Bionic Asks: What’s your current body wash?

by Bionic Beauty on 13.Oct.2010 · 16 comments

Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article series
This week’s Bionic Asks… What body wash are you currently using?

My shower is currently stocked with these well-tested and very Bionically-loved favorites:

Bionic Beauty favorite body wash - Honeycat Cosmetics' Grooming Day Coquito Bubble stuff bath and body wash
1. Honeycat Cosmetics “Grooming Day” Coquito Bubble Stuff – This is designed to be a bubble bath, but it works nicely as a body wash too! The scents hint at honey, coconut, rum… pretty much like a cocktail hour in your shower. I am trying more and more of Honeycat’s products and am loving them all. This is definitely a cute, and functional, indie brand to check out! $17 for an 8 oz bottle, or $25 for a 16 ounce bottle at HonecatCosmetics.com.

Bionic Beauty review - Suave Naturals' Mango Mandarin body washBionic Beauty review - Suave Naturals' Mango Mandarin body wash
2. Suave Naturals Mango Mandarin – This satisfies my love of tropical scents. It perks me up in the morning but even more important- it leaves my skin free of residue, softly scented, and clean without stripping out all my natural oils. Plus you can find it at pretty much every drugstore for a few bucks (it’s $3.49 at drugstore.comBionic Beauty review - Suave Naturals' Mango Mandarin body wash)!

Bionic Beauty review - Nature's Gate body wash in PapayaBionic Beauty review - Nature's Gate body wash in Papaya
3. Nature’s Gate Body Wash in Papaya – It comes in a nifty pump bottle with lots of product, smells wonderful and suds’ up quickly. Again, you can see my love of tropical type scents coming out. Again you should be able to find this in your local drugstores or for $7.49 at drugstore.comBionic Beauty review - Nature's Gate body wash in Papaya.

What are you scrubbing up with?

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tashi October 13, 2010 at 10:15 am

Honeycat sounds great, but it’s a little too rich for my budget right now. I use Suave Naturals too — Sweet Pea and Violet scent. I’m not sure what’s so “natural” about the product, but at about $2 ($1.50 or so on sale at Target on occasion), I’m not losing sleep over it. The last time I bought a slew of it on sale at Tarzhay, a little boy behind me reacted astonished, upon seeing the 10 bottles. Hopefully, he’ll eventually learn the value of stocking up when the price is right. :-)

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2 Jess October 13, 2010 at 10:46 am

I scored some H2O almond oil body wash at TJ Max a few weeks ago, let me tell ya it’s heavenly! I love the smell, which really does not remind me of almonds by the way, but it leaves my skin feeling so moisturized love it!

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3 Stacy October 13, 2010 at 11:25 am

I have Bath and Body Works Pear Blossom body wash right now. I stocked up when they were having a sale and I had a gift card. I wish I would have gotten more of the passion fruit that they used to have… it is one of my favorite scents and right after the sale they discontinued it.

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4 Yvonne C. October 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Good Morning Everyone!

Just this weekend was at Bath and Body Works and picked up a nice trio body mist, lotion and body wash-Dark Kiss. It’s made of amber, vanilla, black plum, usk and other great stuff. All the stuff I truly love… In fact,
I love it so much, I plan to buy the eau de toilette.

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5 Robyn@Hawaii October 14, 2010 at 2:36 am

This sounds nice, I love to experiment with different bath products !
If I do not care for them I pass them on to friends. Right now I just finished a Coconut Liquid from Bath and Body, although it was nice, at the end the bottle was not flexible to squeeze it empty. (I hate that)
My next bottle is Suave Coconut, I used it tonight and it was really sudsy, not like the Bath and Body. The Bath and Body was a white creamy and the Suave is a dark beige.(So whats up with that anyway)
I have no idea why two different colors. Both smell like coconut, which I like because of the oils in it. Alot of stuff drys my skin out, and I do not need that. I really do not care about the price, because “all & all” you usually get what you pay for in life. (Is there really such a thing as top brand for dirt cheap?) I am afraid not ladies !!!!

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6 Tashi October 14, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Hi, Robin,

I agree that some bottles hinder getting the product out. It can be very frustrating, indeed. What I do, is swish some water into the “offending” bottle, shake it a little, and then get more out. Sometimes *carefully* cutting the bottle open, and then swishing works too. Excessive sudsing may be due to a specific ingredient, the name I forget. I’m sure Jami knows it. The excessive sudsing hasn’t been a problem for me.

Products’ colors can vary for any number of reasons. I think some manufacturers maybe use something akin to food coloring, or perhaps other chemicals that create colors, even if they may seem unnatural for the fragrance at the center of attention (as in your coconut). I can’t say for sure why or what, as I’m not a chemist or as steeped in ingredients as some people are. I know that there are health and beauty product ingredient dictionaries out there (I’ve seen them at Barnes & Noble), which explain what’s what, and helps better educate consumers. I keep forgetting to look for one at the library.

