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The body Shop do a great range called Mango in the Body Range and I was lucky enough to receive some of this range as part of a gift pack. In my gift pack was some gorgeous shower gel and I loved it so much (it was a tiny bottle) that I went out and actually bought the largest bottle they had for sale which cost me £12 for a 750ml bottle. My hubby also loves to use this though he won’t admit to it but I can smell whenever he’s used it as the fragrance is really quite strong and it also lasts for ages.
The shower gel is housed in a plain looking plastic container and I prefer to use mine with a body sponge (which I also buy from the Body Shop) as this way I find that I get more for my money as the lather is much better. It makes my skin feel soft and fresh and never feels tight – I even use it on my face without any adverse reactions.
The fragrance is very natural and does not smell artificial though the list of ingredients might make you eyes water. Here goes:
Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Glycerin , Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Cocamide DEA , Coco-Glucoside , PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Parfum , Phenoxyethanol , Sodium Benzoate , Citric Acid, Carthamus tinctorius, Limonene , PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, Propylene Glycol), Linalool, Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen), Hexyl Cinnamal, Disodium EDTA, Mangifera indica (Mango Extract), Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Geraniol, CI 19140, CI 15985, CI 17200.
Ingredients aside though, I have to say that this is a quality product, and whenever I use it my skin always feels softer to tuch and love that the fragrance lingers for s long even after I have been washed a few hours I can still detect it on my skin. I also use the other products in the range and when all sed together obviously the smell is more intense and lasts longer.
It works out good value for money and I’ll be buying more when this is finished.
So – I give it a big thumbs up!
This quite a strongly scented soap free shower gel that all my family like. The kids particularly like the fruity scent which is natural rather than artificial.
It has a pretty hefty ingredients list: Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Glycerin , Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Cocamide DEA , Coco-Glucoside , PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Parfum , Phenoxyethanol , Sodium Benzoate , Citric Acid, Carthamus tinctorius, Limonene , PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, Propylene Glycol), Linalool, Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen), Hexyl Cinnamal, Disodium EDTA, Mangifera indica (Mango Extract), Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Geraniol, CI 19140, CI 15985, CI 17200.
The product comes in a clear bottle and the colour is quite a bright peachy yellow. Body Shop claim it has a high lather but I've not noticed it to lather up a particularly great amount.
I like the fact that this doesn't seem to cause us itchyness or tightness that tends to happen with some cheaper scented shower gels, this probably down to being soap free.
It comes in two sizes, a 250ml bottle at £4 and 750ml bottle at £12. It's also available as part of a mango gift packs which can be a good way to try a few products in the range and check they agree with your skin.
We don't use it all the time, more as an occasional pick me up but it is a lovely product and would make an ideal gift. It works well with a shower pouffe and these are often included in the gift bags.
The Body Shop Mango Bath & Shower Gel is a soap-free shower gel made with real mango seed oil. It's priced at £4 for a 250ml bottle.
I like the packaging of the Body Shop shower gels, the clear plastic of the bottle lets you see the brightly coloured gels through them, and I think they look really nice on display in the bathroom. The bottle is practical too with a flip top lid for convenience and ease of use.
The gel is nice and thick and you don't need to use a lot at a time to make a really good lather and to clean your whole body. The lather is really thick and soft and it feels really lovely to use.
The scent of this is just gorgeous. As with most Body Shop products the scent is really realistic and natural, not too sweet or artificial. This one smells like really juicy and fresh mangoes, it reminds me of being on holiday in the tropics, a wonderful smell!
What I really like the most about this, aside from the smell, is that it leaves my skin really soft and smooth and feeling moisturised and hydrated, so I don't feel like I need to use a body lotion right after. It really makes my skin feel healthy and not dry or tight like some shower gels can.
It also works pretty well as a bubble bath. It creates a lot of bubbles really easily, but they're not thick like when you use it as a shower gel. It still leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft and pampered when I've soaked in it for a while though.
