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I have always been a big big Elemis fan. I have dry/sensitive skin that reacts horribly to many premium brands, though I have yet to find an Elemis product that irritates my skin (and I have tried at least 80% of the range!!)
When I fell pregnant, I became extra particular with what I put on my skin. Partly because constant all-day 'morning' sickness dehydrated me, making my dry skin even worse, but mostly because I didn't want to expose my growing baby to chemical nasties. This is one of the few products that I continued to use all the way through, as it really soothed my dry skin and the ingredients list isn't scary! The scent was also subtle enough to not induce vomiting (unfortunately, the same cannot be said for my usual shower cream, perfume & deodorant...all had to stored until post-baby!) Rather appropriately, it smells of milk & babies!
When my son was about three weeks old, he started to get quite dry skin on his arms, legs & scalp, particularly after a twice-weekly bath in plain water (no products). A few weeks later, he developed a hint of eczema on his eyebrows too.
As a dry-skin sufferer, I know that the doctor recommend/prescribed products are foul. My Dad (a SEVERE eczema sufferer) said the same of prescribed moisturising products for dry skin & eczema (though his condition is so severe that he has to persist with the prescribed pills & steroid creams) and, despite being a real tight-wad(!) also swears by the rather expensive Elemis Milk Bath to soothe a flare up.
And so we started adding just a little milk bath to our mum & baby bathes...and the dry skin went!
Finally, I can't say whether or not this product was the reason, but my son never developed cradle cap and I never had a single stretch mark in pregnancy. It certainly didn't hurt!
Brilliant luxurious Elemis product!Not only can you put it in the bath to help soothe your skin you can also rub it on your skin and your left with a beautiful silk feeling!Although it is a little on the expensive side the 400ml bottle will last you a while and is worth the money.It's great for all skin types especially dry.Children and babies can use it without any worries to yourself! It has a great smell and I would defiantly recommend this!
Luxury milk bath is part of the Elemis Spa homebody soothing range.
Elemis are a premium beauty brand that produces a range of skin and body products that are used in spas around the world.
I have used this before many years ago but was reintroduced to it when I was lucky enough to receive a goody bag full of large sample size Elemis products.
I really like Elemis products particularly their bath and body care products as I feel really pampered after using them. This is one of their award winners and is really highly rated by people who use it.
My sample came in a plastic bottle with 60ml of product, which looks like a miniature version of the full size.
The product is a creamy white colour with the consistency of single cream. They recommend you use 5 capfuls in a bath - I use more as I have a large bath.
This turns the water cloudy but there are no bubbles.
The product is aimed at very dry skin and if you suffer from severe dryness they recommend daily use for 12 days. Rather unusually you can also use this as a body cream.
It contains milk protein, natural plant collagen, and oat extract and camellia oil. All designed to nourish and soften without irritating skin.
It has a very subtle scent of exotic flowers, which is very natural, and not over powering.
I really like this as the water felt really soothing and the subtle scent made me feel very relaxed. I used more product than they recommended as I have very dry irritated skin and we have quite a large bath but less than a normal bath product.
My skin felt lovely and soft and smelt gorgeous and it eased the itchiness I experience from psoriasis particularly on my legs, which can become really tight and itchy after a bath.
It feels very gentle and I really enjoyed soaking in the softly scented water. I love having a bath but sometimes my skin starts to itch in the water and it isn't very relaxing. I use prescribed creams and oils in the bath designed to ease and sooth my skin but they don't help so I was impressed with this.
I used this as a moisturiser after my bath, which is a little tricky as it is quite runny. I didn't need to use a lot as I applied to damp skin and it made my skin feel super soft and satiny.
Would I Recommend
This is a wonderful bath product that really soothed and nourished my skin and I found the scent and cloudy soft water were perfect for my sore irritated skin.
My skin felt nourished and really soft.
I found it a little runny to use as a moisturiser although it does give good results.
What I have done is apply this on the really irritated skin on my legs, as nothing I use seems to clear the psoriasis, but this does help with the itchiness and the tight feeling.
