~~Boots Royal Jelly hand wash~~
I can’t remember the last time I bought a bar of soap. I seem to have got caught up in the recent trend of body and hand washes. What’s more when I buy hand wash I like to have a matching hand cream. Boots Royal Jelly hand wash and hand cream looked the sort of thing I was looking with the added plus point of being good value. The hand wash is £2.09 for 250 ml; the hand cream £2.09 for 100 ml.
The proponents of Royal Jelly claim it has many health benefits. There is some evidence to suggest that the minerals in Royal Jelly can boost collagen production and so give it anti-ageing properties. However, this hand wash is not sold as as an anti-ageing product but it does promise to be beneficial to the skin – with hydrating and soothing royal jelly and honey.
~~So what is really like?~~
The pump dispenser works well and the hand wash is, surprise surprise, a honey colour. It’s a reasonable consistency – not running but not gloopy. The fragrance (unlike the hand cream which I found unpleasant and overwhelming) is subtle and well, again surprise surprise, reminds me of honey.
The hand wash doesn’t lather particularly well but it does leave my hands feeling clean. On the plus side it is gently on the skin. I do suffer from dry hands – if I don’t take care, flaky dry bits just seem to appear. For me the best thing about this hand wash is that it doesn’t leave my hands feeling dry.
It’s okay. Nothing special but perfectly acceptable. Personally I wouldn’t buy again because I don’t like the matching hand cream and I prefer to buy a matching set. However, if you are looking for a good value hand wash that doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry, then this might be the one for you.
I am still working my way through some of the toiletries that I had for Christmas, I received some items from the Boots Royal Jelly Pure Honey range. One item I received with this gift was the Boots Royal Jelly Pure Honey Hydrating Handwash, as with a lot of my toiletries I am not loyal to a particular brand and this is the same when it comes to handwash, I like to try something new so I was keen to see what this product would be like
Boots Royal Jelly Pure Honey Hydrating Handwash comes in a clear yet slightly frosted plastic tube, this is wider towards the top and narrows towards the bottom, the bottom also doubles up as the lid which is a round screw lid and is made from a light gold coloured plastic.
The tube has a small square silver label in the centre of it, this has the boots logo at the top with the words "Royal Jelly" written in the middle, just beneath this and in slightly smaller writing are the words "Pure Honey Hydrating Handwash" all of this including the Boots logo is written gold and black writing, this is the only information on the front of the tube but there is further information written on the back of the tube, this includes information about the product, directions of use and warnings, this is all written directly onto the bottle in black writing.
Boots Royal Jelly Pure Honey Hydrating Handwash is a transparent orange/ gold colour, it is of a reasonable consistency for a handwash and does not run straight off your hands.
The handwash smelt exactly as I expected it to and smelt of a sweet honey, this was not too strong and overpowering and still left your hands smelling clean and fresh. This handwash contains both royal jelly and pure honey which are both known for their hydrating and smoothing properties, it promises to maintain the condition of your hands and nails leaving your skin smooth and soft.
It was the fact that this product hydrates your skin that made me want to try this, I do suffer with dry skin on my hands so I do like to use a handwash that will prevent them from drying out and moisturise them.
Directions for Use
The directions that are on the back of the tube are pretty standard for this type of product, your apply a small amount onto wet hands, work into your skin and then rinse thoroughly. I have to agree that you really do only need a small amount of this product as it lathers up extremely well.
There are only a couple of warnings on the back of the packaging of Boots Royal Jelly Pure Honey Hydrating Handwash and these include avoid contact with your eyes, if this does occur rinse immediately, and do not leave in direct sunlight.
Price and Availability
Boots Royal Jelly Pure Honey Hydrating Handwash is available from Boots, I have a 50ml tube and as it was part of a gift I am nut sure how much this size tube is, however I have seen a larger 200ml bottle of this product available and this is old for £2.09, personally I think this is a fair price as you only need a small amount of the handwash at a time meaning it is long lasting.