Yes, I'd recommend this shower gel, especially if you love the smell of mango. It's reasonably priced as the bottle lasts ages, and it works really well.
I have just finished a small (60 ml) bottle of this shower gel and it's only now that I come to write this review that I've noticed it is soap free! The fact that I've not noticed before in itself shows that it's an effective shower gel. I was going to say unremarkable but actually I'm quite taken aback that something soap free works so well.
Having checked its ingredients, I'm guessing that it's the Sodium Laureth Sulfate that acts as a mild foaming agent. It also contains glycerine which helps leave the skin soft and smooth. Apparently there's also real mango seed oil in there somewhere too.
What it's like to use?
The gel is an orangey yellow colour - well the colour of mango flesh actually - and it smells - well it smells of mango!
It's a good consistency - not too runny nor too thick. It takes just a gentle squeeze to get it out of the fliptop bottle. It lathers well and you only need a small amount. My little bottle has lasted me quite a while. I just put a dollop (more broad bean size than pea) on a bath scrunchie and it's good to go - actually the scrunchie is orange too and I think came with the gel as part of a gift pack.
It leaves my skin feeling clean and smooth. It's certainly not too drying. Although the mango fragrance is quite strong when applying, it doesn't linger after I'm out of the shower and dry.
The full 250 ml bottle is currently for sale at £4 but I guess as Christmas approaches there will be lots of enticing offers.
This is a nice shower gel if you like mango! It's also great (as I know now!) for those with sensitive skin who don't' get on with soap. Originally I was going to mark it 4 out of 5 because I didn't think it was anything special but as a soap free shower gel, I think it's worthy of 5 dooyoo stars.
So the body shop mango shower gel comes in the body shops standard clear, recyclable, 250ml plastic bottle. The shower gel itself is an attractive warm, almost orange, yellow colour. On the front of the bottle we are simply given the product name "Mango Shower Gel" and one line of information underneath "Exotic soap-free cleansing with mango extract". On the reverse there is a "did you know?" type fact about how mango has been used by Indian women to soften their skin.
The actual shower gel itself is of a good consistency; it's runny enough that it won't get stuck in the bottle causing wastage but gloopy enough not to go everywhere when you squeeze some out.
...My Experience Using it...
I love using body shop products for 3 reasons. Firstly there always of a high quality, secondly they all smell glorious and finally because of the ethical principles the body shop stand for. When I buy a product from the body shop I know it hasn't been tested on animals and that people haven't been exploited to create it. This particular product was not different and fulfilled all of my expectations.
The shower gel smells exotic and exactly like mango and is very pleasant to use although unfortunately while the smell lingers in the bathroom for a while i doesn't tend to linger on your skin but if you used the mango scented body butter I'm sure you would achieve this. The shower gel creates a nice lather in your hands and on your skin that doesn't just slip off like some cheap shower gels do but does actually leave you feeling clean.
As expected with body shop products I haven't had any irritation whilst using this product and on the occasions when I've managed to get it in my eyes it hasn't left them sore or in pain. I don't feel this product leaves me feeling especially moisturised after I use it but it definitely doesn't make my skin dry.
The only thing I have found with this product is I love the smell of it so much I tend to use loads of it and as a result have got through the whole bottle very quickly indeed. Oh well an excuse to buy more!
...Value For Money....
At the moment in the body shop you can buy one bottle of shower gel for £4, two for £6, three for £8 or four for £10. So if you brought 4 bottles of the shower gel the would cost you £2.50 each which I feel is a tad expensive for shower gel but when you take into account that you are buying into the ethical principles of the Body Shop it doesn't seem so bad. Similar fair trade type products are not cheap either. When I brought this bottle I had a voucher for £10 off when you spend £25 and since then you can now go to the Body Shop website and use a voucher online or in store which allows you get £15 off when you spend £30!! So I'm definitely going to go and stock up on more Body Shop products!!
