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 – fresh and revitalizing scent with a bit of bitterness. This body wash is a bit runny, so you have to be careful not to squeeze out more than you need. I enjoy using it in the morning because it makes me feel clean and refreshed. It feels a bit cooling, too. It doesn’t dry out the skin but 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.
Green Apple & Ginger Shampoo (237 ml)
I used to be a big fan of the old version 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.
Island Mango Conditioner (237 ml)
All Desert Essence products I’ve tried had nice, fruity scents. I’m not the biggest fan of sweet scents, but I liked all of them. This conditioner, though, is another story: not only its scent is way too sweet and perfume-ish, but it has little to do with a mango. Described as enriching, deeply moisturizing with mango seed butter, organic shea butter, and jojoba oil, this conditioner was surprisingly light and, well, mediocre. It would work lovely for someone with normal hair that needs a simple everyday conditioner, but I won’t be repurchasing it.
Have you tried these products from Desert Essence?