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I really like The Body Shop, especially as there are always discounts and voucher codes. When there's a good one, I stock up. I also love the way that they produce whole ranges of a particular scent.
Recently I've been using a whole range of products called Sweet Lemon. I'm not usually a fan of citrus, but the lemon here is more like sweet lemon tart than straight citrusy lemon. The range is packaged in cheery yellow and looks very appealing.
The shower gel comes in a clear plastic bottle so it's easy to see how much you have left. It has a flip top for ease of use and is a pleasant yellow colour, summery and cheering. The shower gel is soap-free and contains real lemon seed oil.
I find that the product has a lovely sweet lemon scent. I only need to use a small amount at a time, as it lathers up really easily. It cleanses well and rinses off with no problems. It doesn't irritate my skin at all.
The scent doesn't really last on my skin after use, but I don't mind as I then layer up with the matching body lotion. I feel it is more of a product for the summer, because of the refreshing citrus scent, but I've been using it very recently in order to finish it off, and I find that the lemon aroma helps to wake me up on the cold dark mornings.
This shower gel is expensive at full price but cheap on offer - and it's on offer frequently. I definitely recommend it, especially as part of the Sweet Lemon range.
I'm currently using The Body Shop's Sweet Lemon Shower Gel. I ordered a huge haul of Body Shop products online as there's currently an offer for 50% off when you buy 8 products (or 40% off when you buy 6 products). I have a 250ml bottle of the Sweet Lemon Shower Gel, which should be £4 at full price, but I paid just £2 for it as part of my 50% off order.
The sweet lemon shower gel is a gorgeous vibrant bright yellow colour, actually verging on neon yellow, and it really does remind me of juicy citrussy lemons. 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 citrussy lemon fragrance. It's a really natural lemon fragrance, it doesn't smell artificial or synthetic at all. I absolutely love the smell of this shower gel, it has a really refreshing and citrussy lemon fragrance, it smells almost edible.
I don't need to use much of this at all to create a lovely foaming intense citrus 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 citrussy lemon fragrance. The gorgeous lemon fragrance lingers on my skin for absolutely ages after showering, and also the bathroom always smells wonderfully citrussy after I've showered with this as well.
The shower gel comes in a clear bottle, which I like because I can then see how much I have left at a a glance. The bottle has a flat top flip lid, and it will stand on it's flat lid 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.
I really like this shower gel, and I'll definitely buy it again. I'm not sure whether it's being discontinued or not though as the website had ''going, going, gone!'' on the product page.
The body shop isn't normally somewhere I would shop, in fact I find their prices far too high and their products not much different from what you can find elsewhere for less!
However, this can not be said for their shower gels! This product is the only thing I find in their store which is worth the cost!
I was given this 250ml bottle of sweet lemon shower gel in a gift set for christmas, and knowing I was moving into my own home soon, I saved it all for then.
I began using this bottle of shower gel when I moved out at the end of February, and now over 3 months on, I still have 50% of the bottle left! Considering I use this shower gel almost everytime I wash, the lasting of one bottle is fantastic. I must mention however that I am the only person who has been using this, so one bottle may not last as long for a large family! My partner (luckily for me) hates this stuff- I'm not sure why, maybe it is too girly for him? The lemony smell is quite strong, and I think it puts him off it.
There are often offers on at the body shop, however the RRP of a 250ml bottle is £4. The price is pretty steep for a shower gel, but considering how long one bottle lasts me, I really do think it is worth it.
I probably wouldn't have chosen lemon if I went in store to buy one, as there are many different fruity flavours to go for. I particularly like the coconut! However as this was a gift, I used it, and loved it!
This product contains fair trade honey and advertises to be soap free with lemon seed oil- perfect for dry skin!
There are many shower gels and soaps which make my skin itch like mad after I shower, however I have never had this reaction with this product.
