“ Brand: Cussons / Type: Bath Cream / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
Being a very busy mum of two little monkey's I rarely have time for a nice, decent bath and usually have to make do with a quick shower. When I do manage to have the time to have a nice long soak I like to make it worth while and have a nice hot bubble bath. My latest favourite is Imperial Leather!
Imperial Leather have a huge range of soaps, shower gels / creams, and bubble baths. They have loads of different varieties of each. Today I am reviewing the SoftySoftly one. I also have the SoftlySoftly shower cream which is lovely!
It comes in a white curvy bottle with a purple cap (I think they've updated it a little since the dooyoo picture). The bottle looks very sophisticated in my opinion and quite feminine.
It states it is a bath cream (not a typical bubble bath) which is therefore great for moisturising your skin.
It claims it is skin friendly and mild enough for the whole family. I can't really comment on that bit as my children use a children's bath wash as they have sensitive skin and I wouldn't like to risk it on them.
SO WHAT'S IT LIKE?
So, using it, I pour into my running bath. It is a white creamy liquid and very thick. Infact instead of pouring it into my bath it almost comes out in blobs, almost!
It looks and feels very luxurious. When poured into running water the bubble start forming immediately.
The bubbles are thick and feel creamy if rubbed into your hands.
After using this in my bath, my skin feels really soft, moisturised and clean. I was surprised to see that it is 100% soap free as my skin always feels really clean after I've had a bath with this in.
You only need to use a little bit to make a lot of bubbles and for your bath to feel great. A little really does go a long way so the 500ml you get in this bottle lasts for ages.
This bath cream smells lovely! It is quite a strong smell but without being over powering. The smell itself is quite hard to describe. It is light and girly but not flowery and sweet like some cheaper bubble bath / bath creams are.
After my bath I can still smell this wonderful smell on my skin for a little while after.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
This Imperial Leather bath cream is available from most supermarkets and drug stores like Boots and Superdrug. It's usual price is roughly £1.60 but you can usually get it on offer somewhere for £1. It is sometimes available in some Pound Shops too obviously for £1!!!
So...would I recommend? Absolutely! I love this bath cream so much! It does everything it claims to do, my skin is left clean, moisturised, soft and smelling lovely. It doesn't irritate my skin at all like some others do.
All this and at a great price too!
It's just all round lovely!!
5/5 for me!
I hope my review was useful, thank you for reading
xx Mrs K xx
We bought some Imperial Leather Softly Softly Jojoba Milk and Vitamin E bath cream for 89p at Home Bargains. We bought it mainly as it was cheap and we as a family do like to try out as many different sorts of bath creams and foams as we possibly can, just to see which ones we like the best.
As I say, this was cheap but what we first thought was that the large plastic bottle is a bit of an odd shape. My other half has likened it to an S shape and I agree this is the best way to describe it. It looks a bit like it might fall over. It has a cap that twists off but the cap is a bit stiff and hard to get off but even harder to get back on again.
The consistency of this bath cream is quite thick and the smell is not unpleasant but it is on the weak side. It creates some bubbles but we have to say that none of us are very impressed. If you keep swirling the bathwater as it fills over the bath cream then yes, you do get a fair few bubbles, but they do not last long last long at all. Even the little lad commented on this the other night when he asked his mam why all the bubbles had disappeared. We also think that it's not good value for money even though we got it so cheap because we find that we have to use quite lot of it before the bubbles start to froth up.
It cleans well and is nice and moistursing and quite freshening but both me and the other half don't really rate this highly as it leaves no scent on our skin once we have got out of the bath. We were disappointed in it because we have used a lot of Imperial Leather bath things inthe past and continue to do so, however, this particular product did not live up to our expectations. It doesn't irritate though so must be quite gentle.
All three of us don't recommend it much.
My latest bath foam was one which I was initial undecided about trying, I have bought 2 others in this range and liked one and not the other. This one did sound good from the writing on the front of the bottle and for the price tag I decided to give it a go, I am very pleased that I did.
The bath foam comes in a clear plastic bottle which is a wavy shape. It has the Imperial Leather logo on the top and a pattern in the middle of pink hearts, the product name and scent is written below this. On the back of the bottle you can find all of the product details and the directions for use.
