When it comes to shaving my legs I prefer to use either a cream or a shaving gel instead of a foam as I think that foams are too thick and they clog up the razor so quickly that it takes longer and I can't get as smooth a finish as I want. I also think that foams are much more drying than gels.
My husband uses Tesco shaving foam which he says is fine for him but whenever I have run out of my own shaving gel and have borrowed his I have noticed a big difference between them and always make a point to go right out and replace my own.
It does the job but it isn't the best. The foam comes out really thickly and I just really don't like the texture on my legs especially as I think it is too thick to be able to shave properly. I have to go over the same area several times because the foam stops the blade from getting to my skin properly and this ends up causing my skin to become a little bit irritated and red.
I also think this is really drying on my skin as when I rise it off my legs I can actually feel my skin doesn't feel moisturised in the slightest and it doesn't have that nice feel to it that it gets when I use a good quality gel or cream.
On the plus side the foam lasts for ages and it really cheap as it only costs 26p. I have tried explaining to him that if he buys a better quality one he will notice the difference but he is stuck in his ways and he reckons that this is just as good as anything else but at a fraction of the price. I don't agree with him though and would much rather pay extra for something nicer as although this will do in a pinch it isn't anywhere near as nice to use as other ones.
I've been pretty lucky recently in that I haven't had to buy much shaving gel/foam, I've had lots of trials from various survey sites and to be completely honest if I've run out of it I just use hair conditioner mixed with bubble bath rather than buy it (mainly because I never remember to buy it while I'm in the shop, the realisation that I've run out only hitting when I'm standing in the bathroom with razor in hand). It was because of a joke comment by my sixteen year old daughter that I tried the Tesco Everyday Value shaving foam, after she spotted it in our local Tesco Express and thought it was the funniest thing she'd ever seen. Joke's on her though, after she spent a wedge on Gillette Satin shaving gel and I paid just 26p for what has turned out to be an excellent product.
It does what it's supposed to, with absolutely no frills whatsoever - which is fine; I don't need an all-singing-all-dancing product to slap on my legs or underarms, all I really want is something to provide a level of grip and a smooth surface for my razor. And this is exactly what this foam provides - no more, no less.
The foam dispensed is quite thick but thins out as you rub it into your skin, it has quite a slippery consistency and the foam feels like it's sliding off my leg sometimes - there's a technique to prevent this; massaging the foam in a sideways direction to hair growth seems to keep more of it on your skin, if any slips off it doesn't matter anyway as there will be enough left to provide a smooth glide as you shave. This doesn't feel like any level of luxury to use, and in all honesty I wouldn't expect it to, but I'm really impressed with the way it works regardless of the very cheap price. It's a tiny bit sticky which doesn't bother me at all as I shave in the shower, the stickiness rinses away quickly with plain water so isn't a huge messy issue - and don't get thinking it's VERY sticky because it isn't, my daughter and partner have both used it and neither of them can detect any stickiness so this must be something I'm particularly alert to.
I've been so impressed with how well this foam works, my razor glides across my skin and cuts all hairs without me needing to go over patches again - a problem bad shaving gel can cause as well as a poor razor. I've never once nicked myself shaving while using this foam, even on the occasions when I'm using an 'it's just sharp enough' disposable razor, which I think is testament to how well my blade is able to glide through and across the Everyday Value foam.
Of course, I'm not making out this is a premium product - but personally I don't need a premium product for shaving. There's not a single moisturising property in the foam, but then it doesn't dry my skin either - I use a moisturiser after shaving anyway so it's another downside which doesn't affect me; if your skin is normal enough not to need moisturising after shaving then this probably won't make any difference to that fact as it certainly won't dehydrate your skin, and doesn't alter the texture at all actually once you've rinsed off the foam. The smell is nothing to write home about either - it's a clean fragrance that doesn't linger even for as long as it takes to shave my legs, let alone as a lasting perfume.
The one bugbear I have is with the tin, which is cheap and horrible to the max. It not only looks hideous (even at Value level they could do a whole lot better than this...!) but also the aerosol sticks sometimes, it's never jammed completely but there's always the sneaking suspicion in my mind that it's going to. The hole that dispenses the foam clogs up too and three times now I've had to remove semi-solidified gel/foam with a cocktail stick, I'm not a hairy person and only need to shave once a week or so which is seemingly too long for the tin to be left standing with the previous shaves remnants in the nozzle. When Mark was using it he obviously shaved every day and we didn't have the clogging issue then, so regular use is seemingly key to keeping the tin in good working order.
