“ Brand: Cussons / Type: Bath Cream / What it does: Cleanses, Purifies, „
One of my favourite ways to relax is by having long, hot baths. I saw this in B + M at a cost of £1, so decided to give it a go. I have used shower gels from the same range and loved them, so as expecting the same from the bath foam.
This is part of the Japanese Spa range from Imperial Leather. It has extracts of green tea, rice milk and jasmine. Green tea is well known for its health benefits and is a powerful anti-oxidant, rice milk is said to be gentle on your skin and jasmine is said to relax mind and body.
I do like bath products that have (or at least smell of) milk and I thought that the combinations in this bubble bath sounded nice. The bottle itself is an unusual, slightly curved bottle which fits easily in your hand. The bottle is clear and you can see the pale, creamy liquid inside.
When you open the bottle, a milky green tea scent hits you. It smells exotic and luxurious. However, once I had poured some into the bath, the scent disappeared completely. I think the scent is just too delicate to work in a bubble bath. However, you only need a small amount of the bubble bath to produce lots of creamy bubbles and the bubbles do last.
The packaging promises "to leave you feeling tranquil and leave your skin beautifully soft" but I didn't notice any difference. My skin didn't feel any softer after using this, and while I thought the fragrance of the bubble bath would leave me feeling relaxed, I didn't smell it at all in the bath.
This bath foam is suitable for the whole family and is dermatologically tested. It is also 100% soap free, so shouldn't dry out your skin. It is also available in a shower gel and handwash, both of which I have tried and really liked, so I was very disappointed with this bubble bath.
I would love to have been able to recommend this, as I am a fan of the range, but I can't. The scent was just too subtle and it did nothing for my skin. I'm just glad that I only paid £1 for this otherwise I would have been very disappointed. This does seem to have originally been part of the Limited Editions range, but this has now disappeared from the packaging, and my mum recently bought some in Tesco as well, so it seems to have become a permanent addition to the range.
I love my bubble baths and I usually pick up a new bottle of bubble bath every time that I go to the supermarket so that I am always stocked up. My latest purchase was the Japanese Spa Bath Cream.
What does the product do?
The product promises to give you a relaxing and nourishing bath experience. The product contains Rice Milk which claims to hydrate the skin and Green Tea which cleanses the skin. Jasmine is included to soften the skin and to give the product an invigorating and uplifting fragrance. It has a skin friendly PH and is suitable for use on the whole family.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a see through bottle and it has some flowers on the front with extra information printed on the back. The lid is a burgundy colour and you twist it to pull it off and push it back on. It is a bit of a tricky design which can be a pain to open and close but at least it means it should be safer with small children around. My bottle cost me £1 for 500ml of the bath cream and it can be bought from large supermarkets, stores such as Boots and Superdrug, and also from a range of online websites.
Once you get the lid off, you can see the open mouth of the bottle. It is easy to pour the product out but as the mouth is so wide you need to ensure that you don't pour out too much. You don't need to use a lot of this product in order to get the desired results. The product is honey coloured and has the rich consistency that you would expect to see with a bath cream.
The product starts to bubble straight away when it is poured into the path of running water. It makes plenty of silky bubbles that fill the whole bath. The product has a sweet and delicious aroma which is evident when you pour the product in and it is subtly evident as you climb into your bath. It is delicate and won't be enough to put anyone off using the product. It is more of a feminine aroma but I still catch my other half using it sometimes.
The bubbles and scent make my bath a relaxing experience. I can't really feel the product in the water and the formula hasn't caused me to experience any irritations or discomfort. As I climb out of the path, the scent lingers ever so slightly on my skin which is nice. I do feel nice and clean, and the product leaves no residue on my skin. I can't say that the product left my skin feeling soft and nourished but this isn't really why I bought the product. It certainly doesn't leave my skin feeling dry or tight either however.
All in all, this is a lovely sweet smelling bath cream that produces plenty of bubbles and leaves me feeling clean and relaxed. It is gentle and the formula didn't dry out my skin at all. It didn't really leave my skin feeling softer so I'll have to knock off a star for that but I was otherwise very happy with the product.
