I don't very often purchase a store’s own brand of toiletries but every now and again I do try to budget just a little and then I add some of these cheaper items to my shopping trolley.
And sometimes a product will just catch my eye or it is on sale at too good a price for me to simply pass by.
In the case of Sainsbury’s White Shower Cream I was feeling fed up with having to keep buying expensive shower products that only have a small amount in the container.
This shower cream was packaged in a large 500ml plastic container and it was very reasonably priced too.
I try to mainly choose the milder type toiletry products for the family and I thought that this shower product would probably fit the bill as the packaging states that it is paraben free as well as being pH balanced.
I thought that this shower cream had a good lather.
It felt nice upon the skin and smelt nice but not at all strong.
After using this shower cream for several showers I found that it treated my skin kindly and I didn’t have any problems at all with dry or irritated skin.
No-on else in the family complained either.
This shower cream is made up of the following ingredients:
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerin, Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Benzophenone-4, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Linalool, Sodium Hydroxide, Hexylene Glycol.
Sainsbury’s White shower Cream is available from Sainsbury’s stores at the evry cheap price of ninety pence for a 500ml container
I decided to give this shower creme a go as it was so reasonably priced and is under a pound for a 500ml bottle. I suffer from sensitive skin so often pay the extra few pounds for a higher end product, which is meant to help when I have eczema breakouts. Unfortunately I found the other more expensive products didn't last very long, regardless of the size of the bottle and were sometimes making my skin worse, not better. Also, as my husband is a mechanic he often comes home dirty and needs to use quite a lot of soap to get clean, so I bought this product a few months ago to what it was like and have been buying it ever since!
The shower creme is thick and creamy and not really runny like other supermarket own brand products. It smells just like a high end soap brand, is soft against your skin and is especially good for sensitive skin.
I would definitely recommend this product, especially if you're on a budget or no longer want to pay for the more expensive brands of shower gels and creams.
I buy this bath creme mainly due to the price and for something that is basically to add bubbles to the bath to amuse the children; I am not going to pay a huge amount for that. This 1 litre bottle of bath Creme cost 79p from Sainsbury's and that is a price I am happy to pay. The bubble bath itself is a white cream that is slightly pearlescent, it says on the back that it is kind to the skin, my daughter has eczema and we don't use it anymore for her as it does seem to aggravate her skin a little. The front lets you know that it is ph balanced and Paraben free, whatever that is! There are a few green teardrop shapes on the front which are in the same colour as the green writing.
The instructions tell you to pour this under running water for a relaxing bubble bath, you don't need a huge amount of this to ensure many bubbles are present, they last a while as well, and it is nice to be able to get into the bath before they all vanish. The smell of this is not unpleasant; it is hard to describe the scent as it is very cheap bath wash smell. It isn't the worst I have smelt or I wouldn't keep buying it, but after you have used body wash the smell of the bubble bath doesn't linger anyway. The bottle last a long time as previously informed you do not need much of this at a time, this makes it a great value product.
I am sorry, I should have posted this review in the bath creme section, the picture on here looks exactly like the bath creme I have so I posted it on the wrong one, sorry :(
Shower gel is one of those things that seems to go quite quickly, if you ask me! Already, in about a two week period have I finished a bottle of Morrisons Shower Scrub, which was good but hardly lasted long at all. As a plus I did want to cut back a little on toiletries as I seemed to be spending WAY too much on this kind of stuff! In the past I have tried many shower gels including Carex Moisture Plus which is the exact equivalent of this but is some what 15-20p cheaper & as of course this is a family shower gel so if you wanted to cut back aswell as me then I say this is the way.
==About the Product==
This 500ml bottle of white Sainsbury's Shower Creme is available in most Sainsbury's stores across the UK. You can find it in the toiletries aisle where you will find in the same range white shower creme / bubble bath / handwash & soap, aswell as a blue range that's a gel & not creme. This 500ml bottle of Shower Creme costs a mere 83p, but that isnt bad considering the Carex one is about £1.10 for the same amount. This product is one of the few hundred items from the _by_ Sainsbury's range where I have purchased quite a few products from & found them to be exceptional quality. The design of the bottle is easy on the eye I think. It's a clear bottle so you're able to see when it's near enough enpty which is a good thing. The bottle is slightly curved & is easy to grip too. The product name is displayed in blue followed by the brand name & has a couple of water droplets on the bottle with a couple of circles stating that this product is '''pH balanced''' & '''paraben free''' which are always nice things to know. The back states that the bottle is receycable & that this Shower Creme is BUAV approved.
The bottle is really easy to grip with wet hands but the cap uses quite a bit of force before it opens but again this is not a big deal. I use mine with a sponge & the consistency is quite thick similar to that of Tomato Ketchup but slightly thicker than that. The smell is really nice as it smells really fresh & not to putrid, feminine nor masculine, so overall it smells like a family sort of thing. But then again it is a Shower Creme for the whole family to use so it has to smell just OK. Rubbing over the skin the Shower Creme immediately starts to bubble up & it feels really smooth when applied to skin. Rinsing off is easy & it leaves the skin feeling nice & soft when it's dry.
To be honest my skin has never felt it's softest! This Shower Creme ticks all of the boxes for me, it cleans, smells nice, is pH ballanced, paraben free, comes in a big bottle, is really thick & to top it all off costs a mere 83p for a big 500ml bottle! Thanks to Sainsbury's I can still have quality Shower product at a great price!
ORIGINALLY POSTED ON CIAO
As my last shower gel seemed to be making my skin a little rough, I decided that I would try a shower crème over a gel to see if that had any effect on soothing the rough skin. As I am on a tight budget, I opted for Sainsbury's own branded white shower crème that costs around 80p.
--- The Bottle ---
The White Shower crème comes in a translucent white bottle that is made of plastic. It is 21cm x 8cm x 3cm in size and has a slightly wavey shape to it which makes it quite easy to hold. On the top there is a flip cap that is easy to open that allows you to squirt the crème out.
--- The Crème ---
The shower crème is white in colour and has quite a thick but smooth texture that is very nice to work with. I find that it flows out the bottle with ease and is easy to get the right amount that you need. The crème has quite a nice scent that is quite plain but does not smell horrible at all. Once dispensed, I find that a small amount of the crème can cover a large area quite easily and lathers up quite nicely to provide a good even clean over a large area. The crème cleans really well and I find it leaves my skin feeling a lot smoother and cleaner than before.
I have found that my skin does not get as dry any more since I have started to use this which is much better for me as it saves using as much moisturiser after showering. The crème is meant to be formulated to be kind to skin, be pH balanced and be free of paraben (preservative).
--- Where to Buy? ---
This product can only be bought at Sainsbury's stores as it is from there own brand. It costs only 75p for a 500ml bottle of the crème. It can also be bought in Lilac for the same price.
--- Overall Verdict ---
This is one of the better shower products that I have used as it cleans really well and keeps my skin nice and smooth without drying it out. Due to this and the great price, I am going to give it 5/5 as it is very good value for money and a great product from the Sainsbury's range.
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