Since being introduced to Mandara Spa, the affordable sister brand of Elemis last year, I’ve been a regular visitor to the toiletries aisle in Sainbury’s where the range can be found.
I spoke of my love for the brand when it launched in the grocery giant last spring in a post here, so I was pleased to hear that a new spa collection – Island Paradise, had recently been launched. This follows in the footsteps of the existing collections Amber Heaven, Tropical Blooms and Honeymilk Dream.
Island Paradise, inspired by the revitalising fragrance of the Maldives has key ingredients of grapefruit and lemon which uplift and refresh, whilst white tea, kukui nut oil, ginseng, rice milk and starflower oil also feature in the new collection.
I love the scent of the bath soak, the citrus scent is fresh, invigorating yet still ideal for relaxing in, in the bath. I didn’t expect too much from the wipes, but they’re good for freshening up with and neither sticky or too drying. I found the scent of the cooling gel, which is to be massaged onto dry or damp skin far stronger than I’d anticipated – it firmly reminded me of Lockets (yes, the throat sweets), although the scent did lessen after 15 minutes or so. The body scrub is thorough in doing a good job of exfoliating and leaves behind a subtle scent of grapefruit and lemons on the skin.
With prices starting from £3, peaking at £12, you can treat yourself whilst doing your weekly shop without fear of burning a hole in your pocket.
The collection in full:
Pampering Bath Soak 500ml £12.00
Moisturising Bath Essence 500ml £8.00
Moisturising Shower Gel 200ml £5.00
Moisturising Body Lotion 150ml £5.00
Smoothing Shower Scrub 150ml £4.00
Intensive Body Scrub 350ml £8.00
Refreshing Cooling Gel 100ml £5.00
Cleansing Towel Wipes for Face & Body x 25 £3.00
Have you tried Mandara Spa products before? Which collections have you used?