“ Brand: Radox / Type: Shower Gel / What it does: Nourishes „
I picked this product off the shelf mainly because (a) the store was out of my regular shower gel; (b) it was on sale; and (c) I took a sniff while in store, and loved the smell. I must say, I definitely was not disappointed in the product - it has a very pleasing smell, and straight out of the shower my skin felt smooth..and clean! (I hate those shower gels that claim to be moisturising but just seem to leave this layer of slime on my skin). The only downsides - the smell does not last that long - just faintly about an hour after use; also I tend to get really dry skin at times, and when I used the gel then there was not a noticeable difference from regular use. Still love it as an alternative to my usual gel!
I am a big fan of Radox products and tend to use them quite a lot in the shower and bath. I usually find them to be refreshing, good for your skin and of a good price so when I saw this shower gel that I had to tried before I had to give it a go.
Appearance and Smell
This product is in the usual Radox style packaging, transparent bottle with a hanging handle at the top. The packaging is quite minimalist and subdued in the colours and the style of font. The shower gel itself is of a beige colour, with a calming smell, of which I struggle to describe. Radox describes the product as having a mix of Shea butter and "a pinch of zingy ginger root". When using the product the smell is very refreshing and has a calming effect, it is not too overpowering but enough to make you feel like you are using an expensive product.
When using the product you do not need too much on your hand as it is a relatively think cream, but runny enough to apply with great ease. It is able to create a good lather, and still retains its nourishing qualities. After using the shower gel it leaves your skin feeling soft and balanced. I tend to have quite dry skin on my legs and this shower gel left it feeling smooth and as nourished as using a moisturiser after showering. It did not leave a residue either which is always good with shower gels which claim to nourish your skin.
I loved the smell this product left on my skin, smelling clean and refreshed (like when there are clean sheets on the bed), and feeling nourished at the same time. It is an inexpensive product to buy as I always seem to find it on the 3 for £3 offers in Asda, and it is great to use on your skin every day.
I love picking up a bargain and also love having an arrangement of different shower gels in my bathroom so I can pick one to suit my mood. One of my favourite is this Radox nourishing shower therapy wash with Shea butter and ginger.
I picked this up in my local Tesco store for the low price of £1 for 250ml. which I think is excellent value for money. Radox bottles are fab they are made of a softer plastic with a fab fill up hook so it's easy to hang in the shower and also with the help from gravity you are able to get every little drop out of this bottle.
I love using my "puff" as I like to call it; you know the netted balls on a string. I love to use these to shower with. Using around the size of a 2 pound coin of shower gel on my "puff" is more than enough to cover my whole body. It foams u lovely into a lovely thick bubbly foam which feel smooth and silky across my skin. It washes of easily as well with no effort at all leaving your skin feeling fresh clean and silky smooth. No nasty residue is left on the skin and it smells divine. Being made of Shea butter and ginger you would think the ginger would be slightly over powerful with the Shea butter but it's not its very subtle and the Shea butter smells very creamy. You can smell the product on your skin a good hour after you have showered, it's just such a yummy product, smell good enough to eat.
Overall I love this product and will certainly be buying this one again; I am looking forward to trying the other Radox products in this range.
Excellent value for money, and certainly worked its wonders on my skin.
I'm not as fussy about my shower gel as I am with some other beauty products and I will usually just buy whatever is on offer so when I seen this brand on offer for £1 I decided I would give it a go. I have used radox before but not this particular one, I have been happy with the results so I wasn't questioning if there was a reason for it to be reduced.
The Radox shower gel comes in a clear bottle which is great because you can see how much you have left (there's nothing worse than jumping in the shower and realising you've run out!) I like to see what colour the gel is too because for some reason I sometimes base my decision to buy on this- the creamy coloured gel got my approval!
The bottle also has a 'hook' or a handle which you turn up and allows you to hang the bottle in your shower, this is great especially when your nearing the end of the bottle as I spend far to much time shaking half empty bottles and patting the bottoms to get the last of whats left, with this it hangs upside down so its always ready to use. Its also quite clever in the fact that when I forget to close the cap it doesn't leak or drip!
