This review will outline my experiences of trying the "Soul Soother Shower Smoothies" from the well-known "Radox" brand. I purchased two small 50ml tubes of the product from a local pharmacy for £1. You can buy the product online at various sites including www.amazon.co.uk.
The packaging is fairly basic, comprising of a small tube made of flexible plastic. The tube is completely clear so I can quite easily see the lovely product within.
The description on the tube reads:
"An indulgent, creamy chamomile shower smoothie with blackcurrant & real cranberry seeds." I thought this sounded lovely.
The Radox Soul Soother has a lovely texture, although it is slightly thinner than I had first anticipated, though it doesn't drip easily during use. The product is a real treat to use; it spreads over skin easily, and without much fuss.
During use, there is a soft and gentle lather created, but this isn't overly 'foamy' so if you are looking for a shower product that leaves you smothered in white foamy bubbles I would suggest looking elsewhere. There is something more 'fuss free' to be found from using the Soul Soother Smoothie, and it seems to 'glide' over the skin with a more understated lather being evident. I do think that the product feels really lovely on the skin; it is soft and gentle, without being 'tacky' or feeling heavy on the skin's surface.
One of the product's most redeeming features is it's glorious aroma; there is something rather mouth-watering to be found, I think, from the Soul Soother's wonderful 'berry' aroma. Being rather reminiscent of blackcurrant jam, there is a pleasant, 'light' undertone to the wonderful fruity berry scent that feels quite feminine. The whole scent feels uplifting and refreshing as the product is being used.
After showering, skin is left completely cleansed. It's a bit of a shame that the Shower Smoothie's wonderful aroma doesn't seem to want to hang around too much, but skin feels quite refreshed. I can't say that my skin looks or feels overly dry after use, nor is there any 'tightness' present in the skin which is a really annoying side-effect of some of the other shower products that I use from time to time.
As with all of the other products in the Radox brand that I have tried before, I have encountered nothing in the way of sensitivity or irritation to my sensitive skin, and do therefore feel that the product is entirely suitable for those consumers who, like me, suffer with sensitive skin issues.
I've enjoyed using the product so much that I have returned to my local stockists to purchase more of the little tubes as I just can't get enough of the lovely fruity, berry scent.
Taking everything into account, I really only have high praise for the gorgeous Radox Soul Soother Shower Smoothie and for this reason it comes with my full recommendation, together with top marks in the product rating score... beautiful!
I was given this product as part of a beauty hamper present for my birthday. I do not normally go for products like these as I prefer shower gels to creams and products like this smoothie one.
Appearance and Smell
This is a well packaged product, with quite an eye catching design on the tube. It smells beautiful thanks to its mix of "natural herbs, juicy blackcurrants and cranberry seeds" stated on the product. The smell of blackcurrant and cranberry mixed creates a nice smell which is a little different to other shower gels on the market. The actual product has an unusual appearance as it has the cranberry seeds in it, which offers a little bit of exfoliation, but not much.
I usually use a shower puff in the shower but did not feel I could with this product so it did mean I tended to use more of the product than I would with another gel. I do not feel it lathered or washed very well, maybe because it is so different to what I am used to using. I do not feel it left my skin feeling refreshed, or relaxed as it says on the tube. It did offer a little bit of exfoliation which had about the same effect as using a shower puff, but this is not the main effect it is trying of offer.
This is a product which offers something different to the usual shower gels and creams but I was not a fan, I do not think if offered me what I was looking for in a shower gel. Some people really like it but it just was not for me.
I use lots of different shower gels as I go swimming a lot I always buy what is on offer or the cheapest brand as I use an awful lot to get rid of the horrible smell of chlorine. I bought this from Tesco for £1.90.
The shower gel comes in a cap down container with a flip lid. I am not too keen on this design as I find it a fiddle to use in the showers in the pool. I like a shower gel with a hook.
The shower gel is described as being indulgent and creamy, it contains cranberry seeds, blackcurrant and chamomile, the shower gel is said to help you unwind and relax after a hard day.
