Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Introducing Ginger & Co

Hello everyone! Today I'm reviewing some products from Ginger & Co, the new kids on the block with body care. These products were sent to me for review purposes but everything expressed is my own honest opinion. Ginger & Co launched a few weeks ago and the products can be bought from Semi Chem. I think what I find most enticing about these products is the packaging. They have a very 'pin up' feel and I can't resist a bit of vintage! They also don't test of animals so if you're a cruelty free blogger like my pals Morag and Louise then this will be right up your street! 


The range includes a bubble bath, body wash, hand wash, hand cream, body butter and body lotion. Everything is priced at £3.75 apart from the hand cream which is £2.99. Very reasonably priced! I think that everything is really good value for money, especially the body butter which is massive. Unfortunately I have a bit of an issue with the scent of the range. I personally think that it smells a bit like the mini shampoos that you steal from get from hotels. I can't really think of another way to describe it. My sister loves it however so maybe it's just me. Also it bugs me a bit that their motto is 'Born & Bred In England' and they use the British flag on their packaging!


Heavenly Hands Moisturising Hand Wash - I didn't really get off to a good start with this product as the packaging broke when I was trying to open it. After decanting it into another container I was able to get using it. I really liked this hand wash, 500ml is a lot of product so I feel like it's pretty good value for money. I also think the packaging would look awesome on display in my bath room. It's just a shame mine broke. I'm not too sure if that's my fault or if the packaging is just like that.

Hand It To Me Dreamy Handcream - Working in an aquarium means that my hands are very very dry so I was quite excited to put this to the test. I found that this was really good for keeping in my bag and touching up during the day but not so great for over night. I found it to be similar in quality to Hand Food from Soap & Glory so if that works for you then this will be great.

Bathing Beauty Moisturising Bubble Bath - Because I'm not too keen on the scent I was a bit worried about using this as I didn't really want to sit in a bath of this for a while. However the scent changed a bit in the bath and I was rather pleasantly surprised! It produced a lot of bubbles and made for a quite relaxing bath. I think this would be good for using with a bath bomb if you also want bubbles because I don't think this would alter the scent too much.


Double Up Creamy Body Wash - This was one of the products that I was most excited about trying. It's an in shower moisturiser and shower gel two in one. I really enjoyed using this. I found it to be just as good as the Nivea In Shower Moisturiser but as it doubles as a shower gel it makes showering faster and is one less bottle in the shower. I think this was the highlight of the range for me.

Soft On You Daily Body Lotion - This product normally comes in the same bottle as the handwash, this little tube was just sent to me as a sample. I also really liked this lotion. I've been choosing lotions over body butters a lot lately and this is no exception. It's very light but moisturising at the same time. It's a great little product. I would buy the 500ml bottle! I especially think that the pump would be great for delivering the right amount of product as a little goes a long way with this.

Soft On You Comforting Body Butter - I also really liked this. It's very, very thick but it actually soaks into the skin quicker than the lotion. I can tell that once it starts to get really cold I'll lean towards this a lot more. Did I mention how big it was? This tub is so huge! Definitely good value for money and will last me absolutely ages.

All in all I think that Ginger & Co are delivering some good quality products at great prices. There are a few issues that I had with some of the products but for a newly established company I think they're doing extremely well. Next time you're in Semi Chem go and check the products out, you won't be disappointed! 

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