The next item that i´ve tried from italian brand Biofficina Toscana was their lovely shower gel. You can use this for a bubble bath as well. Let me tell you, it smells amazing! Its smell is supposed to evoke blooming flowers during spring in Tuscana. Unfortunately i have never been there, so i can not compare. Hopefully one day! 🙂 Smell of this shower gel is really beautiful. It smells like cup of herbal tea sweetened with honey. It is very relaxing especially after long day in work. Its main notes are lavender and thyme, which were harvested in Tuscana. Also, isn´t the colour of this shower gel gorgeous? Like radiant nectar.
Aqua [Water], Sodium cocoyl sarcosinate, Sodium cocoamphoacetate, Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, Sodium chloride, Sodium myristoyl glutamate, Mel*, Lauryl glucoside, Coco-glucoside, Glyceryl oleate, Lavandula angustifolia extract*, Malva sylvestris extract*, Crataegus monogyna extract*, Helichrysum italicum extract*, Lavandula angustifolia oil*, Thymus vulgaris oil, Glycerin, Sodium dehydroacetate, Lactic acid, Sodium benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Limonene.
At the start of the list, you can find gentle cleansing ingredients. According to EWG they are pretty safe, but if you have extremely sensitive skin, it is always good to be cautious. This one also contains phenoxyethanol (preservative), which could also cause trouble and irritation for sensitive skin. Personally, i do not mind phenoxythanol, it had never caused any irritation for me.
You can also find some lovely ingredients. Honey works as humectant and keeps your skin hydrated. It has also healing and antibacterial properties. And lets not forget about herbs! This shower gel contains extracts of lavender, mallow, hawthorn and helychrisum. These herbs are harvested locally in Italy. We can thank lavender and thyme essential oil for the lovely scent. Lavender oil is calming, relaxing and also antibacterial and antiviral. Thyme oil helps with depression, detoxifies and cleans the skin.
- contains organic ingredients
- ICEA certification
- not suitable for vegans (contains honey and lactic acid)
- not tested on animals
How did i like it?
I am not very demanding when it comes to shower gels. I have just few expectations – it shouldn´t dry or irritate my skin and should have nice ingredients and lovely smell. Ingredients of this shower gel could be slightly better, but mostly i am ok with them. I use this also for shaving my legs and works very well. The one thing i love the most on this shower gel is its wonderful smell. It is like taking a bath in cup of herbal tea with honey, very lovely ♥ It is very calming and relaxing smell, great also after working out.
Price: 10,9€ / 250ml
Which shower gel do you use right know? 🙂