“ Brand: Tesco / Texture: Cream / Type: Shower Cream „
This review is for the Lime version only (not the lemon and lime as pictured) as when I put in the product suggestion I was just sent to this one so I guess this review is fine to be put here.
The bottle is short and fluted outwards towards the bottom and so stands up on its cap allowing for all of the creme to be 'got at' without the constant need to shake the bottle up and down.
The black plastic cap open with the hinged, flip open section and only a slight squeeze of the bottle produces a nice sized dollop.
I like the shape of this bottle and the plastic on the thin edges is not smooth to the touch, which I actually find allows for better grip when you have wet hands.
The creme itself is a bright green and can be seen through the translucent bottle. Allowing you to know just how much is in there. There is a strong fruity smell when it's used but that smell does not heavily perfume the skin.
On the front is has "Wake Up! with Lime shower crème". I believe the marketing behind this is that the zesty zingy smell with be very invigorating. The smell is nice but it's not exactly something that zaps the sleep from you in the morning!
The bottle is actually quite misleading as it looks small but seems to have lasted for ages and I use it all the time.
As someone who is unbelievably sensitive to products, especially the less natural ones, I was surprised and pleased that this quick buy didn't cause any rashes or reactions. It also cleans and moisturises and my skin did not feel dry and flaky, as it has done with other types of shower gels or cremes.
I always use this with a body-mop, a quick spiral squirt on the body-mop is all I need and it froths up really well allowing for a good all-over clean.
The bottle comes in 250 ml and has the usual use within 24 months of opening.
The bottle can be cleaned out easily and either reused as both the front and back labels come off with ease, or recycled. The plastic cap can be recycled if you have a Household Waste centre that accepts rigid plastics.
[Price & availability]
This is one of a range that Tesco do themselves. The Wake Up range, the one I tried was lime but there are also Coconut & Mango, Pomegranate, Lemon & Tea Tree and Tea Tree and Mint. Prices are £1.00 each. As it is a Tesco own brand, availability is not really a problem.
Overall a decent shower crème that is cheap, cheerful and a good size to boot.
I spotted this shower gel for only a £1 from Tesco some time ago and have recently been using it. I hadn't bought this one before, so thought was worth a try since it didn't cost the earth. I quite like lemon gels because I find they wake me up in a morning.
The gel is housed in a clear plastic bottle with a flip lid. The colour of the gel is a yellow colour. It smells really nice once the lid is flipped back and has a refreshing smell of fresh lemons. I cannot smell much of the lime and it is mostly a lemon smell that I can smell with a slight lime one.
I only have to use a small amount on a sponge to get a good lather, it lathers extremely well for the price. There are lots of bubbles which last for the whole time I shower, so I find I don't need to add any more to the sponge. It is also easy to rinse from my body.
It cleans extremely well too. It has essential oils which help to keep the skin soft. It doesn't dry my skin like I thought it may when I first bought it. I thought because it was cheap it may be kind of a thin gel but I was completely wrong. I find it leaves my body feeling clean and refreshed. It wakes me up in a morning using this one because of the lemon fragrance.
The bottle sits easily on the lid end and doesn't tip over, the gel has a soft texture and a rich consistency which doesn't drip all over the place in the shower. I find that is isn't a messy shower gel like some other cheaper brands around. This one is well worth the price.
The amount in the bottle is 250ml, quite a lot of gel for only a £1. It is a good one for all the family to use. Some of my grandchildren have used this gel and it hasn't irritated their softer skin, just left it in a good condition.
I really love this one, I am just sorry I didn't buy it sooner because I am very happy with the way it cleans my body and has that nice refreshing smell and I know I have had a shower when I use this gel.
I recommend it to anyone who is looking around for a good gel which isn't a waste of money and I think it would suit any budget. It is extremely nice to use in the summer months to help cool the body and help make it feel more refreshed on a hot summer's day.
I will buy it again because I love this one.
The bottle is recyclable too.
I rate it 5 stars.
I'm not loyal to any brand of shampoo or conditioner and will buy anything thats cheap or that's on offer and catches my eye as I walk down the supermarket aisle.
The last time I went to Tesco's I spotted this shampoo Tesco Wake Up Lemon & Tea Tree Shower Creme, it cost me just one pound for a 100ml bottle.
I like this type of bottle as it stands upright and the lip flips up , I prefer this type to the twist off lids which my grandchildren often lose the lids then spill the contents which is a waste of money, so for me this is the best design.
