I am a big fan of Clinique products and I like to use a lot of their skin care and some of their makeup. However, when it comes to shower gels I usually go for something a bit cheaper as there are some really nice ones out there which don't cost as much as Clinique. I received this Clinique Deep Comfort body wash in a gift set which I bought in the January sales and I have only just got around to using it now as I had such a big stock pile of shower products.
This body wash is unscented and it is described as velvety rich, so it is very moisturising, creamy and nourishing. It is a fairly thick but silky rather than gloopy shower cream which looks a bit shimmery and pearlescent when squeezed out of the tube. Some unscented products have a slight weird smell to them instead of an actual fragrance, but this one simply just doesn't smell of anything. Personally I normally do go for nice fragrances, whether they are fruity, flowery, green and planty, nutty or whatever, so the absolute lack of scent seems a bit disorientating to me as I just expect to smell something fresh and clean in the shower. I do see some good points to being fragrance free though, particularly that this will never have an overpowering scent which lingers and interferes with perfume or body lotion, and also that fragrances can upset sensitive skin so this body wash should be suitable for even the most sensitive skins. Personally though, I do miss having a nice scent.
The consistency of it is lovely and does live up to its velvety claim. It feels very caring and luxurious on my skin. It is definitely very moisturising. The only complaint from me is that it doesn't lather up as much as some other shower gels and creams. I put it on a shower puff and it does lather up somewhat but I have to really squeeze the puff to get all the lather out and it remains more of a cream than proper lather.
I did feel fully clean after washing with this, so I do think it is effective.
I would recommend it to anyone who wants to try an intensely creamy and moisturising body wash, but personally I think I would rather stick to slightly cheaper shower products with more exciting scents. If I get another one in a gift set or in a Bonus Time gift (which I think I will as I am planning to get some stuff from Fenwicks which is currently on Bonus Time and this is one of the gifts) then I will happily use it but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it.
Clinique have long held a prestigious title in the world of beauty and bodycare and I was very pleased to pick up a 200ml bottle of Deep Comfort Body Wash for £15. The wash is perfect for hydrating skin and leaves skin feeling fresh, clean and moisturised.
As with all Clinique products, the tube itself is simple, elegant and emblazoned with a giant 'C' logo. As a fairly expensive label, it's quite nice for the bottle to stand proud in a bathroom or bedroom and for the large C to be on show! (For a student anyway!) The tube is an off-white shade with black lettering. The lid is at the bottom of the tube and provides a secure base for the product to stand. The positioning of the opening also allows for all the wash to come out of the tube easily without having to tire yourself out by squeezing and squeezing!
The wash has a lovely fresh scent - not heavy but not unscented - which makes your hands/body/face smell as clean and fresh as they feel.
DOES IT WORK?
YES! The wash easily lathers with water to become deliciously rich and creamy on your skin. Even though your skin feels very clean, it does not lose it's natural oils and instead feels slightly moisturised too. I have sensitive skin and struggle to find products which don't cause me to break out etc, but this only benefited my skin. I can use it on my body, hands and face, which is rare for many products these days as they are so specialised!
Despite the somewhat hefty price tag for a simple body wash, I feel the product is worthy of the price as it cleans, hydrates and nourishes skin in equal measure.