Thinking outside of the bottle | Sephora Collection Creamy Body Wash Caps photos, review

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The product: SEPHORA COLLECTION Creamy Body Wash Caps

One of the coolest new products in travel beauty are the Sephora Collection Creamy Body Wash Caps — little single-serving shower gels. They’re quite novel, and perfect for things like weekend trips: a few caps will fit easily into your carry-on without breaking the 100 mL limit.

You don’t have to leave the city to have an excuse to try out the caps, though! Sephora has put them out in 14 different scents, from Blueberry, to Green Tea, to Lemon Verbena or Chocolate. There’s actually more scents available in the caps than in the full-size Creamy Body Wash, but they’re a great way to try out the full-size versions without the 140 ml commitment, too.

Better still is that they’re perfectly scent-sealed — meaning you can throw a handful (of different scents, even) into your luggage without having to worry that everything else is going to end up smelling like some sort of chocolatey-floral tropical-fruit-punch monster.

I had first mentioned these on theNotice here, when I went over some of the products available at Sephora France. It’s great to see that they’ve finally landed in North America, though their Cube Effervescents (fizzing bath cubes) have yet to show up in stores!

The verdict?

Okay, so these clearly aren’t suited for daily use — but I think they’re a bit brilliant, really. At just $1 each, they’re perfect for trying out a new scent, throwing into your luggage, or adding to a goodie bag.

I go scent-free in the shower almost all of the time, but sometimes it’s nice to mix things up with a bit of fragrance, you know? I’d never go through an entire bottle of scented body wash (I’ve tried; it never works) so these are perfect for those rare times when I want something with a tasty, lingering scent.

(I’m not kidding about the tasty: that really is the best way to describe some of these!)

The ingredients

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Polyquaternium-7, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, PEG-40 Castor Oil, CI 14700 (Red 4), PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Tocopherol, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, CI 42090 ( Blue 1).

Ingredients vary per scent; check the Sephora site here for an exact list!

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8 Responses to “Thinking outside of the bottle | Sephora Collection Creamy Body Wash Caps photos, review”

  1. mostlysunnybunny, on October 4th, 2012 at 6:12 am said:

    These are cute and perfect for traveling! I think we've had them here in Europe for quite a while, and I'm glad they're popping up where you are :)
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  2. Angelica, on October 4th, 2012 at 11:53 am said:

    I picked up one of these in ‘Peony’ when I was on holiday. Loved being able to try a scent without committing to a full size bottle, and the fragrance was lovely too x

  3. Hehehe these are so cute and handy but you know what would make these even cuter? Adding some dots on the back so they'd look like lady bugs!

  4. So am I! You guys miss out on a lot, but I feel like Sephora Collection items usually launch first in Europe — though I haven't the slightest as to why.

  5. Glad to hear it, Angelica! Peony sounds so lovely — I'm thinking about picking one up when I'm next in Sephora ;)

  6. a;skdlfjgh

    I need a red one

    I need a red one stat!

  7. Oh these remind me of those colourful jellies children eat. Sweet candies!!
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  8. Marisa Anderson, on February 23rd, 2013 at 6:58 pm said:

    Wow this sound like a great idea for traveling. Luv all the great scents. It is soo cool how they are scent-sealed, that is great!
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