“ Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Bath Milk / Subcategory: Bath Cream / Oil „
After recently visiting a top Spa I wanted some value for money Spa products with similar ingredients. I opted for The Body Shop Dream Boat Bath Milk that contained Frangipan and Lotus Flower. I noticed Frangipan was used at my Spa so thought it must be a worth while ingredient.
This product cost £7 for 250ml and came in a slim clear bottle which revealed a thick peachy content. The bottle looks more expensive that the usual chubby bottle but nothing special. I has an easy to open black screw lid.
The product is described as 'Serene skin-conditioning soak with heady lotus and frangipani milks'. Indeed I could smell those ingredients, in particular the Frangipan however sometime it was just too strong and a little sickly and it is so sweet and pungent.
It is very easy to use and just pours under running water. I felt it wasn't as bubbly as a normal bubble bath, as it is milk it kind of coated the water with oily goodness from the lotus and frangipan.
I did feel that my body was almost coated in silk which was very pleasant but my skin did not feel particularly moisturised. the scent however did fill my bathroom and did last on the skin, but sometimes it was too much and I didn't always like it.
Overall nice as a treat but It's nothing special and I would probably not buy it again and opt for a bath ballistic from Lush as they make me feel mroe cared for and really feel special.
I was given a bottle of the Body Shop's Dreamboat bath milk as a gift and I have to admit it is probably not something I would have chosen for myself, simply because it's quite expensive for a bath product.
It comes in a peachy coloured bottle which is a similar colour to the product inside and has a black lid and black writing. I must admit I think the bottle looks a little cheap considering the price of it, and it doesn't particularly look very special.
The product is described on the bottle as 'Serene skin-conditioning soak with heady lotus and frangipani milks'. When in the bottle, I must admit, that word 'heady' does seem quite appropriate, as this has a rather strong floral scent to it, which is almost creamy and verging on sickly.
To use this, you simply pour under running water as with any standard bubble bath. The bath milk has a creamy consistency and being described as a bath milk rather than a bath foam I wasn't sure if it would produce any bubbles, but I do find that it will produce a fair amount, although not enough to cover the surface of the water.
The scent of the product whilst in the water, is thankfully a lot more muted than when in the bottle. It still retains an element of the floral, but actually once it's in the water and diluted a bit, it starts to smell more creamy and more like a luxury product. It's actually very pleasant and quite a relaxing scent.
Although the Body Shop describe this as skin-conditioning, I can't say I have noticed a huge amount of difference to my skin after using this. Whilst it doesn't have any negative effects, such as drying the skin out, nor does it have any positive and I wouldn't say that it left my skin feeling 'conditioned' at all. Even the scent didn't linger on my skin once I was out of the water.
At £7 for a 250ml bottle this product is not particularly cheap. It's not ridiculously expensive either, but for that price I would have expected something much better.
On a positive note the product produces an adequate amount of bubbles and has a pleasant, relaxing aroma. The problem for me is that there is no 'wow factor' with this and nothing that stands out about it when compared to the hundreds of other bath products on the market, and personally I would say nothing to justify the £7 price tag, which unfortunately is why I have given it such a low rating.