Product Type: N-Spa Bath & Shower
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N Spa Fruit Extracts Fresh Sweet Raspberry Shower & Bath Gel
Member Name: jodiestokes
N Spa Fruit Extracts Fresh Sweet Raspberry Shower & Bath Gel
Date: 13/11/09, updated on 21/01/12 (286 review reads)
~~ Introduction ~~
Browsing the mountains of bath and shower gels in ASDA recently, my eyes soon feasted upon the attractive packaging of the N-Spa Fruits range. N-Spa Fruits is a new range of mouth watering fruit body scrubs and shower and bath gels designed and formulated for Nirvana Spa & Leisure LTD. Within the fruity range there four juicy fruit fragrance variations:
Vanilla Crème Brulee
With my mood'o'meter firmly set on girly, I opted for the bright pink Raspberry milkshake!
~~ Packaging ~~
With a rather generous 500ml's the bath and shower gel comes in a very modern looking, clear cylindrical shaped plastic bottle displaying the rich creamy, raspberry pink mixture inside. There's no denying that bottle craftily emulates the appearance of the more exclusive Moltan Brown or Philosophy range but let's face it, the best ideas are always taken and adapted and whilst in appearance the product screams expense, the price tag will keep you smiling. The sleek design of the bottle is certainly eye catching and has been designed as much to target the gift market as it is tailored for a more luxurious personal buy.
As you would expect, the front of the bottle displays the name of the product as well as a rather sweet little saying designed to fill the space. In my opinion the sayings on the N-spa fruits range are rather quant, others may find them poetical like me or utter gibberish and more akin to a schnapps advert.
The back of the packaging displays the ingredients used as well as the directions for use.
~~ Cost and availability ~~
This product does seem to vary in price but never beyond reasonable. I bought mine from ASDA for the bargain price of two for £5 which I think is amazing value when you consider that you are essentially getting a 500ml bottle for £2.50. There does appear to be a number of different offers surrounding this range and you can also buy them in gift boxes. At such a low cost they really do make for fabulous gifts.
You can find this product or a number of other products in the range at most supermarkets as well as selected online stores.
~~ The claim ~~
A refreshing blend of wild raspberry combines with summer flowers and a delicate soft musk, in a luscious deep pink shade. Leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and fragranced with the juicy aroma of raspberries.
The scent of summer berries will make you feel impassioned as you shower, or pour under a warm running tap for a calming warm soak.
~~ Let's analyse the claim ~~
"A refreshing blend of wild raspberry combines with summer flowers and a delicate soft musk, in a luscious deep pink shade." As soon as I flipped open the lid the smell of raspberry was evident, not fresh raspberries but the raspberry milkshake as promised. I'm not convinced there is any significant floral aspect to the scent in this product but there is a definite delicate soft musk that allows the scent to gently linger on without being imposing. The colour of the bath and shower gel is certainly a luscious deep shade of pink and looks and smells almost good enough to eat.
"Leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and fragranced with the juicy aroma of raspberries. " My skin does feel incredibly moisturised after using this product which I was fairly surprised to discover as most budget body washes don't ever seem to have that affect on my sensitive skin. The raspberry scent does indeed linger and after I have towel dried and dressed I can still smell its subtle fresh scent.
"The scent of summer berries will make you feel impassioned as you shower, or pour under a warm running tap for a calming warm soak." Now I don't know about "impassioned" but I certainly feel really pampered and relaxed using this product and it does make for a wonderful body wash as well as a warm and relaxing bubble bath.
~~ Overall opinion ~~
I think that the scent of this product is beautiful, I don't usually buy shower gels that are fruity as I often find they all smell synthetic and sickly but I was impressed by the delicious and feminine aroma of this product right from the word go.
As a shower gel I usually pour a small amount on to my puff and lather it up. I found that this product lathers extremely well to the point that if I forget myself and pour a little too much then I end up looking like a giant Santa Claus beard from head to toe!
Having the most sensitive skin of all the people I know I am also pleased to report having no irritation or adverse affect after using this product regularly. On the contrary I have found that it leaves my skin feeling fresh, silky and smooth after use.
I haven't ever felt the need to use this product as a bubble bath because I usually find after rinsing myself off there is normally enough bubbles in the bath to warrant an extra 10 minute soak without the need to waste any of my yummy shower gel.
~~ Conclusion ~~
I have noticed that this product is often compared to the Philosophy range due to the similarity in packaging. I personally feel that it's a little bit of an unfair comparison when you consider that this product cost me £2.50 compared to in excess of £20 for a product similar in the Philosophy range. If I were to compare the two then obviously my N-Spa raspberry milkshake fruits would go down in estimation but if you take this product on its own merit then it truly is a really lovely shower and bath gel at an affordable price.
~Smells wonderful and lasts
~Has really attractive packaging making it a super gift idea
~Is not tested on animals
~Excellent price and great value for money
~~ Additional information ~~
For more information about this product of any of N-Spa fruits products you can visit the official website at the following address:
Thank you for reading!
Summary: A lovely addition to the bathroom cabinet!