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ABOUT: This Dermo Moisturising shower gel with dermo oils has been especially developed for normal to dry skin and has been approved by dermatologists. The shower gel actively works to strengthen and stimulate the skin's natural processes, leaving skin feeling soft, moisturised and supple. Their unique Dermo Active 3 products works with the skin's natural processes to protect, moisturise and rebalance. It also helps to improve your natural skin barrier by softening and moisturising the skin and it helps to restore the natural pH balance for healthy skin. The shower gel comes in a plastic bottle which is white in colour and has a very dark blue lid to it. On the front of the bottle it has the brand logo at the top and it also states that the product is new; although I am not sure if it is or not or how new it is. It also states on the front that the product is suitable for normal to dry skin and that it's a moisturising shower gel that helps to keep skin healthy. On the back of the bottle it tells you a little about the product and the 3 key benefits to healthy skin. You can also find a list of ingredients for the product as well.
PRICE: I purchased a 250ml bottle of the shower gel from Superdrug for £1.05 when it was on offer. The product is £2.19 at full price.
IN USE: After standing under the shower for a couple of minutes I wet the bath lily that I use to wash with. Despite having wet hands I was able to grip the bottle without any problems and flip the lid back. I tipped the bottle at an angle so that the hole in which to dispense the shower gel was above the bath lily. I squeezed the bottle very lightly in order to dispense some of the shower gel. The shower gel itself is clear in colour and has a nice consistency without being too thick or too runny. As I rubbed the bath lily over my wet skin the shower gel seemed to lather up a little, which was nice as it felt as though I was getting a really good wash.
The shower gel felt smooth against my skin; although slightly cold and it had a light scent to it which was nice. Once I had finished in the shower and got out of the shower drying myself off with a towel I then felt my skin to see if it felt any different. My skin felt soft and it did feel slightly more moisturised than what it does when using other shower gels and products, especially some areas on my arms and legs. I couldn't smell any scent of the product on my skin but this didn't really bother me as I was going to be applying moisturiser anyway.
OVERALL: A lovely moisturising shower gel.
The packaging has slightly changed from the advertised one here. Instead of blue it is now white and in line with the new look that have produced.
There is EIGHT different varieties to chose from depending on your skin's need.
I was working my way through the range more than any particular need for the skin but the fact that this has changed it's ingredients to OIL within this to contain the MOISTURE aspect.
SANEX are one of the leaders in terms of skin research and knowing what works for us.
Having sensitive skin and thinking at least one of SANEX'S product would not work as this is sometimes the case I have yet to find one that does not work a treat for me and my skin.
I confidently use this knowing the results will surpass expectations and this is no exception.
This is also part of the DERMA ACTIVE 3 which they promise to customers when using their products:
On every promise I would say they deliver.
Working this gel into your skin and allowing it a few minutes to absorb will help your skin get the benefits and long after you have showered this will be working on your skin.
There, as with most of SANEX'S product, doesn't have a scent as such but for the work it does on your skin it's not such an issue.
Again as always with SANEX at BOOTS, in particular, this retailed when I purchased this at £1.89 for 500ml but prices can vary as it's currently on a 2 for £4 promotion at £3.19 on its own. Still a great price! :)
I occasionally suffer from dry patches on my hands and arms and have tried numerous creams and lotion which all seem to work for a while but it always seems to come back and when it does, it just appears literally overnight and I find that my skin just flakes and is a little itchy especially if I use shower gels with colourants and perfumes. A pharmacist at the chemist recommended this as it is one of the few shower gels with 0% colours or fragrance so I thought I would give it a try. I last bought this from Tesco and paid £2.19 however it is currently on offer at Boots half price for £1.14.
I do like unfragranced toiletries as I don't like to smell them on me during the day if I get warm as I find that certain smells can smell a bit off when they are warmed up and nothing like their original smell. It is also suitable for both sexes so you don't have to have several shower gels on the go at the same time.
