I was recently sent some of Lush’s Valentine’s collection to try and inside one of the gift boxes was this shower smoothie. I haven’t tried any of the smoothies by Lush but the name sounded luxurious and I am a major fan of Turkish delight. I read the packaging a few times to see what sort of product this actually was and it is something like a shower gel.
Inside, it looks a little like a fromage frais yogurt but we will forgive it as it doesn’t smell like one. This is very heavy on the rose scent and is in fact made up of damask roses, rose water, rose oil and rose absolute. To be honest, while I don’t dislike rose scents, they are a little old lady-ish to me and just not really my thing. All I can smell from this product is roses but it does also feature jasmine absolute and neroli oil.
It is quite a strange feeling being in the shower and smearing yourself in what feels like yogurt. It doesn’t lather or bubble, just glides all over the skin before you rinse it off.
Some of its ingredients include cocoa butter, almond oil, rapeseed oil and coconut oil – all of which aim to leave your skin feeling very supple and smooth. The few times I have used this, I haven’t used a moisturiser after it as I wanted to test how my skin felt and smelled afterwards.
When pushing my nose against my skin, I can get a faint whiff of rose afterwards but it is definitely not an obviously scent and it wears away quickly. I am not too bothered as I am not a huge fan of the scent but if I was, I would probably be disappointed by this.
After showering, to the touch my skin felt smooth and soft but not very moisturised or hydrated. This product only claims to soften skin but I always believed moisturiser and soft skin went hand in hand so I was surprised to find that it had no moisturising benefits. Boyfriend actually pointed out to me that my skin looked a little dry.
In all, this product didn’t blow me away. I would rather go for something that would hydrate and moisturise my skin and if I were to repurchase, I would look for a scent that I preferred. If you are a lover of rose fragrances and don’t need heavy hydration, you may love this though.
It is available in a range of different sized pots but I’m not entirely sure of the prices. The biggest pot is 200g and weighs in at £16.25 so I would imagine it is somewhere around the €20 mark.
What do you think? Have you tried Lush’s Shower Smoothies? Are you a fan of a rose scent?