Discovering a brand // Laidbare

3 October 2016

Sometimes I get stuck in a rut of only using certain brands, so lately I'm making a really conscious effort to step out of my comfort zone and explore other brands, both new ones and others that have been around for sometime. 

Laidbare may be a brand you guys are familiar with, but to me, they are completely new. If I'm honest it was 50% the gorgeous packaging and 50% the brilliant product name that drew me to them and made me pop this Laidbare Clean As A Whistle Body Wash* in my cyber shopping basket!

I know I am a total packaging geek...but uh how lush is it?! So classic but quirky, white and clean and simple but colourful and vibrant and fun. I LOVE this packaging design. And as for the product names. Brilliant. Not pictured but this body wash also has a double lid. It has the main applicator clip open-close mechanism, but there is also a larger clear cap that clips over the top which protects from any spills etc. Nifty design work.

Anyway enough of the packaging love, onto the product inside:

It's quite hard to talk about a body wash as it's not designed to have long last effects or dramatic results. I like this very much. I will buy it again. The end. No no I  joke, I do have much more to say. This is a great all-rounder body wash, and by all-rounder I mean it works well for both me and my BF without causing him to whinge as he can sometimes do over 'natural' products (he famously once said about a natural product, 'I don't trust it, I don't know what's in it' and proceeded to use some horrendous traditional 'manly for men with manly masculine muscles' type of brand. Oh the irony!) The scent which is described as the Laidbare Unique Tranquil Flower  100% Natural Fragrance is very much a typical natural peppy earthy scent that I can never quite put my finger on and both the boy and myself really like it. I say it's peppy as it is, I guess what you would describe as quite an invigorating scent, ideal for waking me up in the morning. Actually, It's quite a warming scent, if that makes sense.  

The formula is almost gel like liquid that has an almost honey like texture to it, without the stickiness. You don't have to use too much of this, but I find I actually use a lot because I really enjoy the formula. It's surprisingly hydrating and after checking out the ingredients I put that down to the Aloe Vera content which is the first ingredient listed aside from water. Definitely doesn't strip your skin at all but you do still feel lovely and clean after using it. The added Grapefruit seed extract adds in extra anti-bacterial properties to give you a super dose of clean.
This body wash also has a lot of different coconut-derived surfactants so it does have a slight lather to it, but no major foaming. I would say that perhaps it doesn't really need the lather at all, but I'm no chemists so who knows.

Overall, in terms of body washes, this one is a good'un. It's comes in a just under the £10 mark for 250ml which is perhaps on the slightly higher end of mid-range pricing. 
It's been a great introduction to a brand and I'm keen to explore more of the brands offering, they have quite a wide selection of products and a few surprises in there too, so watch this space.

NB// this product is cruelty free and free from: petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrances, TEA, DEA, synthetic colours and glycols.

1 comment

  1. Such a lovely in depth review! I love the sound of Laidbare; I love how natural ingredients are often kinder on my sensitive skin - all apart from teatree, my skin does not agree with it haha! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)


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