Bath&BodyWorks Sweet Pea Deep Cleansing Hand Soap Review

Bath&BodyWorks recently formulated their hand soaps, removing triclosan, a questionable anti-bacterial ingredient. These no longer ani bacterial soaps are described as a "60 second manicure, our Deep Cleansing Hand Soap is specially formulated with skin renewing microspheres to effectively cleanse and exfoliate, while conditioning aloe and protective vitamin E leave hands feeling soft, smooth." The Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps are available in dozens of permanent, seasonal, and limited edition scents; I have Sweet Pea here, one of my personal favorites. Each Deep Cleansing Hand Soap contains 236ml (8 fl oz) and cost $6.50 each. Bath&BodyWorks also offers mix and match 5/$18 or 7/$24 deals on their soaps. Bath&BodyWorks is cruelty free. This product was made in the USA. 


Not only did Bath&BodyWorks reformulate their hand soaps, they also repackaged them - and they look nice! These soaps are housed in clear, slanted rectangular bottles and topped with a white pump. A label affixed to the front of the bottle offers the product name and label art work that matches the scent (a large pink and orange flower, in the case of Sweet Pea). A scent description can be found on the side of the bottle. A product description and full ingredient list are printed on the back of the bottle. I'm not wild about this soap's pump. One full pump dispenses way, way too much soap. You need to barely tap it to get a reasonable amount of product. Packaging is recyclable. 

I don't see too much of a difference in Bath&BodyWorks Deep Cleansing Hand Soap since the reformulation. Like I said, you need just a speck of this soap to create a lot of lather. This hand soap rinses cleanly, taking any dirt or residue with it - it even removes swatches well! Now that the Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps are no longer anti-bacterial, I follow up with a dollop of hand sanitizer before and after cooking. Some small blue granules are suspended in this light pink soap, and no, they don't exfoliate - you won't even notice them. I don't find this soap's formula moisturizing nor drying, though I think the high level of fragrance could be irritating to sensitive skin. As per usual with Bath&BodyWorks products, the Sweet Pea Deep Cleansing Hand Soap is heavily fragranced, and the scent lingers on the skin for several minutes after use.
Sweet Pea is one of my favorite Bath&BodyWorks scents. The brand describes this classic scent as a mix of "sweet pea petals, white freesia, and juicy raspberries sparkle in a sunlit garden." This is a fresh, light floral with a strong, tart fruity overtone. I don't have to say much more, we've all smelled Sweet Pea.
The reformulated Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps are just as nice as they used to be, but much better for you! I commend Bath&BodyWorks for removing a potentially toxic ingredient at their customer's request. This soap lathers and rinses well and leaves skin clean and smelling good. I'll almost definitely repurchase these hand soaps in a variety of scents. They're a great product for a reasonable price. 


Ingredients:
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Fragrance, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Aloe, Shea Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Gelatin, Propanediol, Polyethylene, Oleth-10, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Polysorbate 20, Dipropylene Glycol, Citric Acid, PEG/PPG 8/3 Diiosterate, BHT, Propylene Glycol, Triethylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Benzyl Alcohol, Methyl Gluceth 20, Polyglyceryl 3 Laurate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothizaolinone, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Amyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Ultramarine, Red 33, Yellow 5, Blue 1 

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