“ Brand: Radox / Type: Bath Cream / What it does: Nourishes „
I do love having a soak in the bath with my book, shutting myself away from all the chaos in the house and having some relaxing 'me' time. I bought myself this radox nourishing bubble bath a few weeks ago and I really rate it highly!
A bit about Radox
Radox is a brand that I always remember even from being really young. I tend to associate it with the orginal deep blue bubble bath. I have always really liked radox as it seems to create much more bubbles than other brands and have used it regularly.
Radox is owned by Sara Lee which is a new thing as before September 09 it was owned by Unilever. Radox believe that women need to take out some time during the day to unwind and relax and believe that the Radox bath soaks are the way for women to do this. They believe that whoever you are whether you're young or old, a professional or not, with kids, without kids it doesn't matter, you deserve some 'you time' which I happen to agree with.Radox try to put across the message that relaxing is really important as it makes you happy and if you're happy then hopefully those around you are happy too. They, therefore, view their products as types of therapy! Very different to the kind of therapy you imagine when you hear the word!
Radox offer a range of products all aimed towards creating a refreshing, relaxing experience for both men and women. These include:
well being ranges (including hand soaps)
Shower smoothies (These are like scrubs and moisturisers)
Each one has an aim to it, for example to 'relax and unwind', 'stress relief', 'muscle therapy' and more. The combination of the ingredients create the aim.
Nourishing herbal bath therapy
This is the one which I bought and I chose it mainly because it claimed it would relax me but I also chose it because I liked the smell. This bath 'therapy' comes in the traditional Radox style bottle which is tall and slim. I do like the design of the bottle, it doesn't take up much surface space and it doesn't try and be too clever. Instead it's a very simple tall and slim design. It is see-through which I like as it means you can see when you're running low so need to send out for extra supplies! The picture on the front doesn't really give away any clues as to what it actually will smell like which suits me fine, it means you have an excuse to take the lid off and have a little sniff!
The smell of this therapy is a very subtly sweet one. It's main ingredients are shea butter and ginger. Now I don't like the smell of ginger but that didn't put me off this. I could barely smell the ginger, it blended in very wel with the shea butter. If you are looking for a gingery smell then this isn't for you. The shea butter is one of my favourite ingredients in bath products as it just seems so luxurious! The smell is very sweet almost like toffee but it's blended with the ginger so it doesn't create too sweet an aroma which is just perfect for bathing. After having a bath the bathroom is left smelling nicely too which is always a bonus! It isn't the sort of scent though that leaves you oozing with the smell hours after bathing which I always think is a good thing!
Using the therapy
To get the liquid out of the bottle you simply unscrew the lid and pour it into the bath. You do not need to use much at all in order to create a good amount of bubbles and a nice milky texture to your bath. It isn't at all oily so you don't need to worry about slippery baths and instead it's more of a milky texture which I think makes your bath seem more luxurious.
When you get to the bottom of the bottle it is slightly difficult to get it out so you can use the old trick of standing it upside down to help get it out!
I only use a drop or two and it creates many bubbles which are just fine! When I have used it at my mother's house though I've needed to use a bit more so I think it depends upon your water pressure or how hard/soft your water is.
When bathing in this the ginger ingredient is meant to help you to relax whilst the shea butter moisturises your skin. Shea butter has a very good cleansing and moisturising element to it and I do feel afterwards as though my skin is softer.
I really do rate the Radox range, they are very affordable- you can find them in pound shops if you're lucky but in Supermarkets they cost around £1.30 which is a complete bargain considering that they work really well and are a well known brand but they don't over charge like so many others.
I really enjoy using this therapy as it smells lovely and it does make my skin feel nice. I always think I've had a little bit of luxury when I've used this in my bath. The bubbles it creates are just fantastic and lovely to lie back in too.
I can't think of any negatives except that it can be awkward to get the last few bits out of the bottle but you can get around this by standing it on it's head!
Really do recommend it as it's just so relaxing or if this smell isn't for you then I recommend you try another of the bath soaks that Radox have to offer.
