“ Brand: Original Source / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body „
I am a massive Original Source fan. So I am trying to test most of their shower gels and review them on here to let you known the verdict.
This shower gel is grapfruit and orange, although it smells mainly of orange. The actual gel is bright orange aswell which makes a difference as most basic shower gels from the supermarket are blue or green. As with most Original Source products once wet this shower gel lathers up really well - im not sure about you but thats exactly what I want from a shower gel.
The gel is very moisturising and made my skin very soft. Its a very thich gel but doesnt need much rubbing in. The gel left my skin feeling very soft and refreshed.
I spent about £3.00 on my bottle of this Original Source shower gel. It lasted me over a month, which is very unusual - but a good thing. It is a little bit more expensive than other gels in the supermarket but I would buy it again and I think its the best gel I have used before.
Gillette Satin Care Shave Gel - Radiant Apricot
As I'm party girl and I'm quite hairy (I hate it), I have to find ways to get rid of it quick and fast. I've tried everything from Nair to painful waxing but I still find that shaving is the option that I'm most comfortable with.
I used to use shampoos and conditioners to shave with but after awhile, I found that I was getting a bit of shaving rash so I went to Boots, armed with my Boots card and looked what they had on offer. I looked at the rows of products and then one stood out. Gillette for Woman. Satin Care. Radiant Apricot. It looked inviting with its orange and pink packaging. Plus it said it was NEW on the top. I just love to try new products. So I grabbed the can, got some new Venus vibrating razors to go with it and off to the till I went.
I paid £2.99 for a can of 200ml. Though, I have see it now in Bodycare for £1.99 but at the time, I bought it was so new, I assumed they didn't have it.
My boyfriend complained as he pays an extra pound for his shaving products from Gillette. He had a mini moan that all women's beauty products are cheaper than the male equivalent and then started to use this for this shaving. Tisk tisk.
Other products in the Satin Care range are Skin Soothing, Sensitive Moisture Rich, Oceania, Melon Splash and Wild Berry. On the US site for Satin Care, they have Vanilla Dream. I hope they bring that out here, as I love anything Vanilla.
Onto the product, so I used it the day after I bought it as I was going out for the evening.
I look at the packaging it's so colourful and appealing. I would say that this packaging would probably appeal more to the young market as it's jazzy than their previous Satin Care products did. On the can there is a little picture of some apricots at the bottom. The net weight of the product is 195g. My can still has the New banner at the top.
The product blurb on the can is "Experience the vitamin-rich, fragrant oils of apricot in a creamy orange shave gel and get soft, satiny smooth legs." It sounded so nice so I wetted my legs and got to work. I took the top off. Just press the pump and the product shoots out.
The shave gel is an orange creamy gel. As you work it onto your legs, it feels very smooth on your skin and it also starts to turn into a white foam. The smell is absolutely divine. It's a lovely apricot smell comes from the gel. The first time I used it to shave my armpits, too much of the product came out. I would say that you need about two pea sizes of the gel for each armpit and for your legs, 50 pence piece should be enough. So onto the shaving, it was very easy to shave with the foam and also the foam doesn't slide off your legs or armpits, it just stays there unlike when you use shampoo or conditioner. The foam makes the razor slide over your skin easily and it didn't leave me with any cuts like when I used to shave with shampoo or conditioner.
Afterwards, my legs felt so smooth and my armpits looked so good that I could dance to my heart content with my arms up in the air and I smelled so nice. The smell does fade after about an hour or two but the smoothness lasts for days until my horrible hair re-grows. Now I always use this to shave unless I'm at some else's house and I forgot to bring it.
The only downside to the gel is that if you're as messy as me and don't clean the spout of where the product comes out of, the top seems to get full of this white powdery stuff and makes using it next time a bit mess. So my advice is clean it after you've used it.
I'd recommend this product to anyone. It's great, it does the job and it's cheap if you buy it from Bodycare.
For more information about this product, go to their website. http://www.satincare.com/us/ or http://www.gillettevenus.com where you can find all the Venus products from Gillette.
Or you can call them, on 080044553883 to ask questions and comment on their products.