The top of the bottle is white plastic and fit very snugly onto the top of the bottle. I have found it is quit tricky to get this on and off and even more so if you have wet hands.
~~USE AND RESULTS~~
It really is very simple to use the bath foam, that is once you have managed to get the lid off, a small amount of the liquid needs to be poured into running water. I have noticed the liquid is a good consistency so I don't have to stand for ages waiting for it to come out of the bottle and neither do I get lots coming out when I only want a small amount. The bath foam instantly starts to work and lather once it mixes with the water. I am pleased to say that the bath foam does not change the water colour which is good as I think it would be slightly off putting getting into a murky bath. We do also get a lot of lather and bubbles from only using a small amount of the liquid. The bubbles and lather are white and are soft and light and they do last for a good length of time. I have still had some left in the water after having a good 15 minute bath.
There is a scent to the bath foam and it is classed as jojoba and vitamin e according to the bottle. Personally I find it smells just like a sweet soap. I know this may be a bit of an obscure description of the scent but I cannot think of anything it resembles. The scent is light and very pleasant and I do think it is suitable for the whole family. Once I had gotten out of the bath and dried off I was still able to smell the scent on me for a good few hours and even hubby commented on how nice it was. He to has had the lingering scent after using this and does not feel that it is overly feminine.
I found my skin was left feeling very soft and moisturised after bathing in this and this feeling lasted for a good few hours. I hate having a bath and then feeling like my skin is dry and tight. I had lovely soft skin which was a delight and I felt very clean. I did not have any patches of dried skin from using this and even hubby who has sensitive skin has had no reactions from using it. I have allowed my boys to use this in their baths and I have noticed that the scent and softness does last for slightly longer on their skin. They have their baths before bed and I am still able to smell this on them the following morning.
The bottle size is 500ml and if you only use a small amount in each bath you should get 10-15 baths from the one bottle. It lasts in my house for about 1 month as I do have so many bath foams to choose from.
The bath foam has skin friendly pH, is mild enough for the whole family, dermatologically tested and 100% soap free. I do agree with these claims which are on the back of the bottle, especially the soap free one as when my boys got bubbles and lather on their face and in the eyes it did not irritate them like it would have if it contained soap.
The ingredients for the bath foam for those wishing to know are:-
Aqua, sodium laureth sulphate, cocamidopropyl betain, sodium chloride, glycerine, polyquaternium-7, parfum, styrene / acrylates copolymer, tocopheryl acerate, simmondsia chinesis, sodium benzoate, lactic acid, tetrasodium glutamate diacetate.
The shelf life of the bath foam is 12 months. The bottle is fully recyclable too.
There are no claims on the packaging at all as to whether this bath foam has been tested on animals or not.
~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~
I bought my latest bottle of this bath foam from Asda and it cost me just £1. this can be bought in all supermarkets and usually comes at the same price. I think this is excellent value for money.
I really am more than happy to give this bath foam a very high recommendation. It smells great and leaves skin soft, moisturised and clean. The price tag is another bonus so I say it is definitely worth a try as it is suitable for the whole family. The full 5 stars from me and my family.
For Christmas I was given lots of lovely bath products from everyone. One of my sisters went overboard as usual and got me mountains of things, including four big bottles of Imperial Leather bath cream. One of the varieties she bought me was Softly Softly. I was pleased to see this one as I had used it before and knew that I liked it.
The bath cream comes in a clear bottle with a white screw top lid. The bottle has a slightly wavy shape to it - a design all Imperial Leather bath and shower gels have, which makes it easy to spot the brand on a shelf.
The actual design of the bottle is fairly simple, but I would say it is slightly on the feminine side, as the writing is a soft purple colour, and there is a picture of a heart on there too.
~About the product~
This is described as a moisturising bath with jojoba milk and vitamin E. They say on the bottle that the jojoba milk has been used for centuries as it is a natural moisturiser and vitamin E is vital for 'healthy, happy skin'.
Imperial Leather also say that this particular product is 'Family Kind'. It has a skin friendly PH, is dermatologically tested and 100% soap free - all things that make it mild enough to be used by the whole family. I think this would be useful if you didn't want to buy separate products designed especially for children, as you would save not only money but space.
