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The Body Shop Coconut Bath Shower Gel / Cream

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Brand: The Body Shop / Texture: Cream / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body

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      10.02.2014 13:03
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      the worst in the range

      For the past year I've managed to buy very little in the way of shower gels,trying very hard to use up the massive "stash" i have accumulated through glitches,giveaways etc. This does mean that im at the stage where im going through a lot of travel sized products or products that i wasnt as bothered about using. **The range** There seems to be quite a few products out with the coconut scent including lotions,lip balms etc . I bought mine ages ago and i think i might have got it in a pack with different shower gels as i seem to have a few of these to use up. My size was 60ml which I think is a good enough size to see if you like something **Packaging** The bottle looks just like the picture . I don't always like this style of bottle as it can be harder to get the product out the bottom of the bottle so you end up either leaning it against something upside down or rinsing it out with water.Mine was the travel size and it was a bit annoying to use in the shower. **In use** This product is designed for normal/dry skin and i have been using it twice a day. Smell-the fragrance only smells of coconut . I don't think its a great smell and i have tried other brands with coconut scented products that have smelled a lot more appealing.The only good thing about the smell is that it wasn't that long lasting. I don't think that this lathered up that well either,neither did i feel that clean after. I think this retails about £4 and its from the body shop Overall I would recommend the size of bottle either if you want to try the product or as a travel size.Saying that it's normally better value sticking shower gel etc in a bottle. The smell is not my favorite,I would say it's one of my least favorite items therefore I wouldn't get again.

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      17.12.2013 13:20
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      A rather ordinary shower gel

      I am a bit of a beauty product addict and as such I often receive plenty of new beauty treats come birthday and xmas time. I was given a Coconut themed gift set from the Body Shop, which included this Coconut Bath and Shower Cream, Coconut Milk Body Lotion and a scrunchy bath puff. It's all been stashed away at the back of my cupboard for ages, and I have recently gotten around to digging it out and using it. Each product can be bought individually, but I thought that the gift set was a nice touch as I do enjoy using products that have a matching fragrance. Product description: "This soap-free shower cream contains organic virgin coconut oil and has a deliciously tropical scent. + Soap-free + Lather-rich + Tropical coconut scent" I have a travel size version of this bath and shower cream, which contains 60ml. The full size version contains 250ml and costs RRP £4.00. It comes in a clear plastic bottle which allows the product to show through, which I prefer because it allows you to see exactly how much you have left. The bottle has a plastic flip-top lid at the top of the bottle with a small hole underneath which the product is dispensed through. The main problem that I had is that the bottle has to be squeezed very firmly and it takes a lot of pressure to get the gel out of the bottle. This may be different with the larger bottles, but the travel size proved to be a bit fiddly when I was trying to use it in the shower. Recommended directions for use: Lather up in the bath or shower using hands or a bath lily. Rinse thoroughly. The gel itself has a creamy white colour which is exactly what I would expect from a coconut scented product. As you might expect from the name, this has a more creamy consistency than an ordinary shower gel, and it works up nicely to produce a rich foamy lather. This feels very nice and gentle on my skin, but it does not spread very well and I have to use quite a large amount to get a full coverage over my whole body. The fragrance is very plain, just a simple pure coconut scent with no extra notes to add any variety or depth. I really like this as it makes the scent seem very genuine and natural. Unfortunately the scent does not have any staying power and so it does not last on my skin, and this is where it comes in useful to have the matching Coconut Milk Body Lotion, which leaves a perfumed finish after I apply it. Overall I think this is an average sort of product. It does feel nice to wash with, it cleanses my skin well, and I really like the simple coconut fragrance. That said, it does seem to take a lot of product to create a good enough lather that will spread all over my skin, and the scent does not last. I wouldn't say it's any better than other similar products that are available at a cheaper price, and I would probably not to choose to buy this specific product myself. The Body Shop are against animal testing - please keep your beauty cruelty free!

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      08.07.2013 22:56
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      I'm not too coconuts about the smell!

