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Brand: The Body Shop / Texture: Cream / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body

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      23.02.2014 17:50
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      better as bubble bath than a shower gel

      This was next on my use up list but I have to admit I wasn't that excited about it as the other body shop shower gel I had tried was very disappointing.

      **The brand**
      The body shop sells quite good products however I do think that they tend to be overpriced so I will only buy them when on offer.

      **Packaging**
      This comes in a round clear plastic bottle with clippy lid.The bottle feels sturdy enough and its easy to get the product out. However I said this in the other review but I think it can be annoying to get the bottom of the bottle out as the plastic isn't the kind that makes it easy to squeeze stuff out.I do like how you can see the colour of the product through the bottle though.


      **In use**
      The first thing that I noticed when poring it that the smell was a lot stronger than my my last body shop gel.This also lathered up quite nicely. After using my skin felt quite refreshed and moisturised however I do feel that the smell didn't last that long- well the smell in the bathroom lingered just not the smell on my skin.
      I have also used this as a bubble bath and I much prefer using it for this over shower gel.A little bit really goes a long way and you get loads of bubbles.It also makes a lovely bathroom smell whilst you are lying in the bath.

      **Would I recommend?**
      Not at the full retail price but as a treat when they have one of their many glitches and its free/super cheap.

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      30.05.2013 20:07
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      Five out of five stars

      I was given a bottle of this shower gel last Christmas along with lots of other products from The Body Shop. It retails at £4.50 for a 250ml bottle so it isn't too expensive and it is good value - a bottle lasts for ages and I still have a little left even after almost six months!

      I have used it countless times and I usually use it when I have a bath as it has a lovely smell which is nice to relax to. The shower gel comes in a clear plastic bottle with the product name etc written on it and it has a flip top lid. The shower gel is a deep purply pink shade and it has the perfect consistency - thick but not gloopy and it is not at all runny.

      The shower gel lathers up well when I rub it on my skin when I'm in the bath or shower and I also use it as a bubble bath by squeezing a little under a running tap and it bubbles up like mad, creating a frothy foam. The shower gel smells lovely, really fruity and it does smell like fresh raspberries. I had never used any of the products from the raspberry scented range at the body shop before and I wasn't sure if I would like the smell or not as i thought it might be a bit sickly. The smell is surprisingly natural smelling rather than artificial which I like and it is not overpowering.

      It's a sweet (but not sickly sweet) feminine smell and it lingers in the bathroom for a while after I have used it however unfortunately it doesn't linger on my skin for long. The shower gel is really moisturising and it makes my skin feel soft and silky smooth as well as clean. I like that it doesn't irritate my eczema as well and it is really gentle.The shower gel is easy to rinse off of my skin as it isn't sticky or greasy and my skin always feels clean and fresh after I have used it and it has never made my skin feel dried out like some shower gels can do.

      Overall, I definitely recommend this shower gel as it smells lovely, has a nice consistency and leaves my skin feeling nice and soft, clean, smooth and hydrated. It is great value for money too and I give it a well deserved five out of five stars.

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      18.08.2012 17:12
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      A great shower gel for those that like raspberries.

      If you read my reviews, you may be aware that The Body Shop is one of my favourite brands. The products are a little expensive to buy, but there is usually some kind of offer or sale going on, and I often find myself compulsively buying anything and everything whenever there is a good offer on. I find that this product is often on sale, and decided to give it a try since I had never used it before.

      Packaging
      This shower gel comes in the standard Body Shop shower gel bottle. The bottle is made out of clear plastic and has a flip top lid which is easy to flip open with wet hands and is not fiddly. When I've used most of the shower gel, I tend to store the bottle upside down (leaning against a shampoo or conditioner bottle to prevent it from falling over) so that the shower gel is easily dispensed. The bottle isn't very attractive, but is simple and practical.

      The Shower Gel
      The shower gel is dark pink, almost purple in colour and of a pretty good consistency-it is not overly thick, nor is it very runny. The scent is ok-it smells fruity and sweet, and slightly artificial but not in a bad way. I think the fact that I don't really like the scent has more to do with me not being a big fan of raspberries than with the scent itself, which is more than pleasant. The scent does not linger on my skin, which is fine by me. You only need to use a small amount to produce a lot of lather. I use this with a shower puff as it produces lots of lather this way and makes the shower gel go further. The shower gel leaves my skin clean and doesn't dry it out. I do follow up with a body butter or lotion though as I have dry skin.

      Price and Availability
      This shower gel can be bought at The Body Shop, instore or online at http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk. The 250 ml bottle retails at £4 and the 60 ml bottle retails at £2, but I usually buy the 250 ml bottle on sale for around £2. I usually buy 250 ml bottles of regular shower gel for £1, but as this is a luxury product, I am willing to pay the extra every now and then, but would still not pay the full £4.

      Final Word
      This shower gel is decent enough, but not one of my favourites, due to the scent. I definitely prefer the moringa shower gel because of the lovely scent. However, this does perform well as a shower gel, lathers well despite being soap-free, and leaves my skin feeling nice and clean. I have been using this shower gel for over 2 months now, and have only used about half of the bottle, so a 250 ml bottle lasts for 4-5 months, making it good value for money. Those that like the scent of raspberries will love this shower gel, but I probably wouldn't buy it again. I will still give this product 5 stars though, as the scent is nice, even if it's not for me.

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        31.12.2011 21:33
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        Yummy raspberry smell - almost good enough to eat!

        ---Why I Tried this---

        I love fruit fragrances and am trying all the Body Shop's various fruit shower gels.


        ---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.


        ---The Product---

        The gel comes in a clear bottle holding 250 ml.
        It has a black flip top lid and the gel is a gorgeous raspberry red colour.
        The gel is quite thick so you do not waste any and only a little is used at a time.
        The gel is a gorgeous ruby red colour and is quite thick.
        The gel is soap free and lathers well.


        --Ingredients--

        Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera - a full list of the ingredients is at the end of the review.


        ---Cost---

        £4 for 250 ml. But you can often find discounts on the Body Shop website - and I presume in the store as well.


        ---Availability---

        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.


        --My Opinion--

        Yum, Yum, Yum, this shower gel takes me right back to my childhood when I used to have raspberry lollies in the 1960s - either on their own or the raspberry being part of the Zoom or Fabs!!
        Did quite a bit of online shopping with Body Shop and got various fruity shower/bath gels. They all lather well but this is one of my favourites as the smell just takes me right back to childhood - there is something about smells that can instantly transport us- and I am sure a lot of people will remember this raspberry aroma.
        The bottles cost £4 each (but I did usually get mine when there were special offers on the website) but definitely worth it as a little treat for yourself.
        There was not a matching soap when I was looking but the cherry soap complimented the raspberry smell very well.
        Like the other Body Shop bath/shower gels this lathers well in both the bath or shower, needs very little and has a delicious raspberry aroma - almost good enough to eat - but don't!
        Body Shop have a wide selection of fruity shower gels - so really it is up to personal preference which you prefer - I think I rather the more citrus ones (but also love the strawberry and raspberry) - and I also think they tend to be stronger smelling.


        ---Would I Recommend?---

        Yes definitely - as long as you like raspberry smells you will love this - and a little goes a long way so it should last a while.


        ---Star Rating---

        4 stars - good product but a bit expensive for every day use.


        ---Website---

        www.thebodyshop.co.uk


        ---Full Ingredients---

        Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Glycerin (Humectant), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (Emulsifier), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen agent, Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Rubus Idaeus Fruit Extract (Natural Additive), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin Conditioning Agent), CI 17200 (Colour), CI 14700 (Colour), CI 42090 (Colour).

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        25.06.2011 19:02

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        I am in love with this stuff! The smell of it is delicious. I also use the body butter as well afterwards just so that the smell lingers with me. It's a little pricey so i only use it when i'm going out or somewhere special, and then i go the whole hog and use raspberry shampoo and conditioner in my hair too.If you're the type of girl that loves to smell pretty when they're going somewhere then this is for you! It also makes both your bedroom and your bathroom smell delightful for a while too.

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        10.03.2011 11:59
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        When I last used The Body Shop online store I noticed they had a few items in their sale area and as a result I ended up buying their Raspberry Shower Gel.
        As a fan of The Body Shop and their products I was keen to try this and see how wonderful it would be, as most of their other products are!


        ~ What is it and who is it for? ~

        This shower gel is designed for those with normal skin. It is a soap free shower gel with a raspberry extract to give a lovely sweet fruity smell and also to moisturise your skin.

        ~ The Packaging ~

        The shower gel comes in a thick plastic bottle with the shower gel in its pinky red colour clearly visible inside.
        It is easily dispensed from the bottle by tipping upside down and squeezing the bottle for the gel to emerge from the black flip lid.
        The bottle is very sturdy and able to sit on it's base and not topple over easily.

        The packaging is fairly minimal with the product name and description on the label, but that is pretty much it. As The Body Shop are environmentally friendly, I guess this is why they do not fuss with the outer packaging, just focussing on the actual product itself.

        ~ Price and Availability ~

        I purchased the 250ml bottle on offer for £3 instead of £6. This shower gel was also available in a smaller 60ml bottle and a large bulk 750ml bottle, however since I have purchased the shower gel it is no longer available as it is a special seasonal version. There is however a similar alternative in the raspberry ripple shower product.

        As this is a Body Shop product it is only available from their stores or online site.

        ~ My Opinion ~

        As this is soap free I was concerned that the shower gel would not lather as well as some other gels, however I was pleasantly surprised. I used a small blob about the size of a 50 pence piece which I found was sufficient when added with water to wash my body. When the shower gel mixed with the water it soon lathered quite well, although there were not lots of bubbles as some other gels and creams create.

        The shower gel had a truly gorgeous fruity smell immediately recognisable as raspberries, it was very realistic. Some gels and creams I have used previously claim to smell of a specific fragrance but often don't, so this was a big thumbs up to The Body Shop.

        I have relatively sensitive skin and always have to watch the types of product I use, however I was absolutely fine with this shower gel. My skin felt nice and soft, it actually felt moisturised and smooth, with no irritation or rashing whatsoever.
        My skin also retained the sweet raspberry smell for a little while after washing and drying my body which was a nice added extra!

        Overall I would have no hesitation in recommending this product, and can't wait for it to be available again from The Body Shop. Oh well in the meantime I guess I will just have to try their other fruity shower gels.... I can't wait!

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          06.02.2011 12:56
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          A wonderful product - especially at half price

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          Fruity treat
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          This was yet another little treat I picked up for myself in the Body Shop sale after Christmas, and this is definitely one of my fave buys so far!

          These shower gels come in three sizes - 60ml for £2.50, 250ml for £6 and a new big bottle measuring 750ml for £9.50 (this is only available for certain variants - and not this one sadly!). The bottle I purchased was 250ml and, as it was in the sale, was half price at £3.

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          Funky 'n' chunky!
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          I think these bottles are really nice looking, and they definitely look more expensive than your average shower gel. They comes in quite chunky plastic bottles with a flip top lid on the top. The bottles are see through and have very simple labelling with some plain writing and a little band around the bottom with an illustration of the fruit that has inspired the contents - raspberry in this case of course! I think the bottle looks good in my bathroom and the nice packaging definitely helps to justify the high price.

          You can see inside the bottle that this shower gel is a deep, dark pink colour and it looks very appealing. The bottle tells me that the product is soap free and contains raspberry oil (there is more on the ingredients below if you are interested).

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          Rich and fruity
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          Squeezing out some of the gel, it's very rich and thick, with that lovely pink colour. And the smell is absolutely divine - rich and fruity but not too sweet and not at all sickly. I absolutely love the smell of this and it is one of the nicest smelling products I've used! The gel itself is also a pleasure to use. It works itself up easily into a rich lather and it feels lovely and luxurious on your skin, with the rich fragrance adding to the enjoyment factor.

