I purchased this product from boots during one of their frequent 3 for 2 promotions on the sanctuary range of products. I rarely get the time to have a relaxing bath but thought this would be good to try on the occasions that I do.
A 250 ml bottle, when not on offer, retails for £6 or you can try the smaller 75 ml travel size for £2.50.
The bath soak comes in the sanctuary's standard packaging. The bottle is made of clear plastic and has an orange lid. I like this packaging as it looks smart but also enables you to see the product inside and how much is left. The downside to this bottle is that the dispensing method which is just a plain bottle top does not work well for this product. The bath soak is relatively thick and trying to squeeze the bottle to dispense the desired size blob is quite difficult. If the cream was runnier this wouldn't be a problem.
Onto the bath soak itself. The consistency is thick and creamy and the colour is a pleasant cream. The fragrance is lovely, as I have come to expect from all sanctuary products. It is warm and slightly spicy but not overpowering.
The bottle advises you pour generously under warm running water and then sink into lashings of luxurious bubbles. This method should creat a mass of creamy bubbles enriched with natural moisturisers to leave your skin velvety-soft.
Running this under the tap while my bath filled up, I looked forward to using this. The aroma was inviting and the bubbles were building up. ( please note that unless your pour directly under the tap, this doesn't happen). Once in the bath I could feel the soak in the water and it felt much more luxurious than my usual plain bath. However, the bubbles were a little disappointing. They certainly weren't as plentiful as when I have tried other similar products and also did not last very long. However, as promised, my skin did feel moisturised and silky after my bath. The product contains wheat proteins and soothing aloe Vera which would be the reason for this.
The 75 ml bottle is good for trying this product but doesn't last long. However, I did find that the product began to smell of washing up liquid once it had been sitting opened in my bathroom for nearly a year so unless you are going to use it regularly, the small one might be a better buy.
In summary, I liked the fragrance and moisturising qualities of this bath soak but was a little disappointed that it didn't live up to my bubble expectations!
I love the Sanctuary range of products as they smell gorgeous! I recently treated myself, using my Boots points, to a Sanctuary foaming bath soak. The soak cost me 600 loyalty points and can also be purchased for £6.00 for a 250 ml bottle.
Like all the products in this range the bath soak comes in a plastic bottle with an orange pull off lid. I like the packaging as although it is simple it looks fresh and somehow classy in my bathroom. The information on the bottle tells me that this bath soak contains wheat protein designed to leave my skin soft and Aloe Vera to ensure it is well moisturised. It also contains range essential oils. I am also promised rich, creamy bubbles to soak my troubles away!
I have quite sensitive skin so do need to be careful which products I use as some can aggravate my skin. The Sanctuary is a range I can use without any problems. When I first tried this bath soak I was really disappointed by the lack of those promised bubbles! I now find that the best way to get a decent amount of bubbles is to give 3 good squirts into fast running water. Although it still doesn't produce masses of bubbles it does help!
On a positive note the smell of this soak is gorgeous! I find it hard to describe but it reminds me of hot gingerbread! I love having a long soak in my bath and the scent of this is just heavenly. After my bath my skin feels really soft. Unfortunately after my bath that gorgeous scent soon fades. I also have the Sanctuary body lotion and find the scent of this lasts for longer.
Overall this is a lovely bath soak- just don’t expect too many bubbles!
I received quite a lot of smellies last Christmas (about 4 bath/body lotion gift sets in total) even though we are now in february it is taking me a while to get through reviewing them all as life is generally rather busy! One of the gifts I received was The Sanctuary Covent Garden gift set which included this bath soak, a body wash and a body lotion.
All the products came in a nifty little gift box so this bath soak comes in the form of what could be classed as a travel size 75ml bottle, a cylindrical shape which is transparent plastic with an orange lid. The lid unscrews very easily but as the liquid is really thick it requires a lot of squeezing through the hole to get the gorgeous bubbly liquid out!
The bath soak had a lot of potential, I was looking forward to it, but it is tricky to use. It needs to be squeezed out directly under running water, but it is so thick, that holding the bottle upside down, hardly any of it trickles out to make any bubbles! Then if I squeeze the bottle it all gloops out and plops into the water in one big blob, so it's almost all or nothing! Eventually it does make some bubbles, and one blob and it does create some lovely sensuous bubbles which are lovely to lay into after a long day at work.
The bath soak is described as a revitalising special blend of essential oils, with wheat Proteins and soothing Aloe Vera so as to leave the skin really soft, nourished and supple. So does it live up to the expectation?
