Okay, so I had never used any Palmolive shower gels until I went to college and started looking out for my own shopping list. I often bought these Palmolive Naturals ones because they were often on a 50% sale. Which meant I could stock up on them and be happy. I have tried a lot of others from the same range, and this one is my least favorite.
The packaging is nothing out of the ordinary, just a large oval bottle. I bought the large size which I believe contains 1Lt for 2 euros, which is pretty cheap. It's practical and easy to use, but I only wish they would have made the cap on top a bit more flat. I tend to turn the bottle upside down when it's almost run out so that the gel can accumulate at the bottom. So this shape makes it a bit hard to stand.
The shower milk is very creamy, and has a vanilla color. You can immediately tell how creamy the foam is, and I love it because not every gel can make such a rich lather. The scent I cannot describe easily, but it's a bit soapy and flowery, it smells clean. It's quite strong too. I like that in shower gels because it gives you a really nice showering experience and relaxing effect.
It can be used with a loofah or your hands, since it's so easy to lather. I used it on a loofah. The foam glides nicely on the skin, and feels very moisturizing unlike other drying soaps/gels. However, compared to the others of the range this one did not clean well. It has a strong smell of freshness but no matter how much i rubbed certain parts of the body, I found out after a lot of uses that it kinda lacks in killing all the bacteria. It's still a great option if you are not feeling particularly sweaty or something.
I ended up using it as a handwash, and it's doing a great job at that. I wash my hands very often and this does not dry out my skin.
The first time I bought this shower gel was about three years ago when I went away to Cornwall. I searched around the shops for a cheap one and decided on Palmolive, because my friends had told me it was good and I have previously used the Palmolive hand wash so I trusted the brand.
I bought it from Boots, it currently retails for £1.82 there so stock up on them at this price! I was skeptical about the product due to it being so cheap but I decided to try it and now I would never go back.
From previous experiences I have found Palmolive to be quite drying on your skin because of some of the harsh chemicals used inside it, however the 'naturals' range seems to be quite the opposite.
The bottle is nicely designed but can get a bit slippery in the shower because of the oval shape, and I've dropped it on my feet a couple of times which can be painful when the bottle is full or nearly full. To open its a simple click open. This is good because I've found that in the shower some bottles can be very difficult to open with wet hands. I don't like the fact it has a sticker on the top of the bottle because when wet this falls off, so I just take it off before I get in the shower.
However, I have now started to buy this product with a pump dispenser, it is very convenient as you won't get it everywhere and waste money by using it too excessively.
The shower gel itself has quite a thick but smooth consistency which I personally really like - its not thick enough to feel horrible on your skin and its not so thin you end up using more than what you intended. It is also nice and easy to wash off.
To get the best results, I would recommend using quite a soft loofah with this product - your skin will be left feeling really clean and moisturised and it also makes the bottle go further.
To summarise, the shower gel itself I cannot fault, this is real value for money if you can find it at the right price. And remember to look out for this shower gel with a pump dispenser.
I bought this 'Shower Milk' as it was on promotion in Sainsburys for the grand sum of £1.00.
The bottle is a slim white plastic container, with a peach flip top cap. The cap is easy to flip open and the shower milk pours out easily.
The front and bottle design differs slightly from the picture shown, the bottle is slimmer and the cap is now wider and slants diagonally. It states 'New Formula' on the cap, I honestly can't compare against the old formula as I've not used it before.
To be honest, it really seems more like other moisturising shower gels I've used before. It doesn't lather, but spreads nicely with water across the skin. It is a milky colour and pours with ease from the bottle, it's not too runny either - so you don't loose the product in the shower.
It has a fresh, floral scent about it that lingers for a bit after showering/bathing. It's great for areas that need shaving and I find leaves the area feeling soft and moisturized afterwards.
Palmolive state on the back of the bottle 'It's velvety formula respects the natural balance of your skin'.
I certainly agree that it keeps a good balance, it's always left my skin feeling nice after use. I'm not sure about the term velvety however!
It cleans well too, leaving me feeling refreshed and revived. My husband doesn't like it, says it smells too girly - he prefers a fresher/fruitier shower gel. So if you want something fresh this probably isn't it.
If you want something moisturising and like floral smells this is a great choice. Especially when on offer at £1.00. I'd buy it again if it was on offer, I generally don't like to pay over £1 for a shower gel.
