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I was bought a bottle of this body wash last Christmas. I knew it was a pricey product and so I have been saving it "for best" but with another Christmas looming I realised that I may as well use it!
The body wash is from the No7 range which is Boots' own premium skin are range of cosmetics and toiletries which does mean that this is only available from Boots stores and from Boots' website. But I think Boots stores are pretty wide spread and in most towns.
This body wash retails at £9.50 for a 200ml bottle so this is not cheap or even average price for a body wash by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I would go as far as to say I think this is an expensive product. Hence why I have been saving it for best!
The product comes in an orangey gold plastic tube. You cannot see through the bottle at all so you do not know how much of it you have used up. The tube has a flip top which is simple enough to use.
Squeezing the product out of the tube is easy enough. The body wash is kind of pearly white and does look very rich and creamy and luxurious.
I find lathering this up into any kind of bubbles near on impossible. Whether I apply it directly to skin or on to a body puff I just can't get it to lather up. I find it very disappointing.
It smells nice - again, very rich and creamy so I do not think the product has gone off in the 10 months it has been sat on my shelf, I just don't think this product is for me sadly.
I love the Boots no7 range! It includes skin care, body care, make up and men's skin care range.
The no7 range is available in Boots stores and Boots online. I have seen it on Amazon and EBay via third party sellers but Boots always has the no7 on offer so its worth looking in store first. I got my blissful body wash as part of a gift set, on its own without any offers its £9.50...£9.50!?! yes that's right, but Boots always seem to have the no7 range on 3 for 2 so if you buy this along side other items it is more affordable, still expensive but worth it. The gift set I got mine was part of the Christmas gift range and included day and night cream and other no7 items and was £65 but the Boots xmas gift range is always on 3 for 2 and this particular set was on offer as part of the "deal of the week" for £30 so not bad. I was lucky enough to get mine in the January sale at 75% off (£16.25 total) which I was massively pleased with.
The bottle is a like a pinky brown shade all over with black writing detailing what it is. All really simple but the colour of the bottle makes it stand out and works well with the rest of the body care range which is also packaged in the same colour.
To use this a squeeze about a tablespoon onto a body puff and create into a lather on wet skin. The colour and texture of this is milky white and creamy looking, its quite thick but it lathers up well on the skin and a tablespoon is usually enough to wash the whole body. It smells almost musky, this is more of an evening body wash than a morning one as it smells like a relaxing bubble bath would but still nice. Once lathered up I rinse off. Out of the shower my skin does feel quite soft. My skin is very awkward, some of it is dry and others oily depending on area and season but this leaves my skin smelling great and soft to touch all other in summer and winter.
on its own out of offer £9.50 is a lot to pay for body wash, no matter how good I would not pay that price for this. As part of a gift set or 3 for 2 it makes it more reasonable and would make a great gift for a female friend/relative. A bottle lasts me about 2 months depending on how often I shower and I hate it when I run out so I'm hoping now its heading towards Xmas again the gifts will soon be out for me to buy.
~Blissful Body Wash~
No7 is a Boots exclusive beauty range. As well as offering a range of skin care and make up products, No7 also offer a range of luxury bathing/body products. This review discusses my use of the Blissful Body Wash.
This body wash contains a moisturising complex which includes Argan Oil and grapeseed oil. It is designed to offer a cleansing experience for all skin types. No7 promise that this body wash will leave your skin clean and refreshed. It is also designed to leave skin soft and not dry it out. As with the other No7 products, this body wash is hypo-allergenic.
No7 have recently updated their product packaging and this body wash is now presented in a sleek, stylish looking tube which is a gold with pink tint sort of colour. I find a tube to be the most practical packaging for a body wash and the packaging looks attractive and expensive in my opinion. The tube can be recycled and it is worth noting that this product has a 24 month usage life.
~Where To Buy~
A 200ml tube of this body wash can be bought for £9.50 from www.boots.com and instore. No7 products are currently included in a 3 for 2 offer.
