“ Brand: Original Source „
I wouldn't normally think of washing myself in pomegranate, it is usually a health food that I eat when I need to recharge my skin and brain. So it was somewhat of a surprise to see it in a shower gel. I have used many of the Original Source products and been pretty impressed by what they have to offer. The smells are usually the selling point.
This comes in a lovely pouch. You can balance it on the side of your bath and simply pull open the nozzle and skirt as much as you desire into the hand. Then pop the nozzle back down. The good thing about the pouches is that they are eco friendly and they can be squeezed to the very last drop meaning them very good value for money too.
Pretty intense. You will be met with a robust fruity aroma which is warming on the nose and will liven up the senses. The figs give it subtle rich undertones while the pomegranate conjures up images of summer fruits and berries. It reminds me of wild fruit in hedgerows and is quite rousing.
How to use:
I love the feel of this on the skin, it is so creamy and thick and you can really feel it nourishing deep down. The shower gel delivers a good clean too and the skin feels wonderfully pampered and smooth afterwards. The scent also lingers for that just washed feeling.
The pouches are available from all leading supermarkets and are frequently on offer or as part of a buy one get one half price. They retail for about a couple of quid and a pouch usually lasts me about a month or so if I use it once or twice a day. A great little shower gel.
I am not a slave to any particular shower gel or product. Always up for a sniff along the toiletry isle is the Supermarket. Having said that, my hubby has alway liked Original Source gels, his particular fave being Original Lime.
I have to say, I am not adverse to Lime, but find it a little citrus-like for me, I am more a fruity fan, maybe a hint of coconut tropical? Just trying to give a bit of an insight of what I like so you can make an objective choice as to whether to try based on what I like, as smells are so subjective in my opinion.
The main reason I chose to review this product was the negative....the only reason it brought it to the forfront of my mind. I have to say, it has many plus points.
My choice began by seeing it on half price special....99p for a pouch of 250ml. The packaging, I would discribe as a pouch. It is a soft matt plastic pouch, with a corner cut off to make a spout that is made of hard platic that you pull out to open, and a circular spout occures, and pushes back in to close. Stays closed well, although I have never travelled with it so have no idea whether it will leak...or should I say is prone to leak, as you would like to think it is not going to leak!
Smell....can I ask you to discribe how a pomegranate or a fig smells??? Exactly.....not a distinctive fragrance! Neither have a strong smell, or a massive amount of product cult following!!! So as far as I am concerned, these smells are totally made up, and give a hint, based on what they taste like to the actual fruit. The shower gel smells very generically fruity, nothing terribly distinct, mearly a sweet yet clean fruit undertone. Not overly female, not terribly 'sporty'. My husband was happy to use the shower gel without feeling he was particularly using a girlie product. I would never suggest that it did or didn't smell of either fruit!
The shower gel doesnl't offer moisturising properties in any way. It calls itself 'shower nectar' States it is squished full of good stuff and will keep the balance...in my opinion, slightly non commital......
The main blurb on the front of the pouch heads for the 50% less plastic helped make this pouch....so is the target market eco types? Perhaps....
Now for the gripe....
I have a fairly large bathroom, I have a walk in shower jobby, and a free standing bath.....so I either tend to go for dingle dangle style shower gels, or bottles that can happily perch on the side of the bath.....this does neither. The moment you squelch out some of the gel....and it is a gel..not creamy....not thin...gel like.....it turns into an envelope type packaging. why would anyone want an envelope of anything in the bathroom. It was this annoying 'thing' that either knocked around the shower.,..or an annoying 'thing' that was flopping on the floor or in the actual bath (when my son wasn't trying to drink it!!!
So overall, a nice fruity of no real discription smell wise, not over drying, not very moisturising...very nice but not terribly exciting shower gel. I can't say I would favour it.....but for 99p you can't go wrong, providing you donlt mind being annoyed by the eco friendly packaging.
I love the fruity smell of this shower gel but I'm not fond of the packaging.