In our home, bath time seems to have become quite a ritual and we have one every night given that we don't have a shower. As such we go through bath soaks at quite a rate. Whilst we will often shop around for the best offers on bath products, Radox has always been on of my firm favourites and so, when I saw that Boots were doing a deal of 500ml bottles for just £1 we bought a couple home with us there and then, one of them being this Radox Nourish Bath Therapy.
This bath soak is packaged in the standard Radox bottle which stands upright with the Radox logo imprinted into the sides of the bottle. The bottle is translucent in colour and this serves to show the colour of the bath soak within, in this case the liquid is a creamy beige in colour and so fits with our quite neutral bathroom colour scheme. A beige screw top lid matches the colour of the liquid which tops of the look in my opinion. On the front of the bottle a sticker illustrates that this bath soak is 'Nourish' and contains a 'feel good fragrance'. An illustration of a scattering of brown shea butter nuts and some red ginger flowers provides a nice contrast to the otherwise very neutral colour palette, and this illustration differs to that in the DooYoo picture. I can only assume that the packaging has been updated recently.
Inside, the liquid pours easily out of the lid when opened. The liquid is a lovely creamy consistency which contains (according to the label) shea butter and ginger and the smell of the shea butter ingredient is highly apparent. I had been hoping to get a whiff of ginger or at least detect a some spiciness in the fragrance but unfortunately my nostrils could only smell the shea butter. However, perhaps the ginger flowers were a give away and this bath soak contains only the flowers of ginger and not the actual spice.
To use this product I simply pour a dollop under running water and swish with my hands until the water looks frothy and inviting. As with all the other Radox products I have tried, this one froths easily and creates a lovely thick foam that doesn't disappear at the sight of soap. As this is part of the 'nourish' range of products I do like to treat my bath time as part of my pampering time and so will often get out a few candles to make it more relaxing, but of course this is up to personal preference.
This bubble bath creates a lovely soft scent that is relaxing and makes my skin smell sweet and clean. This bubble bath is certainly nourishing as it leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated therefore it definitely lives up to its namesake. All in all this is a lovely bath soak which I was very pleased with and would certainly recommend, particularly to those who like to have a softly scented bath and don't like anything too overpowering. My only disappointment was the lack of ginger fragrance, something I had been looking forward to when I read the label.
This bath soak can currently be purchased in Boots for just £1 making it a bargain in my experience. As a result of the above this product scores a great four stars from me.
Thanks for reading! x
I always hold off buying bubble baths and things on the run up to Christmas because more often than not I get a lot of bath type products because it is well known with my family and friends that I love a soak in the bath. Typically this Christmas whilst I did receive items such as shower gel or body butter I didn't receive any bubble bath at all! As I had none left on a trip in to Manchester with my friend I decided to call in to Boots and just grab a few bottles of something. The product that I chose was Radox nourish bath soak and this is my review of it.
I am quite familiar with the Radox brand and have used various products over the years and so I was happy enough to choose this brand when I saw it on offer in Boots. The offer that this bath soak was on was a pound for a 500ml bottle which I believe was around half price. I think that Radox can often be found on offer be it in the supermarkets or places like Boots of Superdrug and so I would not really pay full price for a bottle of this bath soak. The product is made by Unilever which is a manufacturer that I am aware of.
The packaging for this bath soak is quite simple really. It comes in a clear plastic bottle which is quite rectangular in shape but which has curved corners so it doesn't look too harsh. The bottle is made from a recyclable material but the cap is not recyclable so you must remember to remove this when you do finish the bottle and put it out for recycling. The bottle features the green Radox logo as well as the "nourish" name. Radox do a lot of different kinds of bath soaks which all have different names and whilst I tend not to pay much attention to the names some people may. Through the bottle you can see this cream coloured bath soak which I do like because I like to be able to visually see how much I have left so that I don't run out unexpectedly.
We are told that this product has a feel good fragrance and is made from a nurturing blend with ginger and shea. Even though the bottle tells me what the blend of this fragrance is it is never just enough for me to look at a bubble bath and choose it based purely on the way it looks or sounds and I always have to remove the lid and have a sniff! Of course I did this with this product too and it smells lovely and fresh, creamy almost and the sweetness of the shea butter is really evident. I can't so much detect the smell of ginger in this one but I am not particularly a fan of the smell of ginger anyway so it wasn't an issue for me!
