THE BODY SHOP Nutriganics Softening Cleansing Gel Oil: Review


“Cleansing balms” are  so much IN nowadays. If you are looking for simple but effective cleanser then, Cleansing balms are best to go for. THE BODY SHOP Nutriganics Softening Cleansing Gel Oil, oil based cleansing gel to oil preferably ideal for dry skin. After using TBS Chamomile sumptuous cleansing butter I wanted to try something that is more towards natural. I love that it has 98% natural ingredients and free from Paraben, mineral oils, shea butter etc… 🙂

Nutriganics, our certified organic range, has been created to naturally combat the first signs of ageing harnessing the power of organic ingredients.

This innovative gel-to-oil cleanser effortlessly lifts away make-up (including waterproof) and impurities to leave your skin feeling soft, thoroughly cleansed and luminous.
Innovative gel-to-oil-to milk cleanser, Lifts away make-up and impurities, No silicones, no parabens , Contains 99% of ingredients of natural origin 


How to Use:

Apply a small amount to dry skin with fingertips, massaging into your skin in an upward, circular motion. The gel will turn into gentle, soft milky oil upon rinsing with warm water. For best results, use a warm damp Muslin Cloth to wipe away the cleanser before splashing with warm water to rinse.


  • Community Fair Trade organic babassu oil – to smooth and revitalise the skin.
  • Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera – from our suppliers in Mexico, it will soothe and nurture the skin
  • Organic buddleja and thyme – to help protect the skin.


Price: 1295 INR for 100ml.


The Texture of THE BODY SHOP Nutriganics Softening Cleansing Gel Oil is just like translucent milky-white balm that melts into skin once you start massaging into skin. It is smoothing, gel–to-oil cleanser, almost greasy. The smooth thick gel cream like consistency spread easily on skin and give a good facial effect. It contains some very good ingredients for protecting dry skin; it not only cleanses but adds radiant and vitality to dull and tired skin.


Although it contains good ingredients i.e. 90% derived from natural ingredients and 70% Community Fair Trade ingredients but the fragrant oils it consists are potent irritants, and not good to use around the eyes. The first time I used it to remove eye makeup i.e. eyeliner and mascara, it stings my eyes badly and made them blurry. The burning effect is intolerable. Since then I avoided using this around my eyes. Instead use it as my morning cleanse.

The cleanser is oily enough to give back moisture retention. It makes my skin soft, smooth and moisturize each time I use it.  It’s great as a morning cleanse which make my skin soft, smooth and moisturize, and prepare skin for whole day. You just need pea size amount so don’t squeeze too much. It breaks down waterproof and non waterproof makeups in jiffy. Notes: Don’t forget to apply on dry skin and message in for 1-2 minutes. My advice is to remove with a wash cloth or good quality cotton pads not water, as it says on the bottle. Removing this just by splashing doesn’t help the residue can blog pores and leads to more spots.

“Claims to combat the first signs of ageing”: is just baffling around, although I don’t have fine lines and wrinkles but it has no effect on my mom. :/ :roll:


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What I like about THE BODY SHOP Nutriganics Softening Cleansing Gel Oil:

  • The milky white colour gel that turns into soft silky oil.
  • Has thick and greasy consistency that melts down make ups easily and effectively.
  • Need pea size amount, Hence, last long.
  • Ideal for dry and tired skin.
  • It gently removes all kind of makeup without any irritation.
  • Best for facial use. Avoid removing eye makeup.
  • It makes my skin soft, smooth and moisturize.
  • Contains ingredients that protect dry skin.
  • Helps regain moisture back to skin.
  • Add glow to skin, best for morning cleanse.
  • Affordable natural cleansing gel-oil.
  • No silicones, no parabens

What I don’t like about THE BODY SHOP Nutriganics Softening Cleansing Gel Oil:

  • Avoid removing eye makeup, it burns and stings like hell-
  • Has artificial fragrance to it which I don’t like.
  • Does clog pores, not removed properly.

Rating: 3.7/5

If you love using cleansing balm you will like it too, it is effective in removing facial makeup and other impurities from skin, leaving it soft, glowing and refreshed. It is gentle and simple cleanser and best to be used in morning and evening. Just be careful, to remove the residue properly to avoid extra spots.


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3 Responses

  1. Sounds good for dry skin. But might not be good for oily skin.

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  2. sushmita mazumdar says:

    @Shampita- TBS states its for all skin types for yes for most oily skin ppl this might be extra greasy. Its important to use washcloth for all types of cleansing balms/gel-oil.

  3. Divya Thapa says:

    This would break me out like nuts. I have super oily skin.

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