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I bought this Vineyard Peach shower gel from The Body Shop website during a sale, I also had a discount code for 40% off which combined with the sale price so I got a bargain. I only buy from The Body Shop if I have a money off code, they bring new codes out very often and also do a lot of special offers and deals. I think it's always worth waiting for them to bring a new code out instead of paying full price. This cost me £1.30, the RRP was £4 for a 250ml bottle which I wouldn't have paid. Their products are nice and I don't mind paying a bit more for something I will really like but £4 for 250mls of shower gel just seems too much.
This The Body Shop Vineyard Peach shower gel comes in a clear plastic bottle, the packaging is quite simple. You can see the colour of the shower gel through the clear bottle, it is a nice, light pink shade. On the front of the bottle is a photo of a peach along with the Body Shop logo and the name of the product. There is some information about the shower gel printed on the back of the bottle. The lid is just a standard cap that you life up to squeeze the shower gel out of.
As soon as I lift the lid up, the lovely peach scent hits me. it's not overpowering or too strong, The smell is delicate but strong enough to fill the bathroom after using it in the shower. I really like how this smells, it is fruity, soft and feminine. I find some peach scents to be too sickly sweet but luckily this isn't, it is a sweet fragrance though. The Body Shop website says that this shower gel ' smells like freshly picked peaches' I am not entirely sure about that, it isn't a really artificial scent but it could definitely be a lot more authentic than it is.
The consistency of this shower gel is reasonably thick, it's thick enough not to drip out of your hand but it isn't the thickest shower gel I have used. It spreads easily and lathers up nicely, it does create plenty of bubbles but it isn't extremely foaming and bubbly like some products. It's nice to have loads of bubbles but a lot of the time this means that there are harsh foaming ingredients so I like how that doesn't seem to be the case with this shower gel. Because this shower gel spreads and lathers easily, you don't need to use loads which is great because it means the bottle will last longer.
The Body Shop website says that this shower gel 'leaves skin feeling peachy-soft'. Even though this isn't a creamy shower gel or one that markets itself as being hydrating and moisturising, it does leave my skin quite soft. It also leaves a light peachy scent on my skin for a little while which is really nice.
I enjoy using The Body Shop Vineyard Peach shower gel and I do recommend it. I'm not sure that it's worth £4 though to be honest. I definitely want to buy some more products from the Vineyard Peach range because I really do like how this shower gel smells.
I'm a bit of a toiletries nut (as you may guess, looking at my list of products reviewed!) and to my delight am often given shower and bath products for birthday and Christmas presents. The Body Shop's Vineyard Peach shower gel was one that had been hiding in my stash since my birthday until I spied it quite recently and pounced!
So, let's get down to the peach-scented brass tacks. This shower gel, the company claims, "... smells like freshly picked peaches and leaves skin feeling peachy-soft". It certainly does smell like peaches (I couldn't say whether freshly picked or not!) - this is a really pleasant scent, which I've found nice to use in the hot weather we've had recently. I should point out that peach isn't my favourite scent, so I won't go into raptures over it but it is certainly a pretty, summery kind of scent which I'm happy to use in the shower.
This is a soap-free shower gel, which I think is why they claim it will leave your skin soft. I didn't find it drying at all, but wouldn't have said it left my skin 'peachy' as it doesn't really have any moisturising properties that I could detect. The Body Shop describes this gel as 'lather-rich', which I found to be fairly accurate, as it foamed nicely when I rubbed some between my hands. As for its washing ability, I felt clean after using it, so on that basis, it was a success! I didn't feel the scent lingered either on my skin or in the bathroom, although that's not a matter of complaint for me as it's not my most favourite scent to smell of.
Regarding the packaging, the gel comes in a plastic bottle, which is squeezable and enables you to dispense the amount of gel you need without too much difficulty. The flip-top is secure but I didn't find it difficult to open and close with wet hands. Once I was getting towards the end of the bottle, I turned it upside-down to let the dregs run to the bottom so they were easier to access. The bottle is transparent, and I like this as it's helpful to be able to see how much product is left.
The product currently retails for £4.00 (250 ml bottle) which is certainly not the biggest shower gel bargain out there. I don't think I would buy it for myself, mainly because of the price. But if you are a big peach fan, there are often offers on The Body Shop's website meaning that it can sometimes be bought for less than £4.00.
All in all, a really nice product for summer showers.