The liquid itself is very thick! Which makes it slightly harder to get out of the bottle, but feels great on my skin! I only ever use a tiny bit, as I find when mixed with a bit of water, it spreads easily.
In terms of foaming up, this shower gel lacks in this area! It is the only disadvantage I can find, although unfortunately it is a huge let down, as everybody loves a good foamy shower gel!
Although this doesn't foam up, it still makes me feel clean after I have used it. After applying, the gel washes off easily and my skin doesn't feel oily or dry. I apply this shower gel with my hands, which may be why it doesn't foam up well for me, however it may perform better when used with a sponge or puff.
The liquid smells quite strong of lemon, which to me makes it all the better! However I don't find that it lasts on my skin, as I can never smell it afterwards, and my partner has also never noticed this. However if you are wanting a lasting lemony smell, they also do a lemon body butter. I personally don't like body butters, and I don't feel I ever need one after using this.
For £4, this product can be great if you enjoy a nice thick shower gel with a great smell. It does however lack foam when applying with just your hands, although it makes my skin feel clean and soft. One bottle is proving to last me a great length of time, so the £4 will be worth spending when it comes to buying another! I will try a different smell next time, although I have really enjoyed the lemon.
I would recommend this product, as for me it has been great. However if you are a huge user who likes to cover yourself in head to toe- like my sister, who tends to use half a bottle of products when she stays over!- It won't last as long. If you like a huge amount of foam, you may find this product lets you down, although in terms of how it makes your skin feel, you won't be disappointed!
I have given it a 5 out of 5, as for me, this product is perfect!
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This is a lemon-scented shower gel from The Body Shop, priced at £4.00 for 250 ml (the bottle I had was a smaller one, but this doesn't seem to be available on their website; it may be sold in-store but I'm not sure as mine was a gift). It comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a flip-top. The bottle is made of flexible plastic so that it can be squeezed in order to dispense the product. The Body Shop's website gives this description of the product: "This soap-free shower gel contains real lemon seed oil and has a zesty citrus scent."
This is a really nice-quality shower gel, with a pleasant lemony smell; the name 'sweet lemon' seems spot-on, it's a sweet, natural lemon without that harsh, furniture polish-esque note sometimes found in lemon-scented toiletries. It's a refreshing scent, not too strong, and not too gender-specific (my boyfriend really liked the smell of this, as did I). I think it would be a particularly nice product for a shower on a hot day because the scent made me think of summer for some reason.
The shower gel foams nicely and provides a good wash; I felt clean after using it and it didn't leave my skin feeling dry at all (maybe this is due to being soap-free). Although the bathroom smelt nice for a little while afterwards, I didn't feel the scent lingered on my skin, which was a bit of a shame.
The bottle is a malleable plastic, so you can squeeze it enough to get out the amount of gel you need. The flip-top is secure but I didn't find it difficult to open and close with wet hands. Once I was getting towards the end of the bottle, I turned it upside-down to let the remaining product run to the bottom so it was easier to access. The bottle is transparent, and I like this as it's helpful to be able to see how much product is left.
In conclusion, a really nice shower gel, although a little pricey (but there are often offers on the shop's website so it's quite easy to pick up a bottle for less than full-price!).
I've listed the ingredients given on The Body Shop's website in case they are helpful to anyone:
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Sodium Chloride, Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Mel, Sodium Benzoate, Citrus Medica Limonum Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Benzophenone-4, Citral, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Disodium EDTA, Denatonium Benzoate, CI 19140, CI 15985.
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I recieved a large bottle of this shower gel as a random little gift a few weeks ago from my boyfriend's Mum, who like me is a big fan of The Body Shop's cosmetic and skin care range. I suffer with eczema and dry skin, and she was kind enough to have bought me this as it is soap free and apparently it really helped clear up her daughter's eczema. I was over the moon to recieve this as I absolutely love The Body Shop's range of shower gels and as I already have the sweet lemon scented body butter, I knew that I would like the smell as the sweet lemon fragrance really does smell good enough to eat!