The bottle is 250ml and made of light blue plastic and it has a white lid with a flip tab at the top which clicks back into place securely. The gel is white and is quite a thick creamy consistency but is still fluid enough to be squeezed easily out of the bottle. I find that I only need about a 10p size of the gel as it is a nice thick consistency, and I rub it into a natural sponge for a few seconds which lathers up very quickly. I sometimes use just my hands in the shower and will squeeze a smaller amount onto my hands as obviously the lather doesn't stay on your hands so much and I just squeeze some more out when the lather has all gone.
In addition to this shower gel being 0% free of fragrance, parabens, colourants, phthlates and phenoxyethanol it is also has a biodegradable formulation and is approve by dermatologists. It has a reduced number of ingredients compared to other Sanex products and is specifically developed for sensitive skin.
I find that this gel does really hydrate my skin and my itching and flaking seems to reduce. I do feel that I am caring for my skin by using a product like this as it does a great job of cleansing my body and leaves it feeling soft and moisturised. I recommend this shower gel for anyone with sensitive skin or who doesn't want to use unnecessary chemicals. At £1.14 for 250ml it is suberb value and I do recommend it.
I use many different shower gels and very rarely stick to the same one for any length of time but once i used this Sanex Dermo moisturising shower gel i had to buy more as i really like how it makes my skin feel.The bottle is very easy to flick open even with wet hands when in the shower.It smells very nice and it adds so much moisture to my skin.It is perfect for dry or sensitive skin or just for anybody who likes soft skin.I have to admit this is a bit more pricey than i usually pay for my branded shower gel which i usually pay between £1 and £2 for.I bought this gel from Asda and it cost £2.75 and that was the regular not on promotion price which i thought was a bit expensive compared to other branded shower gels but I really wanted to get this as i had dry skin from using to many scented creams on my skin and not takingproper care of my skin.I do like using the shower gel and i will continue to use it even though it is slightly more expensive than other shower gels that i usually buy.It is worth paying the extra though as i have seen the benefits on the condition of my skin and it is reallysoft now so i do not want to continue swapping my shower gels so regularly.I would highly recommend anyone gives this a try especially if you have sensitive or del7cate skin.
I am not loyal to any brand of shower gel, although Dove and Nivea are ones which I do favour over other products. I decided to buy this shower gel because the word moisturising attracted me to the gel, so I decided to buy it because I have very dry skin and thought it would be a nice one to give a go.
It comes in a light blue transparent plastic bottle which has a flip back lid. The name is clearly on the front and so can be easily spotted on a shelf. I thought the gel would be a blue colour because I didn't realise that it was the actual bottle which was blue and not the gel. The bottle is transparent but the plastic is the blue shade not the gel.
The gel is a clear gel which is quite rich, smooth and soft, flows well from the bottle and it doesn't have a runny consistency. It has a nice perfume fragrance to it which isn't very strong when it is squeezed from the bottle onto the sponge, but while showering with it the fragrance becomes more apparent and in my opinion becomes much more of a stronger scent. It isn't an overpowering aroma but a really nice smell.
You don't need a lot of the gel because a little does go a long way, using to much really isn't necessary with this shower gel. It lathers up really well and creates lots of bubbles and foam. It feels extremely soft and smooth on my skin and simply just glides perfectly over the skin. I can feel how good the quality is with this gel while showering. I can feel how rich the gel actually is and it becomes like a creamy kind of consistency on the skin which feels extremely nice on the body.
It is very easy to rinse from the skin in no time at all. Once the skin is towel dried, I can feel how soft my skin feels. My skin feels quite smooth and soft and no drier than it normally feels after showering. I always like to use a body lotion or butter on my skin after each shower because I have very dry skin but I think if you don't have such dry skin like myself you could most definitely get away with using no body lotion or butter because I would say this gel would leave your skin feeling soft enough but for my kind of skin I do have to use them because my skin feels very uncomfortable and tight if I do apply body lotion.
This gel is designed for normal to dry skin combinations and has been enriched with skin identical oils. Is also designed to restore the skin's natural balance. Help to keep it in good condition and also to nourish it. I think this gel does a really good job of nourishing the skin and is a far nicer gel than I ever imagined it would actually turn out to become. It has nourished and softened my skin perfectly.
