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I like Baylis and Harding products and buy them often as they are very reasonably priced and are always very good quality and I find them suitable for my skin. The recommended retail price of this Baylis and Harding skin spa rose ylang ylang and patchouli body cleanser is £2.99 but I have just bought this one for just £1.49 from Superdrug which is superb value.
This cleanser comes in a 200ml bottle with a pump action top and it gives you the ingredients and instructions for use on the back of the tube. The cream itself is an off white colour and is quite thick and creamy. I think this cleanser smells lovely and you can instantly smell the rose fragrance and also the patchouli which I would say makes it more of a younger smell than just floral. To use this I will wet myself in the shower and then squeeze a blob of the cleanser onto my hands or a sponge. I find that if I use a sponge I use less of the cream as it seems to spread through the sponge so it does last longer this way.
I will then rub the cream over my body paying particular attention to my legs, feet and elbows where my skin tends to be the dryest. As I am rubbing the cream in it forms into a lather although it isn't too bubbly and this lather helps you to see where you have applied the polish.
When I am happy that I have rubbed it into the areas where I want to, I will step back under the shower and rub gently with a clean sponge or my hands to make sure that all the cleanser has been removed and this only takes a minute or so. After I have dried myself my skin does feel very soft and moisturised and very clean. It also smells lovely and this smell lasts for ages after using it.
I don't use this every day as I have got a few cleansers on the go but I really do like this one and would definitely buy it again, especially if I can get it at such a good price. I think this is good value for £2.99 but at £1.49 it is excellent value and I most definitely recommend it to others.
For Christmas, from my other half’s parents I got a Baylis and Harding gift set containing a body polisher sponge, bath milk, body butter and this steam shower body cleanser.
~ Packaging ~
The cleanser comes in a large white bottle with a white sticker around it with black leaf patterns on it.
~ In use ~
The scent of this is gorgeous. It has a strong scent of rose, which is enhanced by the other floral notes. I absolutely love the smell.
I expected this to be a normal shower gel despite its strange choice of wording, ‘steam shower body cleanser’. I was surprised by the texture of the product.
After removing the screw cap lid I tipped the product onto my hand. It comes out of the bottle in dollops of a thick clear gel. It is not as thin or runny as regular shower gel. It has more of a gel-like texture similar to that of hair gel.
The scent is quite strong and really pleasant.
The gel takes a while to lather up, but it smells gorgeous and leaves my skin feel clean, fresh and moisturised. The scent does linger on my skin for a little while after using this product as well, which is a bonus.
I find this a really luxurious shower product and ended up savouring every dollop!
I would definitely buy this product again. I think it is a fantastic shower gel – the most luxurious I can ever recall using and the scent is divine!
Looking on the Baylis and Harding website it seems that this is now available in a bottle with a pump dispenser, which I find quite disappointing as I liked using this product from the bottle and I can’t imagine the product being as thick coming out of a pump dispenser, although it could save waste if you tip too much out of the bottle.
~ Price and availability ~
I have looked for, but never found this range in the shops, although I have seen plenty of other Baylis and Harding products.
This steam shower body cleanser (with a pump dispenser) is available on www.baylisandharding.com for just £3.00 for a 500ml bottle. Delivery costs go on weight, but 1-15kg cost £4.99, which I think seems fair.
The gift set that I received is available on amazon.co.uk which comes with the cleanser in screw cap bottle form rather than with a pump dispenser. The gift set costs £24.99 on Amazon, which seems expensive as the Baylis and Harding website sells this cleanser, the body butter and the bath milk for just £3.00 each, which on the other hand seems incredibly cheap.