WHAT IS IT?
This is shower gel that is made by Radox. It has got the fragrance of mandarin and lemongrass but the most obvious smell in it is oranges and that makes it very refreshing to use.
WHAT I THINK
I bought this shower gel only because I had to buy another one product to be sure of free delivery when I ordered some shopping online, it was very cheap and I like products that smell of mandarin so I was very happy to buy it to try even though I do not like Radox produce very much.
It is very nice shower gel but it smells like it is going to be a luxury product and it is not. I do not care about that though because it was so cheap and I am happy only that it has got such a very pleasing fragrance. The smell is mostly mandarin but there is another smell under that that is very faint and I think that is lemongrass.
When I use it it makes me feel very clean and I like that I can get alot of bubbles out of it when I am washing in the shower. It makes my skin feel a little bit dry and I am not happy about that but if I use body cream after I have had my shower then my skin does not suffer, it is a pity to use body cream though because then the pleasing smell of mandarin goes because it is quite weak on my body when I have rinsed the shower gel off.
I paid £1 only for this shower gel and it has lasted good even though my husband likes to use it also because it does not smell like it has been made for women only. I used it when my oldest daughter had a shower but it made her skin very dry and so I think it was a little bit too harsh for her.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
It is well known that the sense of smell can evoke memories in a person. This Radox mandarin and lemongrass scented shower gel takes me back to a childhood of orange jelly with mandarin pieces and warm summer days, it instantly made me smile from the first use. It sounds silly perhaps but that's the feeling I got from using this product! I am not a person who likes strong perfumes and I don't use house fragrances as I find them too overpowering. I can say, therefore, that the smell of this gel is just right, not overbearing at all.
It works as well as any similar priced shower gel and froths up well. The hook on the bottle is useful as is the non-drip cap.
It states that natural ingredients have been used which is good for me as I don't like to put harsh chemicals onto my skin. I looked up some of the ingredients on the internet and on the whole they look harmless. Cocamidopropyl Betaine apparently can moisturise the skin and is found in many baby shampoos so I presume that this is a mild ingredient.
I would definitely recommend this product as it is a joy to use (just don't be tempted to eat it!).
I never thought i would get emotionally attached to a shower gel, but then i tried this. The smell is so delicious and fruity, the best part is, its not one of those shower gels you love while you use it and the smell washes down the plug hole with the bubbles (speaking of which there are a lot of awesome bubbles). Every so often throughout the day i catch the scent of something gorgeous: me! This is defiantly a product i would recommend to anyone. At such a reasonable price i know you wont be disappointed. The small hook which pulls up from the top of the bottle is designed to allow you to hang the product in the shower, saving leaning down to put it on the edge of the shower (a potential safety hazard). Highly reccomended to anyone after a fresh, fruity and energized feeling and smell.
I am definitely not a morning person and I do have a bit of trouble getting going when I wake up. I hoped the Revive Mandarin and Lemongrass Shower Gel by Radox might help me out.
About the product
The product promises to cleanse your skin and to leave you feeling fresh and clean. It claims that it will revive you with its feel good fragrance and leave you awakened and ready to face the day. The shower gel includes some lovely natural ingredients which should work towards leaving you as fresh as a daisy.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a see through bottle and you can see the shower gel inside. It has a bright orange hook which can be lifted from the bottle on which you can hang the shower. It also has a bright orange flip top lid which is easy to both open and to close.
The shower gel will cost you around £1.99 for 250 ml and it can be bought from stores such as Superdrug and Boots, large supermarkets and also from a range of online websites.
The colour of the shower gel is a bright orange so it suits the product. The colour is enough to get you going in the morning as it is so glaringly bright. The shower gel is easily dispensed from the bottle with a gentle squeeze and it has the consistency that you would expect from a product of this type.
After the colour, the next thing you notice is the aroma. It is incredibly sharp and citrus fresh, and although it doesn't smell altogether natural, it is still just invigorating and refreshing as promised. It certainly does go a long way to getting your revived in the morning and it makes me instantly more alert. It isn't sickly, over powering or too strong and I really like it. You can smell the aroma throughout the washing process.
