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I was 'talked' into buying the Dermalogica conditioning body wash when on holiday in the US last summer. Well I say 'talked' into, but I'm really easy to convince to buy any nice lotion or potion or make up, so there really wasn't much 'talking' into needed! I was already buying the Dermalogica exfoliating body scrub anyway and the sales assistant mentioned that if you mix the body scrub with the shower gel you get a quick skin polishing cleansing shower if you are in a rush, there you go - sold!
The body wash comes in a really large bottle, at just short of 500ml, and a little really does go a long way. The bottle ended up lasting me around 4 months. I love that the bottle has a pump dispenser as I sometimes find with the large bottles of shower gel that they are difficult for wet soapy hands to manage in the shower. I do normally buy the Philosophy shower gels which are the same size, but without the pump, and I've lost count of the number of times they have slipped out of my hands onto my feet or toes, ouch! So the pump is an absolutely brilliant idea. In fact I've saved the pump, and I keep meaning to see if it will fit on my Philosopy shower gel bottles. I think that I paid around $25.00 for this shower gel in the US last summer, I dread to think how much it would be here so I've not looked!
This is a rich, skin conditioning botanical cleanser for the entire body. Like the whole of the Dermalogica range it contains no artificial fragrance or colour, thereby making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. You can use this as a conditioning shower gel, or you can add it directly into running water for a foaming bath soak.
I have to say that I was really impressed with this body wash, it lathers up really well and it leaves my skin feeling really clean and soft and smooth. Although my skin felt really clean and cleansed, it didn't feel stripped of moisture, in fact this it felt really quite moisturised. It has a fresh natural fragrance, which lingers ever so slightly on my skin, but it is not overpowering at all, so it doesn't clash with my perfume or with any other perfumed products that I might use.
This is suitable for the whole family to use. My husband has also used this occasionally and has been impressed, and apparently ''it doesn't smelly girly''! I've also used this on my little nephews skin as well when he stays over.
Would I buy this again, probably not, well maybe in the US. I did really love this and was impressed with it, however I'm not sure that it's worth the high price. I think that you can can get other premium shower gels just as good for less money. There was absolutely nothing wrong with this at all, in fact it's one of the best shower gels I've used, I just keep stuggling with the price aspect. If I was having a bit of a splurge, or it was a gift then maybe.
Yet another sample from this brand that I have found in my cupboard. I do use Face products from this range and find that they work well for my skin type but I would never think to use a body product. I was happy to use this since it was free though and I got 3 average applications of this on a Shower Puff.
This came in a simple little bottle. It is just a white coloured bottle with simple lettering on it. Nothing fancy looking but if you know of this brand then you will know that this is a designer brand.
I had to look online for the price and size of the normal bottle and this comes in a strange size of 473ml. All the Dermalogica products come in strange sizes but i've been told it's because they are measured in ounces instead. I guess this could be right.
This Body Wash is a Creamy Wash and quite thick as well. Just a small blob of this on a Shower Puff foams up and provides a lot of light fine bubbles. There isn't that much a scent from this - well there is I guess. It is a heavy Moisturiser Creamy kind of scent. A little like Dove but not exactly the same. There does seem to be a hint of a Floral scent in here but not too much. It is just a nice scent nonetheless. This rubs on ok and rinses off easily. I paid more attention to dry patches on my skin and even just from this short time of using this then I found my dry patches to be not as dry. The scent of this lingers on your skin and seems to stay on your skih which is a nice gentle scent.
Did I find this to work on my body? Yes I did. This cleansed as it should do anyway and I found that this added a good bit of moisture.
Online I see this sells for around £20 which is expensive for a Body Wash and not a price that I would pay for such a product. But this gave a bit extra Moisture boost and I was happy with the results.
I have a fair bit of experience with Dermalogica products and by returning to their range for this Conditioning Body Wash shows just how much I rate them. This product is designed as an all over body wash and use it either in the shower or when I am having a bath. The general design of the packaging is similar to most dermalogica ranges with a few subtle differences. For starters the bottle has a pump action dispenser, and 'Dermalogica' is written in a dark tone of blue. The completely white body of the bottle is kept, but I don't understand the reasoning for these subtle changes. The packaging is overall very plain and simple and Dermalogica are happy to let their products do the talking by means of results.
