Product Review: The Body Shop White Musk Sumptuous Silk Shower Gel

by Gio

the body shop white musk sumptuous shower gel

Name: White Musk Sumptuous Silk Shower Gel
Brand: The Body Shop
Size: 8.4 fl oz
Price: $15.00

From The Body Shop’s website:
Turn your shower into a sensual, lather-filled indulgence with a sumptuous, soap-free cleanser that has a silky-smooth gel texture and soft, velvety scent.

What I liked:
– cleanses skin well
– gentle, doesn’t irritate nor dry out skin
– beautiful scent

What I didn’t like:
– if you don’t like musky floral scents, this is not for you.

I wasn’t initially going to review The Body Shop White Musk Sumptuous Silk Shower Gel. TBS only gave me a small sample with an old purchase, and it didn’t last long. But then I figured that since a) shower gels don’t need to be tested for long periods, and b) this stuff is pretty good, I might just tell you about it.

I have dry skin, so I need a shower gel that cleanses it well without drying it out even more. This fits the bill very well. The combination of sodium laureth sulfate (not to be confused with its much harsher cousin sodium lauryl sulfate) and cocamidopropyl betaine produces just the right amount of lather and gently removes all traces of dirt and other impurities from my skin. The addition of glycerin, an humectant that draws water from the environment into the skin, keeps it soft.

Its musky flower scent is lovely. Flowery enough to still be somewhat feminine, but musky enough to also make it appealing to your man (he won’t mind if you leave it in the shower for him to use), it features notes of lily, iris, and ylang ylang, mixed with musk, vetiver, and patchouli.

Cleaner and soapier than the ETD version, it is quite subtle but still manages to cling onto the skin for a few good hours. If you’re tired of the usual sweet fruity floral shower gels that saturate the market, you may want to give this a go.

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Citric Acid, Honey, Maltodextrin, Methylparaben, Benzophenone-3, Disodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-7, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Hexyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Hydroxycitronellal, Hibiscus Abelmoschus Extract, Coumarin, Isoeugenol, Benzyl Benzoate, Geraniol, Benzyl Salicylate, Farnesol, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol, Eugenol, Limonene, Benzyl Cinnamate, Citral, Violet 2 (CI 60730), Red 33.


The Body Shop White Musk Sumptuous Silk Shower Gel gently cleanses skin, leaving it clean and soft. And it smells great!

Rating: 4/5

Disclosure: the review contains an affiliate link. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

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MonicaP March 25, 2015 - 2:40 pm

Probably my all time favorite Body Shop scent. I love this stuff 🙂


Gio March 25, 2015 - 3:42 pm

Monica, it’s a beautiful scent, isn’t it?

Stavroula DrugstoreBLover March 25, 2015 - 8:40 pm

Can you believe I haven’t smelled this line?? I need to, I like musky scents! 🙂 x

Gio March 25, 2015 - 9:34 pm

Stavroula, you need to smell it asap then! You’ll love it. 🙂

Allison March 25, 2015 - 10:13 pm

You have certainly piqued my interest. I love musky scents. I haven’t bought anything from TBS in years, but next time I’m at the mall I will stop in to sniff this. I would love a new shower gel in a different scent from my usuals

Gio March 26, 2015 - 9:26 pm

Allison, I love musky scents too, and this one is lovely. Floral and sweet scents are nice too, but sometimes, you just need to use something different, just to spice things up.

Kiss & Make-up March 26, 2015 - 10:59 am

I love musky scents, so bring it on! 🙂

Gio March 26, 2015 - 9:16 pm

Melissa, they’re beautiful, aren’t they? This one is great too. I’m sure you’ll love it.

Reply March 27, 2015 - 11:17 am

i have not tried this but i need to give it a sniff!! it sounds luxurious!

Gio March 27, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Ellesees, it’s wonderful. I love the scent. 🙂

anubhuti March 27, 2015 - 11:33 am

i have used body mist from same range and loved it..will check out the shower gel now 🙂

Gio March 27, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Anubhuti, it’s a beautiful scent, isn’t it?


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