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Sainsburys Lilac Bath Creme

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  • creates lots of bubbles
  • cheap
  • scent doesn't last long
  • not as luxurious as other brands
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      25.11.2014 20:18
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      • "skin felt soft"
      • "creates lots of bubbles"
      • cheap
      • "pH balanced"
      • "kind to skin"

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      • "scent doesn't last long"
      • "not as luxurious as other brands"

      A surprisingly lovely bath creme that's kind and gentle.

      THE PRODUCT: I never normally use cheap bath products but this was sitting on the cabinet in my bathroom as my parents use so I thought I would give it a go to see what it was like. I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting anything that amazing from this product. This is Sainsbury’s own brand of bath crème and is pH balance and paraben free. The bath crème is formulated to be kind to skin and is suitable for the whole family. It gently cleanses and softens the skin whilst you bathe. The bath crème comes in a large plastic bottle which is a frosted white colour. It states on the front what the product is and you can find additional information such as ingredients and contact information on the back of the bottle. The lid to the bottle is white and this unscrews to reveal a big hole in which you can pour the bath crème out of. The bottle is quite big and chunky and is also quite heavy as it contains 1 litre of the bath crème.

      PRICE/AVAILABILITY: This can be purchased from Sainsbury’s stores and from their website for just £1.00 which I think is very reasonable for a bath crème for the whole family.

      USING THE PRODUCT: To use the product simply pour a little of the bath crème under running water. The bottle can be a little heavy so be careful when holding this and pouring it in the bath. I only poured a little of the bath crème in but this seemed to start foaming up within a few seconds. The bath crème is white in colour and doesn’t seem too runny but at the same time isn’t really thick either. When I went back a few minutes later to check on the bath there was a decent amount of bubbles in the bath and I could smell the scent of the bath crème which was pleasant. The scent to this product reminded me of my child-hood so I think this is similar to the smell of the bubble bath we used to use as children. When in the bath I did find it relaxing as there were plenty of bubbles, so I felt as though I was being pampered a little. The smell to the product wasn’t all that obvious now, which was a little bit of a shame. Whilst in the bath I didn’t experience any allergic reactions to the product and when getting out of the bath and drying my skin the product hadn’t irritated it which was good. I have to admit that I was surprised as my skin actually felt quite soft when getting out of the bath. I think this product is really good value and I would no doubt purchase it again as it was kind to my skin and I also found it to be quite relaxing.

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        31.05.2013 02:03

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        A great value bubble bath for all the family, with a strong, pleasant fragrance and quality formula

        I bought this bath creme for my whole family to use. We have 3 kids, and generally bath them every day so a good value bubble bath is essential. Despite shopping regularly at Sainsburys for top-up shops, I had never tried this bath creme before but at 76p for 1 litre it seemed worth a try.

        The look:
        The packaging is sturdy and functional - it features a clear lid and bottle, and the liquid itself is lilac and opaque. I was probably drawn to the colour as it matches my towels :-) I was slightly dubious about it being a "creme" - I usually prefer a more gel-like bath foam product.

        The result:
        The bath creme foams really well, without having to use too much. I probably use about 2 capfuls for each bath, which is plenty. The bubbles last about 10 minutes, which is the same as similar branded products. The fragrance is slightly soapy, slightly floral, and very inoffensive. It feels fresh and leaves your skin with a clean smelling fragrance for a good few hours after the bath.

        Overall:
        This bubble bath is a good all-round family buy. It is affective at producing bubbles, provides a scented and cleansing bath, and looks good on my bathroom shelf. At 76p it is excellent value for money and I will be buying it again! - Recommended!

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        27.05.2013 15:06
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        Better than named brands!

        I admit that I am a little odd when it comes to bath products and although I splurge on expensive bath products from the likes of Elemis, Molton Brown and Lush on a semi-regular basis, I was beginning to resent paying inflated prices for Radox and Imperial Leather for more bog standard, everyday baths and decided to see what else what out there. On searching for bubble bath on the Sainsburys' website I stumbled across this Lilac Bath Creme and despite not having huge hopes for it, I decided that it was worth a try at a very reasonable 76p for 1 litre (8p per 100ml, compared to the 38p per 100ml that Radox works out as).

        Packaging & Other Important Info:

        The bottle is a standard shape and isn't exactly ground breaking in it's design with slight curves to it and a screw top opaque lid. The bottle itself is also opaque and shows the attractive lilac bath creme within it - handy because it also shows when it is running low. The front of the bottle has a sticker on it telling you what the product is, that it is made by Sainsburys and that it is pH balanced and paraben free. Parabens are preservatives that are used in some cosmetics and toiletries, but have been linked to breast cancer and early onset puberty, so it's good to know that Sainsburys are not using these in their product. A sticker on the rear of the bottle gives general information, such as directions for use, ingredients (which can be found at the end of this review) and a statement saying "Try me!" informing the consumer that if you don't love the product simply return it for a full refund. The bottle states that both the bottle and the cap are made of plastic and are therefore recyclable.