Available in most supermarkets, seen in Sainsburys, Tesco and Asda.
Made by Colgate-Palmolive
Review may also appear on Ciao!
I am generally not too fussy when it comes to shower gel as my skin can cope with most washes and as long as I like the smell I don't have a problem. Palmolive isn't a brand I buy religiously but it was on offer and I thought I would give it a go; I bought it on a 'bogof' offer so I did save myself some money.
I bought two bottles of the Almond and moisturising milk version and have almost finished my second bottle. The bottle is white with the green Palmolive Naturals logo. There is a picture of an almond and the back has a write up on the ingredients etc. I didn't read this before I bought the product, and I can't say I have studied it since. The lid is a light peach colour and it has a flip up opening in the middle of the lid. This is quite easy to use even with wet hands during bathing. I will point out that I do not have a shower, but I use this is the bath regardless.
The cream itself is a white slightly runny consistency;this may be because it is called a milk rather than a gel. I would rather call it shower gel than shower milk as it gives off images of Cleopatra otherwise. it lathers up very well without much effort. I use a puff in the bath and one little dollop of this goes a very long way! The smell is very subtle and not overpowering at all, I can't say that I have noticed much almond going on but it is very pleasant anyway. The scent does linger a while which I like and my skin feels softer to the touch after bathing with this. It is gentle on the skin and all the members of my family like using it, although I do tend to chop and change the brands that I use, this may have won us over as we have all enjoyed this product.
I have always preferred showers over baths, more so since having the bathroom refitted and ending up with a bath roughly the width of a coffin. I do have my favourite shower products but my purse usually dictates that I purchase whatever is on offer while doing the shopping. A while back I spotted Palmolive shower products on offer in Wilkinson for the fantastic price of 50p for a 250ml bottle so I grabbed one of each 'flavour' available and pottered off to the till with them. The shower products have been used in rotation with whatever else is on my shelf and I am more than happy with the results so today I will be reviewing 'Palmolive Delicate Care Shower Milk Almond & Moisturising Milk'
The shower milk is housed in the usual Palmolive style packaging, like the one shown above. The peach coloured flip open cap is very easy to open with wet hands and seems quite resistant to dribbles and a build up of product around the opening. The information on the labelling is quite minimal telling me only that it contains extracts of 100% natural origin of almond and aloe vera and that it is dermatologically tested. There are also contact details for Palmolive and a list of ingredients. The bottle is also recyclable.
Unusually for a shower product there are no directions for use so I applied a good squirt of the shower milk to my shower flower and worked up a nice lather before washing myself. The shower milk is as you would imagine white in colour and it has quite a runny consistency and a creamy feel. The scent is quite delicate, sweet and soapy and in all honesty I can only detect a very slight almond scent, and even then I may just be stretching the imagination.
The shower milk washes like any other shower product, the lather smoothes easily across my damp skin and rinses away leaving me feeling cleansed and fresh. Once out of the shower and dry my skin feels soft and is very delicately perfumed from the shower milk, any perfume left behind is soon overwhelmed when moisturisers, deodorants and body sprays are brought into play.
Considering the price of the shower milk I am happy with the results. My skin feels clean and soft and the scent is subtle enough for other family members to happily use. Having paid just 50p for my 250ml bottle I am very happy and will probably buy again when on an offer or if nothing else takes my fancy.
Thank you for reading.
I do go through a lot of different shower gels, usually going for whatevers on offer. I quite often pick out palmolive though if I cant decide. I used it once while staying at my Mums and loved the smell.
I've used a few different palmolive ones but the favourite i always come back to is almond & milk one. It smells lovely and fresh with a slight hint of what seems like fruit. I dont know what almonds smell like so it could be them!
Ive also noticed that this is very moisturising on my skin. Some shower gels dry my skin out a little but this is great. Ive also had to use it when ive run out of shaving gel for my legs and it has worked fine for that aswell!
The design is quite simple, the bottle is white with an orange lid. It has the palmolive logo printed on it with a picture of flowers and almonds on it. The back has a little blurb about the product, a list of ingredients, the company address and website. The only two annoying things about the bottle are
- The lid is a little stiff.
- When you get low on this the bottle doesnt balance very well! Although this can be said for many shower gels/milks.
Until reading the back of the bottle for purpose of review i never knew palmolive and colgate were connected! Both are brands I definitly trust but for once you dont have to really overspend for that trusted brand name.
