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Very Sexy Platinum For Him 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash
Rating
8.4 fl. oz. for $15
Category:Skin Care > Sensitive Skin Products
Last Updated:12.10.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Forget Very Sexy; this body wash (that, like most body washes, can also be used as a shampoo) is very fragrant! If fragrance were beneficial for skin this would earn our top rating, but alas, what pleases your nose isn't making your skin happy: Fragrance is among the top irritants in any skin-care product. Of course, it's of lesser concern in a body-care product that's rinsed shortly after being applied, but if you prefer some fragrance in your body cleanser, look for those (such as from the Dove brand) that aren't as fragrant.

Otherwise, this contains fairly standard, gentle cleansing agents and is well suited for those with normal to oily skin.

Pros:
  • Cleanses without drying skin.
  • Rinses easily.
Cons:
  • Highly fragrant, but fragrance isn't skin care.
Claims

Very Sexy Platinum For Him Hair & Body Wash with conditioning provitamin B5 and wheat proteins maintains natural moisture as it cleanses. Leaves hair and skin refreshed with subtle fragrance. An intoxicating blend of Sichuan pepper, oakmoss and violet leaves.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance (Parfum), Cocamide MEA, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glycerin, PEG-12 Dimethecone, Diazolidinyl Urea, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Acrylates Cocolymer, Triethanolamine, PEG-150 Distearate, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium 7, Amodimetheicone, Citric Acid, Idopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Sodium Chloride, Citronellol, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool

Brand Overview

Victoria's Secret At-A-Glance

Strengths: Good concealer, and mascara; outstanding powder eyeshadow, liquid liner, and long-wearing lip color; good makeup remover.

Weaknesses: Average foundation (and only one option); disappointing eye pencil, lip balms, and oil-blotting papers.

Victoria's Secret makeup clearly tries to play up the same sleek, coy sexuality the rest of the Victoria's Secret merchandise is known for. And what could be a better environment for offering makeup! Victoria's Secret stores are all about a woman feeling sexy and beautiful, head to toe. If you're donning a silky teddy or lacy corset, the complete look almost begs for full, glossed, pouty lips and softly blushed cheeks, and this cosmetics line supplies that, albeit with shine and glitter to spare.

In the fall of 2006, the former Victoria's Secret makeup line blossomed with a whole new look and more enticing branding. Dubbed Very Sexy Makeup (to complement the company's popular fragrance of the same name), the line benefited from a streamlined product selection, while the packaging was updated from polished silver to lacquered black with metallic fuchsia stripes. The image update is sleek and mostly impressive, and kudos are due for to the well-designed tester units, which allow customers to experiment with every shade and offer plenty of tissues, cotton balls, mirrors, and makeup remover. Although I could argue that it doesn't take loads of shimmer and glitter to create very sexy makeup, I'll keep my comments focused on the products themselves, a surprising number of which are quite good and moderately priced.

Items worth checking out include the Liquid eyeliner, Face Illuminator and the impressive Long Wear Lip Shine. The lack of foundation options and a disregard for sufficient UVA protection in every product sporting an SPF rating is disappointing. If you happen to be visiting Victoria's Secret for their annual bra sale you might want to check out some of their makeup items just for the fun of it.

For more information about Victoria's Secret Cosmetics, call (800) 411-5116 or visit www.victoriassecret.com/beauty.

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