Before my birthday last year I was getting very low on shower gels so I was on the lookout for a cheap one to keep me going until I got my birthday and then Christmas presents. In Boots I found the Imperial Leather Shower gels at just £1 each so I decided this was the ideal range from which to choose.
I chose Imperial Leather Japanese Spa Limited Edition Lightly Moisturising Shower Cream with green tea, rice milk and jasmine. I flipped the top open and took a sniff before I chose it and it smelled nice so I thought it was worth a try. I am quite partial to the smell of Jasmine so I thought this would be good for me.
The package is slightly unusual when compared to other shower gels. It doesn't have a hook to hang it up in the shower but the unusual thing is the shape of the container. It is kind of wiggly! It curves slightly first to the left and then to the right. It does make it into a shape that it easy to grip when my hands are wet whilst showering.
The Japanese Spa variety is in a creamy coloured plastic container with the name of the shower cream on the front together with a sketch of some flowers and a Japanese symbol. Of course, since the container is plastic, it should be recycled.
The information on the back of the container suggests that you can 'Transform your daily cleansing into an exquisite ritual using Japanese Spa shower cream'. Now, I don't know about you, but I think that's going a bit far! LOL! I don't have time for exquisite rituals in my shower - I need to get in, get clean and get out!
Having said that the individual components of the shower cream all have their own properties - green tea is a powerful anti oxidant, rice milk is caring and gentle and jasmine is relaxing and soothing. The shower cream itself is PH balanced, soap free, dermatologically tested and mild enough for the whole family to use.
To use the shower cream you start by flipping open the lid whereupon a wonderful fragrance will greet your nostrils! The smell of the jasmine is gorgeous! You then turn the container upside down and squeeze until the shower cream comes out into your hand in a nice creamy blob.
The shower cream is exactly that - creamy! It feels thick and soft on my skin and lathers up well in the shower surrounding me with bubbles and that lovely smell!
The thickness of the shower cream helps to make my skin feel soft and moisturised and the smell of the shower cream lingers in the air and on my skin well after I have finished my ablutions.
Considering the fact that I had only paid £1 for 250ml of shower cream I am very impressed with it and will certainly buy it again at that price. They also had quite a few other fragrances in the range at the same price so I think I may well return and buy some more when my current stock begins to run low.
As with anything of this type there is a cautionary note telling you to avoid getting it in your eyes and to wash them well with warm water if any does get there, but that's pretty much common sense isn't it?
The Imperial Leather Japanese Spa smell is one of my favourite bathroom smells. I have tried this in the shower gel and also the hand soap and now I have tried it int he bubble bath version and it's still an amazing smell and a nice one to add to your bath.
Imperial Leather is a brand of soaps, toiletries and healthcare products manufactured by PZ Cussons. It originates in Britain and dates back to 1768. They're always bringing out new and different smells and I actually thought that this was a limited edition so I'm glad that it has been around for a while now.
The bottle also has a really nice design and looks really good on the side of the bath. The bottle has a Japanese flower design and Japanese writing on the front which I think gives it quite an authentic look. The cream inside is also a wonderful light cream/apricot colour which I think also makes it look really nice.
Imperial Leather call this bottle of bath moments as having, "an Eastern blend of green tea, rice milk and jasmine, that has the richest creamiest lather you have ever experienced." Like I said the smell is absolutely amazing. Once I pour it into my bath I can really smell the creaminess coming through the bubbles. This bath product really does bubble up well. I find it works best if you run it under the hot tap and then it gives the bubbles a chance to really establish and foam up well. They last throughout the whole bath which is lovely too.
The bath makes my skin feel really moisturised after use and I think this is due to the rice milk which is meant to be really caring and gentle. The smell definitely has quite a green tea smell to it, it's not a flowery smell, more of a nice flowery herby smell. The green tea is also said to work as a powerful anti oxidant so its a healing bath at the same time as being relaxing.
Generally I find that these bottles are on special in Boots and you can sometimes pick one up for not much more than a pound which in my opinion is a really good bargain for a great smelling and great feeling bubble bath.
