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I have dark brown hair and I have to shave my legs regularly, especially in the summer. I began shaving as a teenager and when on holiday I will shave my legs most days if not everyday so for me its important to find a good razor and shaving foam to complete the job. The Gillette Satin care range as a whole is definitely the best out there. However scent wise the apricot one is the nicest to use.
The satin care has a wide range of scents and skin types of shaving foam. The ones Ive seen include -
Olay (the newest to the range in a gold can)
The apricot satin care is available in Boots, Superdrug and some supermarkets but its best to check what is available locally to you. Most supermarkets/shops do usually stock around 3 or 4 satin care types but not always the apricot so its worth looking around. Price is usually around £3-£3.50 but I have seen this on offer for £2 or half price, promotions will vary on shop. Size available is 200ml but some scents are available in a smaller 75ml size for holidays.
The satin care range are packaging in white cans which are then partially coloured to show what type they are. The apricot satin care is in coloured with pink/orange and has a small picture of apricots on the front. The Satin Care writing is in blue on the front and on the back contains the ingredients, use etc.
Upon opening the can I use around about a tablespoon per leg but this will vary on your needs. I squeeze into my hand then rub the gel in both hands to create a lather and apply to wet skin. The gel itself is very thick. I find with some shaving foams/gels that they can be really runny and do not create the required lather but this is not the case with SC. The smell has a lovely fruity burst of apricot and once in a lather it can still be smelled. Once lathered in my hands I apply to the wet skin and it creates a good thick foam over my legs. I shave off as required (I recommend a Gillette razor for this) and wash off any foam left over. I repeat this per leg. To use on under arms I use able a teaspoon for both under arm area, again this will vary on your routine. A 200ml can usually lasts we around a month based on using it 2/3 times per week, if I use more often the can will need replacing sooner.
After Ive been in the shower or bath I dry off and my legs feel smooth and soft. This gel is great because it doesn't dry my skin out and offers a good protection against the razor. I often apply lotion to my legs but if I don't one time my skin still feels soft and doesn't feel sore or irritated.
This isn't the cheapest shaving foam/gel out there believe I know! Over the years Ive tried numerous cheaper ones, included branded and supermarket and none of them are anywhere near as good as satin care, Ive always gone back to the one I know and trust and that is satin care. At its most expensive it is around £3.50 which to some people is a lot to pay but for me its worth the money as it leaves my skin soft and free from irritation. If I go into a supermarket or shop and see this on offer I will buy even if I don't need it so although its priced at £3.50 I would say about 70% when I buy it its usually on promotion so its worth looking out for whats on offer.
I shave my legs because I'm too tight and too lazy to ever do anything else and its quick and easy taking me only about 5 minutes in the shower. I have had to shave without any additional cream or gel before in the past, and when I run out entirely I tend to use just ordinary hand wash, but I prefer not to as often this leads to bumps and itchiness on my legs that stays for a few days and is just very uncomfortable. As such, I prefer to use shave gels such as the ones made by Gillette in thei Satincare range and have used various different fragrances over the year from this.
Currently, I'm using 'Radiant Apricot' and they have got it spot on with this name. You press down the lever and out comes a little blob of gel, or if you require a little more you can hold it down for longer and then apply more liberally or over a larger surface area. The first thing I noticed was definitely the fragrance. It is strong, but not overpowering, and has a very light, natural quality to it. Though described as simply apricot, it did also have quite a peach-y general fruity scent. I sometimes find that my skin reacts poorly to overly scented products and so when I first smelt this I was a little hesitant, but having used it frequently now for a few weeks I can say it hasn't reacted poorly to my skin and it definitely lives up to the 'care' aspect of its name. This shave gel has a kind of moisturising quality, not in that it enriches my skin any greater, but that it softens and smooths the skin after shaving so that it feels silky to touch. I use male razors as I find they give a closer, more precise shave, and though it isn't also a complimentary Venus razor it still works perfectly for me.
It lathered well into the leg and I found that it covered the area really quickly. The gel wasn't overly watered based though and so I often need more than just one push of the lever. Despite this however, I have found that this shave gel still goes far and it has lasted much longer than I expected. The gel is quite thick and this does mean that sometimes it clots around the razor and I have to rinse it under the tap frequently. Sometimes also it does just go straight to waste as its difficult to get the exact amount you want when you push down the button and so sometimes I get just a bit too much and have to wash it off almost immediately because it just foams around my ankles. The thickness of the gel means that sometimes I have to rinse off the actual bottle as it clots around the nozzle also which can be a bit annoying but this isn't really much of an issue that I wouldn't buy it on.
The effect of the shaving gel is almost immediately noticeable. When I use it I never have to worry about the razor nicking any hairs because the water is just too thin to provide any protection. Instead, it is thick enough to provide a decent layer over the legs and also make them feel really silky and smooth.