This is yet another free sample, you'll know if you read my few ops that I've ordered free samples from the original source website and this is the fourth in the instalment - don't worry only another four to go! **Packaging** The sample came in a foil wrapper; it is orange with black writing. The actual type of the shower gel is bright background with black writing. You cannot miss these on the shelves of supermarkets, as these come in the same colours but in transparent bottles, this means that you can see the colour of the shower gel through the clear plastic bottles. **The Shower Gel** This shower gel is orange, although its not too bright. It has a great orangey smell although if it didn't say grapefruit on the packet you wouldn't know it was in there. The smell and the colour make this one of my favourite shower gels, it foams up very quickly, especially if you have got a body muff or something similar, and a little will go a very long way. The actual shower gel is quite thick and therefore it wont go everywhere when you are trying to get it out of the horrible foil wrapper, but you wouldn't have this problem if you bought the bottles. This shower gel will not dry your skin, although neither to some extent will it moisturise it. The smell it leaves is great, but it doesn't last very long, you will need something else if you are about to go out, because you wont be able to smell this great smell for very long. The shower gel can also be used for your hair, but I must say do not use a lot of it otherwise you will find that it makes your hair greasy. The shower gel includes high quality essential oils that help your skin stay fresh and rejuvenated. Orange oil is a natural tonic, and the Grapefruit oil is a refreshing and revitalising oil and this shower gel certainly does that. **Cost** My 25ml sample was free. To get free samples go to www.originalsource.co.uk
and click on the like for free samples, you will receive one sample in the post, once received an email will be sent asking for your feedback, once this is completed you will then be sent another free sample. All in all there are eight free samples. The normal cost for this product is around £2.99 per 200-300ml. This shower gel is great and I would highly recommend getting the samples as they last for at least 5 showers and just think how long the bottle will last! **Verdict** This shower gel is not quite so in your face as others that I have tried, but it does have the desired effect, it wakes you up and definitely revitalises you. The smell doesn't last long and that for me is a bad thing, because the smell is what I like most. **Contact** Made By: PZ Cussons, Freepost NWW13380, Stockport, SK3 0YL Health and Beauty Solutions Ltd, Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street, London, W1V 2LD. www.originalsource.co.uk
I am always buying different shower gels, so after reading many opinions on here I decided to try out the Original Source shower gels. My favourite one is the orange and grapefruit as it smells really nice and fruity. I think it smells like when you have just peeled an orange, but it does smell lovely. I can not really smell the grapefruit though. The shower gel comes in a 250ml clear bottle with a black lid that hooks in the shower. The gel is bright orange in colour, which you can see through the bottle with it been clear. The shower gel is quite thick but not too thick compared to some shower gels that you can get which are quite runny. You only need to use a little bit too as it lathers up really well. Once you open the shower gel, you can smell the aroma in the bathroom. To use this shower gel, rub in to your body with a wet sponge and rinse off. I never use a sponge though and just put a bit in to my hands and lather in to my body, then rinse it off. The shower gel is really easy to get out of the bottle, as you just squeeze it, and some comes out. Loads does not come out at once which is good. I thought it might have dripped out but it didn't. It leaves your skin feeling really soft and smelling of oranges. Although this smell of oranges does not last for too long once you have had your shower. If you have sensitive skin, you should try it on a small area first to see if it will affect you. I am not going to list all the ingredients, but the main one's are orange oil and grapefruit oil. All Original Source products use natural oils and are not tested on animals, which they should not be anyway. You can use it for your hair, but I have not tried it with it been mainly for your body. You can buy Original Source shampoo though which is probably better for your hair than shower gel. On the sachet and the bottle it says "for the most refreshing and revi
ving shower experience you've ever had". It is definitely refreshing and reviving. You can buy Original Source products from supermarkets, Boots, Body Care and Superdrugs. I usually buy mine from Body Care as it is only £1.99 and that is the cheapest I have seen it. Some shops sell it for £2.49 which is quite expensive really. As well as buying the bottle you can also get free samples, which I did to see what they were like. To get the free samples log on to their website at www.originalsource.co.uk and register with them. Your free sachets are 25ml in size and come in a brown envelope. Once you have tried them you give them feedback and then they will send you your next free sample. I recommend this shower gel to anyone who loves the smell of oranges!!