I have been using the Boots Royal Jelly Pure Honey Hydrating Handwash for a little while now and have been pleased with the results, the handwash keeps my hands both fresh and soft, it does not dry my skin out at all.
I really like the fragrance of this product, it has a lovely sweet yet fresh smell to it. The product is very reasonably priced and in my opinion is worth the money.
This product is gentle on your skin and cleans your hands effectively, it really is suitable for the whole family. I would definitely buy this product again in the future and would highly recommend it.
Today I am going to tell you all about the Royal Jelly shower gel by Boots.
This shower gel caught my attention when I was browsing at Boots. I had never seen it before though I believe it is quite a classic! I really like honey-scented products and shower gels with honey and milk are pretty much the standard product in Germany, so something with pure honey scent instead of the honey and milk kind was quite appealing to me! Since it wasn't that expensive and looked really nice, I decided to try it out!
The shower gel comes in one of these bottles you can hang in the shower upside down if you want to. It contains 250ml and has a golden plastic cap you just snap open (as opposed to unscrewing).
There's a silver label on the front of the bottle giving the brand name and product name. It is also stated that the shower gel provides moisture for the skin and contains pure honey.
On the back of the bottle there is a grey label with silver/grey writing on it. The shower gel is supposed to contain high quality ingredients (natural royal jelly!) and luxurious pampering for your skin to make it soft and nourished.
The ingredients are listed on the back of the bottle as well!
This shower gel does not only smell like honey, but the texture is also very much like that lovely sweet stuff! It's not too thick or sticky though - you can easily squeeze it out of the bottle and spread it on your skin! It's super soft to the touch and builds up a nice lather. Washing it off is easy as well!
The scent is absolutely lovely. It smells like real honey! The scent stays on the skin, but only ever so slightly.
It does a lot for your skin, too. My skin felt really soft and smooth afterwards! I was well moisturised and not as desperate for lotion as usual! I also felt nice and clean afterwards! Despite the scent being so sweet, I felt quite refreshed.
My skin reacted well to it and I had no problems. Allergics and people with very sensitive skin should, of course, check the list of ingredients before buying the product.
The bottle lasted me quite a while - I think it can last you for up to 25 showers because you need so little of it to wash yourself all over!
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Sodium Chloride, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Betaine, Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Dipropylene Glycol, Citric Acid, BHT, PEG-40 hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Polyquaternium-39, Benzophenone-4, Propylene glycol, Royal jelly, Panthenol, Mel, Methylparaben, Denatonium Benzoate, Proyplparaben, Tocopherol, CI 19140, CI 14700, CI 42090.
You can only buy this at Boots drugstores for £2.55. I think that price is quite acceptable!
I loved this! I was worried that the scent might be too sweet in an artificial way, but it smelt just like real honey and I fell in love with it. I defenitely recommend it to everyone who loves honey and I am sure it would make a nice gift. :)
For Christmas a few years ago I was given a gift set of Boot Royal Jelly bath products. As I receive, to be honest, a quite ridiculous amount of bath and skincare products every year as gifts I have only recently got around to using the Pure Honey Body Wash that was part of the set.
- The Packaging -
The body wash I have is the 100ml tube version but it is also available in 250ml which is a bottle with a pump top. The tube is made from clear plastic so you can see the honey coloured liquid inside. It has a plastic gold screw top which is easy to take on and off and prevents the liquid from leaking when the tube is stood upright. On the front of the tube there is a gold and silver sticky label with the Boots Royal Jelly brand name and the name of this particular product. On the back of the tube there is some information on the body wash such as how to apply it. The overall look of the tube is simple but to me it seems a bit old fashioned. I also dislike the cheap looking plastic gold screw top. However it functions well and when you squirt out some of the body wash it is quite controlled and you get the perfect amount.