I buy No7 products on a regular basis and often make use of their special promotions and 3 for 2 deals. My current tube of this body wash came from a gift set and this is my second tube and I must say, I quite like it. My collection of body washes is quite extensive and I like to choose between regular 'everyday' products and more special, expensive body washes. This particular body wash is somewhere in between basic and luxury in my opinion.
This is a very pleasant body wash to use an I favour using it for my evening shower as I prefer a more zingy, wake up scent for my morning shower. The consistency and appearance of the body wash is lovely - white, reasonably thin but sort of milky which means that it flows smoothly from the tube. Don't let the thin consistency of this body wash fool you - you don't need a lot despite how thin it looks. Applying directly on to damp skin, a lovely, creamy lather is created with very little effort. It feels lightweight, moisturising and very soft against my skin. I find that I get a lot more from a small blob of this body wash by squeezing it directly onto my body puff. This allows a richer, creamier lather to form which feels absolutely gorgeous against my sensitive skin - refreshing and cooling. It feels very pampering which I love.
As well as being a treat to apply, this body wash has a beautiful scent which I find to be just the right strength for witnessing on my skin at bedtime. It is a soft, slightly perfumed scent which has a powdery undertone and I find it to be rather relaxing and comforting. The lather rinses from my skin leaving no residue but once dried off, my skin still smells of this body wash for an hour or two. I do find that this body wash performs effectively. It cleanses my skin and removes any impurities. It is extremely gentle and has never caused any irritation to my already sensitive skin.
After towel drying my skin, I find that it looks and smells very clean and refreshed. My skin is soft to the touch and I have been impressed by how nourished it feels as some body washes offer very little or no moisturisation. This one is different as it leaves my dry skin silky smooth for several hours. I rarely feel the need to top it up with lots of body lotion but if I do, I prefer to use the 'Completely Quenched Body Lotion' from the No7 range and both products work effectively together. I would say that a man could use this without feeling that it was too perfumed or feminine but my fiancé uses the No7 for men range.
This is an expensive body wash but if you can pick it up at a reduced price (No7 often have special promotions) then you could nab yourself a gorgeous, moisturising body wash. It is suitable for all skin types, works effectively and smells really lovely. My little tubes have lasted well as I alternate between different body washes so would say that a 200ml tube would last over a month if used on a daily basis. Recommended!
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Note that I originally reviewed the old version of this body wash on Ciao - this review is of the newer design which has changed.
ots No 7 Blissful body wash
I bought this when I had one of the Boots £5 vouchers as I tend to like the No 7 products and they don't usually have any adverse effects on my skin
WHAT IS IT?
Basically this is a body wash which promises to leave skin clean and silky sof. It apparently contains the latest technology and a unique moisr=turising complex with Argan oil and Grapeseed oil. Certainly with these two ingredients I imagine it will be moisturising rather than drying for my skin
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The body wash comes in a 200ml pinky coloured tube which sits on its flip up/down lid and which has all the information and instructions on the back.
To get to the product there is a little silver foil seal which has to be opened and then its simply a case of giving it a squeeze and out it comes. It is white in colour and a nice consistency, not so thick that it cant come out the hole but not really thin so that when I tip it upside down it comes out in a rush. It has a very subtle fruiy/floral smell which I really like and when I use it as a bubble bath, as soon as the product is poured under running water the smell is released into the bathroom. Similarly when used as a shower gel, there is a definite fruity smell in the bathroom which is very pleasant.
USING THE PRODUCT...
The product is described as a body wash but when I read the instructions it definitely tells me how to use it as a shower gel, although I use it as both a shower and bath cleansing product. To use as a shower gel it should be applied to a sponge and massged into skin before rinsing off. It does work into a gratifyingly creamy lather and rinses off without leaving any traces of the product apart from a faint and pleasant scent on my skin. Similarly when poured under running water at bath time I get a lots of bubbles which leave my skin feeling cleansed.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
Available online at www.boots.com and instore, this costs £15.99. this is the downfall, as it is pretty pricey and given that I'm not the most conserving person with my bath products I can't even say that it lasts for ages. Nice when it does though!
