“ Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body / What it does: Cleanses, „
I have tried a lot of the different Body Shop products, I only buy things from The Body Shop if there's a sale or if I've got a discount code. The Body Shop bring out quite a lot of discount codes, like 40% off. I bought this shower gel using a 40% off code and the shower gel was also in the sale. The 40% off code was for sale and non-sale items but it usually only works on full priced things. If I remember rightly, this cost me about £1.50 after the discount was applied. You get 250mls in the bottles which I think is good value for money.
The purple shower gel comes in a very simple clear plastic bottle. The Body Shop tends to use quite plain and boring packaging which is fine by me, what's inside the bottle is what matters! The bottle just has a standard cap which you lift up to squeeze the shower gel out.
This shower gel has a nice, tropical passion fruit fragrance. It's strong enough to fill the bathroom with the lovely, fruity smell but I don't find it overpowering at all. I like how the scent isn't too sweet or artificial smelling. It definitely smells like passion fruit! I love the smell of this shower gel, it smells tropical and delicious and I'm so glad that it isn't sickly sweet like some fruit scented products.
The texture is quite thick, it lathers up well so you don't need to use too much. I really like this because it means the bottle lasts longer. I have experienced a tight, dried out feeling on my skin while showering with some shower gels but luckily I haven't had that problem with this one. It actually leaves my skin feeling softer and I think it has moisturising properties. I have used creamy moisturising shower gels in the past that made my skin soft but didn't do a great job at cleaning. This one is a mix of both which is great, it definitely cleans the skin well but doesn't dry it out.
I would recommend this, I love the scent and it's an effective product which I enjoy to use. The full price is £4 but it's in the sale at the moment at £3. I can't help thinking that £4 is a bit much for 250mls of shower gel but it is a lovely product to use.
I bought this shower gel in the Body Shop's January online sale, where I managed to pick it up for a bargain at £1.25, using a combination of voucher codes I found online. At full price it costs £4, which is quite expensive for a shower gel and beyond my budget at the moment. That said, it is a large bottle and does last a while.
The colour of this shower gel is a very vibrant purple, and the bottle is completely transparent so it certainly brightens up our bathroom. It has a flip top lid, although I can't comment on how secure this is because I've never taken it anywhere and I just tend to leave the lid open in my shower. The shower gel is really thick, and I think this is why it lasts such a long time, as a little goes a long way. It lathers brilliantly, and creates a lovely cascade of bubbles with very little effort.
My skin feels really pleasant after using this shower gel, it does seem to add moisture to my skin, which is surprising for a gel as opposed to a cream. The only downside for me, however, is the smell. I bought it online so obviously hadn't smelt it first, and when I first sniffed the bottle it smelt lovely and fruity and I couldn't wait to start using it. Since using it, however, I find it fills the entire bathroom with a really sweet artificial smell. It does smell vaguely of passionfruit, but not so much that you'd walk in and recognise it. I always associate The Body Shop with being quite natural, but this is so false smelling it really puts me off using it, and I hate the way it lingers in the bathroom so it permanently smells of it.
There are aspects of this shower gel that I like, but unfortunately the overpowering artificial smell means I won't be buying it again. It would be well suited to someone with a less sensitive nose though, especially if you can pick it up on offer.
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I do love the Body Shop range of things and I do like to try different things. I usually like fruity smelling bath items so I bought this. Sadly I didn't like it as much as I was hoping.
The Body Shop sell some lovely items and you can always feel a bit of happiness as you know that your purchases are helping to support fair trade and ethical sourcing. I like to browse the shop and try lots of different things.
I bought this one as I thought it smelt nice and the colour is lovely.
The bottle is see through so you can see the liquid inside and it's a lovely deep pink/purple colour which looks lovely when on my windowsill in the bathroom with the sunshine shining through it! Very lovely! The bottle is easy enough to use with a flip cap lid which makes it easy to use when you have soapy hands.
