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

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      26.07.2013 23:48
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      A good quality shower gel with a really nice scent

      I bought this shower gel from The Body Shop website in the sale, I also had a discount code so it was a bargain! I am quite a fan of The Body Shop products and I liked the sound of this shower gel so I ordered it. It cost me one £1.30 for a 250ml bottle, the RRP was £4. The Body Shop bring new discount codes out very often so I do recommend waiting for one to come out before buying anything, it can really save a lot of money. The sales are also pretty good and they do tend to reduce their stock a decent amount in the sales.

      The packaging is pretty simple, just a clear plastic bottle with a cap which lifts up so you can squeeze the shower gel out. It also has white text printed of the front and back saying the name of the product and some details. There is a picture of cherries on the front and you can see the translucent red liquid through the bottle. The Body Shop usually has very simple, sometimes quite plain packaging but I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing. It's what's inside the bottle that matters...

      When I open the lid, I can instantly smell the lovely cherry fragrance. It is sweet but not sickly at all, it's very fruity and it really is a nice scent. It definitely smells like cherries, it doesn't have that fake, synthetic smell which I hate. This shower gel leaves a nice, subtle and light scent on the skin for a little while after the shower which I really like.

      The shower gel is quite thick but not as thick but not as thick as some very rich and heavy shower gels. It doesn't just drip out of your hand like some light and runny shower gels though. It is easily spreadable and feels like luxurious to use. It lathers up well but it doesn't create millions and millions of bubbles which I actually prefer because it gives the impression that it doesn't contain lots of harsh foaming agents. I squeeze some of this into a poof and squeeze it and lather it, a little goes quite a long way. My bottle has been lasting me quite a while because of this, although because I like this shower gel a lot I tend to use more than I need.

      This isn't a creamy moisturising shower gel and it doesn't market itself as being hydrating. It does leave my skin soft and smooth though and it doesn't dry my skin out at all which is important to me. This suggests that it doesn't contain a lot of harsh chemicals but The Body Shop products are far from being natural products.

      I would recommend this, it's a really nice shower gel, I wouldn't pay £4 for it though, but I don't think I'd pay £4 on any shower gel! This doesn't irritate my skin and it smells gorgeous, I think it's quite high quality and great value for money with a discount code or in the sale.

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        31.12.2012 11:53
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        I will buy it again and highly recommend it!

        I absolutely adore the "Wild Cherry" range from The Body Shop and was extremely disappointed when it was discontinued by them a while back. I have since realised, however, that many items from this range are produced most times that The Body Shop has a sale on, and so I take the opportunity to stock up on my favourite products from this range at these times. I have also since realised that many of the products are available to purchase online at the brands website at www.thebodyshop.co.uk. The items from the range are generally available at a reduced price, as a result of the range being discontinued by the brand.

        It was a few months ago that I was shopping in store in my local branch of The Body Shop when my eye happened upon a display featuring the familiar bright red packaging of my beloved Wild Cherry range. I made a number of purchases at this time, with this review outlining my experiences of using "The Body Shop Wild Cherry Shower Gel."

        As @ the time of writing (December 2012), this particular shower gel does not appear to be available to buy online at The Body Shop's website at www.thebodyshop.co.uk, however I have recently seen it online at www.ebay.co.uk where prices start from around £1 plus postage costs. The product is also available to purchase within branches of the store from time to time, as I mentioned previously.

        My own bottle of the Wild Cherry Shower Gel is the 'Mini' version, measuring a neat 60ml in size. I paid only £1 for this little bottle which I thought offered reasonable value for money, given the higher-than-average price tag that most Body Shop products carry. I believe there is a larger bottle of the product available in-store at various intervals throughout the year.

        The packaging for my bottle is fairly basic, I must admit, comprising of a plastic bottle that is clear in colour, allowing for the pink/red liquid to be seen easily within. The bottle's label is quite plain and simple, although there is a small image of some ripe-looking cherries along the bottom which offers a little eye-catching detail. There is a 'flip up' cap on top of the bottle through which the liquid can be dispensed and I have never experienced any difficulty with doing so, even though I suffer with limited mobility in my hands. The liquid is not overly thin or runny and I haven't noticed it spill or drip from the bottle easily which would make an unfortunate mess, but neither is the liquid so thick as to cause difficulties with pouring it from the bottle.

