10 January 2013

Nourish Fresh Fig Body Wash Review

If you're new here or in case you haven't caught on yet, I've recently become a bit of a lunatic about testing out new shower gels.  It all started with a legitimate hunt to find a new one after the brand I'd been loyal to for years started irritating my skin, but even though I've already found some fantastic replacements, I'm still enjoying trying out new ones.  Fact is, even if I don't like a shower gel very much, it's something that gets used up fairly quickly, so I can still usually manage to finish it off without any ill results, which is more than I can say for a lot of other products!  Today I want to talk about a body wash from Nourish.  After loving their Body Polish, I wanted to try out more products from their line and since I was running low, I figured I might as well go for their body wash next.  After careful consideration, I decided on the Fresh Fig scent.



Product Description
You can feel truly good about your daily bath or shower when you cleanse your body with this organic hydrating blend of soothing aloe, nourishing coconut milk, antioxidant-rich Vitamin E, and a proprietary blend of moisturizing essential oils. It leaves skin smooth, soft, refreshed, and naturally scented with the enchanting fragrance of organic fig and apricot.

Ingredients
Organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice, organic cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, purified water, potassium hydroxide, organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, organic sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, organic cyamopsis tetragonoloba (guar) gum, organic fragrance, organic butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), organic cocos nucifera (coconut) milk, tocopherol (vitamin E), organic jasmine officinale (jasmine) extract, organic althea officinalis (marshmallow) root extract.

Price
10 fl. oz for $9.99 from Nourish or $8.29 from Vitacost

My Thoughts
First, let's talk about the scent.  According to Nourish, "organic fig and apricot mingle with notes of organic citrus, apple, and currant in this delightful fragrance that’s at once warm, refreshing, and utterly enchanting."  To me, it mainly smells like apricots or peaches.  But then, thinking about it now, I'm drawing a bit of a blank as to what figs actually smell like.  Either way, the smell is fresh and fairly light.  It isn't overpowering and it's only slightly noticeable on my skin after I shower.  If you wanted, you can also layer the scent with Nourish's other fig products.  

As body washes go, Nourish's is very hydrating.  It's a pearly/creamy colour that, silly as this sounds, just looks moisturizing, and it really is.  It cleans well, but my skin is not left feeling at all tight or stripped.  I will say, if you like a lot of lather, this body wash might be disappointing.  It does lather, but not to epic proportions.  For this reason, I need a bit more product than with something like Face Naturals and I find it works better to use it just in my hands, rather than on a loofah.

The Score *I've decided to start including ratings, since it gives a really clear idea of how much I like something.  Let me know what you think!*
8/10

Bottom Line
I recently included Nourish in a list of my favourite bath and body companies and this body wash is another hit from the brand!  I love how moisturizing it is and the fig scent is lovely too.  Because of how sensitive I am, I usually stick to products scented only with essential oils, so I'm excited to have found a line with other fragrances that I've been okay using.  I'm curious to try out Nourish's other scents now too!



        

4 comments:

  1. I like the sound of this, I am a big fan of fig scents, I tend to purchase reed diffusers in that fragrance. The combination with apricot sounds lovely.

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  2. I think you'd like it, it's really nice :) I'll have to try more fig scents in the future!

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  3. Eek! I don't really like the smell of figs for some reason. I see what you're saying about shower gel testing, even if you don't like something that much it DOES get used every day so it's not something that's likely to get wasted if it isn't you're favourite.

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  4. It sounds like a wonderful winter body wash. I'm not sure what fig is supposed to smell like either, fruity? lol

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