Product Review: Caress Whipped Soufflé Blackberry Cream Body Wash
Months ago, a publicist offered me the chance to try out Caress's new Whipped Soufflé body washes in Blackberry Cream (a blend of blackberry and vanilla) or White Peach Cream (a blend of white peach and silk blossom). With the fragrance of each variety described in such mouthwatering terms, how could I resist? I agreed and a bottle of Blackberry Cream body wash was sent to me a month later. Delectable-sounding scent aside, this product also promises superior moisturization resulting in the silkiest skin ever from a drugstore body wash. Tall claims indeed for an affordable product that comes in a huge 443 ml bottle, and retails for approximately $5-10 Cdn.
I've been testing this product for the past two months to see if the moisturization benefits are as great as Caress claims, and I'm afraid they're not. To be fair, a body wash doesn't have a chance to absorb into skin like lotion does. On days when I skipped lotion and only used the body wash my skin definitely felt dry and tight. The fragrance was also a letdown. I was expecting something sugary, gourmand, and delightful, but the blackberry scent reminded me of the berry-flavoured Bubblelicious gum I used to chew in elementary school more than anything else.
However, this is a good option if you're on the lookout for a basic body wash that delivers great value. Only a small quarter-sized dollop is required to achieve a rich lather, which means it will last ages. I also like how the bottle stands upside-down so that you don't have to endure any "I keep squeezing and nothing comes out" nonsense. Just don't expect Caress Whipped Soufflé body wash to be a miracle in a bottle.
Has anyone else tried this body wash? What do you think of it?
Posted by Lisa