I am going to quickly preface this post – inaddition to being an Influenster, I am also a BzzAgent. The program is similar in that you sign up for free, join campaigns, receive free or discounted product(s) to review and share socially. They approach the process ethically (lying about free products irritates me, and it should irritate you too!), which is why I continue to participate in their campaigns. The BzzAgent network includes, according to their site, over 400 million shoppers and they work with clients such as L’Oreal, Schwartzkopf, Clinique, Proctor & Gamble, amongst others.
In the past I have been a part of Maybelline campaigns (when they first released Great Lash Lots of Lashes and the now-popular Baby Lips balms), Schick Hydro, Dr Scholls Massaging Gel Insoles (I was indeed gellin’), as well as others.
I was recently invited to join a campaign for Tone body wash. In the same family as Dial soaps, who I understand is also updating their body wash lines, they recently released a new scent and, ostensibly, wanted some feedback. I had only ever tried one other Tone body wash before (the, “Fruit Peel,” variety) so I didn’t have much to go on. I was on my last few uses-worth of body wash, conveniently, so I accepted.
A week or so later, this appeared! (Pardon the smartphone pictures in this post.) Their packing tape is cute – more companies need to get into this custom packing tape game.
I hastily unboxed it, and transferred some into a pump bottle I use in the shower (because I was out of body wash at this point and was using bar soap). This body wash, Petal Soft, boasts Pink Peony and Rose Oil – it is very, very floral. It does not smell like roses to me, but I can’t speak to the peonies because I have no idea what they actually smell like.
As per usual, the BzzKit (that’s what the box and its contents are called!) included an informational card, and a handful of coupons. Your job is to try the product, talk about it, and distribute coupons to interested parties so they can try it, fall in love/decide they hate it (we’re being honest, remember?)/and share the info, etc.
Let’s talk about the product itself, now that I’ve actually used it for a week or so. BzzAgent says,
Tone® moisturizing body washes are made with spa-inspired ingredients that transport you beyond your shower with invigorating scents, leaving you with irresistibly soft skin. You’ll fall in love with the naturally smooth feel after the first wash, while you indulge in intoxicating aromas from the whole line [which includes]
- Petal Soft with Pink Peony & Rose Oil
- Mango Splash with Cocoa Butter
- Daily Detox with White Clay & Pink Jasmine
- Soothing Oatmeal with Shea Butter
- Ocean Therapy with Deep Sea Extracts & Pearl Essence
- Fruit Peel® with Alpha-Hydroxy Fruit Acids
I’m going to table the first sentence until the next picture; we’ll come back to it. The thick, pearly pink gel is, like I said before, a very strong floral. I am personally not fond of a lot of strong florals, and I found it a little overwhelming. For someone who tends to choose milder shower scents, this was kind of a slap in the face. My body lotion is unscented so it cannot clash, but I think my perfume would if I applied it right away (I usually shower at night and the scent dissipates by morning and does not usually clash). Here’s a picture to show you what it looks like!
I like showing you the back of packaging. The first thing you see is that, “every girl deserves flowers…” Oh? I mean, from whom? Kind of a weird thing to say on a body wash, but alright – I trust you can read, so I’ll let you read it (below), but it goes on about how irresistibly fresh it is. I wouldn’t describe this as fresh – granted, I am biased and am not a fan of strong florals to begin with but frankly it is a bit cloying and heavy. And if I don’t like it, I couldn’t possibly expect my fragrance-sensitive fiance to be a fan – he wasn’t.
Coming back to my tabled point – they suggest this product has spa-like ingredients but nowhere on the label does it list cocoa-butter, white clay, or any alpha-hydroxy acids. These seem to be ingredients of the other varieties (the Fruit Peel variety does have AHA, I tried it!) but there is nothing special about the composition of this one. It is pretty standard as body washes go.
While I do feel as though it softened my skin, I don’t think it did any better than anything else I have used recently (Dove or Olay body washes, etc). It is nice enough, but I will not repurchase this variety – instead, I would try something like the Soothing Oatmeal with Shea Butter. Petal Soft just wasn’t a hit with me, I’m afraid. It does perform well enough, and at a nice price-point ($3-4 at mass retailers, drugstores, online, etc) I would recommend the line but not this fragrance (unless I knew you were obsessed with florals).
You can like Tone here on Facebook, follow them on Twitter (though to date nothing has been posted). I also encourage you to join BzzAgent if you like to try things out and have time to talk about them. Don’t just join for free stuff, you have to be active in order to be considered for campaigns!
Disclosure: This post was not sponsored, but I DID receive the Tone Body Wash in Petal Soft for free because I am a BzzAgent and I participated in the corresponding BzzCampaign. I am not paid or otherwise compensated to share–my thoughts are my own. This post also does contain one affiliate link – this means I may get a very small percentage of the sale if you decide to buy something. I will only tell you something is awesome if I can vouch for it myself.