I'll buy it again for sure, not straightaway as I'm using (and completely LOVING) a posh shaving soap which I liberated from hotel I stayed at recently. I'll certainly bear the Everyday Value shaving foam in mind next time I need to make a purchase however, the saving is brilliant really when you consider Gillette Satin costs over £3 for a tin which is a full 50ml smaller than this bargainous Tesco version.
I am generally a fan of value products and they do a lot of things so well but there are some products in the Tesco Value range which are just awful and should frankly not even be out on the shelves because they give the other better products in the range a bad name.
The value shaving foam is horrible and the only thing about it which is even remotely appealing is the price which is 26p for a 250ml can.
I don't believe that price is always an indication of quality but here it really is as this just feels cheap and nasty to use and is useless for its intended purpose.
I found the foam itself to be slightly gritty to the touch which was weird as it isn't something that I have experienced with other shaving foams. It was really thick but it didn't feel creamy on my skin or in any way moisturising and in fact I felt like it dried my skin out afterwards. It also irritated my skin and left it itchy even though this is something that never happens to me with other shaving foams.
The foam is so thick that it is almost impossible to be able to get a smooth shave on my legs with it as my razor just couldn't penetrate through all the foam to get to my skin and that was even after I had tried to thin it out a little on my skin. I also spent ages washing my razor as ever time I would shave a small section of my leg my razor would be clogged up with foam.
There was just nothing pleasant about using this foam and I found it really difficult to actually shave with it. It left my skin itchy and I would rather just use some conditioner next time I run out of shaving cream rather than use this. No matter how tight your budget is this isn't something that you want to buy and I would rather just leave my legs hairy than use this again. One to avoid.
I tend to use hair removal cream to get rid of body hair but whenever I do shave I use this shaving foam. I used to use a more expensive one which cost over £2 more but this one is just as good!
At 23p for a 250ml bottle it is amazing value and you really can't go wrong. I have to say when I first began using it I wasn't sure if it would be very good or of it would irritate my sensitive skin but I have now been using it for over six months and I have no complaints at all. The design of the aerosol can could be a little prettier as it is really basic, but getting the product out is easy enough so I can't really complain too much and it doesn't really matter what the packaging looks like in my opinion.
Before using the shaving foam I find that I need to shake the can else the fom either doesn't come out or comes out really thin and milky. As long as I shake it quickly before pressing on the spray nozzle the foam comes out really thick, creamy and foamy, just like the more expensive brands, and it spreads over my skin easily. I often find that I need to wipe off quite a lot of excess from my hands after spreading it over my legs and underarms as it lathers so well and I don't need to use very much of it each time that I use it so a bottle lasts quite a while making it even better value for money.
Once I have applied this foam and I am shaving my legs/underarms the razor goes over my skin easily, I wouldn't say that it glides over my skin but it is much better than shaving without the foam. The foam does obviously gather on the razor so it needs rinsing off after every couple of strokes but this is the same for all shaving foams. Once I've finished shaving I find the shaving foam easy to wash off, it doesn't stick to my skin and it doesn't leave my skin feel dry or irritated. It doesn't moisturise my skin at all but with such a cheap shaving foam I wasn't expecting it to!
The shaving foam doesn't smell of anything and it doesn't have any chemical or perfumed fragrance to it so it is suitable for people of any gender, my fiancé uses this without fussing but when I had a different shaving foam which was fragranced he wouldn't use it because it smelt girly whereas this doesn't. Tesco state on the packaging of the shaving foam that it has been formulated by skin care specialists and as I said before I have not experienced any irritation or redness from using it.
All in all I highly recommend this shaving foam, it is just as good as more expensive brands and I can't fault it.
This is one of the products in Tesco's value/everyday value range that you certainly know that you get what you pay for. For around 30p or so, you get a 250ml can of shaving foam, when compared with other leading brands which can be a few pounds, you realise that you're paying a pittance for the product.
The thing is that it's just not a very good product. The can itself is okay, with the dispenser easy to operate and squirting out a controllable amount of foam, but it's the product itself which isn't very good. When you dispense, foam comes out as opposed to gel which you see quite often with shaving foams now, as they then turn into a foam once you lather them. This though foams instantly, and you really need to shake the can first otherwise you get a disappointing trickle of white gloop, not so nice.