        In my experience, most of the Shower Gels from The Body Shop can be used in either the bath OR the shower, depending on your preference. I find the scents and fragrances of the Gels are usually so robust that they cope well with being diluted in the bathtub. I tend to have much more baths than showers, and so this is how I have chosen to use my own gel. I pour a small amount under the running tap whilst the bathtub is filling, and I find that the liquid is quite dense in its consistency, which has allowed a rather small amount to be used on each occasion. I actually find a small 'blob' around the size of a ten pence piece is more than adequate to accompany the water in the bathtub, and using any more than this just feels like a bit of a waste. The fact that such a small amount is required with each use has allowed the product to feel like quite an economical purchase which perhaps goes some way to justifying its slightly high price tag.

        The liquid shower gel looks very attractive thanks to its light red colour having a slightly 'pink' hue to it which puts me in mind of a 'raspberry' type of shade. This looks pretty and quite feminine and it does tie in perfectly with the product description and image overall. As soon as the bath and shower gel meets with the hot water in the bathtub, its rich, fruity aroma starts to escape and this delicious scent easily creeps around my bathroom as the bathtub fills, creating a rich, fruity scent that feels quite refreshing and has a very uplifting quality, or so it would seem, if my enjoyment of using the product on the cold winter mornings we have been experiencing lately is anything to go by! Similarly, an abundance of soft, foam-like bubbles will generously adorn the bathwater's top layer, enticing me to relax and unwind as the fruity fragrance really takes hold

        The gel's aroma is not at all sickly, which I found quite surprising as many other brands of cherry-scented bath products have a horrible sickly thread running through their aroma which becomes 'heady' very easily and feels rather cheap due to being overly sweet. Whilst I find The Body Shop's Wild Cherry Shower Gel is indeed sweet, it's tone is more fruity than saccharine and this offers a refreshingly balanced overall fragrance that feels entirely delicious. This is what I have found with each and every one of the products that I have tried from The Body Shop's "Wild Cherry" range, so consumers with concerns about the fragrances' sweetness will perhaps gain some reassurance from my findings on this point.

        Whilst soaking in the tub, I am able to experience the product's gorgeous aroma as I soak in its essence, and this feels quite delicious and thoroughly enjoyable. After drying, I am able to detect a whisper of the scent on my skin too which is a welcome discovery as far as I am concerned. As with most Shower Gel products from The Body Shop that I have tried before, I find that using matching products from the same range will really allow the relevant scents to develop, and the Wild Cherry version is no exception to this. I adore the scent of fresh cherry, so I am only too happy to use my Wild Cherry Body Scrub alongside the Shower Gel, before finishing off my bath time routine with the use of the Wild Cherry Body Butter, all purchased from The Body Shop, of course. By using all of these products together, I find the overall fragrance takes on much more 'body' and I am therefore able to detect the deliciously sweet fruity scent of cherries on my skin for many hours after application. This 'family' of matching products has proven to be something of a favourite of mine in recent times, mainly thanks to the delicious, overall scent of the products, that work in perfect harmony with each other to provide a richer, more 'robust' end result that is just wonderful.

        As with all products from The Body Shop that I have ever used, there has been no notable irritation or aggravation to my troublesome skin, or my eczema, which will 'flare' easily if aggressive or harsh products are used. This has led me to believe that the Wild Cherry Shower Gel carries a rather mild and gentle formulation, and I do believe it is completely suitable for use by those consumers with sensitive or dry skin.

        * The Body Shop is against animal testing.*

        For the reasons outlined in this review, I cannot recommend The Body Shop Wild Cherry Shower Gel highly enough, and I therefore feel it deserves full marks in the product rating score.

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          09.07.2012 13:30
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          A little does NOT go a long way.

          Whenever I am in town, I can't resist popping into the Body Shop to check out the delights of the SALE shelf. Well, you don't expect me to pay full price for anything now, do you?

          Anyway, I was in luck, because the sale items included various bath and shower gels in fruity fragrances. I'm a big fan of fruity scented bath products, mainly because they are a good way to entice my bath-shy kids into the tub! I had previously read rave reviews on the Body Shop website about this gel so was keen to try it out.

