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Skinbliss Product Test - Feedback

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 01-Sep-08 17:40:30

A big thank you to all Mumsnetters who agreed to take part in the Imperial Leather Skinbliss product testing. We hope you enjoyed using it.

What we'd really value now is your feedback about the product. So.....

* Did you love or hate it?
* What you did like or dislike about it?
* Skin Bliss would usually sell for around £2.48. Do you think this sounds like good or poor value for money?
* Did you find the product lived up to its claims [Skinbliss replenishes the natural oils in your skin, leaving it soft and moisturised. It contains an ultra-mild cleanser that's gentle enough for daily use. Its unique formula has 50% moisturising ingredients, proven to increase skin hydration, elasticity and stimulate natural skin lipid production?]?

If you've got any other comments (positive or negative) please include these in your post.

Or if you have any additional questions, post them here and we'll try and get a response.

Remember everyone who tests the product and provides feedback on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where 5 Mumsnetters will win a year's supply of Skinbliss.

Thanks again
MNHQ and Skinbliss

Washersaurus Mon 01-Sep-08 23:18:35

* Did you love or hate it?

Hmm, somewhere inbetween. I definitely look forward to using it more than the cheaper alternative we have here at the moment grin. Feels quite nice to have something all of my very own to use.

* What you did like or dislike about it?

I liked the smell and disliked the smell; it was nice, but the perfume is just a bit too strong for me I'm afraid. Will there different varieties?

* Skin Bliss would usually sell for around £2.48. Do you think this sounds like good or poor value for money?

Umm not within my budget at the moment, but if I lived on my own I might spend that much on girly shower stuff.

Maybe I would consider treating myself if it was on offer in the shop.

* Did you find the product lived up to its claims [Skinbliss replenishes the natural oils in your skin, leaving it soft and moisturised. It contains an ultra-mild cleanser that's gentle enough for daily use. Its unique formula has 50% moisturising ingredients, proven to increase skin hydration, elasticity and stimulate natural skin lipid production?]?

It has definitely left my skin feeling softer and smoother (even DH commented), but I have still experienced itchy skin on a couple of occasions, which I often get when using some soaps and shower gels.

Thank you for letting me take part btw, it sort of makes up for me never winning anything <sob>

misdee Tue 02-Sep-08 10:05:16

* Did you love or hate it?

neither,really. i found it too fragrenced for me, and tbh it was just like most other shower gels i have tried. but it did smell too girly for dh to pinch it, which was a bonus lol.

* What you did like or dislike about it?
the fragrance was too much for me. it smelt quick sily and overpowering.

* Skin Bliss would usually sell for around £2.48. Do you think this sounds like good or poor value for money?
am not sure. personally i wouldnt spend that much on one bottle, but dh probably would.

* Did you find the product lived up to its claims [Skinbliss replenishes the natural oils in your skin, leaving it soft and moisturised. It contains an ultra-mild cleanser that's gentle enough for daily use. Its unique formula has 50% moisturising ingredients, proven to increase skin hydration, elasticity and stimulate natural skin lipid production?]?

skin did feel softer admittingly, but nothing really noticable.

nailpolish Tue 02-Sep-08 10:10:19

i loved it
i liked the creaminess and the smell
i think £2.48 is ok, although i was thinking about this the other day and i probably would buy it but only if it was under £2
i used it every day and i did notice that my very dry legs were less dry than usual. also the backs of arms get dry and they are less so now.
(i stopped using moisturiser on my legs for 5 days just to see how well the skinbliss moisturised - yes thats a bit sad isnt it!)

i also thought it was good for shaving! it lathered so well i used it to shave under my arms in the shower every day

hertsnessex Tue 02-Sep-08 10:16:21

* Did you love or hate it?

I loved it, smelt gorgeous and very creamy

* What you did like or dislike about it?

The smell was fab, i used it with a bath mitt and dont think it lathered aswell as some other shower gels.

