Thursday, 27 January 2011

Alva Naturokosmetik Exotic Shower Gel Review

Hello my lovelies! Hope you're all doing ok - very excited that it's nearly the weekend. I feel like this week has dragged on forever! Today I'm going to be bringing you a little review of this Alva Naturokosmetik Exotic shower gel that I've been trying as part of the My Pure bloggers panel.

Just incase your secondary school German isn't up to scratch, Alva are a German organic skincare brand who have been going strong since 1988. The have quite a few different ranges including skin and body care and makeup.

I decided to give the exotic shower gel a go for two reasons - 1) because I love exotic smelling showergels and 2) because we were running out of shower gel. Like everything sold on My Pure, this is free from sulphates, parabens and phthalates and the showergel itself is actually plant based.

Based on the list of ingredients, it sounds yummy enough - soothing aloe vera, skin softening glycerine and sweet orange water. However, I found it to be a bit of a mixed bag.

The shower gel itself foams up fairly nicely if you use a shower puff (don't even think of just using your hands because you're not really going to get that far) but its the smell that's really disappointed me. It just smells... odd. It's not really exotic fruit, it's just a weird slightly synthetic tropical inspired smell. Looking at the list of ingredidents, this makes sense as there are no essential oils or fruit extracts (other than the sweet orange water) listed - merely parfum, which tends to be synthetic (as opposed to perfume, which tends to be essential oil based, however I'm willing to be corrected on this if I'm wrong)

Also, the packaging is a bit of a nightmare - its got a flip top lid which stores up pools of water if you leave it on your shower shelf... also the showergel has a tendency to just run out the minute you open the lid meaning that you waste a fair bit of product every time you use it.

My overall thoughts that are whilst this isn't a bad showergel, I imagine that there are better (and cheaper) organic showergels out there.

Price: £6.50 for a mere 150ml
♥ ♥ 1/2 out of 5
Would I buy it again? No
Available from my pure
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