Dona bath foam - bath and shower gel by System JO - review by Lildrummrgurl7

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Dona bath foam

Bath and shower gel by System JO

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Where are the bubbles?

This bath foam was a big letdown for me. The scent was almost non-existent in use, and it produced very few bubbles. The bubbles it did produce definitely didn't stick around in my bathtub for a long time. It's a product I'll continue to use until it's gone, but it's not something I'd buy again.
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Pros:
Gorgeous bottle, cruelty free, paraben free, smells great in the bottle
Cons:
Hard to smell in use, produces barely any bubbles, bubbles do not last a long time
Rating by reviewer:
2
extremely useful review

Use

This bath foam from the Dona line is intended to be a bubble bath or shower gel. Dona bath foam can be used to relax in a bath at the end of a long day, or it can be used to add some romance to a bath with your partner. The directions on the bottle simply read "pour desired amount into running water."

The bottle claims it is "an aphrodisiac infused ritual." The Dona line is comprised of many sensual bath and body products, which make up their "ritual". This bath foam falls in the second step of the ritual, which is cleansing. The Dona line has all of their products available in all 6 scents, making this line great for fragrance layering.

The bottle also claims that this product is paraben free, cruelty free, natural, and petroleum derivative free. Dona bath foam is formulated with both glycerin and fragrance, so if you're sensitive to either of those, you may want to skip this product.

Full ingredient list:
Purified water, sodium C 14-16 olefin sulfonate,sodium cocoamphoacetate,cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, cocamidopropyl betaine,
propandediol, glycerin, sodium chloride, lycium barbarum (goji), coffeea arabica (coffee seed),euterpe oleracea (acai), morinda citrifolia (noni), punica granatum (pomegranate), camerllia sinesis (green tea), garcinia mangostana (mangosteen), propanediol,citric acid,benzyl alcohol,methylchloroisothiazolinone,methyllisothiazone,disodium EDTA, fragrance

Please keep in mind that natural is not a regulated term. Cosmetics are regulated by the FDA CFSAN (Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition), which does not define (or regulate) the term natural. Natural is not the same as organic. In this case, natural may not mean anything as far as the ingredients of the bath foam are concerned. When I attempted to visit the Dona website listed on the bottle (www.donabyjo.com), the site no longer existed. I couldn't further research the claims made on the label.
  • 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?
    • Foreplay
    • Mood enhancer
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bath / shower

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

This bath foam is thick. It has a viscosity similar to that of honey. It pours slowly out of the bottle. Directly out of the bottle, the bath foam feels greasy and oily on the skin. Once it dries, it leaves a slight sticky feeling. When it is used in the water, it does not leave a greasy feeling at all, either during the bath, or afterwards.
    • Smooth
    • Thick

Taste / Aroma

I ordered the Dona bath foam in Mangosteen. I have never smelled a real mangosteen, so I cannot tell you how true to the fruit the aroma is. When I first opened the bottle, it smelled like green apple and lemon with other citrus notes. I did find it odd that mangosteen appeared so far down the list of ingredients. In the list of ingredients, mangosteen is the last fruit "scent" on the list. When I used this in my bath, I could barely smell the product. My bathroom certainly didn't smell like this bath foam while I was using it. In fact, I could only smell it if I leaned in really close to the water. When I used this as a body wash, the aroma was more concentrated, but it did not linger on my body after I washed it off.

Overall, I did enjoy the aroma when I could smell it. It's not overpowering at all. The aroma is light and citrus-like, which can be very refreshing. Those who do not like overpowering, perfumed bubble bath or body wash will enjoy this.
    • Light smell
    • Smells good

Performance

Now, this is where this bath foam really let me down. For the price, I was expecting a little more from this bath foam. When I used this as a bubble bath, I was very disappointed. The vague directions definitely don't help. It took me about 1/6 of the bottle just to get a good layer of bubbles/foam to cover my bathwater. I started off with a small amount and had no results. I had to continue adding bath foam to the running water multiple times just to get to a level I was satisfied with. After I poured 1/6 of the bottle into my bath, the scant amount of bubbles that were in my bathwater had all but disappeared 15 minutes into my bath. It did not last long at all. I've had bubble bath from the dollar store that have performed better than this bath foam.

As a body wash, I used an amount similar to any other body wash. It did lather well on a bath pouf. As a body wash, it performed just as any other inexpensive body wash would.

Packaging

The packaging is honestly my favorite thing about this product. It is a 9.5 oz plastic bottle with a screw cap. The lid does screw on very tight, so it will not leak if you tighten the lid. The label on the bottle is gorgeous. The bath foam has a matte pink background, with a dark pinkish-purple lace overlay. The front of the label has the Dona by Jo logo, the name of the product, and their claims regarding ingredients, cruelty free, and an aphrodisiac infused ritual. The back of the label is matte black and reads: "A brand new kind of bubble bath. Immerse yourself in a sensual foam. Superfruit and aphrodisiac-infused. A soft, supple, sensual experience." This bottle is discreet and sensual. It doesn't scream "HEY! I'm from an adult company!"
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Does not leak
    • Would make a nice gift

Personal comments

Overall, I was sorely disappointed with this product. I was very excited to try the Dona line, but this was a let down. As I said earlier, I've had better bubble bath and bath foam products from the dollar store. For the price, I think it's a terrible product. Its only saving graces are the gorgeous bottle, and the fact that it's paraben free and claims to be cruelty free.
Follow-up commentary
I've used this a few more times since I wrote my original review and it still leaves me just as disappointed as the first time. I still get very small amounts of bubbles and virtually no scent. I've finished the bottle and it lasted me about 6 baths. I've tried other Dona products and have been equally as disappointed.
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  • abbylover
    abbylover  
    thank you
  • SilverMinxxx
    SilverMinxxx  
    Sorry this one was a letdown. Thank you for sharing!
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