This may sound silly but…
I was SO excited to try a shower gel in mousse form. I didn’t even know you could make one (I know, I know, great minds are easily amused 😉 ).
My first foray into the world of mousse shower gels is with Nivea Luxurious Shower Silk Mousse Lemon Meringue (now doesn’t that make you hungry?).
Is it better than your boring regular shower gel? Let’s put it to the test…
If you shake the bottle well, you’ll be rewarded with a thick and rich mousse blob. It doesn’t foam much but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t work.
The mousse uses disodium laureth sulfoccinate and sodium lauryl sulfate, two cleansing agents that gently remove dirt and grime from the body.
Because they’re gentler than most surfactants, they don’t foam as much (as a rule, more foam = more irritation). But they’re gentler on the skin as they don’t strip it of all its natural, moisturizing oils.
That means that after a shower, your skin is soft instead of tight. But is it clean, too?
I guess if you’re a mud wrestler, you’d have to use more product than usual to get all that mud off your skin. But as a daily shower gel, it does the job just fine.
I have very dry skin so I like this approach. After a shower, my skin feels clean and soft so I don’t need to use as much body butter as I usually do.
And can we talk about the scent? It’s sugary with a touch of lemon. I have to admit I don’t like it very much when I’m showering. It tends to be a little too overpowering for my taste.
But after I towel dry, the scent tones down considerably. It’s a lot more pleasant when it doesn’t scream so loud, I tell you.
If you’re looking for a delicate shower gel that makes you think of summer, check this out. Plus, you can’t beat the price. 🙂
Available at: £2.99 at Ocado
Ingredients: Aqua, Isobutane, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Propane, Hydrolyzed Silk, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Citric Acid, Butane, Xanthan Gum, PEG-14M, Sodium Benzoate, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum