Philosophy 'amazing grace perfumed shampoo, shower gel, & bubble bath Reviews
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Philosophy 'amazing grace perfumed shampoo, shower gel, & bubble bath

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Not worth the price of admission.

Mar 10, 2007 (Updated Mar 10, 2007)
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:It cleans. Feels nicer than a bar of deodorant soap.

Cons:Smell isn't great. Not moisturizing enough. Too expensive.

The Bottom Line: If you are a big fan of Amazing Grace then this might be for you. Otherwise, a waste of money for 16-ounce bottle. Trial size a better choice.


In a word: LACKLUSTER

I received a four-ounce bottle of Philosophy’s Amazing Grace perfumed shampoo, bath, and shower gel in a nice gift package. The boxed set included small sized containers of Amazing Grace shower gel, Purity facial cleaner, When Hope Is Not Enough SPF, Microdelivery peel pads, Amazing Grace Body Firming Emulsion and When Hope Is Not Enough facial firming serum. I didn’t hold on to the box so I don’t have the name of this particular collection. I know it was from QVC, but is currently unavailable.

That’s how I acquired it, here’s what I thought of it:

You know how when you hear a lot of buzz about a movie, your curiosity and expectations rise but then you go to see it and are let down? Well, that’s the same feeling I had with Philosophy’s Amazing Grace Shampoo, Bath and Shower Gel. It’s like witnessing the industries’ excitement over an Oscar winning film that falls flat in the eyes of the general public. (It actually did win Best of Sephora 2006.)

I had heard a lot of positive feedback about Amazing Grace: testimonials on QVC, glowing reviews on epinions.com and other sites, and a thumb up from my mother in law. She is highly sensitive about fragrances. So, I figured if she is satisfied with the stuff than there must be something really to it.

Well, as with a few other things, my mother in law and I don’t agree. (Truthfully, we have a fantastic relationship but I have embellished our differences here for dramatic effect.) Anyway, this Amazing Grace shower gel is not for me. The product simply didn’t live up to the hype. Even when you try to dull the previously heard hum of anticipation, it just doesn’t deliver enough bangs for the bucks. Let me list the reasons why:

• SCENT: It’s not great. I think it has a tad bit too much perfume. It is feminine in an old way. I think my grandmother would have liked its classical bouquet but she also liked Jean Nate. I find it funny how Philosophy never truly describes their scent. They simply state on the bottle: “unique, long-lasting fragrance.” Ok, we’ll go with that. It’s different and it hangs around a little too long.

• MOISTURIZING: Average, maybe. Again, their bottle reads, “milk based for long lasting conditioning and a silky feel.” Are they using skim milk? It’s definitely short on conditioning time and feels more like rayon than silk. It’s smooth just not that smooth.

• CLEANING: Sure, it washes dirt off. However, as for its “silk proteins” and special vitamins for “soften skin and hair” plus “enhanced hair strength and moisture,” no way. My hair is dried out and seems weaken by using this. Hair conditioner is an absolute must. Honestly, I don’t use it nor would I recommend anyone to use it as a shampoo. As a shower gel, it’s fine. It won’t noticeably soften your skin but it will get it clean.


Now before anyone assumes I’m totally tanking this product, let me just reiterate that it is okay as a bath and shower gel. It’s just not dynamic. IA nickel sized glob creates an ordinary amount of lather but nothing as stupendous as some others in the Philosophy bathing line do. The gel resembles a creamy lotion. It is neither thick nor runny. The bottle instructs you to “first dampen your hair or body and then slowly massage the gel into your hair or skin.” Frankly, massaging isn’t why I’m in the shower. I want to slather my body with a pouf full of delightful smelling bubbles and slide the dirt and stress away.

Never the less, I still use Philosophy’s Amazing Grace shower gel when I don’t want to dry out my skin even more with regular ole deodorant soap or when I want a break from my various flavors of 3-in-1s. Partly, the frugal side of me keeps me using it instead of simply throwing it away. That and I really wanted to love it.(And I'm wise to make my mother in law happy.) But, just like the blockbuster films, not everyone is impressed.

We all have different tastes. As I say with a movie that I’m not thrilled about, “You are better off waiting to rent the DVD.” Same principal here; at a hefty price of $22.00 a 16-ounce bottle, a smarter bet would be a trial size or gift.


Recommend this product? No


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