H2O+ Sweet Berry Body Balm and Bath Gel Aren’t Regular Lifesavers

Published in: Product Reviews, Skin Care

Before sniffing H2O+’s new Sweet Berry shower gel and body balm, I would have thought it absurd that a candy company would ever collaborate on a bath/beauty product. Now, I’m not so sure.


Since I know that LifeSavers didn’t partner with H2O+ this year, there must be another explanation for why H2O+’s new Sweet Berry Moisturizing Body Balm ($11.50) and Shower & Bath Gel ($9) smell so much like LifeSavers Gummies, incidentally one of my favorite candies in the world.

Maybe there was an accident one day in the H2O+ labs… What if a technician who was working on the new products had an open bag of gummies in his shirt pocket? If he had leaned forward a little too far and let one plop down into his beaker, that could explain the remarkably similar scents.

Yeah, probably not. But still — it would be kinda cool if that’s how it happened. πŸ™‚

When it comes to bath and body products, I usually prefer citrus and floral scents, so I was surprised to like H2O+’s new Sweet Berry Moisturizing Body Balm and Shower & Bath Gel so much.

While sweet, they don’t overwhelm my sensitive nose. I find them light and fresh, and not anywhere near as cloying as the berry-themed body products I’ve tried from Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works.

Of course, scent is a matter of personal preference, but that’s the beauty of beauty products like these. We can sniff sample them before choosing to bring them home.

Shower & Bath Gel ingredients

The Shower & Bath Gel feels a little thicker and stickier than I normally like and does take a while to rinse, but it certainly cleans well, probably due in part to the inclusion of TEA-Lauryl Sulfate, a potent, but sometimes irritating, cleanser. It hasn’t bothered me, but it’s just something to note.

As a side, I’ve been using it as a shave cream for my legs, and for that I think it rocks.

The Moisturizing Body Wash also gets the job done. I like that it doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily or greasy, and it’s pretty quickly absorbed.

This is pretty random, but one of the ingredients, citronellol, sounds a lot like citronella, which appears in many mosquito repellants. Apparently, it’s closely related. It appears here because of its rose-like fragrance, but who knows? It might even help to keep pesky mosquitoes away…although I’m not sure I’m brave enough to test that theory. πŸ™‚


Body Balm ingredients

Oh, and one of my favorite things about both of these tubes is how cute they look in the shower.

PRICE: $9-11.50 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at H2O+ stores and also online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jessi says:

    I’m not big on berry scents either. They usually smell too sweet for me. But if something smells like LifeSavers, I’m all over it!
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  2. Danielle N says:

    These are soo pretty, love the color!

    I also wanted to thank you for making more of a point to mention when the products you review have harsh chemicals in them. A lot of people aren’t aware of them and I appreciate that you’re helping to make others aware πŸ™‚
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  3. Trisha says:

    I LOVE candy scents. This is totally up my alley. (And Lifesaver Gummies are super yummy!)
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  4. Vijaya says:

    I don’t know about the candy scent thing. xP
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  5. Vonvon says:

    I like berry scents for my bath and body products too. πŸ™‚
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  6. gio says:

    Mmm, I’m not sure I would like the candy scent, but the packaging is very pretty.

  7. Cindy says:

    LOL! That reminded me of that episode of Seinfeld when they drop the Junior Mint during surgery!! I imagined the same slow motion falling candy πŸ™‚
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    • Karen says:

      Okay, so I just started watching Seinfeld this year (lame, I know), and I caught that episode a few weeks ago. It’s HILARIOUS! OMG, the slow motion candy, LOL!

  8. Nina says:

    i lovelove candy scents, however, im pretty sure im allergic to TEA Lauryl Sulfate. which kinda sucks because on the one hand, i need the mosquito repellant effects of citronellol.

    mosquitoes love to bite me. :/

    • Karen says:

      You and me both! I took Tabs out for a walk a few days ago and I had to cut it short because the mosquitos were in full force. πŸ™ They loooove my blood. El Hub, on the other hand, never gets bitten. Not fair!

  9. the moment i see the word “berry” i don’t bother :p. i’m really NOT a fan. but i confess, i am intrigued! my sense of smell is quite sensitive, too, so maybe it won’t bother me so much (at least not the bath gel since those don’t typically stick around for too long).
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  10. Hayan says:

    I recently discovered H2O+ and just ordered their Sea Mineral Mud Mask a couple days ago! From their website it seemed like they have a pretty extensive spa line. I’m hoping I’ll like the mask and order some of their spa products soon!

  11. Kim says:

    I’ve tried a few things from H2O but I haven’t been crazy about them, especially for the price. Speaking of Lifesavers, do you know what I really miss? The original tropical fruit packs that had Coconut, Banana, Pineapple, Tangerine (I can’t remember the 5th). They have a revised Tropical now as well as a Hawaiian Fruits, but not my childhood Tropical. It makes me sad. OK, moving on now. πŸ™‚

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