The price of this is about £1.50 for 75ml from any local supermarket or pharmacy. I bought mine from Superdrug for £2 for 100ml and they tend to be available from numerous different places but all for a relatively cheap price.
I would recommend this product as its very effective and is also fairly cheap. I've trusted this particular brand of shave gel for years now and enjoy the new fragrances they come out with and like that there's always a reasonable amount of choice in different fragrances when they bring out new ones. It leaves my legs feeling smooth and soft and like that the change it noticeable. The fragrance is really fruity and enjoyable, I like how it has a very bright, sweet smell that compliments the other shower products I use.
When it comes to removing body hair, I prefer to use shaving as opposed to waxing. I just find it easier and much less painful. A disadvantage of shaving is that you can never seem to get it quite as smooth as a wax job. This is why I choose to use a shaving gel or cream with my razor to create a smooth and silky effect, as I feel it makes my legs look much better. This Satin Care Radiant Apricot gel was purchased on a bit of a whim as I had completely run out of my previous one, so I wasn't really sure what to expect of it.
The retail price of this shaving gel is £3.25 which I think is very expensive in comparison to other toiletries. Watch out for good offers where this may be reduced, and also check out some bargain stores as I have seen these stocked widely at a little cheaper. You can pick these up in most supermarkets, Boots and Superdrug. The price is the only thing I have to fault with this, but the shaving gel is definitely a good investment, as I later found out.
You get a generous 200ml worth of product, and I find this to last me around two to three months which is fairly good considering the amount I use it! The gel comes in a can as shown in the image, and the lid easily removes. To use the gel, you simply have to push down on the top of the bottle, and it dispenses the gel easily. The gel comes out in a peach colour, and you only need a small amount to cover each body area you wish. I find one squirt will cover half a leg which is great when you think about the amount that is within the bottle!
As soon as you start to rub this gel on to the skin, it turns white and foams up immediately. This helps to cover the skin more, and I was really impressed with the quality of it. The gel itself is soft and applies smoothly even to bumpy skin. I like to do one leg at a time, and make sure you do not get water directly on it, or it will just wash away! I like to use disposable razors with this gel, and I can not believe how much easier they were to use in addition to this! The razor just glides across smoothly, taking all the hair with it. The gel makes it easy to see which parts of the skin you've already got, ensuring you have an even shave all round. In use, I was really impressed with this.
Another thing I must note is its gorgeous scent. It smells of apricot, and it is such a lovely smell. The shaving gel is very fruity, but not too sweet. The smell really is lovely, and one of the nicest I've come across in shaving gels. The best thing is that the fruity smell lingers on your legs after your shower which is another plus!
I was really happy with this shaving gel, and the after results were incredible! My skin always looks and feels much smoother, as well as ensuring all the little hairs are removed evenly. If people like to use razors, I would really recommend trying this as it makes it less of a chore and more of a pamper session! Previously, I was quite lazy when it came to using razors, but this just makes it a much quicker and simpler task.
I am rating this shaving gel four stars as it is a fantastic gel, easy to use and leaves fabulous results. Although it does last months, I feel that the price of it is quite expensive, and just not a price many people would be willing to pay frequently. From experience, I would suggest if you can afford this, to buy it rather than a cheaper one because you really can tell the difference! Thanks for reading and hope this helps.
I tend to opt for shaving my legs, and sometimes other areas too out of convenience and price. I recently reviewed the Gillette Hydro 5 that I've started using; just because I'm using a guy's razor doesn't mean I want to smell like a guy, so the Radiant Apricot gets my vote for a pleasant feminine scent and smooth legs. Plus, I've received the compliment of 'mmm, your legs smell nice!' from the boyfriend, so he likes it!
Gillette is a very reputable and popular brand when it comes to 'grooming', with an ever increasing range of razors and gels. Their Satin Care range of shave gels is one I have been using for several years, but I've more recently tried the Radiant Apricot as a change. The tag line to reel you in is : 'Get Glowing with Smooth Skin and Radiant Apricot' and is designed to leave your skin 'soft and satiny smooth every time you shave', which is very tempting. It comes in a white and peachy coloured metal can with a pearlescent plastic top. It stands out on the shelf and is easily recognisable, with the 'Satin Care' logo clearly visible. It's widely available in supermarkets and pharmacies because it's a popular brand, so getting hold of it is fairly easy to do.
This is a shave gel which, unsurprisingly, they claim works best with the Gillette Venus razor range. Since moving from Venus to a guy's razor, Gillette Hydro 5, I have actually found this works very well and I get a far closer, smoother shave thanks to both the gel and the blades. It's very simple to use by just rubbing over wet/damp skin in to a bit of a lather, and then using your razor as usual. Because it foams up quite well you will need to frequently rinse the razor so it doesn't clog up.
