Sophie has just started swimming at school again this term. They only go for about twelve sessions before it moves on to another class and last year she was a bit disappointed because she was in the lowest group. Using a system that, in my opinion, defies all logic, those who don't know how to swim are left to their own devices in the shallow end while those who do know how to swim are given training to get better. Hmmm.
Last year, we said it didn't matter and that within a couple of days on holiday in Turkey, she'd have spent more hours in the pool than for her whole term's worth of lessons at school. Sure enough, she made great progress last summer and got quite confident at swimming, managing to go right across the pool, out of her depth, from one end to the other, without arm bands or anything.
So fast forward a year and there she was, all excited about going swimming again to show her swimming teacher how much progress she'd made. When I picked her up at hometime, I could see how crestfallen she was as soon as she came out and sure enough, she informed me that she was in the bottom group again. The "test" for putting them in groups had been to go under water and sit on the bottom of the pool and Sophie apparently had come up too quickly. What's that got to do with knowing how to swim ?! It didn't matter, we gave her the same pep talk as last year and told her to just enjoy splashing about in the shallow end with her friends. But last week, she came bouncing out of school, bursting to tell me that the new lifeguard looking after their end of the pool told her she should move up a group because she'd get bored in the bottom level so now she's back with the swimmers ! Yay ! (I couldn't care less which level she's in but I hated seeing her so disappointed.)
Well, this was the perfect time to give her the Vosene Kids After Swim Hair & Body Wash to review. We used it in the bath the first time, so that I could review it properly, but now she proudly puts it in her swim bag each week !
Now, I have to say, it looks, smells and feels like any normal body wash but Vosene kids after swim hair and body wash apparently has an advanced formula which has been specially developed to gently yet effectively clean, condition and remove chlorine, salt and other impurities from hair and body after swimming.The fruity melon fragrance is absolutely gorgeous and the kids all love it. It doesn't lather up much but that's good news for kids getting clean after swimming by themselves. As a body wash, it left Sophie's skin feeling soft and hydrated (and smelling lovely) but as hair wash, it did need a conditioner to keep Sophie's hair in tiptop condition.
My only slight niggle is the packaging. It comes in a tube which is easy to squish so is highly likely to come open and squirt all over everything in a swim bag, for example. As this is a product designed for use after swimming, and therefore presumably for taking to the swimming pool, I think this could certainly be improved by using a twist lid and a sturdier bottle that would be less likely to come open by accident.
That's the only negative point though. I love the Aromaguard technology that effectively neutralises the smell of chlorine, the fabulous fruity fragrance and the fact that it is free from soap, SLS, SLES and parabens, as well as being dermatologically tested and paediatrician approved. It's suitable for the whole family, from babies to adults, and has been developed with kids' delicate skin in mind.
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : £2.49 for 200ml
for more information : http://www.vosenekids.co.uk/product-range/
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