“ Brand: Palmolive / Texture: Cream / Type: Milk „
Palmolive Naturals Coconut Shower Milk
I have previously bought products in this range, and after a recent 'redesign' of the packaging I was tempted to pick up a couple of 250ml bottles of this at Morrison for 86p a bottle. (The bottle is now taller, and slimmer with a v indent in the lid - it looks funky, but makes standing it on the lid a little precarious).
The product itself is nice and creamy, and lathers well. I have recently just been slapping it straight onto my skin, but it works equally well with a shower pouffe of some kind (or a sponge). The product has aloe vera in it, and this has been keeping my skin soft and well looked after in this nasty weather, so I can highly recommend it as being effective for dry skin.
The shower gel is 'flavoured' with coconut milk, and this makes it smell wonderful. It leaves a nice fresh scent on my skin after use which works well with my perfumes rather than overpowering it. The shower gel leaves me feeling fresh and clean and for the price paid it is definitely a bargain.
The only issue I have with the product in this range is the clever selling technique of highlighting the 'natural' elements of the product. The bottle redesign has at least acknowledged the fact it is made 'with extracts of 100% natural origin' - however looking at the back of the bottle will demonstrate the fact it isn't totally natural. I understand that for the price paid it is a bargain, but personally I feel it is a little underhand to use it as a selling point.
Overall a 5 * product, but I'm only giving it four for the less than entirely honest selling techniques.
Firstly I should mention that I didn't technically choose to try out this shower product - it was actually given to me as a substitute for another shower gel in a recent online shop I did with Asda. It currently costs just £1 on the Asda website for a 250ml bottle.
I wasn't too disappointed to receive this instead of the product I had actually ordered as I'm always happy to try out new beauty products, and I generally tend to like Palmolive products. The one I received is in slightly different packaging to that pictured here - the colours and look are very much the same, but the bottle is taller and the lid is different. The shower cream contains coconut and aloe vera and is said to caress the skin with its rich, velvety formula.
White and creamy
Inside the bottle, the shower cream is pure white and is indeed very rich and creamy. I expected this to smell of coconut but I can honestly say I really can't detect coconut at all. In fact this really reminds me of the smell of the soap my grandparents used to have! It is a very clean and fresh 'soapy' fragrance, and it is quite nostalgic. And although the scent is not at all unpleasant, I do find it is actually really strong and a bit overpowering. I usually like strong scents but this is a little bit too much even for me!
A lovely lather
However in terms of a shower cream this is a great product. It really is very thick and applying this using a shower puff, this builds up into a lovely creamy lather. It is described as a pampering product, and I would agree, as it really does feel lovely on my skin. And after my shower, my skin does feel incredibly soft and smooth.
So I am in two minds with this shower product. I personally find the smell too strong, and that does put me off somewhat. However, it isn't an unpleasant fragrance as such - and the quality of the shower cream is really good and it really does leave my skin feeling soft. So I am going to give it four stars as overall I would recommend it.
In summary ...
A shower cream that really does soften the skin - but I find the fragrance slightly off-putting.
I can't just stick to soap when it comes to my baths and showers I like to use lots of different products depending on moods or what I fancy at the time. I have a wide range of bubble baths and shower gels and one shower product I've been using recently is Palmolive's Shower Milk.
Palmolive Shower Milk for Dry Skin with Coconut and Moisturising Milk comes in a 250ml white plastic bottle with a pale purple flip up lid. It clearly tells us on the front it is a palmolive product and it has a picture of a broken coconut on the front so you can guess what is in there straightaway. We are told on the back of the bottle that this shower milk is enriched with extract of coconut and moisturising milk. It's rich velvety formula helps nourish your skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
The main reason for me picking this product was because of the coconut, I was expecting it to at least smell of coconut. However I was sorely disapointed when opening the bottle only to be greeted by a sweet soapy smell, not coconuts at all which is a big shame.
The shower gel squirts out a white milky colour and is quite creamy. The smell of coconuts didn't suddenly appear either when squirting it out, the same sweet soapy scent remained though. It did feel beautifully soft on my skin and lathered up brilliantly. I can almost feel it sinking into my skin whilst using it really moisturising it, the soft feeling remains even whilst rinsing the shower milk off. Once it is rinsed off my skin feels lovely and smooth, almost baby soft and it smells really soapy and clean. It doesn't irritate any dry skin, in fact it seems to help soften it and nourish it which is good. It is a pleasant shower milk to use, but for me it loses a star because it lacks that coconut smell I longed for!
When it comes to shower lotions and potions because I am a hygiene freak I really do get through an awful lot of them which is why I am constantly on the look out for brands that are on offer in stores more often than not. I spotted this one in Asda on offer for a pound a bottle and because I sometimes suffer with dry skin (particularly around my knees and elbows) I felt that it was very worth a go at that price!