~ Introduction ~ Now onto the fourth free sample that I have recently tried from the original source web site (www.originalsource.co.uk). Those of you who read my last original source review will remember that the last sample I had through the post had split and the contents were swimming around inside my jiffy bag. I am glad to say that with this sample, the experience was not repeated. ~ Product Description ~ The product is packaged in a 25ml sachet measuring approximately 4 x 1½ inches. The sachet is also dark orange in colour symbolizing the orange contents, although this is “Orange and Grapefruit”. The front of the packet has bold lettering stating what the product is and states that you will have the most refreshing and reviving shower experience ever. It should also be noted that none of the original source samples are tested on animals. The full product is available from all major stockists at the price of £2.49 for a 250ml bottle and £3.99 for a 500ml bottle and indeed from the Original Source website at the same price. ~ Ingredients ~ Original Source state that all of their products are packed with 100% natural essential oils. I will not list the full set of ingredients, however if you are curious you should visit their web site. The main ingredients consist of water, citrus sinensis (orange oil) and citrus paradisi (grapefruit oil). ~ The Shower ~ So, I am in the shower and open the sachet to see the orange contents. This is quite a close match to the sachet itself. The gel is rather thick in consistency – I think that this is good, as I just hate gels that are too runny. I now take my first sniff and the first thing to hit my senses is the smell of freshly squeezed oranges, a nice sweet smell that is not too overpowering. So, what about the grapefruit then – after several more deep sniffs, I could finally smell a hint o
f the grapefruit. In my opinion it is good to have one smell that dominated over the other, and I certainly won’t grumble because I love the smell of orange. The gel also lathered up nicely with only a little on my sponge, so I suppose you can stretch the sachet to at least two washes. Was this gel refreshing and reviving? Well, it left me feeling refreshed and very clean. These products are recommended for both hair and body, which is not to everybody’s liking, however I found this to be very good. As a note to you fellow dooyoo’ers – I would say that this is a uni-sex product and the smell does not linger for too long. I would estimate about half an hour at most. According to that nice young lady (Heather Love) from original source, this is because most of their customers like to use their own fragrances and/or deodorants. ~ Summary ~ A good FREE sample that is made from 100% natural essential oils – Like some of their other products, I may use again. This one did leave me feeling refreshed and clean; it had a nice smell that is not too overpowering, however, I still prefer the first free sample (tea-tree & mint). I will give this product a rating of 4/5 because it was nice, however, it is not on par with the first free sample. I would highly recommend that you try their FREE samples and see for yourself.
Hi fellow Dooyooers! I’m back and this time I’m writing about a shower gel. But this is not any shower gel, it’s a superb one, found in the deep dark depths of our local Boots store. “Tell me more about this brilliant must have then!” OK. As I’ve said, you can purchase it at your local Boots shop for around £2.99. It’s 250mls worth, which is the equivalent to a quarter of a litre. “So what does it look like then?” It’s in a jazzy looking clear package with black, bold writing. The top lid is black and has a hook so you can hang it up by the shower. The lid inside is unscrewable and has a hole to squeeze a small amount out. “But how exactly do the contents look and feel?” It’s a bright orange liquidy substance, which easily slips out of your fingers. It comes out easily and you only have to use a tiny amount. “Does it smell nice though?” Yep! It smells ever so fruity. This orange and grapefruit mixture is yummy, but be warned the smell doesn’t last long. “What are the ingredients?” Well, they include water, grapefruit oil and sweet orange oil. It uses natural oils and is not tested on animals. “Does it do the job?” Well, it cleanses as well as a bar of soap, refreshes your skin and you don’t have to put much effort into it. So I guess so! “So what does everyone else in your family think of it?” Mum (32): “I really like it, that’s why I bought it after trying out a sample.” Dominyk (10): “It seems to be nice and silky.” Emilia (9): “It smells lovely, almost good enough to eat.” Viktoria (6): “It’s very bright and yummy.” Well now you’ve heard what me and some of my family feel about this product. I’ll let you decide t
he rest for yourself. If you need/want to know anything else, contact me via a comment. Hope your experience will be as good as mine <smile> Littlepenguin xxx
