Product Type: Asda Bath / Shower
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Asda Lime & Lemongrass Shower Gel
Member Name: jeffjen
Asda Lime & Lemongrass Shower Gel
Advantages: Lovely lime fragrance. Great product.
Disadvantages: Can't really smell any Lemongrass scent.
I have been quite a fan of Dove products when I purchase shower gel or body wash, but sometime last year I picked up a bottle of Original Source Lime shower gel and fell in love with it. I had been aware of Original Source shower gels and had tried some of them before, but Dove was still my favourite until I spotted the Lime Original Source shower gel. I love citrus fragranced bath and shower products and lime is my favourite citrus fragrance but it isn't something you see too often. Therefore I have stocked up on Lime Original Source whenever it has been on promotion and not found anything else which has came close to how much I love it, until last month...
I was shopping in Asda and needed some toiletries, including shower gel. They had my favourite Original Source Lime shower gel in stock but it is quite expensive when not on promotion and I am trying to make some savings when I can on my shopping, so I began browsing all the other shower gels on the shelves and quickly spotted this Lime and Lemongrass shower gel.
I think it was the striking lime coloured gel which made this product stand out, just as the Original Source shower gel does and I picked a bottle up for a closer look.
The shower gel is part of the Asda own brand range and so is reasonably priced at just 95p a bottle.
I decided to flip open the cap and a lovely lime fragrance which reminded me of my favourite Original Source shower gel was released. The strong lime scent appealed to me instantly and I decided there and then that I wanted to try this shower gel and so bought a bottle.
The scent reminded me of the Lime sweets you find in a packet of Starburst which is exactly what I thought about the Original Source product the first time I smelled the product. The difference here is that this shower gel is also meant to smell of Lemongrass too, although all I could personally smell was lime. Also the Original Source product is said to contain 40 limes in just one bottle of shower gel and this Asda product only states it contains extracts of Lime and Lemongrass but does not state how much.
Indeed Asda describe their Lime and Lemongrass shower gel as "Suitable for vegetarians, Lime and Lemongrass shower gel Zing! With splashes of mouth-watering lime and lemongrass natural extracts, our burst of seriously citrusy scents will start your day with a bang".
I could honestly not really find much difference between this Asda brand shower gel and Original Source, except that maybe Original Source smells a little stronger of limes but this Asda product was still more than adequate in the fragrance department.
I like to have a shower every morning and some mornings I feel quite tired before going to work and have found using a citrus based shower gel to be quite refreshing. I find it does really help to wake me up and start my day.
The gel is an illuminous looking green and smooth in consistency. It lathers up really well on my shower scrunchie, so I don't have to use a lot. I particularly love its lime scent (I am not sure I can detect any Lemongrass scent) and the fresh invigorating feel I get from using it.
The scent of limes remains on my skin for a little while after rinsing and drying and my skin is thoroughly cleansed. Also it doesn't seem to dry out my skin either so I can find nothing to complain about. The fact I find it so invigorating is a bonus for me and it is just the thing I need to get me going, especially on dark winter mornings.
Although it doesn't dry out my skin, I wouldn't say it moisturises your skin in the way some Dove products do, but I do use a moisturiser on my skin anyway. This is really more of a gel that wakes and refreshes you, enabling you to feel ready to start your day. I think it would be ideal to use when showering after taking part in sporting activities, such as gym sessions, running or swimming and also on hot days during warmer months or on holiday abroad.
Whilst I do think that Original Source Lime shower gel smells a little stronger than this and so the scent remains on your skin slightly longer too, I cannot really find any fault with this Asda Lime and Lemongrass shower gel, other than I cannot really detect any Lemongrass scent, but that does not bother me at all.
At 95p per bottle it is a great alternative to Original Source and I will certainly be buying this again.
Summary: A great alternative for fans of Lime Original Source shower gel.