Product Type: Cussons Bath / Shower
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Imperial Leather Sublime Pomegranate Shower Cream
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Imperial Leather Sublime Pomegranate Shower Cream
Advantages: Gorgeous fragrance
Disadvantages: Doesn't have major moisturising properties
Having a shower at both the beginning and end of the day is something I am quite religious about. I love the feeling of being clean and therefore I tend to shower twice a day. However, on my evening, just before bed shower (I don't always have the time for a relaxing soak in the bath!) I don't want a shower gel that is going to revitalise my senses, instead I want one that is warming and relaxing enabling me to drift off to the land of nod.
Fortunately there are plenty of brands out there which create gorgeous shower gels/creams and one of my favourite brands is Imperial Leather. Generally their products are on offer so I tend to stock up with a few varieties. One of my recent additions is the Imperial Leather Sublime shower cream which is a limited edition but having a hunt around it is no longer available or at least being produced by Imperial Leather. However, I bought mine from B&M so I guess discount stores would be the best place to buy it.
== Sublime ==
Imperial Leather Sublime Shower Cream is as said above a limited edition product and has been specifically formulated to be richly moisturising. The main three ingredients used are star flower which is known for its moisturising properties and pomegrantate which is well known for helping to keep the skin soft and supple and lastly jojoba is of course well known for it's moisturising properties.
According to Imperial Leather:
"Prepare for a truly pampering experience. Sublime, combines beautiful fragrances, with our sumptuously smooth moisturising shower cream for the ultimate luxurious experience. Our rich and decadent formulation will leave your skin feeling radiant with a renewed sense of wellbeing."
== Packaging ==
The shower cream comes in the standard Imperial Leather slightly curved plastic bottle only difference being the colour of the shower cream. On the front is the Imperial Leather logo together with the product name and key ingredients. On the back of the bottle there is information about the product together with the usual information such as the extensive ingredients list and contact information.
== In Use ==
The shower cream itself is a gorgeous red colour which has a slight pink hue to it. Whatever the exact shade it is gorgeous and quite festive for this time of year! If you look closely you can see tiny little black seeds which I'm guess are from the star flower which add a nice exfoliating touch to the shower cream and ideal for me as someone who can suffer with dry skin in the winter.
The one thing I noticed straight away when using this in the shower was the gorgeous fragrance. It definitely has notes of pomegranates which almost gives it a slight sharp aroma but at the same time it also has an incredibly warming fragrance. It is quite unusual but at the same time quite irresistible! The shower cream has a lovely consistency which is of course a gorgeous colour with a metallic hue to it, quite luxurious!
The shower cream lathers up easily and evolves into a rich white lather which is incredibly soft to the touch but what I did notice was that the little black seeds which you can see in the bottle have completely disappeared when the shower cream lathers up and you definitely can't feel them when washing which is a bit of a shame although not a major problem for me.
The shower cream's gorgeous fragrance does remain whilst showering which is great and although it is very noticeable it isn't overpowering. After showering my skin doesn't exactly feel moisturised and it does require a body lotion but the same divine scent is still very noticeable which is of course nice. I have been using this shower cream for a few weeks now and although my skin isn't showing signs of being completely moisturised it does look healthy but considering it has three well known ingredients for moisturisation it doesn't really do them justice.
== Overall ==
This is a decent shower cream, it manages to envelope you in a rich, warming yet quite sharp fragrance which for me is ideal for a night time shower as it is incredibly relaxing. As for the moisturising side of things, it hasn't done wonders but my skin hasn't been irritated by such a perfumed product simply because it has a skin friendly pH.
Would I recommend it for moisturising properties? Well no, not really as it hasn't done much for my skin. However, for its gorgeous relaxing fragrance then this is gorgeous and a perfectly usable shower cream just doesn't quite live up to it's description so I can only give it 4 stars.
== Product Information ==
Brand: Imperial Leather
Price: £1.00 (varies)
Summary: A lovely shower cream from Imperial Leather