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Brand: Johnson's / Creams / Type: Shave Cream / What it does: Cleanses / Contens/Size: 50ml / Product Line: Johnson's Silky Skin Shower & Shave Cream /

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      07.03.2011 22:11
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      A beautifully fragranced two-in-one product

      My Mum always insists on bringing a little treat for the boys when she visits and sometimes this results in her bringing random objects from her cupboards, if she hasn't had the chance to go shopping, rather than coming empty handed! One week she turned up with a pink bottle marked 'Johnson's' and declared she'd bought some bubble bath for the boys. Closer examination revealed that it was, in fact, Johnson's Silky Skin Shower & Shave Cream.

      I'd never tried this product before although I am, obviously, very familiar with the Johnson's brand overall and have used many products from their ranges both for myself and the kids. This particular cream is, essentially, a two-in-one product designed to be used as a gentle body wash as well as an aid to shaving, by helping the razor to achieve a cleaner shave and moisturising the skin to prevent irritation. It's actually aimed at women, rather than children, although my mother's mistake can be understood as the packaging does look similar to Johnson's Baby Lotion, although this comes in a taller bottle with a chunkier flip top lid.

      The kids weren't too fussy and didn't even object to the pink bottle as they insisted on having some of this in their bath. I have to admit, for a product that isn't designed to be used as a bubble bath or bath foam of any kind, it actually performed pretty well. It did take some fairly vigourous swishing to disperse it throughout the bath water, as this stuff is a fairly thick cream rather than a runny liquid, but it did manage to produce a decent amount of lather, resulting in a few delicate fluffy bubbles. The bubbles died away fairly quickly which should really be expected given this product's real purpose. What did remain behind was a lovely delicate fresh and feminine fragrance, totally in keeping with Johnson's signature baby lotion smell. The scent stayed in the bath water and on my children's skin and I could smell this lovely fragrance on them as I dried and dressed them.

      Given their enjoyment and the lovely scent, I did what any right-minded mother would do and promptly stole the cream for my own use, with the justification that it wasn't a bubble bath. When used for one of its original purposes, this stuff really is lovely. I have dry, fairly sensitive skin and found this thick cream like wash was a pleasure to apply as it felt calming and soothing. When wet, it produced a gentle lather with that gorgeous scent that had struck me the first time. I love how the scent lingers on the skin after use and feel really clean and feminine.

      As a shaving aid, this stuff also works well and certainly reinforces my impressions of Johnson's as a quality brand. I find that the cream remains on my wet skin when applied in a fairly thin layer, rather than being absorbed, and it really does help to speed up shaving as 'my' razor (usually one of my husband's disposable Mach 3 razors) glides smoothly up and down my legs. I found that I didn't need to shave the same area more than once as the initial shave seemed so much more effective and didn't miss any of the hairs first time around. I don't tend to use any gels or creams when shaving my legs as I usually do them in a warm bath so I really did see the difference when I applied this cream beforehand. The real advantage is actually after the shave as this leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth, making me want to rub my hands up and down them! This would be a great product to use before an important date especially as the fragrance it leaves behind is so attractive but still subtle enough only to be detected if somebody gets fairly close.

      The only drawback to this shower cream, and the reason that I haven't made a repeat purchase since finishing the bottle is that it isn't very widely available. I've never seen it for sale in any of the more obvious places, such as Boots or Superdrug, nor in any of the major supermarkets. Instead, this is generally sold in the more 'discount' style shops, usually for less than £2 for a generously sized 250ml bottle. My mother bought this from Netto but I have seen it for sale in places like Ethel Austin and I think I saw some in Home Bargains a while ago but, typically, can't find it in there now I'm looking to buy another.

      For anybody able to track some down, I would certainly recommend giving this a go. It functions well as both a pampering and gentle body wash and also excels as a moisturising shaving aid so could be a way to save money if you usually buy and use two different products. The scent alone is enough of a reason to try this and it can even double up as a gentle bath foam too, if need be!

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        03.04.2010 00:35
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        Worth a try!

