Stop in the name of love (for water) : Stop the Water While Using Me review

Sometimes, you can judge a book by its cover. Stop the Water While Using Me is the proof: it is as good as it looks. Free of artificial ingredients, preservatives, non bio-degradable elements, sillicon and other mineral-oil-based substances. No animal testing. The message of this Hamburg-based company is very clear, when they claim to be “the world’s first cosmetic range that gets people to save water”. Their brand name is a constant reminder of how precious water is. I had the opportunity to test out their soap and hair care line*

The All Natural Lemon Honey Soap
Just a great multi-purpose product, with a simple but effective formula. Made with organic lemons and honey (for its great anti-microbial benefits) it has a light, zesty fragrance. I mostly use it as a hand soap, since it doesn’t dry out my hands.
INGREDIENTS: AQUA (WATER), COCO-GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERIN, SODIUM COCO-SULFATE, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, DISODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, SODIUM LEVULINATE, SODIUM ANISATE, GLYCERYL OLEATE, ALCOHOL DENAT.**, COCO-BETAINE, SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, MEL (HONEY)*, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, SODIUM PHYTATE, ALCOHOL, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL**, TOCOPHEROL, CITRIC ACID, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), LIMONENE**. * Ingredients from certified organic agriculture. ** From natural essential oils
Now onto the hair products, shall we?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fennel Papaya Volumizing shampoo
As a gal with fine hair, I always long for a products that gives my flat hair more oomph and fluffiness…or to put it differently, Victoria’s secret hair haha.
Having used up my Rahua Voluminous bottle, I needed something to fill the void, and Fennel Papaya turned out to be a great shampoo rebound! It does exactly what it promises: a clean scalp, noticeable volume to the roots and bouncy locks. I could already tell the difference after one use, which I can’t say for most shampoos. The scent is fresh and crisp; the perfect balance between fruity and herbal. Fennel Papaya was definitely my favorite.
INGREDIENTS: AQUA (WATER), COCO-GLUCOSIDE, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERIN, SODIUM COCO-SULFATE, DISODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, PCA GLYCERYL OLEATE,
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, GLYCERYL OLEATE, ALCOHOL DENAT.**, CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT*, FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) FRUIT EXTRACT, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE, SODIUM PHYTATE, TOCOPHEROL, ALCOHOL, SODIUM LEVULINATE, SODIUM ANISATE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM CHLORIDE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), LIMONENE**.* Ingredients from certified organic agriculture. ** From natural essential oils.

Rosemary Grapefruit shampoo
I gave this one to my dad, as I’m progressively changing his grooming products. Rosemary is commonly used in hair products for stimualting scalp circulation and hair growth.  He was experiencing dry scalp and dull-looking hair. My dad has a rather sensitive skin, but didn’t have any bad reactions to the shampoo. After several uses, his hair felt really soft with definitely more shine.  When I asked him his opinion on the shampoo, he simply replied : “Excellent, just excellent”. So Rosemary-Grapefruit is Papa-approved 😉
Just like Fennel Papaya, the scent is pleasant, but even more subtle, which is probably another reason why my father enjoyed it so much.  INGREDIENTS: AQUA (WATER), COCO-GLUCOSIDE, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, SODIUM COCOSULFATE, GLYCERIN, DISODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, PCA GLYCERYL OLEATE, COCOBETAINE, SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, GLYCERYL OLEATE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, ALCOHOL DENAT.**, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE, SODIUM PHYTATE, TOCOPHEROL, ALCOHOL, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL**, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT**, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL**, SODIUM LEVULINATE, SODIUM ANISATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, CITRIC ACID, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), LIMONENE**. * Ingredients from certified organic agriculture. ** From natural essential oils.

