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I really love using shower and bath products with fruity or citrus-based scents, finding that these are generally very uplifting when they are used. During a recent sale at The Body Shop, I stocked up on various Shower Gel products, with this review outlining my experiences of trying The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel.
The bottle of Shower Gel that I purchased is 250ml in size, and this generally retails for £4, although I managed to purchase it for half this amount. You can buy in-store, or online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk.
The packaging is in keeping with most of the other Body Shop shower gel products that I already own, with the liquid being provided in a circular bottle made of robust, clear plastic. The Satsuma Shower Gel is a bright orange colour which suits its fragrance and name down to the ground. I like the Gel's texture too, as it doesn't spill or dribble during use, but neither is it so thick that dispensing it from the bottle is difficult.
The Shower Gel produces a light 'foam' when it comes into contact with hot water, and I find this feels lovely and soft on my tired skin. I find too that this gentle lather will be created quite easily, and a little of the product goes a surprisingly long way.
This has allowed the bottle to last for quite a long time, so I do feel that it is economical in this respect.
The Satsuma Shower Gel has a truly wonderful aroma, which was the main selling point for me. With a hearty 'zing' at its core, the fresh, orangey aroma takes hold almost as soon as it is dispensed from its bottle. The 'strength' of the scent feels absolutely spot-on, as it doesn't 'scream' at me when the product is used first thing in the morning; I'm all for using products that offer a 'revitalising' feel, but can't say that I am overly fond of those products that feel over-bearing.
The Satsuma scent feels quite authentic too; it is not overly-sweet, and there is no 'saccharine' type edge to its fragrance, with the overall scent feeling completely balanced instead. This result is fairly impressive, as I've purchased various other fruit-scented bath and shower products from other brands that have felt rather false in their scents, which is always disappointing.
I like how the Satsuma scent lingers delicately on the skin after showering; it doesn't feel obtrusive at all, with its citrusy 'voice' whispering gently from the skin's surface instead.
As with all other products from The Body Shop that I have used before, my sensitive skin has suffered nothing in the way of irritation or aggravation during or after use, and I do therefore recommend it as being entirely suitable for those consumers who, like me, suffer with dry or sensitive skin types.
Taking everything into account, I would highly recommend this gorgeous gel from The Body Shop, and I will definitely buy it again.
I remember in my early teens when The body Shop opened in my local town centre, and I used to love going in and smelling all the scents and testing all their perfume sprays – White Musk was the big thing back then as I recall. You could get 100ml bottle of bubble bath for 95p! Change from a pound, oh how times have changed!
Anyway, I hadn’t been in The Body Shop for at least 15 years when I was given a bottle of Satsuma shower gel as one of my teacher gifts. I instinctively opened the lid to give it a sniff and was blown away by the beautiful sweet orangey scent. I couldn’t wait to give it a try! I very rarely have a shower – I am a bath girl! But I had to test this so I reluctantly jumped in Hubbies shower – I found a little of this in my palm lathered up into lots of lovely bubbles which left my skin feeling soft with the lingering smell of satsumas. As it is soap free it doesn’t sting too badly if it gets in your eyes. It also left a lovely scent in the bathroom.
Now after asking in the body shop on whether they made this lovely scent in a bubble bath, I was told this lovely stuff doubles up for the bath too – apparently they get asked this several times a day so why they can’t just call it bath and shower gel is beyond me! So I decided to use it in the bath. A single blob makes a bath full of bubbles (it blobs out of the bottle rather than pours) and gives the bath a very slight orange tinge. Although I love it as a bubble bath it does not clean the skin as well just by laying in the water as it does used as a shower gel, but that does not bother me.
After fighting over my gift, Hubbie and I now have this as our current shower gel/bubble bath of choice. It is available from The Body shop for £2.00 for a 60ml & £4.00 for a 250 ml bottle – and there are always deals on the website. I recently got two 750ml pump bottles form their outlet store for £11.20, which should last us a while
This is probably one of my favorite Body Shop products! I first bought it because it was on a special, and I found the scent very attractive. It has a strong yet not overwhelming sweet tangerine smell. What a good buy! The packaging is very attractive, with the fancy name and tangerine liquid. I could not wait to get home to hop in the shower and trying this product out. It is very economical. I only used a little bit of the gel on my shower sponge, and it made lots of bubbles. Apart from gently and thoroughly cleansing my skin, the smell left me feeling fresh and vibrant for about an hour afterwards. And it has a non-greasy feeling on the skin. I don't think the focus here is on moisturizing, so if you have a very dry skin you might want to use some body lotion afterwards. Sure it is a bit pricey, but it makes for a good spoil for yourself or someone else. My bottle lasted almost two months, and I used it everyday. I will definitely buy this product again.
