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Boots Sensitive Shaving Gel

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Brand: Boots / Texture: Cream / Type: Shave Gel / What it does: Smoothes, Protects / Gender: for Women

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      26.03.2011 21:14
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      This sensitive shaving gel from Boots retails for £2.89 in my local Boots and it is a pretty good product which certainly reprseents good value for money. You get 200ml of hsaving gel for your money in a simple white and green can, it is certainly nothing fancy but it is an effective shaving gel that is kind to your skin.

      It gets the sensitive tag because it contains Camomile and Vitamin E which are both stable ingredients in products that are classified for sensitive skin and that one certainly seems to be quite effective in this area. It lathers up very effectively and you should use it sparingly as you get a decent amount of coveridge from a relatively small amount and it is nice and creamy. The thickness means that you get a very comfortable shave when using this gel so long as you use a good quality blade, if the blade is no good then no matter how good the gel is you are going to have a painful experience.

      It has a pleasant but subtle odour to it, slightly antiseptic in aroma and also creamy at the same time, either way it is not very strong or harsh. I do find that this gel helps prevent my skin drying out while I shave and my legs are left rather soft and nicely moisturised although obviously I still use a moisturiser after shaving anyway. It is certainly very good for sensitive skin.

      Given the reasonable price this is a great shaving gel and one that I certainly recommend.

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        21.07.2008 20:50
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        a must for us ladies

        This product is fantastic if you have sensitive skin because it doesnt irritate after shaving and it also makes your skin feel soft and moisturised.

        The packaging is a white can with a green picture and wording on the front. It is easily recognisable.

        When you use it you only need a little amount as it does go far and it creates a nice thick creamy lather. It also has a lovely aloe vera smell to it.

        It is good value for money as you only need a small amount so it lasts for quite a while. After shaving your legs feel really moisturised and soft.

        It contains camomile and vitamin E which both help to condition and protect your skin. I didnt get any nicks or cuts when shaving and I attribute that to this product as i always cut myself!

        I really think us women should use this rather than the more expensive brands as I think it is as good as them. I will continue to use this as I think its the best one by far.

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          23.06.2008 17:11

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          Really good gel, better than a normal foam as goes further and keeps legs looking smooth and soft

          This shaving gel is perfect if you have sensitive skin as it doesnt irritate after shaving and makes skin feel soft and non irritated. The gel is better than a foam in my opinion as it goes further. You only need a pea size amount on your plam and rub it inot leg and it covers it really well and the aloe vera type smell is nice. When shaving I didnt have any nicks or cuts using this gel and the fee after was amzingly smooth and soft it alomst felt like they had moisturised with a thick moisturiser it felt lovely. The can lasts ages as you only need a tiny amount and it was good value for money at only about £3.00. My boyfriend bought this as it is for men but I nick it and use it on my legs, and underarms and its fantastic and makes my skin look soft and beautiful.