You only need a little of this as it lathers up nicely when used and I like the scent of lemons which blends nicely with the tea tree scent. Tea tree is great for cleaning and helping with an itch scalp as it has lots of healing properties and is good for the skin.
The lemon and lime is the cleanser and strips the hair from grease leaving it nice and light and shiney after use.
I don't use a conditioner with this shampoo as my hair feels and looks good after use.
I have normal to greasy hair so this works well for me. I have to wash my hair every day and find this shampoo doesn't make my hair fly away or feeling greasy after use, it feels clean , smells fresh and looks good when dried.
I'm happy to recommnd this to you as it's affordable and works well.
Tesco Wake Up Lemon & Lime Shower Creme
When doing the weekly shop I realised that we needed to get quite a few bathroom items, the curse of everything running out at the same time. As I was getting more and more stuff I was aware that the weekly shop was becoming more and more expensive. I wanted to cut a few corners and that is when I noticed the Tesco wake up shower gel range.
It does have a pleasant sweet fruity lemony smell to it, however, I'm not certain that it specifically smells of lime, I can smell the lemon clearly, it does smell a tad bit synthetic rather than natural. However, I don't mean to be overly negative as it is quite a nice fragrance. I also find that unlike some more of the expensive brands the smell doesn't stick around, when I am all dried I can't smell the fragrance on my skin.
This is also a tad watery and if you don't get it rubbed in quickly or onto the cloth or sponge then it is easy to lose most of what you squirted out down the drain. The colour of this shower gel is quite a yellow colour, which is rather pleasant and appropriate for the lemon scent.
As a shower gel this does lather up quite well and my skin always feels clean and never dried out after I use this. The only thing I would point out is that I often need more of this to get the same level of bubbles as I get from a much smaller amount of a more expensive product.
I paid £1 for mine and it did last a good couple of weeks before it needed replaced. The packaging is simple but works very well and looks more expensive than it costs. There are also quite a few different varieties of this shower gel to try out, there are enough variations that both my hubby and I find something to suit us.
It is a reasonable alternative to some of the other shower gels that are available, however, it is clearly a cheaper equivalent to some of the more well known brands. This is a pretty average shower gel and it gets a well deserved firm three out of five star rating from me. I would recommend this product to people, but I would also tell them that in regards to this product you get what you pay for. Overall, it does what you want from a shower gel and for the price I think that this is a real bargain. I don't think I will be buying this all the time, but it is great to replace the more expensive stuff when money is tight. I also find that this makes a great shower gel for the gym, if I leave it or forget to pick it up then it doesn't cost enough that I get that upset.
Up until recently, I have been using the Original Source brand of shower gels. I find they do the trick with helping you feel refreshed in the mornings. However, they have also started to make my skin itch quite a bit afterwards and for the rest of the day, so I have tried switching to a different brand. I saw this, which is essentially Tesco's own brand equivalent of Source, and thought I'd give it a go.
Initially, I was worried about losing the quality. You get a very similar bottle and labelling, so I just thought that the difference would be in the product quality. The bottle itself is well presented. The base is also the lid, and is solid enough for it to stand comfortably balanced in my shower, and I can then pick it up, open the lid, and a small squeeze will bring out some of the gel/creme. It dispenses very easily.
When it first comes out, it seems very similar indeed to Source. A very smooth and aromatic creme, it lathers up quite nicely to give you a refreshing feel as you apply it. Rinsing is quite easy, too, and as long as you haven't used too much without lathering properly, you won't have to work up a sweat rinsing as I find with some products.
The lemon and lime aroma isn't overpowering, but to be honest, I wasn't too worried about how it smells when you're actually in the shower. I like to see how a nice smelling shower gel lasts once you're back out of the shower. Some products I find the lovely smell barely gets out of the bathroom, the smell lingering in the air as opposed to on you. With this one, there is enough of a pleasant, citric aroma that lingers once you have left the bathroom. Granted, it doesn't last an immense amount of time, but it left me feeling refreshed and clean, as if the creme was still doing its job even after I was dressed.
The best thing about it is that up until now, it hasn't made my skin itch! I'm unsure as to why. Initially, I thought it might be the presence of sodium laureth sulphate (SLS) in the Original Source shower gels, as this is often cited as a cause for itchiness, but this is also present in the Wake Up! product range, and I haven't had any problems with this one. I'm very happy with this product, and another bonus about it is the price. Whereas Original Source can set you back a couple of pounds, Wake Up! floats in at £1 for the same sized bottle. For me, I can't go wrong, and there's no competition. It ticks the boxes I need ticked. Recommended.
