At a time when it’s not too difficult to get your hands on a half-decent, branded bubble bath for as little as 99p, we decided to put a popular Elemis bath milk to the test. Is it worth paying more for this luxury bath and shower treat?
Lockdown has been a stressful, long-winded affair. Having a relaxing soak in the bath or an invigorating shower has, for many, been one of the few ways to relax safely and escape the trauma of the uncertain times we live in. Enter Elemis Sea Lavender And Samphire Bath And Shower Milk. We received the 100ml version of this product in the hugely popular Travel Essentials For Her kit.
While expensive compared to every-day brands, this product has its devotees and is said to gently deep-clean and moisturise the skin while protecting it and enveloping the senses with a dreamy, light fragrance inspired by the ocean.
Elemis Sea Lavender And Samphire Bath And Shower Milk
What the brand says about this product… Elemis markets this shower milk as ‘nourishing’, claiming it offers a ‘luxurious, creamy lather’. The wellness brand points out the milk contains antioxidants that protect the skin as well as soothing and re-mineralising ingredients. Users are told they can expect their skin to feel soft and soothed.
One of the product’s biggest draws is its carefully balanced fragrance.
So, what does this bath milk contain? As well as a raft of common ingredients, you will find Orange Peel Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Seaweed Extract, Sea lavender, Patchouli Leaf Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Lavender Oil, and Samphire Extract.
Samphire is revered for its anti-inflammatory properties. This bath soak has also been developed to aid the skin’s moisture barrier.
The word ‘experience’ is very apt for this product because that is what you get when using it – an experience. The most immediate impression is one of a pleasant, delicate fragrance that is neither over-powering nor so subtle that it’s unlikely to make much of an impression.
The overriding sense is one of freshness. We tested this product in both the shower and bath and found that it left the body feeling not just soft and nourished but really clean. The freshness lasted all-day long, something you are unlikely to achieve with a dirt cheap product.
We didn’t use much of the milk to enjoy its benefits. We used three capfuls in the bath and just two on a soft sponge in the shower. As well as leaving a fresh scent on the skin, the aroma filled the bathroom – making this a luxurious, all-consuming and very relaxing affair.
Pros and cons:
- Has a beautiful, light scent
- Can be used in either the bath or shower
- Nourishes the skin
- Cleans while it moisturises
- Leaves you feeling really clean and relaxed
- It’s expensive compared to many other bath products
- Not available everywhere
- Check the ingredients before using if you are undergoing or have just finished a course of radiotherapy
We think Elemis Sea Lavender And Samphire Bath And Shower Milk is worth paying more for. We give it 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on the overall experience. What most impressed us was the feeling of freshness and, of course, the divine smell.