This body wash contains many natural ingredients to nourish your skin, not just clean it. There was a noticeable difference in the feel and appearance of my skin after just a number of uses. The body wash lifted excess natural oil and dirt from my skin and left my skin silky smooth and refreshed. The scent of the body wash is very natural. This is down to some of the ingredients used in it, cedar wood, orange oil, rosemary oil, sandalwood, lavendar, tea tree oil and eucalyptus are all present and give a subtle and very natural floral finish to a wonderful product. I don't need to use a great deal of the product either, due to the way it lathers up very richly. The body wash is very rich and creamy and although it is priced at around £20 for the large 473ml bottle it is certainly worth it. Almost half a litre goes a long way and I have had it quite some time now and I am a long way from finishing it.
Some Dermalogica products have let me down in the past, partly due to the high standards I expect from their products. Pricing is a little expensive, but I find that generally they are worth the expense. The Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash is something I will be repurchasing and I recommend it to anyone looking for a lift in the appearance of their skin.
This is an all over body wash by the renowned dermatologists at Dermalogica. The packaging differs slightly with this product to the normal range, as its a pump action bottle with a bright White body and a deep blue printed logo and collar. This is some what lively for the normally sedate grey packaged products.
You may have noticed that they don't use outlandish packaging or even advertise their products. So how are they so popular?
They leave this down to the public, as they know that when someone sees that a product works, they are very likely to tell their friends. And When it comes to magazine advertising, beauty columnists are more than happy to sing it's praises for free.
This Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash, as the name suggests is for your body and will not only clean your skin but nourish it with its plethora of natural ingredients. Using only the best botanical (plant based) extracts this rich cream soothed, and moisturised my skin to a noticeable level in just one use.
It can be used in the bath or as I do the shower. It removes excess oil, grease and dirt from your skin while never striping it of those natural oils that our skin needs. Then on top of it's cleaning prowess it also deeply moisturises and revitalises your skin. This isn't just rhyming advertising jargon. This is actually what it promises to do and it does exactly what it says.
My skin felt very soft, plumper, and had a healthy rosy glow to it after showering using this product. It has such wonderful things in it, it makes sense that the results would be so good. It has cedar wood, sandal wood, rosemary oil and orange oil to name only a few. These and the other ingredients literally stimulate your skin to promote circulation and condition not only the superficial surface level of the skin but the lower levels benefit from absorbing all the goodness resulting in wonderfully soft skin.
It is totally 100% soap free and that means my skin never feels tight or dry after using it. It's thick and luxurious even before it's absorbed you just know it's going to make your skin feel great. As I said this is a pump action bottle so you only use what you need. There is no chance of your wet hands slipping off the bottle and spilling all of the expensive product, as may happen if it had a standard screw top lid like most shower gels. With the handy pump you have full portion control. It lathers up nicely so you actually don't need to use too much. So that's great news as a bottle goes a long way.
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I have used other Dermalogica products and was very happy with their moisturising effects so I thought that I would give this conditioning body wash a try.
The body wash has lots of natural extracts and oils including tee tree and eucalyptus, which together are designed to cleanse and purify the skin without removing its own natural moisture. I have to say that I really noticed a change in my skin from I have started to use this wash. My skin feels smooth and conditioned, so much so that I don't feel the need to use a separate body moisturiser after my shower/bath.
The product is gentle on your skin, while still leaving you with a feeling that your skin has been really cleansed. The range of essential oils means that this is a lovely smelling product that also leaves your skin smelling fresh.
The wash can be used both in the shower and as bath foam, so it doesn't matter how you're getting washed you can always use the same product.
It is quite expensive as it costs around £30 for a 473ml bottle but if you shop around online you can get a better deal. The fact that the wash lasts quite a long time means that it really is good value for money.
