As you may have already guessed this is a skincare product review; well more specifically body care review. When I decided to take the organic skincare route I didn’t expect it to be an easy one because from the moment you make that decision it’s no longer about pretty packaging or what products smell like, or even feel like but it becomes more about what’s actually in them. Sometimes it can be a little frustrating giving up brands that you once loved simply because you now understand that they may not be the best choice because of some of the ingredients. When I came across organic shop uk and I saw all the pretty colours and all those options for body scrubs, shampoos and body butters I was in love!!
The strawberry jam deep cleansing body scrub looks and smells like strawberry jam. There are literally chunks of strawberries in every handful. My skin felt so soft and smooth and the smell of fresh strawberries lingered even after I got out of the shower; which was nice because strawberries are rather scarce during winter so I absolutely loved it! The brand offers products free of common nasties including parabens, SLS, mineral oils and GMOs. They are totally against animal testing and the packaging is recyclable as well. Sounds awesome right?
Remember what I said about the frustrations of taking the organic route? Well here is where it gets frustrating. There were a few ingredients that I would have preferred to have been left out. The MIPA-Laureth sulphate for example, parfum and the colourants as well. I contacted the brand and expressed my concerns and was told that the MIPA- Laureth sulphate it contains is the least amount possible whilst still allowing the scrub to perform as a cleanser. I do love it when brands take us, the consumers seriously!!!
Despite the few ingredients that I was not too happy about here are those which made me smile:
- Organic Strawberry Extract: Nourishes and soothes your skin.
- Organic Black Currant Extract and Acai: Help detoxify your skin.
- Raspberries and Lingonberry Seed Oil: Provide deep cleansing that leaves the skin supple and elastic.
My advice is this; if your skin care routine is 100% organic with no exception and zero tolerance this line isn’t for you but if you are thinking of considering organic skin care this is a very affordable way to start. The options are endless and the ingredients are way more skin friendly than the popular brands like The body shop here in the UK or Bath and Body works in the US.
So by all means newbie organics go check out @organicshopuk and try them out for yourself before picking up that ever so tempting popular brand. Charlotte is really helpful if you are unsure of what you should get. The products are very affordable and this scrub retails at £9.99 for a 450 ml jar which should last a very long time. It’s an excellent Christmas gift option as well for all those thinking of trying out a new line.
Let me know what you guys think in the comments below. Thank you as always for stopping by.
Disclaimer: The product was gifted in exchange for my honest review.