        It might interest you to note that this product (as well as all of the toiletries and make up produced by Sainsburys) is approved by the BUAV. This means that both the product and the ingredients used in it have been certified free from animal testing. Well done Sainsburys!

        The Scent:

        I wasn't expecting much from the scent to be honest, expecting it to smell a bit cheap and nasty due to the price. I have to say though that I was pleasantly surprised by the smell of this bath creme. It has a lovely gentle and natural smelling floral lilac smell, which is actually a really gorgeous scent. I found that it scented the bath/bubbles really well and also that the scent filled the bathroom and the upstairs of my house too! Worth buying for the scent alone - indulgent and relaxing it was just the type of bath product I like to use!

        In the Bath:

        The bath creme was easy and mess-free to pour out into the bath, not too gloopy or thin, but just right in consistency. I followed the directions for use which stated that this should be poured under running water and it flowed nicely into the water without me having to shake the bottle. I then swirled it around in the water and was surprised to see that it created lots of fluffy, white bubbles which were gently fragranced with the lilac scent. These bubbles were long lasting and of great quantity too, which made for a relaxing bathing experience. It was gently cleansing and my skin felt fine when I got out, I didn't find it to be greasy or drying on my skin, just pleasantly scented.

        My Verdict:

        I have been really surprised by the quality of this product for the price. It really is a bargain at only 76p and instead of you getting what you pay for, you really do get a far superior product than the price suggests. The scent is gorgeous, it lathers and bubbles well and is kind to your skin. I have not looked back since using this and now refuse to buy the more expensive named brands, because there really is no need! I am more than happy for my whole family to use this bath creme and have found that it has caused no ill effects to my daughter's skin either, which is great seeing as she is prone to dry skin and eczema. I just hope that they don't discontinue it!

        Ingredients:

        Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, DMDM Hydantoin, Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Coumarin, Benzophenone-4, Sodium Benzoate, Hexylene Glycol, CI 60730.

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          19.12.2012 22:00
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          A good basic product

          I buy this bath creme mainly due to the price and for something that is basically to add bubbles to the bath to amuse the children; I am not going to pay a huge amount for that. This 1 litre bottle of bath Creme cost 79p from Sainsbury's and that is a price I am happy to pay. The bubble bath itself is a white cream that is slightly pearlescent, it says on the back that it is kind to the skin, my daughter has eczema and we don't use it anymore for her as it does seem to aggravate her skin a little. The front lets you know that it is ph balanced and Paraben free, whatever that is! There are a few green teardrop shapes on the front which are in the same colour as the green writing.

          The instructions tell you to pour this under running water for a relaxing bubble bath, you don't need a huge amount of this to ensure many bubbles are present, they last a while as well, and it is nice to be able to get into the bath before they all vanish. The smell of this is not unpleasant; it is hard to describe the scent as it is very cheap bath wash smell. It isn't the worst I have smelt or I wouldn't keep buying it, but after you have used body wash the smell of the bubble bath doesn't linger anyway. The bottle last a long time as previously informed you do not need much of this at a time, this makes it a great value product.

          I am sorry, I should have posted this review in the bath creme section, the picture on here looks exactly like the bath creme I have so I posted it on the wrong one, sorry :(

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          17.10.2012 11:24
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          A lovely day to day bath soak

          Although we do have a shower at home, we tend to use our bath a lot particularly at this time of year when the nights are drawing in and the weather is getting colder. Although admittedly we would prefer to use a branded bath soak every day, in reality that can be quite expensive. Therefore we approached our Sainsburys store with trepidation to find an alternative. Sainsburys own products are, in my opinion very good and so when we saw a bottle of this Lilac Bath Soak we chucked a bottle into our trolley eager to try it out when we got home.

          This bath soak is very simply packaged in an opaque white plastic bottle which is simply decorated with a group of purple coloured bubbles and the text 'Sainsburys Bath Crème'. In keeping with the simplistic design, the bottle has a screw top lid which is white to match the bottle and is easy to screw open, even with wet hands. Unlike many other bath soaks this one stores a whole 1 litres worth of contents and this makes the bottle quite tall and yet sturdy enough not to fall from the edge of our bath.

          Inside, the bath soak is a light purple colour and it was this that drew me to this product initially as it matched our bathroom colour scheme. The liquid is a nice medium consistency and pours easily out of the lid of the bottle. Once the product enters the running water it is advised that it is swished around and from experience it does have a tendency to sit in a pool at the bottom of the water therefore a good swish really livens up the bath water. The smell of this bath soak is lovely, think a floral smell with a hint of lilac and you are there. It really does leave a soft scent in our bathroom and the scattering of bubbles it creates make the bath look very inviting.

          Once poured into the bath I find that it creates a lovely amount of bubbles which do not simply fizzle out at the sight of my soapy shower gel. By the end of bath time the water does still have traces of bubbles and therefore I believe that the longevity of this product is good. The soak leaves my skin feeling soft and lightly fragranced well into the evening.