The shower milk comes in a white plastic bottle that has a lilac flip-top lid to the top of if and on the front of the bottle I am told that it is Palmolive Naturals Shower Milk 'Dry Skin With Coconut & Moisturising Milk' and there is a picture of a coconut on there sliced open. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, the ingredients are listed, the size is stated which in this case is 250ml and contact details for Colgate-Palmolive are given (the manufacturer of the product). This is quite a simple bottle, easy to handle and use and informative enough and I think it visually is unisex in design too.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Back Of The Bottle:
Discover an indulging shower experience. Palmolive Shower Milk for dry skin is enriched with extract of coconut and moisturising milk. Its rich velvety formula helps nourish your skin, leaving it felling soft and smooth. Dermatologically tested.
Using The Shower Milk:
Well the shower milk itself is smooth, white and rather runny. It has a rather odd aroma in opinion and its not one I particularly like if I'm totally honest about it! It's ok in fragrance but its soapy smelling and a bit like a baby product in fragrance being that its so sweet but nowhere can I detect the whiff of coconuts within it and believe me I've just sat for 5 minutes sniffing it in the bottle before writing that in this review!
Of course you use this as you would any other shower product and you only need a small amount per wash. It releases that somewhat sickly aroma as you go but it feels slightly hydrating when in use, gives off a bit of lather and feels cleansing. The only thing I am not keen on is as I have already stated....that weird fragrance.
It rinses off with ease, leaves me feeling clean and refreshed and I have to admit that my skin does feel softer and more supple for using it. However the fragrance lingers on my skin for a good couple of hours and usually when writing a shower product review I would complain that, that is not long enough but that is more than long enough with this product!
This shower milk does all it promises and on that I can't fault it but aroma wise I really can and its just not a scent I like and for that reason alone I wouldn't purchase this ever again. However if you don't mind the fragrance or even like it then this is a nice smooth shower milk that does seem to smoothen and ease the feeling of dry skin!
This can be found in all good supermarkets and chemists etc and if not on offer will cost about £1.50 a bottle.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I purchased this product recently when I was going away for short trip away from home. I wanted a luxurious shower cream to add to the 'holiday weekend' experience. This Palmolive Naturals with 'coconut and moisturising milk for dry skin' was mid-price in the range available and sounded perfect for my needs.
The product is part of the Palmolive Naturals range of shower gels/bath milks. I'm not sure why but this particular product doesn't seem to feature under the current product range on the brand Colgate- Palmolive's website. Instead the range mentions the Olive, Milk & Honey, Almond and Cherry Blossom varieties of this shower gel. This product readily available in stores now though and is distinctive by it's purple lid and picture of a coconut on the front.
The product comes in a squatty little white plastic bottle. It is deceptive in that it appears small but is actually a good sized bottle at 250mls. All information about the product is printed on the back of the bottle. Full ingredients are given as well as some relevant information about the product and it's benefits. There is also a customer contact phone number and website address supplied. The bottle has a flip lid which fastens securely but which would need taping over if you intend to travel.
This shower milk is made specifically for people with dry skin and contains a moisturising milk ingredient to help soften and smooth skin. It is dermatologically tested to ensure it doesn't cause any itchiness or skin irritations. The product also contains an extract of coconut. I checked the list of chemical sounding ingredients (despite this being the 'Naturals' range) and the coconut related ingredients are listed as 'cocamide' - a substance obtained from coconut oil - as well as 'cocus nucifera extract' which is basically just a botanic name for the coconut.
I imagined that having this coconut picture on the bottle and the extract in the ingredients that it would mean the shower milk would have a fragrance relating to the fruit. This is not the case. The actual scent is just a general soapy smell, one that reminds me a lot of the standard green Palmolive soap bar. It's not got a hint of coconut smell at all, so be warned! It's a scent that is neither masculine nor feminine so this would be suitable for all members of the family and would probably be favoured by men.
The consistency of the shower milk is soft, silky and very runny. You can use it in two ways - either squirt into running bath water or apply to a sponge in your shower. It's easy to dispense the milk from the bottle as it's a fluid consistency - not overly sticky or gel-like. It works like a bubble bath if poured into running warm water, creating a surface of big, shiny bubbles. These bubbles don't last the duration of a normal bathtime though. I like the feeling of the shower milk on my sponge and applied over the skin, though, as it is extremely soft and velvety. You don't really need to use much and I've held onto my bottle for a few weeks now and still have a lot left.
I am quite surprised by the moisturising powers of this shower milk as when my skin is dry after using the product I can really feel the difference using the shower milk has made. My skin is more alive and has none of the dehydrated snake appearance and texture! The shower milk really does care for dry skin so if you need some extra care this is a product for you. I think this would be a particularly handy shower milk in the winter time.
The only thing I don't like is the product's soapy fragrance. The soapy scent is too strong, too cheap and too yukky. Whilst using it is like being inside a factory where soap bars are manufactured, it almost catches in the throat! It's not a pleasing aroma and I don't like it when I'm bathing/showering. I also would like to be left with a lovely mild perfume on my skin but there is none. The coconut illustration is definately misleading and if they just pumped this product with a bit more coconut fragrance it would be perfect!
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