Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Range of Body Washes to Borrow from the Boys

Superdrug Body Wash for Men

I think we can all agree that the vast majority of beauty products, if not all can be deemed as unisex? Great, because I have just stumbled across an excellent rang of shower gels from Superdrug that won't break the bank, all the while offering fairly exotic and unusual scents. Fragrances I have yet to find elsewhere. As an added bonus, the Superdrug Body Washes for Men double up as shampoo too!

I have no idea why most brands assume that all men must want an aquatic scented showering product? I'm sure they'll argue that it sells well but when the only grooming option on the shelves is just that, it leaves next to no other option. I'm glad to see that Superdrug are bucking the trend, providing at least three bright, fruity and unconventional fragrance options at just £1.39 each - appealing on more than one level, wouldn't you agree?

I first noticed the Superdrug Hair and Body Washes for Men, while on a quest for a ginger based showering product - I'm a little obsessed with Ginger in general you see. A quick online search led me to Superdrug Body Wash for Men in Blood Orange and Ginger - the rest as they say is history. Sadly the Blood Orange and Ginger is more reminiscent to orange, almost in a jaffa cake sense than it is Ginger based - zesty, sweet, refreshing and very uplifting. For those looking for something a little more invigorating then you need to add Superdrug Body Wash for Men in Eucalyptus and Lime to your basket - combined with the heat of a shower, it really clears the mind (and to some extent nasal passage, great if you have a cold) and helps kick start even the gloomiest of Mondays. My personal favourite has to be Superdrug Body Wash for Men in Ginseng and Guarana - a fragrance option you seldom see on the UK highstreet. I'd deem it to be almost floral yet punchy and herbal at the same time, it is calming, familiar yet a little exotic and luxury. You really need to try this for yourself, even if just for the somewhat novelty factor.

I do think that when it comes to shower gels - the whole male and female divide is pointless; chose the scent you like and enjoy, it really is as simple as that. The Superdrug Body Washes for Men are: beautifully fragrant which linger without overpowering, lather well, offer great cleansing ability and don't dry out the skin. I can't say I have been tempted to use any of the three body wash variants as shampoo but I have no reason to believe that they won't be adequate.

I may have to borrow from the boys more frequently if this is the result.

Superdrug Body Wash for Men £1.39 each via Superdrug - link.

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  1. I also find the "for men" ridiculous. I've always worn both men and women's perfume and used shower products and shaving products "for men". Because clearly all women like flowery-sweet scents and all men like fresh-minty scents. Like men creams aren't just the same as women's with different packaging. Gender-oriented marketing is the worst.

  2. I love male scents and the blood orange and ginger sounds delicious! Great find xxx

    Georgia | Georgia's Make Up Addiction

  3. I've always found it odd that there is such a big divide between the stereotypical male and female scents for showering products. I personally seem to enjoy some of my boyfriends shower gels more than some of my own for this reason! will definitely be checking these out when I'm next in Superdrug!

  4. i love borrowing my boyfriends shower gels, but these also sound lush and i may have to purchase!

    Rachel // Style Soup

  5. I've always loved men body washing scents! They sound so interesting!

  6. I hate the whole for men thing its so stupid i totally agree with you that beauty should be unisex

  7. I think its a little ridiculous that even body wash can be geared for men and for women. Honestly, I just go through the isles and then pick whatever smell I like! And men should do the same!



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