* Skin Bliss would usually sell for around £2.48. Do you think this sounds like good or poor value for money?

Its reasonably priced. More likely to buy if on offer and stock up!

* Did you find the product lived up to its claims [Skinbliss replenishes the natural oils in your skin, leaving it soft and moisturised. It contains an ultra-mild cleanser that's gentle enough for daily use. Its unique formula has 50% moisturising ingredients, proven to increase skin hydration, elasticity and stimulate natural skin lipid production?]?

It has left my skin feeling v soft. I have v dry skin though - so it was never going to replenish it 100%!

Flossish Tue 02-Sep-08 10:16:35

*Did you love or hate it?

I liked it. Couldn't say I loved it though.

* What you did like or dislike about it?

I do quite like something with a bit of a pong, but I didn't find the smell 'lasted' for very long IYSWIM.

* Skin Bliss would usually sell for around £2.48. Do you think this sounds like good or poor value for money?

I think it sounds ok value for money but I would probably only buy it if it was on two for one offer etc.

* Did you find the product lived up to its claims [Skinbliss replenishes the natural oils in your skin, leaving it soft and moisturised. It contains an ultra-mild cleanser that's gentle enough for daily use. Its unique formula has 50% moisturising ingredients, proven to increase skin hydration, elasticity and stimulate natural skin lipid production?]?

My skin is softer, especially when I think about the fact that I've only moisturised about twice in the (is it two weeks already!) time that I've had it. I do feel quite good actually!

Hmm, have I just talked myself into deciding it is good value? Cause I would be saving on moisturiser! I still like my other new shower product better unfortunately. I find I can use that the night before work and still smell good (I think/hope) the following afternoon.

I'd also like to say a big thank you too for the chance to try this product as like washasauras I don't win things!! grin

Freckle Tue 02-Sep-08 10:16:49

* Did you love or hate it?

I loved it. It definitely had a very silky feel to it and left my skin feeling very soft.

* What you did like or dislike about it?

I liked the way it made my skin feel. The perfume was a little overpowering and lingered long after other scents have usually dissipated. I liked the pink bottle as it meant that, living in an otherwise all male household, I was the only one likely to use it wink.

* Skin Bliss would usually sell for around £2.48. Do you think this sounds like good or poor value for money?

Tbh I have no idea. I usually buy my shower products in bulk at Costco, so don't know what individual bottles usually cost.

* Did you find the product lived up to its claims [Skinbliss replenishes the natural oils in your skin, leaving it soft and moisturised. It contains an ultra-mild cleanser that's gentle enough for daily use. Its unique formula has 50% moisturising ingredients, proven to increase skin hydration, elasticity and stimulate natural skin lipid production?]?

Well, it left my skin soft, but I have no idea whether it stimulates natural skin lipid production! Would anyone??

I did like using the product and would probably use it again. If Costco start stocking it in bulk quantities, it would probably end up in my trolley grin.

nailpolish Tue 02-Sep-08 10:18:19

your bottle was pink??? mine wasnt, must be a different flavour

hippipotami Tue 02-Sep-08 10:23:36

I loved it, I love the smell. (I kept sniffing my arms the whole day the first day after I used it because the smell was sooo nice)

There is nothing I dislike, I like the smell, the bottle is narrow enough to fit on the ledge by my shower, it lathered up nicely so was good to use.

I think £2.48 sounds about right when compared to equivalent products on the market. I am on a tight budget so I perhaps could only buy it occasionally as a treat.

My skin did feel soft after using. It also felt moisturised. I normally get dry, itchy skin after showering and have to moisturise heavily. With skinbliss I did not have to do this. So yes, it was gentle and left my skin soft and moisturised.

The only thing I was not keen on was the colour pink on the bottle. It was too 'flesh-like' if that makes sense. If the bottle has to be pink, then there are plenty of other, nicer, pink shades available.

