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Blogmas: Mecca Cosmetica - Showered With Praise Softening Body Wash.

13 December 2013
Why are there only 12 days of Christmas? And when does it start and end? From the 1st to the 12th or the 13th to the 24th? Maybe somewhere in between? What about Christmas day, surely that is supposed to be involved since it's the most important day of all! Please if someone could explain this completely flawed concept to me I would really appreciate it.

So it's Friday the 13th and I'm gonna have a bit of a bitch about a product..

I love me a good body wash, usually I just go for the no frills, get me clean deal but when I saw Mecca Cosmetica's store brand had a softening body wash I was keen to try it, I love to step out of the shower feeling soft and silky.

The product claims to "swiftly softens, refreshes and tones skin with a sulfate free formula and an uplifting, zesty scent."

This stuff certainly softens the skin, so much so that I almost can't stand it. It lathers gently on the skin but after rinsing I feel like there is still product left behind, my skin feels soft but has a lot of slip to it. My brain is telling me I'm still soapy and resisting the urge to rinse for half an hour is a struggle. After stepping out of the shower and drying off it's fine, unless my wet hair brushes against my skin then the soapy residue feeling is reactivated and I have found myself back in the shower multiple times wondering if my excessive rinsing the first time was ineffective. It wasn't, the product is just weird.

This body wash does wash nicely, when applied to the skin it has a cooling effect due to menthol in the ingredients which feels nice and refreshing, as for toning the skin I can't agree with that, I've not seen any toning results what so ever and I wouldn't expect to from a shower gel.

Aside from the weird soapy feeling it leaves on the skin my other issue with this stuff is that the formula is mega runny! I thought Grace Cole shower gels had problems but this stuff takes the cake, it's bordering on soapy water consistency.

Look at that! It looks like a skin oil, I literally could not move my hand to take multiple angled shots, my hand had to be completely flat the whole time.

The smell shits me too, I'm not sure what the 'zesty scent' is supposed to be but it reminds me of household cleaning products and I'm not really a fan.

So as you can probably tell I'm not jumping for joy over this product, I actually dread using it when I'm in the shower but I hate to waste stuff so I'll finish it off and do a happy dance when it's finished.

Do watery products that shouldn't be watery shit you too?

All Products were purchased by myself and I'm in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying.

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2 comments on "Blogmas: Mecca Cosmetica - Showered With Praise Softening Body Wash."
  1. HAHA you're too funny! Ah this sounds like such a pain in the arse, way too watery. Thanks for sharing, always good to have the negative posts too :)

    1. Thank you :) I always feel a little funny posting a bad review but I think most people like to know the down side to products as well. While it's not the worst product I've tried it annoyed me enough to not want it in my life anymore.