how to create the perfect shower experience

start with this body wash.

You never know what you’re going to get with me.

When it comes to a skincare routine, that is.

I love to test new products. It really goes back to my love — and lack of fear — for trying new things. If you ask me if I’d like to bungee off a really tall cliff, my answer will likely be yes. If you’re wondering if I’ve ever eaten a chocolate cricket, my answer is: hopefully, soon. If you’re wondering if I’m afraid to rent a car in Mykonos and drive through every crevasse of the mountains, the answer is absolutely not (sorry you had to find out this way mom). It’s just the way I am. So beauty products are definitely fair game. But the way I try new skincare is just as important as what I’m actually trying.

In my “thank you for subscribing” newsletter, you’ll notice I talk about products I’m open to testing. Cleansers, toners and SPF. It’s because I’m able to speak to how my skin feels right after application. I’m not a big fan of trying new retinol products because I love the one I use (from Curology). I also can’t imagine switching out my ride-or-die moisturizers at the moment.

However, I should also add body oils and body wash to the list of products I love testing. Often times I find that when we talk about skincare, we are mostly referencing the face. But skin is our largest organs, and I am a sucker for a new body wash because if you’re in pursuit of an amazing shower experience, choosing the right one is supreme. Enter BioClarity’s Sudsy body-wash. (If you decide to try it out, definitely let me know how you like it.)

Smell 〰

Sweet — citrus vibe — but not too sweet. Not like the Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea lotion or “perfume” you used as a teen. We’ve graduated from that, but! What does a more refined sweet body wash smell like? I would say this one. There’s a “fresh” smell that fills the shower and puts me in a good mood.

Texture 〰

Gel-like (green-ish color but still transparent), with very small and soft jojoba oil beads. While I’m washing, I can gently feel them and sometimes (because I’m a texture person) I will squeeze a tiny bead just for the fun of it. BioClarity says these beads will eventually dissolve while washing and moisturize the skin.

Ingredients I can tell make a difference on my skin 〰

Salicylic Acid. On my thighs, I’ve always had pretty bad bumps and ingrown hairs from shaving. This body wash has helped get rid of them, almost completely. I can’t even tell you the last time I’ve had legs this smooth.

An important factor in almost all BioClarity products is Floralux. The brand says it’s derived from chlorophyll and is an antioxidant. You can read more about how it works here.

The lather 〰

You don’t need a ton to create a great lather, which means it will last you. For me, about 2 months - but keep in mind, I rotate my body washes.

The finish 〰

This is not a drying body wash. If you use Dr. Bronner’s body wash, you know that squeaky clean feeling after you hop out the shower. In comparison, after Sudsy, my skin feels more clean, but not stripped. Don’t get me wrong. Sometimes you need that Dr. Bronner’s clean… but sometimes you don’t.

Know this: If I ever actually feel moved to write a product review?! It’s been that good to me.

On the personal front, I’ll be spending a lot of time this week writing pitches. Some based off my trip to Chicago, and others that are just ideas from my little head.

Wish me luck,