Thank you for letting me take part, I love my bottle of skinbliss!

bubblerock Tue 02-Sep-08 10:25:14

* Did you love or hate it?

I liked it

* What you did like or dislike about it?

I liked the fact that the smell wasn't too overpowering and it was very creamy. I did find that it came out a little too fast as the hole is quite big, but, I guess that's how you sell more! wink. It would be nice to have a hook to hand it in the shower.

* Skin Bliss would usually sell for around £2.48. Do you think this sounds like good or poor value for money?

I would only buy it on special offer, most shower gels are bogof quite often, I wouldn't pay £2.48 for one bottle.

* Did you find the product lived up to its claims [Skinbliss replenishes the natural oils in your skin, leaving it soft and moisturised. It contains an ultra-mild cleanser that's gentle enough for daily use. Its unique formula has 50% moisturising ingredients, proven to increase skin hydration, elasticity and stimulate natural skin lipid production?]?

I did find that my skin felt soft and not so itchy/dry as before. I don't like using body moisuriser as I hate the feel of it, so this product is ideal!

Cappuccino Tue 02-Sep-08 10:26:02

where's my fecking skinbliss?

I signed up

bubblerock Tue 02-Sep-08 10:27:08

hang in the shower blush

singyswife Tue 02-Sep-08 10:42:06

Did you love or hate it?

I quite liked the fact that it was just mine lol. I liked it. It wasnt too soapy like some of the cheaper washes I would use.

* What you did like or dislike about it?

I liked the fact that it wasnt too soapy. It also made my skin feel soft while my skin was wet. Made me itch initially though. I liked the smell of it and you could smell it in the bathroom for ages after it was used. I like strong smells though I realise not everyone does.

* Skin Bliss would usually sell for around £2.48. Do you think this sounds like good or poor value for money?

I personally wouldnt pay this for a shower product, totally out of my price bracket but if it was on offer I would definately buy some for myself.

* Did you find the product lived up to its claims [Skinbliss replenishes the natural oils in your skin, leaving it soft and moisturised. It contains an ultra-mild cleanser that's gentle enough for daily use. Its unique formula has 50% moisturising ingredients, proven to increase skin hydration, elasticity and stimulate natural skin lipid production?]?

I definately noticed that when my skin was wet it was softer, like putting oil on it but when I dried my skin I cant say I really noticed a difference. Felt lovely when washing with it though.

mindalina Tue 02-Sep-08 10:47:51

* Did you love or hate it?
Oooh I loved it. At first I thought I might just be overexcited at getting something free, but no it is genuinely really nice.
* What you did like or dislike about it?
I liked the smell and feel of it - also the moisturisingness (is that a word?) of it was nice because I never remember to moisturise after a shower.
* Skin Bliss would usually sell for around £2.48. Do you think this sounds like good or poor value for money?
I don't really think it's awesome value for money. I think it would depend on how long the the bottle lasts really.
* Did you find the product lived up to its claims?
Actually I did find it moisturised my skin to the extent that I didn't need to use a separate moisturiser afterwards and I was surprised by that. My legs especially border on scaly the skin gets so dry and they've been quite lovely and smooth since I used this stuff.

Freckle Tue 02-Sep-08 10:57:28

Nailpolish, what colour was your bottle? Maybe the scent was different in yours too.

mustrunmore Tue 02-Sep-08 10:59:33

* Did you love or hate it?
I really like it. But I cant say I loved it, cos I dont love any kind of toiletry or beauty product; I'm not that girly blush

* What you did like or dislike about it?
I loved the smell. It smells like all the posh counters in John Lewis that I cant afford to buy things from! I dont think the smell really matches the packaging though.Its hard to make a product stand out, but I do think the bottle is a bit run of the mill tbh.

