Hello lovely ladies,
Hope you are all enjoying your summers whichever part of the country you are in. Now there is always that one thing about summers that all of us love and what is that?? Taking endless number of showers (in spite of water shortage??? Hope not!!). I am a hard core shower person in all seasons for all reasons. I especially love the excitement of cold showers!!
And, shower gels just enhance the whole experience for me and take it to another level. So, today it is a shower gel from my cupboard for a review :) I am talking about Freeman 2-in-1 Exfoliating Body Wash in Blackberry. (Blackberries are jamun in Hindi and naval pazham in Tamil and navva pazham in Malayalam.) Now some of us can make our own DIY exfoliating body wash ;) Let me tell you how the ready made one fared for me.
Price & Quantity:
Rs. 220 for 150 ml
It has a very fruity smell which should not be surprising as it contains blackberries. So, the smell is very berry/cherry like J. Nothing too overpowering either but really mild. Should not bother sensitive noses.
Blackberry and Vitamin A. And the rest of the unpleasant stuff is in the picture below (SLS/parabens etc.)
The product comes with the month and year of expiry unlike number of years which is more convenient to throw out. Mine is to go in February 2014.
Packaging: I love the packaging. It comes in a really bright green coloured sleek and slim plastic bottle. Now, from what I know, all Freeman products have great packaging. The cap is a flip cap. So not messy. The bottle goes upside down like how most conditioner bottles are.
Colour, Consistency & Texture: Now, the key ingredient being blackberries, the colour is a pretty light purple. More lavender than purple I feel. The consistency is typical of any exfoliating wash. It is not runny like a shower gel but is more thick.
The texture too is that of any typical scrub. From the swatch you can see that there are plenty of small granules in it which however are really effective in the exfoliating part. Even those who do not like too many granules in their scrub might not find this to be a problem. The product is however more soapy than a typical scrub as it serves the 2-in-1 purpose of a body wash too.
How it works for me: I have dry skin and I am very careful when buying skin care products. Anything that could be a little drying has to end up in the bin and cannot be put to any other constructive use. So an exfoliating body wash needs more scrutiny than any other body wash. However, this product is a bonus for summers. Summers mean heat and humidity and sweat and grime and pollution and a whole lot of other unpleasantness. That is where this body wash comes in to save the day :). It does an extremely great job of exfoliating and body wash. I initially use only my fingers to get the scrubbing done for the body after which I use a loofah to create a lather to use it as a body wash. One can really get a great exfoliation done with this as the granules are small and effective leaving the skin feeling extremely soft and fresh and not stretchy at all.
It lathers pretty well too and is also easy to wash off leaving behind no residue. You might need a little more of the product than your usual shower gel as it is a little thick in consistency BUT it lives up to all its claims. The granules too are not very large and intimidating. However, the smell does not stay on after the wash but then I am not complaining here.
In all it is a win-win product with me after two duds (read enliven shower gels). But one must keep in mind the water quality as far as body washes and shampoos are concerned.
- Serves two purpose of exfoliation and body wash
- Lives up to its claims
- Exfoliating granules are small and very effective
- Mild and pleasant fragrance
- Leaves skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated and nice and soft and wonderful and supple etc….
- Lathers decently
- A decent amount of product
- Sturdy packaging and hence no mess
- Travel friendly
- A bit pricey I feel
- Available only online
4.5/5 (for price and availability)
Do I Recommend?:
Yes, I would especially when one is feeling all sticky and sweaty.
Would I Repurchase?:
Not this one but definitely others in this range.