Product Type: Boots Bath / Shower
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Member Name: abbadabbado
Boots Mediterranean Bergamot Wheatgerm & Basil Body Wash
Advantages: it was free
Disadvantages: the colour, the smell
I received a Boots Mediterranean gift set for Christmas. The range is something I see in Boots from time to time but have never been tempted to buy any of the products because some of the product descriptions are a bit too obscure for my liking.
I certainly wouldn't have chosen to buy this body wash as immediately the pale green colour had put me off when I first set eyes on it.
The ingredients in this body wash were all things I had never tried on their own or in a combination in anything in my bath. I had even missed out on the wheat germ Lush products so far as they didn't appeal to me.
The body wash is packaged in a squeezy bottle with a flip lid at the base of the packaging. It has been designed well I'll give the product that, and the lid was easy to open and close with wet hands so we were onto a tentative good start.
As I mentioned the colour was putting me off and I was a bit nervous about putting my nose near this product as well, but it had to be done so in I went for the kill.
On first impressions the only way I could describe the spicy smell that hit me was something you might smell in an old people's home, where it could be musty and lived in.
I contemplated not using this product at all and passing it over for my much nicer smelling ones on my bathroom shelf, but as the product claimed the ingredients were wholesome and organic, I decided I should give it a go for no other reason than I would be using natural products on my skin.
Using a shower puff to hide the colour I squeezed some of the product out. It was a medium consistency, but not too thick. I almost wished it was runny so I would use it up quicker.
Lathering over my body, the spicy smell was quite prominent. Why couldn't it have included lemon like the bath cream?
I wasn't enjoying the smell but the wash was lathering up quite well and giving me good coverage on not a lot of product. For this reason if you're into musty smells then you'll get your money's worth from this body wash.
After my shower, thankfully the body wash didn't seem to have staying power on my skin like the bath cream and I couldn't smell anything on me. This was a blessing in disguise, but again like the bath cream I didn't notice any difference in my skin at all which was a shame as I thought by using natural products I would notice something different.
Even after continued use of this body wash there was no effects for me at all. After about five showers using it, I decided enough was enough and I would have it for when I wanted to shave my legs. It had to come in handy for something and I think this was going to be it. I fear it's going to last a very long time in my bathroom as it's a large bottle at 200ml.
If you did decide this product was worth a try for you then it'll set you back £3.92 from all good Boots stores.
Definitely not for me though.
Summary: a less than average body wash