Product Type: Baylis & Harding body care
Newest Review: ... Thoughts~* I assume my future sister in law chose this for me as she knows I like to have a wide range of bath and shower products ... more
Coming Up Smelling of Roses..
Baylis & Harding Skin Spa Gift Set
Member Name: angelboouk
Baylis & Harding Skin Spa Gift Set
Advantages: presentation, products are of a good quality, nice girly smell
Disadvantages: expensive for travel sized products
I must be quite easy to buy for at Christmas time as I love all sorts of beauty bits. Last Christmas I received this Baylis and Harding gift set as a small token gift from my brother in law and his soon to be wife. I have used this brand before and have mixed opinions of it but was very appreciative of my gift.
*~Skin Spa 4pc Pamper Set~*
There are lots of Baylis and Harding gift sets available but I will be discussing the 4pc pamper set which is presented in a white and red box featuring a picturesque black tree with red leaves. My gift set has products from the 'Rose, Ylang Ylang and Patchouli' collection.
The various products in this set are neatly presented inside this front opening box. They are all secured into a polystyrene base and the set looks lovely. Included in this set is :
*Cream Wash 100ml
*Body Cleanser 100ml
*Body Cream 50ml
*~Price and Availability~*
In the run up to Christmas, this range is available in stores such as Bhs and Debenhams. This particular 4pc gift set can currently be purchased from www.baylisandharding.com priced at £10.00. Also check out eBay for cheap deals on unwanted gifts.
I assume my future sister in law chose this for me as she knows I like to have a wide range of bath and shower products to use. I feel this set is a little expensive at full price as the products are only travel sized. They are ideal for taking on nights away or on holiday but I have been using mine in my bathroom. I have removed all the products from the box but have re-used the box for something else.
Whilst the rose, ylang ylang and patchouli scent wouldn't have been my first choice, I actually quite like it now. The same scent is evident across the cream wash, body cleanser and the body cream. The initial scent is a highly fragranced floral aroma which isn't quite to my taste but the scent settles to reveal a softer, sweeter rose aroma which reminds me of Turkish delight. I can't say that the ylang ylang or patchouli stands out much in any of the products. The rose is definitely the dominant scent and comes through beautifully feminine.
The cream wash and body cleanser serve the same purpose and I always use one or the other rather than both in the shower. They are both presented in little white bottles made of squeezy plastic and you need to have good eyesight to tell them apart. The cream wash has a thick, gloopy consistency and is more luxurious than the standard body cleanser. A small blob on my shower puff creates a lovely creamy lather which is soft and kind to my sensitive skin. I find that the scent is quite strong when using this cream wash and as well as leaving my skin cleansed and soft, a delicate rose scent lingers for a short while after using it.
The body cleanser is pleasant to use as well but doesn't have the same special, luxurious feel of the cream wash. It is a much thinner consistency and I need a little more of this to create a nice, soapy lather. It does leave my skin feeling refreshed and cleansed but not as soft, smooth or as scented as the cream wash. Regardless of which product I choose to use, my skin isn't left in any way irritated or dried out further. Any lather created is rinsed off without leaving any residue behind.
The body cream is lovely use after drying off to moisturise my skin and enhance the rose aroma that lingers. Presented in a little black tube with a screw top lid, I find it very convenient to use. The body cream isn't very thick or luxurious. It isn't my favourite to use but it does leave my skin soft and smooth for a short while. It is a lightweight cream which spreads well and sinks in effortlessly leaving no tacky feeling. It simply doesn't provide enough moisture for my overly dry skin but does leave it smelling like sweet rose oil.
The final part of this set is the face cloth. I prefer to use a shower puff for cleansing my skin in the shower but use a face cloth to clean off my cleanser in the shower. The face cloth is made of 100% cotton and is quite small but practical to use. It feels nice and soft against my skin and can be washed on a 40c wash. It is nice to receive this as an extra item in the set as opposed to a shower puff - something different.
I would say that this set would make a lovely gift. It is well presented and there products are pleasant to use. I don't consider it worth the full price as there are better products on the market but the products are a treat to use and the little bottles/tube last surprisingly well with regular use. Just don't be put off by the initial floral smell as it does change quite quickly which is something that I personally appreciate.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a nice gift