“ Brand: Bomb Cosmetics / Type: Bath Melt / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
My mate gave me a load of Bomb Cosmetics stuff because an ex brought her tonnes of it for her birthday and she had a mad reaction to it, she's not speaking to him so can't get him to take it back so that was mega lucky for me because I've wanted to try it for ages.
One of the things in it was this Coffee Mocha Bath Melt and even though it smelled yummy before I put it in the bath I was proper disappointed by it when I had my bath.
When it's dry there's a nice coffee and chocolate smell, I put it in the bathroom about an hour before I got round to running my bath and it made the whole bathroom smell lovely and chocolatey in the air. The trouble is that the smell didn't last when I put the melt into the bath and even though it gave the bathroom a bit of a sweet smell the coffee or chocolate didn't last for very long.
It made the water feel a bit greasy, especially on the top of the water and I didn't like the feel of it on my skin. It wasn't that greasy that I had to have a shower to rinse it off like I had to with another Bomb Cosmetics melt recently but it made my skin feel a bit tacky and heavy after I'd dried myself.
I thought it would be a moisturising product because of how greasy it felt but it's not particularly moisturising and didn't make my skin feel soft or smooth. I couldn't smell the melt on my skin after the bath either and that was disappointing because I'm used to the lingering smells of Lush bath bombs and bubble bars.
The brown things you can see on the top of the melt in the picture are coffee beans and they just float about in the bath, that was annoying because I kept seeing them out of the corner of my eye and jumping because I thought they were spiders in the bath! lol
If you haven't tried Bomb Cosmetics before then I recommend you try one of their fruity smelling ones instead of these ones that have got a chocolate theme because they aren't as good as they look and don't smell that nice either.
It has been a while since I had used any products from Bomb Cosmetics, so I decided to treat myself and order a few bits whilst I sat waiting for my next Lush package to arrive. For those people who have never heard of Bomb Cosmetics they are a cosmetic company who make all of their products by hand and are based in Bournemouth. Bomb Cosmetics as a company have been making their aromatherapy bath products and toiletries, by hand in the UK for 10 years. Many of their products are titled with eye catching names such as 'Foameo & Juliet' and Allo Vera' to name a few.
Bomb Cosmetics state that their aim is to "design products that make you feel special every time you use them. We combine fragrances that make your mouth water, or remind you of special times, or simply make you smell divine, with the finest, carefully selected essential oils" which for me makes them similar to Lush but not the same. I like to try out new products from time to time and for me Bomb Cosmetics is a good second to my favourite Lush.
The products I had ordered from Bomb Cosmetics was a package of four different Butter Melts. With Bomb Cosmetics, Butter Melts are sold and made in a variety of different shapes and sizes, for example some are the shape of cupcakes and some the spherical shape of a bath blaster you would recognise from Lush and some are Marshmallow shaped, so like Lush it depends on the fragrance you are looking for ultimately to decide which product you should choose. The choice for me was pretty simple; I liked the sound of Violet Bath Mellow, Pie in the sky, Rainbow Butterflies creamer and this one Chocolate Bath Meltz.
The Chocolate Bath Meltz looks like a mini coffee cake with cream and it is a lovely coffee colour shade which I have to say does smell like a lovely cup of Hot Coffee you would get from Starbucks like a Mocha with cream and chocolate on, it really is that good, I love the smell. There are other contributors to the smell and they start with Cocoa butter which hosts a number of benefits for the skin because it is high in Vitamin E and it also helps to soften and lubricate the skin. Then we have Lavender oil which isn't as potent as it can be in similar products, infact I couldn't barely smell it within this Bath Meltz but knowing it was there, lavender is known for promoting relaxation and calmness whereas on the skin lavender oil is useful for all types of skin problems such as acne, oily skin, sunburn and psoriasis to name a few. Ylang Ylang Oil is the next essential oil and similarly to Lavender oil it also helps with calming and relaxation and works similarly on the skin too. The main ingredient is Coffea Arabica which produces the main aroma and it has been said that it acts as an anti-oxidant on the skin helping to draw out impurities which lead to common skin complaints such as dryness.
To use this Bath Meltz, similarly to a Bath Slice from Lush, you decide firstly whether you want to use it all at once or you could chop it in half, however be warned that if you choose the latter it can be very messy when you do try to half it.
Anyway, once you have made your decision you begin running your lovely hot bath and once there is a few inches of water in the bottom on the bath place the Bath Meltz into the bath water and once again because it contains Sodium Bicarbonate (Like Bath Ballistics) which acts as a fizzing agent giving these products the energy to whiz around your bath. Bicarbonate soda also helps to soften the water, so if like me you live in a hard water this is really helpful because I find hard water dries out my skin and causes some irritation. So as this Bath Meltz is whizzing around the bath the smell which develops as the oils are released is amazing because the coffee smell mixed with Cocoa Butter is quite strong and it lingers through the house as the bath is running.
With Bath Meltz there are hardly any bubbles, which I find quite disappointing because I do like bubbles in my bath, but I do like the product so I will just have to sacrifice the bubbles. With these products I was also surprised to find that although there are essential oils contained within this product you will find no greasy film running across the top of the bath water which I have previously experienced. Once you have emptied out your bath water again there is also no traces of the products left behind, but as a precaution I always wash my bath after using.
Once I've had my lovely Coffee butter smelling bath, my skin felt wonderfully moisturised and was very soft as well as smelling fruity, usually after any sort of bath I usually grab my bottle of cocoa butter or my preferred moisturising cream of the time and cover myself in it, but having used this product I actually didn't feel the needs for it at all, I simply patted my skin dry and reveled in the fact I had lovely soft skin. I also suffer from having extremely sensitive skin and often find that I am limited in which products I can use, because I am allergic to them or they leave behind a nasty itchy rash, so once I find a product I am happy with I tend to stick with them as a brand, this being one of the main reasons I stick to using Lush.
So would I recommend this product? I absolutely do without a doubt. For those people who enjoy baths as much as I do to relax I feel you need a product which you like and one which makes you feel relaxed and de-stressed and for me it is ensuring I have that right product. I also look for something within my bath products which are kind to my skin and leave it feeling moisturised and soft.
I adore my Lush products and they will always remain my one little luxury but Bomb Cosmetics are a viable alternative and they a little different.
If you are looking to purchase one of these products or something similar then they are available online through their website which is www.bombcosmetics.co.uk and here you will find a whole host of products which range from Bath Blasters, massage bars, shampoo bars, aromatherapy oils, gift sets and much more. The Butter Melt that I have reviewed retails at £1.99 and it weighs 25g. Also on this website you can find a list of ingredients for each product listed, so if like me you suffer from sensitive skin you are able to check beforehand whether or not you are able to use a particular product.
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Bomb Cosmetics also make a strong case for their ethical policy and go to great lengths to inform their customers that they do not test any of their products on animals, nor do they buy their supplies from companies who are known to test on animals and when it comes to packaging wherever possible they use materials which are easily recycled and that have been previously recycled. Again their policy can be found on their website.