I recently picked up 2 shower gels from Watsons one peach and a lavender one! And surprisingly I found the peach one to be very summery, so I kept it for day-time use and the lavender one is very calming, so kept it for bed-time use. I have already reviewed the peach one and now let’s start with the bed-time one.
Price: $5/Rs 335 for 1000 ml (Retails at Rs 650 in India)
Product Description by Watsons:
Watsons Lavender Scented Shower Gel thoroughly cleanses your body and helps your skin retain moisture. Containing Lavender Extract to help calm and protect your skin, this shower gel leaves your skin clean with a light and delicate lavender aroma.
Directions: Pump directly onto the palm of your hand or a sponge. Work into lather and apply on body, then rinse off.
My Experience with Watsons Lavender Scented Shower Gel:
Packaging: The lavender shower gel comes in a very huge see-through bottle with the violet coloured liquid loaded inside it. The packaging is kept pretty simple and no quirkiness added at all. It nicely describes the shower gel and tells us how to use it. The see-through bottle makes it very convenient to spot the amount of shower gel left. It is really big in size since it is a 1 litre bottle; it is definitely not travel-friendly. The best part about this shower gel is the pump nozzle. It nicely sits on my shower shelf and one pump gives me enough quantity for one time use. So, no flaws in the packaging except for the fact that they don’t have smaller size options.
Fragrance and Consistency: The consistency of the shower gel is like a liquid gel. It isn’t as thick as a gel but I can very well notice the gel consistency. The shower gel is runny and hence I always use it with a loofah because such consistency creates great lather. It foams up really well on my skin and I can use it for a close shave as well. The scent of the lavender shower gel is like the calming lavender oil. It smells very calming and soothing and hence it makes up-to a perfect scent for bed-time as it relaxes me. It calms down the body and the mind, but the scent does not last after rinsing at all.
Results: The body wash cleanses the skin very well and removes all the dirt and impurities. Also, currently my skin gets a lot oily and this removes all the excess oil leaving my skin fresh and clean. It works nothing different than a usual shower gel but getting this much quantity for that price is a great deal. It leaves the skin fresh and bright which is totally needed during the hotter days of the month. Yes it feels soft initially but the soft feel is pretty temporary. It is gentle to the skin like a baby wash. It keeps the skin hydrated and does not itch me in any ways. It nicely does its job in 2 minutes.
Overall these are some good budget-friendly body washes but nothing that great!
Pros of Watsons Lavender Scented Shower Gel:
• Huge bottle which is loaded with 1000 ml of shower gel.
• Cheap for the huge quantity offered.
• The packaging is great with a huge pump nozzle and the bottle filled with lavender liquid.
• The price is great for the quantity offered because this will go on for a very long time.
• Soothing and calming scent of lavender which totally relaxes the mind.
• The mild scent releases the stress of the mind.
• The body wash is a gel formula which is very gentle on the skin.
• It cleans the skin very well and makes it look super fresh.
• It does not dry up the skin in anyway.
• Variants and different flavours to choose from like lavender, rose, peach etc.
Cons of Watsons Lavender Scented Shower Gel:
• Limited availability in India.
• The fragrance doesn’t stay after rinsing off.
• Average; nothing that great.
• This might not be a pleasing scent for all.
IMBB Rating: 3.5/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Watsons Lavender Scented Shower Gel?
No this huge bottle will go a long way! Yes recommended if you are on a hunt for a budget-friendly shower gel in a family size bottle. Do pick your favourite scent from these!
Conclusion: A good deal for that price, but I seriously have no clue how am I going to finish them.
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