A very gentle product, which made for a very relaxing bath, my skin definitely felt better for using this.
Would I Recommend
I hesitate a little on whether to wholeheartedly recommend but only because of the price, which is £42 full price for 400ml. I managed 2 baths out of 60ml and I applied to my legs so I think I will get 12-13 baths out of the full size so around £3 a bath.
There are probably other products out there that deliver similar results that I haven't come across yet, but I decided to continue with this more as it has made my skin feel more comfortable and I haven't felt the urge to scratch my skin as much.
I don't think this will heal the psoriasis but I think that the gentle formula has improved and made a difference to my skin condition which makes any moisturiser and prescription cream much more effective. I plan to use this for 12 days as Elemis recommend as although expensive it feels worth it if it helps the overall condition of my skin.
I think the fact that this can be used neat as a moisturiser demonstrates how gentle this is
Available from John Lewis and lots of online retailors - Gorgeous Shop have this for £33.60, various sellers on Ebay for around £20 and QVC have a kit with the full size matching shower cream and body lotion for £45. Time to Spa the Elemis official online shop has a 60ml travel size for £7.25 if you want to try this.
I find that you get better value by buying a kit as you get several products for the price you pay for one.
A considered purchase but a 5 star product in my opinion.
Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath -
I was recently very spoilt and was given a day at a spa with several treatments thrown in! The products used were Elemis products and after having been given a bag of goodies, I found that I liked this product and decided to spoil myself by buying a large bottle of the stuff.
WHAT IS IT?...
This is apparently a unique formula which captures the essence of Cleopatra's ancient bathing ritual. It has a milk protein base which is rich in nourishing vitamins, amino acids and minerals and is recommended for irritated sensitive and excessively dry skin conditions.
HOW DOES IT WORK?...
The product contains natural plant collagen from oat extract and Japanese camellia oil to feed the skin whilst keeping it soft and supple. This I already know before I start on my new bottle will leave my skin well moisturised.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The product comes in a 400ml plastic bottle with the instructions and information on the back. When I unscrew the lid and tip up the bottle the product does come out of the bottle quite quickly as it's not especially thick- no need to squeeze the bottle. Although at first I thought it smelt quite floral I'm not sure this is the real smell and the more I have smelt it I become more convinced that it veers more towards the herbal smell. Whatever it, is, I like it as it smells fresh and clean and even when added to running water, the smell lingers giving a subtle but not overpowering scent to my skin.
HOW TO USE IT...
It is suggested that 5 capfuls should be added to a hot running bath, although I don't actually measure it out but just guess and pour. It should be used everyday for 12 days as part of a regime to combat severe dryness, although I think this is the time it should take to achieve soft and moisturised skin rather than a limit. When added to the bath the product comes easily out of the bottle and produce a satisfying amount of bubbles and a nice scent.
Alternatively on very dry skin, it can be used as a cream and massaged in. I have tried this on a few occasions and it does leave skin soft and silky but I use it more frequently as a bathing resource as I find it a bit runny for rubbing onto my skin.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The RRP varies from around £20- £40 and it's worth shopping around. It is pricey but does last for ages.
The product is certainly quite expensive for a bath milk but it is very good quality and does leave my skin feeling immediately soft and moisturised. The smell lingers in the bathroom for a while which is very pleasant and although it lingers on my skin this doesn't seem to affect any perfume I may put on.
A recommended product which I will be buying again to treat myself.
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I am a big fan of Elemis and a big fan of bath products so when I saw this I had to try it.
This product doesn't come cheap at £39 for 400ml, although is does last a very long time and son't need to use a lot. One capful will easily do a whole bath full of water and turn it into the best bath ever.
I brought my first bottle froma shopping channel as part of a special value kit. When I first smelt it I was amazed, it actually smells like milk, and looks a bit like milk too.
Now I'm no cleopatra but, what'sgood enough for her is good enough me. bathing in this, you would almost think it is milk in your bath. It has the most gorgeous fragrance, like milk but so much nicer somehow.
