“ Brand: Radox / Type: Shower Scrub „
I usually quite like Radox bath and shower products and I am rarely disappointed in them. However, there's always an exception to the rule. Perhaps my least favourite shower product from Radox is their Home Spa Shower Scrub. I only paid £1 for this however, so I am not going to complain too loudly.
I think that the pale pink colour of this shower scrub actually put me off ever so slightly from buying it in the first place. I tend to steer away from anything too pink as I find it's a little sickly. However, after reading the blurb on the store on this plastic bottle, it sort of convinced me to give it a try. The claims are that this shower scrub will remove dead skin cells and gently make my body both look and feel more radiant after I have use it then beforehand. I decided that for only £1 it was worth a try. This product is designed to be a shower gel and a scrub I one and not having tried anything like this before, I was quite eager to see how it worked.
I didn't use my body puff one this occasion, as I decided that if this contained tiny scrub particles anyway, I wanted to actually feel how effective they were on their own, without using the body scrub at the same time.
Interestingly, this is a body care product which contains fig (I don't think I had ever used anything with fig in it before then) as well as neroli oil, which I think gave this product a very gentle and yet distinctive orange fragrance, which was rather nice. The orange fragrance and the pink colour though, was a sort of weird combination.
Consistency wide, this shower cream was neither to runny or too thin, though it was slightly thinner than the other Radox shower gels I have used. The smell was possibly the nicest thing about it. It foamed reasonably well but I was struggling really hard to feel any of those scrub particles the bottle boasted it contained. If I closed my eyes and really concentrated, I could just about feel some tiny little 'bits' but really, on their own, I fail to see how they could have produced any real exfoliating action whatsoever.
It rinsed off nicely and as those scrub particles were so tiny anyway, I didn't have to faff about for ages as I do with most body scrubs, trying to make sure all the tiny little particles had been rinsed clean away.
Afterwards, I wouldn't say that my skin felt noticeably different in any way, really. The smell vanished very quickly once I was out of the however and dried. My skin felt clean (but then you'd expect it to, I'd just had a shower) but it certainly felt no softer or smoother, which was a little disappointing, but then the product was so cheap, I didn't mind too much really.
I have since used up this whole bottle. My husband also used it once or twice but made no comment so I am guessing he's not been too impressed with it, either. I don't think I'd buy this again, not even at reduced £1 mark, it's just not one of Radox's better efforts, really.
I give this 2 out of a possible five stars.
Figs in the shower
I have no brand loyalty when it comes to buying shower gels and I always pick up whatever's on offer. And this Radox Home Spa Shower Scrub was no exception.
This usually retails at £2.20 in Boots, but I picked this up for around £1 as part of my supermarket shop. It contains a unique blend of delicate neroli oil, scrub particles and caring fig.
Not so super-scrub
I usually find that shower creams that state they also scrub tend to be a bit underwhelming, and I prefer to use a proper shower scrub to exfoliate in the shower. But this product promises to "gently lift and remove dull skin cells, leaving your skin feeling soft, silky and radiant".
This shower cream is a pale pink colour, and I was quite surprised that it has a thinner consistency than other shower creams I've used - I actually found it quite thin and a bit runny.
It has a fresh and fruity fragrance, and I could instantly smell orange which is the neroli oil. I am not sure about the figs to be honest - to me this shower cream has a very light orange scent. Inside the cream are tiny scrub particles, and you can just feel this as you apply it to the skin. Again, it isn't as rich as other shower creams I've used and I wasn't that impressed when I applied this - it lathered up nicely enough but didn't feel rich or luxurious as you may expect.
Washing this away my skin felt soft, and the fragrance lingered very faintly, but my skin didn't really feel exfoliated. I have also used shower products that leave my skin a lot softer and more moisturised than this.
Overall I was quite underwhelmed by the shower cream. The smell is nice enough, and although it does clean the skin and leave it feeling soft, it is nothing special and I have used much richer and more moisturising shower creams that have cost the same amount of money. So although this was okay, I doubt I would buy it again.
