The Body Shop® Satsuma Shower Gel Review | All skin types

Hey beauty,

Do you like citrusy-scented beauty products? I do gravitate toward fruity, especially refreshing citrusy fragranced products! Today, I am reviewing The Body Shop® Satsuma shower gel, which claims to help leave skin feeling soft and smelling zesty. Is it the best vegan, alcohol-free, paraben-free body wash on the market? To know more, keep scrolling down!

The Body Shop®Satsuma Shower Gel Review:

Get that beautiful body feeling refreshed and squeaky-clean with our foamy Satsuma Shower Gel.

Now made with 92% ingredients of natural origin including satsuma extract and Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera from Mexico, our hardworking Shower Gel helps leave skin feeling soft and smelling zesty. Notes of orange and mandarin are sweet and energising, as if someone is peeling a ripe and juicy satsuma.

Suitable for all skin types, it lathers up a treat, transforming from a light gel texture into a rich bubbly foam.

The bottle is recyclable and made from 100% recycled plastic, including our Community Fair Trade recycled plastic collected off the streets of Bengaluru, India. You can recycle the cap too! This means you can love your planet every time you lather up and love your body.

  • Shower gel
  • Perfect for all skin types
  • Leave skin feeling soft, cleansed and refreshed
  • Juicy and refreshing
  • 92% ingredients of natural origin
  • Certified by The Vegan Society
  • Dermatologically tested


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Ingredients of The Body Shop® Satsuma Shower Gel:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco- Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene, Sodium Gluconate, Citrus Nobilis Fruit Extract/Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Citral, Denatonium Benzoate, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, CI 15510/Orange 4, CI 15985/Yellow 6.


Key Ingredients

Anti-acne: Salicylic Acid

Exfoliant: Salicylic Acid

Skin-identical ingredient: Glycerin

Soothing: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Salicylic Acid

My Experience with The Body Shop®Satsuma Shower Gel (review)

(My body Skin Type: dry & sensitive, Husband- Oily, acne-prone)

Satsuma is a mandarin orange fruit grown in China. If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I am fond of colorful and strong-scented shower gels. Out of all the shower gels (mango, shea, pink grapefruit, strawberry) we have tried from The Body Shop®, so far, Satsuma shower gel is a hit in my family.

This is my husband’s and father’s favorite shower gel. But is it the same with me? Keep reading!

The body shop satsuma shower gel review. The body shop satsuma shower gel packaging OLD/NEW
The Body Shop® satsuma shower gel packaging OLD/NEW

The Packaging & Texture

The Body Shop® has revamped the packaging of its products recently. Earlier, the Satsuma shower gel used to come in a transparent plastic bottle. But now, it comes in a dark-colored recyclable plastic bottle with a flip-top cap. You can find the product-related details on the packaging itself.

The Body Shop® Satsuma body wash has a thick gel texture and is light orange in color, just like the satsuma mandarin fruit. It has a refreshing, zesty, citrusy fragrance!

How To Use The Body Shop® Satsuma shower gel

To cleanse your skin, you required using only a tiny amount of this shower gel. 

What It Does- Performance:

As soon as it comes in contact with water, it produces a rich lather. Thanks to the presence of SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate). I like using foamy cleansers for my skin and hair. However, seeing the SLES at the second top position of the ingredient list upsets me a bit. FYI, SLES is still better than SLS because it’s much safer and gentler on the skin compared to Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS). If you are completely against using surfactant-based (SLS/SLES) skincare products, skip this one!

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Texture of The Body Shop® satsuma shower gel

Mr. husband and I love its cool, refreshing, and zesty mandarin fragrance. The fragrance lasts for a good amount of time. Take a shower with this body wash & its uplifting satsuma fragrance will wake you up instantly in the summer mornings! As a body wash, it cleanses the skin perfectly by removing dirt, sweat, and impurities. It gets washed off easily and doesn’t leave any residue on the skin. It leaves your skin feeling clean, fresh, and revitalized post each use. 

My father and husband always say-this refreshing shower gel is such a pleasure to use. My husband has oily skin. And this shower gel never dried out his skin (dad has normal skin). However, in my case, it’s the other way around! Despite the presence of glycerin and aloe vera in it, I need to run for body oils/lotions immediately post-shower. My skin had no issues with this shower gel in the summer though! In winter, I prefer using moisturizing shower gels for my skin. 