I am a big fan of the body shop as all their products smell fantastic, however I never buy them particularly often as they are expensive (comparing an ordinary shower gel from superdrug for example) and I am always trying to live on a budget. However, recently (i'd say 3 months ago haha!) I was given a discount code for bodyshop so could receive 40% off online, so thought I'd go wild and buy a few bits since I just got paid and wanted to treat myself.
I bought this shower gel with high hopes as I always love mango smelling products and bodyshop is renown for it's good quality and lovely scents. To be honest, my opinion of bodyshop dwindled after my first usage of this shower gel. I use a flannel when showering and prefer to apply the shower gel to a wet flannel and then use it to wash my body, and I found this shower gel does not lather up at all. It comes out a flip lid bottle in a thick orange soapy liquid, but even with rubbing my flannel together and applying this to my body it didn't lather up much at all! I love having showers and to be honest the most excitement comes from being covered in soapy bubbles as I feel that my shower gel is actually doing the job. So in this case this shower gel has been made redundant and has actually been sat on a shelf next to my bath since purchase now, as I prefer to use other branded shower gels which are miles cheaper and do the job perfectly. This one smells lovely and strong of mango but it seems the ingredients did not comply with each other to make a compatible shower gel, you are more paying the more price for something that only smells nice. In addition I don't even find that the smell lasts long! The minute I'm out the shower, in my towel and out the bathroom my skin no longer smells of the shower gel which I have to say is very disappointing!
Overall - not really worth the price tag, glad I got it at 40% off or I'd definitely be unhappy!
I am a massive fan of the Body Shop and have yet to find a product of theirs which I do not like. The side of my bath is littered with products from them as it is a brand I know and trust and you always know that it is well sourced and containing natural ingredients.
The Mango bath and shower gel comes in a 250 ml clear plastic bottle. The product is very attractive looking as the vibrant colour of the mango gel implies it looks as good as it smells and feels. As soon as you open the bottle which is secured by a flip top lid and screw on top, the smell of the mango hits you. If you want to pretend that your shower is infact a lush tropical rainforest, this is arguably the closest you will get without actually going there. The smell lingers on the skin for a good while after you're done washing too.
You only need to use a little dollop to work up a good lather so it does last a good couple of weeks. The product is also soap free which is good for those with sensitive skin and has a cleansing effect. Infused with mango it does have a heavy fragrance so it depends on your own personal preference whether you want a strong smell from your shower gel or not. I personally like to be able to smell the shower gel so this product is perfect for me. Some other shower gels which are soap free can be unfragranced and dull.
At about £4 for a 250 ml bottle this is quite expensive as there are a lot of shower products you can pick up in the supermarket for a lot less. However it makes a nice gift idea and it you feel like treating yourself, then there's no reason not to!
I love trying new toiletries and I usually buy the whole range, hence I had to get the mango shower gel to go with my body butter. Thankfully, I managed to buy it on sale as normally I find the Body Shop products somewhat out of my price range.
The shower gel comes in a standard, see-through plastic bottle with a flip-open lid at the top. It is fairly robust so I am sure that if I drop it (happens quite often), I won't break the bottle. The bottle is easy to use and it doesn't slip out of my hands when in the shower. The shower gel itself is orange so I can easily so how much there is left in the bottle.
When I open the bottle, I can immediately smell the shower gel. As with most of the Body Shop shower gels, the scent is reather intense but not overwhelming. It is fairly sweet but not very artificial and I really like it. Upon leaving the shower, it gradually fades away so I don't normally have a problem with using my favourite parfume or eau de toilette.
It has a fairly thick texture which makes it go quite a long way. It is easy to lather up (especially using a sponge or a shower puff) and it cleanses really well, leaving skin feeling refreshed and soft. It rinses off really easily as well - so in short, it does a really good job!
It definitely doesn't dry the skin however I don't think it moisturises (which I don't expect anyway). It does make the skin quite soft and pleasant to touch though.
