Product Type: Cussons Bath / Shower
Newest Review: ... available for around £1.69. You can also buy this at Wilkinsons and most supermarkets. ~ Use ~ The body wash itself is white in colour a... more
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Imperial Leather Skin Kind Refresh
Member Name: angelboouk
Imperial Leather Skin Kind Refresh
Advantages: nice smell, packaging, soothing, refreshing
Disadvantages: scent doesn't last, lack of moisturising properties, price
~Skin Kind Refresh~
Skin Kind Refresh is a body wash/shower gel offered by Imperial Leather. This body wash contains an allergen free fragrance of cucumber and aloe vera. This body wash is hypoallergenic and has been approved for use by those who have sensitive skin. Imperial Leather claim that this body wash is moisturising as well as cleansing for your skin. There are no colours in this product.
This clear body wash is presented in a clear, curvy bottle with a flip top lid. The label offers the product claims and company information and it can be recycled. This body wash has a 12month shelf life. I find the packaging to be simple and very gender neutral. It wouldn't be out of place in any bathroom.
~Price and Availability~
This body wash is available in 250ml and 500ml sized bottles. 500ml retails at around £2.69 and is currently on a buy one get one free offer in Tesco stores. 250ml retails at around £2.00. Wilkinsons also stock this range.
I bought a few bottles of Skin Kind when Wilkos had them reduced to less than 80p a bottle. I have dry, sensitive skin and although I do not take reactions to perfumed body and shower products, my skin flares up sometimes. This body wash seems perfect for those days. It is quite expensive compared to other body washes.
The body wash itself looks like water. It has quite a gloopy consistency and a little goes a long way. I find it beneficial to dispense a small blob onto my body puff as this increases the lather. Applying direct to damp skin isn't ideal as this product simply slips off my skin. This body wash lathers up beautifully. The lather produced is light and fluffy rather than rich and creamy. It feels incredibly soft on my skin and is one of the most cooling body washes I have experienced - it really is very soothing for irritated skin as well as being very cleansing.
The scent of this body wash compliments the soothing properities. The cucumber is the prominent scent and is very refreshing and natural smelling. The scent doesn't linger on my skin long after drying off though which is disappointing. The lather rinses off well and my skin feels cool and gently cleansed. I find this body wash to be very gentle on my skin and when I have dried off, my skin does feel less irritated, especially around the top of my arms where irritation can be really uncomfortable for me.
Where this body wash lacks is the moisturising effects. Perhaps those with less dry skin (but still sensitive) would benefit more but personally, I found my skin to be every bit as dry and lacking hydration as it was before I used this body wash. This is quite disappointing as I would have expected soft, smooth and moisturised skin to some degree from this body wash. I need to slather my skin in body lotion/butter after using this.
I will use the bottles I have here as I hate waste but won't buy this again due to the lack of moisturisation it offers. It is a light, gentle body wash for sensitive skin and smells quite pleasant. It would be ideal for anyone in the family to use. It just doesn't live up to all its promises so I feel 3 stars is fair.
Thanks for reading :)
Originally written for ciao Aug 2012 and updated for dooyoo..
Summary: not one I will buy again