When it comes to first thing in the morning I am not so great. I get up relatively early and generally before anyone else so I can walk the dogs, sort the house and get myself ready should I be working in the office. Therefore, a morning shower is a must as I find that it wakes me and helps get me ready for the day. Using therefore a shower gel which can boost the system or have ingredients which help to revitalise your tenses in the morning is a must!
One shower gel I really do like having used another variety is the Radox Shower Smoothie. I liked the first one I tried and having seen them recently on offer I decided to give the 'Spirit Booster' variety a try which I thought would be ideal for those morning showers. Radox is a brand we associate with muscle soaks, the powders/salts and the shower gels all formulated to help relax both the mind and muscles. Now Radox create a wide range of products suited to everyone.
== Spirit Booster ==
Radox Spirit Booster Shower Smoothie has been specifically made to boost your spirits. They have used both pomegranates (the well known 'super fruit') as well as elderberries all teamed with herbs and minerals to help revitalise your senses in the morning and of course helping to look after your skin. According to Radox "So lather it on and let your worries drift away".
== Packaging ==
The smoothie comes in a clear plastic yet squeezeable tube which sits on it's flip top cap. Being clear you can easily see the smoothie which is a gorgeous pale lilac colour and you can of course see the seeds making it look exactly like a smoothie. On the front of the tube there is a gorgeous image of multi-coloured berries together with the Radox name and product name. On the back there is information about the smoothie together with the usual ingredients list, contact information as well as a notice about not for human consumption!
== In Use ==
The smoothie is of course designed to be used in the shower and I generally apply it to the exfoliating side of a sponge hoping to get the maximum benefit of the exfoliating natural seeds contained within the smoothie. It has a decent thickness which is easily squeezed out of the tube and will quite happily stay put on the sponge until you start to massage it over your skin.
The fragrance has a lovely, I can't pick out the distinct berry aromas but the smell it has is lovely. It is sweet but not sickly sweet which is incredibly nice and fills the bathroom as soon as you start to use it. I have also found that this fragrance stays put on your skin quite subtly for quite some time after using it in the shower which is lovely.
The smoothie does lather up incredibly quickly and it produces a thick white lather which is velvety soft. It really does feel like it is nourishing the skin when you are massaging it in and I found that you only need a small amount on your sponge as a little seems to go a long way which is great. The lather also rinses off easily leaving your skin feeling moisturised and refreshed.
But does it actually boost my spirits? Well, every time I have used it I end up coming out of the shower feeling fresh even at 6am in the morning! My skin feels incredibly soft (hopefully with the help of the exfoliating seeds and sponge!) and I feel awake and ready to face the day. It is nice to find a shower gel type product that can boost the senses without being a citrus based product as although I like them having something berry/sweet scented certainly makes a nice change.
== Overall ==
A great shower smoothie which manages to wake me up in the morning whilst protecting my skin all at the same time. I have been using this for several weeks now every morning and my skin feels soft, nourished and smooth which for me is great and it manages to wake me up properly each morning whilst leaving that gorgeous scent on my skin. A very good buy and one I will be buying again. 5 stars from me.
== Product Information ==
Price: From £1
Availability: Supermarkets, pharmacies etc
I usually love Radox products and the Radox spirit booster shower smoothie was no exception. Like most people before I choose my shower gels I have to smell them and when I smelt this shower smoothie I just had to have it. The fruity smell is so delicious it is almost good enough to eat (hence the warning on the bottle saying "do not drink"). Usually the product would cost £2.60 in our local Tesco but when I brought it it was on offer and I got it at half the price. If it was full price I probably wouldn't have brought it as I usually just pick one that is on offer and don't spend anything near £2.60 for a shower gel.
When I got home I couldn't wait to try it so that evening I jumped in the shower and gave it a go. I squeezed a generous amount into my hand and soon realised that it was far too much. You only need to use a small amount and that will lather up nicely for you to have a good, soapy shower. Because you don't need to use much that means it lasts for quite a long time and even paying full price you get your money's worth. It left my skin feeling silky and smooth and definitely hydrated. I like the smell of my shower gel to last and with this product I could smell it all evening and even when I woke up the next morning.
