“ Brand: Sanex / Type: Baby Wash & Bath Foam „
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With a five year old and 20 month old, bathtime is often fun, noisy and messy in my household. As my son has quite sensitive skin, I tend not to use bubble bath all the time, and if I do I try to ensure that it's a mild and gentle one. This one caught my eye mainly because it was on offer in my local supermarket. Sanex is a brand I've heard of but never used, so I didn't know what to expect, but I did think from the brand name that it would be suitable for my son's skin. This comes in a 500ml bottle and in Tesco costs £2.99 at full price, but I picked it up for about half that cost - and looking online today it is still half price.
This is a body wash and bubble bath in one. It is designed to "gently clean without drying your child's delicate skin whilst it develops its own defences in the future". It's pH balanced and is approved by dermatologists.
This comes in a chunky plastic bottle and you can see inside that the product is a creamy white colour. I expected this to be fragrance-free but in fact it has a really nice fruity flavour that isn't too strong - and sadly doesn't really linger once it's in the bath! The bubble bath itself is a little bit on the runny side and I often pour out more than I mean to, so handle with care! But this does produce a lot of nice bubbles. In the past week or so, these bubbles have been made into a Santa beard and hat, and have also been flung about the bathroom quite a bit. As a result these don't last too long, but they serve the purpose of making bathtime fun and my little boy shouts at the bubbles as they appear when the bath is running.
I also use this to wash my son and duaghter, and it works really well - a little goes a long way and works into a nice frothy lather. And most importantly this doesn't irritate my son's skin at all, and this does feel like a soft and gentle product with a nice mild fragrance.
In summary ...
Overall I think this is a nice bath product for children, and is a good option for sensitive skin. Of course my kids couldn't care less what make their bubbles are, but for me it's good to know that they are a from a reputable make and are gentle enough to use with my little boy - and they also work well as a fetching beard! I think this is great at half price for a 500ml bottle, and will definitely pick it up again when it's on offer.
I have always had trouble in the past buying bubble bath or wash for my children as I worry about anything irritating their skin. I'm also picky about what to choose as they all seem to cost a fortune for what looks like teeny tiny bottles that won't last long at all.
I would usually buy infacare for £2.80 ish a bottle, whilst it was OK I still felt it was a little pricey and I always seemed to be having to buy a new one and it only made bubbles in the bath after all. So once when I was out shopping and the store had run out of my usual infacare I had a look around and found this Sanex kids bubble bath and was and thought we'd give it a go as it says its OK for sensitive skin. It was about the same price as what I usually pay but a much bigger bottle.
Once opened I found it was nice and creamy and smells lovely! We put a little in the bath and straight away it produced lots of lovely bubbles which is great as you don't have to use a lot each time meaning it will last much longer.
The best thing about it and what makes it different to other brands I would have to say is the fact that it is bubble bath and a wash. I lathered a little wash in my hands and its a lovely thick bubbly soap. My children love rubbing it in themselves to get clean giving them that bit of independence. Afterwards their skin always feels so soft and moisturied! They always smell so clean too, far better than any other wash or bubble bath we've ever used!
When I was younger, I always suffered on and off with eczema, at times excruciatingly bad so I am always a teeny bit very wary of using scented products on my skin when bathing. This slight worry and wanting the best for my daughter means I generally tend to use really gentle or "sensitive" products on my daughters skin. In the past I pretty much stuck with Avon Sensitive bubble bath, or Simple all in one gentle wash but since the 99p store stopped selling Simple and my Avon lady has since ceased trading I was left with no alternative but to head to Superdug and try to find a decent alternative! I looked in the 'baby' aisle and felt very uninspired by the high prices and small bottles so headed to the generic bubble bath section where I spotted this Sanex Dermo Kids bodywash and foam bath for £2.99 for a 500ml bottle. My kind of prices!
It comes in an slightly frosty but transparent white plastic bottle with the Sanex logo on the front and then the word "Kids" colourfully written underneath. It is explained that this product is hypoallergenic, paediatrician approved and PH Balanced. It has a blue flip top lid with a hole through which the wash comes out and the bottle is rather a rectangular shape with a small dip in the side to make it easy to hold.
The wash itself is a runny, thick creamy liquid that smells really nice and sweet, reminding me of a mild johnsons baby lotion. It pours out easily and it gives me great joy that it gives a lot of bubbles after pouring very little in the bath. This means the bottle actually lasts ages and so I get much more for my money. To be honest we don't really use this to wash with, more to create a nice lather in her bath as my daughter predominantly washes with her soap bar for cleansing. Nevertheless this bodywash and foam bath is really gentle and skin friendly as has not irritated my daughters skin at all!
My daughter loves playing with the bubbles which are really thick and long lasting for the duration of her bath (usually a good 20 minutes as she enjoys a splash around and singing songs) not flimsy little bubbles that dwindle away in the blink of an eye. This bubble bath is quite nourishing in that her skin is never super dry when she gets out the bath and helps leave her skin soft.