          A bottle of the gel varies in cost, depending on which size you buy. I bought the little travel-size bottle, which usually costs £2, but was on sale for £1, not a huge bargain, considering the fact that most supermarkets sell full sized branded shower gels at the same price. However, I like to treat myself now and then and a pound wasn't a lot to pay.

          The gel was a lovely pinky-red colour, just the shade you would expect from a product smelling of wild cherries. The bottle is transparent, so you can see the gel inside. I adore anything that smells or tastes like cherry; the sweet scent is very femine and indulgent. When I got the bottle home, I opened it and took a sniff. The fragrance was nice and unmistakably cherry, but it did not smell particularly strong.

          Using the product was a bit of a letdown. The water seemed to dilute the scent even further. I was hoping that my bathroom was going to be filled with the scent of cherries, but the smell was very faint, unfortunately. Another downside was that the gel didn't seem to lather very much. I needed to use quite a lot of gel to get any kind of lather. This meant that my 60ml bottle only lasted 3 uses. I was hoping that maybe a little would go a long way, but alas, no.

          The product does have a few redeeming features though. Firstly, it is soap-free, which means that it is kind to skin and does not provoke an irritation or dry the skin out. I have very sensitive skin and I was fine with this product. It contains costor oil, which is renowned as a skin hydrator.

          Also, as it is a Body Shop product, all of the ingredients are ethically sourced and fairtrade. The bottle is recyclable where facilities exist and should be used within 12 months, not difficult when you only get 3 washes out of it!

          In summary, I am going to give this product 3 stars. It smells lovely, is fairtrade and looks great on the bathroom shelf. Unfortunately, it is also a tad expensive for what it delivers and not as good as other cherry-scented brands, such as the wonderful, creamy and pampering Palmolive cherry shower cream, which is quite a bit cheaper. I'm afraid that this is an average product which is overpriced at the usual £4 for a large bottle. I might buy it again on sale, but would not pay the full asking price.

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            02.07.2011 13:45
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            Two stars - not for me.

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            Pricey gels...?
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            This is one of the shower gels I picked up a while back when the Body Shop had an offer of four 250ml shower gels for £10. I think this is the only one I have yet to review!

            When not on offer, this shower gel costs £4 for 250ml. The 250ml shower gels used to cost £6 so it is good to see that the price has come down - although you could argue that they are still pretty expensive given that you can pick up decent 250ml bottles of shower gel for around £1 in any supermarket these days!

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            As mentioned I have tried out quite a lot of these shower gels recently and am usually pretty pleased with them - the only one I have been underwhelmed with was the shea butter one, but I think this was a lesson to me to stick to the fruity fragrances! And there are a lot of them available. My current favourites are Satsuma, raspberry and strawberry so I hoped that the Wild Cherry version would rank up there with the best!

            Given the high price it is only right that these shower gels are well packaged. These 250ml versions come in clear plastic bottles which are quite chunky yet elegant - there is just simple writing on the side and a very small graphic, and they do look nice in the bathroom. You can also see through the bottle so you know how much of the product is left, and this is especially nice if you have a few of the bright fruity bottles on the shelf. They certainly look appealing in the shops when they are all shelved up together.

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            The colour of this is, as you would expect, a nice, deep pink shade - not quite red but a very nice, intense colour. I like to use a shower puff in the shower and squeezing this out you do get a hit of a fruity smell but to me this wasn't obviously of cherry - if I hadn't known better I may have thought this was strawberry scented. Applying this to my skin, the product lathered up really nicely, as with all these shower gels, and it is very pleasant to use. It feels quite luxurious and it is rich enough that you feel as if you're using a shower cream rather than a gel. It is now that you get a hint of the cherry fragrance - I think it's quite subtle but it's definitely there and it's very nice! But I would definitely like the cherry fragrance to be a bit stronger - for me it isn't quite there and is not as obvious as the fragrances in the rest of the range. I also found that the scent did not linger at all once I rinsed the product off my skin - it left no scent behind at all which was very disappointing.

            Overall I was quite underwhelmed with this shower gel. It is pleasant enough and feels like it is good quality, but the thing I love about these shower gels usually is the lovely fragrance, and this fails to deliver on this count for me. Although it's quite a nice scent, it's a bit too subtle and doesn't linger at all. So it definitely is not one I'll be buying again. However, I am tempted to try out the matching body butter as I think that might be rather nice to use if the scent lingers a bit more!