What I don't actually like about this is the smell! Which I am surprised at as in the shop I thought I liked it but maybe I had smelt so many different things that my sense of smell was a bit off. Now when I smell it it just seems too sweet, almost in a false, very unreal way which is a little sickly.
It did wash me well and my skin felt lovely afterwards but the smell seemed to linger and it made me feel a little funny. It definitely is too sweet which is such as shame as usually I find Body Shop products just right and well balanced. I have since given it to my daughter who really likes it but sadly it isn't for me. Do make sure you smell things properly first unlike me!
I'm giving it 2 stars because it did wash well and looks nice but the smell made me feel so funny I couldn't use it again
It is my firm belief that The Body Shop do some of the most luscious, gorgeous smelling products on the British high street. A favourite of mine is the showergels, particularly the Satsuma variety. For my birthday I decided to treat myself to some of this wonderful stuff, but when in the store looking at the prices I remembered why I only buy this as a treat - It's £8 for a 250ml bottle. (Strangly enough it is now listing this size as £5.50 on the website, but I still think it's a little dear!).
Next to the glowing display of glorious bath & shower products, was the lonely yet-ever -so-tempting sale shelf. There stood a 250ml bottle of Passion Fruit showergel for £3... sold! The sales assistant then tried to interest me in other products, but I figured it would defeat the object of buying a cheaper showergel.
The smell of this showergel is very berryish. I am not that familiar with passionfruit but the smell is quite devine. It reminds me a little of Ribena (and is purple in colour too), but not overly so. You can see the fruitfulness of the colour through the clear packaging this product comes in. It's very simple and classic in design, yet manages to look rather swish, and has a pop-cap lid. I imagine this is the sort of product which would be quite nice in winter especially, because of the richness to it's smell, and the comfort of the aromas.
I tend to use this in the bath rather than the shower, and I have to say it makes quite a lot of bubbles and also lathers well on the skin. It makes for quite a nice bath, and I'd imagine the same for the shower as you do get quite a lovely hint of the smell as you are using it. Perhaps the only downside is with this particular flavour, it's smell doesn't tend to linger on the skin much. This might not be a downside for everyone, as some people may prefer not to smell of passion fruit all day.
It's also worth mentioning that as with most Body Shop products, this product is suitable for sensitive skin. My Mum has quite severe sensitive skin and she has been able to use this no problem. As it states it's a "Juicy soap-free cleansing with moisturising passion fruit seed oil" - this is perhaps why it doesn't irritate and actually leaves the skin feeling quite nice.
Overall, I would say this is a really wonderful product. It smells devine, and makes for a wonderful treat. However, I would consider it far too expensive full price so this is something I would only buy reduced. It would make for a nice present also, and is sure to brighten anyone's day (except maybe blokes who don't enjoy girly showergels). This product is currently not listed on the website for some reason, but is available in store.
I usually put off going into the body shop as I've always thought their prices were ridiculously high considering everything they sell can be bought elsewhere almost the same for half the price.
But when I saw their range of shower gel on show in the window on offer, it caught my eye as I had previously used it at my boyfriends and I loved it!
The bottles come in sizes of 250 ml, which is smaller than some shower gels but in my experience, it lasts a lot longer than any shower gel I have used.
I fell in love with this shower gel because of its thickness and smell. All of the range I have tried smells gorgeous; the passion fruit in particular became my favourite.
This shower gel smells just as you'd expect it to; sweet and fruity. I love the strength of the fragrance and how it fills the air in the bathroom so I can smell it even after I have used my shampoo and conditioner.
I can certainly say it was the smell which sold itself to me initially, although the offer price also had a large impact on my decision also.
The thickness of the shower gel is indulging and a fantastic benefit for its use. The thickness means that only a very small amount is needed when used as it lathers up very easily and spreads a long way, meaning the bottle lasts a long time. Because of the thickness, it also means the liquid doesn't drip from your hands easily or out of the bottle.
According to the body shop, this shower gel contains the fruit seed oil which enabled the shower gel to give the moisturising feel to your skin.
