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n my teenaged years, around two and a half decades ago, the only Radox product I was familiar with - and perhaps the only one that existed - were bath salts.
Fast forward to now and the situation has really changed. Radox has an extensive range of body cleansing products, many of which I first sampled due to my now husband's self-indulgent shopping habits.
The packaging of this shower gel is typical of the Radox brand. The transparent 250ml bottle is designed to remain upright, with the lid at the base. This makes for easy removal of the shower gel.
Designed (according to the company's marketing literature) to re-energise you and give users a pick-me-up when tired, this shower gel has a eucalyptus scent that is unisex. I like it, but imagine that it may be a little overpowering for some users. The scent doesn't last too long, and doesn't seem to interfere with the eau de parfum fragrances I apply soon after my showers.
This gel is no better or worse than many on the market. It lathers nicely, rinses off easily, and provides a transient "zing" sensation which I suppose is meant to wake you up when tired. I describe this as a "zing", but I am aware that some people (such as my sister) feel this is more of a stinging, prickling, uncomfortable sensation.
My skin is neither dried out nor moisturised deeply after use.
That said, I can only confirm my experience that this shower gel does leave my skin refreshed. However, there are many, many shower gels and bathing products on the market and my overall preference is for a scent that is not like this one.
In summary: this is a good enough product that may suit some people, but one that I probably wont be buying again.
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I bought this shower gel from wilkonsons for 77p. I just figured why not? I like radox bath products in general never really tried their shower gels.
It comes in a nicely sized bottle with a hook to hang it in the shower.
I am not a morning person! so I have to have a shower every morning otherwise I'll feel awful throughout the day. The smell really does wake you up! It's very strong so it triggers your senses it's like a breath of fresh air (especially if your moody and feel awful :P)
It has quite a thick gel like consistency and last a while. I would've actually preferred the scent to be a lot stronger! but hey it's good enough.
My skin isn't sensitive so I can't comment on that. It doesn't dry my skin out though it leaves it feeling not soft but not dry at all.
I've already bought six! hey if its on offer why not?
Shower gels can be great, mediocre or downright awful. I generally like something creamy that will make my skin feel both clean and hydrated, but when in Tesco recently there was an offer for BOGOF, so I bought the usual Radox for men for my husband and decided to try the green coloured one called Refresh.
The container is clear plastic so you can see how much gel is left and the base lid is dark green. I actually found it very difficult to open, the lid was very stiff, both with dry and wet hands. The shape is very tactile and fits nicely into the hand. The gel is a lovely turquoisey green colour.
Refresh is a herbal shower gel and shampoo, but I have not used it on my hair as I prefer special shampoo, although it probably works well as it left my skin feeling clean. It says on the bottle that it is a blend of herbs and minerals, it contains eucalyptus and citrus oil, and the first smell is definitely one of herbs and a smell I can only say reminds me of pot pourri and candles that say they smell of the sea or pine forests. And that brings me to point out that I have actually used bathroom cleaners that smell just like the shower gel. I suppose it did refresh my senses and wake me up a little, especially one morning when I was up early after a restless night, but oh dear Radox you can do better that this I'm afraid.
I eventually managed to open the bottle and squeezed a good dollop of gel onto my hand, it was really quite thick, but when I went to rub it over my body it fell off my hand and was lost down the plug hole! The second attempt I squirted it onto a scrunchy scrub so I didn't loose it. Apart from the smell it did lather up well and cleaned my skin, leaving it feeling clean. I thought my skin was OK after drying myself, but when I was checking the smell in a hand wash today, just to remind me, I realised how tingly and dry my hands feel, so think this must strip the oil from my body.
On the back of the bottle it says that if you are feeling yourself flagging, this shower gel and shampoo will bring you back to your senses and after 5 minutes you'll feel like yourself again. I'm sorry but I have to disagree, it might have helped but it isn't a wonder shower gel and the pressure of the shower and hot water must have helped just as much. Other shower gels make me feel more alive than Refresh did.
The bottle contains 250mls and it is recyclable. I paid about £1.48 for the two bottles but currently at Tesco it is £1.48 a bottle and £1.69 in Boots, so do shop around if you want to try it and want to smell like bathroom cleaner!
Radox Refresh Shower Gel & Shampoo is designed to perk you up when you do not feel so energetic. To enable you to go back to feeling your normal self again with a burst of eucalyptus and citrus oil to awaken your senses.
As far as packaging is concerned the Radox Refresh Shower Gel & Shampoo appears in what I can only describe as a leaf shape clear plastic see through bottle with the dark green cap at the bottom which contains a flip lid to access the shower gel. I find the flip lid a bit hard to open at times and think it is good idea to make sure you have nails to try to open it unlike me who prefers to keep my nails cut back. The bottle has a leaf and Radox written over it for its logo. Since the bottle is see through you can tell when you are going to run out and also you can recycle the bottle minus the green cap.
I purchased it from Tesco, as I was left with a limited range in the store I visited and was looking for something relatively cheap and really need to get a shower gel as the one I was using previously had completely ran out. So I took a chance on this, since I knew Radox did a good herbal bath range. It cost me £1.69 from Tesco for a 250ml bottle but I think you can get it cheaper at other places like Morrisons or Asda as my mum pointed out. So it best to shop around.
The shower gel itself is a green colour and when squirted out onto my loofah its appearance reminds me of the original fairy liquid. The smell reminds me of a lemon cleaning fluid smell or disinfectant, maybe something like Flash. So after getting over the smell or even getting high on it (I really have to stop sniffing products so much) I gave it a try. I was initially worried it does not look likely that this will lather, but it did and soon I was covered in this Flash smell which disappears after I washed it off in the shower. Thank god for that, at least I do not smell like some sort of cleaning fluid after. I felt so relaxed afterwards like I actually taken a bath with a Radox herbal bath product. My skin in the first time in ages felt really clean and felt clean all day. Skin was soft and seems to be no dry skin which I previously had. Even my mum is impressed with this, she says it makes her feel so clean and energized.
This is one impulsive buy, I am really glad I made. So ignore the smell and prepare to feel super clean and relaxed.
I readily confess to being completely ignorant when it comes to all matters involving body care. Previous reviews I have written in this category will testify to this, although I do know when something feels good or refreshing or reacts badly with my skin, and weirdly enough I experienced all three of these things with this product.
Radox has made a name for itself as being one of the leading brand names in shower and bath products, and recently, my wife took advantage of Tesco's 2 for 1 offer on their Radox shower gels. She bought this one and the Invigorate one. The packaging and bottle differ to the picture. It's now in a clear bottle, and the gel inside is green with a green lid.
On first using this product, I loved the feel of the gel and the smell of the citrus oil and eucalyptus was lovely. However, after a few days if using both the Refresh and Invogorate product, my skin started to react badly (I have eczema). Despite the bottle promoting a balanced pH formula, this product sadly wasn't suitable for my sensitive skin, although this is perhaps the only negative I have about the product.
Were it not for the reaction, I would give this a very high rating. As it is, I'm going to give it a star rating, because if it weren't for the skin reaction, it would have been great.