I anyway use body oils and moisturizers every day, summer or winter. Plus, I keep rotating my skin and hair care products as per seasons, mood, and skin conditions. So basically, I have no issues using products that claim to be suitable for all skin types! But, if you have dry skin, you better try out The Body Shop® extra nourishing Coconut, Almond, Avocado shower creme, Hemp, and Shea shower gels. They are ideal for dry and sensitive skin. 

Honestly, I use Satsuma shower gel simply for its tempting fragrance 😉. The Body Shop® shower gels are usually expensive, so we always stock up on them when they are on offer. You can do the same! The best part is this brand comes up with great offers now and then. You can follow me on social media for regular updates on their offers and deals. 

The body shop satsuma shower gel review.
The Body Shop® satsuma shower gel review

Things I Like About/Pros of The Body Shop® Satsuma Shower Gel

❤️ A gentle yet effective cleanser

❤️ Has a refreshing, uplifting citrusy aroma

❤️Exfoliates well and revitalise the skin and mood instantly

❤️ A little amount goes a long way

❤️ The zesty scent lingers for a good amount of time post shower

❤️ Leaves skin feeling fresh, clean and amazing 

❤️ Does not irritate the skin

❤️ Non comedogenic hence no body acne 

❤️ Best shower gel for normal to oily and sensitive skin

❤️ Alcohol and paraben free

❤️ Vegan, Cruelty-free shower gel

❤️ 100% recyclable packaging

Things I Dislike About/Cons of The Body Shop® Satsuma Shower Gel

😒 A surfactant (SLES) based shower gel

😒 Not great for dry skin and winters (especially if you don’t use any body moisturizer post shower)

😒 Contains perfum/fragrance (always check ingredients before buying a product)

EE rating: 

From my father & husband – 5/5

From me – 4.3/5

The Review At A Glance:

Q. How is it packaged?

A. The Body Shop® new Satsuma shower gel comes in a 100% recyclable dark colored plastic bottle secured with a flip top cap. 

Q. Is it travel-friendly?

A. 250ml bottle is pretty bulky, hence not travel-friendly. I prefer traveling with small sample-sized products.

Q. Where the product was manufactured?

A. The Body Shop® new Satsuma shower gel is made in the UK.

Q. How is its texture?

A. The Body Shop® Satsuma shower gel has a gel texture and a refreshing fragrance. 

Q. What’s the shelf life of The Body Shop® Satsuma shower gel?

A. The shelf life of The Body Shop® Satsuma shower gel is 12 months from opening the product.

Q. What’s the current price of The Body Shop® new Satsuma body wash?

A. I bought it from the store. You can buy this product online from the official site or Amazon and The Body Shop® outlets. Kindly note, the price may vary!


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Q. Does it cause body acne?

A. No, it doesn’t. The Body Shop® Satsuma shower gel has anti-acne ingredient, Salicylic acid in it. Hence, no worries!

Q. Does The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel have any harmful ingredients?

A. This shower gel is not free of surfactant (has SLES) and fragrance. It contains Perfuming agents like Limonene and Citral. Therefore, if you are allergic to any of them, kindly stay away!

Read the INGREDIENTS section of this blog post for more information.

Q. What’s the USP of shower gel?

A. The zesty Satsuma fruity fragrance certainly gives a kick!


To sum up,

The Body Shop® Satsuma shower gel is a wonderful body wash that cleanses your skin efficiently and provides you with clean, fresh and revitalizd skin! It is our go-to shower gel for those sweaty summers & monsoon seasons. In winter, my dry skin prefers more hydrating ones, though! 

If you are looking for refreshing, mood-uplifting, and citrusy-scented shower gels for your skin, then definitely try this Satsuma body wash.

The BEST for oily skin, Good for other skin types!

Highly recommended!


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22 thoughts on “The Body Shop® Satsuma Shower Gel Review | All skin types”

  1. Very through in your review of this product. I also liked how detailed you were in writing this article. Great work!

  2. Sounds like a really good product. I’ll have to give it a try. I love trying out different shower gels, especially when they smell good.

  3. This shower gel looks awesome, so many benefits to our skin plus it’s a vegan material thing. I’ll definitely check this out! Thanks and such a great find!

  4. When you said this improves your mood, I get that. I carry orange essential oil with me for that reason. This sounds like a great product! I’ll check it out.

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