Product Type: Tesco Bath / Shower
Newest Review: ... too good and is now 30p for 300ml, which is still great. == DESIGN == The Tesco value gel comes enclosed in a blue plastic 300ml sized... more
Low Budget Shower Gel
Tesco Value Shower Gel
Member Name: scobeyjohnson
Tesco Value Shower Gel
Advantages: Very Very inexpensive, leaves you clean and refreshed
Disadvantages: No real fragrance to speak of, may not be good for those with really sensitive skin
I will very often eat the value or cheaper brands of products like baked beans and spaghetti as I think they are fairly good although I feel Heinz still set the standard but when it comes to toiletries or cosmetics I am sometimes a little cautious as when I was younger my mum once used some own label washing powder which irritated my skin and worsened my childhood eczema.
I recently did purchase though some Tesco Value Shower Gel which was brought to my attention by other reviewers. I decided to try it because I get through so much shower gel usually the Lynx, Radox, or Original Source varieties but these although really great, refreshing and with fantastic scents can add up expense wise over time if they are not on some kind of promotion.
The price is unbelievable, ten pence for 300ml so even if it is awful you can just discard it and you have at least not wasted a fortune. There is nothing exciting about the packaging, it's just a transparent bottle and so you can see how much gel remains and the flip top lid is easy to open. The gel is blue in colour and is reasonably thick as you use it, you can apply some to your body, it will lather up fairly well and you can then make it last for some time. The label on the bottle describes the gel as being lightly fragranced which is true, when you use Lynx or Original Source for instance the fragrance is very prominent and stays on your skin, I have even had people noticing after I have showered for some time but to realise the Tesco Value variety has any kind of scent you need to put your nose right up to the gel in your hand but I find it hard to be critical considering the price.
Importantly after the shower I feel clean and refreshed which is really what this product needs to do and my concerns that it might irritate the skin because it is a value brand were never realised, my skin felt good, not dry, in fact no negative effects whatsoever, although maybe someone with more sensitive skin would need to try it on a small area first just to be extra careful.
It can't compare with some more expensive brands especially when it comes to the fragrance but I don't think it is trying to. This could be ideal to use after a work out at the gym or after swimming, to fill up hand soap dispensers or if like me you need to seriously reduce the cost of your showers.
Summary: Ten pence, amazing!