“ Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body „
When The Body Shop had their half price sale on and I also had a money off coupon to use on sale items so I decided to purchase a number of their shower gels as these 250ml bottles were only costing £1.80 as opposed to their usual price of £4, obviously a bargain! I've been working my way through a few of them now and this Fuzzy Peach shower gel is the one I've just finished using.
The shower gel comes in a clear plastic bottle with black flip top lid. The green sticker around the bottle tells us the name of this product as well as a short description and displays The Body Shop logo. This is a soap and cruelty-free product packaged in a recycled bottle.
The actual shower gel is a pale orange in colour and smells lovely. As the name suggests, just like peaches! The scent is very fruity and refreshing and I personally love it. This lathers really well too so I only need to apply a small blob onto my sponge and this creates enough lather to do my entire body making the shower gel very long lasting. When lathered up the scent of this becomes much stronger and that fruity aroma really fills my bathroom up and lingers in the air for a while.
The results are what you would expect from a shower gel. I don't find the scent lingers so much on my skin but this does leave my skin feeling clean, cleansed and refreshed which is exactly what I expect from a shower gel. There are no real negatives to this one really, it's just a beautifully fruity fragranced shower gel which is delicate on sensitive skin and does its job. Recommended!
A trip down memory lane
I recently reviewed the Body Shop's Dewberry shower gel which I bought purely for nostalgic reasons. My reasons for picking up this one were much the same. It is one of the old classic Body Shop products that has recently been brought back in-store, and when I was much younger my pocket money used to go on Fuzzy Peach perfume oil, which I used to love! So I was keen to give the shower gel a try as a real blast from the past. Along with several other old Body Shop products, you can find these online on the Body Shop website in a section called "Anita's favourites" named after the Body Shop's late founder Anita Roddick.
A 250ml bottle costs £4 - although it is currently on the website for £3. The key ingredients are Fair Trade organic aloe vera and peach extract.
This shower gel comes in typical Body Shop packaging - a chunky plastic bottle with a green label. Simple and classic! Inside you can see the orangey slightly honey-coloured shower gel.
I apply this in the shower with a shower puff, and firstly I was quite disappointed that I couldn't really detect much of a scent at all. However once I started applying this to the skin and it lathered up, I got that familiar peachy smell! I was actually worried I'd find this really sickly after all these years, but in fact the scent is quite subtle. While it is definitely sweet and fruity, it isn't as full-on as some fruit-scented products can be, and so it's ideal if you don't like your fruity products to be overpowering. Applying it to the skin, it lathers up quite nicely and leaves skin feeling clean and subtly scented.
Although this is a perfectly nice product, I was frankly a bit underwhelmed by it! It's nothing special really, and although it does have a pleasant fragrance it didn't really blow me away. I also think it's really over-priced for what it is - I have used much better shower gels that I've picked up in supermarkets for the £1 mark, so I feel at full price this is a bit of a rip-off really.
So it's three stars from me. As I say, there is nothing really wrong with it but it's nothing special!
The Body Shop Fuzzy Peach Shower Gel
I bought this shower gel in the body shop sale about two weeks ago and I was debating whether to buy the apple scented version of this or this one - but I am glad that I bought this scent as it is just gorgeous and perfect for spring!
- About the product and product description (from thebodyshop.co.uk)
"A beauty classic returns. This soap-free bath and shower gel leaves skin clean and subtly fragranced with the scent of peach."
The shower gel comes in a clear bottle so you can see the actual colour of the shower gel, which in this case is bright orange! The bottle contains 250ml or 8.4 us fl. Oz. of product and the bottle could be re-used. The text on the bottle is easy to read and it is made in the UK. Also the plastic bottle that contains this shower gel is made from 100% recycled plastic.
- Scent, texture and consistency
The texture of this shower gel is really nice and it is incredibly smooth and gentle on the skin and the consistency of this shower gel is again really nice as it is quite thick in in the bottle this product looks a bit like golden syrup. The scent of this product as to be the best smelling shower gel ever! - Well that I have used any way. I thought that I was going to really like the scent as I love peaches but the scent of this is just fantastic! The scent is very fresh, sweet and like peaches (but it does smell a bit artificial). The scent is perfect for spring and summer and it smells so fresh and uplifting.
