The Body Shop Launches A New Commitment | Clozette

Enrich Not Exploit ™ sums up the bold principles The Body Shop was built on as they plan to launch the world’s most ethical and sustainable global business, as well as their biggest campaign ever.

As more and more people occupy the earth, Mother Nature is finding it harder every year to support those people. But with The Body Shop’s new Commitment to Enrich Not Exploit ™, a new type of business which will protect and nurture the environment and its people is born.

Under the Commitment are three pillars the brand promises to do – to enrich our people, enrich our products, and to enrich our planet. This means that The Body Shop is committed to working fairly with farmers and suppliers and helping communities to thrive. Their products enrich, but never make false promises and are never tested on animals.

Besides those two, the brand also vows to help 40,000 economically vulnerable people access work around the world; ensure 100% of their natural ingredients are traceable and sustainably sourced, protecting 10,000 hectares of forest and other habitats; power 100% of their stores with renewable or carbon balanced energy; and many more.

And their new Commitment can be seen in their products too! For every purchase of a product from their Oils of Life™ range, such as the Sleeping Cream, they will plant a seed in Cerro Blanco, Ecuador in association with the World Land Trust. This ensures that local communities will continue to protect biodiversity by enhancing the growth of healthy native trees.

Another way they’ve extended their Commitment to their products is through their brand new skincare range, Drops Of Light™. The products’ main ingredient – North Atlantic red algae extract – is 100% vegetarian! They want every one who uses them to feel good in their own skin and to not worry about applying unwanted chemicals and toxins on their complexions.


So how will you enrich and not exploit your world? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!

The Body Shop Drops of Light Brightening Serum and Oils of Life Sleeping Cream are available in all boutiques nationwide in the Philippines.

For every season, there is a corresponding ‘signature’ makeup look – how spring is all about bright colours and pastels; while winter is about dewy skin and red lips, and so on – that most of us follow. 

If you think that this year’s Fall/Winter beauty trends will revert back to berry lips and flawless, matte skin, you are in for a surprise as what we found backstage at Manila Fashion Festival F/W 16 was the opposite. Hint, hint, there were a lot of natural, glowing skin! 

So in our quest to stay ahead in our beauty game (and help you in yours, too), we sat down with head makeup artist for MAC cosmetics Al De Leon during Day 1 of the 4-day affair for a quick beauty chat; and got her two cents on her beauty predictions, favourite looks, and more! 


What makeup looks are we going to see [for day 1 of MFF]?

To me, there are 2 interesting looks – 1 of Cheetah Rivera’s violet smoky eye with glitter; and Anthony Ramirez’s dark, Egyptian-inspired cat eye.

What are the makeup products you used to create the looks?

To create the dewy skin that will be seen in tonight’s show, we used a lot of the Face and Body and Studio Waterweight foundations because they both automatically give you dewy skin. As for skincare, I like to use the Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion Serum and Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Softening Lotion.

If you were to translate the violet smoky eyes and the extreme cat eye in real life, how would you advise people to recreate it?

For Cheetah Rivera’s violet smoky eye and glitter, I’d probably skip the glitter and try silver eyeliner on the lower lashline and the inner corner of the eyes. You have to try it! It will brighten up your eyes and it’s a good mix with violet.

And for Anthony Ramirez’s look, there’s nothing wrong with having a cat eye look. But I wouldn’t apply it as big and as saturated as Anthony would have it on stage.

What’s your favourite makeup trend for Fall/Winter 2016?

I think it will have to be bare skin – bare, healthy, glowy-looking skin – that we will actually see a lot of in MFF.

Which makeup trend would you want to “disappear” for Fall/Winter 2016? 

I wouldn’t want it to disappear but it’s not requested for this season – contouring. Some designers specifically ask to not have contouring. But with Cheetah Rivera’s we will see some contouring on the cheeks.


Don’t we all crave for that healthy glow of sun-kissed skin all year round, even on the cloudiest of days? Benefit Cosmetics recently launched three new additions into the Hoola Family at Naumi Hotel’s rooftop pool to give a glimpse into what a Benefit TANtasy would look like.

No longer will you have to waste your precious time on the tanning bed. No longer will you have to fret over orange-stained palms. No longer will you have to wreck your brains when making a decision between cute bikinis and ugly tan lines; the new Hoola products have got you covered – allowing you to look effortlessly TANtalizing and glowing (both your face and your body) all day long!

Guests were greeted by huge inflatable floats, comfy poolside chairs, smoothies blended with VitaCoco coconut water, as well as light canapés to get us into a carefree, vacation mood. The ever-bubbly Benefit team also demonstrated to us the application methods of the new Hoola products, dropping a few tips to ensure our successful transformation into bronze beauty babes!

Everyone’s heard of Benefit’s Hoola Matte Bronzer, a cult-favorite in the beauty world. Now, with the new Dew the Hoola – a liquid matte bronzer – we can all look slimmer but yet, with no glimmer! The creamy texture of the bronzer melts easily for seamless blending; accompany it with the use of the Hoola Bronzing & Contouring Brush and it delivers that all day chiseled look. There is also glycerine in the product, which works to protect your skin from the harsh sun while keeping it supple and smooth.

Besides the face, Benefit Cosmetics took bronzing one step further with the launch of the Hoola Zero Tanline Body Bronzer. The product has a transfer-resistant, 12-hour long formula that will leave a natural tan through the day! It comes with a sponge applicator at the top of the bottle, allowing easy application without exposing yourself to greasy, orange hands. Its buildable formula makes the product suitable for all skin tones, fair or dark. 

Plus, here’s a bonus: using the Hoola Zero Tanline Body Bronzer immediately brings you back to the beach and reminds you of a relaxing vacation with its citrusy sandalwood scent. Are you ready to Hoola?


The Benefit Hoola Bronzer Family is available at all Benefit counters in Singapore.