To use this you simply need to pour some of it under the running water whilst you are running your bath. I quite often pour a quite generous blob in the water because I like plenty of bubbles with minimal effort from myself. If you use a smaller amount of this bath soak you will find that to get a really nice amount of bubbles you need to wave your hand around under the water as the bath is running just to mix the soak in with the water and create bubbles. The scent of the product isn't really strong whilst the bath is running but it does release some fragrance in to the bathroom which is nice.
When I have a bath using this product I find that the bubbles don't usually last the full length of my bath and as much as I do love a soak in the bath I am not one of these people that will lie in the bath for hours upon end! Usually I am in the bath for around twenty to thirty minutes and to be fair I would really expect the bubbles to last well for that amount of time. They are prominent for maybe around fifteen minutes or so and then will start to die down sadly.
I don't feel as though my skin is particularly nourished or well cared for after I have used this product but in all honesty that isn't why I bought it anyway! I want a product that costs me just a pound to basically give me plenty of bubbles and a nice scent in the bathroom and the bath whilst I am in it. This product works well for the price that I paid for it and so I don't have any massive complaints as I don't think I can expect a really decent quality product for a pound! The product is fine for use for both myself and my son who does suffer from dry skin from time to time and so I think it is great for all the family really.
For a pound I think this product is a good buy really. It creates bubbles in the bath which ok don't last forever but they aren't bad. The scent is nice and probably the reason why I would buy this one again if it were on offer!
Thank you for reading my review!
This is a review of Radox Nourish Bath Therapy a bottle of bubble bath I picked up recently on a supermarket shop. This one is in a group of new (I think) fragrances titled 'feel good fragrance' and is described as a nurturing blend with shea butter and ginger. Beyond that it doesn't have a name or fragrance title as they usually do.
This is a clear bottle with a label showing a picture of I presume the ingredients and the Radox label clearly shown at the top. The lid is a cream screw top and the bottle is 500ml sized. The liquid inside is cream like the lid.
I tend to take a bath at the end of every day to relax (and grab 5 minutes with my book) and bubbles make part of that routine. Radox is a brand I look out for as I tend to like most of their range. I usually have a bottle on the go as I get a lot for Christmas but I did actually buy this one! The fragrance is light but enough to scent your bath and body and the shea butter ingredient is also a favourite of mine as it has great moisturising properties without actually having to do much. I find that around 15 -20 ml of the product (a quick tip) is enough to get some decent bubbles, but any more than this and you're wasting the product and over foaming the bath.
I picked my bottle up on special offer for just a pound, along with another fragrance from the same range. I think this is a great bargain and a budget product that smells and performs like a luxury one.
I would definitely buy this bottle of bath soak again from the Radox range, I do like to try different ones and mix it up in between but I can see myself returning to this one.
A recommended bath soak but look out for it when it's on offer to get the best price.
As many of you will know, there is nothing more satisfying than getting all of your daily housework done, then dunking your bum into a red hot bath full of luxurious bubbles......aaaahhh!
Whenever i go to do my "big" shop, i am always looking out for any toiletires that are on offer, with it being this particular ;roduct being sold for £1.00 a bottle this time!
Now i am what i consider a bit of a "bargain whore", not staying very faithful to any one brand, but seeking out the discounted lines (though imagine my excitement when i find a favourite on offer!), so when the better branded items are sale price i tend to stock up!
This particular scent is one of my favourite types, that being one that contains shea butter, which i have a distinct partiality for.
Added to that is the subtle but warming scent of ginger, making the bathing experience feel like you are bathing in a spicy creme brulee! (smell not consistency...yuk!).
As with all bath foams you add to the tap end under the tap to agitate enough for bubbles, though i do over dose usually and then swirl with my hand too, result is usually 2 inches of water and 10 inches of foam!
The smell as i said is delicious enough in the bottle, but added to water makes it into a real delight, a ginger and shea infused bath, complete with cloud of steam (if you are like me and have your bath temperature at scolding!), that not only cleans and scents your skin, but seems able to turen your body from wound up and tight muscled Mum, to soft, relaxed and boneless Sarah.....though of course this is assuming the kids are in bed and asleep!
My skin after bathing is neither irritated or miraculously soft, but as it has no adverse effects i am truly not that bothered!
