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Palmolive Aromatherapy Vitality Shower Gel

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Brand: Palmolive / Texture: Cream / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body / What it does: Vitalizes,

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      06.07.2010 19:00
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      An average shower gel with the scent of orange, grapefruit and cedarwood

      ***General information***
      Mark: Palmolive
      Concern: Colgate-Palmolive
      Product name: Douche gel Aroma Therapy Vitality
      Smell: Orange, grapefruit and cedar wood
      Content: 250 ml
      Refractory life: 12 months after opening the bottle
      Price: £ 1,20

      ***The company***
      Colgate-Palmolive has been know for their production of dental hygiene products and shower products. Not many people know they also produce dog food(Hills). The company was founded in the year 1806 but then they only made soap and candles. Nowadays, the company is active in more as 200 country's where they distribute their products.

      ***The bottle***
      The transparent bottle has a somewhat broad oval shape. In the shop it looks orange but that's just the color of the shower gel. The bottle has a transparent orange flip top. The labels that are stick to the front and back of the bottle are made from plastic. On the front there is a product description and the logo. At the back there is product information in different European languages. Contact information, contents, refractory life and ingredients can also be found there.

      ***The shower gel, it's scent and it's color***
      The shower gel has a transparent orange color. Its neither thick or extremely liquid. When opening the bottle, a soft citrus smell comes up. When washing, it creates a small amount of soft foam. The smell of grapefruit and orange gives it a fresh smell. The package mentions cedar wood although I can not smell this in the product. The foam can be easily rinsed of the skin. The smell does not stay long, when the skin is dry the smell slightly noticeable.

      ***My opinion***
      I bought this shower gel in a hurry, I didn't have much time too choose because I needed to catch a bus. The first time I showered I was happy with it's soft grapefruit smell. This shower gel is part of there 'aroma therapy' range which stimulate sensory organs. However my sensory organs get no stimulations. After a few weeks of use, I did not like the smell that much, it bored me. This showering gel contains essential oils, this makes sure it does not make a lot of foam. These essential oils do not leave a greasy feeling on my skin. The product easily rinses of my skin. After my skin dries it does not feel as soft as I would have imagined when reading the product description. It did not give me any irritation. Considering the price, this is a good shower gel. The smell however bored me very quickly. So if you're looking for something special, don't buy this!


      ---This review has also been posted on my own personal blog---

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        04.07.2010 13:01
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        mmmm yum

        Having just scrounged through my mum's cupboards for goodies, I managed to pilfer a bottle of this stuff. The One I got was the orange scent, which curiously is orange in smell too. The Palmolive range is designed to heighten the shower experience and make it more of a fun occasion.

        I have been a little underwhelmed with shower cremes of late, but I have finally stumbled on one which ticks all the boxes for me. The see through bottle allows you to see just how much gel you have left, so this is very useful, especially when it comes to shopping week, so you never need be caught out. With an easy to open flip top lid, there is no mess and it does not leak out of the bottom, like some gels I have used before.

        The first thing I noticed was the amazing smell. I take a lot of impressing, but this was good...very good. A rich and stimulating blend of oranges, mangos and zesty fruit hits you from the word go and gets more and more potent as you start to lather up the gel. Oh and it lathers like a treat. Smooth and sumptuous levels of creaminess enveloped my body and massaging it in was a joy. The smell continued to linger long after the bath and I even had someone comment an hour afterwards that I smelt really good.

        I liked the way it left my skin, soft and supple and the smell was just stunning. I will definitely want to use this product again and will certainly be exploring all the other gels in the same range. I did not buy mine, but I have seen them to buy for a couple of pounds in Tesco, which puts it in line with Radox and Imperial Leather. Highly recommended.

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        02.03.2009 21:53
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        Highly Recommend this fab product

        I like to try new products and this is one of my latest trials. I bought this on offer in Morrisons for 79p for a 300ml bottle but usually costs about £1.09 per bottle. I bought Palmolive Aroma Therapy - Vitality.

