YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE SHOWER COMPANIONS
When it comes to raising the feel-good factor in a jiffy, there is nothing quite like a luxurious shower. Most of us find the morning and evening shower ritual a relaxing me-time for a spell of self pampering. The standing beneath the water jets, the foaminess, the letting go and washing away the cares of the world - a good shower is like a rejuvenation session for the body. And this shower experience is best elevated by using a good shower gel.
Here is a look at why shower gels are the best shower mates (plus some great shower gel recommendations as well!)
Want to upgrade your regular shower ritual to a spa-like feel? We recommend using shower gels as skin cleansers. Fragrant and sudsy, these add an exotic feel to your bathing hour.
What’s a shower gel
A shower gel is a gel like product packaged in a tube or a bottle that’s squeezed or poured out in required uantity on plams, washcloth or loofah. It lathers on contact with water and through rubbing. Used in lieu of solid soap bars, a shower gel is not a liquid soap. Though both liquid soap and shower gel may seem superficially similar, they are different products. Liquid (or bar soaps) have saponified animal or plant fats. Shower gels have synthetic foaming agents. Soaps are harsher on skin. Shower gels are much gentler in comparison.
What makes shower gels are the best cleansers for shower times
Soaps have been used traditionally for bathing. Shower gels are much more recent, a twentieth century invention. Many factors make shower gels the choice of cleanser for your showering/bathing ritual. Here are a few.
Shower gels are luxuriously pampering
Shower gels give rich lather and combined with their sensual fragrances, the effect is utterly spa-like. Sensorial, relaxing and soothing, not just cleansing - that’s the shower gel experience in a nut shell.
Shower gels moisturize skin
Shower gels are excellent at leaving the skin hydrated and moisturized. As compared to soaps, these dry out the skin much less and make the skin simply way more lush to touch. Shower gels often incorporate essential oils, plant extracts and vitamins for specific skin benefits that can soothe and soften your skin some more.
Shower gels give awesome fragrance
Shower gels are rich in fragrance. Post-shower too, your skin stays aglow with lingering hint of this fragrance. As you can choose your favourite fragrance, shower gels are excellent for building layers of fragrance and smelling just great.
Shower gels help exfoliate skin
Used with a loofah or washcloth, shower gels have a nice exfoliating action that removes dead skin cells and boosts blood flow with its massage like strokes. This helps rejuvenate the skin and also reveals fresher skin that looks more radiant and feels smoother to touch.
Shower gels are hygienic and sanitary
Unlike soap bars, shower gels don’t slip onto the floor and have to be picked up. As every user pours fresh gel from the bottle or the tube, there is no fear of leaving ugly hair sticking for the next user. No contamination fears either if a co-user has some skin disorder. Shower gels are fresh, hygienic and sanitary every single time.
Lower pH value
Liquid or bar soaps generally have a strong pH of 9 or 10 which is harsh and drying for your skin and can leach away skin’s healthy oils and moisture. Shower gels, on the other hand, have pH value of around 5 or 6 that’s close to what your skin has naturally. As a result, these are gentler and more nourishing for your skin.
With a shower gel, you use the product till the last drop. No ugly stubs like soaps leftovers cluttering up the bathroom shelf.
Adds to bathroom décor
Once unwrapped, soaps lose their shape and within a few days start looking ugly. Shower gels come in pretty packaging that looks good placed on the shelf and stays like new till the entire amount is used up.
How to use a shower gel
Using shower gels is easy and very enjoyable. Just wet your body under the shower. Pour a coin-sized dollop of the shower gel on a wet washcloth, loofah, or sponge. Squeeze and squish gently till lather begins to form. Massage gently all over the body. Rinse off thoroughly. Enjoy fresher, more fragrant skin in minutes.
To enhance how your skin feels even more, apply moisturizer or body lotion while your skin is still slightly damp. This will help seal in skin’s precious moisture.
How to choose the best shower gel
There are shower gels and then there are premium quality shower gels. You want to pick one that’s good for your skin and makes you feel richly pampered in minutes. We recommend choosing one that’s:
- pH balanced
- without sulphates (skin drying surfactant)
- without mineral oils (cheap petroleum derivative used to bulk the bottle)
- without parabens (preservative linked to hormonal upsets)
- with natural actives (plant extracts, seed oils, essential oils – all great for skin)
Just read the label and the ingredient list carefully to check on these points. Also buy only from reputed brands with good customer feedback.
We recommend Body Cupid Shower gels that are easily among the best moisturizing shower gels of all time.
Body Cupid is a premium bath and body brand with an excellent range of personal care products. Body Cupid has a superb range of shower gels that give a luxurious bathing experience with some of the most awesome fragrances to wow your senses. Every formulation is enriched with premium botanicals and suits all skin types. All Body Cupid shower gels are totally free of harmful sulphates, parabens & mineral oils.
Bonus: they come in bottles (250 ml) and tubes (200 ml) so pretty that your bathroom’s looks get a gorgeous add on.
Here’s a look at some of our most loved bestsellers:
Body Cupid Cherrylicious Shower Gel
Body Cupid Cherrylicious Bath & Shower Gel. Infused with Cherry Seed Oil, Peach Kernel Oil & Vitamin B5. Packed with skin-loving essential fatty acids and antioxidants. With fabulous fruity fragrance that relaxes the mind and soothes senses. Totally free of harmful parabens, sulphates and mineral oils. Lathers profusely for gentle cleansing and healthy moisturization. Also protects your skin from acne, patchiness and dark spots.
Body Cupid Balinese Mango Shower Gel
Body Cupid Balinese Mango Bath & Shower Gel. Formulated with Mango Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Argan Oil, Vitamin B5, & Aloe Vera Extract. Has an exotic sweet-fruity fragrance that feels like a tropical spell. Rich in healthy essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins that are great for skin. Totally free of harmful parabens, sulphates and mineral oils. Lathers profusely for gentle cleansing and healthy moisturization. The skin delight shower gel that creates a tropical paradise like feel right in your shower space.
Body Cupid Aqua Wave Shower Gel
Body Cupid Aqua Wave Bath & Shower Gel. Blue-green gel with awesome aqua fragrance that lathers lushly, energizes senses and refreshes body and mind. Enriched with shea butter, argan oil, vitamin B5 & aloe vera extract. Totally free of harsh sulphates, parabens and mineral oils. Cleanses skin softly leaving it smoothly moisturized and nicely silken. A skin refresher that gives the coolest bathing experience that reminds you of ocean surf and summer fun.
Body Cupid Pink Lotus Shower Gel
Body Cupid Pink Lotus Bath & Shower Gel. Serene floral fragrance and profuse lather that create an exotic spa-like feel. Enriched with natural pink lotus extract, shea butter & vitamin B5. Pink lotus extract helps brighten and balance skin; shea butter and vitamin B5 add rich moisturizing benefits. A skin soother that’s totally free of harsh sulphates, parabens and mineral oils.