      ~~~~~~~~~~ Body bargains ~~~~~~~~~~ I'm a big fan of the Body Shop, but with the prices being a bit on the steep side I tend to only get stuff when they have a sale on - and I've noticed this seems to be all the time at the moment! I went on the website a few weeks back and everything had an extra 40% off, including sale items, so I picked up a few bargains. This bottle I bought cost only £1.80 for a 400ml bottle. Looking online now, I can only see the 250ml bottle, which would cost £4 at full price but is currently available for £2.60. There are also other coconut products available including a body butter and body scrub. ~~~~~~~~~ Hit or miss... ~~~~~~~~~ I love fruit fragranced products, but coconut is a scent I find to be a bit hit or miss - sometimes it works for me but sometimes it doesn't! So I really wasn't sure whether or not I would like this as I've not tried it before, or had a sneaky sniff in-store, but I figured for the price I would take the risk. As with all Body Shop shower products, this comes in a sturdy, chunky bottle which is see-through so you can see the creamy looking product inside. I smelt this as soon as it arrived, and it is definitely has a strong aroma of coconut - this is the first and only scent I can detect and it seemed to have a nice, sweet coconut fragrance. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thick and luxurious ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Using this in the shower, I noticed it has a creamy texture, but it has a slight stickiness to it too, making it a kind of cream and gel hybrid! It really is very rich and quite luxurious. I was also impressed at how well this lathered up - I found I didn't need very much of it to create a really nice, creamy lather - and I use a shower puff in the shower so this helped to make things even more lathery! It felt incredibly moisturising and really pleasant to use - again it felt like quite a luxurious shower product. However ... sadly it didn't deliver quite so well on the fragrance front! Although it does smell coconutty, it also has another underlying scent once I started using it which was just a bit odd and non-descript - but not at all pleasant! It smells a bit plasticky to me and it really isn't nice at all! I found this is the smell that hits me almost as soon as I start applying the gel, and the coconut fragrance pretty much disappears. ~~~~~~~~~ In summary... ~~~~~~~~~ Maybe this is just me, and I am sure other people may have a better experience, but I definitely have a problem with the smell of this product. However, the gel itself is of a really high quality and it is one of the best shower products I've used in terms of moisturisation. So I think I can try and ignore the odd smell - and it isn't overpowering or anything, luckily! However I do have to lop off two stars for the scent as it really doesn't agree with me! But the gel itself is great and I'll keep on using it reasonably happily! I'm just glad I got it for such a bargain price.

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      19.06.2013 20:11
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      A real treat but try and buy it when on offer!

      I had bought this product before and given it to family members as a gift but I had never tried it myself until recently. It was in a sale in store recently and I couldn't resist trying it even though that at it's sale price it was still pricier than my usual shower cream. I would call myself a regular shopper at The Bodyshop but I usually buy their moisturisers and the occasional make-up item. I really admire the ethical stance of the company as they use a lot of Fair Trade ingredients and they also do not test on animals. This product is called 'Coconut Shower Cream'. I bought mine in a 400ml sized bottle although I believe you can get smaller versions in gift set versions in the Coconut range. The product comes packaged in a transparent recyclable bottle. This has a flip top which can also be fully and easily unscrewed. This is helpful when it's time to recycle the bottle or if you want to dispense a lot of liquid quickly (ie. use like a bubble bath). There is a small dispensing hole under the flip lid. The label on the bottle is printed in English and French and tells you pretty much all you need to know about the shower cream. The brand state this is a "soap free" cream which is enriched with Community Fair Trade "virgin coconut oil". They say the cream is aimed at people with normal to dry skin. The company are very proud about the way they source their ingredients for this product and on the label there is a paragraph of text explaining how they help Samoan islanders by sourcing the coconut oil from them. It's quite interesting to read and it makes you much more aware of resources and trade and why it's important to shop ethically. The creamy liquid is very thick. It looks a bit like condensed milk. I find that because it's so dense it takes a while to come out of the bottle. The bottle is also a bit hard for squeezing and it can be time consuming to eject the cream. I first started using this on a shower puff but found that it was better applied straight to the hands and then rubbed over the palms. If you put it on a sponge or shower flower the cream seems to sink in and vanish. It doesn't lather too much as it has such an oily base so it is best rubbed in the hands until it's a whipped up white slime and then applied to the skin on the rest of your body. The cream feels utterly luxurious even though it doesn't bubble as much as I'd expect a shower cream to bubble. It has a soft, silky, rich and heavy feel that makes you feel like you are using something very expensive and very kind to the skin. It does feel very oily or rather more like a moisturiser than a soapy cream. The cream cleans my skin very well and it also makes my skin feel soft and fresh. I find that if I'm in a hurry it can double up as like a soapy shaving cream too! It's suitable for all over the body but I don't use on my face as it is so thick I'm worried it would go into my eyes before I had a chance to rinse it all off. The smell of the cream is absolutely divine. The coconut scent is so fresh and strong. It reminds me of being abroad and it is a fragrance that enlivens and pleases me. The scent stays on the skin after I get dried so I feel ultra clean and naturally perfumed. My skin feels really soft and pampered after using this shower cream. You can tell the really feel the difference on your skin between using this and a cheaper shower gel. The bottle I bought is normally £3.50 which I think is quite expensive and a bit too much unless you have a lot of money to spare. However, The Bodyshop are always doing a lot of promotions and reductions so if you can get this cheaper then I'd certainly recommend it. I think it's suitable for both women and men and would happily buy this (on offer) again and also give it to friends and relatives as a gift. There are a few other items in the coconut range such as body butter and perfume and I'm tempted to 'double up' by using some of the other products as it's such a lovely fragrance and the coconut oil is so kind to my skin. www.thebodyshop.co.uk

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      17.02.2013 15:28
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      Lovely cream gel but needs more aroma for me.

