Monday, 5 May 2014

Review | Nip + Fab Energy Boost Body Wash

Nip + Fab are a brand that I was silly enough to overlook for a long time. It wasn't until I realised it was fashioned by the creator of cult brand Rodial that I started to take notice. Rodial products carry quite a hefty price tag so Nip + Fab offers a more purse friendly alternative whilst still delivering great quality products.

I own quite a few Nip + Fab face products but wasn't aware they had a body care range so I was surprised but pleased to see the Energy Boost Body Wash in TK Maxx reduced from £8.99 to £2.99. The bottle is a generous 500ml and the packaging is simple and eye catching.

NIP + FAB ENERGY BOOST BODY WASH

The packaging lists the fragrance as lemon, grapefruit and sweet mandarin. My favourite scents are citrus based so I find the scent absolutely gorgeous and it lathers really well. The web page for the product states it contains coconut oil which is an excellent emollient and contains natural antioxidants which fight free radicals. Oddly thought the packaging doesn't mention this at all!

The downside of this product is that it contains sodium laureth sulfate (SLS), a chemical that allows oil and water to mix. It is present in a high proportion of beauty and makeup products but is becoming unpopular amongst advocates of natural products due to research suggesting possible health risks. You can read more about that here. Whilst I really like natural and organic products and hope that more and more brands are launched, I don't actively oppose or refuse to buy products that contain SLS or other "nasties" such as parabens, but I fully respect those who do.

Overall I really like the scent of this body wash and I'll get a lot of use out of the large bottle but I don't think I would buy it at the full price of £8.99. I will, however, call in to TK Maxx ASAP to see if I can procure another bottle! If you like the Nip + Fab face care range they currently have Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix for just £8.99 (RRP £14.99) on the TK Maxx website!


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