“ Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Facial Wash / Subcategory: Foam / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Nourishes / Product line: The Body Shop Nutriganics „
Nutriganics seems to be some sort of new brand thing from The Body Shop. The white containers with green leafy strip are springing up all over the shop. And what's more it's reasonably cheap. So I thought I'd give it a try. Especially because it also has a bit on the label that says Eco-Cert, organic cosmetic(Although only 12% of the ingredients are from Organic Farming). I like things which are eco-friendly.
So this Foaming Facial Wash does what it says on the tin. It has a push down dispenser from which foam issues forth. One squeeze is enought to wash your face. Now as usual with The Body Shop, there is next to no instructions for use. In fact there are none in this case. So I tried to use it two ways. First I tried it on dry skin, then I tried it on wet skin (yes I probably am that stupid). So let me tell what you have probably already worked out - it doesn't work on dry skin! You have to get your face wet, then plaster it with the foam. After that wash off for a nice bright shiny new face.
The foam is white in colour and has a mild floral, vaguely lemon like scent. It rubs into wet skin very nicely and the bubbles last long enough for a good scrub, long enough to feel you've had a good wash. Getting rid of them is also easy. One quick swish around with a flannel, or a few splashed with water in cupped hands and they are all gone. When you dry your face there is no nasty soapy residue left either. In fact my face feels much better than when I use ordinary soap.
In capital letters and surrounded by a look at me circle on the bottle are the words 'First Signs of Ageing'. I have no idea what this means. Does this mean you should use it if you want to start to display the first signs of ageing, or when these signs appear, or in order to prevent them. It's all very confusing and is something The Body Shop really need to think about. I'm hoping it is the latter and that if I keep using it I won't age at all!
There are 50ml of liquid in this and I antipate it lasting about a month. I don't seem to have gone through more than half a bottle and have been using it for about two weeks now. My skin still feels nice and soft after washing in it and I will probably keep using it. I don't actually remember how much I paid for this bottle, but I can tell you it was less than £5. On the website they only seem to sell this in bottles of 150ml and these are priced at £8. The 50ml version, I can only assume, is a travel friendly version that they only sell in the shops.