Expensive, or at least, higher-priced items are not always better. Some manufacturers actually produce high-end *and* lower-end items of the same category at the same place, and just slap on different labels or printing, and they’re all the same OR strikingly similar (i.e., Ralph Lauren makes the Chaps brand things from Kohl’s.). Is it possible to get “Top brand for dirt cheap”? I think so. “Top” is whatever the buyer believes is “top” for them. Some companies cross their fingers that we’ll believe that expensive equals the best. I’ve had some mediocre expensive items, and mediocre cheap items too.

Money is extremely tight for me, so, therefore, I am forced to buy things as cheaply as possible. Would I like to buy a $25 bottle of body wash? Sure, I’d try it at least once, if it was within my budget. Would I do so regularly? I don’t know. That’s just me. I’m happy with my cheap Suave. Dial soap too (also cheap).

For what it’s worth, when times were better, I still bought Suave. I encourage you to try another Suave scent (I don’t work for them), or any other brand that is considered “dirt cheap”. Also, compare the ingredients lists on cheap and higher-priced body washes while at the store. You may be surprised. Best wishes and good luck. :-)

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7 lisa October 14, 2010 at 10:32 am

I use NOW Tea Tree and cranberry shower gel. It’s invigorating and it doesn’t contain parabens and is SLS Free. They also carry quite a few essential and carrier oils.

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8 Josephine Pizarro October 14, 2010 at 12:45 pm

I love using the Suave Naturals Mango Mandarin: the smell is absolutely wonderful and my skin feels so smooth after use all day!

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9 ROBYN @ HAWAII October 14, 2010 at 5:27 pm

OK, SO THEY ARE RIPPING US OFF….YES, I WILL TRY ANOTHER SUAVE, IT JUST PLAIN LOOKS WEIRD TO ME. I HAVE LOOKED AT OTHER BOTTLES OF COCONUT AND THEY DO NOT LOOK LIKE THIS ONE. PERHAPS THEY ADDED DYE TO IT. I HAVE MANY ALLERGIES AND THAT IS WHY I AM CONSTANTLY SWITCHING. I HAVE ECZEMA WHICH IS ALLERGIES ON MY ARMS. ( ALOT OF STRANGE OUTBREAKS) AND I REFUSE TO USE A DERMO SOAP ON MY BODY. I LOVE THE SMELL OF FLOWERS, COCONUT ETC. AND NO TAKE A SHOWER WITHOUT A FRAGRANCE IS ANNOYING TO ME. I USE DERMO SOAP ON HANDS BECAUSE I AM CONSTANTLY WASHING MY HANDS.IF I CONTINUALLY USE THE SAME BRAND OVER AND OVER ITS A TOTAL NIGHTMARE “BREAKOUT”. THANKS I WILL KEEP ALL THE POINTERS IN MIND THE NEXT TIME I SHOP. P.S. I PUT WATER IN THE BATH AND BODY SHOOK IT, AND IT WORKED. (HOT WATER)

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10 Tashi October 15, 2010 at 9:43 am

My apologies for implying that companies (any or all) are “ripping us off”. I meant that the products *may* be the same, or *slightly* different, and yet, still produced by the same company, with different labeling. Possibly. Sometimes the differences are so minute, they’re pretty much identical. I’m not, by any means, accusing any specific or all companies of doing this. Some simply have lower-end lines in order to be afforded by a broader range of customers. And of course, yes, to generate more revenue for their companies. I think, what it all boils down to for us as consumers, is to educate ourselves as best as possible, so we can make the best, most informed choices for our lives (allergies, preferences for whatever reasons, budgets, effects…).

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11 Ricci October 15, 2010 at 10:50 pm

All I use is Lush body washes & soap .. so heavenly!

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12 Tashi October 16, 2010 at 10:25 am

Oooh, Lush. I recently got a small bottle of their Vanilla Dee-Lite hand and body lotion from someone. Don’t think I’d ever heard of them before that. I really like this particular scent (strong, but not nasty). I keep meaning to look up their web site. Ricci, how is their body wash line? Any scent recommendations? Thanks! :-)

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13 Ricci October 16, 2010 at 3:14 pm

OMG Tashi Lush is the best! Everything from them is amazing.. just google lush! & have fun browsing lol and shopping? hehe

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14 Tashi October 16, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Thanks, Ricci! 😀 I’ll have to Google them and check them out. I just keep forgetting.

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15 Tempie October 17, 2010 at 4:02 pm

I’m using Nivea Touch of Happiness. The orange blossom scent is heavenly!

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16 Tashi October 17, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Ricci — I am soooo blind. Lush’s web site is printed ON the bottle! LOL Anyway, thank you for your endorsement. :-)

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