- The Body Wash -
The liquid is a good consistency, not too thick or too thin. It has a very sweet honey smell, as you would expect from the name. It is not a smell I would necessarily choose but it fairly pleasant. The body wash does lather reasonably well but I have had products that create more lather than this one. To me it doesn't feel particularly luxurious but neither does it feel like a very cheap product. I think I expected a little more as the tube states it is a "luxurious body wash" that creates "a rich and creamy lather". The body wash washes off easily and after my bath I can still faintly smell it on my skin which is nice. After using this for about three weeks now I haven't noticed any skin irritations so I can assume it is kind to my skin. However, the back of the tube states that honey is known for its "hydrating and soothing properties" and I wouldn't say my skin feels any different.
- Price and Availability -
The 250ml tube retails at £2.54 in Boots, although at the moment there is 1/3 off so it is priced at £1.69. I know that the gift sets are usually available around Christmas for around £5-£8 for a few items, and would usually be part of the 3 for 2 on gifts offer as well. I think these are great prices if you like the body wash or know someone else who does but as I didn't particularly like the product it isn't such good value.
- Would I Recommend? -
I wouldn't rush to recommend this product and I won't be buying for myself or as a gift for someone, unless I already knew they were a fan. Overall there isn't anything too unpleasant about this product but neither the tube nor the body wash are quite to my taste.
I've always loved the fragrance of Royal Jelly and would regularly use the majority of the products within the Boots range. However, I had not purchased their products for around ten years, so just before Christmas I decided to treat myself with some of my Boots Advantage Card points and bought a gift set containing a body lotion, body wash and moisturising crème bath. I have now tried and tested each of the products within the set with this review discussing the body wash.
As my products were contained within a gift set their sizes are slightly smaller than the full sized versions and they were also provided in a different style of packaging. The singular full sized version of the body wash contains 250 ml and is available in a pump dispenser with my 100 ml being contained within a tube with a screw top lid. I can vividly recall the packaging that was previously used for this range as it was extremely eye-catching. However, Boots has decided to considerably update their appearance, which in my opinion, is far from an improvement as it looks rather inferior.
The aroma of the entire range had previously been extremely delightful and offered a delicate Royal Jelly fragrance that softly lingered on the skin. However, on unscrewing the lid I was met with the most overpowering and very sweet aroma, which made me feel extremely nauseous. I have previously reviewed the body lotion, which I thought was awful and again, I was disappointed with the body wash for the same reasons. The honey is far too strong and sickly sweet and I couldn't work out why Boots had changed such a delightful product into something smelling so awful.
However, more often than not fragrances tend to vanish during use and following application, so I proceeded to dispense a small blob of the good consistency body wash with its honey like colour. I applied it to my net body polisher, which I use in both the bath and shower and it provided a plentiful lather, but unfortunately, the aroma intensified. It was easily applied and effectively cleansed my skin whilst removing all dirt and grime, but I found the aroma considerably unbearable during my showering experience. Thankfully, the lather quickly rinsed away from my body without leaving any sticky residue and whilst the aroma was barely noticeable on my skin my body polished ponged of the stuff! On a positive note, the body wash left my skin feeling silky soft and smooth and whilst I cannot advise that it was drying, it was necessary for me to apply moisturiser after use.
I tried the product on a further two occasions, but I simply could not bear the aroma and it resulted in me throwing away my net body polisher as I was unable to remove the offending smell. I so wish I had looked on the Boots website prior to buying the Royal Jelly range as it is clear that I am not the only person that feels this way, as there are a number of negative reviews with only one person out of nineteen recommending this awful product. I have always considered Boots to represent quality, but they have failed miserably with this range, as it smells nothing like it did when I used it years ago. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend for the reasons as discussed above and as a consequence, Boots Royal Jelly Pure Honey Body Wash receives only one star from me.
The body wash should be used within 24 months of opening and the tube is recyclable once empty. The full sized 250 ml version of this product is listed on the Boots website for £2.54.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.