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I received this body cleanser in a beauty box a little while ago and thought it was about time I tried it out.
Anatomicals is a fairly new brand to me and it's only recently that I have started seeing their products popping up in the likes on Tesco and on popular sites such as Asos. All of their products come in bright packaging with quirky phrases on the front. This one says, "You need a blooming shower! Your nose smells rose body cleanser", it then goes on to have a little story type thing on the back. Some of my other favourite phrases that I have seen include, "Sud the lot of you! Mango and Papaya body cleanser" and "Don't just clean it woman, scrub it. Body scrub".
Anyway back to the product. The shower cleanser comes in a tube that sits on its head making it ideal for perching in the shower and enables you to use as much product as possible as it all flows down to the lid. This one is bright pink, all of the products from Anatomicals come in really eye catching tubes and tubs which I think make them ideal as gifts.
The product squeezes out easily and it looks like any other ordinary pink shower gel. The smell of rose is beautiful. Usually I am not a big fan of rose scented products because I find they can smell a bit too old fashioned however this one is floral but subtle.
The cleanser lathers up nicely on a body net and the smell of roses fills the air. It feels lovely and gentle on my skin but perhaps not as moisturising as I would like. I really like shower products form the likes of Dove for their moisturising qualities.
After getting out of the shower and having a sniff of my skin I have to say I was disappointed. The blooming roses that I could smell during my shower seemed to have disappeared. I really have to get close to my skin and have a strong whiff but the scent is still only very slight.
Anaotomical products can be found in various retailers both in store and online. They typically range from between £3 and £4 which I don't think is a bad price. However this is not one that I will be repurchasing. There are other products which I really like the sound of so will probably give these a try.
In all I did like this body cleanser however there were some elements that let it down such as its moisturising qualities and last of scent. For that reason I can only give this one 3 stars.
Look at that, the blooming man in your life has left the toilet seat up again. And he's blooming well dropped his dirty towels on the floor. He's also squeezed the blooming toothpaste from the top. Oh, and aren't those blooming underpants behind the door? Never mind, at least you can enjoy a reviving shower with this floral cleanser. Heavens, he's only gone and blooming used it all to wash himself.... It states on the back of my current favourite body cleanser from Anatomicals aptly named "You need a blooming shower! Your nose smells rose". Again it is the descriptions and details about these products which make me cackle and they do make a fabulous gift, especially if you get It just right.
This product came to me in last months Glossybox and at 150ml or 5 fl oz whichever way you prefer to look at it. Again the packaging is quite quirky and very tongue in cheek being bright pink in colour for the main part of the tube and the flip top lid is a bright yellow colour and it definitely stands out in your bathroom on a dull and dreary morning, even with your eyes half closed because you would rather be in bed, you can spot this item.
Once you flip the lid of the tube and inhale, the first thing to hit you is the smell of roses, it is one of the most wonderful smells in the world, you could almost be walking through an English Country Garden it is so fresh smelling and there is nothing quite like the smell of a fresh bouquet of flowers. Add to the rose scent a very slight hint of jasmine which is really hard to detect. Once you squeeze out some of the shower gel, you will notice that it is a slightly pinky colour, it isn't quite clear because there is a hint of colour, but once in the shower the scent of this body cleanser for me really comes alive and the fresh roses smell because more fragrant. Once on your sponge, loofah or whatever it is you use to wash yourself, the first thing to note is that it doesn't create a huge amount of lather, there is some lather but it isn't huge, perhaps because it doesn't contain SLS which is used to formulate foam in products, there is also a note on the back of the tube that this product is a paraban free formula. That aside, the lather it does create is really smooth and as you apply it to your body again that scent of roses is now more noticeable than ever and as with any shower gel, you simply wash your body with it. I haven't used it on my face because I would never normally use a shower gel on my face.
Once out of the shower, again the scent is still really noticeable and my skin is lovely and soft to the touch. A few hours after using this product you can still smell the rose scent, it is still really fragrant and noticeable and someone actually asked me if I had had roses in the office because there was a wonderful smell of them in the air and when I replied 'No it is my shower gel' they looked at me in disbelief, so I pointed it out to them online and I am guessing she went to purchase some for herself as she was so impressed.
As with most products there is a huge ingredients list which can be found on the back of the tube, or should you purchase this product in a shop, it actually comes in the form of a pump action bottle rather than a tube, as per the picture shown above. Other than the fresh scent of roses which speaks for itself in how fragrant it is, the only other ingredient worthy of a mention is jasmine which is deeply relaxing and calming and is said to tone dry, greasy, irritated and sensitive skin which for me is really good news because in certain areas I have dry skin whilst in others my skin is more sensitive and greasy, so it helps combat all those issues at once. Jasmine also helps to increase the skins elasticity and is often used in products to assist with stretch marks and to reduce scarring.
I have to say that I have been really impressed with all of the Anatomicals products that I have used to date, If it hadn't been for Glossybox I probably wouldn't have ever come across them. I love their quirky, brightly coloured packaging and the descriptions, which make me giggle every time I use them are simply brilliant. I also think that these products are fantastic quality and really affordable at around £3 a bottle depending on where you purchase them from. You can buy Anatomicals products from places like Amazon, John Lewis and more recently I have seen them on the shelves of some big supermarkets such as Morrisons and Sainsbury's.
I am now wanting to try even more products from this range and have my eye on quite a few different ones that have stood out to me when I have looked at them. A great range of products at affordable prices which are quirky, funny and mildly amusing and sarcastic are perfect for me.