Overall I would definitely recommend this bodywash and foam bath as it is good value for money, smells nice and creates a lovely bath for fresh, clean skin. Gets a big thumbs up from us!
Sometimes I really feel sorry for my son.He gets lumbered in the same bath as his little sister every evening ( which they both enjoy and makes my life alittle easier getting them both washed and dressed ready for night time at the same time! ), and because of the soya oil I have to use in the bath for her eczema, he doesnt get the chance to have a good old fashioned bubble bath. I bought this product as I use some of these Sanex products on myself but never used the childrens one, and thought it would be nice for him to try. I managed to get it about a week ago half price for £1.49.
What is Sanex Dermo Kids Bodywash and foam bath?
Its a product to put in the bath for children, specifically designed for them to ensure that their skin is ph balanced, it cleans the skin without drying it out and the best bit for the kids-it foams!
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidoproyl Betaine, coco Glucoside, Prunus Persica Extract, Parfum, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lactate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Lactic Acid, Polyquaternium-7, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate.
How is it packaged?
its in a 500ml plastic bottle.Its quite chunky in shape and tactile and easy to hold.Theres a dip in the side of the bottle where your thumb naturally fits into it so despite the fact the look is simple,some thought has gone into the packaging.
To get the product out of the bottle you simply flip up the cap on the lid and pour/squeeze out.It can be done simply with one hand. The downside that I have to the packaging is the ingredients list is printed too small, I struggled with my eyes and considering the bottle is quite a big size, I thought it should have been bigger.
The general look of the packaging is pretty much the same as the other bath and shower products in the Sanex range, except the cute picture of some bubbles on the front.
How to use
Just like any other foam/bubble bath, place in the bath with running water.I gave it some help by swashing ( technical term! )the water the my hand.
So what do I think?
Firstly, I tried it on myself in the shower and it lathered up well.The bubbles were quite full and I felt very clean during and after.The fragrance surprised me as at first it reminded me of those little parma violet sweets which then turned into fruit salad smelling ( the sweets that is ! ) I did find that certain areas of my body felt alittle dry, and these were where my Psoriasis is ( but it is playing up slightly anyway ), so I did need to put on my body cream very quickly just to be on the safe side. When I ran the bath for my son ( just after my shower ), I found the bubbles to be quite big and the water still pretty clear. I could still smell the fragrance on me even after drying myself and slapping on body moisturiser. When I gave my son my arm to smell, he got beyond excited and ran upstairs quicker than superhero! He couldnt contain his excitement when he saw the bubbles. Safe to say it was a success!
Would I buy again?I would if it was on offer like it was last week. But I would be cautious using it on myself on a regular basis or my daughter just in case, but would happily throw my son in every night!
I know this product is designed for kids but as an eczema sufferer I find it hard to get a product which smells nice but is kind to skin and Sanex Dermo Kids Bodywash and Foam Bath manages to do this. I first came across it when looking after our twin baby nephews who also suffer from eczema and dry skin and it really helps keep their skin soft and moisturised and does not irritate broken skin.
The product comes in a 500ml bottle and retails in our local supermarket for around £3.15 although it is on offer fairly regularly. The bottle states that the product is hypoallergenic, paediatrician approved and pH balanced which is reassuring for parents of children with skin conditions. The body wash itself is a plain white colour and has a light fresh fragrance nothing too perfumey or overpowering. From using just a little on a sponge as a body wash you get a good lather and a little goes a long way and for getting some bubbles in the bath for the boys we didn't need to use much. Myself and my husband have now been using it regularly for a couple of months and I find that it does not over dry the skin unlike some highly perfumed and coloured body washes for adults that are marketed as skin friendly. I know there is an adults version of Sanex and I have also tried this but I just much prefer the fragrance of the kids stuff (it smells so clean and fresh) and its handy to have in for the nephews too! I guess the only drawback is that at over £3 a bottle it is a bit more pricey than your average body wash but if you shop around its always on offer somewhere and it is worth it if you have delicate skin.
My daughter suffers from eczema so I have to be very careful about what comes into contact with her skin. I've tried baby bath products, but they don't bubble up too well, and the shop's own and Mr Matey type bubble baths tend to irritate her skin. Most of the time I try to bath her in plain water, but she's a girl who loves to pamper herself in a nice bubbly bath and this product is one that I know I can use quite safely without it causing her skin any problems. I must point out that my daughter's eczema is quite mild, so if you were thinking of using this for a child with any skin conditions it's worth getting the advice of a doctor first.
The bubble bath smells very nice, it has a kind of melon-like fruit smell, and it bubbles up really nicely. You do get quite a lot in the bottle and you don't have to use that much to get a decent amount of bubbles. However, like all Sanex products it's not especially cheap. A 500ml bottle is between £2.80 - £3.00 (depending on the shop) which is about £1 more expensive than a Radox product and even more against a shop's own brand. We use it quite sparingly, but would tend to only buy it when it's on offer (BOGOF offers are not uncommon). It's also not that easy to track down. I can usually get hold of it in the massive Boots in Manchester city centre, but not always at the smaller stores or supermarkets.
