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The Body Shop brings pampering back to where it counts.
Back Home The Body Shop brings pampering back to where it counts.

Maybe it's the tail end of the recession, the onset of one force majeure after another or just that general, anxious feeling of being rushed by the impending holidays—whatever it is, it's making people want more feel-good time and relish their quality moments with loved ones.

Home services are booming more than ever and The Body Shop strikes while the iron is hot with their new Spa Wisdom ranges, which take famous spa rituals from around the globe as its inspiration.

The three collections take comfort to a whole new level, and spa buffs will enjoy the whole process involved, from picking out which line to use to the actual slathering on of the blissful lotions and potions.

If you're in the mood for some warm indulgence, Spa Wisdom Africa, with its rich mix of fragrances and textures from all over the continent—including Zambian organic honey, Ghanan Shea and cocoa butter, Namibian marula oil and Nicaraguan sesame oil—nourishes like few can. It focuses on conditioning skin battered by hot, dry climes, and its native ximenia oil softens the roughest of skin patches.

Pretty little island girls gravitate towards the fresh yet exotic Spa Wisdom Polynesia collection, whose luxurious ingredients are a beachy slew of tiare, pikaki, lotus, frangipani and ylang-ylang. Matched with a scent that's part citrus and part musky vanilla, the relaxing range is meant for those wanting to mimic a tropical oasis right in the comfort of their own homes.

Spa Wisdom Morocco has the hero ingredients argan oil and floral orange blossom, two key attributes in traditional Moroccan hammam, or massage and exfoliation. Uneven, travel-weary skin and bones get a reprieve with the sensual, rejuvenating range that hints at some mystery and adventure, with much-needed moisturization. The collection's candle goes perfectly with some Eastern music and sensual belly dancing, too, which enhances energy flow and body strength and confidence.

All the ranges feature Community Trade and native ingredients, a trademark of The Body Shop's eco- and civic-conscious thrusts.

Click on to see the hedonistic new collections from The Body Shop's Spa Wisdom ranges.

—Eunice Lucero, Beauty Editor


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