Every winter that has passed me by has always resulted in celebrating the humble satsuma or orange. Not just fit for vitamin C intake with a recent cold that I've had, but rather the scent and the versatility of tangerines, satsuma and mandarin oranges can be found in my home quite readily. If it isn't candles, it is pure orange oil, and if it isn't oil, then it is something else laced with the stuff. I love oranges in general and have often adored the scent alone. Following the last purchase of the "Travel" hand gel sanitizers that I bought from The Body Shop, I soon returned to buy more as ideal stocking filler gifts aside from a couple of candles and following the success that I've had with the greatly appealing "Satsuma" hand sanitizer that I purchased, I revisited an old friend in the form of the shower gels that The Body Shop sell, not least one that I bought many years ago and had forgotten about, "The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel."
Initially I was given this shower gel as a Christmas gift many years ago and out of all the ranges by The Body Shop, their "Satsuma," shower gel is by one of my favourites. Costing £4-00 per 250ml, it is neither too expensive nor cheap and the general promise that The Body Shop conveys with this product clearly tells the truth:
"...This soap-free shower gel contains zesty satsuma essential oil and has a refreshing citrus scent. Soap-free, lather-rich and a refreshing citrus scent..."
General Impressions & Design
Like a lot of The Body Shop shower gels, this product is packed in a 30% recycled plastic bottle with a flip up frosted flush top. A clear product sticker with white writing shows off the bright orange shower gel that is clear to the eye and looks simple enough.
However, in recent years because the bottle is not purposefully designed with a shower hook that can hang off a shower rail and just looks like a similar design by Molton Brown, the bottle isn't that well made. There have been times when the bottle has fallen off in my shower cabinet and actually cracked open on the base, wasting most of the product. After emailing the company a few years ago The Body Shop have improved the bottle design now and the bottles aren't as thin as they used to be in general, though I've always been wary ever since!
Although this product is designed for use as a shower gel, it can't be used on hair but it can be used as a gentle and intoxifying bath oil just by running some under a running tap.
General Performance & Downsides
This shower gel is full of zesty, natural sweetness and quite appropriately named. I wondered where I had smelt the satsuma before though and realised that the hand sanitizer product that The Body Shop also sells is a dead ringer for this body wash gel. It is beautifully natural, quite deep and a little goes a long way if you use this thick and gloopy gel on a shower puff to get the best out of it. However, it is also quite soothing to my nose whenever I use this satsuma shower gel, and as such remains lovely and warm on my skin under a hot running shower.
Thus it is perfect whether you are ill and need something soothing that isn't menthol based whilst being used in the summer, it provides a beautifully rich and long lasting scent alone on the skin for ultimate freshness. Stinking out my bathroom and part of the home is only a mere bonus to what this very fruity and orangey shower gel can do!
In use though, the gel doesn't stay gloopy and orange for very long though and no wonder the original product listing for this product lists "cream" in the title. Upon breaking up with hot water and a sponge, The Body Shop Satsuma Shower gel soon turns into a beautifully rich lather and creamy consistency that it is hard to believe it is a clear gel wash!
But for the fragrance of juicy oranges and satsuma all the while provides a rather luxury performance at a quarter of the price offered by The Body Shop. Another shower gel that is similar on strength is that of "Orange & Bergamot," by Molton Brown, four times the price of this fruity concoction.
No wonder The Body Shop's Satsuma body shower wash is so popular! Easy to wash off as well as feeling making my body feel refreshed and very clean, my body smells wonderfully fruity for quite a few hours after usage. It is a pity that it doesn't contain moisturisers. However, this wash is sold alongside The Body Shop's likeminded, well made body butter, I'm more inclined to anoint myself with their Beautifying oil ranges and it is good to see The Body Shop offering a likewise Satsuma version that costs £9-00 compared to the £13 of the body butter.
