“ Brand: Timotei / Creams / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body / What it does: Energises „
My mum got me two of these shower gels about a month ago and it was really lovely of her. I believe they were only £1 each which is an excellent price for 250ml.
The shower gel comes in a clear bottle with a rather striking orange liquid in it. It says Timotei energizing shower gel on it along with a picture of a mint and orange.
Opening the bottle I was hit with a lovely citrus smell. It was very strong and overpowering I liked it though.
Ive never tried an orange flavoured shower gel before but it smelled really good so I will be buying it again.
I dollop on a loofa lathered up really well it also smelled great. It covered my body very easily and washed of easily too. Once getting out of the shower the whole bathroom smelt of the shower gel!
It didn't do much for my skin neither moisturised it or dryed it out. It was just normal but it did leave me feeling fresh and energized. The scent lingered for a good few hours before fading which was nice.
Overall I will recommend this for someone who loves citrus smells and wants to feel energized at a bargain price.
Thanks for reading
We all have those mornings when we just can't wake up properly. When this happens I call upon artificial; stimulants such a good strong coffee and a shower with zingy shower gel to wake me up and Timotei energisisng orange and mint shower gel does the job to a tee.
I normally associate T imotei with shampoo and women with long flowing blond locks wafting them around under waterfalls not with shower gel so it seems Timotei owned by multinational Unilever are branching out. I have used the energisisng orange shampoo in the past and liked it so thought I would try the shower gel. There are four scents in this range grape and rose, kiwi and lemon balm and lime and green tea but the orange and mint appealed to me the most. I I love fruity citrus scents though I was unsure how the mint would combine with the orange. The other main factor in buying th shower gel was the price. I was buying a gel for everyday usage so don't like to spend more than £2.50 on a normal shower unless it was a very large bottle. The Timotei shower gel was £1 for 250 mls in Sainsburys, which seemed good value to me.
The bottle is quite a simple but not a bad design. Its shaped like an elongated oval with flattened top and bottom making it easy to grab hold of in the shower and a flip top. Its made of clear plastic so you can see exactly how much is left and its got a tantalising picture of orange slices juxtaposed with int leaves. Sounds good enough to drink never mind shower
The scent of a shower gel is important to me and I was very pleased with the smell of this on. I had a nice tangy orange smell, which would wake anyone at 100 paces. Unfortunately the mint seemed to be missing. A quick scan of the unintelligible ingredients revealed menthol leaf extract alongidee the Citrus autrieum dilute juice (orange juice I presume) so the mint is there just not that evidently in the smell.
The gel itself is a peachy orange colour and I like the consistency. Its gel rather than a liquid thus not too runny. I hate it when shower gel is too runny , as you tend to lose half of it meaning its very uneconomical. The gel lathers up to a fine white lather. Its even better when you use a sponge or net thing, as you only need to use a smidgen to get ton of lather.
The orange scent fills the shower whilst I ruba dub dub and scrub myself clean. I'm not sure if it is my imagination or not but I do notice a cooling slight tingling sensation on my skin, which I assume is the mint. After the shower I feel enlivened and clean. I've been using the gel for a week now and about a quarter of a way through the bottle. I do get dry patches of skin but I have not noticed this exacerbate my skin and it feels clean and smooth afterwards. The other great benefit is the orange scent lingers on my for at leas a few hours after my shower. I do like a shower gel with a long lasting scent.
All in all a good everyday shower gel that lifts your morning spirits.
I received this shower gel as a gift at christmas and have only just got round to using it. The packaging looks a lot different now, it is in a tall orange coloured opaque plastic bottle, with a flip lid on the top. I have no idea how much it cost, maybe a couple of pounds.
I have the orange and mint scented one. I admit I didn't even know that timotei had a range of shower gels until I received this gift, I thought they only did shampoo and conditioner.
I had no idea what to expect with regards to the quality of this product as I have rarely used anything by timotei, but I really enjoyed using it and I loved the smell.
The shower gel is orange in colour and smells really orangey. It's the type of strong smell that lingers in the bathroom even after you have finished showering, which I think is really lovely. I didn't smell much mint, but I'm pretty glad as I don't really like it.
The shower gel lathered up really well even with a small amount, and it made my skin feel really clean and soft after using it.
I would really recommend this shower gel, especially if you like intensely orange scented products. I really like it and will be buying it in the future.
I nipped into my local supermarket a few days ago just for some milk. That's all I intended purchasing honestly; but positioned right at the end of the isle nearest to the till was a 'NEW' sign and underneath were several of the Timotei range.
Now I have tried their shampoos in the past and not been overly keen but what caught my eye was this lovely sounding shower gel - yes shower gel - Energising Orange and Mint.
On opening the lid and having a quick sniff I was hooked on the citrus aroma so into my basket it went..
Price and packaging~
I've never seen shower gels by Timotei before so whether they have just started branching out from shampoos or I have just been walking around with my eyes closed I don't know so can't comment on the normal RRP.
This was in Iceland for £1 for a 250ml bottle so that's quite a bargain in my opinion. Having seen a promotional pamphlet for Netto (next door to our local Iceland store) it shows they are also selling it at £1 from this week so my guess is it's a new product altogether.
The shower gel comes in an upright standing clear bottle with minimal writing on the front and a picture of sliced orange and mint. The liquid - which is a bright tangerine colour - can be clearly seen.
To access the gel you open the flip top lid which is placed directly on top of the bottle. (Just to point out it doesn't quite look like the one pictured above).
Using the shower gel~
(I know I seem to do a lot of shower gel/ toiletries type of reviews but the truth is I do have a bit of an obsession with buying them so why not share with you all?)
On opening the lid to the shower gel the first thing I noticed was the very fruity scent. It's predominantly orange but there is a very faint hint of mint.
On applying a small amount to my hands whilst in the shower I found it lathered up quite well. It also turns quite creamy which surprised me as it's a gel and the consistency is thick and jelly like.
It washed my skin okay leaving a lovely zesty fragrance both on my skin and in my bathroom. The only slight little niggle about it is once rinsed it left my skin feeling a bit dry. Maybe that's just me though as I tend to aim for more moisturising shower creams and this isn't (and doesn't claim to be). It scores highly with me though as only a small *blob* is required for all over the body; thus making it cost effective.
On application to my skin it felt cold and 'zingy' and I wondered if that was perhaps the mint element? Either way this is a good gel and at an affordable price at the moment.
Would I recommend this?~
If you have skin that's on the dry side then I'd say maybe avoid it as it left me feeling like I had to apply excess body cream afterwards. My husband used it and his skin is *normal* and he was very pleased with it's performance so maybe it's my awkward skin!
For £1 it's definitely worth trying just for the scent it leaves on your skin.