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            12.04.2011 21:41
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            if you can find it on the offer I did it's well worth buying

            I rarely buy products from the body shop as I feel they are too expensive. They are though, in general, very good quality and the ethical side of the brand (against animal testing etc) appeals to me. I often go in and have a browse when passing as they do sometimes have some good offers on which bring their products down to affordable prices.
            This shower gel I bought on a fantastic offer which is running at the moment while stocks last, although I doubt that will be very long. They were reduced to £2 each and on a 4 for 3 offer so worked out at £1.50 per bottle!
            The information on the bottle describes the cherries used as coming from Verona, Italy and the oil used in the gel is extracted from the kernels left from the jam making industry. This appeals to me as I am not a fan of food products being wasted in huge quantities in cosmetics. Another positive ingredient is the honey which comes from Zambia and is supporting community trade-it is use of ethical products like this which makes Body shop products so expensive but if you can afford it worth it.
            The shower gel is a deep pink/purple colour, sold in a clear bottle and looks lovely. The smell is even better. It is fruity and smells natural, not full of artificial perfumes. The gel is think enough to be squeezed into your hand without running everywhere and is easily applied to the body quickly forming a lather which although not very thick does a good job of cleaning your skin leaving it feeling refreshed.
            Despite the strong smell of the product, your skin is only left smelling lightly of cherry-a positive factor for me. It does however leave the bathroom smelling quite strong and as my house mate pointed out for someone who isn't a fan of cherry it isn't overly pleasant!
            This shower gel does not have specifically moisturising main ingredients as far as I can see and I did put on quite a bit of moisturiser afterwards but this is something I always do after using a shower gel even if it is a moisturising one.
            Overall I enjoyed using this shower gel immensely especially when thinking about the price I got it for!

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              15.12.2010 00:35
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              Not one of the best out there.

              I've become a bit of a Body Shop addict and am not sure why I picked this up in a recent sale when I'm not even a fan of cherry products AND there were other options available. I had heard good things about this one though, so that's probably why.

              -The Body Shop-
              As many of you may be aware The Body Shop mainly produces beauty items which are of a good quality and come with a hefty price tag (at least in my opinion). The Body Shop does run some really good sales throughout the year though, and that's when I do my purchasing. They are an ethical company and use a lot of natural, community trade ingredients in their products and do not believe in animal testing. They also run various campaigns (like stop sex trafficking) throughout the year and you can purchase certain products (like bags for life) to support their campaigns.

              -Packaging-
              There isn't a lot to say here. The shower gel comes in a clear plastic bottle allowing you to see the dark pink shower gel inside. This is convenient as it allows you to see how much of the product you have left. To use the product you flip the lid open to reveal a small hole that dispenses the shower gel when you flip the bottle upside down and squeeze gently. Very basic packaging which is a plus as it is not wasteful.

              -The Shower Gel-
              The shower gel is runnier than other shower gels I have used. When you first pour it out, you are hit with a sweet scent. The scent is quite artificial and smells a little like cherry flavoured candy in my opinion. Although I am not a big fan of cherry flavoured products, I quite liked this scent and found it to be refreshing. It might not appeal to everyone though. The scent fades after a while and does not linger on my skin after my shower.
              The shower gel is soap-free, but produces a decent amount of lather when I use it with my shower puff. However, I do have to use quite a bit of it to wash my whole body. A little does not go a long way and I have to use more of this shower gel than others when I shower. It is easily rinsed off and leaves my skin feeling nice and clean. According to the Body Shop website this shower gel contains the following 2 ingredients (among others of course!):
              Wild Cherry Oil - for it's moisturising benefits
              Community Trade honey from an organic source- an effective moisturiser that helps to restore the skin's moisture barrier, thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness.
              However, my skin does not feel soft or moisturised after I use this shower gel. It doesn't feel dry either, just fresh and clean. This is fine with me since I always use a body lotion or body butter after I shower anyway.

              -Price and availability-
              This product can be found at The Body Shop stores and also online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk. It normally retails at £6 for a 250 ml bottle and £2.50 for a 60 ml bottle. It can also be found on offer several times during the year and I purchased my 250 ml bottle for £3.

