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      05.07.2014 20:55
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      Love this product! Great scent and leaves skin feeling good.

      This shower gel from Body Shop is an excellent product in many ways. Unlike many shower gels, if you put some on wet hands and rub them together it does not create lots and lots of bubbles, but rather a creamy, almost mousse like substance. This gives it a really luxurious feeling, rather than a bubbly, washing-up liquid kind of feel! After using this product my skin feels smooth and soft, this product works almost like an in-shower moisturiserPersonally I think the scent is wonderful, but almond is not exactly a traditional shower gel scent, so this is very much a matter of personal taste. Some people may find it a bit like washing with marzipan! The bottle design is very good - I like clear bottles so you can see exactly how much is in there, and the lid is nice and robust. This obviously has nothing to do with how well the stuff washes you, but as a rather clumsy person I find that on occasion I have dropped bottles in the shower, not realised the lid has cracked, and come back to the shower to find all the product has run down the drain! I don''t think that would happen with this design. In terms of value for money, it is more expensive than a lot of standard shower gels, but as it is an excellent product I still think it is good value. Other positives include Body Shop''s ethical approach (for example, they don''t test on animals and are making an effort to use more recycled plastic in their packaging).

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      11.09.2013 09:07
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      Shower gel from The Body Shop

      I love The Body Shop's shower gels and am trying to work my way through them. One of my latest purchases was this Almond Shower Gel.

      Most of The Body Shop's shower gels come in 250ml and 60ml sizes, but as far as I can tell the Almond shower gel only comes in the larger 250ml size. The bottle is clear plastic, which I like as it means it's easy to see how much you have left. It opens with a flip cap, again a good design I think, as it is easy to dispense with wet hands and easier to control how much you use. The gel is pale brown in colour, which is actually nicer than it sounds, and fits in with the almond scent.

      The shower gel has a delicious almond scent which I find to be quite strong and fairly authentic. I really like the scent and it makes a change from the fruity gels I normally use. I tend to associate almonds with Christmas, so after using half of my bottle I have put the rest aside for the festive season. However, you could use it at any time of year if you wanted to.

      The shower gel lathers up well and cleanses thoroughly. I only need to use a small amount at a time, so it lasts ages. I find that the gel isn't drying on the skin, perhaps because it contains almond oil which is known to be moisturising. I still have to use moisturiser afterwards, but I don't feel the tightening of the skin that I often get.

      The gel costs £4 a bottle, which is a little more than most shower gels, but it does last ages. Also, The Body Shop always have some sort of special offer on so there's no reason to ever pay full price!

      Overall, I really like this shower gel and recommend it. It's a strong addition to the Body Shop range and one which it's definitely worth giving a try

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        20.07.2012 12:31
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        One that I will avoid, but may work for some.

        I am a bit of a Body Shop addict and picked this up in a sale (The Body Shop always seems to have some kind of offer or sale going on so I never play full price for the items). I've never tried anything from the almond range before, although my mother swears by the almond body butter, so I thought I'd give this a try.

        -Packaging-
        The shower gel comes in a clear plastic bottle allowing you to see the dark yellow shower gel inside. This is convenient as it allows you to see how much of the product you have left. To use the product you flip the lid open to reveal a small hole that dispenses the shower gel when you flip the bottle upside down and squeeze gently. The bottle is not very heavy even when full and so it is very easy to handle.

        -The Shower Gel-
        The shower gel is of a good consistency-not runny nor too thick. When you first pour it out, you can't really smell anything which was disappointing as The Body Shop shower gels usually have a strong scent. However, once I started lathering it up on my shower puff I was hit with a strong, artificial scent. It was overpowering, smelled incredibly synthetic and nothing like almonds, and I was almost gagging as I used it. I carried on using it though, and could not wait to rinse it off. The scent faded once I rinsed it off and thankfully, does not linger on my skin after my shower. The shower gel is soap-free, but produces a lot of lather when I use it with my shower puff. It is easily rinsed off and leaves my skin feeling nice and clean. I used it a few more times, hoping that I would get used to the scent, but no such luck. I really hate it and it just took out all the pleasure from my showering routine (which I normally love!).

        -Price and availability-
        This product can be found at The Body Shop stores and also online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk. It normally retails at £4 for a 250 ml bottle and £2 for a 60 ml bottle. It can also be found on offer several times during the year and I purchased my 250 ml bottle for £2.