I paid just £2 for a 500ml bottle and I think this is an excellent value for money price in my opinion and it is well worth every penny spent. The quality is super too. I also think it is affordable for any budget for the amount of gel in the bottle.
It has caused no irritations or rashes and I have sensitive skin and this gel has been more than suitable for my kind of skin. I think it is a nice gentle gel for anyone who has sensitive skin.
I do love this shower gel and I wish I had bought it sooner, I will most certainly buy this one again in the future because it works a treat for leaving my skin nice and soft and also cleans well too.
I highly do recommend this product to anyone looking for a good moisturising gel, the bottle doesn't look that appealing like some other products on the market but it is one which should not be overlooked when looking on the shelf when buying a shower gel because I don't think you would be disappointed with the way this one works for moisturising the skin.
I think it is also a gel males would like too because the perfume fragrance isn't overpowering, my hubby has used it a couple of times and hasn't complained the smell is strong on his skin after towel drying it and not using a body lotion.
I give this shower gel 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
This week I have been using Sanex dermo moisturising shower gel. It comes in different sizes: on the shelf in Sainsburys the 250ml bottle was £2.19 and the 500ml bottle was £2.99. I felt the larger bottle therefore represented good value for money and so that's the one I chose.
The product contains dermo oils to maintain the skin's natural balance. It is formulated for normal to dry skin and helps the skin to feel soft and supple. It has been approved by dermatologists. The product comes in a flip cap bottle and is recyclable.
On the back of the bottle the promises are laid out as follows:
Sanex with Dermo Active 3 Shower Complex
Actively works with your skin to offer 3 benefits to keep skin healthy:
1. Protection: Improves your skin's natural protection barrier
2. Moisturisation: For soft and well moisturised skin
3. Rebalance: Restores skin's natural balance
The product is made by the Colgate-Palmolive company.
The ingredients are:
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Lecithin, Parfum, Glyceryl Oleate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lactate, Sorbitol, PEG-9 Cocoglycerides, Lactic Acid, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate.
Experience of the product:
I actually bought this product with a view to giving it to my daughter to use in her university room. This plan was scuppered, however. Her uni shower cubicle had no shelf or place to put a non-hanging dispenser other than the floor of the shower itself. I could foresee bumped heads and accidents as she reached down to use it in such a confined space - so I bought the bottle home and have been using it myself.
Although the plastic bottle itself has a green tint to it the liquid itself is a thick and clear gel. It has a lovely, light fresh smell to it. It is not a floral smell - more citrusy if anything and therefore I feel it is quite a unisex shower gel. A small amount of the product produces plenty of lather.
After showering, the clean fragrance lingers on my skin but not in an obtrusive way. It is a gentle fragrance. Having used it now several times I can also vouch for its skin-kind promises. My skin feels soft and nourished. The ingredients of this product have not irritated my slightly sensitive skin. I have enjoyed using this product on my skin.
Although this is not an 'exciting' shower gel which fills the bathroom with glorious aromas like some, it does what it promises and I feel like I am doing my skin good when I use it. To me, this is a good quality moisturising shower gel which is reasonably priced and suitable for males or females. So, I am going to give all 5 stars.
I wouldn't say I particularly have sensitive skin but there are certain products that my skin definitely reacts to and my skin can be very dry at times.
I tried this product when it was on offer just to see how I would fair with it and so far so good. It leaves me feeling cleaning and fresh and my skin feels soft with no dry itchiness. I have used a couple of the shower gels from the Sanex range now and so far I have not reacted badly to any of them.
My only criticism would be the lack of scent. I love nice smells and, whilst i don't want anything over-powering, I do like my shower gels to leave me with a least a hint of its scent. I assume, rightly or wrongly, this range doesn't have stronger smells to reduce the risk of irritation.
