This week we test: shower gel

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 18 April, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 18 April, 2010, 12:00am

Choose a floral or fruity scent to refresh yourself, something minty to beat the heat, and lavender or jasmine to help you sleep. Good foams provide a deeper clean, while moisturising ingredients help to keep your skin soft, meaning you need less body lotion after your shower.

L'Occitane Olive Shower Cream (HK$150/250ml)

A rich and gentle cream which leaves the skin supple, silky and delicately fragranced. Not overly foamy, but refreshing; a classy bottle, but overpriced.

Tel: 2234 7198

Kiehl's Gardenia Bath and Shower Liquid Body Cleanser (HK$135/250ml)

The scent is a little mixed to be pure gardenia, but that could be a blessing if you don't like an overpowering floral smell . But you need to use quite a lot, and the scent doesn't linger.

Tel: 2196 8348

Jurlique Jasmine Shower Gel (HK$215/300ml)

This foams very nicely, and leaves skin soft and smelling like a deliciously soothing cup of the best-quality jasmine tea.

Tel: 2918 0040

Skinfood Grapefruit Refreshing Body Wash (HK$145/320ml)

This cools your skin and washes away fatigue instantly, leaving you feel like you're floating in the Mediterranean Sea. Super refreshing, at a great price.

Tel: 2834 9121

Everybody Labo Mango Shower Gel (HK$69/236ml)

This luscious jelly smells good enough to eat, and works up into a fluffy lather with superb cleaning abilities. You'll be amazed by its balance of sweetness and ability to clean. Be prepared to smell like a tropical fruit salad all day.

Tel: 2575 8177