* Skin Bliss would usually sell for around £2.48. Do you think this sounds like good or poor value for money?
Well, it sounds ok. But I'd wait till Boots did a 3 for 2 and then get them

* Did you find the product lived up to its claims [Skinbliss replenishes the natural oils in your skin, leaving it soft and moisturised. It contains an ultra-mild cleanser that's gentle enough for daily use. Its unique formula has 50% moisturising ingredients, proven to increase skin hydration, elasticity and stimulate natural skin lipid production?]?
I felt clean and nice! In all honesty, I couldnt judge if I was more mosturised or not. Possibly yes due to the fact that I often forget to use seperate moisturiser anyway. I dont think it had any negative effects on my skin at all!

funnypeculiar Tue 02-Sep-08 11:39:41

First off: Thanks - lovely to have a freebe, and really nice to have a proper size bottle, not a trial size which was what I expected. smile

* Did you love or hate it?
I'm be on the 'slightly disliked' end of the scale there - defn not as strong as hate, but wouldn't buy it with my own money. Unless there are some subtler perfumed versions.

* What you did like or dislike about it?
I really, really didn't like the smell - very strong, , uber-feminine & lingered (I felt it clashed with my perfume) It felt artificial - but to be fair in rather the same way that sticking your nose in a gardinia flower feels artificial...too much to be true.
The packaging (I had pink) was also too girly for me (dd, 2.5 loved it!) - although I will concede it's a relatively contemporary pink.
I did think it moisturised well, and I felt I could feel a difference in my skin/moisture levels. Nice level of lather too (using a puff thing)
I tend towards more natural/subtle looks & feels, so it doesn't really fit with my aesthetic.

* Skin Bliss would usually sell for around £2.48. Do you think this sounds like good or poor value for money?

Honest answer - no idea. I tend to buy supermarket 'top of the range' o/l, or something like Natural Source, and I think it they are cheaper. I don't routinely apply body lotion (although I probably should!) so I couldn't personally justify the price that way.

* Did you find the product lived up to its claims [Skinbliss replenishes the natural oils in your skin, leaving it soft and moisturised. It contains an ultra-mild cleanser that's gentle enough for daily use. Its unique formula has 50% moisturising ingredients, proven to increase skin hydration, elasticity and stimulate natural skin lipid production?]?

I'm a bit cynical about the lipids claim, but other than that, yes, I did feel it moisturised really well and left my skin soft. it was just that I also smelt like a brothel grin

titchy Tue 02-Sep-08 11:58:21

Yes deffo thanks for the freebie!

Yes I liked it a lot. I had the pink bottle and did like the smell (annoyed dh used it though LOL). I did NOT like the packaging though - would like something a bit more expensive looking. (Quite often treat myself to Molton Brown, use Natural Source regularly, so would prefer a more upmarket image).

£2.48 not too bad a price, but a bit expensive for a run of the mill product. As other posters say would consider buying if on offer.

Yes it did make my skin smoother, though the really rough patches were not noticeably different. Maybe if I use for longer it might make them better?

It was only the image which put me off to be honest. A bit middle-aged - and I am in complete denial about being in this age bracket!

Soapbox Tue 02-Sep-08 11:58:33

First of all, thank you for allowing me to take part in this trial.

* Did you love or hate it?

I was fairly neutral towards it but my daughter who is 10yo and just starting to explore impulse/lush and other highly fragranced products absolutely loved it. In fact, I don't think I'll see it again nowgrin

* What you did like or dislike about it?

I felt that it was very highly fragranced whilst in the bottle and indeed while using it, but that the residual fragrance left on the body was much more appropriate. The fragrance reminded me of the molton brown shower get - heavenly gingerlily - which is pretty highly scented. Personally, the scent is a little too 'sickly sweet' for me - some woodiness is needed to counteract the high notes. However, my DD really, really liked it - and it isn't dissimilar in nature to the impluse body spray scents.
* Skin Bliss would usually sell for around £2.48. Do you think this sounds like good or poor value for money?
I think this is very affordable for a shower gel product. I usually use Molton Brown or Philosophy products and this is a far more affordable alternative. I would be happy to pay this amount for a shower gel for my DD - which is really where I think it will be used in my household.
* Did you find the product lived up to its claims [Skinbliss replenishes the natural oils in your skin, leaving it soft and moisturised. It contains an ultra-mild cleanser that's gentle enough for daily use. Its unique formula has 50% moisturising ingredients, proven to increase skin hydration, elasticity and stimulate natural skin lipid production?]?