Rosemary-Grapefruit conditioner
I was less impressed with this product, but to be fair, my hair is quite demanding. If you’re looking for a gentle and light conditioner, which gives your hair more shine and soothes split ends, this is a lovely product. I just need something more potent because my locks can get crazily knotted up.
INGREDIENTS: AQUA (WATER), CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, ALCOHOL, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL*, ISOAMYL LAURATE, PCA GLYCERYL OLEATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL**, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT**, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL**, SODIUM LEVULINATE, ALCOHOL DENAT.**, XANTHAN GUM, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, SODIUM ANISATE, SODIUM PHYTATE, CITRIC ACID, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), LIMONENE**.* Ingredients from certified organic agriculture. ** From natural essential oils.
Lavender Sandalwood Regenerating shampoo
This one is the one you reach out to in the bathroom, when you need to wash your hair quickly, with maximum results. It’s invigorating, reviving dull hair and turning them into a smooth and manageable mane. The smell is really pleasant, and pretty much just like the entire line, nothing is too fragranced.
INGREDIENTS: AQUA (WATER), LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERIN, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, SODIUM COCO-SULFATE, DISODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, INULIN, PCA GLYCERYL OLEATE, SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, GLYCERYL OLEATE, HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, ALCOHOL DENAT.**, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT*, PTEROCARPUS SOYAUXII (SANDALWOOD) WOOD EXTRACT, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE, SODIUM PHYTATE, TOCOPHEROL, ALCOHOL, SODIUM
LEVULINATE, SODIUM ANISATE, CITRIC ACID, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), LINALOOL**.* Ingredients from certified organic agriculture. ** From natural essential oils.
While browsing their website, I saw that several hotels were stocking their products, which is awesome because so far, I’ve never been able to use hotel bath products, which were still filled with parabens and other chemicals. Let me know in the comments, if you have been in a hotel that actually had a green bath and beauty range. Looking to expand my collection, I bought on Ecco Verde their toothbrush and mint toothpaste. I also have my eyes on their Hibiscus Brazil Nut Shower Cream.
Overall, I have no doubt about the increasing popularity of Stop the Water While Using Me. This company goes the extra mile, the products are packaged in refillable bottles, available in various sizes, at affordable costs. Smart branding, sleek packaging (everything looks so good in the bathroom 😉 and last but not least, a great message. A part of their revenue goes to water charity projects, for those who are unable to have access to clean water. You can learn more about the latter here.
I will remember to reduce water waste when I use the products, but I won’t stop using this brand.


Take care,
Liz
 *Kindly sent to me with no review obligation, all opinions my own
Liz

Green hunter, wellness junkie and pun maker on the website, I’m on a journey towards a kinder and healthier life. @lizthegreenspirit on Instagram.

14 Comments
  1. What a cute brand name! Good to hear that the fennel papaya shampoo works, but from now on I think I will try to avoid glycerin in my shampoos as well (it's in Rahua too).

    1. Oh, interesting! Are you avoiding Glycerin because your skin/hair is reacting to it? So far I've never had too much trouble with glycerin, but it can be a tricky ingredient. xx

  2. Oooh what a great name! 🙂 I try to always turn off the tap while I'm lathering/not lathering if it's more eco(!) but this is an excellent reminder. Also excited to see that they're not preserved with potassium sorbate – so many of the brands I've looked at using do. I am straight off to Ecco Verde to take a look. Thanks Liz 🙂 x

    1. My pleasure Hephzibah! I agree, it's easier to remember to turn off the tab if you have a giant bottle with capital letters in front of you ;). Let me know if you try their products, would love to hear your thoughts. xx

  3. It's such a pleasure to discover your blog,
    I am an organic beauty adept and it's great to see your product selections!

    Hands down for the packaging and the message, need these in my bathroom!<3

    Nice to meet you!:) Followed on Bloglovin!
    Oly / TLV Birdie Blog
    http://tlvbirdie.com

    1. Thank you so much Oly. Nice to meet you too! I love the look of your blog <3 Let me know if you try them, would love to hear your thoughts 🙂 xx

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