I do find that laying in the bath, the bubbles are quite plentiful, and they do last for a long time, as I have had some crappy bubble baths where the bubbles practically disintegrate after only a couple minutes. However, with the sanctuary bath soak, it is really good quality and very soothing and warming and often put me to sleep!
In terms of it's nourishing properties, when combined with the body wash it does leave my skin feeling reasonably soft, smooth and refreshed afterwards.
Overall, I like this bath soak, and certainly would be keen to continue to use it in future when the bottle runs out! It was a nice gift to receive and to buy the bigger bottle (250ml) is £6 which doesn't break the bank, (although a bit pricey for the size and compared to other ranges of bath soaks) but I'd certainly still recommend this.
I received several Sanctuary products as a gift, one of which was a 250ml bottle of Sanctuary Foaming Bath Soak. I was quite pleased to get it as at £6 a bottle from Boots, it wouldn't be something I would normally buy for myself - so I felt it was a real treat.
The product comes in a tall container with an orange top. The product itself is a cream colour with a slightly orange tint to it. It is very thick and creamy in consistency. To use, just add some to warm running water.
The product promises a 'sumptuous foaming bath...enriched with nourishing wheat proteins and soothing aloe vera.'
Aqua (Water), Sodium laureth sulfate, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Decyl glucoside, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium chloride, Styrene/acrylates copolymer, Acrylates copolymer, Polyquaternium-10, Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Benzophenone 4, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric acid, Triethylene glycol, Benzyl alcohol, Propylene glycol, Sodium benzoate, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed wheat protein, Magnesium chloride, Magnesium nitrate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice, Hydrolyzed wheat starch, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium sorbate, DMDM hydantoin, Diazolidinyl urea, Disodium EDTA, Hexyl cinnamal, Benzyl benzoate, Linalool, Limonene, Benzyl salicylate, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 17200 (Red 33)
Experience of the product:
When you take the top off the bottle the smell is gorgeous. It's a difficult fragrance to pin down. It seems to have a blend of both floral and spicey notes. It smells exotic; luxurious; fresh. This must be the mix of the 'fragrant essential oils' in this product. The fragrance entices you to use the product -so full marks from me on the scent.
I have used this product on more than one occasion, however, and have adjusted the amounts added to the bath. I think I have been quite generous in my doses into the water. But I can't get the initial bubbliness to last for the duration of my bath. They seem to lessen quite quickly. I don't know if this is to do with the hardness of my water or the product itself. A shame - but saying that, it is the only flaw I can find with this product. It is a joy to relax in the aroma of this bath product. My slightly sensitive skin has no reaction from the bath soak - on the contrary, it leaves my skin feeling soft and very lightly fragranced. A good pamper product.
Would recommend. 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars from me.
I got this in a set of 5 different Sanctuary products from my Father in Law as part of my Christmas present, my bottle contained 75mls but a full sized bottle holds 250mls and from Boots sells for £5.50 a bottle which I certainly would never pay.
The product comes in a see through bottle which is made of pretty hard plastic so I would think that anyone with problems with their hands may struggle a little to squeeze it. The bottle is see through with a bright orange screw top lid on it, the product inside is a light peach in colour and looks really creamy. On the front of the bottle it states that it has natural moisturisers to leave your skin velvety soft and on the back you are told it contains Wheat proteins and Aloe Vera. On the back of the bottle you also have some warnings, one of the warnings is that you shouldn't use it on your face which seems strange to me and I always lay down to wash my hair in the bath so it does come in contact with my face and I have never had any issue.
To use the product you simply have to pour it under running water, the bottle needs a little squeeze to get the product moving out of it and it sort of blobs out rather than pours due to it's thickness. The smell to me is like spicy chocolate and it fills the bathroom with a lovely relaxing aroma which is nice and the smell also remains on my skin after use. I find the amount of bubbles from the product is good however the bubbles don't last long enough in my opinion and by the time I get out of the bath the majority of the bubbles have gone.
After using this product my skin feels lovely and soft and I don't feel a need to add an extra moisturiser, I like that the smells remains on my skin however I don't like the price or the fact that the bubbles don't last very long.
For my birthday recently, I got a whole load of Sanctuary products. This is a range I have never tried before so I was looking forward to seeing what they were all like. The first product I used was the Sanctuary Foaming Bath Soak. Although this did come in a gift set, it was a full size, 250ml bottle which retails at £5.50. Sanctuary products are available from Boots.