I am currently getting over a flare up of my eczema which has left my skin looking and feeling extremely dry, especially on my arms and legs. My wonderful GP prescribes me numerous lotions and potions, but I like to supplement these with more luxurious products - after all, while Oilatum might be an effective product, it is not the most feminine cleanser/moisturiser I have ever encountered.
I have been using Dermalogica's Conditioning Body Wash for some time now; mainly due to its moisturising properties on my dry and damaged skin, but also because I don't buy many cosmetics so it's nice to use something from the more premium end of the market. I usually purchase the 237ml pump action bottle which I pay around £20 for, there are several different sizes available including a very small travel size version which is ideal if you would like to try the product before buying the larger one.
This is a creamy cleanser, soap free so as to be kind to dry and problematic skin such as mine. You only need a very small amount to cleanse your entire body, making this a more economical cleanser than you may initially think - I bought my latest bottle at the beginning of July and despite using it almost every day there is still half a bottle left.
The scent of this cleanser is very nice; I am unsure how to describe it as there seem to be several different types of fragrance within it. It has an extremely clean, fresh fragrance with a minor floral undercurrent and a hint of citrus. I can also detect Tea Tree oil as I use the cleanser as well as a touch of eucalyptus. These scents all blend to create the type of fragrance you would expect from perhaps Clinique or even Boots Botanicals - I personally like it but I appreciate the fact that a lot of women, particularly younger ladies, want a body cleanser with a 'prettier' scent.
I use the cleanser with a piece of natural sponge and love the soft foam created on my skin with this method. It is a fairly low lathering cleanser but even without lots of bubbles it feels very luxurious and kind to my skin, I'm always impressed by how instantly soft my skin feels while washing with this cleanser and I feel it's surprising just how cleansing it is considering how little I need to use each time. You can also use the cleanser as a bath foam, I haven't tried this myself as I do not have a bathtub but I suspect it would make for a rather special bath.
The reason I have continued to use this Conditioning Body Wash is because it not only helps to keep my itchy eczema at bay, but also soothes any patches that are already causing me problems. It's not a miracle cure and doesn't 'get rid' of damaged skin but the cleanser definitely goes some way towards helping with the itchy and sore feeling that often comes with a flare up of eczema. I have had only good reactions to this cleanser, it is exceedingly moisturising as it has been enriched with such a high quality range of essential oils - I do need a separate moisturiser afterwards but someone with less irritated skin could possibly forego the moisturising stage.
I shall continue to use this wonderful cleanser and fully intend to explore other products in Dermalogica's Conditioning range, it may be a highly priced brand but in my opinion this body cleanser is certainly worth the money.
I like Dermalogica, their products are not fussy and they are designed using as many natural products as possible, which is great. This body wash doesn't contain soap, which I find very drying when I use it on my skin. What is does contain is a naturally foaming Quillaja Saponaria Extract, which won't strip your skin of it's natural oils.
The packaging is as all Dermalogica products, very plain, almost clinical, but it's what is inside the packaging that I'm interested in. This product has a pump action top, which I like because it means you can't accidently waste a load of the product. One pump actually is enough to your whole body, because it is so rich and lathers up so well.
It's a good job really because this product isn't cheap, you're looking at around £25 online for 473ml, but you can get a travel version for £9 if you want to give it a try before investing.
The body wash smells lovely, it has a mixture of sandalwood, lavendar, lemon and eucalyptus so it's quite a refreshing smell, just right for your morning shower.
I found that although my skin didn't feel overly moisturised after using this body wash, it also didn't feel stripped, tight or dry like it has after other showers and shower gels. We have really hard water in our area but that didn't stop this from foaming up nicely. The other reviewers are right, this product goes a long way so the price tag doesn't seem so bad when you're using it for over 2 months. All in all i think this is a great product that is well worth the investment!
