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Anyone who knows me knows that I spend nearly all my spare money on makeup and body care and I pride myself on trying a different bubble bath every week.
I tend to buy Radox as a bathroom staple due to the price but have always been drawn to Badedas when shopping in Boots etc.
Although I feel the product is undeniably expensive for what it is, I am taking quite a liking to it.
To be honest, I wasn't expecting many bubbles from this but I poured about two caps of the gelee under hot running water and there was enough bubbles to cover the surface of my bath which I was quite impressed with.
The product claims to leave skin feeling moisturised but I wouldn't agree. Although it feels quite silky whilst in the bath, my skin didn't feel at all moisturised when I dried myself off and I did feel the need to apply my usual body moisturiser. However in no means did this dry my skin out!
One thing to be wary about is the colour. Some may find it alluring but I found it quite unsettling. The product itself is in a dark green bottle and looks green when pouring but it turns bath water into a darkish shade of neon yellow. The fact that I have blue UV lights in my bathroom may have made this worse!
The scent is quite natural with hints of pine and chestnuts which I found quite relaxing, ideal for both women and men. And I also felt more relaxed than usual when taking a soak as it does smell less chemically than cheaper products.
All in all, although very relaxing and quite luxurious whilst soaking in Badedas, I found no benefits afterwards in regards to soft skin or fragrance and I do think this product is really overpriced.
I am pretty sure the biggest bottle was retailing for £13.59 in Boots!
If your looking for something a bit different with a luxury feel you won't go far wrong with this product which seems to be making a bit of a comeback alongside Fenjal in Boots as they have given this quite a prominent position in their store's around the area where I live recently.
When I was a child this was quite popular[the Romans were still about]my Mum would get this as a gift at Christmas due to the price, at that time, she would not have purchased this for herself, so this was like gold to her and no one was allowed near it.
All these years later I've tried this product and it really is lovely.
The scent is pine and horse chestnut and is really lovely. The softness of my skin is simply wonderful and the smell is so relaxing I can see why this is a much loved brand and still out there among the best.
Don't be put off by the pine it doesn't smell like a house cleaning product!
This is one of the old classic bubble bath products that I can remember from years gone by. It has always been quite expensive and a treat for me. In fact compared to years ago it is more reasonably priced these days.
This is a product designed to create bubbles so it has got bubble surfactatnt type ingredients in the product and these are not natural and can cause skin irritation. The scent is designed to be a relaxing one and it will appeal to both men and women I think as it is quite forest pine sort of scent and does remind me a bit of Radox relaxing bubble bath. It is not pine like a toilet cleaner though so don't be put off.
The price always makes me think twice with this as it is about £5 for a 300 ml bottle and the price goes up with the bigger sizes. I have only ever bought this smaller sized bottle as I find that lasts a good long while.
Thee horse chestnut in this is supposed to help keep the skin moisturised and it is certainly not a product that irritates my skin but I don't find it specially moisturising though.
If I had very dry skin this is not the product I would choose. This is one I use for relaxing, after a day walking or in the garden and it does allow me to float in the bath surrounded by bubbles with a lovely outside natural, leafy, pine forest- like scent.
After the bath I feel quite mellow and the scent can be smelled on my dried skin. The scent does carry into the bathroom too which I always like. My skin does not feel tight and dry but it also does not feel that moisturised either so I do apply body lotion after using this.
The product is quite concentrated so I find that a little does the bubbling job for me. Unless you like a bath where you can disappear in bubbles then a small amount under a running tap will give you enough bubbles and scent to give a nice relaxing bath I find.
The gelee is a green colour but the bath water doesn't go a really dark green nor are the bubbles green.
This is a nice bubble bath that does for both me and my husband as it is not one of the fruity sweet ones he objects to.
When I went for my labour and breast feeding class I was advised by the midwife teaching the class to buy some Badedas Original Bath Gelee. I had never heard of the product before but she said I would be able to find it in any of my local supermarkets.
