I'm not usually tied to a particular brand of shower gel - tend to get what's on offer or whatever takes my fancy in the supermarket- but we've just tried this again and I absolutely love it!
Maybe it's because our last shower creme was a bit disappointing that I noticed such a marked difference but the amount of bubbles you get with this product makes it feel so luxurious and it smells gorgeous as well.
I don't often seem to have the time to enjoy a luxurious bubble bath, but when i have a shower with foamburst I don't miss the bubbles in the bath!
It does cost more than other products but I think it is worth it because it makes such a difference.
I think it really sets you up for a good day at work and would recommend it, especially if it is on offer in the shops. It makes other shower cremes we have used look bad!
I am well known for using any shower gel that is on offer, so when this one was only £1 I jumped at the chance to try it. It was something completely different to other shower gels I had tried, the foam shower gel that seemed you could use less when washing but get the same results.
Appearance and Smell
As stated above this looks like no other shower gel I know of, when you press the top of the can down a little string of gel comes out which then expands into a foam. I tried the Soft Touch variety, which has a blend of jojoba milk and vitamin E, which has a very nice smell to it. This smell does become more prominent when the gel transforms into the foam. The packaging is eye catching and colourful, and gives you all the information you need to make a decision based on the many different types they have (around 7ish).
When I went to use the product I came across a rather big snag, when I pressed the top of the canister down, nothing happened. I was left with a tiny little dribble of gel, nowhere near enough for anyone to wash anything, and certainly no foam. I tried again in the hope that maybe I hadn't pressed hard enough to break the seal, but still nothing. In the end I stood for about 5 minutes and still had very little to show for my efforts. What I did manage to get out of the tin did not turn to foam either; it was not what I was expecting from the product. After persevering over a few different showers I finally for the knack, and was able to get out enough to use, but it was a long process, and one I did not fancy dealing with every morning.
When the product did foam up, it did so well, and was ok to use with a decent smell. It left my skin feeling smooth but also a little tight, as if it was very dry and in desperate need of moisturiser.
All in all, I was not very happy with my experience with this product, and would not buy it again. I may have been unfortunate to pick up a tin that was not made correctly but the way it left my skin was not what I was looking for either. A shame as Imperial Leather have so many other good products.
On a lavish trip to the Alton Towers Resort I was very excited to find a can of Imperial Leather Foamburst Gel in the bathroom next to a 'take me home' sign! After having seen the original advertising campaign I was eager to give it a try.
The gel is dispensed via a nozzle not dissimilar to those seen on shaving gel-foams. The initial gel is unimpressive although it does smell lovely! It's not until you start to wash with this 'gel' that it magically transforms into a rich foam which is amazing, no question. The foam is dense, not light and airy, so feels ridiculously soft and rich on the skin. It does a good job of cleaning my skin and a suprisingly small amount goes a very long way. The blurb on the can says it'll last 40 washes and at first I thought this was probably wishful thinking (a little like when big bags of revels have '2.5 servings' written on them - you know that's never going to happen!). I've never counted but from continued use I'd say this is probably quite an accurate estimate. You do only need a little squirt to create enough foam to wash your entire body and I think I must buy a new can every 4-5 weeks.
I wouldn't say the product is particularly moisturising like some shower gels but it does leave your skin feeling soft rather than dry and tight.
The can itself (different now from that pictured) is easy to grip when you've got wet hands and the squirty, dipenser bit is easy to depress in order to release the product. The price is around the £3 mark when not on promotion. Good value for such a luxuriant product I feel, even better when I can pick it up on offer for £1.99 in Boots or BOGOF in the supermarket. The range of fragrances is exotic and impressive with additions of ylang ylang and the like to add that extra touch of luxury.
This is one of the most unique shower gels out there and I'd recommend it to anyone - male or female. It's certainly a bit more expensive than other shower gels, but due to it's formula, it foams up more than any other gel into 5 times the amount and is said to give 40+ washes for every can. I'd agree that a can gives me around 40 washes or more so it's well-worth it!
