I am always trying to save a few pennies here and there but at the same time I like to have my treats. I love to have bubble or cream baths but I am finding that these seem to be getting more and more costly these days. As a compromise, I bought Asda Cream Bath as it was only £1 for a large 750ml bottle.
As this is a supermarket own brand, I wasn’t sure what to expect as I have recently had a bit of a bad run with bath creams and gels from Tesco’s. This one from Asda is slightly different, however, and for the low price it is definitely worth a go.
The bottle is white, soft plastic and almost transparent so you can almost see the contents inside the bottle. The bath cream itself is white and slightly luminescent in colour. It is thick in consistency and I pour it under the hot and cold water as it runs into the bath for the best results and the most bubbles.
I do need to pour slightly more of this cream bath into the water than I would do with Radox or Imperial Leather. The smell is fresh and floral but not overpowering or too strongly perfumed. Once the bath is full there is a generous amount of bubbles and lather and the bubbles stay around for a long time, as I like to soak in the bath for ages.
The smell doesn’t linger on my skin however, after I get out of the bath. The perfume is too subtle and delicate for that and it soon disappears. My skin does feel quite soft after a bath in this cream bath. It isn’t drying or dehydrating and it doesn’t cause me to itch or feel irritated. I don’t know how it might affect someone with a delicate or a more sensitive skin than me, but personally, it doesn’t affect me adversely in the slightest.
The bottle lasts about a fortnight and for only £1 I do think it’s worth the money.
I generally like to use Badedas or Radox in my baths however Badedas is expensive and I don't think Radox is worth the extra so only buy it when it is on offers. When there is no offers on Radox and I need to buy bubbles I tend to go for the supermarkets own brands although not the super cheap.
I bought this product from Asda as it is their own product that is the only place you can buy it, the bottle costs about £1 for a 750ml bottle and there are a couple of different varieties available.
The bottle is made of see through plastic and you can see the liquid inside which is white in colour and looks nice and creamy. The front of the bottle doesn't show much apart from the name of Asda and the name of the product, on the back there are a list of ingredients.
The bottle has a white screw top cap on it which is easy enough to open, the opening underneath the lid is rather large and the product comes out easily although sometimes the bottle does need a little squeeze and the product gloops out as it is nice and thick meaning you don't need to use much.
The product lathers up nicely and makes lots of lovely bubbles which last pretty well and there are always some left at the end of my bath and I am one for having long baths. The bubble bath smells nice and has a slight flowery scent to it although it reminds me of the trademark Dove scent too.
I can recommend this product it leaves my skin nice and soft and provides a lovely relaxing bath, I still prefer Radox when it is on offer but this is a good runner up.
My other half uses a wide range of various bath lotions and potions, some of them are so expensive they make my jaw drop and others are just so cheap - and they are usually the ones she buys from the supermarket's own range.
The best one she uses (or I borrow) is her Asda Moisturising Cream Bath. I am not sure how much there actually is in the bottle but it really is very large undeed and I think this is very cost effective because she pays only 89p for it. It is a plain looking bottle and nothing at all fancy.
The bottle itself is not very attractive to look at but it pours well and looks nice and thick and creamy when you squirt it out. It smells rather nice too, but not too overpowering so I think that is why I like it so much as it does not give off too feminine a smell and I think us blokes can get away with using this stuff.
It comes in four different perfumes but the one I prefer (and the one we mostly buy) is Meadow Sweet. It makes really big impressive bubbles in the bath if you run it under the hot tap. You don't need to use very much at all and it really does moisturise my skin very well and makes me feel all smooth when I have had my bath - well, that is what she tells me, anyway! One bottle will last you for ages and we always have a good supply in our bathroom cabinet
Great product and very cheap so recommended by me personally. ..
This review is also published on Ciao under name of sorehead.
You may have noticed my other reviews for bath products which proclaim my love of a good hot soak at the end of the day with the lights turned low and a glass of something cold and sparkling to wash it all down nicely.
I've taken lately to buying my toletries from wherever I do my weekly shop and these days it seems to be either Tesco or Asda, the latter I prefer due to their extremely low prices for what seem to be very good quality products.
I have used their moisturising bath creme more times than I care to remember and have always been very happy with it, well who wouldnt be when you can buy a huge 750ml bottle of the stuff for less than £1, 89p to be exact and it lasts for so long. The last bottle I bought lasted over 2 months and I used to have a bath sometimes twice a day.
The creme does what it says on the bottle and is very creamy and moisturising, just one capful is enough to fill a bath with tonnes of bubbles which can take a while to die down (and are a sod to clean out of the bath afterwards but hey ho!) the scent of this is reminiscent of old skool perfumes from the 60s but that doesnt put me off, who cares what I smell like when I'm about to go to bed (well unless you have someone to snuggle up with!)
I only wish I could still buy stuff like this but I left my bath behind when I moved home!
The one thing I look forward to at the end of a long hard day is a relaxing soak in the bath. Usually I go for the top brand products but only last week I found I had run out of my usual moisturising bath foam........agh......disaster. I had to have some, a soak isn't nearly as luxuriating with no foam. Doing my usual weekly shop at Asda I came across their own brand Moisturising Creme bath. I didn't have time to go elsewhere to pick my usual product so decided to give this a try and am I glad I did so. For 89p you get a huge 1 litre bottle of creamy shampoo-like foam bath treatment and a guarantee that if you are not thoroughly satisfied you can have your money back.I was however thoroughly satisfied. With less than a cap you get a bath full of huge great bubbles and not only that, but your skin is left feeling soft and moisturised as well. The ingredients include: Aqua Sodium, Laureth sulphate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl/Capric Glycerides, Cocamide MEA laureth 10, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchlorosothiazolimone,Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Nitrate, Citric Acid Hexylene Glycol and Formaldehyde. With such a concoction I would be wary of recommending this to anyone with delicate skin or an allergic condition, however my skin is fairly delicate and I have had no reaction to it. The foam bath comes in four different perfumes and colours to co-ordinate with your bathroom. I personally have used the green Meadow Sweet which is quite pleasant, but there is also Yellow - Sun Sand and Blue - Ocean Spirit. The bottle however isn't particularly attractive and is not one you would proudly display in your bathroom. One bottle has lasted me now for over 2 months so it is very economical. Not a luxury item by any means, but certainly good value when you've used up all your Christmas and Birthday presents.