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Brand: The Body Shop / Texture: Cream / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body / What it does: Cleanses,

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      10.03.2014 10:13
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      I won't make another purchase of this.

      The Body Shop Strawberry Bath & Shower Gel comes as a 250ml sized bottle at a cost of £4. I feel this is overpriced for the quality of content. The gel is also available in gift sets with body butter, polish and a bath product. The ingredient list is unnecessarily long and the chemical combination results in an artificial fragrance.

      Ingredients

      Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Trisodium Sulfosuccinate (pH Adjuster), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Mel/Honey (Natural Additive), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate (Viscosity Modifier), Fragaria Ananassa Seed Oil/Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Oil (Natural Additive), Benzophenone-4 (Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract/Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract (Natural Additive), CI 14700/Red 4 (Colour), CI 17200/Red 33 (Colour).

      During the Shower:
      As soon as you open the room will be full of the scent of strawberries. The thick gel lathers up and goes quite far. I only use a little squirt. There is an overwhelming smell of strawberries with something chemical which makes the strawberry smell somewhat fake. I really don't like the black seeds they put into it. They have to be washed off the skin extra well and I end up checking they've all gone but I suppose they help make the skin soft.

      After the Shower:

      The gel does make my skin feel smooth with no adverse reaction. The fruity-chemical scent lingers but the smell is a bit too sweet and I find it gets sickly.

      Opinion:

      I think £4 is too much money as the gel lasted me about two weeks certainly not much more. This is not good value compared to other products and the scent is too strong for me. However, it did feel nice to use and certainly left me feeling very clean. It's a product that is a best seller. I am mystified at this. I think teenagers would enjoy this product but I won't purchase again.

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        12.01.2014 21:32
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        A great product that smells good enough to eat.

        While browsing over the Christmas shopping period my local Body Shop i noticed a couple of offers were on the shower gels. The 750ml pump dispenser Strawberry shower gel was on offer for £4.20 that shopping evening so I bought that one and the Mandarin shower gel.

        For the size of the bottle I thought the price was very good so I would give it a try I wasn't disappointed. The bottle has a pump dispenser which is very handy as you only manage to get a certain amount of gel at a time. I have before now wasted so much not realising the consistany of the liquid and how much I need to use. The gel lathers up really well and if you are using a bath lily, you won't use much at all.
        The smell is very fruity and reminds me as a child, if you can remember strawberry jubblies, very sweet and quiet a strong fragrance. When I say strong I don't actually mean overpowering. I notice I can have a shower in the morning and by 11 I can still smell the strawberries.

        I must admit now I look forward after a hard day at work to a nice refreshing bath in the evening. The smell of strawberries reminds me that summer is not too far away.

        I am going to stock up on this next time its on offer as a real family favourite.

        Looking at the bottle it does state -
        This product contains Community Fair Trade honey from Ethopia. Through our trade African beekeepers can continue to practice traditional beekeeping, using hives handcrafted from local sourced materials. This method promotes healthy bees and deters logging.
        Every little helps towards a healthy planet.

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          02.01.2014 21:00
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          A nice shower gel

          I'm a big lover of the body shop products and a big lover of fruity scented shower and body products. I've tried this shower gel many times before but over the Christmas season of 2013 the body shop have had a huge sale. Normally for a 250ml bottle of this is £4 but in the sale this was £3. Considering how small the bottle actually is it isn't very cost effective. They do all their shower products in larger bottles of 500ml and 750ml but I don't like to use the same scent shower gel for too long so I found that these sizes were too big for me so I always go for a 250ml bottle.

          When using shower gel I always wash with a flannel and not put the product straight on to my skin. I only used a grape sized amount to begin with and when I first opened the bottle the strawberry scent was very strong which was amazing to smell. This lathered up straight away without putting in too much effort to create bubbles. As I rubbed this everywhere it lathered up even more. I only had to use two grape sized amounts in one wash to finish my shower.

          This 250ml bottle will last me a couple of weeks but I still don't think this really justifies the price. I also doesn't leave a scent on my skin which is disappointing because I love fruity smells on me. Despite this, this shower gel was lovely to use and made me feel fresh, fully cleansed and feeling great so I will be using this product again

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          21.10.2013 13:12
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          Love this product, but could not afford to use all the time, so would only buy as occasional treat

          This is my favourite of the Body Shop shower gels. I received it in a coconut and strawberry gift basket last Christmas, which I was really pleased with as I love body shop products, and don't normally buy them, as they are a little on the expensive side. Not only does the strawberry shower gel smell gorgeous, it feels good on your skin too. It is soap free, which is a plus with those who have particularly sensitive skin. And it contains real strawberry seed oil, this must be why it smells so yummy! I always try and buy products that contain natural ingredients, but must admit I am drawn to products that have nice packaging and appearance. The bright red colour does just that, but you do wonder, what they have to put into the products to give this appearance. Having said that I have never had any problems with The Body Shop products and they pride themselves on using natural ingredients, so I would hope they don't use anything that could be potentially harmful.

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            23.06.2013 19:55
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            A shower gel which works well but doesn't smell too great.

            It's a reasonably well known fact among my friends and family that I love The Body Shop products so for Christmas I recieved rather a lot of this stuff! One of the gifts I recieved was this Strawberry Shower Gel which came in a gift set along with a few other products from the range. I've recently gotten around to using these products and shall review my experiences with this bottle of shower gel.

            The product can be bought from The Body Shop's high street stores or website. The shower gel is available in three sizes, 60ml costing £2, 250ml costing £4 and 750ml costing £8.

            Packaging is basic but pleasant looking. It comes in a clear plastic bottle with flip top lid. The deep red colour of the shower gel is visible through the bottle giving the packaging a nicer look whilst also making it easy to see how much product is left in the bottle. The Body Shop's logo can be found on the bottle as can the product name and description. The back also contains the usual ingredients list.

            This is a soap-free shower gel which is something I particularly like about The Body Shop's shower gels as I find they still clean well without drying out or irritating the skin. It also contains real strawberry seed oil and is described as being 'lather rich'.

            As a general rule I love The Body Shop's fruity smelling products because they always smell so natural, almost like the real thing. This isn't the case for the strawberry scent though. I find this is really artificial smelling. It's still clearly smells of strawberries but that rather overly sweet, typically cheap artificial strawberry scent which is rather disappointing in a The Body Shop product.

            It does, however do it's job well. I would certainly describe this shower gel as 'lather rich' and a pea sized amount on my sponge lathers into masses of bubbles which easily washes my entire body making the bottle last longer. The scent of the product is really detectable when in use and does linger in the bathroom after use too. If this scent were nicer I'd really like that but I'm not completely sold on the smell of it myself. It does linger on the skin too, again this would be more of a positive point if it smelt nicer. There are loads of products in this range though such as body lotion and butter, body oil, EDT and body mist etc so if you do like this smell then layering it is really easy.

            I've no qualms with its cleansing ability. My skin does feel refreshed, clean and revitalised after washing with this shower gel. The soap free factor makes sure my sensitive skin isn't irritated or completely dried out after using this.

            All in all, I feel a little disappointed in this scent and I don't think I'll be purchasing again for this reason alone. It does do it's job though and that's the most important thing in my book!

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              13.06.2013 03:00
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              Fun, fruity and left my skin soft, great when you want a sweet feeling

              =The Body Shop Strawberry Bath & Shower Gel=

              I recieved a 50ml bottle of these Strawberry Bath and Shower Gel in a gift set for Christmas, I have seen it in the shops, but have never brought it before, as I tend to like a sharper shower gel, but I was ready to give this a go.

              =Availability=
              The Shower Gel is a Body Shop own brand product and can be brought in-store and in-line. It is available in a 250ml sized bottle this generally retails at £4, as well as in gift sets, or in 50ml bottle, which is ideal for travel, although I don't have a price.

              =The Bottle=
              The bottle is a plastic bottle, with a white screw top lid, that you flip up and squeeze for the shower gel to be dispensed. The bottles are made from recycled plastic. There is a small see through label which explains about the product, the size and the ingredients of the product.

              =The Shower Gel=
              The gel contains real strawberry seeds, as well as honey.

              =Smell=
              Once you open the bottle the smell of strawberry immediately comes to forefront, and it just reminded me of strawberries and cream. This is a sweet smelling product.

              =As a Shower Gel=
              You only need a little squirt on the shower puff and almost immediatley the shower gel lathers on your skin. It is soft and smooth, but does leave little bits of the black seed on your skin, I thought I had nits the first time that I used it.