Other Sorts & Final Thoughts
There are at least 45 different soap, soap free and body cleanser products that The Body Shop sell and 15 of the body products alone carry the Satsuma fruity content range with both lip-salves and hand washes also available. As a body product, Satsuma Body Shower Gel is designed to accompany the likewise moisturising body butter. Without the body butter though I would definitely try this alongside The Body Shop's beautifying body oil that is also available. Certainly if you love the thought of a fruity and zesty shower range and body line up of likeminded products, you'll get them at The Body Shop.
There are also two versions of this shower gel available with general, average prices such as:
* 250ml standard bottle at £4-00.
* 750ml large bottle at £12-00.
Compared to Molton Brown, Satsuma Shower gel by The Body Shop takes some beating. Deep, fruity, natural but above all great as a cooling and refreshing alternative to a lot of other products on the market, this is an all over season, all year product that I like to use. Versatile as a bath oil to usage with its non-soap formula, there aren't that many downsides to this product, unless you don't like the scent of orange or tangerine in general. Long lasting and very creamy, it is both a luxurious delight as well as one that I often return to. Thanks for reading. ©Nar2 2013.
The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel
I received this product as part of a gift set and the Satsuma range of one of my favourite ranges/scents from the body shop - I have tried most scents from the body shop and I also like the moringa and shea butter ranges.
- About the product
I have the smaller 60ml or 2 us fl oz bottle which is a great travel size. The bottle can be recycled I believe and the body does not test on animals. The ingredients are mostly man made but there are some fruit extracts as well.
The scent of this product is one of the main reasons I like this product - the scent is so gorgeous I love it. The scent is just like sour oranges, it does smell fairly articial and soapy but I do love the scent and it makes me buy this range again. I also have the large body butter in this scent.
- Using the product
I use a small amount of this product as a little goes a really long way with this product, like all of the shower gels from the body shop. The shower gel is orange in colour, it has a smooth texture and it lather incredibly well - it lathers/bubbles up really quickly and easily. However, the large amount of lather is not that surprising as the second ingredient is sodium laureth sulphate which is a common addition to bath/body products although it can irritate the skin in some cases and I would prefer that it didn't include this ingredient. The shower gel lathers well, the scent intensifies as the product is applied and it washes off easily without any residue. The product also leaves my skin feeling smooth, soft, scented and it does not strip the skin or irritate my skin. Overall, the scent is gorgeous (it lasts for long time on the skin when used in combination with the body butter) and it lather so well leaving the skin scented and clean.
- Price and availability
I received this product as part of a gift set but the travel size can be bought individually and it also comes in a 250ml bottle. This product can be bought from the body shop uk website for
*Easy to apply and rinse off
*Gorgeous fresh summery scent
*Lathers up so well
*Leaves the skin smooth, clean, scented and not stripped or irritated
*None for me!
Thank you for reading my review
A big, big bottle
A few months ago, the Body Shop website had a massive sale, and I couldn't resist the chance to stock up on a few of my favourite products that are usually out of my price range! I have used this shower product before, but I managed to get the 750ml bottle at a great discount. It usually costs £12 but is available in smaller sizes too - and is now £8 online.
The 750ml bottle is massive and pretty unwieldy I have to say! It has a pump action dispenser which does help, but this isn't easy to pick up in the shower as it is so big and chunky. I would definitely prefer to use a smaller bottle, but I have to say these ginormous ones will definitely last you a very long time! Inside the bottle, which is completely see-through, the shower gel is a bright orange colour and does look good enough to eat!
An orange pick-me-up
Dispensing this, with some difficulty, the smell of this lovely shower gel hits you immediately! It is vibrant and orangey, as you would expect, and I really love this scent. It is perfect for first thing in the morning as a quick pick-me-up, and the scent lingers on your skin after you've washed it away. I also love that the smell of the gel lingers in our little bathroom for hours after I have used it! This is a scent that would probably not suit everyone as it is really strong and fruity - not one for fans of subtle fragrances! But I am a big fan of it - it is a really fun and fruity fragrance that really is authentically citrusy!
The gel itself is of a good quality and works up into a nice, creamy lather. I always apply shower gel using a shower puff, and this helps to make a little go a long way. After use, my skin feels nice and soft, and also quite moisturised.
