Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Review: Burts Bees Citrus and Ginger Root Body Wash

Disclosure: PR sample

It's not often that I'm truly bowled over by a body wash.  And unfortunately, this isn't one of those times: this Burt's Bees wash is joining the category of body-washes-that-are-okay.  Burt's Bees say that this body wash will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and clean - and indeed, it does.

One of its selling points is the zesty, "extra energising" fragrance, which comes from orange oil and ginger oil rather than from a synthetic fragrance, and if you're looking for a product to really wake you up in the morning, this'll definitely do the trick.  The scent isn't overpowering, nor does it feel like it's assaulting your nose; it's just extremely fresh and invigorating.

The fairly thin gel doesn't foam a great deal, as it's free from SLS.  I found that without a bath puff, I didn't really get a lot of foam action - you'll need a bath puff or flannel to get any kind of lather going on.  Despite the lack of bubbles, my skin was left feeling clean but not squeakily so, and very definitely not dried out.

While this is a decent, SLS-free, natural body wash, I'm finding it hard to get excited about it.  It does a good enough job, but at the high price of £9.99 for 350ml, I'm struggling to find reasons why it's better than cheaper SLS free alternatives from companies like Naked Bodycare.

If you'd like to try it for yourself, you can grab a bottle from the Burt's Bees website, where 350ml will cost you £9.99.


  1. I love ginger but it's a shame that this doesn't lather much. I'd never usually spend that much on a shower gel unless it was something really special. Thanks for the review :) x

  2. I have to admit I struggle with Burts Bees. I really want to like it, it's natural, smells good, promises the world... but I'm never wowed. In fact most of the time the products do a worse job that the ones I already use.


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