Product Type: Original Source Bath & Shower
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A tangy, fresh shower gel to wake you up in the morning
Original Source Lime Shower Gel
Member Name: LillyAnnJones
Original Source Lime Shower Gel
Date: 17/07/13, updated on 08/01/14 (25 review reads)
Advantages: Fresh, fun, strong smell, doesn't dry the skin out
Disadvantages: It's a pretty simple shower gel, so no moisturising effects or anything like that
Original source is widely available in chemists like Boots, Superdrug and Savers and in supermarkets like Tesco, Asda etc. It's also sometimes in Poundland and the 99p Shop. The prices go up and down but when it's on offer for a pound, I like to buy it for the strong scent and because it's just a no-nonsense shower gel for when I just want to use a simple, no-fuss product.
I bought this because I quite like strong smelling shower gels which fill the bathroom with an uplifting scent in the mornings to wake me up. I sniffed this in the shop and it was very tangy and citrus smelling. I also smelled the lemon and tea tree one which was also very strong, I really prefer lime to lemon so I chose this.
The packaging is quite striking, with hard lines and big chunky lettering, the bottle is clear plastic so it shows the very bright and vivid colour of the shower gel through it. The lid is on the bottom of the bottle which I love because it makes it easier when you're coming to the end of a bottle. It's definitely designed for both females and males, there is nothing girly about how the bottle looks but it also isn't particular geared towards men like a Lynx shower gel for example. Instead, it focuses on the flavour of the shower gel and it is no-nonsense and simple.
The lime green coloured shower gel squeezes out of the bottle easily, instantly hitting you with the strong, tangy lime smell. The texture is thick and not runny like some shower gels which can be messy and tend to spill out of my hands which is just a waste. It is easy to use and spread because it is quite thick, although it isn't one of those jelly textured ones which don't drip even when you turn your hand upside down. It's a nice, medium consistency with enough thickness to be easy to manage. It lathers up nicely and spreads easily over the skin.
The smell is a very tangy lime, but not sour or bitter. It has enough sweetness to make sure it doesn't smell sour but it is mostly zingy and fresh. It's a very refreshing smell and really does wake me up in the mornings, it is strong and fills the bathroom with the lovely scent, I really do like the smell of this shower gel. It's my favourite smelling Original Source shower gel out of the ones I have tried.
This shower gel doesn't claim to have any great skin benefits. It does clean the skin well though and it doesn't dry mine out. It leaves my skin feeling nice and clean and refreshed, it doesn't moisturise or anything like that but it doesn't market itself as that kind of product anyway so I can't complain. When I first used this I was wondering if it might dry my skin out, the bright colour and the strong smell don't exactly say skin-friendly but I haven't had any dryness from this shower gel.
I'd definitely recommend this if you like strong, tangy smells. This is suitable for women and men as well as young people. The scent and colour are fun and fresh. This is available for about £1 quite often and I would definitely say it's one of the better shower gels out there for that price.
Summary: A tangy, fresh shower gel to wake you up in the morning