The Body Shop • Nutriganics - Softening Cleansing Gel • Cleansers
|Would buy this product again.||37%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
The weather has changed into Autumn blah. So my clay based clearasil vitamins & Extracts wash & mask is too drying now. Seen this on mua and thought I would give it a try.
Basically this is ok. It is a gel that melts to an oil when massaged onto dry skin, we r instructed to do this for a minute or 2. Then will rinse away with water.
It says that it will remove makeup & impurities and using it as it is instructed I don't think it will do that in hard water areas. When I tried that I was left with a greasy & coloured residue. Gross.
So this is how I use it.
Take makeup off with separate remover. Makesure skin dry
Squeeze a 2inch line of product on finger then dot over face and neck. Proceed to massage in. Good op to do facial massage techniques.
Then use damp baby microfiber cloth to remove product, again and again and again.
After using this method then skin is left smooth and clean with minimal tightness, which I attribute to the water.
I then tone with LRP water and my skin is not stinging or burning, but feels clean and not stripped.
The smell is quite floral, which is not my bag. But it isn't over powering and not left on my skin once it is rinsed off.
It hasn't clogged me yet, but jury is out on that one.
Price is £9 for 100ml. I could get higher branded better cleansing oils for the same amount, ml for ml.
or make my own rinsing cleansing oil for a lot better value.
Bottom line is I will continue to finish it, but will not repurchase nor would I recommend friend nor foe to purchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have a skin that needs a good alround cleanser as I have a bit of everything. Combination with dry cheaks and oily T zone, sensitive and prone to allergic reactions, mature skin (36 years old). I found this product too drying for my cheeks. I have kept it for when I want to clean just the T zone of my face, but I wont be buying it again...there are better products out there:
I am currently using Botantics all bright cleanser, which is fantastic, cleans my skin, leaves it feeling soft, and its half the price nof the body shop one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It is softening, doesn't strip my face of the oils, the gel-to-oil consistency makes it easy to apply and rub onto my face, and it smells nice!
Overall, I think it is a solid product, particularly as I find many cleansers leave my skin overly dry, and sometimes sting. This one doesn't. It does a good job of taking my make-up off. The trick is to ensure your eyes are closed, and place the length of your finger along the length of your lashline and and hold for a a few seconds. Continue on rubbing onto the rest of your face and gently rub your eye makeup as the last step.
You will find that when you have not yet used water, makeup may still be on your face, but once I wet my hands and slowly wet and rub my face, the cleanser is actually quite effective in removing my makeup.
A couple of criticisms for this product is that rarely, but sometimes, if I do get the cleanser into my eyes, it does sting. Also, though it's supposed to be softening and I do agree my face isn't dry after, I'm not completely convinced that it is "clean". I do follow-up with a toner to ensure any residual makeup is taken off.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Body Shop recommends this stuff for tough to break down makeup, including waterproof mascara. It certainly does the trick, but the major problem I have with it is that, while it seems to rinse clean away from the skin, it clings to my eyelashes. Inevitably, the product that gets stuck in my lashes works its way into my eyes, blurring my vision and stinging like no other. It's a shame, because it lives up to my expectations otherwise, and doesn't break me out in spite of the fact that I have oily, blemish prone skin. This product is mean to replace the waterproof eye makeup remover they used to sell (the cream formula in the white squeeze tube), which is unfortunate. That product was far more gentle on the eyes, and I'd switch back to it if I could.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Somehow Nutriganics and I don't match very much. I bought the foaming cleanser before and my face got worse every day, and now the same seams to happen with this gel. I am used to cleanse my face with oil (olive, almond), I did this a few months ago and I like the feeling of that, you can gently massage oils into your face and the skin becomes very soft. The problem is how to remove the oil, because my face does not tollerate foaming cleansers. So I thought this would be a good sollution. A gel/oil cleanser that can be rinsed.
But the cleanser is so thick and is so difficult to massage in, that it doesn't do my skin much good. After a few days I broke out on my forehead (what I normally don't have), so I realised that this cleanser is not for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Wow! I got this cleanser based solely on the previous review; I was intrigued by the idea of a gel-to-oil texture. I wasn't disappointed - it goes on easily and as I rub it in, it transforms into a light-textured oil, that rinses cleanly away with just water! I don't know how that's even possible LOL! There is a small amount of fragrance that's very light and "green" and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin or nose. Most importantly it does a great job cleansing off my makeup, and it seems to be well-tolerated by my dehydrated skin. This product has made me reconsider The Body Shop!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love cleansing oils as they do not strip the skin of their natural oils. However, they can be a bit messy. Recently though, there has been a rise in a new generation of cleansers that are gel based, but when applied become oil, commonly known as gel-to-oil.
The nutriganics one by thebodyshop is relatively new but wonderful at gently removing impurities without stripping the skin leaving my skin very soft and smooth. I usually use elemis melting cleansing gel but would easily say that this is a great and cheaper alternative, especially when bought during the bodyshop promotions.
The range claims to be free from parabens, and it contains babassu oil, jojoba seed oil, aloe leaf juice, thyme extract mallow flower extract, fennel oil, orange peel oil, amongst other ingredients.
The packaging is great, the product smells great, and 99% of its ingredients are from natural origin, with 45% from organic farming. In all, a lovely, simple yet effective no fuss cleanser.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
The softening cleansing gel from The Body Shop's Nutrigancis range is a newcomer. It's the first product I use on my face at night (after eye-makeup removal ofc). When it comes out of the tube it's a gel but turns into an oil so that it really melts away foundation, blusher etc. The scent is nice, not overpowering, and it doesn't leave an oily residue after rinsing.
How to work it: Squeeze a blob onto your fingers (the size of your thumbnail) and rub your hands together so that the gel gets warm. After 10 seconds apply the gel to your face by smoothing it in an upward motion starting with cheeks, forehead and nose. Then, GENTLY massage the product for about 1 minute. It's important that you do it for 1 minute so that the product really melts away all the makeup or else it would be useless. When you're done I recommend you rinse it off with water, not wiping it off, because otherwise it may leave a residue. You'll notice that if you rinse it off the cleanser washes off immediately which I think is great (you save a lot of water this way).
This cleanser is definately worth it's price: it removes 97% of my makeup (I always double cleanse), the scent is inoffensive, I like the formula and the fact that it doesn't lather, it's got a high amount af natural ingredients and it softens skin afterwards.
Comparison with Clinique take the day off cleansing balm:
- Softening gel is almost half the price but almost the same size (100 ml) as the balm (125 ml)
- They remove makeup equally well
- The cleansing balm leaves my skin soft as butter while the gel only softens it slightly
- The gel comes in a tube (more hygenic)