When I used it...
The first thing I noticed about this shower gel is the strong scent, it smells almost creamy which I love and I knew it was going to last on my skin after leaving the shower. The only problem with it being strongly perfumed is I thought it may not be suitable for sensitive skin, which I admit I don't have but I found my suspicions to be true after shaving my legs and getting some shaving rash (I was clearly shaving in a hurry) For about a week the radox stung my legs badly so I reached for the alternative shower gel I have which is Johnston's which didn't sting at all.
A final note
In terms of being moisturising i cant comment on its effectiveness as I religiously apply lashes of moisturiser all over immediately after stepping out of the shower. I did enjoy using this shower gel and its luxorious smell would attract me to buying it again however I would be apprehensive if I had sensitive or irritable skin.
I came across the hand wash version of this product quite a few years ago, as it was the one my ex boyfriends mum always used. I fell in love with the scent, and of course I had to try the shower gel version too! This is quite possibly my favourite shower gel.
This product normally retails at £1.99 for 250ml, which as I said in one of my previous reviews I find a little too steep for shower gel, but luckily it is on offer at the moment from Boots for 99p. I think that is a great little bargain for such a lovely product!
The packaging is ideal for me, as I like my bottles to have the little hook on them to hang them up in my shower, as I have limited space. Apart from that, it is pretty basic, a clear bottle with a little illustration on the front.
The smell of this product is delicious as far as I am concerned. It is a mixture of ginger and shea butter, and it really does leave my skin smelling nice! The formula of this product feels fairly 'luxe' which is what I would expect from a trusted and well known brand like Radox. It is not at all watery, and you only need a little bit to work it up into a soapy lather, which is great for ensuring that the bottle lasts for a fair while.
It does what it says on the bottle, and leaves my skin feeling nourished and baby smooth. I have never had a bad reaction when using this gel, so I would thoroughly recommend it!
I'm still on that quest for a shower/bath cream or gel that leaves a lasting smell on my skin and my quest brought me to this one, Radox nourish. I found it at my local Asda on offer at £1.00 for a 250ml bottle so at that price I thought why not give it a go I've got nothing to lose. That night I gave it a squeeze onto my sponge and had a good scrub.
The colour of the cream is a rich light caramel colour which is very soothing and strangely made me want some toffee to eat. It's fragrance is shea butter and ginger which is one of my favourite smells and kind of tingles your nose when you give it a sniff. The consistency of the cream is nice and thick so you don't have to use a lot on your sponge to lather it all up. When I used it on my skin it made it lovely and soft to touch and made me feel clean and rejuvenated, also as a bonus it didn't dry out my skin after use like I've found other products do. The downside to this product like others I've tried is again the lid it seems to be on so tight that you have to dig your nail right in just to pop it off!
The Lasting Smell~~~~
Unfortunately my quest continues as this product didn't leave a lasting smell on my skin although it did make me feel extremely clean, so it's back to drawing board and my local Asda to try out something else.
The Final Word~~~~
A very good shower cream that is lovely to smell and great on your purse strings, makes you feel clean and refreshed, worth a shot.
I came across this shower cream about a year ago; although I expect its been around for some time longer than that. I was never really one for thinking too much about what I put on my skin (apart from my face) when washing and for along time just used soaps. However, this cream is lovely for the skin and its something the whole family can use. My daughter likes it too. I use this in the bath as well as the shower and it really does feel very smooth on the skin. I would particularly recommend it for women as I'm not sure if the fragrance would appeal to men but I would recommend them to try it out.
Its made with natural Shea butter with a hint of ginger and the scent is lovely. I find this to be one of the most refreshing shower creams i have ever used and after your bath or shower, you really do come out feeling much cleaner and fresher and your skins feels lovely. The scent stays on the skin and I havnt had any problems with rashes or anything. In saying that it isn't hypo-allergenic and does have parfum in it so I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with skin allergies/conditions.
