Review: DONA by Jo Body Wash and Body Mist Lotion

DONA is a fairly new line of bath products made by the lubricant company System Jo. The DONA products come in various aphrodisiac infused scents, and I received the goji berry Body Wash and camu camu Body Mist lotion among other DONA products to try. I have already reviewed the DONA Blue Lotus Bath Salts.

The Goji Berry Body Wash comes in a purple pump bottle and has a fresh fruity goji berryfragrance. It produces a good lather and leaves my skin feeling clean, although not very moisturized. Before using the DONA Body Wash I was using Aveeno, which definitely moisturized my skin more. I’ve still used the DONA Body Wash because it works well enough and smells nice, and honestly I’m not that picky when it comes to bath products.

Ingredients:

Purified Water (Aqua), Sodium C 14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium Chloride, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) berry, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed, Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí) Fruit, Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Fruit, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf, Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Pericarp Extracts, Propanediol, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazone, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

The Camu Camu Body Mist lotion comes in a yellow spray bottle and has a sweet, earthy scent that reminds me of vanilla. I like that the mist rubs easily into my skin and doesn’t leave me feeling super greasy. The light moisturizing spray is a great product for spring and summer (especially in Texas’ extreme heat and humidity) because it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing a typical lotion which often makes me feel slimy when I start sweating. I don’t think I’d use it much in the winter though because I like using thick lotions that are more moisturizing and lasting like cocoa butter when my skin is extremely dry.

Ingredients:

Purified Water, Caprylic Capric Glycerides, Polyglycerol-6 Dioleate, Glyceryl Caprylate Caprate, Propanediol, Saccharide Isomerate, Passion Fruit (Passiflora Edulis) Seed Oil, Rice Bran (Oriza Sativa) Oil, Açaí (Euterpe Oleracea) pulp Oil, Babassu (Orbignya Oleifera) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Myrciaria Dubia (Camu Camu) Fruit, Fragrance

Overall I liked the DONA by Jo Body Mist Lotion more than the Body Wash, and would be more inclined to buy it in the future.  Although I researched the ingredients for the DONA by Jo Blue Lotus Bath Salts review, I decided not to spend the time going through all of the ingredients on these 2 products since I don’t use them internally, and I don’t typically research all of the ingredients in external use bath products. Still, it would have been nice if DONA provided short ingredient explanations for the non-familiars (I have no idea what Cocmidopropyl Hydroxysultaine is for example), especially since DONA products are marketed as natural and cruelty free.

One thought on “Review: DONA by Jo Body Wash and Body Mist Lotion”

  1. Juliette

    I believe the “mystery” ingredient you sight is a form of vitamin E. I agree it is much nicer to simply read an ingredient list that includes “translations”. That said there are places (I live in one, and do sell hand-made soap professionally) where providing the common language words of ingredients on a label is not legal. (Height of stupidity in my opinion, but it is supposed to make ingredient lists Exact.) Most of the other unpronounceable ingredients are things that allow oil and water to blend into one, something they cannot do naturally, and in the case of the Mist also allow it to be of the right thickness to spray easily and dry quickly.

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