Even once the can is shaken and the foam comes out, it's not the firmest of foams, and there doesn't seem to be much substance to it. It's weak and not that firm, like when you whisk egg whites and you haven't quite done it enough. Sadly, whisking this foam a bit more wouldn't produce a foamier product, more it would make it quickly disappear.
There is no real aroma to the foam, it's quite neutral, which some may find is quite good because it doesn't clash, but I like the foam to have a refreshing aroma to it, subtle but there. When I apply it to my face ready for shaving, it goes on in the first instance very well, and stays on my face, but then once I start shaving it's when you realise the inferiority of the product. For a start, it doesn't seem to help with the softening of any bristles, and while the hot water you use when shaving often does a lot of this, the foam really should help soften it and make shaving effective and easier. It just doesn't.
To add to this disappointment, when I start shaving, you can almost see it fading away on your skin, as if it's evaporating into the air without you doing anything. To start with, I thought that I just hadn't applied enough foam and that more on the face would do the trick, putting this necessity down to the cheaper price and therefore needing to use more. However, to do a full shave (and my hair doesn't actually grow very thickly), I found I had to reapply a few times to get the right results, and even then it wasn't a pleasant experience. I had to go over some areas a lot more carefully than usual, and the majority of foams don't require me to do that at all, even the somewhat cheaper brands.
On closer inspection, the resultant shave is not the greatest. I can still see bristles in pores, and the slightly slick feel on my skin to indicate there is still a little product on there is more an annoyance than a reminder I've used something. After using the foam and rinsing it off, I don't feel like any moisturising has taken place either. It's as if I've applied something that will give me a poor shave and dry my skin out. I get dry skin on occasion anyway, so this really wasn't ideal when after a few minutes I could feel a certain amount of tightness to my skin, as if it was drying up. Other shaving foams take this into account and offer a certain moisturisation with the product as well, but then this is another thing just relevant to the price that you're paying.
It's not a great product in the slightest. I'm not prepared to say it's a travesty and a financial rip off, as you're only paying a pittance compared with other products, but then you really don't get a desired effect at all with this. I'd say save your money and fork out for a quality shaving foam - it will last longer and do the job while this is pretty much a waste of your time and money and doesn't serve the purpose it's supposed to be for. Even the occasional 30p is too much when it just doesn't work properly. Not recommended.
I don't normally buy things from the supermarkets 'basics or value' ranges, as I do find them to be a bit hit and miss, toiletries especially seem to definitely more miss than hit. It was my husband who bought this Tesco Value (or Everyday Value as it's now been re-branded) shaving foam, and he didn't really get on with it so I figured that I'd try it and then use it up if I liked it.
He paid the princely sum of just 26 pence for this in Tesco, and for his 26 pence he got a 250ml can of shaving foam. He doesn't normally buy the value ranges either, but he said that for just 26 pence it was worth a try, if he liked it then he would be saving a fortune, if he didn't then it was only 26 pence which is essentially just change that he might just lose down the side of the sofa anyway.
This is a shaving foam rather than a gel, and you do need to shake the can well before you dispense the foam otherwise the foam is much too watery. When you dispense the foam onto your fingertips it looks to be quite a thick and substantial foam, however when you spread it over your legs then it seems to just disappear and dissolve somewhat, it's certainly not thick and substantial anymore anyway. Normally with more expensive shaving foams/gels such as Gillette I just need to use a small blob to cover each leg, and then the residue on my hands is enough to coat under my arms, however with this I need to use a large blob on each leg, and then a further blob for under my arms, so although it's cheap you do need to use much more of it. The foam itself is white and it doesn't really seem to smell of anything at all, I don't mind that it doesn't have much of a fragrance as this means that it doesn't clash with my shower gel and body lotion.
This doesn't irritate or sting my legs at all, and more importantly it doesn't sting or irritate my underarms. It enables me to get a smooth'ish shave on my legs and underarms, however I do think that I get a closer shave using Gillette shaving gel. Any shaving foam residue left after I've finished shaving rinses off easily enough, well it would as it's all virtually dissolved by now anyway! This doesn't dry out my skin at all, I do always use a body lotion, however my skin doesn't feel taut and dry after using this.
