31 Days of Reviews, Day 7: The Body Shop Shower Gel

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Hello everyone and welcome to day 7! Today’s review is supposed to be on a shower gel, which isn’t the most exciting topic. However, I recently started using this Body Shop shower gel for the first time, so it is a good time to do a review. I typically always use the Bath & Body Works shower gels.

Packaging and First Impressions

This shower gel comes in a typical plastic squeezy bottle. The bottle is clear, so you can see the colour that represents the flavour through it. I bought the flavour Mango, which is my favourite Body Shop scent and it is great! It smells exactly like the body butter, which is my favourite.

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Price and Quantity

This shower gel comes in three different sizes: a large size which is $25 CAD ($20 USD) for 750 mL (25.3 oz), a regular size which is $10 CAD ($10 USD) for 250 mL (8.4 oz), and a smaller travel size which is $6 CAD ($5 USD) for 60 mL (2 oz). Typically in the past I have used the Bath & Body Works shower gels, and these are pretty comparable in price, as their regular size goes for $13.50 CAD (I think? It’s not on the website) ($12.50 USD) for 295 mL (10 oz). The Body Shop and Bath & Body Works are also pretty comparable since both companies almost always have promotions going where if you buy 2 or 3 you can get some products free. One shower gel that I have really been wanting to try out is the Sol De Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel in Sephora, because I love the scent of the bum bum cream! This shower gel goes for $32 CAD ($25 USD) for 385 mL (13 oz). Here are the cost comparisons organized from best deal to worst deal:

Company’s Product Mentioned Above Cost ($ CAD) Quantity (oz) Cost-Quantity Ratio for 1 oz of product
Body Shop Large $25 25.3 $0.99/oz
Body Shop Regular $10 8.4 $1.19/oz
B&BW $14 10 $1.35/oz
Sol De Janeiro $32 13 $2.46/oz
Body Shop Small $6 2 $3/oz

Claims

Here are the claims from the Body Shop website:

“Turn your shower into a tropical delight, when you use our soap-free Mango Shower Gel. This exotic body wash will leave you feeling more fresh, fruity and wonderfully soft.

  • Shower gel
  • Soap-free cleansing
  • Mango essence
  • Sweet, fresh, tropical scent
  • Community Trade honey from Ethiopia”

Also, the Body Shop is a cruelty free company! 🐰

Performance

So far, I feel kind of meh about this shower gel. It does its job, but in comparison to the Bath & Body works shower gels I think it takes more product to get a good lather. It smells great, but so do the Bath & Body Works gels. I was hoping that this Body Shop one was going to be a bit more moisturizing, so that my skin isn’t so dry if I forget to moisturize, however I really haven’t noticed a positive or negative effect on skin dryness.

Final Thoughts

Overall, this body wash is fine. It does its job and it smells great. It is also the most affordable option of the comparisons I did above. What I really am looking for in the future though is a shower gel that really moisturizes your skin. Does such a thing exist? That Sol De Janeiro Shower gel sounds like it might, so I might treat myself in the future to that.

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4 thoughts on “31 Days of Reviews, Day 7: The Body Shop Shower Gel

    1. Yeah I definitely agree with that! Every single skin care item I have used from them hasn’t really ended up working out for me. But I love their body butter!

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