On a recent trip to Morrison's I spotted a bottle of this bubble bath for £10.96! Now with this being my first baby I have taken everything my midwife has said as gospel and anything she has advised I have tried. So I brought a bottle of the bubble bath and was pleasantly pleased with the results.
Now as most of you women out there know or could guess after a natural labour to say you are a bit sore is an understatement. I never considered how I would feel about having a bath after I gave birth but this bubble bath was an absolute dream. It was sensitive on my skin and did not aggravate tender areas.
The bottle comes in a light and dark green box and I found mine with the Radox products. The bubble bath is made with extract of horse chestnut and does not have a over powering scent whilst in the bottle. The bottle itself is a dark green that you can just see the amount of bubble bath left in the bottle.
I followed the instructions and ran the bubble bath under running water. I was a little liberal when I used the product the first time and was shocked when the bubble bath came out at a very odd lime green colour. It also turned the water green and I was a little worried that I had used to much.
I got in the bath and was instantly relaxed; the smell of the bubble bath was soft and relaxing (like radox). My skin felt smooth to the touch and I had no negative reactions to the product. I partner jumped in the bath after me and was equally impressed with the bubble bath and I have caught him using my bubble bath on a couple of occasions.
For over £10 a 750ml bottle it is quite expensive but you do get a lot for your money. The product looks professional and I must admit that I will buy it again. I would recommend this bubble bath to any soon to be mums that are worried about using strong bath products after birth or those of you who really like to indulge at bath time. A brilliant product that made the first days of mother hood a little less stressful.
Mr grandparents always used to buy me a bottle of Badedas bath gelee for Christmas when I was young. I always thought this was a bit of an unusual present, until I got older and saw a bottle in Boots and realised why I got it as a Christmas present as it is just so expensive!
One bottle of Badedas bath gelee will cost you around £5 for 125mls, or £12 for 750mls. Even on Ebay you don't get much of a saving with four bottles being sold for around £40! You can see how this is expensive for what is basically a bubble bath when you compare it to Radox which sells for £1.50 for 500mls!
Badedas is a bubble bath - they also sell shower gel in their range of bath/ shower products but the price is the same level across the range. The bath gelee consists of a bottle which is emerald green with a screw top. It comes in a box with pictures of chestnuts on it.
The product is fantastic- it is emerald green when poured into the bath and it just smells lush. It has a slightly pine / autumnal scent but at the same time it is sensuous and it just smells like it is worth the price. I always use too much bubble bath and normally end up with a Disney like tub full of bubbles. Badedas is more of a luxury product- so although you do get bubbles, it is not really over the top like some of the cheaper bubble baths you buy which are all detergent (meaning hyper bubbles).
Badedas is made with the essence of Horse Chestnuts- it is developed for "normal" skin- so it is not a medicated product specially developed for people with skin issues- but it is gentle on your skin as the chestnut essence contains natural moisturisers. I love this as it does leave your skin feeling soft and clean.
For me, Badedas smells like Christmas, so I have taken to buying myself some of this around Christmas time as I would not normally spend this much on a bubble bath (and me being more of a shower person anyway) I would definitely recommend this to someone if you are looking for a little bit of luxury without going into the Faberge/ Hermes/ £50+ price bracket for "luxe" goods... This is affordable and I just love it.
Badedas Original Gelee
I love baths, I like to spend ages soaking in fragrant hot water, ideally with a book, candles and a glass of wine. It is one of the simple pleasures in life that I never tire of. Now that the weather is getting colder and the nights are darker, this little luxury feels better than ever.
I also spend a lot on various bath products. I prefer bubbles and try almost all new products on the market. My absolute favourite has to be Badedas Original Gellee because of the amazing smell of horse chestnut. It isn't the cheapest bubble bath on the market (around £5 for 125ml) but a little goes a long way and it is one of those fragrances that you can still smell on your skin hours later (and still smell in the bathroom the next day!)
