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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 /