The Body Shop Raspberry Ripple and Chocomania

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It’s been a very long while since I bought anything from The Body Shop, since it was bought by L’oreal in 2006. Having recently met a few people who worked at The Body Shop, my interest in the brand has been refreshed, I loved the introduction of Lily Cole as spokesmodel for the brand and the new look stores (inspired by a market and looking like a slightly more sophisticated version of Lush) have made the brand more appealing. When The Body Shop launched their last special offer of spend £50 and get 50% off I had to give it a go.

I picked up a few things but some of the bathing items that I’ve been using everyday. I couldn’t resist the combination of Raspberry Ripple and Chocomania, yummy or what?

The Raspberry Ripple Bath & Shower Gel is part of the classic collection, one of the original brands fragrances re-released. I’m sure I used this when I was a kid. It’s a lovely rich, raspberry colour with a classic style label. The fragrance is very fruity, but not as strong as I would like.

I also find it a bit confusing that it’s advertised as soap free, I thought this would mean SLS free, but it does not, I’m looking into it and thinking perhaps soap is meant to mean it doesn’t contain glycerol which is a traditional soap ingredient. So, if you’re looking for a ‘natural’ brand, this isn’t it! One of the main ingredients is Sodium Laureth Sulfate, it makes it lather lots and that’s about it.  So it’s nice, but at £4 I’d rather stick with cheap and lovely Original Source, which the hubby loves too.

The Chocomania Shower Cream however, is actually amazing! Again, ingredients wise it’s rather basic it does use SLS too, which I know some people are very against. However, the creamy consistency and amazing fragrance make this a must try. It’s not a sickly sweet chocolate fragrance, it’s a cocoa butter type, bitter chocolate which I would buy again.

The Chocomania Body Scrub is also amazing, it’s like washing with chocolate cake mix, which is always a winner. Once more, I don’t think it’s worth the £12.50, but if it was on offer I would buy it again. It’s a gentle exfoliator which does the job nicely.

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Do you think it’s worth the money?

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