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In years past I've been a huge fan of The Body Shop, and now and again will have a splurge - usually online as I've tried so many of their products that I really don't need to sample them before buying. The last time I spent more than I should have in here was when a friend passed on an excellent voucher code which allowed me to buy lots of goodies at an absolute rock bottom price - I ended up purchasing lots of shower gels as this is the thing we use the most of in this house, I've always been happy with any shower products from The Body Shop so didn't hesitate to click the 'add to basket' link as often as my bank balance would allow that day.
I'm not actually keen on the Vineyard Peach range as I don't feel The Body Shop do soft summer fruit scents very well, but with this shower gel they've gone some way towards changing my opinion as it's not only wonderful to use but smells absolutely gorgeous. There are various other Vineyard Peach products to choose from including a body scrub and lotion - I dare say there are more but I don't recall ever having used them myself so can't really comment on anything other than the shower gel, which I used most recently this morning.
The scent of the Vineyard Peach shower gel is beautiful, really lovely. It's sweet and feminine, extremely soft in tone and perfect for this warmer weather we're having just now - it's not the strongest scented shower gel I've ever used but has a gloriously natural aroma which I can detect as soon as I flip the lid of the bottle open, it just makes me feel summery and after this years bizarrely cold winter and spring that's just the sensation I need!
I always use a shower puff as I feel that helps any shower gel to both go further and it also ensures I get a good lather as I'm washing. You really need only the smallest drizzle of this peach shower gel to achieve the most luxurious lather, making it much more cost effective than Body Shop shower gels used to be as I remember at one point needing to use such a large amount of their shower gel each time that it just wasn't worth buying. This one is completely different and my 250ml bottle has lasted for over three weeks now, pretty impressive considering I shower twice daily and the fact that my two teenage daughters also like to use this one (when I forget to hide it!).
The shower gel is soap free so shouldn't be drying to anyone's skin, it certainly doesn't make my skin feel dry and instead I find it mildly moisturising. Not overly so, I still need to apply my usual body lotion after showering, but nothing more and unlike their strawberry shower gel (which was ridiculously drying) I don't have to slather myself in body butter to replenish lost moisture. The lather produced is thick and creamy which made me suspect it was going to be kind to my skin; it's strange because the actual volume of lather isn't huge and this certainly isn't a shower gel that will leave your body coated in bubbles, but there's plenty there and what IS there is absolutely gorgeous.
My body feels incredibly clean after showering using this Vineyard Peach shower gel, I must admit I don't feel as though my skin is significantly softer afterwards as claimed by The Body Shop but then again I rarely notice a difference in softness based on my shower gel unless it's a bizarrely expensive one - and it's a rare occurrence I use one costing more than a couple of quid so I tend not to really see any skin softening benefits regardless of the brand. My clean skin, however, IS beautifully fragranced and the peachiness lasts for far longer than I thought it would considering the delicate nature of the scent.
I really can't recommend this lovely shower gel enough and will definitely buy it again, it's not the most interesting or exciting shower gel in my collection but it's so beautifully sweet and fruity that I'm finding myself becoming ever so slightly addicted to it. It's lovely to use, is relatively cheap at £4 a bottle, smells delicious and leaves my skin pink and clean - what more could a girl ask for in her shower? Apart from finding Johnny Depp in there, obviously.
For Christmas this year I was bought some body shop items as my family know I love them. I normally always get the Satsuma products as they are my favorite but someone bought me this shower gel for a change.
The packaging of this product is the same as the other shower gels I have previously had from the body shop. It comes in a plastic bottle with a lid that flips open; it is very easy to open even if your hands are all soapy!.
The shower gel itself is a sort of orangey color you can see this through the plastic of the bottle.
When you step into the shower and open up the shower gel the smell will not disappoint. It smells really nice and fruity, just like the peaches on the picture on the package.
It actually smells almost good enough to eat. You only need a small amount because it lathers up nicely and covers large parts of your body with the smallest blob.
I suffer with dry skin but found that this product does not seem to dry my skin out or irritate the areas of dry skin that I have.
The smell that oozes out as you shower leaves you feeling lovely and refreshed, it is a kind of summery scent, you certainly feel ready to face the day after this. I feel that after use the skin feels illuminated and bright.
I don't love this quite as much as the Satsuma one which is my favorite but it's definitely a close second!
Body shop vineyard peach shower gel
I bought this from the body shop store and it cost £4 for 250 ml, but it can also be purchased online at www.bodyshop.co.uk. Not a bad price given that I like the body shop products and know that for us the products are usually suitable for the hole family.
The product comes in a plastic bottle obviously with a picture of a peach on the front and the instructions and information on the back. The on,y trouble with this is the fact that the writing is tiny, so if it was a product I didn't know how to use it, then I wouldn't be ble to se it!
