I have an admission to make. When my previous body wash ran out, I used my boyfriend’s soap instead, for a whole week. I know! Don’t yell!! My skin was so dry and sad, and I’ve learnt my lesson, I promise.
So when I was in Priceline scouring the shelves for a new one to try, the ingredients in this really stood out for me: jojoba, lavender and the magical pro-vitamin B5. I still can’t really explain what pro-vitamin B5 does, except that it equals shine and moisture and goodness (actually, if you’re interested to know more about these ingredients, they have a really handy page explaining all of the ingredients they use in their products). It’s also toxic-free, which fits in with the impending arrival of summer and the trend for clean living (which can only be good, for our bodies and for the environment).
This bottle of Natural Instinct Body Wash claims that it ‘Cleanses, Refreshes & Softens’, and that is exactly what it does. It is a gentle body wash, with minimal lather so it doesn’t dry out your skin, but enough power behind it that you are left feeling squeaky clean. When you rinse it off, your skin feels hydrated and soft. It doesn’t have a super strong smell, just a hint of essential oils, which is great because it won’t clash with any perfume or sprays you use afterwards.
You might notice the ‘Natural Ingredient Standard’ logo on the bottle. This is a benchmark of naturalness, safety and effectiveness set by Natural Instinct for their products. According to their website, it ensures that:
– All ingredients must be as close to nature and as minimally processed as possible
– Formulations must exclude our list of 400+ potentially harmful chemicals
– Formulations must deliver results for our customers
– All products must be safe for the entire family
– All ingredients must have minimal environmental impact
After using the body wash for two weeks, I was really struggling to think of a bad. And now, after exploring their website, I’m glad I couldn’t! The Natural Instinct products and the ideals behind them are so pure that I will definitely be paying more attention to their range.
And the packaging:
This body wash comes in a 500ml or a 1L pump bottle. I purchased the 500ml and it’s a great size. I only need one or two pumps to cover me from shoulders to thighs, so it will last a long time & is definitely value for money. Here’s a photo from the website – I didn’t see the 1L when I was shopping, but I actually prefer the 500ml anyway as I love a slimline bottle.
The fine print:
Natural Instinct Body Wash 500ml
RRP $11.95 (purchased at Priceline)