Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Philosophy Candy Cane
Philosophy Candy Cane

Quick Review: Philosophy Candy Cane

Philosophy Candy Cane Shower Gel ($16.00 for 16 oz.) is a crisp, clean peppermint. It’s bright and crisp–I think those are the best words to describe the scent.

Philosophy Shower Gels are one of my personal favorites for body washes, because they come in an assortment of scents, with new ones each season. They lather up well and leave skin feeling clean without any tightness or dryness. I wouldn’t call these a moisturizing body wash nor do their scents linger. If you prefer your body wash to leave behind a long-lasting scent, these won’t be for you, but if you like to enjoy the scent while you shower but don’t want it to linger beyond, then these are perfect. (I belong to the latter category!) I don’t find them to lather quite as well in the hair, and they work in a pinch to clean hair, but I prefer many other shampoos over this one. It does, however, work well as a bubble bath, too–a little goes a long way.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

FINAL THOUGHTS: If you are a fan of bright, crisp peppermint, this one’s for you.

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15 thoughts on “Philosophy Candy Cane Shower Gel Review, Photos

  1. Katie P.

    Have this and love it!

  2. Tynisha

    Hi Christine. Is there any body wash that you can recommend that has a scent that lingers for a long time?

  3. Brittany

    They use to make this scent in a scrub. It was amazing but they discontinued it. Guess I’ll have to settle for this body wash instead. Oh well the scent is still amazing!

  4. Anya

    i love this! the smell is perfection.

  5. Marcela

    an awesome and much cheaper alternative i bought at Target last week: Savor by Paris peppermint body wash. it was only $5.99 for 13 oz!

  6. Andrea

    I love this and always have it in the shower every Christmas season. I find it very invigorating!

  7. Tanya

    love the scent hate how they are basically rubbing salts all over your body, hope u know that its making your skin more dry

  8. AnGeLwInGz

    I like the Philosophy shower gels a lot but I found the Candy Cane to smell a bit medicinal, like tea tree oil. I LOVE the Peppermint Bark though!

  9. Debra

    I buy this scent in the winter to use in the hot, humid days of summer. So refreshing!

  10. Sandrine

    I got the Melting Marshmallow set and I’m so happy with the way it lathers and smells. Even used it on my hair.

  11. divinem (Melissa)

    Love this stuff. Bought a boat load on sale. Peppermint wakes me in my morning shower.