You can apply the product either straight to the skin or first using a sponge. It works well either way but you do get a much better lather when using a sponge. You feel like the shower gel is doing a good job of getting you clean and it is gentle on the skin causing no irritations.
The product is easily rinsed off and it doesn't leave my skin feeling tight or uncomfortable as some products. It doesn't leave the skin feeling any softer either but then it doesn't claim to do so. It leaves me feeling really fresh and the lovely scent lingers lightly on the skin.
All in all, this is a lovely shower gel which has an invigorating aroma. It certainly wakes you up in the mornings and leaves you feeling fresh, clean and energised. I would definitely purchase this shower gel again.
I usually buy Original Source shower gels but I felt like something different and as the Radox Revive ones were on special offer, I decided to pick on of those. The one with an orange, well mandarin, on the front attracted me and reading that it also was supposed to smell of lemongrass made me pick it. I paid £1 for 250ml, which was a half price offer in Boots.
The bottle has a handy and sturdy swing out hook at the top which lets you hang it up in the shower. It's a neat idea to be able to tuck that out of the way because I find that otherwise some bottles tend to topple over if like me you prefer to stand them upright on their lid. This one works both ways.
I always choose a citrus shower gel if I can because while I like zesty scents at all times, I think they are especially enlivening during an early morning shower! Popping the lid on this gel left me a bit disappointed at first. Radox say they have blended natural ingredients with their fragrances to make a "feel good " blend. I didn't however think the scent was all that natural. It did smell of mandarins specifically but there was also something a bit plastic about it. Perhaps it is the packaging because I did like the scent more once I was actually using it in the shower. It is certainly an aromatic product but I wish I could detect more of the lemongrass because I think that would have added a particularly appealing zestiness. Overall though, it is fresh and clean smelling and I found it well balanced between being distinct but not overpowering for those who use the bathroom afterwards! I can't smell it too much on my skin later on which suits me as I often wear other perfume and there is only so many different scents I can get away with using at once.
The gel has a good consistency - not too runny, which saves waste. I don't measure how much product I use exactly but I didn't feel that I needed to use any more of this shower gel than average in order to feel clean and refreshed. It lathers up quickly and easily and overall it feels very pleasant on my skin. I don't think it was the creamiest I have ever used but the plentiful lather means it still feels good. Most importantly it also makes my skin look and feel clean and it makes using an exfoliating shower puff feel nicer. I don't think it made my skin any softer in itself but to be fair it doesn't claim to be a product that would be moisturising for example.
On the positive side it hasn't proved to be drying either. I haven't experienced any irritation or skin tightness when using it but I don't suffer from sensitive skin so problems with products are quite rare for me. I would point out the presence of Sodium Laureth Sulfate amongst the ingredients though, which will be an issue for some.
Overall I liked this but the scent doesn't quite compare to my previous favourites so whilst I have happily used up my bottle, I wouldn't buy this every time. I really wanted to smell more of the lemongrass, nice as the mandarin is, and bar the slight plastic tinge at first. It is good value for money, especially if you can buy it on offer as I did. That seems to be easy to do as it does seem to be on a price promotion frequently somewhere or another. I would recommend it if you want a not too sharp citrusy scented showergel but if you want something especially moisturising or pampering then this probably isn't for you.
Available at Boots, Superdrug, most supermarkets etc
This has got to be one of the best fragrances that Radox have produced! It's fresh but not overpowering, zesty but not too pungent. Some citrus based shower and bath products can have a tendency to leave you feeling like you should perhaps have been cleaning a toilet bowl rather than yourself, but this hits just the right nasil note! Aesthetically pleasing in colour, it'll be sure to brighten up any bathroom shelf and the bottle is perfectly functional with a handy hook and flip back lid. It can often be found as part of two for one or half price offers but I would say that even at full price this product is still good value for money as a little goes a long way! After using this product I felt invigorated and clean, it lathers up beautifully and rinses off well, an all round hit in my bathroom with every member of the family!
