Viva La Body Water Activated Bars - What Are They?

Jun 15, 2021by Gabby - F&F

If you’ve been a fan of Flora & Fauna for a while, then you'll know one of our favourite brands, Viva La Body.

Viva La Body has an amazing range of products including - shampoo, conditioner, perfume, skincare, deodorants and now they've invented Water Activated Bars! 

By now you might be thinking, what is a water activated bar? Keep reading to find out what they are and how to use them.

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Water Activated Bars - What are they?

The hint is in the name. These solid bars require water to ‘activate’ a moisturiser.  

The whole idea of having water-activated products is to eliminate plastic. These solid bars come in compostable packaging and don’t need plastic bottles to work effectively. So when you're finished using the bars, the cardboard and paper packaging can easily be composted or recycled in kerbside recycling. 

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How to use Water Activated Bars

There are two ways to use your water activated bars; either as a solid or a creamy liquid moisturiser.

To use in bar form, simply, run the bar under tepid water and rub it in your hands to create the cream. Softly pat your hands on the area you want to moisturise, then gently massage to evenly distribute. Make sure to keep the bar dry and well drained between use.

Alternatively you can also turn the bar into a creamy liquid moisturiser. Activate your bar in 3 simple steps:

  1. Slice or grate the bar into a mixing bowl
  2. Add 200mL of cooled boiled water, mix with a stick blender until cream is formed
  3. Decant into a clean recycled jar (always label your jar)
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Water Activated Solid Body Moisturisers

Our light, easily absorbed water activated solid body moisturisers will leave your skin smooth, silky soft and divinely fragrant. Each bar is packed with nutrients to feed your skin including mango butter, camellia and jojoba oils, extra virgin coconut oil, and aloe vera. They come in scents of Jasmine, Patchouli Rose, and Lavender.

Great for your body and the environment!

Viva La Body Night SerumViva La Body Night Serum

Water Activated Solid Face Serum


This aftershave serum is a soothing blend of nurturing plant oils perfect for moisturising freshly shaved skin. Jojoba, rosehip and moringa oils revive dry sun damaged skins. It's boosted with mango butter, and Himalayan cedarwood and lemon myrtle to refresh and tone the skin. 

Night Serum

This night serum is an intensive hydration treatment. It feeds your skin a gorgeous blend of nurturing plant oils perfect for reviving dry, sun damaged skins. It's suitable for most skin types and a little goes a long way!

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Water Activated Face Creme

Light Day Creme 

Boosted with calming chamomile and soothing rose oils our everyday solid moisturiser, light day creme protects and hydrates the skin ensuring a smooth soft complexion. Again, it's suitable for most skin types and a little goes a long way.

Balancing Day Creme

This everyday moisturiser with oils of raspberry seed and camellia are boosted with calming lavender, aloe vera and chamomile providing balanced hydration for a smooth soft complexion. The role of this balancing day creme is to balance tone and texture.

Viva La Body Water Activated Foot LotionViva La Body Water Activated Foot Lotion

Water Activated Solid Foot Lotion

This soothing foot lotion is packed with hydrating extra virgin coconut oil and hemp oil, rich mango butter and a refreshing blend of essential oils to deodorise and soften dry cracked heels.

Treat your feet!

If you love interesting and invigorating scents you’ll love Viva La Body. Check out the Eco Hub for more great reads on Viva La Body.

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