Monday, December 27, 2010

LUSH Cosmetics Gift Set: Christmas Washes

I received this wonderful collection of seven body care products from my dear brother. Thank you for the awesome present. :)

*Colorful packing peanuts

*LUSH bag and packing paper


New Shampoo Bar

*The Claims for the New Shampoo Bar* 

Clove and peppermint oils to motivate tired scalps.

Help treat hair loss with cinnamon, clove and bay oils. When stress or life goes to your head, this shampoo will encourage hair growth and stimulate scalps. It's intense, but works a treat on irritated scalps or hair that's thinning.

Herbs for softness.

Rejuvenate hair with rosemary and nettle to make hair shiny and soft.

Nettle and peppermint

Nettle and peppermint stimulate the scalp and the hair follicles.

*My Experience with the Shampoo:*
  • Ease of use: I wet my hair and the bar. Then glide the bar down the length of my hair about two or times. 
  • Results: Cleans hair thoroughly- squeeky clean and shiny;  a tad harsh- kinda dries out my hair; great for people with oily hair.
    I will update this post - letting you know if the product stimulates hair growth.
  • Scent: Sweet smelling spicy cinnamon with herbs

Sexy Peel Soap

*The Claims for Sexy Peel Soap* 

Wake you up for breakfast.

Use a bar of Sexy Peel soap to get yourself going in the morning. Wesley created it because he thought that a citrus soap would be great for mornings and there was plenty of citrus peel going to waste at the factory. The fragrance smells like a breakfast marmalade.

Peel has never been this sexy.

A wash with Sexy Peel soap will bring you back for breakfast. Fresh lemon, grapefruit and lime juice wash away sleepiness and get you breathing in revitalising fruitiness.
*My Experience with the Soap:*
  • Results: Cleanses throughtly; clean, smooth and silky skin; moisturizes and hydrates dry and flaky skin; gentle exfoliator
  • Scent: Freshly squeezed sweet lemonade

Sugar Scrub

*The Claims for the Sugar Scrub

Tough on cellulite, kind to skin.

Our Sugar Scrub is hard, but a bit of a sweetie. Its no nonsense stance stimulates activity and tackles cellulite with fennel and ginger. Calming lavender has a balancing effect and encourages healthier skin.

Made with Fairtrade sugar; created by Ro.

Get yourself wet in the shower or bath, but don't let the bar get under the running water or it'll be lost before it can prove itself. Scrub, scrub, scrub and rinse away. It doesn't waste any time getting down to business
*My Experience with the Scrub:*
  • Ease of use:  I wet my skin then rub the scrub bar on my elbows and legs.
  • Results: an invigorating scrub that leaves my skin super smooth and bright.  The scrub is good for three uses.  FYI: The scrub won't dye your skin green. :P
  • Scent: Yummy lavender and herbs

Buffy Body Butter

I've done a review of this product a few months ago. Check it out here.

*The Claims for Mandarin's Tea Party Soap*

Winter wake up call

Stocking stuffers are a Christmas tradition all over the world. On the 25th, you can usually find satsumas, tangerines or mandarins bulging in there, so we packed Mandarin's Tea Party with citrus oils and orange juice to give you some early morning refreshment.

Spicy orange blossom refreshment

It has the same fragrance as our summery Orange Blossom perfume, and there are real dried orange slices throughout, along with soft chunks of crystallized ginger to add a little bit of sweet spice. This soap will help to keep you smiling in winter and it's perfect for any time, not just tea parties.

Crystallized ginger

Crystallized ginger is traditionally used in baking. It adds texture to the soap and makes it very Christmassy.
*My Experience with the Soap:*
  • Results: Fresh and clean skin; lightly lingering scent on skin after use; hydrating
  • Scent: Zesty and sweet Mandrian oranges 


*The Claims for Glogg 

Spicy gel for festive showers

Glögg is a LUSH interpretation of a Swedish spin on festive mulled wine. While it may be tempting to take a swig of our festive shower gel, we recommend you save the warming effects of the organic red wine, brandy and spice oils for the benefit of your body. Winter can put a chill into your bones and leave you with toe-sicles; heat things up, get the circulation going and get into a lather with this instead. Glögg and Cinders are the duo for you if you find the cold of winter difficult to deal with and want to stoke the embers. 

*My Experience with the Shower Gel:*
  • Results: The shower gel is a bit watery but it an awesome product; a nice warming sensation; fresh and clean skin but scent does not linger
  • Scent: Hot cinnamon, cloves, and refreshing citrus

*The Claim for the Olive Branch Shower Gel

Like the warmth of the Mediterranean.

If your body is beaten by the rigours of the rat race, accept an olive branch. The Olive Branch has a welcoming warmth to it, with organic olive oil to soften your skin, an infusion of vine leaves, sea salt and the fresh juice of mandarins.

Accept a peace offering.

It is uplifting and reassuring, and brings peace of mind whenever you lather up in the bath or shower.

Fair Trade olive oil

The oil's active ingredients are vitamin E (a fat soluble antioxidant), oleic acid (omega 9 monounsaturated fatty acid), hydroxytyrosol (plant polyphenol) and squalene (an organic compound found in human sebum).

*My Experience with the Shower Gel:*
  • Results: a nice thick lather with a long lingering scent; softens and hydrates the skin for a nice glow
  • Scent: warm citrusy and musky
  • Cons: A very watery gel 
  • Bottom line: I would not repurchase this product because the product is not thick enough. I end up spilling most of the gel.
  • Grade: 6.8/10


Aimi said...

Your brother is so thoughtful! Is it a tradition he buys you LUSH gifts every Christmas?

Aimi said...

Opps! Forgot to mention that this is a great review btw! It's very inclusive!

M. said...

I wish I have a brother like yours!

Great review. I'm itching to go sampling at LUSH now.

Jenny said...

Ohhhh, LUSH how I love thee. You're soooooo spoiled by your fam.! I love your reviews <3 <3

Gigi said...

Whoa! The ultimate X-mas present and comprehensive review~! They have a sale for their X-mas products! 50% off!!!!

Rose said...

Wow, wow, wow! Great photos and fantastic review!!!!

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