OUT: i+m naturkosmetik – Shower Gel in Berlin (€10,25 /250ml)
What i+m says:
The i+m Body Care Line is an homage to Berlin: Always changing, exciting and innovative. Berlin, the city where i+m has been combining sustainability, social responsibility and innovative design for 30 years already.
The three formulations of this line combine regional herbal extracts with Spanish olive oil and shea butter and argan oil from African fair trade projects. The Berlin Line offers a shower gel, a body lotion and a hand cream with intense care formulation for all age groups and skin types. The fresh, uplifting scent is mood enhancing and provides energy for every day.i+m puts fair relationships first – especially when it comes to the people, who produce the precious ingredients. That is why i+m uses manually produced fair trade shea butter from Uganda and fair trade argan oil from Morocco.
The delicious shower gel gently cleans the skin with mild sugar surfactants. Nourishing shea butter and antioxidant – rich argan oil from fair trade projects, leave the skin smooth and vitalized with a fresh scent.
What I say:
This product really grew on me. When I first started using it I did enjoy it but the longer I had it in my shower the better I liked it. The scent is very natural, but I absolutely love it. It does stay on the skin for a while, but it isn’t overpowering at all. The ingredients of this product are amazing, one of the reasons why it is more on the expensive side of things. I would love to use it again, but I think it would not be a regular purchase because of the prize tag. Plus, as far as I am aware it is not available in the UK as of now, so you have to order it from Germany.
By the way, they recently changed their design, so the Berlin range is not in blue packaging as shown below.
AQUA, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, CAPRYLYL/CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER* (Shea Butter*), ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL* (Argan*), GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, XANTHAN GUM, OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL* (Olive*), DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA ROOT EXTRACT* (Karotte*), GLYCERIN* (pflanzlich*), PCA GLYCERYL OLEATE, SQUALANE (aus Olivenöl), ALCOHOL DENAT.*, TOCOPHEROL (Vitamin E), ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT* (Echinacea*), CITRIC ACID (Zitronensäure), PARFUM**, SODIUM PHYTATE, CITRAL**, LIMONENE**, LINALOOL**
IN: Organic Surge – Awakening Bodywash (£5.99/250ml)
What Organic Surge says:
Super Fresh Body Wash is a truly refreshing and energising experience. Specially formulated with a unique complex of naturally derived ingredients to gently target odour creating bacteria and stimulate your senses. The invigorating fragrance blends spicy may chang and uplifting bergamot essential oils for a naturally uplifting aroma.
Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife. 99% of the total ingredients are from natural origin. 12% of the ingredients are from Organic Farming.
Free from animal-derived ingredients. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
What I say:
My first impression is that this shower gel definitely delivers what it promises: the product is very refreshing. I have no idea how May Chang & Bergamot are supposed to smell like, but if I had to describe the scent I would say it reminds me of ginger. It is a very affordable product from a company based in Scotland so I am excited to try this out.
Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactylate, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Sodium Benzoate, Maris Sal (Sea Salt), Potassium Sorbate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Benzoic Acid, Citric Acid, Cymbopogon Flexuosus Oil, Sodium Phytate, Achillea Millefolium Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Alcohol, Citral, Limonene, Linalool. *ingredient from organic farming. Naturally occurring within essential oils.