Although I had never used a Sanctuary product before, I knew that their signature packaging was white and orange, two colours which really go well together. This bottle has a long, white body with an orange cap which you pull off. The bottle has on it the Sanctuary Spa logo along with the little fish picture as well as the name of the product and a description. If you use these products a lot, the packaging looks really nice when on a shelf with other bottles that match.
Upon opening the cap, I can't say that I got a really strong smell like I was expecting. Sanctuary products aren't cheap and this is far from a bubble bath that you can get for £1 or so in a supermarket. Sanctuary directs you to apply generous amounts to your bath, which I did. I always generally tend to go overboard with bubble bath and put in way more than I need to just because I like a lot of bubbles. However, this one took a really long time to bubble up and even then, my bath wasn't nearly full of bubbles.
To make up for the disappointing amount of bubbles, at least this did have a nice scent to it while in the water. The bath soak has a really sweet, gingerbread type scent to it which I found to be really nice and relaxing. The water also becomes really nice and smooth which was also another plus side to this product. My hot bath water felt incredibly smooth and silky and I could feel my skin begin to feel softer too as soon as I got in. After my bath, my skin still felt great and it smelt nice at the same time.
While this isn't my favourite bubble bath/ bath soak by far, I did really enjoy using it and the smell that filled my bathroom.
The Sanctuary Foaming Bath Soak sounds amazing. According to the bottle, you can 'immerse yourself in decadently creamy cleansing bubbles with moisturising wheat proteins and fragrant essential oils', which sounds pretty darn good after a long day at work.
I treated myself to a handful of Sanctuary products when they were on a three for two offer at Boots (at £5.50 per 250ml bottle, this would have been a bit expensive otherwise). I loved the smell and was hopeful that a product containing essential oils would be of a good enough quality to justify the price tag. In addition, as this product contains Aloe Vera as well as wheat proteins, I was hoping it would be good for my skin.
I tried this product the night I bought it, and it was every bit as much of a treat as I cold have hoped. Although the instructions on the back of the bottle suggest pouring 'generously' under running water, I'm a bit mean when it comes to these things and I just poured in a bit- and really, a bit was all I needed. The bathroom filled with an amazing, soothing scent (it's hard to tell from the label what essential oils are included but to me it smells like camomile). My only niggle was that there were not huge amounts of bubbles. When I got out of the bath, my skin felt soft and moisturised and the Sanctuary scent definitely lingered for a few hours afterwards. Because the fragrance is really quite soothing, I think this is a great product to use in the bath not long before you go to bed, as it really is relaxing.
On a side note, the next time I used the product I was rather more liberal pouring it into the bath, and as a result got a lot more bubbles. So the instructions on the bottle are right- it is better if used generously!
I loved this product- it was so relaxing and felt really luxurious too. I felt this justified what seemed to be a rather hefty price tag. I will definitely use this again as it's the perfect antidote to a long day.
We have had a lot of stress in my house lately as we are currently redecorating the shower room and also out bedroom. Couple that with trying to look after a ten month old baby and you certainly need to take time out to relax!
About The Foaming Bath Soak
This product is meant to: 'relax and indulge your body with Wheat Protein, Aloe Vera and Patchouli Oil to unwind, moisturise and condition your skin'.
This Bath Soak comes in a see through plastic bottle which is useful as you can always see how much you have left. The lid is orange and is a 'push up/push down' style lid meaning that this is a great product to take on holiday as it not likely to leak. This Bath Soak comes in 250ml bottles.
On the front of the bottle is The Sanctuary logo and the product name.
A 250ml bottle will set you back £4.50 which is fairly expensive for effectively a bubble bath but most Sanctuary products are a little expensive. Boots often do special offers on their Sanctuary range so I always stock up when they have them!
You can buy The Sanctuary products either direct from The Sanctuary website or from Boots stores. These are the only two places you can buy Sanctuary products.
Look and Smell
The bubble bath is a pale orange colour and looks quite silky, similar to the texture of conditioner. The liquid is quite thick which I liked because it means that when you go to use the product, it doesn't all come gushing out at once!
All of the Sanctuary products have a very distinctive smell and this is no exception. This product smells quite light and fruity but also has a spicy undertone to it.
Using The Bath Soak
I have found that you don't really need to use that much of the bath soak to get decent results. You only need a small amount of the soak to create lots of bubbles. I was impressed with how little of the product I had to use to get a bath full of bubbles. The bath soak is fairly strong but not unpleasantly so and it makes the whole bathroom smell lovely!
