“ Brand: Cussons / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / Subcategory: Bath Cream / What it does: Moisturizes, „
I actually was given this product by my dad who after clearing out my mums extensive collection of toiletries found several that she was not going to use again, one of those products was this Imperial Leather moisture bath moments bath foam.
Obviously I was lucky enough to be given this product for free but it is widely available from a variety of stores and currently cost £1.89 for a 500ml bottle in Boots. I do not think this is bad value but am sure that it is possible to pick this bath foam up cheaper from stores when they have special offers on.
The moisture bath foam comes packaged in a clear curved plastic bottle with a white twist off cap, allowing you to see the white bath foam contained inside. There is a sticky label on the front and back of the bottle which contains all the necessary information that you need to know about the product including ingredients listing and that the bath foam is dermatogically tested and has a skin friendly pH. Although I was surprised to see that there are no directions for use on the bottle which is something that I would normally expect to find.
When you first unscrew the cap you can smell the light fragrance which is a little like baby powder and quite subtle. Although it does not state on the bottle how to use the bath foam I just used it in the same way that I would any other buy gently pouring a good amount under the running tap. This seemed to give a nice amount of bubbles and made my bathroom smell nice.
The bath foam contains jojoba and vitamin E which it states that it helps to moisturise the skin. I do tend to suffer from slightly dry skin so always welcome any products than can help with this. I did find that after using this bath foam that my skin did feel fairly soft and smooth but unfortunately there was no spectacular results. Overall I think this is an average bath foam which is fine to use for everyday bathing but for a more indulgent bath I would use something a little more expensive.
I have just finished a bottle of Imperial Leather Moisture Moments bath foam and I really liked it. The fragrance was cottonsilk and jasmine, now I don't really know what "cottonsilk" is or smells like but it makes it sound appealing doesn't it? The cottonsilk aspect of the name made me think it would leave my skin silky so someone did their research right!
I bought mine for £1.59 and it was on a BOGOF offer at Superdrug not long ago. It's a big bottle containing 500ml and the bottle is shaped as in the picture above, a curvy shape with a squarish lid.
The one thing about this that annoys me is the lid, it's fine when your hands are dry but if you have wet hands it's a nightmare to open and close it.
The smell is heavenly, the jasmine is really fresh and flowery. It does leave the skin smooth and silky so many will not need to moisturise after using this. I pour some in the bath for scented bubbly water then apply some to my exfoliating glove and give my skin a thorough scrubbing with it.
It's really pleasant to use and does exactly what it claims to but it's not much use for my partner who doesn't want to smell girly after a bath!
Thoroughly recommended. Four stars because of the frustrating lid issue!
My bath times are incredibly precious to me. Just lately I have been so busy that I just haven't had the time to laze about in a nice brimming bubbly bath and have been showering and hurrying about to get ready like a mad woman. I do spend an absolute fortune of bath and body products an can often be found leaving Boot's (my favourite shop) laden down with bags of bargains.
I only buy myself the best because I enjoy taking care of myself and I always try and buy products that promise to be best suited to me and my needs. I want stuff that softens my skin, is sensitive and with a lovely fragrance and I'm willing to pay for it. So for special occasions such as big nights out I buy Lush, day to do day I have the whole range of Soap & Glory products and I'm someone that buys all this stuff regularly but what happens when you go to tip in some of your favourite bath foam and you realise you haven't got enough apart from panic? Well me, I looked on the family bathroom shelf (I live with parents) and I spied this and thought I'd give it a go.
Now my Mother is constantly telling me off for buying stuff when I don't need to. Her argument is the cheaper stuff is just as good and she buys the stuff in the bathroom for anyone to use it. My argument is yes you've bought it for anyone to use but not specifically for me and it may not be luxurious enough for me to use (remember I don't have a bath often and I want some me time laced with indulgence cos I miss out on that with showering!) and it may upset my skin or something!