The shower gel is soap free and it contains mango seed. The bottle is recyclable and the shower gel has not been tested on animals.
The shower gel can be bought from the Body Shop both in-store and online, 200ml bottle costs £4.00 and 400ml bottle costs £5.50.
Thank you for reading my review.
Snap up a bargain
A few months back I made the most of a special offer in he Body Shop to buy four shower gels for £12. As these were, at the time, priced at £6 each (many of them now cost £4), this was a real bargain! One of the ones I snapped up was the mango version. I have tried - and loved - the mango body butter so I thought I may well like this one too.
As with all body shop shower gels, this comes in a nice, chunky 250ml bottle which costs £4 - as I say this used to be £6 so, although still pricey, the cost has come down to make it somewhat more reasonable! There are no other sizes available. Other products in the mango range include the body butter mentioned above, and a body scrub - both these items cost £12.50. The shower gel contains mango seed extract and glycerin.
So onto the shower gel. The plastic bottle is pleasingly simple with some white lettering and a small graphic of a mango to keep it looking classy and cool. Inside you can see the shower gel, which has a nice golden orange colour. It's nice, neutral packaging which would happily grace any bathroom shelf or shower cubicle.
I love the smell of this product. It is distinctly a mango scent, yet it is slightly musky and not as sweet as you may expect. It is a very natural fragrance, which I find with most Body Shop products, and is not at all sweet or sickly, as can be the case with other fruit scented shower products.
This is a nice thick shower gel and I find a little goes a long way, and the fragrance makes it a pleasure to use. It lathers up really nicely and leaves skin feeling soft, clean and moisturised. However, the smell sadly doesn't linger.
Is it worth it?
Overall I really like this product. It smells good and it cleans the skin effectively, leaving it feeling soft and well moisturised. However, I think despite these qualities it is hard to justify the price - even if it is a reduced price - when you can buy shower gels that are just as good for around the £1-£2 mark. For me, the price of the Body Shop shower gels - and many of their products in general - means they are a treat rather than an everyday product. Thinking about it, I can't really believe these used to cost £6 a bottle! So although the new price tag is certainly more reasonable, I still think this is a lot to pay for a shower gel, however good it is. So for this it loses two stars I'm afraid! To be honest, I will only buy a Body Shop shower gel again when it's on special offer or in the sale!
For those of you who are familiar with my reviews you will be aware that I am somewhat of a toiletries tart and I say that because I simply adore trying and testing lots of different beauty products. Whilst I have several carrier bags taking up a considerable amount of room at the rear of my wardrobe; all of which are brimming with various bottles, tubs and tubes of creams, lotions and gels I have vowed to use them all before purchasing anything new (other than Lush products, of course and maybe the odd Body Shop item!). A range that I have been using for a number of years is Body Shop's Mango and this review discusses my experience with using their shower gel.
APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT
As with all of the shower gels sold by the Body Shop the appearance of the product is fairly simplistic yet very eye-catching, as it is presented to us in a transparent plastic bottle, which allows us to witness the pale orange contents. I am not a fan of products where the manufacturer insists on cluttering the packaging and Body Shop always seem to refrain from this practise, which is a real positive as far as I am concerned. The familiar Body Shop logo is situated in the upper left hand corner and we are informed that this is an exotic soap-free cleansing shower gel. In the lower section we are provided with a small image of some rather mouth watering mangos.
USING THE SHOWER GEL
The gel is easily dispensed via the sturdy flip top lid, which remains intact for the entire time that you use your product unlike some other brands I have used where the lid detaches itself after only a few uses. Another real positive is that the bottles are easily grasped in one hand to allow your other to be free to receive the product on your sponge or body polisher. The gel is of a good consistency and the moment I dispense it onto my net body polisher I can witness the delightful and very fresh aroma of mango, which is a fragrance that I absolutely adore. I find that a little goes a long way with all of the Body Shop shower gels, as it creates a plentiful lather within seconds to enable me to effectively remove any dirt and impurities. I have stated in my previous reviews that I favour a body polisher as opposed to a sponge or flannel, as it allows my products to last considerably longer as only the smallest amount of gel or cream is needed. As the name suggests, this product is suitable for use in both the bath and shower.