I love using Radox products, this particular shower gel is one of my faverouts because of the way it smells, it smells devine. It comes in a bright friuty orange colour which is easy on the eyes. The bottle itself is easy to use, it opens easily, it has a hook, so you can hang it up, or you can simply stand it on the side of your bath. I think the bottle is a good size and you get what you pay for although we would all like a little more for our moneys worth. I think the design on the bottle is very creative, I love it because it takes you away to another place when you look at the picture and the colour and then you start to imagine what it smells like and feels like. When you open the bottle a burst of fruity smells burst from the lid, it smells devine. The texture of the shower gel is like a gel texture, it lathers well and gets soapy really quickly so you only need a small amount. Once you step out the shower and have dried yourself off, the fruity smell is still evident making you feel fresh and clean.
Radox Revive Mandarin Shower Gel
Radox is one of my products of choice and I frequently stock up when someone is doing a really good offer. I tend to buy them when they are five for £4.00 or three for two. I have recently used out of my stock cupboard a bottle of Radox orange coloured, zingy Revive Mandarin Shower Gel.
The fragrance of this version is wonderful, when you open the container and sniff, it is a powerful citrus kick that reminds me of Cointreau! Eg very orangy! It is not as sweet as a Sweet Mandarin product I have also tried recently, but the citrus is wonderful and makes up for the slightly unstylish colour! Whilst I am on the subject of the fragrance, what I really, really like is when people compliment me on the lovely smell and moreover, when returning to the bathroom an hour or so after showering and the smell is still lingering in there as well. Therefore, it is a long lasting fragrance, that will not suit anyone who does not like citrus smells or has concerns of the smell clashing with perfume. There is the crux, to wash with on a work day is great, no need for added perfume, but if you want to wear perfume, use an alternative. So the strong, lingering fragrance is both a good and bad feature. The fragrance is pleasant and not like a cleaning product, although clearly not a perfume, actually it is a bit like a Hugo Boss one in my cupboard! It is quite nice to use and is a great citrus kick, pick me up morning shower gel. It really does revive the senses and kick start the day, so not a bedtime shower gel, erhm, well I suppose that depends?!
Both my husband and I used this product and both liked it, it cleans very well and leaves the skin tingly fresh. I am delighted to say that it does not overly dry out my skin either, although I do need a moisturising body lotion when using this shower gel, but then it is a reviving shower gel, not a creamy moisturising wash, so I cannot expect it to do something it is not designed for.
Presented in a clear recyclable plastic container, with a flip top down lid, the bottle is easy to spot because it is bright orange and fronted with the Radox logo in white text on a green oval background. The bottle also features a lift up hook if you wish to hang it up in the shower.
"Aqua,Sodium Laureth Sulfate,Cocamidopropyl Betaine,Sodium Chloride,Parfum,Sodium Lactate,Citric Acid,Sodium Benzoate,Tetrasodium EDTA,Citral,Limonene,CI 15510,CI 16035,CI 19140,CI 42090".
Because the fragrance is neither sweet nor floral, this product is great because it will suit both male and female. The citrus is lovely and just right as a morning pick up product and my guess is this will suit all age ranges as well. I should imagine this is a prudent choice as a gift for a teenage boy.
I bought two and almost cannot wait to use the other one, I will buy this product again and do recommend it. The ingredients list is not wonderful, but I have seen products with worse ingredients than those.
PRICE and AVAILABILITY:
Usual price is anywhere between £1-£2.50. I buy from Coop, Superdrug, Morrison's and anywhere else I see it on offer when I need to top up. Widely available.
I recently spotted some Radox shower gels on offer in Sainsbury's and thought I'd give some a go. I usually use Sanex shower gel, but this can often be expensive so I picked up this Radox Revive Mandarin and Lemongrass shower gel for £1.
The first and most important thing I noticed before I bought this, was the smell. When buying a shower gel I haven't used before, I always have to smell it first. It was love at first sniff for me, as I loved the fresh and citrusy scent.
The bottle has a handy hook on the top, so it's easy to hang it up in the shower if you so wish. Personally, I have to keep my shower gels and shampoos in my bedroom, or risk my whole family using them, so I can't comment on how well the hook works.