This doesn't seem to soften the stubble on my legs and I think that's why it doesn't feel like as close or as smooth a shave as I would like. I also find that the shaving foam clogs the blades on my razor fairly quickly, I have to rinse my razor more often than I normally do, this seems a bit odd especially as the foam is so watery on my skin.
I am going to finish the can, as it doesn't do a bad job, I've just used foams/gels that do a much better job, granted they are more expensive but I'd rather pay the extra. I won't repurchase this, but I suppose that for the price it's not bad, especially if you're on a budget.
Shaving is an expensive business and it costs me an absolute fortune to buy razors and shaving foam or gel. Always on the lookout for a bargain I decided against my better judgement to try the Tesco value shaving foam to see if it was any good and save myself a few pennies into the bargain.
I can't deny it is cheap as it only costs 26p for a large 250ml bottle but I certainly am not planning on buying it on a regular basis and would rather spend the extra money to buy something more decent as I found this to be almost unusable on my face.
The main problem that I had with this was that I found it to be too thick. You want shaving foam or cream to be rich enough that it offers a decent cushion between your skin and the razor blade but this was ridiculous as it was so thick that I had trouble getting my razor to actually penetrate the foam and ended up having to shave the area about three times to be able to get anywhere near a close shave with it.
I also found it to be really drying and quite irritating on my skin. I have quite sensitive skin at the best of times but this actually made my skin blotchy especially on my cheeks and when I wiped it off I could actually see where the blade had shaved on my skin as it did nothing to protect my skin from the blade which probably came from the fact I had to shave to many times to get it through the thickness of the foam.
It also did absolutely nothing to protect my skin from razor burn or nicks and the few times I tried shaving with it I managed to nick my neck above my Adams apple which is something that doesn't happen when I am shaving with a better quality foam.
For 26p this is the cheapest of the cheap and you can definitely tell that when using it. The formulation is drying on skin and does nothing to protect it from the rigors of shaving. The foam looks rich and creamy but is drying and it is so thick on my skin that it is almost impossible to get a smooth shave with only shaving once and you really do need to go over the same areas multiple times.
I would only use this if I was absolutely desperate and even then only if there was no hair conditioner or anything else in the house as I really did find it to be that bad.
For a long time I have shaved my legs and underarms using lathered up shower gel but after coming across this very cheap shaving foam in Tesco I thought I would give it a shot.
I have bought a few things from the Tesco Value range before and had mixed experiences. I think with basic food like rice or pasta it does tend to taste a little cheap but if you are on a budget then it is a great way of cutting costs. If I have a little bit more money I'll avoid it and opt for something that tastes better. I've not really had much experience of their cosmetics other then their cotton wool which is actually rather good so I was keen to try this shaving foam.
The shaving foam comes in a standard metal can that you find most shaving foams come in. It has the rather distinctive and unappealing red, white and blue colours that we've come to associate with Tesco value. I find the design totally uninspiring and I definitely wouldn't display it in my bathroom but for shaving my legs it serves the purpose I need it for.
I usually give the can a little shake before using it. Then you simply squeeze the top of the can and out comes a classic white coloured foamy textured product. It comes out very easily, and has the right consistency that you'd expect from a shaving foam.
I usually apply this straight onto wet skin and then proceed to shave. I find the shaving foam very kind to my skin, I haven't had any irritation other than what you'd expect from shaving normally. I find it useful especially when shaving my legs as you can see which bit you've done already. If the razor is wet and you've liberally applied the foam then I find it does tend to wash off a little but otherwise I honestly can't complain.
Once I'm done shaving I have no issues washing off the remainder from my body or the razor. It does tend to float on the top of your bath water so you would want to make sure wash your hair prior to using this.
This shaving foam costs a remarkable 26p for an entire can (which has lasted me 3 months so far). I think this is incredible value and I'll definitely be buying regularly. I actually also think I prefer it to all singing all dancing shaving foams because I feel like this offers real value for money and doesn't claim to do a million and one things either.
Overall, the perfect shaving foam whether you are on a budget or not.
This is one of the many Tesco Everyday Value items I've been buying and for a change I'm really pleased!!!. Costing only 26p for a 250ml can I couldn't leave it there.
The can has had a face lift, the picture above is outdated. Now the can although still white, has relevant grooming pictures in blue on it. It tells us that it's 'Everyday Value shaving foam- Formulated by skincare experts and approved by customers' and is improved.