This bath soak is not at all greasy like the Sanctuary Bath Relaxer is.
After using this product, my skin did feel much softer and smoother. I am unable to really tell whether this product relaxed me because I tend to relax 100% when I am in the bath anyway! I was impressed that this product did not leave my skin dry like some soaks do. The smell of the product lingered on my skin for a good few hours after my bath which was nice.
Although this is expensive for a bubble bath, a little goes a long way meaning that the product will last longer. The smell is lovely and just adds to your relaxation experience. I have sensitive skin but had no problems or irritations with this product. I tend to prefer this product over the Bath Relaxer which is also from the Sanctuary range because it is a nice and creamy soak and not at all greasy so cleaning out the bath afterwards is easy.
I would definitely recommend this product to others who like the Sanctuary Range.
I love a good bubble bath in the colder months. When you get home and feel chilled to the bone there's nothing like a long soak in a nice hot bath. Alternatively, when your husband's dragged you up a mountain and you feel like your legs are about to fall off and your feet are made of stone a bath is also a good way of recuperating and easing tired, achy muscles. And on a recent weekend away this is exactly what happened! After climbing Haystacks I was absolutely shattered and every muscle in my body was aching and I couldn't wait to get back to our BnB for a hot bath until I remembered that I hadn't planned on feeling like that and so hadn't brought any bubble bath with me.
A bath without bubble bath seems completely pointless to me as it's the aroma and the silky feeling the bubble bath gives to the water that make it a much more relaxing experience so en route to the accommodation I made my husband stop at Boots. As I was feeling in need of some indulgence I headed straight for the Sanctuary shelf as I love their products and have yet to find one that disappointed. I always have a stash of different bubble baths at home anyway so decided to treat myself to a mini travel version of their Foaming Bath Soak.
With it being a Sanctuary product it is only available from Boots stores or online shop or from The Sanctuary Spa itself. Whilst it can sometimes be frustrating that it isn't the easiest range to get hold of I also quite like the fact that you don't see it in every single shop you go in like some other ranges so it makes it feel like more of a treat and a luxury item. And, let's face it, if it is Sanctuary in particular that you're after it generally isn't difficult to find a Boots store - even in the Lake District!
My little mini version cost £2.50 for 75ml but is also available in the standard larger size of 250ml for £5.50. It is very rare that the Sanctuary range isn't on some kind of offer in Boots, usually a 3 for 2, so I would normally only ever buy their products on offer. As this was a one off treat in an emergency I resisted the temptation of other bounty to make my three products up and just stuck to this one!
The travel sized version is an exact replica of the larger one, only smaller - obviously! It comes in a bottle through which you can see the bubble bath inside so you know how much is left (not much if you like a luxurious bath and have only bought this little bottle, but more of that later!) and has a screw top orange lid that is standard fayre with the Sanctuary. The front of the bottle tells you to "Immerse yourself in decadently creamy, cleansing bubbles with moisturising wheat proteins and fragrant essential oils".
To use it is simple and like most other bubble baths - you just pour it under hot running water. Personally I always give my bubble bath a really good swishing too to create lots more bubbles. This was where I first started to get slightly disappointed as this one didn't really produce big floaty bubbles, more like a creamy foam which didn't froth up all that much. I can't really fault the product for this as it does call itself a Foaming Bath Soak, I suppose I just expected it to be more foamy really.
Despite the lack of big bubbles filling the bath the aroma didn't disappoint and was everything I expect from a Sanctuary product; rich, intense, slightly spicy and lots of musk. It's one of my favourite scents in the toiletries world and I absolutely love it. An added bonus is that is also lingers on the skin for ages afterwards so prolongs the soothing, papmered feeling.
A further disappointment was that the foam that was produced didn't last very long. When I have a bath I generally settle in for the long haul with a drink, a good book and at least an hour spreading out in front of me. With the price of this bath soak I would expect it to be a high quality product that would far outweigh the cheaper likes of Radox and Palmolive etc but sadly, it didn't. After about 20 minutes I noticed the bubbles were rapidly disappearing and after about half an hour I decided I may as well just get out of the bath. None of the usual emptying out some of the water and topping it up with hot, it wasn't worth it.
Whilst I was actually in the bath, though, I did have a lovely relaxing indulgent experience. I think the fragrance more than anything helped with this, but it did have a nice silky feeling to it too. So it does actually feel like a nice product when you're actually using it, but it's just not quite as nice as I'd been expecting.
