This is a very good moisturizing body wash that’s best for normal to dry skin. It is creamy and slick enough that those with breakouts from the neck down may be nervous about using this. Although the emollient ingredients are likely too large (in size) to penetrate and clog pores (instead they moisturize skin’s surface, then for the most part get rinsed away), you may want to think twice about using this if body breakouts or red bumps are an issue. Otherwise, it’s recommended and the price is great! This does contain fragrance and a tiny amount of fragrant ginger root, but the amounts are too low to quibble about, especially for a rinse-off product. By the way, aloe isn’t’ a healing ingredient—not in the tiny amount this body wash contains!
Gold Bond Ultimate Deep Moisture Body Wash gently cleans while moisturizing your skin deep down. It’s formulated with 7 intensive moisturizers, softening conditioners, healing Aloe and skin-nurturing vitamins A, C & E to deliver deep down moisture. It then rinses easily away, leaving you feeling fresh and clean, and hydrated all day long.
Water, Petrolatum, Amino Methyl Propanol, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glycerin, Lauric Acid, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocamide MEA, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium 67, PEG 30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Jojoba Ester, PEG 14M, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Shea Butter), Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Sodium Propoxyhydroxypropyl Thiosulfate Silica, Bisabolol (L-Alpha), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Octyldodecanol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Phytonadione, Silica, Methylisothiazolinone, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil (Corn), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract (Ginger), PEG 8 Dimethicone, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3)
There isn't a lot to write about Gold Bond despite the fact that the brand has been around for over 100 years. For the most part, Gold Bond is a staple at drugstores due to their small selection of body lotions, anti-itch products, and various foot-care products, including powders and anti-odor sprays. You can ignore any of their products with menthol. This is used in several Gold Bond products as a counter-iritant. What does that mean? Counter-irritants such as menthol are used to induce local inflammation for the purpose of relieving inflammation in deeper or adjacent tissues. In other words, they substitute one kind of inflammation for another, which is never good for skin. Irritation or inflammation, no matter what causes it or how it happens, impairs the skin's immune and healing response (Source: Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology, November–December 2000, pages 358–371). And although your skin may not show it or doesn't react in an irritated fashion, if you apply irritants to your skin the damage is still taking place and is ongoing, so it adds up over time (Source: Skin Research and Technology, November 2001, pages 227–237). Gold Bond has some good body lotions to consider and they are fairly priced, too. But that's where the excitement for this longstanding brand starts and stops.
For more information about Gold Bond, call parent company Sanofi Aventis at (800) 981-2491 or visit www.goldbond.com.
Note: We did not review the foot odor sprays and powders from this brand due to Paula and the Cosmetics Cop team typically not reviewing these categories of body-care products.