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I often buy Radox shower gels as they often have good offers on them in places like Boots and Tesco - in fact i think i usually get them on a two for £2 offer in Tesco so it's really a good idea to shop around as they sell them in all superstores and chemists. I like the radox packaging as it's perfect for hanging in the shower as it has a little hook and it also has a non drip system so it doesn't leak all over the shower and leave a gloopy mess. The range is fabulous and i particularly like to try and get moisturising shower gels as i have dry skin that can be sensitive. This one contains aloe vera and has a very fresh smell that is uplifting in the morning. Aloe vera is brilliant for sensitive skin types too and is often used as an after sun to help cool skin so i think this would be a good shower gel to pack in your suitcase when you go on holiday. It doesn't leave your skin feeling dry but you still need a moisturiser afterwards.
I bought this in Tesco the other day for a bargain busting 37p. The only reason I can think of that it was so cheap is that they are changing the packaging and wanted to get rid of the old design, which is all good for me (I got two bottles for storage). I have used Radox shower products before and am a fan of the shower smoothies but not a fan of their price which was why I was so pleased with this little find.
These normally cost around £1.69 in Boots for the 250ml bottle so I generally look out for offers anyway or keep an eye out in the pound shops for branded products like these. The bottle is really handy for the shower as it has a hook on the top of the bottle for hanging it up as well as having a non drip dispenser and flip lid at the bottom so that there is always cream handy to use and it doesn't matter if you leave the lip open.
The shower cream is a nice pale green colour and is a thick creamy liquid that produces a lather rather than a foam when you work it into your skin. As it contains skin conditioners, aloe vera and cucumber cream it leaves you skin feeling lovely and soft but still in need of a little moisture afterwards which is the only down point.
The smell is nice and fresh and you can definitely smell the cucumber cream in it which is refreshing and uplifting, perfect for your morning shower, the scent lingers for a while but doesn't last all day. I would have given this the full five stars but as my skin still felt in need of a little extra moisture afterwards, I can only give it the 4.
On a positive note, the packaging is recyclable if you remove the lid and the products aren't tested on animals.
All in all I was really pleased with this shower gel and I will definitely buy this again in the future.
Radox has changed considerably over the years. My Mum always a box of Radox to sprinkle in the bath for aches and pains. My husband always enjoyed a Radox bath after a long gardening session and in the 1960's the box of bath salts was replaced with a bottle of liquid instead of a cardboard box which invariably got damp.
Showers became more popular and Radox appropriately began marketing a shower gel in the 1970's, and then moved on to liquid soaps in the next decade. Blending herbs and minerals and using nearly a century of experience more and more products were manufactured to keep up with modern trends.
Although I have used Radox products over the last 40 - 50 years, (yes I used to soak in a Radox bath after going horse riding, it really did help!) I buy many different makes of shower gel but admit I often try different Radox ones, especially the pretty cream ones.
Once again wandering through the beauty section at Tesco I spotted at the end of the shelves an offer on Radox and so choose one for men and a new one for me, Radox Soften - a herbal shower cream to pamper my skin.
A clear plastic bottle reveals the pretty pale green cream, the top is shaped and has a white hook, which I rarely use as I leave the bottle sitting on the bath ledge by the tap. On the front is a picture of the spikes of an Aloe Vera plant and the name Radox, but no sign of the cucumber it says it contains. On the back is the quantity - 250mls and information that the bottle is recyclable, but to remove the cap first.
It suggests stepping into a steamy shower and treating your skin with a dollop of aloe and cucumber cream. Aloe Vera is good for all sorts of things, like keeping your skin soft, although it doesn't say on the bottle but some authorities believe it rejuvenates and has healing and soothing properties.
So what is in this product? The bottle says a few Aloe Vera leaves, a few slices of cucumber, natural minerals giving a perfect pH balance. Certainly in the list of ingredients I can see both mentioned as extracts. And what does it smell and feel like? Actually I have no idea what Aloe Vera smells like, but there is a lovely fragrance when you open the lid of the bottle and sniff, not too flowery, and not too much like a cucumber either. Squeezing some of the cream onto my hand it doesn't run off immediately but has a creamy consistency and soon lathers up as I rub my hands together and start soaping my body. It feels pleasant on my skin, smells nice and leaves my skin feeling soft when I towel myself dry after rinsing. A faint smell is left on my skin, but not enough to upset my perfume. There is a message that if you get it in your eye, not to worry just rinse well with clean water, I don't use it on my face so haven't had a problem.
So does it Soften? Yes I would say it does, my skin felt soft and moisturised, whether it is better than other products I don't know as it is hard to compare, but I liked the result and will happily buy this again providing it is on offer! Why on offer I hear you ask? This sells at £1.65 but I bought it on a BOGOF offer, which sadly has now finished. It's even more expensive in some places so shop around!
Contains aloe vera to help soften and moisturise the skin /