Product Type: Palmolive Bath / Shower
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A nice smelling bubble bath
Palmolive Thermal Spa Steam Bath
Member Name: zombieflesh
Palmolive Thermal Spa Steam Bath
Date: 17/09/10, updated on 17/09/10 (81 review reads)
Advantages: fluffy bubbles, unusual scent, aromatherapy effects, nice colour in bottle
Disadvantages: hard to dispense the right amount, no noticeable benefits to my skin
I really love a good bubble bath, they are so comforting and relaxing and more enjoyable than just having a quick wash in the shower. Palmolive are the makers of some of my favourite basic bath and body products, although I had not seen this bubble bath until recently. I bought my Thermal Spa Steam bath from Poundland, where of course it was selling for the price of £1.00.
Palmolive say: "Immerse yourself in the sensation of wellbeing that you get from a steam room experience with Palmolive Steam Bath. Its special formula, enriched with thermal minerals and essential oils of sweet orange and pine, combines with the steam of your bath to envelop you in an enlivening scent. It leaves your skin soft and purified - your senses revitalised."
The Thermal Spa Bath comes in a 500ml sized plastic bottle which is a generous amount. The bottle is clear which allows you to easily see how much product is left as the bubble bath liquid is a vibrant shade of green and shows through the plastic clearly. The lid has a flip top and there is a large hole for you to pour the liquid out of.
To use, you simply run it into a hot bath under the taps and let the bubbles begin! I always find it difficult to control how much liquid to put in as it just seems to gush out of the bottle before I can stop it. The bubble bath has a nice bright green colour which doesn't not really have any effect on the colour of the bath water. I get a nice big helping of thick foamy bubbles and they last for a good long time throughout the bath. I would say that you can realistically manage around 14 baths out of one bottle, as I'm about halfway through mine and that has given me 7 nice bubbly baths.
The info printed onto the bottle claims to give you a Turkish bath sensation. I'm not quite sure exactly what that means! The bath was nice and bubbly, but I didn't really notice any difference or lasting effects to the condition of my skin. Afterwards I still had to use a body lotion to give my skin that extra moisture boost that it needs to stay in tip-top condition.
The scent of this bubble bath feels a bit odd to begin with. The pine smell is noticeable and with the twist of citrus, it sort of reminded me of domestic cleaning products! Once I got past that the fragrance was invigorating and the aromatherapy effects left me feeling recharged.
This bubble bath has a nice scent that lingers and relaxes well, and the bubbles are nice and comforting. Other than that this is a fairly average bubble bath and I haven't noticed any real benefits to my skin.
Now for the major downer. The parent company of Palmolive is Colgate, and they currently test some of their products and/or ingredients on animals. More information can be found here: http://www.colgate.com/app/Colgate/US/Corp/LivingO urValues/Sustainability/ RespectForOurPlanet/ConcernForAnimalWelfare.cvsp I would strongly question buying a product from a subsidiary of a company that supports this action, and I will have to dig deeper and do some research before I contemplate buying from the Palmolive range again. I will not consider this in relation to my star rating, as I will focus on the product itself rather than the manufacturer's ethical policies, but it has potentially put me off buying anything from Colgate / Palmolive in the future as I personally am strongly against the frivolous use of animal testing and find animal testing for cosmetic purposes to be abhorrent and despicable.
UPDATED: - sorry if I wasn't wholly clear, it is not Palmolive that test, but Colgate (who are linked to Palmolive). Further info can be found here http://www.peta.org/about/faq/I-thought-that-Colga te-Palmolive-had- stopped-animal-tests-Why-is-it-still-included-on-t he-do-test-list.aspx although I am still unsure as to whether I could buy Palmolive products with a clear conscience, at least I should be able to make an informed decision.
Summary: An average bubble bath that smells unique and recharged my batteries