A lovely bath product from Boots No 7. It leaves my skin cleansed and soft and doesn't dry it out at all. I tend to use moisturiser as a rule but after using this if I don't apply moisturiser my skin doesn't feel at all dry.
The only downside is the price, so it would have to lose a star for that.
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I'm never able to resist treating myself to something new from the No7 range whenever I receive one of the £5.00 off promotional vouchers. I purchased a bottle of this Blissful Body Wash for no real reason other than to treat myself and make the most of using up my voucher. A 200ml bottle costs RRP £9.00 so I managed to get it for less than half price which I thought was a good deal. No7 products are available exclusively from Boots high street stores or online at www.boots.com.
Product description: "Cleansing and moisturising experience. Turn your daily shower into a little bit of heaven with this dreamy, creamy-soft body wash. With the latest lather technology and unique moisturising complex, consisting of nourishing argan oil and an indulgent amount of grapeseed oil to protect the skin's barrier, it conditions your skin from top to toe as it gently cleans and refreshes.
Its rich lather washes away impurities without leaving skin prone to dryness, leaving you with beautifully soft, supply skin."
The Blissful Body Wash is part of the Boots No 7 bath and body range, and has been designed to have a luxury feel to it. The body wash comes packaged in a pretty plastic bottle with a peach and silver pattern. This looks sophisticated and feminine, but is a bit of a pain as you cannot see through to gauge exactly how much product is left inside. The bottle has a plastic flip-cap at the bottom with a small hole for dispensing the product, and you squeeze the body of the tube to use it.
The body wash itself has a pure white colour to it and is very runny with quite a thin consistency. This can be a bit of a problem as the bottle stands on end with the dispenser at the bottom, and as soon as I open the cap to put some onto my shower puff it just pours out of the bottle and makes it hard to control to get the right amount. Sometimes it even starts dripping out before I've actually squeezed the bottle. This can be wasteful as I will often end up with more than is necessary for one use. To work around it I normally try and tilt the bottle to one side to stem the flow a bit, and then give it a very light and gentle squeeze to avoid the usual excess.
Recommended directions for use: Squeeze a small amount onto your hand or shower puff and work into a rich lather. Rinse away and gently pat skin dry.
Even though I don't really like the thin and runny consistency of this body wash for practical purposes, it does seem to work effectively in producing a rich and creamy lather. I wash using a shower puff and this builds up a luxurious amount of soft frothy bubbles which spread well over my body to give a good coverage. I don't think that the body wash offers any lasting moisturising properties, and I still need to follow up with applying a body lotion after I've finished bathing, but it does give a small improvement to leave my skin feeling smooth and is very gentle as it cleanses.
I find the scent of this body wash to be quite unappealing. It is bland but also unpleasant in that it smells old-fashioned and not particularly fresh. The packaging states that it contains hints of white florals and sandalwood, and I could definitely agree with the former although it seems to lack the strength of the latter. It has a bit of a soapy undertone that I find sickly and cloying after a while. There are matching products in the No7 bathing range and I imagine that if you used this in combination with the bath soak and body lotion then the scent would build up and be longer lasting, which is either a plus or a minus depending on if you actually enjoy the scent or not!
Overall I feel like this is an average sort of product and doesn't justify the asking price. I'm mainly put off by the unappealing scent and messy dispensation, but if you are looking for a gentle cleansing body wash with a nice bubbly effect then you may want to give this a try the next time Boots are running their No7 voucher deal.
~The look of the product~
The product I have is in a peach/flesh colour, with a pearlescent lid, I have had numerous samples of their 25ml body wash from their No. 7 kits they release at Christmas. There is something about the No.7 products that provides a sophisticated feel surrounding them.