You can currently pick these up on special offer at Superdrug for 98p as opposed to the usual £1.99. If youd prefer to pick some up with your shopping Ive checked the tesco website, theyre not currently stocking the smaller bottle but are selling a large 750ml pump bottle which is going for £3.49.
I believe the shower milk is aimed at both genders but I see this particular one as definitly a more feminine scent.
Reason For Purchase:
Why Palmolive? - I've used a number of their products and have been very satisfied so far with any that I have tried making them a recommended brand for me.
Why Shower Milk? - For the claims from this range of moisturing benefits which my dry skin needs from my shower products and the good reviews I had already read about this range of products.
Why the sensitive version? - Sensitive skin and lots of potential for irritation.
This product comes in 3 sizes - 250mL, 500mL and a family size version at 750mL. I normally buy the 250mL version because it dispenses the easiest in the shower. I find with the 500mL the product comes too fast out of the top because the perforation at the top is bigger. I have yet to buy the family size version so can't comment on the pump dispensing mechanism.
The lid can be sticky at first and requires a good flip with your thumb to get it open. The soft curves on the packaging are eye catching but the actual writing and images on the product look quite dated. The curves from experience don't make for reliable holding in the shower, doesn't put me off it though not many products design their packaging around grip in the shower!
"Palmolive Delicate Care Shower Milk is enriched with extract of 100% natural origin of almond and aloe vera. Dermatologically tested."
Website statement - "The Palmolive Naturals Almond Milk range has a gentle formula containing extracts of 100% natural origin of almond and aloe vera to help hydrate your skin and leave it feeling wonderfully soft. The Delicate Care shower milk is particularly suitable for sensitive skin. "
Price and Availability:
RRP on the sizes without any offers are as follows:
250mL - approx £1.50
500mL - approx £2.00
750mL - approx £3.15
It is available in most large supermarkets and large / local chemists.
The product comes out as a thick smooth white creamy liquid and smells good - hard to pinpoint exactly what the combination smell is but certainly almonds in there and the overall scent is pleasant, not overpowering and smell pretty edible.
As I mentioned above the liquid comes out at a controlled rate from the 250mL bottle and much faster from the 500mL bottle. A small amount on a shower puff produces a great lather - enough to lather up all of my skin from the neck down. It feels very luxurious and milky even while being rubbed into your skin and does not feel harsh.
On rinsing it leaves no trace of residue or stickiness to my skin and my skin is clean. My body skin feels soft and moisturised on drying and I experience no tightness and so am in no rush to put my moisturiser on directly after. It is not a refreshing moisturiser and I would advise it for those showers were you want a little bit of pampering and luxury.
The scent from the product certainly lingers on your skin for a good proportion of the day and smells light and gently fragrances your skin. My skin with my usual moisturiser feels good and I have noticed no need to apply additional moisturiser during the day to compensate for any drying effect.
I noticed no irritation or reaction to using this product on my skin.
The 250mL bottle being used by both myself and my boyfriend lasts around a month with washing everyday.
Other shower milks in the same range include:
Milk and Honey
Out of these I have also tried the olive, milk/honey and shea butter.
the effectiveness of these products is the same as the above description of the Almond Milk product. The only difference would be the scents from each in particular I would recommend the shea butter. I have noticed no irritation from any of the products from this range.
The problem with having a 13 year old son is that he is now at an age where personal grooming is becoming important to him. This then leads to the issue that I encountered when I got into the shower yesterday, my bottle of manly shower gel was empty leaving me with only one option, Palmolive Naturals Almond moisturising shower milk.
Now as I'm sure you have guessed, I'm not normally one to use the wife's shower gels however after this experience I would happily purchase this product for myself. The first thing that struck me was the texture. Personally I'm much more used to shower gels as opposed to shower milk. The texture was almost velvety to the touch and much more diluted that the average shower gel. My initial impression was that I was going to have to use a lot of this product to wash my whole body due to how watery it seemed however this assumption proved to be wrong. In fact the product lathers up quite nicely and I didn't need half as much as first thought.
