The Best Body Wash & Lotion: KLAVUU VS BOUQUET GARNI

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The YesStyle Beauty Lab

Now that we’re all stuck inside to prevent the spread of coronavirus and to #flattenthecurve, I have more time to focus on my incredibly long to-do list. That list includes tending to body care, which I always neglect during winter. Although my face might be oily, the rest of my body is dry!

To see which body wash and lotion are best for my dry skin, I’ve pitted KLAVUU’s Relief Pearlsation Signature Body Care Line against BOUQUET GARNI’s moisturizing body wash and lotion duo. KLAVUU only has one version of its body wash and lotion while BOUQUET GARNI offers five different fragrances: Cherry Blossom, Aqua Soap, Baby Powder, Lovely Rose and Floral Musk. I opted for the Cherry Blossom fragrance for the body shower and Aqua Soap for the lotion.

KLAVUU Relief Pearlsation Signature Body Wash VS BOUQUET GARNI Body Shower

KLAVUU Relief Pearlsation Signature Body Lotion VS BOUQUET GARNI Body Wash

  KLAVUU BOUQUET GARNI
Moisture Level: 44% 46%
Oil Level: 25% 23%
Main Ingredients: AQUAXYL™
White Flower Complex
Citric Acid
Floral Extracts
Fragrance: Top Note: Apple / Fruity
Middle Note: Rose / Jasmine
Base Note: Musk / Woody
Top Note: Cherry Blossom
Middle Note: Freesia / Powder
Base Note: Floral / Amber

KLAVUU Relief Pearlsation Signature Body Lotion VS BOUQUET GARNI Body Wash Moisture and Oil Levels

KLAVUU’s and BOUQUET GARNI’s body washes both have a pump applicator that’s easy to use in the shower. However, KLAVUU’s slimmer bottle fits better in my shower caddy. Both formulas lather easily into foam and I felt equally refreshed after using them. There wasn’t a huge difference in the moisture levels either. My skin’s moisture level was approximately 34% before using the body washes, and it jumped to 44% after I used KLAVUU’S body wash and 46% after I used BOUQUET GARNI. The oil levels were also quite similar: 25% after using KLAVUU’s body wash and 23% after using BOUQUET GARNI’s.

Both body washes have refreshing scents. KLAVUU’s mix of apple, jasmine and musk is headier while BOUQUET GARNI’s cherry blossom scent is on the delicate end of the spectrum. However, I found that the body wash from BOUQUET GARNI had a longer-lasting fragrance. This wasn’t surprising to me in the least since it’s what the brand specializes in. What was surprising was that the fragrance didn’t irritate my nose. It turns out that the formula is hypoallergenic and formulated with naturally derived ingredients.

 

KLAVUU Relief Pearlsation Signature Body Lotion VS BOUQUET GARNI Body Lotion

KLAVUU Relief Pearlsation Signature Body Lotion VS BOUQUET GARNI Body Lotion

  KLAVUU BOUQUET GARNI
Moisture Level: 74% 55%
Oil Level: 23% 16%
Main Ingredients: AQUAXYL™
White Flower Complex
Shea Butter
Glycerin
Fragrance: Top Note: Apple / Fruity
Middle Note: Rose / Jasmine
Base Note: Musk / Woody
Top Note: Soap / Floral
Middle Note: Powder / Fresh
Base Note: Sweet Woody

KLAVUU Relief Pearlsation Signature Body Lotion VS BOUQUET GARNI Body Lotion Moisture and Oil Levels

I usually skip out on body lotions as they tend to be sticky and leave my skin feeling icky. I’m always on the lookout for a body lotion that absorbs quickly into the skin.

The lotions from KLAVUU and BOUQUET GARNI have similar ingredients. KLAVUU’s formula contains patented ingredient AQUAXYL™, which is made of glycerin, sorbitol and D-panthenol. Shea butter is the main ingredient in BOUQUET GARNI’s body lotion, and one of the added ingredients in the Relief Pearlsation Signature Body Lotion. The body lotions are incredibly similar in texture and both absorb quite quickly into the skin. I was quite surprised to find that KLAVUU’s body lotion was significantly more moisturizing, leading to a 74% jump in my skin’s moisture level compared to BOUQUET GARNI’s 55%.

Although KLAVUU’s body wash and lotion have the same scent, the lotion’s fragrance is a lot more subtle. It also did not last as long as the Aqua Soap fragrance from BOUQUET GARNI. When I used the BOUQUET GARNI lotion, its pleasing aroma lasted well into the afternoon.

 

Final Verdict: The Best Body Wash & Lotion

If you’re looking to smell like spring all day long, then BOUQUET GARNI’s body wash and lotion are for you. They’re almost as moisturizing as the KLAVUU duo but have a leg up in terms of fragrance. Although their scents are long-lasting, they aren’t overpowering. KLAVUU’s body wash and lotion boast a subtle fragrance and their formulas provide skin with a more moisturizing finish. Another bonus is that KLAVUU’s products contain its signature ingredient AQUAXYL™ as well as Korean pearl extracts for added brightening effects.

All in all, I prefer BOUQUET GARNI’s body wash. Its sweet and soothing fragrance is a welcome treat during my hot showers and really helps calm the senses after a long day. On the other hand, KLAVUU’s lotion was a clear winner in terms of moisture levels. Both lotions are lightweight and don’t leave skin feeling clammy, but KLAVUU’s lotion is exactly what I was looking for to moisturize my dry skin.

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