The shower gel has a pale pink creamy consistency, it feels really thick and luxurious, for best results I would recommend using it on a body puff or sponge as if you just use your hands you tend to use an awful lot of the product. It foams up really well and you can feel the cranberry seeds as you massage it into your skin. The smell is my favourite thing about this shower gel, it smells really fruity and like a mixture of berries. The smell lingers on your skin for an hour or so after washing.
After using this my skin was left soft and smooth, it is really moisturising to my skin which does tend to get a little dry from swimming. I would definately buy this again, I am however not keen on the design of the bottle as I find it really slippery to use in the shower and it's not the best shape for holding when you are wet, for that reason I will give it 4 out of 5!
when every i buy and new or different shower gel or wash the first thing i do it give it a good smelling. i like my shower gels to smell fruity and good enough to eat. but obviously you cant eat them. i have used loads and loads or different shower washes and and gels and i have used all the different radox's shower gels and bath bubbles. the best one i have used is the radox smoothie.
radox smoothie is not just your a ordinary shower wash. this one is so rich and creamy with ting buts of strawberry or blueberry or which ever one you decided to buy. radox smoothie leaves your skin feeling soft and silky and in my opinion it makes you feel great. the smells are divine and amazing. there are several different ones you can choose from but my personal Favourite is the strawberry and blueberry ones. they really do smell like the fruit and i use them all the time. i love to smell great and so should everyone else.
radox smoothie shower gel are quite expensive, there about £2.99 each but you get a lot in them and they are well worth the penny's. i think everyone should use them.
I was given a free sample of this shower smoothie to try and since then I have bought it on several occasions. I find it to be a bit different from other shower gels/creams and like to use it as a change sometimes.
The smoothie comes in a clear tube with the radox logo and a description of the product on it accompanied by images of fruit/petals. The clear tube enables you to see the product in the tube and it is a pink/peach colour liquid with bits in it which turned out to be fruit seeds.
On opening the lid the smell is full bodied, full of fruit and smells like a real smoothie. This combined with the texture which is also very smoothie like justifies their comment telling you not to eat it. It genuinely looks and smells good enough to want to.
~~Using the smoothie~~
The liquid itself is a similar thickness to other shower gels. Easily dispensed into your hand but quite runny as you lather it over your body. The fruit seeds in the smoothie help with exfoliation and while the smell the bathroom is filled with is divine, the lather created is not as impressive. Although it does leave you feeling clean and smelling nice I do like a shower gel that created a really good lather and this one unfortunately was not enough for me. My skin was left feeling the benefits of the fruit extracts and when I used it in the bath it was very relaxing and enjoyable to soak in.
~~Availability and price~~
The product is available at most beauty stores I have looked in. It usually costs just under £3 for 200ml. While I do think the product is worth paying this much for this price is also significantly higher than other shower gels available including other ones by Radox and it is for this reason that I do not use it on a regular basis.
Thoroughly recommended as a treat for all the senses and makes for a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable bath.
I was given Radox Soul Soother Shower Smoothie as part of a pamper hamper I received for my birthday. I have purchased many Radox products in the past and have been very pleased with the range. I had very high expectations for this product but have to say I didn't feel it was on par with other Radox products.
As I've already mentioned I received this item as a gift but have found that it retails for £2.55 for 200ml at Boots. I have bought my previous Radox products from Wilkinsons though and find they tend to be cheaper there.
Soul Soother comes in a squeezy tube and stands on its flip top opening meaning that the product comes out very easily. The packaging is clear so you can see how much product you have left. It has the signature green Radox emblem and has 'Shower Smoothies' written in a floaty, elegant font. The tube has images of juicy looking blackcurrants and cranberries and makes the product look very enticing. The berry colour scheme and corresponding images conveys the fruity ingredients of the shower gel and the product has the logo stating Radox have been 'expertly blending since 1908' making the product seem reliable.