When I got out of the bath and dried myself my skin did feel nice and soft but it didn't feel overly moisturised and, to be honest, it didn't really feel much different to when I've used other bubble baths. I think the fact that the fragrance lasts to well on your skin makes it feel like a much better and much more moisturising product than it actually is, if that makes any sense?
Because this foam didn't produce as many bubbles as I like to have in a bath I ended up using the whole bottle on just this one bath. That wasn't necessarily a bad thing in this one particular case but only because I'd bought it specifically for this one bath after our mammoth hike and it was meant as an indulgent, relaxing treat. However, for me to get the standard of bath that I like, if I had a larger 250ml bottle it would only last me 3 or 4 baths which, at £5.50 a bottle is a little too indulgent for me. So the price alone would put me off buying this bath foam again, although if it had given me an amazing bath experience I probably would treat myself every now and again to use when I was in the mood for some extra special pampering. But, as you can buy a bottle of Radox twice the size of the standard sized one of this for less than £2, this Sanctuary bath foam would never become my standard bubble bath of choice, especially considering that, fragrance aside, it didn't do anything that a cheaper bubble bath does just as well.
Unfortunately, in this case, the Sanctuary range has disappointed me and I'm struggling to rate it. I think it only really deserves 2 stars as it does smell really nice and it feels nice when you're soaking in it, but the poor quality and longevity of the bubbles/foam and the fact you have to use so much of it when it works out at around 5 times the price of equally good bubble baths drag it down. Loyalty towards Sanctuary really wants me to award 3 stars but I really don't think I can.
For my last birthday I was lucky enough to receive 2 Sanctuary body products as gifts. I had only ever used them when I have been given them as I find it difficult to part with huge amounts of money on myself (silly I know, but family come first). However, I am now 'sold' on these wonderful products and have since treated myself to another product, a luxury worth paying for. This review is about one of them - The Sanctuary Foaming Bath soak.
The 250ml bottle is beautifully presented with the creamy colour of the bath soak coming through the transparent bottle against their signature fresh orange colouring. I have noticed that this orange theme is just for the bath and body range so might help you locate them quickly when shopping for Sanctuary products The secondary lid has a flip cap which allows you to be more precise when pouring the bath soak into the bath. I always find that with a wider opening I use a lot more product than necessary. I think that the quality and richness of this bath soak allows you to be a little more frivolous than you might be with a cheaper product.
To obtain the best bubbles you should pour under running 'bath warm' water. It says to use 'generously' but there really is no need, I use around 30-40ml in my bath which let me have 7 or 8 baths from the bottle. It currently sells for £5.10 in Boots and the Sanctuary website, and both are offering free delivery on orders over £45 (very dangerous!)so a relaxing 'spa-quality' bath soak is around 63 pence a shot. Boots are also currently offering a free gift (Sanctuary related) when you spend £8 or more on Sanctuary Products. The bubbles last for ages and really make you feel as if you are having a real treat. Make sure you lock the bathroom door, light a candle or two (safely of course) and put on some relaxing music, that's what I do.
I believe the perfume of the bath soak is quite strong as it contains essential oils that tend to have longer lasting scent, this helps to make it last for ages on the skin afterwards. The aloe-vera and wheat protein help to keep your skin soft and moisturised for a couple of days.
In my opinion this product is just perfect and although fairly expensive I now know that a treat like this Bath Soak has to be worth the extra money because it makes me feel so relaxed and spoilt.
Full Ingredients List:
Aqua (Water), Sodium laureth sulfate, Decyl glucoside, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Sodium chloride, Styrene/acrylates copolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Acrylates copolymer, Polyquaternium-10, Benzophenone-4, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric acid, Triethylene glycol, Benzyl alcohol, Propylene glycol, Sodium benzoate, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed wheat protein, Magnesium nitrate, Magnesium chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice, Hydrolyzed wheat starch, Methylisothiazolinone, Potassium sorbate, DMDM hydantoin, Diazolidinyl urea, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Hexyl cinnamal, Benzyl benzoate, Linalool, Limonene, Benzyl salicylate, CI 19140 (Yellow 5)
I really love a good bubble bath, they are so comforting and relaxing and more enjoyable than just having a quick wash in the shower. I get through loads of bath products because of this, and I can't stand having a bath without bubbles, it is one of the saddest experiences ever. I received a free luxury bathing gift set from The Sanctuary range as a special offer when I bought some of their skincare products. This included, among other things, a 75ml bottle of The Sanctuary's Foaming Bath Soak. You can buy The Sanctuary Spa products through Boots stores or in Sanctuary Spa locations across the country. A full sized version of this product is 250ml and costs £5.10, or you can purchase the 75ml travel size for £2.40.