The scent of this product is lovely, but very neutral. I usually like to have strongly fragranced bath products, so one with such a mild fragrance shouldn't really appeal to me, but I do quite like this.
The fragrance is hard to describe as I can't really pick out one particular ingredient. It has a slightly floral tone to it, but the overall smell is simply clean and fresh, and it also smells quite creamy if that makes sense.
The bath cream is quite a thick consistency which I find makes it hard to control how much I am pouring out. Often it will sort of slurp into the bath, meaning I use a little more than I have intended to.
Once in the water it seems to sit on the bottom of the bath and not really do much for a while, but if you leave the bath to run it will eventually start to foam up. I find that agitating the water with my hand helps things along a bit. Once it does begin to foam up, I find it produces an impressive amount of frothy white bubbles.
The fragrance, although subtle is noticeable and lingers for the entire duration of my bath, which I like as I often linger in the bath myself and it's not unusual for me to be in there 40 minutes, just shrivelling up like a prune!
There is no oiliness or greasiness to the water with this product, but the bubbles feel light and soft against my skin. I find that the bubbles last the entire duration of my bath too which is great as there's nothing worse than settling down for a long relaxing bubble bath only to find the bubbles have disappeared after five minutes.
After using this, I find my skin is soft and feels clean. I do have dry skin that is prone to eczema, and whilst this product doesn't dry my skin out I don't feel it moisturises as claimed either.
I personally never notice the scent of this on my skin after use, but my boyfriend did comment that I smelled nice a couple of nights ago and I'd just got out of a bath of this.
~Price and Availability~
A 500ml bottle of this costs £1.60 from Boots or £1.58 from Superdrug. I find this brand is often on promotion so it's worth looking out for offers.
As the bottle is so large it should last you quite a while, but as I say it can be hard to control exactly how much you pour in per use, so I've found mine is running out faster than I would have expected.
Overall I'm quite pleased with this product and it's one I'd use again. It's not the most exciting of products, and I do prefer a stronger fragranced bubble bath most of the time, but this one is still very nice and good value for money, so I would definitely recommend it.
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I use Imperial Leather Bath products quite often but I recently received Softly Softly as a gift along with various other bath products and I find it to be a lovely bubble bath.
The bottle is a good shape and easy to pour into the bath but it is a little bit difficult to get the lid off as you have to twist it and it is a bit of an unusual shape but once you have done it a few times you get the hang of it.
When I pour it into the bath it doesn't instantly make bubbles as it is more of a cream than a bubble bath but I found when I swirled it with my hands it did make lots of bubbles. I like a very bubbly bath and I was pleasantly surprised by how long the bubbles stayed.
The smell is lovely too with a subtle but noticable creamy fragrance without being too overpowering.
I think this product is also good value for money as I have seen it in shops for about £1.00 and is a really good product.
I usually choose to shower in preference to bathing. This isn't because I don't appreciate a nice, hot, deep bubble bath, but I find that once I step into the bath, lay down and relax I tend to daydream and, before I know it, the water's gone cold and I've been in the bath for far too long. A shower just seems to get the job of cleansing done quickly and efficiently and so, as to my daily ablutions, it's the best method.
Sometimes I do have a good old fashioned soak in the tub though, for instance, if I'm feeling a bit under the weather or on those odd occasions when I have time on my hands. I then can appreciate how far things have moved on. As a child, our family, like many others, had to make do with a tin bath brought in and placed in the kitchen. Boiling water was poured into it from the kettle and saucepans, set to boil on the gas stove. What a labour to be clean and, what an even more arduous task it was to empty. And there weren't warm bathrooms for the working class then, just linoleum covered floors with an attempt made to warm the room with a two bar electric fire (some still used coal) and perhaps a stove was left on for a while. The old sash windows in our home were draughty. No double glazing then.
But I loved bath nights and we were clean at all other times too, it just wasn't as easy as it is now. But bath nights were special. I can remember mum getting out her shiny brown, posh looking hairdrying kit. This was a beautiful looking set with hairdryer and, mirror, comb and brush all to match, with matching case. I can remember the smell of the hairdryer to this day. My hair would be dried and then we would have lemonade or cream soda, peanuts and fruit for a suppertime treat.
