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Original Source Moisturising Body Mousse

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Brand: Original Source / Type: Body Lotion / Subcategory: Moisturiser / Mousse / What it does: Smoothes, Moisturizes,

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      07.08.2003 19:08
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      As you probably know I am a great fan of almost all the Original Source products with the exception of the lime and mint fragrances, which I find too strong for me. So it was with great interest that I decided to try the Moisturising Body Mousse, which promised me 'a refreshing, never tried before moisturising mousse for silky, soft and healthy skin'. I chose the Tea Tree and Orange fragrance as I particularly like the other Original Source products that I have tried which contain orange essential oil. It comes in a 150 ml can - looking similar to a can of hair mousse - and the colour of the can corresponds with the fragrance of the mousse if you see what I mean, so my can is a peachy orange colour. The lid is made from opaque plastic through which you can see the good-sized nozzle from where the mousse will be dispensed. I shook the can, although I was not actually instructed to do so, and sprayed mousse into the palm of my hand. Now this was a bit of a shock to me! The mousse expanded into a large, thick, creamy pile in my hand - which incidentally it doesn't do if you don't shake the can first, it tends to be quite watery instead, but I digress. I thought that I must have sprayed far too much onto my hand as I find that if I do try and put too much moisturiser on it takes ages for it to be absorbed. With this product I need not have worried. I began to spread the mousse onto my skin and it felt lovely and silky and was all absorbed very quickly, with no trace of stickiness or greasiness and my skin felt lovely and smooth. Of course this also means that you can dress as soon as you have finished without getting any greasy residue on your clothes. The fragrance is noticeable when the mousse is first applied but does wear off quite quickly, however it is lovely whilst it lasts! It says on the can that 'it's the essential oils that make the difference', and this one has a love
      ly fragrance of oranges which is really refreshing and the tea tree, although masked in smell by the orange, is a natural antiseptic so that's good for my skin too. The directions actually instruct you to 'dispense a small amount into the hands and smooth gently over skin'. I would just say again that shaking the can first is also a good idea to get the creamy thickness of the mousse and actually using 'a small amount' would be quite a feat too! I would have to say that this is one of the nicest moisturisers that I have used in a long time. It costs about £3 per can and is made in the UK. Original Source only contains natural oils, which have not been tested on animals. If you are pregnant it is advisable to check before use, as certain essential oils are not recommended for use during pregnancy. There is a warning on the can that it is extremely flammable and you should not smoke near the can, pierce or burn it, or place it on a polished or painted surface, but this is pretty common sense stuff really isn?t it? In conclusion, I have to say that I really like this one. My skin feels and smells nice, the product itself is easy and pleasant to apply and, yes, I will be buying this one again!

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        17.02.2003 03:52
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        My sister bought this, thinking it was a new type of product with hopefully natural ingredients (she bought it online so couldn't look at it properly first). In the end she gave it to me because it didn't moisturise her skin, and in fact it left her with a rash. She has extremely sensitive skin though. At first I thought a moisturising mousse was a strange idea, and as you might expect it isn't the most moisturising of products. I need quite a lot of it on my dry skin, and the finished result is ok, slightly more supple skin, but not what you would call really refreshed and rehydrated. It melted in very quickly indeed and it didn't have the irritant effect on my skin, but I wasn't that impressed with it over-all. The smell of peppermint is dominant here, and that is refreshing, but there just isn't enough "oiliness" to relieve my skin. Another problem I found with this can of white foam is the ingredients. I recently had an operation which confirmed that I have/had endometriosis, and although this seems unrelated to this review, some people may know that the link between this disease and petrochemical products, dioxins, mineral oils etc is growing. I am only at the very beginning of my search for the real side effects of using bodycare and other products that contain these ingredients. I don't even know for sure how many different substances might be contributing to illnesses, but I'm going to keep looking, and in the mean time I use products that are as unrefined, unprocessed, and uncontaminated with the more "modern chemicals" as possible. This is getting heavy isn't it!? Back on track..... Original Mint Source Tea Tree and Mint Moisturising Body Mousse contains these ingredients of note: palmitic acid and stearic acid (they can cause irritation),paraffinum liquidum (mineral oil) which has certain toxic components that can be absorbed through the skin, lanolin (by-product of th
        e wool industry - is a common irritant to some people's skin). ON the positive side there is the usual natural essential oils of: peppermint and tea tree. The can is the size and type of a small (150ml)hair mousse container, and the nozzle has a fancy pattern on it so that the mousse comes out in strips before it all melds together. The familiar bold original source writing/logo is on the front, and the cans are colour coded according to the scent. Peppermint is green. Upon reflection I know I won't be buying this item in future. I am reluctant to even use what I have left in the can. Although I do use other original source products, which don't have the nasties mentioned above, especially the body wash and shower gel. I must empahsise that I'm not picking on Original Source products alone, most of their stuff is good. I am going to do some research on the ingredients of more of their products though. Although it can be a bit depressing and bothersome, I think we owe it to ourselves to be knowledgable about the products we pay good money for and we slather over our bodies. In fact moisturisers have to be the worst since we don't rinse them off, they are intented to be absorbed and/or sit on the skin's surface. A lot of chemicals are absorbed into the fatty layer under our skins, and here it is introduced into our systems. I don't think any of us need more pollutants. So, this is my first real look into the matter.(recent worries have emerged concerning phthalates in toiletries and parabens as well. do a search, there's plenty to read, start @ www.wen.org.uk) The worrying thing I have noticed is that a lot of the products containing mineral oil have "natural" and "pure" on the front. This makes us think of health and the product being safe and kind. Natural doesn't mean safe, and it certainly doesn't always MEAN natural! Can you call a processed by-product of the
        petrochemical industry "natural and pure". It just depends on how you look at it. Consumers, revolt. :) We must vote with our currency a nd demand more research into the day-to-day products that we take for granted.

