Fiama Lemongrass and Jojoba Shower Gel Review
One thing I have felt in recent times and that is, shower gels provide with much luxurious bathing experience than any expensive soap. I am literally a sucker of shower gels and thus, I love to try new shower gels every now and then. Just a few weeks back, I was using Aveeno Moisturizing Body Wash. Fiama Lemongrass and Jojoba Shower Gel have taken a place on my shelf very recently. And, after giving it a try for a few times, I am ready to give an unbiased review. So, let’s roll on.
Basic Details about Fiama Lemongrass and Jojoba Shower Gel
Price: INR 55/199/399 for 100/250/500ml
Buy From: Nykaa
What Does the Brand Claim about Fiama Lemongrass and Jojoba Shower Gel?
Ingredient Analysis of Fiama Lemongrass and Jojoba Shower Gel
Well! Fiama Shower Gel is a commercial product and thus, you can relate to the components pretty easily. These are the ingredients that you would find in almost every shampoo or shower gel. And honestly, I was not even expecting something great. So now, let us decode the components.
Forms the base of any liquid product like face wash, shampoo, shower gel, etc.
2. Sodium Laureth Sulfate
A heavy-duty surfactant that is widely used in factories. It is a moderately hazardous component.
3. Acrylates Copolymer
It is a safe film former in cosmetics.
4. Cocamidopropyl Betaine
It is a widely used surfactant which is also a skin conditioning agent. Cocamidopropyl Betaine is moderately hazardous.
As always, the brand has not mentioned the specific name of the component. It is dubious indeed.
6. PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Well! Not to be confused it with the regular Castor Oil. This component is used as a perfuming agent and also as a solubilizing ingredient.
7. PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate
It is a moderately safe skin conditioning emollient.
8. Sodium Hydroxide
This is a moderately safe inorganic base that works as a pH adjuster or a buffering component.
9. Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil
Well! I was really happy to find this ingredient in the middle of the list. The middle position suggests moderate usage of the component in the formula. Honestly, I was expecting it to be among the last few ingredients. Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil is a safe skin conditioning agent and also an emulsion stabilizer.
10. Sunflower Seed Wax
A natural vegetative wax that works as a thickener and a film former in cosmetics.
11. Lemongrass Extract
It is packed with Vitamin A and C. This also helps to minimize the pores.
12. Seaweed Extract
Naturally packed with minerals and vitamins that help to soften the skin cells.
13. DMDM Hydantoin
Phew! I am surprised to come across this component every now and then. It is a proven formaldehyde releaser which is a carcinogen. In spite of everything, it is a widely used preservative in cosmetics.
14. Tetrasodium EDTA
This is a moderately safe chelating agent. It is basically used to reduce the reactivity of metal ions if any present in a cosmetic.
15. Butylated Hydroxytoluene
BHT is another name of this ingredient. It is moderately hazardous and works as a preservative in cosmetics (and also in food items).
16. Sodium Chloride
An inorganic salt that works mainly to increase the viscosity.
17. Hexyl Cinnamal
According to EWG, it is a moderately hazardous masking agent that is widely used in commercial cosmetics.
This is basically a terpene. It works as a fragrance component and also as a masking agent. Well! The safety index is not good for this component too.
19. Benzyl Salicylate
This is moderately hazardous. The main functionality is to work as a fragrance ingredient and a UV absorber.
Extracted from the peels of citrus fruits. It works as an aromatic agent in cosmetics.
Naturally occurring fragrance ingredient that is moderately safe.
22. CI 42090 and CI 19140
Cosmetic colourant namely Brilliant Blue and Tartrazine (synthetic lemon-yellow colour). The safety index of these two indicates moderately hazardous components.
And, that’s all. Well! The components are mostly hazardous to the environment or prone to toxicity. I feel the brand could have done a much better job than lining these ingredients. The only good point is that this shower gel is free from Parabens. So as an avid reader of cosmetic components, I cannot rate the ingredient list more than 2.5 out of 5.
Fiama shower gel comes in pretty usual packaging. The entire bottle is made of hard plastic. The graphics look good and attractive. The 100ml bottles can easily be used for travelling purpose.
Texture and Aroma
It basically glitter-gel that is easy to spread out. The shower gel forms a good amount of lather. Well! The glitters cannot be felt onto the skin as these are more like bubbles that look like glitters.
The aroma has a citrus touch. This fragrance is ideal for mid-summer when your body and mind demand for a refreshing bathing experience. On an exhausting day, this fragrance would definitely uplift your mind.
My Experience with Fiama Lemongrass and Jojoba Shower Gel
As a sucker of shower gels, I have used a number of them. For this particular shower gel, my first observation was that a very small amount is needed. Just two pea-size quantity is enough to lather the whole body. The surfactants do a great job here. Some people love to massage oils before bathing. Well! That is absolutely fine with this product. It would easily clean up the excess oil and would give you smooth skin.
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Another observation includes how hydrated my skin feels afterwards. As a person who has severe dry skin, this shower gel worked like magic. It hydrates my body well. And, I love such experience.
The shower gel does not cause any irritation. So, if you are dealing with body acne or allergy, this shower gel would not cause you an extra headache. And now, it is time to check a list of good and bad points so that you can finally decide whether to say yay or nay.
Pros of Fiama Lemongrass and Jojoba Shower Gel
- It lathers well
- Comes with travel-friendly and attractive packaging
- It is enriched with Lemongrass, Sunflower Seed Wax, Jojoba Oil, and Seaweed extract
- It cleanses quite well
- Makes skin hydrating post-wash
- Does not cause irritations
- Relaxing citrus aroma
Cons of Fiama Lemongrass and Jojoba Shower Gel
- Presence of SLS, DMDM Hydantoin, and other harmful ingredients
Should I Repurchase Fiama Lemongrass and Jojoba Shower Gel?
Ingredients matter a lot to me. And thus, I would definitely not repurchase it.