The front of the product features the No.7 logo at the top, the product name, " Blissful Body Wash" and that the product is Hypo- allergenic and 25ml. The back of the bottle states, " Turn your daily shower into a little bit of heaven. A little luxury, every day... Squeeze a small amount onto your hand or shower puff and work into a rich lather. Rinse away and gently pat skin dry. Rinse well after use." and then the usual gibberish about avoiding contact with eyes etc.
Looking on the boots website the 200ml bottle looks different, as it has a deeper more pearlised cerise colour from the photo shown. My boyfriend has mentioned a possible reason why I am not so fond of the peach/ flesh colour, he has suggested it looks like 'old people' baggy stockings, I presume he means the American Tan tights!!
~The price~ and ~Value for money~
According to the Boots website a 200ml bottle costs £9.50, from using the 25ml sample, I generally feel to get a really good 'clean' one where you feel as though you are going to smell fresh for the rest of the day, I would use around 10ml that is using my hand rather than a shower puff, I would think that you would a little less than this. By my calculations a 200ml bottle would last around 20 washes which works to be around £0.48 per wash, which to me does sound like a really pricey body wash, however as a treat I believe it is worth the money.
I have had numerous sample sized bottles of this lying around for some time, however I decided enough was enough and I am not buying new toiletries until I have finished the ones I have (unless I am bought new products which is always a bonus). I was rather dubious about whether this would live up to being a blissful body wash, however I was very surprised as it came out like a cream and it instantly made me feel a little bit special, which was just what I wanted before a full day at work. It did lather up rather well, however next time I use it I will use a body puff as I think this may add to the 'experience'.
~The smell~and~the look/feel of product~
As mentioned above the product is a creamy texture with a snow drift white colour. The product has a soapy smell, but not an overpoweringly strong smell. When using the product it has left me feeling fresh throughout the day, my skin does feel smooth even after doing a full day of manual work.
I would rate this product as 5/5 it provides a luxurious shower, which not many shower gels offer to do, this is more of a bath cream claim. Please feel free to comment on anything you wish to know about the product but which I have not put in this review, I have tried to write about everything I would wish to know but a few things may have escaped my mind.
I got a sample of this shower gel for Christmas, I think it was around 25/50ml, its probably one of the most luxurious shower gels I have ever come across during my lovely years of being alive!
Well, I can say after seeing the price of this online, I would NEVER be able to afford this in the current money situation I am in, this body wash comes in at a staggering £9.00 for 200ml, I guess though if you have the money this isn't a problem, as it is a very nice body wash to have in your bathroom.
This is a very sophisticated looking bottle, it is beige/peach in colour with silver swirly patterns crawling from the top down to the bottom of it.
Next to the pattern is the No7 logo in silver and underneath that is the name of the body wash and a few more bits of information.
It has a flip top lid which is silver in colour and you can also stand this product on its lid so you can get every last drop out!
No7 BLISSFUL BODY WASH
Well, on the front of the bottle, it tells us the the body wash is:
"Sumptuous cleansing for silky soft skin."
Apparently, this contains a blend of nourishing pomegranate oil and shea butter to help boost your skins protection against loss of moisture, it also helps to wash away every impurities but while doing this, leaves your skin extremely moisturised.
The smell is also meant to be very light while extremely luxurious, the smell of this body wash was inspired by white florals and sandlewood hoping to leave you feeling calm and refreshed.
So basically after using this body wash you should feel like a princess1
MY SHOWER TIME WITH THIS BODY WASH!
I will be honest, of course I was excited to be trying out this, No7 is a great well known brand, isn't exactly cheap! and I just plain love trying things out.
I squirted it onto my shower puff, the wash was white and very creamy, and has the most gorgeous smell to it, I was hooked straight away!