My son does love a good old bubble bath; I think he takes after me in that sense! As such I am always on the hunt for good deals on bath products for him and one day when I was in Boots I spotted a product I hadn't seen before. The product was Sanex dermo kid's body wash and foam bath. It was on offer for just a pound if I remember rightly and so I decided to give it a try.
Sanex dermo kid's body wash and foam bath comes in a tall 500ml bottle which is predominantly white but with a blue lid. The bottle has a slight curve to it on one side which makes it easy to hold when squeezing some of the product into the bath or onto a sponge. The product has a blue and white Sanex logo on the front as well as a colourful "kids". Underneath the word kid's there is a smile and then a picture of a happy looking bubble playing in water! The product looks appealing to both adults and children in my opinion because of the pleasant packaging.
We are told on the front of the bottle that this head to toe wash is hypoallergenic, paediatrician approved and pH balanced so it is quite reassuring as a parent to pick this product up off the shelf. My son sometimes suffers from a bit of dried skin and it is nice to know that this would not make it flare up in any way as it has been formulated to gently clean skin without drying it out.
The product also claims to have dermo active 3 and to be honest I do not know what that is as it is not something that I have heard of before. Reading the bottle it tells us that the three step complex protects skin, moisturises it and restores the skin's natural balance.
To use the product as a bath foam you should flip open the blue lid and squeeze some of the product under the running tap. I find that the liquid is a nice consistency creates lots of bubbles in the water which my son just loves. As a body wash the product is equally as pleasant and lathers well on a sponge and my son enjoys using this. The product has a really nice fruity scent to it which lingers on the skin for a little while after bath time is over.
Both my son and I have used this product as a bath foam and a body wash and neither of us have had any kind of reaction to it which is good. I have to say my son's skin in particular feels lovely and soft when he has had a good wash with this product.
The product is suitable for use for twelve months after you open it but I would be amazed if it lasted that long to be honest! We are about half way through the bottle and have had it for a couple of months, but we do alternate the products we use in the bath.
I have had a look online to get a more accurate price of this product and it seems to be selling for around the three pounds mark which is probably more expensive than what I would normally pay for a product such as this. However, I would certainly buy it again if I found it on offer as it a lovely product which my son likes.
Thank you for reading my review!
I use the Sanex Dermo Kids Bodywash and Foam Bath on my two youngest children (and occasionally myself when I run out of other foam bath) - and I have done, off and on, for about six months. I know there are a whole range of bath products on offer specifically for children and, to be honest, Sanex is just one of many that I have bought to try (I'm not necessarily a loyal shopper!). A 500ml bottle of this product costs me £2.65 from Tesco's - which works out as 53p per 100ml. I would guess, on average, when the kids are having a bath I pour about 20mls of product into the bath - and so it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that it therefore costs about 10p per bath - which sounds economical to me. I think, to be honest, you could probably get away with pouring in less of the solution into the bath (no specific directions are given on the bottle), but the way I coax my son and daughter into the bath is by ensuring there are plenty of bubbles - and so 10p is a decent price to pay for an easier life!
My first impressions of Sanex is the fact that the name sounds quite clinical - and this conjours up images of a clean, safe and natural product - which I guess is what most of us demand for our children. However, from a marketing point of view, I actually like the fact that it makes me feel like I'm buying something nourishing and wholesome.....whether or not that is the case! The Sanex Dermo Kids Bodywash and Foam Bath comes in an unremarkable standard while bottle with the Sanex logo emblazoned on the front and then the word "Kids" underneath in a fairly childlike font and pastel colours. I don't think this bottle would necessarily appeal to children, but feel it is aimed more at mums doing the shopping for their little ones.
The Sanex Solution doesn't really smell of anything - although if I had to say it smelt of something, the closest thing I could probably get to it would be PVA glue! There are no directions given on the bottle as to how much you should pour in and so I just glug it in. I have so say that it does produce a lot of bubbles - and the type of bubbles that last for the duration of the bathtime rather than fading away within a few minutes. My kids love bubbles and are firm believers in the philosophy of the more the merrier! The bath also feels inviting.....kind of rich and luxurious....smooth and delicate. You can massage this directly into the skin also - like shower gel - and it produces a rich lather that does leave the skin feeling soft, smooth - and importantly clean and well moisturised.
Something that is very impressive about Sanex Kids is that its incredibly gentle - and truly hypoallergenic. My son suffers from eczema and I suffer occasionally from psoriasis - and this, unlike many products, does nothing to aggravate either condition. Infact, this is one of the few products that seems to moisturise my sons skin and help to keep the skin intact and unbroken. For that reason, I highly recommend its use in anyone with sensitive skin - whether a child or not.
Overall, I like this product. I think it feels luxurious and cleansing, as well as moisurising and sensitive. I have to admit that when I'm using bath products for myself, I like something that smells pleasant - like lavender or spicy - and this is more of a neutral smell and so its not something I would choose for me, but for young children, I think its perfect.