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      12.07.2013 16:03
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      Does the job

      Currently this product comes in 300ml plain white bottles with the distinctive Sainsbury's basics logo and orange script which advises the shopper to expect a 'simple formula, still cleans well.' It is 30p as at 12/07/2013 - much less than most others it shares a shelf with. The average price for the same quantity of shower gel of a branded product seems to be between £1.20- £2. I tend to get this as an 'as well as' product rather than as a direct replacement for branded shower gels. My husband and myself use it to help keep the grocery bill down - my teenage daughters won't touch it with the proverbial bargepole. Why - you might ask. According to my daughter it 'smells a little bit washing up liquidy when in the bottle and smells chemically when you are using it like the soap in the school bathroom.' Enough said. My own opinion is that it is - as the bottle states - adequate for cleaning yourself. My skin doesn't react adversely to it and it smells lightly fragranced and inoffensive to me. The liquid is light green and syrupy in consistency (O.K. so that bit does remind me of washing up liquid) but pleasant enough to use. A small amount lathers up well and gets you clean. The bottle lasts the two of us about two weeks showering daily, so it's good value for money. I think the packaging of the product helps with this frugality. Since the product comes in a bottle it has to sit on a shelf or at the side of the bath whilst you shower - ensuring you have to make a bit more effort to pour extra out. The higher quality brands usually come in a user friendly bottle which you hook up onto the shower fixings - more convenient by far, maybe - but you seem to use more of the product because it's easier to get at. Basics shower gel is environmentally friendly too. The product is BUAV approved which means it has not been tested on animals. The bottle and cap are recyclable. I'd hate to abandon premium shower gels altogether - they provide a much needed pampering session with their creamy, sweet-smelling soapiness. And we all need a bit of luxury sometimes. You could never claim to feel pampered by this product - but it does the job all the same. Would recommend for a budget buy - or something to keep in the cupboard in case you run out of your normal brand.

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      19.09.2011 17:34
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      Cheap but you get what you pay for.

      I recently bought a few bottles of this Sainsbury's Basics Shower Gel as I wanted a cheap, simple gel that would clean me, feel soft on my skin and give me some bubbles in my bath! The price of the gel was such that I was able to purchase more than one bottle. The bottles are 300ml in size and look quite squatty and small compared to other gels but it's an optical illusion as you get plenty gel! I regard Sainbury's as one of the better supermarkets but even so their Basics range is totally 'no frills' style. The packaging for this gel is a plain white bottle printed with large orange text. There is no fancy pictures or any scientific garb written on the label about how great this product is. It almost looks like something assembled by an amateur with the text on the front of the bottle appearing to be written rather than printed. The labels on the bottle do still provide essential information about the product such as directions for use, full ingredients and contact information for the brand. There are also some things you might be interested in knowing such as this has a BUAV Approved stamp on it so is animal friendly. The bottle and cap are marked as being recyclable too. Scanning the ingredients there are no fancy extracts or anything like that. As far as I can tell the gel is made up of a very simple formula with aqua, sodium laureth sulfate and parfum being main ingredients. The bottle has a flip lid and this has a large lip on it so it's easy to prize open with a wet fingertip. Underneath this there is a good sized disspensing hole. You need to squeeze the bottle to dispense the gel as it's quite gloopy. The bottle is designed to be malleable for this purpose. The gel itself is a transparent green colour and as I mentioned is very gloopy and thick. It almost reminds me of that Robin William's movie 'Flubber'! It's quite rubbery and takes some seperating. It also seems to float in water rather than dissolve so you have to rub it a lot to make it bubbly. The gel has a very sharp, masculine fragrance which makes me feel it's not something a girly girl will like. The scent to me is almost like fresh garlic in spring woodland. There is something a little unpleasant and onion like about the fragrance! It really is way too sharp. As far as doing it's job the gel does manage to clean my skin very well and bubbles up quite well once you've rubbed it into your skin or sponge. The strange fragrance also only lingers in the steam and as you are bathing and not on your skin. You actually won't end up smelling of onions, honestly! However, because I've taken a dislike to the fragrance I've started to use this more as a handwash in the bathroom rather than something I want to spend time with in my bathtub! I can't complain about the price or the product's effectiveness. The only problem I have is the fragrance which as I should reiterate only smells slightly garlic-like as you are using the product and does not make you smell funny when you are dry! However, I've discovered that I like to lose myself in the scent of a shower gel as I'm bathing and this cheap gel is no good for that. Find out more about Sainsbury's range at their website: www.sainsburys.co.uk