The blurb on the pouch claims that it detoxes but I have no idea what that would mean in a shower gel. What it does do is leave your skin clean and soft and smelling great and the smell in the shower does perk me up of a morning.
In fact the smell is strong enough to permeate the bathroom for hours afterward and thus save on air freshers. It's also nice to find a strong smelling gel that really is suitable for both men and women.
The packaging is innovative and attractive but actually not that practical in the shower. In fact it is unnecessarily fiddly when your hands are wet. I suggest pouring a generous squirt on to a shower puff before you get into the shower as this saves the juggling later on.
All in all another fine product from Original Source.
When I was out doing the shopping this week I really fancied treating myself to something new for a bit of pampering. The unusual packaging and the bright colour of this lovely Original Source product caught my attention and ended up straight in the basket.
The shower pouch looks a little like a clear capri-sun packet, or other drinks container. So much so, it even says 'Please do not drink' across the front! The bulk of the 250ml pouch is clear plastic, with a drinks bottle style push up lid in the left hand corner for opening and resealing the gel.
The rest of the front has the trademark original source logo and bright coloured fonts in pink, black and red. The pouch is squeezy, and on the back has a full ingredients list which I will happily list if requested.
The deep purple gel has the unusual pomegranate and fig combination. Whilst not something I would usually go for, the smell is very fruity, clean and refreshing. The fig really gives a deep summery smell, a little musky but very fresh and not like any product I have brought before. Certainly make a nice change from the staple orange, strawberry or lemon line up!
The product claims it is detoxifying, and whilst I'm not sure this is the case, it is certainly refreshing and gives a good amount of bubbles to get you lovely and clean. Only tricky bit is keeping hold of the slippy package with wet hands in the shower!
Also, Original Source are one of the most genuinely ethical companies out there, with 100% of ingredients vegan, and not tested on animals. The fig is also packed with anti-oxidants, so very good for your skin
Where to buy?
Most decent supermarkets or cosmetics stores stock Original Source products, from Tescos to superdrug. They are also great value, at around £1.50. Also, if you have a local poundland, they often have these in stock for you to grab a few more pouches!
As usual, a massive thumbs up for another unusual, refreshing and glorious smelling ethical product from Original Source. Will certainly be treating myself to this one again very soon!
I bought this product absolutely ages ago but only just got round to using it, due to the enormous amount of stuff I have! The original source pomegranate and fig shower juice is basically a shower gel that comes packaged in a plastic pouch.
The pouch is slightly reminiscent of those drinks you get that you need to puncture with a straw, except this one has a plastic pull-up nozzle on one corner. I've used one of these before when I tried the original source mango and macadamia shower smoothie several months ago and at the time someone said that these were supposed to be refills. This is not the case. This is the actual packaging they come in, but there are some hand wash brands that do have refill pouches virtually identical to these, so I can see why the confusion came about.
The 'shower juice' is a deep red in colour and is supposed to be detoxifying as pomegranate is apparently full of anti-oxidants.
The smell of this stuff is amazing. It's a very pleasant fruity scent with the pomegranate being stronger than the fig, and is strong without being overpowering. I don't know if it's because of the fig it contains, but I think it almost has a slight Christmassy scent to it in a way.
The product comes out of the packet almost like unset jelly, and I find even using a shower puff quite a bit of this stuff is needed to make a nice lather. The lather isn't particularly creamy, nor does it feel luxurious, but it does smell great and there's enough lather to make you feel clean.
After use, I haven't really noticed any remarkable results from this. It gets my skin clean, and it doesn't dry it out, but the scent doesn't really linger which is a shame, and I can't proclaim that my skin is particularly soft or smooth after use either. It just seems to me that this is your basic, run of the mill shower gel, which just happens to smell amazing.
A 250ml pouch costs £1.94 from Boots. Like I said I find I need quite a lot with each use, and I got through mine pretty quickly, so even though it's cheap, the value isn't totally great.
Although this was nice, like I said it's nothing particularly special, and I don't think there's anything about it that would make me want to buy it again.
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