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It’s always a good idea to keep clean and smell nice. To quote Jonathan Ross at the Comedy Awards: ‘Geri Halliwell always puts a little something behind her ears to attract men - her ankles!’ That’s not how to win this weeks Product of the Week competition! But since when has that bothered me?
Since 911 the sales of hand and body wash gels, exfoliating potions and disinfectants and the likes have increased big time year-on-year. Some say the fear levels reached post September 11 and the War on Terror nonsense have changed our lifestyle in the west and we are generally more fearful of everything. 25% of the adult population is on some sort of antidepressants and we seemed to worry about everything. Governments love fear to control populations and that’s why some think 911 was exactly that. There is little proof it was done by some bloke in a cave. The international market for soaps and the like is now $24 billion. It’s a great example of how fear works in conjunction with marketing.
You do, of course, get bugs from poor hygiene. I watch a lot of country cricket and it’s alarming just how many pensioners smell of urine, wear the same clothes every match and generally give up washing. You expect that of men but even more alarming is the statistic that many women have given up on washing too and one-in-three don’t shower every day and 22% only having a proper wash once or twice a week!!! If you are fat and sweaty that’s lot of gunge build up. The hassle of washing the hair is also being abandoned with sales of dry shampoo up 41% since 2008. Most people choose a blast of deodorant in the morning and off to work. Rather interestingly its physical appearance, not ablutions, which matter most to women, mascara and perfume, applied 57% of the time in the bathroom compared to 36% of shampoo and body wash. Young women prefer to spend more time looking good than smelling fresh, it seems.
So why Lynx Deep Space shower gel? Why indeed? Why not! These body washes are clearly all the same and full of chemicals tested on little bunnies and just an example of what advertising is about. Get people to spend more on a product that’s the same as the others but brand it to make it appear different and fresh. Imperial Leather sounds regal and expensive and Lynx sound cool and sexy. Did you know that the more grand sounding tea brands sell better than regular sounding brands using the same tea leaves? People want to feel more than they are through buying stuff and the marketers are brilliant at exploiting that, be it washing their pits or drinking tea with the neighbors. The product makers are just as guilty at the blurb. And I quote –
Cool Metal Shower Gel brings the sensation of cool metal to your shower...
A cooling silver shower gel with fine quartz and zinc. Leaves you feeling ready for anything!
The gel concept is to make it easier to wash your hands and body while you have to keep a hand free on the bottle. If it was just a liquid it would just trickle off. You then apply liberally. The aroma is pleasant and you only need a short ejaculation. I’m not going to list the chemicals to pad this review out as I have been padding this out for the review up until this point. I always feel guilty if I write under 500 words for some reason.
The product costs about £2 top end per plastic bottle of 400ml but reasonably priced if you shop around. It’s not a poundshop brand though. Some of these brands like Beckham and Hugo Boss can really bump the price. You won’t be chased by beautiful women if you apply this though as the advert promises. But by applying it, at least you have a chance of a beautiful woman, unlike the 41% of men that don’t shower daily.
My husband often picks up Lynx shower gels during our weekly shop so I often find myself using them when I am showering.
This Lynx Deep Space shower gel is the shower gel that we are using at the minute.
It comes in a tall white bottle and it has a black lid. There is a blue design on the front of the bottle with some white twinkling stars.
The bottle is semi-transparent so you can see how much of the product you have left.
Other than the name of the product the front of the bottle is fairly plain.
Price and Availability
This shower gel is available from Boots, Superdrug, Wilkinsons as well as most supermarkets.
It costs around £2.50 for a 250ml bottle, but we bought it when it was on a half price or buy one get one free offer.
The lid of the bottle is one where you push down and a little hole opens up and allows the product to be tipped out. It takes a little bit of effort, but I have never struggled to open it like I have with some flip cap lids and you don’t have to worry about breaking a nail.
The shower gel is marketed towards men and my husband likes it.
The scent is rather strong. It is quite spicy with a bit of an aquatic edge. It isn’t a warm, spicy scent at all. It actually reminds me of black pepper, but there is an aquatic note in it as well.
I am not a big fan of the scent, but I don’t hate it so much that I can’t put up with it. It is a very masculine scent.
The shower gel itself is a pearly white colour and it feels quite thick and creamy. It feels quite hydrating on my skin.
Although the strong scent isn’t my favourite, it makes me feel nice and clean. The scent lingers on my skin for a while after using the shower gel as well.
It lathers up really well and you don’t need to use a lot of the product at a time.
I think this is a good quality shower gel. It leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and clean and it doesn’t dry my skin out. It is reasonably priced and the bottle lasts rather well.
I am not majorly keen on the scent, but I think Lynx is a good brand and I have used other shower gels in the range that I really like. I love the scent of Apollo.
I personally don’t like the scent of Deep Space so I wouldn’t particularly recommend it for the scent, but I can’t deny that it does a good job as a shower gel and I wouldn’t be too disappointed if my husband bought this shower gel for us to use again in the future.
A while ago, when they were on special offer at Tesco, I stocked up on a number of Lynx Shower Gel's as they were available for just a pound per bottle and I knew that they'd get used at some point. Having reached the end of my bottle of "Rise", previously reviewed here, it was time for me to see what "Deep Space" was like and now that I've used it a few times I thought the time was right for me to share my experiences of it.
