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Review: The Body Shop Earth Lovers shower gel

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I need my shower gel to serve a few very specific purposes. First off, it needs to make me feel clean. Secondly, it helps if it smells nice – and lastly, …

Earth Lovers shower gels

Mon, Feb 21, 2011, 11:57

   

Earth Lovers shower gels

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I need my shower gel to serve a few very specific purposes. First off, it needs to make me feel clean. Secondly, it helps if it smells nice – and lastly, it needs to lather up good ‘n’ proper so that I can shave with it. (Who bothers buying separate shave gels? Not I.)

In the past, I’ve experimented with natural shampoos and conditioners, usually from healthfood stores, and I have come away less than impressed. They haven’t been very foamy (which, I know, I know, is a sign that there are no chemical nasties in them but I don’t care) and my hair has felt neither clean nor soft afterwards – so it was with some scepticism that I approached The Body Shop‘s new Earth Lovers range of biodegradable shower gels. (I’m sure you can see where this is going . . .)

I was pleasantly surprised! My shower gel (lemon and thyme, FYI) smells delightful, foams up just great and allows me to shave with, eh, ease. I was going to say precision but, let’s face it, that’s never been my forte. My soul is also soothed slightly by the knowledge that my shower gel isn’t harming the earth, which frees me up to take more transatlantic flights, doesn’t it?!

The shower gels will set you back €8.50 – which isn’t the cheapest shower gel going, but you need a tiny amount and they are really, genuinely, quite nice. Thumbs up from Fash Mob.

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