Friday, February 19, 2010
Trader Joe's Products for the Triathlete
Trader Joe's grocery stores feature fabulous quality groceries at reasonable prices. TJ's is earth friendly, nutrition friendly, budget friendly and the employees are super people friendly!
So why am I featuring a grocery store on a triathlon blog? Well because two of my favorite beauty products can be found right there (and only there) on the shelves: Trader Joe's Moisturizing Cream Shave (in Honey Mango) and Trader Jacques Savon de France Ginger Almond Oatmeal Exfoliant soap.
The cream is what I use to shave my legs in the shower. This unique blend of lubricating emollients maximizes absorption of water. Lifting and softening unwanted hair for effortless razor glide and reducing the risk of nicks, cuts and irritation. Enriched with pure aloe vera, nourishing vitamin E and botanical skin conditioners that help deliver a smooth and soothing shave with lasting comfort.
To begin with, the price is $3.49. You read it right - $3.49 (plus tax) for an 8oz. tube. It’s paraben free, cruelty free and 100% vegetarian. The honey and mango fragrance is nice as well. It’s thick, creamy and comes in a convenient flip top tube. The creaminess soothes and softens -- and also helps dissolve any antiperspirant residue. I really do get a closer shave when I use this and I don’t get soap buildup in my razor. Good for both men and women. I've tried other shave creams and I always go back to this one.
Trader Joe's also carries other bath and beauty products. Stuff like jojoba oil, tea tree oil, scrubs, bath products, haircare and skincare products. All at reasonable TJ prices. And my fav soap: Trader Jacques Savon de France Ginger Almond Oatmeal Exfoliant.
Nice soap for around $3. I love that it's natural and has bits of oatmeal inside the bar. I use this both on my face and body. It lathers up real nice into a milky, almost creamy consistency and doesn't strip my skin. I can't really smell the ginger but I bought it primarily for the almond scent. I'd definitely repurchase and would recommend it to those with sensitive skins.
So after a long day of workouts and you want to treat yourself to something nice in the shower, try these two products.