I can see the shower gel through the bottle and as expected its a peach colour, so no surprises there. I always like to smell bathing products so to get a good sniff I unscrewed the lid and was pleased to find hat it does smell of peaches. So often bath products have a smell I don't recognise.
To dispense the shower gel there is a flip up press down lid and the the product is dispensed through a small hole. The shower gel does come out easily and because its quite a thick consistency, it doesn't come out of the bottle too quickly, so I am able to get the correct amount onto the sponge. It works to a good lather and is easily rinsed off skin without leaving any residue, and manages to make my skin feel clean as well as feeling lightly moisturised. I also use this as a bath foam and find that if I pour it under running water I get a gratifying amount of bubbles. The fact that its a bath full of warm water with a delicate peach smell means that there is a lovely smell in the bathroom.
The shower gel is soap free which is probably why it doesn't dry out my skin
The shower gel is great for use in the shower and the bath.
It smells good, lathers and bubbles well and leaves skin soft clean and smelling good.
One to buy again!
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I called in the Body Shop yesterday to get some bits in the sale. They are having a sale on everything in there, 40 percent off when you buy 4 or more purchases including sale items, 30 percent off 3 items and 20 (I think it was 20) percent off 2- so I did and I did!! One of the things I bought was Vineyard Peach shower gel, it was already reduced to £2 from £4 for 250ml and with 40 percent off at the till it actually only cost me £1.20! a bargain but I don't know how long the offer is on for but it only started on the 29th Jan so should still be on (it was today).
The shower gel comes in the usual simple yet good quality see-through plastic bottle with a good quality screw and flip top lid. On the front is pictured a peach and we're told that it's 'Soap-free cleanser with peach extract and vineyard peach fragrance'. I must say it smells delicious really sweet and fruity but not sickly in any way, I was looking forward to using it.
The label has the usual Body Shop information for example the ingredients (which are many) including real fruit extracts the fact that it's fair trade and that it's not tested on animals. I can't see what skin type it's suitable for so I'll presume normal- the writing is so small I can barely read it so I could be wrong, I can't see an expiry date either.
The gel itself is a pinky orange colour with a nice consistency- not too thick as to be hard to squeeze but not too runny to squirt everywhere. My sponge thingy only needs a small blob to get a nice rich lather going so based on this it should last ages- their other gels last weeks sometimes a month or more.
I love the smell of this, cranberry was my favourite but I actually prefer this one. It smells so fresh and really does smell just like peaches. The only downside is that the scent doesn't last and as soon I dried myself the smell was gone off my skin- might have to invest in the body butter. The shower gel goes on well and rinses off well too. I feel really clean and soft even though it's not a moisturising shower creme. I've had no adverse reaction to it at all, no itching or anything.
To be honest all the Body Shop shower gels are by far the best shower gels I use in my opinion (even satsuma and I hate how that smells). I would recommend any of them but this one in particular. Although I'm disappointed that the scent doesn't linger on me or in the bathroom, it's so nice that I'm not deducting any stars- 5 from me.
I do love fruity smelling things and The Body Shop and so this shower gel is ideal for me! I use it regularly and always look out for offers so I can buy more! It is lovely!
The Body Shop make some really lovely products which you can rest assured are made as ethically as possible as they support fair trade. I love browsing their products and this is one of their items which I tend to buy frequently.
It comes in a lovely see-through bottle which you can see the lovely shower gel inside. It is a peachy colour which looks lovely on my window sill especially with the sun shining through it! The cap is a flip cap which is best to use as you don't need to worry about putting the lid back on with soapy hands. The little hole isn't big for it to come out but with a little squeeze it comes out just fine.
I find that a little goes a long way. I put this onto my sponge and give it a little rub and it makes lots of soapy bubbles. It feels nice against my skin, all fresh and soft. Once I have rinsed it off my skin feels nicely cleansed.
The smell is lovely. Of sweet, fresh peaches and it doesn't smell at all false. It isn't too over powering and it does linger a little after so you can smell nice but it's not over powering so it won't be in your face.
I find a bottle of this lasts me about 2 months.
It is lovely, it looks nice, smells nice and has lovely effects so therefore I give it 5 stars.
Everyone has a weakness, and in fact I have several, one of which is undoubtedly purchasing skin care and body care products from The Body Shop. I don't recall ever browsing in store in my local branch and leaving empty-handed, such is my love of their beautiful products, and this love affair is very much indulged when The Body Shop have their sale items displayed - which happens every couple of months, in my experience.
