Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Temptalia Asks You


How many different products do you regularly use when showering/bathing? Count off! What products do you use?

Temptalia's AnswerOnly two — my AM facial cleanser and Philosophy shower gel!  I do also use ExfoliKate every 3-4 days, and then I wash my hair with shampoo and conditioner every other day.

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53 thoughts on “How many different products do you regularly use when showering/bathing?

  1. I shampoo my hair every day (loreal) because of the heat and humidity in brunei. palmolive showergel & dr. seager’s facial cleanser.

  2. I rotate between about three shower gels and three shampoos but always use the same conditioner and face wash. I take a shower every other day because my skin and hair dry out too much any more frequently.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Michelle Michelle

    Lately, I’ve been using 4 different products EVERY shower: shampoo, conditioner, body scrub, and body wash. About 3 times a week, I also use shaving cream.

  4. Ashley

    I used two: Shampoo and conditioner. I use it daily, or whenever I shower. I stopped using body wash some time ago, and there is no difference to my skin in terms of cleanliness. And I’m no longer washing my face, so no need for products. The most I use on my body now is exfoliating gloves on the dirtier bits haha. I use the A/G system for curly hair.

    • Ashley

      Edit to this, gonna cut back my showers to 1-2 times a week, preferably once a week, since my scalp and skin are drying out. My hair looks great though.. clearly I got my shampooing/conditioning technique down now, but the water is just too drying :/ Bleh.

  5. Pawsha

    I use 5. First clarifying shampoo, then moisturizing one and conditioner, shower gel and shaving gel.

  6. Ana

    Oh gosh, I’m a shower product junkie. I have a lot of gels and scrubs and the like in my shower, but I only use one a day (+ a scrub every once in a while). I also use sls free shampoo with sls shampoo every third day (I wash my hair pretty much every day), cone free conditioner daily, and a face wash every day. :D

  7. Nic

    Shampoo, conditioner, face wash, bar soap, and shave gel.

  8. Meg

    BODY: I use a moisturizing body wash most days and an exfoliating body scrub about once a week.
    HAIR: Right now I’m using all John Frieda products, rotating between the Go Blonder lightening shampoo/conditioner and the tone-restoring shampoo/conditioner. I only wash my hair 3-4 times per week.
    FACE: If I wash my face while showering, I usually use Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser. But I usually only wash my face at night, and sometimes I shower in the morning.
    SHAVING: I buy whatever shaving cream is the cheapest… I really only bother shaving if I’m wearing a skirt, haha.

  9. Jan

    Head and Shoulders Dry Scalp Care
    Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner
    – (currently using a Body Envy conditioner I bought for someone else in my house and they didn’t use it)
    Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash/Dove White Bar Soap
    – for what I use, it depends on what I grab first
    Gillette Satin Care Sensitive Skin Shave Gel
    Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Face Scrub
    — all from Costco :)

  10. Emily

    Neutrogena Oil-free Acne Wash, Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel, every couple days St Ives Apricot Scrub on the body or St Ives Microexfoliating scrub on the face, Pantene Shampoo/Conditioner or every other shampoo Head&Shoulders for occasional flakes! haha

  11. 1. Shampoo and condition (every other day)
    2. Lather and wash face with Origins Checks & Balances face cleanser while I let my hair marinate in the conditioner.
    3. Dove body wash
    4. Rinse both hair and body
    5. Summer’s Eve Feminine Wash

  12. Rosanna

    Not much. 3 products at most. I’m the kind of person who wants to get their shower done and over with.

    Shampoo (Pantene 2 in 1 formula, my hair is virgin and is really strong, conditioner just adds more time in the shower and weighs down my thick hair)
    Bar Soap (olay)
    Face Cleanser (from Body Shop, I add sugar for exfoliation)

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Laurel Laurel

    Quite a few so I’ll list them in order of use: the body shop satsuma shower gel then rub rub rub from lush followed by creamed almond and coconut shower smoothie from lush. Then I’ll wash my face wIth a Sonya dakar sensitive skin wash. Then Ill shave and since my skin is so sensitive and I can’t use shaving cream I just use intuition for sensitive skin. Then I use shampoo and conditioner. Right now I’m using herbal essences long term relationship for lOng hair

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ana Ana G.

    I use three – Avene facial cleanser, showergel and intimate gel. I wash my hair every other day, with redkens’ blonde shampooo and conditioner and exfoliate once a week (Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub.)

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    Two or three…usually Soap and Glory Clean on Me body wash and their body lotion as well. Every now and then, I will also use a body scrub or an exfoliating sponge with the shower gel. I never wash my face in the shower – I always do that separately at the sink and I hate washing my hair in the shower because I hate having wet hair stuck on my body! Most of the time, I wash my hair in the laundry tub!

