Means with a thick consistency, light invigorating gels, oils with a "warm" aroma - the BeautyHack experts have chosen products that will turn your usual shower into a real spa!
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Shower gel Eau de gentiane blanche Gel Douche Corps et Cheveux, Hermes
Recently, at BeautyHack, we published a perky text by Natalia Radulova about what we should learn from men (read, there are a lot of funny things). In the sequel, perhaps, it is necessary to make a text about which beauty banks can be stolen from men. And this fresh, austere, domineering and confident scent (or rather, shower gel with it) put the first number on the list. In fact, he is unisex, but in my personal opinion, he is more masculine - strong, independent, characteristic. If in the morning you need a portion of self-confidence, and with it greenery and vigor that is not typical for December, you will definitely like the gel. Well, the feeling that you are not in your bathroom, but in a room in the Parisian Ritz-Carlton, is attached. Lux!
Price: 2 985 rub
Shower gel Lime Basil and Mandarin, Jo Malone
Everything is simple here. When you get up, it means, in the November gloom and gloom, crawl into the shower, dreaming of a bucket of unpresso, plunge your mortal body into the bathroom, grope for this jar - and a full, I'm not afraid of this word, perdumonocle begins. Juicy, fresh, strong, noble, I don't know what other citruses are falling on you from the ceiling, from the walls, from the tap, from everywhere and uncontrollably - and you are happy. And no coffee or other energy drinks are needed. Well, the foam is like in "Pretty Woman" with Julia Roberts. Does not dry the skin, washes off easily, the smell on the body is light, imperceptible.
Price on request
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Shower gel Spa Home Frangipani Monoi Body Exotics Shower Cream, Elemis
The most remarkable thing about this tool, of course, is the scent of tropical flowers - rich frangipani will be an excellent aromatherapy and will cheer you up even on a sad and cloudy day. The consistency of the gel is creamy and seems to melt on the skin - you want to use it without a washcloth, so as not to miss every milliliter of pleasure.
Price: about 900 rubles
Shower gel "Almond" Almond Cleansing And Soothing Shower Oil, L'Occitane
I'll start by mentioning the chic almond scent - if you love almonds, you are very likely to fall in love with the remedy from the first breath! In second place is the texture, which really looks like a thick and preheated oil! On contact with water, it emulsifies and turns into a whitish milk.
Price: 1 690 rub
Solid shower gels Naked Shower Gel, Lush
Probably the easiest way to compare them with soap: the application process is similar, but in fact they resemble shower gel. I specifically compared the compositions with soap, and they are different, and the gels feel a little softer than Lashev's soap in terms of effect, but the difference is not very big: their soap is excellent. So, in the new format, gels have already been released in six fragrances, some of them belong to the Christmas collection, so if you are still looking for a gift, then you should go to the Lush store!
Price: from 750 rubles. up to RUB 970 per means
Emollient bath and shower oil Lipikar Huile Lavante, La Roche – Posay
If the problem of very, very dry skin, unfortunately, touches you, then first of all I want to sympathize, and secondly tell about the lipid-replenishing emollient oil for bath and shower La Roche-Posay Lipikar Huile Lavante. Its washing base is so delicate and gentle that it does not dry out the skin at all, but on the contrary - it leaves a feeling after itself that a light milk has already been applied. The oil is suitable not only for those with dry skin, but also for those suffering from atopic dermatitis and babies. In conclusion, I would like to note its interesting aroma, I cannot say for sure what it smells like, but I associate it with freshness and air!
Price: 1 162 rub
Exfoliant shower gel Rebalancing Exfolianting Shower Gel, L'occitane
In the category of shower gels in recent years, there have been a lot of hybrids of gel and scrub, which are often called gommages. Of these, my favorite is L'occitane Rebalancing Exfolianting Shower Gel, which contains gentle scrubbing particles: perfect for daily exfoliation. The aroma deserves special attention - a mixture of herbs and essential oils immediately immerses the mind in a spa procedure: both relaxes and tones up!