              =As a Bath Foam=
              This is going to sound an odd confession but I had my first bath in 4 years, and it was luxury, I have a walk in shower at home, and the hotel we were staying in the bath was lovely and deep, so I thought I would try a bath one night.

              =Over did the bubbles=
              As it is so long since I've ran a bath, I forget how much bubble bath to use, I used about a 1/4 of a 50ml bath. The bath was full of bubbles, when I got in there was about 3 inches of water and about 12 inches of bubbles. I felt an fool as I was trying to run some more water by using the shower head, but this just kept making more bubbles, much to my daughters amusement, who went and got the camera to take a photo.

              I have to give the bubbles a 10/10 for covering the important bits!!

              I spent 30 minutes just soaking in the bubbles, they lasted really well, even when I emptied the water, there was still bubbles in the bath the next day!

              =My Skin=
              After the bath my skin felt so soft and velvety, but I wasn't sure if that was partly down to how much bubble bath I had used.

              A fairer assessment would be based on the use within the shower, as the bottle lasted me nearly a week. My skin felt soft, refreshed, and smelt of strawberries, my skin felt clean, and did not feel tight at all.

              =Smell=
              Even a couple of hours later I could smell the strawberries on me, I was asked what perfume I was wearing at this lady thought the strawberry was an unusual addition and wanted to buy some. I had a big smile, and she was impressed when I said it was from the shower gel.

              =Would I buy again=
              I would buy this again, but not for an everyday use, as for me I found it to be too sweet, but that was my personal taste. Overall this is a 5/5 product, and I there is a wide range of products within the strawberry range.

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              05.06.2013 09:25
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              The Body Shop Strawberry Bath & Shower Gel

              With all the nice weather that we have been having lately I have been enjoying using lighter and more fruity smelling products. Some of my favourites are from the Body Shop as I really like their selection of ranges.

              I have been alternating between the strawberry, pink grapefruit and Satsuma ranges as these are my personal favourites as I also like the white musk but I use that mainly when the weather is a little colder and crisper as I find the fruity ones much more refreshing in warm weather.

              I used to absolutely love strawberries in my beauty products but lately I have found myself not being as keen as I once was. The strawberry shower gel from the Body Shop is still lovely but it just doesn't seem as nice as it used to so I am not sure if they have changed the formulation or else my tastes have just changed a little.

              I buy my shower gels in 250ml bottles which cost me £4 but you can also get them in smaller and larger bottles too.
              The bottles are quite plain and are made of recycled plastic and inside the gel is a nice red colour.

              It contains real strawberries seed oil alongside honey and other ingredients. It's funny that they mention that it contains real strawberry oil because I think this smells slightly artificial. It is sweet and I can definitely smell the strawberries but it doesn't smell as natural as it once did. If you like the smell of strawberries then you should still like this a lot.

              As a shower gel this works great as it lathers up loads on a puff and it cleans my skin well and doesn't make it feel dry and tight. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and not dry. If I am using this I normally go the whole hog and use the strawberry moisturiser as well but if I was in a rush this wouldn't make my skin uncomfortable all day if I had to skip the moisturiser.

              I like the shower gels from The Body Shop because I think they offer really excellent value for money. They might cost a little bit more than a shower gel from Boot's would but I only need a tiny bit on my puff to get loads of foam so they last me for ages.

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                14.04.2013 03:31
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                Recommended by me!

                The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel

                Last Christmas I received this in a box set from my neighbour. The box contained the Body Shop Strawberry collection basically! This shower gel, the soap, the body butter and the body polish. Around 2 months ago I remembered about it (oops... I know!) and decided to dig it out as I was going to an engagement party. Here are my experiences with it:

                The Bottle

                The gel comes in a clear squidgy bottle with the body shop logo and a very appetising picture of some juicy strawberries! I have the 250ml bottle which is a great size for me, but I think there is a smaller bottle as well which I assume is a "tester" like bottle. The bottle is quite short and stocky which is better for me when I am in the shower as I quite often knock over the tall skinny bottles! I think the bottle is actually great at its job though as even with slippery wet hands it is easy to grip and to squeeze.

                The only problem I do have with the bottle is the lid. It is a flip top lid and can be quite fiddly to open at times. It isn't a major problem though and I work through it!

                My Experiences

                So far, I have loved the shower gel. It smells delicious, it can cover my whole body without much being used (it spreads far in other words) and it makes my skin feel refreshed and smooth. The one downside is that the smell doesn't last that long, only for an hour or so after you get out of the bath.shower I find.

