My favorite shower things
Sometimes I forget about the products in my shower – even though they’re some of my most used items! So, I figured I would share some of my favorite body products, haircare, and other shower essentials.
I’m obsessed with this Josie Maran Argan Sugar Balm Body Scrub ($38 for 10oz). It has a lovely abrasive texture for removing dead skin and then melts into a balm which leaves behind a layer of argan oil, coconut oil, and shea butter. It sounds a bit weird, but it’s really convenient to have a single product for both exfoliating and moisturizing. This smells amazing as well – sweet and citrusy. It also comes with this adorable wooden scoop, so you don’t get the jar gross or wet with your fingers.
This Number 4 Hair Care Detangling Comb is really useful and only $4! I think I received mine when I purchased a couple items from Birchbox, like their Super Comb Prep and Protect and Clarifying Shampoo. Reed loved the leave in conditioner and I was impressed that the shampoo was sulfate-free yet still effectively clarifying. This comb doesn’t rip out any hair and detangles gently. The curved end means you can hang it on your shower and I love the bright color.
Another bright item is this coral razor from Billie, a new subscription service. I’ve been super loyal to the Venus + Olay razors for about five years, but here in NYC, the refills can be $30 for six. Billie is only $9 for 4 cartridges that are automatically shipped to you. The blades are sharp and there’s an aloe bar for smooth gliding, but you still should use shaving cream. My old ones did have a giant comfort bar on both sides (and they smelled amazing – which is actually kind of weird for a razor), so I didn’t need shaving cream. You can sign up for Billie with my referral link if you’d like.
I have a couple face washes in my shower – the Acure Organics gel is great for removing makeup. It says it’s for normal to oily skin on the packaging, but I have dry skin right now and it doesn’t strip my skin at all. Reed loves the St. Ives Green Tea Scrub which I only use after a sweaty workout. The exfoliant particles are now 100% natural (instead of microbeads). It does contain dyes, which I think is stupid, but I’ve found most acne targeting cleansers are way too harsh for me and this one works to keep minimal breakouts at bay.
I didn’t photograph my shampoo and conditioner because they’re all almost empty and looking well loved. I adore the Alterna Caviar Moisture line, but at $34 a bottle, it’s a splurge. I’m currently rotating between the Verb Hydrating line ($14/bottle) and Living Proof Perfect Hair Day line ($26/bottle). I like them both and would definitely repurchase either. My hair is dry, fine, and wavy for reference.
Since I’m almost out of shampoo and conditioner, what line should I try next?? What’s your favorite shower product?