The Dermalogica range of products which includes cosmetics and body care products are an excellent range with some real gems amongst them. This Dermalogica Body Conditioning wash is a perfect example of this great quality. The packaging is coll and stylish without being flamboyant and over the top. It has a rather austere feel to it. The body wash comes in a white plastic bottle with a simple pump action dispenser on the top.. I paid £26.99 for a 473ml bottle of the wash which is a reasonable price compared with others that I have seen. he packaging is adorned with simple type which is blue in colour,.
The body wash itself is a thick creamy liquid and the dispenser is really good as a single pump only produces a small amount of the body wash and this this means that you do not waste any, not a bad thing given that it is quite expensive compared with other body washes. A little does go quite a long way as well which is another positive as it produces a lot of lather when combined with water and covers a lot of my body, another reason why you only want to use a little at a time.
The foaming agent in the body wash occurs naturally and this helps to make it really kind to my skin, it also does not contain any soap but does contain eucalyptus and tea tree oil as well as sandalwood which gives it a nice rich floral scent as well as it also contains lavender. The natural properties of the body wash means that my skin does not dry out when I use this and my skin eels lovely and soft as well as clean feeling after using it in the shower.
I do highly recomend this body wash, my only personal couple of gripes are over the cost and also because it is quite thick you do need to make sure you keep the pump nozze clean so that it does not get bunged up.
Dermalogica is a brand which makes beauty products using nourishing and natural ingredients that protect our hair and skin making them strong and healthy. Despite being a pricey brand, their products are always high quality and often come with fantastic benefits for us to enjoy. They don't need to run fancy advertising campaigns or use eye catching packaging because their products can speak for themselves.
Out of the Dermalogica products that I have bought or been given as presents, this is one that I was least excited and enthusiastic about. I love beauty products and am always willing to pay more for quality but one thing that I don't splash out on is body cleansing products. They all seem to give the same results, some smell nicer than others, but in the end they just make you clean.
What does it do?
The Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash does pretty much what it says on the bottle. It is designed to cleanse the skin on the body and condition it using plant extracts which nourish and moisturise the skin. It's pretty much a shower crème with a long name and a steep price, although it can also double up as hand wash and bath soak as well.
How does it work?
Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a substance derived from Coconut Oil and it gives the wash a thicker consistency and helps to remove grease, oils, dirt and impurities from the skin. It also moisturises the skin while leaving you feeling fresh and clean.
Lavender is included because it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties which means that it will kill the germs on your body. It's calming and soothing for the skin and helps to heal the skin and get it looking healthy again. Eucalyptus Oil is present in order to sooth irritations.
Sandal Wood is also used for its ability to kill bacteria and to sooth the skin. It has the ability to tone the skin making it look more youthful and reduces any inflammation. Cedarwood is used for the same purpose and it is also great at reduces itchiness. Clary Oil is used because of its antiseptic properties while helping to heal the skin and calm inflammation.
Orange Oil is included to tone the skin and nourish it with Vitamins. The fruit also helps to improve the blood circulation while invigorating and energising the skin. Lemon is included for the same purpose and it also helps to brighten the appearance of the skin.
Rosemary Oil is including to awaken the skin, boost the blood circulation and clear the skin of any decongestants meaning it can breathe properly and be healthier. Tea Tree Oil is included to relieve any dryness, itching or inflammation of the skin. It also kills any bacteria lurking on the body leaving you squeaky clean.
Something that I really don't like about this product is that fact that its main ingredient is Sodium Laureth Sulfate. This is a substance that was created to be used as an industrial strength cleaning product for garage floors and car engines. It is included here, and commonly in hair and body products by many brands, to strip away grease and oils from our bodies. Lauramide DEA is included to give this wash the ability to foam and to stabilise the wash and it is another nasty substance to be used on the skin. Not so good from a brand that prides itself on purity.
How do you use it?
You use the product as you would use a normal shower gel. It is to be massaged into damp skin using your hands or a sponge and then rinsed away. If you prefer, you can use it as a bath soak to allow the ingredients to soak into your skin or you can leave the bottle by your sink to be used as a very posh hand wash.
Packaging and Price
The product comes encased within a white bottle with blue writing along the side. It uses a pump mechanism to release the product and it is activated by pushing down on the top.