                Ingredients

                In case anyone is allergic etc., here are the ingredients from The Body Shop's own website.

                Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Cocamide DEA (Surfactant), Coco-Glucoside (Surfactant), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Glycine soja (Soybean Oil) (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Fragaria vesca (Strawberry Juice) (Natural Additive), PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate (Surfactant), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 17200 (Colour), CI 14700 (Colour).



                Overall, I would say it's worth trying it out, even if it's just for a little treat.

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                13.03.2013 17:32
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                a rich juicy strawberry shower gel

                I always receive a tonne of gorgeous fragranced gifts at Christmas, and this year was no exception. I'm still currently working my way through the haul that I received! One of the gifts that I received was a small cube gift box from The Body Shop containing this Strawberry Shower Gel and a Strawberry Puree Body Lotion.

                The bottles in my gift box were both small travel sizes at 60ml. A quick look on The Body Shop website tells me that a 60ml strawberry shower gel retails for £2, and a 250ml strawberry shower gel retails for £4. I have to say that I've loved the strawberry shower gel, and that I've hated the strawberry puree body lotion.

                The strawberry shower gel is bright red in colour, and it really does remind me of juicy bright red strawberries. 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 juicy strawberry fragrance. It's a really natural strawberry fragrance, it doesn't smell artificial or synthetic at all. In fact putting my nose to the bottle is just like putting my nose to a punnet of strawberries in the greengrocers (if I shut my eyes that is!).

                I don't need to use much of this at all to create a lovely foaming intense strawberry 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 the divine juicy strawberry fragrance. The sweet strawberry fragrance lingers on my skin for absolutely ages after showering, and also the bathroom always smells wonderfully of strawberries 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. The shower gel will stand on it's flat cap if you want to turn it upside down to enable you to get the last few bits out easily without having to shake or bang the bottle. As the bottles are 60ml, and so suitable for carry on luggage I'm going to rinse them out and re-use them as I travel a lot.

                Although I've really liked this, I probably wouldn't buy it again, purely because I think that Body Shop products are overpriced. I think that you can can get shower gels just as nice at a much cheaper price.

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                11.03.2013 17:54
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                An excellent shower gel I will use for years

                I was first bought this strawberry shower gel by my brother last year for my birthday, and I have since bought it myself, as I really like it. At £4 for a 250ml bottle, it isn't cheap but it is still affordable if you want to treat yourself now and again. I love bath and body products, and never go for cheap ones any more, I really do prefer to pay that bit extra now as you really do get what you pay for in most places. I love shopping in the body shop, and this strawberry shower gel has become one of my favourites.

                It comes in a clear plastic bottle, so you can see the beautiful red shower gel inside. The lid at the top just pops open, but it does hurt my fingers slightly as it is quite tight but very secure. If you open the lid in the shop, you can really smell the scent straight away. It is quite strong for a shower gel, and smells strongly of strawberries, it is very sweet and I love this smell. The best thing about this shower gel is that even though you pay a lot for it initially, I can be using this shower gel for a good 5-6 weeks, that's using it everyday, as it just lasts so long. You only need a small amount for it to lather up really well, and cover your whole body. The red shower gel turns into a white lather on your shower puff, and when used with a body shop shower puff or a soap and glory one, it really does create a really luxurious lather that smells so nice on your skin.

                I have to say though, that once the shower gel is rinsed off, and I have got dry out of the shower, I cannot smell this on my skin for very long, only an hour or so after use, it would be nice if the smell lingered on my skin for a while longer. I feel so clean and refreshed after using this shower gel, it is so lovely to use. My skin also feels nice after use, not silky soft, but no dryness at all.

                This shower gel also comes in a 60ml bottle for £2 if you want to try it before purchasing the larger bottle, this is also a great size for travelling too. If you have not tried the body shop shower gels yet, I definitely recommend you try this one, it is lovely, smells gorgeous and leaves you feeling so clean, and with lovely soft skin!

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                11.03.2013 12:05
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                strawberry burst

                I have used quite a few Body Shop products in the past and always find them to be good quality and fantastic smelling. My one slight complaint with them is that I think they are a little pricey for what they are. Having said that, there are frequent sale or discount events - especially online - so I tend to stock up on products then to save a few pennies. Most recently, I was short on shower gels so I added a few different fragranced gels to my basket - and one of these was this strawberry scented one.