        I was recently given a small bottle of Johnson's Silky Skin Shower & Shave Cream, so as I was going away I thought I would take it on my holiday. It is a body wash and a shave cream, a real 2 in 1 product from the Johnson's stable.

        I had never really used a specialised shave product for the shower so was a touch sceptical. I was away in sunny climes on holiday so wanted to be fuzz free all day long, and was prepared to give it a shot. I tried the cream product putting a small penny size drop in my hand then rubbed it into my legs, I then immediately shaved my legs which was surprisingly easy, the razor glided over my skin leaving it super smooth and I think it was a far better and closer shave (I was using my normal razor). The cream is pale pink and is delicately fragranced which is good particularly as it doubles up for a body wash, so it is not too overpowering but has a nice smell. I also found using it for underarms particularly effective.

        So after three weeks of using it I have to admit I am sold on it, but as I was using a small bottle that I had been given I had to find out how much it was. I saw it in Boots at £2.45 but even better found it in a local shop for £1.49 (so I bought a couple). It is a 250ml sized bottle in Johnson's signature pink branding. It also comes in nourishing, comforting and refreshing formulas. I chose the comforting formula which has aloe vera that helps to soothe your skin. The bottle states that the cream works in two ways to cleanse & condition skin with moisture that lasts 24 hours and that the rich creamy lather ensures an extra smooth shave that helps prevents nicks and cuts.

        I would recommend this for an easy smooth shave and a 2 in 1 body wash, if I wasn't shaving I would probably use another body wash but for shaving it gets tops marks from me.

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          28.02.2010 18:33
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          Don't waste your money, buy 2 individual products

          Johnson's silky skin shower and shave cream was advertised as the next big thing in bath and shower products around a year or so ago. I decided to try it after seeing it in a special offer basket of my local chemist this week (full price around £2.29) and all I can say is thank god it was cheap as if i'd paid full price for this horrible gloop I wouldn't have been too happy! Initially I was pleased with my purchase, the shower and shave cream comes in the typical style Johnson's bottle packaging (in a baby pink shade), making you feel you've brought a brand you can trust for quality (and generally I like Johnson's products). The statement on my bottle says it combines gentle cleansing and smooth shaving cream and also contains added Vitamin E to help nourish and care for your skin. What it fails to say however is that the mixture of shower gel and shaving cream come together to make a gloopy sticky substance which doesn't work as a shower or shaving cream. The product squeezed out of the bottle as a white 'cream' full of pea sized lumps. I decided this must be to add the thickness required for the shaving element. I began to smooth the cream over my skin but found the lumps did not smooth out well, rather sitting on my skin like a thick youghut may do. I tried to lather it up but found it almost instantly washed straight off my skin. On top of the lack of functionalitly I found the shower and shave cream left a rather clinical, unpleasant scent on my skin. Safe to say I ended my shower routine by returning to my normal, seperate shower cream and shaving gel. After 1 use the Johnson's shower and shave cream went straight into the bin!

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          14.02.2010 20:02
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          Dissapointing, does not help skin well at all

          I was a little dissapointed with this product if I am honest. I thought Johnsons would be better it says shower and shave and claims so be gentle on the skin yet I found it irritated my legs and did not work very well.

          The lotion that came out is pink and very thick it is hard to squeeze out of the bottle and very hard to spread. The lotion is very clumpy and hard it is too thick to spread evenly so the lotion goes all patchy on your skin. When you do shave though it does gluide over the covered parts but hurts the dry areas as the lotion would not spread enough. It should have also lathered up but it did not. Which was also dissapointing.

          Johnsons are a well known brand for its skin care so you would think they had it all covered, but they did not with this product it is very unfogiving and it irritates the skin my skin is quiet sensitive though.
          The lotion contains aloe vera which should sooth the skin and promote healing. The lotion should also moisturise whilst you apply it as a shave cream and a body wash.

          The good bits are that it is not sticky and does wash off well it also has a nice smell to it so this is the only good part.

          Price wise it is more expensive than I would like to pay!
          £2.69 for 250mls in most shops but do shop around!