Because it is so concentrated, you only need to use a little of this rich, thick green gel to end up with a bath full of bubbles and the smell is just incredible. It is such a treat and you won't want to get out. If you are anything like me, you will just keep topping it up with hot water and still be there over an hour later.
This product isn't tested on animals and my sister has quite sensitive skin, but has never had a problem with this product. I know everyone is different but hopefully you will all love this as much as I do. :-)
Badedas bath foam and gel is what I consider to be the cream of all bath products.
Without a doubt, this product creates the feeling of luxury and adds an expensive feel to your bath. Pour under hot running water for a slow build up of beautiful smelling foam which will awaken your senses. If this sounds more like an advert than a review, that's because the product really makes you feel lke this. The secret to Badedas is that it has a special blend of natural plant oil and horse-chestnut. I have found that a long, indulgent soak in the bath with Badedas leaves me feeling completely relaxed, and pampered. My skin always feels soft after use and I smell amazing.
The product itself is dark green which adds to the expensive feel and you can smell the chesnut as soon as you open the bottle. I also love the packaging and bottle which emphasises the chesnut essense.
This really is a great product. My only downside would be the price - The average price for a 300ml bottle is £5.36 - not the cheapest around!
I was encouraged to try Badedas bath gelee after being impressed by an advert for it in a 70s magazine, which looked like a still from an old European film. 'Things happen after a Badedas bath'. I also saw what looked like a 'Badedas bath' in 'The Frightened Woman', a 1969 Italian film which features an incredible bathroom. I don't usually bother with bubble bath type products, but somehow Badedas seemed like the epitome of bathroom style. So I was very happy to find that it is still available in the shops.
It comes in a green box which is fairly unremarkable, but that is no bad thing because it inspired me to throw it away so I could display the lovely deep green transparent bottle with gold lettering.
1 teaspoonful of gelee is sufficient for a bath, so it goes pretty far, making it worth the pretty steep price of £4.99 for 300ml. The horse chestnut smell is fresh, relaxing and highly distinctive. My favourite thing is that IT TURNS THE WATER GREEN, like some kind of imaginary woodland lagoon!
It makes a fair amount of (white) bubbles, but fans of epic baths should be careful not to loiter before lying in them, as they disappear a bit too soon. Whether the bubbles are still around or not, Badedas makes the bath water feel soft and luxurious.
Badedas can make my skin a bit red and blotchy in places for a few hours afterwards, but this is a problem I have with all the perfumed bath products I have used. So personally I find it is best used for an occasional exciting treat.
This gives you a really luxurious feel when you use it.
The packaging is dark green and gold and even by looking at it, it immediately makes you think of luxury, elegance and and relaxation. Very emotive colours and packaging !
As soon as you open the lid of the bottle the most beautiful smell escapes, the smell does not diminish when you add the 'jelly' to your bath water, instead, the smell fills the bathroom, its gorgeous!!!
You can easily have a long bath with this added to your water, you dont feel like getting out very quick, instead you feel relxed, pampered and it leaves your skin very soft.
When you do decide to get out of the bath, you still carry the smell of the bath 'jelly' and you feel very refreshed and revitalised and so does your skin (especially if you use the body wash whilst in the bath!). Plus another great thing is that you dont have to add huge amounts to the bath, a little bit goes a long way, which is great as the bottle lasts longer :)!
You can also buy badedas as shower gel (which is 3 in 1 wash, shampoo and conditioner!) , bath oil, bath cream and body wash which are just as revitalising and again smell gorgeous!!!
You can buy Badedas in most main toiletries shops such as boots and superdrug.
A 750ml of the Badedas gelee is around £10
A 300ml of the Bededas gelee is around £3
A 200ml of the Badedas shower gel (3 in 1) is around £2/£3
A 300ml of the Badedas bath cream is around £5/£6
I really reccommend badedas to anyone who enjoys a long relaxing soak in the bath. Badedas really gives the bath and bathroom a really relaxing atmosphere.
