“ Brand: Radox / Type: Shower Gel / Cream / What it does: Refreshes, Energises „
Radox energise - just what you need to get your mind going and your body and brain in gear!
Radox produce a range of herbal bubble bath and shower gels. According to their website, Radox has over 100 years expertise in combining the right natural herbs and minerals renowned for their therapeutic properties to help you feel better. The first Radox product was produced in 1908, a salts foot bath that RADiated OXygen, hence the name RADOX.
The newest product I have tried is their Radox energise shower gel, guaranteed to breathe some life back into your tired body. I definitely need some of that and was quite impressed with this shower gel.
This shower gel is a new product in the Radox range. It is called Energise and is described as an oxygen herbal shower gel. On the bottle it includes the phrase, "hop in the shower, flip open our energise oxygel and breathe in the fresh zingy smell of lemongrass and citrus lime." This shower gel is very fresh and zingy and really has quite a kick to it when you smell it.
The gel itself is a lovely green colour and has quite a gel consistency to it. It is quite interesting that you can actually see the Oxygen bubbles in the gel, they are all the way through so you can definitely tell it has the oxy power in it.
The bottle that the gel comes in is extremely handy and useful. It has a black plastic handle at the top that swivels and enables you to hang it from the shower head which is an extremely convenient place to hang it so it does not get in the way on the bottom of the shower floor. The bottle then in theory hangs upside down as the bit where the gel comes out is now at the bottom. The nozzle is very nifty too. It has a stopper on it that only allows the gel to come out if you squeeze the bottle so hanging it upside down doesn't let the gel leak out. It is also a very handy way to get to the gel as you just squeeze the bottle and do not have to bother opening caps etc which can be hard to do when your hands are all wet from being inside the shower. The nice thing is you only need a bit of gel because it lathers up very well and a little goes a long way.
Radox state that lathering up with their oxygel bubbles will help you shake off that groggy feeling and I did feel after using this gel in the morning quite refreshed and awake due to the nice smell. The product can be purchased for approximately £2.49 from most beauty stores, Boots etc and in my opinion is well worth a try!
Ah, another day another shower gel. I never buy the same gel twice, otherwise I would run out of things to write ops about and so this time I'm inflicting upon you the Radox experience, or at least my Radox experience. I bought this as a morning gel, something to wake me up and get me ready for the trials and tribulations of the day ahead. With this in mind I choose the 'revitalise' option which promises to invigorate my body and mind. Also in the Radox showerfresh range we have: Energise: A zesty one Active: A reviving one Relax: A calming one Moisture boost: A silky one Refresh: An uplifting one For men: Gggrr, a manly one Now I'm not entirely sure what the difference between being revitalised, revived, energised and uplifted actually is but it seems that the difference is: Revitalised = running around manically. Revived = no longer comatose. Energised = had electric shock. Uplifted = lift is working today. (Differences courtesy of Sue Magee) I choose 'revitalise' as it had a nice light fruity fragrance. I'm not sure what fruit it is either, there is an orange on the front of the bottle but I cant smell much in the way of oranges, it seems to me like a mild peachy scent with just a hint of tangerine behind it. There is certainly nothing in the list of scary sounding ingredients that I can even decipher as English, let alone a type of fruit. The smell is rather nice though, at it's strongest as you wash but it never really reaches that point where the aroma wraps itself around you as you lather, therefore it never really revitalises me, or anything else for that matter. It did however leave me nice and clean, my skin didn't show any reaction to it one way or the other and the scent did not linger for long after the shower. The bottle is your standard upside down squeezy affair that most shower
gels come in. It has a hook for hanging it up, however the hook is very small and the only place I could find narrow enough to hang it on was the shower rail itself, not the best idea. The gel is dispensed through a clever valve contrap tion although the inclusion of a flip top lid in addition to this betrays either a lack of confidence in the valve design or that they had an awful lot of flip lids to get rid of. The lid annoyed me, so I just pulled it off. The bottle rather amusingly has a little symbol with the words 'non-drip cap' around it. Erm, maybe it's just me but, I'm sure that's what cap's are for. I paid £1.45 for it in Wilkinsons; the price in boots is £1.99 so as shower gels go it's not all that expensive. There is no mention on the bottle of an animal testing policy; however, Radox can be contacted from the web site www.radox.co.uk It's a shower gel; it smells nice and gets me clean, that's really the be all and end all. But when you have original source to choose from, it just isn't enough really. (will move to revitalise category as soon as fuctionality returns)
As I said in my previous opinion I am currently trying out lots of different shower gels for use in my new shower cubicle, which I love! And what better time to try out the Radox Shower Gels than when they'e on B.O.G.O.F. (Buy one get one free) at Boots? So that means two shower gels for £1.99 or even better for 199 Boots Advantage card points like I did. I treated myself to my first two today and the first one I tried was Radox Showerfresh Energise! It comes in a bright almost fluorescent green plastic squeezable container with a hook on the top so that you can hang it up in the shower. It has ridges in the plastic down the sides so that it is easy to grip with wet, soapy hands. The best invention for me is the gel dispenser bit. To get at the shower gel you have to flip the plastic lid and squeeze the container. Nothing unusual in that you might think but where the gel actually comes out is a clear plastic disc covering the hole with a tiny hole in the centre which means that the shower gel does only come out when you give it a squeeze. This means that if you do happen to drop the container in the shower and the lid is flipped open when you do so the shower gel won't run out and be wasted. Clever eh? The gel itself is a light, bright, vibrant shade of green, reminiscent of that gunge that Noel Edmonds used to use to soak people on his show, but don't let that put you off, because it smells lovely. According to the writing on the container it contains a 'secret blend of herbs and minerals' and is made with 'lime extracts'. This works extremely well for my own personal preference. I find the Original Source Lime Shower Gel far too strong in fragrance and far too harsh on my sensitive bits, but this is a lovely fresh smell with a hint of lime to give it that 'wake you up' sort of feeling in the shower. It is supposed to energise and invigorate and I found that it did ju
st that. I felt fresh, clean and wide awake when I got out of the shower. It is also PH balanced and has an 'active skin conditioning formula' intended to leave your skin feeling softer and smoother and my skin certainly felt and smelled lovely when I got out of the shower. I kept getting a whiff of the fragrance during the day too, so it obviously lingered on my skin. Radox is made by a firm called Sara Lee, a part of H & BC UK Ltd. I still haven't yet found out if it?s the same firm that makes the gateaux, but I do think that it might be as the signature on the back of the container does look to be the same one that adorns the front of the gateaux boxes. As usual the shower gel does carry a warning to avoid getting it in your eyes - if you do wash out immediately with cool, clean water, obvious I know but worth a mention just in case. In conclusion I would say that this is actually nicer than the Active one with the sea minerals, but hey - that's just my opinion! There were about 6 different varieties when I went into Boots today so this could end up being a long running series for you all to read ??