Product Type: Shane Bath / Shower
Newest Review: ... properly. The packet matches the colour and style of the soap. I love the idea of the background of green bubbles. The product smells ... more
Not much of a Shield but an ok inexpensive soap
Shield Fresh Aqua Deodorising Soap
Member Name: rolandrat
Shield Fresh Aqua Deodorising Soap
Advantages: Pleasant smell, deodorising
Disadvantages: Size down to 115 grams from 125. Excessive packaging
---Why I Bought This---
Well I must admit that this is not my regular soap - but searching the Tesco Grocery website I found that this pack of four soaps was by far the cheapest on sale - even cheaper than any Tesco supplied themselves.
Shield Deoderant Soap was apparently the first deodorising soap and was launched by Unilever in the UK way back in 1976.
In 2004 Shield was bought by Ceuta Healthcare and in 2009 they sold 14 million bars in the UK - so it must be popular.
4 x 115 gram bars of soap.
Comes in a plastic thin wrap which is bright green and the image of droplets of water.
The fragrance is 'Fresh Aqua' and is a deoderising soap that is supposed to 'help keep you fresher for longer'.
The shelf life of the soap is shown as 36 months.
Inside the thin plastic wrap are the four bars of soap, each individually wrapped in white paper and card.
The soap itself is an aqua/turquoise shade of green and has 'Shield' written across the front. The bar is dimpled/concave on both the front and back so there is less soap in the bar.
94p for a pack of four 115 gram bars.
On sale in independant outlets as well as online and in major stores such as Tesco, Wilkinson, Asda, Superdrug, Sainsburys and Waitrose.
I have had this soap over the years but must admit it is not one of my regular purchases. It was only bought as it was the cheapest multi pack of four soaps on the Tesco website.
The pack design does not appear to have changed for many years and to me it resembles a pack of 'Always' female pads. Inside the four soaps are individually wrapped in both paper and with a card wrap - which seems excessive.
The soaps thenselves have a pleasant enough fragrance whcih would suit both males and females, but not exactly a 'Fresh Aqua' more just a soapy sort of smell.
The concave nature of the soaps may explain why mine are shown as weighing 115 grams whereas ones on view on the internet were 125 grams. In fact the ones I bought from Tesco were actually listed as being 125 grams.
These soaps lather well and are pleasant enough to use - a good basic soap but nothing special.
Personally I am not too fond of the soap having deodorant properties as this means I would not want to use it on my face, and it may irritate those who have sensitive skins. I did not realise this when I bought it and looking online some people have mentioned how bad the ingredient 'triclosan' may be. I do not mind having antibacterial sprays for my worktops or gels for my hands if necessary but I do not want to be bathing in the stuff, and I doubt it would be that effective as a full body deodorant, so why bother.
As long as you use underarm deodorant/antiperspirant I do think you need to deodorise your whole body.
I will happily use these soaps up and may even buy again if I can find no others for the same price but I do not really like it having deodorising properties an prefer my soaps to be 'purer'.
3 stars - I do not like the chemicals included but as it is advertised as a dedorising soap I should not complain!
---Would I Recommend?---
Yes possibly - at least it is a bargain price.
Hill House, 41 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth BH2 6HS
Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Aqua, Glycerin, Parfum, Sodium Chloride, Triclocarban, Tetrasodium Edta, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Eugenol, Coumarin, Amyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl-3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, CI 77891, CI 74260, CI 74160, CI 17200.
Summary: An ok soap but I prefer ones without the deodorant chemicals.