        -Do I recommend it?-
        Based on my experience with this shower gel, I don't really want to recommend it to anyone. However, it could just be me as I do know some people who like this shower gel. It works well as a shower gel, but smells awful, so I would recommend it to those who don't care about the scent, and just want a shower gel that lathers and washes well. But I would recommend that you try to smell this before you buy it, as you might be like me, and really hate the scent. I have passed this shower gel on to my mother now, and she has not complained about it so far. I do use almond oil, and quite like the smell of it, but this smelt nothing like that!

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          31.03.2011 20:55
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          a very good shower gel

          Almond nut is known for its nutritional value. For instance, it contains vitamin E and non-saturated fat which decreases the level of 'bad' cholesterol, not to mention the number of other health benefits such as improved complexion and cancer prevention. Knowing that - and being tempted by absolutely gorgeous scent of this shower gel - I didn't hesitate and it ended up in my shopping basket.

          This almond shower gel is supplied in a transparent plastic bottle with a flip-top lid. It is quite thick so I am not worried about breaking it during travel. It also has a good grip: I tend to let the plastic bottle slip out of my hands when they are wet but it is not the case with this one. The shower gel is brown so I can easily see how much of it is left. The bottle is very clearly labelled: on the front it tells you the name and a bit about the product in both English and French, at the back you can find further information and the list of ingredients. It is also indicated that the Body Shop makes their bottles with 30% recycled plastic.

          The scent is absolutely gorgeous, I adore it and I could just sniff this shower gel! Of course, it is a scent of very sweet almonds, it is also quite intense but not overwhelming. It makes my skin smell lovely but it fades away - and finally disappears - within several hours. I sometimes feel that my bathroom smells of almonds for much longer than my skin though.

          As all the Body Shop shower gels I have tried to date, this one is fairly thick. Thanks to that, I didn't pour much of it when I used it for the first time. A small amount produces a surprisingly large amount of lather very quickly, especially if used on a sponge or shower puff, which makes it much more economical. In this case, a little really goes a long way.

          For me, a shower gel really needs to do one thing well: cleanse. This shower gel works very well, it removes the dirt and sweat, leaving my skin feeling refreshed and clean. It doesn't dry the skin and it didn't cause any irritation or allergy to me. According to the producer, it contains sweet almond oil and glycerine to hydrate the skin and soften it but I haven't noticed any nourishment, however several times I didn't use my body butter after showering and my skin still felt very soft and smooth. It is worth noting that the shower gel is soap-free.

          This shower gel is available in the Body Shop, both in-store and only and 250 ml (8.4 US FL OZ) bottle costs £4.00 which I think offers a really good value for money. It was not tested on animals which is another advantage for me.

          Overall, I think this is a very good shower gel and its great scent brings some enjoyment to my everyday shower.

          Thank you for reading my review.

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            01.10.2010 16:00

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            i would definitely recommend this lovely shower gel

            This shower gel comes in a 50ml clear plastic bottle and is a honey coloured gel. The bottle is made with 30% recycled plastics (apparently the body shop are working on improving this).
            The gel itself has quite a unique smell and you can definetely smell the almond. Overall the smell is quite sweet and i would say is very nice.
            The gel lathers well and a little goes quite a long way so i found a bottle lasts for quite a long time. The gel claims to have a moisturising effect which i have found to be true, my skin certainly feels softer since i have been using this shower gel.
            As with all body shop products, this shower gel has been developed without the use of animal testing which is another obvious benefit to buying this shower gel over some of the other cheaper gels.
            One problem which i have found with this product as, due to the shape and thick plastic used to make the bottle, it becomes increasingly harder to squeeze the gel out, especially towards the end of the bottle. However, this would not put me off buying this shower gel.

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            09.08.2010 08:45
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            A real disappointment,

            I ordered this Body Shop almond gel in their online January sale, for the rather bargainous price of £2 (plus Quidco cashback of course!). The website actually described it as a bath and shower gel. One of my favourite Lush products are their Marzibain bubble bars- these are delicious almond scented bars of goodness that create an amazingly scented, really moisturising bath. Sadly they are £2.75 a pop, which makes them too expensive for me to use very often. With this gel selling for just £2, I bought it intending to use it in bath as an alternative to Marzibain. I was therefore rather disappointed when it arrived to see it was actually just a shower gel, rather than a bath and shower gel.

            Nevertheless, a 250ml of Body Shop shower gel still seemed a very good buy for £2, and as I love the scent of almonds and marzipan I was really looking forward to trying it.