My bottle cost around £17 and you won't find it much cheaper than that. For that money, I received 473ml of the wash but if you'd like to try it out before you buy a bottle that big then a smaller bottle of 75ml is available for around £7. It can be bought from many different online websites or a Dermalogica store.
The rich and luxurious consistency of this product is perfect. It isn't so runny that it slides off you before you even massage it in but it isn't so thick that it is difficult to work with. The smell is a fresh and relaxing one with the main aromas that I can detect between citrus based and quite herbal. The aroma lingers on my skin long after use.
A little bit goes a long way and with my first use I got a little pump happy and it was like bubble central. Two pumps onto a sponge is enough for me to cleanse my whole body so the product will be long lasting. One pump for washing the hands is also more than enough.
It doesn't sting, irritate or make my sensitive skin uncomfortable, despite some of those nasty ingredients. It leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean and the product does get my skin feeling softer and more moisturised than any other shower wash that I've used.
It is completely free from soap so there is no horrible tightness or dryness after use. My skin also feels very nourished and looks in a better condition from the very first use. It also works wonders on the hands.
This product is one of the best body washes I've ever used in terms of the results that it gives but it's also the most experience. Yes it cleans my skin, leaves it feeling moisturised and soft and comes with a nice smell but I'm not sure if that warrants the price. I'm also shocked at how many nasty chemical ingredients have been included in this product.
Obviously, there are nutritious ingredients too but I don't think that cancels out the bad ones. Because of its price and the hidden nastiness, I now use this only as a hand wash. It gives fantastic results but not good enough to make up for the price and the chemicals.
When it comes to the Dermalogica range of cosmetics and body care products you are certainly paying for the product rather than any fancy packaging as there is an austere clinical look to the packaging and this body wash is not different as it comes in a white plastic bottle with a simple pump dispenser and neat blue writing on the bottle in a very plain font. Also when you buy this conditioning body wash for some reason it comes in a strange amount, instead of 500ml you only get 473ml for £25 online, that price can rise to over 330 in the shops. No idea why the strange amount maybe like other companies they keep the price the same and reduce the amount you get for marketing purposes.
The pump action works well and only dispenses a small amount each time, this is very good as the product lathers up really well and you do not want to use too much at any one time. It is a thick creamy liquid and the product is really kind to your skin as the foaming agent is one that occurs naturally so there is no soap in this product. The natural properties of this product protects your skin from drying out and I find that after use my skin is very clean but also feels lovely and soft. It contains sandalwood which gives it a nice rich scent and there is also a floral lavender smell to it as well. Reading the label there is also tea tree oil and eucalyptus in this product both of which are kind on your skin.
I love the feel of this product and it works well with my skin leaving it clan and soft to the touch. The main downside is that it is not cheap however the fact that you do not need to use a lot each time does help to offset the cost a bit and I would certainly recommend it.
I love the brand Dermalogica. I love their facial treatments and products and I was really pleased when I received a bottle of the Conditioning Body Wash for Christmas along with the Dermalogica Ultimate Buffing Cloth. As soon as I first used the product I knew it would have a firm place in my shower. It is a rich, conditioning cleanser for the entire body that smells wonderful. Both my partner and I have fallen in love with the clean fresh smell that leaves your skin feeling incredible.
Dermalogica was founded in 1986. The founders decided that there was a gap in the market for results-driven products and that some of the materials used in skin care products made some skin complaints worse, but the industry used them because they were cheap. Some of these ingredients include synthetic fragrances, artificial colours, mineral oil, lanolin, SD, and alcohol; all of which Dermalogica refuse to use. They hold the principal that good skin care is all about how to take good care of your skin and not about luxury or pampering and so started developing expertise products that skin care professionals could rely on.
