When The Body Shop released their biodegradable hair care line, I wondered when they would do the same for shower gels. Months later, my wish was granted with the launch of their Earth Lovers Shower Gel.
The company claims that the 100% Biodegradable formula is soap-free, contains no parabens, sulphates or colorants. Now I won't pretend to know what the heck all these do or how they affect the skin because I am not a medical professional. However, I'll take something that has less artificial stuff in it.
Unlike the biodegradable shampoo line, I find this product has a thicker lather and performs just like any other shower gel I've tried. In fact, I don't feel any difference. What I really love is that it has a fresh herbal scent. I'm seriously tired of the strong floral or fruity scents that most shower gels have so this is a refreshing change.
Earth Lovers Shower Gel comes in seven variants: Pear and Lemongrass, Lemon and Thyme, Watermelon and Eucalyptus, Cucumber and Mint, Fig and Rosemary, Apricot and Basil, and a Fragrance-free one. My personal picks are the first three mentioned.
Tip: the packaging is biodegradable too. They come in clear apple-green bottles that you can recycle for other household items like dishwashing liquid, etc.