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I recently purchased the "Sanex Dermo Pro Hydrate Shower Gel", with this review outlining my experiences of trying the product.
I bought two little 50ml bottles of the product from a local pharmacy and these cost me only 50 pence each. You can buy the product in a larger 500ml bottle from various drugstores and supermarkets such as Tesco, or online at www.amazon.co.uk.
The description on the bottle reads:
"Pro Hydrate. Contains skin natural moisturisers which help to restore skin's hydration levels." This appealed to me as I suffer with very dry, sensitive skin.
The packaging is basic, but does its job well and I've found it easy to use. The Sanex Shower Cream is slightly boring in its appearance as it is plain white, but it has a pleasant, slightly creamy texture.
The product's aroma is distinctly 'soap-like' and thus, it feels gentle and nourishing on the skin. It is not so highly-scented that it feels intrusive when used first thing in the morning, nor can I detect the fragrant 'powdery' scent on my skin after use. In actual fact, I find that the product's scent is really only noticeable as the product is being used, and after this time it fades easily.
As with all other shower products that I've purchased from the "Sanex" range in the past, there is a distinctly 'nourishing' feeling evident to my dry, sensitive skin type after using the "Pro Hydrate Shower Gel" and I really like this. In actual fact, this point is probably enough to warrant a repurchase of the product again in the future, such is the noticeable moisturising feeling that is evident to my skin after use. True, I do still find it necessary to apply a good-quality body lotion or cream to my dry skin after showering with the Sanex Pro Hydrate Gel, but this is commonplace for me, such is the dryness in my skin.
I can most definitely detect a notable difference, however, and the familiar 'tightness' that is often present in my arms after bathing or showering is nowhere to be found when the Sanex Pro Hydrate Shower Gel has been used. This result is most agreeable, and it does make the claims on the product's packaging ring true.
Because the product is aimed at those of us who have "Very dry skin", it probably goes without saying that the product is gentle and suitable for sensitive skin types, but I can confirm that this is indeed the case, and I have never encountered any aggravation to my sensitive skin after using the product. I do therefore recommend the product as being entirely suitable for those consumers who, like me, suffer with dry/sensitive skin.
Taking everything into account, I do really recommend the Sanex Dermo Pro Hydrate Shower Gel. Even though it costs more than most of the other Shower Gel products that I buy regularly, I feel it is worth the extra cost as it has a caring, nourishing nature.
I purchased this product as I suffer from dry skin and as this suggests it has a pro hydrating formula, I thought I would give it a try.
It has a medium thickness with a creamy texture. It is white in colour and smooths onto skin well. For a shower cream, it is not overly soapy and does not lather up much. The scent is quite odd, in the shop it seemed to have quite a 'clean', slightly floral scent. However, when I used the product the scent seemed to change to a more chemical smell which I do not like very much.
This may just be due to the mix with my skin, as scents are altered by skin pH and chemical levels but I would not purchase this product again. It is disappointing as I usually love Sanex products but this is one I will not be recommending.
I have used Sanex zero% sensitive shower gel in the past for some time as I do like products with no additional fragrance or colourings and always found it to be a very good shower gel but have not used this dermo pro hydrate version until recently.
My husband has recently been having some dry patches on his hands and arms which causes him to scratch frequently. He has been to the doctors who gave him some steroid cream but this didn't really seem to work and also he wasn't happy with taking steroids. He went to the chemist who recommended this shower gel as it is specially designed for very dry skin. It has a unique formula which contains natural moisturisers to restore the skins moisturisation levels and keeps it feeling healthy and hydrated.
The bottle is 500ml and made of white plastic but it is thin enough for you to see how much shower gel is left in the bottle. It has a blue lid with a flip tab at the top which clicks back into place. I love the smell of this shower gel, to me it is a cross between spring flowers such as freesias and a clean linen smell. Obviously you can smell it when you are washing with it, but I can still smell it on my skin hours after use which is an added bonus. The gel is white and is a creamy consistency but is still fluid and comes out easily with a squeeze of the bottle.