It was during one such recent sale that I purchased several skin care items at a reduced price, taking advantage of the discounts that were available. This review will outline my experiences of using "The Body Shop Vineyard Peach Shower Gel" which cost me only £2 for the generously-sized 250ml bottle. I believe the normal purchase price is £4, and you can purchase in store, or online at the company's website at www.thebodyshop.co.uk, where postage costs apply. (Info correct as @ January 2013).
The packaging is fairly simplistic, I must admit, comprising of a circular bottle made of clear plastic, with the usual 'flip up' cap on top. There is an attractive image of a peach on front of the bottle which offers a little eye-catching detail. I don't recall ever experiencing any difficulties with using the product as a result of the packaging being difficult to use, even though I suffer with limited mobility and weakness in my hands.
The Vineyard Peach shower gel is a pale orange colour and the liquid can be seen quite clearly through the plastic bottle, of course. I find that the liquid is not overly runny, which I find quite agreeable as it means there is no mess or annoying 'dripping' experienced during use. I tend to take more baths than I do showers, and for this reason I like my showier gel products to be versatile enough to cope with use both in the bathtub AND in the shower.
Firstly, I find that the fragrance of the Vineyard Peach Shower Gel is quite delicious, being softly fragrant in its fruity essence. That is to say that I find the fragrance is much less 'robust' than most other fruit-scented bath and shower gel products that I have used from The Body Shop before. This is even more obvious when the product is used in the bath tub, as I find the scent becomes rather easily 'diluted' which is a bit of a shame as the fragrance is so pleasant. I do find that when the product is used in the bath under a running tap, it becomes rather faint and so I have stopped using the gel this way as I felt it was something of a waste. I do find that the gel's gorgeous aroma is much more obvious when it is used in the shower however, so it would appear that this particular shower gel is much more suited to being used via this method. I don't feel it is fair to deduct any marks from the product rating score based on the product's scent being too faint when used in the bath however, as it is marketed purely as a shower gel product and so I do feel this would be unfair of me. It's a shame the product is not as versatile as other shower gel products that I use on a regular basis, but I can't deny it is still a gorgeous product.
When used in the shower, I find that a little really goes a long way with the product, which means that the bottle is lasting well, making the purchase price seem very reasonable indeed. A small 'blob' of the pale orange-coloured gel on a wet flannel is really more than ample to cleanse myself thoroughly, and I find the soft, foamy lather that is created feels quietly refreshing on my tired, dry skin. It is at this point that I find the product's gorgeous aroma really comes into 'bloom' and I find the beautiful scent of fresh peaches envelops me in a subtle, fragrant cloud which is completely delicious. It IS true to say that even when used in the shower, I do still find the scent is rather subtle, but this is an observation rather than a criticism, as there is nothing about the gorgeous, fruity fragrance that I can complain about. I find too there is something of an 'uplifting' quality to be found from using fruit-scent bath and skin care products at times, and this is more obvious to me during the cold, dark winter months. The Body Shop's Vineyard Peach Shower Gel has not disappointed in this respect, providing a warm, softly fragrant scent to enjoy when showering that has felt very welcome to me in recent times.
The fragrance is entirely reminiscent of fresh peach, with a delicate sweetness running through its core that gives the scent a pleasant refreshing edge. This could easily feel overly sweet or sickly even, but this is not the case, with the fresh and fruity scent of peach feeling perfectly balanced as a result. After use, my skin feels thoroughly cleansed and rather refreshed.
I find that the scent doesn't last particularly long on my skin, and it is easily 'swamped' by using other, more 'robustly-scented' products on my skin, such as deodorant sprays and body creams. This is a shame, but it is entirely what I had expected given the more subtle aroma that this shower gel carries.
As with all products from The Body Shop that I have tried out before, the Vineyard Peach Shower Gel has caused nothing in the way of sensitivity or aggravation to my troublesome skin, with no unpleasant dryness or 'tingling' being experienced during or after use. This is evidence to me that the product does carry a rather mild and gentle formulation, and I would definitely recommend it for those consumers who - like me - suffer from either dry or sensitive skin, or both. In addition, I have not experienced any unpleasant 'flare ups' to the troublesome eczema that affects my skin.
In summary, I would definitely recommend The Body Shop Vineyard Peach Shower Gel and I thought it was a very pleasant shower gel to use, mainly due to its gorgeous fruity scent. I do have to admit that I would probably not purchase the gel again in the future, but this is only because there are other Body Shop Shower Gel products that I prefer slightly, as their fragrances are more robust. This is of course down to personal choice, but for me, I like something with a little more 'oomph' than I found from this Peach Scented offering, but I DO still feel it deserves full marks in the Dooyoo product rating score, and I DO still recommend it, on this basis.