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        09.12.2010 10:00
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        Cheap gel

        While shopping at Sainsbury's recently I saw this shower gel for only 10p for a 300ml bottle and since I had tried another shops lower brand of shower gel for the same price, I decided to try this one as I was very pleased with the other one I had bought and the quality too. This one comes in a plastic bottle with a flip top and the liquid inside is quite thick and it has a nice fragrance to it, I would say it is not too perfumy and it is not too much of a fragrance as it would be too feminine for a man to use, it is a good smell for both men and women in my opinion. The gel has a very nice texture to it, it is nice and soft to the touch and very smooth and it is not sticky, and it is quite rich in texture too. The gel is a good quality thickness and it is not very runny and it lathers very well and has a good amount of foam and it rinses off the body very well to leave it nice and soft and it did leave my skin smooth and I had no irritation at all from the product. I just think this is an amazing price for a shower gel and I do not know how they can make one so cheap and make a profit in my opinion but it is a very good product and I am pleased they do sell it for just 10p, it is an extremely low price and I do not think there are many products anywhere for that price. For the amount of gel and the size of the bottle I think for only 10p it is an absolutely amazing price and I thought I would like it as I have been very pleased with other cheaper brands and I had a good idea I would this one too but for only the cheap price, I would not have wasted any money at all if I did not like it. The foam did not fizzle and it held its foam and it was very good to smooth over the body with a sponge and I often use a flannel too in the shower and I used this gel on both of those articles and I had no problem at all. The amount is a good one and the bottle is very good to hold onto while applying it to the sponge and it has a good base on the bottom of the bottle to place on the side of the bath and it does not tip over like some other ones tend to do. I really loved the smell of this one and the fragrance was just right for me for a cheaper brand and I was very pleased with the quality and results this gel gave and I recommend it for anyone to give it a go as I think it is excellent value for money and very good quality. I give this one 5 stars.

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          11.07.2010 09:25
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          Nice cheap price and a very good quality.

          While shopping at Sainsbury's recently I saw this shower gel for only 10p for a 300ml bottle and since I had tried another shops lower brand of shower gel for the same price, I decided to try this one as I was very pleased with the other one I had bought and the quality too. This one comes in a plastic bottle with a flip top and the liquid inside is quite thick and it has a nice fragrance to it, I would say it is not too perfumy and it is not too much of a fragrance as it would be too feminine for a man to use, it is a good smell for both men and women in my opinion. The gel has a very nice texture to it, it is nice and soft to the touch and very smooth and it is not sticky, and it is quite rich in texture too. The gel is a good quality thickness and it is not very runny and it lathers very well and has a good amount of foam and it rinses off the body very well to leave it nice and soft and it did leave my skin smooth and I had no irritation at all from the product. I just think this is an amazing price for a shower gel and I do not know how they can make one so cheap and make a profit in my opinion but it is a very good product and I am pleased they do sell it for just 10p, it is an extremely low price and I do not think there are many products anywhere for that price. For the amount of gel and the size of the bottle I think for only 10p it is an absolutely amazing price and I thought I would like it as I have been very pleased with other cheaper brands and I had a good idea I would this one too but for only the cheap price, I would not have wasted any money at all if I did not like it. The foam did not fizzle and it held its foam and it was very good to smooth over the body with a sponge and I often use a flannel too in the shower and I used this gel on both of those articles and I had no problem at all. The amount is a good one and the bottle is very good to hold onto while applying it to the sponge and it has a good base on the bottom of the bottle to place on the side of the bath and it does not tip over like some other ones tend to do. I really loved the smell of this one and the fragrance was just right for me for a cheaper brand and I was very pleased with the quality and results this gel gave and I recommend it for anyone to give it a go as I think it is excellent value for money and very good quality. I give this one 5 stars. Thank you for reading my review.

