Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Review | Dr. Organic Pomegranate Body Wash
Ever on the look-out for SLS-free products, I picked up Dr Organic's Pomegranate Body Wash on some kind of offer in Holland & Barrett's, quite a while back now - it's been sat in my basket of toiletries for a couple of months, patiently awaiting its turn... Now I've been using it for a few weeks, it seems like a good time to share my thoughts!
According to the back of the bottle, this is what we can expect: "Organic bioactive Pomegranate is the very latest advance in cell rejuvenating and hydrating ingredients. The antioxidant properties found in this amazing 'superfruit' protect the skin from harmful free radicals. This bioactive organic Pomegranate body wash is a fresh, purifying and cell-regenerating cleanser. Formulated to enhance the skin's intercellular hydration, it protects and improves the skin's natural appearance, leaving it feeling soft, beautifully clean and bursting with life."
Presented in a pale-pink plastic squeezy bottle with flip-cap, the body wash is easy to open with wet hands and I haven't yet managed to drop it on my foot in the shower, which is always a painful experience. The body wash itself is not pink, but clear and colourless - not that it really matters, but I can't help feeling a little let down! The first thing I noticed upon squeezing a blob into my hand is that the scent is really not what I expected - there's maybe a hint of something fruity which could be pomegranate, but the overriding scent is rose. Now I've had a good look through the ingredients and there's not a mention of rose, but Parfum is one of the ingredients; I find this disappointing, for a brand which sells itself on being natural and free from harsh ingredients, I'd much prefer a natural scent or, hey, no scent at all!
That aside, the body wash lathers well, leaves my skin feeling clean and soft without being stripped or dry after use - so, for me, it works well. If you're sensitive to parfum, though, you may wish to look elsewhere! Dr Organic Pomegranate Body Wash is available from Holland & Barrett's priced at £5.49 for 250ml, currently on a brand-wide Buy One, Get One Half Price offer. It's worth noting that the ingredients list on the website differs from the one on my bottle - whether they've changed the ingredients, I don't know, but it's something to bear in mind! Have you tried any Dr Organic products? Would you be disappointed to find that a product like this is artificially scented?