            The packaging is very simple, as the product is in a clear plastic bottle with a peel off label that runs all the way around the bottle. The bottle has a flip lid, which I have found reasonably easy to use with wet hands in the shower. Interestingly, the label informs me that the bottle is made from 30% recycled plastics. Maybe I'm being harsh to compare them to Lush, where their packaging is 100% recycled, but for a brand that are based on their ethics, 30% doesn't seem particularly high. In any case, the bottle can be recycled after use.

            When I first took the lid off this product to have a sniff, I'm sorry to say the scent was not particularly pleasant. There is almost a sour undertone to it, and it makes the overall scent quite bitter. Often things can smell different in the bottle to when they are on your skin, so I still had high expectations when I came to use this in the shower.

            The gel has a very thick, gloopy consistency- this must be one of the thickest gels I have ever seen. The result was I felt like I was rubbing golden syrup over my body in the shower. It felt sticky, gloopy and just really horrible. It was difficult to wash the product off, and my skin didn't feel clean afterwards. As a result I have ended up having to use another shower gel afterwards in order to leave my skin feeling clean.

            There are no ingredients on the label (surely their should be?!) but I am assuming with it being from the Body Shop it contains some kind of almond oil rather than just a chemical flavouring. Almond oil is a great moisturier, so I was expecting this to leave my skin really soft. It didn't at all, and in fact my dry patches became more widespread and angry looking every time after I used this, which wasn't the result I was really after.

            I was expecting the scent to linger on my skin, which is usually a feature I really like on a shower gel- but then I usually use ones I like the fragrances of! This scent hardly lingered at all. Ten minutes after I'd emerged from the shower I couldn't smell it at all. Normally this would be a negative, but on this occasion I was actually rather relieved as I really disliked the scent.

            I have tried using this as an alternative to bubble bath, but the results were disappointing. It made very few bubbles and produced very little scent, but then the product didn't claim to work in the bath so I can't hold this against it.

            In summary I won't be buying this again, and it has put me off Body Shop shower gels a little bit. The texture is sticky and horrible, and the smell was bitter and nasty. It didn't moisturise my skin, and I will be pleased when I finally get to the end of the bottle so I can replace it with something nicer! A disappointing product from the Body Shop.

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            30.01.2010 20:38
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            A great product which I am definitely going to treat myself to again.

            I bought the Almond Shower Gel in the Body Shop sale after Christmas, as they were selling a 250ml size bottle at half price. It cost me £2.00 instead of £4.00, which I thought was a bit of a bargain. I must admit whilst I do like the Body Shop products and their ethics I don't generally buy their shower gels as they are normally a bit too pricey for me. I mostly buy whichever brand of shower gel is on special offer in the supermarket and don't usually spend much more than a £1.00. I was therefore keen to see if there would be a noticeable difference in a more expensive one. Also, I love anything that smells of almonds so I wanted to get in the shower and use it.

            The product comes in a clear bottle with an easy to open flip cap at the top. I like the fact that the bottle is clear as I can see how much of the product I have left. As far as practicability is concerned the bottle may be considered to be a bit impractical for storage in the shower. As it doesn't have any hanging device you do need a ledge to stand the bottle on. Alternatively, you would have to put it on the shower floor which may be awkward if space is limited and you would also have to bend down every time you want to use it.

            The product has a lovely warm amber colour to it and has quite a thick consistency. There is no information provided relating to what skin types the product is suitable for. It contains almond extract which is known for its moisturising properties so I can only presume it is suitable for normal or dry skin. I only need to use a small squirt of the product to get a really good lather, with feels lovely and luxurious on my skin. On lathering the shower is filled with a very sweet almond smell. I like the smell but it might be a bit sickly or girly smelling for some, as the fragrance is fairly strong. After showering, my skin smells lovely and clean and the sweet almond smell remains on it throughout the day. Though the smell of the fragrance on the skin is quite a lot more delicate and subtle smelling, compared to the smell of the product in the shower. I have quite dry skin and after using the product my skin feels softer than after most of my usual shower gels. Also my skin doesn't dry out later in the day or become itchy like it sometimes does. I think this is probably because the product does not contain any soap.

            Overall, I've been converted to this product and would buy it again at its full price of £4.00, as I feel it is worth it. The fragrance lasts all day on my skin which I really like and I still feel nice and clean at the end of the day. Because a little of the product goes a long way I think it will last me longer than my usual shower gels, meaning it actually won't cost me anymore, I hope. I also like the fact that there are complementary products available such as the Almond Milk Body Lotion. This is handy as you can layer the products up to get the right strength of fragrance. The Body Shop products can be bought in store or online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk.

