With summer right around the corner (or down the street about a mile if you're in Minnesota) you may be wanting to try to get rid of flaky, dry winter skin. Most women know that exfoliating and moisturizing are probably the best thing you can do to get great skin, however with the insane amount of product out there, it's hard to find the one that will get the most out of your skin.
I've tried a lot of body washes...anything from drug store brands to Philosophy to Bath and Body Works, etc. In my experience, a lot of body washes end up drying out my skin to the point where I have to put lotion on right after a shower or else my skin will feel tight all day. I usually do try to use lotion after a shower, but I don't like when it's absolutely necessary in order to feel comfortable for the rest of the day.
I first tried The Body Shop's Olive Shower Gel while I was at my brother and sister in law's house. I noticed that my skin actually felt moisturized after I got out of the shower, not dried out like it had with other washes. Pretty awesome if you ask me. It's nice to not have to slap on lotion if you're in a hurry (and you don't have to deal with the awkward lotion-y legs while trying to put on skinny jeans because you don't have enough time to let them dry situation. Yeah, you know what I'm talking about).
Fast forward a couple months and I ended up getting the body wash and the body scrub (they were having a buy one get one half off deal...and of course I just HAD to take advantage of it aka I'm exactly why they do deals like that).
After using both the products, I'm pretty convinced that I will never want to use another body wash again. I think the secret is that it contains actual olive oil and if you've read this post or this post you've probably caught on to the fact that I love using oil products. If you think it's gross or have subscribed to the oil-free world that a lot of beauty brands live in....just try it. Seriously.
Right now on The Body Shop's website, the 25oz shower gel is on sale for $11.25 (normally $15.00) and the scrub is $15.00 down from $20.00.
So, in a nut shell -- oil is good. Try this. Thank me later.