Price: about 1 300 rubles
Shower gel Yuza Fusion Shower Gel, Erborian
The most invigorating shower gel! I love it for its citrus scent with a slight bitterness! The texture is very soft and does not dry out the skin.
Price: 1 600 rub
Shower gel with cocoa butter Spa a La Carte, L'Etoile
I love this tool! Firstly, I like the texture of the mousse, it is very delicate, it feels good on the skin. Once squeezed out, the product looks like shaving foam. And it smells like chocolate, but not cloying, but very natural. For me, this is a real anti-stress!
Price: about 300 rubles.
Shower gel Joy for Skin "Cherry Punch", CIEL
As soon as I opened the lid of the gel, I was mentally transported to my childhood - the rich cherry aroma turns taking a shower into a real aromatherapy. And it is not surprising - the composition contains natural cherry juice, as well as potassium, organic acids, retinol, ascorbic acid and bisabopol - a component that deeply moisturizes the skin. A separate bonus is a convenient compact package, thanks to which the shower gel has become my constant companion in the fitness club.
Price: 340 rub
Shower oil Terre De Lumiere Intense, L'Occitane
L'Occitane shower oils are loved by beauty lovers all over the world. And this is not an accident or a coup of the brand's marketers - the products gently cleanse, moisturize the skin, and it is impossible not to fall in love with the scent! An ordinary evening shower turns into a real spa treatment - in general, a delight!
The new line of Terre De Lumiere is in no way inferior to other oils from the brand, but the fragrance seems to take us to Provence, which awakens the desire to create and move forward - what is needed for the new season!
The butter has a viscous honey consistency (and looks very similar to it). But upon contact with water, it turns into a light foam, which perfectly cleans and does not dry. Moreover, after a shower, I do not feel like applying a moisturizer at all - the skin remains nourished for another 6 hours.
Price: 1 690 rub
Shower gel Eau D'Orange Verte Hands And Body Cleansing Gel, Hérmes
I fell in love with the citrus scent, which, during use, spreads to the entire bathroom and remains on the skin for a long time! The shower gel with a very convenient dispenser (immediately dispenses the right amount of the product) foams perfectly, smells incredibly delicious and cleans the skin until it squeaks. I was afraid that it would not be suitable for the winter period, when the skin needs special hydration, but no: the product softens it, a couple of times I even did without lotion. As a bonus - aesthetic green packaging, which is good news. Delight!
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Perfumed body gel No. 5, Chanel
I really love when a body gel performs several functions at once: at least minimally moisturizes the skin, gives it radiance and smells good. All this (and even more!) I found in a novelty that Chanel released for Christmas and New Year. Body gel # 5 won over after the first application - shimmering particles, like gold, shine inside a beautiful bottle and, without losing their charm, are transferred to the skin (I apply it to the neck, décolleté and forearms).
During the evening, I was asked several times what kind of highlighter I put on my body, and for a couple of hours I could clearly hear the light sound of my favorite floral-citrus scent No. 5 from Chanel. By the way, now my special hack: after applying the gel, I definitely use the scent of the same name - this way it opens deeper and lasts much longer on the skin. And our BeautyHack columnist Elvira Chabakauri believes that this is one of the best gifts of all time (you can read a full review here), and I completely agree with her.
Price: 6 876 rub
Tranquility Shower Cream, [comfort zone]
This shower gel would fit perfectly into our previous home spa selection (you can find it here) - because it transforms your daily routine into a luxurious anti-stress ritual. It contains a special blend of essential oils of cedarwood, sweet orange, vetiver, sandalwood and damask rose, helping to calm down after a hard day.
Not without amaranth oil, a well-known anti-aging ingredient. Together, they not only relieve fatigue and tune in to a healthy sleep, but also make the skin silky - now I understand the girls from the advertising of shower products who enthusiastically stroke their skin.