      ===Why I Got This=== I have always loved coconut but have never tried the Body Shop's version - so when I found these large 400 ml bottles on offer on their website it was too good an opportunity to miss. ===The Product=== Coconut Shower Cream. Standard Body Shop plain clear bottle with an opaque screw top with a flip up lid. Comes in 250 mls or 400 mls, you can also sometimes get a small 60 ml version.. Creamy beige thick liquid. 'Creamy soap free cleanser enriched with community Fair Trade organic virgin coconut oil.' For normal to dry skin. Make in the UK and use within 12 months. Made with coconut oil from Samoa. the income from this trade enables the people to stay in their own villages. ===Cost=== Not sure of full price but other 250 ml bottles sell for around £4. I managed to buy the 400 ml one for under £2.50. Not currently listed on the Body Shop website. ===Other Body Shop Coconut Items Still On Sale=== Lip gloss Soap Shimmer body butter Hair oil shine Body scrub Beautifying oil Lip roll-on Lip butter Milk body lotion Body butter. ===My Opinion=== I was looking forward to using this cream as I really love the smell of coconut. I was a bit disappointed when they arrived and I opened the top - I was expecting a great aroma but actually got nothing at all really. Anyway I was assuming that the smell would burst out when I was actually using the cream, so when I had my next shower I used some on my sponge as usual. I only used a little and to be fair it did sort of lather and foam up nicely and was very rich and creamy, so a great product for your skin to wash and not dry it out. However the coconut part really seemed to be lacking as again I would say I had next to no coconut aroma. I was very surprised by this, but then I remembered that It was not Body Shop products I had used before but the Yves Rocher Coconut range - now they really do smell good enough to eat. Well back to the Body shop cream - the 400 ml bottle is huge so will last me absolutely ages. Very little is needed to use for a shower and it cleans marvellously and lathers well. It is soap free so kind on your skin and enriched with many oils to stop any drying of your skin. But, and this is a bit but, where is the coconut smell? The normal price for these items is quite high so I expected better. I had bought their coconut soap as part of a gift for someone and with that you could smell it through the cellophane wrapper. This was a disappointing product as regards smell, but is good in all other aspects. However when you buy a Body Shop item you expect more, as I can get a good and creamy lather from a supermarket shower cream that would cost under £1. Sorry Body Shop but this does not seem up to the normal standard of bath products. After all most people are buying them for the smell anyway. ===Star Rating=== 3 stars - quite a nice texture but where is the lovely coconut smell? ===Would I Recommend?=== Not really unless it was very cheap. ===Website=== www.bodyshop.co.uk

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      03.02.2013 20:19
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      A nice shower cream from The Body Shop.

      I recently received a Body Shop Coconut gift set, which contains a number of gorgeous coconut scented products including a shower cream. The Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream comes in a thick, transparent, plastic bottle. The shower gel is a creamy colour. The packaging is pretty simple but attractive enough - less is more as they say! The shower cream comes in 2 sizes - 250ml and 400ml. My shower cream is a 250ml bottle (and is surprisingly big), I have been using it regularly for a couple of weeks and still have lots left. This product is described on Dooyoo and on The Body Shop website as a 'shower/bath cream', which I find quite strange because it only states on the bottle that it's a 'shower cream'. My favourite aspect of this particular shower cream is the scent. I love tropical scents, in particular coconut. I can wear it all year round and feel like I'm off on holidays every time I get a whiff! There's no mistaking the smell of this shower cream. This product is good as a shower gel because it creates a nice creamy lather, which feels luxurious and refreshing on my skin. A little tends to go a long way too (therefore making the bottle last longer than expected) - I use a shower puff in the shower and I only need to squeeze a small amount of shower cream on to the shower puff to cover my whole body. The coconut scent is very obvious whilst showering and the scent does transfer to my skin after showering, although unfortunately it does wear off pretty quickly. I can usually smell it on my skin for up to a couple of hours. I always feel clean and fresh after using this shower cream, plus my skin always seems soft and moisturised. The shower cream is suitable for normal/dry skin, I would say my skin is mostly 'normal'. It is soap-free so I find it doesn't dry my skin out (but doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy either). Some shower gels/creams are better to use in the morning or night time depending on their scents. For example I would use lime shower gel to wake me up in the morning and a lavender shower cream to relax me before bed. However I find this shower cream is suitable for both morning and night time showers. The cream is not quite so good in the bath simply because it doesn't make very many bubbles. I usually pour a small amount under the tap whilst running a bath and pop a sponge in the bath with me. My skin always feels soft and cleansed after a bath but I'm just not keen on the lack of bubbles. Luxurious baths require lots of lovely smelling bubbles! No Body Shop products are tested on animals which is good to know. Plus The Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream is made from organic virgin coconut oil from Samoa and organic soya oil from Brazil - The Body Shop support community fair trade. The Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream is available from The Body Shop or The Body Shop website. It costs £4.00 for a 250ml bottle which may seem a little on the expensive side for a daily shower cream but perfectly fine as a treat for yourself!

