Apr. 03.

Tested Thursday: Original Source Black Pepper & Chilli Shower Gel

tt-originalsourcethIt’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to test some products. Up for consideration this time is the Black Pepper & Chilli shower gel from Original Source. The product describes itself as “invigorating” so I bought it as a shower gel to use as a wake up call in the mornings, and when I want to feel spicy and, eh, manly (it’s FOR MEN, you see).

The question is, did it work? Did it wake me up and make me feel like I was washing myself with a tube of Jalapeños? In simple terms, no.


I’m really quite disappointed after using this. Yes it does lather up really well, and yes it does leave you clean, but unfortunately the slight chilli smell that you get when it’s in your hands disappears as soon as you start lathering yourself up with it. The smell that you get while washing with it isn’t chilli, or even black pepper. It’s menthol. It seriously smells as if you’re washing yourself with a jar of vapo-rub, or a packet of airwaves. And who wants to wash themselves with a packet of chewing gum. That’s just ridiculous.


It’s such a pity that this didn’t blow me away, as its predecessor in the shower was a bottle of Original Source Lime shower gel, which was zingy and fresh and did everything that this just doesn’t do. I’ll still use this, or leave it for someone else to take care of, but I certainly wont be enjoying it. Maybe the one I already have in line to replace it, Original Source Lemon, will be up to the challenge.

Have you tried any of the Original Source range? Which ones would you say to try (or avoid)? Please do let me know!

I got this one and the lemon one for €1.49 each in Dealz, but they’re widely available.


By Robyn | Posted in Beauty, Review, Shower, Tested Thursday | Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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