Nature Box – Body Wash (Apricot Oil)

Online Description:

Enjoy the luxury of a body wash with 100% cold-pressed natural Apricot Oil and the antioxidant, Vitamin E. New Nature Box Apricot Oil Body Wash will leave your skin with a glowing and refreshed feeling. This unique body wash is formulated without sulfates, silicones, parabens and artificial colorants. Unbox the natural beauty of your skin

  • WITH 100% COLD PRESSED OIL: Body Wash formulated with 100% Cold-Pressed Natural Apricot Oil, including the antioxidant Vitamin E- for a glowing and refreshed skin feeling
  • VEGAN FORMULA: 100% Vegan formula so your body AND mind can feel good about the product you are using.
  • FORMULATED WITHOUT: This luxurious body wash is formulated without sulfates, silicones, parabens and artificial colorants.
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS: Bottle made with 25% Post-Consumer Recycled Materials. See bottle label for proper recycling/disposal directions.
  • SUSTAINABLE SOURCING: We support local farmers through the Solidaridad Initiative.

APPLICATION:

Squeeze into hands, a pouf or washcloth and massage over skin. Rinse thoroughly.

My Thoughts:Full disclosure: I received this full-size bad boy complimentary from Influenster in their #GalentinesDay box to try and review. That does not mean they paid me for a positive review. I am always going to give 100% honest and genuine reviews of products.

With that being said, I don’t normally buy drugstore body washes because they typically dry out my skin and leave me ashy and itchy all day, constantly reapplying lotion. Some have even caused sever dryness that my skin has been left burning because the product stripped my skin so drastically. Surprisingly, this wasn’t like all the rest.

Depending on whether you’re #TeamWashcloth, #TeamLoofah, or #TeamHands, this product does its job well. I personally feel like my loofah does the best job because it exfoliates better and I don’t have to use a new one every day like I would with a washcloth, but there are cons to using a loofah, as I’m sure you all know. Loofahs are known to be a breeding ground for bacteria because they never really get clean after they’re used, but for those of us who aren’t huge germophobes, I don’t mind the tradeoff from not needing to do more laundry with the use of daily washcloths. Washing with my hands just seems useless because my hands don’t provide necessary exfoliation to remove dead skin cells from my body, so that’s out of the question for me.

Performance/Wear:                                  ★ ★/5

From the first impression being the scent, I already dig this product. Products that have more of a natural scent are my preference, because I don’t like being bombarded by heavily-perfumed products. Not that I haven’t bought and worn perfumed products before, but my taste changes, like all of our tastes do over time. Not only is it a natural scent, it’s a fruit scent which is a bigger plus for me. I love the smell of fruits more than flowers and it’s reassuring that this is a vegan product. Another bonus, for me at least, is that the scent is light, but it lasts all day. I’ll be in the middle of walking my dogs, hours after showering, running errands, practicing yoga, and other daily things and still catch light whiffs of apricot. Another bonus is that since it is a natural scent, this works for both men and women. Now, I know there are women who like using men’s shower gel for the potent cologne smell and men who like using women’s body wash for the potent perfume smell, but this isn’t for those people. Well, it could be if they wanted to, but this is an ideal product for people who want to smell fresh and clean, without having a perfume radius around them all day. I’ve grown pretty sensitive to strong colognes and perfumes, so this works out wonderfully for me.

The gel is on the thicker side, but it still comes out of the bottle easily enough and you don’t need much product for each use. A little definitely goes a long way with this body wash and the lather power in it is impressive for it not having any sulfates, which is pretty much just the smart way of saying ‘common detergents.’ I use about an amount the size of a half dollar and the I feel like the lather just keeps building which is amazing considering my other body wash from Philosophy has horrible lathering and dissipates shortly after I try washing about a quarter of my body. That lather quality and scent alone makes me seriously consider switching body wash products and trying out the other scents to match the season and so I don’t get sick of this scent.

As for the final result, my skin was left feeling clean, but not over-stripped, and slightly soft, without the feeling of residual product or that filmy coat some products leave, like Dove bodywash. I don’t mean to poo on Dove’s products, because I’m sure it works well for some of y’all, but it left me feeling like a thin layer of wax was all over me and I just felt gross from that and needed another shower. I have very dry and sensitive skin, so for this product to impress me as it has, speaks volumes. Even some luxury brand products still leave my skin too dry after rinsing, so I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect body wash for years. Some have come close, but this one makes the cut for one of the best I’ve tried.

Packaging:                                                  ★ ★/5

So, as I mentioned above, the gel inside is on the thicker side, but not so thick that it makes the product a nuisance to use. I’m not the biggest fan of bottles or tubes that I have to squeeze to get product out because I have cysts in my wrists and it only adds to the constant pain I already feel. I’m sure anyone who has hand or wrist issues like me whether it be arthritis, carpel tunnel, or whatever ails you, can agree that having to squeeze out product isn’t ideal. My preference is bottles with pumps, but that would cost the company significantly more money, so I get why they don’t initially package it that way. For instances like this, I usually reuse a bottle I’ve had for situations similar to this and dispense the product into that bottle and use it that way. It is a bit time-consuming, but for me, it’s worth it in the long run because I save my hands and wrists unnecessary strain.

Also, I love that the bottle is clear, which makes it easy to gauge when I’m running low and need to reorder product. That may seem like a dumb thing to care about since I just mentioned that I normally move my products into bottles with pumps, but that usually plays a huge factor for people who keep products like this in their original packaging. For those who don’t care about squeezing out product, the cap is pretty reliable, but isn’t so strong that it becomes a pain to open it. Since the bottle is pretty large and hefty, I do advise caution when picking it up and flipping it over when it’s over ¾ full because it slips out of my hands pretty easily and the fall did break the cap.

Price:                                                           ★ ★/5

You can’t really beat drugstore prices flat out, but when a product works better than a luxury product that I’ve been using, it makes me reconsider. Not only does the quantity in the bottle last quite a while because you don’t need much for each use, but its also cheap on top of that? Sign me up! I’m giving it 5 stars for it overall because the product does what it says, for an affordable price. Even though it doesn’t have a pump with it like I’d prefer, that doesn’t mean this product isn’t worthwhile for anyone looking to save money, without having to compromise quality.

Ingredients:

Aqua (Water, Eau) Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate Cocamidopropyl Betaine PEG-8 Sodium Methyl Isethionate PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil Polyquaternium-10 Glycerin Coco-Glucoside Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside Parfum (Fragrance) PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate Lauric Acid Zinc Laurate Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate Sodium Laurate Sodium Acetate Sodium Chloride Sodium Hydroxide Citric Acid Sodium Benzoate DMDM HydantoinP

Pros:

  • A little goes a long way
  • Continuous lather
  • Natural, light, fresh & fruity scent
  • Great price
  • Clear bottle makes an easy reminder for repurchase
  • Doesn’t strip skin
  • Doesn’t leave a filmy layer or unclean feeling after rinsing
  • Great for dry skin
  • Unisex scentC

Cons:

  • Cap top

Texture:                                        Thick gel

Scent:                                            Apricot

Recommend?                               Yes

Repurchase?                                 Yes

Retail:                                            $7.99

Size:                                               13 fl. Oz.

Want to try this for yourself?

I’d love to hear about your experience with this in the comments!! 😊

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