Our story started in Brighton, England in 1976.

Never afraid to stand out from the crowd and stand up for what’s right, we search the world for the finest ethically-sourced ingredients to create a range of naturally-inspired beauty products.

Today our dedication to business as a force for good is stronger than ever. As part of our Enrich Not Exploit™ Commitment, we’ve made it our mission to enrich our products, our people and our planet. That means working fairly with our farmers and suppliers and helping communities thrive through our Community Fair Trade programme, being 100% vegetarian and always and forever being firmly against animal testing.

Together we can do it, it’s in our hands.

Discover our heritage

  • 1976

    First The Body Shop store opens

  • 1986

    Save the Whale

  • 1987

    Community Fair Trade

  • 1988

    Anita Roddick, OBE

  • 1990

    The Body Shop Foundation is created

  • 1992

    Mango Body Butter

  • 1994

    The Body Shop At Home

  • 1996

    Against Animal Testing

  • 1997

    Humane Cosmetics Standard

  • 2002

    Choose positive energy

  • 2003

    Stop Violence in the Home

  • 2009

    Stop Sex Trafficking of Children & Young People campaign

  • 2009

    Our first Values report

  • 2009

    RSPCA ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

  • 2011

    The Global Shea Alliance

  • 2012

    ‘Against Animal Testing’ re-launch

  • 2013

    EU ban on sales of animal tested products and ingredients

  • 2014

    Business in the Community Award

  • 2015

    Global Shea Alliance Award

  • 2016


  • 2017

    Forever Against Animal Testing

  • 2017

    World Bio-Bridges Mission