“ Brand: Tesco / Texture: Cream / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body „
Tesco Wake-up shower gel only costs £1 but it is pretty good for the money. The first thing that attracted me to the range of shower gels is the colours which are bright and colourful and they really stand out on the shelf. They remind me a lot of the Original Source range of shower gels due to both the colours and the 'flavours'. The Mint and Tea Tree one is probably the nicest in the range at least for me personally. I was immediately attracted to the vibrant colour of the shower gel and I love mint and tea tree as a combination in shower gels especially in summer as I find that it is really refreshing and cooling on my skin. The shower gel may only cost £1 but it certainly doesn't look or feel like a cheap one. It has a great consistency and is really thick and almost jelly like in the bottle. It isn't thin and watery like some other cheap shower gels can be and when you squeeze it out of the bottle you only need a little as it is really concentrated. The lather that you get from this is really good and it lathers up nicely and a little bit can do my whole body. This is as refreshing as I had hoped it would be and it really helps wake me up when I use it. The tea tree is quite strong smelling but you can actually also smell the mint as well and with some tea tree and mint combinations the tea tree is so overpowering that it is all that you can smell. Obviously this cleans my skin well but I also don't find it to be too drying. Some shower gels can really dry my skin out causing it to be tight and itchy and this one doesn't do that. It gives a real zing to a morning shower and also it has a slight cooling effect which is nice when you are too warm as it really cools your skin down. For £1 I personally think this is a great shower gel. If you decanted this and put it in another bottle you would be hard pressed to know it wasn't a more expensive shower gel from a big brand. Sometimes the own brands from Tesco are pretty rubbish but this isn't one of them and Tesco have definitely got both the price and the product right with this one and I would really recommend that you try it out especially if you are a fan of tea tree and mint as it is really good.
I've previously used a couple of the Tesco 'Wake Up' range of shower gels, and really liked them. So when I was shopping in Tesco's the other week I decided to pick up another fragrance in the range - the tea tree & mint fragranced shower gel this time. To be honest from a distance the Tesco Wake Up shower gels look just like Original Source shower gels, as the packaging and the logo are virtually identical. They come in a 250ml bottle, and they cost just £1.00 each. They have quite a few fragrances in the range; tea tree & mint, coconut & mango, lemon & tea tree, pomegranate, lime, and finally sea salt & samphire for men. The shower gel comes in a clear bottle, which I like because you can then see how much you have left at a a glance. The shower gel stands on its cap, which I also like because it makes it easy to get the last few bits out as they naturally settle at the cap end and so there's no shaking or banging of the bottle, or turning it upside down and waiting ages for the last few bits to drip down to the cap to enable you to squeeze them out. The bottle itself has a roughish feel to the exterior which makes it really easy to handle and grip in the shower as it doesn't slip or slide out of my wet and soapy hands. The shower gel is an opaque turquoise colour, and it has a really rich and creamy consistency. It smells absolutely divine, I wouldn't say that I can really smell the tea tree as such, but I can definitely smell the mint. It's a really fresh and zesty minty fragrance. The front of the bottle proclaims 'wake up!' in huge letters, and it also says 'added mint zing', and the fresh minty fragrance really does seem to wake me up in the mornings when I shower with this. The minty fragrance lingers on my skin for a little while after showering, and also the bathroom always smells wonderfully minty for ages after I've showered with this as well. This is a wonderfully moisturising shower gel, my skin doesn't feel dry or tight after using this, just refreshed and clean, and smelling gorgeous. It lathers up really well in the shower and it feels really creamy and moisturising on my skin when I'm rubbing it in. It rinses off easily, and it just leaves behind the gorgeous zingy minty fragrance. I've definitely been impressed with this, and I would buy it again. I think that I'll also try the other fragrances in the range that I've not tried yet as well.
