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Sometimes I really love nothing more than a nice soak in the bath and really enjoy being able to unwind. For Christmas this year my husband and I made each other a stocking with the aim to have £5 spent on the contents inside and we had to have 5 items. This was a nice little challenge to make it fun and thoughtful and my lovely husband had put this in as one of my 5 items. He said that it was on offer for £1 which is brilliant, sometimes it is in supermarkets for twice that price. I am very pleased that he bought this one as it is just so lovely and I have really enjoyed my baths since I have added this.
Ahhh bath time!
I have a bit of a hectic life at the minute with having two little girls to look after and it's not very often I get the time to take a few minutes to myself. Before Christmas I was beginning to get a little stressed and my anxiety that I suffered from previously was beginning to come back. I did revisit my counsellor to discuss my feelings and one thing that I talked through was just how much I feel like I need to have some down time. I know when I have a new baby I'm not going to be able to spend a lot of time on myself but I really felt the need to start getting some peace. My counsellor suggested that I could try finding 20 minutes every day to switch off from my responsibilities and relax and when I got home from my counselling session I spoke to my husband about it and he agreed that it was a good idea. There just doesn't seem to be anything that compares to taking time out and spending that time surrounded by nice warm water which is full of fluffy bubbles. I always feel much calmer after bath time and think it is important to take this time out for myself.
Radox in the bath
I have always liked Radox because whenever I have used it I have found that it creates lots of lovely bubbles and the aromas are lovely. It is often that the ingredients within the products have special herbal qualities that can help you to feel relaxed or invigorated and I have always liked that in these products. I have previously had several bath soaks from Radox as well as some shower gels and some salts too, they always seem to be very reliable. I was very pleased when I was bought this as I haven't tried this one before and I do like anything that's pink so I just knew it would be lovely!
This bath soak comes in a bottle which is typical of Radox. It is a tall, slim bottle with a screw cap lid. On the front is a picture of a rose with a little white swirl around it which looks as though it's the aroma of the rose rising up into the steam of a bath. The bottle is see-through and the bubble bath inside is a lovely, calming pale pink. This looks nice on my windowsill. I put this in the bath as the taps are running, I put it in where the water is hitting the bath so that it creates the best effect. I tend to put in one splash of it as this seems to be enough. I do give it a bit of a swish round to help create the bubbles but normally it will just create good bubbles without needing much input at all. Other brands I have found need a good swish but not these! The bubbles soon build up and the scent is beautiful and does fill the bathroom.
It is a lovely, light scent. It is of roses but not in an 'old lady' style but more in a gentle, sweet fashion that is so lovely to inhale. I love just breathing it in and feeling myself relax. When I get into a bath that is full of these lovely bubbles it is so welcoming and warming. The bubbles are nice and soft and instead of just popping when you emerge yourself in the bath they stay around and almost cushion you. They are lovely and they do stay. Usually by the end of my 20 minute soak they will have began to decrease in volume but they have never completely disappeared which is so rare for a bubble bath!
I find that when I bathe in this the bath water feels much softer and I feel a lot more relaxed. I have had a few baths without any bubbles in and it just feels like it is missing something, as soon as I have a bath with these in I realise that it is these, you can't have a bath without bubbles and get the same relaxed feel in my opinion. It is so nice to lie back in these and listen to the sounds the bubbles make as they slowly pop.
How I feel afterwards
I do definitely feel a lot more relaxed after having a bath with these. I think because they really bubble up very well it is a lovely feeling and just makes the bath so welcoming and comfortable it does feel luxurious and that is why this is a brilliant product because you get all of that for just £1! I always feel very clean and nice after bathing with this in the bath but the smell doesn't stay around on my skin which is no bad thing as it would clash with my perfume anyway!
One thing I Have noticed, however, is if I use this every day then my skin feels a bit dry. I did a little experiment and had 3 days where I didn't use any and the dryness cleared up so now I try to just use this once a day or make sure I moisturise after using it. I'm not sure why this is but I have found it with a few of the other Radox products too but I don't ever stop using them as the benefits far outweigh a bit of dry skin, I just make sure I take care of my skin afterwards.
One point to make about this is that when it begins to run out it can be difficult to get the rest of the soak out because the lid is rounded so you can't stand it upside down. It can take a few minutes for the cream to make its way out and when you have a 20 minute bath limit before you need to be 'mummy' again every minute counts so this can be a little frustrating, I try to prop the bottle upside down amongst bath toys about 30 minutes before bath time and usually that is sufficient!