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            23.06.2010 08:21
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            Buy it when times are tough, but decant it into a posher bottle!

            This is as Basic as the Basic range gets, 10p for a bottle of shower gel, surely that's a bargain by anyone's standard? Well it's split opinion in my household, I love it my other half doesn't. The packaging is not particularly attractive, it's the usual basics branded orange and white label on a cheap looking plastic bottle. Because a shower gel is something that's left on view in the bathroom I actually decant it into an Imperial Leather shower gel bottle so that no-one knows I've been buying the cheap stuff! The Gel is a deep green colour with no real scent at all, you do get a good lather from it and it cleans well. It does say that you can wash your hair with it as well but to be honest I haven't chanced it yet. The main downside to this shower gel is that it's VERY gloopy and if you're not careful you end up dispensing lots more than you intended to. That said at 10p a bottle it doesn't really matter, it'll still be good value if you use twice as much as you normally would. I'll keep buying it for the time being as I'm trying to watch my pennies but as soon as I have a bit more cash to play with again I'll go back to the nicer brands I used to use.

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              26.04.2010 09:18
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              Stash them

              In summary, if you used this and didn't realise it was a value product, you would never guess. You get a good sized container of shower gel for 10p, with a nice consistency and a pleasant rather than overpowering fruity aroma. I think the smell could be described as somewhere between melon and apple, although it doesnt specify this on the packaging. After using it I found that my skin felt clean and smooth and I certainly didn't suffer any ill effects afterwards. The only drawback I found with this product is that you couldn't hang it from your shower rail, but I think most of us would agree that at such a competitive price, this hardly matters. If you are on a budget and you are trying to cut your toiletries/cosmetics bill, this is one saving you can confidently make without compromising at all on product quality. Stash them.

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              02.03.2010 13:25
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              not bad for the price

              Talk about cutting costs. I am always trying to shave off the pounds when I go shopping, though I think this could be scraping it in terms of cheapness. Just the ten pence a bottle! That is a saving of about a quid already on the Tesco version I buy (not the Tesco value one.) I have problems buying some value things, like meat, eggs and beans and cola, as there are some things that you should not scrimp on. But can you be frugal with shower gel? Think about it, you can buy ten bottles for a pound. Those ten bottles could last you several months and you need to not have a last minute dash down to the shop down the road, when you realise you have nothing to wash in for that Saturday night out. No marks for the bottle which is bland as you like, but who cares. You can recycle it and it stands up on the bath so it ticks the right boxes there. I like the way you can see what you're getting too. The interesting green colour makes me think I am going to be washing in swamp water, which is a draw. In terms of smell, not anything to shout about. No essences of coconut, juniper or lavender to stimulate the nasal passages, but a gentle harmonious 'clean' scent. The smell is neither fragrant not clinical, it just smells fresh. Not that thick and creamy and nowhere near as delicious as those shower gels you can buy in squeezy pouches. But it produces a sufficient lather and delivers a pretty good clean. I don't think the bottle would see you through as long as a more expensive gel, because it is not as viscous. But if you're on a really tight budget, this would be ideal for students, going camping or having as a back up option. You can't argue with ten pence, we all have that lying under the sofa!

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                13.02.2010 14:53
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                A great product, a great price, not tested on animals and a recyclable package

