I tend to get rid of unwanted hair on my legs and armpits by shaving, simply because I find this the quickest and most convenient method of hair removal. Sometimes I will shave just using soap and on the whole I find this to be a reasonable method to get enough lather to allow a nice smooth shave. However, sometimes doing this leaves my skin quite dry and so occasionally I am encouraged to buy a shaving gel to aid this process and improve the finish that shaving leaves me. One such shaving gel I've used is Gillette Satin Care Moisture Rich Shave Gel (Sensitive Skin). This recently cost me £2.50 from Tesco - which I do feel is quite expensive for this type of product, but having said that I do fairly regularly pay this out because a can does last a long time as a little goes a long way.
The Gillette Satin Care Moisture Rich Shave Gel (Sensitive Skin) is a gel which foams up with lathered up and it is designed to improve the finish on your skin after shaving. It comes in an aerosol-like can which has full instructions on how to use it, as well as a list of ingredients. The can has a nozzle at the top of the can which works to pump out the gel. This nozzle works well, the only negative point being that even the gentlest press of the nozzle does deliver a very generous helping of the gel, and very often I don't need quite as much as is delivered. With this in mind, it's actually quite hard to control how much gel is delivered.
When the gel comes out it has a really nice fragrance to it which is slightly floral but very subtle. In order to use it's just a matter of wetting my legs and then smoothing the gel onto my legs before shaving. The gel spreads on easily and lathers up really quickly, easily and nicely when it is massaged into my legs. This is then "shaved off" - and then I just rinse it off - and it also rinses very easily.
I find that it aids the shaving process and leaves me with a smoother finish and no stubble whatsoever. It is definitely an improvement to not using any shaving gel. As well as the smoother finish, I have to say that my legs don't have that horrible dry feeling that I often feel after shaving and so it moisturises really well and so there is no need to then apply moisturise and end up with stingy legs. It does have aloe vera and Vitamin E in it and so I think that this soothes and does moisturise well.
I do have quite sensitive skin and I have never reacted badly to the product and so I've never been left with any rash or stingy sensations.
Overall, I do recommend this product and believe it is one of the superior shaving gels.
I usually always stick to buying Tesco own shave gel as to be totally frank it is usually the cheapest of female shave gels/foams available, and I have never had any bother with it. Tesco is my nearest supermarket and therefore where I do the vast majority of my shopping, however a few months ago I visited the Asda store which is in a nearby town to do my weekly shop just for a change, and I noticed that Asda at that time had this Gillete Satin Care Sensitive Skin Shave Gel on offer at the time for £1, which was cheaper than the Tesco own variety, and so I happily picked up a canister. This satin care shave gel usually costs around the £2 in many supermarkets, and so it is usually more that I like to spend on a shave gel, although I know that gillette is reputable make.
This 200 ml canister has a press pump which is easy to work. It also states on the front of the canister that this shave gel includes aloe vera which many will have heard of before, due to its skin benefits. On the reverse of this canister there is additional information informing users that this shave gel is aimed at creating soft and satiny smooth skin. It also claims to be lightly fragranced, and includes additional lubricants in order to give that razor glide feel over the skin which in turn provides protection from nicks and cuts. It advises that you use this shaving gel with a gillette venus razor, which I admit right now that I don't - I'm afraid I stick to the basic bic razors.
I have been using this sensitive shave gel for a while now, and with me having quite sensitive skin I have certainly had no adverse reaction to using the gel. I do find that the gel comes out of the pump a little too quickly, meaning that you end up going through the gel quicker than you would expect, and I don't know if this is craft design from the manufacturers or simply a design flaw, but I certainly find that I end up wasting some of the gel, because too much has come out, despite me trying to press gently on the pump. Despite the claims made by gillette on the reverse of the canister, I certainly get my fair share of nicks and cuts when using this gel, even though it does lather well, and I feel that it does allow the razor to glide over it, so I don't think it is quite true to say that using this gel helps to protect against nicks and cuts.
In terms of the smoothness of my legs or underarms after using this, this is where I think it has its advantages over the likes of the Tesco shave gel. I sometimes think the Tesco shave gel can leave my underarm quite sore possibly because it isn't as thick as this gel and doesn't seem to lather up as well. However, after using this gel I find that my legs and underarms are very smooth to touch, and certainly feel in good condition, probably helped with the addition of the aloe vera.