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          25.09.2009 14:25
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          Makes showering simpler

          I was drawn to this Shower and Shave cream thinking that I would be able to save time in the morning, and also save money - shaving gel is sometimes slightly expensive, and that's when I remember to buy it! Most of the time I just end up using my normal shower gel, which can make my legs feel a bit dry and bumpy.

          This product normally retails for just over £2 for a 250ml bottle, but I got mine in a special offer at Boots which was buy 2 for £2, a while ago. It's available in three 'flavours': Nourishing, Refreshing and Comforting, which have different ingredients and smells, though they all contain skin conditioners and vitamin E. I have the Nourishing one at the moment, though I have tried the others and they all seem much of a muchness.

          I really like using this shower and shave gel. It's not a miracle product or anything, but it does what it says on the tin. It lathers up well to shower with, and works well as a shaving cream. My skin is much softer since I've started using this. Also, it's much easier to buy one product rather than two, and cheaper as well! Plus, when you're in uni halls and have to carry your showering products to the bathroom every time you have a wash, it's much easier not having to carry a shaving gel!

          I'll definitely carry on using this - it's going to become my default shower/shave gel.

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          10.03.2009 14:24
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          A shaving gel and shower cream in one.

          I never bother to pull out shaving gel or foam and shave my legs, there just never seems to be the time for a luxury for that, so I always end up, running my blade over my legs while in the shower and just using normal shower gel.
          For some reason my skin, although sensitive to perfumes and strong scented shower gels, is immune to blades, and I cant ever remember a time I got a nick.

          So I have never felt the need to buy anything special for this routine, but not feeling the need is a moot point when you love to treat yourself and you find a bargain... So two euros poorer but with a brand new bottle of Johnsons silky shave I decided to see what this was all about.

          About:

          This product comes in a 250 ml bottle and in three different versions: Comforting, Nourishing and Refreshing.
          I bought the Comforting version, which comes in a pink bottle with a snap top.
          The product description claims that it works in two ways:

          1. as you cleanse, skin conditioners enrich your skin with moisture that lasts 24 hours.

          2. the rich, creamy lather ensures an extra smooth shave that helps prevent nicks and cuts.

          The shower gel is actually a "cream", as the consistency is similar to that of lotion and is not very runny. The smell is nondescript, and it says it contains Aloe Vera, which does not have a strong smell but rather a light freshness, so this would contribute to the lack of an identifiable smell.

          Application:

          I used this instead of my regular shower gel and noticed that it didn't foam up as I had expected, but rather was like a thick cream that reminded me of silky shaving foam. I didn't feel like it "cleaned" as well as my regular shower gel as it left a soft "residue/coating" and my skin did not feel washed. It is hard to describe but as a soap to clean your body I didn't like it.

          As a shaving cream it was pretty good, but not much different from my regular shower gel either. Because it was a creamy consistency it didn't wash off immediately and so was easy to shave with, even with the water still running.
          It rinsed off well and my legs did feel very soft, but since I had never had problems with shaving with regular shower gel or even with just water, I didn't notice much of a difference.

          Conclusion:

          Since I don't have dry skin, and it is easy for me to shave even "dry" I didn't feel like this product was necessary for me, I gave it to my Mom who absolutely loves it, so obviously it suits some.
          As a soap to clean your skin from dirt, sweat and other impurities I didn't feel it was up to par, but as a shower friendly shaving gel I thought it held up quite well, and created a nice soft protective cover between your leg and the blade.

          Three stars for its use in the shower, minus two because it didn't really make much of a difference for me, and there was no agreeable smell to compensate.

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            22.02.2009 12:11
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            Worth a try if you want something kind and gentle for your skin

            I came across this some time last year when it was first out. I tend to stick with gillette shave cream (which I've reviewed on here) because I know what it's like and it does the job, so I wouldn't have noticed this if it weren't for the signs up advertising it.

