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Johnson's Silky Skin Shower & Shave Cream
Member Name: pink_glitter
Johnson's Silky Skin Shower & Shave Cream
Advantages: 2 in1 product
Disadvantages: I didn't like the smell
Johnsons shower and shave is a 2 in 1 product designed to be used as both a body wash and a shaving cream. It comes in three different formulas - Nourishing, Refreshing and Comforting. I bought the comforting one, which contains aloe vera, and so that is the product I will be referring to throughout this review.
This comes in a baby pink coloured bottle with the johnsons logo and product information written over a background of pink bubbles. The bottle has an easy to open flip top lip, which is also flat. The packaging is nothing special (but for a product costing £2.29 you wouldnít necessarily expect it to be), but its inoffensive at the same time.
~What they say~
This product promises that Ďskin conditioners enrich your skin with moisture that lasts 24 hoursí and that Ďthe rich, creamy lather ensures an extra smooth shave that helps prevent nicks and cuts. The formula, which contains aloe vera well known for its soothing properties, helps soothe your skin.í OK, so that all sounds good, but whatís it really likeÖ..?
On dispensing the product into my hand the first thing I noticed is that the cream is the same baby pink colour as the bottle it comes in. The second thing I noticed was the smell. The smell is not too overpowering, but I have to say I didnít like it very much. It smelled sort of like a plant, so perhaps it was the aloe vera I could smell in it, but whatever it was I wasnít keen. I wasnít particularly unpleasant, just not to my taste! As there are three different types I assume that they may all have slightly different aromas, so if I was to buy this again Iíd try a different one.
When I applied it to my legs I found that although it was thicker than a regular shower gel, it didnít seem thick enough for a shaving cream. When it actually came to shaving my legs though it was quite good. It didnít really lather up at all, but it was easy to apply and felt quite cool on my legs.
I find that if you just use shower gel to shave you can get razor burn as it can run off before you manage to shave your legs, and I donít like buying shaving foam if I can help it because itís so thick and messy. Despite my initial worries it seems that this is just about the right consistency.
One of the best things about this product is that as well as being a shaving cream it is also cleanses the skin, meaning not only does it save you money on buying two products, but you also save time.
My legs were left soft and smooth like it had promised, with no razor burn and no nicks or cuts and also was fresh and clean. I wouldnít say my skin was dry, but it certainly didnít feel moisturised as had been suggested by the bottle - where was this 24 hour moisture I was promised?
I bough this from Boots for £2.29 for a 250ml bottle, itís the same price in Superdrug or if you go to Wilkinsons itís only £2.18. The Johnsons brand is widely available, so Iím sure if you look around itís possible to find it much cheaper.
I found this to be good as a shaving cream and itís convenient that it saves you using a shower gel as well. At only £2.29 itís fairly good value as you are essentially getting two products in one. Youíd probably find it difficult to find both a shower gel and a shaving cream from a well known brand such as Johnsons for less than that price.
Unfortunately it didnít live up to itís promises of 24hour moisture and I wasnít keen on the smell, although I think thatís probably down to personal taste. I would definitely use this product again, but would choose a different fragrance next time.
Summary: shower gel and shaving cream in one
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