All in all, there are some positives and negatives of this product but in general it is a good product, although unless it is on offer I will still stick to the Tesco gel, simply because it does a good job at a cheaper price, but I would certainly buy this product again when I see it reduced.
Shaving my legs/underarms is something that I do a few times a week (like I'm sure most of you reading this do too). Therefore I think it is necessary to find a product that cares and nourishes your skin - which I found in Gillette moisture rich shave gel. I brought this when it was on an offer when you brought the razor (I think it was £1 more for it) wheras usually I got an own branded one for cheaper. However, since getting this a few years ago, I haven't used another brand again.
I often use a moisturising cream for my legs, but I find when I use this shaving gel I don't need to add anything extra because they are left feeling soft and smooth. I continue to buy this one because it is for sensitive skin and contains the soothing ingredient aloe vera.
This product retails for about £1.70, but I would recommend to get it when on offer to try it out. It lasts quite a long time, and the trick is not to press the pump down long and waste product! It foams up an awful lot, so a little bit of gel will increases to a shaving foam very quickly, and it will cover a lot or area. So don't dispense much because you can keep on adding, but you can't put the product back in.
I find that it compliments the Venus razors well too, so i do use these two products together. Because they have 5 blades and offer such a close shave, it is important to get the right gel so that your skin does not dry out - so thy work fantastic together.
A fantastic shaving gel.
I recently got some of this to use with a dual epilator (a hair removal gadget that plucks as well as shaves) as I was advised to use the gel to make the gadget slide over my skin more easily and also to soothe my skin afterwards. I have always just used soapy foam to shave and at first I thought that the makers of the epilator (the shaving technology on the epilator is invented and made by Gillette) were simply trying to promote the gel. However, I have trialled both this shave gel and soap with the epilator and have to say that I now realise that a gel of this sort is essential if you have an epilator. I have also started using this gel when just regaular shaving as I have come to realise it has more benefits than soap alone.
The product is called Satin Care Shave Gel for Sensitive Skin and it comes in a pressurised metal cannister with a plastic lid. There are a few different types of gel produced by Gillette - this one is recognisable as it has a green and blue design across the can with a picture of what looks like a lotus flower. The can is marked with a stamp that says "NEW and improved!".
This is a 200ml sized can and all product information is printed on the side of the can. The brand claim this gel is created especially for those with sensitive skin. They say the gel contains special 'advanced' lubricants which help razors to glide and so protect against any accidental cuts. It also contains Aloe Vera, a plant extract which is known to have medicinal properties and is specifically used as a soothing agent for the skin.
Directions for use simply state to rub the gel over the skin into a rich lather. You dispense the gel by pressing the large button on the top of the can. It's a well designed dispenser system with a big flat button that is really easy to press down even with wet fingers. There is a large hole where the gel oozes out. It emerges as a transparent turquoise green gel. You have the power to dispense as much or as little as you want. I would advise experimenting with amounts until you achieve the desired amount as it really depends on the area you are shaving. I find that a little gel goes further than I expect it to as when you rub the gel between your fingers it seems to expand and turn into a very thick white foam.
I find that it's best not to have hands that are too wet when dispensing the gel into them or the gel can slide off my hands into little lumps before I have a chance to rub it into a foam. It doesn't take much effort to work it into a lather though - a few taps of a finger will even cause the gel to transform into the fluffy white foam.
The gel has a mild fragrance that sort of falls inbetween being suitable for both women and men. It's a very natural kind of scent - something that reminds me of rainforest blooms and waterfalls. It's probably slightly more feminine than it is masculine but I'd say the fragrance would be entirely suitable for men too. The fragrance remains on your skin after you use this product and it smells fresh and clean.
On the can it is recommended that you use this product with Gillette Venus razors. I have been using it with my Braun epilator with Gillette technology blades and also with my shops own disposable razor blades and it works just as well with any blade! The gel has made shaving so much easier for me. It makes the gliding action so much more smooth and soft. It also seems to act as a protective buffer between the sharp blades and my skin - this is particularly important with the extra sharp epilator blades. However, it doesn't create such a thick foam that it hampers the performance of the shaver.
