As anyone who has ever experienced a runner’s high or the feeling of invincibility that comes after lifting weights will tell you, those post-workout endorphins are real. And once those feel-good chemicals have faded, the soreness in your muscles feels very real, too. Degree wants to help you squash those pains with its new Maximum Recovery collection of bath and shower products. Jumping on the gender-free grooming category, the line is designed to be unisex. Degree, a Unilever brand, has until now focused on deodorants.
As the brand’s very first shower and bath range, the Degree unisex launch taps the power of the hot water in your shower to help your muscles reset and your mind recharge, while wiping away germs and bacteria that tend to come with a serious sweat session. True to its name, Degree Maximum Recovery line also utilizes Epsom salts and electrolytes to get your body back into fighting shape. Plus, the products spotlight mood-boosting fragrance technology. That might seem like a better fit for the women’s product category, but Degree is betting that there are enough guys who are at least curious about aromatherapy to give Maximum Recovery a try.
I was able to test out these new bath and shower products from Degree, and overall I had a very positive experience. Before your next workout, check out the options from the Degree unisex launch.
1. Degree Maximum Recovery Epsom Salt + Eucalyptus Extract Body Wash & Soak
There’s a reason you want to turn up the heat in your shower after a workout: Hot water naturally helps your muscles recuperate and this body wash and soak gives that concept an extra boost, easing stiff and sore muscles. The formula can either be used as a body wash in the shower or as a soak in the tub and is infused with Epsom salt, electrolytes and eucalyptus extract. Tough on sweat but gentle on skin, it’ll leave you feeling clean and moisturized. Not into eucalyptus? There are seven other scents to choose from.
2. Degree Maximum Recovery Epsom Salt Muscle Soak
After a tough workout, nothing feels better than a hot bath and a long soak. The Degree unisex launch takes that up a notch by including Epsom salt to put sore muscles at ease. There are two versions to choose from. The Lavender Extract + Electrolytes Epsom Salt Muscle Soak is best before bedtime, since lavender is famous for its snooze-inducing magic and will instantly help you relax. Then there’s the Menthol + Electrolytes Epsom Salt Muscle Soak, which spotlights menthol to deliver a cooling, tingling sensation on skin.
3. Degree Maximum Recovery 3-in-1 Body Bar
Clear skin and a clear mind will be yours when you suds up with this three-in-one body bar. The triple threat is designed to work on the body, hands and face, providing a deep clean to wash away sweat, oil and germs after being active. The nourishing formula is available in four scents: Epsom Salt + Citrus Extract Deep Clean Bar, Epsom Salt + Lavender Extract Deep Clean Bar, Epsom Salt + Menthol Deep Clean Bar and Epsom Salt + Ginger Extract Deep Clean Bar.
4. Degree Maximum Recovery Massage Bar
A sports massage is a dream come true for easing post-workout aches. But getting a rubdown isn’t as easy these days. The next best thing from the Degree unisex launch is this massage bar of soap, which is like a foam roller for the shower. Those little nubs rub the right way to ease tension and tight spots. Choose from two options: The Epsom Salt + Eucalyptus Extract Massage Bar or Epsom Salt + Charcoal Extract Massage Bar.
5. Degree Maximum Recovery 10 XL Body Wipes
No time to shower after your workout? No problem. These generously sized body wipes are a great alternative. Sized to accommodate your entire body and strong enough for some serious swipes, they have a special texture to get rid of sweat, dirt and oil, leaving you feeling instantly cleansed and fresh. Made with 100% naturally derived fibers, they even swipe away odor-causing bacteria. There are two scents to pick from: Eucalyptus Extract Body Wipes and Menthol Body Wipes.