“ Brand: Boots / Texture: Cream / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body / What it does: Cleanses, „
Being a big Boots fan, and again shopping in Boots I decided to try one of their more expensive own brand shower gels, the Boots Therapy Range, mainly because they were on offer at £1 and they had an anti-stress one, perfect for a university student sitting exams.
The shower gel is anti-stress due to a few aromatherapy essential oils it contains, two in particular; roman chamomile ('relieves nervous tension and depression') and Neroli ('relives tension and aids relaxation'). Admittedly I have never heard of these oils before so had to look up their properties.
The produce comes in a clear, plastic bottle with a lid that doubles up as a in shower hanger. The liquid itself is quite a beautiful deep blue colour that stands out on the shelf. However the deep blue colour does look slightly manly and the scent does seem to be aimed more at men than women. The liquid is a good consistency, not runny, but neither was it too thick.
When using the body wash I recommend using a shower puff as it means you get a good lather that cover your whole body without having to use a lot. I found the body wash lavers up really easily, however I did not find that the body wash did any particular anti-stressing or moisturising, I just felt clean and like a smelt slightly manly, but body spray can sort that.
The body spray normal cost £1.49, but as I said I brought it for £1, however I would not buy it again for either price. It just didn't give me the results I wanted, I felt like the Boots Essential range gave better results. The scent was manly and the wash was just ordinary.
I recently bought some Boots Therapy shower gel when it was on buy one get one free. I had used the Boots Therapy range before, but it was a few years ago, I think, and couldn't remember whether it was any good or not. One of the varieties I bought was their 'Anti-Stress' one. I wouldn't say I am particularly stressed, but I don't sleep all that well, so anything relaxing is always good.
The bottle has recently changed from the one pictured above. It now comes in a sort of frosted plastic bottle that stands on it's base. You can clearly see the rich, blue coloured gel through the pack, and it has a blue and white label.
~About the product~
This shower gel contains the aromatherapy essential oils, roman chamomile and neroli.
Roman Chamomile is used to relieve nervous tension and depression and also has lots of benefits for the skin.
Neroli is produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree and is used in aromatherapy to relive tension and aid relaxation.
The gel is a lovely blue colour, and a nice consistency - not too thick, nor too runny. The smell, I thought was pretty masculine. Camomile is a quite a gentle scent, and I'm not sure what neroli smells like - although it is from a bitter orange tree, it does not have an orangey scent.
When I first used this I applied it directly to my skin. I found that I needed to use quite a lot and it just sort of slipped off my skin without making much of a lather. The second time I used it I read the back of the bottle which suggests using a shower puff or sponge, so used a shower puff.
I found that it lathered up really well this way and made a good foam. This also meant I had to use less, therefore making it more economical.
It left my skin feeling clean, but did not really seem to change my skin in any other way - it was not moisturising or drying for example. It left a subtle scent on my skin, which was nice, as it was not as strong as when I had used it.
I don't think this made me feel particularly relaxed, but as I said, I wasn't particularly stressed in the first place.
This costs £1.49 for a 250ml bottle and is only available from Boots.
I thought this was very middle of the road. The smell was nice, but a bit manly for me - I prefer something a bit more feminine. It did its job of cleansing and lathered well when using a shower puff. It didn't make any huge difference to the condition of my skin however.
When I needed a new shower gel last week I headed upstairs to my cupboard, which is still well stocked from Christmas, to make my choice.
I noticed that I had a Boots Anti Stress Therapy Shower Gel and, since life has been particularly stressful recently, I thought I would give it a go.
How much is it?
I didn't know how much this cost as it had been bought for me so I took a look at www.boots.com and found that the current price in Boots for 250ml of shower gel is £1.49. There is an offer on at the moment of buy on get one free and these offers come round quite regularly so keep an eye out and stock up when they're cheap. The other good thing is that by buying in Boots you get your advantage points too!
What does it look like?
The shower gel is deep blue in colour and comes in a clear plastic container. There is a hook on the top of the container which you have to twist off and then clip it onto the bottom of the container meaning that it then hangs upside down in the shower exposing the opening so that it can be used with ease.
The actual gel dispenser is one with the clear plastic disc covering the opening with a tiny hole in the centre which means that the shower gel does only come out when you give it a squeeze. This also means that, as there isn't a cover on the dispenser and it is at the bottom of the container, the gel won't ooze out while not being used and be wasted.
The label on the front of the container is in shades of blue and white showing clouds in a peaceful sky. It has the Boots logo in the top left hand corner and claims to make you 'feel calmed with roman chamomile and neroli essential oils'.
What does it smell like?
Well I do find it difficult to describe fragrances in words and I have no idea what Neroli should smell like anyway but suffice it to say this shower gel does smell good! It is a natural almost herby sort of fragrance - sorry, if you need to know more about the smell, I can only suggest that you pop into Boots and have a sniff! I'm sure that they won't mind!
Does it work?
Well I only have to use a small amount in my shower to get a lovely thick lather but then living on the edge of Snowdonia we do have very soft water and so I never need to use much of any of the shower gels or shampoos to get a good lather.
It lathers up well, smelling lovely and makes my skin feel soft and clean after using it. I do find the smell sort of relaxing, but I don't know if this is just power of suggestion knowing that it is supposed to be 'anti stress'.
A word of warning
As with most of these sorts of products the shower gel does carry a warning to avoid getting it in your eyes - if you do wash out immediately with cool, clean water, obvious I know but worth a mention just in case.
I do like this shower gel and would definitely buy it again.
De-stress with the aromatherapy essential oils roman chamomile and neroli / Leave your mind, body and soul feeling cleansed /