Pros: there is nothing really special about this product
there is nothing really special about this product
Cons: don't like the scents or the shape
I remember as a teenager the Zest commercials always talking about how the product was not soap because soap left a sticky residue and Zest did not. I guess times are really changing or it has just gotten easier and a lot less expensive to make soap because they no longer make those claims in any of their newer commercials.
It is a bar of cleanser that has been around and used by many people for decades. I grew up using it and the boys have used it for years. Zest didn't use to be soap but in the last few years that have changed everything about the bar and the way it is made. The product that I use to get when I was growing up is no longer the same product you get when you open a box labeled Zest.
First the amount of soap you get per bar has gone down in size from 4.5 ounces to 4 ounces. The amount you pay for a bar of soap has gone up about fifteen cents. That is quite a profit for the company but nowadays a lot of companies are going to the make less get more philosophy. I can purchase an 8 pack of these bars for $3.50 at our local grocery store and the 16 bar package at the bulk wares tore for $5.87 saving roughly seven cents a bar.
Last year the company decided to change the original formula for Zest. The bar use to be free of the film that other bars left on you. I remember one of the commercials a long time ago used to put two pictures into bowls of water. In one bowl was Zest and the other had regular soap. The one with the soap came out with a film over it and the Zest did not. That unfortunately is no longer the case. I sent an inquiry email to the company and instead of explaining the change in the soap I got an email recommending their line of Body Washes.
We used to buy the white bar with the "Clean Moisture" scent but lately all I seem to find is the hydrating bars that smell like the ocean. I think the name of them is Aqua and none of us like the Aqua scent or any of the new scents for that matter. The all smell like women should in my opinion and while that is not a bad thing for a woman but it's not so good for a man.
Each bar of Zest does get the job done. When we are done using it you smell cleaner than before you got into the shower. Zest now cleans like every other bar of soap out there so why get it if there is nothing special about it. It doesn't last longer, smell better, clean better or do anything better for that matter so if you like to smell like the Ocean or flowers then I would recommend it. If you don't then I would suggest you keep looking.
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