One of the great things about the product is that it is frequently on special offer in chemists and supermarkets. I have often bought it for £1 and sometimes you can get buy one get one free (with a choice of other types/fragrances). Actually its quite rare that its necessary to pay the full price for it as when I see it on special offer ill usually buy a few bottles which last quite a long time.
Shower type standard bottle in shape
Available in 250ml
creamy, slightly lemony in colour
The description/colours/picture on the bottle are appealing.
Very refreshing, leaving a lovely warm amazing scent on skin.
I would like to have given this shower cream the full 5 stars. I am only giving it 4 due to the fact that it may not be suitable for anyone with skin allergies and conditions.
If you want to come out of your bath/shower smelling great and feeling refreshed, buy this cream!
Although I feel that I have became a "bath" girl, for time constraints in a morning, I do like to have a shower, thus freshening up and (hopefully!) waking up too!
I don't have many preferences in said washing products, these simply being something that doesn't irritate my skin, is cheap and smells divine, with this product ticking every box!
The product in question is - "Radox nourish shower therapy - shea butter and ginger".
This is a range that I have always enjoyed using, safe in the knowledge that this product is suitable for all the family to use, being a PH balanced product.
This particular "flavour" comes in a clear plastic bottle, which at this point I will mention is nice and squeezable, some of the brands I have used before have been surprisingly rigid, defeats the point really doesn't it!
Through the bottle the buttery coloured cream is visible within, to be honest the colour had me before I initially new what the scent was!
There is plenty of information to be found on the bottle itself, brand name, product name, scent, volume held (250 ml) and shelf life (12 months after opening).
There are other statements things like Radox have been blending herbs since 1908 and also that this is now a "Sara Lee" product, which did surprise me, I thought they made the cakes! Lol!
The bottle itself is extremely useful as not only does it come with it's own hanging hook, ideal for use in the shower, but has an easy to open (even with wet hands!) flip lid/base, alongside this there is also a vacuum panel, that means the product won't inadvertently drip out without the pressure of being squeezed, so no product is lost if you ever don't secure the lid properly.
The shower cream itself is a lovely pale yellow colour, and reasonably thick in consistency, with this product lathering up beautifully when applied to the skin with a body puff or polisher.
My skin always feel soft, smooth and indeed really healthy and nourished after use, feeling a million dollars after my cream is applied too, in short perfect!
To me though the real clincher with this particular shower cream is the scent, even if the cream did nothing of the above the scent would be enough to make me keep buying this.
Shea butter has always been one of my favourite scents anyway, being extremely creamy and heady, almost like an egg custard but without the cinnamon, but this has the addition of spicy ginger, though it is very subtle, so adds warmth and a little spice rather than being an overpowering scent drowning out the shea butter.
This scent also clings to the skin once washed and dried, leaving me feeling that I am quite edibly scented, which for me is a must when using these products, though my husband doesn't understand why I would want to bathe or shower for ages then come out smelling like food!
Price again is a big thing for me, I not only buy these products for my personal use, but my family use them too, so three times the amount has to be purchased, else there is a good chance I will only get one use from a bottle before my daughter (the mermaid!) comes along and uses the rest up!
Currently these are being sold for "4 for £3.00" at asda, this is an amazingly good price, and yes I have stocked up on them!
For more information visit - www.radox.co.uk
This is quite possibly my favourite scent in the range, but for quality these are pretty much fantastic across the board, recommended!
Thanks for reading x
Radox, whilst not my favourite shower gel brand, is a brand I trust and am more than happy to buy when the price is right. 200ml currently retails for £1.75 in supermarkets.
The Radox Skin Nourishing shower gel is a thick cream coloured gel, in a unpretentious looking bottle with the lid at the bottom to help you use every dollop of the gel. Incidently I have had no problems either opening this lid with wet hands of with the liquid leaking out, Radox seem to have got their bottle design just about right in my opinion.
On the back of the bottle we are told...nourish shower cream is made with natural shea butter which cares for your skin, leaving it feeling soft, supple and lovely to touch. We've also added a pinch of zingy ginger root for some extra spice... which all sounds good especially as I like spicy scented washes.
