“ Brand: Boots / Cleanser / Type: Body Wash / Suitable for: Body / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses, Energises „
My brother and sister-in-law gave me a Boots gift voucher for my birthday back in September and I hadn't got around to spending it until a couple of weeks before Christmas. I went into our local Boots store (in Chesterfield town centre) with the intention of using it to get a couple of Christmas pressies, but I ended up treating myself to a few little luxury items that I couldn?t get in my usual budget shop! I love the Boots Fresh and Natural ranges and I did think of buying a few bits from there. Then I spotted the new Eastern range ~ there were some lovely things, but they would normally have been a bit too expensive to buy to use on a daily basis (ranging from £3.75 for Body washes and the like, to £5.99 for the body wraps). I eventually bought the body milk mist, the enriching bath soak and the enlivening Body Wash. The wash and the milk mist were in the Enliven range (which all contain ginger) and the bath soak came from the Enriching line (which all have rice as their main ingredient). ~~~WHAT IS IT? My Eastern Enlivening Body Wash is a bath and shower product that is designed to wake you up and refresh you. It says on the pack that it is Lemongrass, Sesame and Ginger ~ the ginger extract is meant to energize, the lemongrass oil to stimulate and the sesame oil to moisturize. I won?t describe the packaging in detail ~ all you have to know is that it is "housed" with the rest of the Boots Eastern Range and has an oriental themed label. The container itself is clear, letting you see the pale green liquid inside. ~~~DIRECTIONS. It's not rocket science! All you have to do is massage the wash into your wet skin and then rinse off. It?s just like a normal shower gel really, but you can use it as a body wash in the bath too (although not as a bubble bath). ~~~HOW MUCH AND WHERE FROM? Mine cost me nothing because I used a voucher! If you do have to pay a 200ml container will cost you £3.
75. As well as being able to get the Body Wash from Boots stores you can also but it on line from the Boots website (www.wellbeing.com). ~~~WHAT DID I THINK? I will split this into sections and then give you a conclusion at the end. ***Ease of use*** The container is easy to open and also shuts tightly with a reassuring "click". Once shut it is pretty secure and I haven't had any leaks. My only criticism is that it is difficult to manage in the shower because it hasn?t got a hook to hang it up. I opened the container and then found I had nowhere to put it because it has to be closed to stand down safely. As long as you have a shelf, or a spare hand (ask your other half to hold it for you), to keep it from spilling out you are fine, so this is only a minor quibble. ***Texture and aroma*** On first sniff the predominant scent is lemon. When you actually massage it into your skin you will find that the ginger comes through ~ it is this that lingers with the lemon taking on a more gentle base aroma. I can't smell the sesame oil but I think that the sesame is there for its moisturizing quality rather than the smell! The wash is a gel like liquid that is quite runny ~ it isn't the consistency of water, there is a bit of substance to it. When you apply it to your wet skin it lathers a little but doesn't go into thick suds like you get with a foaming shower gel. It is more like the white coating you would get using a handwash or soap. ***Conclusion*** I felt like I had been pampered after using this product ~ it smelt lovely and softened my skin nicely. When I first smelt it I was a little worried that the lemongrass might make it resemble a washing up liquid, but the ginger gave it a lovely hint of spice. My body felt clean and the smell stayed on my skin for a long while after I'd had my shower. I use an Avon facial wash that contains ginger and this reminds me a
little of that, but with an added citrus zest! The only downsides are the packaging (when in use) and the price, but I think that the good points definitely out way the bad ones on this one. As a gift I was well satisfied with my Body Wash, but I still don?t use it every time I shower ~ it's more a product for special pampering sessions and night out preparations! I had a shower just before I wrote this, because we're off out for a drink tonight, and I know smell gorgeous and feel refreshed after a day at work. Lemongrass, Sesame and Ginger Body Wash is great for a refreshing shower to wake you up at any time of day. It is zesty, spicy and leaves you feeling clean and enlivened...for me, it does exactly what it says on the packet!