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I brought this Radox Energise shower gel when it was on offer in the supermarket.
It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a black plastic base and a black plastic handle. The base has a flip lip which is quite stiff to open, and it clicks back firmly in place. I suppose this is a good thing as it means when the shower gel is not in use the product will not drip out. Leakage will also be prevented should you forget to clip the flap back because you have to squeeze the shower gel out of the bottom of the bottle through a rubber cap which only seems to allow the shower gel through when pressure is applied to the bottle. These features mean that this product wont get wasted, and it is always better when that doesn't happen! The top of the bottle has the black handle that opens up and allows you to hang it up in the shower, making it easily accessible when you are using it.
Through the clear plastic bottle you can see the actual shower gel, and it is a lime green colour with lots of bubbles in it. When you move the bottle up and down the shower gel moves easily from side to side. When you squeeze the shower gel out it isn't too runny and but I would say it isn't a very thick consistency. The shower gel foams easily and quickly when you rub it either onto your skin or apply it to a loofah. The shower gel leaves your skin feeling soft and clean.
The product smells citrusy but does remind me of the smell of lynx body sprays/shower gels. This leads me to think of it more as a masculine scent, but I think that is mainly to do with the association I have with the scent. I think it smells fresh and clean, and is a nice change from sickly sweet smelling shower gels.
I do like this shower gel and I think it does a good job, but I don't think I would actively go out just to purchase this shower gel, it hasn't had a lasting effect on me.
I tend to choose my shower gels based on whats on a buy one get one free offer which is what led to me to try the Radox Energise Shower Therapy Oxygel Shower.
It is a lemongrass and citrus lime shower gel designed to help wake you up and energise your tired body. Radox say that the shower gel has a perfect pH balance, millions of tiny bubbles, some lemongrass and a squeeze of citrus lime.
The shower gel comes in a clear bottle with a black flip lid at the base and a black plastic hook to allow you to hang it in the shower if you so wish. As the bottle is clear you can see the lovely green shower gel and the little tiny bubbles.
The gel is a good consistency, not too thick but not too runny either. It has a lovely zingy lime smell. Sometimes I find that lemon or lime smelling shower gels remind me of Flash liquid but this one does smell quite nice. The shower gel foams up quickly and leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh.
I have to say the bubbles I think make no difference whatsoever and I think they are a bit gimmicky designed to fool you into thinking you are oxygenating your skin! The shower gel is nice but doesn't leave my skin feeling particularly soft although it has to be said it doesn't dry it out either. I think this is an ok shower gel but not my favourite, I think I tend to prefer creamy textured shower creams rather than gels. This is a gel that might appeal to a family as its quite a unisex scent. After writing this I logged on to the internet to check the price and discovered that the gel is in fact marketed as a mens shower gel!! However I think it could be enjoyed by women as well
The gel is available from most supermarkets and chemists and costs around £1.73 for a 250ml bottle.
I decided to buy this shower gel as I have always liked Radox and when I noticed the price and how cheap it was I was flabbergasted, and bought it in a heartbeat!
The bottle is very convenient as if you have no where to stand the bottle then it has a flip up handle to hang from where ever you like!
When opening the bottle you are hit with a very refreshing and zingy lemon and citus smell, and it is easily squeezable out of the bottle.
The shower gel is a bright green, and has little bubbles in which all add to the look of the product. The actual shower gel it self has a very smooth texture and rubs into the skin easily as it feels very luxurious to the touch. The shower gel also prodcues a very good lather, which leaves you feeling squeaky clean!
This product does exactly what it says on the tin, as I was extremley tired when getting int the shower and this woke me up immediatly making me feel alive and ready for the day ahead.
I would definatley recommend this product to other people!
Energise your body with Radox. Oxygen and shower gel, how exactly is this meant to work?
Firstly, just a little bit of information about Radox. Radox produce a range of herbal bubble bath and shower gels. According to their website, Radox has over 100 years expertise in combining the right natural herbs and minerals renowned for their therapeutic properties to help you feel better. The first Radox product was produced in 1908, a salts foot bath that RADiated OXygen, hence the name RADOX. So, oxygen has been at the forefront of their products right from the beginning so it's only fitting that some of their new shower gels should really advertise the fact that they have oxygen in them.
