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Ms Humdrum recommends ... Southsea Bathing Hut

Premises on Albert Road
Mr Humdrum is the main fan of the Southsea Bathing Hut. He's been buying me (and others) gifts from there for birthdays and Christmas and just whenever since its appearance at the craft markets. He made me stop off there after food shopping today, so I thought I would do a recommends post. Mr Humdrum particularly likes the Vitamin Sea Balm Mint and Orange, which he uses as a facial moisturiser and that is what he went to buy today. He reviews this product, "It hydrates me, with a hint of a nice smell when you put it on after washing, but it's not a lasting overpowering fragrance, I suppose. It doesn't turn your skin oily either." Mr H also came out with a Hurraw chocolate lip balm (£5) which, although not made by SBH, comes thoroughly recommended by me! I've had one for a few months now and I have to say I've been extremely nervous when I thought I'd lost it a few times on holiday recently. It's my go-to balm for the summer and has stopped me wearing any lipsticks too. It's also supposed to stop chocolate cravings...!

My favourite product here is the Facial Treatment Oil with elderflower, rosehip and seaweed. Priced at £26 for a small bottle, it seems expensive but you hardly use any and mine has lasted months and months. My skin needs a good product which will not soak up the moisture and leave me feeling dry, nor leave a residue on my skin. I prefer oil free products normally, so it is a surprise that I do love this oil so much. My face doesn't feel dry at all after application; it feels supple and hydrated. It is directed for use after cleansing and toning - well, cleansing is just my old soap in the shower and, well, I don't tone! It's easy to apply make up afterwards too, though currently I'm not even using a tinted moisturiser. My skin has never been a delight to me, but this product really does delight. 

My luscious lips with Hurraw chocolate lip balm!
In the Humdrum house, we also use Pure Hand and Body Soap with lavender, patchouli and seaweed from £10.50 with a refill option.

The Southsea Bathing Hut's website tells its story, from kitchen table to the cute shop in Albert Road. Samantha is a good salesperson for the way in which her products are created, using only natural ingredients. Bringing back Portsmouth's heritage as a soap maker and tapping into Southsea beach's restorative qualities (something I'm dead keen on too), Samantha has been recognised nationally, winning numerous awards including Retailer of the Year at the Business South Awards last year. 

Southsea Bathing Hut

2C Albert Road


023 9229 3322

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