Recent studies have shown the ideal shower experience has evolved over the years, with people seeking products that go beyond basic cleansing but craving more benefits in one step. Bar soaps are perceived to clean well, but can trade-off on delivering soft, smooth skin. Body washes are perceived to lather and nourish well while providing a great scent experience, but can trade-off on deep clean and exfoliation.
As a result, 34% of men and 44% of women in the U.S. say they are using both a bar and body wash in the shower, according to P&G.
“For over 130 years, from the launch of Ivory bar soap to the introduction of our body wash, Procter & Gamble has delivered innovative products based on evolutions in consumers’ needs,” said Stephanie Robertson, associate brand director, Procter & Gamble North America personal cleansing. “The rise of the ‘dual user’ was an indication to us that there is a void in the market, which is leading to compensating behaviors – people using both a bar and body wash. DUOs is our answer to reimagine the shower experience all together.”
The Duo has a flexible cleanser encapsulated by a two-sided cleaning implement—one side is smooth to soften and condition skin, while the other is scrubby to exfoliate. The flexible cleanser required a new formula consisting of the best cleaning powers of body wash and beauty bars as well as cellulose fiber to give the product its flexibility allowing it to conform to the body for an even closer clean. The scrubby side includes more than 10,000 microscrubbers that provide a deeper clean than a body wash puff, while the soft side provides a cotton-like feel for gentle cleansing.
Duo is available in Olay, Old Spice and Ivory featuring Olay and Old Spice’s most popular scents with Olay Soothing Orchid & Black Currant Spice Swagger and Pure Sport, and introducing a new scent from Ivory with Refreshing Clean. It is available now in select mass and food retailers and eCommerce nationwide for $9.99 - $12.99.