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        12.11.2012 00:58
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        Coconut cream

        The Body Shop is a company that I have been buying from every now and again since I was at primary school so I trust their products and I consider a lot of them to be classics. Their shower gel and shower cream is one of their very popular products and they offer it in a huge variety of different scents, many of which I have tried. I have had this coconut one a few times over the years and I bought another bottle a couple of months ago as I was going through a bit of a coconut loving phase! It comes in a typical Body Shop shower gel bottle, the slightly fat and sturdy shaped one which most of the scents come in, not tall and thin like a few of the Body Shop items such as the Earth Lovers shower gels. It is available in different quantities and the one I have is the 250 ml which I think is a good size, as it lasts a couple of months but is not so big and never ending that you get sick of the scent before you have finished it. It is clear which also lets you see the amount you have left. The scent is one of the main selling points for this and I would say that for a coconut lover it does deliver. It has a fairly strong sweet smell which has a slightly woody and nutty undertone to it, making it more interesting than some standard coconut scents which only give off the sweetness. I do have to be in the mood for this and personally it's not one I would reach for every morning, but when I'm in the mood for it I really like it. It is not particularly envigorating or fresh smelling, so it doesn't really wake me up on mornings when I am feeling a bit reluctant to get moving. I wouldn't say it's my all time favourite of their scents but I am sure I will get I again from time to time. The texture of this shower cream is another factor which I think is a big positive. I like shower creams which are quite moisturising, creamy and feel gentle and kind to my skin. I don't really suffer with much of a dry skin problem on my body, bu I do still like to feel the my skin is getting cared for and moisturised, especially in the winter. The cream is a fairly thick white and it lathers up very well on a shower puff, making loads of soft creamy bubbles which feel really nice when rubbed into the skin. This leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh, and the scent lingers on the skin a bit. If you do want to retain the coconut scent there are loads of products with the same scent frm the Body Shop which you could layer to keep the scent strong, such as the body butter or body spray. Overall for anyone who likes shower products with fruity scents, the Body Shop is definitely a great place to go and coconut fans should be happy with this lovely shower cream that smells good and feels nourishing.

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        06.09.2012 23:48
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        Coconut shower & bath cream

        I received this shower gel as a part of a set for my birthday. I do quite like coconut fragranced products as they make me think of summer and holidays, but for some reason I don't buy them myself, probably because the general brands that you easily pick up in the supermarket (such as Radox, Dove, Cussons etc) don't usually make them, so I was quite looking forward to pampering myself with this set. The packaging is just a clear, 'stumpy' cylindrical bottle, the cap and dispenser a standard plastic screw on style. The cap is flat with a little lip to aid in opening. Wrapped around the bottle is a clear sticker with the product name, description (in English and French) and a small photo of cracked coconuts and to the side a little statement about how the Body Shop have 'searched far and wide for the coconut oil' which is from Samoa and also to tell us how organic and ethnically responsible the product is - no less than you would expect from the Body Shop. To the back there is a warning about getting the product in your eyes, very handily written in many languages. I'm undecided if the bottle looks modern & contemporary, or cheap and basic! With shower gel being a daily staple in our house, we often run out and unfortunately this is how mine quickly came to be in use, although I was hoping to keep it to myself! When it was my turn to try it I was happily surprised to see that hardly any of it had been used and quickly surmised that it was because the product is fairly difficult to get out of the bottle. The little dispensing hole is quite small which will help prevent waste, but also the plastic of the bottle is quite firm. Not a problem for my hubby, but I'm guessing my 8 year old son who was second to shower didn't get much gel on the scrunchy. I found it a chore to squeeze the ivory coloured cream out and definitely didn't have time to watch it slowly run out, finely lacing my scrunchy like delicate icing. I also found it didn't lather greatly, enough to feel clean, but I'm used to the bubbles from the aforementioned brands and this product achieved about 50% of those. The smell though, was divine. Lush coconuts combined with a bit of creamy vanilla that almost made my tummy rumble. Rubbing into the body, you do get a faint whiff of glycerine I thought, but afterwards my skin just holds the coconut & cream scent, delicate, but still noticeable a few hours later and it fragranced the whole house ( just a 3 bed semi!) enough for my mum to comment on it when she visited that morning. My skin after drying does feel nice and soft, but problem areas such as my legs and elbows still need a separate moisturiser. (Good job I have the set with the matching body butter!) As a bath cream I find the bubbles a huge disapointment, the few you do get disappear very quickly, but again, the smell permeates the whole house very pleasantly and it does soften the water. At £4 for 250ml it is not expensive, but compared to my usual household brands and their tempting offers it isn't really cost effective for family use. The fragrance however is probably worth the price, just keep it away from the kids, it's wasted on them!

