Product Type: Tesco Bath & Shower
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Inferior and poor quality shower gel
Tesco Value Shower Gel
Member Name: alyson29
Tesco Value Shower Gel
Date: 07/10/10, updated on 26/02/11 (140 review reads)
Advantages: None for me
As someone who absolutely adores beautifully fragranced toiletries I am inundated with various bottles, tubes, and tubs of products of every description. I regularly make myself promises where I decide I will not buy anything new until I've used up all of my old ones. Whilst I nearly always keep promises to others I frequently break those made to myself, as a few weeks ago I ventured out and bought a number of new toiletries.
The product I am reviewing today is Tesco Value Shower Gel, which unfortunately, did not catch my eye on the supermarket shelf and I found myself having to physically search for it. I've been purchasing quite a few value toiletries lately, as I've set myself a small challenge of assessing both their quality and effectiveness, particularly as I'm looking to save money where I possibly can.
The shower gel cost me 30p and is contained within a 300ml opaque plastic bottle and in my opinion, its' appearance is extremely dull and boring. There is a large oblong label, which covers almost the entire front of the bottle where we are provided with the familiar red and blue Tesco value logo on the upper left hand corner and an image of blue water on the lower section. There is a large blue banner in the centre advising us that the shower gel is lightly fragranced and will leave our skin feeling both refreshing and clean.
The gel is dispensed via a large flip top lid and is bright blue in colour and very runny. I was extremely disappointed, particularly as the dispensing hole is much too large and I found that the majority of the "gel" that I tipped onto my hand ran straight through my fingers and down the plug hole!
Whilst Tesco describe the fragrance as light, it reminds me of the "just cleaned" smell that you witness in public toilets! I cannot say the fragrance is unpleasant and I will admit that it is slightly refreshing, but in my opinion the aroma is somewhat strange.
The directions for use are to squeeze onto your hand or flannel and apply to body. However, my advice is to take no notice of the instruction to squeeze, particularly as the moment you turn the bottle upside down the contents will run like mad! If you attempt to squeeze I think you would end up with the entire bottle's contents fragrancing your plug hole!
As I use a net body polisher I generally find that my shower products last much longer. However, I needed rather an excessive amount of the runny shower gel to create any lather and in my opinion, it was very inferior. I have to say that the gel was efficient for removing grease and grime, but felt somewhat drying on my skin when in use. I also found that the gel would spurt out underneath the lid, so the bottle always looks extremely messy.
As with all products of this nature, care should be taken to avoid contact with the eyes and should this occur you should immediately rinse well with clean, warm water. As this product contains a huge list of ingredients, I obviously haven't listed them in this review, but would suggest you read them on the rear label if you are interested in buying this product.
Tesco offer a money back guarantee if you are not happy with this product, which as previously stated, will cost you 30p for a 300ml bottle. To be honest with you, I felt too embarrassed to return this and ask for my 30p, so I've continued to alternate it with my more expensive shower gels, but I will not be buying it again.
I was also interested to learn that only two months ago this product was actually 10p, so a 200% increase in such a short space of time is ridiculously excessive.
Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this product at all, as you will be very disappointed with its' inferior quality. Whilst I'm in all in favour of value products, it is my opinion that this is a total waste of money. Consequently Tesco value shower gel receives only two stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Summary: A poor value product from Tesco
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