                The gel can be purchased in two bottle sizes - 65ml which is ideal for travel and costs £2 and 250ml which costs £4. These can be reduced to up to half price in a sale event. The bottles are clear and round with a flip top through which the gel can be squeezed - so not a conventional shape for shower gel. The gel inside is a vibrant red and transparent. On flipping the cap, you are instantly hit by the very sweet and distinctive smell of strawberries - this is a real summer fragrance. Some people may find this too sweet and sickly but, personally, I love fruity fragrances and this is perfect for me.

                I use this with a shower puff or sponge and I find a small amount of this lathers up very well, so you need only a small amount per shower. It can also be used as a bath gel, although I haven't used it for this purpose but I suspect it would lather up very well even if used as a bubble bath. It cleans my skin very well and does leave it very lightly fragranced too. It doesn't dry my skin out like some shower gels can and leaves my skin feeling clean so I think it does a good job whilst not being too harsh on sensitive skin (as mine can be).

                Overall, I would say the fragrance would not be for everyone but if you are a fan of strawberry, this is a lovely shower gel that will leave you feeling fresh and smelling fruity. I would recommend you try this - especially if you can pick it up at a discount price.

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                  05.02.2013 17:54
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                  Fresh and fruity body wash

                  I received this 250ml shower gel in a Body Shop gift set at Xmas. It is available from the Body Shop at a cost of £4, which is a little more expensive than some body washes available. The packaging is very basic, a clear bottle allowing you to see the vibrant colour of the gel along with a label stating what the product is. My first thought when I saw the colour of the gel was of a synthetic, drying body wash - which I was reluctant to try at first.

                  Surprisingly when I released the cap on the bottle, I was hit with a rich, fruity aroma which smelt like strawberry syrup. No artificial or sickly fragrance was detected from the liquid. The plastic bottle is firm, but pliable, so squeezing out the gel is easy to do. The gel is slightly viscous and thick - very much like syrup! It does not come flooding out of the bottle thick some cheap body washes, so you can really control how much product you use. The gel is not sticky and lathers up nicely in the hands with a little water. I use this product all over my body and I find that it cleans my skin effectively, leaving a subtle strawberry scent which lightly lingers for several hours.

                  The label states that the product is soap free, contains strawberry extract and soya oil. As a result the product is not drying and I have not experienced any irritation from using this body wash.

                  This is a lovely product for strawberry fanatics. As nice as it is, I do not think I would purchase this again at full price, but I would be more than happy to sample other Body Shop fragranced body washes or products.

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                  29.01.2013 16:12
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                  Too sickly sweet

                  I received a bottle of this in my secret Santa from work. I also got a bar of soap from the same range. After checking online I am shocked to see that this costs £4 for 250ml which in my opinion is very expensive for a shower gel considering the bottle is so small.

                  The bottle is nice it has pictures of juicy ripe strawberries on the front. The bottle is also see through so you can see the red gel inside. The shower gel is described as soap free and the bottle states it contains real strawberry seed oil which gives it it's delicious scent. The gel is also described as lather rich.

                  The Body Shop use natural ingredients in their products which is probably why they cost so much and why I don't go in there. I wouldn't have chosen this shower gel for myself. The first thing I did when I received this shower gel was open it and have a sniff. It smells like strawberries but more like an artificial smell than a natural one. I found it quite sickly and it reminded me very much of Haribo Strawberries.

                  To use the shower gel you are advised to lather and rinse. Now I found that this shower gel was far too thick in consistency for this reason I struggled to get it to lather up using my hands and it left a gloppy mess on my body which was a nightmare to rinse. The best way of using this is to use a sponge or a body puff. I still found that I needed to use a large amount to get a decent lather. This put me off using it as a shower gel and I have since started to use it as a bubble bath, It makes a decent amount of bubbles and I thought I may as well have some use out of it.

                  I don't think that I would buy this again, I can't say that I am that impressed with it. It's far too gloopy and smells to sickly.

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                  my fave shower gel and scent at the moment!

                  I have become an even bigger fan of the body shop recently and gotta love my sister as I was in for a big treat this christmas as I was fortunate to receive a whole set of their products in the strawberry range. One of the lovely presents I received in this bundle was a bottle of the body shop strawberry shower gel.