        The bottle - It's orange in colour, and see through plastic. It's almost an oval shaped bottle. The writing has your usual Palmolive sign with a green background and white writing. It is quite large so very eye catching. It's not a product you can mistake for a similar supermarket product which I have done several times before without really reading it. On the front the writing is in white on a clear sticker, without picking the bottle up it's very difficult to read. Then on the back the writing is on a light yellow sticker with orange writing which is the same colour as the bottle. And for those of you who recycle the bottle is type 1 which most councils accept to recycle them.

        The lid is quite large, with a small flap that you have to pull to open. It is quite stiff and difficult to open ehwn your hands are wet. With the shape of the bottle it is quite easy to hole and squeeze the shower gel out.

        The smell - It contains essentials oil of grapefruit, orange and cedarwood. It smells mostly of oranges which is a very refreshing smell and I love going into the shower and ocming out smelling like the shower gel.

        The Shower Gel itself - I use this on a sponge or a scrunchie and only need to use a couple of drops. I find it's really foamy, which I think is great. I love a shower gel that is really bubbly. Once you use this your skin feels soft and very clean. I think it also helps to wake me up in the morning. It does state that it will make you feel revitalised with an aura of energy and light - which is very true.

        Ingredients - Aqua, Sodium C12-13 Pareth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Parfum, Sodium Chloride, DMDM Hydantoin, Polyquaternium-7, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Oil, Citrus Grandis Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Butylphenyl Methylpropional Limonene, Linalool, CI 16255, CI 19140.

        Great Product, fantastic smell, worth the money

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        08.03.2008 23:52
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        I love it!

        I had the Aromatherapy Sensual variety for my birthday, and I love it. It's usually around £1.50, but it's sometimes on special offer, so it's pretty good value for a 300ml bottle. There are also lots of other similar shower gels in the Palmolive range.

        It comes in a clear bottle with a red lid that you flip up to open, but the bottle appears to be red as the liquid inside is the same colour as the lid. It makes it easy to see how much is left, and it looks very pretty. I particularly like the bottle design because on the back of the label on the other side of the bottle is a flower pattern, which you can see through the shower gel. It's easy to open, and the shower gel won't spill out if it gets knocked over.

        The shower gel contains pure essential oils of jasmine, rose and orchid extract, so it smells gorgeous. I can definitely smell the rose and jasmine smells, and they work very well together. This is the "sensual" shower gel in the range, and it has a lovely warm feel about it. The essential oils also help to make your skin nice and soft.

        I use exfoliating shower gloves and only a small amount of the gel is needed to get lots of bubbles. Although I do tend to use a bit more because I like it so much! It smells so lovely when I use it, which is one of the reasons I like it so much. It also feels soft and gentle on my skin, and makes me feel all clean.

        It leaves my skin feeling very soft, and smelling wonderful. The smell that lingers on your skin is a little stronger than most shower gels, but it is supposed to be sensual! And it's nice to smell anyway.

        I really like this product because it makes my skin soft and smells amazing. It's also good value for money, and I like the bottle (Palmolive seem to design their bottles really well). Hopefully it will last a while!

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          04.01.2008 00:27
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          I Love it!!!!

          Fresh as a Daisy. Or an Orange...

          Palmolive Aroma Therapy Shower Gel
          Vitality

          Pure Essential Oils of Grapefruit, Orange and Cedarwood.

          I love a shower. Getting one these days is nothing short of a military operation given that I have a 12 week old baby. Showers to me are about waking yourself up, feeling fresh and zingy, as opposed to baths which I truly believe are not for the purposes of being cleaner, but simply designed for relaxing and sleep enhancing purposes!

          So how do I turn a plain old shower into a zingy affair? Well this stuff works a treat! When I was pregant with Eva I found I became allergic to a number of my regular brands, and when mum brought this in for me to help with my constant morning sickness (oranges and the smell of them really helped me for some reason), I thought I would have a go. I found it gentle enough to not irritate my skin, but full of zesty, zingy scent to fill my senses and help my nausea. The scent stayed on my skin all day, which was a plus point for me, as well as keeping my soft and fresh.