Now the biggest reason why I would never have considered purchasing this product is due to the fact that I don't like Almonds. I was however pleasantly surprised when I opened the lid. It smells more coconutty to me than Almond, in all honesty it was a smell that reminded me of beaches, the sea and holidays in Spain. I'd personally be dubious of anyone who claimed they got such a stirring from shower milk but in this case it's true. I think sense of smell is a funny thing; it can take your mind's eye back to places long since vacated or forgotten all together. If I smell a Lynx for men shower gel for example, the experience isn't usually so gratifying. My mind usually casts itself back to the sweaty changing rooms of the local gym where it is the majority of men's cleansing product of choice. This I think is what made the Palmolive product such an enjoyable experience for me. The fragrance also took a long time to dissipate; it was still present a good few hours after my shower which was a novelty.
At times I suffer quite badly from dry skin, especially after I've been running and in general, men's products aren't really aimed at moisturising (why would they? Us men don't want to cure our ailments, we would much rather sit around and complain about them!). Palmolive advertises that the milk will leave your skin feeling "hydrated and soft", and I can tell you that it does exactly what it says on the bottle. I got out the shower feeling refreshed and energized, invigorated even. Basically all the watch words that would be associated with men's shower gel I got from this and more.
And now for the best bit. I quizzed the wife as to how much she paid and she managed to pick it up for less than a pound. Coming from up north I can't tell you how delighted I am by that and it will certainly make an appearance on next week's shopping list.
In all I would defiantly recommend this product to men and women alike. To all the males out there, get passed the pastel orange lid and the fact that the bottle says "moisturising milk" rather than "invigorating gel", and see what you're missing.
** Palmolive Naturals Shower Milk Sensitive with Almond **
I enjoy showering after a hard working day and with a nice shower gel you forget all your worries. I love to use the Palmolive Naturals Shower Milk Sensitive with Almond. Palmolive is a brand I know for many years and also my parents had this brand for the bathroom. It's affordable and suitable for everyone.
The bottle looks nice and is white and beige colored. On top is a beige cap which is easy to open but is also fully removable so you can get out the last bits in the end! On the front you'll find the Palmolive logo in green and white, Naturals Shower in green and stating that it is suitable for sensitive skin and that is has hydrating milk and almond extract in it. On the back you'll find product information, ingredients, details of manufacturer and quantity.
The Palmolive is a white shower milk with a little bit shiny appearance. The smell is soft, sweet, pleasant and has a slight smell of almonds. The smell is not overwhelming, but very pleasant in the shower. Like any shower gel you need to apply this on your skin. The shower gel dissolves easily with hot water and forms a comfortable soft foam that is easy to spread out over your body. You will immediately notice the scent that will completely surrounds you. After the shower I could still smell the almond scent on my skin. The moisturizing ingredients are quickly absorbed and makes the skin soft and comfortable. The foam can easily wash off.
It is a very pleasant shower cream that smells so nice and takes care of your skin. The bottle is easy to use. Afterwards, the skin feels soft and smooth. The scent is soft and not dominate. The shower gel contains natural ingredients that have been well chosen. When using this shower gel I had no irritation or itching. I love the scent and it really makes me more relaxed. One to buy!
A while ago in my local Superdrug they had an offer on the Palmolive shower milks of buy one get one free. I purchased the Cherry Blossom (see review) and this delicious sounding Almond & Moisturising Milk which I have just finished using so I am now reviewing..
I am a shopaholic when it comes to beauty products and regularly have several of similar items all on the go at once. I remembered I had this shower milk and started using about two weeks ago consecutively every day so I can give a solid review of how the product has fared over the past few weeks.
The milk comes in an upright standing, plastic vessel with a flip top lid. The bottle has a slight curve to the middle whilst the top is very rounded. The colouring is fairly calm and sedate and is predominantly white with an almond coloured top half (shock horror). The lid is placed directly on top but is smaller than expected as it's camouflaged in the same almond coloured packaging.
I bought this as part of a BOGOF offer but this can be found in most shops that sell toiletry items for around the £1 mark for a standard 250ml size bottle.
The shower milk is a delicate pale pink/almond in colour and has a slight iridescent shimmer to it. The texture is almost velvety whilst the consistency is thick and luxuriously creamy.
This is one of the reasons I chose this - the fragrance is just beautiful. As soon as you open the lid a soft nutty almond scent emanates from the bottle giving it the appearance of a more expensive product than what it actually is.
