The Body Shop Xmas Advent Calendar
I love an advent calendar, especially a beauty one. The Body Shop has three calendars on offer this year.

THE ADVENT CALENDAR OF CHANGE £59.00 (value £119.00)

The Advent of Change

THE ADVENT CALENDAR OF WONDERS £95.00 (value £173.50)

The Advent Calendar of Wonders

THE ADVENT CALENDAR WONDERS & WISHES £145 (value £250) The Body Shop 


Our Advent Calendar of Wishes & Wonders is bursting with iconic full-sized bestsellers as well as exciting new products, beauty tools and everything you need to nourish your body and soul.

Scrub, soften and slather your way to your most beautiful Christmas yet with our luxurious sheet masks, nourishing body butters, and rejuvenating body scrubs.

Through our Community Fair Trade programme, we get access to high-quality ingredients and accessories, as well as recycled plastic, from producers, farmers, and artisans across the world. And that’s exactly what this calendar is packed with. So, behind many doors are delightful surprises you can be sure that you’re helping to support the people at the heart of our programme with a fair price in return for their skills and knowledge.

This is a great calendar, thoughtfully curated with a good mix of The Body Shop’s best-selling products, much-loved classics, full-sized and travel sizes and a few surprise products you might not have thought about before.

It’s packaged in a big, heavy box with a pop-up festive scene and three drawers containing 25 gifts to open – which is as it should be, no measly ’12’ days of Christmas here.

All the calendars offer great savings if you were to buy the products individually of course. However, in this box, there are eight sets of coordinating products, so you could easily split them up for presents.


1) Edelweiss Liquid Peel 100ml (special offer on the website, free with orders over £39)

2) Edelweiss Serum Sheet Mask x 1 21ml

I reviewed The Body Shop Edelweiss range (formerly Drops of Youth) earlier this year – click on the image below to read.

The Body Shop Edelweiss Skincare


Made with 95% ingredients of natural origin, it only takes a couple of pumps of our new Edelweiss Liquid Peel to gently exfoliate and leave skin looking smoother, more luminous and feeling fresher.

The gel-to-peel texture gently lifts impurities, pollutants and dead skin cells to leave you looking fresh-faced and glowy. Did we mention It’s suitable for sensitive skin too?


This is a must-have not only for the face but to remove all traces of fake tan. Don’t be put off by the words liquid peel, it’s not a peel-off mask as I first thought – I’m never going there again. It’s a thin, opaque gel that’s applied to dry skin, massaged in and rinsed off.

It’s a little gunky to use, so I massage it in then rinse it off in the shower. It pills and turns into gross little balls of dirt and dead skin.

At first, you think maybe it’s just the product itself clumping up but if you ‘repeat’ an area, then you won’t get those bits the second time around.

If you’re lifting off something like fake tan, the balls change colour and turn orange. It’s a bit ‘eww’ but then the skin afterwards is silky smooth and brighter looking.

I also find it really effective to lift every bit of makeup from your face, even if you’ve double-cleansed and think you’ve removed all trace of foundation.

It’s very gentle and ideal as a ‘starter peel’ for sensitive skin. You don’t need much product either, just a thin layer.

3. Vitamin E Hydrating Toner 250ml

4. Vitamin E Quench Sheet Mask x1 18ml

Our Vitamin E range has been beloved by all skin types. Enriched with vitamin E and upcycled raspberry seed oil, it hydrates and plumps skin with moisture, all day, every day.

Our moisturisers and serums are enriched with natural-origin hyaluronic acid, and help to boost hydration, all while helping maintain skin’s natural moisture barrier.

5. Mango Hand Balm 30ml

6. Mango Bath Blend Hydrating Bath Foam 250ml

7. Mango Sugar Body Scrub 50ml

If you love the scent of mango…

All three of these would combine to make the most wonderful present or, because the scent is so divine, an indulgence to keep for yourself.

I would warn you though that the Mango Bath Blend looks and smells exactly like a mango smoothie, one to definitely keep in the bathroom.

The hand cream is very rich but absorbs well – you only need a tiny dot.

Mango Hand Balm

8. British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask 15ml

9. British Rose Body Yoghurt 196g

Like a lot of people, I absolutely love anything rose-scented, but it can’t be that artificial cloying rose scent you often find in products. Being The Body Shop, these are the real thing and I already know these face masks as I bought (myself) four of them – Himalayan, Coffee – that scent, Rose and Japanese Matcha Tea

I was wondering if I should mention that this rose mask is a viable dupe for Fresh UK’s gel Rose Mask because I’ve tried both and they’re very similar, in scent, texture and results. Then I had a look online and found I’m not the only one who thinks that.