On squeezing the gel out of the bottle I'm greeted by a thick shower cream which feels luxurious, and lathers up nicely by hand or really well by bath puff giving lots of thick creamy scented foamy lather.
And it is with this scent that I have a problem - at first the shea butter is most noticeable with a vanilla-ry scent, good so far. Then the ginger kicks in and I just hate it, it reminds me of the yellow medicine I had as a child - a sweet, sickly, synthetic smell. The scent is such that I don't enjoy using this shower cream at all.
I can't actually comment on the long term results of this gel as I have relegated it to a washbag for occasional use. However, when I have used it it hasn't left my skin dry or scaly looking and luckily the scent doesn't linger.
I think that the quality of this gel is such that if they were to use the same mix with a different scent I wouldn't hesitate to use it and enjoy it, as it is I can't stand using it as I find the scent very repellent.
The range of shower cremes and gels were on offer recently in my local Sainsbury on a buy three for the price of two deal so I stocked up and by far the best of the three in my opinion is the shea butter and ginger one that I'm about to review. It really does have a rich creamy feel to it and this rich feels transfers wonderfully to my skin which always feels refreshed and nourished after I have washed with this product.
It is the shea butter in it that carries most of the goodness I assume, either way my skin does feel nice and supple after showering with this, also it has a very sharp and fresh smell to it as well with a little extra spice which I guess is from the ginger however it is not really a strong ginger smell, more of a vanilla butter with a hint of pepper, at least those are the smells that my nose detected.
It is a pale yellow colour with a rich texture, it lathers up very well so you d not need to over do it with too much in your hand, it does leave a subtle aroma on your skin which lasts for a short while after leaving the shower but to be honest the smell will be gone within an hour of leaving the shower or be over powered by whatever deoderant or perfume that you use.
I have been using this shower gel after my gym sessions and it is very good especially at getting rid of the chlorine smell after using the swimming pool which is a good sign in my opinion as some cheaper shower gels are not very good at doing this.
This is one shower gel range that I would recommend and especially the Shea butter and ginger one in particular.
Be nice to your skin with shea butter and ginger shower cream. Radox nourish shower cream promises to do exactly this for you. I love Radox shower gels and always stock up on a few whenever I am in Boots. They always seem to do an offer on them as well so sometimes you can get a 250ml bottle for just £1, a great bargain in my opinion. Radox has been around for well over 100 years now, their first product, a salts foot bath was sold in 1908 and nowadays it produces many different products such as liquid soap, deodorant, shower gels and a wide range of bubble baths.
Radox shower therapy was recently voted product of the year by a consumer survey of product innovation in 2010 and I'm sure they will probably win in for 2011 too because they make such wonderful shower gels. Their Nourish shower therapy asks if you long for soft pampered ski? If so then this shower gel is for you. Nourish shower gel is made with natural shea butter which cares for your skin, leaving it feeling soft, supple and lovely to touch. I absolutely love products with shea butter in them as it's such a great product for my skin and really works to make it soft. Shea Butter is made from the nut of the Shea tree, which is prevalent in the western regions of Africa. It has been used there for centuries to moisturise and help protect against the drying effect of the wind, and heat.
As well as the shea butter Radox have also included a pinch of zingy ginger root into this shower gel for extra spice. The smell of this shower gel is really amazing. It's really nice and creamy and has a really fresh smell but also offers something a bit different with the added ginger I think. The lotion is really quite creamy and thick and a nice light yellow colour. It lathers up well and really stays on your skin long after you have left the shower. What I like about the bottle is that is has a handle which can be hooked over your shower handle so you have somewhere to hang this bottle up and don't have to keep picking it up from the shower floor.
A nice shower lotion.
