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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Original Source Lemon and Tea Tree Shower Gel

This is an invigorating refreshing shower gel, with an odd stringy texture. There is huge amount of choice when it comes to shower gels with most of them making wonderful promises, most of them mood altering, however most contain the same main ingredients and this shower gel follows the standard water, SLS, betaine base. 

What’s the Difference between Shower Gels?

The vast majority of shower gels will all share the 3 following main ingredients at the very top of the label ie water, SLS/sodium laureth sulphate (cleaning/foaming action), cocamidyl betaine (to reduce irritancy of the sodium laureth sulphate).  If you are looking for shower gel that will get you clean with a pleasant fragrance, than there is no need to spend more than £1.    If there is a deviation from those top 3 ingredients, than I would say its worth paying more, especially if contains a lot of botanical ingredients.

SLS/ SLES free?

In an ideal world no shampoo or shower gel would contain these, and it is possible to product without, but a price, and the risk of losing foaming activity. 

Key Ingredients
Essential Oils – lemon peel oil, tea tree oil, orange oil and bergamot oil – there is no partum so all the fragrance is coming from this essential oil blend
Polyquarternium-7 and lactic acid – to condition
Artificial colours – to give bright yellow colour


Value for money – £2.20 for 250ml which is an average price for mass market shower gels

Stockists - I got mine from Asda, but also available from all large supermarkets, and druggist

Effectiveness – it has the typical shower gel base as described above, so is effective at cleaning the skin and stripping away natural oil, leaving the skin feeling a bit dried out

Pampering factor – the essential oils are at a high level and do give a nice invigorating fragrance

Recommended – Tea tree oil is a good natural anti-bacterial so I think an effective shower gel for oily/spot prone skins


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