This shower gel is available in two different sized bottles - 250ml or 750ml. The 250ml retails at £4 and can be purchased either in-store or online. I recieved the 750ml bottle and as this is unavailable via their website, I am unsure of how much it retails for unfortunetly but I would guess around £9ish as it is a very generously sized bottle. Although the shower gel is a little pricey, I do personally think that they are worth the money due to the flawless quality and beautiful, mouth waterring scent. This is a luxurious shower gel which actually feels even more expensive than it is as it has such a noticeable effect on my skin. A good thing about The Body Shop products is they are often on offer and it is worth stocking up when they are.
The shower gel comes in a large, rounded bottle which is transparent, meaning the honey coloured shower gel can be seen through the bottle. The bottle has a plastic pump mechanism which dispenses the shower gel when it is pressed, which I really like. The pump mechanism will be especially handy for those who struggle to lift relatively heavy bottles as you simply press it and the product comes out rather than having to tip the bottle upside down to get the product out. The pump can be taken off as well which will come in handy when I have used most of it up and need to get the last few drops out. The bottle is made of a very sturdy plastic and it has the body shops logo on it along with white writing on the front which says the product name and there is a brief product description which says 'soap-free cleansing with lemon seed oil and community fair trade honey'.
There is a small, rectangular strip which has a picture of lemons and it states the size of the bottle (750ml). On the back of the bottle there is lots of information including a section which talks about the importance of fair trade honey and how it helps African bee keepers practise traditional bee keeping. It is also stated on the bottle that The Body Shop is against animal testing. Other informatio includes safety warnings, eg keep away from eyes as well as a lengthy list of ingredients. To be honest a majority of the ingredients sound very chemical, however there are a few natural ingredients in there including honey, castor oil and lemon oil. All of these are very nourishing and moisturising and they have many positive benefits when used on the skin.
The shower gel itself is a deep yellow shade, and it actually resembles honey. The consistency of it is just right; it's luxuriously thick, but it isn't so thick that I struggle to spread it over my skin. The smell of this is gorgeous - very citrussy and very rich. It smells like fresh, ripe lemons and the smell is completely natural smelling rather than artificial. The smell has sweet tones to it but not candy shop sweet - more of a very subtle, mature kind of sweetness. The scent is very refreshing and it fills the whole bathroom which I find really relaxing and it makes me feel quite uplifted. I find that it is the perfect scent for the current weather as it is a summery fragrance, although it'd most certianly make me feel a little more refreshed and revitalised on a cold winter's morning!
The shower gel lathers up extremely easily and the lather that it produces is nice and thick and bubbly. If I use this in the bath it does make the water feel quite milky and I like to soak in this for 20 minutes or so, relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous scent. The shower gel leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh and in the couple of weeks that I have been using it, I have noticed a substantial difference in my skin. For one, the skin on my feet is silky soft, and they never used to feel so soft and smooth. My skin does feel a lot smoother and silky by using this in the bath/shower every day or two and I have not had any eczema flare ups which I think is probably because this is soap free. I overall highly reccommend this shower gel, and I give it five out of five stars!
For my birthday, I was given this shower gel in conjuction with a shower set which contained body butter to. I'd only ever bought the small bottles of shower gels from the Body Shop as little treats for myself whenever I had a bit of extra money, so having a giant bottle of the shower gel I'd grown to love was a great birthday present.
I prefer the Body Shop to Lush as I've used them more often and prefer them. The Body Shop don't test on animals which is always nice to know, and they stop my skin from coming out in weird rashes which is what it can sometimes do whenever any products touch my skin.
As this was a gift, I am unsure to how much this cost, however in conjuction with the body butter set I think it cost around £10 which was reasonable considering the quality and quantity of things you get within the set. However, from looking at the website it appears you can buy the shower gel for £12 in the larger size of 750ml. I think this is very overpriced for just shower gel, however you can find it on offer throughout the year quite a lot and it is significantly cheaper. If you want to try out the shower gel though there also is an option to purchase a smaller 250ml, and this costs around £4.
