The Body Shop Limited Edition Christmas Special is something I look forward to every year. I kind of find this collection season appropriate. “Vanilla Chai,” “Frosted Berries” [reviewed HERE], and “Spiced Apple” are the bath and body ranges of this year’s Christmas Special, and the “Vanilla Chai” range is my favorite. This range includes a shower gel, foaming bath, and body butter. It is enriched with vanilla extract from Madagascar. Being an Indian, you will automatically be drawn toward the sweet vanilla with a bit of spicy fragrance. I instantly picked the shower gel.
Price: INR 595 for 250 ml
Shelf Life: 34 months
Product Description: Bring a squeeze of seasonal sweetness to your shower with our Limited Edition Vanilla Chai Shower Gel; a deliciously-scented shower gel bursting with vanilla chai fragrance. This warm and inviting scent infused with creamy milk and addictive vanilla, envelops the senses for a relaxing experience.
My Experience with The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Shower Gel
Packaging: This shower gel comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a flip-open cap. The actual shower gel comes in a beautiful chai color, brimming to the neck of the bottle. The front label has a Christmas-themed picture with Vanilla Chai ingredients as well, whereas the back label sources all the necessary information, including the ingredients list. The packaging is sturdy and leak-proof, making it travel friendly.
Texture: The texture of this shower gel is thick and gel like. Only a little amount of product is needed. Therefore, this bottle is going to last for longer. The actual shower gel comes in a translucent pale chai color. It lathers up very well with or without a loofah. As the shower gel is thick, using a loofah was not harsh on the skin.
Fragrance: This shower gel is perfumed with spiced notes of vanilla warmed with addictive cardamom and star anise. This warm and inviting scent is so appropriate for this season. Moreover, the fragrance lingers on the skin for quite a while. It seriously smells delicious!
Performance: Enriched with vanilla extract from Madagascar, this soap-free shower gel leaves the skin cleansed, refreshed, and perfumed with sweet, calming fragrance of vanilla with just the right hint of spices. Being soap free, it lathers and cleans well. It rinses easily without leaving the skin tight or dry. It is absolutely non-irritating on the skin. It does not rip of moisture from the skin nor dry out the skin. Probably, the presence of glycerin is taking care of it. Its fragrance is literally addictive and also lingers on for a while, but if followed up with other products from this range, the fragrance will last even longer. Starting the day with such a heavenly smelling shower gel awakens the senses. This limited edition shower gel is priced way higher than other shower gels for the same amount of product. However, the luxury contents associated with it are worth the expense. Overall, it is one of the best shower gels to try this season as it is specially designed to wake up the senses as well as create a luxurious, sweet-smelling lather.
Pros of The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Shower Gel
- Beautiful chai color
- Sturdy and leak-proof packaging
- Is gentle and ideal for everyday use
- Lathers well and is effective
- Does not rip of moisture from the skin
- Good quantity of product
- Delicious and additive fragrance
Cons of The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Shower Gel
- Limited edition
Would I Recommend/Repurchase The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Shower Gel
If you are someone who likes deliciously sweet vanilla fragrance, this shower gel should not be missed. I love its fragrance and how I wish it was not a limited edition one. Never mind as there will always be new and delicious ones to try!