This is not a bubble bath and doesn't foam at all. It is more of a bath soak and works really well. When your in the bath it feels realy silky on your skin and makes me feel really clean and fresh. When you get out of the bath, your skin still feels silky soft and really well moisturised, for me it was like I had already put on a body lotion!
You can use this neat on the skin if you have very dry patches or areas that need a bit more care and it is so delicate and gentle, you can even you it on babies, although that's your choice of course.
I have very sensitive skin that is prone to Eczema throughout the year and found that, unlike other products, this did not irritate or sting. It was actually very soothing and calming and inproved the problem areas.
I only wish this was available on prescription because it really did work better then anything the doctor has ever prescribed for me.
One of my pleasures in life is a long soak in my bath, with a glass of wine and a few candles-bliss! I also like to have something deliciously scented and luxurious to ad to the bath. I am lucky enough to have been given a range of Elemis aromatherapy products including the gorgeous skin nourishing milk bath.
Elemi makes a whole range of skin care products all using natural ingredients using plant oils. I have a fairly dry and sensitive skin so I really liked the sound of the nourishing milk bath that is made specifically with dry skin in mind. I have used several Elemis products now and have never had any problems with irritation.
Elemis nourishing milk bath comes in a clear plastic bottle with a rather classy silver screw top lid. On reading the back of the bottle I see that the milk bath contains natural plant collagen made from oat extract and Japanese camellia oil to help keep skin supple. The milk bath has a milk protein base that is rich in nourishing vitamins, amino acids and minerals. This all sounds very impressive, but the proof of the pudding as they say, is in the eating, or in this case the bathing!
The instructions tell you to pour 5 capfuls of the milk bath into hot running water. I was surprised at how runny this milk bath is and had been expecting something much thicker. The scent is divine however and scores full marks from me! I always find it hard to describe a scent, but this smells very fresh and clean if that makes sense!
This is not a product for those who like lots of bubbles in their bath. It leaves the water a milky white as you might expect. Bathing in this milk bath really is like heaven and I can understand why Cleopatra did the same!I have been really impressed with how lovely and soft my skin feels after using this milk bath. The instructions recommend you use it for 12 days to get the full benefit and if you have really dry skin you can massage it directly into your skin.
Elemis products are not cheap and this one is no exception. A 400 ml bottle will set you back around £38! Elemi is available online from various sites or from John Lewis and beauty salons. I love this milk bath but unless I am given a bottle this Christmas I don't think I will be replacing my bottle once it is finished, as it really is out of my budget!
If you are looking for the magic formula for soft skin then look no further than Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath. I first purchased this after a visit to an Elemis spa and as usual with spa treatments, skin feels so great that you 'have to have' the product to mimic the same effects at home. As we all know, that is not the case most of the time. The first time I used it, I poured a cap full in my bath and the smell is the first thing which hits you. It is gentle enough to not overpower any other products you decide to use but still leaves the skin with a beautiful fresh scent. After bathing, dab it onto skin to leave you with velvet soft skin. It sinks in almost immediately and doesn't leave a horrible film skimming on the surface which is often a feature of deep moisturising lotions. I have also used this as an intensive treatment for my hair which can often be dry and brittle due to colouring and air conditioning. Smooth it on the length and tips and roll up into a loose knot and sleep. Upon waking, wash out and just feel the softness. If you are looking for an all round product this is it. For an extra special treat, use in conjunction with Elemis Exotic Moisture Melt. Indulgent and yes, a little expensive but so worth it.
I usually use Lush products in my bath so when I received a sample bottle of Elemis Bath Milk with my skincare products i left it gathering dust on my shelf, that is until i saw a review of it in a magazine, so I decided to give it a go.
