Product Type: Philosophy Bath / Shower
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Who Ever Would Have Thought That I Would Become A Philosopher
Philosophy Amazing Grace Shampoo Bath & Shower Gel
Member Name: mrshez
Philosophy Amazing Grace Shampoo Bath & Shower Gel
Advantages: Smells Wonderful, Smooths My Skin And Washes My Hair Beautifully
Disadvantages: It Does Not Do The Dishes.....
My mum is an avid QVC shopper and many of my products come from there in the way of gifts as I do get rather spoiled by her.
She also is rather impulsive and buys things and then never uses them and she will pop over with a bag of goodies after having a clear out and voila! My beauty cupboard is re stocked and that's how I came to have the "Amazing Grace, shampoo, bath and shower gel"
As it's a multi purpose product I will split the review into each of the categories.
I have reviewed Philosophy products before so I will just give a brief description of the company and if you would like a fuller read just have a look at my other reviews (How's that for a cheeky extra read!)
The Philosophy brand -
The Philosophy brand was founded in 1996 by Cristina Carlino a skin care entrepreneur with over 30 years in the industry and her "philosophy" was that the best cosmetic was beautiful looking skin and she wanted to create a range than enhanced a woman femininity and that caring should oneself should always include the inside and the outside and created a range that both stimulated and improved your inner self.
The Packaging -
As I mentioned above the packaging is very minimalist and the the bottle is a clear and heavy plastic and with the tall black lid that has a flip top lid to dispense the product.
The small lower case writing on the bottle says -
"Life is a classroom. We are both student and teacher. Each day is a test and each day we receive a passing or a failing grade in one particular subject: Grace. Grace is compassion, gratitude, surrender, faith, forgiveness, good manners, reverence and the list goes on. Its something that money cant buy and credentials rarely produce. Being the smartest, the prettiest, the most talented, the richest or even the poorest, can't help. Being a humble person can and being a helpful person can guide you through your days with grace and gratitude."
The one downside with the packaging is that its quite a strong plastic bottle and while that makes it sturdy it also makes it hard to dispense the product as you need to squeeze the bottle, so my tip would be to hold the bottle so that gravity does the work and while the texture of the product is thick due to the creamy nature it will flow out.
The Scent -
I am going to describe the scent of the product here so that I am not repeating myself later on.
If you are familiar with the Amazing Grace perfume then my job is done as its exactly same scent in both depth and quality. If however you are not familiar with it the scent is floral based and is quite sweet and the only way that I can describe it is to say that is an incredibly clean scent and screams femininity, it also has a really warm feeling to the scent.
I also have the perfume and its not that often that the bath version of perfume is exactly the same but in this case it definitely is.
I do usually use a shampoo for colour treated hair as my hairs is coloured and quite dry in texture so I was a little unsure about using this product as a shampoo but thought that it would be great if it works as I have so little time to get ready and if it means just bottle in the shower at home and at the gym it would be brilliant.
The product contains a derivative of pro vitamin b5 for enhanced hair strength and moisture, it also contains silk proteins to soften skin and hair.
My hair is quite long and very thick and I only needed to use about the size of a 50p piece and this emulsified really well into my hair, the scent was lovely and full and really seemed to intensify as I massaged the product into my hair.
The product felt really creamy and was really easy to rub in and give my hair a good clean.
Rinsing the product out was really easy and due to how much it had lathered up I was able just to let the water pull all the shampoo out without much effort from me and I do like my hair to be slightly squeaky when washed so that I know all the shampoo is out.
After rinsing I just used my normal conditioner and while I do usually use a shampoo and conditioner from the same range I found that I still got the same great results. My hair felt really clean and soft and the scent was wonderful and lasted until my next wash.
Shower Gel -
I have to say that I am more of a bath person as it allows me the peace and quiet to indulge my love of a good book. Unfortunately I don't often have time for a bath so a shower must suffice.
I used the product in the way that I would use soap and with only using a small amount I was able to lather up a treat! And again the scent filled the bathroom. The product felt really creamy on my skin and the product itself has an almost velvet texture to it.
When I got out of the shower and dried off my skin did feel really smooth and while I do have quite sensitive skin this did not irritate or upset my skin at all.
My skin stayed feeling smooth and moisturised for the rest of the day although the scent vanished quite quickly.
Bath Gel -
For me this is where the product really comes in to its own. I poured about half a capful into my warm running water and the scent really does fill the room straight away and at first it really is quite strong but after a while settles to a more subtle scent.
The amount of bubbles created from just half a capful was quite impressive and I soon had a bath full of lovely fragrant small bubbles that was rather delightful to step into. When I got in the bath I did my usually thing of rubbing the bubbles all over me as I love to be covered and the bubbles do have a lovely soft feeling when they are on the skin.
I used the bubbles in the bath just to give myself a little freshen up and again just as I experienced using it as a shower gel it was soft and luxurious on the skin and had a moisturising quality and the bubbles lasted my whole bath!
In Conclusion -
This is one product that will always remain in my bathroom. Its very like me, a great all rounder and fabulous at multi tasking!
I do tend to use this more as a bath and shower gel and only use it as a shampoo at the gym and that's only down to sticking to the shampoo and conditioner that I always use.
It's a lovely way to achieve soft and smooth skin and the lingering scent is wonderful, as soon as the product hit's the bath water and scent is released I relax straight away and the best way to sum it up for me is to say that It's a warm comforting cuddle in a bottle! And who doesn't like a cuddle?
As you only need to use a small amount for your hair, bath or shower it really does last quite a while and
When you add up the cost of a bath, shower gel and a shampoo its really not a bad price.
Cost And Availability -
Philosophy can be purchased at department stores including John Lewis and is also available via QVC. Its available on Amazon and many other online stores.
The approx cost is around £15.00
Summary: A Comforting Cuddle In A Bottle