As I said this shave gel is an essential if you intend to use an epilator as it has soothing qualities which really help to ease the pain. The epilator I have sort of shaves off the top most layer of skin to reveal new bright skin underneath and this means your flesh can look and feel quite raw. This gel cools my skin and dampens the sensations of pain caused by the epilator tweezers and blades. As for using with regular razors I have found that the gel acts like a guideline around my contours. It seems to help the blade glide in the right direction so that I don't slip and cut myself. I haven't had any shaving accidents since I started using this gel.
I absolutely recommend this as to people who shave regularly or use an epilator. I used to think that shave gel was a bit overpriced and unneccessary but I've been converted since using this and know I will always buy it in the future.
to read about the gel and see the other varieties of gel available.
I've been epilating for the last few years but when my epilator broke I couldn't really afford to replace it, so I went back to shaving instead. I started off just using shower gel or conditioner to shave with as suggested by my mum, but it wasn't giving the results I wanted so I decided to try this shave gel. It costs around £3 for a 200ml can.
The can looks really good and is a tall cylindar with a pull off lid. It has a press top dispenser which squirts the gel out with some force form the pressurised container. It's really easy to use but the first time I used it I ended up with way too much gel because you really only need to press it a little bit to get enough out.
It comes out of the can as a bright blue gel that turns white when you smooth it onto your skin. The smell is really nice and fresh like aloe vera and it smells really clean and lovely. you don't need to use much because just a small amount of gel expands into a large amount of foam when you apply it to the skin.
It feels really smooth and soft on the skin and my razor glides so easily through it and over my skin without feeling like it's dragging at the skin. Because it helps the razor glide so easily I also don't cut myself anywhere near as much as when I don't use it (and I only cut myself because I'm really impatient and rush over my knees and ankles where I really should be more careful!).
After shaving with this my skin is so much smoother than with anything else I've used, it really does give the closest shave possible (assuming you also have a decent enough razor of course) and my legs are silky smooth with no missed hairs and no stubbly bits. It also leaves my skin feeling really soft and moisturised so I don't necessarily need to use a moisturiser afterwards.
I do have quite sensitive skin and shaving can leave my legs looking quite red and raw but using this I don't get even the slightest irritation.
I purchased Gillette Satin Care Sensitive Care Shaving Gel for the first time 3 months ago. I purchased the shaving gel from Tesco at the cost of £1.62 and this was half price with the normal price being £3.24 for a 200ml can.
The product is a shaving gel for sensitive skin. The shaving gel comes in a can type pack. The can has a nosel at the top of the product to disperse the shaving foam and a plastic lid to protect the nosel from getting damaged. The shaving gel can has the name of the product on the front of the can and directions for use and a list of ingredients at the back of the can. The can can be recycled after use. The can has a rust proof bottom so it does not rust when it comes into contact with water.
Firstly I would not term my skin as sensitive. I have normal type skin but shaving can be a nightmare for me and often leaves my skin red and very sore. Shaving gel is the only product I buy for sensitive skin and I always find the sensitive variety to be a bit kinder to my skin. My usual shaving gel is Tesco own brand. The Tesco choice was basically down to price and performance. The price is around £1.90 for a 200ml can and I was happy with both the price and the performance of the sensitive variety of shaving gel. When I noticed this Gillette Shaving Gel for half price it actually worked out cheaper than my usual Tesco Shaving Gel. So the Gillette one it had to be!
The Gillette Shaving Gel contains 200mls of the shaving gel as does my usual Tesco own make brand of shving gel. The gel is really easy to disperse from the can. I disperse it into the plastic lid of the can, I always do this with shaving gel as if you try to disperse it in to your hand or on to where you are going to shave you always disperse too much product and it's just a waste. If you disperse some of the product into the lid you can then just scoop out the amount you need. This saves a lot of waste and money.
When you disperse the shaving gel it is aqua green in colour. It smells very like aloe. It is a fresh smell, not too strong and not at all unpleasant. Once you disperse the gel it stays in the form of gel but as you rub it into you skin it turns to foam. The foam is heavy and stays put on your skin. A little of this gel goes a long way, this is why I always disperse it into the lid first.
The gel works well and makes shaving is a good experience. My razor glides easily over my skin and I have no cuts of nicks after shaving. The gel provides no moisture to your skin at all, really it just lubricates your skin effectively so that it is much easier to shave. The gel takes quite a bit of rinsing off and it leaves a sticky mess in the bottom of the bath/shower. If you stand on the gel then you will find it to be very slippy so for this reason caution needs to be taken.