The scents when actually using them are pleasant and subtle and the amount of suds on my sponge is good so it feels like a good quality product. I have also found I can get away with using less each time than with other shower gels so my bottle lasts longer giving even better value for money.
A 500ml bottle usually sells for about £3 in Sainsburys but it is a product they often have offers on so I tend to stock up when they are half price.
I would definitely recommend this product - especially if you have sensitive skin as I feel it would be gentle enough - and is definitely good value, especially as it can often be found on offer in the supermarkets. The only reason I have given it 4 stars instead of 5 is because i would like more scent.
I first came across the "Sanex Dermo Moisturising Shower Gel" about a year ago, when I was shopping for some toiletries and cosmetics to take on holiday with me. Whilst browsing in a local branch of Superdrug, my eye happened upon a small selection of 'mini' toiletries that were all packaged in smaller-than-normal tubs and bottles.
This selection was ideal for my requirements at the time, as I was flying to Spain using a 'budget' airline which meant that I had a very limited luggage allowance, with a lower weight restriction than I was used to. Selecting some of the smaller-sized versions of some of the toiletries and cosmetics allowed my mind to be put to rest a little, and I was less concerned about the weight of our luggage as a result.
One of the items that I purchased at the time was a small bottle of shower gel from the well-known "Sanex" range of toiletries. I have used this brand off and on over the years, and am generally quite pleased with the results so I had no problem with selecting the "Dermo Moisturising Shower Gel" to take on holiday with me on this occasion.
I believe I paid around 80 pence for the small bottle of Sanex shower gel, which is a neat little 75ml in size. As the product was only intended for myself to use on holiday, I thought this small bottle would provide an ample amount for showering whilst away for a six day break. I was right, and I enjoyed using the Sanex shower gel product so much that I have since purchased it another twice - choosing the neat 'mini-sized' bottle each time - to take on my travels and holidays.
The bottle in this case is made of a sort of aqua coloured plastic, and there is a navy blue coloured plastic cap on top of the small bottle. There is a small 'flip up' section within the middle of the cap which contains a small 'nozzle' hole underneath it to dispense the shower gel liquid. There is nothing particularly unique or innovative about the packaging I have to admit, although I do like the addition of a slight 'groove' in the side of the bottle, which allows me to maintain a steady grip, even with wet or soapy hands. (My version of the product looks slightly different to that shown at the top of the review page here.)
The liquid itself is a sort of gel like substance, although it is not overly thick and when dispensed from the bottle, it doesn't run all over the place either, so I did think the consistency was very pleasant.
There is a very noticeable, strong fragrance apparent, which comes into force almost as soon as the shower gel is poured from the bottle. The fragrance is not overly perfumed or at all feminine, which suits me down to the ground as I am not overly fond of flowery or feminine scents. Instead, the Sanex Dermo shower gel reminds me of soap, or a sort of 'bubble bath' product. There is nothing particularly unique about the shower gel's fragrance I suppose, but I have to admit to really liking it, nevertheless. I like the fact that the shower gel feels slightly 'refreshing' when it is being used, and this is even more so when I have used the shower gel in a hot climate. The crisp and 'clean' elements of the fragrance give it a slightly invigorating quality to my mind, and it makes the shower gel very pleasing to use when I feel that familiar 'drained' feeling, when stepping under a hot shower after a tiring day in the sun or perhaps after a long flight. Indeed, I have my newly-purchased bottles (two of) of Sanex Dermo Shower Gel packed away in my toiletries bag all ready for my holiday later in the month. After a long flight to America, I am quite sure I will enjoy the slightly soothing-yet-refreshing qualities that have always been noticeable when I have used the shower gel before.
I think it is worth pointing out that there is no abundant lather produced by the shower gel, in my experience. Instead, a light foam is produced that feels quite soft and soothing when used on my tired skin. I have also used the Sanex Dermo Shower Gel in the bathtub, and have found that a little of the gel applied to a hot flannel provides a pleasant and effective body wash that leaves me clean and refreshed. Similarly, I have dropped a small amount of the liquid into the tub, pouring it under the running taps, and have chosen to use it as a sort of 'bubble bath' product. It is true to say that again, there was no abundance of bubbles or lather produced, but a small bubbly foam was evident on top of the water , which gave the bath water a slightly more luxurious feel.
