Natural beauty and well-being

09 March 2015

Luxurious shower treats: meet my selection!

I am a shower person. Yes. I love taking a deep and long shower; perfect occasion to either wake-up and get myself motivated for the day or to just unwind after a busy 12 hours. So you can imagine that I always need to have some top shower products at hand (who does not actually)! Today, I am talking about two little body treasures that really stand out from the crowd: I have used them over the past few weeks and this is what I think!

Lavido Mandarin, Orange and Bergamot intoxicating bodywash * ($21.00 for 250ml)

This truly indulgent body wash is part of the "body and soul series" launched by Lavido which aims to revive senses and reconnect with your innner soul while enjoying a very nice shower! Well, that sounds really nice!
So, what is special about this product? First, it is absolutely extremely uplifting and tangy thanks to the presence of the some of my favorites cold-pressed oils : Mandarin, Orange and Bergamot. This trio works extremely well together, making this shower gel a perfect companion for the morning shower. Also, this bodywash lathers extremely well and my skin is absolutely feeling smooth and cleansed. The detergents used are thought to be mild and gentle. Notice the presence of cocamidopropyl betaine though, which appears to be a common ingredient in the natural beauty. It is a mild detergent refined from coconut oil (so not so natural at the end). It has good foaming properties but have been linked to skin allergy and discomfort- I haven't experienced at all any of these. Voila!
... A lovely feeling of freshness after each shower!

Composition: ammonium cocoyl sulfate, water, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium cocoamphacetate, sodium lauroyl glutamate, glycerin (vegetable), fragance, sodium chloride, citric acid, sodium benzoate, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) flower extract, Citrus Nobilis (Madarin Orange) peel oil, Citrus aurantium (Orange) peel oil, Citrus Aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) fruit oil, alpha isomethyl ionone, citral, citronellol, geraniol, hexy cinnamal, limonene, linalool.

bodhi&birch Mint The bath&shower therapy (£18.00 for 200ml)

The nice and sleek pump packaging houses another shower treasure from bodi&birch- a vivifiant shower gel that is exquisite to use when you are really looking to revive physically and mentally. Burtsing with a nice cocktail of rejuvenating and very resfreshing essential oils (Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Frankincense), my skin not only adores it but can't seem to get enough of it.
Deeply inhaling the scent during a luckewarm shower helps me to gradually unwind and feel rejuvenated thanks the expert blend of aromas. It foams slightly less than Lavido shower gel but that doesn't impair at all its body benefits. I have already praised the Rosemary Chi shower gel a little while ago (see review) and this one just provides equivalent results with a different twist.
This body gel have been a true saviour when I just feel really tired and need a gentle aromatic boost.
... Take a trip to the most aromatic experience!

Composition: aqua (purified water), disodium cocoamphodiacetate (from coconut oil), disodium laureth sulfosuccinate (from coconut oil), coco-glucoside (from coconut oil & fruit sugar), polysorbate 20 (from coconut oil & fruit sugar), Menthe arvensis (peppermint) leaf oil, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus) leaf oil, Origanum majorana (Marjoram) leaf oil, Mentha spicata (spearmint) leaf oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavander) flower oil, Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) peel oil, lactic acid (from Beet sugar), gluconolactone (from corn), sodium benzoate, citral, eugenol, limonene*, linalool* *natural component of essential oils.

As an overall, my showers have been transformed into an sensationnal and luxurious experiences and I am wondering which other shower gels could compete with those two. Any ideas?
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