This product works well, it makes shaving much easier and much more comfortable. It smells nice and the 200ml can lasts for ages, a little really does go a long way. The gel is infused with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. Both of these ingredients are kind to your skin and as I said before it does smell nice as it has a really fresh aloe smell.
All in all this shaving gel is a very good product. At the full cost of over £3 per can it is expensive. It smelt different to my usual Tesco Shaving Gel, I would say it smelt a lot nicer but it did not perform any better than my usual brand.
Great if you can find this Shaving Gel on special offer!
I have light auburn hair and so have light coloured hair on my legs which means they are not that noticeable. For this reason, plus the fact my hair growth seems to be much slower since I went through the menopause, means I do not have to shave as often as I used to.
Over the years I have tried hair removal creams, shaving mitts, waxing strips and epilators but my preferred way is to remove hair with the use of a good razor and foam/ gel. By far the best one I've tried is the Gillette (for women) Satin Care shave gel for sensitive skin which cost £2.49 from our local LLoyds chemist.
I bought this 195gm can several months ago and it is still going strong as a little seems to go a long way.
It has a dome-shaped plastic pull-off green lid which reveals a pump action nozzle which dispenses the turquoise gel. The gel smells lovely and fresh, slightly floral and is very pleasant indeed. Once dispensed and touched it turns into a white foam which can easily be spread over the skin ready for shaving.
I was surprised how little of the product I actually needed - a 50p sized amount is plenty for me to use for the whole front and back of one leg. I would say be careful when you first use it though as it is easy to pump too hard and using far too much which is unnecessarily wasteful.
I tend to do my legs and underarms in the shower because the foam rinses away easily after shaving. I have done it in the bath but then you end up sharing it with clumps of foam swimming around you as you soak which is not too pleasant!
The razor just seems to glide through the foam making shaving a somewhat enjoyable experience and my legs look and feel smoother, softer and smelling lovely after using it .
The contents are listed on the reverse of the can but most are unrecognisable to me eg tocopheryl acetate and benzyl saucylate(?) but it does contain aloe and vitamin E which may account for the soft feeling I get on my skin after use.
I would definitely recommend trying this gel/ foam if you are a razor-lady because it is easy to use, smells good, rinses off easily and the shaved areas feel so soft and quite moisturised after use.
I cannot deny that Gillette's Shaving products including their gels & creams are the best quality by far. So if you're not shopping for your toiletries on a budget then definetely go for Gillette! But there are now a lot of other shave gels on the market that are far cheaper and still have good results, so this has pushed Gillette to the back of the queue a little bit. It is still the shave gel I would prefer to buy though because of the great results I've had with it.
There's quite a few different Gillette Shave gels to choose from, but the Satin Care Moisture Rich Gel is the one I've used since being a teenager. The first thing I love about it is the smell, it has a hint of fruitiness but also smells incredibly fresh and clean. I can still smell the lingering scent from the gel even 24 hours after using it, so the freshness lasts too.
The gel spreads very nicely and smoothly over my body, but one thing I have noticed is that when you squeeze the cream out of the nozzle it comes out thick and fast, so you actually end up using a lot more than you actually needed (very clever design by Gillette to makesure you run out of cream faster and need to buy more of their product!) so I try so press a little gentler now when I'm squeezing the cream out.
My shaving results after using Gillette are amazing, my legs are always super soft I can't stop touching them! The softness lasts a few days too. I think I have the Aloe Vera in this gel to thank for the incredible softness! I now only buy shaving gels that contain Aloe Vera because they make such a big difference. I think Gillette was one of the first brands to use Aloe Vera in their shaving products, but now several others have followed suit.
A 200ml bottle of this gel is roughly £3 or slightly more and as I mentioned there are so many other shave gels out there for much cheaper, many people can't afford to be paying £3+ for shaving cream with the cost of living these days, the price of everything has gone up but people's wages haven't! So understandbly I don't buy Gillette as often as I used to, but if i had the money it would be my first choice.
I was recommended this product by my best friend after moaning about leg irritation after shaving, I wasn't aware the product existed so had been using ordinary gillette satin care I am so pleased she told me about it.
It can be pricey but if you shop around you can get it at a reasonable price Asda had it for £2.50 but that may have been on special offer, this was for 200ml.
The products ingredients are the key to less skin irritation, Aloe and vitamin E with silk which really reduces skin irritation.
