“ Brand: The Sanctuary / Type: Bath Cream / Oil „
Never before have I really gone for Sanctuary products partly because of their price tag and my love affair with Soap and Glory, but when my grandparents brought me a huge gift set of Sanctuary products for Christmas I was quite pleased - every girl loves a good addition to the beauty cupboards! I'm thinking about doing a post on the box because there was around 8+ products that were amazing, but I settled for a more detailed description of each one.
Sanctuarys claims: "Clouds of bubbles, irresistible skin softening ingredients and a sensuous oriental fragrance for the perfect long hot soak."
Now upon first pouring this product under the running water, the fragrance is immediate and gives off the typical 'sanctuary' scent which is quite strong and relaxing. It instantly began bubbling up and within about 5 minutes, there was a considerable mountain of bubbles which is definitely worth noticing because some products are positively useless in this field.
When I got into the bath, so hot that I was left with a lovely line on my body - red under the water and skin coloured above (but the bubbles nicely disguised this), I didn't really feel any change while I was in the bath except for becoming quite relaxed. I soaked for what felt like a lifetime becoming really irritable because of the heat, then jumped out and sat in the bathroom, nude, just to cool down. It was then that I realised that my skin felt quite soft, not like baby soft but noticeably softer and I smelt lightly like the 'oriental fragrance' which filled the bathroom.
I definitely think I would recommend this product to anyone wanting a relaxing bath time, especially as its softening to the skin! I have now used it a number of times and think I will continue to keep it as a favourite for a while.
Another product that I received in my Sanctuary gift set was the Sanctuary Luxury Bath Float. I can't say that I had ever heard of such thing as a bath float before so I didn't really know what it would do. However, from reading the bottle, Sanctuary explained that it 'is decadent bubble bath will fill your tub with a cloud of super-rich bubbles and fill your bathroom with our sensuous oriental fragrance.' So really, it's a posh name for a bubble bath.
I got this in a gift set but you can buy Sanctuary products from Boots, with a 500ml bottle of this costing a whopping £9.50. I'm not sure that I have ever owned such an expensive bath product before. However, Boots do have 3 for 2 offers on Sanctuary products quite often.
The bath float comes in a large round bottle, which is made from clear plastic. Inside the bottle you can see that bath float liquid, which is a rich amber colour. As you unscrew the lid, you can instantly smell the signature Sanctuary scent which is very warm and slightly spicy. As the weather has been so terrible here, when I have a bath I tend to stay in there for quite some time to warm up. The scent of this bath float is perfect for the colder months (which seems to be all year round here now).
The bottle advises you to pour generously under running water. As this is such an expensive product, I didn't add as much as I probably should have done. I only added two blobs of the liquid to the running water and it wasn't long at all before my bath was nearly overflowing with bubbles. I was surprised to see so many bubbles but after that first time, I went to only using one blob as it created more than enough bubbles.
Once in the bath, I could definitely feel the difference in how soft and silky the water felt. This product is very soothing on the skin and I instantly felt relaxed and comfortable. As the scent of this bath float is quite rich, it does fill my bathroom well which creates a wonderful, relaxing place for me. After a bath, I can still smell this on my skin for many hours. If used with other Sanctuary products, the scent lasts even longer. Not only that, but even without moisturising, my skin feels wonderfully soft and smooth.
Although this is really expensive, I have fallen in love with it.
Sanctuary Spa Luxury Bath Float
This is a brand that I have tried for years and I have used most of their original 'classic' products - I have gone through a couple of these bottles over the years and I receive them in gift sets usually as minis, like this one.
- Product description (from Boots.com)
"Sanctuary Luxury Bath Float is enriched with antioxidant vitamin E, hydrating freesia and moisturising baobab extracts, skin will be left nourished, velvety smooth and softly scented whilst you unwind and let your troubles drift away."
- About the product
The body wash comes in a clear plastic tube and the version I have contains 75ml of product. The body wash contains nourishing freesia and baobab extracts. Sanctuary is against animal testing, the product does not contain parabens although sodium laureth sulphate is an ingredient - which some people can have a negative reaction to but it is a commonly used ingredient to help products lather.