Well I think all of that is rather subjective and impossible to answer! Without adopting the hyperbole of the marketeers, I will say that the product left my skin feeling softer. It was not however, the substitute for a body lotion that I had hoped it might be

NorbertDentressangle Tue 02-Sep-08 12:01:34

* Did you love or hate it?

hmm, bit of both really.

* What you did like or dislike about it?

I liked the rich creaminess of the product. When you squirted it on the body-puff it didn't just disappear through it. It lathered well too.

I didn't like the fragrance -it was too sickly and over-powering (TBH it reminded me of a late 80s/early 90s perfume when it was fashionable for them to be "exotic" and intense eg. Poison). As it was so fragranced it was difficult to wear perfume after showering.

A lighter, fresher fragrance option would be better for me. Also it would be good if you could hang the bottle up in the shower.

* Skin Bliss would usually sell for around £2.48. Do you think this sounds like good or poor value for money?

OK value for money for a daily use product -especially on a BOGOF.

* Did you find the product lived up to its claims

After using the product in the shower and before drying myself I could see the water staying on my skin as if I'd used an oil. After drying myself my skin seemed soft and moisturised and this has continued through the day -quite happy with that side of the product.

Thanks

(PS - I applied to use it in my old name in case you can't find NorbertDentressangle on your list of testers)

JellySnakes Tue 02-Sep-08 12:35:10

* Did you love or hate it?

Wouldn't say I loved it, but I did like it.

* What you did like or dislike about it?

I liked the fact that my skin did feel softer after using it for a few days, but the scent was far too overpowering for my liking. I would normally go for something lighter, and I found the scent lingered on my skin for a good while after showering too. That's fine if you like the scent!

* Skin Bliss would usually sell for around £2.48. Do you think this sounds like good or poor value for money?

I think the price is ok, about the same as others in the same sort of range. I would spend that much, but wouldn't buy this product again, solely due to the fragrance. Does it come in different varieties?

* Did you find the product lived up to its claims [Skinbliss replenishes the natural oils in your skin, leaving it soft and moisturised. It contains an ultra-mild cleanser that's gentle enough for daily use. Its unique formula has 50% moisturising ingredients, proven to increase skin hydration, elasticity and stimulate natural skin lipid production?]?

I found it gentle on my skin, and it did moisturise. I also used it when I shaved my legs and it was great for that.

As a whole I really like the product, but personally, I think the fragrance needs to be changed (unless of course there are others in the range!).

Cappuccino Tue 02-Sep-08 12:38:07

I hate you all

I am never going to wash again in protest

i didn't love it or hate it.

i found the fragrance a little too strong.

it lathered nicely.

not sure how much softer my skin was although i did find that i didn't itch after showering which i do with some products.

didn't find the packaging particularly appealing.it doesn't look like anything new iyswim.

2.48 is on the p[ricey side for a shower gel that sems so ordainary

cocolepew Tue 02-Sep-08 13:26:13

I really liked it, the smell wasn't too overpowering and it didn't make me sneeze, which is a bonus.

It lathered good, I usually use IL Foamburst and this was just as good.

Skin felt softer, I'm just out out hospital and my skin didn't dry up as much as it would usually do.

I would spend £2.48 on it because it seems to last good, a little goes a long way as I say to DH

It left water drops on my arms too, so it does what it claimed.

Thanks for letting me try it. sorry the review isn't well written, but I have to go and lie down again, for I am a wimp.

friendlyedjit Tue 02-Sep-08 13:39:41

never got mine unfortunately although got email re giving feedback...

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