I use shaving foam on my legs and underarms, after giving it a good shake I apply a golf ball sized blob to each leg- a little less for my underarms. The foam- not gel- comes out easily and looks like any other foam brand, it's white and creamy, there isn't much of a scent but that's not a problem.
It smoothes on my skin leaving a good layer of foam. The foam consistency helps the razor to glide over my skin without nicking and scratching me even though half the time the razor I use is blunt. I get a nice clean shave without any irritation. The foam doesn't clog the razor, a quick rinse under the tap is sufficient to remove it- there's no trouble washing it off my skin either.
I haven't had a problem (upto now anyway) with the nozzle seizing up, we're more than half way through the can so touch wood it should be okay. I'd say going by the amount we've used it should last a good few weeks with one of us using it everyday.
The men in the house although like to have dear stuff haven't complained so it must be okay, no one has come out in a shaving rash.
I would recommend it and will be buying in the future.
5 Stars from me!!!
When we went away on holiday earlier in the year I purchased a lot of stores own toiletries to take with us so that we could leave them over there for the journey home and didn't have to worry about leaving expensive products there. One of the things that went with us was this Shaving foam from Tesco's value range.
As it is a Tesco value product it can only be purchased from Tesco stores or online if you do your shopping that way. A 250ml can of shaving foam will currently cost you a measly 26 pence.
The shaving foam comes in the same kind of packaging as all other products of this type in a can, it has the usual Tesco branding all over it. To use it, you simply have to remove the lid and you are met with a nozzle that you push down to express the product. Once the button has been pressed the shaving foam comes out in a gel like form, this gel is quite runny so you can only use a little at a time without it making a mess and going everywhere. However a little does seem to go quite a long way and with one squirt of the product I can successfully lather it up enough to cover one leg. The one thing that I would have liked with this shaving foam is a nice feminine fragrance, or even just a clean and fresh fragrance so it would be unisex, however there isn't any aroma evident at all, it just smells of nothing.
Once I have the shaving foam over my legs I find my razor glides through the foam well and I can glide it over quite a substantial bit of leg before the foam takes over the razor and needs rinsing off. When I've finished shaving the remains of foam is easy to rinse off with a little warm water.
I would definitely recommend this Tesco value shaving foam based on the price. However, I won't be rushing out to purchase it again soon as I prefer using a shaving foam with a bit of a fragrance to it.
After paying 13p for 5 Tesco razors, I thought I would truly push the boat out and pay a whopping 38p for a can of Tesco shaving foam. To be fair I have used Sainsbury's Basic shaving foam before and have had no problems with it at all. On the odd occasion I travel to Tesco's for a change and it was during one of these shops that I decided to go to Tesco's rather than Sainsbury's.
I do find that most shaving foams are pretty similar, I have tried Gillette gel which I will also review but I tend to stick to the cheap end of the range. The can is a bit non descript to be fair, it has the white and read Value range colours with the red, white and blue Tesco logo on it. I put ours in our bathroom cabinet so unless on a trip to my house you intend to rifle through my bathroom cabinets you are not going to see what foam we use. You won't get to see my legs either so you won't know what a good job it does, you will have to take my word for it.
I used to use soap for shaving as all it really does is gives the razor something to glide along when cutting hair, this foam doesn't have a strong smell, in fact it doesn't really smell of anything. Once you have washed off the foam the scent is lost so even if it was horrid, it doesn't stick around. Once you have given the can a good shake, and popped off the lid, you press the top and a long line of foam shoots out of the nozzle. You can't really judge how much will come out; it is a bit hit and miss to be honest. It foams well and glides on your leg etc very nicely, it stays put until you wash it off with water. In short for a cheap product it behaves just like a wildly expensive one. I give this a thumbs up as does my daughter and fiancé.
I have tried all different types of shaving, but my favourite still has to be the razor. Nothing comes close to the finish you get from using one. My electric shaver is good, but leaves me feeling rough and not as smooth as proper shaving. I like to use shave gel like any other person. Recently I went on two holidays, one to Mallorca and the other to Tenerife. I wanted to take something along with me that I could leave out there after using so I could bring back as much alcohol and prezzies in my bag. I saw this on the shelf at tesco and thought it was worth the try. To price was a real bargain and that is why I picked it up. I figured I would only use it 3 or 4 times and it was worth the try! The bottle looked very unappealing, however this did not put me off and I proceeded to buy the shave gel!
