7 June 2013

Product Review: GAIA Pink Grapefruit & Jasmine Body Wash and Body Moisturiser

I love taking a shower and indulging in some amazing smelling products both while showering and the body lotion I use afterwards. I am lucky to have a large shower, with a very large shelf – but still it is jam-packed with numerous shower gels, as I like to swap and change depending on my mood in the morning. And my bathroom cabinet is as crowded with different types of body lotions. Here are my thoughts on the *GAIA Grapefruit & Jasmine Body Wash and Body Moisturiser;

What They Say:

Body Wash: "A glorious soap and sulphate free body wash that is gentle enough to use every day in the shower or bath without stripping your skin’s natural protective oils or creating dryness. Containing organic avocado oil and organic gingko biloba to nourish and rejuvenate, and organic chamomile extract to purify and soothe. These washes are an ideal soap replacement to care for your skin and leave it fresh, clean and silky soft."
Body Moisturiser: "A luxurious body moisturiser perfect for ‘locking in’ moisture after your shower or bath, or to hydrate and soften throughout the day. Made with skin-softening organic oils to help skin maintain its suppleness without leaving a greasy residue."

RRP: Body Wash: $14.95 (250ml), Body Moisturiser: $14.95 (250ml) – Available from Available Gaia Skin Naturals Online, Terry White Chemists, Priceline, major baby stores, independent chemists, and health stores.

What I Say: 

I have recently trialled the GAIA Belly Oil, which I absolutely love, if you’ve missed my review, you can see it here. I have also recently trialled the GAIA Lavender & Frankincense Body Wash and Body Moisturiser, and the GAIA Skincare Bergamot & Sandelwood Facial Exfoliant, and these products are so amazing too.

Common for all the GAIA ranges, including their pregnancy and baby ranges are that they have been made without any of the ingredients known to irritate the skin or suspected of being harmful, so consequently the products do not contain any sulphates, petrochemicals, lanolin, paraben preservatives, propylene glycol, phthalates or artificial fragrances. And of course the company is Australian owned, and the products Australian made, without being tested on animals.


The Grapefruit & Jasmine Body Wash is furthermore free from soap, and contains organic extracts of ginkgo biloba, ginseng and chamomile to calm and revitalise tired, stressed skin, organic avocado, organic evening primrose and organic wheat germ oils to nourish and soften, even dry or flaky skin, as well as it contains Vitamin E and essential omega 3 good oils for healthy skin.
This is fantastic, as although I have never had particularly sensitive skin, while being pregnant my skin suddenly seems to have gotten more sensitive, and I get small itches and irritations if my skin doesn’t like the ingredients in the products or if they are too perfumed.

Soaps and body washes that do not contain soap, are often difficult to lather up, but this is not the case with the GAIA Body Washes. Used on its own it is easy to froth up into a nice light lather, while using a bath sponge creates even more foam.

Smoothing it over my skin, it feels soft, a little like a body oil is being used. And after the shower my skin feels soft and clean, and without being dried out or feeling tight. Rather it feels soft and smooth, although I still feel the need to follow with a body moisturiser (as I always do!).

While using the Body Wash a nice refreshing and uplifting scent of Grapefruit and Jasmine spreads through my bathroom. It is a very natural and very female scent, which is still quite subtle – yet still too female for my hubby’s liking, (and no complaints from me, as then I won’t have to share!). Once rinsed dried off from the shower, this scent more or less fades.


The GAIA Grapefruit & Jasmine Body Wash Body Moisturiser
Like the Body Wash, the Body Moisturiser of course free of all the chemical nasties, and it contains Enriched with organic rosehip, organic evening primrose and organic wheat germ oils to nourish and soften dry or flaky skin and reduce the visible signs of aging as well as organic calendula and organic ginseng extracts soothe irritation and revitalise the appearance of the skin for a youthful healthy glow. It also contains Vitamin E and essential omega 3 good oils for healthy skin

The Body Moisturiser has a nice light consistency which quickly absorbs into the skin, leaving the skin soft , smooth and thoroughly hydrated, yet without making the skin feel sticky.

Like the Body Wash it has a lovely refreshing scent of grapefruit and jasmine, which linger for a little longer. But it is such a lovely natural scent, which really like, so I don’t mind at all. In fact, I actually prefer this Grapefruit & Jasmine scent over the Lavender & Frankincense products that I recently tried (although don’t get me wrong, they were lovely too!)

After having used both products together for several weeks, I am happy to say that I feel that the Grapefruit & Jasmine products – like the Lavender & Frankincense products have helped soothe my irritated skin, without causing further irritations and have helped keep my skin soft and thoroughly moisturised.

Both the Body Wash and the Body Moisturiser come in simple frosted plastic bottles with a flip lid, which makes them easy to use, and both are very concentrated so a little goes a long way, making them great value for money at just $14.95 each. 

I really enjoy using the GAIA Body Wash and the Body Moisturiser, they are gentle and effective, and smell amazing too – and the fact that they do not contain any chemical nasties, just makes me like them even more! I will definitely be purchasing these products again in the future.

* Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy. 

Have you tried any of the products from GAIA? Are you concerned with the use of chemical nasties in your skincare products? What is your favourite body wash and body moisturiser?



  1. The body wash sounds amazing. I love the smell of grapefruit.

    1. Its absolutely gorgeous. And I love the smell of the grapefruit too, so refreshing!


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