I love this shower gel, though I probably wouldn't pay full price for it! The smell is gorgeously fun and fruity, and it is really pleasant to use. It cleans the skin well and is best used with the matching body butter for the full-on Satsuma experience!
I'm currently using The Body Shop's Satsuma Shower Gel. I picked up a huge 750ml bottle of it for £8. They also have this available in a 250ml bottle for £4, and a 60ml bottle for £2.
The satsuma shower gel is a gorgeous vibrant sunny orange colour, and it really does remind me of juicy bright orange satsumas. It's quite a thick and gloopy shower gel and a little bit of it really does go a long way. It smells absolutely divine, as soon as I open the bottle I can smell the intense and zesty satsuma fragrance. It's a really natural satsuma fragrance, it doesn't smell artificial or synthetic at all. I absolutely love the smell of this, it has a really refreshing and citrussy zesty satsuma fragrance, it smells almost edible.
I don't need to use much of this at all to create a lovely foaming intense satsuma smelling lather on my skin, and it feels quite creamy on my skin as I'm rubbing it in. This doesn't seem to moisturise my skin as such, however it doesn't seem to dry my skin out either. My skin certainly doesn't feel dry or tight after using this, just refreshed and clean, and smelling absolutely gorgeous. It rinses off easily, and it just leaves behind that divine zesty satsuma fragrance. The gorgeous zesty satsuma fragrance lingers on my skin for absolutely ages after showering, and also the bathroom always smells wonderfully of satsumas after I've showered with this as well.
The shower gel comes in a clear bottle, which I like because you can then see how much you have left at a a glance. I also like that the 750ml size comes with a pump nozzle on the top, the 750ml bottle is quite large and heavy and so I could see that it would probably have ended up being dropped on my toe in the shower if it was just the normal flip top cap.
I really like this shower gel, it seems perfect for summer, and I'll definitely buy it again. I'll buy the large 750ml size again as it's much better value for money.
I love The Body Shop range of shower gels and creams. They have such a variety of scents and I just love the fruity ones. However, I do find them a little expensive to buy at full price as it is obviously an everyday product that I get through a lot of. Therefore, I rely on sales event (they do tend to have a good number of these on their website) or on receiving them as gifts. The one that I am currently using, having purchased a 750ml bottle at half price for £6 (also available in 250ml and 60ml).
The bottle is clear plastic and rounded in shape. It has a flip cap through which the gel can be squeezed at the top. The design of the bottle means it needs to be stood on a shelf in the shower rather than being able to hang it by a hook - not a massive inconvenience for me so not a problem. In the bottle, you can see the gel which is a vibrant orange colour and clear in consistency.
Immediately on opening, you are hit with the sweet, refreshing scent of satsumas. This is a smell that I really love and it does make me feel like it is summer (even if the weather says different!). I use this on a shower puff in the shower and it lathers up really well to give a white, frothy foam. It is gentle on my skin and cleans it really well. After rinsing, it does leave my skin feeling a little dry (although I do have this problem with a lot of shower gels) so I usually follow with a body lotion or butter after drying. The scent isn't as strong as I thought it would be on my skin. The smell is so strong whilst washing that I expected this to transfer on to my skin but it didn't at all and, after drying, it is not even noticeable.
A bottle lasts pretty well - a little does go a long way as it lathers so well. I do think that, at full price, it is very overpriced and I personally would not pay this for a shower gel, no matter how much I loved it. However, if you can get hold of it at a discounted price, I would not hesitate to recommend it.
I love The Body Shop products and I always stock up when they have an online offer which to be honest is pretty regularly. One of their fragrances that I really love is Satsuma and particularly their Satsuma Shower Gel/ Cream.
Satsuma Shower Gel/Cream is sold in a clear plastic bottle allowing you to see the orange coloured gel inside, I always like it when a product like this is in a clear bottle so you always know how much you have left. The front of the bottle shows the Body Shop logo and a satsuma and informs the customer that this is Satsuma Shower Gel/ Cream which contains satsuma fruit extract.
The back of the bottle gives all the relevant details for a product like this however in my opinion the writing is rather small and not that easy to read. The shower gel/cream is soap free and hasn't been tested on animals.
On opening the shower gel and taking a quick sniff the aroma is undoubtedly citrus, its sweet fresh and smells absolutely delicious just like real satsuma's or oranges.
