The Body Washes
I'm a bit of a shower gel/body wash junkie, so I really enjoy having a couple different ones to switch between. I've praised Nourish's body washes over and over and I've almost always got one of them on the go. Spiced Orange is not very spicy at all and has more of a candy-orange scent than anything else, but I've been enjoying it nonetheless. Another citrus option is Scentuals' Grapefruit Body Wash*, one of the newer additions to my shower. It's super gentle and the creamy consistency reminds me of a cross between aloe vera gel and a rich body wash. Lastly, we have Leap Organic's Eucalyptus, Mint & Anise Body Wash, which is heavy on the peppermint and super refreshing in warmer weather - it's kind of like air conditioning in a bottle!
Acure Organics' Argan + Argan Stem Cell Shampoo has been a longtime favorite. It's great for curls or anyone looking for a hydrating shampoo that won't weigh down your hair. I like to rotate between the Acure and a more clarifying shampoo, which is where the Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Shampoo comes in. I've only had it for a short time, but so far so good. I use it about once every week or week and a half, to get rid of any buildup. I'm also slowly working through Carina's Daily Moisturizing Shampoo. It's a castile-based shampoo with a nice tropical, pineapple scent, but I don't find it does much for my hair.
Acure Organics' Argan + Argan Stem Cell Conditioner is my favorite in this category as well and is what I use on a day-to-day basis. Weleda's Oat Replenishing Treatment* is the last holdout from when I did the 30-Day #WeledaHairDare in the spring. It's an intense conditioner, meant to be used as an occasional deep conditioning treatment, but it's not something I reach for very often at all. I don't love the powdery, sweet tonka bean scent, and I'm not convinced it does anything more for my hair than a regular conditioning with the Acure.
I rarely buy actual shaving products, but Kiss My Face's Key Lime Moisture Shave has been nice for a change. The pump is convenient and it has a light, refreshing scent and a creamy consistency that does the job well. It's also super inexpensive and the 11-ounce bottle lasts just about forever. Curelle's Build-Up Remover is an interesting product that you're meant to use in conjunction with your regular shampoo to get rid of product build up, mineral residue from tap water, or chlorine from pool water. I don't know how it performs in the other regards, but I haven't found it very effective at cutting through ordinary product build-up. I'm still on the fence about the Preserve razor, although I'm liking it slightly more than when I first reviewed it. I just don't feel like I get as close of a shave as I'd like, plus because of how rigid it is, I still end up nicking myself a lot more than with other razors. Lastly, the body brush is something I picked up at a local health food store. It doesn't actually live in my shower, but I like to dry brush with it a couple times a week, before my shower, so I decided to sneak it in here anyways. Dry brushing is great for both your skin and your lymphatic system.
And that's it! I hope you enjoyed this quick peek behind my shower curtain. Lining everything up, it seems like a lot of products, but - with a couple exceptions - they all do get used on a regular basis. Some products, like the body washes, change pretty frequently, while others, like the Acure shampoo and conditioner, tend to remain as constants. As you may have noticed, I don't keep any face products in the shower. Instead, I just grab what I want to use at the time - usually a scrub of some sort - and bring it in with me.
What does your shower look like? Clean and streamlined, or more of a product explosion like mine?
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