I only paid 31p for this. Compared to others on the shelf which ranged up to well over £3 this was a bargain. The bottle was a tall white colour with tesco value written all over it. I have bought another one recently and it has changed to the everyday value design which is now a familiar site when at tesco! For the price I could not complain. I was not expecting a mirical product! Just a practical one which was easy to use. And this is what I got!
How did it work?:
I was a little worries before using this as I had no idea what it would be like! I was very surprised to find that it was easy to cover my entire face and neck with. It felt like any other shave gel which made me wonder why I pay so much for my usual Nivea product. When I applied my razor to my face, I was able to shave pain free and it did feel comfortable. The fragrance of the shave foam isn't bad and it did the job. Maybe it doesn't allow you to glide as smooth as the other products on the shelf. It definately worked and my girlfriend even used this to shave her legs as she forgot to bring her usual stuff! She said it was ok and did the job too. If your on a budget I would strongly recommend that you give this a try as its amazing for the price your paying. It will also last you a very long time. It'd great to take camping or on holiday as your not too worried about bringing it back.
I would recommend this to you because of the price. It's not the best I have ever used, but it did the job exceptionally and left me with a close shave. I do have sensitive skin and it didn't seem to affect my skin in a bad way at all which was execellent. Some products really don't agree with me, this one did! You will never find anything cheaper on the market. The bottle and the general look may not be too appealing, but believe me it's much better than your first impression. This gets a 4 star rating from me. It's not the best quality, but sure it the best price!
Thanks for reading my review on tesco value shave gel. I liked this product more than I first thought I would!
===Why I Bought This===
Having a husband and now two grown sons, plus doing some shaving myself, I have found that we go through quite a lot of shaving foam and gel so the more economical we can be when buying them the better - so when these Everyday Value cans appeared online with Tesco for 26p I had to give them a try.
This was the Value range at Tesco but has now been renamed the Everytday Value Shaving Foam.
8 inch tall spray can of 250 mls of Tesco Everyday Vaue Shaving Foam with white press button and nozzle.
'Imporved Rich Foam'.
'Formulated by skin care specialists and approved by customers'.
Has royal blue and navy writing and images on front of can - depicting razors, shaving brushes, mirrors etc. Their new branding as opposed to the red and blue banding shown above.
Base of can has the date of manufacture and also the expiry date - in 2017.
The back of the can has information on how to use, store and safety.
Made in the UK for Tesco.
Store away frm direct sunlight
To use - wash face and leave wet, depress button and get some foam onto your fingers - spread evenly over face and shave - rinse off with warm water
Safety - keep out of reach of children, pressurised container, 4% of contents are flammable.
Contains no CFCs.
SOLVENT ABUSE CAN KILL INSTANTLY.
Aqua, Palmitic Acid, Triethanolamine, Propane, Stearic Acid, Butane, Paraffinumliquidum, Isobutane, Parfum, Polysorbate 80.
26p for 250 mls.
Tesco Essentials Foam - 85p for 250 mls.
Tesco Sensitive FXM Foam - £1 for 200 mls.
Palmolive Sensitive - £1.40 for 200 mls.
Gillette Foam Sensitive £1.70 for 200 mls.
The Everyday Value range by Tesco is a replacement for their old Value range. This can had 'improved' on the can - and it actually is much better.
We would often buy Gillettte foam when on offer which is good and rich and also had a lovely smell.
However when money was tight I would sometimes buy the old Value foam - which was not too popular as it was quite watery and drippy and not how you would expect a foam to be - though it did the job - of a fashion.
I thought that it was only the branding that had changed but was pleasantly surprised when I tried this new version as it is much richer, stiff and thicker - and pretty much like any other more expensive foam you might buy. It is a vast improvement on the old Value foam and definitely one we will keep buying. Even the next most expensive foam from Tesco is three times the price, with Gillette being almost 7 times more expensive!
The only thing I would say is missing from this product is a lovely smell - as I really liked the Gillettte aroma. I was surprised to see that this had 'parfum' as an ingredient as to me it had no smell at all - but that is better than an unpleasant smell I suppose.
The men all seem quite happy to use this improved foam and when I do underarms it is lovely to use, not at all drippy and easy to wash off - so I see no reason to waste more money on more expensive foams.