Yes, my body is a mean machine constructed by the genius masterminds of Michelin. Well, maybe not, but I do have plenty of spare tyres <groan>… However, thanks to the wonders of the web and the joys of free samples, I now have a body washed by Original Source. Surely an improvement. I’m still fat, but at least I smell nice ;-) I have so far tried three samples of Original Source shower gel – the tea tree and mint (too minty!), tea tree and lemon (very nice), pure lime (nice) and now this one – orange and grapefruit. I have to admit here that I have a definite preference towards fruity smells in my shower gels, so I was expecting to like this one and I wasn’t disappointed. As you would expect from Original Source, the shower gel is of a high quality and performs very well. It lathers well, it is the right consistency (not too stodgy, not too runny) and it cleans well too. It was easy to get lots of bubbles and lovely to wash with. I found this one refreshing, invigorating and a pleasure to use. I felt very clean afterwards and my skin felt nice and smooth – although unfortunately, the orange smell didn’t linger as long as I would have liked it to. I was pleased with the smell. It is definitely more orange than grapefruit and reminded me of a hard-boiled orange flavour sweet. It is quite strong in the container, but it doesn’t seem such a powerful fragrance once it is on your body – but I think they’ve got this about right. It certainly didn’t hit me full on in the face like the tea tree and mint one did! I didn’t use this one on my hair, although it says you can on the information bit. I have washed my hair with the other samples, only to find it made my hair tangly and dry. When I mentioned this to the company, they replied that they do a range of shampoos and conditioners specially formulated for different hair types, so it is advisable
to use those instead. I think this is fair enough. I would only recommend using the shower gel to wash your hair if you are desperate or in a hurry. As with all Original Source products, they are not tested on animals and are made from natural oils, instead of synthetic fragrances. This shower gel includes grapefruit oil and sweet orange oil in its ingredients. Overall, I would recommend this product and particularly if you tend to prefer citrus or fruity smells in your bathroom. I am intending to buy some Original Source products soon (once my vouchers come through from the market research survey I did recently) and I’m pretty sure this one will be on my list to buy. Happy Washing! The Original Source shower gels are available in different varieties. You can buy them in 500ml bottles, 250ml bottles or 25ml sample sachets like I had. The varieties available are Spearmint, Tea Tree and Mint, Orange and Grapefruit, Pure Lime, Pure Lemon, Tea Tree and Orange, Tea Tree and Lemon or Tea Tree and Lavender. You can buy them from Boots, Superdrug, Tesco, Sainsbury, Safeway, Co-op, Asda, Waitrose, Morrisons, Shoprite and Somerfield as well as online. Expect to pay £2.49 for 250ml and £3.99 for 500ml, or you can try a sample sachet of 25ml, which cost 49p each. www.originalsource.co.uk Free samples include shower gels, body washes and shampoos.
After using the original source pure lime shower gel I was thoroughly impressed, however, being the product slut that I am I had no intention of buying it again. But I do like the range so I decided to try another. The gels come in a 250ml bottle, fairly standard as far are shower gel bottles go with a hook shaped cap to fix to the base of the container so you can hang it up for ease of use. There is no flip cap to open the bottle, instead a rather nifty valve is used which lets the gel through when you squeeze and keeps it in when you don't. I was a little wary of this at first, assuming it would be crap and I'd be forever wiping drips of the bath, but I was wrong (a rare occurrence) and the design is sound. Orange and grapefruit shower gel is a lurid ice-lolly orange, which fits nicely in my equally lurid, not entirely tasteful, bathroom. I squirted a swirl on my shower scrub and caught a gentle scent of orange, sweet yet much more subtle than the lime variety, but I could not smell much in the way of grapefruit. A small quirt worked up into a nice frothy lather and there was plenty to around, I didn?t need to top up at all. This didn't work so well with a sponge, flannel or just your hands and I found it difficult to get a really go lather going and used much more gel than usual (but then that?s why the scrubs are so good). The scent was disappointing given what I had come to expect from the lime gel, it was indeed pleasant and subtle, but subtlety I just do not do. In the mornings I like a fresh invigorating shower and while this was quite fresh it just didn't do the job I wanted it to. I couldn?t smell anything on my skin afterwards either. It did however give me a good clean and my skin did feel nice, moisturised and soft afterwards. It is made from natural oils although the number of ingredients on the back ending 'oxide' make me think its made of a lot of other things too, I would ther
efore recommend doing a skin test before you use it if you tend to be sensitive to toiletries. It is not tested on animals. The bottle lasted me about a month using it on a plastic body scrub, five or six times a week (my boyfriend didn't use it as he thinks men should not smell of fruit), which I think is pretty good. It may not last as long using other forms of application or if you like to slather it on. Original source also makes: conditioner; Bath foam; Shower and shaving gels and perfume, in mint, lime, lemon and also tea tree. I have tried one of the shampoos and the lime shower gel, which I can highly recommend (there are op's on them). I doubt I will buy this one again, in my opinion it's nowhere near as good as the lime variety. However if you find the lime a bit too strong you may like the more subtle scent of this one. I paid £2.99 for this in boots although I have seen it for as little as £1.45 in discount shops. Free samples can be obtained from the website (www.originalsource.co.uk) if you'd like to try before you buy, but you do need to register.
