“ Brand: Bomb Cosmetics / Melt / Type: Bath Melt/Foam / Texture: Cream / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
Bomb cosmetics are a company who specialise in making natural paraben free cosmetics and toiletries, and are in many ways a cousin of Lush, as their target consumer is certainly looking for the same ideals when selecting products to purchase. Animal kindness and a respect for the environment are what drives these stores to make what they do, and although less well known Bomb Cosmetics certainly have a wide selection of products, which are a lovely alternative to those in Lush.
You can find these in gift stores, online at www.bombcosmetics.co.uk and their products are also available through Amazon. Amazon stocks their range and do not charge postage, if you opt for supersaver delivery. Furthermore by clicking through from www.quidsinuk.co.uk - a cash back site, you can gain further cash back rewards on Amazon purchases. This is a unique offer as many other sites do not deal with Amazon. The way the cash back works is slightly different in that you access the items sold by Amazon through Quidsinuk, and then subsequently must input your invoice number on delivery, which then triggers your cash back.
Bomb Cosmetics make a range of bath bombs which are similar in style to the bath ballistics sold by Lush. Called Bath Creamers these are smaller and are about the size of a golf ball. I purchase mine from a local gift store, where you can fill a little bag with several different choices, as they have a selection within this product type. They retail for around the £2 mark and what I really like about them is that they look intensely feminine and attractive. The Malva Flower which I always choose, as it is one of my favourites, is no exception.
It is a creamy ball which is festooned with purple flowers which cover most of its surface area, and it has a beautiful summer garden aroma. If you have ever tried the Lush bath ballistic called Chelsea Garden which Lush made a few years ago to coincide with the special show, then this resembles that in many ways, except for size.
It explodes on entry to the bath into a cascade of tiny violet coloured flower petals and turns the water slightly cloudy. The scent is that of a summer's day and is really pretty though not overwhelming. The water turns cloudy as the product contains shea and cocoa butter so it is a moisturising product. I can certainly verify this as I have never found any lack of softness when leaving the bath, and no sign of irritation on my skin either.
The bath creamer also contains Aloe Vera and pure essential Camomile Oil both intended to sooth the skin, and the fragrance provided by the Cyclamen, Jasmine, Rose and Hyacinth perfumes, which are added to the Malva flower, makes this a summer treat.
Malva flowers or Common Mallow are a lovely blue shade, and they are often added to teas, in particular to Earl Grey, to add colour and interest. Their use in this bath product ensures that the product looks really beautiful, though you are advised to remove them as soon as possible after bathing as they can stain the bath.
A really good point about these bath bombs is that they are suitable for vegans to use, which is lovely for me as I have a daughter who is vegan.
I think the main attribute of these bath creamers is that they make a lovely gift, as they are relatively unknown it makes a lovely surprise. I recently sent some of these to my daughter, a vet, as I thought she would appreciate a long soak in the bath after working on the farm calls, which are quite hectic at the moment,. She was delighted with the selection I sent to her, and particularly mentioned this one as being one of her favourites, the other being the "English Rose" creamer. If you have a look on the website you will see that there are many to choose from.
Ordering direct from Bomb themselves is easy as they accept Paypal which ensures a secure transaction, and this is the best way to see all the choices within the range, as many gift shops do not stock the entire collection.
Everything they make is done by hand, so these bath creamers are no exception as they are made personally by an individual.
I also admire in particular their commitment to an ethical policy which they publish on their website. I really like this quote which appears there- "But being a little selfish and enjoying some "me time" doesn't need to come at a price to the environment."
I really like this product and find it to be feminine and pretty. A bath is pure delight using this and leaves no hint of dry skin afterwards. There is something really lovely about bathing in flower petals, for me anyway, and I can recommend these if you are seeking an hour of peace and relaxation in the haven of your bathroom!
This review is also published on Ciao under my user name Violet1278.