The scent of the product is left (albeit subtly!) on my skin, with the biggest thing for me (obviously!) is the way i feel after bathing, with this product convincing me i have some sort of luxurious bathing session, perfect!
The bottle contains 500ml of product, and should last around 24 months once opened, i am extremely lucky if mine lasts a week with a burgoening teenager on the scene, needless to say when on offer, buy them up!
Full price these can set you back around the £1.80 mark, but keep your eye's out for offers, which to be far are being run constatntly in the bigger supermarkets.
For more information visit - www.radox.co.uk
Thanks for reading x
I really love a good bubble bath, they are so comforting and relaxing and more enjoyable than just having a quick wash in the shower. I get through loads of bath products because of this, and I can't stand having a bath without bubbles, it is one of the saddest experiences ever. My best friend shares the love of bubbles and is obsessed with Radox bath products. After giving me rave reviews about how good this one was, he then decided to randomly give me a bottle when he visited recently. You can purchase the Radox range from most supermarkets and high street beauty stores, with this Radox Nourish Bath Therapy costing £1.49.
Product description: "Care for your skin with shea butter and ginger bath soak. Do you long for soft, pampered skin? Nourish bath cream is made with natural shea butter which cares for your skin, leaving it feeling soft and lovely to touch. We've also added a touch of warm ginger root for some extra spice. Just lie back, close your eyes and nourish your skin."
This bubble bath comes in a tall plastic bottle and contains 500ml of product. The plastic is clear so you can easily see how much product is left within the bottle. The bath milk itself is a light creamy beige colour and dissolves into bath water easily without leaving any colouring behind.
To use, you simply pour under hot running water and wait for the bubbles to appear. I have tried using varying amounts of this bubble bath but have been quite disappointed by the level of bubbles. To get a nice foamy effect I have to add a lot of liquid, but the bubbles do not last very long at all, and even when there is a bigger amount of bubbles they still fade away quickly and do not manage to last for the duration of my bath time. The 500ml bottle lasted me for one month, which is quite reasonable especially considering the price.
I always think that the way a bath product smells is a really important factor in how much I will enjoy using it. I opened up the bottle and upon first sniff I thought that this bubble bath was lovely, with a rich and sweet creamy scent jazzed up with a hint of spicy ginger. There is a nice balance with the spicyness being nice and warming rather than overpowering the other ingredients. I really like the fragrance but it is quite delicate and it is barely noticeable once the bath has finished running and the scent starts to disperse. It does not seem to perfume my skin at all and I thought it was a shame that the scent did not have a stronger and longer-lasting effect.
Nourish Bath Therapy is designed to soften and nourish the skin. When I bathed using what I thought to be a normal amount of this product, I could not feel any effects whatsoever. I have tried using a much more generous amount of the product and this worked slightly better. When I was bathing I could feel it coating and softening my skin, but as soon as I got out of the bath and towelled off my skin felt no better than it had before. I was left with an overall feeling of dryness and needed to apply plenty of body lotion to top up the level of moisture and leave my skin feeling soft. I was surprised by this lack of hydration as shea butter is well known and widely used in many skincare products, and I thought this bubble bath was a bit disappointing as it didn't really do what it was supposed to.
Overall I was pretty underwhelmed by this bubble bath as it didn't really work for me in any respect. The scent was nice but weak, the bubbles did not last and it did not nourish or moisturise my skin. I can't understand why my friend loves this one so much, but I think it's safe to say I wouldn't buy it for myself and I wouldn't recommend it either.
There is nothing more relaxing in the world than a bubble bath at the end of a long day at work. Radox Bath Therapy often make this experience even more enjoyable and that why I most recently chose the Nourish variety.
There are plenty of variety in the collection including Brazilian Fusion and Eastern Spirit. There are ones to de-stress you, one to help you sleep and one for aching muscles amongst others.
What does the product do?
The bath soak promises to nourish the skin using lashing of hydrating Shea Butter which leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. Using the perfect PH balance for your skin, it promises to give you a relaxing bath that leaves your skin feeling nourished when you get out. A dash of Ginger has also been thrown in for good measure.
How do you use the product?
The bottle doesn't actually contain any instructions on how to use the product so I just pour a generous amount under running water as you would normally do with a product of this type.
