Helping you buy shoes and champagne by saving you money on cosmetics! A non biased, truly informative review on cosmetic and toiletry products, in terms of value for money, effectiveness, ability to back up the claims and pampering factor. I also have my own brand which you view at www.english-rose-cosmetics.com
Monday, 3 September 2012
Lay Back and Think of England Rose Bath Oil
This is the 2nd product under my English Rose Cosmetics
brand of skin care and I’d like to share with you how I’ve developed this
Bubble Bath vs. Bath Oil?
Bubble or foam baths typically have high levels of Sodium
Laureth Sulphate (SLS) or sodium
lauryl ether sulfate (SLES) is used to 1) make the bubbles and 2) as a
detergent.SLS and SLES are very
inexpensive and are used in many personal care products i.e. shower gels,
shampoos, face washes and toothpaste.At
the levels used in cosmetics it is safe, however it is classed as a known irritant,
and is usually formulated with other products such as betaine's to reduce the
irritancy effect on the skin.Not
everyone reacts to skin but younger people or people with more sensitive skin
are likely too.Studies also show that
the SLS becomes harsher with increased temperatures i.e. a hot bath.Typical skin reactions to SLS would be
inflammation, redness of skin, dryness and flakiness.
Bath Oils contain
a base oil i.e. grapeseed, almond, and joboba are some of the best known
ones. The more affordable base oils include olive oil, coconut oil, or even
sunflower oil.Vegetable oils tend to
have a similar composition to skins own sebum and are hence loved by the skin
and absorbed.They often contain
Vitamins and Essential Fatty Acids which have many benefits.Essential oils would then be added to give a
natural fragrance and for relaxing and de-stressing qualities you may want to
use oils such as lavender, geranium, chamomile, and rose. For muscular aches
and pains, you should try thyme and eucalyptus.
So in conclusion
one will irritate your skin and dry it out and the other will condition and moisturize
your skin – it’s a bit of a no brainer really.
Lay Back & Think of England from English Rose
The first 3 ingredients are:-
Sunflower oil – rich in Vitamins A, D & E
Jojoba Oil - very similar to natural skin oils Sweet Almond Oil – rich in Tocopherol
Followed by Laureth -3 which allows it to disperse into the
water so as not to leave an oily residue on top or even worse on the sides!
I wanted a really strong rose fragrance, so that the whole
bathroom smelled of Roses so I’ve used a combination of 5% Natural Rose fragrance
and Rose Absolute which is very expensive essential oil from rose petals.
It is packed in a glass 200ml tall square bottle with silver
cap, which comes in handy as a dispensing agent.It looks lovely displayed in the
bathroom.I may bring out a plastic
bottle in the future as I am concerned about shipping breakages, it would also
be a lot cheaper, and I think could be offered as a refill.