“ Brand: Marks and Spencers / Texture: Cream / Type: Bath Cream / Subcategory: Bath Cream / Oil „
First off before I get stuck into writing this review I feel the need to point out the photograph on the top of this page is not correct though the title is. in fact the product looks nothing like what is shown and I have no idea why this picture is even up as it certainly isn't the one I requested...anyway........
I don't normally shop in Marks & Spencers, in fact I tend to bypass the store completely usually to be honest. When I was a child my mother always bought me stuff from there so it is a store I grew up with however I simply thought as I got older that this store was out of the question for me to buy anything from as I believed it to be rather pricey and out of my budget.
However my friend wanted to nip in and so I found myself having a little nosy about. One thing I love is beauty and body products and the likes and I was really surprised when I spotted this 'Essential' range of products. All the 'Essential' products (which are like the cheaper more budget products belonging to the store) were a pound each though at the time I was instore all of them were on offer as a buy one get one half price deal (for a limited time only) so I really did stock up on bath products, liquid handwashes and even a couple of deodorants for myself. I only have a bath in my home and I like a variety of products to choose from and to display and I really do get through them at the rate of knots so for £1.50 for 2 Mark's items I was really chuffed!
The packaging if all the 'Essential' products is rather basic if not a bit cheap looking to be honest and we are only told discreetly on the back of the bottle that this is a Marks & Spencers product. The bottle holds 500ml of the bath cream and on the front of the see through, tall plastic bottle that has a twist on/off whiteish coloured lid to the top of it we are told that it is Essential Extracts Aloe Vera Cream Bath and the size is stated (as I have listed already) and there is a picture shown of an aloe vera leaf on there. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients are listed and we are told that it is not tested on animals and contact details for Marks & Spencers are given. Informative packaging this is but like I have already said in my opinion this is a bit of a cheap looking bottle in my opinion.
The Bath Cream Itself:
The cream bath in colour is a nice and rich aqua green colour and appears creamy rather than a usual gel style of bath product with a slight shimmer to it. you don't need very much of this at all to get a nice, rich thick and white foam on the bath water and it basically smells like aloe vera does which is very fresh in fragrance, unisex and a bit 'green' and I like it well enough as it simply smells clean to me and very refreshing!
It doesn't turn the water any colour at all and once the cream is blended with the water it isn't highly fragranced sadly but it is detectable gently as you soak.
This doesn't make me feel anything though. By that I mean I don't think that this makes my water softer to bathe in so it doesn't moisturise me much, it doesn't leave my skin dried out or anything either to be fair to it and it doesn't leave a huge amount of fragrance on my skin at all, well not beyond about 20 minutes after I've dried off!
This product is designed to leave the skin soft and smooth and although I am pleased it doesn't upset my sensitive skin I don't think it does much for me at all and like the other bath products I have tried from Marks & Spencers lately I have been left feeling really unimpressed with this sadly!
Only available in Marks & Spencers stores.