“ Brand: Cussons / Texture: Cream / Type: Bath Cream / Subcategory: Bath Cream / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
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I bought two Imperial Leather bath soaks from Boots last week where they were on offer for £1 each instead of the respective £1.53 and £1.83 and since I had just run out of my Original Source bubble bath it seemed like a good deal. The bottle is the usual Imperial Leather shape: tall and slightly curved and it iss opaque which is always a down point for me because I like to be able to see how much product I have got left/how much I have just poured into the bath! Now the name really conjures up luxury: 'sumptuous bath silk', which, really, is all you need to take me in so I guess that is good marketing on Imperial Leather's part: the name is half the appeal! but when I poured some in my bath yesterday I was a little disappointed at the amount of bubbles I got. I used perhaps a fifth of the bottle under running water and to start with it foamed up really well and the smell was nice: subtle but oriental, but the bubble disappeared quite quickly and, as I am a fan of the long bath, this was a disappointment. Still, at £1 a bottle I can't make too many complaints! My skin felt quite nice after my bath but I am not sure how much the bubble bath was the cause of that and how much was my body lotion!
I'm quite fickle with shower gels and body washes and will go from one to another just seeing what is nice and what is not mostly depending on where the promotions can be found in Boots or Superdrug. Though, the Imperial Leather shower gels are nice enough, I have tended to avoid them becuase I find that their consistency was a bit weak meaning you had to use lots each time resulting in constant replacements. Anyway, they had this on offer for £1.50 on of BOGOF in Superdrug a month or two back which was the best thing on offer and I saw this and thought it worth a try. The first thing that struck me was that it looked a bit masculine. Silver to me, is more of a man's colour than say the typical creams and pinks that you find womens' wash products in. It still had the tradtional wave shape in the bottle and a matching silver flip top lid which would be better placed at the bottom. On the front is just the red logo and a silver coloured satin sheet. The fragrance was quite impressive, I didn't look at it when I put it in the basket but I found it very fresh and clean smelling with a hint of sweetness. On closer inspecition it turned out to be honeysuckle and almond which are two things I like. I was also pleased to find that this lathered very well, much better than others in their rang. A little lasted a long way and it left me feeling throughly cleansed with pleasant smelling skin. I would buy this again certainly. I have also recently seen a pink version of this so will be on the lookout for that now.
*Introduction* Standing in Boots and I have a list of the cosmetics and other beauty products that I need to take back with me to Belgium to avoid paying their extraordinarily high prices for such products. One of the items that was plonked into my basket was Cussons Imperial Leather Sumptuous Satin Bath Cream. My bath soaks were running pretty low so I chose this one as well as 2 others that were part of a 3 for 2 offer. *The Claim* Cussons Imperial Leather Sumptuous Satin Bath experience an unforgettable caress with a touch of pure satin. *About the Product* Pour Imperial Leather into a warm bath and let the sumptuously rich cream envelop your skin leaving it beautifully soft, pampered and smooth. Cussons Imperial Leather Sumptuous Satin Bath is the latest Limited Edition from Imperial Leather and is infused with honeysuckle fragrance and a hint of rich almond. *Application* To use this bath cream it is easy. Unscrew the lid of the bottle. This is simple when you get the knack of how to remove and replace the lid. Then pour a small amount of the bath cream into a running bath and you are done. My advice is to pour the cream directly into the running water as you get more bubbles that way. Only a small amount of the product is required for the bath to be filled nicely with lots bubbles. If you use anymore you'll only be wasting it. *Price and Availability* Cussons Imperial Leather Sumptuous Satin Bath is fairly widely available to buy from smaller shops like Boots, Superdrug and Savers as well as larger supermarkets like Tesco, Sainsbury and Asda. Alternatively, there is also the option of buying it via the internet at www.boots.com. This bath soak retails at £1.49 for a 500ml bottle, a pretty low price indeed. You can also be clever like me and buy it as part of a 3 for 2 offer which often runs in Boots and Tesco on Cussons Imperial Leather products. *My Opinion* The packaging: Cussons Imperial Leather Sumptuous Satin is packaged in a medium sized and curvy plastic bottle with a screw on lid. I find that the curve in the bottle allows this product to be easier to grip whilst undoing the somewhat difficult lid, until you get the hang of it. The plastic of this is clear and it allows you to see the colour of the bath cream as well as how much of the product is in the bottle at all times. This is great for me as I can see how low I'm getting at any point allowing me time to plan a trip to replenish my stocks while I'm back in the UK. The hole at the top of the bottle that you dispense the bath cream from is fairly large which means you'll need to be very careful when tipping it