I often tend to buy bath and shower gels when they are on offer. The Imperial Leather foam burst is something I have been wanting to try but thought was a bit pricey, so when I so it on offer I got one.
The product is advertised as a luxurious body wash, which is why I guess they charge a slightly higher price than many other bath and shower gels.
The foam burst is made by Imperial Leather which seems to have moved away from the older person brand that it used to be and now provides much more fragrant smelling hand wash’s and shower gels than before, that said they still make and sell well, the traditional soap and talc.
Imperial leather comes under the umbrella of the Cussons brand that has been around since the late 1800’s and is a worldwide manufacturer of bath type products; they have bought and sold many products over the years and in recent years bought out the Sanctuary products.
So, one of the newer products is Foam burst bath wash. It comes in many fragrances but the one I chose was sweet vanilla and cherry blossom.
The foam comes in a black aerosol can a resembling a shaving foam bottle, but has no lid. Having no lid it does mean it left out it can attract the dust to the top, especially if you forget to wipe the foam remains off. Ok if you use one product at a time, but I tend to have half a dozen different gels on the go at the same time. It is easy to clean and wipe over though but I recommend it goes in a cupboard if not using for a while.
The black can is ideal as it shows up the bright colours the company use to portray the different smells, mine being pinks with a splash of gold, the gold representing the luxurious element.
On the back of the can is the relevant information such as, ingredients, how to use, the fact that it is an aerosol so not to pierce, highly flammable and not to inhale in relation to solvent abuse.
There are also two useful little circles, one telling you to expect 40 showers per bottle and the other saying you can use it as a shave gel.
All in all I am impressed with the package.
***USING AS A SHOWER GEL***
One little squirt does go a long way like they say; in all about three squirts does my whole body. The smell is divine they have just the right amount of vanilla to cherry blossom in my opinion, it is quite sweet smelling so may not be to everyone’s liking. When you spray it comes out the same as a shaving gel, a pink gel that disperses into white bubbly foam before your eyes. You could be mistaken for thinking it was a shaving foam in a blind test.
As soon as the foam hits the water or on your sponge etc. it gives the most amounts of thick lathery bubbles I have seen in a long time of a product. I am suitably impressed and although the smell wears off quite quickly I can see why they have marketed this as a luxury product, as it certainly feels like it. Very soft and soothing on the skin with a small amount of moisture.
Rinses off well despite the mass amount of foam!
***USING AS A SHAVE FOAM***
I didn’t really believe it would be any good to be honest on reading the can and before using it.
How surprised am I! It does remarkably well. It is just like a shave foam as I have previously said and I had no issues when I shaved my legs, no rash afterwards and its nice to have such a lovely smell with it.
A great idea and perfect if you are going away as it does two jobs for the price of one.
I am sold. It is a lovely product that I will look out for and enjoy trying the different scents they have on offer.
***PRICE & AVALIBILTY***
Available in most supermarkets and chemists. Retails at £2.99 and if you can get it on offer (I got mine for £2) stock up!
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I am always curious to try new products and recently stumbled across this Imperial leather luxurious foam burst at our local supermarket. Being intrigued to try it I opted for the "uplifting lime and grapefruit" variety. There are six other varieties of the body wash available.
The bottle is mainly black in colour and has a very busy and unique design and stood out against similar products on the shelf and this variety contains 200 mls. The current price that I paid was £2 which in my opinion was of average value.
The body wash promises to transform from a smooth gel into an abundance of rich creamy lather that glides across your skin like silk. I would say that the body wash lives up to it's promise and the gel quickly transforms into a very pleasant fruity scented lather. You only need a small amount of the lather for each use and it you are to believe the promise on the can that it should last for 40 washes. I'm personally not convicted that each can will last for 40 washes.
The can also suggests not only is it a body wash but can also be used for shaving but I can not give an opinion on this as I have only used this as a body wash.
To summarise this Foam burst body wash does deliver on it's promises and produces a very pleasant scented lather from a small amount of the body wash. OK it is little expensive
but it is definitely worth a try.
I've never heard of Foamburst before. To be honest, it has only caught my eye in the last few months because I've seen it popping up all over social media and I've heard people raving about how great it is.
The price for a can of Foamburst is £3.15 which is a little on the pricey side for Imperial Leather since personally, they have never really been a brand that have stood out and amazed me. But luckily Boots had a great offer on which was 2 cans of Foamburst for £4.00 and before I knew it I had put two into my basket.
I decided to go for the Honey and Almond body wash and Rebalancing Green Tea and Jasmine body wash as most of the other fragrances which I loved the sound of were out of stock.
I’m currently using the Green Tea and Jasmine Foamburst so my review will be based on my experience with this particular one.
Unlike the typical plastic body wash containers you would usually see, Foamburst comes in a sleek and smooth black can which holds 200ml of product. These cans are shaped perfectly with a slight curve in the middle so you can get a good grip on them even with wet hands whilst you’re showering.
The can has an aerosol type top which you simply press down on to release the product. Oh my god, this was so much fun to try out for the first time. One spray releases a clear and firm gel which after a few seconds turns into a fluffy and light ball of foam. You then massage it into damp skin and it feels incredible. The foam thickens up and distributes over my skin extremely well. A little of this product goes a very long way and you’re left with a soft and creamy foamy heaven that really leaves you feeling squeaky clean and adds a touch of luxury to your everyday shower.
The only thing that disappointed me with this product, was the fragrance. There wasn't much of a smell when using this particular one, just a slight hint of jasmine but that was all I could smell. I think this could just be because green tea and jasmine are quite delicate fragrances, so maybe my experience with other Foamburst will be better if I opt for a stronger and bolder fragrance.
Overall, I’m extremely pleased with my purchase. And I definitley think Foamburst will be a regular item in my shower routine.
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 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.