The shower gel itself comes in a large plastic bottle which was handy because I could see how much I had left and if this would actually be worth purchasing in the future as I hate when expensive things have to be the ones to run out the quickest.
It also was great for use within the shower as I find with smaller bottles I tend to have really clumsy fingers and they're always falling to the bath floor. The lid itself doesn't do the annoying thing of never closing or eventually falling off like most shower gels, which appears to be the case for many of the Body Shop's shower gel.
From what the label reads it says that the shower gel contains real lemon seed oil, which is keeping in line with the Body Shops use of natural products. The fragrance of the shower gel itself was really impressive as as soon as you open the bottle you get the strong yet refreshing scent of the lemon contained within the gel itself. This was a great smell to wake up to and stayed with me for quite a bit afterwards which woke me up during the winter months where you just don't want to go outside to the cold mornings.
The gel itself is not too thin or thick and dispenses in a nice amount for showering. It lathers enough and I've found it easy enough to use for both cleaning and shaving my legs, as usually shower gels aren't good enough for shaving legs. Another great thing I liked about it was the fact you didn't have to use loads, which meant I used it for months and there was still loads there.
Overal, I have to say that I love this product, it is one of my favourite shower gels from the Body shop and will continue to be that. I would definitely recommend it either as a gift or a treat to yourself.
I've written a few reviews now, all regaling my new found love of Body Shop products. The first items I purchased were Satsuma, and all the products in the collection; it was so fresh and fruity. Being impressed with the fragrance and quality, I immediately purchased items in the Sweet Lemon range and the shower gel is the main subject of this review.
I placed my order on the website www.bodyshop.co.uk, and typed Sweet Lemon in the search box. All the products in the range came up, and I purchased the shower gel at an unbelievably low price of £2.00. It wasn't until my order was dispatched, that I realised I had ordered a travel sized bottle 60ml in size. Scrolling down, would have lead me to the larger sized bottle; at 250ml in size and £4, and it would have worked out at much better value. A quick sniff was all it took to tempt me to purchase the larger bottle immediately.
Both bottles are exactly the same, excepting the scale of size of course. They are a clear plastic bottle, which is very handy as you can see the contents going down, and you can have a replacement on standby ready. The labelling is fresh, minimalistic, and clean looking with white text. There are pictures of luscious looking lemons running along the bottom, making this product easily identifiable.
At the back of the bottle, a 'made with passion' statement informs me that the lemon oil is extracted from seeds left over from the fruit processing industry. These lemons are also known as 'Four Seasons' as they are harvestable by hand, throughout the year.
On opening the flip-top lid to release the fragrance you are rewarded with the rich, zesty fragrance reminiscent of fresh lemons. The scent is very authentic due to its lemon oil content. It's alive, awakening, and revitalising; and would be the perfect pick me up for dark and dreary mornings.
Using The Product
Upon using the shower gel, I find that the bottle is extremely easy and comfortable to hold, and feels quite substantial. The lid remains in position on the lid, and even after many uses stays in place. Some hinges on these types of lids weaken after a while, but I have not found this to be the case on any Body Shop product I've owned as yet.
The contents are dispensed quickly and easily as the hole in the lid is the perfect size for the consistency of the gel. The gel has the perfect viscosity for showering, it is neither too thick that it takes an age to lather, and it is not too thin that it runs straight through your sponge or body polisher etc.
A small quantity of product produces a rich, bountiful, creamy lather. It feels wonderfully emollient, and juicy. One can almost taste the lemons in this product. It's beautiful to use. The addition of community fair trade honey makes this a wonderfully gentle and softening shower gel and a little goes a long way. The quality of this product is exceptional for the price you pay.
