“ Brand: Sainsburys / Type: Shave Gel / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
I don't shop in Sainsbury's very much as there isn't a store in my hometown, but there is one about 15 minutes away in the nearest bigger town so I occasionally visit and do my shop. One item I bought the other week when I did my weekly shop in Sainsbury's was their own brand of ladies sensitive shave gel, which unlike the picture above comes in a pink and white canister. This shave gel currently costs £1.25 which I thought was a fair price. I only buy the branded version when on offer otherwise I have found other supermarket own brands to be perfectly adequate for shaving my legs and underarms and this product is no different.
In the winter months although I always shave my underarms for that general feeling of cleanliness, I'm probably not as rigorous at shaving my legs, usually only doing them once a week rather than every other day in the spring/summer months. I have tried this shave gel on both my underarms and my legs since getting it however. I didn't actually notice until I got home that this product is colour and fragrance free, which actually makes it more appealing as I find it better for my skin and I don't have to worry about any adverse reaction. It also contains 'soothing aloe vera' which is a nice extra, though again, this didn't persuade me to buy this over others. I simply bought it because it was firstly sensitive, and secondly, cheap.
As expected given that it is fragrance free there isn't any real scent to this product, however I think it must be the added aloe vera that give it a fresh, clean scent which I like. THis gel doesn't really lather however it does cover the skin well enough to allow my razor to gently glide over the skin removing the hair as I go, which is all I want. Since using this product, I have had no nicks, although as I said earlier I'm not shaving my legs just as much as I would in the Spring/Summer, but still, I feel this gel spread well on the skin to avoid nicks, unless I am particularly careless.
This product does exactly what I need it to ie help remove the hairs from my underarms and legs with a razor by allowing the razor to glide over the skin without nicking it. I also find that my skin feels moisturised after using this so the aloe vera addition is important. I would happily purchase this again.
I tend to try and use a Hair Remover Cream normally and especially under my Arms. I don't really have the patience to put Cream on my legs and am too chicken to Wax myself, even though I have been waxed in a Salon and it's not all that scary when someone else is doing it. But I find myself reaching for the Razor's more often as it is quicker and just not so fiddly. I picked up a tin of this when in Sainsbury's recently and it was more the price that I got this for. Sainsbury's is a bit expensive at the best of times, so I sometimes grudge the price a bit more.
This comes in a 200ml tin and it cost me £1.42. So perhaps a little bit more expensive than other Supermarket brand Shaving Gel, but not too bad priced anyway. The tin looks like the Dooyoo picture so a nice enough colour.
So just use this as you would imagine to use. Shake the tin a bit, take the lid off and squirt a little bit onto your hand and use as normal. This comes out quite a thick Gel which quickly turns to a thick Foam and it is easy enough to apply, and then Razor off.
There isn't too much scent to this. It does contain Aloe Vera so there is a kind of natural smelling scent to this. It smells fresh and Clean. Since it is suitable for sensitive skin then perhaps that's why it isn't all that heavy scented.
After Razoring this off and washing the area that you have used this on there is a gentle scent of this left on your skin. It also seems to moisturise as well and is a good enough product.
I've been using this tin for a little while now and there is still a fair amount left in here.
A good Shaving Gel which does the job.
SAINSBURY'S SENSITIVE SHAVING GEL (LADIES).
Yes this is not the usual one i buy from Sainsbury's but as had read a few reviews thought that i would try some of this.
The Package **********
Comes in a aerosole can, with a clear see through lid, that comes off pushes back on. Has a squirt inside, but i did find that you only need to squirt this a little as it comes out so fast to be honest.
Is in a light blueish green can and has Shave Gel written across the front, being as this is for sensative skin, which i unfortunately suffer from, thought i would give it a try.
The USE **********
Well us ladies have to shave bits too, i found it great for under arms, bikini line, as cant afford to wax these days, and with the local new swimming pool soon to be completed thought i would tidy up lol, and its really good.
It costs £1.36p from Sainsbury's local store and it really didnt affect my skin, not a bit.
This is a great shaving gel, and ive also used it both times this week on my legs, and i didnt find that i got that horrible stinging or dryness after using this product, not a bit.
Would i reccommend this to you, yes i would and i definetely will be stocking up on this, mind you you really dont need to put much of this on, as a little goes a long long way lol.
Thanks for reading and rating my review.xx
One for the ladies, no doubts my man will try and knick some of it when hes next over.
Sainsbury's Ladies Shave Gel Sensitive comes in a 200ml aerosol can (which can be recycled in some areas) and has added Aloe Vera. It costs £1.36 and can be found in the skincare aisle.
Aloe Vera is known for its skin soothing properties, plus this shaving gel is dermatologically tested which means it's suitable for sensitive skin, including legs, under arms and your bikini line.
I wouldn't normally have bought this but I was in a rush; just dashing into Sainsbury's to grab a few bits and shaving gel was on the list and my usual wasn't available. As I know Sainsbury's don't test on animals (and according to the can "fund research into alternatives") I thought I'd give this a try.
It's more expensive than most but at the time I didn't check the price.
When I first came to use it the whole top came off when I tried to remove the lid. Luckily the lid and the cap were easy to separate and I popped it back on properly. It's not come off again since.
I wish I'd read the other reviews here on DooYoo before using this: when I broke the seal to use the shaving gel squirted from the can in such a force that it hit the wall on the other side of the bathroom! So make sure you cover the opening with your hand when you use it for the first time.
