I bought a large 500ml pump bottle of Natural Instinct Uplift Body Wash without smelling it first, and I wish I had, because I would never have bought it.
The bottle says “enriched with botanicals, vitamins C, B12 and K, avocado oil and lemongrass,” and their website says “With the natural invigorating scent of orange, lemon and spearmint, a natural body wash bursting with plant-based ingredients rich in vitamins and antioxidants to bathe, pamper and protect skin.” After reading all that, I expected this body wash to have a citrusy scent, but instead it’s quite woody and earthy. It’s not unpleasant, and the woodiness of the scent does make it unisex, but I personally didn’t like it. I definitely couldn’t smell any orange or lemon, and maybe just the slightest hint of spearmint.
Another thing that I wasn’t happy with was the fact that this body wash doesn’t lather very well. There’s nothing worse that trying to wash myself with body wash on a loofah or one of those net shower poufs and the lather ‘runs out’ before I’ve even done half of my body. I found I had to wash the top half of my body, then add more body wash liquid to the loofah before washing the rest of my body. It just didn’t hold its foam and I found I ended up using way more of this liquid than I thought I should have to (compared to other body wash liquids).
I know that it’s sulphate free and soap free, but still, I’ve used sulphate and soap free products before and they seem to foam to a certain degree, some much more that this one.
I have tried other Natural Instinct products (face oil, serum, eye cream, hand lotion, etc) and have liked them all in varying degrees. However, I’m very disappointed with this body wash and won’t be purchasing any more of it.
If you want to try Natural Instinct’s Uplift Body Wash, or any of Natural Instinct’s products for yourself, they’re available online or from Countdown, selected Pharmacies and Health Stores.