It's all looking good up until now. The product itself can only be described as average. Although the packaging design enables the user to easily get the product out I don't imagine it would be a problem even if the packaging wasn't like this. The product is very thin and watery and comes out very quickly, I always end up using too much as I can't control the flow of the product meaning it won't last as long as it could. The nicest part of the product is the berry fragrance. There is a strong yet pleasant cranberry fragrance which is very refreshing. The shower gel also lathers and foams quite well and for a relatively cheap product it is satisfying but in comparison to other Radox products I think this one lacks the quality. Although the product looks creamy and the label 'smoothie' implies it should be, it isn't. Radox have aimed to create a natural healthy product by including cranberry seeds, in my opinion this makes the product even more disappointing. They don't provide any degree of exfoliation as there aren't enough of them and so they seem redundant and a bit irritating.
Overall, the product is cheap and fulfils it's role as a foaming cleansing shower gel but it's no where near as luscious and creamy as its portrayed and if you're a Radox fan I wouldn't expect the same quality from this average product.
I like to try different shower gels and various other smellies in the bath so had to try the Radox Shower Smoothies, with the promise of smell good enough to drink and helping you to unwind at the end of the day I decided to try the Soul Soothers version in the range which is basically blackcurrant and cranberry flavoured, and I have to agree it really does smell good enough to eat.
The packaging really is quite basic and standard, the shower smoothie comes in a clear plastic tube with one end being totally flat allowing to stand up, this also doubles up as the lid. There is no actual label on the tube, all of the information seems to be printed directly onto the plastic tube containing the product. At the top of the tube in the Radox logo which consists of a dark green oval edged with gold and the word Radox written across the middle in chunky white lettering, just below this are the words Shower Smoothie in in a dark pink hand writing style writing and the fragrance of the product, which in this case is Soul Soother, this is written in the same dark pink writing but printed letters rather than hand writing style. Half way down the bottle is a small piece of writing about the shower smoothie which states that it contains Camomile as well as real blackcurrant and cranberry seeds, it also states that the product is full of luxurious ingredients that your skin will "thank you for", again this writing is also in dark pink lettering which is quite small but still clear enough to read. The rest of the bottle is taken up with pictures of cranberries and blackcurrants positioned so they look like they are splashing into the shower smoothie. There is also a warning at the bottom of the bottle which is written in pink writing within a small white oval which says "Don't drink me". On the back of the bottle are various pieces of information about the product itself including the ingredients and the same quote written on the front of the bottle, the information also states that Radox have over 100 years of "know how". The Radox Logo and the name of the product is also repeated on the back of the bottle in exactly the same style as on the front of the bottle. Again all of the information on the back of the bottle is printed in small but very clear pink printed lettering.
The Shower Smoothie is a pale pink colour with the cranberry and blackcurrant seeds mixed in with this, the colour of the smoothie can be seem through the totally clear plastic bottle it comes in, it reminds me of a fruity yoghurt and is of a similar consistency. When I first used the product the thing that stood out the most was its fragrance it has a lovely sweet fruity smelly to it, the cranberry fragrance really stands out and as well as looking like a yoghurt the smell really does remind me of a cranberry yoghurt, it does smell good enough to eat/ drink. I only squeezed a small amount of the smoothie out onto a sponge when I used it and lathered it up mixing together the smoothie and cranberry and blackcurrant seeds and rubbed it over my skin. The smoothie lathered up easily and you only need a small amount at a time, the seeds give the effect of very gently exfoliating your skin, although I do not think that is the idea of them being there. After I had used the smoothie and got out of the bath, I could still smell the delicate fruity fragrance on my skin which lingered for a long time afterwards, I also noticed how soft my skin felt as well as extremely clean and fresh. I was very impressed with the result the shower smoothie had on my skin overall, and that fact that you only need a small amount at a time means that it is going to be very economical and long lasting.
Radox Shower smoothies can be bought in most large supermarkets along with other shops including Boots and Superdrug, I purchased mine from Boots and it cost me £2.40 for a 200ml bottle, ok so its probably not the cheapest product on the market but personally I feel it is well worth the money, it is economical, long lasting, smells lovely and leaves your skin in excellent condition. The price from what I have seen is pretty much the same in most shops although it may vary by a few pence.
The Radox Shower Smoothies come in a variety of fragrances, all of which have different effects on the skin, these include
Soul Soother (the one I have)
All of these cost the same as the Soul Soother version at £2.40 for a 200ml bottle.