I'm not particularly brand loyal when it comes to things like hair and bath products, and tend to go for whatever is on special offer at the time. A couple of weeks ago, I was in Wilkinsons and noticed that they had all of the Radox products on offer for £1 each, so I decided that it was a good opportunity to stock up. I tend to be drawn to nourishing or moisturising products, or products designed especially for sensitive skin, as I suffer from eczema and my skin tends to dry out easily and does not respond well to harsh, highly perfumed products. The Radox nourish shower cream caught my eye, particularly as it was a cream rather than a gel. One thing that stood out on the bottle was the fact that it contained shea butter, which is a highly moisturising natural ingredient, which is becoming more popular, and I have had good results using products containing this ingredient before.
The plastic bottle is opaque, which means that you can see the product inside, which looks very creamy and is a buttermilk colour, which again, gives the impression that it is going to be a nice treat for the skin! The bottle has a plastic hook that you can unclip easily so that it can be hung in the shower. The actual dispenser is at the bottom of the bottle, which I always think is a good idea, as it means that with the aid of gravity, you are able to get every last drop from the bottle, I'm all for efficiency!
With a gentle squeeze, you can dispense a decent blob of the product into your hand. It looks slightly less creamy and more pearlised. It has a gentle, pleasant scent, that would appeal to both men and women. It is not an overpowering scent, and it is hard to describe, although I would describe it as an "edible" smelling product! The cream contains ginger, but I can't really detect much of a ginger fragrance, it is very subtle indeed!
In the shower, the cream is easy to apply, and a small blob goes a long way, spreading evenly and smoothly over the skin. It does not produce a huge amount of lather, but feels very creamy and luxurious as you use it, and it does not feel as though it is stripping your skin of it's natural oils. On the contrary, it feels as though you are adding an extra moisturising protective layer. As it mixes with the shower water, the subtle scent delicately fills the bathroom, lifting your mood. Ginger is supposed to be uplifting, and this shower cream feels invigorating rather than relaxing. It would be perfect for using just before you are about to go out for the evening, as it leaves you feling energised, as well as moisturised.
The scent does not really linger much on the skin after showering, and becomes even more subtle after use, but you do feel lovely and fresh. Although I suffer from dry skin, I have not had to apply much moisturiser after using this, as it does a very good job of leaving the skin soft and silky. It is perfect for everyday use.
The shower cream is PH balanced. The product must be used within 12 months of opening, but in our house, a 250ml bottle will only last about a month anyway! The bottle is recycleable, but you have to remove the cap first. It is made by Sara Lee, who also make cakes, so that may explain why it smells so delicious! The only potential downside to the product is that it contains the surfactant SLS, which can irritate some sensitive skins. Personally though, this is definitely a product I will buy again, as I like the scent and feel of this cream on the skin. An absolute bargain for £1 in my opinion!
Having tried Radox shower gels before and not loved them, though not disliking them either, I hadn't particularly looked to buy them again. However, they had redesigned the range since I last checked and I really like their handwash range and they were on a buy one get one free offer at £1.59 at Superdrug. Shower gel for 80p, bargain. Even the own brand body washes and shower gels are more pricey than that.
I have noticed that the handwashes and shower gels seem to pair up. That is, you will often see a similarly coloured and scented version in both the shower gel and handwash ranges. I remembered having tried a yellowy one in the handwash line before and being impressed so picked the equivalent shower gel.
These bottles are designed to be at home in the bathroom. The lid is at the bottom of the bottle so the product drains down naturally meaning you can use all of it up without shaking it so it ends up covering the bathroom walls.
The liquid inside is most like a honey colour in my eyes, and I did actually expect it to be honey but it's not, it's shea butter and ginger. I really like the colour, it is very warm and inviting somehow. The picture on the front is what looks like some leaves blowing around in a shade of dark brown. Quite aesthetically appealing.
The smell is really nice, I don't know what ginger does, but it makes it smell very zingy and invigorating and I know from trips to The Body Shop that shea butter is good for re-moisturising the skin.
It's more runny than some shower gels but nothing like Imperial Leather which runs down the drain. It is creamy but not as much as Dove or Nivea ones are but it lathers up well and the lather doesn't fizzle out. This is a nice shower gel, not taking the top spot but I'd use it again no problem.