                  It comes out a flip lid bottle in a thick red 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 strawberry extract.
                  I got a 250ml bottle of this shower gel and hopped in the shower with high hopes! I used 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 like a different shower gel I have used from the body shop so this is a big plus.

                  I love having showers and the aroma created from this shower gel is absolutely gorgeous and fills the entire bathroom up nicely. The smell lingers well on my skin, leaving me smelling absolutely yummy and long after my shower which is a plus, especially when combined with using my strawberry body shop body butter.
                  This bottle would retail at £4 which i think is pretty reasonable and is definitely 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!

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                  The Product
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                  The product I am reviewing is The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel. The Shower Gel contains real strawberry seed oil which gives the product a deliciously sweet scent. The product is soap free so is suitable for sensitive skin and it claims to produce a lovely rich lather when using. This product is actually one of the Best Selling products from The Body Shop so I had high hopes of this product (despite reading bad reviews about the product). The product is actually part of the Strawberry range from The Body Shop and other products in this range containing a gorgeous strawberry smell include Body Butter, Lip Balm, Body Polish, Lotion, Lip Gloss, Body Mist and more. The product is available to purchase in 3 different sizes including 60ml, 250ml and 750ml. The smallest size is priced at £2.00 and the largest size is priced at £12.00. I purchased the 250ml size bottle which cost me £4.00. The shower gel comes in a clear plastic bottle which is quite short and fat with a white and clear flip top lid. Under the lid is a small hole in which the product comes out of. On the front of the bottle it states what the product is and also has a picture of a strawberry on the front. On the back of the bottle you can find a list of ingredients and some other information about the product. This is in a few different languages. You can clearly see the shower gel inside the bottle which is a deep red colour. The shower gel looks reasonably thick when moving it about in the bottle.

                  Using the Product
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                  I always use a body puff when in the shower. I flipped open the lid to the bottle, (which was easy to do even with wet hands) and I squeezed some of the shower gel onto the body. I was surprised at how runny the shower gel was. The shower gel came out looking slightly pinker than it did in the bottle. I began to rub the puff over my body and the shower gel soon lathered up into a lovely rich foam which was white in colour. The smell of the product was becoming quite strong as well. As I continued to rub the puff over my body the bathroom soon filled up with the sweet smell of strawberries. My body was covered in a lovely rich lather which felt soft against my skin and it also felt as though I was getting a really good clean. I stood under the shower and rinsed off. The lather washed off easily without me having to rub at my skin. I also rinsed the body puff under the shower as well to ensure all the soap had gone. I noticed that as soon as I rinsed the product off the strawberry smell seemed to fade and there wasn't such a lovely smell as there was when using the product. I got out of the shower and patted my skin dry. My skin felt extremely clean and also felt very soft. I occasionally suffer from dry skin and some products can irritate my skin but this particular shower gel didn't. I was hoping that there may be a slight hint of a strawberry smell on my skin so I smelt my arm. There was a very slight hint of strawberry to my skin, but unless I had smelt my arm I wouldn't have really noticed it. I was going to apply body butter anyway so the strawberry smell wouldn't have lasted anyway.
                  Overall Opinion

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                  As this product is one of The Body Shop's best-selling products I had high hopes of the product and thought I would be really impressed with the results. In terms of washing with the product the shower gel was a lot runnier than I had expected which caused it to drip a little on the side of the bath when dispensing some onto the puff I use to wash with. The shower gel was a pleasure to use and it created a really rich lather which felt soft against my skin which at the same time felt as though I was getting a really clean. The smell of the product was gorgeous and I loved the sweet strawberry smell which reminded me of Strawberry bubblegum I used to have when I was in my teens. I love the fact that the smell filled the bathroom whilst I was washing. I was disappointed at how quickly the smell went and how little of the smell was left on my skin after I had rinsed the product off and dried my skin. In terms of value I don't normally spend this much on a shower gel so it was a little pricey for me to buy. I think I would buy the product again if I fancied treating myself as I loved the smell of the product and didn't find it too sweet smelling. The product didn't irritate my skin which was a bonus and it left my skin feeling clean and soft. I am going to take 2 stars off due to the runny consistency of the product and the fact that the smell doesn't really last on your skin but overall I actually quite liked this product.



                  (review may also appear on ciao)

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                • Product Details

                  A refreshing cleansing gel that lathers up in the bath or shower to leave your skin feeling clean, fresh and subtly scented /