Smells incredible, but definitely doesn't clean the body
Oct 5, 2010
Pros: smells great
Cons: dries on skin quickly, doesn't really wash the body.
The Bottom Line: While I love this product for everyday showering, it really doesn't seem to clean the body like competing products.
Normally, I consider myself a man of men. I find that I look for the most manly of products on the market, then I find ways to light them on fire, beat them up, throw dirt on them, strap on a tool belt, and make them even manlier. However, for one moment I found myself fairying down a little bit when I first smelled Softsoap Pomegranate and Mango Moisturizing Body Wash. At first smell, I knew that I had to have this product. Sure the thought of my impending embarrassment as my friends saw it in my shower crossed my mind a few times, but I figured I could always say it was from 'one of the women' that I brought home. That was sure to make me manly again. With that in mind, I scooped it up, checked out, and brought it home.
How does it smell Probably the biggest positive about this product is the way that it smells. It is BY FAR the best smelly wussy body wash on the market. For a man that normally uses nothing but products that smell like tar and butt sweat, this is huge compliment. The product has an incredible mango and pomegranate smell that is just indescribable really. Most products you can still smell the variety of other chemicals and crud in them and it really takes away from the smell that they are trying to accomplish. This is what makes Softsoap stick on from the rest... it truly smells exactly like the label states. The smell is also quite strong, so whenever someone is using the product, you can walk into the bathroom and be blown away by it's power. However, it's not so strong that it is overwhelming. It is pretty much perfect in strength.
The great thing about it is that it also lasts on your skin for a while after use. I hate when I purchase a product and the smell wears off after you walk out of the bathroom. This product can be smelled for several hours after use and if you are lucky enough sometimes it will even cling to your clothes somewhat and you can smell it throughout the day.
I have had nothing but compliments on how I smell after using this product. Of course, these compliments have all been from women, as I try to avoid using it at the gym with the guys.
How does it feel The product has some tiny little rocks or pebbles or whatever you women call them in it. They are basically meant to rub away your dead skin and make your body look healthy and refreshed. However, there aren't so many that you feel like you are scrubbing away your body with a scouring pad. The little beads are extremely gentle and minimal, so minimal in fact, that I doubt they really have any effect at all.
The biggest problem that I have with the product however, is that if you are using it and you don't jump in and wash it off immediately, it seems to dry your skin and leave you with a strange film that just doesn't come off. This is probably the worst after affect that I have felt from any product. But if you put it on and rub it off immediately, then you shouldn't have any issue. But I feel absolutely disgusting after using the product if I let it sit for too long on my skin. This is why I never use it while taking a shower with someone else, because I never know how long I will be waiting to use the water.
Effectiveness While I love how it smells, I'm not sure if it really has anything that cleans in it. The product doesn't really seem to do all that much for removing smells that are already existing. I have found that if I use this product after running 10-15 miles, which I do on a daily basis, I really have to use a lot of it and use it a few times in order to get rid of the smell from the day's workout. This of course is unappealing to me as I generally just want to get out of the shower and go relax after such a long workout.
I have found in comparison to other products, this one simply just doesn't cut it when it comes to body cleaning. I notice little positive impact from it, and it makes for an extremely disappointing shower when I smell good, but I had to work extremely hard to remove the old smells. It's almost worthless as a body wash when it comes to that point.
Product Details Moisturizing Body Wash
Invigorate your body and mind with Softsoap Brand Pomegranate & Mango Moisturizing Body Wash. Enriched with natural extracts of pomegranate and mango, this moisture-bead formula provides a healthy clean you can feel, while its crisp, exotic fragrance will leave you energized and ready to take on the world.
Questions? Comments? 1-800-225-7552
Directions Squeeze a small amount onto a wet body sponge and indulge yourself in the fragrant, moisture-rich lather. Gentle enough to use as a shaving lotion.