Packaging and Price
The product in a clear plastic bottle and you can see the product inside. It has some natural pictures on the front, limited information on the back and a pale yellow screw top lid. The product will cost you around £2.50 for 500ml and it can be bought from most department stores, supermarkets and from a few online websites.
The product has an overriding fragrance of complete creaminess which is right up my street. It can be a bit sickly when sniffing straight from the bottle but the fragrance become more gentle once in the water. The Ginger is evident but is not as strong as the creaminess but it definitely has a kick of spice. It smells like a spicy glass of Baileys to me and the aroma stays with you as you lay in the water.
I wasn't sure whether a product with the title Bath Soak would actually bubble but this certainly does. It makes lovely gentle bubbles that won't overwhelm you but that are enough to make it a relaxing experience. Some of the bubbles disappear but I am still left with some when it is time to come out of the water. You don't need to pour a huge amount of the product into the water in order to get the desired results and the honey coloured soak has an average consistency. Because the mouth of the bottle is open, you need to take care when pouring so that you don't use too much.
The aroma is delicious and the product doesn't irritate my skin, despite the inclusion of Ginger. The creaminess stays on your skin a little bit when you get out and the product makes your skin as soft as any bath product is ever going too. I feel lovely and clean, and my mind is relaxed after using the product.
All in all, this product does everything that you would want a bath product to do. It makes your skin soft, makes lovely bubbles and makes bathing a relaxing and enjoyable experience. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this product again, although I do want to try out all of the others first.
I absolutely love having a bath which is a mighty good job now that I have moved flats and currently have no shower! I have to admit though had it been the other way round and no bath but a shower in this place I would never have moved to be honest!
I often buy myself bath foams and the likes and always stick to named brands that i know of and this particular brand is one of those well known brands that I trust and rather often it can be found in Poundland and discount stores and in supermarkets such as Tescos and Asda for a pound a bottle and this bottle came from Asda at just a pound!
The bottle of this is rather simple and rather unisex in its appearance. It is a see through bottle with a cream coloured plastic twist on/off lid to the top of it and on the front of it there is picture of like a browny coloured leaf on there and we are told that it is Radox Nourish Bath Therapy 'Care for your skin, with Shea Butter & Ginger' Bath Soak. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a little bit about the product, the ingredients are listed as is the size which is 500ml and incidentally the only size I have ever seen this available to purchase in and contact details for Sara Lee (the manufacturer of the product are given). This is a nice enough bottle and I do like being able to see through it to see if and when it needs replacing etc.
A Bit About The product According To The Information Listed On The Back Of The Bottle:
Do you long for soft pampered skin? Nourish bath cream is made with natural Shea butter which cares for your skin, leaving it feeling soft and lovely to touch. We've also added a pinch of warm ginger root for some extra spice. Just lie back, close your eyes and nourish your skin.
A bath with Radox Nourish is proven to relax you.
Whats Gone Into It?:
100 years of Radox know-how
Lashings of Shea butter
Some natural ginger
A perfect pH balance
A thumbs-up from the skin experts
Well this bath soak is simply wonderful I think on every level. The consistency of this is runny and a cream colour and you don't need to pop much in the bath under running water at all. The fragrance of this in my opinion is rather feminine with a vanillary sort of creamy fragrance to it which is naturally sweet and the fragrance is a natural, warm sort of one and although I can't detect any of aroma of the ginger this has added to it this may be the ingredient that adds the warmth to it.
I find this makes my water lovely and soft and not one bit greasy, it gives off a thick white luxurious foam which stays put well over an hour in my case and I am happy to report that it does seem to relax my senses somewhat. The fragrance lingers on my skin for a good few hours after using it, it makes my bathroom smell wonderful too for a long length of time and above all my skin feels wonderful, nourished and soft..... again, for hours after using it!
This is quite simply a luxuriously fragranced bath soak which is a pleasure to use. I adore the fragrance and am happy it is kind to my skin to and it gets a thumbs up from me this one! Lovely!