            Silky Skin Show & Shave Cream is produced by Johnson's, (branched under 'Johnson & Johnson'), who have years of knowledge and experience in skincare. I have fairly sensitive skin so I tend to opt for products that say they're kind or especially designed for sensitive skin. Johnson's products tend to emphasise their skin kindness, and this is described as being 'comforting' and 'gentle'.

            The product itself is a good idea. It's annoying having so many bottles crammed into the shower cubicle that end up scattered over the floor as you try to find what you're looking for. This aims to combine your usual shower gel with your shaving cream.

            It's available in 3 varieties: Shower and Shave Comforting and Refreshing, Shower and Shave Nourishing and Shower And Shave Skilky Skin (which is what this review is for).

            It comes in a pretty light pearlised pink plastic bottle which contains 250ml cream. I've come across this in a few supermarkets and beauty stores, so although it doesn't seem to be hugely popular you should be able to easily pick one up. Boots sell these for £2.24. How good that is price-wise depends really on how much you would typically spend on shaving cream and your usual shower gels. But I would say that overall it's a reasonable price.

            The product contains aloe vera, along with other 'skin conditioners', which are supposed to soothe and relieve dry skin. So when you use it as a body wash it helps moisturise whilst cleansing. They claim the lather from the product will help you get a smooth shave without any of those annoying little nicks and cuts.

            So what's it like? When I use shower gel I squirt a blob onto a puff, so I did the same with this. It's easy to use with the click-down lid and it doesn't get messy applying it. It's slightly harder to get out however when you've got over half way down the bottle, so you might need to give it a good shake, or leave it standing upside down. The cream is light pink in colour and smells quite pretty without being overbearing. You get a fairly good lather on the puff which makes the bottle last longer too.

            It does seem to gently cleanse and leave your skin feeling that bit more cared for and moisturised, and the gentle scent has a calming and comforting quality to it. As for using it as a shave cream however, I'm not so convinced. Again, I just used the puff to put it on rather than smear lots of the cream over my legs. I didn't get any cuts or nicks, but I didn't find it gave a close shave either. Perhaps this will vary from person to person and depend on how you use it and what razor you use, but I didn't quite get the silky smooth legs I was hoping for.

            Overall, it's a good idea to combine shower and shave gel into one product. It has a pleasant pretty smell, and lathers nicely. It feels like a quality product that does care for your skin by gently cleansing and moisturising, though I personally don't find it quite lives up to the promise of silky smooth legs.

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              02.02.2009 11:35
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              Great for Dry Legs

              Having sensitive skin affects everything including hair removal which is a big deal for us women. There are few hair removal creams that are suitable for sensitive skins and waxing often irritates the skin far too much to justify the pain against the 4 hair free weeks.

              So I stick to shaving and stealing my husbands shaving foam when I've ran out of conditioner (good money saving tip). I saw this product advertised and thought I'd give it a go. Johnson's are normally a safe option when it comes to my skin and the idea is fantastic, definitely saving me time that would be better spent elsewhere than making a mess in the bathroom.

              I purchased the Comforting variety as it has aloe vera, again thinking of my delicate skin (also comes in Refreshing and Nourishing). It set me back £1.49 in Superdrug which is cheaper than the usual shaving gel I buy.

              The packaging is very feminine and simple. It states that it is from Johnson's, which type it is and any ingredients/vitamins it is enhanced with e.g. aloe vera. It claims that whilst gently cleansing as a body wash, it contains 'skin conditioners to enrich your skin with moisture that lasts 24 hours.' The click close cap makes it easy to open and use in the shower, rather than having to worry about screw tops and slippery hands.

              The cream is very thick and takes a good squeeze to get enough out of the bottle to use. It has a light fragrance from the aloe vera which is very fresh and natural.

              The first time I used the product I applied it with my hands, this method takes a long time to get a good enough lather to even consider shaving with and you do need a decent sized amount to use it for washing and for shaving. I've since started to use a puff which makes the whole process much quicker and easier.