              -Do I recommend it?-
              If you generally buy expensive products and don't mind paying £3-£6 for this (and love the scent of cherry-flavoured candy!) then yes, I do recommend it. However, if you are like me and usually buy your shower gel on offer, then this is not a product for you as it is simply not good value for money and won't last as long as other, cheaper shower gels that work just as well.

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                02.10.2010 19:54
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                have used better ones

                Unlike many of my fellow dooyoo'ers, I don't see anything special in Lush. Every time I walk past it, I think I will get a headache. I am a great fan of the Body Shop though and if their prices were not so high, I would probably have all of their cosmetics. I am glad that they have quite a lot of different offers and discounts so last time I was able to get something discounted, I chose Wild Cherry Shower Gel.

                This shower gel comes in a thick, transparent plastic bottle with a lid at the top. If you know what the Body Shop bottles look like, this one is not any different to them. It just has a picture of cherries on the front.

                It has a dark pink colour (on the picture you see that it has a red colour but it is a bit deceiving). If it comes to the scent, I expected something like a cherry yoghurt. Pleasant and a bit artificial but not overly. Unfortunately, the scent really disappointed me. It is very strong (I guess this is what you can expect of the Body Shop) and artificial. Fortunately, compared to other TBS shower gels, this scent disappears very quickly.

                This shower gel has a fairly thick texture. You really don't need much on your puff or sponge to produce a lot of lather. It is a really good cleanser and it leaves a nice, fresh after-feeling.

                According to the producer: "Community Trade honey from an organic source. - an effective moisturiser that helps to restore the skin's moisture barrier, thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness." Unfortunately, I have not noticed any moisturising effects on my skin but it is still soft and smooth.

                It is quite expensive - £6.00 for 250 ml or £2.50 for 60 ml.

                Overall, it is not an amazing product.

                Thank you for reading my review.

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                  08.07.2010 11:38
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                  Pricey, but nice if on offer. Not worth the full price IMO!

                  I have recently become a Bodyshop brand user after being directed there from a discount code in the forum on the www.moneysavingexpert.com website. It was always too expensive for me to justify before (price vs what they actually offer you) but when using the discount code combined with special offers it bought it back down to being affordable or at least justifiable in my eyes. One special offer I did take the body shop up on was buying a wild cherry body butter (see my separate review) and getting a wild cherry shower gel free. I also got 20% off, so it worked out as a bargain.

                  I started the Wild cherry body butter first as I hadn't used up my current shower gel, and loved the smell, so I eagerly opened up my shower gel early. The smell wasn't as pronounced or enticing as the body butter, but it still smelled nice none-the-less.

                  The shower gel comes in a rigid cylindrical bottle (which doesn't mean much, except when you get through to the last bits you have to rely on gravity to get the last pieces out as you cannot squeeze it out!!). The lid is a flip off lid which you can then turn upside down and get the product out. The product is red, just like a cherry colour. The smell is of cherries but much weaker than the body butter, which I guess is good if you shower before work and you don't want to go to work smelling over whelmingly of a fruity flavor. I guess you could get some comments!

                  The shower gel is quite thin but lathers up well and you don't need to use much to get clean, so you don't end up getting through the bottle in record time. Needless to say the red colour does not mark your skin!!

                  I always feel lovely and clean after I use this shower gel. I have quite sensitive skin, it is greasy in places and dry and eczema prone in others, but this is perfectly balanced so that I don't get even worse or irritated skin. It leaves my skin soft and smooth but without feeling greasy like an extra layer has been coated on like some shower gels do.

                  I love this shower gel it is a nice treat. However I would only buy it when it is on special offer as I don't think I can justify the full price tag. It is great but there are other shower gels once you get to that price which would out do the bodyshop range!

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                  29.06.2010 20:23
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                  A gorgeous summers day shower gel. Definitely recommended.

                  I love body shop products so bought this when I saw it on offer for 2 for £8.

                  The packaging is a clear plastic bottle with a flip top lid that ensures the product does not leak and stays secure. It has a clear label with the body shop logo, name of the product, picture of cherries, the ingredients, warnings and so on. I like that the bottle is clear so you can see how much of the product you have left.

