Monday, September 6, 2010

The Body Shop Strawberry Polish - Review

Best if you want to: Cleanse and exfoliate with a foaming, gel-based scrub that has crushed walnut shells and kiwi seeds and a light strawberry scent.


Best for: normal skin, suitable for everyday use

How it works:
Strawberry juice is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants to protect and nourish skin, as well as pore-cleansing salicylic acid; provides natural strawberry fragrance and red color.

Community Trade organic honey moisturizes and conditions skin.

Sunflower oil and sweet almond oil moisturize and soften skin.

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates Copolymer, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Honey, Kiwi (Actinidia Chinensis) Seed, Fragaria vesca (Strawberry) Juice, Sodium Hydroxide, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Cinnamal, Denatonium Benzoate, Salicylic Acid, Linalool, Citral, Red 4, Red 33

Price: Rs. 400 for 200ml flip cap tube (got 10% off during sale)

Pros
1. Smells heavenly, just like a freshly crushed strawberry preserve. Very refreshing, energising scent.
2. The granules are not abrasive at all. They exfoliate well without hurting, and it is gentle enough for daily use.
3. Package is travel friendly. Easy to store and take along.
4. the Gel base foams well, and rinses clean. No oily layer on skin post washing.

Cons
1. Not moisturising enough for me, as compared to St Ives. Itsn't such a problem during these humid rainy days, but I will not be able to use this during winters.

Will I re-purchase: Hmmm... I love the smell, but not the fact that my skin feels a little dry post using this. I love the smell, so I might get a body butter or something else from this line for that.
 
For exfoliating, I think I'll stick to the bath gloves from TBS.

9 comments:

  1. hey even i love their bath gloves. since then i have stopped buying body exfoliator products 'coz the gloves do their work too well!! :)

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  2. you are right..in this humidity, the products which feel good,will not work in winter...i think my skin is same like you...normal in summer,a bit oily in monsoon and a bit dry in winter...changing and changing...

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  3. Hi Tanz...so u got in hold with the body polish too....:)

    I think u will like olay body butter body wash more then that isn't?

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  4. @IMW: I know! I love their gloves too. Just amazing

    @Rakshanda: Glad u agree, I too have noticed that my skin type fluctuates with the weather terribly. While cold creams go into heavy rotation during winters, they just feel weird during summers :)

    @Anamika: Hey! I had actually got this as an emergency gift for someone, but long story short, I ended up giving her something better, and this landed with me.

    Yea, Even I think I am gonna like Olay. My friend who uses it, says its very nice.

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  5. hey, i was so waiting for a post from you......

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  6. @Retnu: Thks :)... I hope u liked reading it :)

    @Aarthi: Lots of ppl quite like this body polish :)

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  7. oh yes absolutely, you guys make my bore office job enjoyable :)

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  8. Im a little skeptical about TBS polishes. Havent always had the best experiences.. Adore the body butters though- Cocoa Butter ones...

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