- Using the shower gel and results
This shower gel is just gorgeous and it is really nice to use. You only need a small amount of shower gel each time you use it as it just foams/lathers up so much when used with a bath scrunchie. This body wash foams up a lot and as it foams up the incredibly gorgeous peach scent fills the bath room and it is just so uplifting and fresh. The foam/lather created by the body wash feels really smooth, soft, gentle and refreshing on my skin and I feel like it cleans my skin really well. After lathering up this body wash is easy to rinse off and it makes my skin feel really smooth and soft and it does not irritate my skin. I like the results from this shower gel as it does make my skin really smooth but it does not moisturise my skin really and the gorgeous peach scent does not transfer to my skin - which is really quite disappointing as the scent is divine.
- Price and availability
I bought this 250ml shower gel in a body shop sale from the body shop uk website for only £2! When on offer this product is a definite must have but now that it is not on offer it is priced at £4 which I think is a little bit expensive for a 250ml shower gel - especially as the scent does not transfer to the skin.
*Packaging is made from 100% recycled plastic
*The peach scent is just divine!
*Lathers up really well and you only need a small amount of product for each use
*Leaves my skin smooth, soft and it is gentle on my skin so it does not irritate my skin
*Fantastic price when on offer
*The divine scent does not transfer to my skin which is really quite disappointing
*Price when it is not on offer is a little bit expensive in my opinion, especially as the scent does not transfer
For more information: http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk
Thank you for reading my review
---Why I Tried this---
I love fruit fragrances and decided to try this peach one after finding it while browsing the Body Shop website.
---Body Shop Brand---
The Body Shop was founded i the 1970s by Anita Roddick but has now been taken over by L'Oréal.
From their website - 'The Body Shop has always believed passionately that animals should not be used for cosmetic testing. We have never tested our products on animals. Similarly, we insist that all our suppliers have not tested their ingredients on animals for cosmetic purposes.
We're incredibly proud of our dedication to this issue, and our global campaigning against cosmetic animal testing. The EU banned animal testing for finished cosmetic products in 2004, and for ingredients in 2009.'
--Body Shop Shower Gel--
Comes in a 250ml clear plastic bottle.
According to their website 'A beauty classic returns. This soap-free bath and shower gel leaves skin clean and subtly fragranced with the scent of peach'.
This is the only Peach item on their website at present so I am not sure if they will be re-introducing more.
A long list of ingredients is shown at the end of this review but they also mention Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera and peach extract.
This comes in a clear plastic bottle and is an attractive tangerine/pumpkin colour - or if you prefer -'peachy'.
£4 for 250 ml bottle.
However you can often find discounts on the Body Shop website - and I presume in the store as well.
From any Body Shop shop but I purchase from their website. The postage here is £2.99 but the company often has special deals for free postage so by ordering when there is a special offer could mean you have free postage plus also get a % off the total cost of your order as well.
Like the other Body Shop shower gels this lathers well in either the bath or shower and has a nice peachy smell. You do not have to use much to get a good lather. I enjoy using nice smelling gels in the bath as it makes the procedure that much more enjoyable.
They have a wide selection of other fruity gels - so really it is up to personal preference which you prefer - I think I prefer the more citrus ones - and I also think they tend to be stronger smelling.
This does have a nice peachy smell - but is perhaps not quite as strong as the grapefruit or strawberry.
---Would I Recommend?---
Yes definitely. It gives you an enjoyable experience whilst bathing and has a nice subtle aroma.
4 stars - good product but maybe a littel expensive for everyday use.
Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (Emulsifier), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Parfum (Fragrance), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen agent, Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Prunus Persica Extract (Natural Additive), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Amyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin-Conditioning Agent), CI 14700 (Colour), CI 19140 (Colour).
If you read my reviews, you are probably aware that I love The Body Shop products and own and have used quite a few. I sometimes visit the Body Shop website to see if they have something new and that is when I noticed this product. It was originally launched in 1992 (when I was a toddler!) and is now back, new and improved with added Community Trade Aloe Vera. Peaches are one of my favourite fruits and I love peachy products so I decided to buy this, and to be honest it wasn't a difficult decision to make!
This shower gel comes in a clear plastic bottle, just like all other Body Shop shower gels. However, the difference is that this bottle has a black flip top lid and a dark green and black label on the front which gives it a more retro look. You can see the orange shower gel through the bottle (convenient as you can see how much is left) and to dispense it, you just flip open the lid, turn the bottle over, and squeeze gently. Easy, even with wet hands.
