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Product: Radox Shower Gel
I’m a big fan of the Radox Eastern Spirit bath soak so when I saw the Eastern Spirit Radox Shower Gel on offer for £1.00 in Asda I popped one in my trolley to try.
The reason why I bought the Eastern Spirit was purely because of the scent. Eastern Spirit is a rejuvenating blend, with oriental lotus flower and orange blossom, the smell is sweet and smells just like fresh flowers.
The shower gel comes in a squeezy see through plastic bottle with the Radox logo on the front of the bottle and all other relevant information at the back of the bottle. The bottle also has a hook which flips out to enable to simply hang onto your shower.
The shower gel lathers up a treat on my skin and you only need to use a small amount, a little really does go a long way. This soothes my skin leaving it smelling fabulous, feeling soft and smooth and best of all making me feel energised, fabulous for first thing in the morning.
I really liked this shower gel, cheap and cheerful which does the job it’s intended to do just fine.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5
This product contains the following Ingredients:
Aqua,Sodium Laureth Sulfate,Sodium Chloride,Cocamidopropyl Betaine,Parfum,Sine Adipe Lac,Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract,Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Extract,Citric Acid,Glycol Distearate,Limonene,Sodium Lactate,Polyquaternium-7,Steareth-4,Hexyl Cinnamal,Linalool,Tetrasodium Edta,Butylene Glycol,Sodium Benzoate,CI 16035,CI 16255
I like Radox products so when I saw they do showergels too I couldn't resist buying one. I bought it from sainsbury's for just £1. They had a variety of scents but I purchased this one and I actually don't think it has the best smell or texture to it.
It comes in a useful bottle that will hang from your shower as it has a hook that flips out. It has the cap at the bottom so it's easy to get all of the gel out too. The bottle is quite squeezy which also helps with getting the product out of the bottle.
It's quite a thick, milky texture which is rather gloopy. It lathers up well but just feels a bit thick still on the skin rather than light bubbles, more thick gloopy mixture with some bubbles on top... hard to describe but it isn't the best showergel in terms of how it feels!
the smell is a little spicy but nothing specific and it isn't a particularly lovely smell, I couldn't work out if it was supposed to be a male one, it didn't say, but it isn't your typical showergel for a female that is for sure.
It washed well and made my skin feel nice and smooth and clean after using it but it wasn't the nicest shower gel to use. I used the bottle up- my husband mainly did actually as he quite liked the smell- but I haven't bought it since and won't be again
Each Christmas I get my family to buy me various fragrances of shower gel as stocking fillers so that I am stocked up for the year and I really did think that I had tried every variety in the Radox range but no, hubby managed to find one I hadn't tried. Mind you I won't be trying this particular one again either but more about that later.
I always have a shower first thing in the morning as I usually have too much to do to be lounging in the bath at that time of day so that's why I like a variety of shower gels in my cupboard to choose from.
The one that I have been just finished trying is Radox Recharge Shower Gel and this one is really different from the rest.
For a start it comes in a grey plastic container as opposed to a clear one so you can't see the liquid inside. You may think - so what - but not being aware of what's coming is relevant believe me.
The 250ml container is the same in design as all the other Radox shower gels. It has a hook set into the top of the container which unclips and turns through 180 degrees so that you can hang your shower gel on the shower tap.
The front of this one has the usual Radox logo in green together with a swirly red pattern and the words 'invigorate and recharge in a Radox shower with guarana and ginger'.
I got in the shower, hooked my gel on the taps, opened the flip cover and squeezed the shower gel onto my hand.
This is where the fact that I couldn't see what was in the container becomes relevant, because I had the shock of my life!
The shower gel is a deep red colour! I have seen bubble bath in dark colours but never a shower gel. The other Radox gels that I have tried have been pale and light both in colour and fragrance.
The fragrance itself is quite strong although to be fair it doesn't linger after the shower is finished, but I have to admit that the smell of this one is far too spicy for me so I won't be having any more of this variety. The mixture of guarana and ginger just doesn't seem to be right for a shower gel - they should be light and flowery for me.
I also noticed that during the time that I was using this shower gel my skin itched a lot and now the shower gel is finished the itching has gone. It may well have been a coincidence, it may have been that the shower gel was too strong for me - I don't know.
Radox is made by Sara Lee, which is a part of H & BC UK Ltd. I have now found out that it is the same firm that makes the gateaux, which I do find a strange mix of products for one firm.
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.
Since this was a present I hadn't a clue how much it had cost but looking in Boots the normal price is around the £2 mark although they are often available as part of a buy one get one free offer so stock up!!
Feel recharged with guarana and ginger /