                  The gel is soap free and pink in colour, those things attracted me to the product. It looked fresh and fruity before I had even smelt it. It has a lovely fruity cherry smell that lingers on your skin after showering which I love and it makes the bathroom smell delicious too. I find it perfect for a summers day shower, very fresh and happy scent (if you know what I mean?!). The gel lathers very well so I find I only have to use a little of the product for each shower, which means it last quite a long time and I find it makes my skin quite soft and moisturised.

                  The shower gel at full price is rather expensive, £6 for a 250ml bottle, however the body shop do often have sales and offers which are great. I would personally buy this shower gel at full price as I really like it. I may have to try a few of the other shower gels from the body shop range after trying this one.

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                    13.05.2010 13:27
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                    Lovely stuff and worth the cost!

                    I love the smell of cherries and as a general rule I love fruity and fresh shower gels and shower creams and the likes. I spotted this in The Body Shop costing £6.00 and simply couldn't resist it once I had, had a sniff of it!

                    The Packaging:

                    250ml clear plastic bottle with a flip-top lid to the top of it which conceals a small hole. On the front of the bottle I am told that it is The Body Shop Wild Cherry Shower Gel 'Soap-free cleansing enriched with tantalising wild cherry oil' and then I'm told all that information in a foreign language and the size is stated and there is a picture of cherries on there too. On the back of the bottle other information given includes being told a bit about the product, I'm told of course that this isn't tested on animals and to use it up once opened within 12 months. It's a nice looking but simple looking bottle and I was surprised that they left contact details for The Body Shop off the labelling to be honest!

                    Using It:

                    This is a smooth, transparent dark pink gel. Not too stiff, not too runny at all and you don't need very much of it at all per shower and I find a small blob of this goes a very long way indeed.

                    It has a rich and well rounded smell of natural sweet cherries to it and is really very natural smelling indeed and I certainly approve of the aroma of this one!

                    I can get a good lather going with this one allowing me to shave my bits and pieces with ease as I go, it's none agitating on the skin, cleans the skin with ease as well as removing it too and it leaves the skin delicately fragranced and feeling light, fresh and clean for ages after using it!

                    This is a really nice everyday shower gel. I love the quality of it and the way it leaves my skin gently hydrated in a very comfortable way. It's nice, it's unisex and feels skin friendly and it gets a huge thumbs up from me!

                    Only available in The Body Shop and it costs £6.00 per bottle.

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                      04.02.2010 15:05
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                      Very Cherry Shower Gel

                      For my 24th birthday on New Year's Day I received a Wild Cherry Body Shop gift set. Within the set was a Wild Cherry Shower Gel. On opening the gift set box the aroma of sweet wild cherry reached from the products and filled my small bathroom. It was gorgeous and remained there for a while after. If this was a sign of things to come I was to be very impressed.

                      The shower gel comes in a 250ml transparent bottle and contains a thick cherry red coloured gel. The cap is a flip cap placed at the top of the bottle, making it a bit difficult to grasp when in the shower, but manageable. The information on the bottle is in English and French and details the origins of the wild cherry oil as well as boasting that The Body Shop is against testing on animals.

                      The fragrance of the gel can be subtly detected by just holding the product and taking a sniff, no need to open the cap unless you really want to get a strong scent. I first used this product by squeezing the gel into the palm of my hand and washing it over my body. I found that there is a lot of suction in the bottle and that you really have to squeeze quite hard to force it through the hole in the cap. It takes a bit of time as if you do not squeeze hard enough the air pulls the gel back into the less than flexible bottle.

                      Once done the gel spreads well and when used, as I prefer, with a body bath lily (the puff things); it lathers up really well into bliss of bubbles. The gel itself is very thick and you only need a small amount to go a long way. I have used this bottle 4 times a week since Christmas and I still have more than three quarters of the product left.

                      I suffer with Eczema and try to avoid using soap on my skin. Thankfully this product is soap free offering instead a cleansing product with extracted wild cherry oil, grown in Italy. I find the product extremely gentle to my skin and that the bubbles feel smooth and moisturise as they work their magic. The gel includes honey which adds the moisturising element; however you wouldn't know this from the bottle as the ingredients are not published on the packaging.