I squeeze a 50p size of gel onto my sponge and rub it around a natural sponge for a few seconds. It really does lather up very quickly and fills the sponge. It is very rare that I have to squeeze a further amount out and usually only when I am shaving my legs and need a bit of extra bubbles.
It says on the bottle that it is dermo active and protects, moisturises and rebalances skin. I would say that it does all these and although I have no particular skin problems I find my skin is lovely and soft afterwards. Also it has almost cleared up my husbands dry patches so he thinks its great as well.
Sanex also do other shower and bath gels and deoderants. They must be a worldwide product as when you go onto their website a list of languages come up and you have to choose which one you want to read about it in. I bought this from Boots for £3.29 but you can get it cheaper from places like Chemist Direct where it is £2.59
My verdict: A lovely creamy shower gel that moisturises skin and leaves it with a lovely smell. I would definitely recommend this product for everyone.
As much as I would love to have the time to indulge in a hot and bubbled filled bath, unfortunately the clock ticks too loudly and quickly in my house, so my bathing method is a shower. So it ends up being a wash for necessity rather than a relaxing selfish soak. I have used numerous different variations of the Sanex bath and shower products, but opted for this one as it was half price in Sainsburys for £1.49 for 500ml.
Why did I buy this?
Ive bought other bath/shower products from this range before, and have found them to be very good and not irritate my psoriasis skin. I tend to go for the bath gels rather than shower as they normally are bigger in size and perform equally as good in the bath or shower but on this occasion wanted to try an actual shower cream as I haven't done so in this range before.
Whats my skin type?
I was diagnosed with psoriasis at the grand old age of 26, but I suspect I had it for quite sometime before without realising. So for me hydration is extremely important, and anything that potentially can dry out my skin is a huge no no. Putting that to one side, my skin has always been the type that can look dull and slightly ashy due to my mixed heritage background, so again the more moisturising products I use on the body the more it brings my skin alive.
How is it packaged?
All the bath and shower products in this range are packaged in the same manner. Only variations tend to be the size, colouring of lids and text on the front. This version is a 500ml product in a chunky shaped plastic bottle with a flip top lid. Robust semi clear plastic with blue lid. On the front the ' Sanex ' logo is at the top. Directly underneath is the words dermo Pro Hydrate skin natural moisturisers and at the bottom it mentions this is for very dry skin. Underneath it states this is a shower cream.
On the back it tells you what product is supposed to do, ingredients, company contact details and once opened product has a 12 month shelf life.
Aqua,Sodium Laureth Sulfate ,Glycerin ,Coco-Glucoside ,Cacamidopropyl Betaine ,Sodium Chloride ,Parfum ,Sodium Lactate ,Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer ,Glyceryl Oleate ,Lactic Acid ,Caprylyl Glycol ,Zinc Sulfate ,Sodium Benzoate
How to use
I haven't tried this one in the bath, but in the shower I put a generous amount ( Im not stingy! )onto a bath sponge and have a good old wash! Im convinced this would work well in the bath also.
Whats this product like?
Its white in colour and resembles body lotion in look, texture and thickness. Fluid but not too liquid as it has some thickness to it. The smell is floral but modern and sweet. Not overpowering and strong, but enough that you can appreciate the smell and get a good hit of it while in the shower.
You don't need a huge amount, especially if you wash with some form of sponge as it lathers up easily and quickly. A good amount of bubbles, and I find especially in the morning when I have my shower lastminute.com I can have a good thorough clean but at the same time very pleasant, without being in the shower for along time.
When using this shower cream my skin doesn't feel dry. Despite the fact water does make my skin feel dried out, this product makes it feel normal and reasonably hydrated. After use, the same thing. I don't feel I need to throw on some form of lotion or cream straight away as I don't feel its needed, but I do anyway purely because of my skin being troublesome. Importantly, it doesn't cause any issues with my psoriasis.
Would I buy this again? Yes I would but will be looking out for the larger size. If not in the shower cream, but maybe the bath version as they are always in huge whacking sizes! I know these products are very kind to my skin and its such a help that they are readily available and in general on offer more times than not.