Bath and Body Works Shower Gels


93 reviews

77% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$


on 7/30/2015 1:36:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I began using these shower gels a couple if months ago, starting with White Citrus. I started to break out in these horrible red dry patches all over my chest and around my collar bone. I used Ivory bar soap instead for a couple days and the patches were gone. No more Bath n Body Works for me. They are packed with bad chemicals and way too expensive. sticking to Ivory bar soap from now on.

on 7/11/2015 7:41:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

So i love these body washes and the scent really sticks with you for a long time after you get out. They doesn't break me nor my daughter out, they create a great lather with just a little bit, and washes clean with no residue left behind.

on 5/6/2015 11:26:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love B&B Works Shower Gels. They smell nice, and they lather very well. I've been a B&B Works customer for 15+ years now.

Since the B&B Works shower gels are expensive ($12+), I buy a whole bunch of them during the Semi Annual Sale ( in June and in December).

They are Holy Grail Shower Gels!

on 1/26/2014 9:05:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

YUK! These things s@ck major donkey ballz!!!!

Ok so I purchased a gripload of these based on initial scent - I got Japanese Cherry Blossom, Sugar Fig, Carried Away, Pink Chiffon, Sweet Pea, and Cashmere Glow. They smelled DELICIOUS... Fast forward to shower time and right away I noticed they were performing that "squeaky clean" thing, and not in a good way (side note: Is squeaky clean ever a good thing when you have dry skin? Nope!]. So I knew right off the bat these were gonna be uber drying. Even so, I could have been wrong in my initial suspicion so I banked on the fact A) I could moisturize afterward with the matching lotions I had purchased and negate being stripped of all moisture and B) at least I would smell good. No dice on either front. Not only did my skin feel horrible after my shower, but the scent had zero staying power. Le sigh...

I do not recommend these washes at all for anyone with normal or dry skin. These left my skin feeling like when you wash with Lava soap, but instead of it just being dry hands its dry everything. The only people who would benefit from these would be someone who suffers from body type breakouts because these would def clear that up. So if that's your skin type, I think you would review much differently than I. Never again,

on 12/11/2012 5:48:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Let me just make one thing clear, I would never ever ever ever buy a Bath&BodyWorks shower gel again! Their shower gels deliver no moisture leaving your skin dry. Ew. These shower gels are just terrible. They include many chemicals and PEG'S, but worst of all... They contain PEG 150 witch is proven to be a cancer causing chemical buy doctors. PEG 150 is a aging chemical witch ages your skin (makes it look older) witch is TERRIBLE!!! Bath&BodyWorks claims that their shower gel's are packed with "benefits" I strongly disagree. Their is no reason to buy a shower gel for 11 dollars that has no value and benefits for your body.. Im not saying bath and body works isn't good!!! I very much enjoy their PocketBac Cleansing Gels, Thumbs Up! :) But sadly I wish that B&BW would invent a all natural shower gel with more "real scents" hopefully this comes in handy to all of you. :)

Stay Smart About Your Body.
$$ Pricey... You Can Buy Them For $11CAN

on 1/13/2012 1:04:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I have found with BBW products that if I wear more than one product from the same scent family the smell is over-bearing, so I usually stick with one product. Their body lotions are just OK in my opinion. However their shower gels are in my shower rotation arsenal. Some days I like using bars, some days I like using gels, some days I wanna use something creamy. What can I say I'm a fickle female. I usually keep 2-3 different scents of their bath gels handy, that way I don't get bored. I don't find these as drying as the other reviewers, perhaps it's because I do rotate them with other moisturizing cleansers. They lather like crazy, and they last forever. 3 bottles will see me through a year. Scents are subjective, everybody has their own favorites, mine are black raspberry vanilla, dark kiss, paris armour, dancing waters, twilight woods. If you get them on sale, they're pretty cheap, otherwise they are expensive.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I don't know why people are bashing on this, I love these shower gels and haven't used anything else for a long time. Granted, I only buy them when they're having the yellow dot 75% off sales, because I'm a poor college kid, but if I can gett this good shower gel for the price of a crappy one from walmart, why not? I absolutely adore the scents, forever sunshine and pink grapefruit are my favorites. Some people complain about how the scent fades after you get out of the shower, but it really just depends on the scent. For example, cherry blossom is really weak, but as me and my sister found out, plumeria is really strong. It honestly just depends. And some people are complaining that it's drying, which I never really noticed, but if it is, again, get it on sale, buy a lotion to go with it, and it would still be cheaper than the normal price.

but why I really like this stuff is that it literally lasts for all eternity. I bought a bottle of forever sunshine shower gel last august to bring with me to school. A year later, I am still working on that same bottle. Trust me, this does not mean that I don't shower, the stuff is just so concentrated that you only need a teeny bit on a loofa or sponge and you're good to go. The stuff honestly pays for itself, think of how many bottles of watery, easily used up body wash that would have been. I think it's well worth it, even if you do end up paying full price.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 7/31/2011 5:01:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine

Eyes: Brown

first off, the ingredients are terrible: DEA, TEA, propylene glycol, PEG's, parabens, dyes, etc. not the kind of stuff you want in skin care (sensitive skin types beware).
second, these shower gels are so expensive yet so ineffective!
like what most good shower gels do, i was expecting to have my skin moisturized while getting a gentle cleansing as well. this did neither. none of the shower gels gave me that "fresh out of the shower" clean . it felt like i was just washing myself with water alone!
in addition, this also made my skin very dry (like bar soaps). after a couple days, my skin was so ashy and my legs had dry cracks.
the only "ok" thing about these shower gels is the smell, and most of them arent that great. also the scent fades within minutes.
dont waste your money on this stuff.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 11/10/2009 3:24:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I just love Bath and Body Works products, and they're so affordable with their perpetual sales and bogos.

Their Shower Gels are no exception. They're wonderfully scented and do a great job at removing even the most stubborn deodorant.

However, I do feel they're a bit drying in the winter so I usually switch to their creamier formulas when the leaves fall and until the snow melts.

on 9/22/2009 2:11:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Sweet Pea is the only scent that I buy. In the shower the scent is overpowering but once you rinse off, all you smell is a subtle smell of Sweet Pea on my skin and in the bathroom. I use my wonderful exfoliating cloth and they work perfectly together. Then, I follow it up with Sweet Pea lotion. Since I have other products I use in the shower, I use this twice a week so I never tire of the sweet scent. They look and smell pretty. What's not to like. Also, after cleaning my tub and sink, I usually lather up a sponge and do a once over on the tub/sink and rinse. It leaves my bathroom smelling pretty, With so many scents carried by BBW and the price quite reasonable, no reason not to try one or all. Also dropped some in my laundry - just my unmentionables- and it also gives a nice pretty and subtle smell. Just be careful not to put tooo much or you'll have a mess.

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