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I am not a great fan of showers....what I mean is, they are great for those who are in a hurry in the mornings for example, or good in hot weather where you may want to take a couple of showers a day, but in my view, they are not exactly relaxing. I have heard some people say, 'why would I want a bath' 'its like bathing in your own dirt'. I guess in a way there is some truth to that! but I like nothing more after a hard day than relaxing in a nice warm bath with bubbles! Unfortunately some people may be allergic to certain bubbles baths and if your skin is very sensitive some bath therapies/bubbles baths may not be suitable for you. I have been buying Radox bath products for many years and have bought all sorts. My partner has also now started using bubble baths. I really do believe that they are incredibly relaxing and Radox Nourish bath therapy is no exception. I absolutely love this Shea Butter & Ginger mix. It is one of my favourite combinations and smells amazing. The colour of this bath soak is actually very creamy with a hint of lemon and also looks buttery. I would recommend putting about a tablespoon in each bath and you will get a reasonable amount of bubbles. What I like about this particular one is that it really does leave your skin feeling smooth and soft and leaves behind the wonderful shea butter and ginger scent on your skin. I usually soak in the bath for about 20 minutes. Radox state that this Nourish bath cream 'leaves your skin feeling soft and lovely to touch'. I would most definitely agree with this statement.
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sorbitol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Parfum, Sine Adipe Lac, Zingiber officinale oil, Sodium chloride
Glycol Distearate, Citric acid, Styrene.AcrylatesCopolymer
Steareth-4, Sodium Lactate, Polyquatemium-7
PEG 75 Shea Butter Glycerides, Dipropylene Glycol
Tetrasodium EDTA, Linalool, Coumarin
Other varieties of Radox Bath creams;
Each Radox cream bottle is 500ml in size and I was surprised to learn that Radox products have been around for over 100 years! And they first started out with Radox Salts foot bath in 1908 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radox).
You can currently buy Radox Bath creams for a £1.00 each at Asda.
Go on, why not treat yourself to a relaxing bath today!! Its 5 stars from me for this product.
This is one of my favourite bubble baths. I always buy this when I'm smellies shopping. Here is my review on Radox Nourish Bath Therapy:
1. The Smell:
For me, the most important thing when seeking out smellies. If it smells good, it will sure enough calm me down almost right away. This is one of the nicest smells I know. It's really creamy and sweet and is so dreamy. As soon as you pour it under hot running water, the smell fills the whole bathroom. It really is dreamy, I love it! Smell gets 5 stars from me!
2. The Bubbles:
This is of course important, no-one wants a bubble bath that makes no bubbles do they? This makes wonderful, creamy bubbles that smell so creamy and sweet, its wonderful. The bubbles last too, and I can be relaxing in the bath for anything up to an hour, so this is pretty good!
3. The Result:
This is important too of course. This leaves my skin smelling lovely and it actually does make my skin soft. I love it!
Overall, this is a gorgeous bubble bath and one I will continue to buy for a long time to come. Price wise it can be found around the £1.50 - £2 mark.
I love having a nice relaxing bath especially during the winter months and have been a fan of Radox bubble baths for a while now. The latest to find a place on my bathroom shelf is the Nourish bath therapy with Shea Butter and Ginger. I am one of those people who unscrews the cap in the supermarket to have a little sniff and was instantly impressed with the sweet creamy smelling fragrance.
The bubble bath comes in standard 500ml tall clear bottle with a cream screw cap. On the front is a sticker with the Radox logo, a picture of what looks like wheat and a logo saying that the product is blended with natural herbs.
On the back you can find another sticker containing more detailed information about the product as well as a full ingredients list.
A 500ml bottle of Radox Nourish is around £2.00 but this is a product that is often on offer and I brought my last bottle for £0.89 from Sainsbury's a few days ago.
I tend to always stock up on Radox bubble baths when they are on offer as they smell great and last a while as you only need a small amount to give a nice bubbly bath.
~~~~~What it claims to do~~~~~
The bubble bath contains shea butter which claims to leave your skin soft and lovely to touch. There is also a small amount of ginger contained which I think is more for the fragrance rather than providing any further skin nourishing benefits.