For Christmas one of my sisters bought me four big bottles of Imperial Leather bubble bath. I think the fact that we're well over half way through the year and I've only just got round to using the last bottle says something about the amount of toiletries I own! The last of the four I am to try, is the Japanese Spa fragrance. I have used a product (or products, I'm not sure) in this scent before, but not for a long time, and the fact that I didn't really remember anything about the scent didn't say good things to me!
The bubble bath comes packaged in a clear bottle and whilst mine has a cream top, I was in the supermarket a couple of days ago and noticed that the packaging has changed and the product now has a deep purple coloured lid.
The bubble bath is marketed as being limited edition, however it has been around for years, so I feel that's a bit misleading. It contains rice milk, green tea and jasmine, and I was especially pleased about the inclusion of jasmine, as I think it's a gorgeous scent, and one of my favourites.
There is lots of info on the back of the bottle about what this will do for the skin. Amongst the claims, are that it is a 'Skin Friendly PH', is mild enough for the whole family, 100% soap free and dermatologically tested.
The bubble bath is cream in colour and when I remove the lid, I find that it has a very gentle scent which to me is mostly like green tea, however I can smell a hint of jasmine in there too.
Only a small amount is needed to create a lot of bubbles, and trust me, if you pour too much in at once, you will end up with bubbles spilling over and running down the outside of your bath!
When I get into the bath, I find that the bubbles have a slightly creamy feeling to them which makes the product feel overall more luxurious. Unfortunately, the main downside for me is that the scent really gets diluted by the bath water and is not noticeable at all. For those of you who do not like highly perfumed products, this will probably be ideal, but for me, someone who enjoys a long soak in a fragrant bath, I find it really disappointing, and a big enough negative point to make me not want to re-purchase this.
On a happier note, the bubbles are long lasting and tend to stay there for the duration of my bath (however long that may be...and it's usually long!). I also don't find the product drying to my skin, however I also don't notice any skin softening properties or the like.
A 500ml bottle of this costs £2.09 from Boots, although it's often on offer. You can also get a matching shower gel and hand wash in this fragrance.
Overall, I feel that this was a good quality bubble bath for the price, but the only thing which let it down (and for me it's quite a big thing), was that the scent was not stronger, and I couldn't notice it whilst in the bath. As such, I would not buy the product again myself and would only recommend it to those who like bubbles, but don't like fragrance!
*review originally posted on Ciao under username pink_champagne
Firstly - apologies for the dreadful pun in the title... but I couldn't resist.
I always like using bubble bath or shower gel that promises something a little bit different, so this 'bath drench', as Imperial Leather call it, was right up my street. My mum gave me the bottle I have, but in shops this costs around £1.58 for 500ml.
It comes in a clear plastic, slightly curved bottle with pretty pink and purple flowers on the front. It also says 'limited edition' on it, which I find odd as my mum has definitely been buying this for about 2 years!
The product contains green tea, rice milk & jasmine, in keeping with the Japanese theme. The smell is quite strong and floral, and it is pleasant. It is quite relaxing to smell - this is definitely a bath cream that you would use for a bath in the evenings before you go to bed.
The product creates lots of bubbles when you pour it into hot running water - I'm sure a capful is probably the recommended amount but I am guilty for always chucking loads of bubble bath in when I have a bath. It creates a lovely smell which fills the bathroom, and which lingers for a couple of hours afterwards.
After bathing with this, my skin feels soft, smooth and clean. I don't feel it moisturizes your skin, but more importantly, it doesn't dry it out.
For everyday showers I do prefer citrusy products, but for a soothing, relaxing bath, you really can't go wrong with Imperial Leather products - and this is one of the nicest.
Thanks for reading.
We usually have Radox in our house however from time to time we do have something else when Radox cannot be found on offer and something else can.
Recently we have been using Imperial Leather Japanese Spa Bath Moments.
We bought the 500ml bottle from Tescos a few weeks ago where it was on offer for just £1. The price attracted us but the bottle was also a nice shape and the product looked quite luxurious.
