“ Brand: Soap & Glory / Type: Body Wash/Cleanser / Subcategory: Soap / What it does: Cleanses, „
Words cannot express how much I love this product. Unfortunately, I'm not sure whether you can still buy it in stores, but I would imagine it would be easy to find online.
I paid £5 for a large, 500ml pump bottle, and it was worth every penny.
I used this obsessively throughout university, and I have only stopped using it because I can no longer find it in stores.
Jam Session belongs to Soap and Glory's separate Spa range, which is different to their original range, is smaller, and doesn't use the signature scent.
Essentially this product is a shower gel, or body wash. I found that the texture was however a lot thicker than gel, so it lives up to it's jelly name!
The best thing about this gel has to be it's amazing scent. I really rate fruity scents, and this product actually smells like jam. It contains blueberries, and you certainly pick that up in the mouthwatering scent.
It really looks after our skin too, leaving you smooth and soft, and not at all dried out, like some shower gels do. I would very much recommend that you buy this if you can find it, it feels so refreshing in warm weather!
I'm a big fan of the Soap and Glory range of products and alongside Lush products these pretty much fill out my bathroom cabinets and my sports bag. At the moment there are some big savings on the range in Boots so it is worth checking out.
The Soap and Glory Jam Session Cleansing Jelly has a lovely fruity aroma to it which is very appealing indeed. It lathers up really well and from my experience is quite mild on your skin and not as harsh as some soaps can be. I use it in the shower as an alternative to soap or standard shower gels and I find it very effective at cleansing my skin even after a big sweaty work out.
I would describe the scent as fruity rather than floral, it smells a bit like freshly picked raspberries and in the palm of your hand it does resemble a dollop of jam.
The only real drawback is the cost as even with the third off it was still £3.50 which is a bit on the pricey side if you did not get the discount. The packaging is a bit retro, in fact without the pump action on top it sort of looked like a childrens medicine bottle or sun cream. The press pump works well and does not dispense too much of the gel.
I have started to use a lot of products in the Soap and Glory range after getting some for Christmas and I popped into boots the other day and you can save a third on all soap and glory products which makes this range an absolute bargain and worth every penny.
Soap and Glory Jam Session cleansing Jelly retails at £5 and it is a product that compared to the other great products in the range I was not overly impressed with it.
For the best results rub the product into you wet skin into a lather and then rinse off your skin. Its also says on the label that it has super antioxidants in to help fight grime in the later.
It has a fruity blueberry fragrance which I do not think is all that great a smell and I think they spent more time on making it look like its name Jam that in developing the product as it did not really do what it said on the label.
It is more like a soap than a cleansing gel and with the £5 price tag that it has for soap I think that this is a on the expensive side as you can get other brands of soap a lot cheaper.
The positive to this product is that is lathers to a foam really well which is great for shaving your legs.
I put in the suggestion for this product before I bought it, have been using it then wished I hadn't put in the suggestion! For this reason. I have nothing good to say about this product! Now that's ok usually for me. I don't mind spouting my mouth off from the rooftops bitching about a product to save you your pennies but this is different. This is Soap & Glory and as a slave to it, it pains me quite alot to have to have to issue my warning! However....
As I have just stated in a round about way I love Soap & Glory. I became a follower after realising that Lush isn't economical. Like most of you reading this I also adore Lush and nowadays I tend to buy 'pieces' as a special treat so I saw Soap & Glory in Boot's loved the quirky packaging and tried it and yes love it for every day use. It's luxurious, fulfills it's promises and is a cheaper alternative and in my view just as nice, just in a different way!
So I normally purchase the original Soap & Glory products which don't have a name but they're pink and I buy stuff from this range whether I need it or not. I just stock up. At Christmas I had a voucher from Boot's. Buy a product from the 'Spa' range of Soap & Glory get 200 points on my advantage card plus a double point coupon so off I went to pick something up.
I've never see the Spa range before so was quite excited to try it and picked up this Soap & Glory Jam Session Cleansing Jelly, 'includes Blueberry Oil for super antioxidant crime-fighting lather'.
500ml clear plastic recyclable bottle with a pump action nozzle. On the front tells me what it is and who it is by on a light blue label. On the back tells me 'rub a couple of pumps of jam session onto damp skin, lather up until you're fully 'afoam', then rinse'. Then gives me a warning and then lists the ingredients. You can See the dark red thickish through the bottle and it's a gel.
Well I was excited. I love my showers and adore the Soap& Glory shower gel I already have in my bathroom. So disappointment hit me when I twisted my pump head thing to open it and nothing. It will not dispense properly no matter what I do and I've even handed it to my family to see if they can do it, but no for some reason it's broken! So I have to undo mine completely off and put a blob on my scrunchy. This is annoying cos I take off the pumper which has a long plastic tube and stick it on the side of my bath of which the liquid goes everywhere! Now I mention this cos this isn't the first time this has happened to me with a Soap & Glory shower gel and it's annoying as hell cos not only do I end up using way too much product, really it's uneconomical and at £5.00 a bottle I like to make it last as much as I can.
However this became the least of my worries. What really upset me was the smell. I didn't smell it in the shop as it was safety protected and I couldn't undo the lid and have a whiff as it's a pump (or not as case may be in my case!). The smell can only be described as purely revolting. I've just took a sniff a moment ago as I'm writing this review to familiarise myself with it and I feel really sick now.
The smell is blueberry. A really fake blueberry at that. It's not light and fruity it's just so heavy smelling. Yuk. I also always think when using it i can smell rhubarb its far too much.
Now using it I've found it ok. I mean I use alot of it since my 'pumper' is broken and no matter how careful I am I don't get one or two pumps but I do find I need a lot for a decent lather of this anyway. When it does lather its thick and creamy but I get overwhelmed by the smell and the experience is far from enjoyable! I'm quite quick using this and I can't wait to rinse it off.
Now the good points to this is are as follows. The smell doesn't cling to skin. I rinse off well anyway and I find after half hour the smell is gone from me. Skin does feel clean but I don't feel particularly refreshed or cleansed it's just ok. Skin feels no softer using this that anything you could purchase cheaper really. Then there's another problem. Complaints from people you live with as to why the bathroom stinks so bad! It really lingers in my bathroom and at the top of the stairs for a good hour, great if you like the smell but me and my family do not!
If you like the smell, and I do advise you to try get a sniff first, then this is a perfectly acceptable shower gel though to me I've used alot better for cheaper. It's not extraordinary and luxurious like the original shower gel and doesn't give the same benefits i.e the pink one moisturises skin and this doesn't and they are the same price. For me I'd buy this for someone I don't like much lol. It's revolting! Suitable for anyone, male or female but I'd save your pennies!
£4.99 Boots or Harvey Nicols, NOT RECOMMENDED!