          As the name would suggest, this bath soak can be bought from Sainsburys stores and it is currently retailing for 76p. When you consider that my bottle has lasted for a good couple of months with near everyday use, this makes it excellent value for money in my opinion. This bath soak is cruelty free and is PH balanced and paraben free thus making it great for the entire family.

          I would highly recommend this product and am therefore scoring it 5 stars.

          Thanks for reading! x

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          18.03.2012 13:45
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          Excellent, Sainsburys!

          I have been using shop's own bubble baths and bath cremes for a while as I find other brands a bit too expensive. I usually shop in Tesco or Asda but recently went to Sainsburys and bought two bottles of their bath creme. They had two different varieties - their White variety and this Lilac creme. This product was the cheapest available in this department.

          The product comes in a large 1 litre sized bottle. I'm thrilled about the size since I've noticed lots of companies downsizing their products and raising their prices at the same time. However, you get a huge helping of this bath creme so I'm very pleased about that. The hard plastic bottle is semi-opaque and recyclable after use. It has a screw off lid on the top of the bottle and the dispensing funnel at the top is large. The bottle is printed on the front with some essential information such as the fact that the liquid is "ph balanced" and also paraben free. On the back of the bottle there is a peel off label which gives even more information.

          Sainsburys say this bath creme is suitable for all of the family and that it is "formulated to be kind to skin". The product is BUAV approved (not tested on animals) and full ingredients are listed in bold lettering. The only warning is a standard one about not getting the product in your eyes.

          Directions for use state to pour under running water to create bubbles. When I first used this I expected it to be runnier as it's a shop's own make and therefore I expected it to be less luxurious. However, when I poured out the creme it oozed out slowly and was ultra thick and delicious. The creme is light purple with a pearly shine to it's surface and it moves slowly like lava.

          It's easy to control how much you add to your water as the liquid does not come out in globules but flows in one smooth stream. When the liquid blends with hot water it dissolves instantly. You do not have to fluff up the water to create bubbles and this does not lie in the bottom of the bath in oily slicks. The creme creates thick, silky bubbles instantly and I was initially overwhelmed by the amount and texture of the bubbles. I really didn't expect there to be an abundance of foam since this is a shop's own brand product. However the whole surface of the bath becomes dense with bubbles that are inches thick and tight with hundreds of mini bubbles. The foam feels super soft and velvety. You do not need to add very much creme to create this effect either.

          The fragrance of the creme is also pleasing. I wasn't sure at first if this would smell of lilac but I think the title of the product is based on the colour of the creme rather than the fragrance. The actual scent is quite floral but is a gentle, summery kind of smell that is relaxing and pleasing to the senses. This fragrance fills the air in the bathroom but never becomes overwhelming.

          When bathing in this I feel like my skin is softer and pampered and when I get out of the bath I feel fresh and as though my body has been treated to something great. This is one bath creme that actually makes me smile and giggle when I use it!

          I really didn't expect as much from this Sainsburys bath creme product but I am blown away by how great it actually is. I would buy this over many big brand name products any day! I will certainly be buying it again. Both the Lilac and the White creme baths are available for only 76p for 1 litre at the moment.

          www.sainsburys.co.uk

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            30.10.2011 23:48
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            Sainsburys lilac bath crème

            I usually do my shopping in Sainsburys so it always seems logical to pick up any bubble bath we might need.

            This is the lilac bath crème although there are other scents in the range.

            WHAT IS IT?

            This is a bath cream which is apparently formulated to be kind to the skin, is suitable for the whole family, and can be used every day (good thing!).It promises to gently cleanse and soften the skin so I am hoping for some moisturising while I bathe. The product is also pH balanced and parabem free, so I am assuming this is a good thing since it tells me this!

            PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...

            The product comes in a plastic 1l bottle with a screw on/off lid with all of the instructions and information on the back of the bottle. The front of the bottle is fairly simple with the name of the product and some bubbles- I quite like the simplicity of the product.

            The bubble bath itself is a light purple colour, which when poured from the bottle looks lighter. It does have a faint lilac smell when I sniff it in the bottle, which intensifies slightly when poured under hot water, so although its not really strong my bathroom is left with a pleasant lilac smell whilst I bathe.

            The product is quite thick which is good since the hole out of which it is poured is large, and if it was really runny, then I would add too much of the product.

            USING IT...

            The product should be poured under running water. I find that not a lot is needed, perhaps a capful, because a little bit does produce plenty of bubbles, which is my preferred way to take a bath

            PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...

            The bubble bath costs 61p for 1 litre, which represents great value for money because it lasts for ages.

            It is available instore and online at www.sainsburys.com

            VERDICT...

            Good quality bubble bath which produces lots of bubbles and for us has proved to be suitable for all of the family.

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            Thanks for reading

            Daniela xx

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