                I bought this product due to having two teenagers in the house that can get through over a bottle a week. The packaging is not vey fancy granted, but is easily peeled off , which is great because I like things to be co-ordinated. It retails at 10p a bottle and the bottle can be recycled, so your doing your bit for the enviroment. It also says on the bottle "Sainsbury`s are against animal testing and fund research into alternatives" So thats another plus for all you animal lovers out there. I have tried this product, (when we ran out of an alternative) and was pleasantly surprised. The top is easily opened, just a flip lid, on squirting some onto the sponge I was struck by the aroma of apples, which is a lovely refreshing smell in a shower. Its a thick green consistancy, which was surprising because I expected it to be thin and watery. The product lathered well on the sponge but I must admit I used more than a premium brand. And when lathered in, it had a good coverage and left your skin feeling soft and cleansed. I think even using a little more (which is 24ml recommended per wash) than my regular expensive brand, this product represents good value for money. 10p for 300ml is excellent value, when you compare it to a bottle of 250ml for £2.50 on a branded leader. I have sensitive skin and my children suffer from echzma and we have had no problems with this one, but for all you allergy sufferers heres the ingredients Aqua Sodium Laureth Sulfate Sodium Chloride Cocamidopropyl Betaine Parfum Disdium EDTA Citric Acid Sodium Hydroxide Triethylene Glycol Benzophenenome-4 Benzyl Alcohol Propylene Glycol Sodium Benzoate Magnesium Chloride Magnesium Nitrate Methylchloroisothiazoline Methylisothiazolinone Hexylene Glycol Cl 19140 Cl 42090 Overall this is one of Sainsburys basics better items, its not a creamy shower gel, but its not advertised as being that, its just a good quality, lovely smelling shower gel. And at the rate my teenager use it, its great value for money

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                25.11.2009 15:58
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                I seem to lose count of the number of bottles of shower gel that my household goes through on a monthly basis. This is mainly due to an over-enthusiastic seven year old who has finally decided that having a shower and being covered in water is actually a pleasant experience. My goodness I remember the days when I'm sure the neighbours thought that I was trying to murder him in the bathroom. His screams reverberating around the entire street. I am glad to say that he has grown out of this rather disturbing phase. He now quite likes the feeling of being clean and smelling suitably fragranced particularly after playing football. My husband and I tend to use original source shower products for ourselves which I have to say are firmly locked away in the bathroom cabinet. I made the mistake once of leaving a bottle out and to my horror discovered that my son had washed himself in the entire bottle!!! Including the walls and the floor. I now tend to buy cheaper versions of shower gel for him to use. When shopping in Sainsburys I tend to stock up on several of their cheaper label products so it is not too much of a problem if he decides to waste it all. While shopping recently Sainsburys had a special offer on their already reasonably priced shower gel. I purchased two bottles for a very respectable £1 which I thought was an absolute bargain. One of which was a pleasant pink colour and the other an almost fluorescent green. It is the green version of the product that I will discuss now. This particular product to give it its full title is Sainsburys Shower gel in Forest Green. I have to confess I have never seen this colour of green in a forest before. However for a mere 50p a bottle I wasn't really complaining. As this is from the value range its packaging was extremely plain. It was a basic see-through plastic bottle with a flip-top lid. The plastic I have to mention is very thick so will stand up to being dropped without the entire bottle splitting. The name of the product was prominently displayed on the front. The back of the pack contained the usual directions for use and ingredients. Incredibly they also offer a full money back refund on the product too if you are not fully satisfied with it. This particular shower gel contained a whopping 400mls of product so I hoped that it would last at least a couple of weeks!!! The manufacturers market the product as being specially formulated with an added moisturiser which apparently helps to cleanse and refresh the skin whilst showering and is suitable for use by the whole family. For the purposes of this review I put my original source to one side and gave this product a try. So here is how I found it. Using this product is simple just apply a small amount to wet skin, lather and rinse. I opened the cap and the first thing that hit me was the rather over-powering smell of pine needles. It actually reminded me of the disinfectant that I use to clean the toilet however in a slightly milder version. However despite this I persevered. The green gel does have a reasonably thick consistency. I put a small amount into my hands and was actually quite surprised at how well the product lathered up. The over-powering scent did subside somewhat and didn't bother me that much. One of my main gripes with this product was that there was no hanging hook on the bottle which I found a bit of a pain. An issue which I will have to address when purchasing these products in the future for my son. The gel itself is mild overall, I managed to get some in my eyes however noticed that there was no stinging sensation ideal then to use on younger children. I was slightly disappointed with this product although it is cheap and cheerful and does the job for which it was designed i.e. cleans you. I wasn't overly impressed with the scent. It did lather sufficiently however not as well as my usual brand. I certainly did not feel as invigorated as I usually do after using my Original Source. I also did not feel that my skin was particularly moisturised. Overall this product is great as a budget range or for over-enthusiastic kids who like to waste shower products. The design could be slightly better too as it is slippery and hard to hold and the lack of a hook is a bit of an inconvenience. Unfortunately I will not be using this product again favouring my usual brand. Overall ideal budget range.