            Thanks for reading.

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              18.08.2009 22:01
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              Lather me up

              Now, call me weird for buying this one but i do seem to have a small intolerance to almonds. No 999 calls but they do make my mouth feel weird. However the smell of almonds is quite different... for me its one of those smells i am not sure i like, yet keep going back to sniff it again (i actually want to go and sniff this right now). i find it hard to descibe, sharp yet smooth? sweet but clean? this must be the reason i keep going back.

              So I bought it in Paddington station, on my way back from France, i had been travelling for some time and the thought of some new shower gel was appealing. this was was in the sale, i love the body shop ideal but i am such a skintflint that I only get their stuff in the sale. i bet they only paid about 15% of the original sales price anyway. don't sue. so this cost me £3.50. it is still on the expensive side for 250ml! the shop assistants were lovely and friendly, including me in their little joke and lots of smiles. perfect.

              The gel is quite difficult to get out of the bottle, i do have to squeeze it quite hard. bit energetic for me first thing in the morning! The product foams well and i do feel all wrapped up in bubbles when i get it right. the smell lingers for ages in the bathroom, smells better than the boyfriend anyway. on me the smell can last all day, and i have noticed that if i have got a little warm the smell gets stronger, thats nice!

              my skin feels much smoother and moisturised. i don't seem to have any reaction on my skin to this so it may be ok for other sensitive types.

              I would recommend this to anyone who likes the body shop products.

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                25.01.2009 21:24
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                Get out of the shower feeling sexy everyday!

                Ooo la la...is the word that comes to my mind when I have showered using the Body Shop Almond Shower Gel! It smells very real and yummy! It is not too strong but quite mild. It has an energetic whiff of fresh almonds and it makes my skin smell really nice even about 3-4 hours after a shower.

                The goodness: It has made my skin very soft as well. The only big advantage I have noticed with this shower gel is that after shaving my legs and showering with this almond gel makes my legs a lot more smooth.

                I got them on sale and they were £3, yes slighly more expensive than the average shower gel but I think it is well worth the extra premium. They do last long because I shower once a day, and twice probably on 2 days a week and it lasts me about 2 months. I think that is actually quite good!

                It lathers quite well and gives a very soft and smooth feel to the skin. It is easy to wash off and does not stick to the skin like some shower gels.

                Overall, great product and a definitely recommended one!

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                23.07.2008 13:10
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                Almond shower and bath gel from The Body Shop

                As many of you will know from my last review, I'm currently spending just over a month travelling around Europe with my boyfriend. I decided that since I was going away for a long time, I would buy a new shower gel to take with me, since taking soap would be awkward as it would get wet and sticky in my suitcase. I've bought many products from the Body Shop before, and know that they're a good size and are good value, as well as being an ethical company, so it was an easy decision as to where to get said shower gel from. Deciding which particular product to buy was a harder decision, but when I saw that this one was only 3 pounds for a large bottle whereas most of the others were 6 pounds, it became an obvious choice.

                I must start off by saying that I am very happy with my decision. I've been using this almond shower gel for about three weeks now, and it hasn't disappointed me at all. The bottle is still at least half full, so there's no worry that it won't last me til the end of my holiday, and even a small amount of gel seems to be enough to clean my whole body well. The smell of the product is subtle, though is deliciously almondy and I can smell it when I'm lathering it up in the shower. However when I wash it off and get out, there's no lingering scent of it left on me, which I don't mind since I wear perfume, but many people may consider this a bad thing. The good thing is that I dont smell dirty anyway, so at least it's doing it's job of cleaning me.

                The bottle contains 250ml of gel, which like I mentioned earlier will last a long time, so it's great value for the meager price of 3 pounds. According to the website, it contains sweet almond oil and glycerine, which help make the skin more soft and supple, which I must say I haven't particularly noticed, but I'm only 18 so my skin is still quite soft anyway. You can only buy the product in a bottle of this size, but since it's so cheap it doesnt particularly matter, unless of course you want a small size for taking away with you on holiday.

                All in all, I would recommend this shower gel greatly, as it smells good, is a good price, does the job of getting you clean and is from a great company. It's available from all Body Shop stores and also online at www.bodyshop.co.uk , so you shouldn't have much trouble getting your hands on it if you're interested.

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                You'll love the delicate almond scent as our soap-free gel foams and cleanses / The perfect every day wash /