At the end of my last review which was for Radox I gave mention to another bubble bath, the only one for me that can give Radox a run for its money and even surpass it. This Badedas original Gelee is the one I mentioned and will now tell you all about.
The first time I ever used this or even seen it for that matter was when my mum gave my wife a bottle as part of her birthday gift, at first sight of the packaging you can tell you are looking at something a little bit special.
Its dark green elegance stands out head and shoulders over most other simple bubble baths and rather than just being the bottle it comes in a recyclable cardboard outer packaging which oozes class and draws your attention to the fact that the bubble bath contains the extract of horse chestnut by including a picture of one on the front.
Once you remove the bottle from the box you will see it has much less detail than the box and relies solely on the classy dark green colouring to remain very special looking and that is all that is needed because even just standing beside the other bottles in our bathroom it stands out a mile.
When you open the lid of the bottle for the first time you will be greeted by the wonderful fragrance that will make you fall in love with Badedas without even having used it. The fragrance continues the dark green theme somehow; I am not sure exactly how to explain this but the scent is even green, I guess it could be explained by likening it to a crisp outdoor smell that you would get on an early morning stroll through the woods when the trees still have their dew on them, there is also a strong herbal presence though that just gives a true relaxing feeling.
On to the experience of bathing in Badedas now and this is when your addiction for the stuff will really begin. Add a capful or even two to the running hot water and watch your bath turn green and the room fill up with the wonderful Badedas scent. When I first stepped into a bath with Badedas in it an unrivalled sensation swept over me, the water somehow felt different than any other bath water that I had ever been in, not oily or greasy like some bath gels do to water. It felt like silk being drawn over my skin and relaxation was almost instant.
On the particular night that I had used this I had been out nearly all day walking with the kids and then had done some light gardening in the evening so I did have a fairly tired and somewhat aching body, so I can also vouch for Badedas`s ability to really ease and sooth sore and aching muscles. After about twenty minutes soaking in the luxurious silky water that Badedas had created for me I emerged a new man (or at least feeling like one).
When I pulled the plug and released my bath water I was glad to see that the bubble bath had not left a residue or greasy appearance on the bath therefore letting me know that it had also not done this to my skin. What it had done to my skin though was make it feel so soft a dn smell so pleasant that even after the bath was over I was still enjoying the Badedas experience.
My skin is not at all sensitive but my wife's is and Badedas does not affect her skin in any way or form so it must be fairly gentle also, I will not go into a list of ingredients or anything like that as you can simply check this before you buy. What I will say though is that we are never without a bottle of this stuff and have started using the Badedas shower gel now also.
You will have to be prepared to pay a bit or even a lot more for this than you probably do for whatever you use right now but take it from me it is worth every penny and probably more. At present we are buying our bottles from Asda, the bottle we buy is a 300ml bottle and right now is down to £3.59 but used to be around £4.19. I have even seen this same sized bottle priced at £4.98 in Sainsbury so be careful where you buy it from. You can also buy this in a smaller 125ml bottle for £2.79 from Semi-chem if you have one of those stores and you also get bigger bottles which are harder to come by and cost around £10 for a 750ml bottle, I have only ever seen the big bottle in Boots the chemist and it was around Christmas time.
It may seem expensive but I get around 15 or 16 luxury baths form a 300ml bottle and £3.59 for 16 luxury baths seems like a bargain to me. Badedas have now added a body wash to their range and this for me was brilliant because I used to hate having to use a different body wash as I felt I was washing off the Badedas brilliance so I used to leave Badedas baths for just relaxation rather than cleansing but now I can have both.
This excellent bubble bath just has to be tried so give it a go and if you are stuck for a little something to add to a gift for someone then this stuff is great for that too because of its elegant appearance. When my put this in with my wife's gift she done us a huge favour because we might otherwise never have found out about this beautiful stuff and I can't imagine not having it now.
It has only very recently been brought to my attention that the company that produce this bubble bath are also the company behind the brand name Radox which kind of explains to me why they are my two favourite bubble baths by miles.