Overall I would definitely recommend this product, I have been very pleased with its effects so far, after using it, it leaves my skin feeling extremely clean and fresh and smells lovely, the fruity fragrance really does linger on your skin for quite some time after using it. It is also very economical so well worth the money you pay for it. This will be a regular in my bathroom from now on.
Whilst I was at Boots doing my weekend shopping, I spotted Radox shower smoothies on the shelf. I had seen it before but it was slightly more high-priced than the usual Radox product as the usual price in boots was for £2.49 but this time it was for only £1.24p. So I said to myself why not, let's try a couple of these at home, so I got different fragrances took them home.
I enjoy using Radox products all the time, especially since they had added a new range of shower gels that are packed with exotic fragrances and colour in addition to their affordable prices and the sensational smell.
I had tried Radox shower smoothies soul soother first and I was so excited about it, I had seen the ad on TV several times and I was looking forward to finally test it for myself.
The shower smoothie was packed in a soft and clear plastic tube showing the colour of the shower cream which I thought was sensational. It was kind of a pink colour, with REAL fruit seeds like cranberry seeds which makes it look like more of a smoothie. I opened the tube and squeezed a small amount into my loofah, the smell was divine. It was fruity with a dash of herbs and had the sweetness of camomile; it smelled like a real smoothie, in one word it was YUMMY. I was so impressed with the lovely smell of fruit of the forest like cranberry and blackcurrant and thick texture. It was so close to the real thing that I almost believed that they were right when they wrote on the tube "Don't Drink Me".
I tried it straight away, the smell was a head- turning and the LATHER was extra thick and creamy, in fact it was bursting with fruitiness sensations. It felt as lovely as it looked. I enjoyed the juicy experience and I was so happy with the results.
While it left my skin squeaky clean but it did dry it at all, on the contrary, my skin was smooth and soft not to mention the fruity smell, even my bathroom smelled nice. It did awake my senses with its sensational fragrance. After the shower, I felt relaxed and ready to go to be after a long hard day.
I highly recommend it, if you haven't tried it yet, I advise you to give it a go, however, the only BAD THING about it was that the seeds stuck on my skin so even after I wash it, they were a little bit irritating and I didn't like the look of the seeds sinking into my loofah. I had to wash it very well to get rid of the seeds. I don't see the point of having the seeds as it wasn't too much so it won't scrub or exfoliate the skin, maybe it was to make the product closer to the real smoothies.
I advise you to keep the shower smoothie in a dry clean place and wipe the cap after using. I always do but sometimes when I'm in a hurry I forget to wipe the excess shower cream cap and left it for a couple of days and when I opened it there was a bad smell like out- of -date yoghurt.
I bought mine from Boots the Chemist, 200g tube for half price and I got boots advantage points on the top of it which was a real bargain. You can buy it from Superdrug or any supermarket.
I gave Radox shower smoothies soul soother a thumb up for being an excellent shower smoothie.
Thank you very much for reading my first review.
The review was first posted on ciao , same username as Mistee-Dreamz
*** Soul soother ***
I recently had a magazine freebie of the Tropical Tranquillity version of this product - which I also reviewed here at the time - and I really liked the smoothie, so when I spotted these for half price in Morrison's I decided to treat myself to one. I opted for the Soul Soother version which contains chamomile, blackcurrants and cranberry seeds. At half price, this was £1.29 for 200ml.
*** Milkshake! ***
The product comes in a see-through squeezy tube, with the cap on the bottom so you can stand it up - this also ensures that you get every last drop out of the tube! The contents are a lovely pale pink colour - a bit like strawberry milkshake, with visible black dots, which are the cranberry seeds. It's a very pretty, girlie looking product and is a good choice for anyone who likes a splash of pink in their bathroom!
Despite the little seeds inside, I knew from previous experience not to expect this to act as an exfoliator. This was one of the things that disappointed me with my earlier freebie as I had guessed (wrongly it turned out) from the name and the contents that this would provide a bit of scrubbing action in the shower. But at least this time I knew what to expect!