My experience of using this~
The second I squeezed a small amount of this shower milk into the palm of my hand I knew I was going to be impressed with it. It flows out of the bottle quite easy to say it's such a thick liquid so just a tiny squeeze of the bottle is enough. Though it's hailed as a shower 'milk' it has a gel like consistency which was proved as soon as it was mixed with water. It lathered up immediately and a small amount seemed to be sufficient to cleanse all of my body.
Once lathered up it created lots of sweet scented bubbles which on contact with my skin felt lovely. After rinsing my skin felt incredibly soft and the 'moisturising milk' part of it lived up to it's name as my normally dry skin felt actually hydrated.
Would I recommend it?~
This is one of my favourite shower gels by Palmolive as for the relatively low cost it is a rich and exuberant cream that leaves my skin feeling both soft and thoroughly cleansed.
It states it's for Sensitive skin and I can vouch that I have not had any rashes or skin allergies since using it, nor has it made my sensitive skin sore either.
I can't praise this enough as it's not only a lovely scented product ( which lingers on the skin for several hours may I just add ) but doesn't dry the skin just leaves it softly scented and feeling moisturised.
5 out of 5 without doubt
Even though I am a huge fan of Lush and The Body Shop, I find it too expensive to constantly use their products. Shower gel is an everyday essential, therefore I make sure there is always a cheaper alternative in the bathroom. I am a fan of the Palmolive shower gels, and the most recent one that I have tried is the Naturals Shower Milk Sensitive with Almond, simply because I love almond scented bath and body products, therefore I thought I would give this a whirl.
This shower milk is enriched with moisturising milk, therefore making it excellent for people who suffer from sensitive or very dry skin. I have neither of these though, therefore it is pretty much beneficial to all skin types. It helps to keep skin hydrated and healthy, and this is a strong benefit of this product, as it really does leave my skin looking healthy, as well as feeling very moisturised. Many cheaper shower gels such as this do not deliver particularly good results, but I have noticed a great number with this one.
Due to it being shower milk, it is a lot thinner than a normal shower gel. This makes it much easier to get the product out, but watch out that you don't drop some in the shower as you will probably end up wasting a lot of shower milk in this way. The smell is delicious, however when applied to the body it is not as strong, and you can not smell it on your body much longer after application. It washes off easily, and does leave your skin feeling silky smooth, which is excellent for a drugstore branded shower milk.
The bottle is shown in the image above, and it is basically a white bottle with the corresponding lid colour to what scent the shower milk is. If almond isn't a scent that appeals to you, you can try out various other scents within the range, and these include:
The bottle I own is 250ml which is a standard size of shower gel. It is also available in a 500ml bottle which is huge, but is more cost effective. It costs around £1.50 for the smaller bottle and around £2.00 for the larger bottle.
You can buy this moisturising milk from a number of different places including drugstores such as Superdrug and Boots. I brought mine from a supermarket, and Palmolive is often widely stocked within supermarkets, and often have deals on so do look out for that.
Overall, I would definately recommend this product to anybody, as it gives better results than some higher end shower gels. It is widely stocked, so if you see it around I would pick one up. Thanks for reading.
Palmolive Naturals Shower Milk Sensitive with Almond & Moisturising Milk
One day I came home to find that from Tescos my mum had bought home one of these shower gels with the weekly shop. I had never tried it before and was quite curious to see what it was like. She bought this one because she said it looked really good and she wondered through curiosity, like me, what it would be like. She liked the design of the bottle although this is one thing I'm not too keen on overall about the bottle. I think they should update the shape but apart from that I hope they don't change it (like they changed Ciao, grrr!) because sometimes, Ciao, when you change them and they don't need changing they just get made to be worse. Who's with me on that one?
The shape of the bottle is an oval shape. The lid fits nicely into the shape and is a pearly soft, natural orange colour. All the colours on the bottle design are very natural. The bottle contains 300ml. It lasts a long time if you don't use too much. But if you put loads on like me it will last about a week at the most if the whole family are using it. There is an cute little picture of three brown almonds in their shells on the bottle and the main body of the bottle is white, it is all very natural looking and coloured. The Palmolive logo is at the top of the bottle and this logo is dark green. The writing on the bottom of the bottle is a lovely girly pink. The bottle is easy to open but you do have to be a little bit careful not to snap the lid off which once someone in my house did (not sure who to blame for this) and then it leaked out. :(
My experiences of using the shower milk
My skin is really sensitive and so usually the shower gels and bath creams etc that I use have to be good for people with sensitive skin. My skin must be thin or something to make it sensitive, I'm not really sure why it is sensitive all I know is that sometimes when I use some shower gels my skin goes red and disgusting and I get rashes sometimes, only with shower gels though with everything else my skin is fine.
