“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Bath Cream / Subcategory: Bath Cream / What it does: Smoothes, „
I love nothing more than a long soak in a hot bath with a book. I like to add something to the bath water, but the price of these things can be quite a lot. So when I was picking up some bubble bath on a recent shopping trip for my kids, I spotted a bottle of this lilac creme bath, and I saw a price of just 69p for a litre, I thought I would give it a try. At that price, even if you need to use a lot each time, I didn't feel I could go wrong.
The first thing that attracted me to the product was the bottle. The packaging must have been altered a bit recently, as although it s still a clear bottle, it now has a deep purple lid. The combination of the light purple product against this dark purple was quite attractive.
When I got it home, it wasn't long till I decided to try it out. On opening the bottle there is quite a strong floral scent. I am not a massive fan of floral scents, and this one reminded me a bit of fabric conditioner rather than bath products, but I still gave it a try. Like a lot of bubble baths, the scent is less apparent when it is in the bath. It is a lot more delicate and subtle.
Using this product, a capful produces lots of bubbles. They sit on top of the water until you disturb them, and if left to just run, these pile up under the tap about a foot high. The bubbles look really dense and quite pretty. They are a brilliant white which looks a bit iridescent. It reminds me of the appearance of Kendal mint cake.
I usually stay in the bath for at least an hour, and these bubbles will last the whole time until I start to put in other soapy products which cause the bubbles to disperse.
My overall impression is that these are not the best bubbles product I have ever used. They are not really suitable for the kids as it is a bath creme with silk, and I find the bath feels quite slippy with this in. I think it would lead to an accident if I let my kids use this. The scent is ok, but not really something I enjoy. On the positive side though, they are fantastically cheap, it hasn't dried out my skin using it (though I might avoid it in the Winter months when my skin is more sensitive to drying out) and it doesn't really linger on my skin once I have got dressed again.
So, it is great for a cheap treat in the bath, but I think I would rather use something else personally. Worth a try though at the price it is, and if I was really feeling the pinch I might buy it again. However, there is also a Magnolia and silk and a Sea Minerals bath creme in this range that are the same price, and I may try these. I like the Magnolia and Silk handwash tesco do, so this one might be better for me.
When it comes to bath and body products I really do get through alot of them as I only have a bath in my flat and so use bath products daily.
Because of this I decided, the other day to try out a Tesco's own bath creme bath as for 69p for a whole 1L bottle as I thought it offered good value for my money and at the moment I am trying to save as best I can!
This is a rather cheap but informative enough bottle. Its easy to use as well. As I have already mentioned this comes in a 1L bottle (the only size I am aware this is available to purchase in) and the bottle is see through plastic and slightly squeezy and it has a frosted white cap to the top of it concealing the hole. On the front of it we are told what it is and there is a small purple coloured flower on thre and then on the back of the bottle we are told a little bit about the product, ingredients and the size are listed and contact details for Tesco are given. Simple bottle, this is.
Like any other product such as this you simply pour some of the creamy looking lilac coloured bath creme into running water. This doesn't colour the water, does give off a sort of light floral fragrance which is really pretty and you get quite a lot of white, thick bath foam which lasts over an hour for my long soaks. I can't say this is particulary moisturising although we are told that it contains silk however at the same time it isn't skin drying and when I get out of my bath my skin hasn't been agitated one bit by this, doesn't feel as if there is any residue left on my skin and I'm left very gently fragranced for a good few hours too.
This isn't the best bath product I have ever used though I am impressed by how little of this I need to use per bath and that it works out very good value for the pennies it costs!
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Tesco Creme Bath Lilac & Silk
Description: Brand: Tesco / Type: Bath Cream / Oil / With natural extracts to help leave your skin soft and smooth.
Anyone who has read any of my earlier reviews (thanks so much, I really appreciate all reads, rates and comments!) will know that I am a bit of a beauty product addict. My favourite brand is probably Lush but they are not the cheapest place to shop so for everyday items, I try to save money where possible, so that I can justify spending a little extra on treats.
The packaging of this creme bath is a little boring and cheap looking and if I am being honest, I possibly wouldn't have tried it, but I happened to read a recent review of the product which had some really good things to say about it so thought it was worth trying.
A one liter bottle of this bath creme cost me just £0.80 which is significantly cheaper than most of the competing brands, and the bottle is a decent size. You don't need to use too much so it lasts well too.
As the picture demonstrates, the creme bath is a lovely soft lilac colour and the product is quite thick. I had wondered if it would be rather thin meaning that you had to use more but this certainly wasn't the case.
The product gives you lots of fluffy bubbles which last quite well. It has a pleasant scent which is quite floral but not too overpowering. It is quite a sweet smell so may be better for women as it is a little feminine.
Now don't get me wrong, this product doesn't give you the amazing fragrances that you will get from Lush products, but it does smell nice and leaves you feeling relaxed and refreshed after using. I have sensitive skin and had no issues using this creme bath, so for the price, it was a definite bargain.
If you are looking for ways to save money on your weekly shop, this creme bath works well and smells nice, it may not feel like a treat but it certainly does what it is supposed to and leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated, why not give it a try and make your own mind up!
