“ Brand: Boots / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Moisturizes, „
Although I'm normally one to buy branded shower gels like radox and imperial leather, I like to try cheaper brands sometimes to see what they're like.
This shower gel comes in an upside down bottle with hook at the top, similar to other shower gels, so you can hang it on the shower. The Boots logo is big on the front of the packaging so you can spot it easily on the shelf. It says on the bottle that it'll be moisturising, which I didn't really expect it to do, as more expensive ones that have promised this, haven't worked. It only cost me 75p, because they're on offer, 2 for £1.50 which I thought was well worth it for two bottles of 250ml shower gel, even if they're not very good! Originally, they're meant to be £1.45 each (on 21.07.11) so it's quite a saving.
You can get the Boots therapy shower gels in different colours and smells. I got this one, and the energise one which is green, but I've yet to try that yet. Boots say this moisturising one contains jojoba oil, which is meant to be good for the skin. It has a nice floral smell, so I do think this is more suited to women.
Using the product:
I wet a scrunchie in the shower, put a walnut sized amount of this product onto it and lather it over my body. You can smell the fragrance of it straight away which is nice and it does lather really well. It's not too thick and goopy, nor too thin and runny which is great. It rinsed off easily and left me feeling clean and admittedly, a little softer, so I think the moisturiser actually worked for me.
I'd definitely recommend this product to others. It's much cheaper than the leading brands and is often of offers, like 2 for £1.50 or reduced in price. As it is a Boots product, you can only buy it in Boots stores which could be a pain if you don't live near to one, but you can get them from their website too. Overall, It left me feeling lovely and clean and it lasts well too, because you don't have to use loads of it. I think I'll definitely be buyinh this again when my two bottles run out, it's great value for money!
This product is clearly Boots's attempt to copy the Radox shower gels (there are also Therapy bubble baths in a similar packaging). It comes in the same 'upside-down' clear plastic bottle with a hanging hook, and the typeface and imagery on the label is very similar. I bought this in Boots because it was on offer at 2 for £2, making it much cheaper than my usual Radox. I thought 'how bad can it be?' and the answer is - not bad at all, in fact I think it's better than Radox.
It comes in various scent variants: I went for the 'moisturising' one which is white, and contains jojoba oil. This smells very similar to the white radox: floral and comforting, with a slight hint of baby powder. The consistency is just right: not so runny it slips through your hands, but easy to squeeze out of the container. I used mine with a shower puff and it lathered up a treat, much better than most 'named' brands. This was a definite plus for me as I like lots of froth and bubbles in my shower. It also rinsed off easily though and didn't leave any residue or oil on my skin.
When I had dried off, my skin felt lovely and soft, and the fragrance lingered for hours. It was lovely to catch a waft of every now and again. I actually did feel moisturised, which is rare with shower products as most leave my skin either too dry, or too greasy. This was perfect: I thoroughly recommend it.