The Elemis website gives the following discription:
"This award-winning formula has a rich Milk Protein base of nourishing Vitamins, Amino Acids and Minerals. Natural plant collagen feed the skin, whilst keeping it soft and supple. Excellent for sensitive and excessively dry skin. Can be used neat on dry patches, the scalp and mother-to-be's bump"
If I hadnt read this I would never have thought sbout using it on my scalp, I mean who puts bath milk on their head!!! Anyway I ran myself a bath and did as the directions said and poured 5 capfuls in, then massaged some into my hair and scalp whilst I bathed. What first struck me about the bath milk is the smell, it definately wouldnt be the smell that would attract anyone to the product, it reminded me of old fashioned body cream, it also just turned the water a milky colour so didnt make for a particularly exciting bath time. However when I got out the bath I did notice my skin feeling a lot softer, my hair just seemed its usual self.
For the price of the product approx £40 for a 400ml bottle I have to say it wasnt as good as I expected. It did leave my skin softer, but no more than a good moisturiser would do, and it didnt make for an overly pleasant bathing experience. The milk can be used as a moisturiser and rubbed straight onto the skin, but due to the smell it isnt a product I would use for during the day
Although it wasnt for me some people must find it to be a good product as it has won many awards, but I think I'll stick to only using Elemis for skincare.
Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath is one of those products where i seem to be on a different planet to the rest of the world.
I've had two bottles of this now, about 3 years apart. Both of them were basically freebies: the first (large) bottle was a free gift with a magazine subscription, then i received a smaller bottle as part of a gift set last christmas. This is relevant because even having not paid a penny for the product, i was still underwhelmed by it. If i'd paid full RRP (not much short of £40 for the 400ml bottle), i think i'd have been hopping mad.
Elemis say that this bath includes Milk proteins with vitamins, amino acids and minerals, making it especially suitable for sensitive or very dry skin. (As an aside, and going back to the cost factor - there's not much else in this by way of active ingredients. What are they using - gold plated cows? Milk isn't exactly expensive, so how does this end up costing as much as it does??!)
Anyway, the first time i tried this, my expectations were high - i have moderately dry skin which means i have to moisturise thoroughly when i get out of the bath, so i was hoping that this product would allow me to collapse ready-moisturised straight into bed.
The first surprise was the amount you need to use per bath. If i'm using any old bog standard bath cream, i tend to chuck in a very generous amount, but usually with "salon" type brands a little goes a lot further - one of the ways we justify the high costs to ourselves. Not with this one - the instructions say to use 5 capfuls, which means not all that many baths to the pot.
Second was that this product doesn't really smell of anything - maybe just faintly like a moisturiser, like the original oil of olay or astral or something. I guess that's because of the sensitive skin thing, but it does make the bath less enjoyable. It also doesn't foam, just turns the water milky, so you're basically lying in a pool of unscented milky water.
I'd have forgiven all of this if my skin was glowing, plump and hydrated when i got out, but i'm afraid it really wasn't. I couldn't tell any difference between bathing in this and the supermarket brands i normally use (things like the Palmolive milk & honey sensitive skin bath, which is about 99p for a lot more!). I still felt as if i needed to moisturise, and of course my skin wasn't nicely scented or anything, so all in all i struggle to find any point to this product at all. On subsequent occasions i tried increasing the amount of soak i used, because we do have quite hard water in our area and i thought this might be affecting the results, but it made no difference.
I still have half of the small bottle on my bathroom shelf six months later - that's how indifferent i am to it, i'm using my supermarket honey & almond bath in preference to this. I know lots of people love this product, so i just don't know what i'm missing - all i can say is, at forty quid a pop, try and get a sample before committing, to see if it works for you!