Tesco have definitely made some good improvements to this product.
===Would I Recommend?===
Here is another of the Tesco value range, but just how good is this product?
Tesco are always excellent with their prices, but sometimes it is worth paying a little extra to get a better valued product, especially when it comes to shaving foam!
I grabbed a bottle for 34p last month, which I found very reasonable to try as it meant I wouldn't be at much of a loss if the product turned out to be rubbish.
The bottle now comes in a 250ml which as far as I know, is a smaller bottle than what Tesco used to stock.
For 34p, the price of this bottle really is a big comparison to the other shaving foams, which is what attracted me to it.
I guessed the foam was directed at males as the picture on the front is a male, however I don't think Tesco are all that good at using the correct images for advertisement. For example, their Tesco value hair spray features a long hair female, when in fact my boyfriend actually uses hairspray a lot more than I do... so maybe they should rethink their target audience.
But anyway, I usually go for a males shaving foam anyway as they are generally cheaper and better quality.
This shaving foam doesn't state it is for sensitive skin, so i wasn't expecting it to be light and scent-less.
The shaving foam actually holds quite a nice smell to it. To me, it smells like a typical male's sort of perfume, which is one thing I love about this product; and possibly the only thing apart from the price.
The foam comes in a boring plain white bottle with the Tesco logo and layout of every other Tesco value range; so it is very easy to find.
The shaving foam is generally used the same as others- Shake well, push the button, get the foam. However I did notice this bottle really does need a good shake before use.
When shaken vigorously, it produces quite puffed foam which looks and feels good quality.
The tub advises to apply warm water to the area before using, but as I am always in the shower when using this, that step isn't a problem.
When using this foam, I found I needed a very thick amount of the foam. It very easily washes off which is the biggest disadvantage, especially when using it in the shower. It doesn't stay on skin and easily glides off with the slightest drop of water.
When shaving with this foam, it doesn't feel as if it provides a guard to the skin, it isn't moisturising or at all soothing. Sometimes, I feel as if I have had a shave with no foam at all, even after I have used a tone of foam on my skin.
The smell of the foam doesn't stay, which is a shame as it is probably just about the only good thing with this product.
The bottle doesn't run down too quickly. I have noticed even at the beginning when I was slapping tones of the foam on my skin, the bottle didn't seem to be getting any lighter.
TIP- If you ever run out of shaving foam, or you have unluckily picked up this Tesco Value shaving foam, I have found using conditioner on your skin is excellent! It moisturises and helps the blade to glide and leaves your skin feeling smooth and soothed.
I won't use this foam again, ever. Even for the low price, it is just getting in the way in my bathroom and isn't worth trying.
If it isn't even good enough for my legs, I can't see at all how it can be good enough for a man's face!
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My husband had a job interview to prepare for a few months back and seeing as he'd ran out of his usual stash of Gillette popped off to the shops the night before to buy some new supplies, returning back with this.
I was surprised he'd bought it as it looked very cheap; a white canister with a red banner round the bottom and a no frills Tesco Value stamp of approval. The cap is also a white, flimsy type of plastic that is typical to these cans. The spray itself is a straightforward spray. To get best results I would recommend shaking it up to work up a bit of a froth - or else it will come out like Angel Delight on your hands ;)!
- Using this product -
As all good wives do I naturally 'borrowed' some of this shaving foam when doing my legs and underarms. Like I mentioned, it's worth giving the can a good shake before squirting out any foam as it will come out runny if you don't. It has a strong after shave smell to it but the smell doesn't linger. It is cold on application, but doesn't run off the skin.
I found that it spread very generously onto the skin and that it wasn't thin at all once I'd put it on my legs. It felt good to drag a razor through and worked for me just as any other brand of shaving foam at twice the price has done.
- Price -
Going for around 34p a can right now in Tesco (or thereabouts.) Depending on your usage you can probably score a few weeks worth of usage out of this shaving foam - and how liberal you are with it.
- Comparison -
When comparing this product to other leading brands I don't think there is much to compare. Obviously the product presentation is better on the more expensive brands and they tend to be less runny, but apart from that, there is no difference between this product and other big brands.
- Conclusion -
Shake it up to get best results but I feel that for 34p that it is money well spent. My husband is now sticking to this brand of shaving foam and to be honest I think I will buy some for myself as it's just as good as any other brand.