Wednesday 8 January 2014

Speed Review: John Masters Organics Blood Orange & Vanilla Body Wash

As I sat down to write today's post, I realised that I've unintentionally created a theme because following on from yesterday's review of the Bliss Blood Orange & White Pepper Super Scrub, today's review is of the John Masters Organics Blood Orange & Vanilla Body Wash.

John Masters Organics isn't a brand with which I'm particularly familiar but I'd heard good things so was excited to try the body wash. Best known for their line of organic hair care, John Masters Organics counts the likes of Jessica Alba, Rachel McAdams and Zooey Deschanel amongst its celebrity fans. Specifically, Alicia Silverstone has stated how much she loves the Blood Orange and Vanilla Body Wash (and seeing as she chose to star in one of my all time favourite movies, she must have good taste!).

The packaging is unassuming yet chic and I appreciated the functionality of the pump dispenser. The body wash is a clear gel and as tends to be the case with sulphate free products, doesn't create much of a lather (using it with a bath lily would help to work it into a richer lather). Whilst some people may find this to be a negative, I appreciated it because I usually find SLS laden products to be drying and irritating to my skin.

Those that feel that the lack of lather takes away from the indulgence factor will be more than compensated with the scent. The body wash has an incredible fragrance that combines zesty orange with sweet vanilla. Much like a grown-up version of orange Starburst but without the sickliness, the scent makes John Masters Organics Blood Orange & Vanilla Body Wash very enjoyable to use, particularly at this time of year. It's worth noting that the scent doesn't linger on the skin following use.

At £18 for 236ml, John Masters Organics Blood Orange & Vanilla Body Wash is undeniably pricey for a body wash. Whilst I couldn't personally justify, it would make a lovely gift and if you're looking to add a sense of indulgence to the everyday task of showering, then I'd recommend it.


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