A reader had emailed me recently asking me about the body washes that I’m using. Actually, I have been using a soap from Soap Paradise mostly but on some days, I alternate with a body wash. I was using one from NutriBiotic and currently, trying out the Nature’s Baby Organics that I bought for my son. Both products were purchased from iHerb. I’ll just be upfront by stating that there is nothing outstanding about these body washes. They’re both in the natural category and the only thing worth mentioning is that they’re affordable.
Nature’s Baby Organics, Shampoo & Body Wash,
Vanilla Tangerine | 236.5 ml, US$7.96
I was buying Akin Baby Shampoo and Body Wash for my son but found it rather expensive. When I spotted this product at iHerb, I thought the price is really affordable. I first purchased the 473ml bottle and we’re just 3/4 way through the bottle after using it for nearly two months.
The product is well reviewed and quite a favorite. It lathers up pretty well because it contains a couple of surfactants but I find it rather gentle on the skin. Although I’m not a fan of vanilla but the combination with tangerine makes the scent pleasant enough. The product is 100% vegan, free of parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate & propylene glycol. The only thing I don’t like is the misleading name and labeling because the product only contains three organic ingredients. But because it works well for my son and me, I’ve already repurchased the second bottle even though I’m not done with the first bottle. For the price, I consider this a good purchase.
NutriBiotic, Super Shower Gel, Fresh Fruit | 355 ml, US$5.37
Okay, I bought this really because of the low price. I am not too fussy with the ingredients of body washes as long as they do not contain harsh ingredients and this one seems okay by me. It is indicated as free of sodium lauryl sulfate, cocamide DEA, chlorine derivatives, colorings, and parabens. But the ingredient list didn’t make total sense to me initially. Like what in the world is “tissue respiratory factors”? When I googled it, I found that it is actually a trade name for an ingredient derived from yeast cells that functions as an anti-inflammatory and moisturizing agent.
Performance wise, this one does a good enough job. It lathers well, foams up and cleanses dirt and grime pretty much. Only gripe for me is that the smell of this body wash reminds me of children’s medicine. I couldn’t help thinking that I was bathing in cough syrup. In fact, I was a bit put off after one wash and had to stop for awhile before resuming. It took me some days to get used to the smell but after getting over the hurdle, the body wash was good enough. However, I doubt I’ll repurchase even though I concede that the price point is attractive.
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