The Body Shop International Limited, trading as The Body Shop, is a British cosmetics, skin care and perfume company.

Basic Information

Founded in 1976 by Anita Roddick, the company currently has a range of 1,000 products sold in about 3,000 stores, divided between those owned by the company and franchised outlets in more than 65 countries. Originally trading from Brighton, the company is now based in London Bridge and Littlehampton, West Sussex, and is owned by Brazilian cosmetics company Natura as a subsidiary of the Natura & Co group. The company had been owned by the French cosmetics company L'Oréal between 2006 and 2017. In September 2017, L'Oréal sold the company to Natura for £880 million. See more

Legal Name


The Body Shop International Limited



London, England, United Kingdom

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Core Team


David Boynton

Chief Executive Officer