This is a great smelling and great value product, you only need to use a small amount of the creamy liquid to give a lovely bubble bath. The bubble bath is easy to pour from the bottle and does not leave any residue around the top of the bottle. It has a great sweet smelling fragrance but is not to overpowering or sickly. Once in the bath you have a hint of the ginger fragrance coming through which provides a nice contrast to the sweetness of the shea butter. It also leaves my skin feeling soft and supple but not in any way greasy. Overall an excellent product that I will buy again especially on offer.
Any readers of my regular reviews will know that I love a good soak in the bath and always have a variety of different bubble baths on the go. Well this is the latest one to appear on the bathroom shelf. I assume my Mum bought it from Tesco but I cannot find it on the Tesco or Asda website. However, I'm sure its easily available from supermarkets or Boots. The bottle is 500ml in size and as far as I know this is the only size Radox bubble bath comes from.
So the bubble bath comes in the usual Radox bottle, tall and slim with Radox branding to the side of it. The bottle is see through which allows you to see the product and also tell how much you have left. The bubble bath is cream in colour and looks very thick.
The bottle tells me that the product helps care for your skin by using shea butter and ginger. Opening the bottle I gave it a sniff, it smelt very buttery and creamy but I could not detect any ginger. It smells really nice but I think a tiny bit more ginger would have given it a nice kick.
So to use you simply pour a little of the product under warm running water. Now this is what I love about the product - you only need the tiniest splash to get lots of bubbles. When the bath is ready the bubbles look very inviting, they are bright white and thick and there is a very subtle buttery aroma in the air.
I found my bath helped to really relax me and soothe my skin. I went out last night and today my feet are killing! However, after having my bath they feel soothed and also moisturised. The bubbles also last a good amount of time, I was in the bath about half an hour this morning and they were showing no signs of disappearing by the time I got out again.
My skin can become very irritated and itchy, especially after using some bath products. However, I never have this problem with Radox which is half the reason why I keep going back to it, despite there being cheaper alternatives on the market. Therefore I think it is family friendly.
So does it nourish? Yes. My skin feels smooth and soft and not at all dried out. The product smells nice and provides a relaxing bath. Recommended.
Radox Nourish Bath Therapy - With Shea Butter & Ginger
Description: Brand: Radox / Type: Bath Cream / Oil
I love baths, I could happily spend an hour lazing in there, preferably with some wine and a couple of candles! It is the ultimate in relaxation and made all the better by some nice bubble bath.
I am frequently to be found perusing the shelves in my local chemist or supermarket to see what is on offer and like Radox because it is reasonable priced and tends to smell really good.
I bought this version from my local Poundland - yes you've guessed it, this cost me £1 for a 500ml bottle! In other shops, you can expect to pay around £1.50 or even slightly more. It is available in most supermarkets and chemists in a variety of scents.
I don't tend to find that my skin smells of the product after using Radox, but this is true for most bottled bubble baths. For this reason, I also buy loads of treats from Lush, but like to keep them as a treat, and use the cheaper things for my everyday baths. The price of Radox makes it a great everyday product which is also nice enough to feel a bit luxurious.
This one is a lovely, creamy, thick bath foam which you only have to use a little of to get loads of fab, frothy bubbles. The scent is lovely, it is slightly floral and has a spicy undertone (maybe the ginger!) and is strong enough to make the water and room smell lovely, without being at all overpowering.
The bubbles last for ages too - I hate getting in and finding that all the bubbles disappear within a few minutes!
I will definitely buy this brand again and also this scent. The water seems softer after adding it and there are heaps and heaps of lovely, fluffy bubbles that last for ages, meaning that it is a luxurious treat to sink into the bath. If you haven't tried this one then it is certainly worth trying because the scent is delicious.
Remember to check your local Poundland to see if you can get this cheaper than other places - though it is actually worth paying full price for, but only if you have to!
** 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 Nourish Bath Therapy - With Shea Butter & Ginger **
The bath therapy range from Radox is all about relaxing your mind and body. This makes the Shea butter and Ginger cocktail have some meaning. I was quite surprised at first as I thought having them together was a bit of an odd mixture. But the Shea butter is great at soothing and moisturising the skin, and apparently ginger is great at relaxing the body as well as having a warm relaxing effect on the mind.
This bath soak doesn't claim to do anything other then care for your skin while relaxing you. This sounds really nice and I like the fact it doesn't promise the earth or try and jazz thing up too much. Sometimes simple and subtle is best and just lets the quality shine through.
