Friday, December 31st, 2010

Philosophy Peppermint Bark
Philosophy Peppermint Bark

Quick Review: Philosophy Peppermint Bark

Philosophy Peppermint Bark Shower Gel ($11.00 for 16 oz.) is a rich, chocolaty scent with an underlying peppermint sweetness.  The coolest part about this seasonal scent is really the color of it.  It looks like scarlet silk!  It’s not overwhelmingly sweet, though it’s certainly a foodie 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 love peppermint bark, peppermint chocolate, or mint chocolate, this might be worth picking up.


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Where can I purchase Peppermint Bark? How much is it?

Sephora, $16.

Is it limited edition?


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10 thoughts on “Philosophy Peppermint Bark Shower Gel Review, Photos

  1. Reese

    My husband got me the Peppermint Bark gift set for Christmas, and I love it! It smells like those Andes chocolate mints :)

  2. Jennifer

    Sounds nice.
    I have the bubblegum and candy cane one and I love it!

    Although my fave Philosophy scent is “Pure Grace” and “Amazing Grace.” I like that these scents linger after…But am glad the foodie scents don’t.

  3. I wonder if they’ll go on sale after the holidays.
    A peppermint bubble bath sounds amazing!

    • Lauren

      $11 is the sale price (they’re regularly $16). It sounds expensive, but if you do the math, you realize that a full priced 3-in-1 is actually slightly cheaper than a Bath and Body Works full priced shower gel. This is how I justify buying them, haha. They smell so good!

  4. AnGeLwInGz

    I’m through my second bottle of this. So happy it’s on sale at Sephora!

  5. melissa

    I love the recipes included with philosophy food scented products, although I have yet to actually make them!

  6. Caitlin

    You might want to clarify that the $11 price is the sale price at Sephora, and that it’s $16 other places. :)

  7. Colleen

    This smells so good i want to eat it every time i use it!!

  8. Eileen

    yep, i’ll take it …. just for the colour m’am!

  9. Lauren

    I’ve been using this for the past month and a half and I love it! My shower is so much sadder without Philosophy 3-in-1s, lol.