This particular one has a very fruity scent of nectarines and peaches, with the latter being noticeably sweet and feminine but not too overpowering. I often worry that overly scented products on my skin when shaving may cause irritation, because my skin doesn't always take too kindly to having a razor over it. Thankfully, this hasn't caused any irritation. Quite the opposite in fact as it seems to be very gentle, leaving my skin feeling smooth, moisturised and nourished, with the added bonus of a pretty peach fragrance.
I don't find I need to use too much each time because I don't want to clog up the razor too quickly, but I like to know I'm covering my skin well. As it lathers nicely, a small bit goes a longer way so I would say it's fairly good value for money, especially when on offer.
Satin Care is a range I would definitely recommend, and the Radiant Apricot variety is one that I'm favouring at the moment; it enables a close shave, is easy to use, leaves a pleasant feminine scent and skin that is soft and cared for.
200ml sells for around £3.29 (Boots), can often be found on offer for around £1.99. A smaller canister can also be bought more cheaply in certain stores.
Ok so the first time I actually purchased Gillette Satin Care Shave Gel in Radiant Apricot I was in a bit of a rush and picked up the wrong tin, though it's probably my favourite mistake!
So I've never really bothered using shaving gel before as saw it as little more than a waste of money, but have to say after using the Radiant Apricot I'm a convert and wouldn't want to go without. The gel really foams up meaning you only have to use a little bit so this fab product lasts ages. Smells divine as you lather up and actually does leave skin feeling softer and certainly looking more radiant. I have on occasion stepped out of the shower and taken a minute or two to realize I'm not actually one of the goddesses in the Gillette adverts as this is how this product makes you feel.
Ok it can be a little more expensive that some competitors, but I do believe it's a better quality, therefore lasting longer, I am a firm believer that cheaper products can be false economy when you have to use twice as much to get half the result.
Wonderful discovery whilst shopping in a rush!
I discovered Gillette Satin Care Shave Gel Radiant Apricot recently while shopping in the toiletries aisle of my local supermarket looking for a moisturiser for my dry legs. As I was scanning the shelves this bottle caught my eye, I love the design and the use of pink and orange together gives you that feeling of warmth and radiance and I could imagine my legs glowing after using it. I think Gillette have achieved good branding for this product as the name along with the packaging works well together and you can almost smell apricots just by looking at it.
I had never used a Gillette shaving gel before and didn't really think there would be any difference to other brands I had tried previously. Although this product was more expensive than my usual brand I decided to give it a try. From the first time I used the gel my legs felt smoother and my skin was soft and no longer dry. You only need to squeeze a small amount onto damp skin and rub it all over the area you are going to shave, it lathers up brilliantly and smells great but is not over powering. The can lasts for a lot of shaves.
This gel is so rich and thick that it does not make a mess and comes of your legs only when you shave. I found that I could shave a lot quicker without the worry of cutting myself as the gel seems to help the razor glide smoothly over the contours. Shaving was not helping my dry skin and it had become a chore for me to do but now I actually look forward to it and I am proud to show my legs again as they are glowing.
Overall this product is rich and luxurious and although slightly more expensive than shops own brands it is worth it as this acts as a moisturiser at the same time so much so that I don't have the need to apply a separate moisturiser to my legs anymore and my dry skin is completely away. I would recommend that you try it for yourself, it comes in a handy travel size if you don't want to buy the full size first time but I bet you go back for more.
Ever since I received a free bottle of Satin Care shaving gel from Boots as I bought a razor I think I have become hooked. I never really used shave gel in the past as I thought it was a bit of a waste of money but obviously this marketing ploy by Gillette satin care has worked as now I am an avid purchaser and love trying all the different flavours as I call them, in the range. The first bottle I got was the avocado which was great but this last time I decided to try the radiant apricot. I loved the sound of the name even before I had smelled the scent, radiant, it con jours up all images of you having radiant looking legs and skin after using this product.
The smell was lovely too. On the back of the can it says it's infused with the sparkling scent of juicy peaches and nectarines and leaves your skin soft and satiny smooth every time you shave. It definitely has a very fruity smell and was a nice little luxury in my bath whenever I decided to shave my legs.
As you have already read I am a big fan of how well these shave gels work on my legs and I definitely agree that they leave them soft and satiny smooth. I had always just assumed a razor with some aloe on and some cream on my legs afterwards would do the trick but this shave gel definitely brings out the best in my skin and adds that extra something when yoga re scraping away at your leg hair!