The body wash comes in three sizes; 75ml, 237ml and 473ml. I have recently just bought the largest size and paid £25.00 form an online stockist. Dermalogica is found in many high street beauty places and spas however they seem to charge so much more for the products. They are much cheaper online so it is worth shopping around. You can pick the small bottle up for about £7.99 online so it is a perfect trial sized bottle for anyone new to the brand to try. The 237ml bottle costs around £17.00. I know the product is expensive but it is definitely worth the price.
I love the design of the bottle. It is chic, sophisticated and understated. Due to its stream lined no fuss design it evokes a feeling of stripped back cleanliness, which is exactly what the product provides. The bottle looks great in my bathroom and the pump action makes it easy to use. It also prevents you using too much at once as a couple of pumps is all you need to lather up the body. I do find though that towards the end of the bottle due to the pump you can't always get the remaining product out and I have to take the full lid off to get the last of the wash out. I just don't want to waste any of the product at this price!
The cream is thick and luxurious and foams up wonderfully. Quillaja Saponaria Extract is a naturally foaming product that is soap free but still manages to thoroughly cleanse the skin. The product foams up instantly and you don't need much to get a good lather all over the body. Soap tends to dry or skin out so without it our skin feels more hydrated, soft and silky. The product smells delicious but not too over powering.
The fragrances used are Sandalwood, Lavender and Orange. The essential oils of Sandalwood and Lavender condition the skin making it feel buffed and smooth. The product also invigorates the skin using the stimulating properties of Eucalyptus and Tea tree oil. I love using this product in the shower on a morning as it wakes me up and makes me feel ready for the day.
My partner and I have totally different skin types and can share this product as it is designed for different skin types. I have dry skin and struggle to find body washes that don't dry my skin out further. This one moisturises my skin and makes it feel completely refreshed and cared for.
Directions for use: Squeeze a small amount on to your hands or on to the Dermalogica ultimate buffing cloth and work into a lather over the entire body and then rinse off. You can also add it directly into running water for a foaming bath soak.
I would recommend this product. Once you use it you will be hooked on its conditioning properties. It is an easy to manage bottle that purifies, hydrates and conditions all in one. To get the best results, I'd recommend anyone to get the buffing cloth to go with this product because it feels simply wonderful on the skin.
I recently received a 100ml sample of this Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash.
The body wash is available to buy in two sizes, 237mls costs around £17 and the bigger size 473mls costs around £25. The body wash is available to buy from all Dermalogica stockists and online at stores like SalonSkincare and Fragrancedirect etc.
The body wash comes in a white plastic bottle. The bottle has a pump at the top of the bottle. The pump makes it very easy to dispense this product, a couple of pushes of the pump is enought to release the body wash. The bottle made completely from plastic has the Dermalogica name on the front of the bottle and directions for use on the back of the bottle. The bottle can be recycled after use. The bottle is quite plain but it has been designed perfectly to hold and dispense the body wash.
The product has been marketed to be a rich, skin-conditioning botanical cleanser for the entire body. Soap-free Quillaja Saponaria extract thoroughly cleanses the skin, leaving it feeling soft and silky. Essential oils of Tea Tree, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary gently purify without stripping the skin's own natural moisturizers. The soothingly fragrant essential oils of Sandalwood, Lavender, Orange and Clary Sage moisturize the skin, leaving it smooth and conditioned. The product is completely fragrance free.
I like Dermalogica products but in the past my experience of Dermalogica products has stopped at face products. I was quite surprised to see that the body was is fragrance free. One of the nicest things about a body wash for me is the scent, it helps to wake me up in the morning and the fragrance left over from the wash usually lasts on the skin for day long freshness. With this product there is no chance at all of this.
The pump works well and when you see the actual body wash it is a thick body wash, not at all luminous or see through. The body wash has the familiar Dermalogica clean smell with no hint at all of any other smell. This seems a shame as the ingredients list of this body wash has lots of lovely smelling plants like Sandalwood and Lavender. I have noticed that a lot of the Dermalogica face products have this same clean smell. It's not unpleasant in any way but as I said before not my first choice of scent for a body wash.
The body wash when activated with water has a lovely foaming action and this is achieved with using only a tiny amount of product. When the foam touches your skin it is smooth and it rinses away really easily, it takes not effort at all to use this body wash.