Regardless of how the product has been used, I don't find that the pleasant fragrance remains on my skin for any reasonable period of time afterwards. This is not something that would deter me from repurchasing a product however, and I won't be deducting any marks from the product score as a result.
I was keen to see how 'drying' the Sanex Dermo Shower Gel would be after use, particularly as the manufacturer has printed the word 'moisturising' across the front of the bottle! Firstly, there is no sign of the tell-tale 'tightness' that I can often experience in my skin after showering or bathing with a product that is too harsh for my sensitive skin or eczema. For this reason, I actually think that the Sanex gel is quite a mild formula, as most shower gel products - particularly those with such a strong fragrance as the Sanex gel - will tend to leave my skin feeling tight and crying out for a moisturising product.
In terms of softness and moisturisation of the skin, I did think that the Sanex shower gel fared better - MUCH better - than many alternative products that I use regularly. The patches of dry, irritated skin that will often flare up if an overly-harsh product has been used have been temporarily quietened, thanks to the Sanex. That said however, I didn't find that my skin felt extra soft, which is kind of what I had been expecting as the product is called a "Moisturising" shower gel. Whilst there is a definite 'softness' to be witnessed, I didn't feel confident enough to skip my usual 'body cream/moisturiser' from my bathing routine, and the results were very understated, in my opinion.
Due to the claims made on the packaging, I will be deducting one point from the product rating for this point, as I feel a shower gel product marketed as a 'Moisturising' gel should go some way to satisfy the moisturising needs of the user.
Other than this little niggle however, I am really happy with the performance of the Sanex Dermo shower gel and it is most definitely a product that I will continue to purchase for myself. I will admit that the main reason I buy it is the small and 'travel-friendly' sized bottle, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy a larger version of the product if I stumbled across it. I find the scent of the gel is quite strong, but pleasant and refreshing, without compromising the quality of the gel as a result.
As @ May 2012, the smaller-sized 75ml bottles of the Sanex Dermo shower gel can be purchased in branches of Superdrug for around 70 - 80 pence. The full-sized bottle (500ml in size) can be purchased from some supermarkets such as Asda, where it currently costs £2. You can also find it in some drugstores such as Superdrug and Boots, with the price in Boots at this time being £2.85.
When it comes to shower gel I'm usually not fussy. I tend to try a variety of brands and look out for special offers as my skin is usually not sensitive and I categorise it as "normal" with no real problems. However recently I've been suffering quite dry skin and have been finding that many shower gels are not giving my skin enough moisture and my arms and chest particularly have quite a few patches of dry skin on them. When it came to buying a new shower gel rather than just look for what product was on offer I looked for a "moisturising" shower gel that was aimed at dry skin and came across Sanex Dermo Moisturising Shower Gel.
*** Sanex Dermo Moisturising Shower Gel***
The description of the shower gel is "Specially formulated for dry skin, Sanex Dermo Moisturising Shower Gel helps restore its natural balance to protect it from drying out. This light shower gel is enriched with oils that are identical to the skin's own, leaving it feeling soft and moisturised."
Sanex outlines on the bottle that this shower gel is suitable for dry to normal skin types. The fresh non greasy formula contains dermo oil which is to give instant softness and moisturisation. The shower gel is 100% soap free and Sanex states it is suitable to be used by the entire family.
The shower gel is available in 2 sized bottles a smaller 250ml bottle and a large 500ml bottle. Sanex Dermo Moisturising Shower Gel is available from a wide number of retailers including Boots, Superdrug, Asda, Tesco and Wilkinsons to name a few. Prices vary depending on where you purchase this shower gel from and it is often on special offer. At its normal price Boots sell this shower gel for £1.69 for the 250ml size and £2.85 for the large 500ml bottle. Even at this price this is not an expensive shower gel. I purchased a 500ml bottle of Sanex Dermo Moisturising Shower Gel from Asda for £1.50. This is extremely good value for money especially considering the size of the bottle.
