The Good: Decent lather, Easy to open bottle, Fairly inexpensive.
The Bad: Not antibacterial, No scrubbing grit, Virtually scentless
The Basics: Suave Seasonals Homemade Almond Cookie Body Wash is one of the few body washes by Suave that is so close to scentless that it is not worth picking up at all.
I am a big fan of cleaning products that trigger a strong scent memory in me. As one who enjoys baking and has many fond memories of baking holiday cookies, it seemed like Suave’s Homemade Almond Cookie Body Wash would have been a slam dunk with me. It’s an inexpensive product, claiming to possess a scent that should excite my nose and mind. So, when I picked up the Homemade Almond Cookie Body Wash, admittedly, my anticipation was a bit high. Sadly, though, Suave created a bit of a dud with this one. Suave Homemade Almond Cookie body wash is not a powerful cleaner, it does not have a strong or enduring aroma, it is not antibacterial . . . all it is is inexpensive.
The Suave Homemade Almond Cookie body wash is a mediocre body wash, which is seasonally available for autumn and winter, that fails to deliver a recognizable or potent smell. It is, at best, ideal for those who want to clean their bodies without leaving their skin or hair smelling like anything at all.
Suave Homemade Almond Cookie body wash is virtually absent in its aroma and does not have an equivalent shampoo or conditioner. The 12 fl. oz. bottle usually sells for $2.99 and seems to be commonly available, at least in Michigan. The Homemade Almond Cookie Body Wash is a marginally effective (I’ve noticed it does not deodorize when one has done sweaty, smelly work), easy-to-use product that leaves skin feeling clean . . . as long as it is used for general daily maintenance as opposed to deep cleaning. The result is a body wash that is impossible to recommen.
Body washes are products 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 Homemade Almond Cookie Body Wash initial price is reasonable in a competitive way, but stacked up against their other body washes, it ends up being expensive (in order to get ideal cleaning results). The Homemade Almond Cookie Body Wash does manage to lather up incredibly well, so for daily maintenance, it may satisfy a thrifty shopper.
The Homemade Almond Cookie Body Wash is a completely translucent pale tan fluid about the consistency of most shampoos. This is a smooth body wash, so there is no grit in it to help exfoliate the skin. Using the Homemade Almond Cookie 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 Homemade Almond Cookie 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 Homemade Almond Cookie 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 all that 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 Homemade Almond Cookie 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 and cleans 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.
The Homemade Almond Cookie Body Wash lost me with its lack of scent. This body wash has a vaguely nutty smell that is so bland and indistinct that it mirrors generic cleaning products (like a bath tub spray) I have around the house! Outside the bottle, it is virtually scentless. Suave's Homemade Almond Cookie Body Wash is made primarily of water and given how weak the aroma to the product is, that is hardly a surprise.
Suave Homemade Almond Cookie Body Wash is not strong enough on any front to be worth recommending; those who cannot endure heavy scents might like it, but that is not me!
For other Suave body washes, please be sure to check out my reviews of:
Limited Edition Holiday Pear Body Wash
Limited Edition Peppermint Bliss Shimmer Body Wash
Suave Seasonals Sweet Guava Nectar
For other health and beauty product reviews, please visit my Health And Beauty Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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