Beauty Beat: A Body Wash That’s Like Showering With Stuart Smalley
It’s impossible to test and review every single beauty product on the market, so that’s why we’re just highlighting the good stuff. You know, those lotions and potions with which we’re currently obsessed, and the beauty counter buys we believe everyone should know about. This week, the body wash that’s like having Stuart Smalley join you in the shower.
If your soap smells nice, doesn’t dissolve into a squishy muck on the rim of your bathtub, or leave the icky film on your skin, you’re pleased. But you probably never expected a pep talk to prep for your day, coming from a bottle of pink shower gel. We didn’t either, which is why Philosophy Be Somebody is our new favorite thing. Of course it covers the necessary sudsing and cleansing steps, but as we gaze distractedly at our shower shelf trying to get it together and take on another work day, this little philosopher reminds us that we’re good enough, we’re smart enough, and gosh darnit, people like us! Or maybe that was Stuart Smalley on SNL. But here’s what the bottle actually says:
If you want to be somebody, look within. You are a vibrant being full of promise. You are transformed through acts of purity and grace for the sake of others. Stay rooted in your connection to all things. Float above opposition with positive energy. Feel your soul blossom with goodness and compassion. What you give eventually comes back to you. You can never be too good. Let your beauty unfold. You are somebody.
Isn’t that nice? We also happen to love the Water Lily scent which is like an adult version of Sweet Pea from Bath & Body Works — a range we were hopelessly devoted to in high school. This one is, like us, more mature and a little less blunt. The scent is also subtle enough to not compete with any perfume you might wear, but can be layered with the matching body lotion if you want to let it shine. Whatever your philosophy, be yourself! Be somebody! Plus, Philosophy has a 33 percent discount going on right now, so hop to and take on the day.