The Sanex Dermo Moisturising Shower Gel does not come in the prettiest or most exciting bottle but it is functional. The shower gel is available in a 250ml or 500ml sized bottle. The bottle designs are the same only the 500ml bottle is a larger version of the 250ml bottle.
This is a tall see through turquoise plastic bottle which is a rounded rectangular shape. At the side of the bottle there is a slight curve in order to help you grip onto the bottle. There is a blue flip top lid on the top of the bottle with a hole to dispense the product under this lid.
The design on the front of the bottle is quite basic and quite is a description of the product, the skin type it is aimed at and the brand name so is not a fancy bottle to display in your shower.
Like other shower gels you can use the Sanex Dermo Moisturising Shower Gel in the shower or bath. You apply directly to your skin and rub in with either your hands or with a shower puff or sponge and then rinse away.
Before using this shower gel I had been using Original Source products.. I love the scent of these fruity shower gels but I had noticed they were not offering enough moisture to my skin and I was left with quite a few dry patches of skin on my arms and chest. Because I wear false tanning products I found myself exfoliating more however this was making my skin quite sore as I was exfoliating and using scrubs 3-4 times per week as opposed to my usual 2 times. My hope was that because the Sanex Dermo Moisturising Shower Gel was aimed at dry skin it would offer a daily solution that was gentle to combat these drier patches of skin.
My main and only real criticism of the Sanex Dermo Moisturising Shower Gel is the design and size of the bottle. I did buy a very large 500ml bottle which when filled with shower gel is very heavy to handle especially with wet hands but I find even the 250ml bottle would be difficult to hold because of the chunky wide design of the bottle. Because the bottle was also quite large it meant that it would not fit in my shower tray within my shower enclosure. I'm very particular about keeping the bathroom looking tidy so this did annoy me slightly that I had to place the shower gel on the floor of the enclosure and not with my other products.
When it came to using the product it is a simple case of opening the flip top lid, tipping product onto the shower puff and rubbing into skin. The shower gel is quite a thick clear gel with a very fresh fruity scent. The scent is quite difficult to pin point but I think is a mixture of grape and melon but because it is so fresh and not overly sweet it has unisex appeal as it is not too feminine or masculine. The hole in the bottle is quite large so you only need to squeeze gently otherwise you get a lot of product come out of the bottle and quite a lot of wastage. I do not use shower gel sparingly but I actually find when put on my shower puff I only use 2 or 3 50p size squirts of products as this shower gel spreads well.
The clear shower gel has quite a strong clean scent when it hits your skin and I feel has a very soft and silky feel as soon as it is applied to the skin. It does not create the most lather I have seen from a shower gel but does lather up as you rub it into your skin. It rinses off very easily and on the first use I was amazed at how silky my wet skin felt once it was rinsed off.
Once dry I could notice immediately that my skin was feeling a lot softer after one use. The dry patches on my skin had not vanished but there was a definite improvement to their feel and appearance. My skin felt a lot silkier and had a lovely clean scent to it once I was dry that was apparent for at least an hour after showing.
With daily use, after only 1 week the dry patches on my arms and chest had totally disappeared. My skin looked very smooth and free from patchy dry skin and to touch it was incredibly soft and silky. This meant I did not have to exfoliate so regularly.
Mr Lools had noticed the pleasant shower gel scent and commented on how clean and nice it smelt and I found that he started using this shower gel instead of his "masculine" shower gel. We have both been using this product daily for 3 weeks now (me probably less sparingly) and there is still half of the 500ml bottle left.
I was extremely impressed with the Sanex Dermo Moisturising Shower Gel as even from the first use my skin was left feeling extremely smooth, a lot softer and it felt really moisturised. With daily use after 1 week all of the dry patches of skin had vanished. The shower gel is very gentle yet very effective and has a lovely fresh, fruity yet clean scent which is left on skin. What I particularly like about this scent is it is a unisex scent not overly girly or masculine so it means both Mr Lools and I are happy to use the product.