I use gillette products for shaving any way because they have a nice smell and you seem to get a good foam, I usually use my venus shaver with good results but having said that I have used cheaper versions which have worked just as well. Although the venus shaver has a good contour to reach those underarm curves.
I found a good way to keep the shaver nozzle free from gunge by using a baby cotton bud to clean it after a couple of uses. Seems a bit of a bother but its not really, its worth it to save hassle.
Another good thing about this product is you only need a tiny bit because it foams up well.
If you are doing your bikini line with it be careful where you are putting the gel because it stings like mad if you get it in you fleshy bits.
Whether you shave your legs, wax or use an epilator, hair removal can be a real chore. Having tried waxing and epilating I have come to settle with a traditional razor and a good shaving gel or cream, mainly because of being such a wussy.
At the moment one of my preferred choices for shaving gel is Gillette Satin Care for Sensitive skin. Having relatively sensitive skin I have always found it difficult to find a gel, cream or foam that will not leave me with a shaving rash or irritated skin. This Gillette one seems to suit my skin just perfectly.
~ What is the packaging like? ~
This gel comes in a blue pressurised 200ml canister with a green plastic lid. The gel is a turquoise blue colour similar to that of it's container. Simply pressing the push feature on top of the canister dispenses the gel ready for use.
The gel has a slight fragrance to it, nothing overly noticeable but more a fresh smell.
~ Who is it for? ~
This shaving gel is aimed for those mainly with sensitive skin, however it is suitable for most women and skin types. The gel contains aloe vera to reduce any cuts or nicks, but also to moisturise and prevent your skin from any irritation.
~ Price And Availability ~
I bought this Gillette satin shave gel from Asda for around £2.50, however it is also available from most other supermarkets, chemists and online stores. You can often find it is on special offer and I have purchased this gel for the £1 mark in the past.
~ My Opinion ~
I always tend to shave my legs whilst I am in the shower, normally due to time and that it's easy. I found that the gel lathered well when mixed with a little water and I found a little quantity went a long way. Around a 50 pence piece size of gel on my palm did all of my lower leg and then same for the upper leg. It was easy to apply to my legs, soon turning white in colour as it mixed with the water.
I use a Gillette Venus razor with this shave gel and I found that the razor smoothly glided over my legs with this gel, making the job in hand quick and easy to do!
After using this gel I found that my legs were absolutely fine with no rashes, like I have had with some other sensitive shave gels/foams. My legs felt soft and moisturised for the rest of the day, and I then moisturised them with a traditional moisturiser cream to maintain the soft and almost silky feeling.
Overall I was really impressed with this gel and have continued to use this along with another couple of shave gels that are relatively similar only slightly lower in price.
When it comes to shaving and buying products for it, I normaly settle with a cheap mens shaving foam!
It sounds silly, but they are always cheaper and do the job just fine.
However I decided to try a womens shave gel and chose this Satin Care sensitive skin shave gel by Gillette as it was on offer at boots for only £1 each.
There are good and bad points to using this.
......The gel contains lubricants making it simple and easy to glide when shaving. As is it for sensitive skin, the gel is lightly fragranced to avoid any irritations however I think this product smells lovely.
It contains aloe vera for healing and protection, helping leave your skin feeling smooth and satin clean.
..... The instructions diret to gently rub the gel into wet skin for it to foam up. When using this gel, only a TINY amount is needed as it foams up very well!
Its very easy to use too much of this product, this is because the bottle lets out a large amount of gel at one time.... Because of this I found myself washing large amounts down the drain as id taken out more than I needed!
On the other hand, the gel forms a lovely smooth foam, is easy to apply and stays on the skin long enough for you to shave it off. Ive noticed with other gels that the foam tends to slip off quickly and id have to reapply.
The thick foam created by this gel helps with shaving, however the results do depend on the quality of the razor you are using and this product shouldn't be judged by how close of shave you got.
This gel helps support shaving, before and after! I love the results and the way my skin feels from the aloe vera gel and moisturises in this product.
The smell from the gel doesn't stay, so if you'r not too keen on the fragrance, it doesn't really matter.
Now to the bad points; ..... The lid doesn't stay on too well, so I ended up throwing mine in the first week of using it.
With or without a lid however, the nossel of the bottle does get messy easily with dried up gel foam.
