THE BODY SHOP shower gel with pear extract is enriched with community fiar trade sugar from Paraguay. I’ve already written about TBS’s laudable business model, which includes community fair trade raw materials and non-animal testing, in a review of TBS mango body butter.
The shower gel contains pear extract, but also artificial colors and fragrance and SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulfate).
SLS or sodium laureth sulfate is one of the most commonly used surfactants (foams) in cosmetic products due to its low production cost. Although it is effective in removing impurities and grease, it can cause irritations, allergic reactions, and dryness and itching of the skin and scalp.
Steam when showering accelerates the absorption of chemicals into the body and stimulates the correction of chemicals we breathe, so you should always check the ingredients of shower gels.
The smell, as with body yoghurt, I could not recognize as the smell of a pear, but as indefinitely fruity-sweet, fresh.
Aqua / Water / Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Parfum / Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Sucrose, Disodium EDTA, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Pyrus Communis Fruit Extract / Pyrus Communis P Fruit Extract, Denatonium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hydroxide, CI 15985 / Yellow 6, CI 42090 / Blue 1.
Packaging: 250 ml plastic bottle
Price: 49 kn
THE BODY SHOP body yogurt with pear extract, according to the manufacturer, leaves the skin hydrated for 48 hours. It is light, non-sticky in texture and is instantly absorbed into the skin. It is a vegan product, and the ingredients are from a community fair trade store: almond milk from Spain and pear extract from Italy.
Body yogurt contains shea butter, sodium hyaluronate, pear extract, sweet almond extract, but also preservatives, fragrance, silicones and artificial colors. I believe that body yogurt in the summer, due to its light texture, is a good substitute for body butter.
Aqua / Water / Eau, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Parfum / Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Butyrospermum Parkii (Shealon Butol) Cap, Buteth Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Pyrus Communis Fruit Extract / Pyrus Communis (Pear) Fruit Extract, Citronellol, Citric Acid, Coumarin, Benzyl Alcohol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Seed Extract / Prunus Almyedal , Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Dehydroacetic Acid, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 42090 / Blue 1.
The texture of the yogurt is creamy, milky white and is instantly absorbed into the skin and lightly smeared. THE BODY SHOP yogurt is applied after showering on dry body skin and leaves it nourished and soft. The smell is sweet, fruity, you can’t tell the smell of a pear, but it is more reminiscent of fruit candies.
I will give another chance to TBS body yogurt, but with a different composition because its texture and absorbency are satisfactory to me, but I don’t like the smell. Maybe with some other TBS extract the yogurt makes a better impression.
Packaging: 200 ml plastic container
Price: 79 kn
Rating: 3.5 / 5
Both of the products in today’s review are new, were launched as part of a limited holiday collection and I received them as a Christmas gift. Since they didn’t particularly delight me, I stick to the claim that body butters are by far their best products.