I’m still not keen on the name, body yoghurt, it’s called that because of the consistency. It’s a hybrid of a body cream and a rich gel.

It smells divine and the rose scent actually lasts most of the day. I just wish it was in a more glamorous pot – not very ‘Body Shop’ of me I know.

British Rose

10. Avocado Shower Cream 250ml

11. Avocado Body Lotion-To-Oil 200ml

Hydrating, perfect for parched skin.

12. Almond Milk Lip Care Stick 4.2g

13. Almond Milk Hand Balm 30ml

Almond Milk Lip Care Stick

A slick of our lip care stick will leave lips feeling instantly softer and hydrated, while a dollop of our hand balm leaves palms feeling soothed from dryness.

This rich and creamy double act is vegan and enriched with Community Fair Trade organic almond milk from Spain and shea butter from Ghana.

14. Pink Clay Konjac Sponge for the Face

15. Bath Lily

Bath lily

16. Himalayan Charcoal Night Peel 30ml

17. Himalayan Glow Mask 15ml

I’ve yet to try the night peel but I can confirm that the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask like the other masks is potent and packs a meaty punch. Just don’t apply the Nicaraguan Coffee or Himalayan ones in the bath (a bit gritty!) or use your muslin cloth to rinse it off because it will stain.

These are some of the reviews on The Body Shop website.

Excellent product, leaves skin glowing and feeling extremely clean. Skin feels soft to the touch and pores appear minimised.

I have only used this product a few times and I can’t believe how my skin looks and feels. I use the Drops of Youth Peel (now called Edelweiss Liquid Peel free with a £39.00 spend) just before this and they are the perfect combo together.

This face mask is thoroughly purifying and skin feels refreshed afterwards. When putting it on the skin does tingle a bit because of the tea tree oil but it also feels satisfying like it’s drawing out impurities. The mask is a bit messy as it’s got clay etc in it so you will need to scrub the sink after and be mindful of the towel you use as it may stain. Very good for oily skin like my own.

face masks

18. Moringa Shampoo 250ml

19. Moringa Conditioner 250ml

Moringa contains vitamin A, vitamin B and omega-3 fatty acids. All these nutrients nourish the hair and promote growth.

20. Sleep Calming Pillow Mist 100ml

Sleep Calming Pillow Mist

Before you get tucked in and wind down for some shuteye, don’t forget to spritz your bed with our Sleep Calming Pillow Mist.

It has a floral, aromatic, long-lasting scent that helps create a calm atmosphere and helps you switch off before bedtime.

21. Shea Body Butter 200ml

This product has been around forever. Moisturises ultra-dry skin beautifully.

Shea Body Butter

22. Boost Exfoliating Hand Wash 250ml

Leave hands feeling scrubbed and squeaky-clean with our palm and pinkie-polishing Boost Exfoliating Hand Wash.

Just squeeze out a dollop and rub your hands together under running water. It has a citrusy, zesty, sunny scent and leaves skin feeling cleansed, polished and revitalised.

I unwrapped this and thought, Oh OK, a handwash. An exfoliating handwash at that, but OK.

It wasn’t until I actually used it that I realised what a great idea it was. At first, it was just to wash off greasy residue from my hands after applying oily skincare, but the grains are just gritty enough to leave hands super soft afterwards and it lathers up well, one pump is all you need. It’s kept downstairs for everyone to use now.

Boost Exfoliating Hand Wash

23. Strawberry Born Lippy Lip Balm 10ml

Wearing this now. How did my lips become dry the second the weather changed?

24. Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel 250ml

Now Vegan Society certified and made with 92% ingredients of natural origin including grapefruit extract and Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera from Mexico, our hardworking Shower Gel helps leave skin feeling soft.

The sharp and sweet notes of this fragrance are like slicing a big, juicy grapefruit in half.

Another best-selling classic. To me, pink grapefruit and bergamot are THE shower fragrances of the morning.

Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel

Unfortunately, Body Shop doesn’t have a bergamot shower gel – yet?

However, I have just spotted a new product, not in stock yet but I’ve just put myself on the waitlist, a Mandarin & Bergamot Scented Candle (£24.00 for 180g) see mailing list details here AND *be still my heart* a diffuser!


25. Camomile Cleansing Butter 20ml

I already love this, click on the image below for my full review.

Finally, a makeup remover I can work right into my eyelashes to remove all traces of waterproof mascara without any stinging or oily residue.

This makeup remover looks and feels like a soft hair wax with a barely noticeable scent. It is cased in a lightweight, recyclable aluminium tin with a screw-on lid.

THE BODY SHOP Sumptuous Makeup Cleansing Butter


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