I’ve been on a spree for products from The Body Shop of late and this was another product I purchased from the store – The Nutriganics Foaming Facial Wash. Actually, this product was reviewed on this blog back in April 2010 by my guest reviewer, Cass, as part of the Nutriganics Skin Care Range. I had to avoid trying the range back then due to my acne issues but now that my skin is clear, I thought I’ll give it a try since I was in the market for a foaming cleanser (yes, again).
ECOCERT organic cosmetic certified
First off, the Nutriganics range meets the ECOCERT organic cosmetic certification standards, which means at least 95% of the total ingredients are of natural origin and 10% are derived from organic farming. So this range is good enough for those who are happy with a natural formulation. And according to their UK website, the Nutriganics Foaming Facial Wash is listed as having 99% of ingredients from a natural origin and 12% of ingredients produced by organic farming.
I thought The Body Shop did a good job in terms of labeling the ingredients on their website as it allows us to understand what they do at a glance.
Packaging, smell, texture & performance
This cleanser comes in a pump bottle that disperses a thick cleansing foam. I’ve found that one pump is about sufficient per wash as anything more, you’ll end up with too much that will choke up your nose! In terms of scent, this one is natural and pleasant. I’ll say this cleanser does a good job of cleansing and does not leave my skin squeaky clean. In fact, because of the various humectants and skin conditioning agents, this cleanser is rather moisturizing. When I first used this cleanser, I thought the conditioning was a bit too much and I spent a longer time rinsing my face as I kept feeling a ‘film’ on my skin. But it got better with each wash and I’m fine with how my skin feels with this cleanser now.
Caution for the eyes
I did not experience any problems but Cass who reviewed this a year ago mentioned that those with hyper sensitive eyes need to be careful using this as the cleanser stung her eyes when it accidentally got in.
Price and availability
The 150ml Nutriganics Foaming Facial Wash feels weighty and is rather affordable at S$24.90. I’m expecting this product to last longer than my usual foam cleansers going by the lesser amount of foam I need to disperse with each usage – so that’s pretty good value for money! I’m not sure if the 30% discount on the Nutriganics range is still running but if it is, it’s an irresistible offer not to miss if you fancy a foaming cleanser that is naturally formulated to be gentle and effective!
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