I did find the little bits in it a little pointless as they were not tough enough to give your skin a good scrub, but then again it is not advertised as a scrub. The only problem I found with it was that the lid did not fasten very securely so I wouldn't recommend taking it on your travels as you might find it all in the bottom of your bag.
I've wanted to try the Radox shower smoothies for a while now but I feel that they are expensive for what they are-essentially shower gel-so I've been waiting for an offer. Wandering around Boots one day I found the shower smoothies on offer so I picked up a couple to try. This was one of the two I bought. The other 4 in this range are Tropical Tranquillity, Energy Therapy, Soul Soother and Natural Balance.
The shower smoothie comes in a see through plastic tube which has a flip top lid. Since the tube rests on its lid it is very easy to get the shower smoothie out of the tube even when there is very little left. The flip top lid is easy to open, even with wet hands.
The Shower Smoothie.
The tube describes Spirit Booster as "A luxurious yoghurt & pomegranate shower smoothie with natural elderberries" and the Radox website further says "Pomegranate isn't just a super fruit; it's also super for your skin. We've blended it with herbs, minerals and natural elderberries - to care for your skin and soothe your mind. So lather it on and let your worries drift away. "
So what did I think? Well, first of all I love the consistency of this product. While it is easily dispensed from the tube, it is very thick and creamy. The shower smoothie is pale purple in colour and has little bits of elderberries in it. The shower smoothie is meant to be used like a shower gel, and the elderberries do not exfoliate the skin so I'm not sure what their purpose is. The shower smoothie lathers well, however, as it is thick and creamy I do need quite a bit to wash my entire body. If I use it with a shower puff, I don't have to use as much but the elderberry bits get stuck to my puff so I prefer to use this product with just my hands. As for the scent, well that is the best thing about this product. It smells exactly how I would expect a pomegranate smoothie to smell. It smells rich and fruity and the scent is gorgeous and quite strong but doesn't linger on my skin after use. The shower smoothie rinses off easily leaving my skin feeling clean. This product doesn't leave my skin feeling soft, but doesn't dry it out either and since I always moisturise this is fine with me.
Price and Availability
This product is available at most supermarkets and pharmacies and usually retails around the £2.80 mark which I feel is expensive for a 200 ml tube. Boots is currently doing a ½ price offer though, so you can buy it from there for £1.40 right now.
Do I recommend it?
I really enjoyed using this product. The problem is, it's expensive for what it is and it really doesn't last very long. I might buy it again on offer as a treat, but I will not buy this at full price or on a regular basis.
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I love trying out new shower gels as often as I can because I find it boring to stick to just one.
I went into superdrug and seen this shower gel, just looking at this bottle I was drooling, I love smoothies.
Radox Shower Smoothies Spirit Booster is a luxurious yoghurt and pomegranate shower smoothie with natural elderberries.
The shower gel comes in a decent size 200ml size bottle.
It has the Radox logo at the top and then has more information (the name, the ingredients, what it does) all over the bottle.
You can see the shower gel through it and it does indeed look like a smoothie!
It's purple in colour with bits of the pomegranate or Elderberries ( I'm guessing that's what it is ) in it.
This shower gel is meant to care for your skin and soothe your mind.
To use it is very simple, open up the lid and squeeze away to your hearts content!
I applied this over my body using a shower puff. ( if you don't have one of these I recommend you getting one because you don't have to use as much of the gel and it will also help get rid of any dead skin cells )
The smell of this is delicious! It really does smell like a smoothie.
( I did taste some but it wasn't that nice! )
The texture of it is very nice, it's so creamy and feels amazing going all over your body, the bits of fruit in the cream also help exfoliate your skin.
for some reason I didn't expect this to lather up but I was wrong, it lathers up beautifully on your skin.
