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Essential Waitrose Body Wash Green Tea & Apple

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Brand: Waitrose / Type: Body Wash / Suitable for: Body

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      11.07.2012 16:00
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      a very appley green tea shower gel

      I've just recently bought this Green Tea & Apple body wash from Waitrose, it's part of the 'essential' Waitrose toiletries collection. and there's an offer on at the moment whereby you get 2 of the products in the range for £2.00. The range includes shower gels, handwashes and bubble baths. I bought the Green Tea & Apple body wash and the Cinnamon Cakes body wash. I basically bought the body washes after buying and liking a couple of the handwashes from the same range.

      The body wash is in a 250ml bottle, and if bought with another product in the range it costs just £1.00. The body wash comes in a see through bottle, which I like because you can then see how much you have left at a a glance. The bottle stands on its cap, which I also like because it makes it easy to get the last few bits out as they naturally settle at the cap end and so there's no shaking or banging of the bottle, or turning it upside down and waiting ages for the last few bits to drip down to the cap end to enable you to squeeze them out. The bottle is shaped with a hook on the top of the bottle so that you can hang it up in your shower if you wanted to. The body wash is easy to squeeze out of the bottle and it doesn't dispense too much at one time so that you end up using more than you need.

      The body wash is a lovely creamy pale green colour, and it has a really rich and creamy consistency. It smells really lovely, really fruity and fresh. I would say that I can smell the fruity apple in this more than I smell the green tea. I can certainly smell the green tea in this, but I think that I just expected the green tea to to be the main fragrance as it's listed first in the description - green tea & apple body wash. The best way I can think of to describe the fragrance is a very appley version of Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea perfume. The fragrance lingers in on your skin for quite a while after showering, and also the bathroom always smells wonderfully fresh and fruity for ages after showering with this as well.

      This is a wonderfully moisturising body wash, my skin doesn't feel dry or tight after using this, just refeshed and clean, and smelling gorgeous. It lathers up really well in the shower and feels really creamy and moisturing on my skin when I'm rubbing it in. It rinses off easily, and it just leaves behind the gorgeous apple and green tea fragrance.

      I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this body wash, and I'd certainly buy it again, however I think that I'd like to try some of the other body washes in the range first. The other body washes available were; olive & jojoba, chamomile & vanilla, sea salt & kelp, ginger & clementine, lemon blossom & amber, sea grass & mint, and sweet plum & mimosa. Along with the two that I purchased; the green tea & apple body wash, and the cinnamon cakes body wash.

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      18.06.2012 13:46
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      A great body wash for daily use that feels more expensive than it is!

      I was on the lookout for some body wash to take to my aunt's house as I was going to be visiting her for a month and came across this product for about £1 at Waitrose. I've never tried the Waitrose body washes before, but as I know that Waitrose products are generally of a good quality, I did not hesitate to buy this.

      Packaging
      As this product is part of the essential Waitrose range, the packaging is quite basic. The body wash comes in a plastic bottle with a hook so that you can hang it in the shower. The flip top lid is easy to flip open even with wet hands. The bottle rests on its lid so it is easy to get the body wash out by gently squeezing the bottle so that the body wash is dispensed through a small hole in the bottle. Be careful when squeezing the bottle though, as if you squeeze too hard, you will end up dispensing too much body wash.

      The Body Wash
      The body wash is light green in colour, and is of a creamy consistency, but is not too thick or too runny. I can't really smell green tea, but it definitely does smell of apples. The scent is strong while the product is being used but doesn't linger in the shower or on my skin after use. The fruity scent is quite natural, and not very sweet or artificial. A little goes a long way as the body wash lathers really well and I only need to dispense a small amount onto my shower puff to wash my entire body. The body wash rinses off easily, leaving my skin feeling nice and clean. It doesn't dry my skin out, or irritate my sensitive skin, but I do follow up with a moisturiser as I have dry skin.

      Price and Availability
      As this is a Waitrose own brand product, you can only buy it from Waitrose stores or online at www.waitrose.com. The 250ml bottle usually retails at £1.26 but is currently on a "buy 2 for £2" offer, so you can pick up a bottle for £1.

      Final Word
      I definitely recommend this body wash, as it is inexpensive, goes a long way, and seems to be of a good quality. It is nice and creamy, smells quite nice and doesn't dry my skin out. It is essentially a basic product, but is just as good as any of the branded shower gels/body washes I use, and I will definitely be purchasing this again.

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