Rinsing off is easily done, it leaves no sticky residue, and upon drying I don't immediately feel the need to apply a body lotion. I do of course though, and I apply the matching Sweet Lemon body lotion as I love the fragrance of this product. Layering products allows the uplifting scent to linger longer on my body.
Overall, I cannot fault this shower gel one iota. The bottle design is great. The labelling is unisex. The consistency is perfect and the fragrance is sublime. I urge everyone to try it. For the price you pay, the quality is exceptional. I love this product - can you tell?
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The Bodyshop store in Birmingham town always seems to be having sales - everytime Im in a 5 mile radius of the store anyway! So I pop in quite often to see what bargains I can pick up and most of the time because the products are so cheap I buy things that I wouldnt normally try - its all in the name of Dooyoo research I tell myself! Anyway as anyone who reads my reviews will know I am not a fan of citrus scented ... well citrus anything which is why it might be strange to read a positive review of mine on this 'The Bodyshop Sweet Lemon Shower Gel' - because I absolutely love it - and thats something I never thought Id be writing when I first bought it.
Price - £4 - 250ml bottle [which is MASSIVE!!]
Stockists: The Bodyshop & thebodyshop.co.uk
Other Info: This shower gel is also available in a 60ml sample sized bottle if you wanted to test out the scent before you buy a large bottle. This shower gel is soap-free so it should be fine to use on very sensitive skin BUT it promises to be very easy to lather up and still produces loads of bubble so taking the soap out doesnt take effect the results in the slightest.
This shower gel comes in a 250ml, transparent bottle through which you can clearly see the product inside and the colour of it - which in this case is a bright yellow, very appealing and definitely one that will catch your eye in the store I reckon. On the top of the bottle is the usual flip-top cap which is very easy to open and close (even when youve got wet hands after using this) and the top seems very secure to me - Im always knocking bottles of the sides when Im in the shower and this one hasnt broken or leaked as yet so thats a bonus for me. On the front and back of the bottle is all the information you could need on the product -ingredients, cautions, shelf etc and there is an additional address you can write to should you have any other questions/queries about the product. Eye catching and effective packaging I think that is built to withstand my clumsiness!!
Now I have to admit as soon as I read this was 'soap free' I thought it would be a bit rubbish. I assumed it wouldnt lather up as well as normal shower gel but I have been proven very wrong. As the gel is really thick you only need a very small amount each time you use it - about a 10p piece worth on a shower puff is more than enough for me - as it lathers up incredibly quickly with minimal effort and produces enough bubbles to wash me head to toe - so one bottle will last me a very long time! Honestly if you get put off by the fact that this is soap free dont be because it works just as well as any other shower gel Ive tried and it will be suitable for people with sensitive skin so in many ways it is even better than the 'normal' shower gels. Now for the scent - which most people would expect me to hate but in reality I really love it. This shower gel is zingy and citrussy without being too strong to annoying my nose too much - its more sweet and fruity than anything else which makes it the perfect scent for me. This scent is brilliant for those early mornings when you need something to really awaken your skin and your senses as it does the job perfectly - and this one lingers on my skin as well so I get lovely bursts of lemony sweetness throughout the day - its citrus for people who dont do citrus!
I know I write this all the time in reviews on Bodyshop products but yet again this one is amazing. Yes the fragrance I found surprisingly nice but everything else about it is brilliant as well. My skin always feels softer and smoother after Ive used this and the feeling and scent last for ages on my skin even after Ive dried off. And even being soap free this still makes my skin feel very fresh and incredibly clean and again that feeling lasts for a very long time so this does everything I want from a shower gel to be honest. And even with the strong scent it still doesnt irritate my skin so its a great shower gel with a few added bonuses - which means I certianly recommend this to everyone out there!
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The Body Shop Sweet Lemon shower gel
The facts and figures:
You can pick up a 60ml travel mini for £2, or regular 250ml bottle for £4, although they are frequently included in promotions, for example at the time of writing the regular size are 2 for £6 or 3 for £8.