Conclusion from me
I have always liked Radox products and this one hasn't let me down at all it is just lovely. I really do adore having a bath and really think it is important for me to have that bit of time to myself where i can feel as though I am just relaxing and in a nice environment. The smell and comfort of this product is lovely and really has helped me to find the ability to unwind like I need. I am so pleased that I was bought this as I really like it. Some Radox products are very strong smelling but this is much more subtle and sweet. I am really happy with this and I do look forward to my 20 minutes of 'me time' every day. When I do have a bath without this in then it really just doesn't make me feel as relaxed afterwards, there is something very special about this product and I know that next time I see it for just £1 I will be buying more to stock up! I just love it!
Product: Radox Moisture Bath Soak
In common with many Dooyooers I am not particularly brand loyal, I do however, tend to lean towards Radox when buying bubble bath and bath soak products in the shops, my other main choice being Avon although I do consider Radox to be the superior product of the two. Under review here today is the Radox Moisture Bath Soak.
This product comes in a nice strong looking transparent plastic container holding 500 ml of bath soak. I really do like the appearance of the container with its squared off shoulders and art deco inspired styling. The transparent plastic allows the purchaser to see the product and this particular bath soak is an enticingly feminine pale pink, with a similar colour being used for the screw cap lid.
The soft feminine theme is carried on into the fragrance which is subtle and floral and uplifting and soothing at the same time in its own way. The fragrance blend of Calendula with a hint of Rose is pleasing and subtle. Unfortunately, so subtle that although the fragrance is lovely when you open the container and sniff the concentration is soon lost in the bath water.
"Aqua,Sodium Laureth Sulfate ,Sodium Chloride ,Cocamidopropyl Betaine ,Calendula Officinalis Extract ,Rosa Gallica Extract ,Parfum ,Citric Acid ,Glycerin ,Glycol Distearate ,Propylene Glycol ,Sorbitol ,Butylphenyl Methylpropional ,Tetrasodium EDTA ,Steareth-4 ,Geraniol ,Sodium Lactate ,Dipropylene Glycol ,Styrene/Acrylates Colpolymer ,Limonene ,Glucose ,Ethylhexyl Glycerin ,Sodium Benzoate ,CI 16035 ,CI 17200".
To use I tend to run a blob about the size of a table tennis ball under the running water and then soosh around a bit prior to getting in to create more bubbles. A bubble bath is a rare treat for me, when I am in the mood and the dilution of the fragrance is matched by the disappointment of the lack of colour to the water, I would love a pearly pink sheen. The foam bath gets 10/10 for fragrance and appearance in the container, but this is bitterly disappointing once diluted as both lack strength and longevity. So that decreases to 6/10. Longevity of the foam is somewhat better and it does last fairly well. The fragrance does not linger on the skin or in the bathroom, which when it is so lovely is a real shame. However, the product is a budget priced item and maybe I am expecting too much from it. Moisturisation was good and dry areas such as elbows and knees where noticeably soft and moisturised negating the need for a body lotion. So 10/10 there then too.
In conclusion this is a fair product at the price. The fragrance is stunning, but weak and the colour of the water does not change, foam is mid-range for longevity and moisturisation is good. Great, though, if yu are going to wear perfume and are concerned about clashing.
Therefore, it is fair to award a score of 3.5/5 however, that is not possible, so 4/5 it is. Just sniff and enjoy the fragrance prior to dilution.
Usual price is around £1.80, however frequently on offer and I bought mine in a £ shop for £1. Also available from COOp, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Boots, Superdrug and I am sure other outlets as well.
I don't consider myself to be loyal when it comes to bathing products as I generally tend to pick up those that are on special offer. At the beginning of this year whilst carrying out one of my Boots online shops I noticed that the entire Radox range was half price and never one to miss a bargain I placed half a dozen bottles into my shopping basket. I have to admit that I wasn't particular when making my selection, as I simply chose one of each fragrance with this review discussing Moisture Soak.
The sturdy transparent plastic bottle containing 500 ml of bath soak is considerably appealing to the eye with its pale pink contents and matching screw top lid. Whilst I am not normally a fan of girlie pinks, the packaging gives the impression that the bath soak will offer a relaxing bathing experience due to the pampering blend of calendula and rose.
The lid is easily unscrewed and I was able to pour out a small amount of the fairly thick contents, which began to create a mountain of fluffy white bubbles as soon as they made contact with the running bath water. I had anticipated the scent to be extremely floral, particularly due to the rose content. However, I was pleasantly surprised, as it offered an authentic creaminess, which was delivered by the calendula most commonly known as marigold. Whilst I had anticipated the rose to be considerably powerful, it was barely noticeable, which I found most favourable especially as I'm not particularly fond of the aroma of roses.
