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Organic Surge Ocean Fresh Shower Gel

June 17, 2008

A lightly fragranced 99% natural shower gel with no nasties or obscure chemicals

  • 99% natural
  • Certified organic extracts

I found this product in Waitrose whilst I was doing my food shopping and bought it because it was a natural brand I hadn’t seen before.

The shower gel was very watery and even so, a bit sticky and slow to rinse off. If you like bubbly products, this would be a good buy as even without the use of SLS, you still get some bubbles!

I was a bit disappointed with how long the scent of this lasted. It smelt great in the tube, but once I had squeezed it out and started to rub it on my body, the smell was pretty much gone! I also felt that because it was such a watery shower gel, it didn’t last as long as some of the other more concentrated natural shower gels I have tried.

A good thing to note about the packaging of this product is that all the ingredients have a plain english version in brackets which makes it much easier to identify what is in the product as you don’t have to decode anything.

Summary

  • Pros: Honestly labelled
  • Cons: Thin gel, scent disappeared quite quickly

Ingredients

Aqua (water), Lauryl Glucoside (coconut oil and fruit sugars), Coco Betaine (coconut oil), Decyl Glucoside (corn starch and coconut oil), Coco Glucoside (coconut oil and fruit sugars), Vegetable Triglycerides (plant and vegetable oils), Sucrose Laurate (sugar and coconut oil), Peg-60 Almond Glycerides (plant extract), Glycerin (vegetable soap manufacture), Citrus Bergamia, Citrus Limonum, Citrus Aurantifolioa, Citrus Aurantium Dulcus, Cymbopogon Martinii, Rosmarius Officianalis (organic plant extracts), Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol (Natural vitamin E), Citric Acid (citrus fruits), Disodium EDTA, Sorbic Acid (mountain ash berries), Benzoic acid (fruit and berries), Lactic acid (Milk fermentation), Citral, Geranoil, Limonene, Linalool.

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