I'm an Elemis fan anyone that knows me will know, I'm in my element if someone so much as mentions a blocked pore or a dry flaky patch as it gives me a chance to rave about the range yet again. This probably makes me incredibly dull and very annoying but I figure that as I'm sadly approaching the age of 27 this month, and still having to produce ID to buy alcohol most times, its got to have done me some favours right? I first came to know this product when I was expecting my daughter and I longed for a lovely warm bath each evening to help my poor back and feet, I have worked with Elemis in the past however had only used this product in the treatments not actually on myself at that point, even though it smelt lovely. If I'm honest it was a bit out of my price range, generally you're looking at paying about £35 for a large 400ml bottle, but when I was in need of something luxurious I looked no further than this. The smell is delicate and there is something of like a baby lotion smell to it almost, which I quite like as it subtle and not over powering, which otherwise massively hinders the art of relaxing and nodding off in the tub (my perfected skill). Even thought it is costly I do think that it almost paid for itself as with most bath soaks I have to empty half the contents in to get the lovely creamy foamy feel that I like and so I can get through quite a few, although as I have said in previous reviews with salon products you don't use any where near as much as its more concentrated and so actually it lasted me a very long time. To be precise I use 2 capfuls per bath and I find that is suffice, any more than that your just really wasting it as only so much will soak into the skin, so it may look lovely but its cost you alot of money for no more benefit.
The great thing about this product is also that it can be used in 3 magical ways making it very versatile, not only is it a bath milk but it's a hair/scalp conditioner and a body moisturiser! Which brings me onto the other reasons I decided on splashing out, obviously being pregnant the worries of the inevitable stretch marks started after the third month and I was determined not to get as many as my mum did with me (apparently alot of its genetic ). There is nothing harmful in this product at all so it's safe throughout an entire pregnancy and it's great at preventing them as it's so nourishing, I didn't get any until I went one week overdue, so not bad. Its a fast flowing liquid, its not gloopy so its lovely and light and doesn't make you feel all sticky after you have applied it. It also claims to be excellent on eczema, dry/hard skin areas, irritated skin and sunburn. I haven't used it on myself for any of these things however it's not hard to imagine as it's a lovely soothing and cooling fluid, perhaps for extra ease of sunburn you could pop it in the fridge 10 minutes before applying to cool the skin even more. The third use is as a conditioning treatment for the hair and scalp, I did do this as I have very dry brittle hair due to alot of bleaching over the years, yes I confess I'm not a natural blonde. It works wonderfully and when I use this I wrap cling film round my head (keep the heat in and makes it condition deeper) with a warm towel over the top. Yes I look a picture, my boyfriends a lucky man. I can't say how this would work without doing that bizarre routine but for me its gives fantastic results when I do. It can be used as a daily conditioner although I don't think I know anyone who could afford to do that. I have other little uses for it that aren't mentioned that I discovered in my years as a therapist, I use to after plucking my eyebrows to cool the skin, heat bumps, I have even put it on my lips when they were exceptionally dry last year, hand moisturiser, after waxing of any area and using in the shower on a loofah. I'm sure the list could go on and on but those are a few things I use it for.
So how good is it, is it worth the extra pennies? Yes I would say so it's always done what it should do for me and I do think helped with my battle against stretch marks and tames my crazy crispy hair. It's pricey but a girl needs a treat now and then right?
This Elemis product replicates Cleopatra's anicient bathing ritual in our own homes today. The milk bath has a milk protein base, with vitamins, minerals and amino acids galore.
Milk Protein, Plant Extracts, Jojoba, Xanthum Gum, Glycerin, Macadamia Nut Oil, Japanese Camellia Oil, Oat Extract.
As you can see from the ingredients list, it's natural and nourishing which is ideal for sensitive skin types. Whilst most people use it in the bath, I use it as a skin moisturiser AFTER my bath/shower and I've also used it as a hair conditioner, both ways work beautifully.
It's not the cheapest bath product or moisturising product (depending on how you use it) in the world, but it's just beautiful and pure indulgent.
It's ideal for babies and pregnant women too, which I wouldn't recommend for many of the Elemis products at the essential oils that they use are very powerful and may not be suitable during pregnancy. Therefore, natural is not ALWAYS the ideal product during pregnancy, but this is gentle enough for everyone.
Again, this is another product which came in my Elemis parcel this morning! I received a small bottle again due to the price of a big bottle costing around £35. The bottle I got was 60ml in size and when I read the instructions and discovered that you had to use 5 capfuls in a bath I was disappointed as that would nearly empty the whole bottle!
