As I said in my first haul post, I picked this up from RRS because I had trouble finding something that I really wanted to buy. I like Nature Republic, and I was super excited at the prospect of smelling delicious peaches in the shower, yet I had not seen nor heard any reviews of this product in particular. This was a gamble purchase, and unfortunately it didn’t really pay off.
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What is it?
Nature Republic Fresh Herb Peach Body Wash is pretty much just that: a body wash. It contains ‘Peach extracts and Herbal extracts refreshing skin.’ It is meant to be lathered on the skin while bathing/showering, then rinsed off with water.
- Size: 400 mL
- Price: $8.03 CAD +shipping
- pH: ~7
- Texture: A clear, viscous gel that foams into a lather
- Scent: Very faint peachy smell
- Packaging: A tall pump bottle
- Longevity: ~8 months, using 1 pump/day
Ingredients and pH
Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Potassium Hydroxide, Myristic Acid, Lauramide DEA, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance, Plyquaternium-7, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Disodium EDTA, Propanediol, Citric Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract.
CosDNA breakdown. Quite a lot of sulfates in this wash, which can definitely be irritating and/or drying to the skin. It pretty much looks like a typical foaming wash, with some herbal extracts thrown in at the bottom. It does contain some Centella Asiatica Extract, but I don’t feel like it’s doing a whole lot based on my use of this wash.
Since this is a cleansing type product, I always like to do a quick and dirty pH check with my 4-panel strips. This body wash looks to be around a pH of 7. I prefer my cleansing products to be around a pH of 5.5 or lower, so this guy is not having a good start.
When I first received this body wash, it was so promising while still in the bottle. It has a clear, thick gel consistency, and when I unscrewed the pump to take a whiff I was met with a lovely peachy and faintly floral scent. However, I was immediately disappointed once I started using it.
It does lather nicely and gives a fairly satisfying foam, and it cleans reasonably well. The biggest failure of this product, though, is the scent.
There is a definite burst of peach scent once you lather it up, but it fades near-instantly to a generic detergent-like smell. Boooo. My hopes of experiencing a summer peach orchard in my bathroom are cruelly dashed! My fiance thinks it does smell quite strongly of peaches, but I’m gonna have to disagree with him on this one. Maybe he just has a more sensitive nose than I do.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting a whole lot from this wash. All I wanted was something that smelled amazing to use in the shower, and this certainly didn’t even do that. What’s worse, though, is how dried out and itchy my skin has become in the past few months of using this product. Although that’s not necessarily the product’s fault, since it is winter where I live, and I have fairly dry skin as it is, and I have a bad habit of taking too-hot showers. But I highly suspect that this body wash, with its sulfates and rather high pH, certainly didn’t do anything to alleviate my dry skin issues.
This body wash is boring as. I may as well have gotten a bar of unscented soap for how much it excites and interests me. I should probably not settle for products I know nothing about in my future hauls.
Would I Repurchase?
Certainly not. My fiance and I both use this wash and we have about 25% of it left. I will muscle through and finish it, and then will joyfully move on to something else.