“ Brand: Wilko / Type: Shower Gel / What it does: Smoothes, „
Blackcurrent Smoothie Showet Gel
I found my soulmate shower gel in wilkinson about a year ago now and it's like a cheap version of the radox shower smoothie stuff. It's simple packaging just a clear tube with a black flap cap to squeeze out the gel and a purple ish coloured label so there's nothing fancy or different just Showet gel.
Radox smoothie is slightly thick in consistency and you can see the grains which help to exfoliate the skin although the packaging is similar to the wilkinson version the product is near enough the same. Wilkinson smoothie shower gel is a bit thinner than the normal radox and the grains are slightly smaller but the colour of the shower gel is a lot more vibrant and the radox range.
I like the smell of the wilkinson variety it's really strong and fruity and I tend to find it smells better than the radox range I also like the lasting scent it levea afterwards as I can smell it for a few hours.
You can buy this in any wilkinson store and it is usually £1 although sometimes there are buy one get one free offers on so it still works out £2 cheaper than radox
Overall I would say 5 stars, it's cheap, convenient and smells nice every wash as well as getting rid of the dead skin that occurs from time to time especially around the heels of my feet. I would recommend to a friend and think its great to use and does the job.
Up until recently I had little access to a shower as in the flat I have just given up I only had a bath. However I have temporarily moved to my parents as I am waiting to move into my new lovely flat and so I have access to both a bath and a shower and I have really got into showering now which meant when I was out shopping the other day with my Stepdad I got looking for a couple of new shower products in Wilkinsons.
I have tried alot of the Wilkinsons bath, shower and body products recently cos at worst price they cost a pound each but at best I can grab a couple for £1.50 and not only are they cheap to buy no matter which of those prices you pay I think the packaging is nice too and not cheap looking. I had tried the blackcurrant bath foam from this range a while ago and had liked it so it meant sense to me to go for the same scent in a shower product.
This comes in a mainly see through plastic and easy to squeeze tube that has a black flip top lid to the bottom of it concealing a small hole and on the front of it there is a picture of juicy blackcurrants shown and we are clearly told what it is and who it is by on there and 'Scrub up in your shower for glowingly clean skin with a blackcurrant and blackberry scent' and then on the back of the tube other information such as ingredients the size (200ml) and contact details for Wilkinsons are given. Nice enough informative packaging this is.
The Shower Smoothie Itself:
Well its a quite a thick creamy looking lilac...well smoothie really. It isn't a gel product but like I say like a cream and it has broken up particles of kernel in it to give an exfoliating effect on the skin as you go.
The scent of this really is of berries, nicely and naturally scented to me of blackcurrants it really isn't overpowering or sickly and for me really this is suitable for both men and women to use should they want to.
This lathers ever so slightly but again this is more a creamy product and it doesn't lather up quite like a gel does but it does feel rather creamy in use but I do find myself using quite alot of this product to get cleaned up and of course not only is this meant to cleanse the skin and freshen you up but also it is meant to smoothen the skin by exfoliating it gently too.
This is simple enough to use, simple enough to rinse off and really does leave me feeling clean, smelling fresh and clean for quite a few hours and above all the exfoliating bits in it do gently buff up my skin slightly though I wouldn't say I exactly glow after using it...I can feel the difference in the skins general condition.
Do I Recommend This One?:
Actually yes I do! I think this is a great quality multi purpose bit of luxury that even though I use rather alot of it, if bought on the two for £1.50 offer only costs me 75p so I can't grumble at that. The scent is nice and it does most of what it promises so yep I am happy to purchase this time and time again in the future thank you Wilkinsons!
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I came across this product a couple of months ago as we were running low on shower gels for the family . I like to stock up and buy a few at a time, especially if any offers about. I didn't realise Wilkinsons did their own range of shower gel and bath products, so I thought I would give them a try. Now for me it was definately the Fruity Shower Smoothie Blackcurrant that caught my eye. I always prefer the berry sort of products for bath products and wasn't disappointed with this one.
A purple tube with picture of berries on it and a brief description of the item . Also the wilkinson trade mark sign. The cap is black and its a flip top design and the bottle is 200ml.
When applied the gel is thick and creamy, you don't need to use much with this item as a little goes a long way. The smell is amazing a really fruity berry smell. I have found it long lasting and can still smell it later on in the day. You can use with a flannel or a bath scrunchie I think thats what they are called. Now I am a bath person but have a shower in the morning before work and bathe in the evening. I use this product twice a day and it lasts about 10 days.
Stockists and price
Wilkinsons is the place for this item only. Always on offer for £1.00 each or £1.50 for 2, can be found in the health and beauty aisle.
For the price I am very impressed and will keep using it.
I love my baths and showers so having a range of products in the house is a must for me. A new range that I have recently been introduced to is the Wilko range of bath and shower products. The item I will be reviewing here is the Wilko Fruity Shower Smoothie Blackcurrant.
This product is currently on offer with the rest of this range from Wilkos. Each item costs only £1 although at the minute, you can buy any two products for £1.50, which is why I treat myself and bought a couple of different things.
This shower smoothie comes in a squeezy plastic tube which is larger at the top than it is at the bottom where the black flip top cap is. The tube is partly see through, so that you are able to see the contents inside but there is also a large purple printed on label which explains the product. This part of the packaging says what the product is called, along with FRUITY written in large letters down the side. There is also a description of the product which is; Scrub up in your shower for glowingly clean skin with a blackcurrant and blackberry scent. The tube is bright and eye catching which is why I noticed this range in the first place.
Upon opening the tube for the first time, there isn't really much of a smell. You can see inside the tube that the product is a light purple colour with added bits which makes it more like a scrub than anything else. Once you begin to squeeze the product out though, you can definitely smell the blackcurrants. I use this with one of those round puff ball things and it does lather up quite well although not as much as a regular shower gel. I think this is due to the scrub like feel. When in the shower and the product gets warm, it smells extremely sweet but not to the point where I think it is sickly. I really like the smell of this in the shower and using it is lovely.
So the smell and texture of this smoothie are great and I can feel it working well on my skin each time I use it. While it doesn't necessarily moisturise too much, the scub part of this makes me skin much softer than it is with a regular shower gel. I feel as though it removes any dead skin really well which you wouldn't get with a shower gel. With this though, it works as both a scrub and a shower gel so for me it is great value for money. It's really like getting a 2 in 1. So far this has been my favourite of the Wilko range but I also can't wait to try out some of the other products as there are so many.