My previous experience of Radox was always extremely positive, but over recent months I have been bitterly disappointed, as their products have failed on a number of aspects and this is where the product let me down. Whilst the aroma was initially fairly strong when dispensing the bath soak, the scent considerably weakened as the bath began to fill. However, the fragrance was still evident although it could have been stronger and I'm unsure why the scent quality of Radox bathing products has reached this stage especially as they were always so good. I love it when the scent transfers to my skin, but sadly this was not the case, which was rather disappointing especially as the fragrance is simply stunning.
On a positive note, the bubbles remained intact during my bathing experience despite me adding soap to the water, which is generally the point when many bath products begin to give off that familiar popping sound as the bubbles begin to disperse. Whilst the bath soak assisted in giving me a pampering experience and did not cause my skin to suffer any adverse effects, I cannot speak of the product being moisturising as its name would suggest. The bath soak could have been much better and once my current supply of Radox has been exhausted I will not be repurchasing.
As only a small amount is needed for each bath I find that one bottle will last me a good couple of months with bathing every evening and if it is solely bubbles that you are looking for, then this will do the job. However, I would look elsewhere if it's the aroma you require. At the time of writing, all of the Radox bubble baths can be purchased from Boots for £1 with their normal price being £2.
Due to the reasons discussed above, I feel a four star rating to be appropriate.
I take my Dooyoo reviewing very seriously, so in order to write this review I have just had to endure a long soak in this Radox bath...
I'm just out of the bath, and the effects I can report are that I smell very femininely scented (though I say so myself!) and my skin really does feel moisturised. The moisturising effect goes to the extent of having moisturised my hands, they feel as they do if I've just rubbed cream in, which is quite surprising. I soaked for about 25 minutes, so maybe getting wrinkly aids the moisturising properties?!!
The liquid is very soft pale pink, everything about this bubble bath is incredibly girly, when poured it's thicker than other regular Radox bath soaks, and it's opaque whereas the muscle soak/relax etc versions are not. I poured from the bottle for about 5 seconds which added a healthy glug-worth (is that a legitimate measurement?) to my bath and produced mountains of lovely rich bubbles which outlasted my 25 minute soak.
During the bath, the water is really softened by the addition of this Moisture soak. The water actually feels noticeably softer somehow, and the bubbles are wonderfully thick. The front of the bottle declares: "Pamper your skin" and to me it really does feel like an indulgence and a little bit of pampering.
The smell is incredibly feminine - guys reading this who are looking for a moisturising bath product, in my opinion you will definitely not be sharing your other half's bottle of this one. The scent is rose and calendula - both well known for their fragrance, and certainly the rose scent is detectable, I couldn't honestly say that I'm familiar enough with the scent of calendula to be able to report its presence. Despite that, calendula is well known for it's moisturising properties so there is no doubting it's definitely there!
The bubble bath comes in the trademark tall slim Radox plastic bottle, with a screw cap lid and contains 500ml. At the moment these Radox products seem to be widely available at £1 on offers (Boots, Tesco and Morrisons I've seen recently), so now is a good time to be stocking up. When empty, the bottle can be recycled and the label reminds you to remove the cap before recycling.
I wouldn't put this at the top of my favourites because although the feeling I'm left with is beautiful, despite the fact that I acknowledge it smells absolutely richly gorgeous, the fragrance is probably a bit overly flowery for my personal taste. I can't knock a star off for that, though, as the bottles have a simple screw cap so you can have a cheeky sniff in the shop - I really should have done that myself. If you like the smell, this may be the perfect product.
If you love the good old-fashioned smell of roses and you're not too fussed about having too many bubbles in your bubble bath, then Radox Moisture Soak Bath Soak may be the one for you. They are selling these huge sized (500ml) bottles in Wilko at the moment for only 89p. I have bought two as I had used this particular bubble bath ages ago and I'd actually paid £1.99 for a bottle at full price so I thought 89p was a really good bargain. I simply have to use something in the bath and, unlike my husband, I could never have a bath 'just' in plain water, on it's own. If I could afford to, I'd spend money on some really top of the range bath products. Unfortunately, I can't always afford to do this, but this lovely Radox Bath Soak is really nice, considering it's so cheap.
Radox has been around for many years but recently they seem to be adding more products to their range. Their Moisture Bath Soak, is perhaps a little 'old fashioned' in terms of fragrance, but I actually really rather like it. It's not too strong in aroma, but it does make my skin feel lovely and soft after a bath, without it feeling slimy into the bargain.