However much you try to keep the nossel clean and clear, mine always ended up looking messy. This is due to the large amount of gel which is thrown out from the bottle as it does fly out far too quickly!
Also the rim around the bottom of the bottle gets a bit rusty looking after a few weeks.... My gel has just ran out as the rust is just starting to look unpleasant.
This gel last me about a month, not as long as shaving other gels have done, but a reasonable length I think for the price I bought it at.... Although i'm not sure if i'd buy it at its full RRP price.
I tend to wax but when I don't have time I do shave my legs and I use this product to help with the process. I do sometimes get quite rashy when I shave and so use the sensitive product
In an aerosol type blue bottle with a green plastic lid, very similar to some mens products. When pulling off lid, there is a blue button which you press to make the product come out. Very easy to dispense just make sure you keep the lid as it does tend to leak or foam. If you keep this in you gym bag (like I do) without the lid it can make a mess - and then you have a devil of the time trying to clean it up!!!
It comes out in a blue gel which when rubbed into the area foams up and a little does go a long way...so be warned. The lather holds well to the area you are applying it to and doesn't slide down like some other products I have used in the past. When the razor is going through it, the hairs are trimmed well and although the razor needs to be rinsed after every sweep it is very effective at getting to the root of the problem (sorry couldn't resist!!)
After finishing shaving the product is easy to be rinsed off and my skin feels lovely and soft and I don't experience any rashes like I have done with soap even in more delicate areas. The length that the shave lasts is more comparable with the type of razor you use however using this product does make your skin softer and also the hairs seem to be less prickly.
So I brought this one because I love Gillette and needed a shave gel which would not irritate my skin and this one did the trick brilliantly!
I can now shave my legs with no problems and no irritation what so ever. This is definatly the one to use on sentive skin I have tried rival brands and they just did not work what so ever.
The gel is so easily spreadable that a tiny bit will coverr the whole leg, so one bottle lasts weeks or months depending on how often you shave.
The gel is blue and has no real smell to it so no perfume no soap to try the skin out and irritate it. It does contain aloe vera which works miracles with its healing and soothing powers. You really notice a great change in the way your legs feel. This gel even gives a perfect shave which is excellent. No more itchy sore and dried out legs.
The cream is very rich and thick which means your legs are well protected so there is no more nicks and cuts but beautifully soft legs instead which is what every women wants.
Another great part is the price normally for sensitive skin things cost more which is unfair yet this one is even cheaper! £2.50ish will get you a full sized bottle and you can buy travel sized too so you get perfect legs on holiday too.
A must have!
I've always been jealous of my friend who shaves her legs without needing to get in the shower or bath to do so. She shaves using a dry razor and without wetting her legs first. I don't know how but she always ends up with lovely smooth legs, no nicks or shaving rash. I, on the other hand only have to glance sideways at a razor and my legs break out in an unsightly red bumpy rash. I used to be quite hap hazard when it came to shaving, I frequently used hair conditioner or shower gel to shave with as opposed to proper 'shaving products'. I guess I didn't really believe that shaving products would make that much of a difference. These days, having seen the error of my ways I regularly use the Gillete for Women Satin Care Moisture Rich Shave Gel (what a mouthful).
The Gillette brand is a dominant one when it comes to shaving products. Their Satin Care range of shaving gels specifically designed for women are sold worldwide and as well as the Moisture Rich gel include: Radiant Apricot, Skin Soothing with Shea Butter, Wild Berry and Avocado Twist. So what does a shaving gel do? According to Gillette, it's apparently 'the secret to a smooth shave'. It basically holds any moisture in the hair which then makes it much easier to cut. It also contains lubricants, so that your razor can move smoothly over your skin. I initially bought this product because I already used the Gillette venus razor (I've tried quite few razors and have found this to be the best by a long way) and also because the gel is suitable for sensitive skin. My underarm in particular gets irritated by a lot of deodorants and shaving gels/foams. I was a bit apprehensive about using the gel at first as I use a deodorant that is free of any perfume and although the gel states it is suitable for sensitive skin it does contain perfume.