A couple of weeks ago when doing my big monthly shop at Tesco I decided to invest in some shower gels - after moving into my house earlier in the year I have been having mainly baths, and purchasing just bubble bath for me and my daughter... It seemed easier as I just have a shower over my bath which at first I hated... but more recently its just becoming easier to have showers than baths (main reason being when Im in a bath I find it very hard to get back out again due to my laziness!). Since I was a teenager I have prefered the kind of shower gels with unusual wake up scents such as Original Source - which is my favourite - as opposed to the floral scents. However at the normal price that Original Source stocks at, I have to look for cheaper alternatives to keep my costs down. On the H&B aisle I came across the Tesco Wake Up versions of these bright type of scents and decided to give them a try! For the last couple of weeks Tesco have had an offer on these at buy 3 for 2 which worked out still cheaper than the Original Source range which was selling for £1.10 for 250ml at the time. There was 4 varietys of this range on the shelf at the time so I stocked up on all four to get a better idea of what I liked - I was also under the impression the products would be excellent as generally I am very happy with Tesco. The shower gel I am going to review today is Wake Up! Tea Tree & Mint - to me, so far this has the strongest scent out of the range when in use. ********** The overall bottle on the Wake up! range is a size of 250ml - this is the only size you can purchase... The bottle itself is transparent - which is always great for seeing how much product is left inside and gives product information on the front and back labels. The lid is black in colour and is situated on the bottom of the bottle - so the bottle sits up, upright on top of the lid like many other shower gels look like. The lid is firm and because its situated on the bottom makes spillages less likely. One thing I really like about this Tesco range is the rough sides on the bottle - theres nothing worse than when you are in a shower and you pick up a bottle and it slips out of your hands due to the water... The clever rough sides on these bottles make this less likely to happen! The Wake Up! range provide a variety of interesting combinations in the shower gels and as a result with the liquid inside and transparent bottles, they always stand out on the shelf. The back label gives directions on use along with ingredients and also advsies the product has a total shelf life of up to 24 months. ********** The Tea Tree & Mint flavour as previously mentioned has the strongest scent in the whole range to me - and smells exactly like Original Source - which first attracted me to the Tesco own range. This along with the appearance of the bottle - the liquid colour is a bright illuminious green which is sure to catch everyones eye in the shop. The product is described on the label as a "shower creme" which to me, it is, it comes out very creamy and smooth and is nice to lather into your skin. I don't have sensitive skin but I have never noticed any irritation caused by using these shower cremes - however a few of the ingredients look chemical so it may be worth checking this before you purchase if you have any concerns. ********** My verdict I love the design of these bottles with the rough edges making it easier to grip when in the shower and how secure and unflimsy the bottles are. To me, the initial scent of Tea Tree & Mint being just like Original Source is where the similarities end. You would expect this particular one to be an amazing shower gel due to how strong it is and the fact that its a "creme" to leave you with lovely soft skin after a shower... However... I do like shower gels which leave a pleasant scent on the skin after you step out the shower - this range leaves your skin scentless and doesn't do anything to leave your skin feeling any different ie. softer! The only difference I noticed with the Tea Tree & Mint one is that your skin feels a little tingly afterwards which is normal for any products you use with this particular scent. The fact that it doesnt leave any scent on your skin afterwards is not a huge issue for me, as I do use a lot of highly scented body lotion anyway, but for those that don't and actually want to smell the product on their skin they might want to give this range a miss and just buy Original Source. One good thing I can say about it, after being hugely dissapointed due to the lack of scent I tried using it as a bubblebath - it does create a lot of bubbles and the smell that it created after the water hits it is devine - after being in a bath with it for 20 minutes or more you do notice the scent does cling to your skin - Tesco's would probably be better off advertising this as a bubblebath as it does work better than being a shower gel. I am giving this particular one 4 stars out of 5 because it does tend to work better (as a bubblebath) than the others in the range I have found. ********** At the time of writing this review you can buy a bottle of Wake up! for £1 each.
