I was really very lucky to win a little Twitter giveaway from the lovely peeps at Desert Essence a few weeks ago. I won a coconut travel set consisting of a shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and body wash. I must confess I had not heard of the brand before connecting on Twitter with the UK based team and I was really interested in their natural products when I had a mini scout of their website https://www.desertessence.com
I’m so impressed with my travel set that I thought I would share my Desert Essence find with you guys! I really like tropical scents anyhow, but what really impressed me with all four products was that the scent is actually true to a coconut, it doesn’t smell like a sickly sweet synthetic version which is really rare!
The shampoo and conditioner are designed for dry hair, which is perfect for my coloured and heat styled hair. The scent is absolutely divine, a true and natural coconut scent. Both products used together left my hair super soft, and excitingly, fragranced all day with that hit of coconut! I really like that these products have no nasties in the form of sulphites and parabens, and that they haven’t been tested on our furry friends. They are also vegan friendly if that’s a concern for you.
The body wash and hand and body lotion are my star products! I’m writing this in the dark of the morning next to my sleepy hubby and baby and I can still smell the coconut from last night’s shower! The wash is a lovely clear moisturising wash. It’s left my skin super clean and refreshed, and the morning after still smelling of coconuts! The lotion I applied liberally to my dreaded stretch marks, time will tell on that one, but I’ve woken up still with a moisturised tummy! The lotion sinks into skin really nicely, it’s not oily in the slightest.
I love that these products contain silly amounts of really natural ingredients, not just coconuts but vanilla, bilberry, grapefruit and lemon. I think these products are absolutely perfect for families or natural ingredient conscious, cruelty free beauties.
Loves – the scent – a beautiful natural coconutty scent. The products are also pretty darn good value for money – all about £6 online
Not so loves – I can’t find a UK website guys – get one! I think you can buy online from good health food shops and Amazon (Google the brand and you’ll find several options)
Overall – what a find!