After my shower I could still smell this on my skin, unfortunately the smell goes away fairly quickly.
I didn't find this shower gel made a difference to my skin, it looked and felt the same as before.
I also find this didn't soothe my mind at all, I felt no different.
I think this is a very nice shower gel to have in your bathroom, it smells delicious and will make you feel very luxurious while you shower!
Today I am going to review one of my favourite shower gels - the Radox "Spirit Booster" variety of the Shower Smoothies!
Boost my spirit!
What is it?
The Raddox Shower Smoothies is a peeling shower gel with a smoothie-like texture and natural ingredients. You get yoghurt, pomegranate and elderberries in this variety, called "Spirit Booster".
Radox is famous for blending natural herbs since 1908, and I think they jumped on the right waggon as drinking smoothies is quite fashionable right now - so why not make smoothies to wash yourself with?
Why did I buy it?
I really like trying out new shampoos, shower gels, peelings and all that, so when I saw the "Shower Smoothies", I just had to try them. The fact that they were on sale at Boots was helping, too!
The tubes already looked luscious, so I smelled one and was convinced that I absolutely needed a shower smoothie! I really like doing a mild peeling under the shower, so this was just perfect for me!
The tube is made of flexible plastic and is see-through, so you can see your shower smoothie waiting for you ;) . We see the Radox logo at the top left, and below that it says "Shower Smoothies - Spirit Booster" and next to that we get a little sign telling us that the product is new.
Below the name of the product, we get further information - "A luxurious yoghurt& pomegranate shower smoothie with natural elderberries. Smell me. I'm thich and creamy and full of goodness to soothe your body and mind. Your skin will thank you." Next to that we get a logo that tells us that Radox is going strong since 1908. Below the writing there is a picture of berries and pomegranate pieces swirling around in lilac liquid. Below that is says "Don't drink me" so nobody gets the idea that this lovely product is good enough to drink!
On the back of the tube we get more information on the ingredients and how it was made.
Pomegranate isn't just a superfruit; it's also super for your skin.
We've blended it wirth herbs, minerals and natural elderberries - to care for you skin and soothe your mind. So later on and let your worries drift away.
We are informed that the smoothies contains "100 years of Radox know-ho" , "a spoon full of yoghurt, juicy pomegranate, a bunch of natural elderberries" and a "thumbs up from the skin experts" .
There is another warning to not drink the shower smoothie, even if it smells good enough to get you thinking!
There is also a sign that tells us we can recycle the bottle.
It contains 200ml.
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Bisabolol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Meal, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed, Punic Granatum Fruit Juice, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Juice, Glycol Distearate Sodium Hydroxide, Laureth-4, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Yogurt, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Tetrasodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene, Glycol, Benzyl Salicylate, Glycerin, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Alpha-Isomethyl, Ionone, Geraniol, Citric Acid, Trideceth-9 PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, BHT, Sodium Benzoate, Methylisothiazolinobne, CI 16255, CI 42090, CI 17200.
(Wow, that was exhausting - I hope at least some allergics will profit from me typing all this down!)
The shower smoothie spirit booster smells lovely - you can already smell it through the tube! It smells sweet and 'soft', very soothing but at the same time full of berries. The smell is similar to a red 'innocent' smoothie, only, of course, somewhat soapy ;)
I feel really fresh and clean after using it - it really does boost my spirit!
I use the shower smoothie like a shower gel, only rubbing it in a bit more. Sometimes
I take a body brush and massage it into 'problem areas' that might need a little more peeling - what I can reach of my back, my upper legs, lower arms and all that. Using a body brush has been said to help against cellulite, so I guess using the brush with the shower smoothie can only do your skin even more good!
The shower smoothie is like a creamy shower gel, but not too thick and still easy to massage and spread - I find it absolutely perfect.
The shower smoothie can be puchased at:
Boots for £2.44
chemistdirect.co.uk for £1.79
This product is a real treat and I am rating it top with five stars! I really enjoy using it and I dread the moment when I have used up all of the tubes I bought. It is not very cheap, but it will last you quite a long time since it is easy to spread and you don't need to use half the bottle at once to get yourself scrubbed!