The scent of this product is the same as the original sanctuary scent - floral, musky sweet which is quite generic when you look at the fragrance description but I haven't come across any other products that smell like the sanctuary ones. I have been using sanctuary products for years now and I do really like the scent, I find it quite relaxing and indulgent but it can be boring after a while, in my opinion.
- Using this product
I only used this product as a shower gel and it worked really well - the body wash lathered well although this is to be expected with one of the main ingredients being sodium laureth sulphate. As the product lathers well and creates lots of creamy bubbles, the really nice spa-like scent is released. The product lathers well with any bath scrunchie/lily and the lather feels really smooth, creamy and moisturising. The product is easy to rinse off and the scent does transfer slightly to my skin once dry. This body wash leaves my skin clean, smooth and moisturised to an extent - although I do still apply body lotion as it is not that moisturising. I haven't experienced any negative reaction to this product while I have been using it and this product/brand is a favourite with many in my family.
- Price and availability
This product was part of a gift set but the bath float can be bought individually from the sanctuary online store or at boots for £9.50 for 500ml which I think is good value. You can also find sanctuary products at Debenhams and eBay.
*Quick/easy to use and rinse off
*Nice scent, in my opinion
*Leaves my skin smooth, clean and moisturised to an extent
*Good value for money as you don't need to use a lot of product each time
*Contains sodium laureth sulphate
*Scent can be boring after a while
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In recent times, I have become quite fond of the Sanctuary Spa range of toiletries and cosmetics, and have been raving about the range to just about anybody who will listen to me. As a result, I received several gorgeous gifts from the range from one of my very close friends recently, who presented the items to me in a gorgeous gift box for my birthday.
One of the items from the range was the 'Luxury Bath Float' which is an item I had actually used before and loved. I was delighted to be reacquainted with this product as my previous experiences had been extremely positive.
Presented in a large round 500ml bottle, the Bath Float is the colour of golden amber, and can be seen easily through the clear plastic bottle. The usual price for this larger-than-average bottle is around £9.50 which is admittedly a higher price that I would usually pay for a bubble bath or bath foam product. As at the time of writing, there is a 3 for 2 type offer running over selected items in the Sanctuary Spa range in branches of Boots, or online at www.boots.com, and I will often use such deals to my advantage, taking the opportunity to stock up on some much-loved products.
The product is described extensively on the bottle in two large statements that are probably more than this review requires. What stood out to me however, were the words "decadent bubble bath", "Float away in a cloud" alongside "unwind and let your troubles drift away." Anybody would be intrigued after reading such bold claims I'm sure, but as I had used the product before with extremely positive results, I scrutinised the statements and could find no exaggerations or falsehoods.
As soon as I remove the screw-off lid from the top of the bottle I am aware of the wonderful fragrance of the Bath Float. Being sort of warming in its essence, I am reminded of how suited to the winter months the Sanctuary Spa range of products often are. Pouring a little of the orange liquid under a running tap allows the beautiful aroma to develop, and I find it is quite feminine and quietly floral in its undertone. This soon subsides in my opinion, and a delicate spiced scent comes to the forefront of the aroma, giving it a lovely 'warming' quality that reinforces the luxury image of the product.
Soaking in the tub when using the Bath Float has proven to be a very relaxing experience. I have found the thick, spicy scent really envelops me in a little aromatic cloud, or at least that is how it feels. There is nothing 'awakening' or at all 'revitalising' about this particular product, with its best quality instead being something more soothing and rather calming. This has been extremely beneficial to myself in recent times as I have found myself feeling rather stressed out, and feeling quite 'frazzled' as a result of several unfortunate worries that seem to be on my plate at the moment. As a result, I have recently found myself reaching for my beautiful Bath Float in favour of other bath products, feeling the need for something relaxing and calming.
