Coochy v. Baby Powder: A Cheek-to-Cheek Comparison

Overall, I really cannot endorse Coochy over the old standby of Johnson&Johnson. While Coochy does throw in a few luxury touches to boost its appeal, it is about as effective as a gilded tub of baby powder, one that I cannot justify purchasing for three times the price. However, I would recommend this specifically for those looking to alleviate chafing, them and princesses. Fairy princesses.
Published:
Pros:
Effective, packaging
Cons:
Price, indiscreet
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

I have been shaving my bikini line for a long time, folks. Growing up I was a precocious child, hormonally at least, and have been partaking in the joys of pubic hair removal since young tweenhood. I am a fast learner, y'all. It did not take me long to realize that razor burn is not acne. Or that it is preventable. Or that dousing my freshly razored bits in after-shave was not nearly effective enough to forgive the awful itching burn of alcohol on an open wound. So I shaved sparingly, and lived with razor burn.

But then, at some point in my life, I met a stripper. And she introduced me to baby powder. The rest is history.

So when I received Coochy for review, I was skeptical. I could not review this product without acknowledging the competition existing between the two shaving supplements. So I tried both, on separate occasions, and at once, side by side, if you catch my drift.

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

When felt side by side, Coochy and baby powder are nearly identical. Coochy feels a hair finer, and seems to leave more of a velvety residue, while the baby powder disappeared completely and instantly into my skin. This is a matter of preference, and one that I noticed more on my hands than on my actual bikini line, but I still like the silky finish of Coochy.

Although chafing is not an issue I'm searching to remedy, Coochy would be a much better solution than baby powder because of this quality. I've never felt so confusingly dry and slippery, and the feeling lasted for at least an hour before I totally forgot about it.

Taste / Aroma

Yes, I tasted Coochy for this review. I was pleased to find that Coochy had no detectable flavor. A little chalkier than the baby powder, possibly because of the velvety sheen it leaves, but overall not at all noticeable if I weren't looking (or licking) for it.

Obviously, the baby powder smells like baby powder, which is a scent I absolutely hate. Coochy smells very similar, stronger, and soapier, as if it is trying to 'cover up' a powder-based scent. The fragrance of Coochy makes a desperate effort not to smell like a nursery, ungracefully stumbling to the opposite end of the spectrum into an old woman's boudoir. And it lingers. My god, does that smell stick with you, and it is not a compliment to my natural post-coital aroma.
    • No taste
    • Strong smell

Performance

Both products worked very similarly. After a few days worth of daily application, both sides of my bikini line are faring equally well. They even smell similar. Coochy is easier to use, and I tend to use less of it due to the packaging and puff-ball applicator. Coochy does leave a subtle, lavender-hued sheen on my skin which I attribute the mica listed in the ingredients. Baby powder, when properly rubbed in, leaves no trace of use aside from a subtle powdery scent.

I realize that by now I take my lack of razor-burn for granted. Unlike the other reviewers, I am not particularly stunned by the outcome of this product because I am used to having a flawless finish after I shave. This product works. What else was it supposed to do?

Packaging

Coochy's packaging is way cute. The container sits nicely in the palm of my hand, and doesn't look out of place in a bathroom. Coochy comes with a fluffy applicator that sits on a plastic sieve inside the jar. Unfortunately, I had a hard time coaxing the product out of this sieve. I tried closing the jar and shaking it - nothing. I tried lightly (and then firmly) knocking the bottom of the container on my countertop - better, but not enough for a single application. I only managed to get a suitable portion when I knocked it on its side. Done with a heavy hand, this risked wasting precious Coochy fairy dust.

Personal comments

Overall, I really cannot endorse Coochy over the old standby of Johnson&Johnson. While Coochy does throw in a few luxury touches to boost its appeal, when it comes to getting the job done, it is merely a gilded tub of baby powder, one that I cannot justify purchasing for three times the price. Personally, I'd rather have some innocent, all-purpose baby powder in my bathroom over something with COOCHY emblazoned across it, anyway.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • Femme Mystique
    Femme Mystique  
    Baby powder! Who knew?
  • Mona Sky
    Mona Sky  
    Thanks for the laugh. Good review
  • Mona Sky
    Mona Sky  
    Thanks for the laugh. Good review
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      This is unacceptable / Against the Expectations of Conduct
  • Mona Sky
    Mona Sky  
    Thanks for the laugh. Good review
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      I am personally offended by this
  • Mona Sky
    Mona Sky  
    Thanks for the laugh. Good review
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      I am personally offended by this
  • unfulfilled
    unfulfilled  
    I didn't know you could use baby powder. I knew you could use hair conditoner to shave with though.
  • Feisty
    Feisty  
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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    Peres2013  
    Thanks
  • U3H
    U3H  
    thanks
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