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        03.09.2012 14:35
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        Luxurious body wash at a fair price

        The Product The Coconut Shower Cream comes in a 250 ml transparent hardened plastic container. The Body Shop's familiar logo is neatly displayed in the top corner of the label above the title of the product in straightforward deep brown Calibri font. The reverse of the label has an inviting title, 'Made with Passion' which notes 'We searched the world far and wide for our coconut oil. Luckily for us we discovered it in the small Polynesian island of Samoa. Not only do they provide us with organic Community Trade virgin coconut oil, but many families are able to make a living and secure their future s from it too.' I dislike the thought that companies often use emotional language when enticing folk to buy their products, but, in this case, it is factual so why not boast about it I suppose! Further on the label, the consumer is warned that if the product 'gets in the eyes, rinse with clean water'. The shelf life symbol indicates a twelve month usage time. My Usage Experience A simple flip top plastic lid is used to open/secure the contents. The cream coloured yogurt like consistency of the cream feels cool to the touch. The exotic aroma of coconuts hits the nasal cavity immediately. If you like the odour of this fruit, you are going to adore the fragrance that smells unadulterated with any other scent. The perfume gives the feel of a pure and sensual feeling to one's bathing experience. Ohhh 'ark at me, but really, this cream really is up there with the more expensive brands of shower gels and creams. When I use this particular product I like to firstly stand under a medium to high temperature shower spray for a moment or two, enabling me to be thoroughly immersed in water. I then gently pour out roughly a ten pence piece in size of the lotion into the palm of my hand. Slowly I work the cream into the nape of my neck and around to my throat and shoulders, massaging the smooth velvety fluid into my skin. As the cream is used I replenish each time, around the same amount, until each section of my body is covered. One very small disappointment that I find with this shower cream is that it does not lather but instead, produces fine soapy foam. But the resulting suds are certainly enough to cover the skin in a soft odour rich cream that makes me feel I am washing with a luxurious pricy lotion. The after effects are gorgeous. My skin retains softness for a long while after. From time to time I can catch the fragrance of the coconut oil that is very under stated. I prefer this than being constantly overwhelmed as this fruit scent can inundate the senses and become a little sickly if one is submerged in the full on perfume! Would I recommend Most certainly! Though I will add that one really must like the odour of coconut and coconut oil because although this cream would feel wonderful on the skin, the user is definitely left with a lasting fragrance of the fruit, even if it is toned down! Where Available This lavish impressive cream is available to purchase in most of The Body Shop's stores in the high street presently starting from £4.00 for a 250ml bottle, £5.50 for a 400ml size and £12.00 for the 750ml size. The Body Shop web site is a hassle free way to purchase the product also: http://www.thebodyshop.com Supplementary Information ~ Ingredients As noted on the Body Shop's Web site, as it is unusually absent from the label on the container, the ingredients are as follows: 'Full Ingredients Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Emollient), PEG-5 Cocamide (Surfactant), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Coco-Glucoside (Surfactant), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Glycine Soja Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer (Viscosity Modifier), Glycerin (Humectant), Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (Surfactant), Parfum (Fragrance), Myristamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), p-Anisic Acid (pH Modifier), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant). Thank you for taking the time to read my review on this beautiful product :~)

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          25.01.2012 18:07
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          Smells nice