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                  07.11.2009 13:17
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                  Great cheap shower gel

                  I have bought a couple of bottles of this shower gel recently, and have been pleased with it. It is from Sainsbury's Basics range, and costs a mere 10 pence for a bottle containing 300ml. It looks very similar to the Tesco Value Shower Gel, which is the same price and the same amount. The two products are in an identical bottle, it is just the label and the colour of the shower gel that are different. It is quite possible that they are produced in the same factory, and just have the supermarket's own label added, and a different colouring to the shower gel. The label says that it 'cleans, no added promises' and that is exactly what it does, as it is a great value basic product. Sainsbury's Basics Shower Gel is a bright green colour, and the scent is fresh and clean, with a hint of an apple aroma. The gel squeezes out of the bottle easily, and, like the Tesco Value one, has a jelly-like consistency, which means that it tends to fall off your hands quite easily, and you end up with blobs of it in the bath or shower. This isn't a major problem, though, as it is so cheap. I found that the shower gel worked well, and got me clean, and I didn't have any problems with any reactions to it, as I have sensitive skin. I always use moisturiser afterwards, though, as my skin is generally very dry and sensitive. The information on the label doesn't state if the bottle can be recycled or not. When I lived in Brighton and Hove, we always put all plastic bottles out with the recycling, but, I have moved to Cheshire now, and plastics are not collected by the local council. I would suggest putting this out with the recycling, if plastics are collected in your area, to avoid it going to a landfill site. I will be buying this shower gel again, as it is excellent value at only 10p, and it does the job well. I think that it is a little better than the Tesco Value one (which is also good) as the colour is more attractive, and the smell is nicer.

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                  16.09.2009 20:54
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                  saves a few pence.

                  Sainsbury's Shower Gel When i was shopping recently and trying to save a little bit of money i decided to try some of the Sainsbury's basics range of items. They do sell quite a lot of basics ranges products, and on the isle where they had toileteries etc, i noticed a botle of Shower Gel as this was on my list of things to but, i brought a couple of bottles. I hadnt really taken much notice of the price until i was reading through my bill for my shopping and noticed that it was only 10p. 10p that sounds too good to be true. My boyfriend always takes a shower every day and he didnt seem to mind this at all, ive tried it and its really great for the money so will be buying some more next time we go to Sainsbury's. It had a plastic bottle with a clip open and shut down lid and its really good, i think that it smells like apples Its green in colour and although it does seem a bit googey texture it works really well, considering the price it made me smell fresh and really did the job of cleaning so well, and it has saved me a lot of money to tell you. I would recommend this Shower Gel and will be trying some of their other basics range hope they are all as good as this one was. 10p what a bargain. It says on the bottle Cleans, no added promises, but its really good any way i shall use it again, my boyfriend said it was good too..

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                    16.09.2009 16:06
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                    This Shower Gel Is Only 10p And It's Dead Good

                    When my mate told me about this shower gel from Sainsburys I couldn't believe you could buy a bottle for 10p and even though I usually like nice shower gel I thought I'd try it because it's loads cheaper than other brands I buy. It's loads better than I thought it would be and smells nice with a nice apple smell. The gel is quite thick and a bit sticky when I put it on my scrunchie but that's ok because it means it doesn't all slide off when I tilt the scrunchie to have a wash. The shower gel doesn't lather up that good but for 10p I wasn't expecting a load of thick bubbles and what you get are good enough for washing with. On the bottle it says "Cleans, no added promises" and I reckon that's right because it left me feeling as clean as if I'd used any other shower gel but doesn't do anything to make my skin feel soft or moisturized. The apple smell doesn't stay on my skin long after I've got out of the shower either and that's a shame because it's a lovely fresh smell when I'm washing with it. It rinses off easy as well and doesn't make me feel sticky like I was worried it would because of how the gel is a bit sticky when it comes out of the bottle. I reckon this is a nice shower gel for the cheap price of it again and I'll buy it again because it's as good as some they sell in the pound shop even though it's not a luxury shower gel and it doesn't pretend to be.

