Original Source Lime vs. Superdrug Lime & Ginger

Hi there! I know that Original Source’s Lime shower gel is a summer favourite for many people, so I thought I’d compare it with a cheaper alternative, Superdrug’s Lime & Ginger shower gel.

Superdrug does a few shower gels which seem to be similar to Original Source’s offerings, i.e. tea tree & mint and lemon & tea tree. Both lines are vegan, with Original Source’s products being approved by the Vegan Society, whilst all of Superdrug’s products are BUAV-approved and carry the Leaping Bunny logo.
Original Source vs Superdrug Lime
So, let’s start with the actual product reviews. Original Source’s Lime shower gel is a classic. It’s been around for ages and men and women love it – especially in summer – because of its cool, refreshing and zesty lime fragrance. I too love to use it in summer, either to wake me up in the morning, or to give my skin a quick detox after a long, hot day.

Superdrug’s Lime & Ginger shower gel does essentially the same – it cleanses my skin and it’s refreshing. However, its scent is not as nice. Straight from the bottle it smells quite strong and like a household cleaning product. It gets much better once it hits the skin, but I still think that the scent is quite synthetic. Because of this I’ve now squeezed the contents of the bottle into the hand wash dispenser in the kitchen. 🙂 In any event, I don’t think I would buy it again. Saying this, scents are personal preferences and the next person might love it.

To sum it up in one sentence: ***In my opinion, Original Source is the clear winner of this comparison.*** Original Source’s Lime shower gel (250 ml) is available for about £2.20, but it can usually be found for £1 somewhere. Superdrug’s Lime & Ginger shower gel (250 ml) can be yours for 99p, but most of the time there’s a 2 for £1.70 deal.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Superdrug Cocoa Butter Body Lotion

Superdrug Cocoa Body LotionHi there! If you follow my blog, you have probably noticed that I’m not only in love with new beauty products, but also love a classic. I mean ‘products the internet has forgotten about’, or simply,  discontinued products.

Superdrug has launched a new body care range earlier this year. I’m really happy with the new products, but I do miss some of the old ones, like this one: The one and only Superdrug Cocoa Butter Body Lotion.

This was my last bottle. And I’ve just finished it. I’ve gone through the 300 ml bottle in under three weeks and now that it’s gone I know how much I’ll miss it.

Superdrug did a fantastic job with this product – it’s an incredible moisturiser. I’ve got really dry skin (and regular eczema outbreaks on top of that…), but this body lotion is so good that my skin feels dewy and soft even after a long day.

And then there’s the scent: warm, intense, natural and sweet cocoa powder – just yummy! There are other really nice cocoa butter products out there, but the scent of this one is quite unique. I will miss it!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde
 

Original Source Skin Quench Pineapple & Coconut Oil, Peach & Apricot Oil, Watermelon & Jojoba Oil

Hi there! I spotted some of the new Original Source Skin Quench shower gels for £1 each and even though I’ve got drawers full of toiletries, I had to have these. 🙂

I opted for the following three scents: Pineapple & Coconut Oil, Peach & Apricot Oil and Watermelon & Jojoba Oil – all of them packed with moisturising soft oil beads. Now let’s see how good these shower gels actually are.
Original Source Shower 01
The first shower gel I used was the Pineapple & Coconut Oil scented one. I was hoping it would smell exotic and juicy, but I was a bit disappointed because it just smells faintly of pineapple with a hint of coconut. It’s not horrible, but it’s below average.

Up next was the Peach & Apricot Oil shower gel. I love peaches and apricots, so I was hoping this one might be a new favourite. Unfortunately it wasn’t. I would describe the scent as a mix of bitter lemons and nutshells – more like furniture polish than shower gel.

I didn’t have high hopes for the Watermelon & Jojoba Oil shower gel. And it turned out that being sceptic wasn’t wrong. Whilst this shower gel doesn’t smell unpleasant, its watermelon scent is incredibly faint.

In summary, I was quite disappointed and I won’t buy these three shower gels again. But I have to say that the oil beads do a nice job moisturising my skin.

Original Source shower gels are approved by the Vegan Society. The skin quench products are quite new and they’re £2.69 each. But if you check for special offers, you can find them for £1 each. (In case you wonder, I bought mine at Asda.)

Mrs Strawberry Blonde