Price: 2 700 rubles
Delicate shower cream, Weleda
The cream, as promised, very delicately cleanses the skin - it does not dry out at all, but moisturizes. The consistency of the product resembled liquid yogurt, and the aroma evoked associations with something sweet and creamy, but not sugary. The composition is very natural - without synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives, and almond oil is the active ingredient, which is ideal for sensitive skin. But do not expect a thick foam - the product does not contain soap, therefore it does not foam, but this does not affect cleansing. After a shower, the skin is very clean and soft, just like in childhood.
Price: 580 rub
Shower gel Eau Dynamisante, Clarins
A creamy, gentle product with the scent of oriental spices gently cleanses the skin without drying it out. The gel has a neutral pH - you can not be afraid of peeling and feeling of tightness. The main active ingredient is aloe extract with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. After using the product, a barely perceptible spicy aroma remains on the skin - it becomes smooth, elastic and velvety, so you can even do without a body cream.
Price: 720 rub
Shower oil "Shea" Body Shower Oil, L'Occitane
Enriched with liquid shea butter, it gently cleanses the skin. The oil is very liquid, but do not worry - a special hole in the jar moderately doses the product and does not allow you to spill a drop by. The oil envelops the skin, creating a light invisible film on it, which helps to protect the skin from external aggressive influences.
He copes with moisturizing with a bang - after a shower, the skin does not require immediate application of cream or milk. A sweetish and subtle scent of shea remains on the skin, but does not mix with your perfume. For winter - what you need!
Price: 1 690 rub
Shower oil "Lavender & Blackberry", Yves Rocher
I always choose oils instead of regular gels - they better moisturize and nourish the skin, which becomes very dry in winter. Yves Rocher oil pleasantly surprised me - it has a very pleasant and persistent lavender aroma with a light note of blackberry (it helps to wake up in the morning!). The product does not dry out and cleanses the skin well. The consistency of the oil resembles honey, and it moisturizes the skin as if honey were really in the composition. In the morning after a shower, I don't even use a moisturizer - and in winter it costs a lot!
Price: 249 rub
Lipid-restoring cleansing cream-gel for face and body Lipikar Syndet AP +, La Roche-Posay
Thanks to its gentle formula, La Roche-Posay's universal remedy is suitable even for babies, but the fact that it can be used to cleanse both face and body is a definite bonus. They contain shea butter, niamycin and a special ingredient that is suitable even for atopic skin, all of which help the skin to restore and strengthen the protective barrier.
The product is very soft, pleasant and without harsh fragrances - already in the shower you begin to feel how the skin becomes more hydrated and tender. I was separately pleased with the lack of feeling of a film on the body, and after the Moscow water, I also felt tightness - with this cream-gel the problem evaporated without a trace. Owners of sensitive and dry skin should definitely take note of this remedy.
Price: 854 rub
Moisturizing shower gel "Kuril tea", Natura Siberica
The thick and viscous shower gel from Natura Siberica resembled lemon marmalade - either because of the vitamin C in the composition, or the association with tea worked. In fact, Kuril tea bears little resemblance to the drink we are used to - this plant grows in Russia and a huge number of healing properties are attributed to it.
The oil content in the shower gel helps to moisturize and nourish the skin, which is so important in winter. The product foams well and very delicately cleanses the skin - perfect for those whose skin becomes especially sensitive with the arrival of cold weather. A separate bonus is economical consumption, pressing the dispenser gives you the ideal amount of gel per application.
Price: 433 rub
Moisturizing shower gel Soap Dodger Body Wash, Evo
In the Authentica Club salon, this product is called a "moisturizing gel piece". And I completely agree with this definition. If you love mountains of foam, then Body Wash is not for you. But it will appeal to those who do not care about the accompanying special effects, but need (just necessary!) Quick skin hydration and high-quality cleansing.
The gel from the Australian brand Evo practically does not foam (there are no sulfates and parabens in the composition), it is distributed over the body like milk, but it is well washed off and leaves a non-sticky moisturizing effect. The gel is viscous like soap, it also smells like it (except for aloe extract, there are no other "odorous" components). I like the idea when the detergent does not carry anything superfluous with it, but leaves only a feeling of cleanliness. It also has a very handy large dispenser.