          The other wonderful thing about this shower gel is that, after drying off, my skin feels incredibly soft and moisturised. Unlike virtually every shower gel I've ever used, I would actually consider skipping a body cream after using this as it really does moisturise the skin incredibly well. And that gorgeous fragrance lingers on the skin too. Wonderful!

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          Losing a star
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          Overall, as you can tell, I adore this product. I like the packaging, it cleans and moisturises really well and it smells gorgeous. However! I have only given it four stars and not the full five. Why? Well, I think for £6 this is over-priced. As nice as it is, I think this is too much for a 250ml bottle of shower gel and this is enough for me to knock a star off. Of course I only paid half price for it and I definitely think it's worth £3.

          I would also suggest, if you are a fan of Body Shop shower gels, that you check out the new 750ml bottles. They may seem steep at £9.50 a pop, but compared to the smaller sizes this is actually pretty good value for money and takes you to just over £3 per 250ml. Only certain varieties are available though.

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          Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Caprylyl Glycol, Cocamide MEA, Parfum, Sodium Chloride, Coco-Glucoside, Phenethyl Alcohol, Mel, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Disodium EDTA, Rubus Idaeus Extract, CI 17200, CI 19140, CI 42090.

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            16.07.2010 11:56
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            Its An Alright Treat If You Can Find It

            I have about 5 products left from the Bodyshop gift set I got for my birthday in April and Ive been using them for about 2 weeks now so I thought Id review them all and get them out of the way over the next few days. Starting with this "Rasberry Shower Gel By The Bodyshop" which Ive been dying to try out for ages as I know how great the other Bodyshop shower gels are well the ones Ive tried anyway.

            Ive just had a look around the Bodyshop website and I can actually find this particular shower gel scent on there but I have seen in it the actual shop recently so I know it hasnt been discontinued. Im assuming this costs about the same as all the other scents which is 60ml for £2.50 and 250ml for £6 which is a little expensive for a simple shower gel BUT its nice as a treat I wouldnt buy it all the time!

            This shower gel definately goes further and lasts much longer if you use it alongside a shower puff as this gel is quite thick and can be quite hard to work into a lather using just your hands and if your in a rush thats never good. When used with a puff this does work into a really great lather with not too much gel - about a 5p piece worth - and that will get you loads of bubbles and will easily wash your whole body. The only problem I have with this product as a whole which is a problem I have with all Bodyshop shower gels is that is can be quite hard to squeeze the gel from the bottle. The bottle is quite fat and small and couple that with having wet hands and it can be annoying trying to get it out the bottle but that might be just me that has that problem.

            This smells to me exactly like rasberry jam proper sweet and sugary but somehow it actually manages to smell natural rather than really chemical or fake which is something I really love about all the Bodyshop products. This also has really subtle scents of vanilla and other berries like strawberry all mixed in with the rasberry scent and they are all gorgeous fragrances which compliment each other really well and end up smelling really great. This scent lingers on your skin for a good few hours afterwards but not as long as some of the other scents from this range I dont think.

            This makes my skin feel really smooth and super soft and doesnt have any drying effect or irritation on my skin which I know some people will expect as it is heavily fragranced but if you do have sensitive skin I think using this should be fine as it has only ever produced brilliant results on my skin. If you can find this shower gel then I do recommend it if your looking for something to treat yourself every now and again but I wouldnt pay this much too use it everyday - check out Ebay if you want to find this easily! I do recommend but there is nicer scents out there and I couldnt afford to use it all the time.

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              15.03.2010 12:39
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              good shower gel

              I wanted to feel a bit of summer during winter and on my little shopping trip I found The Body Shop Raspberry Shower Gel on sale so I immediately decided to buy it. I think it was a good decision.

              It comes in a standard BS 250 ml plastic transparent bottle. The colour of this shower gel is something between red and dark pink. I personally like the bottle because it is a bit more difficult to open than other shower gels and since I am clumsy, this is definitely a good thing. Also, I can always see how much shower gel I have left.

              The smell is absolutely amazing - it ressembles my favourite raspberry yoghurt. However, it is usually gone quite quickly from both my skin and my bathroom.

