About Face: Review of JĀSÖN Apricot, Rosewater body washes

JasonApricotRosewaterBodyWash ChesapeakeFamilyAboutFaceAs Earth Day approaches, think about switching up your beauty routine to something a little more natural. Fragrant, foamy body washes from JĀSÖN will help ease your transition. 

By Roxana Hadadi

Happy almost Earth Day! Hopefully your Tuesday, April 22, will include a bit more Earth-consciousness than normal. Be sure to recycle. Maybe use less water than usual. And consider trying out some brands that use natural ingredients in their beauty products, like JĀSÖN.

I will be honest: I had not heard about JĀSÖN until I received their body washes for review. But I’m so impressed by their story: for decades the brand (JĀSÖN means “healer” in Greek) has been using “wholesome ingredients” like aloe vera, peppermint oil, bamboo powder, and more to create products that pertain to their particular “Code of Honor.” They never test on animals, use gentle ingredients, and constantly test products to make sure they’re efficient.

To see for myself, I received JĀSÖN body washes in Apricot and Rosewater to try out. And as Earth Day approaches, I’ll try to review one other set of environmentally conscious products on About Face. Stay tuned!

For my thoughts on JĀSÖN body washes, read on!

JĀSÖN Glowing Apricot and Invigorating Rosewater body washes

JasonApricotRosewaterBodyWash ChesapeakeFamilyAboutFaceLeft to right: JĀSÖN Invigorating Rosewater Body Wash, Glowing Apricot Body Wash

As I mentioned earlier, JĀSÖN, as a brand, is very upfront about its environmentally minded practices, and you can check out their website for lots of details about that. Of note is their listing of all the different kinds of tests they run on their products: formula stability, preservative effectiveness, skin irritation, package compatibility testing, and so forth. They also list all of their ingredients for each product, so if you’re looking for that specific information, that’s available, too.

I received two body washes, Glowing Apricot and Invigorating Rosewater, for review, and they both come in pretty sizable —30 oz.!—plastic bottles with pump-tops. The bottles are made of durable plastic and have rectangle-shaped bottoms, so they fit stably in the corner of my shower. Both body washes are free of sulfates and parabens, and instead include ingredients like apricot oil, sunflower seed oil, aloe leaf juice, flower extracts, and some fragrances. Although they both lacked chemicals, the consistency is pretty thick and they both lather up fairly well; I needed about two or three pumps for my entire body, but the body washes rinsed off cleanly.

The fragrances themselves are pretty different: Glowing Apricot is very fruity and a little powdery, like a mixture of the fruit and baby powder. That may sound weird, but it smells very fresh and clean to me, and I look forward to using it as the spring progresses. The scent lingered on for about an hour after my shower, but pretty subtly; it didn’t smell like I had doused myself in perfume or anything. As for the Invigorating Rosewater, it was very, very floral; I’m not sure if it was really a rose scent, necessarily, but more like a general flowery one. It reminded me somewhat slightly of the stereotypical older-woman-perfume odor, but like the Glowing Apricot, it didn’t last too long after my shower, so it didn’t really bother me. I could see it being too aggressive for someone who doesn’t like rosewater in general, but hey, maybe you shouldn’t be buying rosewater body wash.

How did my skin feel after using them? Certainly not dry, but also not amazingly moisturized. It felt smoother overall, but I don’t really think there is a difference between “glowing” and “invigorating.” Both cleaned well, but it’s not as if my skin felt brighter with Glowing Apricot then it did with Invigorating Rosewater, or more energized with Invigorating Rosewater versus Glowing Apricot.

Overall, I think both of these JĀSÖN body washes are nice options for those looking to purchase more natural brands. The amount of product you get for the price is impressive, and I think these body washes did what they were supposed to do, even if I didn’t really sense a contrast between “glowing” and “invigorating.” Ultimately, though, I appreciated the environmentally conscious aesthetic and especially liked the Apricot fragrance. Check these out during your next trip to Whole Foods, Wegmans, or Rite Aid; they’re worth a sniff.

VERDICT: B+ for JĀSÖN Invigorating Rosewater Body Wash and Glowing Apricot Body Wash.

AVAILABILITY: About $12 to $14 for 30 oz. bottle at Whole Foods, Wegmans, Rite Aid, or Drugstore.com. Find where you can purchase at Jason-PersonalCare.com.

EDITORIAL NOTE: The products featured in this post were provided to Chesapeake Family’s About Face blog by the manufacturer or their public relations company for review. Chesapeake Family’s About Face blog posts are inspired by personal experience and opinion, and are not paid for or influenced by the manufacturer, PR company, or any other organization unless mentioned.

Photos by Roxana Hadadi.

Roxana Hadadi headshotIn middle school, Roxana Hadadi was a cosmetics-scorning tomboy; in high school, a glitter eye shadow- and black nail polish-loving trend kid; in college, obsessively committed to dying her hair unruly colors that upset her mom. Now a bit older and a bit more mature, she’s trying to figure out what hair, body and cosmetics products will work for her, you and your family in About Face, Chesapeake Family’s new beauty blog — and she’ll leave the sparkle makeup and neon highlights in the past. Roxana also writes movie reviews for Chesapeake Family’s Popcorn Parents blog.