Price: 1 440 rub
Moisturizing hyaluronic shower gel, Librederm
This gel has many advantages, the main of which is its composition. It does not contain a single gram of sulfates, which is perfect for the winter period - after all, any skin at this time becomes dry. The gel foams weakly (which is not surprising in the absence of sulfates), but this does not prevent it from cleansing the skin "to a creak." Hyaluronic acid deeply moisturizes the skin, keeping the skin's hydrobalance normal. I use it in the evenings and notice that the skin has become softer and smoother in a week. Coincidence? I think this is the merit of hyaluronic acid!
Price: 453 rub
Shower gel Milk Melon, Dolce Milk
Moisturizes the skin, but not sticky, lathers well, rinses off easily, and then - the smell of gum from childhood on the body. A stylish bubble took pride of place in my bathroom. You will not find organics in the composition, but the brand does not set such a goal. Among the components are hydrolyzed milk proteins (these are protein complexes and whey, which is very actively used in cosmetics - moisturize and soften the skin) and melon extract.
Price: 279 rub
Shower Gel Rejuvenating & Uplifting Shower Wash, Fresh Line
This tool reminded me of cartoon unicorn tears. Imagine a deep blue gel that also shimmers thanks to glitter?
It is similar in texture to jelly, smells like a perfume that will suit both boys and girls. It contains extracts of lavender, rosemary, lemon and bergmot oil, ginger and mint. The skin after it is well cleansed and moisturized, but there is no oily film. You will also love the subtle shimmer and dizzying scent that remains on your skin.
Price: about 900 rubles
Shower gel Rose Body Wash, Ausganica
Ausganica are certified organic cosmetics from Australia. The founder of the brand, scientist Maureen Liao decided to create her own brand in 2008. She embodied in it all her knowledge and love for natural cosmetics. Together with partners, she acquired 400 acres (16 thousand acres!) Of agricultural land outside Sydney for growing plants, as well as a small factory and warehouse. The main priorities in the creation of Ausganica were the availability of sources of pure quality raw materials and the use of technologies that do not violate the harmony of the environment.
This shower gel with a delicate (not chemical, as is often the case in fragrances) rose scent almost does not foam, but this does not prevent it from cleansing perfectly. It is oily in texture, pleasantly envelops and does not tighten the skin - no lotion is needed after it.
Price: 1 490 rub
Shower gel "Gentle renewal", Dove
Few people know, but initially Dove produced products for military victims of burns, which is why the dove of peace became the brand's logo. Since then, Dove has paid great attention to clinical research: all products are gentle and safe, even for sensitive skin.
The gel scrub under the promising name "Gentle Renewal" also meets these principles: it gently cleanses and does not irritate the skin (which is a big plus for a scrub). The texture resembles a delicate cream with the smallest exfoliating blue granules. Ideal for light daily exfoliation, but a classic scrub is still no substitute. The main thing is that the gel scrub does not dry the skin at all, and after a shower there is no feeling of tightness. The skin is soft and smooth.
Price: 139 rub
Shower milk Lait de Douche Cleansing Shower Milk, Biotherm
Biotherm milk will appeal to those who do not tolerate cold weather - the product is ideal for dry and irritated skin by winter winds. This is due to the nourishing oils of orange and grapefruit contained in it: they deeply nourish the skin and form a protective film on it so that it does not care.
On contact with water, the milk turns into a thick aromatic foam, and the delicate scent of orange is immediately spread throughout the bathroom. The result is soft, hydrated skin without a hint of irritation or flaking. And to enhance the effect, after a shower, you can apply body milk from the same series - we wrote about it here.
Price: 2 550 rub
Shower Gel Morning Glory, Wonder Me
Organic cosmetics brand Wonder Me made a name for itself only this year. The guys do not have a website yet, but you can already place an order via Direct on Instagram. In the meantime, the founders of Wonder Me are setting up processes and acquainting subscribers with all the products that they produce in Russia. And these are scrubs for body and lips, body milk, anti-cellulite lotion, flower water, lip balm. And all of them with a special taste and aroma: juicy berries, which in childhood were picked directly from the bush, fragrant tea, herbaceous extracts of chamomile.
