Back in December, the lovely folk at Ginger & Co got in contact and asked if I wanted to try out some of their products. After a little scroll through their effortlessly cool Instagram (@_gingerandco), I knew that I needed to get my hands on some of their goodies ASAP. So Ginger & Co packed and sent an amazing sparkly box filled with a variety of pastel coloured products ready for me to delve into. Upon receiving the parcel, I was completely overwhelmed by the sheer amount of lovely things that I received to try, and I set about implementing them into my daily routines.
All of the Ginger & Co products have such gorgeous packaging, and every product is very generously sized. There is an obvious nod to the vintage style, made famous by the brand Soap and Glory – yet I feel like the colours and fonts used are unique to Ginger & Co. Although I’m not a massive fan of the bright blue/reds, the pastel colours are perfectly suited to the product and provide that quintessential girly vibe.
The first thing that I needed to try was the Heavenly Hands Moisturising Hand Wash* (£3.99/500ml) which is huge – especially for hand wash. I do wash my hands quite a bit as I’m constantly typing, writing, cooking, etc so a nourishing hand cleanser is a must have for me. The product includes extracts of Ginger Root, Beauplex and Juniper Berry – and it does have the perfect scent for a hand wash, both fresh and delicate.
As I am a massive fan of the bubble bath, Bathing Beauty Moisturising Bubble Bath & Wash*(£3.99/500ml) had to be next. However because I am a big Lushie, I didn’t have high hopes for this. And rightly so, I’m afraid to say. This has the potential to be such a lovely product, if only the scent was stronger! It didn’t linger and as soon as the bubbles were made, it sort of… disappeared and my bathroom smelt of nothing much really.
The Soft On You Daily Body Lotion* (£3.99/500ml) is not only really generously sized, but it does work really well as an everyday body lotion. It may not be the most moisturising cream ever, yet it provides that après-shower softness that I look for. It probably has my favourite scent of all of the products that I received – which I think is a combination of rose, lemon balm, and mallow.
The one product that I really didn’t like was the Melt My Heart Bath Fizzers* (£3.99/set of 3) – and I think that LUSH is to blame for this again. The bath fizzers smelt lovely in the packet, a bit of a generic fragrance but lovely none-the-less, however when melted away in the water I was left with an empty bath. No colour, no fragrance, not much at all really. I was expecting the fizzer to melt away pretty quickly but it did last a good 3-5 minutes.
The Hand It To Me Dreamy Hand Cream* (£2.99/100ml) has the same scent as the Daily Body Lotion) – but I feel like the formula is more concentrated as the product is thicker, if that makes any sense. In the end, I was genuinely impressed with this one as I am so fussy with hand creams! The cream glides on and doesn’t leave any sort of greasy residue on the hands, which is great because I can’t stand any of that.
The Double Up Shower Cream & Body Wash* (£3.99/250ml) was the easiest to implement into my regime because it’s a simple shower gel! It has a gorgeous fruity, uplifting scent and I thoroughly enjoyed lathering it on in the shower. My skin didn’t feel dried out at all, but not particularly soft – all in all, a really lovely body wash.
The Soft On You Comforting Body Butter* (£3.99/485g) has gloriously thick texture, and I think this is why the scent of this product lingers on the skin so well. My legs still smelt dreamy for hours after application (so says my boyfriend) and I think that’s pretty good going. I didn’t like the scent of this one as much as the body lotion/hand cream formula – however it was still lovely.
The last item that I received was the Trio Toiletry Gift Set* (£6.00/set of 3) and as I have used most of the products in the full sized-range – Ginger & Co have decided to let me use this in my 22nd Birthday Giveaway in January! Keep your eyes peeled for that, guys!
My one problem with pretty much all of the Ginger & Co collection is that the scent strength needs to be turned up quite a bit. All of the above have stunning fragrances that just aren’t utilised enough! Upon review, I think that these products are a great budget buy that will suit any girl with a love of skincare and girly, yet quirky packaging.
Have you heard of Ginger & Co before? What do you think of their product range?