                      I love the smell of this shower gel and I am grateful to have received a gift set which also includes a body scrub, body butter and soap bar (although I gave that away) as well as a colour co-ordinated body bath lily. I find the scent very sweet and quiet overpowering but it is a nice fragrance and it makes my bathroom smell wonderful. The scent does stay on the skin, however not for as long as I would have liked.

                      On occasion I use shower gel to wash my hair as it tends to bring it back to its natural state and remove the build up that some shampoos just do not touch. I have found that this is excellent for the odd hair wash and that the fragrance really does stick to the hair. So much so, that the next day when I have been at work I can detect the Wild Cherry when I move around.

                      The Body Shop recommends this product be used on skin which falls into the "normal to dry skin" category. It explains how the wild cherry oil, from farms in Verona is rich in Vitamin A and E and that it moisturises the skin with natural anti-oxidants. The honey in the gel is from community trade farms in Zambia in line with the Body Shop's ethics and moisturises the skins protective barriers.

                      This product bought individually retails at £6.00 for a £250ml bottle, not an expensive I would have afforded for a shower gel myself, however it really does last. The gift set retails at £17.99.

                      For those who understand what the contents of such products mean the ingredients are as follows;

                      Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Parfum, Mel, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Levulinic Acid, Prunus Avium Seed Oil, Myristamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, p-Anisic Acid, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzophenone-4, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Disodium EDTA, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Denatonium Benzoate, CI 17200, CI 14700.

                      Also on Ciao under the same name.

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                        26.01.2010 16:29
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                        Body shop shower gel

                        I love trying different shower gels and creams so when I was in the Body Shop recently I decided to try one of their shower gels in the fruity range. I love the scent of cherries as it reminds me of long hot summers, so it was the wild cheery scent that I opted to try.

                        The Body Shop wild cherry shower gel comes in a rather plain looking clear plastic bottle with a flip top lid. The gel is not cheap at £6 for a 250ml bottle. If you prefer you can also order this shower gel on line. The body shop often has promotions so these are worth looking out for.

                        The first thing to say about this shower gel is that the flip top lid is really awkward to open! I would imagine that if you suffer from any problems using your hands then it would be almost impossible! I have broken a nail in my struggle to get into the bottle! Anyway, that aside the actual gel is very thick and you really only need a very small amount on a shower puff to give a god lather. This surprised me as this shower gel is soap free.

                        The main plus for me, has to be the gorgeous cherry scent! It is detectable as soon as you open the bottle although sadly it doesn't last once you have dried yourself. Not only does this smell gorgeous but is leaves my skin feeling really soft to. I tend to suffer from dry skin and as this is a soap free gel it isn't as drying as other soap based products.

                        The Body shop says that this gel is made using Zambian honey from the original source. By buying directly from the producers, the Body shop claims that they are preserving both the forests and the bee keeper's traditional way of life. Honey is well known for its moisurising properties and for helping for helping retain moisture.

                        Overall I love this shower gel and will be buying it again. It is expensive compared to other brands, but a little goes a long way!

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                          26.01.2010 15:08
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                          Well worth trying

                          The Body Shop Wild Cherry Shower Gel

                          Description: Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Shower Gel / Cream / A soap-free, non-drying cleansing gel with tantalising wild cherry.

                          www.thebodyshop.co.uk


                          Those who read my reviews (thank you all very much, I really do appreciate you taking the time to read, rate or comment!) probably know that I love products for the bath, shower, skin or hair. I do have favourites of course but am often to be found buying new products to see what they're like.

                          I was actually given this Body Shop shower gel as part of a gift set but you can buy it online for £6 for 250mls. Body Shop never test on animals and support Fair Trade too.

                          The Body Shop tell us that this product contains wild cherry oil for its moisturising properties and also honey (Zambia based, North Western Bee Products apparently!). The product comes in a clear plastic bottle so you can see the bright pinky red shower gel inside.

                          I have read some earlier reviews where people said that fragrance of this gel lasted on their skin but if I am being honest, I didn't find that to be the case. It does smell great in the shower though, really fresh and fruity and very sweet.

                          The gel lathers well for a soap free products and does leave your skin feeling soft and fresh. I have sensitive skin and have not had an issue with this gel. I use it for shaving my legs when I run out of proper shaving gel and find that it is pretty good for that too!

