Sunday, November 29, 2009

Review: REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash - By The Intrepid Beauty

Shower gels are one of my many bath passion, which if you remember, I have shelves-load of them....I am simply spoilt for choice when it comes to shower time! And ROSE is my favorite-st scent among so many scents!

Today, The Intrepid Beauty will review yet, another REN product, but this time, a body care product, instead of skincare, which she so loves! It's the award-winning REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash.


Having used some of REN's skincare products with positive results, I've been fortunate to have had the opportunity to also try REN's Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash which I understand is their star body product.

This body wash has been awarded InStyle's Best Beauty Buys of 2008 and Harper's Bazaar (Malaysia) Beauty Awards 2009 for Best Shower/Body Wash! It isn't hard to see why right from the first sniff. REN's product brochure describes it was "a multi award-winning luxurious body wash, formulated with Moroccan Rose Otto Oil, one of the world's most expensive and revered essential oils. Moroccan Rose Otto Oil is steam distilled from petals harvested at dawn and is beneficial to dry and sensitive skin while its exquisite scent has stress relieving and soothing properties".

As REN products do not contain any synthetic colours, the slight yellow tinge of the body wash is derived solely from ingredients such as Rosa Damascena flower water & oil and grapefruit. The scent is primarily of roses but it isn't overpowering as is the case with other body products which have a synthetic rose fragrance. There is nothing artificial about the fragrance of this product, it's the real McCoy, truly scent-sational. You feel as if you have been transported to the middle of a rose garden when you use it in the shower/bath.

This body wash is neither too thick nor runny and you really do not need a lot to create a luxurious later. As it is said to be free from harsh sulfates, my skin did not feel tight after washing off the lather. On the contrary, the result was soft skin which normally I don't get with other body washes or even with handmade soaps. Best of all, the scent of roses lingers on your skin long after you have emerged from the shower. It's truly among the creme de la creme of body washes and it's a product everyone should indulge in once in a while if only for the occasional pampering.

The 200ml bottle of this body wash retails for RM118.

The Intrepid Beauty


At the REN counters, you can get the full-sized (200ml) bottle of this body wash in a trio set which consists the body wash, Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil (RM194) and Damask Rose Body Cream (RM182) (all full-sized) for RM376 (quite a savings as individually all 3 would cost you RM494).

Alternatively, you can try the s
amples of the body wash (50ml) together with the Damask Rose Body Cream (50ml) and Neroli and Grapefruit Body Wash (50ml) and Grape seed, Jojoba and Shea Butter Body Cream (50ml).....all 4 come in a nice gift box and retails for only RM98! Yes, RM98 for 200ml of products and you get to sample 4 different types of REN bath and body care! Really a good deal, especially if you are looking for gifts for your loved ones and/or even yourself come this festive season. Individually, they make great stocking stuffers too.

So what are you waiting for?? Check out your nearest REN counters at Escentials@Tangs Pavilion, Parkson Pavilion, Parkson KLCC and/or Metrojaya Midvalley if you are heading to these places today or anytime you are going to do your holiday shopping!


ms.iu said...

ohhh they sound devine..but ouchh pricey for me...

Vonvon said...

Hi ms.iu,

Not only it sounds divine but smells divine too. You could get the sample set to try it out. :)