“ Brand: Radox / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Moisturizes, „
Why did I buy this?
As I've mentioned in some of my previous reviews, I'm not particularly brand loyal when it comes to buying things like shower gels or shampoo's. I do have a little soft spot for the Radox range though, as it does seem to be much better quality than some of the cheaper brands I've tried. I spied this on offer at Tesco, so I though it would be the perfect chance to try this version out.
I really like the style of this shower gel, the bottle feels sturdy and comes equipped with a fold out handle, so it's great for hooking up in my shower. The bottle is clear, with a little illustration of some flowers on the front, and overall it looks quite stylish and minimalistic. I'm not usually too fussy when it comes to the packaging, but I really do like this bottle.
I would say this shower gel lives up to it's moisturising claims quite well. The formula feels creamy, and thick (I really dislike shower gels that are overly watery). It's easy to work into a lather, and because it's such good quality, you really only need to use a blob. I can imagine this bottle will last me and my boyfriend quite a while. It leaves me feeling super clean, and it seems to be a little more nourishing than some other brands. Overall, I think the formula is superb, and I couldn't be happier with it. It feels very gentle on my skin, and doesn't cause any adverse reactions (and I am prone to sensitive skin) so it gets the thumbs up on that front.
This is really the only thing I wasn't too keen on! I found it to be slightly boring if I'm being honest. I like the scent to be quite strong and unique, and I found this to be a little bland. It is supposed to smell like Chamomile, but I found it a little to subtle for my tastes. I much prefer the African Savannah variety, as I think the aroma is a lot more distinct.
Price and availability.
Radox products can be found in most supermarkets, and I managed to pick up a bottle of this shower gel for around 90p in Tesco's. The usual price is £1.90, and I'm not sure I'd be willing to pay full price for this product. It's always worth checking in stores like B&M, as they will quite often have some of the more unusual fragrances on offer.
I would definitely purchase from the Radox range again (when it is on offer!) but I probably wouldn't choose this particular one, as it's just a little bit too dull. As a moisturising shower gel though, I feel like it does live up to it's claims, so I would still recommend this product.
You may know from other Radox reviews I have written that I am usually more of a fan of the Limited Edition shower gels that Radox bring out from time to time but due to the colder weather and the effects of central heating my skin has been thirsting for moisture more than usual and I have to admit I can be a little on the lazy side when it comes to slathering on the moisturiser post bath/shower. Therefore on seeing this moisturising shower therapy variety I thought I would give it a go.
This shower cream comes in the standard see through, recyclable plastic Radox bottle, with the fliptop lid at the bottom allowing easy access to the product and a hook at the top so that you can hang it up. The non-drip dispenser means that no product will come dribbling out even with the lid left open.
This 250ml bottle contains amongst the other ingredients, camomile and a few drops of jojoba oil. The jojoba is what gives the cream its moisturising effect and the natural camomile extract is reknowned for its calming effect on the mind and body.
The shower cream is white and creamy in consistency - in fact it is not too dissimilar to slathering your body with moisturising cream except for the fact you are in the shower.
The product, because of its fairly thick, creamy consistency, does not produce as much lather as some of Radox's gel like counterparts and personally I miss that bubbly lather effect that leaves your skin feeling super clean. I also feel that I need to use quite a bit more of this than I normally would to get my whole body clean as it doesn't spread or lather as easily as a gel does.
However, I can't deny that it does do what it says on the tin in that post shower your skin does feel incredibly soft and nourished as well as clean and there really is no need, in my opinion, to add more in the form of a moisturising body cream although of course this will be dependent on just how dry your skin is.
The smell of this shower cream is not as appetising as some of the other Radox varieties (in particular the Limited Edition ones which tend have a much more potent aroma) but it is nevertheless a pleasant rather non-descript smell that I neither particuarly like nor dislike. As the smell is fairly subtle your skin tends not to hold onto the perfume very much once out of the shower but to some people this is preferable as it then does not fight with other scents you may put onto your body afterwards like deodorant or perfume.
As with most Radox products this is PH balanced and gets the thumbs up from the skin experts (whoever they may be)!