---Using the product---
The bottle is simple to open, with a snap lid on the bottom. I didn't find this difficult to open with wet hands like some other products I've had, so this is a thumbs up from me. The gel is quite thick in consistency, and orange in colour, as you'd expect. I find that the gel lathers up well and also isn't runny, so I don't end up losing half of it to the plughole. I use a body puff in the shower, so I don't know how well it works without one, but I find that a small squeeze into the body puff is enough for my whole body. Without a body puff, it's quite likely they you'll use more, as they do help to lather the shower gel.
The scent of this shower gel is definitely the best aspect for me, as the whole bathroom soon smells gorgeous and citrusy. There's also a slightly spicy smell that comes through, which is probably the lemongrass. The combined fragrances really compliment each other, and it also means that the product doesn't smell too sweet. I find the scent to be incredibly fresh and invigorating, so it definitely lives up to it's 'Revive' promise.
For me, there's only one downside to this product. Whilst the smell is gorgeous and fresh, it just doesn't seem to keep my underarm area fresh for as long as my favourite Sanex shower gel. The Sanex gel is more or less fragrance free and just has a slight soapy smell, but when I use it I find that I feel clean and fresh all day. I'm not sure why, but I don't get the same result with this shower gel, which is a shame because I really love the scent. It could just be the way my sensitive skin reacts to the strong fragrance, so it could work well for other people.
Aqua,Sodium Laureth Sulfate,Cocamidopropyl Betaine,Sodium Chloride,Parfum,Sodium Lactate,Citric Acid,Sodium Benzoate,Tetrasodium EDTA,Citral,Limonene,CI 15510,CI 16035,CI 19140,CI 42090
--Price and bottle size---
As I mentioned before, I got this shower gel on offer in Sainsbury's for £1. The bottle is 250ml, and I think that's a lot of product for £1. A quick glance on the Sainsbury's website shows me that the product has gone up to £1.90 now, but Boots are currently selling it for £1. Tesco are currently selling this for £0.95, so if you want to try this out, I recommend Tesco or Boots.
Overall I really liked this product, but the staying power wasn't great. The smell is amazing and I would definitely buy this again if only to scrub my body with. It's definitely worth a try, especially if you don't have sensitive skin.
I love the Radox range and frequently purchase various products from their range. A favourite of mine is the shower gels and I live to try new fragrances. I spotted this particular one in Tesco at the promotional price of £1 so purchased it.
It is called revive and is fragranced with mandarin and lemongrass. I absolutely love the scent of lemongrass so this was a plus for me. The bottle is curved in shape, with a plastic pull out handle at the top which can be hooked onto your your shower. The flip top lid is at the bottom of the bottle, meaning that product can easily be squeezed out and every last drop can be used. The bottle is plastic and can be recycled but you must first remove the lid. This bottle contains 250ml of shower gel.
The gel is easily dispensed by opening the flip top lid and giving the bottle a gentle squeeze. The gel is a translucent orange colour and can be seen through the clear packaging so you know when you are running low. I use a ten pence sized amount in my shower lily and this is more than enough to wash my entire body and produces a lovely foaming lather.
Both the mandarin and lemongrass scents are present, however I do think the mandarin overpowers and is the main scent of this gel. It is definitely vey refreshing and awakening and therefore I would say perfect for your morning shower when you want to be revived for the day ahead. It is also a very unisex scent as is the packaging and I would therefore recommend this shower gel to both male and female users.
I have suffered no skin complaints from using this gel and it leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. No tightness or dryness.
I give this shower gel 5 stars
As my reviews will demonstrate, I love a good bath time and so am regularly on the look out for new products which will make me smell nice after a soak. One such recent buy was a bottle of this Radox Revive Mandarin and Lemongrass shower gel. Although not typically a fan of orange coloured products, I did like the look of the ingredients within this particular product and was keen to give it a go.
The packaging for this product is very orange and whilst this is a lovely vibrant colour, it isn't a colour that I would usually head towards. On the front of the bottle we are told that this is a new product to the Radox range which provides a 'feel good fragrance' and this is backed up with an illustration of mandarins and lemon grass. On the top of my bottle is an orange plastic hinge which can be unclipped to make the bottle easy to hang in the shower, whilst on the bottom is the orange cap with which to squirt the contents out.
