The Sanctuary 'Mum To Be'
Pure Pamper Bag
What Do I Think?
According to Boots website this 'kit' is called a Deluxe Gift Set, according to The Sanctuary this 'kit' is called the Pure Pamper Bag - we'll go with that one, they made it so I'm sure they know! The 'kit' contains 3 items: 75ml Supple Skin Shower Oil; 75g Soft Skin Bath Soak; and 125ml Collagen Boosting Body Butter. One of the common skin issues in pregnancy, once your bump really starts to grow and grow, is a feeling of being stretched to the max, which can become quite itchy, dry and uncomfortable if you don't ensure you look after your skin. These three products have all been designed with this in mind, and are full of skin soothing essential oils and ingredients. The Supple Skin Shower Oil contains coconut oil (nourishing), vitamin e (protecting) and rosehip seed oil (regenerating), and despite my dubious preconceptions of using an oil product in the shower (slipping nightmare visions anyone?!), I was pleasantly surprised at how nice this is: it lathers quite well, and really does have leave a nice luxurious feel to the skin afterwards. I found this surprisingly moisturising too, and you only need to use a tiny amount. The Soft Skin Bath Soak contains milk protein (nourishing), wheat germ and sweet almond oil, and honestly when I saw it I thought it looked like Parmesan cheese! I suppose that is actually quite an accurate representation of the texture of it, but it certainly smells a LOT better! My only issue with this, and its more of a personal preference for bath products than an actual issue with the product, is that it doesn't bubble, at all...it turns the water quite milky, and has a heavenly scent which lingers on the skin for a while, but no bubbles - sad times! It is incredibly relaxing though, so I can forgive it! The Collagen Boosting Body Butter contains cocoa butter, borage (firming) and organic rosehip seed oil, and as one would expect from a Sanctuary body butter is thick, creamy and luxurious, and it sinks it pretty quickly for a body butter. Personally, I apply this at night after a bath, I feel it moisturises better on slightly damp skin, and that way I don't have to worry about it having to 'dry' before I need to go out. An actual visit to the Sanctuary (I've been twice before, and it's amaaaazing) for a Mum To be experience would be lovely, but unless someone decides to treat me, I'm happy creating my own spa experience with these products at home...and my skin does feel less stretched afterwards!
Where Is It Available?
You can now buy Sanctuary products from Boots (instore and online), or direct from the Sanctuary website.
How Much Will It Cost?
This retails for £12.00 in Boots (according to their website you get a free GWP when you spend over £7.00 on Sanctuary products at the moment).
Would I Recommend It?
As a nice treat for yummy mummies to be (or even mummies that are already yummy!), yes I would! The products are lovely to use, have a gorgeous, delicate fragrance and leave your skin feeling soft and more supple - bonus! I've knocked 0.5 off of the overall mark purely because I wish there was more bubbles from the bath soak.
*Disclaimer: this product was bought for me by my sister, and she is currently forcing me to write this review by holding my cake hostage. JOKES!