March 24, 2010

The Body Shop PassionFruit Facial Cleansing Gel Review

I have a thing for anything that’s scented. Skincare, makeup, hair care…anything really, so long as it’s scented I’m hitting it. I’m always so terribly shocked when someone says they can’t stand it if their lipgloss smells like cherry or hate the fact that their facial cream smells fresh. Honestly, I’m gob smacked that folks aren’t as into scented product as I thought they’d be. Maybe it’s just me but I’m tickled whenever anything is scented. It just adds to my experience with the product and makes it every so much more delightful in my humblest.

Which why I’m thrilled to death and beyond that The Body Shop PassionFruit Facial Cleansing Gel smells so fruity sweet. Loves it! Absolutely makes my day to have a facial cleanser scented like sweet passionfruit….seriously, must be a chick thing or a Muse one, because I absolutely adore it.


The Body Shop PassionFruit Facial Cleansing Gel is part of The Body Shop Originals Collection and available for a limited time. Why must they tease us with these and proceed to take them away? As per prior posts, just a friendly reminder, you can vote on which Originals to keep. If you’re a fan I highly suggest you get to voting as once they yank these off the shelves, you’ll see the Muse waddling out of the store with bags full of the ones that they won’t be keeping on.

PassionFruit Facial Cleansing Gel is a gentle gel cleanser with a sweet, fruity scent. Yes, I admit that the scent is what appeals to me most about it but the formula isn’t anything to overlook while you’re getting high off the sweet aroma. It’s a pretty basic gel which works on dry skin, massage on, and rinse off. It does good removing basic makeup but don’t get too crazy with anything that’s waterproof because this probably won’t do the job of getting it off. I like using this when I don’t have a crazy amount of makeup on my face or in the morning for a quickie cleanse. The formula is gentle so you’re not left with a tight, dry feel after use.

Between the fruity scent, the great price ($8.99 or 3 for $20), and gentle formula, I’m not sure what I love more about this cleanser. It’s a rather cute little gem of a cleanser to add into your beauty arsenal. I’m hopeful they’ll keep it around for good.

Muse Approved for purchase!

Likey lots.

Have you tried The Body Shop Passionfruit Facial Cleansing Gel?



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Available now from The Body Shop.

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  • Angela

    Muse, I love scented products too! Passionfruit is especially delicious 😀

    • the Muse

      angela 😀 I always feel so lonely in my obsession of scent 😀 people always tell me it irratates their face or they don’t like lipgloss to smell/taste good etc….

      yay someone else who likes scented products 😀

  • Tina Matuchniak

    Okay, so here’s how the whole fragrance thing works. Like yourself, I, too, was a big fragrance buff–if it doesn’t smell good, why bother, right? Well, then the whole pregnancy thing hit, and for some reason, ever since I’ve had kids, I cannot tolerate fragrances . . . well most fragrances. I can do fruit fragrances–vanilla, citrus, banana, apple, pomegranate etc, but I cannot do any flowers (jasmine, tuberose, gardenia etc.) nor can I do (sob!) lavender. It’s quite tragic really, but that’s the way the motherhood cookie crumbles . . . *sniff*

    • the Muse

      really tina?! How odd 😀 I don’t really dig florals much myself but anything sweet and fruity I likey!

  • BeautyBitch

    I love Passionfruit Cleansing gel . The end.

    OK, maybe not quite the end (as you know, I love rambling). The scent of The Body Shops Passionfruit Cleansing Gel, Dewberry/Green Apple/Fuzzy Peach shower gel and Kiwi Lipbalm are guaranteed to make me feel 12 again. I used this cleansing gel for years on and off when I was a teenager. Back then they used to do refills if you bought your empty bottle back to the store. I remember lugging the 500ml bottle in my school backpack praying it wouldn’t leak on the way home.

    I do hope they keep this one. It’s an excellent cleanser and adds a real zing into the chore of washing one’s face.

  • Janet

    I love scented products too!! I consider it a part of the whole experience, haha. Also one of the reasons I love skinfood stuff so much… 😀

    • the Muse

      janet amen sista 😀 me too! totally adds to the appeal for me!

  • rachel

    i love the smell of this! nearly done with my first bottle. do you think we can convince them to keep more then one?? I NEED this but I also NEED Fuzzy Peach showel gel, and probably the rest of the stuff which i can’t bear to try in case I love it. we need to start a campaign or something!

    • the Muse

      rachel I totally voted, really want this to stick around, loves it 😀 you can vote one which to keep at the body shop’s website 😀

  • Hana

    I don’t really mind it if my makeup or skincare stuff is unscented, but I enjoy it when it is, and body wash and lotion and stuff HAS to be scented. 😀