I am a great fan of all the Original Source products with the possible exception of the ones with the Pure Lime and Pure Lemon and Mint fragrances. I find that these particular ones are just too strongly fragranced and 'in your face' if you know what I mean. If you don?t know what I mean just try them and you?ll soon find out! I tend to go more for the Orange and Grapefruit fragranced range and almost always use the shampoo and conditioner made with these particular fruit oils. I also really like the Original Source Orange and Grapefruit Shower Gel. I rarely used to take a shower at our old house as it was a lot of trouble to clean the bathroom afterwards, but now we have a shower cubicle I'm in there all the time! And this is the stuff I like to take with me. It comes in a handy plastic container with a hook on the top so you can hang it up in the shower. That way it doesn't fall on the floor so that I end up getting my hair soaked while picking it up - as happens when I use soap!! The advertising on the container offers 'the most refreshing and reviving shower experience you've ever had' and that is exactly what you get for your money. Apply a little of the gel, you don't need to use very much so it lasts for ages, to your sponge or hands and rub it all over your body whilst under the shower. You can also use it to wash your hair, but I would rather use the proper shampoo and conditioner as I mentioned earlier in this opinion. Both orange and grapefruit are natural tonics and combined give a lovely refreshing fragrance without being too strong. All in all an ideal way to start the day. Just for a bit of background information on the company I read the writing on the back of the bottle. It is so small that I had to use my magnifying glass to read it! It is worth a look though as it gives some fascinating details of the history of Original Source.
Apparently the inspiration for the manufacture of the products was taken from the bush remedies of a lady called Ellen Wakeman who was the daughter of missionaries living in New South Wales. She had run away from home to join the goldrush of 1857 and somehow ended up as a barber's assistant. She soon began to discover the healing powers of the plants native to the outback and subsequently became famous for her herbal cures. The Original Source range of today still uses some of the ingredients that were discovered by Ellen Wakeman. The products all contain natural oils rather than synthetic fragrances and are not tested on animals. As with all products containing essential oils it is worth making sure that they are appropriate for you before you use them. For example it is not advisable to use certain oils of you're pregnant. The shower gels are about £2.49 or so each, depending on where you buy them, but it is always as well to keep your eye open for special offers like Advantage Points at Boots or two for the price of one and stock up while the going's good!
