“ Brand: Radox / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body „
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As I am sure that you all know by now, when it comes to my birthday at the end of November and then Christmas, my husband and my sister buy me lots of 'smellies' to go with my presents. At the beginning of the New Year my bathroom cupboard looks like a branch of Boots! When it comes to shower gels they always try and find ones that I haven't tried before and that they think I will like. My husband actually sniffs them all before buying them to make sure that the fragrance is my sort of thing - bless him! The one that I am currently using is the Radox Wellbeing Spa Care Shower Gel which costs £3.85 on Amazon which I am sure is a ridiculously high price. It is unavailable in Amazon and Boots at the moment but I am sure it will be back in stock soon and the prices there should be much lower. The shower gel comes in a plastic bottle which stands on its lid - this one doesn't have a handle attached so it is a bathroom shelf job. I do prefer the ones with handles but, for some reason, Radox tend to make a mixture - some of their containers have handles some don't. The information on the front of the bottle states that this shower gel contains seaweed and natural skin conditioners. It also contains natural sea minerals and is Ph balanced so is hypoallergenic. The other advantage is that, being plastic, the bottle is recycleable in the weekly recycling. The picture on the front of the bottle shows an artistic pile of pebbles together with some fronds of seaweed perpetuating the impression of the spa experience. On the back of the bottle there is a full list of ingredients and the usual warnings about not getting the shower gel in your eyes. Through the clear plastic container the pale pink gel is clearly visible and it contains lots of little bubbles which looks very interesting. I flipped open the lid and the fragrance was lovely - it is a sweet, flowery sort of smell without being so sweet as to be sickly. On the Tesco website it says that a 'warm shower with our Spa Care shower gel will wash away all your worries. The delicate blend with seaweed, sea minerals and skin conditioners hydrates and nourishes your skin, leaving it feeling silky soft and smooth. And because it's hypoallergenic, it's perfect for sensitive skin too.' So is this claim true? I would have to say - not really to be honest. The fragrance was lovely but it didn't linger either in the air or on my skin. The gel itself was soft and smooth to apply to my skin but there wasn't much in the way of lather. My skin felt nice enough after my shower but it didn't feel particularly nourished or moisturised. I would say that this shower gel is nice and I am happy to use it as it was a gift but I would choose a different one if I was buying my own. Radox do also make a bath soak to match although I can't comment on this as I haven't tried it. In conclusion I would have to say that this is an ok shower gel to clean the skin but if you want something to nourish and moisturise the skin I would choose a different one.
Before I get stuck into this review I want to point out that I am not reviewing 'Well Being' From Radox but The Spa Enrich Shower Cream from Radox which is a new (ish) product that has recently been added to the Radox family. Dooyoo have told me to pop my review here as it looks like the same product so here I am! The Packaging: The bottle is frosted white and holds 250ml of the shower cream and has a flip top lid opening to the bottom of it concealing a small hole. On the front of it we are told that it is Radox Spa Enrich Shower Cream ' Hibiscus, Frangipani & Caring Natural Coconut Oil' and we are also told that it contains caring natural oils and there is a pink pattern of flowers depicted. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a little bit about the product, the ingredients and size are stated and contact details for Unilver are given (the manufacturer of the product). This is a nice feminine looking bottle though has no hanging feature to it which I would like but hey thats only a small quibble! Using The Shower Cream: The shower cream is an sort of very light pinkish colour with dark pink speckled smooth bits in it and is rather runny which took me a little by surprise at first. It has a wonderful aroma of coconuts to it which isn't too sweet and certainly not fake with the floral smell this has to it lifting it up slightly and making it smell rather luxurious. You don't need very much of this at all to get a nice soapy lather going on, I can shave my bits and pieces with this with ease in the shower, I like the smell of it when in use and the feeling of soft too as I use it. It rinses off my skin really easily when I have done and it leaves me with really soft feeling skin but above all I feel impeccably clean and smell it for a good couple of hours too. The beads within this are not scratchy and I can only see them on my sponge within the cream when I first go to use it so all I can assume is that these beads contain added moisturisers (though we are not told this on the bottle or anything like that). This is a nice enough, everyday, gentle shower cream for the ladies this one. Not harsh in fragrance, not harsh on the skin and although I can't rave about this shower cream it is a nice sort of every day one its just I prefer more luxuriously smelling ones and this doesn't leave my skin fragranced for all that long really! This is available in all good chemists and supermarkets and I have seen this on offer in Asda and Tescos recently at a pound a bottle though this is the offer price and do expect to pay more like £2.00 a bottle eventually!
I always like to try out different shower gels and Radox is one of my favourite shower gel brands. At the moment I'm using this wellbeing one which is from the spa care range. This is a hypoallergenic shower gel which means that it's very soft and can be used by those with sensitive skin. It contains a blend of seaweed, sea minerals and skin conditioners which soften and nourish you skin. I'm not sure if it's just this one or if all the Radox shower gel bottles have changed, but there is no handle to flip up on the top which makes it very annoying as I have to keep picking up the bottle and opening the lid rather than hanging it somewhere in the shower and only needing to squeeze it. The gel is a clear colour with a very slight hint of pink to it. It's full of little bubbles and for some reason it just looks like a very relaxing and healthy gel and I think it fits perfectly in the spa range. It's a very liquidy gel rather than a cream so it lathers up so easily as soon as you rub it into your hands or body. The smell is very distinctive in this one and I think a lot of people might not it's smell. It has a very strong and sharp smell but is sweet at the same time. It's a very sharp floral scent but one that does make me think it is very nourishing. I do like this shower gel as it makes my skin feel very soft and healthily conditioned after I've used it. It's very refreshing and, although the smell is very sharp, it's a very nice smell which lasts on my skin a while after I've used it. I do prefer some of Radox's other shower gels but I wouldn't hesitate to use this one again.