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What FabIndia says: Enriched with moisturising Avocado butter, this rich creamy body wash retains moisture in your skin, leaving it soft and healthier.
Ingredients: Water, Avocado Butter, SLES, Sodium Lactate, Polyquaternium 7, Glycerine, Cocoamidopropylbetaine.
My take: I haven’t used FabIndia beauty/skin care products at all, though I go there frequently for work wear, home stuff or for gifts for my friends abroad. This Avocado body wash was a gift for my birthday and it came right after I had finished my existing body wash. I’m really quite happy with it! Both the FabIndia Avocado Foot Cream and the FabIndia Avocado Shampoo have already been reviewed here.
Packaging: Comes in a handy flip top bottle. I like pump-style packaging better but no complaints about this either.
Fragrance: I don’t like strong fruity smells, and this has a strong, but luckily not too cloying, smell in the bottle. But once you apply, use and wash off, it leaves just a pleasant aroma that doesn’t assault your nose in any way.
Texture and performance: Unlike a lot of body washes I have used, this one doesn’t have a gel texture. It’s more lotion-y. It is not as rich or creamy as FabIndia claims, in fact it is a bit runny, but it really is extremely moisturizing (for me at least, I have dry-normal skin on my body, combi-oily skin on my face) which means my skin doesn’t thirst for a moisturizer immediately after a wash. I even commit the sin of omitting my moisturizer after this, if I am in a hurry, especially during the summer. If I did that during the monsoon or winter months (not that we have a winter), I would be punished! A small quantity is enough for the entire body.
Here’s the lotion-y looking body wash (and my old-lady hands: note to self – that Nivea crème is so not working for your hands!)
The first time I had a bath with Avocado Body Wash, I noticed that my skin was visibly softer and smoother, (in fact I only just read the product claim now while typing this review) and looked cleaner and fresher somehow. It is loads better than the other washes I have been using.
Pros of FabIndia Avocado Body Wash
• Moisturizing effect that lasts for at least 2-3 hours
• Pleasant aroma
• Softens skin visibly
• Price – totally affordable and excellent value for money
• Did I mention moisturizing??!
Cons of FabIndia Avocado Body Wash
• Available only in Fabindias – so you can’t just toss a bottle into your basket the next time you are at the supermarket
• Because of the moisturizing effect, you are sometimes left with a slightly slippery feeling which makes you feel you haven’t washed off all the product.
(neither of these are really cons)
Would I purchase again: I would. Rarely does a product make you completely happy. As far as I am concerned it was a great introduction to Fabindia’s beauty segment. I would experiment with other washes from time to time though 🙂
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