Made with only 9 ingredients, The Body Shop Amazonian Saviour™ Multi-Purpose Balm is a multifaceted all-purpose product with good conscience. The tell-tale story on how this balm came about begins in the Amazon. For centuries, Amazonian communities that have relied on natural oils to care for their skin. This oily and balmy Amazonian Saviour™ Multi-Purpose Balm is made using 100% natural-origin formula of natural origin oils and waxes. It is said to intensely nourishes severely dry skin and helps to improve the appearance of skin marks. Be it whether it is tattooes, dry lips, skin marks, joints and many more other beneficial uses.
The 9 ingredients used are:
Community Trade-Produced Organic Baby Oil, origin from Maranhão, Brazil
Thanks to high levels of lipids, mainly lauric, myristic and palmitic acids, it is extremely moisturizing and well-known for its caring properties when it comes to helping the skin’s natural barrier. Traditionally used on dry, itchy skin with imbalance in the lipids.
Organic Andiroba Oil, origin from Maranhão, Brazil
Contains high levels of lipids, mainly oleic and palmitic acid and glycerin. Known for its emollient characteristics. Traditionally used to care and smooth stressed skin.
Bisabolol from Candei Tree
It is extracted from the bark of the candei tree and is traditionally used to smooth and nourish the skin.
Sunflower Seed Oil
It is extracted from sunflower seeds containing high levels of lipids with linoleic acid, known to moisturize and balance the skin.
Community Trade-Produced Beeswax, origin from Cameroon
Beeswax is a natural emollient, and contains ingredients that appear moisturizing by melting into the skin.
Sunflower Seed Wax
A natural softener that complements the function and properties of beeswax.
Cera Bellina Wax
A derivative of beeswax used to improve the sensory properties of the texture to make it feel more comfortable on the skin.
Used as an antioxidant to prevent the oils and waxes from oxidizing and losing their scent and properties.
Citric Acid from Citrus
Used as pH adjuster in the product.
The Body Shop Global Bio-Bridge Campaign
Community Trade has been a huge part of The Body Shops. For the past 30 years, the have been purchasing high quality ingredients and accessories from skilled manufacturers around the world. Ecological Babassu Oil from Maranhão in Brazil and Beeswax are the two of the Community Trade-produced ingredients that enrich Amazonian Savior ™ Multi-Purpose Balm. The trade with The Body Shop enables a fair pay, which also supports lobbies for babassu culturing communities in order to help to protect their work and the local biological diversity.
A £1.30 from each Amazonian Savior ™ Multi-Purpose Balm sold provides assistance in building bio-bridges around the world that protect threatened species. It will also make a big difference when it comes to supporting local communities that deliver the naturally-inspired ingredients to the product. The Body Shop Amazonian Savior ™ Multi-Purpose Balm retails for RM59 here in Malaysia.
A part and parcel of The Body Shop’s numerous initiatives to help the forest and conservative of wild lives, in 2016 the company had plans for Bio-Bridge programme. The aim is to regenerate 75 million square meters of forest and protect it from exploitation, poaching and unsustainable harvest. A Bio-Bridge is able to regenerates and reconnects corridors between rainforests by linking isolated and endangered animals, allowing them to breed and thrive, as well as to help the local communities in providing a more sustainable way of life.
For Malaysia, The Body Shop is working with Wildlife Conservation Society-Malaysia (WCS-Malaysia), an international non-governmental organisation to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 15 priority regions. It is the home to more than 50% of the world’s biodiversity. A total of £46,049 has been raised and presented to WCS Malaysia from the funds collected through Christmas 2016 global Bio-Bridge campaign. These funds will be used in the conservation efforts in Endau Rompin to protect the Malayan Tigers.
The Body Shop’s Bio-Bridges program is a great example of how business can be a force for good through supporting urgent conservation activities.