“ Brand: ASDA / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
I often order my Asda shopping online, which can sometimes result in certain products being substituted for others when they are out of stock. A few months ago I ordered a shower gel which was out of stock and I received this Asda lime and lemongrass gel as a substitute.
I often like citrussy scents so was happy to give it a go. The gel comes in a clear bottle so you can see the lime green colour of the product, it looks so fresh and fruity and it made me want to use it. Upon opening the bottle I could instantly smell not only a citrussy, lime and lemon smell but also quite a sweet smell which reminded me of tutti frutti sweets (which I love).
The gel is not too runny that it goes everywhere but it is easy enough to squeeze out of the bottle as it isn't mega thick either. It lathers up pretty well and when I'm using it it really helps to wake me up if it's a morning! The fresh scent fills the shower and I can also still smell it on my skin for most of the day. I'm prone to getting quite dry skin but this gel leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised and doesn't irritate it at all.
I don't feel I have to use a big amount of this as it does lather quite well, so a bottle lasts me several weeks even though I use it daily.
At 80p for a 250ml bottle this shower gel is quite a bargain and I like it as much if not more than some similar scents in more expensive brands.
I have accumulated a rather large stock-pile of toiletries at home, and as I found a large collection of shower gel and body wash products within my collection, I vowed to use some of these up before I purchase any more. This little 'collection' of mine varies quite extensively, with it containing some rather luxurious, 'high end' body wash products among some extremely 'basic' or 'value' branded items.... And just about everything in-between! I will often purchase some shower gel products from whichever supermarket I have chosen to do carry out my grocery shopping, and so have several supermarket 'branded' shower gel products in my extensive collection. This review outlines my experiences of using the "Lime and Lemongrass Shower Gel" from Asda.
The Asda Shower Gel is available to purchase online at the Asda website (www.asda.com) where postage costs apply. You can also purchase in store, of course, and in both cases the cost is only 70 pence as @ July 2013. I think this price reflects excellent value for money, particularly as the item was previously available to purchase for nearer the £1 mark. I believe there is a small range of the Asda Shower Gels available, with some of the other varieties being "Lemon and Black Pepper" and "Mint and Tea Tree."
The Lime and Lemongrass Shower Gel is presented in a neat little bottle, which is 250ml in size. It has a slightly 'angled' top, and there is a rather thin design to the bottle that I quite like. I find too that the bottle sits quite neatly at the side of my bath or on the bathroom shelf between uses. The bottle is made of clear plastic and can be recycled, and I do like how I can see the bright green coloured liquid contained within quite easily. I find too that the bottle's plastic is not overly robust, so I have had no issues with squeezing the bottle to 'dispense' the liquid contents, which is a significant problem I have had with other, similar products as a result of limited strength in my hands.
The liquid shower gel itself is very easy to pour from the bottle, in fact I would say it pours a little TOO easily, as a result of its consistency being rather thin, and slightly too 'runny' for my liking. I do find that the gel will spill quite easily if I have been over-zealous during my dispensing technique, causing the green liquid to spill from my flannel or outstretched palm. For this reason, I was relieved to observe the addition of one of those little plastic 'plugs' underneath the bottle's plastic 'flip-up' lid. Without this design, I do think the liquid would have made a frightful mess around the side of the bath between uses.
This little niggle is quickly forgotten as the product is first applied, mainly thanks to its gorgeous aroma that quickly envelops me in a fruity 'cloud' as I cleanse. I find that the aroma is extremely revitalising, thanks to its rich, zesty scent, and I find that the product is therefore perfectly suited to use first thing in the morning when I am not at my brightest! I do find there is something of an 'awakening' feeling to be enjoyed from the delicious lime scent, and the refreshing, juicy scent of fresh lime is perfectly suited to my own tastes, as I am a real fan of fruit-scented bath and skincare products. I can't say that the scent of lemongrass is particularly noticeable, and I do doubt whether I would have known about its inclusion in the product if I had tested the product blind. In actual fact, I find the product is really only reminiscent of refreshing, zesty lime, but this is absolutely fine as far as I am concerned, as I find the scent to be so deliciously enjoyable and I have absolutely no complaints regarding this aspect of the shower gel at all.
I do find that the Asda Lime and Lemongrass Shower Gel is slightly 'lacking' in terms of the lather produced during use, as I can't say I have noticed much of this at all, with only a small amount of foamy lather being produced on the skin during the cleansing process. This is probably down to the product being something of a more 'unisex' shower gel product than many others that are available on the market, and this is something I have certainly noticed with other shower gel products that are marketed as being unisex, in addition to those that are marketed as being 'For Men.'.... It seems that only those shower gel products that are marketed as being 'girly' or feminine are formulated to produce a deliciously 'bubbly' lather, but to be quite honest, such things would very rarely deter me from repurchasing a particular product, and I confess that I do often use my husband's shower gels as I find the strong, spicy scents to be quite invigorating at times.
I do find that after using the Lime Shower Gel, my skin feels wonderfully refreshed and cleansed, being left spotless and clean, with a faint whisper of the zesty scent being present on my skin too. I do find that this doesn't last too long, but this is often the case with similar shower products, in my experience.
To my delight too, I have found that the product is extremely kind to my sensitive skin, irrespective of its strong and 'robust' fruity scent, with nothing in the way of irritation or sensitivity being experienced during or after use. In addition, I have found that the product is not at all 'drying' on my skin, with its continued use having no detrimental effect on the dryness that is already present within my skin's layers. Based on these results, I do recommend the Asda Lime Shower Gel for those consumers who, like me, suffer with dry and/or sensitive skin, finding its formulation to be surprisingly gentle.
