“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Creams / Type: Shower Cream / What it does: Calms, „
I love experimenting with new brands of products and if I see something that is new and most importantly, reasonably priced I simply have to buy it. One of my latest purchases is Sainsbury's Shower Crème Pure Calm, which I purchased approximately six weeks ago for just 55p.
The shower crème is contained within a 250ml curved opaque plastic bottle, which allows you to see the creamy white contents. The appearance of the product is considerably minimalist where you will find the familiar Sainsbury's logo in small lettering and underneath in larger letters is the wording Shower Crème. On the lower section are the words pure crème written in light blue. On the rear label we are informed that the Pure Calm Shower Crème "has been specially formulated with an added moisturiser, which helps cleanse and hydrate your skin whilst you shower".
The crème is easily dispensed via the easy to open flip top lid and is a fairly good consistency. When I initially purchased this product I really did not know what to expect from its' fragrance, which I later discovered contains a beautiful subtle floral aroma. I believe that Sainsbury's have chosen the perfect name for this product, as both its' appearance and scent are relaxing, tranquil and calming.
I find I need only a very small amount of the soft luxurious crème on my net body polisher to create a fluffy plentiful lather, which is always sufficient for my entire shower. I was pleasantly surprised that a shop's own brand product was so efficient and effective and always removes all traces of dirt and grime. The crème feels so soft and gentle on my skin and is easily rinsed under the showerhead.
I absolutely love using products that leave a lingering fragrance on my skin and each time I use this I genuinely feel that I am using an extremely superior brand of shower crème and not one belonging to Sainsbury's. I am pleased to advise that I have never experienced any adverse reactions when using the product and whilst I cannot advise if this crème is moisturising, particularly as I always apply lotions and creams after bathing and showering, I feel it is totally caring towards my delicate skin.
What I like about this product is that a little most definitely goes a long way. I'm not one to use the same toiletries day in, day out and prefer to alternate, as otherwise I feel my senses get used to one particular fragrance.
There is a long list of ingredients on the rear label and due to there being so many I do not intend to list them in this review. As with all products of this nature care should be taken to avoid contact with the eyes and if this occurs you should immediately rinse with cold water.
Whilst this is never an issue for me, particularly as I'm pretty speedy in using my beauty products, once opened the crème should be used within 24 months and the bottle can be recycled once empty. I was pleased to learn that Sainsbury's are against animal testing, so you have the assurance that no animals were harmed in the making of this gorgeous shower crème.
Whilst I am sure you will be extremely happy with this product, Sainsbury's offer a money back guarantee if you are not. I cannot recommend this product highly enough and it's price tag of only 55p for a 250ml bottle is simply superb, particularly as its' contents resemble that of something really expensive. Consequently, Sainsbury's Shower Crème Pure Calm receives a full 5 out of 5 stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Why spend a few pounds on an expensive end of the market shower creme when you spend under seventy pence and get a cheaper version which lasts just as long. When I buy a shower gel, I want something good for the money and something which does not smell like rotting voles. I also do not want to reek of lavender all day like a granny. Striking a balance is important and Sainsburys offer a selection of their own cremes for the price conscious shopper.
The bottle is not that exciting, it cannot be hung from a shower hook, but it balances well on the side of a bath and the shape is sensual enough to caress in your paws without it sliding from your grasp. No marks awarded for the design though. I would have had a picture of a woman swathed in a big creamy bath. The creme dispenses like a treat though and you will be greeted with a thick liquid which looks like very whipped cream. It has a delightful white, milky allure about it. It massages into the skin with relative ease, though fails to cling to the cling for long periods, thus reapplication is required if you want to be coated from head to foot in the stuff!
The smell is nothing to rave about. You know you get shower gels that just smell soapy, without producing a single scent, well it's in that territory. I would have liked a more potent scent, but nevermind. I guess it is a bit like Dove.
Leaves skin refreshed, not smelling of anything riveting and soft to the touch. Not as luxurious as Original Source or Radox, but also a lot cheaper. It does the job, it's effective and does not leave residue in the bath, so most boxed ticked.
Whilst some people prefer to stick to 'labelled' brands, I'm not averse to trying out different shower and bath products that are quite a lot cheaper than products such as Radox and Dove etc. This is the most recent product purchased.
- Price and Packaging -
Available from Sainsbury's, at a very reasonable 68p for a 400ml bottle. The bottle is transparent plastic. It has a flip top lid underneath which is a small hole from which the shower crème is dispensed.
The only disadvantage about the packaging for me is that once you get near to the bottom of the bottle you have to wait for quite a while for the product to make it's way down to the lid when upside down. Normally this isn't a problem as I stand the bottles on their lids but since this has a curved flip top, this method can't really be used.
There's a statement on the back of the bottle stating that unfortunately this bottle isn't yet recyclable, which suggests to me that hopefully the manufacturer's are looking to improve this aspect of it.
- What the packaging states -
~ specially formulated with an added moisturiser
~ helps cleanse and hydrate your skin
~ suitable for all of the family and everyday use
~ apply a small amount to wet skin to lather and rinse off
- What I thought -
~ Appearance and Smell ~
This is a white, richly textured crème. So often I have bought cheaper products and they have been quite watery but this is definitely not the case with this one. Due to it's richness, it lathers very well with only a small amount as long as you apply it to wet skin or for even better results use a flannel or a sponge.
As for the smell..... I love it! It is great for all of the family as the smell is unisex and doesn't have a strong floral aroma to it. For me, it has an ever so slight hint of caramel to it but smells are so subjective that a scratch and sniff option on here would be good!
~ Does it clean and moisturise as promised? ~
My skin is definitely left feeling clean and refreshed thanks to this product and the new shower in the house. The smell does linger on my skin but not so much that it battles against any other scented products that you may want to apply after a shower.
The moisturising factors aren't anything to rave on about. It certainly doesn't dry out my skin but I have to say that my skin doesn't feel enriched with moisturisers after using it.
- Ingredients -
For those of you with allergies or specific skin condition, here are the ingredients:
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Parfum, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate, Hexylene Glycol.
- Overall -
Having read this, you will no doubt be able to tell that I am now a fan of this product. The advantages hugely outweigh the small downside for me, that is, that it doesn't make my skin feel completely moisturised. A great product from Sainsbury's at a fraction of the cost of many labelled brands. I'll definitely be buying more