Product description: "Take time for yourself. Our wonderfully sumptuous foaming bath soak, enriched with nourishing wheat proteins and soothing aloe vera will fill your bath tub with rich and creamy bubbles and leave skin feeling velvety soft and smooth.
Immerse yourself in decadently creamy, cleansing bubbles with moisturising wheat proteins and fragrant essential oils."
The Sactuary Foaming Bath Soak comes in a simple plastic bottle with a screw top lid. The top of the bottle has an open neck section that you use to pour the bath soak into the water.
Directions for use: Pour generously under warm running water. Swirl, sink in and relax.
The bath soak itself it a milky white colour and has a thick, goopy consistency. I noticed that it can take a long time for the liquid to pour out of the bottle, so it seems like you're putting LOADS of it into the bath, when actually you are putting in the required amount. It takes a couple of go's to get used to but I would definitely advise erring on the over-generous side and putting in a decent amount of this bath soak to get a good result.
I began by putting in what I though would be a standard amount of liquid, but quickly realised that this was not enough! I like my baths to have a nice bubbly effect, as this is all part of the fun and helps to create a nice relaxing atmosphere. When I put in a smaller amount of this product it did not create a foamy bubble effect at all. Since then I have been using a more generous amount of liquid per bath, and this gives me a nice foamy filled bath with bubbles that last. However this has the obvious downside of meaning that the bottle runs out quickly. I managed to get 2 puny non-bubbly baths and 4 nice bubbly baths from my 75ml bottle.
The scent of the Foaming Bath Soak is not what I was expecting, and is quite different to your usual bubble bath products. It has a deep and refreshing scent that I thought was quite herbal and reminded me of outdoors / garden smells. This was nice and soothing and made me feel very relaxed when I was having my bath. The scent is released into the bathroom when the steam comes off the hot water and this creates a nice comforting atmosphere. Althoguh the scent was noticeable whilst I was bathing, I could not smell anything on my skin once I had finished and dried off.
The Sanctuary Foaming Bath Soak claims to be enriched with nourishing wheat proteins and soothing aloe vera. Both of these should help to condition the skin, however I did not notice any difference at all when I have been using this product. I tend to soak in the bath for a while, so it should have had plenty of time to get to work but my skin did not feel any smoother or softer after using it. Afterwards I had to make sure that I moisturised all over with body lotion as my skin was not hydrated and I was a bit disappointed that I didn't get any good results in this area.
I wasn't overly thrilled with this product. I enjoyed the unusual scent of the bath foam, and it did give a nice amount of bubbles but you have to use a lot of it each time, and there was no noticeable improvement to my skin. Nice enough for a free gift, but not something that I would go out of my way to purchase.
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So I am quite new to sanctuary products and I recieved this foaming bath soak as part of a free gift set from boots which is still on offer, so if you buy any selected santaury product you can get a mini set of sanctuary products for free (worth over £10)
for more info on this visit www.boots.com
Sanctuary products are said to be a spa experience from home so this is part of the reason why I was intrigued to find out a bit more about it.
This is a 75ml bottle which if brought seperatly would cost £2.40 it is a clear plastic squeezy bottle and it has an orange lid that you just unscew, just like you would a bottle of coke.
On the front it has the normal sanctuary logo (an upside down fish) and is says foaming bath soak which then goes on to say: immerse yourself in decadently creamy, cleansing bubbles with moisturising wheat proteins and fragrant essential oils.
On the reverse it says something similar to: our wonderfull foaming bath soak enriched with wheat proteins and soothing aloe vera will fill your bath with rich and creamy bubbles and leave your skin velvety soft and smooth.
As with most bubble baths/foams pour under warm running water, sink into the bath and relax.
You may like to know that sanctuary prodcuts are NOT tested on animals.
It has an extensive list of ingredients that I shall not bore you all with.
it then gives you the www.sanctuary website for your info, customer care number and email address should you wish to contact them.
This is a great travel size bottle to take away with you and can easily fit into the smallest of bags.
So I ran my nice warm bath and I was quite excited to use this as a few other products I have tried from their range have been amazing i have found.
I un screwed the top to find a hint of fragrance although this was only present if I well actually sniffed inside the bottle which I was quite suprised at as the other products from sanctuary I have used have oozed fragrance smells and havnt left my bathroom since.
