If ever a Russian nobleman deserved a hug, it was Count Orlof. Because, back in 1768, Orlof made a vital contribution to huggable snuggable skin. He inspired the Imperial Leather we all know and love today.
Sentimental chap that he was, Orlof commissioned a scent from Bayleys of Bond Street – a London perfumery – that was reminiscent of the Russian court.
When Cussons bought Bayleys nearly 150 years later, that was the fragrance that was chosen to be used in the new soap. Mindful of the history, the soap was originally named, Imperiale Russian Leather.
And so Imperial Leather – the luxurious, ivory-coloured bar with the unique inset badge – was born. Soon to become famous the world over.
Imperial Leather has come a long way since then. Although the classic soap is largely unchanged, there are now a host of other ways you can thoroughly indulge yourself.
Whether you're after invigoration or relaxation, the vast range of shower and bath toiletries will give you precisely what you need. Including huggable snuggable skin, of course.
Q: Are your products suitable for sensitive skin?
A: Our products are dermatologically tested and are suitable for people with sensitive skins, although it's impossible to guarantee that every product will suit everyone, taking into account certain skin sensitivity and allergy triggers. It's always best to avoid any product containing an ingredient that is known to cause a skin reaction!
Q: Do you test your products on animals?
A: We're pleased to advise that we do not test our final products on animals.
Q: Do your products contain any animal derived ingredients?
A: No, none of our Imperial Leather range contain any animal derived ingredients.
Q: Are your shower gels/handwashes/bubble baths soap free?
A: All our liquid toiletry products are 100% soap free.
Q: Can you recycle Imperial Leather products?
A: Yes, all our products can be recycled. The packaging used for our shower gels and handwashes are manufactured from HDPE and can be recycled in the No 2 bin. Our bath foams are made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate) and can be re-cycled in the No1 bin. The packaging used for foamburst is aluminium cans which can also be recycled, as can the cartons and film on the bar soaps.
Q: Aerosols: Is the can recyclable?
A: Yes, the can is aluminium and can be recycled.
Q: Aerosols: Is the product flammable?
A: Like many aerosol products the product is flammable and so appropriate caution should be taken when it is used. As with other aerosols, the product should not be exposed to a naked flame or any incandescent material such as lighted matches, candles or electric fires.
Q: Aerosols: Is it flammable when I use it in the shower?
A: When the product is used as intended (as a shower gel) and according to the instructions detailed on the container; then it is not flammable.
Q: Aerosols: Is it environmentally friendly/does it affect the ozone layer?
A: The can - the main packaging item - can be recycled. The product does not contain CFC's which have been demonstrated to affect the ozone layer.
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