At £1.50 for such a large bottle (500ml) of what was a very nice smelling shower gel that left my dry skin moisturised and soft I would say this is excellent value for money. With both Mr Lools and I using daily for the last 3 weeks we are still only half of the way through the bottle. Considering I usually buy at least one shower gel per month (each) for us this has already saved me some pennies and been a very smart purchase.
The large 500ml bottle is a little bulky and doesn't fit on our shower shelf and it is also awkward to open, close and dispense with wet hands but this isn't a huge issue. Secondly Mr Lools actually likes and uses this shower gel it means fewer products in our shower enclosure so although bulky it actually saves space!
A great unisex shower gel for soft, clean fresh smelling skin!
After running out of my shower gel quite recently, I decided to buy whatever was on offer as I've not got much money at the moment. I found this in Sainsbury's for £1, which for the size of the bottle and the brand, looked a very good deal.
It comes in a tall turquoise bottle that has a blue cap on. It is quite hard to see the gel through the bottle, but you can see the level quite easily. The bottle is 20cm x 9cm x 4cm and has a small indentation on the side that makes it quite easy to hold in the shower. The front has the Sanex label in blue, and then the product name and a picture of a water droplet. The rear contains all the usual information that you would find on a shower gel.
This gel is meant to be "dermo moisturising" and be suitable for normal to dry skins. It is supposed to contain oils that are identical to the ones found naturally in your skin. This is meant to help protect, moisurise and rebalance your skin to give you healthy looking and feeling skin.
On squirting the gel out of the bottle, it comes out quite quickly and is colourless. It has no discernible smell to it, which I quite like as some gels can be very overpowering or bad smelling. When washing, it lathers up quite well, but doesn't create big bubbles. It seems to work well in cleaning dirt and making me feel a lot cleaner. It washes off very easily with no extra washing off needed. One problem I do have is the size of the bottle. I find that for a 500ml bottle is is very big and bulky, which can make handling it a bit hard sometimes. Apart from this there I really like this gel as it has left my skin feeling a lot smoother and feeling healthier.
If you have dry to normal skin and want to try something that works with your skin to give you a clean and soft wash, then this is worth a try. I have tried other Sanex products in the past and they all seem to be very caring to my skin. For the price I paid, it was a great buy and if it comes on offer again I will definitely be buying it. The normal retail price for this shower gel is £2.75, which is quite expensive, however for the smooth and sensitive wash it gives, it is probably worth it. It also in a Hypo-Allergenic, Dermo-Sensitive and Dermo-Intensive varieties in 250ml and 500ml bottles. I will give this 4/5 as the only downside is the bulky size of the bottle.
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Sanex is a body care brand under the Sara Lee company. Their logo is "Keep skin healthy". They offer various deodorant, hand care and bath care products for normal, sensitive and dry skin.
This is the Sanex Dermo Moisturising Shower Gel which has been designed for normal to dry skin.
This shower gel has been created with an active 3 step complex which includes protection, moisturisation and rebalance. The complex helps by keeping the skins pH at a natural level.
It has been blended with skin identical oils which are there to help the skin feel soft and supple. The shower gel is also dermatologically tested.
This will depend on which size you have. I have a 250ml size so will base my bottle description on this.
The shower gel comes in a tall plastic bottle. The bottle gentle curves in at one end for handling with ease in the shower. The bottle is a transparent turquoise colour. There is a fairly chunky, flip top lid on top with a reasonable sized dispensing hole underneath.
The writing on the bottle is in blue (shade of the lid) and contrasts well against the colour of the bottle. On the front is the Sanex logo, product name and a little image of a water drop. On the back, you will find the information on the product and its properties, ingredients, warnings and contact details for the company.
Sanex is made in the EU. The bottle can be recycled and once opened, should be used within 12months.
This, like other shower gels, is designed to be used to clean your skin in the shower or bath. It can be applied directly to skin and rubbed in or you can apply it to a shower puff or sponge for maximum effect. Rinse away afterwards.
