For fall 2014, The Body Shop released a line of new body care products using community fair trade wild argan oil from Morocco. The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil collection contains 9 products for both the body and hair; I’ll be sharing with you my thoughts on the Massage Soap, Shower Gel, and Body Lotion.
A common denominator in the Wild Argan Oil collection is of course the wild argan oil ingredient, as well as the warm, cocoa-like scent that’s dominant in all of the products. I have to say I am a big fan of both the moisturizing wild argan oil as well as the scent that helps me relax after a long day of work.
The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Massage Soap ($6) is a creamy soap bar with protruding bits that are used for massaging the skin. I love using this at night while taking a long, hot shower because while it foams it, the foam is very creamy and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth after. I normally avoid bar soaps but this one is super moisturizing. The massaging bits is also nice to use, mostly around my thigh, tummy, and back area. The only thing is that because I’m so focused on only using the uneven side to wash my body, the massaging bits got used up pretty quickly.
Buy? Yes, but keep in mind the massaging bits gets used up quite quickly so you’ll just be left with a moisturizing bar soap after.
Ingredients: Sodium Palmate (Surfactant), Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Palm Kernelate (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Sorbitol (Humectant), Coconut Acid (Surfactant), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Triethanolamine (pH Adjuster), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Skin Conditioning Agent – Emollient), Etidronic Acid (Chelating Agent), Tetrasodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), CI 77492/Iron Oxides (Colorant), CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide (Colorant), CI 77491/Iron Oxides (Colorant), CI 77499/Iron Oxides (Colour).
The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel ($9) has a thick, almost honey-like consistency. It foams up relatively well with a loofah, but the foam dissipates quickly. It cleanses pretty well and leaves my skin feeling moisturized and smooth. Again, I love the argan oil scent and I feel like I’m in a cloud of this scent when I use the Shower Gel. The only downside is that because of the thicker consistency and how the foam dissipates so quickly, I find myself using more of this each time, and thus using it up really quickly.
Buy? Yes, if you want a moisturizing shower gel and don’t mind that it will get used up quickly.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Glycerin (Humectant), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate (Viscosity Modifier), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Mel/Honey/Miel (Natural Additive), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), CI 15985/Yellow 6 (Colorant), CI 19140/Yellow 5 (Colorant), CI 17200/Red 33 (Colorant), CI 42090/Blue 1 (Colorant).
My favourite of the bunch, the Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Body Lotion ($12) is an ultra moisturizing body lotion. It is a lot thicker in consistency compared to many of the body lotions I’ve tried, almost like a thinner, more refined version of the Body Shop Body Butters. It feels incredible when applied on the skin, sinking in quickly and leaving my skin feeling very hydrated. With high quality and highly moisturizing ingredients such as sweet almond oil, shea butter, and of course the wild argan oil, this product is great for anyone who needs a boost of moisture to their body. It also spreads really easily, and one pump is enough for each leg, and one pump for both arms. I’ve been using this for several weeks and I’ve only made a small dent in it, meanwhile my skin feels amazingly soft. This quality, at the $12 price tag, is definitely worth a try.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau (Solvent), Glycerin (Humectant), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent – Occlusive), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Emollient), Stearic Acid (Emulsifier), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Skin Conditioning Agent – Emollient), Palmitic Acid (Surfactant), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate (Emollient), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Talc (Absorbent/Bulking Agent), Tapioca Starch Polymethylsilsesquioxane (Absorbent/Anticaking Agent), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Pentaerythrityl Distearate (Skin Conditioning Agent – Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Acrylates/Vinyl Isodecanoate Crosspolymer (Emulsion Stabilizer), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Sodium Polyacrylate (Film Former/Viscosity Increasing Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Caramel (Colorant), CI 15985/Yellow 6 (Colorant), CI 19140/Yellow 5 (Colorant).