You barely need any of this body wash for it to lather up, I have never used a body wash that has lathered up as much as this one has, while its on your skin it really feels like its sinking in to it too, really covering up your skin and wrapping it up with a big huge blanket of moisturiser.
It feels really rich on your skin and makes your skin smell amazing, the smell also last for hours or end and that was something for me after trying out lots and lots of shower gels, this is probably the only one that has a smell that will stay on for hours.
It also lives up to its claims of leaving your skin soft and silky, my skin felt amazing and extremely moisturised, a lot more than others have ever left it! I'm not saying others don't moisturise because they do, but this one really does a great job at it.
I really think this is worth the money, especially if you have a £5.00 voucher! you do get a lot of use out of it and it goes a long way, makes your skin feel fabulous and I swear, whenever I have finished showering with this baby, I feel so relaxed and like a princess! it would always perk up my mood so you can probably imagine my disappointment when this ran out. If I do manage to get a job I will definitely invest in this in the future.
I first got this in a small 50ml sample size as part of a set of freebies from No.7 - my 2nd was that too, however eventually I did buy a full sized one.
At £8.50 for 200ml it's.. well there's no 2 ways about it, it's expensive.
well I'll start at the beginning; the packaging. It's the same colour as the picture, the 50ml size doesn't have the pattern on the bottle though. On the front it says "No7 Blissful Body Wash" and underneath "Sumptuous cleansing for silky soft skin" and like all No7 products, it also states hypoallergenic.
There's more text on the back, standard blurb about such products really, nothing unusual. The ingredients include grapeseed oil, and the fragrance according to botos website is "inspired by white florals and sandlewood", the sandlewood smell is quite accurate - in any case I love the smell, it's not too flowery like many are for me, it's a slightly sweet smell but not sickly, nor overpowering.
The bodywash itself is a silky looking white creme, nothing unusual, thick enough for a net shower body puff type thing like I use, but may be a little runny for your hands.
I have to say I've not had the problems mentioned here about it not lathering - whether those are older reviews and it's changed or what I don't know, but on a puff this lathers gorgeously. I only need perhaps.. 1/4 of the amount I use of likes of imperial lather - if that. And I'm not small so do need extra. Using around twice a week on average one bottle has lasted me about 6 months - which really offsets the cost for me. if you used it every day it would start to become pricey but for a nice experience once or twice a week I think it's actually ok.
Regarding the claims of leaving skin silky soft - it certainly does for me! I suffer with dry skin and have had excema my whole life so I do have to be careful to find bodywashes that clean without leaving my skin dry, this definitely does the job. The scent also stays around for a while - not heavy, nobody is going to smell it from across the room, but a light scent can be detected up close for a good few hours after using it.
So despite the price, will I buy this again? Absolutely. I tend to keep things I like in stock so I'll probably buy when I have vouchers or such (or like now you get a free gift when spending £22... am I tempted? Just a little!)
I love the Boots No7 range and I often buy products, particularly when there is a deal on them or I get vouchers through the post giving me money off or extra points on my advantage card or something like that to lure me into the store!
I use shower gels/creams almost everyday of course and so browsing through the range and not needing anything I decided to get this as a treat for myself on a really horrible dull and dreary day lol!
200ml light peach coloured tube and it has a flip-top lid concealing a small hole to the bottom of it and a gold entwined pattern down the right hand top corner. I am told on the front of the tube in gold and black writing that it is No7 Blissful Body Wash and that its hypo-allergenic and on the back of the tube I'm told a bit about the product and how to use it, the size of the tube is stated and contact details for Boots are given. Nice, simple and easy to squeeze tube this is.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Back Of The Tube:
Turn your daily shower into a little bit of heaven. This dreamy, creamy-soft cleanser conditions your skin from top to toe as it gently cleans and refreshes.
This revew is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Well all you need of this white cream is a very small amount. Apply it with whatever method you desire onto a damp/wet body.