              It did make shaving my legs very easy as the razor simply glided over my skin, but no more effective than a good shaving foam/gel that I would normally buy. Afterwards my legs did feel soft and I didn't have as much irritation as I normally would get around my knees, which was a very pleasant feeling. I still use my moisturiser after showering as I don't feel the Shower and Shave cream is effective enough for my very dry skin but it might just be for those with more normal skin.

              As for using it as a shower foam, I can't really explain why I don't like it, I suppose it is because it feels 'heavy' and too thick which is probably a plus in some people's opinions but sadly not mine. This means that I am still using the two different products for their purpose which the Johnson's product is meant to eliminate the need for, but this makes it better value for my money as I use less of it.

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              29.01.2009 14:15
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              a really good shower & shave cream

              I spotted this in Ethel Austin's before Christmas at a great price ( under £1) so decided to pop a couple in my daughters' stockings hoping they'd be useful to them & they were both really pleased.

              Luckily I don't have to shave my legs & underarms as much as I used to due to the menopause & having light auburn hair it was never a real problem to just use soap & a woman's razor to get rid if the light hairs - I think the only shaving creams around when I was a teenager were the men's ones?!

              My daughters, however, have dark brown hair & shaving is a part of their regular routine so I am tempted to buy more of this for them as it's so convenient, a great price & very effective.

              The product is as shown in the photo & has a flip-top lid & inside there's a hole so you can just squeeze out what you need without wasting any of the lovely cream.

              There is plenty of information on the container which lists all the ingredients, method of use etc - it's well printed in dark blue so I can actually read it.

              It's called 'shower & shave' & 'combines gentle cleansing & smooth shaving in one' & it has, amongst other ingredients, vitamin E which is a good moisturiser I believe.

              When I used it I was pleasantly surprised by the lovely smell - I was expecting to be greeted by a type of Immac pong but this is a lovely fragrance which is kind of floral & feminine.

              The cream itself is a lovely texture - not too thick but definately not runny.

              The razor just seemed to glide over the thin layer on my legs so I wasn't sure whether or not it was working - but when I rinsed it off there were no hairs & my legs felt lovely & soft.

              There was no dryness & they actually felt as though I used an expensive leg moisturiser on them - lovely!

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              - a great offer at Ethel Austin's (always worth a look)
              - did the trick.
              - smells lovely.
              - easy to use.
              - no waste.
              - a recommended product which I'll buy again.

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                25.01.2009 21:54
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                Fast becoming a shower essential for me

                I've always been a fan of 2 in 1 products like these because they are so time saving, energy/waste saving and money saving! So I was pleased to get this in my Christmas stocking.

                It's designed for using as a shaving lotion as well as a shower gel, which is good for me because my shower is only small.

                The bottle is a lovely glistening pink colour, featuring a simple design and the Johnson logo, and has a flip top lid to easily squeeze the lotion out. One improvement would be to have the lid on the bottom to squeeze the last out (though it can be stored upside down easily enough due to its flat lid). It would also be nice if it had a handle to hang it up in the shower...but I can't really complain!

                I found this product works really well as the cream moisturises the skin and rubs in quite easily with a little help. This is good for shaving because it's thick enough to shave without it being rubbed in. It gave a good clean shave and made my legs feel very smooth and silky afterwards.

                Unfortunately I used this alongside more expensive Soap & Glory products, so this cream didn't smell as nice as it probably does with other Johnson's products. Though the smell isn't unpleasant, it's kind of vague and definitely not rich smelling. This is of course an advantage if you're intending to use stronger smelling products over it like body butters etc. I found that it masked the smell well.

                Overall, this is a lovely product that will go a long way. Though it could smell nicer, it's very pleasant and I'll be buying more after using this because of its advantages of a 2 in 1 product and its nice packaging.

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                09.12.2008 12:03
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                Nice product, cheap, nice smelling.

                Johnson's Silky Skin Shown & Shave Cream is a body wash & shave cream in one. I use this product with a bath scrunchy and only need a very small amount.

                I do use this for shaving and find it to be very good for my sensitive skin.

                The product lathers quite well and has a very nice scent which stays on your skin for quite a while.