The bottle is pretty simple and plain, in fact I think if the bottle had an improvement, more people would be attracted towards it. The bottle really doesn't sell how wonderful the shower gel is.
All of the range is featured in the same bottles; the only differentiation between them is the colour of the liquid inside, and the sticker.
Which brings me onto the colour of the shower gel- I love it! This passion fruit gel has a gorgeous lilac colour which can be seen through the transparent bottle.
The lid is decent, although it looks flimsy. I like that the bottle has a flip lid which doesn't come away from the bottle as I am forever losing lids.
The flip lid is very sturdy and closes with a strong snap, in fact it is so strong I am even considering taking a bottle in my suitcase on my next holiday away.
The opening to the bottle is small, although I like the size as it enables me to take out the small amount of shower gel I need rather than accidently spill a load out and waste it.
My first encounter with this product; I didn't know what to expect so I used it with an open mind.
Straight away I was taken aback by the gorgeous fragrance of this shower gel; it smells sweet and fruity with a hint of soap without smelling fake or chemically.
It is clear that the shower gel is very thick when using so I used my initiative to not use too much. (Mostly because I didn't want to waste it.) The small amount I used turned out to be plenty as it foamed up and felt great on my skin.
Sometimes I find it takes a little water and rubbing to get foamed up and reacts best with the use of a sponge, however I like the way it feels left thick as it feels like a cream when I am rubbing it in.
The smell lingers and I love it; a little too much I think! I began a little protective over my shower gel, hiding it from my mum and sister as I didn't want it to run down too quickly!
After using this product, my skin feels smooth and clean. I even use it after shaving as it is kind to skin and doesn't irritate, in fact it's quite soothing.
The usual price of this shower gel is £4 from the body shop. However I bought it on offer for £2.
There is currently another offer on, the shower gel is being sold for £3.
When I first bought myself a bottle of this, the intention was to buy it on offer to treat myself. Although now I am coming to end of the bottle, I am very tempted to buy another, even if it means paying the full price because I feel it is worth it.
Overall, the price reflects the quality of this gel, it is wonderful! I certainly feel it is worth it, even at the cost of £4 which is much higher than the average shower gel.
The 250ml bottle has lasted me around 2 months, a lot longer than a normal bottle lasts in my house! I hope to grab some more, and maybe try some of the others in the range!
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The Body Shop has become one of my favourite companies and I have started using and buying more and more of their products recently. I have a huge stash of Body Shop products in my room and bathroom right now and can't resist buying more every time I see a Body Shop promotion! This shower gel is a staple in my shower and I always have a bottle in there.
The shower gel comes in a cylindrical shaped clear plastic bottle with a flip top lid. The purple shower gel is visible through the bottle which is convenient because this way you always know how much is left. The packaging is practical but nothing special.
The shower gel
This is probably the best Body Shop shower gel I have used so far. As soon as you flip the lid open and squeeze some out, your shower will be filled with an exotic, tropical, fruity scent. A little goes a long way and a small amount of this shower gel produces quite a bit of lather. I use this with a shower puff and it leaves my skin feeling very clean. As I need to use very little the 250 ml bottle seems to last ages. I always use this shower gel when I need a bit of a pick me up, as the scent really is lovely and refreshing.
Price and Availability
You can buy this shower gel in store at The Body Shop or online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk. The 250ml bottle costs £6 at full price but can often be found on sale for £3 and this is when I stock up on it. I wouldn't buy it at full price though and hopefully, I will never have to.
I do recommend this shower gel as using it is quite a pleasurable experience and while I usually buy cheaper shower gels, I think of this one as a treat. It smells gorgeous and cleans well and really does last a long time.
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I have always been a big fan of Body Shop products but do find that they are really overpriced so I rarely buy from there. However, in the New Year I had a bit of a spree during their sale and scooped up a load of bits that I wouldn't normally be able to afford - or would resent paying full price for!