The shower smoothies are great and refreshing, and the Spirit Booster variety is really refreshing and indulgent at the same time. If you are a beauty fanatic, you have to try it!
After running out of my usual brand of body scrub, and not wanting to venture to my local Asda on a Saturday (complete bedlam, not for the fainthearted!), I decided to try our local Wilkinsons to see what they had to offer, to say I brought this under the wrong impression is an understatement!
The product I will now review is - "Radox shower smoothies - spirit booster"
I brought this solely to be used as a body scrub, and after hearing how nice they are (off my mum), I didn't really mind the extortionate price tag of £2.60.
The product comes in a tube with the product being visible within. The tube stands on it's lid meaning that the contents are constantly dripping into the applicator end, meaning less waste and then I can get every last dreg out!
The product claims to be a luxurious yoghurt and pomegranate smoothie with natural elderberries, this is of course the "scrub" part, there is finally a sticker on the front saying that this was voted product of the year in 2009, so far I have high hopes!
The lid is a flip top design and is easy enough to open, even with wet hands.
The smell is gorgeous, the elderberries being the strongest scent I could detect. The consistency of the smoothie however left a lot to be desired!
The smoothie was very thin compared to how I envisioned it, if put on wet skin it slid straight off, not actually giving me the time to rub in.
The "scrub" part again was worse than useless! There was a large abundance of the seeds in the smoothie, but they were not abrasive in the slightest, I don't actually know why they were included, they just got stuck in unmentionable places and were neither use 'nor ornament!
Once rinsed off the smell was still lingering, which I have to say was lovely, this didn't irritate my skin but neither did it make my skin any smoother or feel any cleaner.
For more information visit - www.radox.co.uk
I am afraid I cannot recommend this product at all, even if available on offer I will still steer clear.
Thanks for reading x
I bought this along with a couple of the other varieties of shower smoothie when I spotted them on a half price offer in Morrisons, putting them at just £1.12 each.
It comes in a clear plastic squeezy tube, so you can always easily see how much you have left. It stands on it's lid so the smoothie is always ready to use and you don't need to spend ages trying to squeeze it out of the tube, but sometimes it does mean that it comes out of it's own accord when you open it so it can be quite messy. It has a flip top lid which doesn't fasten very tightly, so it's not really travel-friendly.
The smoothie has a fairly thin and runny consistency, certainly much thinner than I would expect from something called a smoothie. It's texture is quite smooth and creamy, and it does feel lovely and smooth against the skin. It also has little bits of elderberries in it, but mainly just seeds. These are soft though and not exfoliating.
The scent is quite fresh and fruity, but to me it just smells a little too sweet and unnatural for my liking. It contains yoghurt, pomegranate and elderberries, and whilst the scent is vaguely fruity, I couldn't pick out any of those scents in it.
You don't need to use a lot of this to get a nice lather to work with, so a little does go a long way. The lather is lovely and soft and fairly thick, though not as luxurious as the 'Natural Balance' smoothie in the same range. It feels gorgeously soft and silky against the skin while I'm using it, and it feels like it's moisturising my skin as well.
Unfortunately as soon as I rinse this off I can tell that it hasn't had the effect I'd expected as my skin feels quite dry and tight, like it would do with a basic shower gel. The 'Natural Balance' smoothie left my skin feeling amazingly soft, smooth and hydrated, so I had expected the same kind of effect form this, but it was not to be. My skin does feel nice and clean and fresh, but it doesn't feel hydrated and I still feel I need to use a body lotion after this to keep my skin happy.
I don't think this is a bad product by any means, but in comparison to the 'Natural Balance' version it was a real let down for me. It smells quite nice and leaves you feeling fresh and clean, but there's nothing about it that would make me buy it again.
A luxurious yoghurt and pomegranate shower smoothie with natural elderberries /