I’ve praised Desert Essence Organics shampoos many times on this blog and it is still one of my favorite hair care brands. Ever since I’ve fallen in love with it, I’ve been wanting to try more products from its range. After a careful consideration, this time I decided to go with Green Apple & Ginger Volumizing Shampoo, Island Mango Enriching Conditioner, and Green Apple & Ginger Refreshing Body Wash.
Green Apple & Ginger Body Wash (237 ml)
This is my first body wash from Desert Essence, so I had no idea what to expect. My first thought when I opened the bottle was that the scent reminds me of real apples – a fresh and revitalizing scent with a bit of bitterness. The body wash is a bit runny, so you have to be careful not to squeeze out more than you need. I love using it in the mornings because it makes me feel clean and refreshed. It feels a little bit cooling, too. It doesn’t dry out the skin, but it doesn’t leave it moisturized either, so I need a body lotion afterward to make the skin softer. Overall, I’m very satisfied with the purchase and I’m definitely intrigued to try other shower gels from the Desert Essence range.
Body wash ingredients: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract*, coco-glucoside, sodium coco-sulfate, lauryl glucoside, decyl glucoside, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, sodium chloride, glycerin*, natural fragrance/flavor, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract*, yucca brevifolia (yucca cactus)root extract*, symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf extract*, urtica dioica (nettle) leaf extract*, macrocystis pyrifera (sea kelp) extract*, salix alba (willow bark) extract*, citric acid, potassium sorbate. *Certified organic. 100% vegan, wheat & gluten free.
Green Apple & Ginger Shampoo (237 ml)
I used to be a big fan of the old version of Lavera Apple Milk shampoo, so when I saw that Desert Essence has a shampoo containing apple extract, I knew I have to try it. Apple extract is known for stimulating hair growth, restoring vitality and giving shine. Green Apple & Ginger shampoo has the same, bittersweet, scent as the body wash from the Green Apple & Ginger range. Though, the consistency is much thicker, it’s still manageable and easy to rinse off. The shampoo leaves my scalp refreshed and my hair clean and volumized. It doesn’t give as much shine as Desert Essence Raspberry shampoo, but enough for the hair to look healthy and beautiful.
Shampoo ingredients: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract*, coco-glucoside (coconut/sugar), sodium coco-sulfate (coconut), lauryl glucoside (coconut/sugar), decyl glucoside (coconut/sugar), leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, sodium chloride, glycerin (palm)*, natural fragrance/ flavor (parfum/aroma), zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract*, panthenol (pro-vitamin b-5, lepidium meyenii root extract (maca root)*, yucca brevifolia root extract (yucca cactus)*, symphytum officinale leaf extract (comfrey)*, urtica dioica (nettle) leaf extract*, macrocystis pyrifera extract (sea kelp)*, salix alba (willow) bark extract*, citric acid, potassium sorbate. *Certified organic. 100% vegan, wheat & gluten free.
Island Mango Conditioner (237 ml)
Like many Desert Essence product packagings, this bright and pretty tube with a juicy mango makes my mouth water. But the real scent – not so much. I’m not the biggest fan of sweet scents, but they don’t bother me either. However, this conditioner is another story: not only the scent is too sweet and perfume-ish, but it has little to do with mango. Described as enriching, deeply moisturizing with mango seed butter, organic shea butter and jojoba oil, this conditioner was surprisingly light and, well, average. It would work lovely for someone with normal hair that needs a simple everyday conditioner.
Conditioner ingredients: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, natural fragrance (parfum), panthenol (pro-vitamin B-5), caprylic/capric triglyceride, lepidium meyenii root extract (maca root)*, macrocystis pyrifera (sea kelp) extract*, urtica dioica (nettle) leaf extract*, yucca schidigera leaf/root/stem extract*, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel extract*, cetrimonium chloride, glycerin, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid, potassium sorbate, citric acid. *Certified Organic. 100% vegan, wheat & gluten free.
Have you tried these products from Desert Essence?