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Caffeinated Body Wash and Shampoo Now Exist

Caffeinated Body Wash: For When Waking Up Is Impossible

Incapable of dragging yourself to the shower in the morning? Then why not make it an energizing, physically addictive experience with this Mountain Dew Caffeinated Shampoo and Body Wash ($16)? Once you become dependent, you'll have to shower (maybe several times) just to feel alive. One 20 ounce bottle has about 530 mg of caffeine in it, which breaks down to about a cup of tea's worth per usage — although it's not clear just how much actually gets absorbed.

On the pro side, if it works, all that transdermal caffeine will definitely hit your bloodstream faster than coffee. Plus, it's a diuretic, so it probably does something for cellulite in the short term. What do you think? Would you be curious to replace your morning chai with this stuff, or do you love showering too much as it is?

hazelberry hazelberry 7 years
Well, our skin does act as a barrier but also absorbs 60% of topicals we put on it. In my opinion the caffeinated body wash or topical cream wouldn't work because the fat is deep in there and really have to be broken down-even plastic surgery doesn't guarantee it. But coffee is good for you! Here is how. You get a jolt of energy by drinking a cup of coffee. Then you go for a run, to the gym where the exercise IS an effective way of getting rid of cellulite and making the skin smoother-doctor guaranteed.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Hi Arrow, No offense taken. I think perhaps you didn't read the post as tongue-in-cheek as we hoped. Thanks again for your feedback! Bella
arrow1 arrow1 7 years
Dear Bellasugar, sorry that I missed the playful skepticism. I bet a lot of the other people will too. On the other hand they will remember the "plausible" explanations you give: How do you explain this sentence: "all that transdermal caffeine will definitely hit your bloodstream faster than coffee." How do you figure that? Is there a biological mechanism that would support this assertion? I highly doubt it. And still, how much of the caffeine will actually get in? If it worked that way you could just put tea or coffee on your skin and not have to spent money on cellulite creams. Right? Another: "Plus, it's a diuretic, so it probably does something for cellulite in the short term" The diuretic effect of caffeine is highly overrated. If you consider that at most you put just one cupful of tea's worth of caffeine on your skin then soon wash it off, the effect is going to be so weak as to verge on being undetectable. I have nothing against fun and humor. But how can you be "honest with the readers about any product's benefits or limitations" if you don't even attempt to verify claims by asking the manufacturer for proof, or even better, asking the opinion of an independent cosmetic chemist? We women are bombarded by so many advertisements that are less than truthful. All these advertisers bet that we will be unable to determine whether the benefits of a given product are plausible at all.* Please, don't misunderstand me. I love beauty, beauty products and your blog. I happen to be a major MAC, Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Dior and Guerlain fan. I adore great facial products and fine perfumes. But the beauty (and the health food) industry gets away with so much dishonesty. All those cellulite products are worthless and there are many similar problems. *One fact about health supplements. Here in Europe there is a product sold as something that will oxygenate your intestinal tract. To begin with the intestines get plenty of oxygen from their blood supply and do not need oxygen gas. The product actually contains magnesium oxide which forms magnesium chloride with stomach acid and that acts as a mild laxative, and that is what produces a seeming effect, not oxygen. Being a chemist and a biochemist I was able to calculate that the amount of oxygen supplied by one tablet is equal to approximately 1 = ONE extra breath taken a day. This company gambles (and wins) that most people won't be able to figure out that this product does not do what it says. It uses about 20 cents worth of materials (MgO, some oil, some binders, some fillers, etc.) and then charges 25 dollars for the tablets. I would bet that there are similar products marketed in the USA and other places. I think that the beauty industry does the same thing on a regular basis. This body wash would be a prime example of that. So, I am sorry if I offended you, but I happen to think that I have a point. Best regards, arrow
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Hi Arrow, Thanks for your feedback. Sorry you didn't like the post. We figured readers would be able to see our playful skepticism -- we're pretty sure that Mountain Dew-themed body wash isn't going to make people bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. It's just a funny, quirky item we found on Etsy, and something that we got a kick out of. We just looked at this online, so this is more of an FYI post. If you'd like to get an idea of how we do our product reviews, feel free to check out this story. We hardly do "unconditional fawning" and are honest with readers about any product's benefits or limitations. Thanks again for your feedback!
arrow1 arrow1 7 years
You can be pretty sure that this is all just advertising fluff. So if one cup's worth of caffeine is in it but you put it on your skin then wash it off, how much do you think will be left? Zero. Your skin was designed to keep stuff out so it is hard to get stuff in. Anti-cellulite creams employ specific formulas for that and I would bet that they use much higher concentrations of caffeine. And of course they have a very limited effect. I am sorry to say that your writers are very gullible. This shower gel or whatever probably has exactly zero effect on cellulite, etc. I do think it would be your job to request information from the manufacturer to confirm that this product actually does what it says it does. I do not expect New York Times level journalism but unconditional fawning and copying of promotional literature is wrong too.
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