Should you use body wash on your face

You're in a rush to get out of the shower. You need a quick face wash. You glance over at your favorite Vitabath® Body Wash and wonder if you could save some time by simply slathering it on your face and rinsing. It's not a harsh bar of soap, after all. Should you use body wash on your face? Well, the answer depends on your skin.

First, how sensitive is your skin? If you're prone to breakouts or have eczema, you may want to stick to your tried-and-true facial cleanser.

If you don't have sensitive skin, however, keep in mind that y our face needs special care, and you should take care to do what feels best for your skin. There are many Vitabath lovers who have no trouble using our enriching body wash as a face wash in a pinch without any reactions — and that leads into the next question you should ask.

What type of body wash are you thinking of using on your face? Not all body washes were created equal. Some contain chemical dyes and artificial fragrances that could irritate the skin on your face where the rest of your body doesn't have any reaction whatsoever. Others contain drying ingredients that could remove natural oils that are important for elasticity, hydration, retention of moisture and protection against environmental pollutants. Your face is more sensitive than other areas of your skin, and it's exposed to the elements more often as well, so it's important to know what's in your body wash before you consider using it to wash your face.

Chemical dyes and artificial fragrances are not present in Vitabath Body Washes , which contain antioxidant-rich superfruits like mangosteen, coffee, noni, goji, green tea and pomegranate as well as Vitamins A, B3, C, E and provitamin B5. Our body washes also incorporate natural ingredients like fruit extract and essential oils for fragrance, so they won't irritate your skin.

After considering these questions, you may decide to use body wash on your face after all. We recommend doing so sparingly at first. Try it out on a small patch of skin near your ear and then watch to see if there are an adverse reactions. If not, go ahead and slather Vitabath Body Wash on your face anytime you'd like. If you do see any breakouts or undesirable effects on your skin, you'll want to stick to specifically formulated facial wash for your face, but you can still pamper your body with Vitabath body washes and shower gelées. They're designed to nourish and moisturize your skin for an allover healthy feeling.

Vitabath Body Wash and Shower Gels are designed to cleanse your skin while infusing it with an array of carefully selected antioxidant-rich superfruits, including goji, noni, coffee, pomegranate, mangosteen and green tea. Our luxury bath products are also rich in essential skin-nourishing vitamins A, B3, C, E and pro-vitamin B5. The icing on the cake is our beautiful scents. We're sure there's one that fits your style.

Our body washes offer a carefully crafted mix of aromatic nuances and skin-conditioning elements. Try our popular Lavender Chamomile for a soothing lavender scent infused with warm vanilla. Coconut lovers can opt for our Heavenly Coconut Crème™ or Coconut Noir™ varieties. Those who like a more fruity scent might try our Pomegranate Bellini Blush™.

Other great choices include the refreshing Green Tea & Sage or Cool Spearmint & Thyme™, Cucumber & White Tea, Lime Citron, Pomegranate & Blood Orange and Luscious Lemon Crème™, which smells like a warm lemon cupcake.

They come in 10-ounce tubes and are free of parabens, propylene glycol, phthalates and dyes. They're also available in our Body Wash Trio Set, with one-ounce tubes of our most popular varieties: Lavender Chamomile, Pomegranate Bellini Blush™ and Heavenly Coconut Crème™.

Our moisturizing bath and shower gelées, first developed by European skincare specialists in 1957, offer an unparalleled experience. They're milder on the skin than bar soap, and they include half as much water and twice as many essential nutrients as competitor brands. The end result is a sensational cleansing experience that cannot be duplicated.

Vitabath luxury shower gels enliven your senses with choices like Original Spring Green™. This classic variety is all-time customer favorite featuring an aromatic blend of pine, patchouli and rosewood. Spa Skin Therapy™ delights the senses with a blend of florals, white musk and spice. Plus for Dry Skin™ is an extra-moisturizing blend of jasmine and sweet violet with spice and soft white musk.

Vitabath Orchid Intrigue™ Shower Gelée offers the seductive scents of orchids and amber velvet layered with sugared musk and jasmine. Our Spa Skin Therapy™ Gelée is a subtle blend of florals and citrus with an alluring undertone of sandalwood.

Vitabath Fresh Citrus Twist features an artful blend of citrus scents with hints of jasmine and bergamot.

Vitabath shower gels are not only sensational in their fresh scents, but rich in healthy ingredients designed to help maintain the skin's natural protective coating - the best of both worlds in bath and shower products. Key healthy elements include biotin, sunflower oil, lanolin oil and horse chestnut extract, plus vitamins A and E for maximum skin conditioning.

Our gels are paraben-free. Sizes vary, but most come in 32-ounce and 21-ounce sizes. Our more popular varieties come in affordably priced gallon sizes for long-lasting use.

We also offer our Everyday Set in Original Spring Green™, Spa Skin Therapy™ and Plus for Dry Skin™. This gift set includes a 10.5-ounce Moisturizing Bath & Shower Gelée, a 10-fluid-ounce Moisturizing Lotion and a foam-enhancing pouf. It's the perfect gift for anyone.

Keep in mind that Vitabath's products are never tested on animals, so you can feel good about putting them on your body. And our quality promise means you feel confident in your purchase too.