I will definitely try all of them, but for now I will tell you about the shower gel, which Wonder Me advises to use in the morning. Extracts of ginger, lemon and green tea in the composition invigorate and even cheer up when you need to get up before dawn. The aroma of the gel is very subtle, restrained, it does not remain on the skin, but in the soul it envelops a cozy cloud.
I will separately describe the bottle: it is glass and very weighty. I am one of the category of beautygolics who choose products by their appearance, and then give them a place of honor in the bathroom (and may not even use it, yes, yes!). So Wonder Me has replenished the collection of the most beautiful, laconic bottles that you don't want to get rid of, even when the product runs out.
Price: 1 312 rub.
Hyaluronic shower gel, Librederm
This product is suitable for owners of dry or dry skin - there are no sulfates in the composition, but there is argan oil, which, in addition to the obvious sensation of skin hydration, maintains the hydrolipid balance. The impressive bottle with pump is convenient to use in the bathroom: you do not need to turn it over, one press - one "portion" of gel.
The product has a slight pharmacy smell (it also contains castor oil). Foams poorly, but cleanses well and does not dry out the skin - this is very important in winter!
Price: 408 rub
Shower gel Thé Des Vignes, Caudalie
The main advantage of the product is its aroma. The gel smells like an expensive selective perfume (a mix of musk, neroli and ginger) and stays on the skin for a long time. But I was confused by the fact that he does not foam at all. The composition contains surfactants of plant origin: sodium cocoyl glutamate and decyl glucoside, which very delicately interact with the skin. By the way, sodium cocoyl glutamate can often be found in hypoallergenic formulations, it does not irritate the mucous membranes and moisturizes well.
After use, the skin is clean to a squeak, so you need to apply a good cream. In order not to interrupt the scent, I use La Roche-Posay body milk.
Price: 900 rub
Pomegranate regenerating shower gel, Weleda
When choosing a body care product for the winter, I always pay attention to three factors - hydration, nutrition and the lack of a sticky feeling on the skin. Shower gel fits perfectly with these three points. It has a pleasant, creamy texture that does not dry out the skin. Oils in the composition are responsible for nutrition and hydration: sesame, macadamia, sunflower.
The bonus is the efficiency of the gel, it foams well, and you need just a pea of the product. For the winter period, this is getting into the top ten. With regular use of the duo (Weleda also has pomegranate milk for firmness and elasticity of tissues), the skin will not be affected by changes in temperatures, dry air from batteries and air conditioning in the car.
The smell of the gel is quite specific (except for the notes of pomegranate, it contains notes of orange and sandalwood), and lasts on the skin for up to four hours.
Gel price: 660 rubles
Shower Gel Vitamin F, Librederm
On average, I shower twice a day (and even more often if I work out in the middle of the day). Because of this, the skin becomes dry, and Librederm helps out in this case. After two weeks of use, I noticed that my hands, knees, elbows (all the most problematic areas) became softer.
I believe that such an effect is provided by vitamin F in the composition - a complex of unsaturated fatty acids that even out skin color, remove inflammation and peeling. In order for this useful cocktail to remain on the skin after washing, Librederm came up with a special formula: the gel contains surfactants without sodium laureth sulfate, which do not wash off vitamin F from the skin. That is why the product has a double name - gel-cream.
Price: 489 rub
Shower gel "Orange in chocolate", Gloria
The gel has a convenient and small package that you can take with you to the gym or travel. But there is a downside to the coin: it ends quickly if you use it at home. I love it when there is a lot of foam in the bathroom, and the gels are well distributed over the skin and are easily washed off, so I do not spend them sparingly. And Gloria is no exception. It does not foam very well, so I really use a lot of gel in one shower.