The gel comes in a turquoise blue coloured 200ml canister with a green coloured lid. It contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E which are said to reduce any irritation caused by shaving and leave skin soft and moisturised. The blue coloured gel has a lovely fresh, clean Aloe fragrance to it. It smells quite strong at first but the smell does become far less obvious once the gel is applied to the skin. There is a big push down button on top of the canister which when pushed, easily dispenses the gel. I tend to squirt a blob the size of a 10 pence as this amount provides a decent amount of foam (I find 4 of these blobs in total sufficient for my legs). It's best to make sure your skin isn't absolutely soaking before applying the foam otherwise quite a lot of it slips off when applied to the skin. I dispense the gel into the palm of my hand and then give it a quick rub. This provides a creamy white foam, which feels rich and sumptuous. Once the foam is applied to the skin the razor glides over it really well. It doesn't hurt or drag at all, yet it somehow still seems to give a close shave. Before I used this gel I always nicked myself whilst trying to shave the awkward hairs on my knees. This doesn't happen with this gel. I don't generally get any nicks at all. As it is so creamy and thick once foamed I do find that it easily blocks up my razor, so I do have to keep rinsing it regularly before continuing to shave.
After shaving, my legs feel smooth and soft. My skin is not irritated nor is my underarm and I'm not left with any shaving rash, which frequently happens with cheaper brands of gel/foams that are not suitable for sensitive skin. I always find though that I need to apply a moisturising cream to my legs after shaving. Perhaps this is because I do have quite dry skin but I would like the gel to be more moisturising. If I don't apply any moisturiser I do get a tight feeling on my legs a couple of hours after shaving.
The gel is available to buy from most supermarkets as well as Boots and Superdrug. Boots are currently selling it for £2.93 and Superdrug £2.99 (22/02/10). There is no getting away, compared to the equivalent supermarket own brand it is considerably more expensive. For example, Sainsburys gel comes in at £1.38, Tescos at £1.05 and Wilkos at £1.06. I have tried all of these brands though and find the gels are no where near as effective and I end up using a lot more of them to get a decent shave. So they actually work out more expensive in the long run. The Satin Care range of shaving gels does seem to be on special offer quite frequently. Places like Bodycare and Wilkos often sell them for around £2.00. I find the gel really does last me a long time as a little seems to go a long way. Overall, I would recommend the gel, particularly for sensitive skin. It's not quite perfect but it is the best shaving gel I have found.
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For some reason, I can clearly remember the first time I used this product. I was 16, and excitedly discovering all the tricks of the skincare trade. My new found love of skincare products happily coincided with my first taste of financial independence, thanks to a Saturday job at WHSmith and a flurry of babysitting requests from friends, and friends of friends.
It was while I was out babysitting that I first came across this shaving gel. I was looking after 4 kids overnight, which was no mean feat, so by the time they had finally settled in bed after about the 5th chapter of Lord of the Rings, I felt in need of a long, hot bath before hitting the sack myself.
Armed with my razor, I settled down into the water and cast my eye over all the bottles and lotions on the side. They all looked so ladylike and luxurious! Catching sight of this blue bottle, I was surprised to see it was shaving gel. The realisation that women used shaving gel too was a revelation to me! I was curious. Feeling incredibly shifty, I pulled off the lid and pressed the pump down. Thick, greeny blue gel oozed pleasingly onto my hand. It smelt great- fresh, floral and clean. Smoothing it onto my damp legs, it turned into a thick, creamy lather. The razor glided over my legs in smooth sweeps, leaving not one hair in its wake, and I was left with silky smooth skin in no time at all, and without a single shaving cut (probably for the first time in my life!).
Having discovered this secret thanks to my unwitting employer, I rushed into town the next day to get myself a bottle (or should it be can?) from Boots. I can't remember exactly what price it was, but I was certainly pleased. It now retails around the £3 mark for a generously sized 200ml in a tall bottle that will last you for ages.
Since then, this has been an essential product in my shower rack. It makes shaving so much quicker and easier, and leaves my legs silky smooth and moisturised every time. I think this is thanks to the aloe and vitamin e combination- it's moisture rich, and with no soap added, it's ideal for people with sensitive skin. And they haven't messed around with the formula, so it's every bit as good as the first time I tried it back in the day! I'm forever indebted to the mother of those 4 kids for inadvertently unlocking the world of smooth legs to me!
Satin Care Moisture Rich Shave Gel gives you a close, smooth shave and soft, satin smooth skin like never before / This non-soap Gentle formula has real aloe vera and skin conditioners for a difference you can actually feel on your skin / Real Aloe Vera Gentle Formula /