The shower gel/cream has a consistency that's quite runny but not so that it would run of a body puff or sponge or even your hands before you've used it.
The first time I tried the Satsuma shower gel/cream was actually in the bath, I squeezed a blob of the gel onto a body puff and lathered it up. The lather was plentiful, reasonably thick and creamy although not what I would call luxurious. I washed using the Satsuma Shower Gel/Cream and afterwards my skin felt fresh and clean. The lather lasted well as did the fragrance I could still smell it in my bathroom later that evening.
Being orange in colour and having a fresh fragrance makes this suitable for the whole family.
The shower gel/cream didn't leave my skin feeling particularly moisturised but it didn't dry it out either nor did I suffer any irritation from it.
I have used this product in both the bath and shower and have been really pleased with it. Its so refreshing to use in the mornings with its fresh zesty smell but equally as nice to use in a relaxing bath.
I bought this from The Body Shop online but it is also available in their high street shops too, its available in 3 sizes 60ml's which costs £2.00, 250ml's which costs £4.00 and 750ml's which is £12.00, its not the cheapest on the market but it's a nice product with a gorgeous smell.
If you like fresh zesty citrus fragranced bath products I would recommend trying this in my opinion its worth the price.
I recently celebrated my birthday and this was one of the gifts I received. I really love The Body Shop range of shower gels and I adore anything citrus-y so I was pleased when I opened a gift that contained this and some other Body Shop goodies.
The packaging is a transparent recyclable bottle with a screw-on flippable lid. On the side is a peelable ingredients and information panel. There is also a QR code that you can scan with your mobile to read more information about the Body Shops Fair Trade scheme. I've always used Body Shop products and recycle where I can. Before local councils provided recycling schemes, the Body Shop had a bank in store where you could return your empties, so I've always admired their ethical values.
So, onto the product itself. Of course, the first thing I did was flip the lid open and take a sniff. Heaven! It doesn't smell chemically or synthetic like most fruit scented gels can. I always find it strange when you have flavoured things and they taste nothing like the real thing. Like Sunny Delight - when was the last time you tasted an orange like that!?! This definitely has the scent of satsuma which is a lot softer than the tang of oranges. The product uses satsuma extract and mandarin oil which I guess gives it that authentic aroma.
When using the gel, I also think you can feel the oil in it. It feels a thicker consistency than most everyday shower gels and when lathering, I can feel that it's not a harsh soapy feel - it contains no soap at all so leaves your skin very soft and moisturised. Fortunately, there isn't an oily or greasy residue, it's well balanced to prevent that from happening. The lovely scent soon fills the bathroom and the smell also lingers subtly on your skin afterwards without being overpowering.
The lather feels rich and a little goes a long way, which I'm glad as it will last even longer. I really love citrus things and often use Original Source products which are similar to the Body Shops range - they are great for morning showers and really wake you up. I felt really clean without being overloaded with chemicals.
Since this was a gift, I consulted the Body Shop website for price information. It currently sells for £4 but also comes in a smaller and larger bottle size. In the same range there are hand soaps, body butter, body polish and more. There's also a home fragrance oil which I will check out in the shop so my home can smell delicious - not just at shower time!
Ok so recently I have been spending wayyy too much time and money in The BodyShop. I went in a few weeks ago and topped up on some of my favourite Strawberry Shower gel and body butter as since I am on 02 I had a code to receive 40% off even on sale items. I went with my friend on my lunch break and we spent absolutely ages in there! We then decided to return the following week as I had another code which gave £10 off a £20 spend. This time though it was just for her as she wanted some eyeliner and mascara from there. The items only came to £19 though, so to be able to take advantage of the offer I saw a small 60ml bottle of this for £2 in the basket by the till so thought I would give it a try.
It comes out a flip lid bottle in a thick light soapy liquid, and is easy to pour out through a whole in the top of the bottle. The bottle is a bit basic with a simple label, which says what it is in English and french, and highlights that the product contains fair trade soya oil from Brazil. It is explained that it is soap free cleansing with satsuma essential oil and has a refreshing citrus scent.
I always use a shower puff when showering with this and I found this shower gel lathers up rather nicely and not a lot is required to create a substantial amount of bubbles at all. It is easy to use all over, and with my shower puff it scrubs nicely and removes dirt leaving my skin feeling really clean and refreshed afterwards. It does not leave my skin feeling super dry and unnourished and it makes the bathroom smell lovely and citrussy but in a pleasant sweet way.