One of the items I bought was the Passionfruit Shower Gel. Full price, this is £6 for 250ml, and I was lucky enough to get it for half price - and I have to say that £3 for 250ml of shower gel is about the most I would be willing to spend! I bought this online so I didn't have the chance to try it out beforehand, but I usually love fruity fragrances so I felt I was on safe ground with this one.
The gel comes in a chunky plastic bottle with a flip top lid, and you can see that the gel inside is a deep pinky-red colour. Pouring the gel out it's really thick and you don't need very much of it as it lathers really well - I guess this helps justify the high price! It is very pleasant to use and it washes off very easily.
But although the gel itself was a great consistency and lathered up well, I wasn't particularly enamoured with the smell of this one. I guess it is quite like passionfruit, but I found it quite grassy-smelling and not fruity enough for me! Compared to other gels in the range I was a bit disappointed as I found the smell quite unpleasant and a little bit sickly.
After showering, my skin felt soft and clean - another testament to the quality of the product, and I was able to cover up any lingering traces of the smell with some moisturiser!
Overall this was as good as other shower gels in terms of consistency and effectiveness, and it is pleasant to use in the shower. But for me personally I was not a fan of the smell at all and I am thinking I may have to give the shower gel away to someone as I don't think I can bear to use it! But I am sure that others would like it and this is more of a personal taste than the smell being genuinely bad!
A great shower gel but shame about the smell.
I bought this shower gel as a special treat along with the passion fruit body butter. I must say I was expecting something a bit more special for the price (currently available from The Body Shop from £6.00)!
The bottle follows The Body Shop's usual branding, and is pretty. The mid-purple colour of the gel shines out through the clear bottle, making it look very appealing. However, when I first used the shower gel I found the plastic of the bottle to be very tough. Somehow it's really difficult to squeeze out the shower gel onto my shower sponge. The bottle is completely round and quite fat compared to the usual tall skinny bottle shapes of most shower gels. It sounds like a small criticism but it's not great in the morning, half asleep, to be having a tug of war with the shower gel.
The shower gel itself is fine, the consistency good. The lather it gives is good. As with the other body shop products, the scent is amazing. The passion fruit is especially potent and really wakes you up in the morning. There's something about the smell and the steam that makes it fill the room with that lovely scent.
The bottle says that the shower gel contains passion fruit seed oil to moisturise the skin, but I must confess I didn't notice any improvement on my usual shower gel. Do I seem a bit unimpressed? Yes! I think that it's a bit overpriced for something to use every day and in my view it's not different to any of the other cheaper brands on the market. There are some great alternatives with an equally delicious scents such as the Original Source range - I love the lemon, lime, tea tree and mint.
Overall - too expensive for what it is, I wouldn't buy it again.
As a recent convert to the Body Shop products I made the most of the January sales and treated myself to shower gel, body butter and body scrub in the Passion Fruit fragrance. The body butter and scrub were full size and only £3 each and the shower gel was just £2.
This represented a good saving on the normal prices although, looking at the website, it looks as though they don't do the Passion Fruit range any longer which is a shame although there are items in this range for sale on EBay.
I have now started using the shower gel and it is lovely so I thought that I had better tell you about it, especially if you are trying to think of a good idea for a Mother's Day present!
As I have already said the shower gel cost me just £2 for 250ml from our local branch of The Body Shop less 10% discount gained by using my Love Your Body Card so it was a real bargain.
The shower gel comes in a clear plastic bottle with a flip top, which of course can be recycled once the bottle is empty. The bottle has the traditional Body Shop logo together with the name of the product and the words 'Juicy soap free cleansing with moisturising passion fruit seed oil' in both English and French together with a picture of passion fruit sliced in half. There is more information on the back of the bottle together with a complete list of ingredients but even with my new spectacles and a magnifying glass I cannot read the tiny writing!
Also on the side of the bottle is a bit more information in both English and French which is headed 'Made With Passion' and tells us a bit more about the Body Shop's recycling policy.