The bottle is curved and you can see the product inside, the bubble bath is a rich cream in colour and looks quite thick.
To use you simply pour under warm running water. Initially I poured a generous dose in, however, the bath then overflowed with bubbles so you really only do need a tiny bit - little is more! The bubbles produced are really thick and fluffy and the bath looks very inviting.
The scent is quite subtle, it smells quite milky and you can detect the jasmine and green tea. The product feels lovely and smooth on your skin - I have very sensitive skin but I am fine with this.
Once I am dry my skin feels nourished and supple and I feel clean and fresh. There is a very subtle scent that lingers on your skin for a few hours which smells milky.
Because you only need a small amount of this, the bottle lasts a long time. We have had it in our house for 3 weeks now with 3 of us using it and there is still almost half the bottle left so for £1 you really cannot go wrong.
I like this bath product and will buy it again. It is kind to skin and makes you feel really relaxed after a hard day. It smells nice and is a bargain when its on offer.
I have been trying out a lot of the Imperial Shower Gel and bubble bath range after they were on special offer of buying 4 for £3 from Tesco recently. So far I have liked most of them but already have my favourites. I had tried the Japanese Spa shower cream and really liked it so it spurred me on to trying the moisturising bath.
The Japanese Spa Bath is a lightly moisturising bath foam which is a Limited Edition although I am not sure exactly what this means and think it might just be a marketing ploy for you to buy the product and try it! It contains green tea, rice milk and jasmine and Imperial Leather say it is produces a rich creamy lather for you to soak in which will leave your skin beautifully soft. The Green Tea is an anti-oxidant, the rice milk is caring and gentle for your skin and the Jasmine is relaxing and soothing.
The bath foam retails for around £1.48 but but I got mine on offer, I have seen them sell for more in other shops so it's worth shopping around and also stocking up when they are on offer.
The bath foam comes in a lovely wavy shaped bottle which is clear showing the cream coloured product. (The picture Dooyoo has is not correct!) The bottle has a screw top lid and holds 500ml. The cream has a skin friendly ph and Imperial Leather say that it is mild enough for whole family. It is also dermatologically tested and 100% soap free. It is worth pointing out that the bottle is almost identical to the Japanese Shower Cream and I have been using the two together and you have to watch you don't pick up the wrong one, the only difference is that the shower cream has a flip lid as opposed to a screw lid.
Opening the bottle it's easy to pour a small amount out and the product is a good consistency and nice and creamy. The smell is simply gorgeous it's a slightly floral smell which comes from the Jasmine and is really fresh and luxurious. It reminds me of a Hugo Boss body moisturiser that I got as a Christmas present once.
It foams up really well and you have loads of bubbles. You really don't need to use much of this product as it does produce lots of bubbles. They are also really good bubbles in that they last for the whole bath. There is nothing more disappointing when you are having a relaxing long soak in the bath and the bubbles disappear within a few minutes! The bath foam feels nice on my skin and is not at all drying. It leaves a nice light fragrance and when you use it in conjunction with the shower cream it really smells great.
I really like this bath foam it is my favourite one in the range and I will definitely buy it again. It is great value for money but its such a nice product I would be willing to pay more for it and for me that's a good sign about something. I would recommend it to you.
I don't have baths very often as I'm more of a shower person, but sometimes I love nothing more than a soak in the bath with a good book and glass of wine to help me relax.
When I'm in the bath I love a gorgeous smell and lots of bubbles, and when I saw Imperial Leather Japanese Spa Bath on offer for £1 for a 500ml bottle a few months ago in Asda, I thought I'd give it a go.
This particular Imperial Leather bath foam is a limited edition bottle, with green tea, rice milk and jasmine. According to the bottle:
The Green Tea is a powerful anti-oxidant.
The rice milk is caring and gentle.
And the Jasmine is relaxing and soothing.
The bath foam is made by Cussons, and has a skin friendly pH, is mild enough for the whole family, has been dermatalogically tested, and is 100% soap free.
