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WHAT IS IT?
This is shower gel that is made by the same company who make Pears soap. I have used the soap and the hand wash but I had not saw the shower gel and didn't know about it until I read a review about it.
I like the packaging very much because I like it when I can hang shower gel up and not very many bottles have a hook now and that is a pity because it is alot easier to hang shower gel than keep putting it down on a shelf. The bottle has got a design that matches the hand wash and it is oval like the soap and see through so you can see the shower gel inside. It is easy to get the shower gel out even when you do not have very much left in the bottle.
WHAT I THINK
I do not think it smells very much like Pears soap and that is a pity because I like the smell of the soap very much. It does not give me very many bubbles and I have to use alot of shower gel to make enough bubbles so that I feel clean.
I do feel clean after I have had a shower with this shower gel but I think it makes my skin a little bit dry and I have to use body cream after it always. I do not care about that if I have got a shower gel that is very special but this one is not and I think it is not worth having to spend extra time in applying body cream because I have got other cheap shower gels that do not have a drying affect.
My husband does not like it also and he has said that it spoils Pears soap to make this shower gel because even though the bottle looks like Pears the shower gel is not like it at all.
This shower gel costs about £1.99 and that is cheap but I think it is boring shower gel and I would not pay that amount for it again.
3 Dooyoo Hearts.
I was in Boots a couple of weeks ago and needed to get my spend up to £25 so I could take advantage of a voucher I'd been sent to receive extra Advantage Card points, I needed to spend another £1.98 but wasn't very inspired with what was on offer for such a small amount of money so decided to buy a 'new' shower gel to try and picked up this Pears one as soon as I saw it - costing £2 it brought me up to my minimum spend and the product reminded me of the Pears soap I used to love, I just had to buy it.
The shower gel is supplied in an oval bottle which features a hanging hook at the top, I don't have anywhere to hang anything in the shower so was glad to see the bottle has a wide lid on the base so I could stand it up in the little storage unit we have. I love the bottle actually, it reminds me so much of Pears soap in the shape and design (not to mention the actual shower gel is the same gorgeous amber colour as the soap).
The first disappointment is the smell, there's a vague sensation of the wonderfully comforting Pears fragrance but it really is only a sensation and if I hadn't know what the shower gel was based on I certainly wouldn't have guessed Pears soap based on the smell alone! Not that that matters anyway, the fragrance has gone as soon as you've towel dried yourself off and all that's left then is clean skin that feels reasonably well moisturised.
This *IS* a nicely cleansing shower gel, I'll give it that - the bubbles produced aren't the most luxurious I've ever come across but they're not bad for a £2 shower gel and feel soft and generically 'nice' on my skin as I shower. The moisturising effect is good only compared to other shower gels in this price range, when I think of the more premium shower products I use there really is no comparison in how they make my skin feel during my shower - and afterwards actually as the Pears shower gel is instantly forgettable really whereas a 'good' shower gel has you remembering your shower for hours after.
A very disappointing take on one of my favourite childhood products.
Have been a fan of Pears soap for many years but not of the shower gel which I discovered only a few months ago. I do love the Pears soap shaped bottle, but by the time it gets to about a quarter full the gel has become so watered down for some reason that it can no longer be called gel. Have tried two bottles and had the same result. Won't be trying it again.
I have recently been stocking up on some new toiletries as I have been very unwell with a bowel problem and on top of that two found lumps in both breasts and are having a mammogram to check if the lumps are cancerous. So I bought this along with other toiletries planning ahead if I have to go into hospital.
Comes in a clear plastic bottle with a handle to hang in the shower.
The Pears logo is clearly shown in black letters.
This is a soap free shower gel and is mild an gentle for the most sensitive skins.
The bottle contains 250 ml of gel.This gel is ph balanced and contains mild cleansers to keep skin healthy. The gel is a golden colour, an is suitable for the whole family to use.
I have only seen the shower gel version over the past couple of years. I love pears, my Mum used to use the pears soap on me when I was baby and throughout my childhood years. It has a very light smell of fruit to it and is very kind to my very dry skin that I have on my feet.
I simply put a small blob on a flannel and wash all over my body with it. I even use it to shave my legs and under arms with and find it very mild and gentle indeed.
I have noticed that a little goes a very long way. Once i have used it to shower I smell feel refreshed an my skin feels clean and cleansed.
Available in all good chemists and super markets for around 1.50.
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Pears to my mind is a very traditional cleansing range, with shower gels, bar soaps and hand gel soaps.
When I buy shower gels, Pears shower gel lurks on the shelf but is usually ignored by me as I go for the fruity scented, multiple claims shower gels. However, all it took for my preference to be swayed was a special offer on the Pears shower gel (this gel usually retails for £2 for 250ml so not too expensive in the scheme of things). I had used a Pears bar soap before so was aware of the brand's quality.
The shower gel is a rich amber in colour and is in a classic looking bottle. The bottle wears it's claims subtly - it is soap-free, hypoallergenic, skin pH balanced and non-comedogenic. Hopefully the first three are fairly obvious to all, the fourth claim I've found means that this shower gel is non-pore blocking. All in all this shower gel is supposed to be a non-detrimental experience for your skin.
As with many shower gels Pears' has a hook at the top and the lid and gel exit hole (which has a non drip rubber seal just in case you don't clip the lid back properly) at the bottom, allowing for the use of every last drop of the shower gel.
To get a good lather from this shower gel, either using a bath puff (amazing amount of lather) or just bare hands, only a relatively small splodge is required - about a 50p sized splodge (which means you can get several showers worth from the 250ml bottle). The gel sits in your hand well; it's not on the thin side. There is a fairly inoffensive, clean scent to it but I haven't worked out what it is, sort of woody-herby, but the scent isn't too important as it doesn't linger on your skin for long.
I don't suffer from any significant skin issues but I have noticed after using this gel for a few weeks that I haven't had the dry, slightly scaly skin I someimes get after showering. And where I have greasy patches no break out of spots even after a particularly vigorous gym session.
I have found using this shower gel a enjoyable experience, and, once I've used up my present stash of shower gels, I will definitely be using it again.