The gel is really easy to use and really doesn't take up too much more time that not using it in my opinion. It comes in a can and has a nozzle at the top which you press and the gel comes out. This is actually my favourite part of the whole thing because within a few seconds of you pumping out the gel it turns into a lovely white creamy foam, it's so much fun to watch it do that, simple pleasures, I know. Gillette say that you will "Get Glowing with Smooth Skin and Radiant Apricot. Get lustrous legs with Satin Care Radiant Apricot shave gel as its rich formula, with a touch of Apricot Oil, provides incredible glide.
I always use this gel in the bath to save it being washed off in the shower before I need it to be although the gel/foam does coat your skin and stays there until you shave it off. Firstly I apply the foam to my legs and I've found tt is best to apply it to wet legs as it smoothes over them much better when they are wet. I find you don't need much of the foam to cover all your legs, really only a little blob will do. Then when you start to shave the foam off you get a wonderful comforting sensation on your legs, like they are really being protected by the foam and that it will be quite hard to nick and cut your legs when this foam is on.
Like I've said above its a lovely fruity fragrance but it will not stay on your legs all day so you can wear other perfumes and not have to worry that they are being overpowered by your shaving gel!
A 200ml bottle in Boots will cost you £3.22 and as you only need a little bit per leg the bottle will last quite a while and be quite a cheap beauty product and one I definitely recommend.
I first came across the Gillette Satin Care Radiant Apricot Shaving Gel at the start of the year when I was buying a few toiletries and cosmetics for a week-long holiday. As we had a sort of limited luggage allowance, I was aware of buying large, bulky bottles and canisters of lotions and toiletries and the small travel-sized canister of the Gillette shaving gel stood out to me whilst I was browsing in a local (independent) grocery store. I paid only around 90 pence for the small sized (75ml) canister at the time, but I have seen a larger version of the same product available to buy in some drugstores such as Bodycare and Superdrug.
The packaging is similar to most other shaving gel products that I buy on a regular basis, and comprises of a metal canister with a plastic lid on top. When the lid is pulled off, there is a large circular plastic nozzle underneath, which can be pressed down to dispense the shaving gel. The colours of the product's packaging are all shades of orange, peach and cream, so it matches the description of the product perfectly and I thought the overall look of the product was quite appealing.
When it came to using the Gillette Radiant Apricot Shaving gel, I found that the product dispensed very easily from the canister and I didn't need to apply too much pressure to the plastic nozzle to squirt the gel from the can into my hand. The gel's appearance looks to be quite thick as you would expect with a product like this one, and the gel is an attractive orange colour.
The 'Radiant Apricot' fragrance is quite evident whilst I am using this product and particularly when I am lathering up the gel on my legs. I think that the scent is pleasant enough, but I found it to be quite strong and very sweet and I'm not altogether sure that I would like the scent to hang around for any significant period of time after I've used the product. No need to worry though because the fragrance tends to die down after my legs have been rinsed off, and it disappears altogether a short time later.
When the gel is applied to wet skin, it lathers into a thick luxurious foam very easily which is exactly what I would expect - and hope - it to do. This thick foam can then be used with a razor to provide a protective barrier against your skin and help to prevent nicks and cuts from your razor. I found that it did this very well, and I have never cut or nicked my skin when using the product to shave, which is not something I can say of every brand of shaving gel that I have used in the past!
I found that the Gillette Radiant Apricot Shaving gel was a product of a fairly high quality, given the lack of nicks and cuts whilst using it, in addition to the rather effective moisturising qualities that I felt the product had. I find that shaving my legs can often leave the skin feeling tight and rather dry. It was a pleasant surprise then to realise that this was not a side-effect of using the Gillette Radiant Apricot product, and in actual fact I could have probably skipped my usual 'body moisturising' ritual.
I was pleased to note that the product didn't react with my sensitive skin, nor did it aggravate the eczema that I suffer from at times, which surprised me slightly given the strong highly perfumed scent of the shaving gel.
In summary, I felt that the Gillette Radiant Apricot Shaving Gel was a product of a fairly high quality and I thought that it worked well at providing a protective barrier to protect the skin against nicks and cuts whilst shaving. I also thought that it worked well at attempting to counteract the harsh effects that shaving can have on my sensitive skin. To be honest, I felt it was on a par with most other shaving products that I buy regularly, but this isn't necessarily a negative point, and I have purchased the smaller sized canister of the product several more times throughout this year as it's small, compact size is ideal for storing in my small bathroom cabinet or taking with me on holidays and trips.
The Gillette Satin Care Radiant Apricot Shaving gel can be purchased from good drugstores such as branches of Boots, where the larger sized canister of the product (200ml) will cost £3.25. I have to confess that this price seems slightly excessive to me, and I'm not sure that it is worth that much! There is a website for Boots which can be found at www.boots.com and you can purchase the item online here.