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I just wrote about my bad experiences with the John Masters Organics shampoo I received as part of a gift set. If you didn't read my review, long story short: don't bother! So I was interested to see how another part of the set would fare. I really desperately wanted to like these products as the set was a very expensive gift and I hate to think people have wasted so much money on me if the products turn out to be naff.
Well, the body wash thank goodness was much better. Its scent is really quite strange but I think I like it, it's a sweet vanilla with a tang of citrus which reminds me of some kind of sweets, maybe Dolly Mixtures!
Now, normally I have a specific criteria for any body wash/shower gel I come to review. I use it as a bubble bath, body wash and shampoo so I can see how much of an all-rounder it is! Mostly because I prefer not to mix my scents and therefore have bathwater that smells totally different to my soap, etc. I'm just weird that way.
However John Masters products are in a word...EXPENSIVE...and there was no way I was about to pour a good dollop of my travel size bottle into the bath to see if it made bubbles. Chances are, I would have a hard time doing that anyway, as the gel is extremely thick. Ridiculously so. I ended up dipping my finger in and spreading it onto my skin as the bottle is full up, but once it starts to empty I'm not sure how easy it will be to pour.
It doesn't lather up as such, but definitely makes more of an effort than the shampoo, and despite the absence of suds I can feel it working on my skin, making it smooth and clean. I found that I didn't really need to use very much at all. The scent lasts on my skin for a short while after use, and I anyway think that as it's not Overpowering the scent is such an odd combo, I think it would work well with any perfume.
After use, my skin felt quite hydrated, but I still needed a moisturiser. John Masters recommend using the matching Body Milk. Well of course they would, but I think I would have to take out a bank loan if I did! See, while the body wash isn't at all bad, it didn't exactly wow me. And it costs a whopping £18 for a 236ml pump-top bottle! I find it completely unfathomable how anyone can justify such a steep pricetag for a so-so product.
While I'm pleased it wasn't as completely awful as the shampoo, I'm really expecting good things from the remaining two products out of the gift set or I will seriously have to dodge any questions I might get from the gift-giver on how I liked it! I will definitely be sticking to my Lush shower gels in the future!
Created with the mildest botanically-based surfactants from corn and coconut, this all-over body wash foams into a creamy, rich, sulfate-free lather that gently removes dirt and oil - leaving skin soft and smooth. Follow with our Blood Orange and Vanilla Body Milk for a beautiful combination of clean and soft skin. Key ingredients: Blood orange - promotes collagen production Bourbon vanilla - creates a fresh and intoxicating scent Vegetable glycerin - moisturizing Pink grapefruit - balances oily skin; refreshes Milk thistle - antioxidant Properties: Wonderful companion to Body Milk Silky sudsing action Leaves skin soft Won't overstrip skin Wonderful, luxurious aroma Usage: Good for all skin types Great for the whole body and face Safe for babies To use: Lather up and enjoy!