Although I truly love a tonne of Bali Body products, I’ve found the brand’s personal care line to be a bit of a mixed bag.
Recently, I’ve tried Bali Body‘s new line of hair care, body care, and personal care products. While several of these products are high quality and perform wonderfully, I’m just not crazy about all of the products in this release. A lot of this is down to personal preference, but I’m always open and honest in my reviews. So I’m here to spill the tea.
Keep reading to find out which Bali Body personal care products are hits and which ones are misses in this genuine review.
What is Bali Body?
Bali Body is an Australian, vegan, and cruelty-free beauty company that creates nourishing and beneficial products for the skin.
Over 6 years ago, a young Australian couple had a vision to create natural and vegan friendly suncare products.Bali Body
The company is famous for its tanning products, like its Gradual Face Tan, but it also does an excellent range of skincare, personal care, and suncare products. Bali Body has created a tonne of ‘how to’ videos for people looking to apply the brand’s products in the best and most effective way.
Which Bali Body personal care products did I receive?
I received the following 7 Bali Body products to review:
- Body Wash
- Shower Oil
- Body Scrub
- Hydrating Shampoo
- Hydrating Conditioner
- Hydrating Sheet Mask
Below I’m going to discuss each Bali Body product individually and justify the reasons why a product made it onto my hit or miss list.
Bali Body hits
The Bali Body personal care products on my hit list are products that I’d happily purchase with my own money. I can see a noticeable difference in my skin when using these products and they perform really well.
Hydrating Sheet Mask
£8.95 for 1 sheet mask
The Bali Body Hydrating Sheet Mask is genuinely one of the nicest sheet masks I’ve ever tried.
Although I’m not a frequent sheet mask user, I enjoy how my skin feels after putting on a mask that’s packed with beneficial ingredients. And the Hydrating Sheet Mask truly is packed with some fantastic ingredients to make skin feel nourished and look more radiant.
It features hydrating glycerin and sodium hyaluronate (a form of hyaluronic acid), humectant butylene glycol, and skin-restoring powerhouse niacinamide to really lock moisture in and instantly make skin feel soft, smooth, and hydrated.
Some sheet masks can be gimmicky, but the Bali Body Hydrating Sheet Mask has seriously pulled through in revitalising my skin and instantly boosting luminosity.
My only criticism is that this sheet mask is definitely on the expensive side. However, I think as a pampering treat or a gift for a loved one, this is a winner.
Rating: 4.5 stars
I’d be very happy to use this moisturising sheet mask again.
£14.95 for 175g
Another product I’m really getting fantastic results from is the Bali Body Deodorant.
This natural aluminium-free deodorant is one of the most comfortable and effective ones that I’ve tried. Some natural deodorants I’ve used can have quite a firm and stiff formula, so when you apply them under your armpits, it can feel a bit rough or aggravate skin if you’re not careful. However, Bali Body’s formula is so smooth and really comfortable to apply. I’ve never experienced any skin sensitivity when applying the deodorant.
Most importantly, the Bali Body Deodorant does a fantastic job at preventing odour throughout the day. It’s really long-wearing. In fact, I’d argue that this lasts all day and even prevents odour when working out. It seriously has great longevity.
This natural deodorant has a lovely sweet scent too. It is fragranced, though, so that’s something to be mindful of if you’re sensitive to perfumed cosmetics.
My only criticism is that because this deodorant has quite a silky and wetter texture than other deodorants, it has a tendency to leave white patches on clothes if you’re not careful. A firmer consistency would probably prevent that. But I think this is quite a minor point for a deodorant that works so well and feels kind to the skin.
Rating: 4.5 stars
I’d happily buy the Bali Body Deodorant with my own money.
Bali Body misses
The Bali Body personal care products on my miss list are products that I wouldn’t buy with my own money, could do with some improvements, or just simply aren’t for me. Some of this is down to my preferences, but I don’t believe that some of these personal care products are up to Bali Body’s usual high quality.
£19.95 for 250ml
Unfortunately, the Bali Body Body Wash misses the mark for me.
As a basic body wash, this does an effective job of cleansing my skin. It has a subtle, pleasant, sweet, and slightly aromatic fragrance.
However, I’ve used drugstore body washes that are less than a quarter of the price, clean my skin just as well, and smell nicer too. Honestly, I love a really strong sweet scent in my body washes, so that’s 100% a personal decision. Think tropical and vanilla vibes. The Bali Body Body Wash is not as fragrant as I’d like it to be.
I also wish this body wash lathered up more. I feel like I have to use a lot of pumps for the product to lather up and thoroughly cleanse my body. It means I’m getting through the bottle really quickly – and it’s not cheap!
