I got this product as part of a gift set - Boots seems to have one every Christmas which consists of an FCUK handbag and a few body bits and bobs. It''s actually a very good deal compared to how much the items would cost individually, as unlike some gift sets, the toiletries are all full size.
As it was part of a gift set and quite a nice brand, I was expecting a touch of luxury from this item, which I received. A lot of body wash products bubble up kind of washing up liquid, but this one is creamy and smooth. It leaves your skin feeling really soft. It is gentle and I didn''t have any problems with skin irritation etc. despite having fairly sensitive skin.
The reason I have given this product such a low score is that I find the scent incredibly odd. To me it smells like a smoker who is wearing a lot of perfume - mostly flowery but with that unmistakable smell of smoke. I actually worried my parents might have thought I had started smoking when I first started using this product! It''s very strange
I did finish the tub but only by using it to shave my legs rather than using it as a proper body wash as I really didn''t want to go about smelling like that! It is quite a strong smell and it does stay on your skin after you have showered.
FCUK (French Connection UK) is a designer brand founded in 1972 by Stephen Marks. Originating as a clothing brand, the company has branched out over the years and now offers shoes, toiletries and eye wear.
===Product and Range===
Other than a collection of fragrances, FCUK offers a range of beauty toiletries for both male and females. One of the collections available is the FCUK polished range which includes various goodies for the bath and to make your skin soft and scented.
This review is based on the Cleansing Souffle although it is also known as Bodywash Souffle (my tub).
The Cleansing Souffle is described as being "an ultra thick, luxurious and nourishing bodywash that cleanses, conditions and then melts away, leaving skin beautifully soft".
It contains grapeseed oil which is infused with fatty acids. These fatty acids provide the skin with an added barrier which prevents dehydration. Pink grapefruit extract is added along with vitamin E which combined, help to refresh and condition skin.
The souffle is scented with sparkling mandarin, osmanthus flower and finished off with vanilla notes for a warm and sensual scent.
The souffle comes in a chunky, clear plastic tub with a black, screw off lid. The tub is rather sturdy and strong meaning if it gets bashed about a bit, it is unlikely to crack. The writing on the tub is in black. The front offers us the company logo, product name and a bit of product blurb. On the back, there is more information on the product, directions for use and contact details for FCUK.
Once used up, the tub can be recycled and the souffle is safe to use for 24months from first opening.
This souffle is designed to be used as a bodywash and is most suited to using in the shower. It is recommended that you massage a small amount onto your damp skin and then wash it off. Pat dry.
===Availability and Price===
A 300ml tub of the souffle will cost £5.00 and can be bought from Boots. FCUK products are often on offer so look out and you may pick it up a bit cheaper.
FCUK is an expensive brand and whilst I cannot indulge in their teeny tiny sized clothes, I can treat myself to their beauty products. Although sold in Boots, I picked up my tub of Cleansing Souffle from a carboot priced at only £1.00! I have previously used a few other products in the Pure range but this is my first dabble with the Polished range.
The tub is ideal for being able to scoop every last drop of souffle out as tubes can sometimes be awkward when it comes to getting the dreggs out! The tub is rather unattractive in my opinion but it has all the information I need on it. I have been using this in the shower for the past 2 weeks since moving into my new home and thought I would tell you my views on it.
Opening the tub, I am greeted by a creamy and light golden coloured souffle. It appears super thick and glistens in the light. The scent omitting from the tub is fruity yet fresh. It certainly smells of mandarin blended with something floral and is lovely if not a tad overpowering. After rinsing myself down, I scoop a large blob out of the tub and it feels so cold and smooth. It is very luxurious and reminds me of fresh cream that comes in cakes!
When the souffle comes into contact with damp skin, it remains thick and spreads extremely well. I almost regretted using so much as a little goes a long way. The souffle covers my skin in a thick and fragrant lather that makes me feel like I have washing in silk. I have never used such a thick bodywash before and I had to double check it wasn't body lotion or a body moisturiser.
The scent becomes more apparent with each stroke providing a fresh and cleansing experience. The mandarin really comes through and blended with the floral note, it is perfectly scented. During the cleansing, the vanilla note didn't make much of an appearance though I could feel it edging through.
