Product Type: Radox Bath / Shower
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Radox Brazilian Fusion
Member Name: SusanLesley
Radox Brazilian Fusion
Date: 20/02/12, updated on 20/02/12 (90 review reads)
Advantages: I was clean after my shower
Disadvantages: Not much smell or lather
As usual at the end of last year for my birthday in November and for Christmas I received lots of lovely 'smellies' which, by the look of my bathroom cupboard, will last me until next birthday!
Each year my husband and my sister tend to buy me a lot of different shower gels as stocking fillers so that I have lots of choice - well at the start of the year anyway.
The one that I am currently using is Radox Limited Edition Brazilian Fusion Shower Therapy.
I will digress slightly at this point and say that the picture at the top of this review is of the bath foam but the title attached to this category is shower gel - there is a separate category for bath foam. I know the other two reviews in this category are for bath foam but, trust me, they are in the wrong place.
Since this was a present I had no idea how much it had cost and I am guessing that it was bought when it was on special offer anyway - we're like that in our family! Anyway I have looked online and a 250ml container of this shower gel currently costs about £2.
This one comes in a cloudy translucent plastic squeezable container which has a hook attached to the top. When you buy the shower gel the hook is clipped around the end of the container but when you come to use it you just unclip the hook twist it through 180 degrees so that it stands proud of the top and you can then hang it up in the shower. It can be used easily whilst it is hanging so it makes life very easy, especially for someone like me who is always in a hurry.
I do love the Soap and Glory shower gels but the pump action containers are a pain to use as our shelf in the shower isn't very strong and they are too big to hold in one hand so this is where Radox wins hands down.
The front of the container has the Radox logo in white lettering on a bright green background together with the words 'Brazilian Fusion shower therapy feel renewed and revived, with natural dragon fruit and camu, camu berry'. There is also a little circle with the words 'blending natural herbs' written around it. The picture is of a beautiful yellow and white flower.
I took my shower gel into the shower with me and hung it on the grab rail. To use the shower gel I leave it hanging where it is and I just flip open the black plastic lid and squeeze the container to release a blob of gel. Where the gel actually comes out there is a clear plastic disc covering the opening with a tiny hole in the centre which means that the shower gel does only come out when you give it a squeeze. This means that, as I am showering, I don't have to keep remembering to close the lid as the container is upside down. Even when left open the shower gel does not drip out so none is wasted.
The gel itself is thick and lemon in colour - it reminds me a bit of thin lemon curd to look at! It smelled gorgeous when I opened the container and sniffed the contents but, when I squeezed some out onto my hand and began to use it, I am sorry to say that there wasn't much of a fragrance at all. I was very disappointed as Radox shower gels usually have a lovely smell which fills the room and lingers once the shower is finished. Sadly that is not the case with this one.
The shower gel lathers up reasonably well, but again there was a bit of disappointment as this gel does not produce the same thick creamy lather that most of the other Radox shower gels do. We have very soft water so, if it can't manage thick lather here, there really is no hope for this one.
As with all the other Radox gels it is also 'PH balanced and dermatologically tested' and has 'active skin conditioners'.
When I had finished my shower my skin felt clean but that was it. It didn't feel particularly moisturised although it didn't feel dry either and, as I said before, there was no fragrance lingering in the air.
As with most of these products the shower gel does carry a warning to avoid getting it in your eyes - if you do wash out immediately with cool, clean water, obvious I know but worth a mention just in case.
So, in conclusion, this is a reasonable shower gel but not one that I will be buying again (yes, I know I didn't actually buy this one!) I prefer the ones with flowery fragrances and thick lathers. There are one or two in my bathroom cabinet that look promising so watch this space.....................
Summary: Not as good as other Radox gels