I was one of the lucky few that has been given the opportunity to try out (six!) different shower creams by Le Petit Marseillais, via The Insiders. I’m aware of the fact that shower cream isn’t really fashion related, but we do want to smell nice and have a nice soft skin when getting ourselves in that cute new dress or those cool trousers. So indirectly, you do (need to) care.
First thing you definitely notice about the product is the package itself. It has an attractive look and they really radiate summer. Appearance does matter and beautiful packaging will draw our attention for sure.
Another big plus: user-friendliness. Don’t you hate it when you can’t place a bottle upside down properly? We don’t like to wait 10 minutes for something to come out because 3/4 is already finished. This basic yet useful shape will definitely take that frustrations away.
It’s also very handy that each variation has its own recognizable color. The only remark I have about this, is the color of the variation with almonds. I don’t see this kind of dull pastel green as an attractive color for anything beauty & healthcare related. Unless we’re talking about tooth paste that has mint in it.
Enough about the outside, let’s talk about the product itself. I tried out all six of them and started based on the one that smelled the nicest. In my opinion, this was the Lavender/Honey one (purple). My least favorite is the orange bottle, the one with lemon and vervain. The overall smell was just a bit too sharp, although it wasn’t that bad when actually trying it in the shower. (For those who watch The Vampire Diaries : no this doesn’t make me a vampire. I think. Now let me first close the curtains, because there’s way too much sunlight in here.)
A great thing they all have in common is that they’re super (super!) soft. People who I gave samples to as well as le boyfriend, all confirmed this. It’s probably the most positive thing about this product. They’re also pH neutral, which makes it a great option for people with sensitive skin or certain conditions like psoriasis. You end up with skin as soft as a baby’s bottom!
To wrap it up, I would give Le Petit Marseillais an 8/10. My top 3 consist of the neutral versions being Lavender/Honey (purple), the Orange-Blossom (white) and Vanilla (yellow). The best about this product is that you have different variations, they’re all soft and pH neutral. Downside is that they are a bit more expensive than most other shower creams. About €2,69/250 ml.
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