** Price & Packaging **
I bought my 500ml bottle of Radox for a credit crunching £1 from Boots. What a bargain! You can buy this in most supermarkets or high street shops that sell bath products and the price ranges from £1-£2.
The bottle actually reminds me of an Egyptian column. A clear, tall and stable plastic bottle. It has Radox embossed down the side which adds a bit of quality to the bottle (and grip in the bathroom!). You can see the gorgeous honey coloured bath soak on the inside and it is matched perfectly with the colour of the lid. It looks classic yet stylish.
** What was it like too use? **
As soon as you open the lid you get a gorgeous creamy scent of Shea butter. This is one of my favourite ingredients in beauty products and I adore the smell! It has a hint of spice from the ginger which makes the scent a little heavy. It is quite an unusually smell but very nice and lingers around the bathroom making it smell gorgeous.
The bath soak itself it quite creamy and thick and you don't need much to create a thick lather of bubbles. I was surprised at just how bubbly it was as I assumed it may just work like bath oil. But no, lots of thick foam floated on the water and I couldn't wait to get in! The bubbles lasted ages and even at the end of my little soak there were still plenty of foamy bubbles resting on the water. In my opinion, this showed the quality of the product.
To be honest I didn't find that this relaxed me or made me want to doze off, but it did make the water feel luxurious and creamy, thus not wanting me to get out! It did leave my skin feeling soft and nourished though. It felt moisturised and like it really had a good soak in something made perfectly for my skin. Although the original scent was strong when the bubbles first appeared the scent didn't stay on the skin which most people prefer. I love using a Shea butter scrub so this wouldn't have been a problem for me even if it did!
** Conclusion **
This is a bargain in a bottle. Simple and delightful. It bubbles up well, you don't need very much and smells richly comforting. The ginger adds a little something different and the bath soak is very gentle and nourishing on the skin. I will definitely be buying this again. I recommend this to anyone on a budget who wants a bit of luxury or to anyone that wants a good bargain. If you want something to be a bit kinder to your skin during a long soak then this is perfect. It doesn't completely relax you but it does make you want to stay in the bath all night!
Thanks for reading!
As I've mentioned in previous reviews I am trying to cut back on my spending when it comes to beauty products, as I often get carried away buying every new product that comes onto the market. When looking for a new bubble bath, the Radox range just happened to be on special offer, something I was pleased about as I tend to like Radox products.
I was toying between two different fragrances, but finally settled on the Radox Nourish Shea Butter and Ginger bath soak. I think I went for this one because I love the scents of both Shea butter and ginger, and thought that the subtleness of the Shea combined with warmth of the ginger was an inspired combination! Also I have dry skin and know that Shea is a fantastic moisturiser.
Despite Radox being quite a low priced brand, I do think the bottles they package their bubble baths in look great. The tall plastic of this one has what looks like a wheat sheaf on the front and the cream screw top lid matches the colour of the liquid inside the bottle fantastically.
To use, simply pour some of this under running water. It creates lots of bubbles really quite quickly, and you can get away with using just a small amount to cover the surface of your bath with lots of frothy bubbles.
Unfortunately, I found the scent of this product to be a bit too subtle. I know Shea butter is quite a subtle scent but I expected the ginger to really add some warmth and spice to the scent. When it came to using this, however, although there was a subtle, creamy sort of scent when first added to the water, it wasn't noticeable after a few minutes, which I was really disappointed with.
I did try adding much more of the product to the water to achieve a stronger fragrance, however all that happened was that I ended up with a mountain of bubbles!
On a more positive note, the bubbles do tend to last until the end of my bath, which you don't always get with cheaper products.
After my bath I didn't particularly notice that this had done anything for my skin, although on the plus side, the Shea butter must have worked as my skin did not feel particularly dry.
I paid £1 for a 500ml bottle of this when it was on special offer, however the usual price would be £1.60.
In conclusion, I think I found this product to be a little disappointing. The scent for me, whilst nice enough in the bottle, was far too subtle when diluted with bath water, and I think Radox should add a bit more ginger to spice it up a little. What I would say, however, if you're someone who wants a nice quality bubble bath, but do not like strong scents, then this may be worth a try.