Once I was satisfied that my skin was clean and freshened up, I washed the creamy lather off. It slipped off the skin smoothly with a blast off water. I wasn't impressed with the initial feel of my skin after washing. It felt oily and like there was a layer sitting on my skin. It wasn't heavy but felt weird to the touch. I can see that grapeseed oil is apparent in the souffle and felt perhaps too much had been put in hence the feeling on my skin.
The oil texture didn't last too long. Once I had dried off, my skin felt soft, smoothed and nourished. I could sense and improvement in dry areas and my skin didn't feel so tight. This feeling lasted most of the day which is impressive and I feel the addition of the grapeseed oil has perhaps prevented my skin from become dried out so I am now thankful for it! The scent left on my skin after dryer was quite subtle yet I could notice it if I placed my nose up close. The vanilla note came through here and rather than be sickly or too sweet, it was just right and offered a warm scent to my skin.
I do like this souffle and will continue to use it. It makes my skin feel soft and clean aswell as giving it a hydrating boost and a delicate scent. I feel that a tiny amount would be enough as it lathers up well. Putting too much onto the skin makes it feel too oily after rinsing which isn't pleasant. However, it is by far, the most luxurious bodywash I have had the pleasure of using and would make an ideal gift.
At £5.00 for 300ml, it is certainly not the cheapest of bodywashes but it will last a long time and even better if you get it cheaper than the RRP!
Thanks for reading :)
This body wash is easiest to use in a bath or shower when the skin is already softened. The souffle is a very creamy, soft texture - when applied to the skin it lathers up easily and melts over the skin. You can leave it on for as long as you wish; I leave it on for a minute or so to let it soak in as this enhances this moisturising effect. You can also use the product whilst exfoliating. The souffle also washes off easily, leaving no greasy residue like some body washes, yet skin is left feeling incredibly soft. Additional moisturising is not required after using this souffle but it does help prolong the effects if you aren't going to use this product daily. The product contains grapeseed oil which is supposed to prevent dehydration and so prevent dryness. It also contains vitamin E which is known to be beneficial for skin.
The smell is absolutely gorgeous, very fruity and fresh. Thankfully the smell stays on your skin long after it has been washed off and is a bonus on top of the soft skin!
This body wash is a little pricier than a shower gel that you could use instead (a 300ml tub is available for about £5 from chemists like Boots). However, you only have to use a little of the souffle each time, so the tub lasts for months. And for the quality effects of the souffle, I would say it is worth the money. I highly recommend it!
This FCUK polished body wash soufflé is a product I 'borrowed' (nudge nudge wink wink) from my Mum. She received it for Christmas but was not overly keen on it. She got this as part of a FCUK gift set, with an overnight bag and a few other FCUK beauty products. It is currently on sale in Boots for £5.
The soufflé is packaged in a 300ml round container. The tub is semi transparent, with black text and a black screw on lid.
On the front of the tub we are told the bodywash contains extracts of pink grapefruit, grapeseed oil and vitamin e, which all sounds very yummy. We are also told this is a "ultra thick, luxurious and nourishing bodywash that cleanses conditions and then melts away, leaving skin feeling beautifully soft".
On the rear of the tub is a little more information about the benefits of grapeseed oil as well as contact details for FCUK.
Strangely, there is no complete ingredients list.
FCUK claim the grapeseed will protect and reinforce the skins natural barrier, and prevent dehydration. They add the extracts of grapefruit and vitamin e refresh and condition.
Before this, I had never used a FCUK beauty product before, in fact, I didn't realise they even made them. It was to my surprise that this product quickly became my favourite bodywash. The wash itself is a metallic gold colour, and is really thick. Because of this I thought it might be quick difficult to apply but this was not the case at all. Only a little wash is needed to cover the whole body, which means the tub lasts forever. You simply apply it to damp skin, as you would a normal body wash, and lather. It lathers really well, and as you lather you get a whiff of the great smell. My favourite thing about this soufflé is the smell, it is divine, fruity and fresh. Rinsing the bodywash off is easy, and it doesn't leave any residue on the skin.