Superdrug recently had a promotion on this shower gel for 99p in stores, and since it was the Radox brand and smelled nice after a quick whiff in the store I decided to buy 2 bottles and stock up before the prices rocketed up again!
The description on this shower gel is Fig & Neroli Oil; a caring natural oil which is meant to make the user feel as though they are at a spa retreat...a bit of an exaggeration but we all know they have to plug the product a bit with some hyperbolic description of the feeling experienced whilst in the shower.
The shower gel is a gentle light pink colour, with exfoliating scrub particles, said to be fig, floating around in it. It is quite a thick, rich consistency typical of Radox shower gels which I appreciate. It smells a bit like strawberry in my opinion, but does have a hint of a fig scent floating around. To be fair, I have never smelt neroli oil before so cannot confirm what this smells like, but the scent is in now way overbearing and I feel when having a steaming hot shower, when using this shower gel it produces a great smell which fills my bathroom and smells lovely.
In the shower I use a flannel but mainly use a bath pouf. I spread this shower gel all around, probably equivalent to a tablespoons worth and I find this lasts long, lathers substantially and is ample to wash my entire body. I definitely find this shower gel more compatible and easier to lather with a bath pouf so would recommend it in accordance with this. I have had this shower gel about 2 weeks now, and have to admit I look forward to showering just to use it! Showering once a day, occasionally twice a day, in 2 weeks I have used about 80% of the 250ml bottle. I genuinely am glad I bought 2 bottles and will be popping to superdrug soon to see what other fun and fragrant scents this range comes in and may stock up on some more if they are still 99p!
N.B. can be bought from numerous other retailers e.g. Boots, Supermarkets etc but I have seen it cheapest in Superdrug!
Here I go again - yet another review of one of my new Christmas present shower gels! I always get lots of these for my birthday in November and then again at Christmas and they last me pretty much all year - yes my husband and my sister buy me that many! Mind you it is lovely to go to the bathroom cupboard and have such a choice of lovely things to try!
Today's review is about one called Radox Spa Radiant Shower Scrub which is currently available in Asda for £2. I don't know whether it is in stock at Boots but it is worth mentioning that they often have offers on the Radox products so keep your eyes open!
This shower scrub comes in a plastic bottle which stands with the lid at the bottom so the product is always at the dispensing end of the container - an advantage as far as I am concerned. I often end up balancing things upside down so that I can get the last bit of whatever it is out before I throw it away.
There is no handle on this one so it has to stand on the shelf in the shower. I find the ones with the handles a bit easier to use but at least this one is a comfortable shape to hold so I don't end up dropping it in the shower!
There is a flash on the front of the bottle informing us that this is a new product which is probably why hubby bought it for me - he knows that I love to try out new shower gels. Apart from the Radox logo and the name of the product there is also a note to tell us that this contains fig and caring natural Neroli oil.
As with all Radox shower products it is Ph balanced so is hypoallergenic. The other advantage with this container is that since it is plastic it is recycleable and can be placed in with the weekly recycling.
On the back of the bottle there is a full list of ingredients and the usual warnings about not getting the shower gel in your eyes.
As you look at the clear plastic container you can see the pale pink shower scrub and the bits in it which will provide the scrub effect. I flipped open the lid and sniffed the contents. I could smell the fig but it was not too strong and was offset against the other sweeter smell which is presumably the Neroli oil.
In the shower the product produces a nice lather with the fragrance wafting around the room in the steam from the hot water. As I massaged it onto my skin I could feel the scrub effect although it was quite minimal and not like a specific scrub product. To be fair this is what I would expect from this shower scrub as I see it as a product that would get me clean and give my skin a freshening up sort of feeling. If I wanted to really exfoliate my skin I would use a product made especially for the purpose.
After I had finished my shower my skin felt clean, fresh and soft and the fragrance of the shower scrub lingered in the air for a while afterwards too.
In conclusion I would say that this product did exactly what I expected it to and the result was very nice. I probably won't buy it for myself as I tend to prefer the ones with more luxurious lather and I leave the body scrubbing to a product designed for that purpose but I shall enjoy using the remainder of it!