Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Lush - Dirty Springwash Shower Gel
Lush Dirty Springwash Shower Gel
Member Name: AwesomeForrest
Lush Dirty Springwash Shower Gel
Advantages: Good quality, natural ingredients.
Disadvantages: Smell is very strong.
First impression you have the same Lush bottle that you find across the entire range which I personally really like it has the black label with white writing and the logo across the top again in the same way that all the bottled products are labelled.
One thing you find on the lush bottles which I really like are the small round stickers which has a drawing of whoever it was which created the product you're buying and also there name written underneath. I just think this adds a nice personal touch to the product and knowing they made it rather than it being massed produce by machine is also reassuring.
I got the biggest bottle available but it comes in 3 different sizes but you will notice you make quite a reasonable saving the more you buy.
100g - £4.25
250g - £8.50
500g - £14.95
Obviously you'll notice looking at the price that it's quite pricey especially if you're comparing to cheaper options you may pick up in the supermarket. But for me there's a number of different reasons I will always pay the extra for Lush products =
Knowing exactly what's in your products as everything they use has a natural source and using the website you can see what's in and even more in-depth information about the individual ingredients.
Here's the ingredients from the Lush site -
Natural Ingredients are:
Water, Glycerine, Fine Sea Salt, Spearmint Oil, Menthol Crystals, Thyme Oil, Methyl Ionone, Limonene, Linalool
Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Betaine, Sodium Bicarbonate, Propylene Glycol, Perfume, Hydroxycitronellal, Colour 42090, Methylparaben
All the packaging is recycled and is fully recyclable you can also take in your empty Lush pots and bottle tops and for 5 black pots they will reward you with a face mask which would usually come at a cost of £5.75 (they're amazing as well).
Absolutely no animal testing and all the products are sourced in the most ethical way and Lush employees are actually sent to inspect that everything is living up to the high standards (and rightfully so) that they have set.
Also could be included in here as it is a big plus for me is that a lot of the products including this one are made from completely Vegan ingredients which cannot be said for a huge amount of the other alternatives on the market.
Great quality products everything has been made using fresh ingredients and also natural ingredients meaning it's very good for your skin especially if you can sometimes suffer from irritation with the chemicals in other products.
(the above text is slightly edited as it is relevant across all my Lush reviews)
The actual conditioner is a really nice blue colour it for some reason reminds me of aquariums which is a pretty nice thing I suppose haha.
The smell you get when you first open and smell it out the bottle is a really intense smell of spearmint it smells pretty much identical to toothpaste in my opinion which was off putting for me as I'm not a huge fan of that particular scent.
When you apply the shower gel it does somewhat reduce the intensity of the spearmint smell but it is still quite overpowering and for me far too strong. If you like the smell though it does last very well and you can usually notice you still have the smell hanging on to you after a good few hours and although I'm not a big fan it is quite a refreshing smell none the less.
The shower gel comes out a bit thicker than the other Lush Shower Gels I have used which isn't a problem at all as when you mix it with a bit of water it bubbles up just as well as the others.
It lathers up much more than you would expect even from using a tiny amount 2 small blobs in my hand is about enough to clean my entire body. But to get the most out of it as it is quite expensive so people would want to be sparing with how much they use I recommend getting a sponge as it foams up amazing off one tiny blob and is probably enough to give yourself a full clean 2-3 times.
As a shower gel I can't fault it you definitely feel clean after using it ... just kind of like you've showered in toothpaste. But my skin did feel really nice after using it and very healthy due to all the skin friendly ingredients used.
This is one of the few products which features largely across the store so you could pick up a few things and match them rather than having things mixed and matched.
If you like the smell of toothpaste and strong minty smells this is definitely for you but unfortunately it didn't do anything for me.
Summary: Smell like a tube of toothpaste.