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          26.10.2001 23:05
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          BOOTS SENSITIVE SHAVING GEL (I have actually suggested this, but I've got fed up with waiting so .............) Who'd be a woman hey? Well, a woman other than a German Fraulien, or Julia Roberts that is?? For my fellow female 'dooyooers', I'm sure that you can stand with me, shout it loud, I, we hate shaving our legs!! I do. I can't deny it. I hate. I hate. I hate it. And, while on the topic of admittance, I feel inclined to add that during the winter months, when the baring of my legs is not needed. The lack of enticing a mere male with my shapely pins. And the 'just can't be bothered to head to the swimming baths cos it's too cold' chestnut are all the excuses I need. And use. The shaving ritual falls by the wayside a touch. Yes, I admit it, between the months of October and February my pins are sight to behold. We are talking shag pile carpets. We are talking legs that can only be found on the body of the hairy Mammoth, or the Yeti!! Nah, I'm joking, I'm not that hairy. Honest. But, with over three or four months of hair, the sight ain't pretty. C'mon girls, you've all been there, you know what I'm talking about dontcha? Please say you do, or I've divulged too much. Way too much. Anyway, this ain't an op on the attributes, no matter how scarce, of idodoyou's legs. We are actually here to talk shaving gel. Women's shaving gel. Apparently there's a difference cos when my father runs out of his 'man stuff' <beats chest and takes on Neanderthal appearance> he will not use my mothers or mine?? I don't know why, I use his when I run out!!! Luckily he has 'sensitive' as well. Big girls blouse really!! Yep, we are talking about a Boots offering, 'Sensitive Shaving Gel'. Not, actually my first choice (I WAS a Gillette Berry girl!!) but when you leave it up to your sister to pick you something
          up from city when she goes in, you run the risk of not receiving the items that you actually wanted in the first place!! It's ok having a dog, but if it doesn't bark properly ... what's the point? Anyway, let's talk Shaving Gel .... a wayhay!! Standing tall, standing proud and looking all green and white on the shelf beside various other ablution orientated items, and weighing in at 200ml Boots Sensitive Shaving Gel is the only shaving gel you need. You do. Honest. It works a treat. The .... What's it called? The tin? The can? The aerosol? Bottle? I dunno? Oh bugger it, the gel packaging .. You know what I mean don't you? ... is basic white, with a rather fetching green lid, and a pix of a woman sitting there in the nude (It's ok guys, you don't see anything!!!) personally I think she looks ill, cos she's got the same green tinge as the lid!! : ) There really isn't much to the front of the .. canister .. just the pix, the name of the product, and a little bit of advertising. The back however is writing, writing, writing. There's loads of it! And, all in English!! (well, the Germans don't use it do they?? Sorry, last German dig I promise) Firstly we are introduced to the product. It's specially formulated for the ladies out there that suffer from sensitive skin. It gives a smoother shave for the ole' pins, the bikinki (yes I know I've spelt it wrong ~ it's idodoyou speak!) and the old 'sweat pits'. Apparently this luxurious gel contains a blend, unique blend, of lubricants (Duckhams GTX maybe?) that all help to protect the skin from the inevitable nicks and cuts. The sensitive formula contains Camomile and Vitamin E, both of which help to condition and protect it while shaving. Oh, and it's Lanolin free too. Good huh? We are then told how to use this product. Yes, ladies and ...... ladies, and the one gentleman at the back t
          here(it's ok, your secret is safe with me ... for a price!!! teehee) We, women of the world, old hats at using these products, connoisseurs in the art of leg shaving, are being told how to use this product. I mean, it's only bloody shaving gel for buggerys sake. Do we look that stupid? Oh yes, I know that there are 'leg shaving virgins' out there in the world, but c'mon, are you telling me that they don't know how to apply shaving gel?? Anyway, if, if there is anybody out there who isn't quite sure what to do, please, please listen, read carefully, cos I will only be saying this once, get it! Wet the area to be shaved. Remove cap (personally I don't know why I added that, it would have been more fun to leave it out and imagine some idiot, I mean, somebody trying to get the gel out with the lid on, well .. if they are that stupid!!) press the top and release gel into the palm of your hand. As you spread the gel over the area to be shaved the gel will change into a rich lather. After shaving rinse with water. Ok, sorted, know what you supposed to be doing now, yeah? Bloody good job! : ) So, we've done what it is, we've done how to use it, and now, we have a word of caution. As with all pressurised cans you have to protect it from the sunlight (don't let it sunbathe!!) Do not pierce (it ain't having a nipple ring!) Do not use on broken or irritated skin. Do not use near or place container on polished or painted surfaces. And keep out of children's reach. I'll just bung in the customary list of ingredients that ops on these type of products seem to have, and then we'll get down to the nitty gritty. Ok? Bare with me, it will all be over before you know it! (My spellchecker loves the next bit ... it goes wild!) Aqua, Palmitic acid, Triethanolamine, Stearic acid, Isopentane, Sorbitol, Propylene glycol, Ceteth - 2, Isobutance, Hydroxyethlcellulos