          I love coconut, Bounty Bars, coconut cake, Malibu... so when I got some Body Shop products for Christmas which included coconut scented things I was quite pleased. The coconut products I got were the body butter and this shower cream. The shower cream, comes in a clear plastic bottle with a flip top lid. The cream inside the bottle is well cream coloured. Flipping open the lid and holding the bottle up to my nose there is a lovely aroma of coconut, with a hint of something else which I can't quite put my finger on - but the smell reminds me of holidays. So the scent combines two of my favourite things, coconut and holidays which can never be a bad thing in my opinion. As we know shower creams have another purpose apart from being sniffed, so the time came to actually use this in the shower. I'd managed to time it so that I ran out my usual Snow Fairy shower gel around Christmas time, in the hope that I would get another bottle as a present (I did) but seeing as Snow Fairy has limited availability I thought I would use the Body Shop one up first. The creamy is very well creamy, it looks almost pearlescent. It feels luxurious, and silky on my skin but it just doesn't seem to get very foamy. I know it's all psychological and lots of bubbles don't mean that the product is working any better than one with no bubbles but I like bubbles! I suppose this might be due to it being a cream rather than being a gel, but Body Shop do claim that it's lather rich so it is a bit disappointing. It also means that in an attempt to get my foam, I end up using a lot more of the cream than I normally would. After showering and drying off, my skin does feel nice and soft and it's left with a subtle hint of coconut. For me while this is a nice smelling shower cream, I think for the price of £4 for a 250ml bottle there are cheaper alternatives which do just a good a job. Available from The Body Shop in stores or online.

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            5/5 a lovely body cream for any coconut lover.

            Anyone who reads my reviews will know that, especially recently, I love a good bargain. I do still like to give myself treat though but they seem to be getting less and less at the moment but I got a surprise recently when my girlfriend came home with lots of goodies from The Body Shop. Although I find some products hit and miss I generally find their bath and shower stuff to be good so I couldn't wait to get stuck in and try them all. The first thing I tried was a Coconut Bath and Shower Cream, simply because I can't resist anything coconut scented and this was no exception. There are three sizes of bottle available the first being a 250ml which costs £4 which I received there's also 400ml and 750ml bottles for £5.50 and £7.50 respectively. The bottle itself is quite simple but lovely all the same, it's clear plastic which shows the white cream inside. There's also a logo with the product name and a bit of product information along with a picture of some cut open fresh coconuts. The lid screws on and off but is also a flip cap which allows you to dispense just enough of the cream and saves on waste. On flipping the lid open I was pleased with a fresh coconut scent which was neither too overpowering nor too subtle. When dispensing the cream that's just what it is, creamy. There's a lovely, luxurious and expensive feel to the cream and it lathers reasonably well in the hand however I found it lathers a lot better on a body puff meaning that only a small amount needed to be used. The scent lingered really well on my skin which I was pleased about and as I said before it is a very nice scent and I was glad to receive other coconut scented products in my gifts. After use my skin felt lovely and soft and although I don't have dry skin I didn't feel the need to moisturise which I usually do after a bath or shower. Overall, I'd definitely recommend The Body Shop Coconut Bath and Shower Cream to anyone who enjoys coconut scented products. The price is just right; it's not overly expensive but costs enough to make it a treat. It's become one of my more used products but it doesn't seem to be going down so I think the bottle will last a good while which is always good, definitely recommended by me.

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            12.05.2011 00:50
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            If you like the Coconut scent then you'll love this one!

            After many years of not really shopping at The Body Shop (becoming a Lush convert instead!) I have recently started purchasing items from them on a more regular basis after reading so many good reviews on here and also after a recent 30% off offer....that was the real clincher! But whatever the reason, I'm so glad I did, as their products are as spot on as ever, and I've been converted and become a big fan once again. One of the first products to go in my basket is the one I am reviewing here, which is the Coconut Bath Shower Gel/Cream. I've long been a fan of Coconut scents, and this one doesn't disappoint in any way. Like all the Body Shop products, the scent is very true, no cheap artificial synthetic smells here. It's strong enough to subtly scent your skin all day, but not too strong that's it's in your face and clashes with any other scents you might be wearing, and when you layer it with another Coconut scented product such as the Body Butter, that just takes it to a whole new level! I am prone every now and again to eczema flare-ups, especially in the crook of my arms and behind my knees, and this does not irritate it one little bit, if anything it seems to soothe it, especially when combined with the matching body butter. This Coconut Shower Gel is especially good if you suffer from dry skin/skin conditions as it is very moisturising and also very gentle and soothing without being boring. I always used to associate highly scented things as a trigger for a skin flare up, not the case with this, which is great as it means I don't have to stick to bland unscented products. You only need the tiniest bit to get plenty of foam going, roughly about a 20p size, maybe even less, a little really does go along way. I used to be under the wrong impression that more was better, and it's still a habit I find hard to break, I'm that used to giving the bottle a big old squeeze and thus dispensing much more product than is actually needed, and I guess with some products you do actually need quite abit to get a froth going, but not with this Shower Gel, so even though it is more expensive to begin with, in the long run it works out to be quite economical. After use, my skin feels so soft and moisturised, this is probably down to the fact that it contains actually Coconut oil which helps to both condition and hydrate your skin. I found it left my skin with a healthy looking sheen to it. It also has a lovely yummy summery scent to it too. Infact the other day when I layered it with the matching body butter I got so many comments at work about how the smell was wafting round the shop where ever I'd been walking, people were grabbing my arm to smell it, and one colleague commented on how I smelled like holidays! It has a gorgeous tropical scent which is very relaxing and lingers on your skin for most if not all of the day. The product comes in three sizes, the 60ml size for £2, the 250ml size for £4 and the 750ml for £7. The smaller version still represents great value if you are just wanting to try a certain scent or need a mini version to take away on holiday. As I mentioned earlier, at first glance they might seem more expensive than your average shower gel, but you really do need such a small amount and so a bottle should last a fairly long time, plus, you are getting a quality product which is environmentally friendly and not tested on animals. This is a product I would definitely recommend, unless you don't like the smell of coconuts that is....

