Are you a soap or a shower gel kind of girl?
Me, I firmly sit in the shower gel camp.
That five minutes in the shower is often the only non-work time I get to myself all day. I like to close my eyes and imagine I’m NOT in a two-foot wide, triangular-shaped cubicle so small, should I make a slight error in judgement as to the manouvere required to reach for the shampoo or the razor, then I’m likely to cause harm to myself and shout out things unbecoming a woman.
In my imagination, I’m standing (serenely and not shouting) under one of those rain shower thingies in an indoor-outdoor bathroom on a cliff-top villa in some exotic location.
Sometimes it’s Koh Samui, sometimes the Maldives, Bali or Mexico. I share it around. Now, I’m quite good at this imagination stuff (clearly) but I find if I’m employing soap as my Chief Body Cleanser, it just doesn’t cut it.
I want luxe, I want foamy, I want fragrance … I want shower gel.
So, I’ve become quite a bit of a connoisseur in the shower gel department. If by reading connoisseur, you read, “she’s tried a lot of gels”.
Here are three that have been hanging out in my bathroom of late:
1. Dove Go Fresh Revive Nourishing Body Wash 375ml $6.99. This is the latest to make it into my shower space. It uses the same hydration technology as found in the Dove Beauty Bar, “enriching it with lipids that are found naturally in the layers of beautiful skin”. The one I trialled – Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena scent – is a very girly. Which generally works for me as there’s less chance of Mr Styling You adopting it for his own. Available at supermarkets and pharmacies.
2. Radox Macadamia & Coconut Oil Shower Cream 1l $9.99. Unbelievable value for money, which the Radox people say will give you 200 washes. Can’t vouch for that as haven’t been counting but do know a little goes a long way, Mr 5 loves it in his bath and I love anything with a tropical scent (see above re shower fantasies). Available at Woolworths.
3. Trilogy Botantical Body Wash 500ml $27.95. So, we’ve jumped up in price but unisex body wash is a winner. It’s a perfect pick-me-up in the morning thanks to Frankincense and Rose Geranium oils, plus the invigorating pure plant extract Kawa Kawa and tonifying antioxidant-rich Amla fruit. Available at Myer, Priceline, selected pharmacies and health food stores. For further stockist information visit www.trilogyproducts.com
Now, I’ve worked you into a lather, I want to bring you the fun part. The part where you get a chance to win one of 25 Weleda Citrus Creamy Body Washes (1ooml). Each is valued at $19.90. We’re talking luxe body washes here.
Weleda’s new range of Creamy Body Washes are formulated with pure essential oils of Pomegranate, Citrus, Sea Buckthorn and Wild Rose and only the purest natural ingredients and organic oils, free of drying and synthetic emulsifiers.
Particularly gentle sugar and coco-tensides are used for mild and caring cleansing without the ecological harmfulness conventional active cleansing substances can cause to aquatic life.
Natural vegetal oils such as sesame oil from organic cultivation nurture, protect and support the natural lipid layer of the skin. Sesame oil has a particular high concentration of unsaturated acids and natural antioxidants in the form of sesamol and tocopherol (Vitamin E).
Weleda Creamy Body Washes feature a light acescent pH (6.5-7.0) thus respecting the natural cutaneous pH range and are very well tolerated by sensitive skin.
All Weleda Creamy Body Washes are:
Certified natural and obtained from biodynamic cultivation projects or certified organic cultivation
Contain especially mild and ecologically friendly tensides of Sugar and Coco
Free of synthetic fragrances, colours, preservatives and raw materials derived from mineral oils
Weleda Citrus Creamy Body Wash
This body wash is a revitalizing blend of natural essential lemon and orange oil from organic cultivation provides a refreshing and lively shower experience. Lemon oil is known to support concentration and awareness and encourages lymph and blood circulation. Pure Sesame Oil, high in concentration of unsaturated acids and natural antioxidants helps to nurture and protect delicate skin.
Available from selected health stores and pharmacies nationwide. Stockist enquiries: 03 9723 7278 or www.weleda.com.au
To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me about your dream shower location. The competition closes at 8am on Thursday, May 26. The competition is open to people with Australian mailing addresses only. The winners’ names will be drawn at random using random.org and prizes will be sent to the winners.
This competition will be drawn, today, Thursday May 26. Winners will be announced here and notified via email.
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