  16. Mela

    Dove Shampoo
    Sunsilk Conditioner
    Nivea Face Wash
    Palmolive Shower Gel
    And sometimes my Lush Shwoer Jelly WHOOOOSH :D

  17. Kay

    Two: Dove Beauty Bar and Dove Body Wash, both for sensitive skin. Sometimes I use Neutrogena fragrance free body oil. I shampoo and condition my hair every two to three days. Just wash my face with water in the a.m. and save the cleanser/make up remover for night.

  18. I preferred 2 take my ponds face wash and shampoo of Dove with me in my bathroom.

  19. Kelly

    At least 4, sometimes 5. Aussie shampoo and conditioner, Dove body wash, and L’Oreal face wash. Then sometimes I’ll use the St. Ives Apricot scrub.

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Monique Monique

    Shampoo, conditiner, and soap. I love the dodos from luxury lane soap online. My favorite by far they smell awesome and are all natural

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kristina Kalex

    Shampoo
    Conditioner
    Hair Mask (2x a week)
    Face Wash
    Facial Scrub (2-3x a week)
    Shower Gel

  22. Amanda

    Well this is strange, I just got out of the shower thinking, man did I really just use seven products for a stinking shower?! Today it was fekkai glossing shampoo and conditioner, purity face wash, target brand body wash, clarisonic body scrub, shave gel and an Avon exfoliating hand scrub. Typically I use 4- shampoo, conditioner, face wash, body wash.

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Street Jaime Jaime

    Typically, I use 3 products – shampoo, conditioner and whatever soap I feel like that day (I always need to have a bunch of different kinds on the go, so whichever one I use depends on my mood).

    Every 2 days or so, or when I’m in a hurry and I want to skip the post-shower moisturizing routine, I will also throw in something like Buffy or King of Skin body butter from LUSH.

  24. Melissa

    I use three; Head & Shoulders shampoo, whatever conditioner I’ve got around, and bar soap. If my makeup was particularly difficult to remove that day I’ll use Pond’s cold cream and a wash cloth.

  25. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of T Violet Lee

    Four:

    Plain old bath soap (Lever2000)
    Cetaphil Gentle with the Clairsonic
    A face wash of Head&Shoulders (a secret trick for seborrhea, try it if you get red flakey patches on your face, it works great)
    Aveda Shampure

    I’ve still got a tube of MAC Volcanic Ash exfoliator that I use once a week or so.

  26. Grace

    Christine, how often do you use your Clarisonic? How do you coordinate it with your use of the ExfoliKate? I’m always afraid to use exfoliants since I use the Clarisonic, as I don’t want to over-exfoliate my skin. Thanks!

  27. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Deb Deb

    I use 3 every day – Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser, Bath & Body Works shower gel (I just can’t pop for Philosophy), and Irish Spring Soap. I wash my hair every 3 days, rotating 3 different shampoo/conditioner combos.

  28. 4!
    * HG shampoo & conditioner is Garnier Fructis Volume Re-Structure which are about to be d/c’ed :boooh:
    * HG shower gel is Glycerine&Honey by Body Series
    * HG facial wash is Clinique Liquid Facial Soap

    the rest is random, sometimes I alternative shower gels if I want to get rid of one already, shaving cream, oh and does my shaver count as a beauty product? it’s the same model since forever.

  29. Avi

    I use shower gel, facial cleaner, foot scrub

  30. On a day when I’m doing everything (washing hair, shaving, etc.) it would be shampoo, conditioner, face wash, clarisonic, soap, shaving cream, and a razor…

  31. Clarisonic Pro + Clinique 3 Step
    Clinique Dark Spot Corrector (Im not so sold on this product)
    Lush Rock Star Soap/Sultana of Soap/Summer Pudding rotation

    I am addicted to Lush Soap and Bath bombs… I wont use anything else!!

  32. Pariah

    bathing/showering huh? I’m not quite sure what counts as a product.

    3 for sure, conditioner, face wash, body wash.

    do razors with built in shave gel count? and every now and then I add in an exfoliator or something else. but 3 is my norm.

  33. Valerie

    I wash my hair with L’oreal everstrong and condition with three minute miracle every other day so I guess I only use 3 products daily! 4 if you want to count my olay pro-x cleansing system. Bath and body works moonlit path body wash (or philosophy pink bubbly) lever 2000 barsoap and philosophy exfoliating facewas! Showers… Love it.