I love having showers and the aroma created from this shower gel is absolutely gorgeous and fills the entire bathroom up nicely. Sadly the smell doesn't really linger on my skin, but I think if I combined it with the body butter it would leaving me smelling absolutely yummy and long after my shower. I do tend to get through this quite quickly is another downside, as it lasted no longer than a week as the bottle is so small. £2 for a weekly wash is a bit much but I guess it's a luxurious treat really so I can't complain too much!
A 250ml of this bottle retail at £4 which I think is probably a price I would pay. It smells lovely, washes well and is a fair trade product so is supporting a good cause. I would totally recommend this one!
Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel
I'm a big fan of my shower gels, and love trying out different brands and different fragrances. Although I generally try to grab whatever I can find on offer (usually for £1) in Tesco, Boots or Superdrug, a recent trip to the Body Shop reunited me with their Satsuma Shower Gel, an old favourite from my childhood, and I couldn't resist buying it.
My favourite aspect of this shower gel is the scent, which I absolutely love. It has a lovely distinctive orangey smell, which instantly evokes childhood memories for me, as my Gran used to get mini bottles of this shower gel for me for my birthdays when I was younger. Unlike many fruity shower gels I've used in the past, this one smells natural and not at all artificial, as through the very essence of a satsuma has been collected up and bottled. The citrus notes make this a great shower gel to use in the mornings, helping to wake you up, yet it's not too 'zingy' to use during a relaxing evening shower.
Using the Shower Gel
I really enjoy using this shower gel. I apply it either using a loofah or just with my hands. This shower gel has a relatively thin texture, making it easy to pour a small amount out of the bottle, and I find that a little goes a long way. Mixing a small amount with warm water in the shower produces a rich, thick, bubbly lather which is enjoyable to use and means that I only have to use a tiny amount. The scent of this product also adds to the enjoyment of using it, and the fragrance really sticks around, meaning that my bathroom always smells really nice after I've used it. It also means I can tell if one of my housemates has sneakily been using my shower gel!
The rich lather that this shower gel creates, combined with its fresh, citrusy scent, leave my skin feeling lovely and clean. I don't have particularly sensitive skin, but I've found that some fruity shower gels I've used in the past have left my skin feeling rather dry. This shower gel, on the other hand, has the opposite effect - my skin feels nicely moisturised after using it. It also leaves a subtle scent of satsuma on my skin, which can either be enhanced with other products in the range (for example the Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter), or covered up if you don't want to smell of satsuma all day.
Price & Availability
This shower gel is exclusive to the Body Shop, as with all of their products. It seems to be widely available as I've seen the satsuma range of products in numerous Body Shop stores, and it can also be purchased online at www.bodyshop.co.uk. Now, I must admit, although I do like the Body Shop's products, I'm often put off buying them as they can seem a little pricey, especially if you compare their prices to those of shops like Boots and Superdrug. According to the Body Shop website, this shower gel comes in two sizes: 60ml (RRP £2.00) and 250ml (RRP £4.00). As I wouldn't normally pay over about £1.50 for a 250ml bottle of shower gel, these prices do seem quite steep. Nonetheless, you do only need to use a small amount to create enough of a lather to clean yourself from head to toe, so I suppose it's not bad value for money if you buy the bigger size. My bottle is actually 400ml, which doesn't seem to be being sold anymore, and I bought it at a price of £4, reduced from £8. Despite the prices, the Body Shop often have good promotions (e.g. 3 for 2, save £5 when you spend £15 etc), so it's worth waiting and getting this shower gel on offer.
Overall, I really like this shower gel and I'd definitely buy it again. It smells divine and a little goes a long way, making me feel better about paying more for it than I'd usually spend on a shower gel. It also makes my skin feel soft and clean after using it. I've deducted one star, as I do think it's a little pricey, but if I could I'd give it 4.5 out of 5, rather than 4.
Not so long back now The Body Shop had a sale on and with the big red and white signs hanging in the windows so I was enticed in to go in and have a look. Usually I find the prices on their stuff a bit too high to be honest but the sale was good and instead of this being £4.00 for a large 250ml bottle it was down to just £2.00 which is the usual price of a small and travel size bottle of this in a 60ml size so I bought it after taking a sniff and rather liking it.