And even then Imperial Leather was a well known brand. NOT Softly Softly but we sometimes used the soap and I think, probably bubble bath, sometimes. I can remember the television adverts for Imperial Leather, viewed in black and white, of course.
So back to the present day and last Monday evening in particular, when, after bathing the dog, I cleaned the bathroom and it glistened, beckoning me. Did I have time for a bath? Well, my back ached after bending to wash the dog, so I thought, why not?
Although the shower is used much more than the bath in my household, I still usually have bath cream or foam available. The last one I had bought was Imperial Leather's Softly Softly bath cream. I purchased this (500 ml) from Poundland, for one pound, of course. I thought I'd try this.
I poured the cream as the bath ran and stepped in while it was still running, wondering how long it would be until I was disturbed. I think I was fortunate in getting at least half an hour to myself.
The bath was a luxury. I used the hand held shower fitting to generate lots of foamy bubbles. I thought, at the time, I'd review this product, so I took notice of the quality of it.
This bath cream felt nice. It was quite creamy, with a lovely fragrance. Not too strong, just how I like it, so that I'm not overpowered but can think of the ingredients in the cream.
The bubbles lasted very well before I used soap or shampoo. After using these there was still a fair amount left and, even when I emptied the bath, there was still foam in evidence.
Just one small thing I thought could be improved though this may well just be me, I found the container lid a little difficult to open and put back on. I would have preferred a flip lid, as I find these often easier to manage.
And when I was out of the bath and dried, my skin felt moisturised and clean. I might even had smelled nice, one never knows.
Contains Jojoba milk & vitamin e
Skin friendly PH.
Mild enough for the whole family.
100% soap free.
Made from recyclable packaging.
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Parfum, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Simmondsia Chinensis, Sodium Benzoate, Lactic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Hexylene Glycol.
I was raised as a kid using Imperial Leather, only back then we had a bar of soap and that made do! These days, their range is vast and you are spoilt for choice with the shower gels and bubble baths on offer. One of my favourites has to be this one. My mum bought a bunch of these recently and palmed some unwanted ones off onto me, meaning I have a bathroom brimming with half tested shower gels and foams!
A bottle of 500ml generally retails for £1.50, but you can sometimes find them on offer as a buy one and get one half price. The shape of the bottle makes it suitable for bath use, balancing nicely on the bath rim with no wobbling and no dripping or fuss.
The liquid dispenses quickly and I soon found that a little went a long way. A capful or less should do you for a good foamy bath. My first impression was that the smell was pretty good. Not herbal, not fruity, but it smelt of bathtime and was subtle enough for me. I don't like my bubble baths to reek of foulsome flowers.
The liquid produced a better than expected foam in the bath and the bubbles frothed like a volcano, building a mountain-like mould around my body. The bubbles also stay true for a while and don't disappear the minute you touch them. Enriched with jojoba milk and vitamin E, these properties are renowned for soothing and balancing skin. I found the warm milky touch wonderful and it left my skin feeling calm and smooth. It also gave me a very relaxing bath. No irritations afterwards, soft skin, no residue in the bath and a good price all contribute to making this a decent bubble bath.
I usually have a shower during the week, but on a Sunday night I love to relax in a nice hot bubble bath. I had bought this imperial leather bath soak a while ago as it was on offer, but I had not got round to using it yet as I have so many different bubble baths, I didn't really need another one! It cost me only £1, which is cheap as they are usually around £1.50.
This imperial leather one caught my eye though, I like their range of shower gels a lot, so thought id give their bubble bath a go too. I picked up this white one which has added jojoba milk and vitamin E. It claimed to be very moisturising, and kind to the skin by being 100% soap free and has a skin friendly PH. As I have very sensitive skin, this sounded good to me! This bath soak claimed to give you huggable and snuggable skin, and I definitely wasn't disappointed!
I poured quite a small amount in under the running tap, and I actually needed to add quite a lot to make enough bubbles for me. It is quite a runny liquid, not thick at all. The smell was gorgeous, and stayed in the bathroom all night after my bath. The bubbles lasted as well as other bubble baths I use, and my skin felt really cleansed and soft whilst in the bath. Usually bubble baths dry the skin out, but this was left my skin very soft and smooth, which I was surprised about.
