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I first used this shower gel a few years ago when I decided to purchase some Gillette products as part of an offer in Boots. I have bought the shower gel a number of times over the years and it's the best shower gel I have used from Gillette. It can be found in the supermarkets, Boots and other similar stores and can regularly be found with a number of deals like buy one get one free or a cut price so it's worth giving it a try. It's usually around about £2 but I have seen it for less on one of these deals which for me is an excellent price for a product of this quality. The Bottle has the distinctive Gillette look and Arctic Ice is shown on the front of the bottle.
**The Shower Gel**
Like many Shower Gels, the Gillette Arctic Ice is a Blue colour and has an instant scent which is rather nice and masculine. It's a clean and fresh scent which works well. Like many popular shower gels on the market this one is long lasting and you don't need much gel to do the job whether you are showering or bathing. The scent is also available in a deodorant, shave gel and also aftershave which is where the aftershave link comes in with it's rather nice scent. Using this shower gel is a nice feeling and leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh and importantly leaves you smelling rather good with a lingering, subtle scent which pleases throughout the day.
This is an excellent shower gel which does a very good job for a decent price. It leaves your skin feeling fresh and leaves a very pleasant scent. I would recommend this to any man who likes Gillette products and uses a Gillette shaving gel or foam at the moment. It's an ideal shower gel and I would say why not give it a go. You can smell the scent from opening the bottle so why not give it a whiff next time you see it and it might just be your kind of shower gel. If you like it then why not get the accompanying Gillette Arctic Ice products in the range.
Before I started using Lynx more in the Shower, I was always using Gillette products. I do still use them now and again and usually for Christmas I will at least get 1 of these Gift Sets, but I don't care much what it is, as long as it cleans me then it's ok.
You can pick this 150ml bottle of Shower Gel up in most Supermarkets and discount Chemists for around £1.80. It's alright priced.
This is a black plastic bottle. The plastic is quite thick and although it is easy enough to squeeze the bottle, it is a bit harder than other Shower Gel bottles i've used. Still ok to grip with wet hands but the sides of this bottle are quite smooth and not grooved like the Lynx ones.
The Gel is thick and this bottle lasts a long time. The wife's got me into using a Shower Puff and they are alright for cleaning and turning a small amount of Shower Gel into a large mass of Bubbles.
The smell of this is really nice. It has a good masculine scent to it, and the wife sniffed this and said she likes the scent but would never use it on herself as it's too male - that's ok with me since it is my Shower Gel. It smells crisp, clean and just a nice fresh smell. It does the job and I had actually forgot how nice a Shower gel this is. I may have to buy it more.
A nice crisp, clean Gel which is recommended by me.
Imagine going into the shower and coming out smelling like a polar bear, wouldn't you just love that? Well perhaps not a polar bear, they might be quite musty and stale, but imagine if you could capture that refreshing cool sensation of walking around the arctic. What, you've never walked around the arctic? Gillette are probably counting on most prospective buyers never having set foot in the arctic, so you probably wouldn't be able to make much of a comparison!
The shower gel is part of their shower and bath range and is aimed at the male market, though I guess ladies might like it too. First things first, thumbs up for the sleek and minimal packaging. Nothing fancy, but an easy to stand bottle with a flip-top lid, making for minimal mess in the shower.
The gel dispenses smoothly and like with their shaving gel, less is often more, so you do not need much before you can work up a sufficient lather. It comes out looking rather like the shaving stuff actually, a satisfying bluey purple. Perhaps this chilling colour will make you think of the cooler climes!
The smell is invigoratingly fresh and if used first thing in the morning, it will clear the sinuses and alert the senses. If used at night, it will refresh and recharge and rid you of any lingering odours! The smell is potent enough to kick start your brain and it will wake you up for sure. It is suitable for all body parts, though I would not use it for the hair. Does it smell of the arctic though, I cannot answer that, but you will be motivated by the breezy sea aroma which it gives off.
A bottle can vary between two and three pounds depending on which store you get it from, but it is widely available.
During my time here on Dooyoo I have written a few reviews on men orientated products. Not because I have previously been a man or have aspirations to be one by the way! I live with a man all be it my Step-Father and I'm forgetful! I go to the shower and get myself all wet and constantly forget to take my shower gel in the bathroom with me. Now why don't I keep my shower gel in the bathroom like a 'normal' person I hear you think? Well cos my mum uses cheap stuff and of course if mine is in there (I buy only good stuff!) she'll think nothing of using it and like me she is heavy handed with stuff! So more often than not (if I'm not leaving the house of course) I'll use his shower gel. I mean it's not like I'm going to bed with a man after using it or going clubbing or anything and I just want to be clean after-all lol.
The gel is in a bottle much like what is shown on the photograph at the top of this page. It's dark grey and a sort of oblong in shape with a flip top opening to the bottom of it and raised plastic to the sides of it to create a 'grip' for ease of use. On the front label I'm told it is Gillette Triple (x3) Action System Shower Gel 'Arctic Ice'. On the back of the bottle other information includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients, size and contact details for The Gillette company are all given besides lots of information given in different languages. It's a masculine, no nonsense bottle that is easy to handle and feels like quality when handling it.
The Gel Itself:
Well the gel itself is a rich turquoise, transparent consistency. It's not so runny that if you accidentally left the flip top opening undone it would pour out but it isn't a firm one either. You simply give the bottle a gentle squeeze and out it shoots easy enough type of thing.
With this you only need a really small blob and of course you apply it to damp/wet skin with whatever method you wish to. I applied about the size of a 5p onto my scrunchy and rubbed it over my wet skin and it foamed up into really soft and moisturising, rich thick white lather in a couple of seconds.
The smell of this again, is of course very masculine. It smells like an aftershave really and is rather strong but modern and very pleasant indeed. I can only describe this fragrance as sort of sea fresh and blue! To me as well this is unusual as it has a slight mentholness to it and an undertone of sweetness. Whatever the aroma is it's crisp, fresh, clean and although very rich it remains light due to the menthol!
So, where was I lol. Yes...so I found it very cleansing, nicely fragranced though a bit butch for a girly girl like me. I found it cooling on the skin, very cleansing and I even managed to shave my bits and bobs with it. When it came to rinsing it off that was easy and of course then all I was left to do was dry myself off.
I was left clean and felt very refreshed indeed after using this. My skin was left really soft and subtle though I couldn't feel any residue on my skin and the smell lingered on me for a good few hours and I was really very pleased with the results this gave me and feel a bit jealous of the guys getting this one to be honest! I can't personally say I'm going to use this again because the fragrance really is just all wrong for a woman but when it comes to cleaning capabilities and freshness and leaving my skin in a nice condition...this really did deliver first class results. Recommended as a gift for men or men you should go and buy it! It's great and gets a big thumbs up from me!
Available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc and expect to pay aroun £2.29 a bottle.