                The bottle size is 250ml which lasts a month or two with daily usage (I use this in the shower).

                This is on sale in most Boots stores for £2.24 (which also earns you 8 advantage card points if you are purchasing alone) and when I purchased this it was on offer for half price or 2 for 1 (can't remember now)!

                This is a great product with sensitive skin and contains aloe vera which is soothing on the areas that you have shaved.

                When using this product I felt that it left my skin feeling very silky smooth and I did not get the usual redness which comes with shaving on sensitive skin!

                A great buy that I would definitely recommend and this comes in a very feminine pink bottle which will look great in your bathroom!

                You can also find this review on ciao.co.uk under the same title, username katyeverett :)

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                  09.09.2008 12:59
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                  A high recommendation for all ladies

                  Like many girls I like to keep on top of my at home hygiene, shaving, showers, hair washing/dying!
                  Unfortunatley my legs are very sensitive, I'd get shaving rash even from using a sensitive shaving gel.

                  When wandering around Iceland the other day I spotted this for a mere pound, I decided to give it a go!

                  When you smell this it smells like many Johnsons products, clean and yummy, and I couldnt wait to try it.

                  **Packaging**

                  This comes in a baby pink 250 ml bottle, this is advertised as being comforting with aloe vera. The bottle itself is pearlescent adn the Cap is easy to open

                  **Ease of use**

                  The cream is very thick so doesnt seem to just run off your legs.
                  Its easy to rub in and give smooth even coverage.
                  I havent yet nicked or cut my legs whilst using this, although it gives a very clean smooth shave it doesnt seem to be slippery whilst shaving.

                  It is very cleansing, I dont feel I have to use a separate shower gel afterwards now to make me feel "girly" and clean, just this one little bottle does the job.

                  And the shaving rash? Seems to have cleared up.

                  I'm very impressed with this product!

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                    28.06.2008 20:35
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                    a nice product but fairly expensive

                    I bought this last month as it was on offer at our local supermarket. I had seen it advertised and was intruiged as to whether it worked or not.

                    The Idea:
                    The idea behind this product is that it is both a shaving cream and a shower cream all in one, leading to an easier shaving experience and providing all over complete moisturisation.

                    The Packaging:
                    This comes in a light pink bottle measuring 200ml. It has an easy to open lid (essential when showering) and has a darker label on the front stating the name etc.

                    The Feel:
                    I really loved the way that this product was creamy rather than foamy. It made shaving smooth and easy and i havent had any nicks or cuts since i have been using it. It really does leave skin moisturised and lightly fragranced. However, i did feel that it was too moisturising for use all over the body.

                    The Result:
                    My skin felt smooth and soft after shaving, and it produced a nice smooth finish with no nicks or cuts. Skin stayed soft and supple for the rest of the day.

                    The Verdict:
                    I picked up a bottle of this on special offer, however after having a look for a replacement i found it was quite expensive. It worked nicely and did what it said it would, however the price means that i will not be buying this on a regular occurance.

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                    A really wonderful multi functioning product for girls and women with busy lives!

                    Most days I have a shower. I do like a bath don't get me wrong but I find it very time consuming and I like to be out doing things more than I like spending hours pampering myself! I do spend alot of my money on bodycare products and don't like cheap rubbish and I prefer stuff that promises me the world! This product stood out when I saw it. Shower and shave? Hmm a multi tasking product. Now I'm very wary of products meant to do a couple of things and have always (ever since using a two in one shampoo and conditioner way back and it was crap) bought a product for one thing and then bought another product for another. So as an example I use a shower gel on my body and shaving gel on my legs etc.

                    Now I've been shaving my legs every day since I was 15 years old. I didn't know this could make the hair on my legs thicker and coarser but it does. So I'm in a circle now of having to shave them daily or stubbly they are! So because its a necessity and a job I don't enjoy at all I want it to be as effortless as possible!

                    The Packaging....