          Aother thing to metion is how lovely the bottle is. It's just plain old plastic and it doesn't have a hook to hang it in the shower, but the bright orange colour and the flower pattern inside the bottle make it refreshing on the eyes as well. I'm sure it must be a design feature to hit all your senses and it surely works. Just looking at the bottle makes me feel awake!

          Palmolive products can be bought at Boots, and most leading pharmasists, as well as supermarkets the country over, and you'll pay around £2.00 for a 250ml bottle.

          I can truly recommend this for a really refreshing and sense exploding shower experience, and hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

          Thank you for reading, Kate x

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            08.11.2006 00:57
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            a nice gentle citrus scent

            I’m like most people. I hate getting up in the morning and need a jolt to wake me up. I need a zingy shower gel to rouse me from my slumber so I can get the day off to a good start. I usually find citrus or mint scents does the trick. I have used Palmolive shower gel quite a bit as I really like their honey and milk moisturising gel. They also used to do a nice kiwi scented gel. Since I trust them I thought I would try the Vitality gel from their aromatherapy range.

            The gel attracted me as it has grapefruit, orange and cedarwood essential oils. These sound a nice combination especially as I like citrus scented products (I am a big fan of Original Source products). At £1.20 for a 250-ml bottle it is reasonably priced and thus you can use it as an everyday indulgence rather than an occasional luxurious treat.

            The bottle is the trademark Palmolive flattened oval. They are easy to grip bottle. I always find them annoying, as there is a lack of handle to hang them up in the shower. There is an orange floral pattern on the inside of the bottle perhaps copying the Herbal Essences shampoo bottles. However I’m not buying it for the packaging so lets proceed to the contents of the shower gel. It is the smell that attracts me (I can be found sniffing all the smelly products in Boots or Superdrug to make sure I am truly going to like the product enough to use it every day).

            I open the flip top lid to get my first waft of the shower gel. It is quite a strong zesty smell reminiscent of freshly cut and squeezed oranges and grapefruit. I really cannot detect the cedarwood. There is not even the faintest hint of wood. On first impressions it smells good enough for me to buy it, but does it work?

            The gel is a pale orange colour. Its texture and viscosity is not the thickest I have seen nor is it the runniest. . It is slightly thinner than honey. That’s good in my book as I hate to waste too much gel because it pours too easily. If you are using a sponge or netty thing you only need a couple of squirts per shower. I think I have had this bottle for about a month and I have perhaps a quarter of it left.

            Follow me into the shower but no peeking whilst I undress. I quickly squirt some of it onto the netty thing. It foams up quite nicely but I would say the lather is not the richest and creamiest I have ever used. It’s a bit weak. I rub some of the gel into my hands to see how it lathers up on its own. Again it lathers well but not brilliantly. I then apply the soft lather all over myself. It feels nice and gentle. The nice zingy scent is there but it is not as powerful as I would like it to be. It’s a gentle wake up call rather than a full on blast of orange. It rinses off pretty easily so I feel refreshed, clean and ready for the day ahead.

            After drying myself I do the final scent and touch tests needed to assess the shower gel. I firstly smell my newly washed skin. It smells of generic shower gel with just a hint of oranges. I also get a hint of coconut, which is strange, as there is no coconut mentioned in the description of the shower gel. Perhaps palm oil is one of the ingredients. I then softy stroke my skin. I does feel fairly soft and moisturised although my palms feel a little bit dry. I then have a good smell of the shower and bathroom. I can not really smell the shower gel at all. I like my beauty products to linger after upsizing them so perhaps that is a disadvantage. I certainly can not smell the shower gel on my skin an hour or so after using the product unlike some others.

            I am undecided whether I would buy this shower gel again. It does its job well enough, it is a decent price and it is not a bad scent. Plus I doubt it is cruelty free as it is produced by Colgate Palmolive and cannot find anything on the bottle to say it is cruelty free. It is just I prefer a vitality shower gel with a little bit more oomph to get me going in the morning.

            It is widely available in all good chemists and supermarkets. I bought mine in Asda. You can also get the gel in anti stress and sensual varieties and the range also does a foam bath.

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