The bottle is in the typical Imperial Leather shape (a curved pattern), with a cream coloured lid, which to me seems very child proof as although it just pulls off kind of needs to be twisted as you pull and needs a little bit of force, which is great as it means the kids don't mess with it when they're in the bath and waste all your nice bath stuff! It also means no spills!
The bottle is transparent and so you can see the cream coloured liquid inside. there is also a pretty flower design on the front of the bottle.
When I first used this product, I was expecting the same as with most other bath foams; barely any smell, having to use half the bottle to get any bubbles, and bubbles which were non-existant after 10 minutes in the bath!
But I was very pleasently surprised with this product!
As soon as it hit the running tap the smell filled the whole of my flat, literally, I left the room while the bath was running, and I could smell the bath from the living room and kitchen even with the door closed. The smell is kind of flowery, but smells natural and not like some bath foams which smell artifically like one specific thing (like strawberry scented or kiwi scented etc), this has a mix of smells which to be honest my untrained nose cannot pick up, but its a gorgeous relaxing scent.
The bubbles which come from around 10ml of fluid is excellent, I personally use around 50ml as I love hugeeee amounts of bubbles in my baths, but 10ml is plenty, meaning the product lasts around 50 uses.
I definitely recommend this bath foam to anyone who loves a nice relaxing bath after a long day on your feet! The foam makes your skin lovely and soft and leaves you smelling delicious!
I recently purchased 2 bottles of this in a buy one get free offer in Wilkinson's. I thought what a bargain and I do love my baths particularly in this weather!
The bottle I'm reviewing is the Imperial Leather Moisture bath Moments in a 500ml recyclable bottle.
Its a clear plastic curvy bottle and this particular one has a white push down lid to match the white liquid inside.
What The Product Says About Itself....
A gentle blend of Jojoba Vitamin E, known to moisturise dry skin, combined with a delicate fragrance and indulgent bubbles guarantee a luxuriously satisfying bubble bath. Leaves you feeling moisturised.
One Of Life's Luxuries....
I was surprised at how much I needed to put in to get some bubbles to be honest! The liquid isn't too runny which I was impressed with though it poured easily. I put in what I thought was a sufficient amount (I'm not tight) and no bubbles arose and I did think sod it and tip nearly a quarter of my bottle in I turned my back and was greeted by bubbles up to my ceiling!
The smell wasn't as pleasant as sniffing it in the bottle. Though the smell was pleasant don't get me wrong but after a few minutes the smell had completely disappeared. My water as I was soaking didn't feel soft like some bath products make your skin feel. Usually I find it quite easy to shave my legs in the bath but I did notice more difficulty than usual I just didn't feel the glide.
The bubbles did however last and drained away easily afterwards and left no mess in the bottom of my tub which was good and even though I had a few bubbles stuck to my skin after I got out I wiped them off with my towel and didn't fell any stickiness.
The only things missing from this was the softness to my skin I was expecting afterwards as that was what drew me to the product and neither I nor the bathroom smelt lovely afterwards! It was a normal bath, not bad but doesn't live up to its claims, however it is an economy brand and if your watching the pennies then its not too bad, I've used much worse.
I wouldn't advise anyone to go out of their way to buy this product but if you don't expect too much it wont disappoint. Great for kids though as it it is dermatologically tested not too strong fragranced and gives a decent amount of bubbles.
For me I expect more from my bath-time experience and i just didn't get it so I'd prefer to spend a little more lol
Usually about £1.49 a bottle and to be found in all good chemists and supermarkets.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I am a big fan of bubble baths and like to try all different ones; our bathroom is full of all different bottles that I have picked up here and there. As I have stated in nearly every review I have written I very rarely get the bathroom to myself so on the rare occasion I do I love to relax in lots of bubbles that smell nice.
I must admit the original imperial leather is one of my favorites but I saw this new one in Wilkinson's and decided to give it a go.
Imperial leather first started in 1768 with the famous court perfumers Bayleys of Bond Street, A Russian nobleman Count
Orlaf challenged Bayleys to create a scent that had the aroma of Russia (No not vodka!) This perfume was named " Eau de cologne imperiale russe". The count presented this scent to
Catherine the great and it became an instant success.