                    Light pink plastic opaque tall bottle with a flip top lid. Its' a really nice bottle! On the front I'm told it is Johnson's, Silky Skin Shower & Shave Cream. I'm also told it is comforting with aloe vera and that it combines gentle cleansing and smooth shaving in one. On the bottom of the bottle I'm told the size (in my case 250ml) and again that is is a Johnson & Johnson product. On the back I'm told what to expect, ingredients, the size (as I've stated already), the recyclable symbol is on on there along with contact details for Johnson & Johnson and finally I'm told the product is made in Italy.

                    What To Expect....

                    For super soft, silky smooth skin everyday there is now new Johnson's Silky Skin Shower & Shave Cream which conveniently combines gentle cleansing and smooth shaving in a creamy body wash. It works in 2 ways to leave your skin silky smooth for longer.

                    1 As you cleanse, skin conditioners enrich your skin with moisture that lasts 24 hours.
                    2 The 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.

                    Using It....

                    Well the lotion itself isn't unlike Johnson baby lotion in colour. It's a similar light pinkish colour. When squirted out the bottle it comes out easy enough but doesn't run everywhere at the same time. The smell is a little floral but to me and this sounds odd it smells of pollen but really, it isn't unpleasant. It's very light and fresh and smells well, creamy. I wouldn't call it totally feminine but at the same time I wouldn't think a man would particularly want to use this!

                    A small blob on a sponge or scrunchy is all that is needed to wash your body. It foams up quickly into a thick white body moisturising deep foam. On touch with the skin it feels like a moisturising product and the delicate smell is released as you wash. Not only does it clean you well and a little goes along way but the shaving capabilities of this are amazing. I have used this now on several occasions and not once have I nicked or nearly lobbed a limb off myself. Razors glide over the cream and I've found I get a much closer shave.

                    Washing it all off is simple and your left with a delicate fragrance that vanishes off about half an hour but your still left really clean and fresh anyway and your skin feels really well moisturised (so no need to use a moisturiser if you don't want to!) and if you've shaved anywhere your as smooth as a babies bum!

                    This is a must and a lazy girls beauty product! Simple, unmessy, works. As I said simple. This is not rocket science its a thick moisturising body wash that washes you with the capabilities of using it as a shaving cream (if you so desire, but you don't have to). Am I fan? Absolutely!

                    Available in everywhere at about £1.89 a bottle and cos you don't use much lasts ages!

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                      10.10.2007 16:12
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                      shower gel and shaving cream in one

                      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.

                      ~Packaging~

                      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 wouldn’t necessarily expect it to be), but its inoffensive at the same time.

                      ~What they say~

                      This product promises that ‘skin conditioners enrich your skin with moisture that lasts 24 hours’ and that ‘the 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.’ OK, so that all sounds good, but what’s it really like…..?

                      ~Using it~

                      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 didn’t 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 wasn’t keen. I wasn’t 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 I’d try a different one.
                      When I applied it to my legs I found that although it was thicker than a regular shower gel, it didn’t seem thick enough for a shaving cream. When it actually came to shaving my legs though it was quite good. It didn’t 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 don’t like buying shaving foam if I can help it because it’s 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.

                      ~After use~

                      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 wouldn’t say my skin was dry, but it certainly didn’t feel moisturised as had been suggested by the bottle - where was this 24 hour moisture I was promised?

                      ~Price~

                      I bough this from Boots for £2.29 for a 250ml bottle, it’s the same price in Superdrug or if you go to Wilkinsons it’s only £2.18. The Johnsons brand is widely available, so I’m sure if you look around it’s possible to find it much cheaper.

                      ~Overall verdict~

                      I found this to be good as a shaving cream and it’s convenient that it saves you using a shower gel as well. At only £2.29 it’s fairly good value as you are essentially getting two products in one. You’d 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 didn’t live up to it’s promises of 24hour moisture and I wasn’t keen on the smell, although I think that’s probably down to personal taste. I would definitely use this product again, but would choose a different fragrance next time.

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                    • Product Details

                      Johnson's Silky Skin Shower & Shave Cream; combines gentle cleansing and smooth shaving in one / Comforting with Aloe Vera.