I absolutely love the Lime and Lemongrass Shower Gel from Asda, and have found it the perfect addition to a refreshing, cooling shower during the extremely warm weather we have been experiencing of late. I like the product so much that I succumbed to temptation and purchased two bottles during a recent online shop at the Asda website..... I couldn't help myself - large stockpile or not.
Taking everything into account, I do really recommend this gorgeous, lime-scented shower gel from Asda and it has become something of a favourite in my household, with my husband too enjoying the zesty, 'awakening' scent of the gel's aroma when experienced first thing in the morning. I would normally grumble about the product's thin consistency, but to be quite honest the gorgeous aroma more than makes up for this little niggle, with this being the gel's best feature, in my opinion.
I'm a big fan of fruity shower gels, those flowery smelling ones tend to make me sneeze a lot and just don't get me started on the effects that lavender has on me, lets just say it's not pretty and leave it at that, so I'm always on the look out for citrus based shower and bath products.
Asda's lime and lemongrass shower gel comes in a clear 250ml plastic bottle, which stands on it's flip top cap meaning that you don't have the problem of waiting for the gel to get to the opening when you get in the shower as it's already there, plus there's a valve built into the cap which doesn't allow the liquid to pour out until you actually squeeze the bottle. It also means that there's less wastage as well. The gel is florescent green in colour and is of medium texture. The smell of lime is very strong, but there is just a hint of the lemongrass there as an after smell. A small amount of gel placed on either a sponge or a scrunchie will produce a thick lather with plenty of bubbles which washes away easily and leaves your skin with a slight limey smell. It doesn't seem to dry my skin out, even when I've used it after shaving my legs, they don't feel dry or flaky at all.
This shower gel is a great substitute for the Original Source Lime shower gel which can cost over £1 for a bottle, I noticed today that Asda had reduced the price of their lime and lemongrass shower gel to just 75p a bottle. Bargain.
It definitely wakes you up in a morning and refreshes you after a hot day sat watching cricket in the sun.
I have been quite a fan of Dove products when I purchase shower gel or body wash, but sometime last year I picked up a bottle of Original Source Lime shower gel and fell in love with it. I had been aware of Original Source shower gels and had tried some of them before, but Dove was still my favourite until I spotted the Lime Original Source shower gel. I love citrus fragranced bath and shower products and lime is my favourite citrus fragrance but it isn't something you see too often. Therefore I have stocked up on Lime Original Source whenever it has been on promotion and not found anything else which has came close to how much I love it, until last month...
I was shopping in Asda and needed some toiletries, including shower gel. They had my favourite Original Source Lime shower gel in stock but it is quite expensive when not on promotion and I am trying to make some savings when I can on my shopping, so I began browsing all the other shower gels on the shelves and quickly spotted this Lime and Lemongrass shower gel.
I think it was the striking lime coloured gel which made this product stand out, just as the Original Source shower gel does and I picked a bottle up for a closer look.
The shower gel is part of the Asda own brand range and so is reasonably priced at just 95p a bottle.
I decided to flip open the cap and a lovely lime fragrance which reminded me of my favourite Original Source shower gel was released. The strong lime scent appealed to me instantly and I decided there and then that I wanted to try this shower gel and so bought a bottle.
The scent reminded me of the Lime sweets you find in a packet of Starburst which is exactly what I thought about the Original Source product the first time I smelled the product. The difference here is that this shower gel is also meant to smell of Lemongrass too, although all I could personally smell was lime. Also the Original Source product is said to contain 40 limes in just one bottle of shower gel and this Asda product only states it contains extracts of Lime and Lemongrass but does not state how much.
Indeed Asda describe their Lime and Lemongrass shower gel as "Suitable for vegetarians, Lime and Lemongrass shower gel Zing! With splashes of mouth-watering lime and lemongrass natural extracts, our burst of seriously citrusy scents will start your day with a bang".
I could honestly not really find much difference between this Asda brand shower gel and Original Source, except that maybe Original Source smells a little stronger of limes but this Asda product was still more than adequate in the fragrance department.
I like to have a shower every morning and some mornings I feel quite tired before going to work and have found using a citrus based shower gel to be quite refreshing. I find it does really help to wake me up and start my day.
The gel is an illuminous looking green and smooth in consistency. It lathers up really well on my shower scrunchie, so I don't have to use a lot. I particularly love its lime scent (I am not sure I can detect any Lemongrass scent) and the fresh invigorating feel I get from using it.
The scent of limes remains on my skin for a little while after rinsing and drying and my skin is thoroughly cleansed. Also it doesn't seem to dry out my skin either so I can find nothing to complain about. The fact I find it so invigorating is a bonus for me and it is just the thing I need to get me going, especially on dark winter mornings.
Although it doesn't dry out my skin, I wouldn't say it moisturises your skin in the way some Dove products do, but I do use a moisturiser on my skin anyway. This is really more of a gel that wakes and refreshes you, enabling you to feel ready to start your day. I think it would be ideal to use when showering after taking part in sporting activities, such as gym sessions, running or swimming and also on hot days during warmer months or on holiday abroad.
Whilst I do think that Original Source Lime shower gel smells a little stronger than this and so the scent remains on your skin slightly longer too, I cannot really find any fault with this Asda Lime and Lemongrass shower gel, other than I cannot really detect any Lemongrass scent, but that does not bother me at all.
At 95p per bottle it is a great alternative to Original Source and I will certainly be buying this again.