The wash leaves my skin very clean, very soft and completely oil and dirt free. It has a wealth of lovely natural ingredients proven to be kind to skin. Even the 100ml sample size I have of this product lasts for ages, it has terrific foaming action that rinses away well and leaves no residue.
All in all this product works well. If you are in the market for fragrance free products then you will love this body wash. If like me you like scented body wash then this is really not for you.
Dermalogica's Conditioning Body Wash is an essential in my bathroom and I'm sure once you've tried it you will find the same.
This thick luscious liquid smells absolutely devine and foams up beautifully on the skin. Not only will your skin smell heavenly but it will feel soft and silky smooth.
You may find this product a lot more expensive than those you can buy on the high street but it lasts a lot longer than other brands as you only need a small amount to cover your entire body. One pump is normally sufficient.
It contains many essential oils with beneficial properties such as: Tea tree, lemon and rosemary to purify and invigorate the skin without destroying the skins natural moisturisers, and sandalwood, lavander and orange to moisturise the skin. These oils are what gives the wash the beautifully fragrant scent.
Because this is a soap-free product it will not dry out the skin and oils will condition the skin so if you do not have a dry skin condition you can even get away with not wearing moisturiser although I do anyway as I like the feel of moisturiser on my skin.
I personally use Dermalogica's buffing cloth with this product as it helps the wash go further therefore lasting longer and also gently exfoliates my skin at the same time. This is a trualy wonderful product that I would recommend to anyone.
There's so many wonderful body products out there that it's got to be something really special for me to re-purchase time and time again and this is up there on my list along with Elemis, Liz Earle, L'Occitane and Molton Brown bath/body products. ( I tend to use the corresponding body lotions too in order to layer the scent and use complimentary ingredients to the washes themselves so I may review Dermalogica's Ultra Rich body cream next. )
*Who is this for ? *
I would say all skin types would love this product. If you're very sensitive however you may want to use a body wash with a natural foaming agent as this contains SLS ( Sodium Laureth Sulfate ) which some people with VERY sensitive may find irritating effect on the skin. However, I and many of my friends who love this body wash have no problems what-so-ever.
*How to use *
This can be used in two ways. It can be used as a direct body wash by putting a small amount into dampened hands to lather (or on one of those bath scrunchy-thingies/sponge/gloves to lather on your body itself.) However, it can also be used as a bath soak by adding it directly under running water. The smell is just wonderful regardless of how you use it !!
It's a conditioning body-wash in itself but I would always apply a body concentrate or cream/lotion afterwards regardless.
*Why does this work? *
I think the main reason why this body wash is so conditioning is because of the essential oils. They even harness the power of Quillaja Saponaria and those essential oils that purify and cleanse the skin ( such as Sage and Tea Tree ) as well as those essential oils ( such as Sandalwood, Lavender, Orange, Lemon and Eucalyptus ) to condition skin and give the body wash it's wonderful aroma. It also uses the likes of Ylang-Ylang ( to soothe and calm the skin, ) Rosemary and Patchouli ( for their ability to increase the circulation in the skin, ) Panthenol ( i.e a form of Vitamin B5 which moisturises and hydrates the skin,) and Citric Acid ( which is used for it's anti-oxidant and skin brightening properties. )
All in all lovely ingredients and you can see why it would it leave the skin feeling conditioned and wonderful.
Ingredients: Quillaja Saponaria Extract, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Laureth Sulfsuccinate, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine,Cocamide DEA, Glycol Distearate, Steareth-4, Essential Oils Of: Sandlewood(Santalum Album), Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis), Sage (Slavia Officinalis), Patchouli (Pogostemon Cablin), Ylang-Ylang (Cananga Odorata), Eucalyptus Globulus, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum), Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis), Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia; Butylene Glycol Quaternium-75, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Extract, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Citric Acid, Methyl Gluceth-20, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Chloride, Methylchoroisothiazolinone, Methylsothiazolinone, Methylparaben