Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
Newest Review: ... of soaps to use up - but I probably wouldn't have been too happy if I'd paid full price. Demon in the Dark soap is no longer available... more
A soap with an unusual name and scent
Lush Demon in the Dark
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Lush Demon in the Dark
Advantages: Pleasant scent, cleanses well, fun name
Disadvantages: Layer of black wax, is used up quickly
Demon in the Dark is a soap which was recently discontinued from Lush. I went into the store to buy it along with a number of soon-to-be-discontinued items and ended up getting this piece free as I was buying so much, which made me very happy! I must say that the imaginative name originally attracted me to the soap!
Demon in the Dark was priced at £3.25 for 100g. Suitable for vegans, it was scented with mint and apple which was formulated with real organic apple juice, mint absolute, spearmint oil and peppermint oil, as well as warming clove bud oil. The soap appeared quite a masculine soap: dark mottled green with a layer of black wax. The soap base is formed from rapeseed oil and coconut oil: Lush no longer use palm oil as their soap base as it leads to deforestation.
I thought that the soap smelled lovely: a minty apple scent which was refreshing and reviving. A lot of masculine soaps and shower gels smell of mint but the apple added a bit of a twist. I think this would be a nice soap for a man to use, although there's no reason why a woman couldn't use it too, and I enjoyed using it myself.
One thing I didn't like about the soap was the layer of black wax, which I thought was rather pointless. It was rather messy and I had to peel it off, which was a hassle. I'm really not sure why Lush bothered with it. However, once the wax was off the soap proved enjoyable to use. It lathered up really well and cleansed without causing any skin irritation. It didn't dry my skin out, though it didn't moisturise it either. It left a faint scent on my skin, too.
I used this soap mostly as a hand soap but tried it as a body soap too. Again it lathered up well and cleansed effectively.
The soap did seem to get used up quite quickly. The mottled effect disintegrated a bit and it fell to pieces. I wasn't too bothered since my piece was free - and I've got loads of soaps to use up - but I probably wouldn't have been too happy if I'd paid full price.
Demon in the Dark soap is no longer available from Lush. However they have recently revamped their Retro section and plan to release several past products every couple of months. I recommend keeping an eye on the website in case this soap becomes one of them.
I liked this soap, particularly the name and the unusual scent, but probably wouldn't buy it again if it was still available - it's pricey for what it is and it does get used up quite quickly.
Summary: Soap from Lush
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