I love the smell of this I would describe it as sweet, almondy and very natural and I love it.
The substance of this shower milk is white. It is not runny like actual milk but instead quite thin and a little bit creamy and I have to say it is really nice and good for when you rub it in your skin for a nice wash it cleans really well, not only this but it makes your skin feel soft, hydrated and especially moisturised. I would rate this shower gel 5 stars and have to say it is my favourite shower gel out of every shower gel/ bath cream I have ever used. I think most women will like this, some men might like it too but it smells more girly than manly as the almonds give it a feminine, sweet scent which is very attractive and absolutely gorgeous.
I really love this shower milk. I recommend it to people to try.
History of the Palmolive company
Palmolive is a partner company with another well known company which is the best toothpaste makers company in my opinion - Colgate. They became partners back two hundred years ago (about) in 1806 in New York. The man behind the partnership is a wise old man who is obviously dead now, bless his soul, he is called William Colgate, who was born in England but for some reason he moved to America. I think he left our country so he could go to learn candle making skills and this is when he began the whole business of making household products.
Palmolive doesn't only make shower gels, there are a few other products the Palmolive company produces. Here are some: dishwashing liquids, dishwasher detergent, hand washes, shaving foams, liquid soaps and bath foams. The partner company, Colgate is a well known brand which makes stuff for your teeth and mouth.
Palmolive Naturals Range
The Naturals Range is the range which the Sensitive Shower Milk that I am reviewing comes from. In their products they use fine and natural ingredients. The one I am reviewing which has almond and moisturising milk in is full of moisturising milk and almond extracts which make your skin feel super soft and really, really gorgeous. I completely believe that what Palmolive claims about using only fine and natural ingredients is true, because they definitely have a fine and natural effect on my skin. The four kinds of shower milks that the range sell are:
Almond and Milk
Milk and Honey
You can buy these flavours as shower gels with moisturising milks, bath creams, liquid soaps or hand washes.
Price and Availability
These shower milks in the Palmolive Naturals range are available from all good supermarkets, such as Tesco, Sainsburys, and Asda. You can also buy them from places like chemists, Boots, Superdrug and the cheaper shops like Home Bargains. The RRP for one of these shower milks is £1.50. I think this price is excellent for one of these as they really are luxurious and so gorgeous. The after effects are just divine.
I would not recommend buying one of these shower milks from Sainsburys, as they cost over the RRP there, at an extortionate £1.59! OK this is no way extortionate but in hard times of recession who really wants to splash out over the RRP! Not me!
These are only 79p in Home Bargains. What are you waiting for?! :)
On www.Superdrug.co.uk Shower Milk with Almond and Milk is £1.49 for a 300ml bottle.
A good website for comparing supermarket prices that I would recommend is mysupermarket.co.uk.
I went on it a few minutes ago and it tells me that there is currently an offer 99p from Asda. This offer is valid until 31st December 2009. :) I'm deffo getting some!
Other people's opinions
I went round and asked some of my friends and family who have used the almond and moisturising milk what they think of the shower milks to put in this review to make it even better, and these little interviews are unedited so you know exactly what these people said.
My female friend, who is 17 years old She says:
I do like using this shower milk. My favourite flavour of it is the one with honey in it. It smells just like real, sweet honey and I want to eat it - that's how nice it is! It's a light gold colour and creamy and gorgeous. The almond one smells very fine as well. I love them all! Yes, I would recommend them!
My sister, 15 years old
The almond one smells really natural. It is quite creamy and utterly divine. Yes, I love the smell. I think it is natural, I already said. I would rate it probably 9/10. It is creamy and no, not yoghurty more just thick, sort of. Soapy in the bath when you use it. Overall I would recommend this, almond is my favourite flavour of it. Will you get me some for Christmas?
My dad, in his forties
I prefer Lynx shower gels to these. I think this is for women more than men. Is it weird for a man to use this, don't tell anyone I used it. It is nice though. I had soft skin after it.
My mum, very young(!)
What? Oh, yes I know what you mean. They are really, really lovely. Very luxurious and absolutely wonderful smelling. They smell only slightly almondy and the formula is thick and soapy, and good for making into a lather. No, I don't see anything wrong with the bottle. Yes, I don't like it when people snap the lids off. Be careful as they leak out when you do that. Yes, I recommend this. My friends like this too.
