Monday, August 6, 2012

REVIEW: The Body Shop Apricot and Basil 100% Biodegradable Shower Gel

Yes yes yes, I hauled and TBS and now TBS reviews are the kind of posts that you will be literally bombarded with :P Today it is The Body Shop Apricot and Basil 100% Biodegradable Shower Gel from the Earth Lovers Collection...

True to it's name, it sure is a treasured collection for Earth Lovers because of it being 100% biodegradable. It is sulphates and paraben free and if you are still not happy then let me tell you that the bottle of the shower gel is made out of 100% recycled plastic... Now this sure should be a great way of celebrating The World Environment Day! Ha ha :)

The light green semi transparent bottle itself looks really pretty and feminine and the interesting combinations that TBS has come up with where core ingredients are concerned and simply so attractive! Apricot and Basil in a shower gel... Now who could have thought of that? It's pure genius :)

The shower gel lathers up really well and a small amount goes a long way without a doubt! And that's where the good things end...

One major issue that I have with the product is that it is very very drying and not a very comfortable product to use for people with dry skin... And do note that this review is during the Monsoons!!! Oily skin and normal skin would just love it! :) Another small con with the product is that the product itself is very "runny" and not at all like a shower "gel"!

Images of the Product:

Ooooohhss And Aaahhhsss!!!
1. It is 100% bio-degradable
2. It is sulphates and paraben free.
3. The bottle itself is very pretty :)
4. It has a subtle lingering fragrance, which is rather fresh and not at all sweet.
5. It is without a doubt very refreshing, I think its the "basil".
6. It is quite easy on the pocket especially when compared to other TBS products :P
7. Comes in a variety of combinations and hence it is really easy to choose on the basis of your preference :)

1. It dries up the skin and hence isn't very suitable for dry skin.
2. The texture of the product is quite runny and not at all like a gel!

It costs INR 390/-

Unfortunately, no! I really prefer moisturising or at least non-drying shower gels.

Do I Recommend?
It is very drying for dry skin but that spells good news for Oily skinned and even noramal skinned beauties out there :)

Overall Rating:
7/10 -> Dry Skin
9/10 -> Normal/Oily skin