“ Brand: Soap & Glory / Type: Soap „
I'm a massive fan of the brand Soap & Glory. Started in 2006 with the aim of helping women pamper themselves without 'spending an arm and a leg just to moisturise one', the retro pink and black & white bottles and packages are a familiar fixture on the shelves of Boots and Harvey Nichols. They're also available online from retailers like ASOS. The stated aim may not be completely accurate, as the products are often more expensive than brands like Dove or Radox, but most of them are high quality.
The brand make several different shower gels and creams, most of which come in clear cylindrical 500ml bottles with pump dispensers. One of these is the Wash Almighty, a product I obtained in a bumper pack of discounted Soap & Glory goodies in Boots after Christmas.
The product is a rich dark green; this, coupled with the bright blue label (to fit in with the now-discontinued Soap & Glory Spa sub-range), makes it resemble washing-up liquid. This was somewhat offputting, but I resolved to try it anyway. I really like the style of the bottle - the clear plastic means it's easy to see exactly how much product you have left, while the pump dispenser means it's easy to get the gel out and spillage is next to impossible.
The gel contains eucalyptus, rosemary, chocolate, mint and thyme, an unusual yet uplifting mix designed to help revive and revitalise. Sure enough, when I smelled it I thought it was lovely - not like washing up liquid at all, despite appearances. The minty fresh smell was present, as was a hint of rosemary and other herbs, while an undertone of chocolate could be detected too. It smelled more like a Lush concoction than a Soap & Glory formula!
Using the gel was a pleasant experience. It lathered up really well using a shower puff, and only a very small amount is needed. It cleans well without irritating the skin, and although it doesn't condition or moisturise, it didn't dry my skin out.
I can recommend this shower gel if you want something refreshing and unlike the normal fruity Soap & Glory scents. When I used it, it struck me as being a fairly unisex scent, so it didn't surprise me when I found it reincarnated in one of the male shower gels in the Soap & Glory range. I can't remember which one - which is rather unhelpful I accept - but it is there, somewhere!
Description: Brand: Soap & Glory / Type: Body wash / Shower gel