Recently when shopping in my local Tesco supermarket I noticed that they now did a new brand of shower gel very similar to that of the Original Source shower gel sold in many supermarkets and half the price. I have always been a fan of the Original Source shower gel however have found it a little expensive compared to other brands so at £1 a bottle I had to try it.
I purchased the Lime shower gel, my favourite smell from the Original Source range, a little dubious that it would smell no where near as good or be of such a good quality, however I was very wrong.
As I said I purchased the Lime fragrance. Upon opening the bottle I was met by the smell of fresh limes. The fragrance was not over powering, it was a light fresh smell, one that would wake you up in the mornings as stated on the label.
It comes in a clear rounded bottle so that you can see the brightly coloured gel inside. The lid is actually the bottom of the bottle allowing all of the shower gel to drain down avoiding any waste with it getting stuck at the top. The lid is made of plain black plastic and very easy to open and the shape of the bottle makes it easy to grip with wet hands. The label is eye catching with the words "Wake up" in large black lettering followed with the fragrance of the shower gel beneath written in a black square with the lettering the same colour as the gel itself. Also the bottle is made of a plastic which can be widely recycled.
The Gel Itself
With this being an imitation of a very popular shower gel I thought it would net be of such a good quality, however after using the product several times I found that it was just as good lathering up into a soft, pleasant smelling foam leaving you feeling fresh and awake. The lather is long lasting unlike some cheaper shower gels which involves several applications of gel to wash you entire body, just one application to the sponge is enough making it long last and economical.
When I purchased the bottle of shower gel it was being sold at £1 for a 250ml bottle, making it much cheaper that other brands such as the Original Source range which this product it based on.
Overall I was very impressed with Tesco Wake Up shower gel with essential oil. It is just as good as the Original Source shower gel but at half the price, I would highly recommend you try it, and it comes in a variety of fragrances so there is something for everyone.
I bought some of this shower gel in the lime variety this week. It cost 99p for the 250ml bottle from Tesco. I use cheap brands of shower gel (from Aldi, and Lidl, Superdrug, Asda and everywhere you can get it for less that a quid a bottle) all the time - by preference, actually since we get through quite a bit of this stuff at our house, so I think that makes me pretty well qualified to comment on what's 'good' cheap shower gel and what isn't. And I think that with this 'Wake Up To...' line of shower gels, Tesco, yet again, have to be taking the mick out of their customers.
I'm not in the habit of reading the backs of shower gel bottles but when I first started using this Tesco gel, I thought there was definitely something odd about the gel's texture. It comes not so much a free-flowing 'liquid' gel as a thickish material that was delivered in blobs or clumps - rather than flowing together in the hand, the gel squeezed out of the bottle something like soft toothpaste or something - so you could still see outlines from the nozzle opening quite clearly in the bird-dropping-like twisty dollop that drops from the bottle into your palm.
While the packaging this comes in is quite attractive, in an 'imitating Original Source shower gel bottles' kind of way, the gel itself is not the prettiest showering product on the block either. Neither crystal-clear like a proper gel, nor milky-looking like so-called 'moisturizing' shower crèmes; it extrudes from its container in the aforementioned semi-congealed-looking lumps, that to cap it all have an unwholesome partial opaqueness to them. There may be a reason for the unfortunate appearance and texture of the gel, to be found in the product's ingredients list.
On reading the down ingredients list of the gel, one quickly encounters something called styrene / acrylic copolymer, clearly a product of the plastics industry, which a cursory search of the internet tells me is a binder or resin, often presented in a micro-particle format. Typical uses are as an emulsifying agent improving the adhesion of paints or as a bulking agent. While I'm no organic chemist, in this application I think it's pretty clear that this ingredient is added basically a filler to increase the volume of the gel.
While I'm not some pure-ingredients zealot who's going to start jumping up and down with rage when they discover that the main ingredient contained in all shower gels and shampoos is water (or 'aqua' to give it its other, bathroom products name), I do think it's a somewhat different matter when material is added to a product simply to give it bulk. It's the same principle as buying bacon rashers, and wanting them to be made predominantly of pig, rather than finding they have been injected to plump them up with water in some far-off EU industrial meat-processing plant.