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            16.03.2011 17:24
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            A beautifully scented coconut shower cream which conditions your skin.

            The Body Shop is a company that prides itself on selling beauty products which are packed full of natural ingredients. They promise to moisturise, nourish and protect every inch of you, from head to toe. The store is a more mature version of Lush and its sophisticated packaging is both eye catching and alluring. They are an environmentally friendly brand and the company works hard to look after our planet and also to help struggling farmers across the world. The Coconut shower cream is a shower gel designed and created by The Body Shop. It is a rich and intensely creamy product that works up a luxurious lather and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. It is used in the same way as your usual shower gel and should be massaged into damp skin and then rinsed away. If you like coconut scented products, then this one won't let you down. It is deliciously scented and tropical. Even better the scent remains on your softened skin hours after using it. How does it work? The cream contains actual coconut oil which is why it smelling so deliciously creamy and fresh. The oil helps to condition your skin because it is easily absorbed, leaving it hydrated. It beings relief to people suffering with dry skin and helps thirsty mature skins too. Coconut also helps with healing and repairing skin, so your skin will feel nourished after washing. The shower cream also contains Sunflower Oil which provides an additional level of moisturisation and helps your skin to retain the moisture, which leaves your skin velvety soft. Sunflower oil also helps to keep wrinkles away and allows you to maintain healthy and glowing skin. The product comes in a clear bottle with a flat screw top lid so you can stand the product upside down when it's coming to the end of its life so that you can use every last drop. You can buy many different sizes ranging from 60ml to 750ml. The 60ml bottle will cost you around £2 so it's good price in order for you to check out whether you like it or not. If you do, you can then go back and buy the 750ml bottle for around £7. If you like the aroma of this product then you might like to try some of the other products from the coconut collection. These products include Coconut Body Scrub, Coconut Body Butter, Coconut Shimmer butter and the Coconut foaming bubble bath. All these products can be bought from your local Body Shop and they can also be found online. All in all, this is a deliciously scented shower cream that leaves your skin cleansed, conditioned and soft to the touch after just one use. If you like coconut products, you'll be a fan of this one. Ingredients Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Emollient), PEG-5 Cocamide (Surfactant), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Coco-Glucoside (Surfactant), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Glycine Soja Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer (Viscosity Modifier), Glycerin (Humectant), Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (Surfactant), Parfum (Fragrance), Myristamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), p-Anisic Acid (pH Modifier), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant).

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            15.03.2011 12:46
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            A lovely product that is worth paying a bit extra for!

