“ Brand: Asda / Type: Bath Soak / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Soothes, „
I bought this bath soak a few months ago when it was first introduced to the Asda range. I was first attracted because it was a new range and the bottle and colour looked very appealing. Upon reading the bottle I decided that I absolutely had to try this product, I do suffer from stress a lot and I usually purchase the Radox Stress Relief bath soak but I'm always on the lookout for another brand to try! I paid £1 for 500ml of this as part of an introductory offer, however it is not on the website so I assume they have now stopped producing this particular product. Instead, there is now a de-stressing bath soak available which is blue rather than pink and is priced at £1 for 750ml. You use the bath soak the same as you would use any other. I pretty much always buy Radox which produces a lot of bubbles for a minimal amount however from past experience I knew to use a little bit more of this product in order to get similar results. I poured the bath soak under warm running water and was greeted by a nice subtle floral scent. I was surprised to see that the bubbles produced were not very good, there weren't very many and those that there were were small and not a gorgeous white like Radox produces. Getting in the bath I was surprised to see that within 10 minutes pretty much all of the bubbles had disappeared leaving a dull soap scum on the surface. This was very disappointing for me as I like nothing more than a lovely bubble bath to chill me out. The bath didn't calm me at all and I felt just the same when I got out as I did when I got in. My skin didn't feel dried out but it certainly didn't feel nourished either. The next time I used this I poured in an excessive amount of the product (probably about 75ml) but sadly, had the same results. Since then, I have used this bath soak 3 or 4 times and my findings remain the same. I now only use this when I am planning on having a very quick bath and I will be pleased when the bottle is finished to be honest. It's a shame because the appearance of the product looked really good and I had high hopes.
When it comes to bubble baths/soaks and the likes they are something I get through humongous amounts of on a weekly basis as I have no shower and bath daily. Usually I pick up a known brand such as Radox or something on offer however the other day instead of paying a pound for something I usually pick up I decided to try save even further on my shopping and go from Asda's relatively new range of products I've seen on my past visits and this costing only 85p a bottle looked pleasant enough. The Packaging: The bottle is largely see through with a kind of berry colour paisley print of the front of it and we are told that it is De-Stressing & Soothing Bath Soak 'With extracts of Rose oil & Lotus flower' and that the product is made exclusively for Asda'. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, the ingredients re given as well as the size stated which is 500ml (and the only size this is at the moment available to purchase in), cautions are given and contact details for Asda are also stated. To the top of the bottle there is black plastic twist on/off lid covering a largish hole and like I said earlier this is a nice enough bottle and rather feminine really in its appearance. Using It: Well like any other bath product all you need to do with this is blob some of the transparent, thickish berry coloured gel into water or to run the tap water on it till you fill your tub. This gives off a disappointing amount of white foam, even though I'm rather heavy handed using it and that foam never manages to stay the duration off my bath time either though I do laze about or about an hour a time in it. The fragrance is pleasant enough though oddly enough to me and my nostrils this is rather unisex and like a seafresh aroma rather than that of rose or lotus! It's a very light aroma with a hint of a floral undertone to it but as I say the impression I get from this mainly is that of a seafresh/aqua fragrance. This doesn't do a thing to my skin, negative or positive, leaves me very lightly fragranced and fresh smelling for a while at least and that's about it really, this is really nothing one bit special. I wouldn't call this a luxurious product, just more of an everyday type of one however I won't be purchasing it again no matter how cheap it is and would rather put 15p more to it to get Radox or something branded opposed to this in the future as it simply isn't great at all! This is only available from Asda stores.