“ Brand: Asda / bath / Type: Bath Melt/Foam / Subcategory: Foam / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
I tried Asda Smartprice bubble bath for the first time about 6 months ago and wasn't too impressed with it. This is part of their 'no frills' range and as such, the packaging is extremely plain and simple with no pretty pictures or anything like that. The bottle is plastic, solid and plain looking and simply states what it is on the outer packaging - foam bath.
This large sized bottle was only 49p at the time and I actually bought two bottles as it was so cheap. Sometimes, with things like bubble baths, I am often tempted to twist off the cap in the supermarket before I buy it, just to see what the smell is like. I didn't do this with these bubble baths, I just put them straight into my trolley.
As the bottle is slightly opaque, you can actually just about see the contents inside and that the bubble bath is pale blue. The bottle has a very easy to remove screw off type lid. I poured this under running water and immediately noticed that it's incredibly runny and watery in consistency. It colours the water very slightly blue when it first hits it but then as more water is added to the bath, the colour actually just seems to disappear.
On the bubble front it's not too impressive quite honestly. At first, when the water starts to run into the bath there is evidence of some bubbles beginning to start and a bit of frothiness going on, however, even before e I have managed to undress and have immersed myself into the water, most of the bubbles have popped and then just vanished. The result is that I am lying in a bath of very slightly pale blue coloured water, but not a bubble in sight. In that respect, it's a very disappointing product. It's also slightly drying on the skin, especially if you contniue to use it for several nights in a row.
The smell is okay but not as nice as I would have hoped. I think I'll just use this bubble bath when I need a quick inny and outy type of bath, rather than a nice luxurious soak. It's fine for the money, I suppose, but then again it's also quite drying on the skin. Still recommend due to the low price and my husband likes it! Typical!
Also posted on Ciao! as basketofbuttons
I decided about 6 months ago to try the majority of the supermarkets cheap ranges to see if there was anything suitable in the range that was good enough to replace our current products.
The bath foam is available from Asda only as it is part of their Smartprice range and it will set you a back a mere 40p for a litre bottle which of course anyone can see is great value if the product is any good.
The product comes in a plastic bottle which has a frosted appearance although you can still see the product inside. The lid on the bottle is a screw top lid which is easy to open since you generally still have dry hands at the time you use a bath foam. The label on the front simply gives the name of the store and the product and is very easy to see it is part of the smartprice range being simply white and green in colour, in my opinion the product does look pretty cheap.
The product inside the bottle is a pretty runny consistency so pours out very easily and to use it you need to pour it under running water so it foams. The product does produce bubbles and plenty of them however they are a little pathetic and don't last very long and I found by the time I was ready to get out of the bath there was no bubbles left.
The bath foam smells ok and smells fresh and clean however to me it smells slightly more like a mans fragrance than a womans. The bath foam is gentle and doesn't irritate at all and my daughter has got into my bath with me when using this and she has pretty sensitive skin but it was gentle for her too.
I would say this is a 3 star product, it is a great price and it is gentle on the skin, my skin feels about the same after a bath as before and I personally like more long lasting bubbles and a nicer smell.
=== Purchasing ===
I don't about you but most people I know are either preferential to a bath or a shower. I am a lover of baths and have tried pretty much most forms of goodies to add to the tub as it is filling up. From Foam baths, to bath bombs, oils, and melts. All-in-all I have spent a fair bit on making my bathing ritual as a luxurious event as possible. Sadly due to budget restraints this is one area I have had to reign in the old spending and it is for this reason alone that I opted for the Asda Smart Price Foam Bath purchase on a recent trip to the store. Having got sans product in my baths over recent weeks I was missing a bubble bath badly. So spotting this for a mere 40p for a 1 litre bottle (which works out 4p per 100ml - bargain!) on the shelf made me feel less guilty in adding it to my trolley.
=== Using the Product ===
Adding it to the bath was fairly easy normal drill - run under hot running water, I usually swish around with my hands on any bubble bath just to increase the size and intensity of the bubbles. In my opinion - bigger is always better the more fluff I can get out of the bubble mixture the better the product in my opinion.
=== Thoughts / Opinions / Results ====
Where oh where do I start with this item - one the product overview - not too glamorous in in its white plastic basic lidded way with the uniform green white and black label that is uniform on all Asda standards smart price products. - not a problem for me I am not a label snob and I can always decant if need be! No the real problem here is the basic quality of the product; not the smell - that is fine, fresh not too overpowering what I would call a run of the mill fresh pine scent. The thickness of the product is fine not overly thick like a Radox version or anything or too thin that it all runs out of the bottle with one gloop. A medium style consistency I would say.
What is the big problem is the product itself, having used it several times each time I can categorically say that it left my skin so dry and parched it was untrue. This was not due to me being overly generous with the portions I poured in it was just whatever was in the product was so strong it leaves the skin absolutely parched. It is for this reason I am adding the product ingredients below - as one of these things or the combination of all three certainly do not leave your skin a good state. I have had to use vast amounts of oil on my skin afterwards to try to get it to a normal hydrated level.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
=== Overall Conclusion ===
A very poor product to the point I not only feel I have wasted 40p but also oodles of oil to get my skin back to normal. Waste of money alright!