The packaging is fairly simple, the bottle is quite a traditional chunky shape which I like as it is stable and never gets knocked off the side of the bath like those skinny bottles always seem to, all going clattering down together like skittles! The bottle is transparent so you can easily see how much is left and has a flip top lid. I mentioned in my review of the strawberry variety that the lid can be stiff, for some reason I found the lid on my lemon gel even tougher to open (unless I've grown weaker? Or it was due to doing my 30 day shred workout first-review coming soon!) so I managed to break it on about the third usage by bashing it against the sink to pop it open. However it is now much easier, so I'm glad.
Anyway, I digress...
There are a number of other fruit varieties to choose from which are what I would call the old school body shop staples (you were nobody when I was at school without a coconut body shop lip balm. Nobody.) as well as newer, more floral and exotic fragrances like Moringa Flower. (don't ask me what that is, I'm clueless). I chose lemon for a change really, although typically it's not one of my favourite smells.
Finally, if you shop at The Body Shop even a few times a year and don't already have one, you can purchase a 'Love Your Body' discount card. This costs £5 but is valid for 12 months and gives you 10% off all purchases including online. You also get a free £5 to spend in your birthday month and up to £15 back to spend over the year, depending on how often you use it.
What are the claims?
The Body Shop was founded on the principle of ethical retailing, so all products it sells claim to be fairly sourced, and use natural, sustainable ingredients. None of it's products are tested on animals. The Body Shop also supports a number of global causes and is currently heavily involved in a campaign against sex trafficking.
In terms of the shower gel specifically, the different varieties contain different natural ingredients with different properties, but are all soap free and non drying. The Sweet Lemon variety contains 'luscious' lemon seed oil and organic honey from a fair trade source, which both have moisturising properties.
My old favourite was always strawberry but I have recently fallen in love with Sweet Lemon which to me smells exactly like lemon meringue pie, maybe not everyone's first choice in a cleanser but I love the fact that the citrus scent has been sweetened to create a more unique fragrance. The product blurb claims to leave your skin subtly scented.
Does it deliver?
If you are a fan of fruity fragrances then you will enjoy this shower gel range. I always use it with my shower puff which obviously makes it go a lot further, and find that a bottle lasts a couple of months which is reasonable. It does leave my skin feeling clean and soft, it lathers well and has never caused me any dryness or irritation. In fact, I have noticed my skin is softer than usual which I do believe is down to this shower gel, and I have noticed a difference compared to my previous strawberry variety.
I mentioned that lemon isn't one of my usual first choice scents, I think because i would usually associate it more with cleaning floors and sinks than my skin, but I absolutely adore the addition of honey here which sweetens the sharp lemon scent and literally smells good enough to eat. I'm getting hungry just writing this.
I can't say I really notice the scent on my skin afterwards which is a shame. The fruity body butters do have a long lasting fragrance, and as I nearly always use them as well this isn't a problem, but if for any reason I'm not wearing the body butter then I don't notice any fragrance on my skin throughout the day.
Would I recommend this product?
I do think the Body Shop shower gels are expensive and would hesitate to recommend them. However, I know I'll be buying this again on the future, which is a recommendation in itself. I usually pick the shower gels up as part of an offer or to combine with another purchase to take me over £10 for a 'love your body' card stamp. There are so many offers in place at the Body Shop to tempt me, I'm certain that I will be using one of them to justify putting his in my basket in the future!
Today I'll review the shower gel "Sweet Lemon" by The Body Shop.
I really like The Body Shop and have been buying their products for quite a few years now. I like the fact that they have many different types of scents and that you can get almost any product with that smell if it appeals to you. I also think it's great that they support Community Trade (a programme similar to Fair Trade) and that they do not test their products on animals.
I usually buy my Body Shop products in an outlet shop in the Netherlands. I go there about every three months and then stock up on their lovely products for half the money!