              It is for normal skin and it does not moisturise (but I could not find any promise of moisturising on the bottle). It foams and cleanses well leaving the skin fresh and soft.

              The texture is quite thick so I do not use too much of it at once. It is definitely a plus because one bottle can last for a relatively long period of time.

              If you are eco-friendly, you will find out that Body Shop not only does not test their products on animals, but also to produce this shower gel they use raspberries that no one wants to use for jam. It also also soap-free and contains Community Trade organic honey.

              Unfortunately, I find it quite expensive. One bottle (250 ml) normally costs £6.00 but I was lucky and got mine for £2.50 on sale.

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                28.02.2010 13:44
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                fresh, fruity and makes you feel fine!

                This product has recently become discontinued but I have bought a few from the online sale for £3 rather than the £6 rrp and I have found some in the xmas store sale and body shop outlet stores.

                It comes in the standard 200ml clear body which is easy to use. Perhaps a designer which could hang from a shower would be nice but i find the bottle simple yet effective.

                The product has a gorgeous raspberry smell, a really fruity fragrance that fills your bathroom and still smells nice after the product is washed off. It is suitable for all skin types and does not dry your skin out or leave a nasty residue, it's just right. You feel clean and refreshed afterwards.

                Not only is this product not tested on animals but it contains Community Trade organic honey - To moisturise and condition the skin from Zambia based, North Western Bee Products. The Zambian Honey we use in our products comes from the remote tropical forests of north west Zambia, where it's farmed using traditional methods that preserve the forest and beekeepers' way of life. This product also helps locals into work whilst sustaining Bee honey trading.

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                Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Caprylyl Glycol, Cocamide MEA, Parfum, Sodium Chloride, Coco-Glucoside, Phenethyl Alcohol, Mel, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Disodium EDTA, Rubus Idaeus Extract, CI 17200, CI 19140, CI 42090.

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                06.01.2010 19:50
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                Yummy shower gel that will leave you refreshed!

                The Body Shop are famous for their 'no animal testing' products, and fantastic gifts - but as a 'Body Shop' virgin, I had no idea where to start with their products. When my Girlfriend found out I had never tried any Body Shop products, she purchased me this 'Raspberry Shower Gel' to try out - Raspberry being one of my favourite scents.

                'Raspberry Shower Gel' is supplied in the recognisable Body Shop packaging - a large transparent plastic bottle with Body Shop labelling stating what the product is, in both English and French, with the BS logo and a border of raspberrys along the bottom. I find the packaging rather simplistic, but effective - sometimes over the top packaging and too much information on the label can outdo the product itself.

                The shower gel itself is a translucent pinky-red in colour and has just the right consistancy - not too thick, not too runny. It is to be used just like any other shower gel - be it with bare hands, sponge, flannel or shower puff. I choose to use this product with a shower puff as it means I can get maximum usage out of a minimum amount of the product.

                I love the smell of this product - even just on opening the cap the whiff of fresh raspberries is apparent. The smell gets even better during use, sweet and girly yet not overpowering and sickly. I find the fragrance does last on the skin for a good few hours, but can fade quite quickly at times. If you want to make the most out of the sweet, fruity, raspberry scent then I advise you to top-up the fragrance by smoothing your skin with the 'Raspberry Body Butter' that Body Shop sell in the raspberry range - divine!

                The shower gel has me feeling refreshed and clean everytime I use it, and also leaves me smelling absolutely delicious! If a sweet, girly, fruity, candy-like scent is for you - then this is a must!

                This product usually comes with a price tag of £6.00 for a 250ml bottle, but it is currently in their sale for £3.00 which I think is a bargain steal for a large size Body Shop product.

                Ingredients:
                Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Caprylyl Glycol, Cocamide MEA, Parfum, Sodium Chloride, Coco-Glucoside, Phenethyl Alcohol, Mel, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Disodium EDTA, Rubus Idaeus Extract, CI 17200, CI 19140, CI 42090.

                The 'Raspberry shower gel' is available in all Body Shop stores on the highstreet, and is also available on their website at www.bodyshop.co.uk.

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