Molton Brown ‘Body Wash’ Review

Fragrant, luxurious and special are the three things that come to mind when I think of Molton Brown. I’ve used a body wash from their range before, but it was a different scent so I’m looking forward to trying this bottle that I received in the Limited Edition Look Fantastic Beauty Egg.


This is a 100ml sample of the body wash in “Pink Pepperpod”. Full size it sells in bottles of 300ml, and the best price I could find was £18.00 from allbeauty.com. Assuming a similar pricing structure the body wash is 6p per ml, or £6.00 for the sample. The body wash is available in a range of other scents, including: Black Peppercorn, Delicious Rhubarb & Rose, Tobacco Absolute, Templetree, Exquisite Vanilla & Violet, Water Mint, Bushukan, Orange &a Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Gingerlily, Rosa Absolute, Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise, Blossoming Honeysuckle & White Tea, Suma Ginseng, Silver Birch, Mesmerising Oudh Accord & Gold, Ylang-Ylang, Japanese Orange, Coco & Sandalwood, White Sandalwood, Samphire. With so many varieties I wonder how anyone can choose a favourite!

The body wash is packaged in a clear plastic bottle, and has a silver lid with the Molton Brown name printed around the rim. On the front of the bottle the brand and logo are printed in pistachio writing, and the product and fragrance are also shown in white and pistachio. The side of the bottle says:

“London via the Gulf of Guinea. Fiery pink pepper with ginger and patchouli. cleanse and invigorate your skin. With a kick.”

Ingredients: water (Aqua), sodium laureth sulphate, laureth-4, fragrance (parfum), peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, aframomum melegueta seed extract, peg-18 glyceryl oleate/cocoate, ppg-26-Buteth-26, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, ethylhexyl, salicylate, benzoyl benzoate, butylphenyl methylpropional, citral, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, limonene, sodium phytate, butylene glycol, propylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, methylisothiazolinone, citric acid, sodium chloride, blue 1(CI 42090), red 4 (CI 14700), red 33 (CI 17200), yellow 6 (CI 15985).

The body wash is a gorgeous dusty shade of pink. When I unscrew the lid my nose is greeted by the scent of the wash, which is woody and fresh. Yes, this body wash has fragrance and yes it’s fairly strong, but oh my it’s lovely! The body wash creates a nice lather – not too thick but bubbly nonetheless and also washes off easily. After the shower my skin feels soft, and still smells like the body wash, although only ever so softly.

I’m really enjoying using this beautiful, fragrant body wash, and I would absolutely use it again. I also think I might add a little Molton Brown set to my birthday list so I can try a few more of the options and see which I prefer. So much choice!

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