After using this bodywash my skin always feels tingly, fresh and clean. The gorgeous smell stays on the skin for hours after use, lovely! It also really moisturises my skin. I sometimes get quite dry legs but after using this bodywash I do not even have to use a moisturiser. As it is so thick, I have been able to use whilst shaving, and have also used it on exfoliating gloves to give my body a good scrub. This is great as I can exfoliate without leaving my skin sore as it really moisturises.
Overall, I love this product. The tub seems to have lasted me forever, so great value for money, and it leaves my skin clean and soft. It also smells stunning. Buy it!
I must admit I haven't really tried any fcuk bath or body products in the past as I always assumed they would be highly perfumed and irritating to my skin. This presumption was from a fcuk body spray that my friend asked me to try one day, the smell was so overpowering and just basically not good. I was put off fcuk.
On a trip to boots just before Christmas time I noticed that they had a lovely large black fcuk bag on offer for £25.00 instead of £40 or £45 (I can't exactly remember) Anyway I loved the bag and when I got it home I realised that you got a few fcuk products free with it. Assuming I wasn't a fan I left the body wash soufflé in my drawer until last month when I finally decided to just use it.
The soufflé comes in a pale; almost see through plastic tub with a dark brown lid. The packaging is basic with no pictures or fancy writing it only contains the information needed. The tub size is 300ml.
For some strange reason I always read the ingredients on the tubs before I use them. I am not allergic to anything but I always like to know what to expect before opening the tubs. This particular soufflé contains extracts of pink grapefruit, grape seed oil and vitamin e. By the description on the tub I expected this wash to be rather fruity but it was anything but fruity. The scent is definitely highly perfumed but in this case it is in a good way. I do really like the scent although it is strong, it doesn't feel overpowering at all.
I was very impressed with the constituency of the wash too; it is very luxurious you can tell just by looking at the soufflé that it is very thick and creamy. I was also pleased to find out that a little bit goes a long way. I really like this product everything about it is exact to what I would look for in a body wash. I have never really been a fan of shower gels and always prefer to go for something a bit creamier but I have to say this soufflé is probably the most luxurious wash I have ever used.
Another quality of this wash is that the scent lingers around after it has been washed off. It is obviously more subtle than when washing but the lingering smell is still gorgeous.
I would definitely recommend this soufflé to anyone who likes a bit of luxury. I never thought I would try an fcuk product and I wouldn't have bought it but I'm so glad I got it free or I would have never realised how much I love it. I think a lot of people have doubts about fcuk bath and body products just like I did but I can assure you that this beauty has definitely changed my mind and I hope to try more fcuk products in the future.
I got this body wash in a big bath/shower set for christmas, and had no idea what it was, but as I love smelly bath things I gave it a go whilst in my post-christmas pampering boredom. So, I used this stuff in the shower, and it's in a pretty big pot with a screw lid, first thing you notice is it smells GORGEOUS, like really sweet and tastey :p I wasn't sure what to do with it, put it on a puff or sponge or what, so I just scooped it out n decided to slap it on with my hands. It almost feels like you're washing with moisturiser, it's kinda strange but I really like it, it feels all slippey and soft. Although this product smells great i'm not sure if it really has a functional use, like I dont think it'd clean you so great if you were actually dirty, you can't shave your legs with it because it's too thick...i think the only thing it's good for is smelling fab and just feeling nice when you put it on!
I personally wouldn't go out and buy this product, it was great as a gift but it doesn't have such great features that i'd go out and spend my hard earned cash on it, but, if you have money to spare or are thinking of something for a gift then it's a cute bodywash that adds a bit of fun and luxury to an otherwise boring shower routine :)
Every Christmas, I usually get some kind of bath/beauty set from someone.. When I open it I try not to chringe.. Thinking to myself, 'I am never going to use this'..
This had been lying around for months but low on money one month, I decided to open it..
They come in small/large, I had the smaller one and it was in a set of lots of different Fcuk items (the box was actually really nice).. It was in a clear tub with a black lid, which easily screws on and off.. It is labelled a 'cleansing soufflé'.. The product is a pale pink, looks glimmering and smells great! It has pink grapefruit and grapeseed oil, which is where the colour and smell comes from..
