Affordable shower treats to see you through the holiday season
Anyone who knows me is well aware of my unhealthy obsession with bath and body products. My stash includes products from the higher end of the spectrum, all the way down to dollar store gems. And when it comes to body wash? Let’s just say that the inside of my shower is crammed with so many bottles that I sometimes fear the boyfriend may get lost in there if he doesn’t keep his wits about him.
For those who may not be body wash obsessed, Bodycology is a brand that can be found at most drugstores, grocery stores and big box stores. Over the years, they’ve released some really nice, incredibly affordable bath and body products that can hold their own against the big boys.
What I love the most about their latest Rich & Creamy Body Wash collection is that they smell incredible, and not in a “that smells just like XYZ’s brand” kind of way. At under $5 a bottle, these body washes have unique, lovely fragrances and the formulas are quite impressive as well.
Let’s begin with Rich & Creamy Nourishing Body Wash, which contains soy and shea butter. I reviewed this body wash a while back on Nouveau Cheap, and, let me tell you, I’m delighted to be using it again.
I mentioned in my original review that this body wash smells just like a chocolate ice cream cone to me and, now that I’ve have the chance to use it again, I absolutely agree with my original opinion. It is deeelish and if you’re attracted to gourmand fragrances, I think you might love this one too.
The formula itself is very rich and creamy, and I find that it works very well in the wintertime to help keep dry skin at bay. Sometimes I don’t even need to use body lotion when I use this body wash, which should give you an indication of its moisturizing properties.
The second body wash I received for review was the Rich & Creamy Deep Cleansing Body Wash, which contains grapefruit and apricot extracts.
The image on the bottle is of a lime slice and an orange slice and I truly smell both in this body wash. Unlike many citrus-scented body washes on the market, the fragrance in this body wash is incredibly authentic. In other words, this body wash smells like actual slices of lime and orange. This absolutely reminds me of the water I drink when I’m at home (I regularly slice lime and orange wedges and put them in my water) and it’s a pure joy to use in the shower. Not quite as moisturizing as the Nourishing formula, this one makes my skin feel very clean, yet not dry or tight.
Rounding out the Rich & Creamy line are other skin specific formulas including Hydrating (with aloe vera and vitamin E), Ultra Rich (with shea and cocoa butters) and Refreshing (with cucumber and green tea). Our review team had a chance to try all of the Bodycology formulas and will be back in the comments to give their thoughts.
• Affordably priced
• Unique fragrances
• Quality formulas
• Nourishing formula may be too heavy for some
If you’re looking for some new and uniquely scented body washes to add to your own collection, I would definitely recommend giving Bodycology a closer look. They won’t break the bank, and I think you might be surprised by just how lovely they are!
Readers – have you tested the affordable luxuries from Bodycology? What are some of your favorites?
Gianna is our expert on drugstore and budget beauty. She is the writer/editor of Nouveau Cheap, a blog that’s devoted to finding quality products that don’t break the bank.
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