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Korres Quava Little Shower Gel
I received this travel size (50ml) shower gel from my monthly birchbox subscription and I have wanted to try Korres shower gels for a while but they are pretty expensive for what they are so it was great to have on in a beauty box.
- Product description (from amazon.co.uk)
"Guava is an invigorating blend of tropical fruit. Creamy foam shower gel with a quantifiable, lasting moisturising effect. The hydration level of the skin after rinsing off is the same as the hydration following the use of a leave on product."
- About the product
I have the smaller 50ml bottle which can be purchased online or as part of a gift set. The shower gel is dermatologically tested; it does not contain silicone, minerals or other nasties. However, it does contain sodium laureth sulphate which is a lathering agent which can react with some people. The bottle of the shower gel, mini, has a screw top lid which when opened and closed again can cause some product to get trapped in the lid and some shower gel can leak out - this is the only real negative point about this product, in my opinion.
I have no idea what guava is supposed to smell like, I have never seen a guava plant/fruit but I doubt it smells like this shower gel. This product to me smells just like sunscreen/sun tan lotion - I LOVE the scent it is so nice, summery, light and uplifting. I adore the scent which makes me what to use this product more than I should. The scent isn't for everyone but I think it is a unisex scent.
- Using the product and results
This is only the small shower gel so I was using to sparingly as I didn't want to use it up quickly and it did last for quite a while. The packaging is the annoying this for me though, the plastic tube cannot be squeezed, it is a hard plastic so you have to wait for the shower gel to slowly slide down the tube before you can use it. Also the product can leak out of the lid if not stored upright. You don't need a lot of this shower gel for a good lather, however if you use exfoliating gloves with this product it will not lather, I have to use a bath lilly/scrunchie - then this shower gel lathers really quickly and easily. While using this product the scent intensifies and it is just gorgeous, in my opinion, it is very light and summery. The product lathers really well and it feels like it cleans my skin well without stripping or drying out my skin which is great. The results of this product are fantastic, for me anyway, The shower gel cleans, moisturised and leaves the skin smooth and soft - love the results of this product. The scent does transfer to the skin but it doesn't last that long which is a bit disappointing as I adore the scent! I have used up this product now but when I have finished some more of the many shower gels I have I will definitely buy this one full size and I think I will have to buy the body butter of this scent too.
- Price and availability
I received this 'free' in a beauty box and I love it! The full size can be bought from many online stores such as bathandunwind.co.uk, amazon, ebay, feelunique (free worldwide delivery), Lloyds pharmacy and more! The price of this full size (250ml) range from about £10 to £14, so it isn't cheap but in my opinion, it is definitely worth it if you like the scent.
*The packaging for the mini shower gel isn't great
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Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Arginine, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Castoryl Maleate, Coumarin, Geraniol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Helichrysum Arenarium Flower Extract, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten, Lactic Acid, Limonene, Polyquaternium-7, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Gluconate, Tocopherol / Showergel with an invigorating blend of tropical fruits / Creamy-foam showergel with a long-lasting moisturising effect / Wheat proteins form a protective film on the skin, maintaining its natural moisture level / Active Aloe, rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, Zinc and antioxidant enzymes, enhances the immune system of the skin / Furthermore, due to its ability to stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis, Active Aloe helps reduce the visible signs of ageing / Hot Tips: Follow with Guava Body Butter to retain the fragrance for much longer / Paraben Free / Mineral Oil Free / Silicone Free / Propylene Glycol Free / Ethanolamine Free / Enriched with Active Plant Extracts /