“ Brand: Asda / Texture: Cream / Type: Shower Cream / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
I stumbled upon this shower cream when I was in Asda a few weeks ago. I'd run out and needed to replace my usual body wash with something new. I have been really short of cash recently and so I was on the lookout for an item which would be good value.
I spotted this on the shelf next to a variety of branded shower gels and creams - all of which were considerably more expensive, despite being sold in a lower volume. I paid just 69p for 400 ml of this shower cream, which in my opinion was a real bargain, considering that brands like Palmolive and Radox cost £1 for 250 ml.
I was happy to buy this Asda shower cream as it was low cost, appeared to be good value and had a decent appearance - the packaging was minimalist but not in a 'Smart Price' kind of way, more in a clean, minimalist and soothing sort of way. The bottle is transparent so you can actually see the shower cream inside, and has the product name and description written in a very calming and soothing blue colour.
Now as this was only 69p for quite a large volume of shower cream I was not expecting that this product would be excellent for its purpose but like I said, I have been on a really tight budget recently so I was trying to keep an open mind. The first thing which you don't seem to get as a result of its low cost is a container which has a good functional design. Although the aesthetics of the product is quite nice, I found that this container didn't hang very well on the shower hook where I usually keep these types of products. The container of this shower cream does have a rather bulky handle, yet it is not substantianal enough to support the weight of this large volume. Having said that, as long as you are a little more careful with hanging this on and taking it off the shower hook (if that is how you like storing these items) then it's not that much of a big deal.
Now in terms of how this product fares with regards to what it is meant for...you need to remember it only costs 69p - it is quite runny, runnier than most branded shower creams and gels. I did wonder at first whether this was because it is technically a shower cream and not a gel, and that maybe shower gels are thicker than creams? Oh I don't know, but this shower cream is very runny. So much so, that when you open the lid, you don't even need to squeeze it, as the stuff comes dribbling out.
With such a runny product, there is quite a bit of wastage, as you will find yourself letting out more shower cream than you intend to. Saying that though, I find I don't need much as it does lather up quite well, and a little really does go a long way. Plus when you have 400 ml to play with, it doesn't run out too quickly either!
The shower cream smells really lovely, and this is definitely one of the best things about it. I would say that it smells a little of coconut milk, with a touch of musk thrown in. I find it to be very calming. Rather than being a 'refreshing' wash therefore (which it actually says it is on the front of the product) it is more of a relaxing and calming wash in my opinion.
After washing with this shower cream my skin feels nice and soft which to be honest I think is fantastic, because again it is only 69p! I know have stressed how cheap it is quite a few times but it really is nice to find that it leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth after washing considering it is a product that doesn't cost too much. In addition the lovely scent of this shower cream lingers for at least an hour or two after showering.
- Great value product at 69p for 400 ml
- Gorgeous coconut milk and musk scent
- Leaves skin feeling nice and soft after showering
- A little on the runny side but you don't need to use too much to work up a lather!