This came in a 500ml bottle, but as I had to pour so much in to great enough bubbles, I don't think this is going to last very long.
I highly recommend this bubble bath though for its gorgeous smell, and its rich moisturising formula, that leaves your skin cleansed and soft all night!
I wasn't an Imperial Leather user before I bought this bubble bath - I find that the traditional soap tends to dry out my skin (though my parents love it!). I've tried quite a few bubble baths in my time but it is difficult to find one to suit as I have very sensitive skin. I do like a bath most nights as I find it a great de-stresser after work. So, when I saw this bottle of Imperial Leather Softly Softly Bath Creme in Poundland for 500ml I thought I would give it a go.
Pouring a good squeeze into a running bath (I love a really bubbly bath - a teaspoon's worth would be OK but I use a good thee or four) the first thing you notice is how lovely and pearlised the creme is, a lovely shimmering white. It smells fabulous too - hard to describe, but it's a very 'clean' smell - ie, not flowery or musky but very fresh, like a fluffy clean towel. I have used lots of different bubble baths and this is by far my favourite scent. It's also great for my husband to use too, as he wouldn't use something that made him smell like a girl!
Anyway, once my bath has run, and there is the usual mountain of bubbles, in I go. The bubbles are that lovely white fluffy sort that really stick and hold together. The worst bubble bath for me is the stuff that struggles to whip up a good lather, and then the bubbles disappear the moment you get in. This Imperial Leather bubble bath is the bubbliest I've ever used!
Once out of the bath, my skin is, as promised on the bottle, Softly Softly! I have extremely sensitive skin (I'm even allergic to Dove) and I have never in the three months now I have been using this bubble bath ever had a problem with my skin - it's always lovely and soft and the bubble bath leaves me smelling fresh (though I would recommend you still use your usual moisturiser afterward as normal).
So, now whenever I go into Poundland I always pick up a few bottles of Imperial Leather bubble bath to stick in the bathroom cabinet (my hubby and I get through two bottles a month!). I absolutely love it, the only other bubble bath I will use if I run out of Imperial Leather is Knights Castile which I find very similar. But, for me, the 'real thing' is the best and I can't praise it highly enough. Bubble kingdom every night!!
I have never been an Imperial Leather fan until now. I always found that this brand dried out my skin but this bath wash is not like that at all.
This was bought as a christmas presant for me and has spent its time on the bathroom shelf until last week. When I had a bath I thought I would test it out and see what it is like.
The bottle is an unusual shape that makes it very appealing. It has a white cap that you have to twist off to open this is very tight so you are assured that the top will not come off and the liquid spill everywhere. It is a clear bottle that has a white lotion inside which makes the bottle look white. It has a white label with the imperial leather red sign on the front and a picture of silver hearts which makes it look very appealing. It also states that it contains jojoba milk and viamin e which is moisturising for your skin. On the back it has the instructions of use which are easy to understand and what it is supposed to do for your skin. It also has a use date of 12 months which means that it will last you a long time if you do not use it in every bath you have. It has instructions on how to open the bottle and the ingrediants so you can check if you may be allergic to anything that it contains. It also states the address and website for futher information that you need the web address is www.imperialleather.co.uk. It is a 500ml bottle so it is worth the money there is alot of product in this bottle and is full to the top.
What it is supposed to do is moisturise your skin and give you healthy and happy skin. It is also supposed to be family kind that it can be used for children too. It has a friendly PH balance, it is mild for you all to use it is dermatologically tested and is 100% soap free. I tend not to use soap because it doesnt suit my skin and I do not use it on my children either so this is satifying information for me to know.
When I was running my bath I followed the instructions and poured it under warm running water. I noticed that bubbles formed but there was not too many of them to take over my bath. I only used around a cap full in the bath and it gave sufficient bubbles and wash for me, this meant that it should last me for about 15 baths. When I got in the water the water seemed smooth on my skin as if I was bathing in milk rarther than water. I could feel my skin was very smooth and felt clean. The light fragrance was a very girly smell and I found it very relaxing. It is a nice smell that is not too strong but will make your skin smell lovely for at least the rest of that day.
