“ Brand: Marks & Spencer / Type: Bath Foam / Texture: Cream / Butter / What it does: Enricheses „
I was bought a bottle of Marks and Spencer Natures Extracts Cocoa Butter Cream bath for my birthday along with the matching hand wash. I had never heard of this product at the time I received it, however first impressions were good and I looked forward to using it.
The packaging is simple, yet elegant and looks more expensive than it is. It comes in a clear bottle with a simple line drawing on the front and a silver screw top lid.The M&S logo is not displayed on the front and I automatically assumed that it was a much more expensive and luxurious brand. I was surprised, yet pleased to find that it was from M&S and even better, costs just £2.50 for a 500ml bottle. In the flesh I think it looks like it costs a lot more.
The scent of the cream bath is pleasant, smelling predominantly of sweet cocoa but with a hint of vanilla. I think it smells really nice and again quite luxurious. It is not the strongest smelling of products, which I feel lets it down a little bit - as I do like strongly fragranced products - however it would be perfect for anyone who likes a more subtly scented product.
The cream bath is a pearly beige colour and quite thick. It pours easily, so I don't end up using more than is required for each bath. I find that it foams up very easily and a relatively small amount of the product will produce a large amount of bubbles.
The bubbles that are produced are long lasting and creamy and I find my skin - which is prone to dryness - feels soft and hydrated after using this product. This said, I still need to apply a separate body moisturiser, but what I'm trying to get at is that it is not drying to the skin at all.
For the price of this and the size of the bottle - which so far has lasted me ages - I am very pleased. Everything about it seems very luxurious and pampering and it's a bonus that I love the bottle! I would definitely buy another bottle of this cream bath once mine has ran out. I am also enjoying using the matching hand wash and look forward to discovering more products from the Nature's Extracts range.
Marks and spencer pampering cocoa butter
This one is part of Marks and Spencer Nature's Extracts range which includes hand and nail cream, bath foam, and hand wash in "flavours" such as Sparkling Lemon Verbana and Fig and Orange Oil.
This is part of the cocoa butter range, and for this large 500ml bottle of the product costs a not high price of £2.50. It is available in Marks and Spencer stores and also online at www.marksandspencer.com
The plastic bottle has a line drawing of a plant on the front with the information and instructions on the back of the bottle, but other than that it is a fairly plain bottle, which does appeal to me. When I open up the screw on / off lid, there is, I think, a more floral/vanilla smell rather than a smell of cocoa but it is very delicately scented and nothing which I would find off putting or overly strong.
Given that it is described as a bath product which provides a daily luxury, I was expecting it to be thicker but it isn't an especially thick bath foam. However, its not so thin that its runny and just tips out of the dispensing hole, and when I got near the bottle I did have to give the bottle a bit of a shake and a squeeze. Still definitely more a thin cream than a liquid.
To use, the bath foam should be poured directly under warm running water. This immediately releases the bubbles making the overall bathing experience a pleasant one. It does emit a very nice smell in the bathroom but then again, I am always a bit partial to the smell of vanilla.
The product has added moisturiser and this was clear when I was actually bathing because the water felt nice and soft and after drying, my skin didn't feel as though it had dried out at all. Although there is a pleasant smell whilst I am n the bath there is no lasting scent of the product on my skin. This doesn't bother me as I find I can use it before applying perfume without there being any clash of aromas so its definitely one which doesn't have to be used just before bed.
A very nice and reasonably priced bathing product which produces lots of thick creamy bubbles and leaves my skin feeling soft and even a bit moisturised without any residue. It seems to be fine for younger skins and no onein the family who has used it has suffered any adverse reactions.
Its in an attractive bottle and a little bit of the product really does go a long way.
I will definitely be trying out the other products in the range and would recommend this one.
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