Overall I enjoy using this almond and milk shower milk as it smells nice and is good for having a nice, calming and relaxing bath. The price is good so I recommend these as luxury, natural products that don't cost the Earth. I rate this as five stars and think it is one of the best shower milks I have ever tried. Really love this. I definitely recommend it.
Palmolive Naturals Shower Milk Sensitive with Almond
The first time I used one of these luxurious shower gels was last year. My mum bought some home from the supermarket as they were on a buy-one-get-one-free offer (she always and only buys whatever is reduced). When she buys these the "flavours" she usually gets them in are: olive and almond - which is the one I will be paying particular attention to in this review.
The bottle shape and design of the shower gel is an oval shape with a soft, natural-looking light orange coloured lid. The bottle contains 300ml. There is an image of three almonds on the bottle and the main body is white, it is all very natural looking. The Palmolive logo is at the top of the bottle and is dark green in colour. The text at the bottom of the bottle is dark pink. The bottle is easy to open and doesn't leak so is overall a good design, 8/10 for me.
What is Palmolive?
Palmolive is a partner company with Colgate. The partnership started in 1806 in New York, USA. The man behind the partnership is called William Colgate, who was born in England but moved to America where he learned candle making and began the whole business of making household products.
Palmolive doesn't only make shower gels, here are a few of the other products the Palmolive company produces: dishwashing liquids, dishwasher detergent, hand washes, shaving foams, liquid soaps and bath foams. The partner company, Colgate is a well known brand which makes toothpastes etc.
Palmolive Naturals Range
The Naturals Range of which the Sensitive Shower Milk that I am reviewing comes from claim to use fine and natural ingredients in all their shower milks. This one is full of moisturising milk and almond extracts which make your skin feel beautifully soft and absolutely hydrated. I completely believe that what Palmolive claims about using only fine and natural ingredients is true, because they definitely have a fine and natural effect on my skin. This is truly one of the nicest shower gels I've ever used.The different flavours of shower milks that you can buy from the range are:
Almond and Milk
Milk and Honey
You can buy these flavours as shower gels with moisturising milks, bath creams, liquid soaps or hand washes.
My experiences of using the shower milk
I have quite sensitive skin which seems to dry out really quickly, even though I use a lot of body lotion and especially fake tanning lotions. After I use this shower milk my skin always feels really soft and hydrated - it doesn't feel dry anymore after I use this product. It is really moisturising and hydrating and my skin always feels really soft and fresh after I use this. You shouldn't use too much but I always use quite a lot of this, as I just love how soft it feels on my skin. The milk helps my skin to feel extra soft and moisturised. It doesn't feel as if I need to use a body lotion my skin is just so soft and lovely. It is refreshing and relaxing. I would rate this for softness and overall niceness as 10/10.With the extract of almonds the fragrance of this shower milk is almond-y, obviously, and with the milk as well it leaves quite a fresh smelling scent which smells absolutely gorgeous. I really do love the beautiful smell this leaves on my body. I would rate the fragrance 9/10.
Overall to use this shower milk is moisturising, soft, sensitive and very luxurious. I really like it and would definitely recommend it. It is also quite relaxing and calming and is good for working into a rich creamy lather to wash your skin with.
If you want to buy...
These products are available from all good supermarkets, such as Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, and Somerfield. You can also buy them from places like chemists, Boots, Superdrug and from "bargain shops" like Body Care, Savers and Home Bargains. I even think I have seen these in Pound Land before now.
The most expensive I have ever seen these priced at before is in Sainsburys where they cost £1.59. The cheapest was in Body care where they had an offer on, two for £1.50.
On www.Superdrug.co.uk Shower Milk with Almond and Milk is £1.49 for a 300ml bottle.
Interviews with another happy customer
For the sake of this review I have interviewed my sister about what she likes most and how the shower milk affected her skin.
'''When did you last use Palmolive Naturals Shower Milk Sensitive with Almond & Moisturising Milk?'''
I used it two weeks ago when our mum bought it from Tesco, I asked her to get some because I was helping with the shopping and she said I could choose three shower gels.
'''So, is this one of your favourite shower gels then?'''
Yes it is. I also like Avon Naturals Range - I like all natural body products and this is really creamy and nice and makes my skin feel soft, very soft.
