Review: Softsoap Body Butter Mega Moisture in Heavenly Vanilla

I’m a total bath junkie, always on the lookout for new products I might enjoy.  This could seem frivolous.  What you use to bathe can’t really matter, right?  It’s the bathing itself that’s important.  

Well, no.  Here’s why I disagree:   

  1. The shower and bath are sanctuaries.  No matter what else is going on in your life, it’s a totally separate, necessary, and restorative break from the rest of the day.  Using bath products that truly please you is a simple indulgence– and one that we all deserve!  
  2. A good soap makes a tangible difference in your appearance.  When your skin has that clean, nourished feeling, you feel better.  And we all know that feeling great is the most basic beauty product around.   

So I was thrilled to receive the three newest body washes from Softsoap for review.  For the past week, I’ve been showering with Body Butter Mega Moisture in Heavenly Vanilla body wash.  Here’s how Softsoap describes it:  

This thick, rich formula delivers long-lasting moisture with a comforting vanila scent that leaves you feeling relaxed and ready to conquer your day.  Restores moisture to help prevent the appearance of dry skin. 

And what was my experience?   

SUDS:  It lathers impressively well for something with such a velvety texture.  I had no problem getting good suds out of a quarter-sized dollop.     

SCENT:  It’s very vanilla, but thankfully without the cloying note that sometimes makes vanilla scents smell… well, cheap.  So given the popularity of vanilla-based fragrances, this body wash should find many fans.  (And of course, since legend has it that men are turned on by the smell of vanilla, it could come in handy if you’re looking to rev things up in that department.)    

RINSE:  All I can say is, wow.  It rinses clean but leaves skin so silky soft.  One night I used it in conjunction with my favorite body scrub, and even I couldn’t get over the awesome results.  

Can it actually ”prevent the appearance of dry skin” as Softsoap claims?  Tough to say.  But there’s no doubt it will improve the feel of dry skin, which is surely half the battle. 

So if you’re looking for a very moisturizing body wash, this is a good choice for you.  Bonuses?  The luxurious texture and very affordable price. 

Softsoap Body Butter Mega Moisture Body Wash in Heavenly Vanilla is available at Drugstore.com ($5.49) and retailers nationwide. 

Fashionable Media Review Policy:  The featured product was provided to me, at no cost, by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing and review.  Opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by compensation, monetary or otherwise.