Let me just tell you why I worry about my skin. I get very dry skin and my calves and back go greasy really quickly if I don't use decent products so it's hard for me with dry and greasy skin issues. I'm conscious that I get blackheads on my chest and blackheads on my back. Also I shave so anything I put in to a bath needs to not dry me out or I nick myself all over the place! So I don't think I'm being overly fussy but I do have sensitive skin and the wrong things can make me itch like crazy(I do use a special cream from the Dr for this) and this is why my Mum only uses really gentle fabric softener and I cant use the new Lenor range of products people keep writing reviews about lately! (I'm so jealous cos I want to smell like a white diamond too! lol)
So anyway I spied this a decided to try it out and scream if I wasn't happy lol
500ml see through plastic curvy bottle with a hole at the top of the bottle and a white opaque lid that twists on and off. I hate the lid! It's an odd shape that blends with the bottle shape and you sort of have to square it up and fiddle about to get it on and of and it's a pain in the as.... anyway lol. On the front I'm told it is indeed Cussons Imperial Leather, moisture bath moments and then in small writing at the bottom I'm told 'Extra moisturisers for dry skin with Jojoba & vitamin E. On the back a sticky light blue label tells me ' A gentle blend of jojoba and 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 little luxuries'.
Then I'm told it is Dermatologically tested and skin friendly ph balanced. I'm given the website address for imperial leather (www.imperialleather.co.uk), ingredients are listed, I'm given contact details for Imperial Leather, size is stated (as I've listed already) and told it is made in England. All in all a nice enough bottle and I can see the thick white opaque liquid through the bottle.
Well it doesn't tell me how to use it lol However I used my brain cell and poured some in under my running taps!
The liquid as I've said is thick and white and if you squish some through your fingers it's really soft and silky. It pours out really easily but isn't like cheap stuff that flows out this blobs out! Now you really don't need a lot of this at all. I found one decent sized blob is enough and I will say now that I had another bath a few days after my first bath in this stuff and there was quite a bit left in the bottle so I threw the lot in and rinsed the bottle out to bin it and my bubbles hit the roof and I felt sticky as hell (although when I rubbed myself off with towel I wasn't sticky anymore and I did think maybe I'd need to shower but I got away with it). So less is more and remember you can add more if required of course.
So using a little I filled my bath and I was impressed. Firstly the smell. To my nose this fragrance is best for females. It smells gently of flowers with a real sweetness to it. At the same time it's incredibly light and fresh and it's hard to pin point really what it's meant to smell of as nothing is mentioned anywhere about this product so I advise you to sniff before you buy. Now I say this is best for female but I mean to bath in not because of the after smell but I'll come on to that in a moment if I may!
Bathing in it is lovely. My bubbles were thick and white opposed to great big air filled bubbles. These stay about for the duration of your bath (I was in for an hour and a half) and they're really really nice on your body and none sticky or drying out. The smell stays as well as you are bathing. My skin felt lovely and it was easy to shave my bits and bobs and I felt very enveloped in the softness.
Because it's colourless it doesn't stain the bath and when I emptied my bath I noticed that instead of all my hair I'd shaved off sitting in the bath and me needing to rinse out I didn't need to and the bath wasn't sticky when I'd emptied it and I have to be careful of that as my shower is situated over the tub and I could end up making someone break their neck if using it after I've had a bath!
Drying off I noticed how lovely and soft I was and I had a really nice cosy feeling within my body. However I noticed the smell on my skin didn't linger above a few minutes but the softness I'd achieved did stay put all day even my legs felt like I'd shaved closer than usual.
I felt really clean and bright after using it. It lifted my mood and left my skin in great condition, moisturising what I needed the moisture and didn't harm my greasy bits. I'd have liked the smell to have hung about a bit more but I was going out and getting fragranced up anyway with all my lotions and potions . So in short yes a man could use this but may not want to sit in it.
Would I recommend It....
Yes I would. Cheap and cheerful and it's a large bottle of which your going to get about 30 baths from at a rough guess, more or less depending on how you use it of course! If you have sensitive skin you cant knock it as it is made for us people in mind so you can even use it on your children if you wish. Would I use it in place of my more expensive brands? Not intentionally no as I like the effects of my usual stuff and the long lasting fragrance but as a one off yes I would use it and if my skin got bad definitely would use it again as it really did make me feel soft!
My Mum got ours for 99p in Wilkinson's but usually about £2.29 a bottle in places like Boots, Superdrug, Asda, Sainsburys and too many places to mention, it's popular lol
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