This has a naturally sweet aroma but I can only really describe this as a well blended, very sophisticated floral number that i feel has a hint of almond within it. It's a beautifully blended body wash this one and although rich in aroma still manages to be soft and delicate in its approach.
It lathers up with ease, is smooth to use and you can shave your bits and bobs too and with ease if desired. It rinses off well leaving no residue behind itself and leaves skin feeling really refreshed, clean and delicately fragranced for a good couple of hours.
With using this consistently my skin feels so much softer and healthier. At £8.50 a tube it isn't what I'd call a cheap purchase however cos you only need a small amount per wash so it lasts a long time!
This isn't just a decent high quality wash, its a pleasure to use and being that its pure quality I won't hesitate to purchase this again in the future and time and time again when money permits me to lol.
Only available in Boots stores.
I am a big fan of the Boots No7 cosmectics range, so usually manage to accumulate lots of their £5 off vouchers which, generally I use to stock up on their make-up removing wipes, but this time I thought I would try something different for a change.
This Blissful Body Wash is £7.80 at full price, so cost me £2.80
It comes in an attractive peach colour tube with gold writing, and it looks attractive and not a cheap product.
The slogan on the tube states 'Sumptuous cleansing for silky-soft skin', and I admit, it did leave my skin feeling smooth and soft, but no matter how much I tried, I couldn't get the stuff to lather, either with a shower puff or a sponge, despite the fact that on the back of the tube, it says ' squeeze onto you hand or a shower puff and work into a rich lather'.
It does smell quite pleassant, but the consistensy of the stuff is more like a body lotion, so whilst it does leave your skin smooth it really doesn't feel as though it really cleaned your skin properly.
So, with this in mind, I'd have to say that I'm quite disappointed with this one from No7, and glad that I didn't spend the full £7.80 on it, and I certainly wouldn't buy it again.
I recently had a voucher for £5 off the No.7 range, and wanted to spend it on something I would definitely use, rather than something 'faddy' and I also wanted to get something I hadn't tried before, as I love trying out new products. I eventually settled on their Blissful Body Wash.
This comes in a peach coloured tube, which has an elegant swirly silver flower design embossed in silver along one side. A lot of the No.7 products seem to be in very similar packaging, but this one stood out because it is a bit different, and I think it looks very elegant and feminine. The tube stands on a pearly flip top cap, which when opened has a small hole from which you dispense the product.
~What they say~
No.7 describe this as a 'dreamy, creamy-soft cleanser', which conditions your skin as well as cleaning and refreshing it. They say that its 'lovely lather washes away impurities without leaving skin prone to dryness.' This sounded good to me, as I have eczema and very dry skin, so need to keep it moisturised.
The product is like a white cream and is quite thick. I think it is because of the consistency, that it doesn't just slide off your skin like other similar ones I have used, however I found I could not get it to lather up at all. The first time I used it I applied it directly to my skin, the second time I decided to use a shower puff to try and get some later out of it. The shower puff did make a tiny bit of lather but not very much. I cerrtainly didn't notice the 'lovely lather' they talk about on the back of the tube.
I was quite surprised at the smell of this too - it had a sort of powdery, floral smell which wasn't unpleasant as such, just I thought a bit old-fashioned...like something my granny might use!
The smell of the product did stay on my skin for some time, however after it had settled into my skin, it didn't smell as 'flowery' so I didn't mind it as much. It did leave my skin clean, but not any softer than normal. On the plus side though, it didn't dry my skin out.
This costs a ridiculous £8 for a 200ml tube, although as I had a voucher I only paid £3.
For the price I would have expected a lot more from this product and if I had bought this at full price I would have been fairly gutted I imagine. To me it was no better than the cheaper 'everyday' brands such as Imperial Leather or Radox. Needless to say, I will not be using this again, and would recommend that everyone saves their money and buys something else!
A combination of pomegranate oil and shea butter helps protect your skin against moisture loss and washes away impurities without leaving the skin dry /