There is no real need to use too much of the Bath Float in my opinion and because of this and the larger than average sized bottle, the product lasts for a fairly long time, which goes some way to justifying the slightly high price tag. I find that two or three generous 'blobs' of the Float will work well enough with the hot bath water to create a satisfying bath time experience. Although there is no huge abundance of bubbles created, there is enough for me and a soft foamy lather acts as a gentle accompaniment to the luxury bubbles to create a soothing layer on my tired skin. The product doesn't colour the bath water, nor does it leave any discolouration or residue in my bath tub after use.
The scent and aroma of the product remains on my skin for quite a long time after use, and this is something that is very welcome due to the scent being so gorgeous. I find the scent is quite soothing and indulgent, reminding me of something slightly warm and exotic. When the Bath Float is used with additional products in the Sanctuary Spa range, I find the scent takes on even more 'body' and it can often be detected on my skin the following day.
As with all Sanctuary Spa products that I have used before, I have found there is nothing to be found in the way of irritation or harshness to my over-sensitive skin from this product. I have found too that the Bath Float causes no irritation to my Eczema, which is vital for me for obvious reasons.
Sanctuary Spa products are not tested on animals, and there is a statement to this effect on the reverse of the bottle.
There is a whole range of beautiful products available in the Sanctuary Spa range, some of which you can buy in store in larger branches of Boots, or online at their website. You can also order direct at www.thesanctuary.co.uk.
Overall, I find the Sanctuary Spa Bath Float is a beautiful bath time product, delivering a completely enjoyable bath time experience each and every time it has been used. It is not often that I would spend almost £10 on a bubble bath product, but in the case of the Bath Float, this price is completely justified and it is a product that I will definitely re-purchase in the future.
~~ Sanctuary Luxury Bath Float ~~
For the past few months I have been like a child in a sweetshop as I have been enjoying using some of the vast supply of toiletries in my huge stash and I've vowed not to purchase anything new until they're all gone. I am ashamed to admit that I had forgotten about many of the products that I owned. Consequently, I was delighted to discover a huge supply of a brand named Sanctuary with their products being an absolute joy to use with this review discussing their Luxury Bath Float.
As far as I can recall my 75 ml bottle was contained within a gift set, which I had obtained free of charge with other purchases from the range. I have always considered Sanctuary to be a very luxurious upmarket brand because in addition to their vibrant and eye-catching packaging their products are affordable.
I have high expectations of Sanctuary toiletries and following the removal of the screw top lid I am met with the most stunning aroma, which is described as a "sensual and oriental fragrance". I couldn't agree more as the delightful combination of freesia and baobab extracts provide the perfect romantic aroma, which is ideal for those "me time" moments when I can lie in the bath and let my stresses of the day simply drift away. I need to add only a small amount of the good consistency pale orange bath float to the running bath water and watch as swirls of pearly white bubbles rapidly form along the water's surface.
The beautiful aroma intensifies with the formation of the bubbles and what I love about this product is that the fragrance rapidly fills my bathroom. Stepping into the water and sliding my body through the layer of fluffy white bubbles is absolute bliss as the water is beautifully fragranced and feels wonderfully soft and soothing against my skin. I often find that the bubbles created by some brands of bathing products are rather inferior as they begin to pop and subsequently disperse when soap is introduced to the water. However, the bubbles remained plentiful for almost the entire length of my bathing experience.
When I have finished washing I step out of the bath and towel dry and am able to witness the gorgeous aroma that has transferred onto my skin, which feels velvety soft and smooth to the touch. In addition to the freesia content, which I learned is hydrating and the baobab extract, which is known for its moisturising properties, the bath float contains Vitamin E, so my skin is left feeling moisturised. However, I prefer a more intense moisturisation, so I like to complete my routine by using the Sanctuary's Body Butter, which also intensifies the romantic aroma.
This is an extremely luxurious bathing product, which ticks every box for me in relation to the amount of bubbles, its moisturisation properties and its beautiful fragrance that transfers to my skin. In addition to all of these qualities it is affordable with the full sized version of 500 ml costing £9.50, which may seem pricey, but considering only a small amount is needed it is pretty good value for money. You can purchase the Sanctuary range in Boots where you will frequently find the products available on a "3 for 2" offer and in addition, you can sometimes pick up a free gift set of travel sized bottles and tubes.