When I got out of the bath and dried myself my skin felt smooth and moisturised just like it said it would. My skin has seemed more healthy and has not dried out even in the cold weather, this has pleased me and has assured me that the product really works. My skin has been soft everyday that I have used it and even the days that I haven't which is also very pleasing and the fact that my skin has a nice smell after I have used it is brilliant too. I have found that it also washes my skin very well and I feel clean after I have bathed in it.
The interesting information that I found is that on the bottle is that the bottle is made from recyclable plastic so that we can do our bit for our planet by recycling it. This is good because I think we should all do our bit for the planet and this is helping alot.
I have looked in boots to see how much this is for when I run out and it is almost £2 which is very good value for somthing that is this good and will last around a month with using it everyday.
I think this is very kind on my skin for everyday use, it moisturises very well, it smells nice and cleans very well. I think this is great value for money and is one of the best bath washes around. I am alwaysy sceptical about using new wash products due to having sensitive skin but this was definatley worth the try and I will be using this again. I would advise this Softly Softly bath wash to all who have sensative dry skin it will help keep your skin soft and it is kind on the childrens skin too.
I don't have baths very often - not through choice, there is nothing I would love more than to have a long hot soak in the bath with a good book or magazine. However it's not great for my skin to stay in too long as it dries it out very quickly. Oh and of course there's the fact that we have to share one bathroom between six of us in the house!
Anyway I thought I'd give myself a treat and on a recent trip to Tesco I spotted this bubble bath on offer for £1.00 for a 500m bottle. This seemed like a bargain to me, especially as it claimed to be kind to sensitive skin, so I quickly snapped it up.
As shown in the picture it has pretty simple packaging. The white cream is in a clear bottle with a white twist off lid. I'm not sure why they chose this particular design of the lid, but my one little niggle with it is that the lid twists off fairly easily, however you have you have to give it quite a hard push to get it back on. It would be so much easier if they just made it a screw top lid - they obviously have their reasons though!
The bottle has stickers on both the front and back with all the necessary information such as name, ingredients, directions for use etc...
The packaging also shows the claims of being mild enough for the whole family, dermatologically tested and 100% soap free - all of these are aspects which really appeal to me.
As mentioned I was drawn to this partly because of the 'softly softly' in the name, but also due to the several claims of being kind to sensitive skin, so I was keen to put these claims to the test.
The first thing I noticed was that you are told to put a 'dollop' in the bath, but as it has such a big opening it is quite difficult not to pour a huge amount in. I probably did put too much in as the amount of bubbles created was huge, but due to the packaging design there isn't an awful lot you can do about this.
My one suggestion to Imperial Leather would definitely be to redesign the opening of the bottle.
When I got in the bath I noticed the gorgeous smell that seemed to be continuously coming from the bubbles. It wasn't too overwhelming (something I often find it a problem with bubble baths), but you can almost smell the milkiness from the Jojoba milk. I couldn't quite put my finger on what the smell was but I recognised it, it was luxurious and relaxing at the same time.
When my partner used the cream in his bath I asked him what he thought, he replied that it reminds him of baby products such as Johnsons Baby Lotion - and I guess I do agree with him there. Just from the smell you can tell that it is going to be gentle on the skin.
When I got out of the bath I felt completely relaxed and was just about ready to collapse into bed! Lying in the bubbles really had completely relaxed not only my body but my mind as well.
I noticed that some of my previously dry patches of skin did look a little red; however it didn't feel itchy or sore (as it normally would after I have had a bath). My skin did feel hydrated and smooth, however I still felt it necessary to completely moisturise my whole body as I normally would.
For those with normal skin I would say this wouldn't be a problem, however for me even the softest of products I still need to moisturise my skin, so I am still very impressed with this product. It didn't leave me looking all red and blotchy which is always a bonus for me!
As I was lying in bed that night I noticed that I could still smell the bath cream on my skin, it made me feel even more relaxed than I already was - my partner even commented that I smelt 'lovely'!
***Price and Availability***
The bottle I bought was a 500ml bottle and cost me £1.00 from Tesco, however this was on special offer.
It is available from all good supermarkets and chemists.
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