Product Type: Naked Bath / Shower
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Not as zingy as I had hoped!
Wake Up Naked White Ginger Body Wash
Member Name: catsholiday
Wake Up Naked White Ginger Body Wash
Advantages: 97% natural ingredients
Disadvantages: The scent is not that great
Wake Up Naked White Ginger Body Wash.
This is a product from the 'Naked' company who claim;
"We are 97% natural, but 100% transparent. We are honest about everything we do- . No covering up here !"
They claim that they have removed all parabens and SLS ( Sodium Laurel Sulphates) and petro chemicals from their products so it is possible , once again Lush take not please. Although they are in a majority of toiletries they are often the cause of skin allergies and are really not very nice so should be avoided if possible.
They include as many natural products that are good at doing their job such as sunflower for sun damage protection and rose oil for anti aging.
Why only 97% natural? Apparently the 3% is preservative to keep the product from going yukky after opening and also emulsifiers which stop the ingredients from separating. They claim that some of their products are actually 99.5% natural so they are definitely trying to redress the balance of natural versus chemical in the toiletry industry.
They also state that they don't believe in testing " our ingredients on Bambi, Lassie or Skippy ( or Tigger).
Where can I buy these products and how much are they?
I bought this from our local Oxfam shop but they are sold in larger Boots stores. You can also buy on line from the Naked bodycare site too. The prices vary but they are not a lot more expensive that other chemically full toiletries. I believe this cost about £3.99 which is not bad for a natural product that is not bad for you or the environment.
What do you get for your money?
My product came in a plastic fully recyclable bottle with a push top lid. It holds 250ml of the Body Wash. The product itself is almost clear but slightly murky looking. It has not really got any colour it just looks like cloudy water I suppose. They do say the colour can vary as it is made of all natural stuff.
I have bought a few of their products and found the conditioner was quite good, certainly made my hair nice and soft and detangled. It smelled lovely too. The shampoo was okay too but the scent less interesting. This i was hoping would smell floral and have a bit of ginger warmth to it too.
The front of the container advertises that it is " Excitingly zingy white ginger Body Wash"
Their blog also says "Awaken skin and enjoy an invigorating morning shower with our Wake Up Naked White Ginger Body Wash. White ginger flowers are known for their gorgeous fragrance and a generous heaping of ginger root gives you a zingy kick start to seize the day, leaving your skin clean and hydrated. "
What do I think?
Well I have to say the scent was not amazing. It smells more like a sort of peppery powdery smell. I suppose it is the same sort of smell as you would get from pouring boiling water over ginger root and not at all floral. The product actually has a mixture of things to create the scent and this include, ginger oil, grapefruit peel oil, nutmeg oil and Hawaiian white ginger root extract. . All these are quite strongly scented and I would have thought there would have been a much stronger scent from the product from
It is quite good at producing a mild lather and you need quite a good amount to get any lather. Is it zingy? Well no I can't say I felt zinged at all. It is a nice product but not one I'd rush out to buy again . Sad because I do think their products are aiming in the right direct ion and I applaud their aims but I really would have thought that all those lovely natural oils would create a much stronger scent.
On the plus side when I use this my skin feels well nurtured and not tight at all so it doesn't irritate my skin not does it dry it at all but it also doesn't leave me with a nicely scented body in my view so I have to find a nice scented body lotion to counter that.
The smell reminds me a bit of the 'Knackered Cow' body wash I had and reviewed. It has the same sort of plastic back scent which is odd.
On the back of the bottle it has a bit about how zingy you should fell having used this. How to use it which is pretty self evident really as it is a body wash although the way they put it is quite amusing
"....... rinse off and try not to annoy others around you with your abundance of new energy as you with your abundance of new energy as you 'seize the day' "
Anyway I am a little disappointed with the scent of this but do applaud the company's ethics and aims. I just wish they'd work out how to make their stuff smell more natural and less plastic like.
I have given four stars - five for ethics minus one for the scent
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Summary: An almost 100% natural product with a weak scent