Using it in the shower.. When using the smaller tub it can be quite slippery when removing the lid with wet hands.. Usually for one arm just dipping two fingers in and taking out a shallow amount will be fine.. It is up to the individual though how much to use.. It applies like a cream, going on very smoothly. I apply it in circular motions then leave it for around a minute.. A downside at this stage for me would be how you skin feels really dried out and stiff.. It states the 'antioxidant properties of Grapeseed oil prevent dehydration'.. My skin would feel quite dehyrated and it need of moisturing.. When washing the product off it cleanses easily and quickly (still feeling a stiffness tho).. When drying just pat dry softly the areas cleansed..
When out of the shower I always have to moisturise where i have cleansed due to the lingering stiffness.. Once it is moisturised though it does feel soft like promised. It states 'pink Grapefruit and Vitamin E condition and refreshen the skin'.. The skin does feel conditioned and it is left with a gorgeous smell.. I didn't feel like my skin was left refreshened though.
The little tub did me for months, but that was because I was only using it twice a week max and just on my arms and legs.. If you were using it over your whole body and on a regular basis, I think a couple of weeks is the max you'd get out of it (depending on the person).. The larger tub
would obviously last much longer tho..
After using up my gift, I did look at prices to consider buying more.. The large ones are around £5 in major chemists and the small ones around £2.50.. You can usually always find them in an offer though, with a free gift which is a bonus..
I would buy this product again if i found it on offer, it's definitely a novelty product for me.. I wouldn't want to use it like an everyday cleanser.. But it is a gorgeous smelling item and your skin is left soft.. It would be worth trying..
FCUK Polished Bodywash Soufflé is one of the most luxurious bodywashes I've tried in a long time. FCUK, I think have really out-done themselves with this one. The only problem is you don't want to leave the bathroom!
This product can be used in the bath or shower, just scoop some out of the tub (only a little is needed) apply to wet skin and then the ecstasy starts! It's a thick cream whitish with like a metallic tint feels very soft just rub it over your skin like you would do with any bodywash. After rubbing over your skin just wash off as normal. I noticed how clean my skin looked and how fresh it felt. The smell from this bodywash is wonderful and fills your whole bathroom up! Plus it leaves your skin smelling great too. The only downer is the scent doesn't last very long, so afterwards I tend to use FCUK Whipped Bodycream (with I have already reviewed).
An ultra thick, luxurious bodywash that cleanses and conditions, leaving the skin beautifully soft. Antioxidant properties of Grapeseed oil prevent dehydration, whilst pink Grapefruit and Vitamin E condition and refreshen skin.
I have the 300ml round tub but it is available in smaller sizes. The tub is a light chocolate colour, black screw top lid with the FCUK logo on the front and product description. On the back it gives you a more in-depth description and a note on how to apply to skin. However, as with the other FCUK product I have reviewed, no ingredients listed.
For the 300ml tub it costs at the moment £5.00 from Boots, and the smaller size 75ml for £2.25, great for a travel bag. Plus at the moment there is an offer on at Boots - if you spend £8.00 or more on selected FCUK products you get a free FCUK polished mini pampering collection!
This is a product to be proud of. Well worth a try if you haven't already. Personally I think it's fantastic value as the 300ml will last you a long time. Give it a try you will not be disappointed!
A big 5 out of 5 from me.
This is a review of a pot of FCUK bodywash souffle.
OK so I'll start this review with a confession. I went to Boots for the 3 for 2 Chrimbo presents and just bought a load of things I liked for myself lol! I get loads of smellies for Xmas anyway so it was a splurge or moment of madness but the FCUK products came with a huuuuge black handbag that I just needed OK? I reasoned that the products were a bonus. The bag plus products cost £45 but you can pick up a large 300 ml pot of this for £5 separately.
I have never tried FCUK toiletries before so was intrigued to see if they are any good. The bag came with this pot of bodywash souffle that promises to leave you 'polished'.
The label says it has extracts of pink grapefruit, grapseed oil and vitamin E. It says it's an ultra thick luxurious and nourishing bodywash that cleanses, conditions and then melts away, leaving skin feeling beautifully soft.
