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As a woman there seems to be a general rule of thumb that at Christmas you receive loads of bubble baths and the like! I tend to not stock up on these products on the run up to Christmas in anticipation but this year I didn'r receive a single bottle of bubble bath or lush bubble bars etc and I had a bit of a sulk about it so as a bit of a joke one of my friends bought me various bubble baths to go with my birthday presents back in April. One of the products she bought me was the Radox bath smoothie and this is my review of it.
The Radox bath smoothies come in various fragrances but the one that I am going to be concentrating on tonight is the tropical tranquility named product. It comes in a plastic bottle which seems slightly frosted but though which you can see how much product is left if you hold it up to the light. I do prefer when a bottle is see through in this way so that you can easily tell when you are running out and replace it if needs be. The bottle has a pale golden coloured lid and looks quite natural on the whole really and so I think would fit in any bathroom really! The bottle is recyclable but you do need to remove the lid before recycling.
The bottle features the Radox brand logo which is familiar to many people I think and so would stand out on the shelf I think. We are told that this tropical tranquility fragrance will allow us to indulge ourselves in a luxurious blend of natural almond, coconut and myrrh although the ingredient list on the back makes it sound a little less natural! I am not too worried about what is in a product though so long as mine or my sons skin does not react badly to it and thankfully we have been fine with this product.
There is a little warning on the bottle that says that the smoothies may smell good enough to drink but that you shouldn't and that if you accidentally have contact with the eyes you should rinse with cold water immediately. Thankfully I haven't drunk or got this product in my eyes but I do think that it smells absolutely amazing! It reminds me very much of the Body Shop coconut shower cream and the main smell is coconut for me. I cannot smell the almonds or the myrrh in the product at all when I sniff the product in the bottle.
In use you need to pour some of the bath smoothie under the running hot water tap when running your bath and I find that swirling my hands in the water does help to make the product produce more bubbles in the water. It doesn't create a massive amount of bubbles to be honest even with the swirling in comparison to say Soap and Glory's calm one calm all bubble bath. A 250ml bottle of Radox bath smoothie costs around £2.10 at full price whilst the Soap and Glory is £5.50 for 500ml and so price wise there isn't a massive difference but quality wise there is. The scent of this bath smoothie doesn't really linger in the bathroom when you use it nor does it linger on the skin either. It doesn't have any negative effects on the skin nor does it have any beneficial ones either and so I do think this is a day to day bath product as opposed to one you would use if you wanted to spoil yourself. I do think these can be found on offer sometimes for around a pound though and at that price I would purchase them again as a day to day product for both my son and I.
I think this is pretty much an average product on the market. I don't think it foams as well as some of the other normal Radox muscle therapy and the like bath foams but perhaps this is down to the thick creamy consistency which is of course why they call it a bath smoothie. I don't think it gives a luxurious bathing experience as the product claims but as I said it is decent enough for day to day baths when you don't always want to use your more expensive products.
Thank you for reading my review!
After finally running out of my stash of Lush bath goodies I wanted some basic bubble bath and I decided to look for something nice but cheap to cut down on the ridiculous amount of money I spend on beauty products. I saw that they were selling Radox Bath Smoothies bubble bath in my local Poundland and bought a bottle of the Tropical Tranquility variety for just £1.00 whereas the usual RRP is £2.10. There is a complementary range of Radox Shower Smoothies, so if you like the Bath Smoothies then it might be nice to use both at the same time and get the full effect.
Product description: "Drift away in the soft bubbles and evocative scent of coconut & almonds, luxuriously blended with natural myrrh. Smell me. I'm a tropical paradise. With enriching oil to nourish your skin and leave you feeling velvety soft. Your skin will thank you."
The bath smoothie comes in a clear plastic bottle which allows the liquid to show through. This is helpful because it allows you to see exactly how much you have left. The bubble bath is quite thick and creamy and it takes a bit of encouragement for the liquid to flow out of the bottle. I usually give the bottle a bit of a shake back and forth to loosen it up and get it moving, and squeezing the sides of the bottle helps to get it out more quickly.
The bubble bath itself has a pale creamy colour to it. It gives off a lovely strong scent and smells exactly like you would expect it to from the description. The almond and coconut give the fragrance a lovely sweet and light body, and the addition or myrrh adds an exotic touch that gives it a bit more depth. Unfortunately the scent seems to be easily overpowered and it stops being noticeable once I have begun using my other products such as body wash, shampoo etc. To begin with there are a fair amount of bubbles produced, but during my bathing time the bubbles do start to fade away quite quickly and don't seem to have much staying power. The bath smoothie contains oils which are supposed to nourish your skin, but I have not experienced this at all while I've been bathing. The product does not seem to work on my skin even if I am soaking in the bath water for a long time, and afterwards my skin is not any more moisturised than before.
