“ Brand: Radox / Type: Infusion / Subcategory: Bath Cream / Oil „
I tend to be a bath person especially since our shower has decided to work intermittently which isn't helpful when you want a quick wake up in the morning. However, it gives me a great excuse on an evening to disappear for an hour and relax in a mountain of bubbles. I'm a huge fan of Lush so my usual product of choice would be a Lush bubble bar or bath melt but more recently my skin has gone through a chance since becoming pregnant and I'm finding it is slightly more sensitive. My partner uses the Radox range a lot and buys nothing else so on our trip to Sainsburys I noticed the Radox Wellbeing bubble bath was reduced to £1.00 from £2.00. It was worth a go! I opted for the green tea infusion as I love green tea.
*** Radox ***
Radox is owned by the big American corporation known as Sara Lee which is globally known and deals in food, beverages, body care and household goods to name just a few.
*** Green Tea ***
Research has been recently carried out which has shown that green tea is naturally rich in antioxidants (called catechins) which can help protect the body from free radicals. It is believed that because green tea is rich in antioxidants that it can help promote good health and can even make you look younger.
*** Packaging ***
Radox Wellbeing Green Tea bath cream is housed in the usual Radox style bottle which is quite tall and slim but of a rectangular design with a screw top plastic lid. The bottles haven't really changed over the years it seems. The bottle is clear plastic so you can see the colour of the liquid easily (in this case it's a very page green colour with a slight pearlescent shine to it). On the front is what seems like some sort of flower (jasmine?) standing up in a pool of water next to a rock with tea leaves. I think the picture is to give a spa like feel to it.
*** Use ***
You only need to pour a tiny amount into your bath as the bubbles soon become very apparent and keep on growing (and yes I did use too much in my first bath!). As soon as the bath cream has hit the water you instantly get a refreshing scent of green tea teamed with the delicate fragrance of jasmine. It's definitely not sweet but more a fresh, clean scent which happily lingers in your bathroom.
Sometimes I find bubbles disappear all too quickly sometimes before you have even entered the bath. But not so with this Radox product! The bubbles remain for the entirety of your bath and are soft and frothy.
The water of the bath goes incredibly soft and almost silky on the skin. The scent stays happily on your skin after you have dried off which is lovely as the scent really is a nice change from the usual sweet bath foams you can get.
*** Price ***
Tesco - £2.00
Sainsburys - £2.00
Asda - £1.94
*** Overall ***
A great bubble bath! I found it sensitive to use on my skin and there was certainly no irritation afterwards. The scent is lovely and fresh which makes it ideal to use in either the morning or evening and the good news is that the scent happily stays on your skin for quite sometime! After using this product for a few weeks now I have found my skin feels softer and not as dry in certain areas such as the knees and elbows. Also because you only need to use such a small amount at any one time it lasts for quite sometime! I would definitely recommend for anyone to use.
I do love Radox bath products. When I am feeling indulgent, I don't mind splashing a few quid to get a really nice bubble bath or bath creme. The great thing about their products is that you can get such wild and exotic scents. Scents that drive the nose crazy and set your senses into motion. There are a couple of Tea Infusions available and this is the green tea variety.
Green tea is renowned for its ability to detoxify and help rid the body of damaging antioxidants. Radox have managed to get some of those properties into this bath remedy. Obviously you do not drink it, but you add it to warm running water or can use it as a shower gel. I find that this can work as a bubble bath affair or as a shower gel. The creamy liquid dispenses easily enough and can be massaged straight into the skin or poured into the bath to soak in.
The smell might overwhelm you initially, as the stench of green tea gets under the nose and starts to clear the passages. I found it very therapeutic, but also very calming. It certainly helped me to relax and made the bath a much more tranquil experience.
The creme should last you for a good month or so and for the price of about two quid I think it represents pretty good value for money. No real negatives to it, except I would advise using it at the end of the day to unwind with, not really one to wake you up in the morning. I would like to think it aided my psychological wellbeing as well as leaving my skin feeling smooth and delicately cleansed. I shall definitely dip into this product again.