*** Delicious ***
The texture of the product when you dispense it is lovely and creamy, but not too thick. It goes on to damp skin really easily and it's very pleasant to rub in, and you don't need much at all. And best of all, as you apply you can't help but catch a whiff of the lovely fruity smell! The blackcurrant smell is definitely apparent - I think this is quite unusual for a shower product so this makes it a bit unique, and definitely one for fans of fun and fruity scents. It manages to be lovely and fruity without being at all sickly - it's just an all-round yummy smell!
The shower smoothie washes away really easily, leaving the fruity fragrance in its wake.
*** Super-soft ***
After drying off, I was seriously impressed with how soft this left my skin - in fact I didn't feel I needed to use a moisturiser which is very unlike me. And an added bonus was that the scent was still there lingering on my skin. Delicious!
*** Recommended ***
Overall, this is a really fun and fruity treat for the shower, and I would highly recommend it - even at full price!
*** Other info ***
There are four other smoothies in the range. As well as Soul Soother, there is Tropical Tranquillity, which contains coconut, almond and myrrh, Spirit Booster, with yoghurt, pomegranate and elderberries, Energy Therapy with ginseng, guarana and lemongrass, and Natural Balance with yoghurt, honey, hyssop and almond. I think I may just try them all!
I'd heard a lot of hype about Radox Shower Smoothies about a year or two ago but as they were always on the expensive side, roughly £2.50 each, I tended not to get them when I could get others for £1 or £1.50 especially as I get through a lot of body wash quite quickly.
However, recently, Superdrug had them on offer at 2 for £2 which was strange as one of them costs more than that but I took advantage of it nonetheless and grabbed the last Soul Soother and another one to compare.
The packaging is undeniably eye catching. It's see-through with a picture of a handful of red and purple berries and a green logo. Inside is the product which is coloured dark pink. So visually very appealing. At the bottom, it says 'don't drink me'. Kind of reminds me of some reverse Alice in Wonderland.
The first thing I noticed was the amazing smell, it smells, rich and fruity, like a bowl of sweet summer fruits and it's very enticing. It has a cap at the bottom so all the product drains down.
However, I was surprised at how thin the product was, I expected it to be thicker and creamier but the consistency was just a bit too thin for my liking. It comes out a very light pink colour, much less pink than it looks when it's inside, amongst the liquid are the berry seeds, blackcurrant and cranberry. These are quite small and you can't really notice them that much when you use it.
I liked this, it smells lovely and looks good. On the downside it's a bit thin and I am not sure whether I can consider this a sufficient scrub or whether I have to get out my body scrub.
I'd not buy at full price, therefore, but certainly if an offer was on.
I recently earned £10 in Boots vouchers from one of the survey websites so I headed to the store to stock up on a few necessities - plasters, toothpaste etc, but I also decided that I would treat myself.
I have read so many varying reviews about the new Radox Shower Smoothies that I wanted to try one for myself.
There were three different varieties on offer which were as follows:
Energy Therapy containing ginseng, guarana and lemongrass
Spirit Booster containing yoghurt, pomegranate and elderberries
Tropical Tranquillity containing coconut, crushed almonds and myrrh
Natural Balance containing yoghurt, honey and hyssop flowers
Soul Soother containing chamomile, blackcurrant and cranberry seeds
I had a sniff of each one and I chose the Soul Soother one as I liked the pink colour and it definitely smelled the nicest of the five although Spirit Booster came a close second - to me anyway!
They currently cost £2.49 each but are on offer at half price so it cost me the princely sum of £1.24, although having earned my vouchers it was effectively free so that made it even better to me!
The shower gel comes in a clear plastic tube so the empty container can be recycled. It stands upright with the flip top opening being at the base. This is always the sort of style I like because it means that all the contents run down towards the end where they are going to come out of the container. Otherwise I end up trying to balance things upside down when I am coming to the end of the contents so that I can get the last bit out!
I used to insist on shower gels with handles on the containers so that I could hang them up in the shower, but now I have a shower with a little shelf so it opens up a whole new range of shower gels to me! LOL!