I thought well im sure once I pour it in my bath the fragrance will soon come alive. This is a white colour with a tinge of yellow and I thought first of all I had picked the wrong bottle up as it distinctivley reminded me off a body lotion but I tght thought it might mean I have a much more indulgent bath experience.
I found this quite hard to actually get out of the bottle and I found myself having to squeeze the bottle to get it out.
As i did eventually pour it in I gave it a swirl and I could then see some lovely bubbles, but erm not alot at all for the amount I put in, I was somewhat disheartened. Also the frgrance was very mild and didnt really smell much more than it did in the bottle.
I got in the bath and I will admit it was nice and creamy and my skin did feel soft.
I had a 20 minute bath and nearly all the non existant bubbles were gone, I wasnt best pleased to say the least. As I got out the bath I could smell a light fragrance on my skin but nothing to get excited about and I would really say my skin felt moisturised either.
I did then go on to use the sanctuary body butter which they reccomend on their site, but hey they would wouldnt they as this will then do what the bath soak was ment to, meaning as soon as I rubbed the body butter in the fragrance was great and filled the room, my skin was lovely silky and smooth but the problem is im not reviewing the body butter am i?
So I cant really say how long the scent would of lasted on my body but judging by the faint smell on my skin when I got out the bath it wouldnt of been very long.
Now I have come to the end of this product it lasted me for 3 baths which for the £2.40 I would of paid if brought on its own I think this is quite good value for money. I did find getting the end bit out of the bottle a bit of a struggle and I had to tip some water in it to swish it around to try and get it out but this didnt work as because its so thick some liquid remained at the bottom and wouldnt budge. So I dont think this is the best bottle to put such a thick liquid in.
If you are looking for a nice treat for your skin and a long lasting fragrance which has lots of bubbles I think this isnt for you and that there are plenty of other cheaper products on the market that do.
I will not be re purchasing this again as because of the problems I have explained in my review so I think it only deserves 3 stars.
I also wouldnt reccomend it as I dont think it really does what it so clearly states it will and the bubbles are nearly not there.
If however you do want to buy this vist www.thesanctuary.co.uk
I shall however continue to try and will review more sanctuary products as so far there have been quite a few I have fallen in love with, its just a shame this one was a let down.
They also do this foaming bath soak in a 250ml for £5.36
I adore The Sanctuary products. All my friends and family know that any of their products are a pretty safe bet to get me as a present. Based on that, everyone thought they'd get me something from their range and I'm only just beginning to reach the end of the bottles I got for Christmas. The product I've only just finished is this foaming bath soak from the Spa Essentials range.
What Is The Spa Essentials Range?
I'm sure everyone knows who The Sanctuary are so I won't bore you with that. Their spa essentials range however are designed to recreate a spa experience in your own home. The products combine "essential oils with spices to create the unique, well-known and much loved fragrance of The Sanctuary."
Their foaming bath soak in particular contains wheat protein and aloe vera which are designed to soften and smooth your skin.
First Impressions And Use
I love the Sanctuary bottles, although they are designed to sit on their bottoms the lids are the same shape as the bottle making them easy to turn over and stand on their lid. This is of course unless the lids somehow magically disappears inside the bottomless pit that is the bathroom - or maybe that's just me! Anyway, I mention that because this came in especially useful for this. My first impressions of this was that it appeared to be something I should rub on me as a lotion rather then pour into my bath. However, this should mean it was more moisturising then most other bubble baths so I quite liked this.
On opening the flip top lid, which by the way presented no problems, there is no immediate smell noticeable but again this wasn't a problem for me as I've used bath products before that didn't really have a scent until it started dissolving so just assumed the same would be true for this too.
This is a fairly thick liquid and so in order to remove some I needed to squeeze the bottle, the plastic is soft so this shouldn't present a problem and although the plastic is smooth it is easy to grip so shouldn't slide out your hands. I squeezed the bottle three times to remove three small blobs and let them dissolve under hot running water. When I've used some thicker bubble baths before I've sometimes had trouble with them dissolving completely, this was not the case with this at all. By the time my bath was full it had dissolved completely turning my bath water a creamy white colour and filling it with lots of bubbles. The scent, as the liquid started to dissolve, became immediately apparent and was more then strong enough to easily fill the whole bathroom. The smell was that typical spa essentials range. For those of you not familiar with this range it has a gorgeously warming, spicy scent.
On stepping into the bath the bath water felt very soft and creamy, almost as if I was bathing in moisturiser! The bubbles lasted throughout the whole of my bath, around 45 minutes.