The bottle of this comes in a see-through plastic bottle and on the front of it there is a picture shown of a sliced open satsuma and we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and then on the back of the bottle the ingredients are listed and contact details for The Body Shop are given and it is pump action style to the top of it. This is a nice and simple and recyclable bottle this one and I do like being able to see the transparent orange coloured gel so I know when I'm running low.
The Shower Gel Itself:
This is easy to pump out of the bottle as it is a rather thin liquid with a real zesty, sweet and orangy aroma to it which is really natural in its fragrance but quite strong and invigorating.
It lathers up into a rich thick lather, uplifts my senses as I am using it and it feels great and cleansing in use. It rinses easily off my skin leaving me feeling fresh and clean and fragranced for a good few hours and this softens my skin in a none heavy or greasy way and I don't feel the need to use a seperate moisturiser after washing with this.
A little of this goes a very long way indeed making this even at full price a good and economical buy and in my opinion this a unisex fragrance and with unisex packaging so this in my opinion is suitable for the whole family to use and it not being tested on animals is a bonus too!
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The satsuma smell from The Body Shop is one of my favourite smells as its so captivating and invigorating and I think very authentic smelling as well. In my opinion they have really captured the fragrance and bottled it well into all of their satsuma products. I love satsumas the fruit, they are my favourite small orange fruit, I like them much better than clementines and I love them in my bath too. The Satsuma is a seedless and easy-peeling citrus mutant of Chinese origin, but introduced to the West via Japan.
I am a big fan of fruity smells in my bath and shower and this gel really works well on my skin. As the name would suggest this shower product is in a form of a gel. The gel is fairly thick but not too gloopy and I find it comes out of the bottle quite well. You can squirt a dollop on your hand and it will stay there in the shower until you rub it between your hands or as I like to do, apply it to a bath poof. As soon as I do this I find the gel lathers up well and you get lovely frothy fruity suds.
The gel is a bright orange colour and looks really nice and inviting. As soon as you open up the bottle you are hit with a lovely strong, sharp, citrusy smell, I'm sure it's not to everyone's liking as it is quite strong but it's very authentic and very intoxicating! The Body Shop describe this shower gel as a refreshing citrus scent with zesty satsuma oil. I would agree that the flavour is definitely very zesty and I think its because it contains real satsuma oil that it smells so good and authentic. This is the perfect scent to get you up and going in the morning.
The shower gel is soap free so if you're allergic to soap this is perfect for you. I find my skin smells lovely after my shower and its nice and soft too. A 100ml bottle costs just £2 and this is one Body SHop product I definitely recommend.
The Body Shop stock a range of deliciously fruity shower gels. I own the zesty Satsuma version of this 250ml bottle, which costs £6 at full price. I actually bought this one on a special offer with some other items I was buying, so the good thing about the Body Shop, despite the luxury price tags on the majority of their items, is that they do run special offers which are good value for money every now and then. I would highly recommend this shower gel for a number of reasons.
--Benefits of the product--
I love the fresh, fruity, zesty scent of this particular shower gel. The others in the range come in many different scents so there will be a scent to suit everyone! Other scents include grapefruit and strawberry (mmm!).
The consistency is nice compared to some other shower gels where half disappears down the plughole! Thick gel like consistency which lathers well.
--How to use--
A little goes a long way! Simply squeeze a small amount onto a sponge, and dip it into water to create lovely foamy Satsuma bubbles. This gel lathers well compared to some similar products I have tried and you do get what you pay for!
--Price and availability--
I believe these products are available exclusively in Body Shop stores, and you pay £6 a bottle for 250ml (which lasts ages so is value for money for a quality product!) You can also get small bottles of the same gel.
You can also get body scrubs, body lotions and more in the same scents!
Buy this shower gel! Lovely Satsuma scent, zesty and ideal for the morning to wake up or to freshen up in a bath or shower at any time of the day. I favour using it on a sponge but you can apply however you want. Sponges make it last longer as the sponge absorbs moisture and allows you to apply all over.
--About the company--
The Body Shop are dubiously an ethical company, I say this as they are owned by Loreal who test on animals. However, the Body Shop products claim to be environmentally and none of them tested on animals.