I've never used bodywash from a pot so thought 'let's give it a go' and applied it whilst in the bath. You sort of scoop out a handful and rub it in. It's quite thick in texture and has a mild smell that is not unpleasant.
The back of the tub advises you massage into damp skin, rinse off thoroughly and pat skin dry. It is a light and slippy metallic looking soap that for a moment makes you look like you've cast yourself in some sort of silvery metal (particularly if you do your bust hehe!). I had a chuckle at that. Note: a little bit goes a long way and the water dilutes it eventually.
I think it'd make a fantastic shave lotion too as you could massage it on to legs then razor them and it'd leave track lines where you've been. Leaves skin nicely moisturised and fragranced so I think the souffle does what it says on the tin!
I think I'd go for alternate sessions with exfoliating one time then using this product the next. You need to be careful with this that you do rinse it off as it does cling to the skin and I'd imagine it's quite annoying if you don't have a good rinse afterwards and leave a layer of it on. Probably best used in the shower too although I did use it in the bath to a good effect.
I would buy this product again, regardless of whether it comes with or without a handbag lol!
I was given a pot of the FCUK body soufflé by a friend a few weeks ago. I was quite excited when I saw the pot as I have been wanting to try some of the fcuk products for a while now. The first thing I questioned about the product is "What is a body soufflé?" Well in a nutshell it's a body wash or shower cream, whichever you want to call it.
Packaged in a pot with a screw top lid, this product is immediately different from many other body washes that usually come in packaging with flip top lids or pump actions lids to make life easier in the shower. I knew I was going to be up against it trying to open and close the lid with slippery hands in the shower, but it was a freebie so I'm not complaining too much.
The pot shows through a mocha pale brown colour, which I was assuming the product was going o look like when I opened the lid.
I read the ingredients before opening for a sniff, and was pleased to see that the product contained grapefruit, grape seed and vitamin E. All this is designed to leave your skin looking cleansed and conditioned as well as being left soft and supple.
Opening the pot I was greeted with a pale mocha substance that had a tinge of white to it. It looked quite pearlised and attractive, so I was eager to add my nose to the product.
This is where my disappointment started with the product. I couldn't smell any grapefruit or any hint of it for that matter. It took me a long while to actually work out what I could smell. I thought to begin with that I could almost smell tobacco but I know my nose was going to be way off the mark with this. I decided eventually that it was more musky notes that were coming through with possibly a hint of citrus mixed in but this was hidden well.
It wasn't a smell that made me want to rush into the shower and try it, but I was going to persevere with it as it could smell a lot different when on my body and reacting to my own skin.
Applying this product is very easy, and thankfully the lid is easy to open and close with wet hands. The consistency of the body wash is fairly thick and gloopy so when you scoop up in your hands it doesn't run everywhere and create more wastage.
As you apply to your body the cream turns a white colour. I could see straightaway that I was easily going to be able to over use this product without trying. Personally this wasn't going to be a problem as it was a gift, but to spend money on it may prove a different story.
I didn't find the body wash lathered up very well, and it didn't appear to soften my skin in the shower, more made it clean by way of a squeaky feeling.
After effects of the body wash were pleasant enough once I got past the smell. It doesn't really make my skin any softer than normal which was a shame after reading the product details and the promises they made.
The smell however does linger on my skin for hours afterwards. Again this isn't something I was too overjoyed with as I am not a massive fan of the scent this provides, and sadly it doesn't change as my skin accepts the product like some do.
I researched this product online to get a price and found that my large 250ml pot would cost £5. If you liked the scent I think you would get a long usage from the product and it may well serve you well as a shower gel, but not as anything else.
My one piece of advice to anyone wanting to try this product would be to take the sniff test before you buy.
This one isn't for me.
FCUK Cleansing Souffle is provided in a circular plastic tub which is tinted with a black screw top lid which is easily removed. Once removed I can see the 'cleansing souffle' within and it is a light pink coloured cream. I am immediately hit by the scent of this cream as soon as the pot is opened and it is probably mandarin and pink grapefruit as this is two of the main fruit ingredients in this product. The scent is very nice & makes me a little hungry it smells so good.
