Sunday, 11 February 2018

REVIEW: Graham's Natural Body Washes + Giveaway...

A few weeks ago the generous folk at Graham's Natural asked if I'd like to try their new Cucumber & Aloe Vera body wash. Given that I'm so impressed with absolutely everything I've tried from their range, my answer was always going to be a big resounding YES! As expected it was love at first lather, and so taken was I with the refreshing and invigorating shower experience that I ordered the other formula as well, plus a few extras so that I could share some of Graham's love in a giveaway at the end  You can read how and why this great Australian product range came to the market HERE, meanwhile it's on with the review... 


Natural Body Wash with Cucumber & Aloe Vera

This is a clear gel that comes in 250ml pump bottle, nice and slim so it doesn't take up much space in the rack, and the plastic feels sturdy and strong (I've already dropped mine a few times and it bounced!) Like all their products, the formulation is especially for those with sensitive skin, or anyone dealing with eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or roseacea - mine's pretty resilient, but as I age I find my tolerance for certain chemicals diminishing with each year, and I'm becoming more and more mindful of reading labels very carefully, opting for "natural" ingredients wherever possible. This ever so gentle gel contains Vitamin B5, Aloe Vera, Cucumber and Green Tea extract, no sodium lauryl sulphate, petrochemicals or mineral oils, and it's not tested on animals. It lathers exceptionally well - more like a creamy foam than sudsy bubbles, cleanses my skin thoroughly and leaves it feeling cool and hydrated, without any greasy leftovers. The fragrance is delicate, delish and all natural - my schnozz detects the tea and a kind of herbal fruit tang which is refreshing and invigorating without being overpowering. It doesn't seem to linger on the skin either, so it's perfect for all you folks who are scent-sensitive. Love it so much I've already bought another bottle ...

Natural Body Wash with Manuka Honey & Coconut


This variety is equally wholesome and delicious - containing Manuka Honey (antibacterial), Coconut Oil (moisturising), Orange Peel extract (soothing) and Lavender extract, the scent is predominantly coconut, but again it's reigned in somehow to just the right level. I don't normally go for coconut scented products, so this was a very pleasant surprise, probably because it's not artificial. And being a scentophile, I usually prefer my body washes to envelop me in a fragrant cloud, but I'm so enjoying this more restrained approach, and the moisturising quality of the formula means I don't need to apply body cream on a daily basis. Again there are none of the usual yucky chemicals, and I honestly can't decide which flavour I love more - guess I'll just have to have both! ...

The body washes retail for $15.95, and at present the range is available from pharmacies in Queensland and Victoria, or their website HERE. Delivery is prompt and so far every one of my orders have included sample sachets of their Calendulis Plus and Eczema Creams (thank you!) ...

Giveaway!


I so want to spread the word about these great products, so I'm giving away a selection of my favourites from their range - all purchased by me except for the Sooth-it Gel which was so kindly gifted with my last order. I already have a tube of this wonder-gel (also gifted), just haven't gotten around to reviewing it yet, but it gets a double thumbs-up from me for it's rapid absorption and calming qualities ...

Here's what's up for grabs:
  • 1 x Graham's Natural Body Wash - Cucumber & Aloe Vera
  • 1 x Graham's Natural Body Wash - Manuka Honey & Coconut
  • 1 x Graham's Daily Facial Gel Cleanser (my rave review is HERE)
  • 1 x Graham's Sooth-it Gel All Natural Skin Aid
  • 1 x Graham's Natural Organic Lip Balm - Raspberry (love this!)

Total prize is valued at around $65, and because of the weight, I'll have to limit this giveaway to...

Australian Residents Only

Here's how to enter...
  1. Leave a blog post comment on this page that answers the question inside the Rafflecopter (please note: if you don't leave a comment, you won't be included in the draw!)
  2. Leave your email address inside the Rafflecopter so I can contact you if you win
  3. Follow my blog one way or another from the many choices listed
  4. Only one entry per person, please read the T's & C's inside the Rafflecopter
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    This giveaway is now closed - check back later tonight to see who won!

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Woo hoo! - random.org has chosen the beautiful TUD as the winner.  
    Congratulations gorgeous! 
    TUD please respond to the email I've sent you by
    Wednesday 21st February to claim your prize :-)
    Edit: TUD has claimed her prize 
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    Thank you Graham's for the chance to sample this lovely body wash - it's a winner, and both kinds have earned a permanent place in my shower stall ...

    Best of luck to all lovelies who enter the giveaway!

    Take care of you,
    kats xxx

    21 comments:

    1. I would love to try the Manuka honey body wash, it sounds beautiful.

      Ying_lovestodance@outlook.com

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      1. I'm sure you'd enjoy it Elly - they make some lovely products for babies too ♥

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    2. I have sensitive skin and dermatitis, so I would love to find a product that doesn't make me itch.

      I logged into this giveaway as Merryl Donn.

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      1. This brand specialises in product for sensitive skins and those that flare up from dryness and allergies, so they're right up your ally Merryl xxx

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    3. The body washes look fantastic. I love that they are filled with natural ingredients and are gentle on the skin. I'd love to try the Manuka Honey & coconut, it must smell divine!

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      1. It's really quite lovely Rebecca. I feel a lot more at ease using products minus all the usual chemicals - we only have one skin and it has to last a lifetime hey! xxx

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    4. What's not to love about a natural body wash! The cucumber and aloe vera one sounds perfect for summer, particularly if you have sensitive or sunburnt skin. Gorgeous!

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      1. Ooh yeah TUD - I reckon this body wash would be ticket, so cooling and calming, best of luck doll! ♥

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    5. How lovely of you to purchase some products to share the love, Kat. You're amazing xx

      Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

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      1. Can't help myself Indie - LOVE supporting Aussie brands that make great products, and then spreading the word ♥♥♥

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    6. Cucumber and aloe Vera sounds so cooling and calming for the skin. It sounds like a perfect variety of natural body wash to use in Summer!

      Ingrid
      http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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      1. It's a beauty Ingrid - their whole range is so simple and straightforward, there's personal experience behind it rather than technology, and that appeals to me SO much! ♥♥♥

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    7. I battle with rosacea and eczema...on top of that I have a very strong cancer history in my family so over the years Ive become more and more aware of nasty chemicals that can cause cancers. The most enticing thing of me about Grahams Products is the fact that they are natural.

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      1. Perfect for you Fawn - I'm lucky I don't have to deal with any skin condition (other than getting old lol), but that doesn't stop me loving these products. I figure if they're designed to treat dryness, then I figure they can only be even kinder than usual to my skin xxx

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    8. I would love to try the Manuka and coconut body wash, it sound good enough to eat and very nourishing for my skin.

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      1. I know what you mean Claire - I'm almost tempted to spread it on my toast ha ha! ♥♥♥

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    9. Oh, these are all wonderful products especially that they are all natural. Probably my favourite would be the Cucumber and Aloe Vera to address sensitive skin because I love those two ingredients particularly for their cooling and calming properties. Such a fantastic prize pack.

      Leonie C

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      1. There's way too many chemicals in products these days hey Leonie - I love this brand because it all started in a suburban kitchen to relieve the suffering of a young boy ♥

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    10. The most appealing thing about these products is that they contain natural ingredients and leave out some of the common chemicals used in skincare. I'd love to try some of their products ♥

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      1. They're definitely no frills Angela, and definitely no chemicals - love their straightforward approach, best of luck to you hon xxx

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