I have recently being trying out some of the Body Shop products as my favourite range of Bath products have not made any new products recently. When I was last in the shop I was surprised to find they still made the White musk range as I used to buy this when I was little. I had no problems in buying the shower gel from this range as it was a childhood memory for me.
The shower gel comes in the plastic bottle which is clear. This means you get to see the light purple liquid inside and know just how much of the product you have left. On the front of the bottle we have the Body Shop logo and the product name, the back of the bottle contains all of the ingredients. The top of the bottle is also plastic and is a flip lid design, this makes it very simple to use.
~~USE AND RESULTS~~
It is simple to use the shower gel, the flip lid is easy to open and then a small amount of the gel needs to be squeezed out onto a hand of flannel and massaged into the body whilst under the shower. When this is massaged into the skin it makes and good lather and is also very easy to wash off. The results from using this as a shower gel are good and I was left with clean and soft skin which stayed moisturised for a good few hours. The smell was also very pleasant and remained on my skin for a long time after use.
As I am not really a fan of showers I have been using the remainder of my shower gel as a bath foam. To do this the gel just needs to be poured under a running tap. When this is done the gel starts to immediately make a lather. The lather is nice and light and there is a large amount from just using a small amount of the gel. The lather lasts for a good amount of time, for the duration of my 15 minute bath. When I wash my hair in the bath water the shampoo and conditioner usually makes the lather dissolve on other brands of bath products but this is not the case with this gel. I had just as good results from this shower gel when using as a bath foam and my skin was soft, clean and moisturised for a good few hours.
The scent from the shower gel is very nice. It is hard to describe and pin point it to something specific. The musk is easy to pick out from the scent and I would definitely say this is more of a feminine scent than one for the men. The scent when using this as a shower gel is noticeable and remains on the skin for a good time after using but when this is used as a bath foam it fills the bathroom and remains for a good amount of time. I loved the way I was able to smell this on my skin after bathing in it as it meant did not have to use perfume.
I did talk hubby into trying this out, just the once though as he has sensitive skin and he has had no reaction or bad effects from it. He was not keen on the scent it left on his skin thought.
The shower gel which have comes in a bottle size of 60ml. You can by larger sizes of the gel but I did not want to just in case I was not as keen on it as I used to be or in case they had changed the scent. I have had two showers out of this bottle and 4 baths up to now and I am only just under half way down the bottle as only a small amount s needed for each use.
The packaging is 100% recyclable and as with all the Body shop products this has not been tested on animals.
The product ingredients are those wishing to know are:-
Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (Emulsifier), Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Mel (Honey (Mel)) (Natural Additive), Maltodextrin (Skin Conditioning Agent), Methylparaben (Preservative), Benzophenone-3 (Oxybenzone) (Sunscreen), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Polyquaternium-7 (Hair Conditioner), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Propylparaben (Preservative), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Hydroxycitronellal (Fragrance Ingredient), Hibiscus abelmoschus (Fragrance Ingredient), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Isoeugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Farnesol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Cinnamate (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 60730 (Colour), CI 17200 (Colour).
The shelf life of the shower gel once opened is 12 months.
~~PRICE AND AVAILABLITY~~
This is a Body Shop product so can only be bought in their high street or online shop. The 60ml bottle is priced around £3 which I feel to be slightly high. The larger bottle is around the £6 mark. I would have liked this small bottle to be around £2 for better value for money.
I am happy to recommend this white musk shower gel as it smells wonderful and works well. I have the added bonus that it works excellently as a bath foam too. It is definitely not one for the male market but all lovers of musk scented products will fine this has the right balance of fragrance. Definitely deserving of the full 5 stars.