'''What is your skin like normally?'''
Normally my skin is just normal, I don't think it is sensitive but I still use sensitive natural body products because I think they just feel nicer and more moisturising. I've got strong skin but I still like this.
'''What do you think of how this smells?'''
This doesn't smell too strong and it smells a tiny bit sweet and very natural. I love how it smells.
'''What do you think the shower milk is like to use?'''
I like it because it is like milk and when you think of washing with milk you think of soft babies as once I read about a baby being washed in milk when I was little, so this reminds me of being really soft and moisturised like a baby. The milk part of this is a good idea, two thumbs up to it.
Who do I think this product is more suited to?
To be honest I think this is quite a feminine product and would mainly recommend this to women rather than men because the smell isn't very manly and it is very moisturising and soft which just would in my opinion appeal more to women.
In our bathroom me, my mum and my two sisters all use this shower gel (and sometimes the cats use it too!) and my dad has his own shower gels; this is why I don't think men would buy it especially for themselves. The bottle design isn't very manly either so when a man was shopping I don't think they would be attracted to it and buy it for themselves.
Although saying this, the smell isn't too girly and I think it is OK for anyone to use.
Overall I would definitely recommend this gorgeous, calming and luxurious milk and almond shower gel as it is one of my favourites and definitely one which after using my skin feels soft, hydrated and moisturised.
This isn't too expensive either which is also an advantage. It usually costs around £1.50 and is available to buy almost everywhere. Your skin stays soft and smells gorgeous for ages afterwards and it is definitely one I will never stop loving.
For me there are no disadvantages with this product. It is excellent value for money and treats my skin wonderfully. Five stars from me. I love it!
Thanks for reading x
At the turn of the 20th century Palmolive was the world's best selling soap. It was developed back in 1898 by a gentleman called B.J. Johnson from the United States who developed a formula for a new soap made out of palm and olive oil. The product, Palmolive was so popular that he named his company after it.
Today the soap is just as popular as it has ever been.
Palmolive have a wide range of shower gels, hand liquid soaps and lots of varieties to choose from such as the hypoallergenic range and the florals range but for this review I am going to concentrate on the Naturals shower milk range with the almond scent. In this range they also have a Olive milk scent and a milk and honey scent.
Palmolive say this range will help you to relax in a creamy foam containing natural extracts of milk and honey. The Palmolive Naturals Almond Milk range has a gentle formula containing natural Almond Milk, to help hydrate your skin and leave it feeling wonderfully soft. The shower milk and bath milk are particularly suitable for sensitive skin but is just as nice to use if you don't have sensitive skin either.
The almond milk soap/shower liquid itself is a quite a thick liquid and looks a bit like the colour of milk which is nice. You don't need much of it to work up a lather. It is really smooth and creamy and leaves your skin feeling really nourished. Palmolive say it has a velevety formula which caresses your sensitive skin and leaves it feeling hydrated and soft. I would definitely agree that calling it velvety is a great description. I always imagine myself taking a bath in this milky formula and think it must be like in ancient times when they were said to bathe in milk.
The smell is absolutely delicious. It's quite difficult to describe as it does not really have a flavour such as strawberry or lemon etc, it is more of a fresh clean smell. It doesn't really smell nutty which is nice just quite nourishing. It definitely does not smell chemically at all which is nice. The smell stays on your body after you have used it and keeps it nice and fresh throughout the day.
The bottle is 250ml and with daily use I would say lasts about a month. A bottle at the moment costs £1.62 in Sainsburys but I find often they do a two for one offer which is very handy because you can stock up and always have one in the cupboard for back up.
All in all a great product that I definitely recommend.
I love buying different shower gels and having a selection in my bathroom and this has to be one of my favourites out of all of them. It is a creamy/milk shower product rather than a gel which I like as I feel creams moisturise more and make my skin softer. I have fairly sensitive skin and often it is very dry but this does not irritate me and makes my skin feel extremely soft and smooth- one of the main reasons I love it so much. It smells absolutely delicious, not too overpowering but a gentle feminine smell with a hint of almond. It lathers well and I find it lasts me quite a long time, therefore I would say is good for money. Additionally I often find this product on offer in supermarkets and Boots, like buy one get one half price. Just before xmas I managed to get a bottle from Boots which had been massively reduced to about 30p- bargain.