You can buy it for around £2.50 or a bit more at most supermarkets in a range of flavours including Ocean Spa, Sunrise, Shower & Shave, Moisture Plus, Wake Up and my new favourite - Live Wire. I used to use the Moisture Plus one all the time as it seemed to be great for my skin and prevent dryness however my addiction to the Live Wire variety has taken over as it's so minty! This one is especially for men too, as it says on the can.
The product comes in a curvy can shaped rather like an hour-glass, but not so narrow in the middle! On the top is a good size button, which you must press down hard to break the seal initially. The nozzle is on the front of the can at the top and with a very gentle and short press on the button, a good deal of this gel will come out. The gel initially has a very thick consistency and seems quite dense. This is because as soon as you start to rub it in-between moist hands, it will lather up extensively.
The gel lathers up into white foam and you can massage this into your body. It's ever so soft - a more leathery foam compared to just a watery one full of bubbles. It's really unique and feels nice on the skin. Each flavour is said to be best for something in particular, such as moisturising your skin, waking you up or nourishing your skin.
I use this on my whole body but use other facial products for my face. It cannot be used for hair either. It's very pleasurable to use, and despite the price I think it's quite well-worth having due to the number of washes it should last for. You really only need a small amount of the stuff and it lathers up into 5 times the amount or more! I can usually cover my body in just one small press of the button and I'm not that small. It's certainly worth trying if you haven't experienced it before.
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I'm definitely a shower girl, rather than a bath girl. Mainly because I'm always in a hurry to do something or get somewhere so I find a shower is good value in terms of time management. I find a bath rather time consuming, to run it, get in, get washed and I really don't appreciate it or find it relaxing in anyway. The only plus side of having a bath is that you get to use a better range of products to aid rest and relaxation which is something missing from shower products. That said there is a decent range emerging if you are willing to invest a bit time to shop around.
That's when I came across Imperial Leather Foamburst gel. There were a few variants to choose from in my local Semi Chem store, Sunrise, Ocean Spa, and the one I chose Moistue Plus. They were on offer at the time, £1.49 for a 200ml bottle.
What attracted me to this particular one was that it contained enriching jojoba and passion flower which is a fragrance I have not yet tried, and wanting something a little different I gave it a go.
The bottle is rather stylish (much better than in the picture), its curved and quite neat looking for a shower gel. Its a metal container as its pressurised, which lends an overall more sophisticated look compared to its plastic counterparts.
The logo is also pretty, quite swirly with a few bubbles and flowers, very girly infact.
It claims to soothe skin with a rich blend of softening jojoba and sumptuous passion flower milk. And for over 40+ washes contained in every bottle I thought I was on to a winner.
The fragrance on this is so delicate it's hardly noticeable, which disappointed me a little. I was expecting a real 'hit' of flowers when I dispensed some on to my sponge, but it was more subtle and reminded me a little of vanilla. I could not detect any sort of flower, unless passion flower smells like vanilla.
Once dispensed on to my sponge, the gel when it reacts to the water starts to turn into a really rich and creamy foam, which I did find to be moisturising on my skin. The only thing to watch out for it to not be too heavy handed when squeezing it out of the bottle as a little goes a long way and its easy to get over excited when using it.
One downside is it is very hard to tell how much is left as there is no indicator on the bottle showing what's still inside, but that is just a minor draw back.
I would definitely buy this again, I've been using it for over a month now and that is showering every day, sometimes twice per day, and I do tend to over do it when squirting it onto my sponge, it is rather luxurious. I'm looking forward to trying a different fragrance the next time I buy this. So for me its a winner and will be making a regular appearance in my bathroom.
I love to be able to try new products when bathing or showering and there are many gels and foam baths that I enjoy using. This review will look at Cussons Imperial Leather Foamburst Showergel Vitality C.
Whilst probably everyone has heard of Cussons, the manufacturers of Imperial Leather, I was surprised to learn a few days ago, that they've been producing skincare products for over 75 years!
The gel comes in a 200ml pressurised container and looks particularly appealing. The container is mainly white with the bold red and white Imperial Leather logo on the front and the bottom half of the container has a swirl of orange colours to depict the Vitality C fragrance.