When I started university last October my friend gave me a 'survival' kit as a going away present. It contained a lot of useful things to get me through the year including spices, post-it notes and sweets etc. Anyway, she also packed some shower gel in the box, which turned out to be Tesco's Wake Up Tea-tree and Mint variety. So here's my review of the product: === Packaging === The first thing that struck me about this product was how similar it looked to the Original Source brand. Perhaps this is a deliberate way of getting people to pick up and buy the product without looking closely at the label. It is a simple stand-up bottle, with the cap on the bottom to ensure the liquid runs down to the opening when you wish to use it. There is no handle, which is a pain, but I guess that is what keeps costs down! The bottle is much rounder in comparison to the angular Original Source variety. However, it has taken the idea of having a clear bottle showing the liquid inside and bold typography on the front. As well as the Tesco logo, their Wake Up variety has the words 'Wake Up!' in large capital letters, followed by the words 'tea tree and mint shower gel' in a box underneath. On the back you have the usual information including directions and ingredients and the bottle is suitable for recycling. It also specifies it contains essential oils and 'added mint zing' and boy are they right! === The shower gel === The shower gel itself is a bright green colour, which is quite appealing because it is so different to the usual pastel shades. However, the smell is really over powering. You can immediately sense the mint, which over-rides the tea tree scents. It was so strong that it reminded me of Vic vapour rub, which is not particularly desirous or pleasant. However, the smell makes the product unisex because it is not overly feminine or masculine. This would be good because the whole family can use it. I normally shower in the evenings, so the 'wake up' effect is lost on me, but I would imagine it would brighten you up in the mornings should you use this gel. Just like vapour rub, it opens up the sinuses and creates a fresh kind of feeling. It is quite cool on the skin too, which I've never experienced with other shower gels, which was quite nice. The gel itself lathers up very well, particularly if you use a shower puff. The gel can also be used directly on your hands, with a flannel or a sponge. I use a small amount each time and the 250ml bottle seems to last forever - much to my dissatisfaction! As with most shower gels, this product stings quite a bit if it comes in contact with your eyes. This one is perhaps even more painful because of the strong scents. However, if this happens you should wash immediately with water and generally try to avoid contact in the future. === Price and availability === This product in particular is only available to buy from Tesco, but I'm sure you can find other supermarkets doing a similar version for the same price. Mysupermarket informs me that this product costs just £1, which is excellent value for money, because the shower gel is good quality and you get quite a lot in a single bottle. It would definitely be worth trying this version if you've used Original Source before, because there is such a difference in price and you could save yourself some money. === Conclusion === This product was not for me; therefore I wouldn't buy it again. The scent didn't appeal to me whatsoever, which is the main factor I look for in a shower gel. However, it is a good quality and I wouldn't rule out trying other Tesco shower gels with a more feminine scent. The bottle is simple enough, but it would be great to have a handle so it can hang up in the shower. I give this 3/5. [Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Strawberry_123]
I love Original Source products but they are a bit pricey than non-branded products- I am trying to take advice from Martin Lewis (the moneysaving god!) and having a go at down-branding some of the things I buy. His idea, I think, is mainly used on food products in the supermarket but I thought I'd give it a go on toiletries too. Basically the idea behind it is for the branded products such as Dove/Pantene/Original Source etc, that I usually buy, I would buy a cheaper alternative brand such as a supermarket own product. Doing this, you save money and may find that there is no or very little loss in quality. I bought the Wake Me Up Tea Tree and Mint Shower Gel as a down shift in brand of the Original Source Tea Tree and Mint Shower Gel. The Tesco equivalent is half the price of the Original Source product, which is priced at £2.04 in comparison to only £1 for 250ml. I think this is a huge bonus- you can get twice as much for your money! There is also very little difference in packaging, the containers are very similar with the product being dispensed from the bottom and the bright green colour of the shower gel visible through the plastic. The Wake Up Shower Gel is a vibrant garden grass green and immediately stands out from the shelf. When you open the Wake Up Shower Gel you immediately get a whiff of mintyness, exactly the same experience with the Original Source equivalent. The product is thinner is comparison when squeezed into the hand but other than that so far I can't tell much difference between the products. The shower gel lathers well in hands and goes a lot further with a shower puff. It left my skin feeling tingly and refreshed. A definite "shower experience" as such. The tingliness was not as extreme as the Original Source equivalent, but for me that was a good thing as sometimes it can be too intense! A word of warning is not to get it near your eyes as it will sting like mad! Kind of like you've had a gust of wind into your eyes- not pleasant! The scent of the shower gel lasted with me for a good few hours after use. If you like the minty smell this is great for you.
Tesco Wake Up tea tree and mint shower gel looks surprisingly similar to the Original Sources' tea tree and mint shower gel, but at £1.00 it's around half the price of the Original Sources offering! Tesco's Wake Up gel is available in Tesco's stores and you can also purchase it on-line at: www.tesco.com The shower gel itself is a deep green colour and you can see that when you buy it because it comes in the transparent 250ml bottle. When you pour the shower gel onto your hand you instantly smell the mint and tea tree. It's a rather powerful scent and I do think that it's an acquired taste. Personally I am not a massive fan of the smell, but my boyfriend likes the scent and this is a shower gel can be used by both men and women, so we've bought it on a fair few occasions. The scent isn't as strong as the Original Sources Tea Tree and Mint alternative, but for me this is a plus point, because I find that the Original Sources version tingles on my skin when I use it (something which I don't find pleasant), but the Tesco's Wake Up gel doesn't do this. The gel lathers up quite a lot, so you don't need to use much and I do feel refreshed and clean after I've used it. Overall I'd say that this is an affordable shower gel that does the job and I recommend that you try it if you usually buy Original Sources' Tea Tree and Mint shower gel, because this is a cheaper alternative that's almost identical to the Original Sources version. Four stars.
