IMBB Sponsored Product Review
Writing for IMBB has its perks. You get to meet some super cool, like-minded people, work with a splendid team, and reach a staggeringly massive audience. With IMBB Sponsored Products, the team has really made us contributors feel special and appreciated. Getting to pick a beauty product as a gift is the icing on a sweet, sweet cake! Today, I will be reviewing the first product I picked to review as part of this awesome initiative.
Product Background and Description:
Just a little bit about the product background. The brand Philosophy has a number of signature fragrances and a number of products within that fragrance line. Their Pure Grace fragrance line carries a bath gel, lotion, and perfume. The scent is described rather skillfully by the company. It is described as “the clean smell of soap and water; the memory of fresh air woven into a set of crisp, white cotton sheets; a cold deep breath on a snowy winter night; the best summer morning you have ever known; the one white t-shirt that feels better than all the rest.” Appealing, right? Just this brief description of the fragrance is enough to evoke the most relaxing imagery. The perfumed cream or shower gel “is infused with the scent of Pure Grace. Perfect for the multi- tasker, this moisturizing formula leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated, and can be used as a shampoo, shower gel or bubble bath.”
Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Ppg-2, Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Lauryl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Polyquaternium-7, Polyquaternium-10, Isostearamidopropyl Morpholine Lactate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Tocotrienol, Mythyl Gluceth-20, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Buteth-3, Tributyl Citrate.
$24 for 16 oz.
My Experience with Philosophy Pure Grace Shampoo Bath and Shower Gel:
With Philosophy’s Shower Cream, you are basically getting a one-stop body product that can be used from head to toe. It can be used as a shampoo, shaving cream, body soap and bubble bath. Now, anything that lathers up can be used as the above-mentioned, but what sets this “shower cream” apart is that it promises to work effectively in each of these roles. I decided to put the product to a test to see if it really lives up to what it promises and helps me clear up some space in my cluttered shower.
I will start by addressing what I loved most about this product – the fragrance. If I was asked to describe what “fresh and clean” smells like, my answer would be Pure Grace. Now, those who read my reviews know brevity is not my strong suit. Such is the effect of this fragrance; it makes a chatty Cathy like me describe things in a concise manner. If I were to compare the scent to an Indian product, the one that comes closest is Ezee. Yes, the liquid detergent! This, of course, smells more delicate and fresh, but is certainly reminiscent of the delicate clothing detergent. It also smells very similar to a perfume from the Clean brand. If you’re like me and absolutely love them smell of fresh laundry, you’ll love this.
The gel produces an absolutely rich lather when used as a body wash, which feels amazingly luxurious on the skin. It lathers beautifully when used with a loofah or washcloth, and helps me be economical with the product too as it doesn’t take a lot of product to get clean. The product doesn’t bubble, it lathers. I feel this difference is best illustrated by the differences between shaving creams and gels and regular soaps. Ever notice how the former produces a rich, thick foam? This comes closer to that than the bubbles produced by soap. The fragrance is a clear departure from the fruity body washes I have used in the past and, the not so pleasant smelling, castile soaps I have been using recently. Compared to body washes I have used before, this leaves skin feeling soft and very smooth.
This works as a shampoo and gets the scalp pretty clean without leaving hair feeling like straw. If you have ever used body soap as a shampoo in an emergency, you must be familiar with how dry and stripped-off moisture hair feels afterwards. This actually leaves hair feeling pretty soft. The best part about using this as a shampoo is that the fragrance lasts on my hair all day. I can’t help pulling some locks to the front of my face to just sniff it! There is a certain relaxing quality to the smell. Because of the rich lather, this makes an excellent shaving cream. You can get a close, smooth, shave (I’m talking about legs here, ladies!) with this and it’s quite comparable to regular shave gels in terms of quality. I usually shave my legs with lotion, but I think this is a great alternative.
I haven’t had the opportunity to try this as a bubble bath yet. When I use this, it just fills the entire bathroom with the lovely, relaxing fragrance. I am pretty sure using it as a bubble bath would be a treat. The price may seem high for the product, especially when compared to drugstore brands. However, when compared to brands like Bath and Body Works and the Body Shop, you are getting a lot of product for the price. The one major downside to this product is that it contains sulphates. I have made a conscious effort to eliminate products that contain sulphates from my life and haven’t knowingly purchased any in the past two years. I do realize that this isn’t a concern to many, so I haven’t factored this issue into my final rating. I will use this product, but rarely. I am also looking forward to picking up the body lotion from this fragrance line soon!
Pros of Philosophy Pure Grace Shampoo Bath and Shower Gel:
- Pleasant, relaxing fragrance.
- Multi-tasker, can be used as a body wash, shaving cream, and shampoo.
- Leaves skin and hair feeling soft, smooth, and feeling hydrated.
- Although a delicate fragrance, it lasts forever.
Cons of Philosophy Pure Grace Shampoo Bath and Shower Gel:
- Contains sulphates.
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