A chic but cheap face cleanser

A chic but cheap face cleanser

After a few shopping sprees I’ve recently done in both London and Milan, it’s now time to rein it in, so today I’ll show you a product that helped me save some money, although delivering very good quality. Before trying the Nutriganics Softening Cleansing Gel Oil from The Body Shop, I thought that a chic face cleanser could be available only at a quite expensive price.

To be honest, I still think so, especially if you care about organic-sourced ingredients and high quality natural oils.

But what if you’re simply looking for a product to wash your face in the morning? So basically you haven’t got heavy make up to remove, or waterproof mascara on the lashes. Well in this case, the Nutriganics Softening Cleansing Gel Oil is awesome!

I use a tiny amount of this everyday as part of my AM skincare routine. I apply it on the dry face, wet my hands to emulsify and then, with a wet hot cloth I remove it. I end up with a splash of cold water and I pass to the other steps.


It’s cheaper than other products.

It’s not animal tested.

It has a very very soft scent of citrus

No negative reactions on my super delicate and intolerant skin.


It’s not a make up remover, so you’ll need a different product in the evening. I know the producer declares you can use it to clear up the skin from make up, but believe me, you’ll find lots of residues and it will not work properly to remove mascara.

Coming to the product more in detail, the packaging offers 100 ml of product. Here are the ingredients, as reported on the producer’s website


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Hair & Skin Conditioning Agent), Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Sucrose Laurate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Sucrose Palmitate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Emollient), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Salicylic Acid (Preservative/Hair Conditioner), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin Conditioning Agent), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Arginine (Skin Conditioning Agent), Buddleja Davidii Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Thymus Vulgaris Extract (Natural Additive), Malva Sylvestris Flower Extract (Natural Additive), Foeniculum Vulgare Oil (Fragrance/Essential Oil), Citrus Nobilis Peel Oil (Fragrance Ingredient), Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract (Natural Additive), Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil (Fragrant Essential Oil), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil (Fragrance Component), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Thymus Vulgaris Oil (Fragrance/Essential Oil), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Rosa Damascena Flower Oil (Fragrance Ingredient)

About Alessia

Communication consultant, PR, beauty and food blogger, marathon runner, not in this order
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2 Responses to A chic but cheap face cleanser

  1. Nice to know it works on sensitive skin!

  2. Alessia says:

    Oh, yes! And that sometimes even non-expensive brands deliver good quality. It’s not a make up remover though, unluckily. 😦

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