“ Brand: Radox / What it does: Soothes, „
I tend to be more of a shower person than a bath person, but I always have some bubble bath tucked away for when I need it. This morning I did a 10k sponsored walk for the Alzheimer's Society so I cracked out the current bubble bath I've got - Radox Spa Condition Bath Soak to give my legs a hot soak after all that walking! I forgot how great this bubble bath is so I thought I'd give it a review on dooyoo.
I've had a look online and this can't be bought in mainstream shops anymore, but some online shops have it for around £1-3. I remember buying this product on offer in Sainsburys for £1.
The bottle is plastic and a long square shape with a screw top. It's see through so you can tell how much you have left. The front has a swirly pattern with the Radox sign to the top. It says that the scent is honey, milk and almond oil which sounds lovely to me (if you like those kind of smells of course!) The back of the bottle advises you to take some time to yourself and make bath time special. The bottle is a good size and contains 500mle, and can be recycled after use which is always good to know.
I tend to set the bath running and pour some product under the running water, as if I pour it in first I find it can make the bottom of the bath slippy (this goes for any bubble bath, not just this one) The liquid is a thick consistency and a yellow-y colour. The screw lid is easy and convenient to use for a bubble bath.
The smell hits you immediately, if you like creamy smells like almond, honey or cocoa butter you'll like this one. Personally I love those kind of smells but I know my mum hates sweet, creamy scented products so personal choice really.
The running water makes the bubbles come up straight away. I poured a good few squirts in and got LOADS of bubbles! I had to push them aside to lay my head back against the back of the bath. The scent remained in the bath and was sweet and pleasant without being overpowering. I was in the bath for about 40 minutes and whilst it had reduced a bit the bubbles were still going very strong.
After getting out of the bath, I could smell the product on me a little bit but it wasn't too overpowering. This meant I could use my usual body butter and you couldn't smell the bubble bath anymore which is fine by me. My skin did feel conditioned. There was no residue on my skin at all but it did feel soft and smooth - this bubble bath is like a conditioner but for your skin!
For the price of this body wash you can't go wrong anyway, but the quality of the product is very very good. Good smell, good bubbles and soft smooth skin. I think Radox have phased out this bubble bath for their smoothies range, I've tried the smoothie shower gel before and it smelt divine so when this bottle runs out I'll definitely be trying something from the fruity smoothie range and hoping to get the same quality bubbles and skin conditioning.
The only downside of this product was that there were so many bubbles left at the end I had to shower out the bath!
Ever since I was a little girl I have loved Radox. Back then I was mesmerised buy the bath salts, I used to grab handfuls when my parents weren't looking and see the green crystals go all gooey. Not helpful for you but just a little context to show you what I mean when I say I am a life long fan! So recently when I was staying in a hotel with the most amazing bath in the world, I had to go out and get some bubble bath, not trusting the hotel freebies to do it justice.
So off I trot to the local shops, which as I was in Liverpool aren't exactly on the small side. I found myself scanning the many choices on display and kept being drawn to the Radox Spa range. I opted for the Rejuvenating Bath Soak which has a Green Tea and Jasmine scent. So that will be the kind I am reviewing here.
The bath soak comes in a clear plastic bottle with a clear plastic top too. It has a lovely pale green colour which you can see through the bottle. Other than the label the bottle is nice and simply, letting the luxurious soak talk for itself. The bottle contains 500ml and I bought mine for just over £2. It's available from all major supermarkets and pharmacies as well as online. It can also often be found on offer.
This bath soak smells divine which is the main thing I went for. It contains Green Tea, jasmine and orange oil, which not only smell lovely but also leave your skin feeling delightfully moisturised. It creates lots of bubbles which I love, but saying that I put quite a lot in. If you wanted less bubbles just use the soak sparingly. The soak moisturises your skin and leaves it delicately fragranced without leaving the water greasy or the bottom of the bath slippery.
I know there is a multitude of products like this available but I really do love radox products. They are inexpensive but smell great, moisturise well and relax my whole body and mind after a long day. A little drop of luxury at a cheap price, cant get better than that!
My nephew bought me a Radox gift set for Christmas which included this product, a bottle of shower gel and two candles. I think he probably bought it because it was pink and he knows how much I love pink. I'm not really a bath kind of person and I don't use any other shower gel apart from Soap & Glory Clean On Me so I thought this was going to end up in the cupboard to be pulled out at Christmas as a gift for somebody else....
But then it got a bit cold and somebody told me a bath would really help to warm me up, we live in a house with no central heating so it can get a bit nippy, especially in the bathroom and I have come to loathe showers, brrr!
So I decided to try this bath soak, I was quite surprised when I went back to the bath and it was full to the brim with huge bubbles. I thought bath soak meant it just made the water smell nice or something; can you tell I don't have baths very often or ever? I must say it did smell divine, very fruity with a hint of something floral, on the front of the bottle it says "Fig & caring natural Neroli Oil" which I promptly Googled and Neroli Oil is produced from the blossom of the Bitter Orange Tree, hence the fruity smell.
What I noticed about this is how lovely and soft my skin felt in the bath, I even managed to shave my legs with no shaving gel. The bubbles didn't disappear by the end of the bath, despite me using shaving gel (for more sensitive parts) and shower gel and staying in there for a full episode of Buffy, in fact it was a bit of a pain hosing the bath down afterwards trying to get rid of them all! I probably did put a bit too much in though.
I have now become a bath person and I think a lot of that is down to this delicious smelling bubble bath (yes it's a bubble bath, bath soak is just misleading). My skin feels so soft for the rest of the night and the smell really lingers.
The bottle I've got is 500ml, the liquid is thick and gloopy and baby pink colour. It comes in a clear bottle with a clear lid. The front has a pink floral design and the Radox logo plus the product name. The sides of the bottle have RADOX imprinted on them. The back of the box has the blurb..."Run the bath, light some candles and step into your very own spa retreat. Lie back and enjoy the comforting scent of our Soothing spa inspired bath soak. Let the warm water gently lap over your body and feel the blend of natural neroli oil, fig and milk soothe and moisturise your skin." Plus ingredients, warnings etc. You can buy this product from Boots, Tesco (currently on offer at £1.09 instead of £2.19 as of 03/04/13).
I've had I think three baths with this bubble bath and I've used nearly half a bottle but I did put way, way too much in the first time, I got a bit giddy. If you're sensible, this will probably last you about 10 baths, maybe more.
Ingredients: Aqua,Sodium Laureth Sulfate ,Cocamidopropyl Betaine ,Sodium Chloride ,Sine Adipe Lac ,Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Oil ,Ficus Carica Fruit Extract ,Rosa Damascena Flower Oil ,Parfum ,Citric Acid ,Limonene ,Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer ,Sodium Lactate ,Polyquarenium-7 ,Glycerin ,Tetrasodium EDTA ,Linalool ,Benzyl Salicylate ,Sodium Benzoate ,CI 16255
Would I recommend this? Most definitely.