This large plastic bottle has a clever little twist off cap and I use it by simply running under hot water and allowing the bath to fill whilst I go off to remove my make up and find some nice clean dry fluffy towels. I only bath at weekends as I prefer to shower during the week (and it's also a lot quicker) and so bath times for me are really precious.
The bottle looks quite pretty and the product itself is a pale pink colour. The first time I used this I did think that it might have turned the bath water a slight shade of pink, however, it doesn't actually colour the water at all, leaving it the same as it was before but just with some bubbles. The bubbles foam up quite quickly and there are a lot of them to begin with, however, they do soon disappear after I immerse myself into the water, which is a little bit of a shame.
However, the disappearing bubbles, doesn't detract from the lovely smell this bubble bath has. It's really light and delicate and slightly floral. It lingers on the skin afterwards for about an hour or so, before completely disappearing. After a bath, my skin really does feel more hydrated and definitely more moisturised. There is a difference to the feel of my skin after I have used this bubble bath and I also like the fact that it never leaves my skin feeling greasy or slimy afterwards, as some bubble baths can do.
Other than the quickly disappearing bubbles, there is really nothing negative I could say about this bubble bath. It's well worth the price and to be honest, I'm tempted to pop back to Wilkos to stock up on a few more bottles of this.
Great value for money, lovely aroma and gently hydrating on the skin - highly recommended.
RADOX - MOISTURE SOAK
I think we all know the Radox brand they have been around since 1908 and are pretty much a household brand name, their first product was actually a salts foot bath however they now make a mixture of bath soaks, bubble baths, bath salts, bath smoothies, spa bath cremes, shower creams, shower smoothies, spa shower cremes and liquid hand washes. Radox is owned by Unilever.
Until a few years ago I was a shower person, I really did not bother with the bath and did not understand the luxury of a nice soak! All of that changed a few years back after an accident, I had to use the bath due to mobility issues and since then have discovered how relaxing it can be to have a nice soak with some bubbles and a good book. Cue my sudden requirement for some lovely bubbles! Radox has been my main brand of choice, this review is about Radox Moisture Soak.
THE PACKING ....
The bottle is a bit of an odd shape to describe so I will do my best! It is about the size of a 500ml bottle of juice in height only more of a rectangle shape to it, at the bottom it curves out slightly. The top of the bottle curves inwards to form a neck. The bottle is clear plastic allowing clear view of the pretty pink bubble bath and is finished off with a pretty pink plastic twist cap lid. On both sides the bottle has the name Radox embossed into the plastic vertically from the base upwards.
The label on the front of the bottle starts at the top with the usual Radox logo followed by "Moisture Soak bath soak. A Pampering blend, with calendula and rose. Feel good fragrance". This is is then followed by a petty picture of various flowers dropping down into some water.
The back of the again has the Radox logo, just incase we had missed it everywhere else! Below this is an image of two leaves informing us that Radox are experts in blending. There is a blurb informing "Moisture Soak. Inspired by nature. We've selected and combined natural ingredients with our feel good fragrance to create this pampering blend. Your Moisture Soak bath Soak, with calendula and rose will leave you feeling soft and pampered". The standard ingredients, barcode, Unilever postal and website information and logo.
THE PRODUCT ....
For me the predominant scent of this product is the roses which I would not normally go for but I admit this does smell really nice. The consistency of the cream is quite a thick liquid but it does run smoothly when poured but is thick enough that it is easy to control and not use to much.
There really are no instructions to this product, as with all bubbles simply pour into the bath under the flow of water till you have the required amount of bubbles in your bath.
This product has made the bath a wee bit slippy when I have used it so just a slight word of warning although I am very liberal with the amount I use and may be adding a little to much of the product.
The product does not add any colour to the water and does not create the most bubbles in the world but it does leave my skin feeling really soft and I do not require much in the way of moisturiser once out of the bath.
THE PRICE AND SIZE ....
Radox really varies in price depending where you buy it from, you can usually pick up a bottle in places like Home Bargains for around a £1. The RRP for a bottle is £2 for 500ml.
I would not say that this is my favourite of the range, the scent is a little flowery but it does leave my skin feeling nice. It does however not product many bubbles which is a little bit of a shame. I would give this product a 4 out of 5, if they just fixed the bubbles I would be giving it a 5.
Pamper yourself this evening with an indulgent bubble bath saturated in Radox Moisture Soak Bath Soak /