To use the shower gel you just have to flip open the plastic top and squeeze the bottle, holding you other hand underneath of course! The gel is a rich purple in colour and as soon as it is squeezed from the bottle a lovely fruity fragrance begins to fill the room.
I didn't need to use much of the shower gel in order to create plenty of bubbles and the foam cleaned my skin well whilst the fragrance seemed to gain strength in the warmth of the shower. The bubbles rinsed away easily leaving my skin feeling refreshed and pleasantly scented. The amount of bubbles and general lather would probably be increased by using the shower puff with this product but I am not keen on shower puffs so I don't use one!
If I want to get the full effect of the passion fruit fragrance I use the shower gel and body scrub in the shower and then moisturise my skin with the body butter and the smell is lovely!
I find fragrances very difficult to describe but I will do my best. As you might guess from what I have already told you the scent is fruity and quite sweet but not enough to be sickly. It is a really pleasant fragrance which I find just fruity enough - I normally prefer the flowery scents as I am not keen on strong fruit smells in bath and shower products, but this one is just fruity enough to be a really nice fragrance without the fruit element being too strong.
After use my skin feels clean, soft and moisturised and I keep getting a whiff of the fragrance whenever I move especially if I am warm.
In conclusion I would say that this is a lovely product and I am really enjoying using it. I will certainly buy this product again although, unless it reappears in The Body Shop, I will have to buy it from EBay!
Shower Gel is not something that I would usually spend a massive amount of money on as I generally feel that it's just going down the plug hole anyway.
When walking past The Body Shop recently I was drawn in by a sale sign in the window so I entered the store and this was the first thing that caught my eye. I purchased a 250ml for half the usual R.R.P of £6.00. As I handed over my £3.00 I knew it was the most expensive shower gel I've brought in quite a few months but I was excited to use it the following morning in the shower.
The shower gel is provided in a clear plastic bottle with a opaque flip top lid and a simple squeeze is enough to release a nice squirt of shower gel on your body, your shower puff or whatever else you want to use it with/on. The gel itself is a lovely dark pink colour and it's clear enough to see through. There is a delicious scent which is described as coming from 'passion fruit seed oil' which I could believe as it's got a lovely fruity scent to it.
The gel did not give me sensitive skin as it is soap-free and it lathers up quite well when a small squirt is used with a shower puff. I have had around 10 showers with this now and only used a small amount, also, each time I've used it my fiancé has commented on how soft and nice smelling my skin is. I guess this means that it's doing something right for me!
I do feel clean after using this and I have been pleased with the scent and the cleanliness results after using this. I will continue to use it until the bottle is gone (I'm sure that will be a couple of months) and then I will keep my eyes peeled for this in the sale again at Christmas or possibly just put it on my Christmas wish list!
I am going to rate this 5/5 as the scent is delicious, it did not irritate my skin and it got me clean. What more could you ask for from a shower gel?
I received this shower gel as part of a gift from a friend, and as with the other products it's not something I would normally have bought for myself as it's far too expensive for me to be able to justify the cost on something as simple as a shower gel. It costs £2.40 for a travel-sized 60ml bottle, or £5.85 for a full-sized 250ml bottle.
It comes in a clear plastic bottle so you can easily see how much you have left. It has a flip up top to the lid, which is easy to use in the shower, and fastens tightly enough to be safe to take travelling with you and not have to worry about spillages.
The shower gel is a gorgeous purple colour and it has a fairly thick texture which makes it really luxurious to use. You don't need to use much at all, especially if you use it on a shower puff or sponge, as it lathers up really well. It produces a lovely soft, rich, thick lather that feels amazing against the skin.
Of course the best thing about this particular shower gel is the divine scent. I love most of the Body Shop's fruity scents, but of all of them this is my favourite, it's really fruity and gorgeous, not at all fake smelling, and it just makes me want to eat/drink it! I really do get excited every time I go to use this, it's THAT good!
After using it my skin feels really clean and fresh, and not at all dry or tight like it can after using other shower gels. It makes my skin soft and smooth, and it actually looks positively glowing. I'm rather impressed!
