We've tried all the body washes, from Bath & Body Works to high-end Crabtree & Ev and everything in between. But it's nice to be wooed back to basics - back to drugstore. The only qualifiers for drugstore bath & body success per my Virgo moon are any combination of:
- Are there natural ingredients/benefits?
- Are there luxe ingredients (essential or plant oils, salts, sugars)? i.e.
- Can it work magic?
- Does it have nice packaging? and finally, importantly
- DOES IT SMELL LUXE?
Smell is everything, as it can separate the cheapy from the luxury lines. However - why pay more for say, Bath & Body Works, whose scents seem to smell more or less like everything you've smelled before, when you can put your nose to work and fish out a drugstore gem!
And so it goes... My shower gel.
Softsoap Black Orchid & Velvet Hibiscus Moisturizing Body Wash - Smells LUXE, only 3 BUCKS! I'm not going to wax too poetic about the smell, as that's a subjective thing, but you'll have to have a whiff for yourself. The deep purple hues of its packaging add some nice feng shui to the shower wall. The thick, opaque gel has a rich lather and a little goes a long way. Skin's not too dry post-shower. It's a win on most fronts.
Check out this and the rest of the Fragrance Collection on the Colgate site, where you can find a list of ingredients and other pertinent infos. Shower on.