The tube has the Radox logo in green on the front and the words 'Shower Smoothies Soul Soother'. There is also some information as to what the Smoothie contains - 'An indulgent creamy chamomile shower smoothie with blackcurrant and real cranberry seeds. Smell me. I'm thick and creamy and full of luxurious ingredients your skin will thank you for.' It also advises 'Please do not drink'.
Looking through the transparent tube I could see a thick creamy looking pink liquid with red bits in it which I took to be the cranberry seeds.
I took the tube into the shower with me and flipped open the lid. I squeezed a generous amount onto my hand and noticed that it really was a smooth cream rather than a shower gel.
The first thing that struck me was the smell. I know that the information on the tube said that it contains blackcurrant but the smell reminded me more of blackberries although I suppose the two fruits do smell similar. The smell as I showered was lovely and reminded me of blackberry picking in the autumn.
The creamy smoothie lathered up well making a thick lather rather than a lot of bubbles if you see what I mean. It felt very luxurious on my skin and I felt very pampered.
After I had finished showering the smell disappeared both from the air and from my skin quite quickly although my skin did feel soft, smooth and cared for.
On balance I think I will have to join the 'yes' camp - I am really impressed with the product and will definitely be trying the Energy Therapy and Spirit Booster ones but I don't think I'll bother with the Natural Balance one as I am not keen on honey or the Tropical Tranquillity one as I can't stand coconut!
Of course I will be buying this one again too!
This soul soother Radox shower smoothie is definitely worthy of a good review.
I must admit that I didn't go straight out and purchase this but product, I first used a 50ml sample that I was sent in the post.
This thick pale pink creamy shower smoothie is laced with chamomile blackcurrant and real cranberry seeds.
The smell is certainly very lovely indeed and it really does smell good enough to drink, I didn't know whether to risk sipping some or use it on my flannel. It does say on the front of the product in capitals DO NOT DRINK,and again on the back it says our shower smoothies might smell good enough to drink but please don't.....
It is made from a mixture of blended herbs and minerals.
The blackcurrant I feel is the aroma that stands out most in the product.I totally adore this product and the feel of it on the bare skin is one of softness even though you'd expect some lumpiness from the seeds.
The seeds well this is a small disadvantage I feel as you do have to make sure they are all rinsed off you properly. I often find I'm getting out and notice another seed that has clung on lol...
They are sold as being a luxurious product with luxurious ingredients and I have to agree with them as it does feel and smell like pure luxury.
There are another 4 choices in this particular range which are,
Natural balance with honey and almond
Energy therepy with Ginseng and guarana
Tropical tranquillity with coconut and almonds (next on my list to buy)
Spirit booster with pomegranate and elderberry
200ml of these would normally be around the £2.50 mark in most major supermarkets but currently on offer in Asda at £1.50.
I initally got a sample of the Radox Shower Smoothies to try and love love loved it, so much so that it has now become my favourite shower gel/cream.
My favourite Shower Smoothie is the Soul Soother which is a blend of chamomile with blackcurrant and real cranberry seeds it smells absolutely amazing and leaves a fabulous fresh scent that is good enought to eat on your body that you can smell for ages afterwards. This is particularly good as I do a lot of swimming, as I am in training for a triathlon, and the smell of chlorine is not pleasant and the Radox Shower Smoothie gets rid of any unpleasant chlorine smells.
The Shower Smoothie is a nice creamy gel which lathers up nicely without being too foamy, the cranberry seeds act as a great exfoliater and all in all my skin is left feeling soft, fragrant and truley pampered!
You can also get the Shower Smoothies in the following fragrances:
Energy Therapy (Ginseng, Guarana & Lemongrass)
Natural Balance (Honey, Hyssop & Soft Almond)
Tropical Tranquillity (Coconut, Almonds & Myrrh)
Spirit Booster (Pomegranate & Elderberry)
You can purchase Radox Shower Smoothies from Boots, Superdrug and most major supermarkets and it costs around £2.50 for a 200ml tube, although Boots have it at the moment for half price at £1.24 worth stocking up with.
Smells amazing and makes shower time treat time!