Tesco Wake Up Mint Shower Gel 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 clear mint smell intermingled with tea tree but it is a rather sweet smelling combination that personally might be a little too sweet smelling and not minty enough for me to call it a great wake up shower gel. It smells a 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 strong green colour, which is rather pleasant. 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. It is a reasonable alternative to some of the other minty 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.
I recently reviewed the Original Source Black Mint XXX shower gel which is a really brilliant product but it costs just less than two pounds at Tesco and in an effort to try and save money I have recently tried a more affordable similar version, the Tesco Wake Up Tea Tree and Mint Shower Creme which is 99 pence for the same quantity. One of the reasons I need to spend less along with just trying to be generally more economical is that I use a ridiculous amount of gel with each shower but I will definitely try and cut back on the amount I use as well. The Wake Up Creme is a green colour as you would possibly expect because it is mint and it is in a recyclable plastic bottle. It stands on its end with the lid at the bottom which is useful as when there isn't a lot left it is easier to extract the remaining gel. Sometimes in the past I have held back from buying cheaper or own label brands because I was concerned that it might irritate my skin but this was certainly not the case with this product. It lathered up well and felt cool and refreshing on my skin. The fragrance is very strong, maybe not as powerful as the Original Source version but it has added mint zing which leaves the bathroom smelling great and leaves your skin nicely fragranced for a while. Most importantly I felt clean and refreshed after I showered with this and although I don't think it is quite as good quality as the Original Source version which is definitely the best, for the price I think this is something that could be used regularly without any problems and you could use the more expensive brand as a treat or before you are going out for a special occasion.
Tesco" WAKE UP" Tea tree and mint shower gel I really love the smell of tea tree and mint and so when I spotted this Tesco Wake Up! shower gel in Tesco for under £1.00 ( about 98p when I bought mine) each I had to give it a try. It is almost as good as Original Source but it is less than half the price. The bottle looks a bit like the Original Source one of a similar name only it is slightly more rounded and less angular bottle. This is a product created solely for Tesco and can be purchased in Tesco stores or on line at www.tesco.com. It has a lovely strong tea tree smell but you can also smell the mint in it as well. It smells fresh and clean and is great as a wake up bath or shower gel. It certainly makes your skin tingle and feel cool ( you do have to be a bit careful not to rub it in more intimate places as it can be a little too tingly I found when I did this in error). It is not quite as dangerous as the Original Source version in this regard as this gel is not quite as strong or intensely tingly as the Original Source. One of the most wonderful uses I have found for this tea tree and mint gel is as a foot soak in my footbath. The combination of the tea tree and mint seems to work really well as a foot reviver after a day on your feet. I treated my daughter to a foot soak when she was complaining of aching feet when she arrived to stay one Friday. She spends a lot of her time walking in London and this was the end of a hard week so I insisted on her putting her feet in my footbath with a dose of this gel and after about 20 minutes she said they felt much better. Tea tree is also anti bacterial and so helps make your feet smell better too. This is a Tesco own brand shower gel and it comes in a see-through bottle with "WAKE UP" on the front. The bottle stands upside down which means it is ready to be squeezed out as soon as it's opened. Unlike some brands there is no hook on the top to hang it up in the shower but I store mine on the side of the bath and tend to have baths not showers so this does not bother me. The actual product is quite a vibrant green to go along with the mint in the name but you can see through the liquid so it is not cloudy at all but clear like an emerald. The bottle contains 250ml of product and is made from plastic called high density polythene and is recyclable in the normal recycling for plastic facilities. I really love the tingly fresh smell of the tea tree and mint which comes to some extent from the added essential oils. I find that you don't need a lot to create a good lather and it leaves my skin feeling tingly, cool and smooth as well as smelling fresh and clean. You do need to be aware that it will sting if it gets in your eyes and there is a warning about avoiding contact with eyes on the bottle and i never use it on my face for this reason. The Boring bit which you can skip over but may be of interest to some - Ingredients: Aqua, sodium, laureth sulphate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium chloride, parfum, disodium EDTA, citric acid, sodium hydroxide, melaleuca alternifolia oil, sodium benzoate, limonene, propylene glycol, trithylene glycol, benzophenone-4, benzyl alcohol, mentha piperita extract, magnesium chloride, magnesium nitrate, methylparaben, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, hexylene glycol, CI 18965, CI 42051. SUMMARY: A good value shower gel which can be used by all the family but you may have to be careful with young children because of the eye stinging quality. It is equally good for males and females as it is not a girly smell, the herbal qualities are neither masculine nor feminine in my view. It is not a luxury bath product and I would not choose to give this to someone as a gift but as an everyday bath product it is great and it does the job ina very satisfactory way and for a good value price. This review may be placed on other sites under my same user name. ©Catsholiday
