I love a long bath, there's nothing better than soaking for extended periods of time, especially when there are plenty of candles, bubble bath and a few of my favourite pampering treats. As such, I'm always on the look out for new products to put to good use while letting the steamy water do its work.
On a recent trip to Bicester Village, I came home with a few goodies from The Cosmetic Company. Firstly, Origins Rich Rewards Intensive Moisture Treatment (£14), an incredibly intense deep conditioning product to be used weekly after shampooing. I find it best when I really work it into the scalp and use a comb to get it through down to the tips of my hair. I probably use a little more than recommended as I have quite long hair, but a good handful should suffice for most. It smells incredibly dreamy, a really strong pear scent that works wonders letting it repair while you sit back and relax and is supposed to raise your spirits, bonus! I've used this twice now and have the shiniest softest hair afterwards. Letting it dry a little naturally before blowdrying seems to really make a difference and I find I don't have to wash my hair as often after using this, which can only be a benefit. I've not tried it for the full 30 minutes, but have left it in for at least 15 previously. Make sure to give the treatment at least 5 minutes to work it's magic!
While I'm waiting for the Moisture Treatment to set in I reach for Clinique's 7 Day Scrub (£17.50) which is a creamy grainy forumla meant to exfoliate those problem areas and works really well on all skin types. Unlike most other scrubs, the grains are a little on the heavier side, which suits me completely. I can really feel it taking those dead skin cells and leaving me brighter, clearer skin. This might not be to everyones taste, but I'd yet to find a scrub quite like this one and, combined with their 3 Step Skincare, my skin hasn't felt this good in months. I like to really work this in with my fingers and then use a sea sponge to start to gently clean it off.
These two products have really shaken up my bath time and I now cherish the extra moments I spend incorporating these into my routine. What do you use in that bath that you couldn't live without?