The gel is dispensed through a small hole on the side of the lid and to use, you need to detach the "remove before use" button from the top of the canister. You simply press down to release a small amount of the gel into the palm of your hand. Only a very little amount is needed as when the gel is gently rubbed into the body, it turns into a rich and creamy lather.
I was pleasantly surprised when I used this product for the first time, particularly as I was expecting it to be like a normal shower gel. The advertising Cussons use for this product is "release the lather" which I believe, perfectly sums up this product as it's quite amazing how much lather is created from such a small amount of the gel.
The fragrance is extremely refreshing and is of citrus fruits, so the gel in my opinion, is best suited for morning showers when you need something to help wake you.
I always use a body polisher as opposed to a flannel or sponge as it allows my products to last much longer. The gel feels soft and smooth on my skin and was extremely effective for washing. After showering, I simply rinsed and towel dried as usual and I was able to smell the delicate scent of citrus fruits on my skin.
Aswell as being recyclable, the canister is rust proof so can remain on your bathroom shelf without leaving ugly rust rings. However, as the canister is pressurised, it should not be placed in sunlight such as your bathroom window cill.
Imperial Leather Foamburst products are available in most supermarkets and chemists and tend to be quite varied in price with Tesco currently charging £2.48.
I researched this product on Imperial Leather's website and was surprised to see the Vitality C is no longer listed, so it seems my favourite has now been discontinued. Other fragrances available in this range are Ocean Spa, Sunrise, Shower and Shave, Moisture Plus, Wake-up and Live Wire.
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I am always searching for good shower gels, and Foamburst has become one of my favourites. There are various types, which in my opinion are well matched to suit different moods, personalities, and times of day. Moreover, Foamburst comes out the bottle soft, foamy, and gorgeously scented. The perfect start to a day.
The pressurised containers have 200ml, which for me is enough for about 30 - 40 washes. It comes out in a manner similar to shaving gel (I also sometimes use it for shaving in the shower), within second it expands to four times the size as you rub it over your body. You can use it on everything apart from your hair, although it is possibly a bit too oil based for use on the face (incase it causes spots). You are left smelling wonderful, and moturised.
The scents I have come across:
Aqua Spa - Marine essences
Moisture Plus - Moisturising
Mango Madness - Fruit essence
Radiance - Luxurious and radiant
Tahitian Retreat - Re-hydrates & restores
Japanese Spa - Green tea, rice milk and Jasmine
My favourite so far is Aqua Spa, as it is such a fresh scent - perfect for the morning!
At £2.65 in most stores, this may seem a little expensive for shower gel, however it lasts me a lot longer than a normal bottle. Moreover, it is often 2 for £3 in Boots - which is the perfect time to buy it!
In my opinion, currently this is the best shower gel on the market.
I have a tendency to chop and change with various shower gels, every time I finish one up there seems to be a newer and more exciting one on the shop shelves, but I have to say, this is one of the best ones I have experienced in a long time!
The very fact that it comes in a can is pretty exciting in itself (although I am pretty easily excited). The gel that comes out does lather up very well as promised and just a little bit will go a long way. It also smells fantastic- I have the Hawaiian spa version which smells flowery and tropical, which is divine. I got mine for approximately £3.50 from Boots which I thought was pretty reasonable for the product you are getting.
I did however find that the gel wasn't as moisturising as some of the other shower gels I have used recently, which was a bit of a disappointment. But for what you get for your money, I think that overall it is worth the money, so give it a go!
Generally, when it comes to shower gels I go for the cheaper option, so I usually pass Imperial Leather Foamburst by. However, I was in Boots a few weeks ago and seeing that they were on offer, I grabbed a couple.
There are a few different fragrances and I picked up the cream coloured, vanilla one and the purple, Japanese one. The shower gel comes out as a gel and then lathers up to form a foam. The bottle is more like a deodrant bottle than a shower gel bottle, being made of aluminium and comes with a lid, you need to press the nossle down to get the gel to come out. The packaging is fairly basic but clear.