Freebie websites – aren’t they just great?! Well me being a student (and a cheap skate) I adore freebies. There’s nothing quite like getting a freebie through the post! On one website I noticed a free sample advertised from the Original Source website, www.orginalsource.com, I thought I’d register, they are a reputable company after all so they should send me a sample. Well weeks and weeks passed. I heard nothing, received nothing. I had in fact forgotten all about it. Eventually though the postman delivered my free sample. It was an “Orange and Grapefruit” shower gel. Up until that day I’d never tried any of the Original Source collection. I’d often eyed them up in Superdrug and the likes but never got around to trying them. I buy them now though! ~ ORIGINAL SOURCE ~ Background information: There is plenty to choose from in the Original Source products range. Their stock includes a range of shower gels, shampoos and conditioners, etc. One thing I particularly like about their range is that they all contain 100% natural essential oils and best of all none of their products are tested on animals. They are also a member of the vegan society according to their website too, why you’d want to eat their shower gel is beyond me! <joke!> ~ ORIGINAL SOURCE ORANGE AND GRAPEFRUIT SHOWER GEL ~ I may be a bit biased in saying that I adore the smell of this shower gel because I do tend to prefer the more unusual smells and fruity smells rather than traditional (boring!) soapy smells. Original Source claim their products to be ‘invigorating and refreshing’. I can certainly vouch for that! As soon as you squirt some of the orange gel into your hands the smell hits you. You are advised to test the product on a small area of skin before using the product for real because people with sensit
ive skin may be affected by the product (after all, they are using ‘real’ products, none of the synthetic stuff!) For those of you who do have sensitive skin, here’s the active ingredients: Citrus paradisi (grapefruit oil), citrus sinensis (sweet orange oil), sodium chloride (as per usual!), lactic acid, sodium styrene/acrylates/divinylbenzene copolymer and some colourings (I’d list them all but then that would send you all to sleep!) As well as being a great shower gel though you can also use this as a shampoo so it would be ideal to take on holiday – dual purpose! ~ WHERE CAN I BUY SOME? ~ You can get most of the Original Source in many larger stores, including Boots, Superdrug and all the supermarkets. You can buy 250ml bottles or purchase the 25ml sachets (which are the same as what you get if you order the samples) (Or of course you can register on the website for the free samples: www.originalsource.com). A couple of days after received the free sample they will email you and ask you to write a few sentences about what you thought about the product. They then thank you the day after by email and provide you with another link. All in all you get 4 different samples (you only receive the next one after filling in the very short questionnaire about the previous sample). ~ PRICE ~ You can get the 250ml bottles for around £2 and the 25ml sachets for around 25p from most stores. ~ CONCLUSION ~ Well on the back of the packet and bottle it clearly informs you of the exhilarating and refreshing sensation. I can’t argue with that. I absolutely loved the smell, I’d recommend using this in the mornings – it will certainly waken you up! ~ SARAH’S RATINGS ~ Latherability: 4/5 Refreshing feeling: 5/5 Smell: 5/5
Why am I writing about this? Simple – because it’s my second favourite Original Source shower gel. APPEARANCE: Woah! Its like bright orange jelly. The consistency is kinda gooey and clingy and for this reason it takes a bit of rinsing! You might expect this stuff to glow in the dark or be part of your kid’s play doh set. Not sure I like the appearance but its not as scary as the lemon (curd) one. SMELL: A lovely zingy orange smell. Not sure you can smell the grapefruit part but its very fresh & tangy smelling. I had been feeling a bit down and lazy and not really wanting to shower (“eugh” I hear you all say!) but this was quite an uplifting fragrance. Somehow comforting and suitably autumnal. PERFORMANCE: Well I am fresh & clean so I’d have to say, yes, it does its job. The only fault is that it’s a bit clingy and hard to rinse off. You have to rinse slightly more than usual to shift the orange slime! Whilst the appearance may be a little off-putting the powerful orangey fragrance is lovely and it leaves you soft & clean. INGREDIENTS: Amongst all the usual shower ingredients, orange oil & grapefruit oil are the main ingredients. Original Source products use no synthetic fragrances so what you smell is the real thing. * Orange oil is a natural tonic, according to the Original Source site. Perhaps more worryingly, one site describes orange oil as a general cleaning product/polish! What Original Source ought to warn is that orange oil is phototoxic, like most other citrus oils, therefore you should avoid bright sunlight after application. Just as well we live in Britain then! * Grapefruit oil is refreshing & revitalising. It is no coincidence that orange & grapefruit juice is a traditional breakfast juice – like the juice, the shower gel really wakes you up, any time of the day! Grapefruit oil is reputed to stimulate digestion and curb the appetite. It
can be used in a massage oil to treat cellulite and also helps to treat acne. Grapefruit oil is one citrus oil that isn’t phototoxic. STOCKISTS: Boots Superdrug Tesco Sainsbury Safeway Co-op Asda Waitrose Morrisons Shoprite Somerfield £2.49 (250ml) or £3.99 (500ml) I would recommend this to a friend, as long as they like oranges. 4 stars