I adore this bubble bath, the scent was gorgeous and lasted throughout the whole of my bath. The water felt very moisturising for my skin.
As I got out the bath my skin felt very soft and smooth, I did need extra moisturiser on my legs but this isn't unusual for me; the rest of my body could easily have gone without.
The scent remained on my skin very delicately but was noticeable and lasted for several hours, on it's own it didn't quite last the whole day but when combined with the spa essentials body wash, body butter etc. this helped extend how long it lasted and allowed it to easily last the whole day.
As taken from the Sanctuary site:
This contains Aloe Vera which is known to soothe the skin and wheat proteins which are designed to moisturise the skin.
This contains SLS and 5 different kinds of paraben so is one to avoid if you are concerned about or sensitive to these. As far as I can see this is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
The shelf life of this product is 12 months but mine lasted me almost 3 months when used 2-3 times a week.
The packaging is recyclable and none of the ingredients have been tested on animals.
Price, Availability And Recommendation
The Sanctuary products can be bought either directly from them (www.thesanctuary.co.uk) or from Boots.
The full size bottle (200ml) costs £5.36 or a travel size bottle (75ml) costs £2.40 when bought from The Sanctuary.
It is slightly cheaper in Boots with the full size bottle costing £5.10 and the travel costing the same £2.40. However, Boots are currently running an offer (April 2011) where if you spend £10 on selected Sanctuary products you can get a box of 4 mini travel products free. The larger size is one of the selected products.
I have no qualms about recommending this product and I will be buying it again for me. The scent was gorgeous and lasted on my skin, it also wonderfully softened and smoothed my skin. It's getting a full 5 out of 5 from me.
When it comes to bath products I really do appreciate quality. The Sanctuary is a brand I know and trust and so when I spotted this product at the price of £4.99 for 250ml of it I thought that was excellent value and knew it would be a good un!
The cylinder shaped bottle as I have previously mentioned holds 250ml of the product, you can see through it and it has an orange flip-top lid to the top of it. On the front of the bottle I am told that it is Sanctuary 'Spa Covent Garden', Foaming Bath Soak 'Immerse yourself in decadently creamy, cleansing bubbles with moisturising wheat proteins and fragrant essential oils' and the size (as I've listed already) is given. On the back of the bottle other information given includes being told a bit more about the product, directions for use are listed as are the ingredients and contact details for The Sanctuary are given. Nice, plain and simple bottle this is and of course it is informative enough.
A Bit About The Product According To Information Given On The Back Of The Bottle:
Our wonderfully sumptuous foaming bath soak, enriched with nourishing wheat proteins and soothing aloe Vera will fill your bath tub with rich and creamy bubbles and leave skin feeling velvety, soft and smooth.
Well all you need of this creamy coloured and looking liquid is a rather small blob really to give off a gorgeous scent that is gently floral, creamy and sweet and to give off thick, luxurious white bubbles and velvety feeling water.
Not only does the smell stay put in the bath through the duration you are in it but it stays on the skin delicately for hours too and skin feels as smooth as when your sitting in the water with this in as it does when you dry off!
This is none skin drying, agitating and certainly doesn't make skin one bit greasy but gently and softly hydrates the skin and I personally love the skin I'm in after using this!
There is nothing at all to dislike about this product, it even offers good value for money this one because you don't need to use very much at all per bath!
I have only seen this on sale in Boots but do google online if you want some!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
The Sanctuary is indulgent bathing at it's best and the foaming bath soak is no exception.
It comes in a 250ml bottle, about 8 inches high and 2 inches in diameter. The mian part of the bottle is a slightly transparant cream colour with Sanctuary branding and an orange lid. When you take the lid off there is a flip-top cap inside so that you can dispennse the product into the bath easily.
The bath soak has the usual amazing Sanctuary smell - slightly sweet, spicy and totally luxurious. It is very thick and creamy. You pour it into warm running water and swirl it in to make the bubbles rise up. Once your bath is ready it smells just heavenly as the Sanctuary scent mingles in with the steam and fills the air.
The bath soak contains wheat proteins and aloe vera which makes the water feel very moisturising. After using this product your skin will feel smooth and treated.
Although some of the Sanctuary products are quite pricey, I think this one is quite good value at £4.99. It's often on 3 for 2 in Boots as well, so if you keep your eyes open you might get even more of a bargain.
If you like a luxury bubble bath this product is a real treat at a nice price.
An indulgent and foaming bath soak with a rich blend of Wheat Protein, Aloe Vera and Essential oils to help moisturise and soften your skin /