I absolutely love the fragrance of this bubble bath, which makes it really disappointing that the product did not match the rest of my expectations. The scent is not strong enough to really last, the bubbles disappear quickly and there was no moisturising effect afterwards. I have previously used another product within Radox's Bath Smoothie range, and in my opinion the Spirit Booster variety performed far better than the Tropical Tranquility variety. It is such a shame that this bubble bath fell flat, as they fragrance is lovely and I wish it had been up to higher standards!
I'm a bit of a bath lover; I like nothing more than relaxing in a steaming hot bath after a long day at work. I have tried pretty much every type of bath product that I can get my hands on.
This product is usually found with the new breed of bathing products, it's a mix between a bubble bath liquid and bath oil. It describes itself as a smoothie; I have only tried the 'soul soother' which contains cranberry, blackcurrant and chamomile. The other ingredients consist of the usual long winded words you find in every body product. However it doesn't make any claims to be free of this and free of that so if you like to avoid a specific ingredient or method of production I would recommend doing a bit of research into it yourself.
It comes in a 250ml clear container with a golden lid, I feel that the amount of product for the price (£2.29 in Tesco at the moment) is reasonable considering the quality but I tend to go through a couple of bottles a week (I like to have long indulgent baths). On the front in small writing it states 'don't drink me' it also repeats this on the back. I actually had a little taste of it (I'm the sort of person that would push the big red button), it tastes of chemical... not fruit, I didn't expect It to!
The product itself smells amazing, it's fruity but calming, you can certainly smell the blackcurrant. When it goes into the bath it foams up quite well, it fills the room with its fruity aroma. When you're in the bath it feels like you're bathing in cream, it just relaxes you so much that you will find yourself not wanting to get out and having to keep topping up your hot water! It's not the best product to use when you're in a rush to go out!
When you get out of the bath it feels like you've taken some of the product with you, but this isn't a bad thing as it really makes your skin feel cared for. I found that the smell lasts for longer than any other product I have used; at least four hours later I can still smell it on my skin.
I've tried to find fault with this product but I really can't see much to complain about, maybe if it could be a little cheaper, but then I think it's well worth the price at the moment... and it's often on offer in Tesco/ASDA!
Give it a go!
I love taking baths - my favourite past time is having a long soak in a bath with a good book. So when I saw these new Bath Smoothies from one of my favourite brands Radox in Boots I thought I would give them a go. The normal retail price for them is £2 but the introductory offer they had was for £1 each, so I treated myself to the Spirit Booster.
The bottles look like glass but they are in fact plastic which is great considering I have children in the house!! And when you pour them they come out like a milk and smell delicious. My one smelt like berries and gave me a feeling that the bath I was about to take would be luxurious.
The bath liquid, although going into the bath looking milky, actually clears down quite a lot and doesn't discolour the water but that's about where the good stuff ends. The milk doesn't produce many bubbles (which you wouldn't expect a milk to do anyway) but the smell leaves the bath pretty quickly too so it doesn't do much for your senses while laying in the water!
All in all I wouldn't buy this again, especially at the normal price. I think Radox haven't done what they could do with this product.
One thing that I really love to do is to have a long, lazy soak. Because I do this rather often I often purchase decent branded bath foams and soaks and the likes when I see them on offer and this one at a pound in my local Asda store opposed to being sold closer to the £2.00 mark seemed a good deal to me.
These come in different formulations and the one that I'm reviewing is 'Tropical tranquility' which comes in a see-through cylinder bottle with a light bronze twist on/off cap/lid to the top of it and on the front of that we are shown photographs of coconuts and told what it is and who it is by and then on the back of the bottle we are told a bit about the product, the ingredients and the size of the bottle is given (which in this case is 250ml) and contact details for Sara Lee are listed (the manufacturer of the product). This is a nice enough bottle, unisex in its appearance and is well in keeping with the usual Radox brand of products in my humble opinion.
The Bath Smoothie:
Well the bath smoothie itself is a runny creamy liquid that has a really beautiful yet natural fragrance of coconuts to it blended slightly with almonds to give a real tropical feel to it. You don't need much of this product under running water to get a few bubbles and the water is left uncoloured but scented wonderfully.
This is a soft bath product to laze in, the bubbles last for ages and its kind and gentle on/to the skin as I usually find that Radox products are to be fair. The fragrance lingers in the air wonderfully to as you bathe and all it all its pleasant enough.
However as soon as I get out of my bath and dry myself off the fragrance really doesn't linger for very long at all on my skin at all and although I feel fresh and clean enough and my skin is left feeling unsticky and with no residue on it at all my skin doesn't feel moisturised though just normal really.
I expected by the name of this product that it would be something a bit special but really its just a decent, everyday type of bath foam and although its nice it really isn't anything all that special and not a product I would go out of my way to purchase in the future even if it was on offer!
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