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Hey lovely ladies,
Here’s another Marks and Spencer shower gel up for review. I didn’t even want to pick this one up but the SA kept insisting that I MUST take it. I’m not sure if it was her favourite variant or she was just trying to make a sale – but I came home with Marks and Spencer Nature’s Ingredients Pink Grapefruit and Watermelon Shower Gel too.
This shower gel is gel enriched with extracts of pink grapefruit and watermelon and with added moisturiser will cleanse your skin leaving it delicately scented. Experience daily luxury with our Nature’s Ingredients collection.
Not tested on animals
Product Size: 250 ml
Fragrance Free: No
Dermatologically Tested: No
Paraben Free: Yes
Alcohol Free: Yes
Suitable for Vegetarians
Skin Type: Suitable for all skin types
Aqua, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium chloride, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerin, parfum, citrus paradisi (pink grapefruit) fruit extract, citrullus vulgaris (watermelon) fruit extract, benzophenone-4, disodium edta, sodium hydroxide, sodium sulfate, benzyl salicylate, linalool, limonene, magnesium nitrate, magnesium chloride, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, ci 18050, ci 19140.
3 pounds/INR 599 for 250 ml.
My Experience with Marks and Spencer Nature’s Ingredients Pink Grapefruit and Watermelon Shower Gel:
My standard skin type information – though I have oily to combination facial skin, I have fairly dry body skin. I hate repeating myself in each review, but it is for the benefit of anyone who lands here from a Google search. I have been using shower gels, body washes for a while now but I do not really have a favorite. I pick body washes fairly indiscriminately – based on their fragrance and not really their ingredients. Mentioning this up front because the product under review is something which has SLS – which I know can be an immediate NO for some people.
Packaging: The packaging is quite simple. The product comes in a squeezable plastic flip top tube. There is no seal. However, the store ensured that they put a plastic tape on the lid of each of the shower gels that I picked, which kind of made me think there must have been some incident/complaints regarding the cap opening and product leakage. It is a fairly large tube – with 250ml of product and squeezable, so I guess its safe to say, do not travel with it.
Fragrance: The reason I didn’t want to pick this is because of the watermelon! While I love this summer fruit – not sure about its fragrance in bath and body products. Feel a little ehhh. But I decided to give it a shot because it’s a combo fragrance – Pink Grapefruit and Watermelon. Together – it isn’t so bad! Ok, maybe that’s a wrong way of saying it because fragrance is subjective. The shower gel has a nice, slightly sweet (but not unpleasant) fruity fragrance. I won’t be surprised if this variant turns out to be the hot pick for the summers for people (even if it isn’t for me).
Texture: The product is quite runny. It is easy to dispense from the tube but do be careful of more product getting dispensed at one go than what you may want because it’s really runny. It spreads easily on the body and lathers well. Post washing off, it does not seem to leave a residue on the body.
Application: The application is fairly simple and straight-forward. You can use it directly or with a loofah.
Efficacy: The shower gel lathers well. It leaves my skin feeling cleansed, supple and smooth – without any residue or any feeling of stretchiness. The fragrance of the shower gel does not last too long on the body – it doesn’t really transfer too well to the skin. It is more about the shower experience than actual fragrance transferring onto the skin. The fragrance can be built up and made to last longer by layering – using body lotion, body mist, body powder, deo, etc with the same fragrance. The range does have these options in most variants.
Since the product is from the Nature’s Ingredients range – actual Pink Grapefruit and Watermelon extracts have been used in the product and they fall about mid-level in the ingredient list. However, what benefit do they bring to the skin – apart from the fragrance – is questionable, but then again, the brand states that the product is “extracts of pink grapefruit and watermelon,” but does not make any claim about the effect of these 2 ingredients on the body.
Pros of Marks and Spencer Nature’s Ingredients Pink Grapefruit and Watermelon Shower Gel:
- A fragrant shower gel with a fruity hit.
- Gentle on the skin – does not leave it feeling dry.
- Spreads easily.
- Lathers well.
- Does not leave a residue post washing off.
- Did not irritate my skin.
- Foams nicely.
- Did not dry my skin further or aggravate the dryness. Do keep it in mind that it is summers right now.
- Not tested on animals.
- Paraben free.
Cons of Marks and Spencer Nature’s Ingredients Pink Grapefruit and Watermelon Shower Gel:
- The fragrance does not linger on the skin.
- Contains SLS.
The product is easy to use and would even make for a nice Mother’s day gift along with a couple of more products from this line!
Marks and Spencer Nature’s Ingredients Cocoa Butter Hand Cream
Marks and Spencer Nature’s Ingredients Shea Butter Hand Cream
Marks and Spencer Nature’s Ingredients Lemon and Lime Shower Gel
Marks & Spencer Nature’s Extracts Fresh Aloe Vera Shower Gel
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Daily Scrub
Yves Rocher Pink Grapefruit Vitamin Face Mist
The Body Shop Earth Lovers Watermelon and Eucalyptus Shower Gel
Grace Cole Watermelon And Pink Grapefruit Body Wash