A retail chain, founded originally in the United Kingdom in 1976 by Anita Roddick, now with over 1700 outlets in 49 countries throughout the world. They deal in cosmetics and general body and skin care products.

The driving philosophy behind the Body Shop is one of social, ethical and environmental/ecological values: their products are made, as much as possible, with all natural ingredients; are neither tested on animals nor made with animal-based ingredients; reuse and recycling of product packaging is encouraged; and economic development of impoverished or third-world countries is fostered through fair trade programs with such countries.

Some information taken from the official website at http://www.bodyshop.com