When I was on college and even while I was in university, The Body Shop Passion Fruit Facial Cleansing Gel was my go-to facial wash. At that time, on a student budget, The Body Shop was considered “luxury”. Well, not while I was in the UK but here in KL it was.
What I remember most was the lovely pink gel that cleansed my skin without stripping it of its moisture, the wonderful scent of passionfruit (I love passionfruit – the tart taste is awesome!), and the recycling drive!
Back in the day, The Body Shop used to run a programme where if you buy anything from their store, you could bring back the empty bottle to be refilled and get a discount for being environmentally friendly. If you remember this, High-5! :D
Being a poor student, this was great for me. But this practice was stopped later for hygienic reasons I’m told, which then saw me wandering away from the brand.
However, The Body Shop is bringing back some “old skool” goodies from their checkered past (based on the USA website and tipped off by The Muse) and one of it is this Passion Fruit Facial Cleansing Gel!
I happened to be at The Body Shop at BSC recently, and saw that its out here too! A 250ml bottle of Passion Fruit Cleansing Gel retailed at RM29.90 so I picked it up. I’m no longer that impoverished college student who can’t afford it, but it would be nice to pretend for just a little while, that I’m back in College :)
I’ve been using it these few days while I’m away on CNY break and its just as I remembered – gentle and light on the skin. The scent is a little sweet and stronger than I remembered though and the 250ml will last a long while.
Now here’s the scary part – do YOU remember the original Passion Fruit facial wash? :D