The bath float should be used within 12 months of opening with the bottle being recyclable once empty. This is definitely a product I will be repurchasing and as a result, it receives my recommendation.
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For my secret Santa gift at work last year I was given a sanctuary gift set in a beautiful gift box and I have recently started trying the products from within one of which is the luxury bath float.
Before I was given this gift I can honestly say that I had never heard of the brand or any of the products, the products can be bought from the sanctuary site online and also from Boots and Debenhams. The luxury bath float is sold in a 500ml bottle and retails for £9.45 for the bottle although currently it is on a 3 for 2 offer on the brands own site. I personally find that this price is a bit steep and wouldn't expect to pay this price for it.
The product comes in a plastic bottle, the plastic is tough and can make squeezing the product out a little difficult and someone with problems with their hands such as Parkinson's may struggle with this. The bottle has a screw top lid on it and the product inside is orange in colour, the whole sanctuary range seems to centralise around the colour orange.
On the front of the bottle is the name of the company and then the name of the product along with a statement about the product underneath "float away in a cloud of super rich extra luxurious bubbles with nourishing freesia and baobab extracts." On the back of the bottle is where the company make their claims about the product "this decadent bubble bath will fill your tub with a cloud of super rich bubbles and fill your bathroom with our sensuous oriental fragrance Enriched with antioxidants vitamin E, hydrating freesia and moisturising baobab extracts, skin will be left nourished, velvety smooth and softly scented whilst you unwind and let your troubles drift away." Also on the rear of the bottle are the directions for use, pour under warm running water and a list of ingredients the main one being water.
On opening the bottle there is a slight smell, I find the smell a little spicy and to me smells like it could be for a man or woman, the liquid is thick and when you squeeze it under running water it does produce bubbles nicely. The bubbles fragrance the bathroom but I do only have a small bathroom and after the bath my skin was slightly fragranced but it didn't last for long. After bathing my skin felt soft but I would say no softer than when using much cheaper products such as Dove, I didn't feel like it helped me unwind and I really wouldn't say the product is anything special. This is a nice product but only if it was a couple of quid a bottle there is nothing special about it and I won't be buying it again.
One of my favourite ranges in Boots for the bath is The Sanctuary range of products. They are quite expensive for what they are but for gifts or a treat now and again and something nice to have in the bathroom they are lovely. The Sanctuary began as a Spa in Covent Garden over 30 years ago. Their philosophy is all about providing the time, space and expertise for women to renew that glow. I've never been to the Spa but friends have been and they do say that it is a wonderful experience and definitely a very upmarket product.
The Sanctuary beauty products were produced in 1998. Customers had been wanting to take the spa experience home with them without needing a therapist or special equipment so they came up with the idea of selling their products. The newest product I have tried from their bath range is their Luxury Bath Float. Just the name itself conjours up the idea of a warm inviting exotic luxury bath and this is definitely true.
The Sanctuary tells you this product will help you float away in a cloud of super extra luxurious bubbles. Doesn't that just sound lovely.
This product is really easy to use. You basically just pour some of the liquid under a running tap in your bath and I find it produces so many lovely bubbles which really do stay during the whole length of your bath. The liquid is enriched with antioxidant vitamin E which is such a great beauty product. Vitamin E is really healing and great for your skin and I find during my bath I can really feel the smoothness of the water and after my bath my skin is really smooth and softly scented. I don't even have to put on body lotion afterwards as the water leaves my skin feeling so nice.
The fragrance is described as a sensuous oriental fragrance with nourishing freesia and baobab extracts. I would describe this smell as quite a spicy smell and definitely a smell you would get when you go to a spa. It's very rich and fragrant and not to everyone's taste but it's very different and unique.
The product, like all Sanctuary products are well packaged and look expensive and classy to me. This bath float comes in a plastic bottle with a silver screw top cap at the top.
The product is available in Boots and although quite expensive at £9.45 for a 500ml bottle it will last a while and is worth paying more for a good quality product.