I really positively adore this shower gel, and while I still can't really justify spending that much I think I'll have to buy it again, as I'm totally addicted to the scent! Words are not enough to describe how gorgeous it is!
Continuing the Passion fruit theme, I thought a shower gel would top this collection off. If, like me you love to have a shower most of the week (ending the week with a nice bubbly bath to unwind and relax) then this is the shower gel for you. Combined with the other passion fruit bath and shower products, this shower gel just adds to the yummyness.
*The Body Shop*
The body shop is renowned for its ethics and their values. These days, it's getting harder and harder to find ethical companies, who don't test on animals and who pay a fair price for the ingredients to the final product. The body shop support several campaigns, from defending human rights and making sure the people who work to make the ingredients work in a safe environment and get paid a fair wage; to activating self esteem right here in this country. Recently, Their 'Get Lippy' campaign has raised money and joined up with MTV to raise awareness of HIV and Aids among young people.
The bath and shower gel contains passion fruit seed oil which helps to moisturise the skin. Having looked closer at the ingredients though, there seems to be many more chemicals than most of their passion fruit range which I think is because it is a shower gel as opposed to a lip butter of body scrub as it needs to cleanse your body. The smell of this passion fruit is fabulous.
The passion fruit range is usually suitable for normal/dry skin, however the shower gel doesn't state which skin type it is suitable for, so I assume it is okay for most skin types.
The only other downside to this product is the packaging. With most shower gels that you can buy from the supermarket these days, there is usually a hook to be able to hang from a shelf or rack in the bathroom. However, this just comes in a bottle similar to the shampoo bottles. This could make life hard if you have a single unit shower with a shelf near the shower head as this would make it slippery and fall off - potential hazard (believe me - I went away with my other half a while back, had a single unit shower the shower gel fell off the shelf and we spent the next 5minutes banging our heads together before we finally picked it up - cue painkillers for the night). However, back at home I have a bath with a shower which allows plenty of room to place this lovely bottle anywhere on the edges. The shower gel is also very easy to pour out, but may leak if left without the lid on fully as there is no valve.
*How to use*
Well the tip on the Body Shop website is to exfoliate before you cleanse with the shower gel, however I cleanse with a body puff with shower gel all lathered up before I exfoliate. Here's how I would use it:
*Get wet under shower or in bath
*Get your flannel or body puff and open the shower gel bottle
*Pour some shower gel onto the body puff/flannel and rub between your hands until frothy and bubbly
*Rub over body to get the desired clean effect and rinse well with warm water.
Well, I have been using this for about a year and haven't regretted it (apart from the holiday experience - I advise taking a shower gel with a hook to go on holiday). Every time I open the bottle, I get this burst of fragrance which makes my mouth water and my nostrils crave more passion fruit. My skin feels soft, smooth and I haven't ever had an allergic reaction to it. It doesn't feel greasy and always lathers and bubbles up really quickly and easily.
I combine this shower gel with the scrub and body butter so generally, I smell faintly of passion fruit for about a day, however when I started using this product alone a year ago, it would only smell for about an hour or two according to my partner. The effect of opening the bathroom door when I've been in the shower however is amazing - the smell of passion fruit just bursts out of the bathroom onto the landing which is divine for any other members of my family walking past at that exact moment.
Overall, I love this product, the smell, the feel, the results, and the ethical morals of the body shop as a company. It is slightly pricey however at £6 for a 250ml bottle, when compared to other shower gels like Radox is on the expensive side, but if you have a Love Your Body card, you can get 10% off and if you go on the 20% promotional days, you can save even more money. The only other problem is that it doesn't have a shower hook which would be useful as it wouldn't fall off a shower shelf. Altogether, I give this product eight and a half out of ten for being brilliant but not perfect.
Price: £6 for 250ml
(Also available in a miniature toiletry range for about £3)
Angiebabyqueen copyright July 2008
Soap-free suds / A refreshing, cleansing lather with passion fruit seed oil to help soften skin /