In the 1900's Cussons bought Bayleys and chose this particular scent to use in their new soap, which was originally called " Imperiale Russian Leather"
Imperial Leather became hugely successful and was known just by the shape, the badge on every bar and fragrance.
Transform daily cleansing into an exquisite ritual using Japanese Spa bath drench. Immerse yourself in a traditional Eastern blend of green tea, rice milk and jasmine to help purify your skin as you bathe in our rich, creamy lather leaving you felling tranquil and your skin beautifully soft. One of life's little luxuries
The bottle is the usual imperial leather shape a sort of cut off S, the lid is cream in colour and twists off this can be a bit stiff when you first use it and can get a messy after using (or that could just be me!). The bottle is actually clear but looks cream coloured because of the colour of the bath foam. The labeling is nice and tasteful and states that it is Japanese spa limited edition bath moments that is lightly moisturising. On the back it also states that it is a 500ml size, dermatologically tested, skin friendly PH & 100% soap free.
When you first open the bottle and take a sniff it doesn't smell anything like the usual imperial leather personally I can really smell the jasmine and I think green tea I must admit it is a very unusual scent and very hard to explain. The actual bath cream is nice and creamy and pours well into the bath none of that lumpy stuff that you sometimes get. The bubbles are instant and are lovely and creamy and the best bit is they last for ages, I have found some bubble baths have sort of plastic bubbles that disappear really quickly but this one has staying power and they still seem to be there when I pull the plug.
The actual scent isn't very strong you do smell the scent when you first pour into the bath and the bathroom smells lovely (that is a miracle in my house!) even my other half has commented and can't really put his finger on the fragrance. But the scent doesn't stay strong and defiantly doesn't outlast the bubbles. I must admit I do use a body wash so when I get out I can only smell that on me and to be honest because this scent is a bit unusual I am not sure if I would like it any stronger.
It hasn't made my skin react which I find can sometimes happen with these products and I must admit my skin does feel softer when I dry myself.
This product has the usual long list of ingredients including green tea, rice milk & jasmine. The rest of the ingredients have the usual list of long named suspects which could be a review in itself but for me I have noticed there is not any lanolin which I can react to.
RANGE & PRICE
Indian spice . clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
Calming .cotton milk and jasmine
Soothing Aloe Vera
Relaxing .Lavender & bergamont
Comforting vanilla milk and honey
Muscle soak .arnica and black pepper oil
Like I said I got this product in Wilkinson's and it was on special offer 2 for £2.50, I have seen a couple of the range in Boots for £1.69 per bottle so I got a bit of a bargain.
Would I buy this again? I would try some of the others in the range as I really like the fact the bubbles are so long lasting but I don't think I would buy this particular one again as I would like a longer lasting scent. Mind you the amount of times I get to relax and enjoy a long soak in the bath are so few and far between these 2 bottles will last a couple of years!!
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This is the best bubble bath I have tried in a long time! It has a gorgeous scent which is perfumy but not overpowering.I first spotted the shower gel in this scent in Asda and bought it because it was new. I love anything that smells nice that I can use in my bath. I thought it smelt absolutely gorgeous and even bought some for my mother to try. As she liked it too, she bought us both a bottle of the bath moments when she saw it in Wilkinson one day (it was BOGOF). It comes in a generous size bottle -500ml-and, the price can vary depending on where you buy it. I usually get my bath products from places such as wilkinson or bodycare. Superdrug usually have good offers too. I put a small amount in my bath and couldn't move for bubbles, it has a luxurious feel and makes you feel pampered. It is also lightly moisturisig and 100% soap free so great for people with dry skin. If you're a fan of baths and smelling nice, I would definitely recommend you try this. Shame it is only limited edition.
Transform daily cleansing into an exquisite ritual using Japanese Spa bath drench / Immerse yourself in a traditional Eastern blend of green tea, rice milk and jasmine to help purify your skin as you bathe in our rich, creamy lather leaving you felling tranquil and your skin beautifully soft /