I purchased this shower cream for £1.75 in Tesco and although it is not one of my favourites I would recommend it mainly for its moisturising properties that are highly effective.
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I plucked this 500ml shower therapy cream bottle of the shelf since I was enticed by the fantastic £1.50 deal at Sainsbury's. I knew that in the past, Radox was a quality company and I was very reassured by the official "BLENDING NATURAL HERBS SINCE 1908" sign which proved the soap-know-how!
The general shape of the bottom is very unique, it looks very much like the wind surf which reminds me of the fresh sea when I look at it. The cap of the bottle is a pure white which looks rather clinical but dubiously clean! The bottle itself is plastic but is very smooth to touch which is lovely.
Having a purple motif of chamomile flowers (some are still budding) surrounded by a spiral of purple and pink bubbles leading to a pool of purple water looks both calming and very sensual!
Being filled with white shower cream is also a good idea as it looks very natural and I like seeing the product from the shelf and I also like seeing natural-coloured products!
The actual shower cream itself is surprisingly soft and silky and you really get the moisture that is advertised on the bottle. As for the smell, it can only be described as sweetly fresh - I love the fact that it is unscented - natural products galore!
This bottle has lasted me a good 2 weeks and is money well spent in my opinion - it keeps you super clean!
There are a couple of snags to the product, for example it is difficult to open the lid - why is it like that? I have no idea! Additionally, it is slightly inconvenient to store as it is so tall and doesn't have shower hook like most other Radox products :(
After use when the bottle gets wet - another snag is that the bottle can easily slip out your hands and afterwards the bottle gets very sticky as the shower cream dries!
Well done Radox for making such a natural and calming product - although it is marketed in a way such that you think there are no extra ingredients, there are loads of ingredients still, of which I am very curious about since they seem very synthetic hmmm.... Give it a go though!
Being an avid fan of Radox bath soaks, I purchased some of their shower cream about 2 months ago as it was on special offer 2 for £2.00. It usually retails around £1.80 so almost a BOGOF!
I've been using it almost everyday since then and its now only starting to run out so its lasted me fairly well. The bottle is a bit of an odd shape but this doesn't cause any problems with handling and its a flip top so really easy to open and close even with wet soapy fingers..
The smell is unoffensive and not too strong either... as for moisturising, well I cycle to work each day and I do believe that this has made a difference as my legs are really soft compared to before when I didn't use it... admittedly I also use a moisturiser but they definitely aren't as dry as they were with my old product so I do think that there is something in it to help..
The consistency is more like a liquid cream as its white in colour and it also lathers really well which is quite important for me!
I had finished up my favourite shower gel, Nivea Crème Soft so needed something else. Though they were still on offer, I saw that the Radox shower gels were on offer as well. Having really liked their handwashes lately, and thinking that £1.59 for two bottles of shower gel was pretty good, I went for Radox.
The Radox shower gels seem to follow the handwashes, or perhaps that's the other way round... Either way, there seems to be a common theme and you can buy a 'matching' shower gel and hand wash.
One of the ones I chose is a Moisturise Shower Therapy. The bottle is an unusual shape, somewhat like an inverse hourglass, partly by design I should imagine and in part due to the fact that it has an inbuilt handle that you can flick up and hang over the bottle of the shower rail so it has certainly been made with convenience in mind. The bottle is quite pretty though with a purple flower design on the front and the green Radox logo. The liquid inside is white. At the bottom is the flip cap so it all drains down inside, no need to unscrew and get your fingers stuck inside trying to get the remnants out here.
The one negative thing I will say about this is that the cap is rather difficult to open, it's not poison inside so why make it such a challenge. Anyway, on a more positive note though there is no particular smell of to note, it smells fresh but other than that, I am not particularly surprised seeing as it's plain white and it's the plain white ones that tend to be unscented or lightly scented. This one contains chamomile and jojoba but I am not sure if I smell them or not.
There wasn't much scent to speak off so can't comment as to whether the smell lingers on the skin, this may be a plus point for some. It lathers up well though not quite as creamy as Nivea or Dove products but still pretty good. I would buy this again.