“ Brand: Boots / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / Subcategory: Bath Cream / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Moisturizes, Enriches, „
The Therapy range is clearly Boots's own competitor to the Radox brand, and they haven't tried to be particularly subtle about mimicking the packaging and product names. I saw this bath essence on the shelf next to my usual Radox and thought I would give it a try, as it looked very similar but was only £1.49 - only about two thirds the price of the Radox equivalent. I love rose fragrances and chose this mainly for the scent, but also because it describes itself as 'moisture rich' and 'hydrating', which I thought could only be good for my poor old dry-skinned body! It promises that 'skin is left feeling naturally restored, silky soft, smooth and delicately scented.'
It comes in a 500ml bottle (quite a good size, made of clear plastic, which is a square shape crosswise and has a pink plastic screw-on cap. The product itself is an attractive pale pink colour, with a hint of pearlescent sheen. The writing on the bottle is all white and pink and it has an illustration of a rose flower on the front. It all looks very girly but very pretty and attractive.
I poured this under warm running water as per the instructions and was very glad to see that it made a huge amount of foam very quickly. It bubbled up and kept making more and more froth, and the scent was just GORGEOUS... it smelt like a normal rose fragrance but with a sweet twist. I can't quite describe it but it had something a little bit different and totally irresistable. The bubbles felt very soft and moisturising on my skin and lasted a long time in the bath. The smell also lingered for the half hour or so I was in the bath and also fragranced the whole flat with perfumed steam!
When I got out of the bath and dried off, my skin felt lovely and moisturised, not dry like it often does after a long bath (I like my baths really hot!), and it wasn't at all irritated or itchy. The lovely fragrance stayed on my skin all evening and I got a waft of it now and again.
Since the first time I tried this product a couple of months ago, I've bought at least 3 more bottles as I get through so much. It seems to have cured me of trying out loads of different bubble baths as I never seem to get bored of this one - the smell is just perfect and my skin likes it too. I've also seen it on offer in Boots at 2 for £1.50 (as it is at the time of writing, 13 May 10) which is a really good deal as the normal price is £1.49 each. There are also shower gels in the same range which are included in the offer.