Product Type: The Body Shop Bath / Shower
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The Body Shop Moringa Shower Gel
Member Name: elysia2003
The Body Shop Moringa Shower Gel
Advantages: Sumptuous scent
Disadvantages: My small bottle was too small - I NEED the big one.
Moringa Shower Gel/Cream
Usually I tend to use high end premium toiletries that have been kindly been gifted to me for birthdays and Christmas'; L'occitane, Molton Brown, and Elemis to name a few. Until recently that is, when my stocks were running low and I made the choice to order some toiletries from the Body Shop. Since that time I've been converted, due to its low price tag, high quality, and cruelty free values.
Having tried the satsuma range, and the sweet lemon, I thought I would make a change from the fruity and go for floral this time. With this in mind, I recently purchased a gift set, full of Moringa items as it came most highly recommended by a friend.
I'd never heard of Moringa before, but knew it to be floral due, to the white blossoms, reminiscent of jasmine, on the packaging. A search on Wikipedia tells me that it's a flowering plant of the Moringacaea family. Much of the plant is edible and the leaves contain all essential amino acids and are rich in protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and minerals. If it's that good internally, I felt it would be doing some good externally too, and couldn't wait to try it.
The purpose of this review is the shower gel. In my gift set, I received a small 60ml bottle, which is available to purchase on its own for £2.50 or for even better value, a 250ml bottle for £4.00. The bottle is clear, so you can see how much you have remaining, and also recyclable, due to the Body Shop ethics of reducing environmental impact.
The design of the bottle is quite subtle and tastefully done. The bottle is stable on its flat bottom, and will be easy to open with wet hands due to its flip top lid, also in clear plastic. The hole the product comes out of is the perfect size for dispensing the product with ease and speed.
The contents are a lemony colour and with viscosity of the gel, it reminds me of liquid honey. This is rather apt, because looking at the rather scary list of ingredients; it does contain Community Fair Trade honey, as well as the Moringa leaf extract.
For the first use, I applied directly to my wet skin. The fragrance was delicate but definitely floral. A guy couldn't get away with sneaking some of this; it's an absolute girly scent, no doubt about it. The shower gel instantly became a whipped cream texture. It was wonderfully hydrating and moisturising.
For further uses, I have used my body polisher, and this way, the product seems to go even further, and less is needed. I'm quite surprised really, how little you need to use. I'm still on the 60ml bottle and still have a quarter of the bottle left, and I've been using it almost a week, sometimes twice a day. The full sized bottle (250ml) will be extremely cost effective.
Rinsing the shower gel off is easily done, and the floral scent lingers for a short while, both on my skin and in the bathroom. I don't have dry skin on my body, and so I don't always feel the need to apply body lotion or body butter. This gel doesn't dry my skin out, and I don't feel the need to apply further products. I do however choose to, simply because I love the fragrance, and layering products makes the scent last longer.
My gift set only contained shower gel, body butter and scrub, but there are other items in the range; soap, body lotion and bath foam complete the set, and I hope to purchase those soon. This is a wonderfully luxurious and feminine shower gel, and one I hope to re-purchase as often as Body Shop will continue to stock it.
Most highly recommended - It get's five stars from me. (Thanks Alyson :o) )
Many thanks for reading my review. I hope it has been some use to you.
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Summary: A floral scent that reminds me of liquid honey and warm summer days