I love The Body Shop and when their Vineyard Peach collection was released earlier this year I didn't hesitate to give the items a try when I had a decent money saving coupon. I really liked the shower gel the first time I used it so when I found a 250ml bottle in the sale recently down from £4 to £2 I picked myself a bottle up. With my Love Your Body card I was able to get a further 10% off and got this bottle for £1.80, a bargain in my books!
The shower gel comes in a clear plastic bottle with white plastic flip top lid. A picture of a peach is displayed on the front of the bottle along with The Body Shop logo, product name and quick description which states this is a 'soap-free cleanser with peach extract and vineyard peach fragrance.' The clear bottle is given some colour by the orange liquid contained within it which also means it's easy to see how much product you have left.
Opening the bottle reveals a lovely scent. This has a very delicate fruity scent which, as you'd expect, resembles peaches perfectly and doesn't smell artificial in the slightest. This subtle scent is absolutely beautiful is quite juicy and mouth watering!
As with all The Body Shop's shower gels I have tried this one lathers up really well. A small blob just slightly bigger than a pea on my sponge really is enough to wash my entire body so a bottle lasts a good few months even with regular use. This lathers into masses of white bubbles and that lovely peach scent becomes stronger but never over bearing. Because it's soap free it doesn't dry out my skin and is perfectly safe to use in sensitive areas.
The shower gel is easy to rinse off my skin and leaves it feeling clean, refreshed and cleansed. The scent from this shower gel alone isn't really strong enough to linger but there are plenty of products in this range to layer that scent and keep your skin smelling fresh and fruity all day. I personally like to use the Vineyard Peach body scrub after using this shower gel and then complete the smell by rubbing in some Vineyard Peach body lotion after my shower.
Whilst the shower gel doesn't give any amazing skin softening or brightening effects it does what a shower gel should do and that is clean my skin effectively and leave me smelling fresh so I can't fault it at all. It's worth £4 a bottle for that beautiful scent alone but is easy to get for less and if you can then I'd highly recommend doing so.
===Why I Bought This===
I do most of my shopping online and enjoy buying items from the Body Shop website - but only if I can pick up bargains or get free postage through the use of various codes and tip-offs that I get from my online friends. This Vineyard Peach range is new out this month and I ordered some recently as you could buy it and get free postage at the same time as an introductory offer.
The Body Shop was founded i the 1970s by Anita Roddick but has now been taken over by L'Oréal.
From their website - 'The Body Shop has always believed passionately that animals should not be used for cosmetic testing. We have never tested our products on animals. Similarly, we insist that all our suppliers have not tested their ingredients on animals for cosmetic purposes.
We're incredibly proud of our dedication to this issue, and our global campaigning against cosmetic animal testing. The EU banned animal testing for finished cosmetic products in 2004, and for ingredients in 2009.'
Vineyard Peach Shower Gel.
'Contains Wild Peach Extract and Mediterranean Peach Kernel Oil.'
The standard Body Shop transparent bottle with a transparent label.
Bottle has flip up top.
Has an image of a peach on the front.
Soap free cleanser with peach extract and vineyard peach fragrance.
250 mls. Use within 12 months and made in UK.
Packaging now has the 'box' that you can use with your smartphone.
Delicate transparent pinky peach gel.
Peel back back label.
Aganst animal testing.
Community fair trade with honey from Cameroon.
This Vineyard Peach range is new this month at Body Shop, however I did have a peach shower gel from then last year, which was then discontinued.
This range of peach items is delicately fragranced and personally I do not see much difference between the Vineyard or the ordinary peach gels.
This is a lovely delicate colour and gives a pleasant aroma of juicy peaches.
As wth all these fruity shower gels it lathers well in both the bath or shower and cleanses efficiently and gently - leaving your skin soft but not taute.
This has a delicate smell so does not leave your skin with any fragrance that I could detect.
This peach range reminds me of 'Pretty Peaches' range Avon did way back in the 60s and 70s.
A pleasant enough aroma and gel to use but personally I prefer stronger smelling gels such as their Pink Grapefruit.
Also at full price is a bit expensive for day to day use by the whole family.
Can be unisex as in my opinion it is not too feminine a gel that it could not be used by men - hubby and son are quite happy using this fruty gel.
4 stars - a bt expensive.
===Would I Recommend?===
Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Mel/Honey (Natural Additive), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Prunus Persica Kernel Oil/Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil (Emollient), PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate (Viscosity Modifier), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Sunscreen), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Prunus Persica Extract/Prunus Persica (Peach) Extract (Natural Additive), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), CI 14700/Red 4 (Colour), CI 19140/Yellow 5 (Colour).