16 January 2015

Review: Bomb Cosmetics Mint Choc Chip Cleansing Shower Butter

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Bomb Cosmetics Mint Choc Chip Cleansing Butter, £7.99/320g

I received this product as a gift at Christmas. After enjoying their candles, I was eager to try some of their beauty products.
This is a shower product in a semi-solid form which, when massaged onto the skin, melts into a creamy lather. The scent is a refreshingly minty affair, with an undercurrent of chocolate, giving it that unmistakeable mint chocolate chip fragrance. I did find, however, there was an underlying, general "soapy" scent.
The product melts into a wonderful lather and a little goes such a long way! The shelf life for this big tub is only three months, and I'm doubtful that I'll have finished it in such a short time, even if I used it daily! I found it did soften my skin slightly, but it didn't have any moisturising properties on my skin, as I still have dry patches.

Unfortunately, I did have a minor skin reaction (non-itchy, small, red blotches) to this product, so I will only be using it a couple of times a week. Looking at the ingredients list, I've highlighted the ones I feel people need to be more wary of, especially if you have sensitive skin like myself, and suffer from irritations from products easily. And although at a glance, the fairly short ingredients list doesn't look too bad, with further research into some of the highlighted ingredients, some are considered to be proven irritants and are best avoided. This particular product is SLS and paraben-free, but the alternative ingredients used can often be just as bad, unfortunately.

I really love the concept of this product, and if you're not too bothered about ingredients used and you don't suffer with sensitive skin, then you may find you really enjoy this product. It's all down to personal preference at the end of the day.

Have you tried any of these shower butters?

Ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Fruit Butter, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Boswelia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Camelina Sativa (Gold of Pleasure) Seed Oil, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Pentasodium Pentetate, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090

Re-purchase? No.

2 comments:

  1. Aww. I really thought this product was going to be a winner! Such a shame. It's awful isn't it when you have a bad reaction to something after having such high hopes. I bet it smells delicious though!
    Claire.x
    www.xclaireabella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah, it was a shame! Still, I'm sure lots of others will enjoy it. :) And yes, it does smell really good! xxx

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