Further to my ravings in Part 1, another characteristic of body washes that fuels my passion is the fact that my shower stall stays heaps cleaner for longer as there's very little soap scum build up. I still clean as regularly of course, but I find I don't have to rub and scrub nearly so hard, and the glass panels seem to stay free of that dull milky film that comes from using regular soap. And anything that reduces the effort I have to put into my household chores is a total bonus :-)
So let's get on with Part 2...
Palmolive Revitalising Peach Kernel Oil with Vitamin E Shower Gel
This delicately fragranced gel is a regular in my collection. It has the same moisturising beads suspended in the liquid as the pomegranate & mango one, as well as having the liquidy consistency. The smell is peachy but it also has a baby powderish element, just the thing when I have a hankering to envelop myself in something all soft and girly. I reckon the powdery scent component comes from the Rose Water, but all up, this is such a calming and comforting fragrance that's embracing and supportive, without being over powering. LOVE the colour too, it's just so pretty. Again this is 100% soap free, ph balanced and doesn't dry my skin in the slightest...
Palmolive Luscious Mango Body Butter
Are you a mango fan? If so you won't find a more realistic mango-scented body wash in the market. Unbelievably enriching, this thick custardy cleanser is a mangophile's dream come true. One whiff in the supermarket and I was helpless to resist. Although I generally associate fruit fragrances with summer, this is a definite staple for winter because of it's moisturising characteristics. I've written two positively glowing bh reviews of it already, here and here. Honestly this is so rich and hydrating, I don't have to use body lotion afterwards. It doesn't bubble much but rather turns into a delicious creamy lather that washes my bod clean while leaving my skin feeling satiny soft, and smelling like a mango daquiri! Possibly deserving of my all time favourite body wash tag ♥
Having exhausted the body wash varieties available in my supermarket(s), I ventured into Chemist Warehouse to see what they had on offer, and found this big fat fella. St. Ives scrubs have been high on my list of faves for many years, so what would one of their body washes be like? In a word, yummy :-) The consistency is thick and deliciously rich, and it's an inspired mix of lemon and tangerine, together with mint and eucalyptus - not your usual blend of scents for a body wash, but it totally works. Citrus is the dominant fragrance (to me it smells like grapefruit), and the lotion is the softest pastel green with a pearlised sheen. This formula contains no parabens or phthalates and it's not tested on animals. Highly recommended, and I'm going back to CH to see what other fragrances are in the range...
Another find from Chemist Warehouse. Sure this is available in Coles & Woolworths, but not this smaller size, which as you know, is a bonus in my already overflowing shower where space is at a premium. I'd forgotten how refreshing this particular scent combo is, and hey, Dove body washes (with nutrium) are always so concentrated, lather well and leave my skin super soft. I actually prefer the nectarine version in the range, but this pomegranate & lemon verbena fragrance makes a nice change - it always gives me a lift, but by the time I finish the bottle, I'll probably be ready for something else..
Part 3 coming soon :-) Have you tried any of these, and if so, which one is your favourite?
Take care of you,