This is my daily shower gel and I absolutely love it.
I actually started using it as I received a free sample of this in a goodie bag and since then I have been addicted! At around £2.50 for a 200ml bottle, this is not expensive.
The name "Shower Smoothie" really represents the product as it really is like washing yourself with a smoothie! The smells of chamomile and blackcurrant is refreshing and the addition of the real cranberry seeds is lovely.
The shower gel rubs in to a thick lather when mixed with water and, I have found, can also be used as a substitute for shaving gel!
It leaves my skin feeling very smooth and refreshed and with that "just been washed" feeling!
Radox have been around for over 100 years and I trust their products and have always had great results. At around £2.50, you can't really go wrong!
Now I can actually use Shower Gel and Bubble bath again it is not as fun picking them out as I am shopping or deciding which one to use out of the hundreds I have at home. It is like when you are too young to drink but it makes the taste of beer all the better. That is what it was like when I knew I wasn't supposed to use anything on my skin.
However last Wednesday night in Morrisons I decided to smell them all before I put them in the trolley to see how they were before trying them. I spent ages on the toileteries aisle smelling each one in turn and reading the details on the back. Well I was shopping without baby Scarlet so I thought I would take advantage.
This is where I first saw the Radox Shower Smoothies range. I didn't know at the time that Radox did a Smoothie range as I had never seen them in any of our local supermarkets before but I have used the Radox range quite a few times and do really like them, plus they are always on offer in Morrisons so I tend to buy them alot more than other brands.
The Smoothie Gel that I picked up was the Soul Soother which contains Chamomile, Blackcurrent and even Cranberry seeds. The bottle that is available is a 200ml bottle which is quite different to the usual Radox supply. It is a squeezy bottle with a flip lid on the bottom to ensure you can use all the Gel provided.
On the front it shows the usual Radox logo with 'Shower Smoothies' written underneath with a little discription underneath that. The picture that is shown on the bottle is Cranberry's and Blackcurrent being submurged in a smooth pink liquid. It also advises that in a Consumer Survey of Product Innovation this Shower Gel has been voted Product of the Year 2009.
On the back of the bottle it advises 'Squeeze some goodness out of this shower smoothie, which feels as lovely as it smells. It's a luxorious blend of natural herbs, juicy blackcurrents and cranberry seeds, bursting with nutrients and our carefully sourced chamomile is just the thing to help you wind down under a warm, relaxing shower'.
The bottle is also see through for you to see the smooth pink gel on the inside with the specks of the seeds. Radox advise on both the back and front of the bottle not to drink which I thought was highely amusing. But after looking at the Gel in my hand and the smell makes me want to drink it. It is exactly like a Smoothie.
Sitting in the bath the lid was really easy to flip open. As soon as the smell hit me it was scrumptious. I think it smells of Strawberry but without Strawberry in the ingredients I think I am losing my sense of smell. I can also smell the Blackcurrent in it aswell. I can't describe just how lovely the smell it. I think you need to try it to really appreciate it's lushness.
As I poured the liqiud onto my hand I noticed that it is quite thick but extremely smooth. I put a big amount onto my hand as I was so in love with the smell I wanted to use as much as possible. Rubbing the gel in I found that it was quite gloppy and very thick which was very useful when I was shaving my legs. It didn't leave my skin feel rough, dry and painful like they usually feel when using Shower Gel to shave.
The seeds I didn't find a problem whilst using the gel and they weren't rough at all. I point blank refuse to use exfoliating Shower Gel as it really hurts and I must admit I was quite worried using this Gel but I soon found out I needed have worried. Washing the Gel off was not a problem either as I thought it may be due to the thickness. And it even left a bath full of bubbles.
Whilst I was drying myself the smell was lingering around my skin and the bathroom and made me feel just beautiful. The Gel left my skin so smooth and soft to touch which didn't surprise me as the Gel was so thick. As soon as I went down stairs after getting dressed I was told I smelt really lovely. I was so chuffed.
Even the next morning I could smell the Smoothie and found myself smelling my forearm in the middle of the day. For the £1.00 I paid for this I would recommend this for everyone.