Product Type: The Body Shop Bath / Shower
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The Body Shop Earth Lovers Pear & Lemongrass Shower Gel.
The Body Shop Pear & Lemongrass Shower Gel
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The Body Shop Pear & Lemongrass Shower Gel
Advantages: Lathers really well, great scent, does the job nicely and is a friendly product all around!
Disadvantages: It is a quite runny and may come out the bottle a little too quickly when full.
There are seven different scents to choose from in this range namely watermelon and eucalyptus, pear and lemongrass, lemon and thyme, cucumber and mint, apricot and basil, fig and rosemary and an unfragranced one. I love the lemongrass scent thus opted for this particular one although a few of these sound like quite interesting and nice smells to me, something a little different if nothing else! These 250ml bottles cost £5 from The Body Shop.
When The Body Shop calls this range 'Earth Lovers' they aren't messing about! This shower gel is 100% biodegradable, in a 100% recycled plastic bottle and contains no sulphates, parabens, colourants or soap (so it's pretty skin friendly too). I do usually go for soap free shower gels as I find them less drying on my skin and are also safe for the downstairs regions meaning I don't have to fork out extra money for a separate wash just for that purpose! This shower gel also contains fair trade aloe vera which is obviously a good thing too.
The shower gel is presented to us in a slim and tall green tinted plastic bottle with green flip top lid. The sticker on the front displays images of pear and lemongrass at the top, The Body Shop logo, product name and information. On the back is also the usual boring old ingredients list. There are no directions for use for a change though giving me a little more faith in humanity.
Although the main selling point for this particular scent for me was the lemongrass I am quite a fan on the more pear scent this has. There are the faint undertones of lemongrass but the pear scent is definitely the dominant on the two and is really quite nice! It's fruity and refreshing but at the same time subtle and quite 'calm' feeling. I'm definitely a fan of the gentle and natural scent of this shower gel; it's much nicer than overly powerful synthetic fruity smells.
The shower gel itself is quite watering in consistency and colour. It's clear and rather runny and I do have to take special care not to pour too much onto my sponge. Even during the last few bits at the bottom of the bottle there's never any need to squeeze the bottle or vigorously shake it up and down to get the product out, it just tips straight out.
I've used many shower gels from The Body Shop (in fact there are only three I've yet to try and that's because they don't sound very appealing to me) and I generally find they lather up really well. This one makes them all look rubbish though! A small blob is plenty enough to do my entire body; it just instantly lathers into masses of subtle scented foam. If I were to use the amount I use with every other shower gel I could probably get two or three bodies washed with this lather it creates. So, although £5 seems a little expensive, providing you take care not to use more than you need this will last a lot longer than a regular shower gel.
When this lathers up the lemongrass scent does become a little stronger, the pear scent is still the main one but the lemongrass becomes much more detectable and the combination of these two scents works really well. It doesn't create a massively overpowering scent which fills my bathroom or anything but it's still clearly detectable when I'm washing my body.
The results of the shower gel are nice, exactly what you'd expect from a shower gel really! My skin is left feeling refreshed, clean and cleansed and I don't really ask for much else from such a product. It doesn't dry my skin out or irritate it and that subtle scent remains faintly on my skin for a little while although any other product such as body lotion or butter which I put on after my shower will completely overtake that smell left from the shower gel.
I really like this shower gel. Not only is it an eco-conscious product which also uses fair trade ingredients and isn't tested on animals (what's not to like about that?) it's also effective and works for the purpose it is designed for - washing the body. The scent is lovely and something quite different; it makes a nice change from the usual scents I go for! I'd happily fork out £5 for a bottle every now and again to treat myself to something a little different although with the amount of offers on The Body Shop website I don't think I ever really pay full price for anything so will happily be trying about a different scent from this range when I next place an order.
Summary: A really nice shower gel from The Body Shop.