“ Brand: Radox / Type: Bath Salts & Soaks / What it does: Nourishes „
I've recently been taking baths more than I used to (I'm not unhygienic - I just always used to take showers instead!) and usually purchase whichever bubble bath is on offer at the time I need a new bottle. This Radox bath soak attracted me by it's price in Boots - £1 for a large 500ml bottle. It's usual price in there is £2. The bottle is clear so the colour of the bath soak shows through, that being cream.
It's added to a running bath tub - I usually swirl the water a few times to mix it in. I add it to the water as it's running, rather than squirting it onto the bottom of the bath before adding water - just because I find it blends into the water much easier. It isn't very thick in consistency but it's thick enough so it needs a bit of help to dissolve into the water to create the bubbles by swirling my hand in. I find it creates a lot of bubbles from one big squeeze of the bottle so a little goes quite a long way. The bottle is very flexible so it's easy to squeeze a blob out! The bottle has a screw cap but I don't find that much of a problem with bath soaks because it gets used before getting into the water. The cap is quite flat so it's easy to stand upside down to get those last important bits.
The bubbles last for most of my bath - I'm not the type that spends hours soaking though so I doubt the bubbles would last over a marathon soak because they've disappeared a fair bit by the time I'm getting out, which is after about 10 minutes. The scent is lovely and was the reason I chose this type particularly. It smells of ginger and shea butter - shea butter being one of my favourites and hence my reason for this choice. I find the shea butter comes through fairly strong which I really like. The scent is a big positive as I find it lingers on my skin after getting out and lasts for a little time afterwards too. If those scents aren't your thing, Radox offer a wide range of other bath soaks as well including one with calendula and rose which I can also personally recommend.
This bath soak's main quality is 'nourish' and I would say that is correct. My skin has felt softer and smoother from using this, although I can't be certain whether that is a result of using this alone or due to a combination of using this and my other daily moisturisers etc. I certainly feel that it contributes to my skin's softness though and it's definitely a bath product I would purchase again, whether on offer or at full price which is a good sign. I feel even at £2, I would receive value for money as I've found that my bottle has lasted me a good few weeks, although I only take a bath rather than shower probably 3 times per week so for daily baths it would get used up a lot faster.
Overall, I would recommend this bath soak - it's a beautifully scented product and delivers on the nourishing aspect too. I feel it's price is also reasonable. I'm giving it 5 stars because I've not come across any negatives and would definitely purchase again.
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I am so definitely feeling my age these days, as instead of yearning for the end of the working day so that I can socialise with my friends, I cannot wait to get home and sink my tired and aching body into a hot scented bubble bath. I do not consider myself to be loyal to any particular brand when it comes to bath products although I have to confess to being a huge fan of Lush, but due to their price, they are not something I use on a day to day basis.
Whilst carrying out a Boots online shop earlier this year I discovered that the entire range of Radox products were discounted and never one to miss a bargain I placed quite a few different bath soaks into my shopping basket with this review discussing Nourish.
I have fond recollections of using Radox bath products during my childhood and can vividly recall that I considered them to be a premium brand due to their beautiful scents. However, my recent experiences of the brand have been quite poor, as I feel that they have compromised on the quality of their products in relation to fragrances, which are far too delicate for my liking. Consequently, I wasn't particularly looking forward to trying out this bath soak.
Appearance wise the transparent plastic packaging is both calming and relaxing, as it enables us to witness the 500 ml of creamy coloured contents. I had never previously purchased Nourish and as my purchase was made online I had no idea of the fragrance, so was intrigued to learn that it contains a nurturing blend with ginger and shea butter. I buy a large number of skin products containing shea butter content, particularly as it is highly moisturising and soothing for the skin.
I find the Radox bath soak bottles easy to hold and due to their slim shape I am able to maintain a firm grip even when they are full. The bottle offers a screw top lid and only a small amount of the good consistency bath soak is needed. It is easily poured and as soon as it makes contact with the running bath water, plentiful white fluffy bubbles begin to appear. The scent that greeted me was extremely favourable with the shea butter being considerably evident and combined with a spicy kick although I cannot admit to being able to recognise the aroma as ginger.
However, the spiciness mixed with the shea butter seemed very familiar and I racked my brain for days trying to think what it reminded me of, but to no avail although I am sure it reminds me of a luxurious dessert. My recent experiences of Radox bath soaks has been disappointing due to the majority of the fragrances disappearing within just minutes of being poured into the bath water.
I really didn't have high hopes for Nourish, but I was pleasantly surprised, as the aroma lingered for the duration of my bath although it wasn't intense enough to fill the room with it vanishing as soon as the water had run away. As a result, it provided an enjoyable bathing experience, as the shea butter offered softness to the water, which gave me the distinct impression that it was adding moisturiser to my skin. I also find that all Radox Bath Soaks offer quality bubbles, as they remain for my entire bath without that familiar popping sound appearing as soon as soap has been introduced to the water.
I would describe the skin on my body as being normal with the exception of a few dry patches that I experience on my elbows and knees. Whilst the shea butter content was moisturising for my skin, I did not feel it to be sufficient, so I felt it necessary to apply a body cream or butter, which I use as part of my daily beauty routine. Unfortunately, the stunning aroma failed to transfer to my skin, which was disappointing, particularly as it had been evident during my entire bath.
I have used quite a few of the bath soaks from Radox and this is the only one that I would repurchase although I feel it appropriate to remove one star due to the aroma not lingering on my skin, but perhaps I'm being a little too critical! Whilst Radox Bath Soaks generally retail at £2 for a 500 ml bottle, they can frequently be found for £1 in supermarkets and stores such as Boots and Superdrug.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Give your skin the nurturing it deserves this evening with a Radox Nourish Bath Soak /