into your bath as you only need a little and its runny consistency means it will gush out rather fast. I am a big fan of the curvy, modern looking bottle and the fact that it isn't so big that is takes up a massive amount of space on my shelf. After all I need room for the rest of my cosmetics! Colour, texture and smell: The colour of this bath cream is cream with pearly appearance. The colour of this turns slightly adjusts the colour of the bath water to a slight cream however not very much. This cream soak is surprisingly thin and watery. When I actually came to usuing it I thought, what the hell is this poor quality all about however I was most definitely wrong and when it is poured into a running bath, it foams nicely. Due to the bath creams runniness in texture, you need to be very careful when pouring it into the bath as it needs just the slightest of tips or you'll go wasting it. With regards to the smell, it is gorgeous. This bath cream infused with honeysuckle fragrance and a hint of rich almond. I think that the honeysuckle scent is evident however not overpoweringly strong. It smells floral as you would expect with the ever so slight hint of almond which I find to be very pleasant. The smell of the bath cream seems to weaken after about 30 minutes of being in the water. Is using this product an unforgettable caress with a touch of pure satin? Well, I don't think I would have worded it quite like that but the touch of pure satin is spot on. Using this product in my baths made my skin feel very soft afterwards and I found that my skin wasn't as dry. Did this rich cream leave your skin feeling beautifully soft, pampered and smooth? Yes, yes, yes! Cussons Imperial Leather Sumptuous Satin Bath Cream left my skin feeling moisturised and all I had to do was bathe in beautifully scented bubbles/foam. This is the life. Longevity of the product: A 500ml bottle of Cussons Imperial Leather Sumptuous Satin Bath Cream lasted me approximately 2/3 weeks when I used it on a daily basis. So if you don't bath as frequently then a bottle will last you a little longer depending on how much you use. Pretty reasonable for something that costs a mere £1.49. *Would I Recommend This Product?* I would definitely recommend Cussons Imperial Leather Sumptuous Satin Bath Cream for use when you want an indulgent and luxurious soak. This bath cream has a lovely smell and makes lots of satiny bubbles... utter heaven. I recommend it as a cheap make up gift if you've had a little fall out with your mum! It goes down a treat... *Overall* Cussons Imperial Leather Sumptuous Satin Bath Cream is a luxurious bath soak that never fails to make me relaxed and moisturised. This bath scream is indeed sumptuous and I believe it is amazing value for money at just £1.49. I'll certainly be buying it again but have I done enough to persuade you to give it a whirl?
I have done really well recently and resisted impulse buying bath products until mu bathroom was nearly empty. I actually get a rather odd sense of achievement when I finish a bottle of shower gel or bath cream! So I have now raided the bargains of the high street and stocked up again. Imperial Leather has just released two limited edition bath creams for the autumn and winter months. At £1 for a 500ml bottle it's hard not to grab and go when you see these on the shelf! The Satin bottle is a smooth curved shape, making it easy to grip in a steamy room. The creamy pearlescent shower cream can be seen through the clear bottle and it matches the colour of the pull off lid exactly. With what looks like a soft satin sheet on the front of the bottle, you can't help but imagine a slightly indulgent bath-time experience. The creamy bath cream is quite watery and you will find that it pours out of the bottle really quickly. I tend to use quite a lot of bath cream in general, but it was apparent that you need quite a lot of this to foam up well. I think if you really like your bubbles then you will get four or maybe five baths out of this 500ml bottle. Slightly below the average amount in my opinion. As soon as the cream is poured under running water it immediately foams up. Not huge bursting bubbles but a rich, smooth foam. When you finally get in the bath it really feels likes 'sumptuous satin' the foam is so smooth and luxurious and you cant help but relax and feel slightly selfish as you envelop yourself in the bath cream. I also found that it made the water feel extremely soft and this in turn added a bit of delicate moisture to the skin and being 100% soap free this is great for the whole family and wont dry out your skin. This bath cream is infused with honeysuckle and Almond. The almond oil is what helps the bath cream to be so indulgently soft and mixed with almond oil it gives of a subtle yet rich floral aroma. Nothing that bursts out of the bottle or one that lingers on the skin, but an understated powdery, clean fragrance surrounds the bathroom. It is quite soothing and smooth, once again adding to the 'Sumptuous Satin' branding of the shower gel. All in all, a pleasure-seeking bath cream, that foams up well and does leave the skin slightly moisturised. The foam does feel very rich and soft. A bargain at £1 and with around four bathtubs of bubbles it isn't too bad. Imperial Leather state it that this is a limited Edition but their limited editions seem to be around for ages and at £1 in most places (I got mine from Boots) it won't break the bank. I would definitely recommend you give it a try for a self-indulgent bath time.