Unfortunately I would give this product * star.
I get through alot of bath products as I only have a bath in my flat. For this reason I always look out for branded products on special offer or in places like Poundland and the likes. However the other day I was in Asda doing my usual shopping when I had a nosey at what they had bath wise and I spotted a 1 litre bottle of this costing only 40p and was quite intrigued to try it out.
The bottle is see-through and slightly frosted white and made from plastic with a screw top lid to the top of it. On the front of it we are told what it is and who is made by and the size is stated and on the back ingredients are listed and contact details for Asda are given. It looks a cheap product, which to be fair to it it is with its white and green labelling however I had a spare glass jar and opted to dispense this into it for display purposes lol.
The Bath Foam Itself:
Well unlike the product shown on the top of this review which appears a blue coloured liquid it is now green. Its a runny gel like consistency and has a sort of very light herbal aroma to it which is very unisex in my opinion and nice enough and fresh and you don't need very much at all to get a nice foam on the bath which lasts well above an hour as I really do like to soak when I get the opportunity.
This doesn't turn the water particulary soft really but is pleasant enough and when I step out the bath I am left nicely fragranced for a good couple of hours. This doesn't upset my sensitive skin at all though doesn't leave my skin feeling particulary moisturised really either.
All in all though this is worth the money it costs but offers me no feeling of luxury which I do appeciate but it is a good enough sort of every day bath foam for those of us on a tight budget.
Only available from Asda stores or from Asda.com
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
One product I get through an extraordinary amount of is bubble bath, I take a daily bath at night (alongside my morning shower), with my children taking a bath every night too, and I am afraid I don't take kindly to sharing my expensive bath cream with them, knowing they would be just as happy with the stuff I will review for, especially as it produces just as many bubbles!
I have to say (before anyone else points it out!), that for the last week I have been able to use the "Matey" brand of bubble bath (hence the earlier review!), but this particular brand is my normal brand of choice.
The bubble bath in question is - "Asda - smart price foam bath".
For anyone who has never heard of this range it is just as it sounds, a "smart priced" range of products, ranging from food through to toiletries, all much cheaper than the norm, and in many cases just as good, but with very plain packaging, why waste money on packaging when the pennies could stay in your pocket!?
This particular product is a deep blue coloured bath foam, held within a stand up plastic bottle, again very plain looking, with the obligatory green and white labelling, but containing all the information that is needed.
The lid is a screw top design, and though this is not one I would usually like, especially if having to open occasionally with wet hands (this stuff doubles up really well as a shower gel too if the need arises!), but this lid is a large design and ideal to get to grips with!
This bubble bath has a very neutral fresh scent to it, if it had a name given it would be something like "ocean fresh", making this the perfect bubble bath to be enjoyed by both men and women, though my hubby refuses to bathe, he says it makes him far too lethargic to do anything else, but I get it in just in case he ever changes his mind, men can be so fickle!
The instructions for use are the same as with many other bubble baths, pour a little under the warm water tap (preferably running, Lol!), then swirl through the water to produce loads of bubbles.
The only downside to this particular bubble bath is the consistency of the "liquid" when trying to run a bath, with it being extremely thick in consistency and refusing to a point to actually pour, but rather fall out of the bottle in large globules.
I usually hold it under the warm tap and squeeze the incredibly flexible bottle gently and you can usually get a decent sized amount out, though this will of course not last as long as others due to the "portioning" being out of your control to some degree's.
Once the bath is run there is still he subtle fresh scent to it, with mounds and mounds of bubbles, and the water itself is a lovely deep blue colour, it really does look enticing and when you are sitting in it feels very relaxing too.
Once you actually managed to drag yourself from the bath (it takes me a good 45 minutes to feel satisfied that I am prune like enough!), and I have dried off my skin feels refreshed and clean, though be under no illusions that this will condition and moisturise your skin too!
My children (who this stuff is actually purchased for!) smell clean and fresh too, my gripe with the kids suddenly announcing their independence and wanting to bath themselves is the none washing part, so if there is a cleaning product already in there chances are they should start to self clean when frolicking around playing in the bath (and there is plenty of that, with the majority of my bath water being over the floor when they have both finished!).
Their skin is clean but not irritated, which I have to say I was initially worried about, as both of my children have quite sensitive skin, but this has never caused any irritation to them, so I have never worried about re-buying a bottle when shopping.
This is of course an Asda vaue branded product, so can only be purchased from Asda branches, with the price alone being worth the trek, this bubble bath is currently sold for 18p a bottle, with this bottle holding 1litre of product, which in my house equates to 2-3 weeks of baths, more than exceptional value I feel.
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This is a lovely product that I will have to take one start away from due to the consistency, but for everything else is more than good, recommended!
Thanks for reading x