Inside the translucent bottle is the shower gel itself. Unsurprisingly this is orange in colour to match the plastic lid and has a slightly runny texture which makes it run easily out the bottle when open. The smell of this product makes it truly special in my opinion and this is thanks to the mandarin content. The strong but sweet citrus smell is very apparent as soon as the lid is opened and this reminds me of the smell of tinned mandarins which my Mum used to use to make mandarin mousse as pudding when I lived at home all those years ago. I struggle to smell the lemongrass ingredient but this could be because it is woven in to the overall citrus smell, however this isn't a bad thing in my opinion as I don't particularly favour a strong lemon grass scent.
Using this shower gel I like to take a small dollop and rub it over damp skin before rinsing. I find that this product foams well when it comes into contact with water and that a little goes a long way if used with a bath lily. After rinsing, my skin feels soft and clean with a lovely soft mandarin scent which I love. This is a particularly fruity smell and doesn't lend itself too heavily to either a male or female user. As a result both my husband and I use this product and enjoy doing so.
I purchased a bottle of this shower gel from my local Wilkinson store and paid £1 for it. A quick look online reveals that this is a pretty standard price to pay with Boots currently selling it for £1 also.
Overall I really like this fragrance and it provides me with a lovely refreshing bath time. As a result I would recommend this shower gel and it scores a great five stars from me.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
Radox is a very traditional, well-established brand at the cheaper end of the shower product market. Usually my preference is for slightly higher end products (i.e. what is described at Boots as 'luxury bathing') but, occasionally, when money is a bit tighter or I fancy a change, I pick up a bottle of Radox shower gel on one of my regular trips to Boots.
* The Product *
There is nothing particular exciting about the packaging of this product - it is relatively simple, functional and does the job that it is intended to do. It is a clear plastic bottle with an orange flip top lid - the only feature that is slightly different is that the top of the bottle has a orange 'handle' which flips up so you can attach it to your shower. I don't have that type of shower but I can imagine this may be useful, particularly when showering in smaller cubicles. The front of the bottle describes this mandarin and lemongrass shower gel as a "feelgood fragrance" and it was this promise, plus the fact that I love citrus scents, that persuaded me to purchase this particular bottle. Inside, the shower gel itself is a bright orange gel which has a reasonably thick consistency when squeezed on to your hand. It is easy to extract the product from the bottom and, unlike some of the pump action style bottles, you don't waste any as you come close to the end of the product.
* My Experiences *
What I want from a shower gel is usually something that will firstly get me clean, and secondly either be invigorating or pampering, depending on my morning mood. As the mornings get darker, and the house gets colder, an invigorating product starts to feel a bit more important. The scent of this product is lovely - it is perhaps not as powerful as some of the higher quality products that I have tried, but there is a gorgeous orange fragrance wafting out of the shower when I use this. It doesn't tend to linger on my skin though - not necessarily a negative as it reduces the risk of 'clashing' with other fragranced body products. In terms of cleaning, this shower gel is effective. It is easy to build up a good later when using a shower puff and one generous squeeze provides easily enough lather to make me feel that my body is getting a good scrub. I don't think it has any particular benefits in terms of improving my skin though - at the moment my skin is in pretty good condition and I can get away with only moisturising a couple of times a week, but as it gets colder, I would probably look for a more nourishing product than this one. The only other minor reservation I would have is that the bottle doesn't really last that long - possibly I am being over generous with the amount I use in the mornings (perhaps sub-consciously over compensating for the fact I view it as a 'budget' purchase) but I have used pretty much the whole bottle in under 3 weeks.
* Cost *
The RRP for the 250ml bottle of Radox Revive Mandarin and Lemongrass is £1.99, although it is currently on offer for £1.00 in Boots. At the offer price, this definitely represents good value for money.
* Final Thoughts *
I suppose the big question here is "would I buy this again?" and the answer to that is yes, I would. I really like the citrus fragrance and anything citrus-scented does seem to have a uplifting quality for me. It wouldn't be my first choice as I do prefer something that feels a little bit more pampering on an everyday basis, but it is definitely nice for a change. I'm giving this four stars - it cleans, it smells good but I'm not convinced it would be moisturising enough used long term, so I'm knocking a star off for that.