The smell of the product is rich (a mix of orange and chocolate, of course!), But when you apply it to the skin, it is not cloying or tart.
The skin remains moderately hydrated, but without the feeling of applied cream. Although I have been using it for a couple of weeks, and it seems that the skin has become smoother (possibly due to vitamin E and orange oil, which are in the composition).
Price: 450 rub
Soothing shower gel Lipikar Gel Lavant, La Roche-Posay
La Roche-Posay says it can be used anywhere, from head to toe, for adults and children. Due to the dryness in the rooms and hard water, my skin in winter categorically requires total hydration. And Lipikar Gel Lavant really brings back moisture to the skin and moisturizes cool. The product has a light consistency, but it foams very (very!) After that, there is no feeling of film or, conversely, tightness. As if you have already applied a light milk. I think the product will help out the owners of dry skin at any time of the year.
Price: 606 rub
Aromasoul mediterranean shower gel, Comfort Zone
The first thing I noticed: the product is not very dense, so in a hurry you can spill almost the entire bottle. The second is aroma! Bright, it will seem sharp to some, but I really liked it, and then it remains on the skin for two to three hours. At first, you don't want to rinse off the gel - such a good mix of woody-floral notes turned out. Real aromatherapy! It contains olive extract, essential oils of basil, lemon, tangerine and cypress. After use, I do not always put on the cream, because the skin is already moisturized and pleasant to the touch.
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Shower and bath cream Eau Ressourçante, Clarins
My main principle of choosing a shower gel is the absence of aggressive foaming components that dry out the skin. At the height of the heating season, humidification is also added to this rule. Eau Ressourçante Clarins is a soft base containing extracts of basil, sandalwood, iris and essential oils to provide hydration. The product has a pleasant creamy texture, neutral pH and a light, unobtrusive scent. For a rich foam, one or two drops are enough. I periodically use Eau Ressourçante as a bath foam: after 15-20 minutes muscle tension and fatigue are reduced. After use, the skin does not need to be moisturized - it is smooth and soft.
Price: 1 200 rub
Shower gel Douche soin Monoi Nourrissante, Corine de Farme
750 ml bottle. easy to use thanks to the high dispenser. The texture of the product is delicate and thick - more like a cream. The composition does not contain soap, parabens and dyes - this is a separate plus. 95% of the constituent components are natural. The gel is hypoallergenic, cleanses and moisturizes well - after use there is no feeling of tightness. Ingredients include monoi and coconut oil. The product has a neutral pH and a pleasant, slightly sweet scent that turns a regular shower into an aroma ritual.
Price: 420 rub
Luxurious Argan Shower Gel, Planeta Organica
A wonderful tool! Lots of flower oils, including my favorite neroli. The first shower gel that does not irritate, but, on the contrary, helps with scratches and cuts - probably thanks to agave juice. About agave - I once tasted the nectar of this plant, it is very similar to flower honey, and the gel itself looks like homemade marmalade with this nectar. Five plus.
Price: 240 rub
Sea buckthorn shower gel Oblepikha Siberica
In this sea buckthorn shower gel, you can clearly hear notes of healthy berries - invigorating and tart, with a characteristic sourness. This is not a banal "strawberry with cream" or "vanilla almonds", but real organic Altai sea buckthorn oil, flavored with Yakut sour, Arctic cranberry seed oil, wild mint and pine nut oil. A selection of all these rare and noble plants sounds promising, but, in fact, in the composition of a shower gel, their beneficial properties hardly matter. All these ingredients, even if they are super active and healing, simply do not have time to be absorbed into the skin. You won't be standing in the bathroom with soap for hours, will you?
The word "organic" here also carries a very conditional semantic load. What difference does it make if the oil was organic if there are almost always various chemical surfactants in the formula of most shower gels? All these marketing conventions aside, Oblepikha Siberica Sea Buckthorn Shower Gel is a really high quality and worthy product. It easily whips into a fragrant foam, gently and delicately cleanses, and after a shower, the skin does not feel tight. And this is the most important thing in shower gels!