I'm never sure why some products specify they're for women rather than men, or vice versa. I'm sure it's relevant in some cases, but for a long time, I've used specific women's products, and my wife has used some of my men specific products. Liz Earle products fall into this category quite a lot in my household, but the most commonly 'shared' product is shaving foam.
Some foams are lovely and wonderful, foaming up and opening the pores to make hair removal easy, while others barely do anything more than a bit of soap would. This particular product, Tesco Sensitive Shaving Gel (for women!) does wonders with my sensitive skin most of the time, and is pretty effective in part for some sort of after shaving moisturiser.
Standard can with a lid that pops off and on pretty easily. Always shake it before using, otherwise the foam comes out as a dribbly non-mixed blue goo. Once shaken, the nozzle is pretty easy to use, and squirts out this blue gel into your hands. A small amount is enough really, depending on what you use it for, and bear in mind I'm talking about shaving my face here. Rub the gel between your hands gently and it lathers up into a whiter gloopy foam with a blue tint - I'm not sure what the active ingredient that causes this is, but it tends to be commonplace in these sorts of products now.
Applying it to your face is easy enough - I always make sure to shave after showering as my pores will still be open and hair removal is easier and more effective. Once this foam has been applied, your razor then does the rest. I find this foam does a good job is preparing the hair for shaving, and after all that is what it is designed for, so I'm happy.
In terms of aftercare, I do feel that this is ideal. My skin, so often sensitive and dry, is smooth for quite a while after shaving and smells quite refreshing as well. There isn't much of an aroma, which is fine, as my aftershave accounts for this. However, if I didn't use this then the pleasant and faint aroma would be enough. The moisturising element is a nice addition as you wouldn't necessarily expect this from such as product.
This is a decent product and very affordable. It occasionally makes me question the more expensive brands, although on the rare occasions when I use these (round a friend's house, etc) there is often a slight difference but not enough to warrant us changing brand. Incidentally, my wife and I both use this product and she is equally as happy with it. It's more affordable than other products and lasts quite while. Recommended.
I bought this shaving gel from Tesco's when I ran out of the brand I normally use. It was a quick purchase and I'm glad I bought it as it is very good.
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This is a large shaving gel can. I usually use a foam so I wasn't sure how the gel would work but it's very good. It is sensitive too which is good as I tend to get rashes if I shave without a foam/gel being sensitive. It is in a blue can and it doesn't look too special but it's perfectly fine.
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You need to give this a good shake first and then you squeeze it out using a nozzle which then pushes it out. It is blue and when you rub it into your skin it froths up a bit making shaving easy. When I use this it's very easy to shave, it helps me to run my razor through it and take the hair away without it catching or pulling. It gives a good shave.
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At the end of using this I find that my legs feel very smooth and also soft. It is as though the gel has helped to moisturise too which is great, I wasn't expecting that! It's really lovely to use.
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I only bought this in a rush and i'm glad I did as it's great and I now buy it regularly. IT gives a good shave which leaves your legs very smooth indeed.
I have used some toiletry products from Tesco on and off for a couple of years now. The main reason for me doing so is that I shop in Tesco from time to time and find it convenient to pick up a few bits and pieces whilst I am there.
One product that I have found is of quite a reasonable quality is the Tesco own-branded shaving gels. There are two available for ladies as far as I know, although please don't quote me on this as I shop in a few different stores and may be getting mixed up! From memory, the two ladies' shaving gels available in Tesco are the 'berry' variety and the 'sensitive' option.
I have tried out both of these gels but find that from time to time (especially in the winter) I can be prone to very dry skin on my legs and arms. I also suffer from eczema and sensitive skin. Because of this, I tend to buy 'sensitive' options of cosmetics and toiletries if they are available.
The Tesco sensitive shaving gel is slightly different from the product shown at the top of the Dooyoo page, but I think this is due to the product having been given a bit of a recent re-vamp. The packaging consists of a metal canister similar to an aerosol which is blue in colour and the name of the product is quite clearly printed on the front of the can. There is a see-through plastic lid on the top of the can which is made of blue coloured plastic and when this is removed there is a nozzle type dispenser at the top of the can, through which the gel can be dispensed when required.
The price of the can of shaving gel tends to fluctuate a little, but it is generally priced around £1 for the 200ml can, and is of course only available to buy in Tesco stores as it is an own-brand product.
I have found that the use of a gel when shaving tends to be easier to use than other products such as foams or oils. I am not sure why this is but the gel seems to allow my razor to 'glide' a bit easier over my skin. The Tesco sensitive gel certainly falls into this category and I find it is very easy to shave when the gel has been applied to my wet skin.
Applying the gel could not be easier. I tend to use it when I am in the bath or shower and I basically squeeze a dollop from the canister, using a dollop that is maybe the size of a ten pence piece. I find that the gel spreads very easily over wet skin so this little amount is more than sufficient to start off with. There is a slight scent to the shaving gel but nothing major in my opinion, which is probably down to it being a sensitive product. This is fine with me as I do not personally feel the need to use heavily scented body care products all of the time. I also think that it adds to the 'suitable for sensitive skin' factor that the shaving gel has.
The bright blue coloured gel rubs easily over wet skin and forms a sort of thick foamy lather. This can be easily smoothed around to cover the area that requires to be shaved. When I start to shave with my razor, I find that the gel gives a good barrier on my skin and it tends to lubricate my razor nicely, which results in less nicks and cuts in my opinion.
After I have shaved with the gel, I rinse the residue away and this is removed very easily from my skin. I find that I am left with smooth, hair free skin and the results are impressive enough.
The main difference between me using this product (or one like it) and other more 'run of the mill' shaving products is the way that my sensitive skin responds. I find that the Tesco shaving gel is gentle enough so that my skin is not left tingling or stinging after I have used it. This is quite a significant point to note, because any irritation to the sensitive skin on my legs in particular is the cause of quite a lot of discomfort after shaving a lot of the time. I find that the Tesco sensitive shaving gel doesn't worsen this for me, nor does it give me any real ill-effects which is obviously a huge bonus.
Furthermore, I find that the shaving gel can be used daily on my EXTREMELY sensitive underarm area, whereas other shaving products irritate this area and make it very sore, with the results varying from a sensitive 'scratchy' feeling to actual broken skin under there. This is obviously very uncomfortable and painful at times, so the fact that my Tesco shaving gel doesn't irritate this area too is another huge plus point in my eyes.
For these reasons I would recommend the shaving gel and I will continue to buy it. I find it easy to use, easy to apply, and it is very good value for money as the 200ml canister tends to last me for over a month.
The fact that it causes no irritation to my overly sensitive skin is the main selling point for me however, and if you suffer with any of the problems I have mentioned it may well be worthwhile seeking out this product to give it a try.
I would award the Tesco shaving gel full Dooyoo stars and I do highly recommend it.