When I read on I discovered that it could be used neat to moisturise very dry skin so I thought i'd use it for that instead!
When I opened the bottle I was delighted, it smells lovely. Itkind of reminds me of holidays as it does have a slightly sun cream smell about it.
It worked really well just using it as a moisturiser and made my skin feel lovely.
Two nice ingredients in this is the jojoba oil and the macadamia oil.
This is a great moisturiser but I wouldn't chuck the whole bottle in the bath!
This is the best stuff if you have a really bad sunburn. You can wash with it and then use it as a lotion afterwards and it makes your skin feel so good and it really helps! The scent is really refreshing and calming. I cannot say enough good things about this product!!!
Can you imagine yourself as Cleopatra - lying back luxuriating in a sumptuous milk bath? Sounds good doesn't it? Well that it what Elemis promise with their Milk Bath. I bought a pack of Elemis products from QVC, mainly because it included this milk bath that all the presenters were in rapture about. When the package finally arrived I opened it and initially was a little disappointed at the size of the bottle - it was very small. Still, no matter, I thought, because on reading the instructions I discovered that you are only meant to use a capful. I excitedly started running my bath, setting the mood with some candles as well, I was really looking forward to pampering myself after a hard day at work. Apparently, it is supposed to smell like creamy white chocolate (one of my favourite foods). As I opened my bathroom door I expected the whiff of sweet creamy chocolate to hit me and.................... nothing. I sniffed again but couldn't smell a thing, with disappointment I slipped into the bath, hoping at least that the water would be lovely and moisturising (also as promised) but for such an expensive product (on it's own it is nearly £20 in the shops) but it felt no different to some of the supermarket own brand products. The next night I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt thinking that maybe I hadn't put enough of it in. In my haste, this time I tipped nearly half a bottle into the bath. Oh well I thought, it would be an expensive bath but hopefully it would be worth it for the pleasure. This time I could albeit faintly smell a sweet milky scent - although nothing like what I was expecting. Due to the fact that I had put so much in the bath, there were little blobs of the white creamy lather that hadn't dissolved properly, but when I got into the bath it made my skin feel so greasy and oily that I couldn't bear to stay in there for more than about twenty minutes. Although Elemis have a number o
f great products this is definitely not one of them. For such an expensive and exclusive brand, to say that I was disappointed would be an understatement. Unless you have a couple of asses ready for milking in the back garden I would advise you to go to your local supermarket, where you can find a better product for a tenth of the price.
This is a luxurious bath lotion which really does soothe and moisturise sore, irritated or very dry skin. It contains a whole host of very healing ingredients and helps to turn a bath at home into a real salon treatment. This isn't something I use all the time, not least because it's very expensive (35+ for the large size); but when my skin becomes dry in winter or I suffer an eczema outbreak, this is one of very few products which actually helps. Like all Elemis products there are no petrochemicals or animal ingredients. The smell is quite delicate and neutral, so would be suitable for men as well as women.
Ingredients: Milk proteins, Japanese camellia essential oil, Oat extract, Jojoba essential oil, Macadamia essential oil and Wheat germ oil / Enriching bathing milk / This unique balancing formula leaves the skin feeling nourished / The special milk protein base, rich in vitamins, amino acids and minerals contains natural plant collagen from Japanese camellia oil and oat extract / Excellent for excessively dry skin conditions, leaving the skin satin soft and in perfect harmony / Directions for use: For maximum benefit use Elemis Sp@Home Skin Nourishing Milk Bath every other day over nine days / Shake well and add 80ml whilst running the bath / Spa tip: Cleopatra bathed in nourishing Asses milk and was acclaimed for her beautiful skin / Treat yourself like a queen, mist your bathroom with Quiet Mind Room Mist, apply the Skin Nourishing Milk Bath direct on your skin before reclining in your warm decadent bath / Apply a facial mask, close your eyes and breathe slowly in through your nose and out through your mouth creating a circle of breath / Repeat for 3 minutes / The milk proteins will help deeply moisturise and soothe your body / Key