The shower gel
The shower gel is of a slightly runny consistency and is easily dispensed from the bottle. You have to be careful not to dispense too much, especially when the bottle is full. The shower gel is orange in colour and I use it with a shower puff as this way it lathers quite well so I don't need to use too much. If you're going to use this with your hands, you will need to use more. It rinses away easily and leaves my skin feeling very nice and clean. The shower gel does not claim to have any moisturising effect, which is fine as it doesn't dry my skin out either and I enjoy moisturising after my shower anyway. However, this shower gel may not be for everyone because of its scent. It does smell fruity (I can't really detect a peachy scent though), but the scent is very strong and sweet, and a little artificial. I like sweet scents in general so I liked the scent but if you're not a fan of sweet scents, I would not recommend buying this. If you're not sure you could visit a Body Shop store to smell the shower gel before purchasing. The scent does not linger on my skin after use.
Price and Availability
This is a Body Shop product so it is only available at The Body Shop-online at http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk or in store. The 250 ml bottle is currently retailing for £4 which is a little expensive, but The Body Shop often has discounts and promotions going on. I bought this shower gel for just under £3.
Do I recommend this?
I quite liked this shower gel but like I said, the scent isn't for everyone. I would recommend visiting a store to take a sniff before purchasing as you don't want to spend £4 on something that you won't enjoy using. It does leave my skin feeling clean and fresh, and I don't have to use a lot as it lathers well so my 250 ml bottle will last for ages. However, I will give this product 4 stars as I expected it to have a more natural, peachy scent.
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When I was younger we never had 'fancy' toiletries in the house, but often at Christmas my mother would receive Body Shop products from my auntie. These were kept in her wardrobe and we were not allowed to use them, but it didn't stop me from sneaking in and 'borrowing' them now and again...see I never could resist a beauty product even from an early age!
A few months ago I was delighted to see that the Body Shop had brought back some of the products from the 80's and 90's for a limited time, amongst them many of the old favourites including the banana shampoo and conditioner, dewberry shower gel and body lotion, and green apple shower gel amongst others. The one I was absolutely thrilled to see back, however, was the Fuzzy Peach shower gel. I always loved the scent of this and just seeing the name brought back lots of memories!
The shower gel comes in a clear bottle with a dark green label. The green of the label and the orange of the shower gel inside do seem to clash a little but all of the products in the 'Anita's favourites' range as it is called have the same packaging. I suppose if they're only going to be around for a short while the Body Shop didn't see the point in spending lots of money on fancy labels.
I was delighted to find that the actual gel itself smelled exactly how I remembered it - the label tells me that it now contains community trade aloe vera and I was worried that may have altered the scent a bit, but no, as far as I'm concerned this smells identical to the original.
The scent is quite unique and strange as it sounds I find it a very comforting smell. Of course it smells of peach, but it's peach with a twist. Only a few months ago I was using The Body Shop's peach body butter, which had a very fruity almost tangy scent. This, although still fruity and most definitely identifiable as peach, has a bit of a twist - a warm depth which makes it smell more luxurious than your average fruit based shower gel.
The shower gel produces a lather that could just about be described as adequate on it's own, but I like to use a shower puff to produce a better lather. Usually when using a shower puff only a small amount is needed per use, but I have found, very oddly that with this particular product, I need to use twice as much gel to get enough lather to wash my entire body.
The scent of the gel is quite strong when using the product and the actual gel feels quite silky and smooth on the skin, so I find the product feels nice to use - and is almost a little more luxurious than you may expect for a Body Shop product.
After bathing my skin is left soft and importantly for me, a sufferer of dry skin, the product isn't drying at all, nor does it irritate my eczema - and yes, I know I shouldn't be using fragranced products on eczema!
After using this the scent lingers on my skin for quite some time. I have quite a few different shower gels on the go at the moment, and I tend to use this one for before bed as when I get into bed I can really smell this on my skin and I find it to be a surprisingly relaxing scent.
A 250ml bottle of this costs £3.99 from The Body Shop, or the whole Anita's favourites range is on a special offer of 2 for £6. For the Body Shop who normally charge £6 each for their shower gels, this is amazingly good value. Do remember though, these won't be around for long. There has been a vote on the Body Shop website and the one with the most votes gets to stay, and I really hope it's the fuzzy peach, as scent wise, this is fantastic and I urge you all to try it while you still can!!