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          16.12.2001 19:40

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          Great for Legs!,Really Refreshing for silky soft mousse away - Advantages: Silky soft skin, Refreshing - Disadvantages: none

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          27.08.2001 03:20
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          This has to my favourite of all the “Source” products as it is instilled with the aroma of the wonderful Lemon and has the added benefit of having Tea tree oil as an ingedient. As you will know, if you have read my other opinion on the products of those wonderful people at “Source”, I am a true fan of this natural and refreshing ‘fragrance’. After they were good enough to send me not one but four (count em) yes four fabulous products to try out for myself, I went straight out to Boots and bought some of this amazing ‘stuff’. It really is the business. I have been using it for some weeks now and it continues to be a bit of a dilemma for me at bath times, when it can be oh soo difficult for a Glasgow Girl to decide whether to use the excellent “Lush” product as previously written about on dooyoo, or that of the very wonderful people at Source. I have dooyoo to thank for finding both these wonderful items, as it was here that I first read about how high were the standards employed by both companies. I can honestly say that they have both added ‘that extra something’ to my bath-time ablutions making this daily routine a vital part of my own personal ‘quality time’. Get Wet ! Enjoy ! GG

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            13.08.2001 04:03
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            I bought a 150ml can of Original Source Tea Tree and Lemon Body Mousse when it was on special offer somewhere. Put it in a draw and forgot about it. Like you do. Alright like I do. Had a bit of a sort out the other day (you know when you decide to chuck allsorts away only to change your mind umpteen times before you get to the bin with the umpteenth mind change being the one that makes you put it all back again). I digress. Came across the can of Original Source Tea Tree and Lemon Body Mousse. “Ooo, forgot about that,” says I. “Good job I’ve found it too. Right out of moisturiser and I’ve got to shave my legs.” Not that I shave my legs with moisturiser you understand. As all you ladies (and male cyclists) know, you need a good larrup of moisturiser afterwards to finish the job properly. Now, I’m a martyr to dry skin. Really dry skin. Especially on my legs. Especially after shaving my legs. So this stuff had better be good or I shall have to give it a public thumbs-down on Dooyoo! OK. Ablutions over and done with. Nice stubble-free legs. Smooth stubble-free legs? Now there’s the question. The directions on the can recommend a patch test first but I have to admit to not doing one. Which in normal circumstances would be a bit silly, but having used other Original Source products and having had no irritations (except the kids and the old man) occur with them, ahead I went. Dispensed a golf-ball-sized amount of the meringue looking mousse on to my hand and WOW! Lemon! Lemon meringue! Olfactory senses dancing with delight. Definitely refreshing. Back to business. Since the stuff is on my hands may as well give my hands a treat first. Clasping them together to start the massage process. Forget it! No need! The lightly whipped lemon mering
            ue-type mousse just melts away. Absorbed, a la Tommy Cooper, just like that! Now for the legs. In the process my hands are going to get another helping. Need the hands to apply to legs. (Get the picture? Yes we see. That’s why I fell for leader of the Pack brroom brroom). Erm! Not sure how that last bit came about. Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, lucky hands getting another helping of lovely lemony stuff. Dispensed a large Satsuma-sized (OK I could have said orange-sized but Satsuma-sized sounds better, IMHO anyway) dollop and slapped it on my right leg (in today’s PC world does favouring the right leg mean that mean I’m leftist?). And. And just like it did on my hands the mousse again did a Tommy Cooper and disappeared just like that. Job done. Just time to lay back on the bed and think of England. NO! That’s later. Its either that or write the shopping list when ‘later’ comes. Job done. Just time to lie back on the bed and contemplate and cogitate my navel. Legs actually but navel sounds more interesting. Ewww! Legs feel a bit waxy me. Like an inorganic apple covered in whatever it is they get covered in so as you have to wash them well before eating. Not sure as I like that. “Mum, are we going yet?” Oh yes, the flicks. Cats and Dogs. School holidays. “Nearly ready. I’m coming. Alright, alright. Hang on.” Legs and lemon forgotten about we settle down to the movie. At some point during the show I had to reach down and let an itch know who was boss. Cooerrr! I exclaimed loudly. Very loudly in fact. (Good job it’s a kids movie with lots of noisy, animated kids in the audience) My legs are smooth. Beautifully smooth (well as beautiful as my legs are going to gets anyway) No inorganic apple waxiness. Just smoo
            th, smooth, smooth. Not dry. Not scaly. Smooth I tell you! Smooth! And ah! What’s that? Lemon, yes I can smell lemon. The delicate scent of lemon lasts too. Bonus! Since then I’ve used Original Source Tea Tree and Lemon Body Mousse elsewhere on my body. My arms. My bum. My boobs etc. All wonderfully smooth and not the slightest bit dry. INGREDIENTS Aqua, Palmitic Acid, Triethanolamine, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Paraffinium, Liquidium, Citrus Medica Limonum (lemon oil), Propane, Butane, Diisopropyl Adipate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Melaleuca Alternifokia (Tea Tree Oil), Isobutane, Lanolin, Lanolin Oil, Cetyl Acetate, Oleyl Acetate, Acetylated Lanolin, Alcohol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylaraben, BHT, CI19140, CI 42090. The blurb on the can says that the product is not tested on animals. A final thought - Forgive me if I am wrong about this one, but isn’t Lanolin an animal product?

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              17.10.2000 05:34
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              A mousse that's a moisturiser...definitely original! When my Mum first gave me this to try I expected the mousse to be sticky as it totally resembles hair mousse but I soon realised this is THE best moisturiser I have ever used. My poor legs had been suffering from over shaving (the bain of being a brunette!!!) and all other moisturisers I put on to soothe them just made them red and itchy, so I would go without and end up with equally unattractive dry, flakey legs. This product deserves a medal. Admittedly some may find the smell a little over stimulating but I think the tea tree/mint mix adds to the soothing feel of the moisturiser (I'm told it's the essential oils that make the difference!) Just like with hair mousse only a little squirt is needed as it goes a long way. You rub this into your skin and feel instantly soothed. It soaks in a dream leaving your skin feeling and smelling (in my opinion...not my brothers!) revitalised. Once again that wonderful product 'Tea Tree' has come up a winner. I recommed this moisturiser to anyone whose skin needs soothing, revitalising or would just like to experience the new wonder that is....moisturising body mousse!

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                17.07.2000 23:55
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                I have just tried Original Source tea-tree & orange moisturising body mousse for you. My opinion is very favorable. The mousse texture is quite something and turns bathroom time into a surprisingly sensual experience. Yet it's perfect for people in a hurry like me who'd rather spend those little extra precious minutes in bed every morning than laboriously applying body lotion after the shower. It's easy and quick to apply, doesnt' leave greasy/sticky residue so clothes can be put on immediately, feels like it moisturises enough (although might not be strong enough for really dry skins). An added bonus, it is fragranced only with essential oils, and although I was reluctant about the teatree (can smell a bit medicated) it is hardly noticeable as it smell mainly and deliciously of orange. Could also be used as a leg shaving mousse in an emergency...

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              Original Source Moisturising Body Mousse uses blends of essential oils with the aim of offering a smoothness that beats conventional body lotions / The mousse comes in three different variants: Tea Tree & Mint / Cooling, reviving, refreshing, Tea Tree & Le