The clear bottle cottains 250ml of bright yellow shower gel. In a white frame you get the Body Shop logo and it says that the product is called "Sweet Lemon". It's soap-free, contains lemon seed oil and honey from Community Trade. Below the writing you see a picture of bright lemons and green leafs.
On the back of the bottle you can peel off the sticker and get the list of ingredients in many languages.
I like the bottle's look. You can see the shower gel right away and everything looks so pure and natural.
The shower gel is yellow and not milky. But it is still rather thick and you have to give the bottle a squeeze for it to come out. I really like the texture - when shower gels aren't thick enough, the may just run though your hands!
The scent of the shower gel is really fresh and it actually smells like real lemons! It's so zingy and fresh, it wakes up really well when I was myself with it in the morning.
So many shower gels are supposed to smell like lemons but they are never really "sour" and fresh enough, but I promise this one won't disappoint you. It will really freshen you up and get you ready for the day!
How long will it last?
As it goes for all Body Shop shower gels, it will really last you a long time. The shower gel is almost like concentrate. You'll only need a few drops to clean yourself completely!
This really leaves you feeling squeaky-clean! I love it. It's quite strong and will even get you clean when you've rolled yourself around in dirt and dust. ;)
Skin care effect
This shower gel is not too indulging so you might need some extra care if you have really dry skin. But I wasn't really awaiting perfect moisture since I could see through the bottle and knew that it would be a not so creamy product.
My skin was nice and clean after use. It didn't feel dry and it was lightly scented!
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Honey, Sodium Benzoate, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Benzophenone-4, Citral, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Denatonium Benzoate, Yellow 5, Yellow 6
I bought this at the outlet shopping centre - and at a price that will make you tremble with jealousy! ;) I bought the whole set of Sweet Lemon products with the shoer gel, a body butter, a boddy scrub, a soap bar and sponge for just Euro12.
I believe the shower gel just by itself would be about six pounds at a regular Body Shop.
Once again I am completely satisfied with The Body Shop. The Sweet Lemon shower gel has a blasting scent that will wake you up and make you feel absolutely fresh and squeaky clean. My skin and my nose love it - I defenitely recommend it!
As a holder of a Body Shop Love Your Body Card I am occasionally tempted to treat myself and the best thing to do with temptation like that is to give in to it!
The Love Your Body Card costs me £5 per year and for that I get 10% off all purchases in store and online and £5 off a single purchase during the month of my birthday. I also get my card stamped each time I spend £10 in store and get further freebies so for me it is a no brainer. I have written a full review if you want to know more about it or go to the website at www.thebodyshop.co.uk
Anyway the item that tempted me this time was the Sweet Lemon Shower Gel which the assistant told me was a lovely way to wake you up in the morning and she was right!
The shower gel cost me £6 for 250ml or there is a smaller bottle containing just 60ml which costs £2.50. The economies of scale are pretty obvious there then.
The shower gel comes in a simple, clear plastic bottle with a flip top, which of course can be recycled once the bottle is empty. That is one of the things that I like about the Body Shop - their packaging is usually as simple as they can possibly make it which is good for the environment. To be fair their policies are all about fair trade and the protection of the planet and the information on the website about this is really interesting.
The bottle has the traditional Body Shop logo together with the name of the product and a short description in both English and French and a picture of lemons. The writing on the back of the bottle gives a complete list of ingredients and more information but even with my new spectacles and a magnifying glass I cannot read the tiny writing!
To use the shower gel you just have to flip open the plastic top, upend the bottle and squeeze it, catching the shower gel in your other hand of course! The gel is lemon in colour fairly obviously and the smell is exactly like the smell that you get when you grate lemon rind for baking.
I found that I didn't need to use much shower gel to make plenty of bubbles; I know that we have soft water here but even so I think this shower gel would still lather well in harder water. The shower puffs that they sell in Body Shop would also increase the amount and creaminess of the lather but I am not keen on using them so I don't bother. The thick, lemony scented foam cleaned my skin well and the fragrance surrounded me in the shower making me think of baking Madeira cakes!