          e, Parfum, Panthenol, Tocopheryl acetate, Glyceryl polymethacrylate, Hydroxypropylcellulose, PVM/MA copolymer, Methylparaben, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid, Propylparaben, Sodiummethylparaben, Sodium ethylparaben, Sodium butylparaben, Sodium propylparaben, Anthemis nobillis. Phew .. I suppose, if you happen to have any of the ingredients knocking around in your store cupboard, you could always make a batch up of your own ....?? Right, last bit of the boring stuff, honest. This can can (oh la la) be recycled, it's steel. The cap, the bright green thing at the top, is Polypropylene. Only recycle when empty (if you recycle when you've still got gel in it, well, you're a bigger fool than the ones that didn't know how to use it .. :)) Oh, and you can't crush the can either. (well, if you are big and strong and masterful you might be able to, but you shouldn't!) This can does not contain CFC's as required by legislation, and if you have any complaints with this product, either take it back to the store that you bought it, better make sure it's a Boots store though. Don't think Superdrug will refund you on a Boots product?? Or, you can just drop the big wigs a line at .... The Boots Company PLC Nottingham England. The can tells us that there are 50 half-leg treatments, whether or not that is correct, I don't know. I've only got 2 full legs!! But there is a lot in there, my can last for yonks. For me, any lotion, potion, cream, balm, foam or gel that will stop me from carving nicks, and niches out of my legs, and creating mini blood baths, are 'go ers'. Unfortunately, there ain't many lotions, potions, creams, balms, foams or gels that actually work. So, when you stumble across one, or in my case, have one thrust into my hands by a hot and city flustered sister with the words 'no ******* berry stuff, you'll have to have this one
          and lump it. If you don't ******* want it, you can ******* well go and buy your own ******* Shaving gel. You lazy ******* old ***! ? that works' You take it. You welcome it with open arms. Embrace it. And make sure that you never ask your sister to shop for you again. The abuse is torment .. And I'm the oldest too! Shouldn't it be the other way round? Anyway, I'm drifting?.. where was I ... ah yes, shaving gels ? Believe me, when I say, this gel is great fun. It is. You squirt it on, and within a couple of rubs, where there was a slightly 'Vaseliney' looking line of gel, you are faced with a line or splodge, depending on which direction you rubbed, of lather. Very rich, and very creamy. Luxuriant even. Actually, it's so rich, creamy and luxuriant that shaving it all away seems a waste. But shave it away you have to (well, not unless you really really don't want to, but be prepared for a mess, and the funny looks ok?) You don't have to shave it away at first if you so wish, you can wait awhile. This gel doesn?t dissolve and slowly slide away to nothing if you leave it for a minute or two. I ain't talking days, or even hours, but several minutes. Isn't it annoying when you are lathering up one end of your leg only to find that when you get back up to the top, the lather all gone, and you have to start again?? Could spend all day just lathering. So, the gel feels lovely. It really does. You can almost feel your skin soften under its foamy, sensitive and 'Camomiled' tentacles of lather!! Shaving is easy. The cream helps the razor glide through the clouds of foam, slice the errant hairs off in the prime of their life leaving you, your leg, or the other bits of a persons body that need to be 'defluffed', 'de haired' and smooth. When I say shaving is easy, of course, it depends on the state of your razor. I don't want the owners of ten-
          year-old rust incrusted defluffing utensils to think that this gel will work miracles. I'm sorry. It won't. Buy a new razor. The gel is not only a god send for the legs, it works equally as well for the other two scenes of shaving that we ladies have to attend on a regular basis. And before you start, or to stop you from thinking further, I am not the original 'hairy Mary', the only part of my body that is left in its au natural state for any period of time, are the legs. Top and middle are attended to on a regular basis!! As I said, it works equally as well in all places. It leaves the skin bald and smooth. (Ainsley Harriots head springs to mind!!) It doesn't leave the skin dry either. It's almost as if you can feel the Vitty E and the Camomile on your skin, but by saying that, it doesn't mean that the skin is left greasy, it isn't. The gel smells nice too. Kinda like baby wipes. Gentle and unassuming. Delicate and light. You can almost smell sensitive in the aroma. The can says that the product is ideal for use with Boots Sensitive Ladies Razors (does this mean that the razors are sensitive, or you have be careful what you say to the lady?) but c'mon, we all know that it's a marketing ploy don't we? I don't use Boots razors. (not that there's anything wrong with them of course) I have a rather snazzy ladies Gillette number! Works well, looks good so why change? The main reason, the only reason that I use 'sensitive' products is because my skin has a tendency to dry out. I need to moisturise after every bath and shower. To tell you that I don't need to moisturise my legs after shaving with this gel would be a lie. I do, but it does seem that I don't need to put as much lotion on as I usually slap around on 'me pins'!! Of course, the sensitivity part, the smooth shave, the smell, and the general all round acclaiming
          attributes that I have placed upon the shoulders or rather, the lid of this gel all depends on your skin. Your preferences towards shaving gels. Your likes and dislikes. And I suppose the main factor for some would be whether or not you shave? ('Sparen zie wasser' hey?) I can't force you into Boots and buy this gel, not sure that I'd even want to actually. The more people buying it the more risk there is of Boots not having any of the stuff when I walk in with my hot and sweaty £2.75 (for 200ml) that I've had clasped in my hand ever since I left the house, in fear that I might spend the money else where!! (ain't gonna be sending my sister shopping again am I? I'm still in trauma!) Nah, ignore all I've said, this gel is crap, it really is, you don't need it, you don't want it ... stay hairy!! If you really really want to buy some of this gel, along with almost anything else out of Boots, you can buy it on-line at the relatively new website ... www.wellbeing.com. I ain't bought anything from the site yet but I should imagine that I will be doing so in the near future ... (can that be called plugging if I ain't even wrote the op yet?) BTW No German was hurt or traumatised in the making of this op!! ; ) Cheers ears Lisa

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          Specially formulated for women with sensitive skin, to give a smoother shave for legs, bikini & underarms / This luxurious gel contains a unique blend of lubricants to help protect the skin from shaving nicks & cuts /