Luxury bathing gel - bath and shower gel by Kama Sutra - review by PeachCandy

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Luxury bathing gel

Bath and shower gel by Kama Sutra

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The Luxury Bathing Gel from Kama Sutra is overall a nice product for those with normal, combination or oily skin. It can be used by both men and women with it's gender-neutral scent. And, just a little bit goes quite a long ways because of it's super-lathering properties. The convenient pump bottle is definitely a plus too. I do wish it had better moisturizers in it, but that is just a minor complaint.
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Pros:
Pump bottle, lathers well, washes clean, smells nice, gender-neutral, lasts long time.
Cons:
Not for dry or extra dry skin - not enough moisturizing properties.
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

Kama Sutra's Luxury Bathing Gel can be used to cleanse the skin in the shower or the bath tub. It can also be used as a bubble bath, though the bubbles aren't very rich, or it can even be used as a hand soap. The nicely decorated, convenient pump bottle makes this shower gel a nice gift for someone special and a nice display for your shower, bath, or sink.

Because of the neutral ocean-scent, this shower gel can be used by both men and women. It contains vegetables oils, nut oils, and vitamin E, which are all great for moisturizing and nourishing skin. But after using this for awhile now, I would still probably only recommend this product to those with normal and oily skin. It just isn't nourishing enough for dry or extra dry skin. For those with normal or oily skin, this would probably make a nice product to shave with too.

Unfortunately, the ingredient list does list parabens, sulfates, and glycerin, so those who are sensitive to those ingredients may want to steer clear of this. Just for the record, I do have very sensitive skin and I've never had a problem with any skin sensitivities.

Here is a complete ingredient list:

Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauramide DEA, Glycerin, Fragrance, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Persea Gratissima Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Sesamus Indicum Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Eugenol, Blue 1
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Body product
    • Bridal gift
    • Mood enhancer
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bath / shower
    • Sink
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Entire body
    • External only

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

This shower gel is a nice, thick gel but not so thick it can't be pumped thought the dispenser. I would say it's pretty similar as far as the consistency to a drugstore shower gel like Lever 2000 (the blue gel one).

When you pump it out of the dispenser and into your hand or loofah, it will run off slowly if you turn your hand/loofah sideways. It will stay put long enough for you to apply it to your body though. It does feel nice and silky when you rub the product between your fingers and is equally great when you use it to wash your body.

I would say it creates a moderate-lather in terms of bubbles. Not too little, not too much. I have noticed that it creates much more lather though, when my husband uses it on his loofah than when I use it on my "srubby gloves." This shower gel washes of the skin nice and clean, and does not leave any type of residue or sticky/greasy feeling behind.
    • Smooth
    • Thick

Taste / Aroma

The Luxury Bathing Gel is described as "A rejuvenating bathing gel that awakens the body with a fresh ocean scent." It does has a nice ocean-esque scent to it, I would describe it as a moderately strong fragrance; not too light, not too overpowering. It does smell reminiscent to a typical "clean or ocean-scented" men's shower gel, however this one is not overly masculine and there is a bit of something else added (prehaps maybe some bergamot?).

I like how just a little bit of the fragrance lingers on the skin after washing, but not enough to compete with my perfume or scented lotions.
    • Light smell
    • No taste
    • Smells good

Performance

After pumping about a quarter-size amount of shower gel on your loofah, the gel will keep lathering and will stay sudsy until you wash it off with water. Like I mentioned before, it does wash off easily and will leave skin soft, clean, and free of residue.

Although this shower gel does have some moisturizing ingredients, it is definitely not suitable for dry or very dry skin. I do think it would be perfect for those with normal, oily or combination skin though. Also because of the questionable ingredients, I'm not sure if I would use this on my lady bits if you're prone to infections, etc.
    • Allergy concerns
    • Feels natural
    • Needs to be washed off with water

Packaging

This shower gel is a blue-ish, turquoise color which is fitting for the ocean-inspired scent. The bottle it comes in is completely see-though allowing you to see the pretty colored gel inside. The convenient pump top is black in color matching the logo and writing on the front. Overall, it looks very nice. It does say "Kama Sutra" and "Luxury Bathing Gel" but I don't think there is too much need for it to be discreet, it's just shower gel.

You can travel with this product, however you will need to put it in a travel-sized bottle, as the one it comes in is too big for airport security/airplane travel.

The bottle, (complete with pump erect) measures about 8" high. The bottle (without the neck) measures about 5" tall and about 9 1/4" around. So, you really get a lot of product making the price a little more reasonable. My husband and I shared our bottle, and with both of us using it everyday (at least once) for showers, it took us about 6 weeks to go through the bottle. Not bad.

There is not really any instructions on the bottle, but its obvious what to do with it.
    • Can be opened with one hand
    • Easy to use / dispense
    • Would make a nice gift

Special Features

No special sensations in this shower gel. But it does leave you nice and clean, and those who enjoy aromatherapy products will likely enjoy this calming and rejuvenating scent.
    • Aromatherapy
    • Cleans
    • Rejuvenates

Experience

My husband and I have both been using this shower gel for about 6-weeks now. He absolutely loves it as it's perfect for his normal skin type. My skin on the other hand is much drier so I don't quite love it as much as him. I do like the shower gel and will continue to use it sometimes, but because my skin is just to dry to use it all of the time, it definitely can't be my go-to shower gel.

However, that is totally not the shower gel's fault so I still gave it five stars. It really is a nice product. My husband on the other hand will definitely continue to use it because he really likes it. I also bought this same shower gel for my teenage son and he really likes it too.
Follow-up commentary
I still absolutely love this shower gel. I actually just placed an order for another bottle, this time for my father-in-law. Now, all the men in my family are using it (hubby, son, and dad-in-law).

I wish the citrus scent would come back in stock because I bet all the ladies in my family would start using it too. And, even though this isn't the most moisturizing formula, it still does a great job of keeping skin clean and soft. I just have to add a little more moisturizer to my skin afterwards.

Overall, I would still recommend this shower gel to anyone and everyone. And, the pump style bottle is awesome for in the shower/bath.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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    Big&Bald  
    Cool review
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    Thanks so much!
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    Thank you so much for reading and commenting
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    good review
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    Thanks so much Mikemanz! I really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my review
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