There are tons and tons of different body powders on the market today. 

Some of them are fairly cheap (under $15), others more expensive.

This article will compare and show you the best body powder under $15. 

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The Contenders & How to Judge Them

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There are four body powders that are all fairly high rated, they are (with links to their individual reviews):

To determine the best overall body powder, we need to compare how each powder stacks up against each other in categories such as: 

  • How much product per container (grams)
  • How many varieties of scents are offered, as well as non-scented varieties
  • Is it talc or non-talc?
  • The product itself, how long it lasts, how it feels

Which Body Powder Contains the Most Product?

This category should be fairly straight forward. 

We want as much body powder product as we can get for under $15. Sounds simple enough?

Let's use a table so we can more easily compare everything. ​

Woody Body Powder

Ora's Amazing

Clubman Pinaud

Gold Bond Ultimate

Size

142g

73g

255g x3 = 765g

283g x2 =566g

As you can see, for under $15 you can get a 3 pack of Clubman Pinaud which will give you an astonishing 765g of body powder, nearly 10x as much as what you get for a single bottle of Ora's Amazing. 

If we award each category's best with 4 points, and the worst with 1 points, we should have an outcome (thus far) that looks like this: 

Woody Body Powder

Ora's Amazing

Clubman Pinaud

Gold Bond Ultimate

2 points

1 point

4 points

3 points

Which Body Powder Has the Most Scents? 

Having lots and lots of product is one thing, but if it's a ton of product that you don't even want, then it's rather useless

Thus, we also need to compare which body powders have the most variety of scents and fragrances. 

Let's compare. ​

Woody Body Powder

Ora's Amazing

Clubman Pinaud

Gold Bond Ultimate

  • Citrus IPA
  • Menthol/mint
  • Cedarwood
  • Unscented
  • Unscented
  • Blissful Earth
  • Traditional "barbershop"
  • Chamomile 

And our updated rankings thus far (tie splits the point). 

Woody Body Powder

Ora's Amazing

Clubman Pinaud

Gold Bond Ultimate

6 points

4 point

5 points

4 points

Which Body Powder is Talc?

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With all the recent press regarding the potential safety hazards of applying talc powder (especially for women), there has been a trend over the past few years to move away from talc based powders and instead use non-talc based powders, most of which are based on cornstarch. 

Although there are certainly some benefits to using talc, the biggest of which is that it is simply the best at keeping you dry, for the purposes of this comparison we will compare which powders are talc, and which are non talc. ​

Talc powders ​get 0 points, and non-talc based powders get 1. 

Woody Body Powder

Ora's Amazing

Clubman Pinaud

Gold Bond Ultimate

Talc or non-talc

Non-talc

Non-talc

Talc

Non-talc

And again, our updated rankings. 

Woody Body Powder

Ora's Amazing

Clubman Pinaud

Gold Bond Ultimate

7 points

5 point

5 points

5 points

How Each Body Powder Compares Against the Others

Just as you want as much (non-talc) product as possible, with as many scents as possible, all of that is essentially meaningless if the product itself is useless. 

Let's compare how each of these body powders stack up. ​

Woody Body Powder

Ora's Amazing

Clubman Pinaud

Gold Bond Ultimate

  • Heaviest and thickest
  • Least likely to leave a "cloud of dust"
  • No animal testing
  • A bit grainy
  • Like Woody, doesn't leave a "cloud of dust"
  • No animal testing
  • By far the most natural of all the body powders, no cornstarch
  • Very fine and smooth to the touch

    The silkiest and smoothest of all the body powders

    Overall Rankings

    Here are the updated rankings so far: 

    Woody Body Powder

    Ora's Amazing

    Clubman Pinaud

    Gold Bond Ultimate

    8 points

    6 point

    8 points

    9 points

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    This is looking at the total picture; how much product you get, how it feels, how many scent varieties and talc vs. non-talc. 

    All in all, it definitely looks like Gold Bond Ultimate Comfort is the best overall body powder worth your money

    This is however assuming that everyone puts equal weight on each of the four above categories. An assumption which most likely most people don't adhere to.

    I personally prefer Woody and Ora's Amazing simply because of their organic nature and their scents. The amount of product that I get in each bottle is of far less importance to me. ​

    So, if you're simply looking for the best body powder under $15, you really can't go wrong with Gold Bond Ultimate. If you are looking for something a little more specific, go through our categories and see how they compare. 

    You will probably end up picking something else!

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