I don't like the texture of this gel because it seems to sort of split on contact with water and becomes thin so it doesn't lather properly. You know what it's like? It's like a very very fine puree or mash - imagine a root crop such as a swede, broken down with a lot of butter into the finest-gauge winter vegetable puree you can think of - and it's something very slightly like washing in the shower with that. I don't like the fact that the gel has been made to be the way it is by the hoodwinking use by its manufacturers of at least one pointless bulking ingredient, and I don't even like the smell, which smells like limes made entirely in a factory would. Dead synthetic.
I've currently got this shower gel in my swimming bag and use it everyday as a shampoo as well as shower gel when I finish my swim.
I'm not particulary fussy about the shower gels I use, as long as they don't dry my skin out or smell awful, anything will do. It also helps if i can wash my hair with it too as it saves having two or three bottles at the pool.
Anyway Tesco Wake up range is a good alternative to the Orignal Source range and is cheaper as well. This particular Shower Gel smells strongly of lemon and not so much of lime but it is citrusey (not sure that that is a word but you get the idea). As with lots of shower gels containers, it stands on its lid which I find annoying - I like to be able to hang my shower gel up. The shape of the container is smooth and curved and easy to handle and the flip top lid is easy to open.
The shower gel itself is a reasonable thickness and it lathers up really well with rich creamy bubbles. Using a scrunchie or flannel makes it lather up more of course. As for using it as a hair wash it seems to be fine - my hair doesn't look any different from usual. It lathers up really well even in our hard water and gets the whole smell of chlorine out of my hair.
The colour is rather bright, which is only noticeable once you tip it out onto your hand - the bottle itself is opaque so disguises the true colour...... but then you aren't going to look at the colour for very long.
All in all I like this shower gel as a cheaper alternative to some of the big name shower gels.
I've got several more in the Wake Up range to try so may well find one that I like better but at the moment this leads the way for the range.
Tesco "Wake up!" are a range of fruity shower crèmes made with essential oils and are the Tesco's own make alternative to the Original Source fruity shower gels (which are considerably more expensive). Whether they are as good you will have to read on to find out. I have tried several products in the range with varying degrees of success and the shower crème I am reviewing today is the Lemon and Lime shower crème.
The shower crème is said to have a citrus aroma designed to wake you up with the perfect fruity formula to start your day!
The product comes in a plastic bottle with curved edges and is easy to hold. The base of the bottle has a flip open lid with a seal which avoids the product from dripping out. Because the bottle is opaque you can see the bright yellow and slightly fluorescent crème through the bottle so you can easily tell how much is left. The bottle holds 250ml and cost 99p and is available only from Tesco stores. Currently at the time of writing it is on offer for 2 for £1.60.
Instructions for use if you need them are to simply apply to your hands or a facecloth or sponge, lather onto your skin then rinse off.
I opened this crème for the first time excited about what it would smell like. I have used the Original Source Lemon and it smells just like lemon curd and is really delicious (to smell that is, I've never eaten it!). So I opened this and was hit by the smell of lemons, yes, but unfortunately the smell reminded me of Flash Lemon cleaner rather than lemon curd. I wasn't impressed!
The crème is really more of a shower gel and I think that would be a more correct term to use. It is a bright yellow colour and of moderate consistency. It foams up really well and it cleans my skin. I can't honestly say that my skin feels any softer after using but I guess it is clean and fresh.
Now that I have finished the bottle I won't be buying another and that is simply because the smell for me was rather disappointing. Don't let this review put you off the whole Wake Up! Range though, I much preferred the coconut and mango shower crème that I tried in this range which had a lovely smell and would quite willingly use that one again. Yes this Lemon and Lime Shower Creme does retail for around half the price of Original Source products but I would rather pay the extra money and get a nice smelling product that to use this one again. This lemon and lime crème is one I shall be leaving on the shelves in Tesco in future.
This is a wonderful product and smells so good you could eat it - but if you did that would be really silly.
It is a little bit more expensive than some of the other Tesco shower gels at around the pound mark - depending on if it is on special offer - which it seems to be quite often. The smell as soon as you open the bottle is fantastic a real fresh, narural citrus smell. I find that some lemon and lime shower gels can smell a bit artificial.
The gel is wonderfully thick so you don't need very much of it to get a good lather, and it doesn't run all through you fingers like some shower gels so you can use it on an body scrub quite easily.
The fragrance is retained for quite a while after you have finished showering in a subtle way so you don't have to worry too much about putting perfume or body lotion on which will clash too much.
The only criticism i do have is the design of the bottle which does not have a handle and so this makes it less convenient in my shower as I don't have a shelf I can put it on.