*Availability and Price*
This varies but you can buy this shower gel in supermarkets, chemists and stores such as Wilkos.
Wilkos 250ml @ 77p
Asda 500ml @ £1.50
Boots 500ml @ £2.75 + advantage card points.
Having dry and sensitive skin, I am always looking for new lotions and potions to try and relieve it. At the moment, money is extra tight and I simply can't condone any new Soap and Glory shower gels so have been alternating with cheaper shower gels to last me longer. We don't have a shower but I use shower gels in the bath.
I bought this in Wilkos about 2months ago. The reason I opted for this Sanex one over others was the fact that it was designed for dry skin. The deciding factor though was the low price. The offer at the time was one 250ml bottle for 77p or two for 80p. Now that is a bargain! I have seen it on offer recently too.
The bottle won't win any beauty awards but it is functional for its intended use. All the information is there if not a bit tiny to read and the flip cap and convenient curviness is ideal for wet hands in the shower. The gel inside is clear with a tinge of green blended through. It is a good thick, gel like consistency and doesn't immediately run off your skin and down the plug hole.
As I said before, I use this in the bath. You only need a small blob of shower gel. The first time I used it, I applied it directly to my skin. It did take a bit of rubbing to get the lather going but it does happen and is creamy and light on the surface of the skin. As the lather creams up, you get a delicious scent getting stronger and stronger. I can't quite put my finger on it but it reminds me of something fruity like grapes and a blend of something else. It is truly a gorgeous scent and this suprised me as I expected it to be plain smelling.
I have also used the shower gel on a sponge and can confirm it lathers up so much quicker and is therefore more simple to use. It rinses off really well and I feel like there is a second skin on my body. There is oils in this but it doesn't feel oily. My skin and more particularly, my arms appears softened. I feel very clean and freshened up. One for the mornings in my opinion as its quite an awakening shower gel. The gorgeous fruity scent lasts well on the skins surface and my skin feels very moisturised and protected from the day in general.
For the price, I am extremely happy with this shower gel and it has exceeded my expectations. It is economical as a little goes along way and the bottle lasts for ages. It cleans and smells lovely and really does its job! I am happy to buy more but will likely stock up the next time the offer is on!
Thanks for reading :)
This is fantastic product As well as brand. I have soft skin as it is but this keeps my skin topped up with moisture. It has quiet a weird scent, It smells very plain but it smells so nice at the same time. You get alot more uses out of it if you use a body scrunchie as it lathers up quiet alot.
When you have got out of the shower you can still smell the scent of it on your skin. it makes your skin all radient too.
This brand has a a wide range of shower gels and deodrants.
all of which are extremely good and do exactly what it says on the tin.
You will normally find that this product is well worth the money but you will always find it on offer in a big named supermarket, i bought some last week from asda for £1 and it was also in sainsburys £1.16.
I am a firm believer in this product and use it daily. It doesnt stop working neither, as i have found that after a while using some products they stop producing the desired effects. But with this it gives you smooth silky skin everyday.
first tried Sanex dermo mousturising shower gel when my partner bought it and because i love trying new things, i gave it a go. It smels lovely and claims to potect, moisturise, rebalance and leave skin feeling soft and supple which it most definatly does!. This shower gel great for people with dry skin. I love the smell of it although i would proabably say its more of a mans smell i think women can pull it off (i would hope so any way considering i use it every so often)
I really like this shower gel it feels so nice to wash with and leaves my skin feeling soft and clean.
It can be bought in most supermarkets, chemists, boots, superdrug and wilkinsons. Prices vary depending on where you go but in boots it costs £2.75 for 500ml.
I would definatly recommend this for people with dry or sensitive skin.
Dry skin requires extra protection against negative influences such as wind, sun and dry air / Sanex Dermo Moisturising helps restore the skins natural balance / This moisturising shower gel is 100% soap free and can be used by the entire family / The fresh, non-greasy formula ¹ with dermo oil / provides instant softness and moisturisation /