I have found this shower gel to be great - you only need to use a small amount - not even a ten pence piece size - to get a really good lather going - that amount is usually enough for me to shave under my arms and at least one leg!
Fragrance-wise - they smell nice but not strongly, unlike Original Source for example - this could be because I use Herbal Essences which overpowers other smells. It doesn't linger on the skin after showering.
They have left my skin feeling nice, though I always moisturise after having a shower so I couldn't say how much of that is down to the shower gel.
I am still using one of the bottles and it's been at least five or six weeks since I purchased them, which I think is brilliant. It claims to provide 40 washes and I would agree with that. I shower every day so it's lasted well and much longer than cheaper shower gels - I'm starting to think they might be a false economy!
The only niggle is that it's easy to squirt too much out and end up with huge amounts of lather! I have also dropped this a couple of times and have found the top falls off and it takes a little bit messing about to get it back on so the nozzle works.
So, I would definitely buy this again, it's lasted really well - one star off for the slight niggles above and the fact at about £2.50 for 200ml, this is one of the most expensive shower gels out there - here's hoping it's on offer soon!
My partner bought me this shower foam when I asked him to pick some up on his way home from work one day. Usually when picking a shower gel/foam I would go straight towards those that are suitable for sensitive skin due to my various stages of eczema.
However no where on the packaging of this bottle did it suggest it would be suitable for me, so I didn't hold out much hope!
The one in particular that he bought and therefore I have chosen to review is the Hawaiian Spa variety.
The bottle is aluminium, with purple colouring. It is fairly basic otherwise with the name and logo printed across the front. The bottle claims to provide over 40 washes for the average person and usage. On the top of the bottle is a push button with a small opening where the gel comes out.
The shower foam comes out of the bottle as a thick gel - be warned though you need only push a small amount of the can! When you begin to rub the gel into your body it will double in volume. Gel the size of a two pence piece will easily cover and wash the whole body.
The first thing I noticed when rubbing the gel into my skin was the immediate smell. On the bottle it states it is a smell of coconut and tiare flowers, however although the coconut is noticeable - to me the main smell is that of some sort of fruit. Although the smell was strong, after showering I did notice that I could no longer smell it.
Although the shower foam gave me a thorough wash and left my skin feeling smooth and refreshed, it did not agree with my eczema unfortunately. After only a few uses I had to stop because of the reaction it gave my skin.
However my partner continued to use it and has commented on how refreshing it is of a morning and even helps to wake him up on his early morning shifts - which cant be a bad thing.
For anyone with really sensitive skin I wouldn't recommend it, however a great shower foam for anyone else!
***Price and Availability***
My partner bought this 200ml bottle from Boots for around £2.49. It is also widely available from many supermarkets etc...
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Cussons Imperial Leather Foamburst Gel is absolutely fabulous! It is available in a number of varieties all with a different delicious fragrange. I like the purple one best but the pink one is nice too. They are both quite girly, flowery fragrances though. The package is now quite different in appearance to the picture shown here but they are still in a similar type of canister.
When you dispense the foam from the canister it actually comes out as a gel ( a bit like when you use shaving gel) and then foams up once you start to lather it and it comes into contact with water. The foam is very rich and luxurios and using it feels like you are giving your skin a real treat. If you use it with a sponge or one of those 'body polisher' things you can make a little go a long way.
I like t take this shower gel on holiday as its quite light and also I find it quite moisturising which is good for my skin when I've been in the sun!
I do find this product to be quite expensive in comparison to other shower gels, its about £2.50 per canister, so I usually only buy it if its on offer.
Of late I have been so busy! I only have time to shower daily and not relax in a bath and I certainly don't have time to use moisturisers etc afterwards. It's wash and go for me and out the door lol.
Because of this fact I have been on the look out for really nice shower gels and creams and things that offer to moisturise and hydrate my skin a little and of course I want stuff that smells great too!
I spotted this in my local Boots costing £2.59 and decided I simply had to try it out as I liked the idea of it!