The newest product I have tried is their Radox energise shower gel, guaranteed to breathe some life back into your tired body. I love trying new shower gels and definitely trust the Radox name and really did like this shower gel too.
This shower gel is a new product in the Radox range. It is called Energise and is described as an oxygen herbal shower gel. You can actually see the oxygen bubbles in the shower gel, it gives it a really interesting look. On the bottle it includes the phrase, "hop in the shower, flip open our energise oxygel and breathe in the fresh zingy smell of lemongrass and citrus lime." The gel is a lovely green colour and definitely is very fresh and zingy and really has quite a kick to it when you smell it. Radox state that lathering up with their oxygel bubbles will help you shake off that groggy feeling and I did feel after using this gel in the morning quite refreshed and awake due to the nice smell. I'm not sure if I felt overly oxygenated but the bubbles do give it a nice touch and it's something different than other shower gels out there.
What I also really like about this product is the packaging it comes in as it's very clever. It has a black plastic handle at the top that swivels and enables you to hang it from the shower head which is an extremely convenient place to hang it so it does not get in the way on the bottom of the shower floor. The bottle then in theory hangs upside down as the bit where the gel comes out is now at the bottom. The nozzle is very nifty too. It has a stopper on it that only allows the gel to come out if you squeeze the bottle so hanging it upside down doesn't let the gel leak out. It is also a very handy way to get to the gel as you just squeeze the bottle and do not have to bother opening caps etc which can be hard to do when your hands are all wet from being inside the shower. The nice thing is you only need a bit of gel because it lathers up very well and a little goes a long way.
The product can be purchased for approximately £2.49 from most beauty stores, Boots etc and in my opinion is well worth a try!
Radox Energise is part of the Oxygel range that includes "invigorate" and "Stimulate". Energise is supposed to waken you up in the morning and give your body and mind a much need kick start. So does it work? And possibly more importantly, does it actually wash as well?
Radox has been around for 100 years, they started by making bath salts and in the 60's made these into a liquid form. By the 70's Radox had started to make shower gel and since then has produced lots of different varieties of both shower gels and various other personal hygiene products such as hand wash. Oxygel is a new product from the company, and it is basically shower gel with air bubbles pumped into it.
It comes in a transparent bottle with a black lid and a black plastic hook, for hanging the bottle up with. The bottle is recyclable, apart from the lid, so it is not harmful to the environment. The lid is on the bottom of the bottle making it easy to get the last of the shower gel out, with out having to shake violently or tap wildly just to get the last little squirt out. The bottle contains 250ml of shower gel, this is probably the standard amount for a bottle of shower gel, I wouldn't know. From the label it tells me that there is "a blend of natural herbs and minerals." So it's natural, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it is good.
The shower gel is a nice lime green colour with plenty of visible air bubbles in it. The texture is like any other shower gel, however when it is squeezed into your hand it is a lot harder to see the air bubbles (or maybe I just didn't look hard enough with out my glasses on). Once applied to the skin, and rubbed in, the green gel quickly builds up a good lather and turns the normal white colour of shower gel. This shower gel is really good at cleaning pen and other annoying marks from your skin, unlike some other shower gels I have used in the past. They must be doing something right with all the natural herbs and minerals that have been blended into it.
The gel has a slight smell of lime, but not an overpowering scent. Just nice. This is to do with the Lime and lemongrass in the concoction. After coming out of the shower, the smell doesn't stay on the skin for long, I like this as I can then put on whatever aftershave that I want, without getting a strange blend of the two fragrances.
As for waking me up in the morning, this shower gel kind of works. I must admit, some mornings when I am really tired, nothing works better than a big mug of steaming coffee. However, this shower gel helps to waken me up on the less down right zombielike mornings but the still pretty darn tiered mornings. The subtle scents perk my nose up and the rest of my body just feels more awake. Magic! I couldn't ask for a better start to a school morning, (well, apart from the school having mysteriously blown up in the middle of the night).
This product can be found in most supermarkets for around £1.50, and is usually on special offer in my local Tesco. I think this is a pretty good price as it does exactly what it says on the tin, so to speak.
In conclusion I would highly recommend this shower gel to anyone that has trouble waking up in the morning , but obviously you have to get up before you can use it.