Radox Bath Tea Infusions- Green Tea:
I really like this product because I am very keen on baths and I also like green tea- which I was introduced to by my boyfriend! Radox is an excellent brand and I love the way they bring out different scents which are so peculiar but smell wonderful! I would have never thought about having a bath cream like this but I love it! This is for well being and I feel that it makes you less stressed and feeling wonderful!
This comes in a 500ml clear bottle and it lasts for ages because there is so much in it! The liquid is a green colour but do not be put off it is amazing. On the front of the bottle, there is a lovely image of a flower and some information on what the product is. "Poweful natural anti-oxidants from green tea, combined with delicate jasmine. Calm your mind and soothe your body". This does exactly what it says!
You should pour a little bit of this into your hot bath and it will bubble up and smell great. I think that this smells quite strong but nothing like green tea. The advantages of this are; it smells great, it makes your body feel soft, you can get this from Boots for £1.99 and it is really works! The disadvantages are that it makes you lathargic and tired even though it does relax you- that is it!
I really like this product because I love to have baths and with this added it makes it even better. The green tea idea is brilliant and I will not hesitate to buy this again!
Radox make great buble baths, you know you are buying a quality product. Even when I have a really big bath a small amount of this poured under running water makes loads of bubbles and they last at least half an hour - not like some of the cheaper brands that dissappear and make a scum that floats on the top.
One criticism that I could have of radox is somethimes their product range is not very diverse, if you look on the supermarket shelf you have the red one, the blue one the green one (which my gran uses so I don't on principle) and the purple one. So it was nice to see them bring out this mimited eddition infusions range.
I didn't find that the green tea bubble bath had a very strong smell but I don't know what green tea should smell like. It wasn't unpleasant and didn't linger on the skin so got the thumbs up from me.
I am a sucker for baths and although I try to have them sparingly (saving water, the planet etc) when I do have one I like to make it an occasion. I am also a sucker for Radox and in fact couldn't tell you when I last had a bubble bath not made by them. The reason for my love of Radox is three fold
1. The product range is extensive so I can always find something to tickle my smell buds
2. I trust the quality of the product, I suffer from eczema and most products irritate it (more on this later)
3. You can almost guarantee that a special offer will be on in the supermarkets featuring Radox products.
This review is focusing on a purchase I made some months ago and a new addition to the Radox range. The wellbeing collection is allegedly from 'spa inspired skin products' according to Radox's website and alludes to you finding your inner calm through the products use. Within the wellbeing range you will find the green tea infusion bath soak and shower gel as well as a white tea shower gel, spa cleanse and spa soft bath soak and a spa scrub shower gel. I was intrigued by the interesting combination of ingredients for a bath soak, green tea and jasmine. In fact it seems like a crazy combination and not one I would normally put together but I was curious enough to pick up the bottle and open it for a sniff.
Already lulled by the unusual and iridescent light green creamy liquid inside it didn't take much for the 500ml bottle to be plonked in my trolley. The aroma is strong, feminine and somewhat artificial. The intense floral smell is nicely combined with a musk (presumably the green tea) and I was convinced this would make for a relaxing bath experience, always keen to try something new I already knew I would be disappointed. It currently costs £1 in Sainsburys as guess what its on special offer! (Offer ended on the 20/10/09-ive waited a while for the product suggestion) Its normal price is between £1.90-£2.
Well you pour a healthy amount under running water, personal preference prevails but I get at least 30 baths from a bottle. It immediately starts to create bubbles, not towering peaks but a good coverage and they remain bubble-like for some time (bad water pressure means painfully slow bath running times!), even when I get in they don't start popping so you really do have a ten minutes of blissful soaking time ahead of you. This is another benefit of Radox, lasting bubbles, I have found with cheaper products a bubble senses skin and whimpers back into the water, Radow creates unshockable bubbles!
The fragrance isn't strong but it is fresh and pleasant, even the other half has no objection to bathing in it. However it does irritate my eczema, only slightly but enough to mean I have to reserve it as a treat. Water in general seems to aggravate it so maybe soaking a bath is just the worst thing I can do but I do think I would like them to develop an ultra sensitive product and see if I have better luck.
On the whole a very pleasant bathing experience!