Whether you like it or not, you have nether regions. Some of us are proud of them, some ashamed, and some could really care less either way. No matter what, though, sometimes these bottommost territories need to have some attention paid to them. You know what I’m talking about; sometimes it gets a little swampy down there, and sometimes a little worse. That’s why this series on body powders is being written; so you can know what your options are, and so you can know that you don’t have to smell like a freshly powdered baby every time you feel the need to set your junk free within its occasionally clammy confines.
Enter Balla Body Powder For Men. Balla has been in the man-specific body powder business longer than anyone, since 2005, in fact. For a couple of years they ruled the roost unchallenged. Now the daddy of all men’s body powders has a number of challengers (as you can see by clicking here), but it refuses to show its age among the newcomers.
Like the product in the preceding product test, these powders contain talc, zinc oxide and fragrance (except for the unscented version) as their base. However, Balla has added zinc stearate to the mix which makes it super-silky to the touch, as well as imparting an impressive level of water resistance. For their “Tingle Formula,” Balla has added oils of eucalyptus, peppermint, and rosemary to the aforementioned base, and though it doesn’t actually tingle, really, there is a noticeable cooling sensation that makes it the favorite of the three Balla Powders tested.
Balla makes a very slick body powder no matter which flavor you choose (Original, Tingle Formula or Fragrance Free). According to my delicate olfactory system, the original formula has a bit too much fragrance that can be easily detected by others even when fully clothed, and when the pants are off (for whatever reason), the fragrance might even be considered a little overbearing. That said, the smell of it is by no means offensive, it’s clean, masculine, dare I say, expensive smelling fragrance comes on a little strong, and lasts from shower to shower, but it is just not for me. I think a good fragrance should mix well with one’s body chemistry, not try to manhandle it. The tingle version is much more subtle and has that nice cooling effect, and the fragrance free just does its job quietly, behind the scenes, without asking for any attention at all, or begging for praise.
If you feel the need to get your hands on some of Balla’s powders you can do so by going to http://www.groominglounge.com/ which, by the way, has a huge selection of other men’s personal care products if you happen to be in the mood for a little shopping.
Full disclosure: These products were provided at no cost for the purpose of testing/reviewing. To think otherwise would be unrealistic.