The texture of this body wash is very smooth. I actually find it a little too easy to pour. It is thin and runny, rather than thick and creamy. The consistency is only very slightly thicker than that of whole milk or whipping cream. It looks very much like milk, being pure white in color. It feels light, clean, and velvety.
It really does lather up quite well, creating a delicate and frothy foam. I find that it works best with a synthetic mesh bath pouf or with a natural loofah, though your bare hands will be able to create a decent lather also. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem nearly as effective with a washcloth. It's like the cloth just eats up all the suds.
The scent is listed as Raspberry-Vanilla. It smells a bit like a raspberry cake, but it most reminds me of the artificial berry scent of the old Strawberry Shortcake dolls, with a bit of extra warmth from the vanilla. When you're washing with it, the aroma is quite strong, but once you've gotten out of the shower and toweled off, it is very subtle and fades even more at a fairly quick rate.
For the sake of the review, I decided to give it a small taste. It definitely tastes of soap, with a hint of vanilla and raspberry. Be aware that this product is not intended to be edible. You shouldn't intentionally ingest it, but getting a little bit in your mouth accidentally will not be a horrible experience.
Liberally applied to a pouf, the foaming wash easily lasts through washing my entire body. Unfortunately, as mentioned above, the scent does not linger as long as you might like it to. Compared to the lotions in this line with a similar smell and ingredients, the body wash really does not have a smell that lasts.
If you really adore the scent and want a product that will give you a lasting aroma, check out the Milk Made Velveteen Hand Creme. It smells identical and lasts for hours, with wonderful moisturizing properties. Used in conjunction with the Milk Made Frothing Bath and Shower Cream, the products perform extremely well. I'm confident that they will keep my skin well moisturized throughout the winter months. This is definitely the most appealing quality of this product.
I really do not like the thin consistency and wish that it was thicker. I also wish that the bottle came with a pump top, rather than a push cap. It would make controlling the amount of liquid so much easier!
When you press down firmly on one side of the cap, it pops open, allowing you to tilt the bottle and pour out some of the liquid. It's very tricky to control the amount that comes out. If you try to close the cap while the bottle is still tilted, even more will come gushing out. You have to turn it right side up again before you close it. Once closed, it does not leak. I was traveling for the last two weeks and had this bottle with me. It did not leak or come open accidentally. Still, I would really prefer a pump lid instead!
The packaging really has no need of being discreet, since this is just a sweet, innocent bottle of body wash! It is a cute, minimally decorated, cylindrical bottle. The full bottle weighs in at one pound and is more than 8" tall and over 2.5" in diameter. The amount you get here is comparable to other common brands of body wash, just in a more compact bottle. All of these are within 16 to 18 fluid ounces. When you use up all 17 fluid ounces, be sure to recycle the bottle!
The front of the bottle looks like this:
The back looks like this:
The directions are available in English and French. They read:
"Nourish and gently cleanse your skin with this rich, creamy, and vitamin packed body wash. This dreamy lather is packed with avocado oil and shea butter to moisturize and whole milk and marshmallow extract to comfort, soothe, and protext skin. This is the ultimate in creamy, bubbly goodness. (Hottie Milk Man not included). Suds daily for the ultimate in soft, clean skin. Au lait!"
Instead of trying to one-up another member, I'll just link you to stainedclear's review. She did a great run-down of the various ingredients used in this product. See the Special Features section of her review for more details!
Initially, I felt that the scent of these products was a bit...cheap. It smelled plasticky and inexpensive. The aroma is somewhat sickly sweet, like an attempt at a berry-laced cupcake smell. It could be that I simply prefer other types of scents. I much prefer citrus and floral scents to berry or sugary scents that mimic baked goods. I've been using this body wash regularly for a couple of weeks and the scent has grown on me a bit.
I have definitely noticed an improvement in the softness and smoothness of my skin while using this product. No more dry elbows and cracked knuckles for me!