The gel is extremely luxurious and its' gorgeous fragrance is evident for my entire showering experience. It does not leave any sticky residue on the skin, as it is thoroughly rinses away after cleansing my body; after which I am able to witness the delightful mango aroma on my skin for a good while after using. A real positive with this product is that whilst it does not intensively moisturise it leaves my skin feeling very smooth with no dryness or tightness and I would describe it as extremely gentle yet very efficient and effective. I love to be able to layer my fragrances, so often use the matching body lotion, which I will soon be reviewing and as a consequence, the fresh fragrance lingers that little bit longer. The gel leaves my skin looking and feeling healthy and is suitable for daily use by both men and women. Whilst some fruity fragrances are more suited for morning use, as they are extremely fresh, in my opinion this is suited for any time of the day.
The Body Shop does not test any of their products on animals and they use only natural ingredients where possible. Whilst their products are a little more expensive than other brands I really do not mind paying the additional cost due to the fact that in 1987 they launched Community Trade, as they value sustainability and as a result they are able to offer long term income to local farmers in return for the natural ingredients, which are used in their products. There is a fairly lengthy list of ingredients contained on the rear of the bottle, which for obvious reasons I do not intend copying into this review. Once opened the bottle should be used within 12 months and can be recycled once empty.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Mango Shower Gel is available in three sizes, namely 60 ml for £2.00, 250 ml for £4.00 and 400 ml for £5.50. I can highly recommend this product and as a consequence, it receives 5 stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Here is another product I bought from the body shop last week with the gift voucher I had been given, it is the mango shower gel and it cost me £2.50 for a small 250ml bottle, this is not a bad price to pay as the shower gel is really good at lathering up on a sponge or bath puff and you only need a little for it to go a long way.
The bottle you get is plastic with a flip up lid, I like these as they can be used easily int he shower without risk of spillage. The bottle is see through so you can see the orange gel inside and see how much you have left for when you need to buy some more. This bottle can also be recycled which is good for the environment.
The gel inside the bottle has a strong scent of mango's and this can be smelt as soon as you open the lid, it is a scent that I love and this scent lingers on the body for hours after using the gel and leaves the skin feeling fresh and clean.
The gel is not too thick and doesn't blob out of the bottle when its tipped but is a little runny for easy application although it won't run out of the bottle fast you don't really have to squeese the bottle to get it out. Once the gel is on the sponge or bath puff you can then gently rub it all over the body for it to lather up and leave the skin feeling fresh, clean and soft.
You can use the mango exfoliating cream fist for better results but this can be used on it's own for washing in the shower or bath.
After using this shower gel you will feel clean and the skin will feel nice and smooth and soft it scents the skin and this gives you confidence during the day that you smell nice.
I love the mango scented products from the body shop as mango is one of my favourites and this one doesn't let the side down at all. I am happy to recommend it to you.
It's an affordable price for anyone's pocket and the bottle lasts a few weeks, as I have bought it before and will be buying it again when this one has run out.
It doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy or leave a residue ont he skin but just leaves the nice scent, i love it. I have sensative skin and so far this has been alright for me to use and not irritated my skin, some body shop products but this one is alright for me.
The mango range at the body shop is one of my favourites, I just really love the smell. I find that it's quite expensive and far too expensive for me to use the body scrub regularly while still being on a bursary. So when I noticed that the Body Shop sell mango shower gel I thought I would try that. I decided to buy a very small bottle of it because I knew I was going to be moving house and wanted something that I wouldn't have to take with me.
