Summer is here. Which means it’s that time of year when unsticking yourself from your seat, over sweating in the gym and general life becomes a daily chore. And with all that sweating and stickiness – It’s a basic need to feel fresh, clean and positively fragrant! So when I was asked to review Soft and Gentles new feminine care collection I was excited to see if it could do just that!
Included in the range is a 2 in 1 shower and shave mousse, a daily shower wash and a fragranced spray. All the products are gentle enough for sensitive skin, perfect for *down there* and gynaecologist approved. But they’re not only good for the flower garden, but perfect for everyday, all over body use!
The packaging is fairly discreet, yet colourful, although I feel it could be a little more discreet to encourage sales – I mean I’m no expert, but I think many people would feel self conscious buying products which say on the front “designed for intimate skin”, especially when there’s a 16 year old lad behind the till at superdrug. But I guess there’s no easy way to promote its benefits otherwise?
Personally, I’ve always thought they should just sell things as a normal body wash and just state “can even be used down there” or something similar, but hey, that’s just my opinion.
2 in 1 Shave mousse
I’ve never normally been one to use shave mousse. I normally opt for hair conditioner or just plain shower gel, however I’ve recently been using my boyfriends shave gel, so I have something to compare it to. If I’m honest, this shave gel just doesn’t match up to the quality I expected. I find there’s still a lot of friction with the skin (even when using a fresh razor).
I haven’t used it as a shower gel, just a shave mousse, so I can’t comment on that. The mousse is available for £3.99 from Boots, Superdrug, Morrisons and independent pharmacies, making it a reasonably priced product – however, one I probably wouldn’t choose to buy again.
Daily Shower Wash
I’ve actually really enjoyed using this. We normally buy those really fragrant original source shower gels, which I’m sure can’t be great for intimate regions. I’m sure we’ve all seen the comments about the mint flavour and burning skin, right? So using this as a daily shower gel has been a welcome change.
It doesn’t seem to foam up as much as some shower gels, but that’s no real bother to me (but may be for some). Again, this product is available for £2.99 from Boots, Superdrug, Morrisons and independent pharmacies as well. It’s a product I definitely would purchase again – as long as I’m not served by the 16 year old superdrug boy….
I actually love this product. It smells so fresh and summery. I mean, everyone wants a fresh hooha right?
Do remember though, this product isn’t a replacement for actual showering – please shower. You may have a glitzy smelling mary, but if you stand next to me on the cross trainer and you haven’t washed for 10 days, I won’t be impressed.
I wasn’t really sure about aerosols and intimate regions, they just didn’t seem like a match. However, it does say on the back of the spray “perfect for underwear, sanitary wear or intimate skin* Just don’t spray it too close…
The fragranced spray is also available from the above shops for only £2.99 and is the only spray of this type that I’m aware of, so a worthy investment.
Here’s a little image of the back – the *not for internal use* highly amused me, I mean, do people actually do that??
All the soft and gentle feminine care collection products are available from Boots, Superdrug, Morrisons and independent pharmacies for around £2.99 – £3.99. They’re not the cheapest products on the market, but they’re not the most expensive. For a speciality product like these, a higher price tag is to be expected than your usual deodorant and shower gels.
Have you tried any similar products? I’d love to know your thoughts below.