Saturday 16 July 2016

Sample Saturday - Fair Squared Vanilla Shower Gel*

Hi Guys I hope you've all had a lovely Saturday, and if you're in the UK, I hope that you've all been lucky enough to enjoy that strange thing called sunshine. I know it's a rarity but in my little part of County Durham it's been a lovely day. It's clouding over a little bit now but it's been warm and toasty nearly all day and thankfully the nice weather is set to continue for a few more days at least. Like a typical Brit I know I always go on about the weather but there is method in my madness I promise x

It's been just over a year now since I lost my bath tub, and on warm days like today I don't really miss it. There really is nothing better than having a nice cool to lukewarm shower, at the end of the day to refresh, and revitalise both your mind and your body. Over the last 12 months or I've tried all sorts of different shower products and today for my Sample Saturday post I'm going to share with you one of my newest finds.

Although I wouldn't class myself as a cruelty free or "natural" blogger, I love trying products from companies with a conscience, and one of my newest discoveries is a brand called Fair Squared. Originally founded in 2011 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Fair Squared are now based in Cologne, in Germany, They produce a range of beauty and toiletry products that are free from parabens, phthalates, SLS, and PEG's. They are also vegan registered and approved, and as the name would suggest all of their products are Fairtrade and they're also Natrue certified.

As I say they produce a wide range of products that are now available to purchase in the UK, and I was lucky enough to be sent, one of their hotel amenities, sample kits. I'm going to be reviewing all of the products in the kit in the weeks to come but the first product I'm going to talk about it the Fair Squared Vanilla Shower Gel.

Crammed full of good for you ingredients including natural based foamers, and Fairtrade Palestinian Olive Oil, this shower gel is suitable for all ages and all skin types but it's particular good for member of the family with a drier skin. The olive oil is full of antioxidants, and natural vitamins, minerals and fatty acid that are designed to nourish, soothe and rejuvenate the skin.

The product itself has a thick, gel like texture and an opaque white appearance. A little of this gel goes a long way and you just need to apply a small amount and mix it with water to produce, a fine and creamy moisturising lather, Thanks to the high olive oil content and the lack of chemical foamers, this gel feels really hydrating on the skin, and at a push if you had normal skin, you could potentially get away without using a body moisturiser.

Whilst most of us love the taste of vanilla ice cream and vanilla fudge, vanilla as a fragrance can cause some pretty polarising opinions. particularly when it used as a fragrance in beauty products. Done badly it's can be too sweet, too cloying, synthetic and too sickly but when it's done well it;s a completely different story. This shower gel does vanilla and it does it well, this isn't a cake like, butter cream vanilla, it's a subtle real, calming and comforting vanilla, with just a hint of bitterness and smokiness that you get from a real vanilla pod or a bottle of real vanilla extract.

This shower gel would be a perfect addition to anybodies summer bathroom. It's a nice gentle product with a conscience that's perfect for the whole family. It's hydrating, non drying, and it has a subtle vanilla scent, that refreshes, calms and soothes in equal measure. The size I've been using is a 10ml sample size but the Fair Squared Vanilla Shower Gel comes in a 250ml bottle and retails at around £8.95. You can find out more about Fair Squared and buy directly via their own website and if like me your in the UK, you can also buy this product and other products in the range from natural and organic, beauty retailer Pravera Direct. I've got some more reviews of some Fair Squared body products to come including liquid soap, shampoo and body lotion, so let me know what you'd like to see next. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend x


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