If you really want to be Little Miss Lemony you could go the whole hog and use the shower gel and then moisturise your skin with the matching body butter although I think this would be a bit too strong for me as these products are seriously lemony!
Having looked at the website I have found that this shower gel contains lemon seed oil noted for its moisturising properties and Community Trade organic Honey which is also a good moisturiser.
I have used the lemon version of the Original Source shower gel in the past and found it to be far too strong for my liking but this one is much nicer.
In conclusion I would have to say that this is a lovely product and, as the assistant in the Body Shop told me. It is a great way to wake up in the morning! I would recommend it and will definitely be buying it again once I have worked my way through the various ones I have had for Christmas.
If you have been following my reviews you will be aware that I am a great lover of beautifully fragranced toiletries and much to hubby's dismay our house contains a multitude of brightly coloured bottles and tubes in all shapes and sizes. I frequently make myself a promise that I will not buy anything new until I've used up all of my old bottles, but unfortunately, I have somewhat of a weakness when I'm out shopping!
The product I am reviewing today belongs to the Body Shop and is named Sweet Lemon Shower Gel, which is contained within a rigid transparent plastic container with a flip top lid. The familiar Body Shop logo is situated in white lettering in the top left hand corner and on the lower section are a number of images of luscious looking juicy lemons.
I have carried out a little research into this product on the Body Shop website where I have learned that the shower gel contains Community Trade honey from an organic source, together with lemon seed oil. As it is a known fact that honey provides excellent moisturising properties, you have the assurance of knowing that this product will be both kind and caring to your delicate skin.
It was not until I carried out further research that I learned that lemon seed oil is known for its' moisturising benefits. This surprised me somewhat as I have always believed that lemon was more of an antiseptic or cleanser, particularly as it is a citrus fruit.
Over the years I have heard many negative comments regarding Body Shop products whereby my friends and work colleagues refuse to buy them due to their rather high price tags. Whilst I agree that the prices are high, you may not be aware that the Body Shop support farmers worldwide and consequently, use sustainable ingredients in their products. As a result, they can ensure that the farmers receive a decent wage to be able to provide a good standard of living for their families and themselves. Also, none of the Body Shop products are tested on animals.
The fairly thick bright yellow gel is easily dispensed via a small opening situated below the sturdy flip top lid and to ensure my products last longer and provide me with a more luxurious lather I always use a net body polisher. As you would imagine, the fragrance is simply delightful and extremely uplifting, which is the perfect "wake me up" for those dreary mornings when you really could do with staying in bed; a feeling that I tend to experience every working day! The words I would use to describe this delightful fragrance are zingy, uplifting, invigorating and totally refreshing.
I find that only a small amount of the smooth gel is necessary for my entire shower, as a plentiful lather appears after just a few movements of my polisher. I find the gel extremely soft and gentle on my skin and it is both efficient and effective at removing all traces of any dirt and grime. As this is an extremely uplifting fragrance I feel it is best suited for morning use, as I tend to favour a more relaxing scent for the evening, such as lavender. I have tried using this product in the bath, but as its' lather is so abundant, it has resulted in me sitting in a bath full of soap suds, so I now keep it solely for shower times.
The lather is easily removed with a good thorough rinse under the showerhead and after towel drying I am able to detect the beautiful aroma on my skin, which is evident for up to an hour after use. As I always use a body lotion or cream after my bath or shower I am unable to comment on this product's moisturising properties. However, I can say that I have never experienced any adverse reaction when using.
Body Shop Lemon Shower Gel comes with my full recommendation, together with 5 out of 5 stars.
If you are interested in purchasing this gorgeous product, I would advise that a 60 ml bottle retails at £2.50 and a 250 ml bottle is £6.00. If you love the fragrance of this shower gel, why not team it up with the gorgeous matching Body Butter, which also comes with my full recommendation.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.