Right now a Tahitian vacation is out of reach. But internet images of the waters surrounding the beautiful islands there make me wistful and almost itching to pack a suitcase. Until such time, I can always enjoy the luxury of Softsoap’s Citrus Splash & Berry Fusion. Just looking at the bottle with its bubble-like moisture beads makes me feel like I’ve had a visual vacation respite. When I bathe in it, then I can double my retreat experience into virtual island bliss. I tested its claims and will share my findings below:
The bottle claims that the product is gentle enough to use as a shaving lotion. I tried it on my underarms, and found it quite soothing and tender to the skin there. When I shaved, the razor glided along the skin as it removed the hairs effectively. It didn’t leave me irritated or regretting my decision.
I bathed with this product when I was trying to extend my awake time one night. It certainly gave me a zap of wake-up power. In fact, the citrus scent provoked my skin and nose. It definitely woke me up enough that I was able to use whatever stores of energy I had to complete my task. Conclusion: I was more alert after bathing than before.
Soft and Smooth
Colgate-Palmolive claims that the body will feel soft and smooth after using this product. After bathing, but before applying lotion or anything, I ran my hand along my arms and legs. They were indeed noticeably soft and smooth.
I was surprised by this product from first sniff and first use. It had a nice zing to it. The citrus aroma was like a blast to my senses. Their wording – Wow your senses – was spot-on. I was wowed. Not excessively so, but definitely wowed enough to notice and remember the experience.
My skin got a tad more than I expected from a body wash. For starters, I didn’t expect it to be so soothing and gentle. Since the color and artwork are so vivid, I expected the product to be a bit stronger and maybe slightly abrasive. It was not. Even the moisture beads, which disappear on a poof or towel, did its work at adding a lasting suppleness to my skin. This was my biggest surprise. “Surprise your skin,” they promise. In this claim, I found that they delivered a one-two-punch. But in a good way!
The straight and skinny
I won’t use this product exclusively, but when I want something that meets the claims of this formula, I will seek it out. This product will go on my shopping list whenever I am ready for some wow, scent surprise, shaving lotion, and softener/smoother in a body wash. Or when I begin longing for the South Seas again.