The Good: Decent lather, Easy to open bottle, Inexpensive, Good aroma, Adequately moisturizes
The Bad: No scrubbing grit, Not antibacterial
The Basics: Olay Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash is a worthwhile cleaner, even if it doesn't do all that a great body wash can.
When my local grocery store puts new products on clearance, I sometimes find myself truly wondering why. I was fairly surprised when I found an Olay product on the clearance shelf. I realized that I have not truly tried any Olay products and that my associations with the brand were all with my grandmother's Oil Of Olay products back in the 1980s. Despite that, I decided to pick up a bottle of Olay Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash! And the Olay Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash was well worth the price of the bottle on clearance (about $2.75), even if it wasn't an antibacterial body wash and it did not have scrubbing grit.
The Olay Cooling White Strawberry & Mint body wash is a good body wash, with a fresh, clean and very specific scent. This is ideal for those who want to clean their bodies and leave their skin moisturized and with a fruity scent to it.
Olay Cooling White Strawberry & Mint body wash is very aromatic and cleans quite well. In the steamy environment of a shower or bath, the very fruity and creamy scent effervesces well. In fact, the mint seems to manifest more as opening the nasal canal up, as opposed to actually smelling minty as all. The 23.6 fl. oz. bottle usually sells for $5.50 and seems to be commonly available, at least in Michigan. The Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash is an effective, easy-to-use product that leaves skin feeling clean and slightly aromatic. When one is especially dirty, the Olay Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash gets one clean and it deodorizes well when one scrubs.
Body washes generally seem disproportionately expensive to me, though the Olay Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash was one of the least expensive body washes by price. Olay's Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash initial price is high, but it is a much thicker body wash than most I have encountered. The Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash lathers up incredibly well, so one uses a bit less than normal and it dilutes in the shower and stretches much farther than more initially watery body washes.
The Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash is an opaque pink fluid about the consistency of most hair conditioners. This is a smooth body wash, so it does nothing to exfoliate the skin. Using the Cooling White Strawberry & Mint 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 loofah or washcloth in the other hand. The bottle of Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash is fairly flat on the front and back and rounded on the sides. It is slippery when wet, so it is important to get a good grip on this body wash bottle!
Dispensing the Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash is very easy. Simply squeeze the bottle and apply the fairly thick body wash to your hand, loofah or cloth. In my experience, the body wash is more creamy than fluidic, but it still manages to come out of the bottle very easily. As a result, about a nickel-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 one fell swoop as it lathers very easily and completely fills a loufah when one does.
Part of the reason the product washes off so well is that it lathers exceptionally well. Used sparingly, the Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash may be spread over an entire body the way it lathers up. Simply agitating it on the skin yields a foamy, clean lather that both moisturizes and cleans skin. Without a loofah 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 generally clean skin.
The Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash has a very clear aroma to it. This body wash smells precisely like strawberries and cream. The fruit scent is a little muted, making for a creamy hint to the aroma. The scent does not seem to carry any hint of mint, though the aroma does open the nose right up, implying that there is mint somewhere in the scent palate.
Olay Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash is not antibacterial, but it seems to clean very well. So, while some body washes do more with grit and antibacterial power, the trueness of the scent and the way the body wash lathers well to make the bottle last make the Olay Cooling White Strawberry & Mint body wash well worth recommending!
For other body washes, please be sure to check out my reviews of:
White Rain Ocean Mist Body Wash
C.O. Bigelow Mentha Body vitamin body wash
Dove Mandarin & Tiare Flower Body Wash
For other health and beauty product reviews, please visit my Health And Beauty Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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