The first thing that I noticed about this product was that it didn't smell like the rest of the mango range. The smell is still very sweet but it smells much more artificial. It reminded me of the smell of the fruit salad flavoured chewits. For me this is a good thing, I love that particular flavour of sweets and I love the smell of this shower gel. I find showering with this shower gel to be really pleasant because of the scent. For me it makes showering a really pleasant, sensory experience. The smell of the gel doesn't stay on my skin for long after I've finished showering. I think this is actually a good thing. I like the scent and it's nice when it's on my skin immediately after the shower but I don't want to walk around all day smelling like a packet of sweets.
When I use this gel with my exfoliating gloves it lathers up really well and a small amount will be all that I need for the entire shower. However, if I just use my hands I find that it doesn't go as far. It still lathers up pretty well but it doesn't seem to go as far and I find myself using much more than I would if I was using my gloves. This shower gel has lasted me much longer than I expected. I'm due to move next week and I still haven't used it all up! When I bought the little 60ml bottle I expected it to last me a couple of weeks, maybe a month at most but it's been two months now and there's still some left. For me this shows excellent value for money. Although £2.50 for such a small bottle is more than I would usually pay this bottle has lasted me longer than bigger bottles of cheaper shower gel.
The Body Shop claim that the mango extract in this product will soften and moisturise the skin without making it greasy. I certainly found this to be the case. This shower gel isn't at all greasy, it washes off really well and I have never found any of it lingering afterwards. My skin does feel much softer since I started using this. It's certainly not a substitute for moisturising but I've found that sometimes when I just can't be bothered to put on body lotion my skin is much softer than it was in the past when I've not bothered with body lotion.
This is an excellent shower gel. It does exactly what it says on the bottle and although it is a little bit expensive it does provide excellent value for money. I would certainly recommend this to anyone but would recommend that you smell it first and don't just assume it smells like the rest of the range.
I only ever buy the body shop shower gels when they are on special offer, and luckily the body shop does special offers quite regularly. The only thing is when these offers come up they are on only a few scents. This does mean that I get to try quite a wide variety though. Full price these shower gels are £6 for 250ml. Price per ml this is quite expensive, so I think people expect a lot for them, but I also think the body shop ride on their reputation quite a lot. If you are purchasing from the body shop online, always go through a cash back site first to get some extra money off.
The Body Shop mango shower gel comes in a clear plastic bottle where you can see the orangey golden gel inside. The lid is a screw top with a flip on and off lid. Inside is a small hole which you can squeeze the product out of. The good thing about the lid being flat is that when you get to the bottom of the bottle you can turn it on its end and let all the product drain to the bottom so you don't waste any.
The shower gel is quite thick and clear, rather than thick and creamy. It is definitely more of a shower gel than a shower cream. I find the shower gel lathers up really easily which is great as it means you can use a tiny bit and spread it all over your body. It makes an expensive shower gel better value for money.
The smell of the shower gel is the main plus point for it. The mango smell is gorgeous, really summery and exotic, nice and sweet. The shower gel left me nice and clean, without leaving me dry and squeaky. It also didn't irritate my dry skin or eczema, which some shower gels do, they leave me really scaly.
Overall this is a good shower gel, but it is not fantastic and I could never justify spending full price on it. I stock up on them in various flavours when they are on special offer, and because they are a little more expensive and therefore appear luxurious I think they make nice gifts. I normally pair them with a matching body butter or body scrub as a gift for a friend.
We were moving house two days after my birthday this year so I asked for consumables so that we wouldn't have extra bits to pack. My best friend came up trumps by buying me a multi-pack of Body Shop Shower and Bath gel and I am slowly making my way through it - starting with my favourite scent: the Mango one.
The Body Shop Mango shower and bath gel comes in a clear plastic bottle with a flip lid. I usually prefer a hooked top container so that I can hook it onto the shower curtain rail and it is out of the way, but as with all Body Shop products, this looks decent standing on the edge of the bath. The plastic is sturdy yet squeezable for when you get to the last few drops and the bottle is recyclable where appropriate facilities exist.