                          If you like cherry fragrances then it is likely that you will be a fan of this one. It works well on leaving your whole body feeling soft and clean and even if it doesn't last, it does help you feel awake and refreshed while you are showering!


                          Ingredients are as follows (taken from the Body Shop website);

                          Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Parfum, Mel, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Levulinic Acid, Prunus Avium Seed Oil, Myristamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, p-Anisic Acid, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzophenone-4, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Disodium EDTA, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Denatonium Benzoate, CI 17200, CI 14700.

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                            13.11.2009 13:57
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                            A Great Shower Gel From The BodyShop!

                            Ohh I am a big fan of anything from the Bodyshop range, everything they sell just smells amazing and is always bright attractive colours and best of all they dont test on animals! And this particular product was no exception, one of the nicest smells available from The Body Shop in my opinion. This shower gel is actually one of their soap free range so if you have sensitive skin or even allergies this is the one for you!!

                            SO......

                            What Is The Product?:
                            This product is a soap free, non-drying shower gel in a tantalising cherry flavour. Which is said to leave your skin feeling cleansed and refreshed for days to come.

                            Did It Work?
                            For me yes it did! And unlike with other shower gels the smell lasted for days after so much so I even had people commenting asking where I got my "perfume" from!! It did leave my skin feeling pretty great and very soft but best of all clean! I did find that it took quite a long time to lather up though which is a slight downside if your in a rush!

                            SO.......

                            What Did I Think?
                            I loved it, as I do the whole Bodyshop range. It was the colour and appearance of the bottle that first attracted me as it's a bright red shade so very eye catching and then after smelling it, I just had to buy it, regardless of the price!! But Ill get to that in a second! Ive had the bottle for quite some time now and I still have around half the gel left so it certainly lasts a long time, which is great as that means you havent got to keep re-stocking every month or so! The price is a bit expensive so that could be classed as a downside. But as it lasts so long and the results are so great the price is actually well worth it! The only other negative thing I have to say is that it didnt lather up very well, it did start to get into a good lather but that was after about five minutes so not a great when your rushing!

                            Ingrediants:
                            Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Parfum, Mel, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Levulinic Acid, Prunus Avium Seed Oil, Myristamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, p-Anisic Acid, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzophenone-4, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Disodium EDTA, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Denatonium Benzoate, CI 17200, CI 14700.

                            You can pick this shower gel up online on the Bodyshop website for around £5.85 for 250ml.

                            www.thebodyshop.co.uk

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                              08.09.2009 11:14
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                              A Fantastic Shower Gel From The Body Shop.

                              Shower Gel is not something that I would usually spend a massive amount of money on as I generally feel that it's just going down the plug hole anyway.

                              When walking past The Body Shop recently I was drawn in by a sale sign in the window so I entered the store and this was the first thing that caught my eye. I purchased a 250ml for half the usual R.R.P of £6.00. As I handed over my £3.00 I knew it was the most expensive shower gel I've brought in quite a few months but I was excited to use it in the shower.

                              The shower gel is provided in a clear plastic bottle with a opaque flip top lid and a simple squeeze is enough to release a nice squirt of shower gel on your body, your shower puff or whatever else you want to use it with/on. The gel itself is a lovely redish colour and it's clear enough to see through. There is a delicious scent which is described as coming from 'wild cherry oil' which I could believe as it's got a lovely fruity cherry scent to it.

                              The gel did not give me sensitive skin related problems as it is soap-free and it lathers up quite well when a small squirt is used with a shower puff. I have had around 5 showers with this now and only used a small amount, also, each time I've used it my fiancé has commented on how soft and nice smelling my skin is. I guess this means that it's doing something right for me! Although now I think about it he normally comments on my lovely smooth skin anyway!

                              I do feel clean after using this and I have been pleased with the scent and the cleanliness results after using this. I will continue to use it until the bottle is gone (I'm sure that will be a month or two) and then I will keep my eyes peeled for this in the sale again at Christmas or possibly just put it on my Christmas wish list!

                              I am going to rate this 5/5 as the scent is delicious, it did not irritate my skin and it got me clean. What more could you ask for from a shower gel?

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                            A soap-free, non-drying cleansing gel with tantalising wild cherry /