Deep Space is a white-coloured shower gel, it comes packaged as shown above with a handy flip top lid that allows the gel to easily be added to a sponge or directly onto the skin. It doesn't have a very strong fragrance at all and to me just smells a bit 'soapy', it's certainly not as fragrant as "Rise" or some other Lynx gel's that I've used in the past but that didn't overly concern me as all I need from a shower gel is something that lathers up well and can give me a good wash. I use a sponge in the shower rather than just my hands or a flannel and Deep Space lathers up quite well producing lots of soapy suds that cleans and refreshes my skin, the suds themselves don't smell of anything in particular but you don't need to use very much of the product to be able to have a good wash.
It isn't an invigorating shower gel in comparison to some others and anyone who likes something that's going to wake them up in a morning, like Original Source for example, may find this one to be a bit disappointing as it doesn't stimulate the senses and isn't as 'in your face' as some that have a very strong aroma. In use though it's absolutely fine and just as reliable as other Lynx shower gel's that are available although for me wouldn't be something I'd be in a rush to buy again as I do like something that has either a refreshing or stimulating smell. Deep Space, for me, is more of a relaxing shower gel and would probably suit an evening time/before bed shower rather than a morning/wake up one, for a quid a bottle though I can't complain too much about it but there are alternatives that I prefer.
Deep Space like every other shower gel that I've used before from Lynx doesn't irritate my skin or leaves it feeling dried out or sore and I've never had any problems with any product from the range. It's personal preference as to whether this would be something someone would choose, for me I wouldn't buy it again but I'm sure that others will like it and I certainly wouldn't want to put any one off if they were to read this review. All in all it does the job it was designed for, the suds it produces are plentiful, they clean very well but it doesn't have a strong fragrance and I just find it to be rather mediocre.
From me as a rating "Deep Space" gets 3 stars, an average score for an average product. It's nothing special, not my favourite product in the Lynx range but does the job so I will continue to use mine until the bottle is empty then look for something with a little more 'oomph'.
Thanks for reading my review.
I am a Woman and I am in love with Lynx Deep Space Shower Gel. The reason I picked this up at Tesco's one day was because of the beautiful colour and the gorgeous bottle and the Price. Daft I know. As soon I came home, I showed it to my 14 year old son who uses Lynx on regular bases and is a big fan. He just thought I was going through a mid-life crises.
I used it the same day. The bottle was very easy to open, even in the shower & a light squeeze will decant a little amount of shower gel. The shower gel created a good amount of lather and smelt lovely. Not too masculine for me but very clean and fresh. I loved the fact that it left me feeling clean and my skin felt so soft. I have sensitive skin, so this product felt just right.
To boldly go where no Lynx has gone before! That was my first thought on purchasing the new Lynx: Deep Space. To date I have shied away from trying any Lynx shower gel that didn't come in a bold black bottle as; to me, they had a rather cheap look about them that never appealed. Lynx: Deep Space is a different beast entirely. By being packaged in a clear plastic bottle you are able to immediately see the tantalisingly white colour of the shower gel and; when combined with a shiny star spangled Lynx logo, the Deep Space allure proved too much to resist.
As with all Lynx bottles however the ridged bottle allows you to retain a grip despite the slippery conditions of the average bath. Again a simple click of the cap opens the bottle and reveals a pleasant lavender scent with teasing hints of fresh mint to reassure you that this will be a refreshing scrub.
Lynx: Deep Space pours slowly from the cap in the previously mentioned milky white colour and lathers up incredibly well with; and even without, a body scrub.
Once rinsed my body felt both clean and refreshed and retained the merest hint of the Lavender scent on the skin. Unfortunately this will never be my favourite Lynx gel due to the unfortunate truth that; as a bloke, I don't really want to go around smelling of Lavender. I mean it's not the astronautiest smell in the world now is it!!!
As with all Lynx products this carries an RRP of £2.99 for a small bottle, or £3.05 for a larger bottle. However since the entire Lynx range has a tendency to sell on offers around the country I would not recommend the full price anyway. If you can get a bottle you'll be satisfied as long as you don't mind smelling like Lavender for a few hours.
I asked Vicky if the 'Lynx Effect' had started to work, but she seemed disinterested in the whole shower gel malarkey anyway. I wonder if I should complain.
Every so often you get a product that is advertised on TV that you like but you really don't like the advert and here we have one such item that I feel that way about. You'll have seen the Lynx adverts about the astronaut where an attractive young lady is saved from a particular threat and then they ignore the saviour and run to an astronaut who just happens to be walking around with their helmet on. I recently bought this shower gel as well as another Lynx shower gel and deodorant when I was doing some shopping. I bought it as I like to try the new Lynx products and it was on a decent offer.
This shower gel is different to many Lynx shower gels in that it's more of a Shower cream in terms of it's thickness and feel on the skin. It smells lovely too. The most similar shower gel in the Lynx range to this one is the "Cool Metal". It's a very refreshing, invigorating shower gel and leaves you smelling fresh and feeling clean. Like the other shower gels in the Lynx range you don't need too much gel on your skin to produce a satisfactory lather to work with so the shower gel should last well. The shower gel was released this year along with the new Lynx Apollo which is a new fresher version of the old Lynx classic.
This is an excellent shower gel which is available at a great price at the moment and you can find some excellent deals around along with other shower gels and deodorants in the Lynx range. It's freshness and subtle yet distinctive scent really works well alongside the more instant scents of some of the range. Whilst the actual scent is quite hard to describe it is certainly one that enhances the Lynx range which means that along with the return of the Apollo scent it looks like a good 2013 for Lynx and Axe. Give this shower gel a go and you should like it too.