I’m not a bar soap gal. I would always set it on the side, it would keep getting wet in the shower, get all mushy, can’t hold on to it and then there is the whole “rub it on the washcloth or rub it on the skin debate”? What? You hadn’t heard of that one? I do that one in my head every time I have to pick up a bar of soap in the shower. Anyway, I am a bath gel/lotion/body wash girl.
So, when I had a chance to try the Caress Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash I was interested. A rich body wash with brown sugar and karite (shea) butter that exfoliates, too? Count me in.
I expected it to smell good. I didn’t expect it to be overwhelming. Seriously, this stuff smells yummy, but it is so strong I could not use it the same days I was washing my hair. That was just too much scent going on in there. Plus, it’s a heavier scent – not what I associate with summertime.
As for the “exfoliating” – yeah, I didn’t see much of that. Here, let me show you: . This dollop is about quarter sized and I count 9 beads in there. *9*. The BPD (beads per drop) ratio sucks in this body wash. There was no exfoliating action going on in there that I could feel(or see). Maybe I am just spoiled by denser face exfoliators or body sugar/salt scrubs, but I didn’t get any polishing affect.
That’s not to say this is a bad wash, just don’t take it for what it says it will do, in my opinion. It does smell good, is rich and cleans off well. I just think that this is more suited for fall/winter months when you like a heavier scent, is rich on your dry skin and can get picked up at any drugstore/Walmart/Target for less than $5. (*There is also a bar soap available, too, that you might like, but I think you already know how I feel about bar soaps.)