200ml cylinder can which is a light lilac in colour and has a push button dispenser to the top of it. On the front I'm told it's Imperial Leather Foamburst, Ultimate Shower Experience 'Moisture Plus' with added conditioners, Foaming Shower Gel. Other information on the can includes being told a bit about the product, warnings and ingredients are listed, the size is stated and contact details for Pz Cussons are given. It's a nice enough can and simple enough to use and it really is informative enough of course.
A Bit About The Product According To The Can:
Enjoy this unique luxurious foamburst experience. The transparent gel instantly transforms into the richest and creamiest lather you have ever experienced.
Foamburst moisture plus contains added skin conditioners proven to leave you with noticeably softer and smoother skin after just one use.
Me Using It:
Well you really don't need much of this at all! Squirt some of the light lilac transparent looking gel onto sponge/flannel/scrunchy..hand whatever and for the most part of it, it goes white and frothy (like a hair mousse) and sort of doubles in size and really does feel very rich and creamy.
Smell wise this is fresh and in my opinion.... unisex. It has a very fresh and light sort of linen fragrance to it. By that I mean it isn't fruity or floral just really fresh and none distinctive smelling.
Using this is rather lovely. It feels so smooth gliding over the skin and releases the fragrance as it goes. It feels hydrating, not greasy and as I said earlier a little of this goes a very long way indeed. I found I could shave my bits and bobs with this too with incredible ease.
When I was done it rinsed off again very easily and I dabbed myself dry and not only was I left smelling wonderful and feeling impeccably clean my skin was left feeling beautifully soft to the touch and incredibly comfortable to wear!
I really didn't think I'd love this as much as I do....but I do! All round it's a pretty much perfect shower/bath product! I love the fresh fragrance and that fragrance lasts delicately on the skin for a good few hours without being intrusive and I love the cleanness I felt and the glow my skin had to it.
Highly recommended from me this one...I love it and can't wait to try other fragrances from this range of products!
Fun in the shower
Imperial Leather is a brand of soaps, toiletries and healthcare products manufactured by PZ Cussons. It originates in Britain and dates back to 1768. I have been using quite a lot of Imperial Leather products of late, firstly because they are good quality, secondly because they have some lovely smells and thirdly, they always seem to be on offer in Sainsburys!
The Foamburst gels come in a spray can type packaging with a nozzle at the top which you press to get the gel out. When it comes out it's rather a strange phenoenum to me. I pressed a little bit of the gel out and lo and behold it was a gel rather than a foam. It's only when you then rub your hands together with the gel that it then turns into a foam, very interesting. You really only need a bit of gel in order to work up quite a bit of foam. Imperial Leather say you will be "amazed as the foam instantly transforms from a transparent gel into mounds of rich and creamy lather."
I definitely find this foam burst gel very creamy and I have to say it leaves my skin very soft. It's also quite fun to use and make the gel turn into foam and I have to admit it's the main reason why I like to use this!
What's great is that it comes in a number of different flavours, all exotic and lovely sounding. The Japanese Spa range which I love has a foam burst gel which smells of green tea rice milk and jasmine. Another nice one is Hawaiian Spa which smells of exotic Tiare flower and coconut milk. They also have an Ocean Spa, Sunrise and wake up, all guaranteed to give you a boost in the morning.
On the can it actually says that each FoamBurst Gel will give you enough product for over 40 washes. I would say this is about right or if like me you love to play with the gel/foam action then it may disappear a bit quicker than that! Each can has 200ml and costs £2.54.
I have been wanting to try this product for sometime now but have always been put off by the rather steep price tag. Several times I have got as far as placing some in my shopping basket, only to swap it over when I have spotted another great shower gel on special offer - usually Original Source which I love.
Several of my friends have raved about Foamburst though and one even claims that if she runs out of Foamburst - a shower just doesn't seem worth the effort. This did make me eager to see if the product lived up to all the hype and last week I spotted Foamburst on a buy one get one free offer in my local Boots.
A 200ml bottle of Foamburst usually costs £2.54 which is expensive for shower gel but if you are getting an extra one for that price then I can just about live with that. The Imperial Leather Foamburst come in a range of really luxurious varieties and I really struggled to select the two I was going to buy from the rest of the range. I opted for Hawaiian Spa and another that is lurking in my cupboard yet to be used.
