For some reason or another I only ever use Sanctuary spa products at xmas time. I am usually given them as a gift, use them, love them and then forget about them again until xmas rolls back around for another year. This year my mum got me a gift set from boots which was the luxury travel treats, comprising of the hand cream, body scrub, bath float, moisture spray and body wash. They all come in the classic spa fragrance which I personally love and is very unique to their products. They also came in a travel bag but I never use them as I find they are thin plastic and not very sturdy.
Each product I found works really well. I am a big fan of the hand cream which moisturises and softens and in the dinky travel size it is ideal for my work bag. Another fave is the moisture spray, this sinks in like a dream and left my legs silky and smelling gorgeous. The bath float is a bubble bath come bath oil that is designed to leave the skin soft and not dry out your skin no matter how long you soak, not so sure about that claim as I average a 15 minute soak in the tub, but who knows!
The body scrub I am not so impressed with, the grains are not scratchy enough for me, I like my skin to be thoroughly scrubbed and for a product to seriously go to town on my rhino skin, I found this was too slimy and soft and mushy and did not feel to me like it was exfoliating at all. Smells lovely though!
The body wash is very nice. It contains jojoba beads that burst on the skin and release moisture. I have used this before and liked it then, though it does not match up to the much more expensive Elemis shower creams which are a firm favourite of mine. This would be great to take away on your hols as it feels summery and fresh.
The sanctuary spa is a actual spa based in London’s Covent garden. Full of koi carp and in the iconic orange colours that matches the products packaging, it sells its products in Boots which I am guessing my mum visited, and also online. It makes face products also which I have not tried. It is not the most luxurious product range in the world but then it won’t cost you an arm and a leg either. Will I buy it for myself?? Probably not but I will enjoy using it again next xmas.
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