Friday, April 25, 2008

Product Review: Johnson's 24 Hour Moisturizing Body Wash

There is a serious war that goes on in my household. It involves the shower. Actually, truth be told, there are quite a number of wars which involve the shower, which is a definite peril of marrying a man who is almost a foot taller than you. But this particular war is war of the body washes. I like my body washes SUPER moisturizing and creamy. Thatboy always has a problem with anything I pick. Either he thinks its too slimey, smells too girly, or doesn't lather enough. So I am constantly trying new products to see if they'll meet His Highness's approval. Now I'm sure you're all just thinking the easiest solution is 2 separate body washes. Hey! Do you think we're MADE of money? Does the bodywash fairy magically drop off products at your house? Actually, in all honestly, there's barely room in our shower for shampoo/conditioner/and 1 body wash container. If you want to wash your face, its helpful to shower as a team so one person can hold the container. And shaving can only be done with the door open and the shave gel on a counter almost within arms grasp. Seriously WHO designs bathrooms?

What: Johnson's Softwash 24 Hour Moisturizing Wash
How Much: $5.99
Where to buy: drugstores nation-wide
Review: Back to the drawing board. While the product is great in terms of creamy, non residuey, super lathery it has a serious drawback for each of us. Thatboy doesn't like the exfoliating beedies (which I swear to Gertrude he wouldn't know were there if it didn't say it on the package...but he's a little bit neurotic in that way). Personally, I CAN'T stand the smell. I kid you not, it makes me not want to shower. I have been reveling in my gym showers since purchasing this product and hoping Thatboy will use it up without me. I was trying to place the scent, and the closest I can get is baby vomit. Baby vomit that has been sitting out on a wash cloth for a couple hours in a warm room. It's like Johnson's tried to get the baby powder scent, but something went horribly, horribly awry.


  1. The bathroom is the battleground for most of our wars too! I feel you. I hate cluttered showers as well and I am extremely sensitive to soaps, I finally found the Dove exfoliating body bar soap with a loofa to do the trick for me and MH.

    Good luck!

  2. Yick! I would have taken it right back to the store if the odor was that bad.

    I haven't been around Blogland because my computer kind of died. :-((( But I am at the library today but at home I enjoy pulling my keyboard to my bed and reeeelaxxxing a bit as I surf. I think if I tried to relax (as if it'd work here!) here, it'd be fowned on! HAAA

    I hope that soap gets used up quick!


  3. Here's my 2 cents for what it's worth - go right now to Bath and Body Works and pick up a tube of "Breathe" and when he starts to complain .. tell him to

  4. i'm cringing at your description of the smell. ew :/

    jim won't use body wash period. instead, he sticks with lever bar soap and i get to use my vanilla sugar shower gel all by myself ;)

  5. Gross! I say you dump it and call it a day. There's no sense in torturing either of you with baby vomit.

  6. we're a 2-body wash kinda couple. my stuff is way too foofy for him, and i refuse to smell like a boy.