Product Type: Radox Bath & Shower
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Getting fruity in the shower
Radox Fresh & Fruity Berry Burst Shower Gel
Member Name: alyson29
Radox Fresh & Fruity Berry Burst Shower Gel
Advantages: Offers an authentic berry aroma
Disadvantages: Consistency thinner that other creams I've used and the leaking lid
I'm rather addicted to toiletries and my husband is always making fun of me as I have a huge stock pile of products, which I purchase when I see them on special offer. Despite making many promises to myself that I will not buy any more until I've used all of my bottles and tubs, I frequently weaken where I will buy something that captures my eager eye. Whilst shopping on Boots website some time ago, I was intrigued to discover that Radox had introduced a new shower cream named Berry Burst and of course, me being me, I simply had to place it into my basket and try it out.
It is very rare that I will make a purchase of a bathing product without initially taking a sniff, but it was the uplifting Berry Burst name in addition to the vibrant cerise coloured bottle that stood out from the other showering products contained on the Boots website pages. As soon as I received my order I flipped open the lid contained on the lower side of the 250 ml bottle to take a whiff of the contents and was more than satisfied with my choice, as initial impressions were that it would live up to its Berry Burst name although the real test was actually trying it out in the shower.
As previously mentioned, the bottle contains a flip top lid and this is easily opened and securely closed. Unfortunately, the shower cream dispensed a little too quickly for my liking, which resulted in a little waste when I clipped the lid close, as a small amount seeped out of the side. This occurred each time I used the bottle, particularly as the bottle is stored on its base, so it was a case of storing the bottle upside down to prevent this. I would have preferred the lid to have been contained on the upper side, which is generally the case with showering products.
As the white coloured product is described as a cream and gives a creamy appearance, I was a little disappointed with its consistency, which was a little less thick than other shower creams I have. However, pushing my negativity to the side, I proceeded to use a small amount of product, which I had dispensed onto my net shower puff. I would advise that I do not use bath sponges, as I cannot bear the yucky texture that builds up in the centre after a couple of weeks of use whereas shower puffs remain clean and fresh.
Shower puffs enable my bathing products to last much longer, as they create a plentiful lather despite the fact that I had used only a small amount of the cream and Berry Burst did not disappoint with its soft and fluffy white lather, which offered a rich and creamy consistency. I found that one application was sufficient for my entire body and I loved the fact that the uplifting and very refreshing fruity aroma of berries significantly intensified during use. In fact, the aroma of the very authentic berries, which is due to the natural fruit juice ingredients, filled the bathroom and began to filter out into the hallway and into the bedrooms.
The combination of berries, which unfortunately are not listed on the packaging, offer a refreshing and uplifting sharpness with the added milk content providing a delicate and favourable creaminess. Whilst we are not provided with details of the berry juices that have been used to create the delightful fragrance, there are images of raspberries, strawberries and blackcurrants on the front of the bottle although they are difficult to specifically identify in the overall fragrance. The shower cream enabled me to effectively wash my body and it was easily rinsed away whilst leaving its delightful fruity aroma lingering on my skin for several hours after use. I often find that some brands of shower gels and creams can be a little drying on the skin causing it to feel a little tight and itchy. However, whilst this shower cream is highly effective, I found it very gentle and caring on my normal skin type.
This is a gorgeous shower cream and even my husband commented when he used it, which I can assure you is a rarity, as normal he says absolutely nothing! I would have awarded it five stars, but have had to remove one due to the consistency not being as thick as I had hoped and the leaking lid. The shower cream normally retails at £1.99 per bottle, but at the time of writing you can purchase it from Boots for just 99p.
Summary: A refreshing and uplifting shower cream from Radox