            At Christmas time I received a lovely gift from a friend of my husbands which consisted of a beautiful gift box containing a variety of products from The Body Shop. As I have always been a big fan of this brand, in terms of both the quality of the products and the ethics behind the company, I was thrilled to receive the gift and have thoroughly enjoyed trying out all of the products that it contained. One of these products was The Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream. The bottle of shower cream that was in my gift box is very small in size and is only 60ml. This size of product is exactly the size I specifically look to buy when I am going on holiday for a short break as I like to cut down on my toiletries as much as possible to ensure my luggage does not exceed the weight restrictions! The appearance of the shower cream is fairly translucent which surprises me as the product is called a 'Shower Cream' as opposed to a shower 'gel' or 'lotion'. The shower cream in the picture at the top of the Dooyoo page certainly looks a lot thicker and creamier than the lotion in the bottle I have! The colour is a pale off-white shade which I must admit is not the most appealing looking product I have ever come across. This in itself is not something that would put me off from trying out a product, however. When it came to using the coconut shower cream, I was pleased to note that a little would go a long way with this product, and even more pleased considering the small size of the bottle. I found that a small amount on a wet flannel or bath scrunchie lathered up quite nicely and was ample for me to soap myself down with. I also thought that the lather was a pleasant consistency and was not overly thick or gloopy at all. The lather was basically just a gentle foam and this made the product feel quite pleasant and 'light' to use on my rather delicate skin. The smell of the coconut shower cream is absolutely divine in my opinion and I thought the aroma was a very fresh scent to use. I would like to take some of this shower cream with me the next time I am going somewhere hot on holiday as I found the fragrance was really quite refreshing. I am not the biggest fan of flowery, over-perfumed scents anyway but I must say it was a pleasant change to use a shower product that had a real fruity undertone to the scent rather than something more feminine and sickly. The smell of the coconut on my skin was still evident for quite a long time after I had used the product which was a bonus for me as I loved the scent so much. I have very sensitive skin and have a couple of very small patches of eczema on my arms which flare up sporadically. I tend to find that bath and body products that are at the cheaper end of the scale can irritate my sensitive skin and so I tend to avoid them if possible. The Body Shop is most definitely not a 'budget brand' and so I didn't expect The Body Shop shower cream to cause any irritation to the sensitivity of my skin, nor did I expect it to aggravate the troublesome patches of eczema, and I am pleased to report that I was right on both counts. Not only this, but I actually found that the coconut shower cream had a very slight moisturising element within its makeup; not so much that I could afford to do without my body cream altogether, but when compared to other shower gel/cream products I have used in the past, I can definitely say that there is a marked improvement to the dryness of my skin. I did still need to moisturise my skin separately after showering (which is normal practice for me) but I felt that the coconut shower gel was perhaps not as harsh on my skin as other products have been in the past. I have used the coconut shower cream in the bath as well as in the shower and have found that the results are equally as good. I have not poured the liquid under a running tap as I would with a bubble bath type product but I have applied it to a wet scrunchie when taking a bath and found that the gentle foamy lather that the shower cream produced when I used it in the shower was also evident in the bath. As I said at the start of this review, I didn't actually purchase The Body Shop coconut shower cream for myself but got it as a Christmas gift. However, for the purposes of this review, I have done some research and can tell you that the shower cream I have - which is the smallest bottle available to buy and is only 60ml - costs £2. I do appreciate that this is quite a high price for such a small amount of the product, but I think with The Body Shop brand overall, it is the case that you get what you pay for, and I do think it is something of a quality, verging on luxury, brand. There are three other sizes of the shower cream available to buy on the website which can be found at www.thebodyshop.co.uk, and these are 250ml (£4.00), 400ml (£5.50), and 750ml (£7.50). As you can see, it is better value to buy the biggest size bottle, but to be honest I'm not sure I would be spending that amount of money on a bottle of shower cream all that often! Overall, I would thoroughly recommend this shower cream as it is an absolutely divine product to use. It would make a lovely gift for somebody special (perhaps worth bearing in mind with Mother's Day approaching?) or a gorgeous treat for yourself if you fancied splashing out. The smell and aroma from the shower cream is it's most attractive feature in my opinion but it is a really nice product all-round and I can only award it top Dooyoo marks as a result!

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              09.02.2011 08:36
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              I got a 60ml bottle of this in a little pack that a friend had made up for me. There was quite a few bottles of The Body Shop products and this is the kind of thing that I like as I like my Bath and Body products and also I like The Body Shop products. The normal size of this bottle is 250ml and the right price of this size the last time I bought a Shower Gel from this range was £5.50. This sounds expensive and I agree that it is, but it is a good brand name and also the products are good quality in my eyes. The bottle for this looks like the Dooyoo picture - as usual. Perhaps not the fanciest looking bottle, as this is jsut a clear plastic bottle with a wrap around sticky label. The flip top lid is easy enough to open even with wet hands. You can see the cream coloured Cream through the bottle. The Cream is quite thick and a little blob of this on a Wet Shower Puff will go a long way. It's normally Shower Gel that I use and don't usually go for a Cream, but I did quite like this one. This washed on and off easily enough and afterwards my skin felt clean, and slightly moisturised. I guess that is 1 benefit of using a Cream as you get a better Moisturiser from this. The scent from this is nice as well. Not too strong a Coconut scent, but stronger than other Coconut products that i've used. It's a fresh scent and doesn't smell fake. It's just nice and very Milky smelling. A lovely Shower Cream is you like Coconut scented products.

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