Trader Joe’s Personal Care Product Roundup

Trader Joes personal care products

While Trader Joe’s (Aldi’s distant cousin) is known primarily for the food it sells, the grocer also offers some non-food items such as flowers, toilet paper, and personal care products. We’ve written before about some of the facial care products that Trader Joe’s sells. Here’s a look at a few other personal care items at TJ’s. We’ll update as we try additional products.

 

Trader Joe’s Refresh Citrus Body Wash

Trader Joe's Refresh Body Wash 1

Trader Joes Refresh Body Wash Ingredients

Trader Joe’s Refresh Body Wash Ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

This cost $2.99 for a 16-oz. bottle at the time of publication, or about 19 cents per ounce. The bottle describes this as a “unique aroma-therapeutic blend of orange blossoms and grapefruit.” It contains Vitamin C, and it is 100% biodegradable, with no animal testing and no animal products. Ingredients include but are not limited to: extracts of chamomile, ginseng, lemon grass and sage, essential oil of sweet orange, Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, essential oil of grapefruit, and essential oil of tangerine.

This has a nice sweet, citrusy scent and makes a good lather, and the price seems pretty reasonable. It’s a nice body wash to wake up to during a morning shower.

Trader Joe’s Nourish All-In-One Facial Cleanser

Trader Joe's Nourish Facial Cleanser 1

Trader Joe's Nourish Facial Cleanser 2

Trader Joe’s Nourish All in One Facial Cleanser directions and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

This cost $5.99 for an 8.45-oz. pump bottle at the time of publication, or about 71 cents per ounce. This is a dermatologist-tested cleanser and exfoliant that is marketed as being tearless and antioxidant rich. It says it cleans without any drying effects. It is a product of the U.S., contains green tea leaf extract, and has not been tested on animals.

To use it, massage a moderate amount of gel over dry or wet skin for several seconds. Rinse well with warm water. Can be used twice daily.

This is unscented, smelling simply like non-perfumed soap. It is a thick, clear gel that turns into a bubbly lather as you rub it into your skin. In that way, it is different from the facial wash I usually use, which is Aldi’s Lacura Hydrating Facial Cleanser, which is a white cream that does not lather. I like both cleansers just fine, and I keep them in the shower as an alternative to regular soap for faces.

Trader Joe’s Formula No. 3

Joshua contributed to this section.

Trader Joe’s No. 3 Ingredients and directions.

This large 32-ounce bottle costs $7.99, coming out to about 25 cents an ounce. I would imagine most people would be skeptical about a product that claimed to be a body wash, shampoo, and conditioner, since it’s hard to believe that a single product could do all of those things well.

Even after several days of using it, I’m still not quite sure what I think, but I can say that it seems to be serviceable enough. It lathers very well on both the head and the body: I only needed a single pump for my (admittedly short) hair and another pump for my body. It also seems to clean well, as my body and hair at least felt normal enough after I was done. That’s something.

I also like the smell. The fragrance has a sort of classic soap vibe, reminiscent of times I’ve walked into a gift shop at a state park. Ironically enough, that’s where I think a product like this might be useful: I could see myself packing No. 3 in a single bottle for a camping trip so I wouldn’t have to fuss with multiple bottles. Even at home, though, it’s not bad.

The Verdict:

While you wouldn’t think of Trader Joe’s as your go-to place for soaps and shampoos, we generally like what the store sells. Worth a look if you’re wanting to try something different.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Senior Editor for Aldi Reviewer. She enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and collecting house plants when she isn't busy shopping at Aldi.

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