I used the foamburst next morning and I have to say I was sadly rather excited about taking my morning shower. The product comes in a pressurised contained and you simply press down a tab to dispense the product. Now you really don't need much of this product, believe me a little goes a long way. It comes out in a gel form and then you simply rub it onto your skin and out of nowhere an amazing gorgeous smelling foam appears.
I really loved using this product, it felt gorgeous on my skin and it just felt far more self-indulgent than standard shower gel. It just made showering far more enjoyable which then in turn made it a more relaxing experience. After showering, my skin felt really soft and I could still smell the gorgeous aroma.
Ever since I first heard about Imperial Leather's Foamburst Shower and Shave I have always been quite desperate to try it. The promised luxury of both the product and its packaging has always appealed to me. However, money or should I say the lack of it has always dictated my choice in shower gel. Despite longingly looking at this product on the shelves for many years I have always felt the price was just too exorbitant for what it was. However my resolve recently crumbled and I decided to splurge out and give it a go.
Unlike traditional shower gels, this comes in a type of aerosol can. The can is curved and very shapely which adds to the luxurious feel. They are colour co-ordinated to match the aroma of the gel inside. For example, I have the whipped cocoa butter and vanilla variety and the packaging is a creamy vanilla colour. To dispense the product you have to remove a plastic safety mechanism which covers the pump. This is a little bit tricky especially when you have wet hands. In many respects the packaging both looks and feels more like a can of shaving foam rather than a shower gel.
Using the product:
After the safety device has been removed the product is very easy to dispense. You literally just press down on the top of the plastic part and the product is dispensed out of a small nozzle on the side. At first I was a little unsure as to how much is required to produce the amount of foam that is shown on the advert. This is mainly because the product promises a minimum of 40 washes per unit and each wash effectively producing 'mounds of rich and creamy lather'. As with most products I was incredibly sceptical and thought that this sounded too good to be true, but thankfully I was quite wrong.
I very quickly discovered that for just washing only a small amount of the gel was required. I was really quite shocked at how well the product foamed up. When the product is dispensed it does look exactly like shaving gel, but as soon as you rub it between your hands it quickly turns white and begins to foam up. It doesn't magically transform into 'mounds' of foam as the packaging suggests but after working it over the skin the foam does build up and seems to last quite a while. It is thick enough that it does take a while to rinse off. Often with cheaper gels, they very rarely stay on your skin long enough to be rinsed off. I found this a good point as I felt cleaner than if I had of just used a normal shower gel.
The fact that the gel is so thick also made it excellent for shaving with as the product suggests. As the product is basically just a scented shaving gel, it is perfect for shaving as it is thick enough to prevent any nicks and cuts from a razor. Since purchasing my can I have frequently used it to shave my legs and have found it equally, if not better to any ladies shaving gel that I have tried before.
The packaging also claims that the gel is 'nourishing' for the skin, however this is the one part that I do have an issue with. I would not go as far as saying that this product improved or nourished my skin. Yes, the product was silky smooth and creamy enough that it did not aggravate it at all, however it did not nourish or moisturise. I was also quite pleased with the fragrance of the gel, as it smelt very sweet. As I had opted for the whipped cocoa butter and vanilla I was hoping that it would smell good enough to eat. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it smelt very sweet and not at all chemically. One downside for me is that the scent just does not last long enough. As soon as you get out of the shower, the smell has near enough vanished. This can however, be a good thing if you plan on wearing any other fragrance or perfume after showering.
Overall I was very impressed by this product, and am very tempted to try the other varieties that they sell. I still see this as a luxury purchase and don't think it will become a permanent feature in my bathroom. However, I love the fact that it has a dual purpose and can be used for showering and shaving. I was also extremely impressed by how long the product lasted, as my can has lasted well over a month and I use it daily to wash with. My purchase has definitely lived up to the claim of a minimum of 40 washes per can. I would however suggest that if you plan on using it to shave your legs with every day it obviously will not last quite as long. Therefore may not provide quite the same value for money.