After YEARS of using various different ‘women’s’ body washes, it was time for a change of pace with some men’s. After not using men’s specific body washes I totally forgot about the Men’s Bodywash Smell™ that EVERY ONE has, but these had twists on them. We got three of the range of 6 to try.
First up is Hydra Power – a body, face and hair wash with Mountain Water. This is my least used one, I’m not the biggest fan of how it smells; which is like a mix of stereotypical Men’s Bodywash Smell™ and baby wipes. The smell is also strong, especially if you wash your face as it sticks with you, which is why it’s my least used.
I only used this on my body/face because I don’t like using things like body/hair washes on my hair because I’m an absolute Narcissus honestly.
Next is Hydra Power – another body/face/hair wash but with Taurine this time. I’ve used this quite a bit more than the Hydra Power due to a more pleasant smell. The smell is, again, Men’s Bodywash Smell™ but with a much stronger smell of Orange on top, and is way more powerful than either of the other two. I never really felt the difference between the Taurine and Non-Taurine washes, but the better smell. This is my second most used.
Like before, I only used this on my body/face.
Lastly is my favourite of the three, Total Clean- a body/face/hair wash as well as a shaving gel and moisturiser combined with Carbon. I much prefer the smell of this to the others, it’s AGAIN Men’s Bodywash Smell™ but mixed with a slight smell of whiskey (which explains a lot…). I much preferred using this to the previous because the smell isn’t as strong as the Hyrdro Power and nowhere near the Hydra Energetic, as well as preferring the smell.
I was a bit more curious about this one’s other uses than body/face wash (again, no hair) so I used it as a shaving gel – and I was pleasantly surprised. The razor didn’t catch like I thought it would, and there is much less foam, but it’s a lot greasier (for want of a better word) so if you don’t wet it all it will stay like gel on your face.
It would definitely do as a shaving gel in a pinch
All in all I got a good amount of use out of the 300ml bottles – I’ve been mainly using the Total Clean for the last couple of months at least 4 days a week and it still has over a quarter left. They all smell similar (Men’s Bodywash Smell™) with different twists, but Total Clean is by far my favourite.
Available at Boots for €4.29 here in Ireland, or find your country on L’Oréal’s website (there’s no Ireland, of course..) and purchase it from their store.
Thank you to L’Oréal for sending my these three body washes to try!