Hello dear people! ❤❤❤
I hope you all are doing great! 🙂
So, do you like coffee?
Well, I love it and I guess, we all do! 😀
Coffee is not just a beverage, it is an emotion!
Oh! Can anything ever replace the sheer joy of having a warm cup of coffee in the morning!!! ❤
Now, what I love the most about coffee is its fragrance… I can keep sniffing roasted coffee beans for hours!!! 😀
So, when I came across this coffee shower gel, I knew I had to try it! ❤
Today, I am reviewing the same after weeks of use… Read on to know if it stood up to my expectations! 😛
GOOD VIBES COFFEE UV PROTECTION SHOWER GEL
DESCRIPTION: Coffee, because, well COFFEE!! The coffee in the shower gel protects your skin from harmful UV rays and gently exfoliates your body for a smooth and supple skin.
Crafted with passion, skill, fresh ingredients and skin expertise. After all in life, all you ever need is love, glowing skin and Good Vibes!
Created for all skin types.
KEY INGREDIENTS: Coconut & Corn Based Surfactant, Aqua, Lactic Acid, Glycerine, Coffee Extract, Coffee Oil, Lysine.
No parabens. Cruelty free.
HOW TO USE?
Pump out botanical goodness in your palm. Steadily and smoothly massage it across your wet body and lather up. Rinse well with water and walk out all cleansed.
BE CAREFUL OF: Contact with eyes. They won’t like it. Rinse thoroughly with water in case that happens. Natural ingredients may be irritating to some people. Always conduct a patch test before use.
Store in a cool, dry place.
For external use only.
COST: Rs. 125 for 100ml, Rs. 225 for 200ml.
SHELF LIFE: 24 months
MY TAKE ON THE PRODUCT:
Good Vibes coffee UV protection shower gel comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a golden coloured flip-cap for the 100ml variant and a pump dispenser for the 200ml variant… The overall packaging is quite sturdy (though the quality of the bottle plastic is much inferior compared to that of brands like Biotique, Fiama or WOW) and leak-proof which makes it suitable for travel purposes!
The label around the bottle contains most of the necessary details about the product printed over it… However, the list of ingredients present is incomplete and I doubt that it contains sulphates… 🙁
The shower gel is transparent and has just a tinge of brownish-golden colour to it. It has a runny, honey-like consistency and a great fragrance… BUT it doesn’t smell like coffee! It reminds me of “coffee and chocolate flavoured cookies” instead of actual coffee… Anyway, the smell is pleasant and also quite mild… So, I don’t think it is going to bother sensitive noses! 🙂
The shower gel lathers quite well when used with a loofah or bath sponge and just a little more than half a teaspoon of it is enough for one use… It cleanses the skin really well and removes all the oil, gunk and impurities from the skin surface… This shower gel leaves my skin clean, fresh and smooth! ❤
It also leaves behind a very mild fragrance on my skin (i.e., so mild that I can smell it only when I sniff my hands 😛 ) which lasts for an hour or so, post-use…
Now, this shower gel claims to provide protection from the harmful UV rays of the sun… I have been using it regularly for over three weeks now and to be very honest, I have not seen any sort of difference in my skin, be it in terms of the complexion, the texture or the tan! So, I really don’t think that this product helps much with sun protection!
I have a normal body skin type right now and this shower gel doesn’t leave my skin dry or stretchy… However, it also doesn’t provide any extra nourishment or hydration to the skin and so, I don’t think that it would work well for dry to extremely dry skin types… In my opinion, it is best suited for normal-dry to oily skin types!
(Also read my review of Biotique Bio Apricot Refreshing Body Wash here!)
SUMMING UP PROS AND CONS:
1. Sturdy, leak-proof and travel-friendly packaging.
2. Doesn’t contain parabens and is cruelty-free!
3. Lathers well and removes all the oil and impurities from the skin surface.
4. Leaves the skin clean, fresh and smooth.
5. Leaves the skin slightly fragrant.
6. Doesn’t dry out the skin.
7. Suitable for normal-dry to oily skin types.
1. Availability is a big issue since it is ONLY available on Purplle. [Buying link]
2. Though not expensive, in my opinion, it is a bit overpriced (considering similar products from other brands).
3. The list of ingredients present is incomplete and it may contain sulphates.
4. The fragrance isn’t quite “coffee” like.
5. It claims to provide “UV protection” but I have not noticed any difference in my skin texture/complexion/tan.
FINAL TAKE: Good Vibes coffee UV protection shower gel is just a regular shower gel which cleanses the skin well… It doesn’t have that energising coffee fragrance and also doesn’t provide much help when it comes to sun protection…
So, I wouldn’t recommend you to invest in this product, but if you really want to buy it, it is not bad… 🙂
Hope it helps! ❤