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Turn this landmark pairing into a full-on quartet with the Essentiel Elements Shampoo/Conditioner Duo.

Essentiel Elements

Birchbox Breakdown

From Redford and Newman to PB&J, some of life’s great successes come better in pairs. This skincare duo continues the tradition, using natural oils to clean and condition with a warm, minty, invigorating scent. From your morning scrub to your nightly dose of moisture, this herb-powered regimen will keep your skin in form—and it doesn’t need parabens or phthalates to do it.

How it Works

Shunning petrol-based ingredients and irritating chemicals, this duo taps an all-natural blend of mint and rosemary oil to heal and hydrate skin. Honey and brassica extracts complete the conditioning effect, providing a healthy dose of Vitamin C and other essential nutrients.

How to Use

When showering, pump a generous amount of gel into your hands or a loofah, and massage across your body to generate lather. Rinse thoroughly. After drying, rub a small dollop of lotion into elbows, knees, and any other areas that are susceptible to dryness.

Body Lotion: Aqua/Water/Eau, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Ceteareth-20, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butyrospermum Parkii, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis Oil, Allantoin, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glyceryl Dilaurate, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita Oil, Panthenol, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Limonene d, Linalool

Shower Gel: Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glycerin, Glycol Distearate, Polyquaternium-7, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Limonene d

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Great pair for the morning

"Wake Up" is no joke. The smell of this stuff when you throw it on your favorite washcloth or loofah has almost the same effect as fresh brewed coffee. In the end, the body wash leaves you smelling great, and feeling clean and refreshed. Post shower, throw a little lotion on for more great smells and more fresh feeling!

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I agree with the other reviewer, this stuff is wonderful for sensitive skin. I had a skin infection recently and my normal body wash was not cutting it, so I tried this instead. It did a few things: (1) It gives a nice tingling feeling as it is working -- it feels nice without being abrasive at all, (2) it leaves my skin feeling very cool, relaxed, and nourished afterwards, (3) it smells great!, and (4) it seemed to do a part in actually healing the skin afterwards -- sounds crazy but that was my perception time and time again, and (5) it was irritating. On my normal skin it was fine, but it really dried out my skin around the sensitive part, feeling almost as if I had put rubbing alcohol on the skin. For normal to sensitive skin this would work well, but I would be careful if you are extremely sensitive or if you have a skin condition.

In reply to the ingredients, there are lots of wonderful things in here. They are not, however, all essential oils as the other reviewer stated. This does contain things like glycerin, benzyl alcohol, PEG-7 glyceryl cocate, etc. -- not harmful ingredients and widely used, but definitely not rosemary and mint extract either.

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Excellent - just like a spa!

This stuff is absolutely wonderful. I purchased it after getting the sample, mostly because I used up the sample in about two days. The body gel doesn't lather up like a normal bath gel does - when I looked at the ingredients I figured out why. This stuff really is unique, it contains pretty much no filler material, it's mostly (both the lotion and gel) all essential oils and good stuff! I'm allergic to almost every single type of filler and everything above a 2 on the 0 to 5 scale of comedogenics breaks me out - this stuff is absolutely amazing. Definitely worth the purchase.

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