“ Brand: Radox „
I've recently rediscovered Savers, and it was there that I snapped up a bottle of Radox Heavenly Bath Cream for about £2. As usual the Savers price is probably the cheapest you'll get it- a quick Google of the product shows that it usually retails around the £3 mark. Either way, it's a cheapish bath product, though a bit more expensive than the other Radox bubble baths.
It's not your standard Radox product though. Smaller, at 250ml, it comes in a clear, thick plastic, cylindrical bottle with a silver screw lid. The bottle comes full to the brim with a thick, sandy coloured, pearlescent cream. It's an unusual colour, but the thickness and shimmery effect make it look exotic and luxurious. And given that the product is called 'Heavenly', you'd expect great things from this.
The scent of this is as unusual as its appearance. It's quite fruity, but mixed with a musky duskiness, a strange combination that I can't say I'm particularly keen on. I like my fruity scents to be fresh and natural smelling, and my musky scents to be mysterious and exotic, and combining the two just doesn't seem quite right. But scent preferences are purely subjective, so doubtless there are people out there who would love this combo. The advertised scents in this are jasmine and sandalwood, but parfum comes higher on the ingredients list than either of these, so the scent is probably mostly manufactured. It does fragrance the bath nicely, and lingers on your skin after use, although very mildly (probably a good thing if, like me, you're unsure about the scent).
A standard sized dollop of this, poured under warm running water, will give you a fair few bubbles, but nothing spectacular. I usually find that after a 30 minute soak, most of the bubbles are gone. Despite its thick, creamy consistency, this doesn't seem to thicken the water or give it that extra creaminess at all, which I'm a bit disappointed by, as I was expecting this to be quite moisturising and hydrating for my skin. It certainly doesn't have a negative effect on my skin, but then neither do most bath products.
All in all, I'd say this product was a pretty average bubble bath. From the packaging, I'd been led to expect more, but having used it for a while now, I don't think I'll be buying it again when it runs out. The cheaper Radox products do just as good a job, and generally smell nicer, in my opinion. 2.5 stars if I could, but I've been generous and rounded it up to 3.
After a hard day at work and with my muscles aching I do like to have a god long soak in the bath sometimes and I use a range of products to helpme relax from Lush, the Body Shop and in addition I also use products like this Radox bubble bath which is called Heavenly Silk and retails at £2.50 or a 250ml bottle. The container is a clear bottle with a silver lid and it looks quite stylish.
It is white in colour and quite thick, what I soon discovered is that you do not need to add a lot to a running bath for it to create a pretty impressive load of bubbles. Within about 30 seconds my bath started to resemble a foam bath as the bubbles are quite thick and there was also a pleasing scent emanating from the bath as well. It is a floral fragrance and quite feminine so not one you need to wory about the other half pinching from you.
Heavenly Silk contains mimosa leaves and these certainly meant that after enjoying my soak my skin felt really smooth and moisturised. It also was very relaxing to soap in this bath and the fact that the bubbles are like a foam and a little oily meant that when I ot out I had to rinse the foam off with the shower head.
Certainly I felt very relaxed afterwards and I have found that I sleep really well after having a soak in the bath when I have used this product as I feel very calm and also quite tired. Certainly a bubbe bath that is really worth the money and one that is well worth getting.
We are already ¾ of the way through the year and I am still trying to use up all the bath stuff I received last Christmas! Not that I was spoilt or anything but bubble bath seems to be a traditional Christmas gift in my household. Maybe my family are trying to tell me something????
I am also trying to stop my impulse buying especially when it comes to health and beauty products. I buy 3 bottles of shower gel when I have 3 full bottles at home! I just can't resist a bargain. But I have been doing well of late and have finally got through this product by Radox. It took a while but I got there! Thank goodness it has a 24 month use by date!
** Radox **
Radox have been going for years. I remember as a child the rather strong bath salts that my mum had. They had a lingering smell which I vaguely remember as being old lavender! Not the most pleasant whiff anyway. But Radox have come on leaps and bounds, especially recently with their rather contemporary products. They are now owned by the Sara Lee Company which although originally dealt with food business, now owns brands such as Sanex and Brylcreem.
Radox now have products ranging from body scrubs to the good old bath salts, they have many eggs in many baskets. At the moment their slogan is 'Be-Selfish' and they have aimed their bath products at giving you a little 'me' time. Well, I don't mind if I do!
** Radox Heavenly Bath Silk - With Water lily & Mimosa **
I was given this as a Christmas present and it looks rather regal compared to the rest of the Radox Brand. Packaged in a clear bottle with a silver lid, the pretty grandiose purple and silver design is very pleasing on the eye. The 250ml tub is around £2.50, so I would say about average for a bubble bath, although I tend to get mine when they are on offer in places such as boots etc. but as this was a gift it was free to me! However, if I had paid £2.50 I would expect some pretty darn good bubbles!
Radox claim that this bath cream will make you feel calm and tranquil and give you a 'heavenly' bath experience. Rather exciting!
** Instructions **
I found the instructions rather amusing, when I read them I felt like someone was actually telling me to treat myself! Radox tell you to 'light some candles, put on some music and run a heavenly bath, slip into the bubbles and drift away'.
Don't you feel rather dreamy already??
** What Was It Like To Use **
To be honest I don't do the whole candles and music thing. I panic at the thought of knocking a candle off the bath on to a towel and bang goes my relaxing afternoon! So I stuck to my normal routine and thought if it relaxes then it relaxes, if it doesn't then at least I'll be clean!
The first thing I noticed about this bath cream was just how luxurious it was. The creamy pearlescent colour slowly poured out of the bottle in a thick gentle stream, you only need a small amount because of its thickness. Straight away the soft white bubbles appeared. They were not huge firm bubbles, but soft ones that turned more into foam after a while. I also found that the water became very soft, almost like it had some form of bath oil in which made my skin feel extremely soft and supple. I think this is down to the Mimosa -not the cocktail but the leaf of the Mimosa tree, which is also known as 'the silk tree'. If the leaves are blended, they are known to moisturise and nourish.
The scent of this bath cream really is quite nice, subtle but soft. It has a very fresh floral fragrance but it doesn't stick to the skin and just gives the bathroom a nice aroma.
So did it leave me feeling calm and tranquil. Surprisingly YES! After 10 minutes in the warm water, submerges in soft floaty bubbles I could hardly bring myself to wash my hair let alone get out the bath. It was an effort! I did a little research and found that the white water lily roots and flowers contain substances such as glucose and ethereal (very light) oils. Therefore the extracts from the water lily roots have anti-inflammatory and calming effects. Thus leaving me snoozing in the bath!
** Conclusion **
This bath cream bubbled up well and made the water very soft leaving my skin supple. It did as it said and completely relaxed me even without all the candles and music. This is a great bath cream for when you want some special quiet time or just before bed to really wind down and end the day. I was really impressed. Although I may not buy it again because of the price, if it was on offer I would bag a bargain for sure. Well done Radox!
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