Tom’s New Body Washes Give Skin All The Argan, Coconut And Shea It Could Ever Need
Now that it’s spring, the beauty products you were relying on during the coldest months of the year just won’t cut it. Not to mention that your skin needs to be replenished after hiding underneath all of those layers and getting on the scale-y side. You can lather on all of the lotions and oils you want before you head out of the door, but moisture really starts in the shower. While quite a few soaps strip the skin of its natural oils, Tom’s of Maine introduced a new line of body washes and beauty bars that do the complete opposite — they add natural oils to your skin.
The natural moisturizing body washes, which only cost $6.99 for a 12 oz., come in three refreshing scents: creamy coconut, lavender tea tree and orange blossom. The scents are light, but they’re equipped with some of your favorite oils (you know, the ones you usually put in your hair). The coconut option contains virgin coconut oil, the lavender tea tree is equipped with raw shea butter, and the orange blossom provides your skin with Moroccan argan oil.
As for the beauty bars, which sell for $3.99, they are pretty great cleansers coated in the aforementioned oils. But aside from the coconut, orange blossom and lavender tea tree scents, there is also a morning mint option with shea butter that smells amazing and makes the body feel it’s at its cleanest.
What all of these products have in common is that they’re all gentle on the skin (though I recommend being careful with the lavender tea tree when you’re washing your lower ladybits). They’re also all natural with no artificial fragrances or preservatives, and while they are rich and creamy, they don’t have to create the kiddie suds you’re used to in order to get the job done. Most importantly, they leave the skin soft, smooth and quenched, and when you step out of the bath you don’t even have to apply your moisturizers — but it’s always recommended that you do (better to be greasy than ashy). And just in case it means something to you, Tom’s of Maine products are never tested on and don’t contain ingredients pertaining to animals. They’re also sold in 100 percent recyclable packaging and 10 percent of company profits go back to “supporting people and the planet.”
I’m loving them, and change up my choice of scents daily since I’ve been taking multiple showers a day lately (I’m a two-a-day workout fan). They’re great additions to a rotating cleansing collection and can be found through retailers like Walmart, Target, Vitacost and Lucky Vitamin.