The Good: Amazing aroma, Decent lather, Easy to open bottle.
The Bad: Not antibacterial, No scrubbing grit.
The Basics: A very cool limited edition personal cleaner, Suave Peppermint Bliss Shimmer Body Wash invigorates while it cleans!
I swear, I am not simply a sucker for anything mint scented! Sure, my favorite premium shampoo (reviewed here!) and conditioner (reviewed here!) are mint-scented, but that is pretty much coincidental. I DO like the way mint smells and tastes, but when it comes to health and beauty products, I am rapidly discovering that I also like the way it makes me feel! The latest mint-scented health and beauty product she found that I have been enjoying it the Limited Edition Suave Peppermint Bliss Shimmer Body Wash. The 18 fl. oz. bottle usually sells for $1.99 and is only available around the winter holidays. The Peppermint Bliss Shimmer Body Wash is an effective, easy-to-use product that leaves skin feeling soft and the consumer energized, even if it is not the most effective cleanser!
Body washes have been a product I am less eager to review because they usually seem disproportionately expensive to me, but Suave is known for providing high-quality personal cleaners at affordable prices. Suave's Peppermint Bliss Shimmer Body Wash initial price is very reasonable and finding it after the holidays for less money is even better. The thing is, in addition to being a decent consistency that lathers up exceptionally well, the Peppermint Bliss Shimmer Body Wash is one we’ve conserved in anticipation of summer.
My wife and I are convinced that this body wash will help us feel cooler during the summer and based on our use during the hot days so far this Spring, our instinct was correct!
The Peppermint Bliss Shimmer Body Wash is a thick pearlescent white fluid about the consistency of most hair conditioners. This is a smooth body wash, so there is no grit in it to help exfoliate the skin. Using the Peppermint Bliss Shimmer Body Wash is simple. The bottle features a flip top that opens with the flick of the thumb. The bottle is easy enough to open and close one handed as to make it convenient in the tub or shower, especially if one is using a loufa or washcloth in the other hand. The bottle of Peppermint Bliss Shimmer Body Wash is fairly flat on the front and back and rounded on the sides. It is not overly slippery when wet, unlike some body washes I have used!
Dispensing the Peppermint Bliss Shimmer Body Wash is very easy. Simply squeeze the bottle and apply the fluidic body wash to your hand, loufa or cloth. In my experience, the body wash is more liquid than creamy and, as a result, comes out much like a hand soap or dishwashing liquid. As a result, about a half dollar-sized dollop is necessary to clean my whole body when it mixes with the water from my shower or bath. I've found it most effective to dole out the body wash in dime-sized dollops in order to get the most out of each application, but generally it takes very little of this body wash to go a long way.
Part of the reason the product washes off so well is that it lathers exceptionally well. Used sparingly, like in dime-sized portions, the Peppermint Bliss Shimmer Body Wash may be spread over an entire limb the way it lathers up. Simply agitating it on the skin yields a foamy, clean lather that both moisturizes the skin. Without a loufa or other rough applicator, it does not remove dirt or grime beyond what one expects from water running. As the water flows over it, it washes off easily leaving behind no film or residue, only clean, soft skin and a faint, incredible smell.
I would be remiss in reviewing the Peppermint Bliss Shimmer Body Wash if I did not mention the aroma. As it ought to, this body wash has a powerful menthol/peppermint smell that opens the nose right away. The scent is invigorating and I’ve been surprised how well it energizes me, especially on hot days. The scent effervesces well through a steamy shower and while all of the body wash washes off under running water, this body wash does an excellent job of conditioning the skin. In addition to leaving skin soft and having no residue, the Suave Peppermint Bliss Shimmer Body Wash leaves a faint peppermint smell on the skin for about an hour after the shower! As one who has a strong scent memory, this is a decent side effect!
Perhaps the biggest surprise for me about Suave's Peppermint Bliss Shimmer Body Wash is that the primary ingredient is water. For a body wash that is so aromatic and cleans as well as this one does, it is astonishing to think it is primarily water in the ingredients. And yet, this works far, far better than water alone, making is exceptionally easy to recommend for the buy.
It might chill you out in the winter, but the Suave Peppermint Bliss Shimmer Body Wash is amazing in the Spring and summer for cooling down your skin!
For other body cleaning products, please be sure to check out my reviews of:
Softsoap Body Butter Coconut Scrub Body Buff Wash
Bath & Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Anti-Bacterial Foaming Hand Soap
Bath & Body Works Sassy Strawberry Mint 3-in-1
For other health and beauty product reviews, please visit my index page on the subject by clicking here!
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