Bali Body says that the Body Wash is supposed to be luxuriously hydrating and soothing. If I’m honest, I don’t find it particularly moisturising or soothing. I was expecting more from a body wash that costs just shy of £20!
Rating: 2.5 stars
I’m not a fan of the body wash and have drugstore faves for about a fifth of the price that outperform this one. Sorry!
£22.95 for 250ml
The Bali Body Shower Oil is another product that I’m not impressed with.
I want to love this product, but I simply don’t. It’s described as a lavish, rich, and intensely nourishing shower oil that restores and repairs skin. While it helps hydrate the skin a little, it doesn’t compare to using a body lotion.
On me, the Shower Oil leaves a weird slime on my skin. And don’t get me started on how slippery this formula is! It’s a nightmare to rinse away in the shower – both off my skin and just out of the shower itself. I find it really oily and inconvenient to use rather than the luxe experience I was expecting.
I will say that I don’t think this shower oil is designed for my skin type. The skin isn’t dry or dehydrated. Perhaps on drier skin that needs a moisture boost, this Shower Oil would work wonders.
Rating: 2 stars
I’m not a fan of this shower oil and didn’t enjoy the experience at all.
£20.95 for 250ml
The Bali Body Body Scrub isn’t bad, but I’ve simply used better.
The scrub does a decent job of buffing away dead skin cells and making skin feel softer and smoother. As far as body scrubs go, the Bali Body one doesn’t feel too abrasive on the skin and is mildly hydrating.
What I’m not so keen on is the texture. It’s quite grainy and I find that once you start rubbing the scrub over your body, it sort of disintegrates, and the product falls apart in clumps. This is quite wasteful, as I don’t get to use the full amount of product due to the formula. Again, it means I’m getting through the bottle quickly. And it’s quite pricey!
Rating: 3 stars
I’ve used other body scrubs that do a better job of exfoliating my skin, making it fool more nourished, and feel better while I’m using them. Plus, this is quite an expensive body scrub, so I wouldn’t personally purchase this.
£18.95 for 250ml
I’d describe the Bali Body Hydrating Shampoo as simply “okay”.
I have a very oily scalp and would never pick a hydrating shampoo for my hair type. Often, nourishing shampoos will make my hair greasy really quickly, which I hate. This one, surprisingly, doesn’t make my hair get oily too quickly and doesn’t weigh down my straight fine hair either.
But, I’m just not mad about the shampoo. It cleans my hair well, and that’s about it. I don’t find it particularly hydrating, interestingly.
Again, I find that I have to use a lot of pumps of the shampoo for it to lather up properly and cover my scalp. Bali Body recommends using 2 pumps of the Hydrating Shampoo and massaging it into your scalp. I’m honestly using at least 8 pumps to feel like I can fully distribute shampoo throughout my scalp. This means the shampoo isn’t cost-effective, as I’m getting through it quicker than my usual shampoos.
Rating: 3 stars
The shampoo isn’t bad just nothing to rave about.
£18.95 for 250ml
I also find the Bali Body Hydrating Conditioner quite average.
The conditioner does an okay job of conditioning the ends of my hair. The texture is soft and silky. After using it, my hair feels a bit more hydrated and nourished. Honestly, though, I use very basic conditioners as my hair isn’t dry, dehydrated, or damaged, so I don’t need intense nourishment.
For this reason, I think the conditioner is pretty overpriced. It’s nothing special. I’ve used conditioners that cost about £3 and work just as well – if not better – than the Bali Body Hydrating Conditioner.
Rating: 3 stars
I wouldn’t purchase the conditioner with my own money.
Overall Bali Body personal care range verdict
Overall, I don’t think this personal care range is up to Bali Body‘s usual standard.
Let’s start with the positives.
I like the packaging and the modern neutral colour scheme. It makes a change to a lot of the body and hair care products you’d usually see when shopping! #ShelfieGoals
I’m a big fan of the Deodorant and Hydrating Sheet Mask. They both work really well, and I’d happily buy them with my own money. I particularly think the sheet mask is a standout, as it’s one of the best ones I’ve ever tried. It’s just a bit pricey!
Unfortunately, there are a fair few negatives in this review.
I think the personal care line is overpriced. In all of the products that are on the “miss” list, I can’t justify the pricing. The products don’t perform as well as some of my drugstore personal care faves but are about 4x the price.
And, to be honest, I just don’t think the products on my “miss” list are very effective. They don’t deliver on the luxurious claims and descriptions, and I haven’t seen any transformative results.
It’s a shame, as I’m usually a huge Bali Body fan, but this personal care line just missed the mark for me.
The Bali Body Hydrating Sheet Mask.