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A few months back I decided to go organic with all of my health & beauty products, and not long after that I disovered Faith In Nature.
I do find it a bit frustrating that you can't buy Faith In Nature products from somewhere like Tesco, or even Holland and Barratts (my favourite place for organic loveliness!) but if you don't mind buying stuff online and having to wait for it to arrive, then I say go for it. As with most online stores, you have to pay post and packaging (which irks me), but it's not too steep and for the products you get it is actually worth it. The organic products I have bought in Holland and Barratt were always a bit lacking... not quite good enough for the price you pay (which with organic is quite a bit, unfortunately).
I'm reviewing the Lavender and Geranium Shower Gel in this review .... I find all of Faith In Nature's shower gels to be of such a great quality. Unlike most organic brands I've tried, Faith in Nature's products always have lovely, strong scents! Lavender is supposed to be calming, and I think it does work with this shower gel, but probably more so if you use it as a bath foam than a shower gel (might just be me but I've never really had a 'relaxing' shower!).
It creates a great lather and a little goes a long way. What I do is squeeze a bit onto a 'bath glove' (great for exfoliating) and I find 2 squeezes is more than enough for the entire body. This way a bottle seems to last ages. The bottle is 400ml, which is pretty big so although it's kiiind of expensive, you do get a lot for your money. I'd say it lasts me at least 2 months.
The shower gel leaves my skin clean, soft and smooth, it doesn't dry it out at all but leaves it hydrated. The smell lasts a couple of hours, and you can perhaps smell it slightly after that (just sniffed my arm to test). But during the shower you can smell it really nicely! If you like lavender you will really like this one. I prefer other 'flavours' more than this one, but that's just me. They have a huge range so it's worth checking it out to see which one appeals to you. They even have chocolate! I've tried it and it actually does smell of chocolate. It doesn't really taste much like chocolate though ;) .. yes I have tried it.
You can buy the lavender and geranium shower gel for £4.35 on Faith In Nature's website, and they also have a point rewards system so you get 44 points.. which, I can't remember what that is worth, but it's a nice extra I suppose and you will eventually get some pounds off! They also regularly have offers on their website, such as 10% off or get £5 off your first order.
The best reason to buy this product is because it is organic so you really feel like you are being kind to your skin and not soaking it in chemicals. It is, as their website states --
For all skin types
Parabens & SLES free
No artificial preservatives or colours
Marked this one 4 points because it's not my favourite of their shower gels, based on scent.