I use this product in the shower or bath and simply apply it to wet skin, massage it in and then give it a slight rinse to remove any traces or residue. I do find that the tub isn't very well designed for the bath/shower as it retains water very easily but this is rectified simply by tipping up the tub and shaking off any remaining water. The souffle itself is very thick so none of this should fall out when getting rid of the water. Not much of the souffle is required as it seems to absorb in to wet/damp skin very well and I think a little goes a long way. I have taken to using this and then using the polished whipped cream when I have got out the bath or shower and towel dried myself, a combination of the two products is giving me very soft, smooth, skin and I will continue to use them in conjunction with each other.
I am quite pleased with this product, I do wish the tub was better designed and that it produced a lather when being used in the shower, but apart from this I think the product is very good overall and I am rating it 4/5, having knocked off one point because of the design flaw & lack of bubbles!
It is not quite as overpowering as the other product that I have reviewed and this means that using the two together is nice as it helps to tone down the scent of the whipped bodycream a little. I would recommend this (but mainly if received as a gift - like I did). it is available from Boots for £5.50 for a 300ml pot or £2.25 for a 75ml pot (mini sized). Boots tend to have fairly frequent offers on FCUK such as 3 for 2 or 2 for 1 etc and this is when I generally stock up on my favourites or to try out something new.
*** Ms Memory's bodywash soufflé challenge ****
Challenge 1: Work out what a 'bodywash soufflé' actually is: (N.B. The name has ben changed from Cleansing Soufflé.) In my mind's eye I see myself possibly sponging myself down with a soggy, deflated cheese pie. But no, this product from the FCUK Polished range is a pinkish-white pearlescent cream that looks more like hair conditioner than shower gel/scrub, and comes in a round, dusky-pink-coloured plastic pot with brown lid and chic graphics. Like the other products in the Polished range, it has lovely, sweet, musky fragrance (cheifly consisting of vanilla, mandarin and osmanthus flower and nope, I'd never heard of the last ingredient either).
Challenge 2: Accept that this really is supposed to be used in the shower, despite how it feels: The soufflé is described as an "ultra-thick, luxurious and nourishing bodywash" but feels like I'm rubbing myself down with gloopy, past-it-best body lotion. It doesn't lather up and drips off my skin in blobs, if the water hasn't melted it first.
Challenge 3: Attempt to believe the blurb on the pot, which claims that this stuff actually cleanses the skin: I grab an exfoliating shower mit, slap on some more product and scrub furiously. It still doesn't lather up, but it makes it a bit easier to spread as the soufflé is diluted and turns into something resembling sticky yoghurty body milk. It doesn't feel as though this is cleaning my skin at all though, in fact, it makes me feel dirty due to its gloopiness. The smell's nice though.
Challenge 4: Try not to let it slip away: Twice I scoop up more product from the pot only for it to slip out of my hand and whirl away down the drain. As I contemplate the disappearing pink goo I fail to notice that the water from the shower is rapidly trickling into the open pot (which I've balanced on the side of the bath). By the time I grab it, the water has diluted and dissolved away about a 25ml of the remaining goo (i.e. a third of the pot). A squeezy tube would've been better for the shower, methinks.
Challenge 5: Have another shower (with soap!) to actually get clean. The bathroom smells lovely, but the scent's already faded from my skin and it feels no more moisturised than it did when I got in the shower.
Conclusion: The chocolate teapot of shower products. Pick it up from Boots for £2.25 (for 75ml), but don't say I didn't warn you!
I received some of this as a birthday present, and found the texture gorgeous , very silky and smelt fantastic. It's great as an indulgent product to paper yourself, as it leaves your skin feeling nice and soft.
However as it is in a large circular tub, it isn't ideal for use in the shower, as soon as you take the lid off all the water gets in!
Not easy to wash with either really, because of the texture it just slides off the skin, you need to put it on a body puff and really lather it up to get your moneys worth.
It does smell nice and leave your skin soft, and I was happy to receive it as a gift, but I wouldn't go and buy it for myself, it's just not practical enough as a shower/ bath gel. It is called souffle though, as opposed to a shower gel, so i guess there lies the problem and the selling point.
Nice as a treat, to make you feel luxurious, and silky, but I wouldn't recommend it as a practical day to day body cleanser.
perhaps buy it for someone as a gift!