Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Review: The Body Shop Nutriganics Softening Cleansing Gel

I originally bought this Body Shop Nutriganics cleanser to use with my Clarisonic.  I thought it was an emollient, thick cleansing gel which would work perfectly with the Clarisonic to provide the perfect second-cleanse I do after removing my makeup.  And it is an emollient, thick cleansing gel - but with a twist.

Spread across the face and massaged in, the gel changes texture and slips from being a thick, unctuous liquid to being a slippy, silky oil.  Like most oil cleansers, it effectively removes dirt and makeup from the skin, including waterproof eye makeup.  My skin is left feeling soft, clean and smooth after use.

One of the problems I find with oil cleansers is that they can be dangerous to transport - I've had cleansing oil leak into my washbag before, and clean up is an absolute pain.  This product solves that transport problem very neatly - you get all the benefits of a cleansing oil, but in a much more portable form.  I'll definitely be keeping a tube of this handy for travelling.

Nutriganics Softening Cleansing Gel is available from the Body Shop, both in store and online, and costs a reasonable £8 for 100ml.  What do you think?  Tried this product?  What cleanser do you take with you when you travel?  Let us know in the comments!


  1. How bizarre, the Body Shop website does indicate 8 pounds as the price, as do you - but I paid 9 in store yesterday :( How is that possible?

    Anyhow, I love the cleanser, although I've only used it 3 times so far, it seems great!

  2. How easy is it to remove? A lot of the natural i.e. non-mineral oil based products leave a bit of a film wwhich takes heavy duty scrubbing with a muslin cloth to remove (REN cleansing balm and elemental herbology purify and soothe, I'm looking at you!) so have been looking for something easier to remove!

  3. Oh my, this looks interesting. Will watch out for this when it comes out!

  4. @Kari - It's out already :)

    @Ola - that's a shame :(

    @AnAverageJosephine - It rinses away clean. Emulsify with water, then splash off with water, and my skin is left with no residue :)

  5. Oooh this sounds lovely! I like anything that has skin softening powers :)

  6. I used to have a Body Shop cleanser, and it used to burn if I got it anywhere near my eyes. It was the strangest thing, because it didn't say not for use around the eyes, and presumably you were allowed to use it for removing eye makeup, as most cleansers are, but its the only cleanser I've ever had such a reaction to. I'm not sure if I could trust this one, either, which is a shame, because its a pretty good review you've given it here =<

    Also, I've given London Beauty Review a blog award: http://floamia.blogspot.com/2011/07/blog-award-from-esper-makeup.html You were one of the first blogs I started following, so there's a token of my appreciation (along with my continued followership xD)


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