Sanctuary Luxury Bath Float
I shower every morning but occasionally at night I do like to have a nice long relaxing soak in the bath, complete with oils, book and candles ...... a little 'Me time'!
One product I do like to use on such occasions is this luxury bath float from Sanctuary Covent Garden's Spa range.
Sanctuary are based in Covent Garden in London and they base their products on the idea that you can have your own spa treatment while staying in the comfort of your own home. This obviously saves you time and money on expensive spa treatments and visits.
This bath soak comes in a small clear plastic cylindrical tube, which is very slightly squeezable. The liquid inside it is orange giving the impression that the bottle is orange and the screw on lid is orange too.
When you open the lid and have a sniff of the soak it has a wonderful orange peachey fragrance that is unique to this product range. The liquid is not too thick so you can pour it out of the tube with ease but isn't too thin either so you don't lose too much when pouring, and it has a gloopey, sticky texture to it.
What the Sanctuary say about this soak: .... "This decadent bubble bath will fill your bath tub with a cloud of super-rich bubbles and fill your bathroom with our sensuous oriental fragrance. Enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E, hydrating Freesia and moisturizing Baobab extracts, skin will be left nourished, velvety smooth and softly scented whilst you unwind and let your troubles drift away".
To use this soak you simply have to pour it under hot running water into your bath, a cap full is just about the correct amount for the average bath.
Once your bath is ready and you sink yourself into it, the feeling is just lovely. The fragrance of this soak is extremely pleasant however is a little too delicate for my liking. I do like a strong smell that gets absorbed into the skin and lasts a while and this one is a little too light for me. But it is pleasant enough and it can be detected on the skin once you have dried yourself.
The results of this bath soak are just wonderful. I always come out of my bath feeling totally relaxed and refreshed. My skin always feels very soft and smooth and nourished, and I have a lovely delicate fragrance on my skin that lasts for a short while after. I feel totally relaxed and when I bath at night I find that I sleep so well that night and feel totally refreshed the following morning. This bath soak is a real treat and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to spoil themselves with a little 'me time'!
For further products and information, visit: www.thesanctuary.co.uk
This bottle I have is the 75ml size and was given to me as part of a gift set, so I have no idea of the cost of this size, however for a bottle of 500ml the cost is around £8.50 and is available from Boots and online from their website www.thesanctuary.co.uk
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Sanctuary Luxury Bath Float.
I had received a gift set for Christmas and included as part of this set was a bottle of this Bath Float, which comes in a 75ml bottle. The bottle looks almost orange in colour and the lid is orange, unlike the larger bottle pictured above which obviously has a silver lid, the bottle although see through appears an orangy colour because of the ingredients included inside it.
This liquid contains spa essentials and the smell is absolutely georgous, it contains fressia and baobab extracts, and that is probably why it smells delicious.
You dont need to use a lot of this liquid, which pours out slowly from the bottle because it is a really thick liquid and a kind of clear orangy liquid, and when you apply a capful into a bath of running hot water it gives the bathroom a sensuous super-rich load of bubbles. A little goes a long long way.
This bath float contains a antioxidant thats vitamin E.it also contain hydrating fressia, and a moisturiser too.
Avoid getting this product into your eyes, as with most bath floats or bubble baths it smells lovely, and produces a great amount of bubbles.
This product is manufacturered at Coveny Garden Spa where they produce a whole range of Sanctuary products for the skin or the bath and having used this bath float I did notice that my skin feels really great when I got out of the bath and I could still smell it for ages afterwards too.
Aqua, Water, Sodium Laureth, Sulfate Decyl, Glucoside, Cocanidopropyl, Betaine Sodium Cloride, Parfum Fragrance, Pheloxyethanol, Peg 40, Hydrogenated, Caster Oil, Peg 250, Distearate Polyquaternium 10 Citric Acid, Tetrasodium, to name a few.
It was a really lovely smell in my bathroom and my skin smelt lovely too and I was just so happy to have had this bottle from Sanctuary too as it helped me to have a very relaxing bath time too.
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Oriental fragrance bubble bath /