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When it comes to body washes I am not loyal to one particular brand. I tend get a lot of body washes for my Birthday and Christmas (hmmm..maybe someone is trying to tell me something?) and this usually last me for the whole year. If I do go out and buy body washes I would usually choose one which is on offer or which looks girlie ( I am very shallow when it comes to picking out products based on the way they look...what can I say? I'm a girl).
I was given a Ted Baker set for Christmas and included in that set was Origami Body wash. I have since discovered that you can purchase this from Boots for £2.50 for a 50ml tube (and it is currently on a 3 for 2 offer). I think this is a fantastic price as I would class Ted Baker as a high end brand, so I was quite surprised when I saw the price.
The packaging of the body wash looks luxurious and sophisticated. The body wash comes in a purple, squeezable, tube with a gold flip top lid. On the front of the packaging is the Ted Baker logo, what it is and how much product it holds. This information is in gold writing which makes the product look very stylish, especially with the pinks and purple colours in the background. I did wonder at first how Ted Baker came up with the name Origami, but I have since noticed that the background on the packaging look similar to origami. I do think that the name is a little odd, as origami doesn't really have anything to do with body wash, but I have got over this (sometimes good branding on a product can sell it alone). On the back if th tube is the ingredients, a warning to avoid contact with eyes, direction for use and the scents included in the body wash.
In my opinion, one of the best things about body washes is the smell. I like sweet, fruity smells that linger on my skin for a long time. So I was pleasantly surprised when I opened this tube and the delicious smell of roses and raspberries can bursting out. The scents in this body wash are rose, sandalwood, raspberry and vanilla. This mix of fragrances makes for a long lasting, fresh fragrance that lingers on the skin well after washing. It is probably one of the best smelling body washes I have ever used.
The consistency of the body wash is quite thick, almost like a gel, and it is transparent. I usually squeeze out a dollop of body wash on to my body scrubber ( sorry unsure of the exact name, possibly pouf?) and rub on my skin. The body wash lather up really well and produces a good amount of bubbles. A small amount of this body wash seems to go a long way. Once dry, my skin feels smooth and smells absolutely fabulous. I don't have particularly dry skin and this body wash seems to keep my skin looking smooth and hydrated. I do tend to follow it up with a body butter/cream. I have psoriasis and this does not irritate my skin.
Overall I would definitely recommend this body wash. It is a bargain for £2.50 and once I have finished my tube I will definitely be buying more. It leaves my skin feeling soft and smelling amazing. The packaging looks stylish and sophisticated. And would be perfect as a gift or to just treat yourself. I give this product 5 out of 5 Dooyoo stars.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review :)
~ ~ Ted Baker Origami Body Wash ~ ~
I picked up the 200 ml bottle of Ted Baker London Origami Body Wash from Boots. It costs £5.50 but I used my Boots points from the advantage card for the purchase.
"Origami" means paper folding, it's the Japanese art of folding papers into beautiful designs. The printed design on the body wash tube is actually an abstract image of origami papers in different shades of purple, with a black background. These patterns, combined with the golden letters on the front of the bottle have created a very nice effect.
This Origami range from Ted Baker includes the Origami Body Wash, the Body Soufflé and the Body Spray. I have only tried the body wash from this range but I am planning to purchase the Body Soufflé when I find another good offer.
~ ~ Packaging ~ ~
The plastic squeeze tube is light purple with a bronze flip cap lid. There is a self-adhesive label all around the tube with printed origami patterns and the product information. The tube sits on its cap so the product is always at the bottom and it's easier to come out when it's squeezed, especially if it's half empty.
The brand name with the "Body Wash" indication and the container's size and capacity are displayed on the front side with golden letters. The back side has more details about the product, the directions of use, a tip from Ted Baker that tells us that this body wash should be combined with the other products of the Origami range, and the list of ingredients.
According to the packaging, "it's created using sweet smelling rose and elegant sandalwood, along with highlights of fresh raspberry and intimate vanilla and it is designed to "keep your skin in great shape".
~ ~ My opinion ~ ~
The Body Wash is clear, transparent and quite thick in consistency. I would say that it looks and feels like a thick gel when it's squeezed out of the tube! My only complaint is that I have to squeeze really hard to get some product out of the plastic bottle since it doesn't have much flexibility.
The body wash makes a nice foam on my shower puff sponge, it spreads nicely and lasts well. I use a very small amount every time I am showering, however, I have the feeling that the 200ml tube didn't last very long comparing to the regular shower gels that I am also using.
It rinses off easily and it leaves my skin feeling refreshed and clean. In addition, it has added some hydration to my skin. The body wash has a light, sweet fragrance that stays on my skin after the shower. I always smell the body washes and lotions before buying them and when I opened this bottle I was pleasantly surprised. And even though I am not using any other products from the "origami" range, like the body lotion, the pleasant scent that it leaves on my skin lasts for a few hours.
~ ~ Summary ~ ~
I don't have any complaints about the product itself, it feels nice on my skin and it has a wonderful, sweet fragrance. However, I personally think that it's a bit overpriced for a body wash. I usually choose to buy averagely priced body washes or shower gels and I spend more on my body lotions and moisturisers. Therefore, I am not sure if I would buy it for £5.50 but I would happily spend my advantage card points for a second bottle!