Thursday, 27 January 2011


Showers. Something we do everyday, and what a difference a shower gel can make. No really, it can leave your skin - and therefore you - feeling amazing, it can be so zingy that it wakes you up or so full of foam that you can't help but smile among all the bubbles. Maybe I'm just a little over-excitable, but what the hell, here are my top five shower gels!

Dr Organic’s Organic Rose Otto Body Wash, £5.49
Holland & Barrett

Wake-up!  Dr Organic’s Organic Rose Otto Body Wash is cleansing cocktail of organic Rose Otto Oil, Aloe Vera, Lime and Passion Flower extracts. The ingredients were chosen to be perfect for waking you up by  invigorating skin. This shower gel smells lovely, and the gel glides onto skin and washes off easily - leaving it silky-soft. This product claims to be anti-aging too - not quite clear on how this works - but if youre searching for eternal youth - this could be the shower gel of your dreams?!
Kings & Queens Chinese Princess Jasmin Shower Gel, £5
The ingredients for this shower gel were based on a Chinese legend that tells of a princess who planted jasmine so that her lover would never forget his vows. The results of whether her man strayed were not shared, but she may have had more luck getting him to stick-around by using Chinese Princess Jasmin Shower Gel from Kings & Queens - it smells so great that he'd have hung around just to steal her shower gel! This shower gel is enriched with Pomegranate, Blue Egyptian Lotus and Malachite - it's really dreamy.

Skin Wisdom Day Spa Gingerlily & Orange Body Wash, £3.97
Tesco (pictured on left)
Launched exclusively in Tesco, Skin Wisdom Day Spa is a new bathing range created with the help of award winning spas across the UK. I've tested out the Gingerlily & Orange range - including its shower gel and it really is lovely - a luxury silky-soft shower gel that feels really premium. It's only £3.97, and would look great in your bathroom. The range also has a shower scrub for body buffing and a great hand and body lotion too. So, for about a tenner, you can turn your bathroom into a home spa. Pick one up on your next supermarket trip!

Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint Moisturizing Body Wash, £8.35 for 200ml
If you've had a hard day, then melt away the day’s stresses with Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint Moisturizing Body Wash. Mmmmm, this luxurious, conditioning cleanser is scented with lavender, mint and tea tree to soothe senses. Skin is left squeaky clean and silky-soft thanks to the natural oils in this lush body wash. It's not cheap, but some of the best things in life aren't, so if you feel like treating yourself, pick one of these up.
Impereal Leather Foamburst in Japanese Spa, £2.54
I'm all in a lather! And there can only be one thing to blame - Foamburst! When you press the top of this miracle can, a gel comes out, which quickly transforms into a really rich, creamy lather. I really love the scent of the Japanese Spa variant - it contains a blend of green tea, rice milk and jasmine. It's the among the most fun you can have in a bathroom. Enjoy!