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                    11.09.2009 20:26
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                    did the job, didnt damage my skin, and my skin is sensative.

                    SAINSBURY,S BASICS SHOWER GEL.. I Spotted this on the very bottom shelve of the shower gels and near the shampoo etc in my local sainsbury,s supermarket recently. The Bottle ********** Slightly frosted bottle containing 300ml of shower gel, and to be honest it aint that bad for the price. Squeeze onto hand or flannel, i use a scrunch thingy to wash my body with, and it contains a green coloured liquid. Once you have squirted this out onto your cloth etc, and it does produce little bubbles that are a sort of white colour, it washes ok, i have tried this out and have given bottles of it to my family to try, just because i couldnt believe that it would be any good, but it really is just because it comes in a basics bottle and doesnt have the posh exterior i was more than suprised at its performance. I used it to was my body, bit like a liquid soap, but i didnt use it on my hair, but did tip some onto my legs and had shave with it on my skin, and to be honest it didnt really well. Ingredients ********** It does contain aqua, thats why my skin still felt soft after use, and contains cycol, and a whole heap of ingredients that are too long winded to list. The Smell ********** It does smell just like apples, and it is quite a nice fresh smell, even after drying i could still smell this product. I basically brought it because i thought that at the mere price of 10p, and you cant buy much for 10p these days it would be rubbish, its not the best shower gel in the world but it does the job, and saving money is what im all for, and i would recommend if your on a budget to buy this product, after all we all want to be clean, i dont know what it would be like to wash your hair with this, as i have sensative skin on my scalp, didnt try, but what a great money saving shower gel, and well done to Sainsbury,s for making this special basic,s line for a mere 10p. Thanks for reading and rating my reviews. xx.

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                      13.06.2009 14:51
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                      Sainsbury's are on to a winner with another fine product that does what it says for a tiny price

                      Touch wood, the recession hasn't affected our household too much. While relatives have faced redundancy and others have suddenly found themselves hundreds of pounds a month better off as tracker mortgages plummeted, we've been trundling along quite the thing. The difference that it has made to our household (and I suspect in thousands of other households) is that has scared the living daylights out of us! The thought that most people are only a few payslips away from disaster is a sobering one and we've tried to save more and cut back on our budgets as a result. Clean and fresh for £1.20 a year Sainsbury's Basics shower gel is one of those products that seems almost too good to be true: at £0.10 it costs roughly 10% as much as my usual Radox shower gel and it makes the mind boggle that they can produce anything vaguely useful for this price. It might not sound like much, but put it into context for a moment - Sainsbury's are making it possible to remain clean and fragrant out of the shower for £1.20 a year. For anyone trying to save costs on things that aren't massively fun (like showering), or who is on a tight budget, this product is fantastic. *Ergo(not)ics* As is to be expected for £0.10, the packaging for this one is plain and slightly cumbersome, emblazoned with the fair statement 'cleans, no added promises'. The bottle is wide and can occasionally slip out of one's grip in the shower, falling on the tootsies. Please note, I'm yet to sustain any injuries. It's not ergonomically designed with a convenient shower hook and a built in radio - it's a simple bottle for a simple product. The hole from which the shower gel is dispensed is pretty wide and this can lead quite easily to wastage. This is either because: a) Sainsbury's have used the cheapest plastic container they could order five million of from China b) Sainsbury's want you to get through the product faster than normal as it's so cheap Conspiracy theories aside, using a gentler than normal touch when squeezing the bottle reduces wastage. Unlike the bulk of products from Sainsbury's (including many in the Basics range), the packaging for this one makes no claims to being recyclable. While this is ok for a short term budget crunch, I'd dread to think how long the packaging will take to break down in a landfill site. Again, what can you expect for £0.10? *Soaping up in an orchard* The shower gel is a wonderful translucent green and has a powerful 'appley' aroma. It's a nice enough scent to wake up to in the morning and isn't too overpowering unless you're very tired or hungover. While the scent is decidedly artificial, it's a reasonable facsimile of apples and I suspect that it would appeal to children quite a bit. It produces a rich, foamy lather and if I close my eyes with a gentle breeze coming through the bathroom skylight it's not at all dissimilar to soaping up near an orchard in spring. I don't suffer from any dermatological conditions or have particularly sensitive skin, but this product has been kind to me and leaves me feeling clean and pampered. Sainsbury's are on to another winner with this fine product at loose change prices.