The Tesco Wake Up! shower gels are wicked for £1.00 each and this mint one is just as good as Original Source that is nearly double the price. The bottle even looks like a rip off Original Source bottle only it's not as trendy even though it doesn't look cheap. It has got a strong mint smell but you can smell the tea tree in it as well even though the mint is deffo the main smell. It smells fresh and clean but isn't a harsh smell because the mint and tea tree have been put together good and both of the smells give the shower gel a proper cleansing feel. You only have to use a bit to get a good lather in the shower and this one lathers better than my fave shower gel out of this range which is the coconut and mango one. This minty one gives me loads of bubbles that feel soft when I'm washing but I can tell they're cleaning my skin good because the mint makes my skin tingle a bit. It's not as zingy as the Original Source mint shower gel but it's proper cooling and refreshing and it was wicked after I did a sponsored walk a few months ago because my feet were killing when I got in so I soaked them in a bowl of water and rubbed this all over them and it revived them enough for me to make my way up to bed without crying about my sore feet. I think it cleans very well and I always feel clean when I get out of the shower after I've used this but my skin does go a bit dry after and I have to put a body lotion on but this happens for me whenever I use anything that contains tea tree so I reckon it's a good thing in a way because it shows there is quite a bit of the tea tree in the shower gel instead of Tesco just adding the smell. The only thing I'm not mad keen on with this shower gel is that the smell lasts on my skin for too long. If it was a pretty smelling shower gel then I wouldn't mind but I get proper paranoid that I smell too much of mint after I've used this and would rather smell of coconut or something sweet.
I have to say that I absolutely love this shower gel...It is exactly like the orginal source mint & tee tree shower gel, but at half the price!! This particular item is a Tesco own brand and costs 98p in stores, which is a great price for a decent shower gel these days. It comes in a see-through bottle, which stands upside down therefore you never loose a drop as its always ready to be squeezed out as soon as it's opened, although there is no hook on the top of it which means you can't hang it up in the shower and have to keep lifting it to open and close it and this is the only disadvantage that I can think of. The contents of the bottle are green, which really isn't surprising as it is mint and tee tree and both these things are expected to be this colour lol. The front of the bottle states "WAKE UP! with tee tree & mint shower gel with added mint zing" I have to say this really does the job at waking you up in the morning....it smells so fresh and minty and as there are added essential oils it leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. It doesn't take a lot either as it lathers up really well, so one bottle goes a long way....and just to let you know the bottles are 250ml and are made from HDPE (high density polyethene) and the caps are made from PP (Polypropylene) and can be disposed of through waste collection or recycled appropriately where facilities are available. The feel of this product is great on your skin....it states on the bottle added mint tingle and thats exactly what it provides....a great tingly minty fresh feeling all over your skin. I did read another review on this shower gel that stated this product stung their eyes so I will mention that it does say on the back of the bottle *avoid contact with eyes*if contact occurs rinse immediately with clean water* so basically this is a body wash shower gel and not to be used of the face!! Directions for use: Apply directly onto hands, flannel or wet sponge and work into lather. Rinse well. I prefer to just use it directly onto my hands and lather it that way as this seems to work best causing the best amount of lather with the smallest amount of shower gel, but the choice is yours :) Ingredients: Aqua, sodium, laureth sulphate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium chloride, parfum, disodium EDTA, citric acid, sodium hydroxide, melaleuca alternifolia oil, sodium benzoate, limonene, propylene glycol, trithylene glycol, benzophenone-4, benzyl alcohol, mentha piperita extract, magnesium chloride, magnesium nitrate, methylparaben, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, hexylene glycol, CI 18965, CI 42051. As I am not a chemist I do not know what half of these chemicals are but you can find out more here: http://www.petercooper.co.uk/archives/001097.html These shower gels are produced in the UK for Tesco Stores. You can purchase them either instore or online at www.tesco.com Thanks for reading :) (Also on ciao as under purplifried)