I love trying new shower gels and stuff for the bath and Asda are selling a great Mandarin Revive Shower gel for only £1 for a large 250ml bottle. The bottle has a hook type hanging thing on the end which is really useful for when your hands are slippery in the shower because it means you can just hang it over the top. The bottle is made of plastic and it's really easy to just squeeze out exactly how much you need to use.
You only need to use a small amount because this shower gel froths a lot, especially if you use a sponge at the same time! The smell is the best thing about this shower gel and if you love the smell of mandarins and orange type smells then you will be sure to fall in love with this. It leaves your skin feeling fab and fruity and really soft and gently cleansed.
I love anything fruity in baths or showers and this is definitely now one of my favourites. The bottle is large so it lasts me a few weeks and I've also used it in the bath as a bubble bath. You don't get a huge deal of bubbles when you use it this way but it still is useful to know that it can be used in the bath and not just as a shower gel. I'm now going to go out and buy more of these because at the moment they are on special offer at only £1 a bottle. I call that a real bargain.
I really love this shower gel, it's great quality and a lovely bright orange colour and it smells to die for!
I hope this review was of some use to you.
The smell of oranges is one of my favourite scents and has been since I discovered Satsuma bubbles from the Body Shop as a teenager. I had tried the handwash in this range, and when I saw there was a shower gel, I had to try it. It was only £1 in Boots, so I figured it was well worth it!
This shower gel is mandarin and lemongrass. Described as 'a feel good fragrance' that helps uplift and revive, this shower gel promises to leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. The bottle is clear, and you can see the bright orange coloured shower gel through the bottle. It also has a hook built into the bottle, which can be handy if you want to hang this up in the shower. As soon as you open the bottle the smell of oranges flood your senses. The aroma does linger on my skin as well, I can even smell it the next day. You only need to use a tiny amount of this shower gel as it lathers up really well and leaves your skin feeling really clean.
If you are a fan of the smell of oranges, this is a nice shower gel as it smells really fresh and the scent really lasts. Unlike a lot of orange scented products on the market, this one does smell like oranges. It's not artificial or too intense, it just smells fresh.
This costs around £2, but there are often offers on this in supermarkets and chemists.
Full ingredients are as follows:
Aqua,Sodium Laureth Sulfate,Cocamidopropyl Betaine,Sodium Chloride,Parfum,Sodium Lactate,Citric Acid,Sodium Benzoate,Tetrasodium EDTA,Citral,Limonene,CI 15510,CI 16035,CI 19140,CI 42090
Wow, does this shower gel ever give you the revival you need in the morning. With its strong, mandarin smell and bright orange appearance it's definitely ready to revive your senses in the shower.
I really like Radox shower gels and usually buy them as part of my weekly shop as we go through them quite quickly in our house although I find Radox are always good value and well priced. I believe this shower gel might be new as I haven't actually seen it before and it was on special in Tesco on my last shop so I decided to purchase a few bottles for just £1 each.
This revive shower gel is described by Radox as," a feel good fragrance, a mandarin and lemongrass shower gel. It is inspired by nature. Radox say, "we've selected and combined natural ingredients with our feel good fragrance to create this revitalising blend. Your revive shower gel, with mandarin and lemongrass will leave you revived and ready to take on the day."
Like I've said above the shower gel is a really vivid orange colour and bright and awakening. I love anything fruity in my shower so I knew this would be a really winner for me. The mandarin smell is really authentic and I think Radox has definitely got this smell from nature spot on, it smells just like sniffing a real mandarin orange and it's gorgeous! I have to say, I can't really detect that much of a lemongrass smell as I think the mandarin probably overpowers it but maybe it gives it a bit of a backup fragrance as this does have a citrus smell to it too so maybe it just compliments it rather than fights for attention.
The shower gel leaves my skin feeling really fragrant and soft and nice and clean which is the main point really.
The bottle is a 250ml bottle which will last us a week or so. What I like about the bottle is that it has a handy hook to hang the bottle up with and this means I can hang it over my shower pole and don't have to place it on the floor which is annoying with some other bottles. All you need to do to get the shower gel out is to squeeze the bottle so you can leave it hanging up if you wish and just squeeze which is even more helpful.
All in all, another Radox shower gel that I really like and recommend.