I would be reviewing the Enliven Shower Gel in Mango and Passion Fruit today. I read Neha’s review on the hand lotion from the same range and the fragrance sounded like something to die for. I have tried and liked mango-fragranced goodies (especially from The Body Shop) and even though I haven’t tried any passion fruit products, I do love the smell of it, especially in drinks. Enliven is a brand available from small import shops and dollar shops as they are imported from UK and they are extremely affordable and the prices range from AUD 1 to AUD 4. So, when I saw this, I really wanted to try it and have been using it so many times in the last month, hot summer and it was such a summer fragrance .The whole range is not available here, but a selection is. I however found the Enliven website not user friendly at all and it was difficult to find information I needed and the website kept crashing most of the time. Because of this reason, I stopped at buying just this one product.
This deliciously fragranced shower gel with natural extracts of mango and passionfruit leaves your skin feeling refreshed and revitalised. Embraces skin with dazzling, fruity and natural fragrances. Instantly helps pamper body, sense and mood. Ideal for frequent use.
My Experience with Enliven Mango and Passionfruit Shower Gel:
I have seen this brand around in dollar stores, but didn’t know how it would be, so didn’t try so far. However for the price, I thought I would take the risk, especially after imagining how it smells. This comes in white colour, sturdy bottle which is shaped like a semi rectangle. Since the bottle is white, you can almost see through to know how much of the product is left. Packaging is basic and has the pictures of mango and passion fruit. Their luxury collection looks more attractive comparatively. The product itself is colorless and does not lather much, as such you will need to use quite a bit each time.
I do not use a loofah with this product as I like to indulge since it is a cheap product unlike The Body Shop ones. The fragrance is to die for, smells more of mangoes and a bit of passionfruit, smells tropical and exotic , just like a vacation in Hawaii. This is so refreshing on summer mornings and makes not only me but the whole shower smell wonderful. This did not add any moisture to my skin, if at all it is a teeny bit on the drying side. I use The Body Shpo Mango Butter after this shower gel; however, for tropical climates such in India, I guess this wouldn’t be drying and this would do a good job of cleansing the skin.
Unlike moisturizing shower gels which take a bit of effort to wash off, this one washes off easily and does not leave a sticky feel, this will again be apt for hot and humid climates. I can see myself taking this on vacation (after filling up a travel-sized bottle) as this fragrance smells “vacation.”
Pros of Enliven Mango and Passionfruit Shower Gel:
- The fragrance is natural, fruity and yummy. If you like fruity shower gels, you must try this.
- Product is extremely affordable when compared to other shower gels in Australia.
- Comes in a sturdy bottle which does not leak.
Cons of Enliven Mango and Passionfruit Shower Gel:
- Apart from the delightful fragrance, this product does not have anything special.
- Does not moisturize skin, it is a bit drying for my normal-dry skin.
- The fragrance does not last long.
- This is not a con of the product itself, but the website of Enliven UK is very hard to access and does not give out much information.
- A big quantity is needed each time as the product does not lather much.
Will I Repurchase Enliven Mango and Passionfruit Shower Gel?
This is a good product for you if you want to try out fruity shower gels on a budget. Even with all the cons, I might repurchase this as I love the fragrance. This is a cheaper alternative to The Body Shop shower gels, the price as well as the moisturizing properties are less.
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