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                        21.03.2009 12:41
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                        A great money saver that does a great job!

                        Never would I dream of purchasing a really cheap shower gel.... usually. To be honest I have loads hanging about my bathroom but when I saw this at the usual price of 10p I really had to buy it! Intrigued I was and when I was growing up and there wasn't a lot of money about in my household I remember us using stuff like this and rough old pink toilet roll and powder coffee! Yes I'm glad times have moved on and as it has I really wouldn't buy this...normally... but not only was I intrigued by this 10p product but suggestion congestion (on Dooyoo) meant I was sat about with not alot to write about and when I saw this I remembered there was a link here for this! So I killed 2 birds at least purchasing this and I popped it in my trolley! The Packaging.... Slightly frosted white oblong shaped bottle (you can still see the green liquid through it) with a white flip open (and close) lid in white plastic to the top of it concealing a small hole. On the front there is a white sticky label and on there in orange there is a band of colour to the top of it and on that in white writing you are told it's 'Sainsbury's Basics'. Under that there is a drawing in orange of a shower head dripping water out of it and under that (also in orange writing) your told it's Shower Gel 'Cleans, no added promised'. On the back of the bottle this time all in all small black writing your given directions for use and safety advice, ingredients are listed and some information that Sainsbury's are against animal testing and fund into research for alternatives are mentioned, contact details for Sainsbury's are given, size is stated (300ml) and there is a bar-code on there. Yes this looks a really cheap bottle to be honest and very economy indeed and my best advice is buy it and stick it another bottle that's empty so no one knows your such a cheap skate!... after-all it's the product that's important lol. So how did that fair? The Shower Gel.... Well as I have already mentioned it's green in colour and consistency wise it's like a gloopy gel really. It squirts out of the bottle really easily and quickly and has a slight aroma of apples to my nostrils though it really isn't heavily scented but fragrance wise, yes it's suitable for the whole family. It lathers up really quickly into rich white bubbles though if you get some in the bottom of your shower tray or bath you have to wipe it out as it doesn't get washed away due to it's slight jelly like consistency (and you don't want to break your neck on that!). It lathers up so well that you really don't need much of it and it actually feels quite moisturising and easy to use. Yes it does the job, and to be fair really well! I can shave my bits and bobs with this, it doesn't dry out or make my skin greasy, I'm not overly and in your face fragranced and the most important thing I am left feeling clean and fresh and smooth enough. Are you as surprised as me? I really am shocked at this review myself! I thought at the very least it wouldn't give off any lather and at best would destroy my sensitive skin! However it really doesn't and this is such an economical product. Ok there is nothing luxurious about it and it really is just a rather plain shower gel but hey how much have you paid on something that promises you the sun, moon and stars and you've been left feeling gutted you've wasted your dosh? This is 10p for a large bottle. You don't need a lot of it and I still have half a bottle left and have had 20 washes out of it already! Economical? Course it is! It's easy to rinse off and leaves no residue either. It's just a good product! Lol. as well The main thing is this offers no added extras but I can say this in it's favour. It cleans me well and leaves me felling fresh and with softer skin than when I went I stepped in the shower and I personally like the delicate fragrance. I don't know if I would go out of my way to purchase this but I can tell you what if I was broke and down on my luck I'd certainly have no issue buying this and saving loads a money in the long run. like I say you can always shove it in a fancy bottle or summat and no one would be any the wiser! Great money saver and I am impressed!

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