The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash Review

The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash Review

Hey Friends,


How are you all! It’s getting hotter and hotter day by day here, I have to change my skin care regimen accordingly. Well, I got The Body Shop skin care products this time as per IMBB suggestions.  Thankfully, I got everything at 40% discount around New Year, yay! Its ultimate pleasure of shopping with heavy discount 😛 We all know about TBS and the pleasure of owning TBS products 😛 Finally, I got a chance to do a mini TBS haul after reading and drooling over TBS products on IMBB. I would love to share my views on my new buddy for dry summers – The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash.  Its not the best face wash I have ever used, but way better than duds 😛 Please read on further to know about it:


$13.50 for 3.3 Fl Oz, but I got it for $ 8.10.


TBS Seaweed Ingredients

Water (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Cocamide DEA (Surfactant), PEG-150 Distearate (Surfactant), Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate (Surfactant), Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (Surfactant), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Fragrance (Fragrance), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Methylparaben (Preservative), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Menthol (Fragrance/Cooling Agent), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Carrageenan (Chondrus Crispus) Extract (Natural Additive), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant).

Product Description:

The Body Shop difference: Our wild-harvested seaweed, which comes from our fabulous Community Trade partner in Ireland, is an incredibly nutritive sea vegetable that has been a diet staple in Japan and China for thousands of years. Seaweed is packed with vitamins and minerals that are also great for your skin, and because it moisturizes and conditions with zero oils, it is ideal for use on normal to shiny skin. Grown without any chemicals or fertilizers, our seaweed is an entirely natural and sustainable ingredient that re-grows fully within two years.

The Body Shop Seaweed Facial Wash 1

About Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial wash: A mild, oil-free and soap-free highly foaming cleansing gel that effectively deep cleanses to clear open pores and rinse away excess oils, make-up, impurities and daily grime. Leaves the skin feeling cleansed and purified.

The Body Shop Seaweed Facial Wash 2


This menthol and algae-smelling face wash comes in an ordinary transparent tube packaging. Nothing fancy about it, but its a travel-friendly tube packaging.

The Body Shop Seaweed Facial Wash 3

My Experience with The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash:

I have read a lot about TBS skin care products on IMBB. Moreover, I already own TBS Black Smokey Eye Shadow Palette and eyeliner gifted by my hubby on Valentine’s (review coming soon).  After my good experience with cosmetics, I was totally excited to try their skin care range.  Thankfully, they released their stuff at 40% discount a month ago and I just shopped like there is no tomorrow in my life and grabbed 4-5 products each from Seaweed, Tea Tree and Nutriganics series! What I love about TBS store is that they always send you back home with new samples of heavenly-smelling goodies.

The Body Shop products

Every time I go to their shop, I come back with heavenly-smelling samples of wild rose, almond, absinthe and strawberry hand creams or scrubs.  I must admit I mainly wander in TBS Shop for new product samples other than my goodies 😛

The body shop facial brush

Let’s talk about Seaweed face wash, it’s a mild menthol and algae-smelling face wash with light exfoliation effect on the skin.  I usually apply it twice on my face and never felt that it overtly dries or irritates my skin, unlike other face washes which are way too harsh when applied twice! I got a cute TBS facial brush with this face wash, which is a little harsh on the skin, but perfect for exfoliation and cleansing on alternate days. This face wash is best for dry summers as it cleanses my face without over drying or stretching my sensitive skin.


However, I feel it does nothing for acne and scars though it will prevent future outbreaks. I feel its great for all those combination/oily skin beauties, who are blessed with clear skin and just need a mild mattifying cleanser.  I feel my face shine free and clear for good 8-12 hours along with soft and supple sheen on the face.

The Body Shop Seaweed Facial Wash 4

I never felt the need for applying moisturizer after washing my face, but still I do apply moisturizer as a safety measure against ageing.  I love its refreshing fragrance of algae and menthol which is not overpowering.  I fear strong menthol smell in most of the face washes cause skin to dry up.  I only wish it would have been equally effective on acne and scars.  It also removes mild face and eye makeup.  I would say it’s not my best HG face wash, but way better than other face washes I have used in my life!

The Body Shop Seaweed Facial Wash 7

Let’s sum up the pros and cons:

The Body Shop Seaweed Facial Wash 9

Pros of The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash:

  • A mild, oil free and soap free face wash ideal for sensitive skin.
  • Leaves the skin purified and squeaky clean without over drying even after using twice or thrice a day.
  • Perfect pick for scorching, drying summers for oily/combination skin types.
  • A mild algae and menthol smell which is not overpowering, just apt to feel refreshed.
  • Face is shine free and clean up to 8 hours with soft and supple skin.
  • TBS is against animal testing.
  • It is loaded with all natural seaweed vitamins and minerals.

Cons of The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash:

  • It does contain chemicals and parabens as preservatives.
  • It is not effective on acne and scars.

Apart from these issues, I hold no grudges against seaweed deep cleansing facial wash. I would not recommend it to acne-prone beauties, but its a great pick for oily/combination skin types.  I would love to use it in winters when my face is acne free and more dry.

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14 thoughts on “The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash Review

  1. HEy Neetuu .. so this was the haul u were talking about … great haul 🙂 .. i am all in for the clay mask..its lovely 🙂 … and TT face wash tooooooo hehe 🙂 … enjoy ..and nice review .. the face wash seems good.. 🙂 BtW howz the body shopz face brush 🙂

    1. haan yaar my mini haul.. 😛 u r rt clay mask are best of all.. 🙂 TBS brush is okay re nt so gud nt so bad.. just looks cute on my table.. 😛

  2. Awesome haul Neetu ,
    I used this face wash and find it good for oily skin especially in summers
    but it contains chemicals and does not prevent break outs..
    Loved ur piccy’s and haullllll 🙂 🙂

    1. well said vini its fully loaded wid chemicals and does nothin for acne and scars though its really mild and soft on skin naa. 🙂 thanks for ur attention dear!!

  3. Neetu……wowieee… got a lot of goodies…..I have used the face pack and toner before, found them to be good enough. Those are samples in the little tubs, arent’ they…yay 🙂

    1. I got the face mask and toner on ur reco dear.. 🙂 i ws looking for tea tree mask bt cud’nt get it out of stock naa.. 🙁 so consoled my heart wid nutriganics n seaweed ones.. 😛 these are just few samples dear, sumtimes they give 5-6 samples at one go.. 😛 1 month ka cota to aise hi pura ho jata h hand creams ka deluxe pack kise chaiye jab sample hi kafi h.. 😉 😛 lol

    1. scrub?? Aww i did not noticed scrub yaar, i ws looking for a mild scrub bt cud not find any so just bought masks.. 😛

  4. ugghhh.. normally TBS works for me but this one didn’t 🙁 I got the lotion and the same face wash from this range which I bought because I wanted a non Comdogenic product for my sensitive skin.. it stripped my skin of its natural moisture..i so hated it. 🙁

    1. Aww.. dats really sad to hear ur worst experience dear! i found it okay for my oily skin though its nt effective on any scars and acne.. 😛

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