Skincare Week: The Body Shop Olive Shower Gel

I've read someone describe herself as a "shower gel whore". It just means that she has no loyalty whatsoever to any particular body wash, which made me think, am I like that too? A quick scan of my bathroom will show maybe five or seven different kinds of washes, but the truth is I really only use one regularly. Two, but only when I feel adventurous. :P I'm definitely up to try anything I receive as a gift, but I will only buy my favorite.

These past couple of months, it's been theThe Body Shop Honeymania Shower Gel. I LOVE THAT STUFF SO MUCH. It gets me in such a good mood every time I use it, and my place smells fabulous afterwards. It's definitely high up in my repurchase list!

Still, I was pretty psyched to receive The Body Shop's Olive Shower Gel (price to be updated). This surprisingly smells fantastic as well - it has an energizing, sharp scent that makes me feel charged in the morning. It's not olive-y at all, more like a green acqua with some florals thrown in. 

Other than the invigorating scents, I love The Body Shop's shower gels because they don't dry out my skin. They don't promise any moisturizing power but I do appreciate that my skin feels soft and nice after every bath. It's definitely important to use bath products that lock moisture in instead of leeching it out!

Olive oil as you know is well-known for its hydrating properties - you can actually use extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) off the bottle to moisturize your lips, hair, and body. Of course, make sure to choose one with good quality, as cheap olive oils tend to, er, stink.


Anyway, I like that The Body Shop offer their shower gels in these extra large bottles. I use a generous amount every time so I love the option of not having to buy a new bottle every month. The 750 ml I think is good for about three months if you use it once a day.


Comparison: 250ml versus 750 ml

An important component of caring for your skin is cleansing it properly. The Body Shop Shower Gels do an amazing job of it without causing dryness, so yes, I highly recommend them! Check them out next time you're shopping for a body wash. There's lots of scents available so you're sure to find something you like. 

What's your favorite body wash in the whole world?