Tesco Creme Bath Lilac & Silk is a Tesco brand product which is why it is so cheap and it is only available in Tesco stores (ofcourse). It comes in a very basic no frills bottle, but doesnt have that terrible looking TESCO VALUE packaging which I dont really like on display in the bathroom, drawing attention to itself. There is simply a see through bottle with purple bubble bath inside and then a label on the front of this with a darker shade of purple used for the font.
The thing that most attracted me to this bubble bath is the price, its just 46p for 300ml which is a great bargain if you ask me, the bubble bath is good enough quality for a nice bath and you dont need too much of it if you want to get a nice lather of bubbles in the bath.
Tesco Creme Bath Lilac & Silk smells lovely, there isnt an overpowering smell that comes from it which is a plus for me, and when I am having a nice warm bath the Lilac smell really relaxes me, also this bubble bath leaves your skin really nice and soft and I find that I have little need to moisturise much after bathing with this.
Overall this is a good cheap alternative to get us through the recession, why pay more when there is a great bubble bath available cheap! I never use anything else after using this, I have been sucessfully converted for more expensive bubble baths.
Tesco Crème Bath - Lilac & Silk
**WHAT IT IS**
It is a crème bath, which you add to the water when you are taking a bath. It will leave the bath smelling and you can make bubbles if you fancy it with some effort. It is made from natural extracts and is designed to help your skin feel more hydrated and to cleanse it.
It comes in a see-through bottle, which you can see the pearly lilac crème inside. It is waterproof and durable, so it could withstand being dropped.
The lid is lilac, it screws off and it is very easy to get the product out. To get the product out you just pour it carefully into the bath.
On the label at the front there is the Tesco logo in dark purple as well as a brief description on what the product is. There is a picture of a lilac flower at the bottom, which is pretty to look at.
On the back there is a label which has further information on the product in black writing. The labels are waterproof and will not be damaged if you dropped the bottle into the water.
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum, Glycol Stearate, Cocamide MEA, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Triethylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Benzophwnonw-4, Alcohol Denat., Syringa Vulgaris Extract, Ethyl Ester of Hydrolyzed Silk, Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Nitrate, Methchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hexylene Glycol, Cl 17200, Cl 42051
This may be useful if you are allergic to any of these ingredients.
It is a thick crème, which is pearly lilac in colour. It has a perfume smell, which I am not overly fussed on. It isn't a horrible smell but it isn't a lovely smell either. To use pour a small amount into warm running water and it will create the desired foam and bubbles required for a relaxing bath. Make sure to avoid contract with your eyes as it may cause irritation. If contact does occur make sure to rinse your eyes immediately with clean water.
It leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturised. I think this product does hydrate your skin leaving it feel smooth. I like this product but I am not overly keen on the smell of it. To improve it I think they should change the smell to make it more appealing but this is a matter of personal taste.
At 46p for 300ml I think that this product is good value, as it doesn't take a lot of the crème to make you have a nice relaxing bath with lots of bubbles so it lasts a reasonable amount of time. I do not think I would buy this product again though, as I don't like the smell of it. I might try a different type in the range though.
Again on my Tesco Mission, after using Magnolia and Silk creme bubble bath (see previous review), I thought I would give the Lilac and Silk a go as it costs 78p where as magnolia cost 55p - wonder why I am paying the difference for the same product. I wonder if it is because they add colour to this one instead perhaps that is where the 23p comes in.
The Lilac and Silk bubble bath comes in a 1litre clear bottle and you can see the bubble bath through it (obviously) which is a pale purple in colour and costs 78p. It has a purple screw on/off lid (easy to open/close).
On the front of the Bottle it has Tesco Crème Bath - Lilac and Silk with a picture of a flower and says with Natural Extracts.
On the back of the bottle it states:-
Tesco Lilac and silk creme bath has been specially created to cleanse and hydrate your skin as you bathe, helping to leave it feeling soft and smooth.
It has directions of use, It has a warning of what to do if contact with eyes, Ingredients and the Tesco address and phone number.
The bubble bath itself smells of lilac, it is quite a strong smell but that is when you take a good whiff out the bottle when in the bath and has foamed up the smell is very subtle. The bubble bath is a thicker consistency to that of the Magnolia and Silk, but pours really nicely. You only need to tip the bottle quickly up and back again to get enough in your bath (I would say about 3/4 of a cap full).
The bubble bath foams up really nicely and the bubbles are all nice and frothy (you know when you see them in the adverts when people are sat neck deep up in bubbles). The bubbles do actually last when you get in the bath as well - which is always a winning point.
The bottle itself actually lasted about 5 weeks which for 1 litre I think is quite good and that is with me and my partner having the occasional use out of it and my little boy having it every night in his bath (and once he even got hold of the bubble bath and put loads in - so it has lasted really well) - would probably last longer if you don't let your kids loose with it (we live and learn).
Again I cannot tell you whether mine or my little boys skin was any more hydrated or softer after using as we all moisturise with baby oil after our baths and showers, so I always think it is down to that for soft skin.
I will definately buy this product again and I did think it was better than the Magnolia just because the consistency is a little thicker and also the Magnolia smelt like soap not Magnolia. I am still not sure why this is 78p compared to the 55p the only reason I can think is the colour and thickness (who the hell knows how the people at Tesco's mind works).
Anyway for a good, cheap bubble bath this is definitly worth the money.
With natural extracts to help leave your skin soft and smooth /