To me, it smells a bit like a hairspray I used to use many years ago. I don't know if this hairspray had Aloe Vera in it or not! It's not an unpleasant smell, it smells very fresh and clean but I wouldn't say it's a luxurious smell.
You only need a very tiny amount as the gel foams up very thickly. This also means it's a bit difficult to clean off of the razor in between strokes.
However, it left my legs feeling really soft and smooth after shaving with no irritation at all. And it even seems to have kept them fuzz free for a bit longer than usual.
I think I'll be buying this again when my can runs out (which might take a while considering how small an amount you need for each use!) even though it costs slightly more because I just love the way my legs felt afterwards.
Aqua, Palmitic Acid, Triethanolamine, Oleth-20, Isopentane, Glycereth-26, Paraffinum Liquidum, Isobutane, Aloe Barbadensis, Stearic Acid, Parfum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-14M, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Potassium Sorbate, CI 42090. Sodium Benzoate, CI 47005.
I bought myself a little treat at the weekend! Instead of my regular choice of Sainsbury's shave gel for men (retailing at £1.15 for200 ml) I splurged and spent the extra 21p to purchase this product: Sainsbury's Ladies Shave Gel for Sensitive Skin (with added aloe vera, no less!). The product retails at £1.36 and I have to say as yet I have always avoided this product as I resent paying over 15% more for a product just so as it can sit looking pretty in my bathroom.
As far as I can tell there are only a few differences in the product. The packaging, the colour, the scent and the price! As I always use shower gel after I have shaved, the scent is not important to me from the male version of the product as it doesn't stick afterwards.
Let's start with the packaging. It comes in a very attractive, if plain, canister in a mint green colour. It is an aerosol, with a press down dispenser and a rounded push on/pull off lid (transparent, in keeping with colour scheme).
When I went to open the product I pulled off the lid and pushed down very hard on the dispenser to break the seal. It went everywhere! Luckily I was in my bathroom but it did go on my carpet and as it expands to become very foamy it was a pain to clean up.
Once the seal was broke I dispensed some into my palm and applied it with the fingers of my other hand. I noticed that it is originally green in colour and then very quickly foamed up once it had hit the air. This process is sped up when the product is massaged into the skin.
The product has good staying power and sticks to the skin until it is shaved of or rinsed with warm water. The smell is very decidedly of aloe vera and this is quite pleasant. I must say I was very pleased with the results from this product and my skin felt moisturised. However I found it neither inferior nor superior to a product that costs 21p less!
I probably would buy it again, but acknowledge that in doing so I am falling victim to consumerism. At £1.36 the product certainly won't break the bank.
When it comes to shaving gels they're simply not something I buy very often at all. I either epilate my legs (ouch) or simply shave them and if I do shave my bits and bobs I always use Dove soap and I am more than happy with the results I achieve through that.
However the other day I had spare money in my pocket burning holes so I decided to stock up on razor blades for my Venus and get some shaving gels and stuff ready to bear all in the garden at the first ray of sunshine!
I saw this in Sainsbury's at the price of £1.36 and decided to give it a whirl!
200ml steel green long can with an integrated push button dispenser and over that a light green plastic lid pulls on/off easily. In dark and light green writing I'm told it's Sainsbury's Shave Gel For Sensitive Skin 'With added aloe vera'. On the back of the can I'm told a bit about the product, directions for use and warnings are listed, ingredients and contact details for Sainsbury's are given and finally the size and bar-code are on there. Nice simple packaging..this is.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Can....
Sainsbury's Ladies Shave gel has been specially formulated for sensitive skin. Its extra rich, creamy lather helps improve razor glide, giving you a closer and more comfortable shave.
Contains Aloe Vera, renowned for it's skin soothing properties.
Suitable for legs, bikini and under arm.
Directions For Use....
Wet skin and dispense the required amount of gel onto the fingertips. Massage gently into rich lather. Shave and rinse skin thoroughly with water after use.
Me Using It....
Well like I say I usually use Dove soap to shave my legs with and that and I know that, that leaves my skin beautiful, clean and soft so I was a bit apprehensive of changing to using this! I used it in the bath and in the shower (step away from the water lol!).
So I dispensed a little bit of the thin but hardish light green transparent gel onto my fingers as directed and then gently massaged it onto damp/wet legs and places. It foamed up really richly and white in colour and felt incredibly moisturising and a little went a very long way indeed. Smell wise it has a fresh 'green' kind of smell to it. It's not amazingly feminine in smell but it is nice enough and once you rinse it off you can't smell it left on the skin anyway very much.
So I basically shaved my legs, under my arms and erm other er places! My razor glided well removing the foam to which I then just kept rinsing it off my razor so I could continue to see what I was doing.
I was happy and confident using this and it rinsed off extremely easily and left everywhere I touched with my razor smooth as a babies bum! I was very lightly fragranced but that vanishes quick and my skin did feel slightly hydrated and nourishes. I had no nasty nicks anywhere I shouldn't and I didn't need to moisturise after-wards either.
If you feel the need to use a shaving foam or gel ladies than this is really great. As I said a little of this goes along way, it's simple to use and is of a really thick consitency that feels moisturising and safe to use at the same time. However would I buy it again?
No. It isn't for me because I don't like the extra work involved. I prefer to lather up with soap or shower gel or something, shave and rinse and I'm clean and smooth in one easy step. With this it gives another job to do! I'll be sticking to soap etc but if you must have a product like this it really is great and worth every penny!
Only available in Sainsbury's.