When you flip open the lid, the aroma of mango is unmistakeable. It really is gorgeous, exotic, fruity and fairly invigorating first thing in the morning - it definitely gets the senses going. The aroma fills the bathroom and it lingers for quite a while - unfortunately I cannot smell this on my skin once I am dry which is somewhat of a letdown, but at least I am left feeing cleansed and fresh. The shower gel has a perfect consistency so the honey coloured liquid pours out nicely onto whatever you want to use to clean yourself - I personally prefer those netty bally things as they give you a good exfoliating scrub and get up a good lather especially with this gel. This product is soap-free which I really like so it does not dry your skin out at all, instead it leaves you feeling soft and hydrated and this is probably aided by the mango seed extract that has been used by African women as a moisturiser for generations.
As with all Body Shop products, this shower gel is made with "passion" which gives them a reason to charge you the earth for it, and to be honest nowadays I can't believe that they are still getting away with it given the amount of eco and animal friendly products that are available on the market. This product comes in a 250ml bottle and its RRP is £6. I would never pay this for shower gel as I do not believe that it is good value for money, but maybe I am just being extremely tight! You only need a small amount to get a decent lather and one bottle has lasted me over a month using it twice daily, so on a per use basis it is not that costly - but obviously a lot more than my usual 99p stuff!
In conclusion, this product does exactly what it is designed to do - get you clean. There is nothing super duper about it even though it does have a lovely smell, but to be honest, I doubt that I would ever buy it for myself as I could never justify the cost.
I received The Body Shop Mango Bath and Shower Gel as a present a few months ago and have only recently started to use it.
The shower gel comes in a plastic transparent bottle (recyclable of course). The design is quite plain and simple, but is also quite attractive - less is more!
The shower gel itself is an orange colour.
I absolutley love the smell of this shower gel which I wasn't sure I would because I have The Body Shop Mango Scrub and Mango Body Butter and I really dislike the way they both smell.
I wouldn't say it actually smells like mangos, I would say it's more of a tropical scent (mixed tropical fruits).
It smells very sweet, fresh and reminds me of Starburst sweets!
This product is described on Dooyoo and on The Body Shop website as a shower AND bath gel, which is quite strange because it only states that it's a shower gel on the bottle...
This product is good as a shower gel because it lathers up really well and a little goes a long way (and therefore making the bottle last longer than expected). I usually put a small amount on a shower puff and use it all over my body.
It creates lots of bubbles and is a charm to use due to the lovely smell. The smell is so fruity and tropical that it makes me feel energised whilst I'm using it. For that reason I would recommend using this shower gel to start the day, rather than just before bed.
The gel is not quite so good in the bath simply because it doesn't make many bubbles - I usually pour a small amount under the tap whilst running a bath. You can achieve pretty much the same showering results if you pop a sponge in the bath with you.
This product includes mango seed extract and glycerine which helps to soften and moisturise skin, which it does - my skin always feels soft, smooth and moisturised after using it. It doesn't dry out my skin like some shower gels do, which is probably down to the fact that the product is soap-free. Nor does it feel greasy.
The mango scent is very apparent on my skin and lasts for a few hours after I have showered. I always feel very cleansed and refreshed after using this sweet treat on my skin.
The Mango Bath and Shower Gel is not tested on animals which is good to know. Infact no Body Shop products are tested on animals, however the company has been criticised by many for agreeing to be taken over by L'Oreal in 2006 - a company which sadly tests many of their products on animals.
-Cost and availability-
The Body Shop Mango Bath and Shower Gel is only available from The Body Shop or www.thebodyshop.co.uk and costs £2.50 for a 60ml bottle or £6.00 for a 250ml bottle. Prices are quite expensive (it is The Body Shop afterall!) so you might want to buy this as a treat for yourself rather than using it as daily wash.
Morning, noon or night, let the exotic tang of mango infuse your life / Our soap-free cleanser is an instant pick-me-up /