I’m the true definition of a night owl, I write most of my blog posts during the early hours thanks to being an Insomniac so mornings are always somewhat difficult for me. Hearing my alarm, and pressing snooze repeatedly is pretty standard and necessary.. I allow myself three snooze buttons max, and always set my alarm earlier to allow for my repetitive snoozes.
On the third snooze alarm, I ‘jump’ out of bed and head straight for the shower with my eyes firmly shut. I have to have a shower the minute I wake up, everyday.. it’s the only way I know how to wake myself up for the day ahead, I don’t drink tea or coffee so the shower gives me that much needed morning boost. I have got my morning showers down to just over 5 minutes, and reward myself with a more relaxing, less regimented bath in the evenings.
Once my shower has finished, I then apply my makeup and style my hair whilst listening to my iTunes on my iPad. Did you know that 90% of British women surveyed by Right Guard complete up to 40 activities before breakfast?! Wow as women, we’re good.
Initially I thought wow there’s no way I complete anywhere near that amount, but upon reflection.. I do a lot more than I thought; Waking up, showering, washing my hair, brushing my teeth, drying my hair, plucking my eyebrows, applying my makeup, applying body lotion, curling my hair.. you get the idea, they soon add up.
To help energise me in the morning within my regime, I always like to use an invigorating shower gel to awaken my senses. I’ve been using the brand new Right Guard Shower + Range within my morning routine recently, which is Right Guards brand new shower range aimed specifically at time starved women and delivering beautifully nourished skin in one simple step.
There are three products in the new Shower + collection; Right Guard Shower + Lotion, Right Guard Shower + Oils and Right Guard Shower + Nutrients each retailing at £1.99 each, however they’re all on offer at Tesco for just £1 until the 11th of November which is fantastic. Each of the three varieties cater for different skin types with a different fragrance. All of the three products have been thoroughly dermatologically tested, so even the most sensitive of skins can enjoy these products.
I love the packaging on all three of the bottles, they’re so pretty compared to the boring white bottles of shower gel brands usually make for women. I love the bubbled caps, and that all three bottles are colour coded depending on their contents. I find it hard to believe that they retail for just £1.99* each, they genuinely do look and feel like they should retail for a lot more.
Right Guard Shower + Lotion is my favourite, which is a shower gel and body lotion in one formula to create a super-rich shower cream with gentle cleansing and intense hydrating power. The caring formula helps maintain the skin’s moisture barrier, to stop your skin feeling dry and tight like some shower products have a tendency to do.
Amazingly, after using the Right Guard Shower + Lotion there is no need to use a separate body lotion which is always going to be a winner for us women with limited time in the mornings. Perfect for dry skin like mine, the rich lather cocoons the skin and adds much needed moisture which lasts and lasts. The Right Guard Shower + Lotion has a much more thicker creamier consistency, which feels like you’re washing yourself with a body cream
The pomegranate scent is really lovely and reminds me of holidays, and fresh fruit smoothies; this shower gel is almost like a skin smoothie. This Right Guard Shower + Lotion would definitely work well as a bubble bath too, as it’s so gorgeously creamy. I definitely save time in the morning using this shower gel, as I genuinely don’t need to apply any body lotion as my skin feels perfectly moisturised which is fantastic.
Right Guard Shower + Oils looks so tropical in the packaging. Enriched with three precious oils to brighten dull skin to hydrate and smooth. Argan Oil (which we all know and love) rich in vitamin E is known to protect the skin’s own moisture and encourage the regeneration of skin.
As well as Argan Oil, it contains Almond Oil and Marula Oil which all combined help care for the skin, moisturise and leave it feeling soft and supple. Manula Oil hydrates and smoothes the skin, then the almond oil protects and cares for your skin. The shower gel has an oil like consistency that is quite runny on the hands.
Oh my it smells incredible.. it’s definitely the nicest smelling of the three in my opinion. It smells like a perfume I’ve owned previously, but the name escapes me. The minute I use the Right Guard Shower + Oils I feel instantly happy and lifted, I feel like it belongs in a spa rather than a supermarket. It really is very luxurious for just £1.99 (or £1 if head to Tesco before the 11th of November) It really is a mood lifter.
Plus, once you’ve used this Right Guard Shower + Oils shower gel, it completely negates the need to use a body lotion once you’ve come out of the shower, and the oils have done the moisturising for you whilst you shower – saving you more time in the mornings! I urge you to have a cheeky sniff instore, you’ll be instantly in love… I guarantee.
Right Guard Shower + Nutrients is a lovely white and pink bottle and contains a unique complex of seven caring nutrients including panthenol, Vitamin B and several Amino Acids. It contains the superfruit ingredient Acai Berry to provide a delicate, pretty fragrance.
The Right Guard Shower + Nutrients is ideal for normal skin types. The shower gel has a cream like consistency, which lathers up beautifully. I absolutely love the scent of this variety, the Acai berry gives the shower gel a fruity yoghurt scent, similar to yoghurt coated cranberries – delicious!
I really do think this new trio of shower products from Right Guard is a great idea, to help us busy ladies save time in the morning by having a shower gel which has moisturising properties so we don’t have to worry about applying layers of body creams to replenish any lost moisture from the shower. Not forgetting they’re all jam packed with skin loving ingredients as well as gorgeous skin lingering scents.
Plus.. I have to say, I definitely feel a lot more positive and happy after using them thanks to the mood boosting scents so I’d like to think they inspire me to have a good day, which is something we all need in our lives. A great low cost line, and definitely one you should try especially if you’d like to save time in the mornings but using products which replace the need to moisturise.
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