  34. Katt

    Showering: BedHead or Redken shampoo/conditioner (I rotate whenever I run out, my hair seems to get tired of the same thing for too long… Bar soap or shower jelly from LUSH, cetaphil for the face (I add sugar when I ant to scrub), sugar scrub for knees and elbows. So if the sugar doesn’t count…4. And shaing cream for pits and legs of course.
    Bath time is different though. Throw in a bathbomb or a bubble bar (Can you tell I <3) Lush) along with a piece of a massage bar (totally works, it will melt and make your skin super soft so you won't need a separate moisturizer)

  35. condesa

    Shower gel (Korres , Bulgari, Yves Rocher or other brands, I rotate among 4 types at the time!), face scrub (3 times a week), body scrub, shampoo (rotate among Franck Provost, Terax, Nivea and Kerastase) conditioner (sebastian, L’oreal, Franck Provost) 3 times a week.

  36. lexi

    I just got a sample of ExfolitKate today – I’m excited to try it!

  37. Elaine

    Well this is strange… the only product I use every day is body wash!

    – I only use shampoo/conditioner every other day
    – I don’t wash my face! I only use toner and moisturizer. I know it’s strange but my face can’t handle face washes!
    – I also wax so I don’t worry about shaving cream, but when I did shave I just used no-name conditioner because it’s way cheaper and way more moisturizing on my skin!

  38. Iris

    Well, daily about 4, and once a week 7 for exfoliation, hair nourishing creams and the shower basics.

  39. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Maggie Maggie

    1. aussie moist shampoo
    2. aussie moist conditioner
    3. caress tahitian renewal body wash/scrub
    4. neutrogena oil-free acne wash daily scrub
    5. neutrogena oil-free acne wash redness soothing cream cleanser

  40. CeeBee

    Only 2 everyday – Dove Beauty bar to wash, and a foaming face cleanser.
    3 if I use a face scrub (2-3 times a week).
    6 if I shampoo, condition and deep treat my hair.
    7 if I use a body scrub or shower gel on a pouf to exfoliate all over.

    It all adds up!

  41. Marcia

    Fizzbutter bath bombs all the way, baby! Only $3.29, huge and the shea makes my baby love my legs even more.

  42. marisa

    I use 5-6 products depending if I shave or not..lol. Shampoo & conditioner by Pantene, and I rotate that with Redken clarifying, and Neutrogena scalp relief. My scalp really itches in the winter/spring.
    Then I use Clean & Clear face wash, regular soap for lady bits, and body wash.Im currently using the Clean and Clear Boost, and its soo yummy smelling! I noticed alot of you use LUSH, I’m going to check that out, the products look awesome! And then shave gel of course..

  43. hair: lush – rehab shampoo, a conditioner that changes everytime
    shower: a scrub from watson’s, shower gel changes between dove-lush-palmolive :)

  44. Between 5-6
    – I wash my hair every day. I swamp between Head & Shoulders Shampoo and LUSH Trichomania Solid Shampoo
    Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser
    – I don’t normally use hair conditioner. So, once I week I use Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque.
    – I change my Body Wash every time I finish a bottle. I’m currently using Matakana Valley Honey Bodywash (NZ’s organic skincare brand)
    – Evolu Body Polish once a week (another NZ’s skincare brand)

  45. BBW Mango Mandarin Shampoo, Conditioner, and Shower Gel. Once a week I’ll use a deep conditioner from mid-shaft to the tips of my hair.

  46. Jenny

    Just three every time: Redken All Soft shampoo and conditioner and a philosophy shower gel. I use an exfoliating cloth so I don’t need a scrub. Sometimes I use a deep conditioner on my hair and when I shave it’s always Kiss My Face Moisture Shave. That stuff is amazing. I never ever wash my face in the bath or shower. The water is too hot and I need to see what I’m doing, so I wash my face over the sink after I wash my hair (to wash away any conditioner residue).

  47. Shampoo, conditioner, face wash and body wash = 4! :)

  48. Dina

    I use Tresseme shampoo for curly hair, tresseme conditioner for curly hair, olay ribbons body wash with orchid, Laroche-posay foaming gel for oily skin for my face, venus razors tropical breeze, satin care shave gel in avacado, dove some for sensitive skin for my feet, (i use body wash for my body) :P

  49. Melissa C.

    I use four! Shampoo (herbal essences the coconut one) and the same coditioner, then i use a body wash and I also use a facial wash(origins checks and balance)

  50. Becca

    shampoo, conditioner, shaving gel, body wash, makeup remover (I like to take showers before I go to bed), and cleanser

  51. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Maggie Maggie

    I wash and condition my hair every other day. I find that a washcloth and shaving does all the exfoliating I need.

    Redken All Soft shampoo
    Redken Smooth Down conditioner
    Sebastian Drench conditioner (alternate)
    Neutrogena T-Sal Shampoo (alternate)
    Aveeno Body Wash
    FAB Face Cleanser