body Butter, Hyaluronic-acid infused Body Yogurt and an indulgent Shower Cream.
And if that’s not enough to tempt you, all of the new products are 100% vegan and have a creamy banana and coconut scent which is perfect for summer!
The Body Shop Special-Edition Banana Body Yogurt, £8.50, The Body Shop.
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