Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
Newest Review: ... The gel comes in a plastic bottle, it has a flip lid which is black. When I first used the shower gel the first thing I noticed was t... more
When your feeling hot and bothered a good squirt of this makes you tingle!
Lush Freeze Shower Gel
Member Name: Sarccyslayer
Lush Freeze Shower Gel
Advantages: Smells wonderful, very minty, lovely tingling sensation
Disadvantages: Its found in the Retro section
Look at the suns come out and having been to France for a few days, I am more than enjoying the continuation of the weather I had out there. That said I am in no mood for having a long hot bath, what I want before and after work is a nice cool shower and to enjoy it even more I have some lovely Lush products.
I quite like the older Lush products, some of those are now found in the 'retro' section of the website, whether that means I am too cool or simply past it is up to you to decide, but I am one of those people who likes to stick with a product they like once it has been found and then when I get bored to death of it, or something better comes along, I change.
Lush Freeze is a bit of a eye catcher of a product, it stands simply because of how blue it is, it is simply the most brilliant blue colour to have a product if you want someone to notice it and Lush being Lush they have to out do themselves most of the time with their products to get your attention because as soon as I walk into a shop my eyes are darting everything at all the vibrant colours, had this been on the shelf I have no doubt that it would have caught my attention.
When it comes to minty flavoured products, I am not always a fan. Original Source Tea Tree mint products put me off for life because I find them far too strong and irritating to the point of a headache, an issue I know a lot of people have when the words Lush and shop are mentioned to them, but honesty, once in the store the smell isn't so harsh. The mint flavour of this product is peppermint although its description says it is spiced with sweet orange and Bergamot oil to add some uplifting citrusy scent to the peppermint flavour. A concoction which sounds like I have to try.
Shower gels with Lush have risen in price, similar reviews of this product state that the 100g bottle I bought at £4.50 had once cost £2.40 but I find with Lush products you tend to get what you pay for and it is very rare that I find a product I don't like, there have been some products I have disliked but on the whole I usually like Lush.
So this shower gel is sold in a see through plastic bottle and it hosts a black flip top lid and around the middle of the bottle is a Lush label which details the product you have bought, who made it and a little blurb describing what the product will do for you and by that I mean phrases such as "When your feeling hot and bothered there is nothing better than a good squirt of this" hence my title for all you rude minded people! As the bottle is see-through you can see how bright a blue the shower gel is and it is nothing like I have ever seen before, infact I would love this colour on the walls of my bathroom because it is so fantastic.
Once in the shower and with the lid of this product flipped, all you need to do is squeeze the bottle slightly and out comes a blob of the shower gel and the first thing you will notice is the very fresh smelling peppermint, as though you had picked it from your garden there and then. The texture of this shower gel is quite thick and gloopy so you only need a little on your sponge, flannel or whatever to ensure you get lots of lather and because it is quite thick in texture then you won't be squeezing the bottle and half the shower gel hit's the walls because it is so thin. Once on your body you immediate feel the icy coldness which I have to say is a complete blessing. After a long hot day travelling too and from work, the air con doesn't work because well it only gets switched on occasionally and mind spluttered into life on Friday and then quickly died a sudden death meaning the office this morning was like a sweat box and unbearable, so as soon as I am home I am in the shower with this. The icy coldness is simply lovely, instantly cooling and refreshing on the skin and it makes you tingle all over as the bubbles appear whilst you wash. Out of the shower with my skin dried off, I am can still smell the peppermint aroma and yes there is a hint of something else, it isn't too powerful a scent but you can smell it on your skin, a slight hint of citrus and soft, smooth skin with a very noticeable peppermint aroma to it.
Now it comes as no surprise that Lush have a host of ingredients for this product and whilst Peppermint is the main one there are a few other surprises thrown in. Peppermint Oil is a menthol oil which has a cooling effect on the skin and therefore helps to reduce redness and itching. Aloe Vera Oil, one of my favourite ingredients is used because it works really well with peppermint oil in soothing and cooling down the skin as well as acting as a brilliant after sun treatment, which in this weather is priceless. Bergamot Oil comes next and it is an uplifting oil and improves your mood but is also very refreshing and relaxing. Sweet Orange Oil follows and it has a really tangy scent to it, the one I could probably smell on my skin after I had dried off, like Bergamot Oil it is refreshing and relaxing but it also helps to decongest the skin and detoxify it leaving you with soft smooth skin. The last ingredient to mention of the huge long list, which can be found online, is fresh sea water, not something I expected to find here but according to Lush water is alive with many minerals and we need those minerals for the body and it is used because it has a neutral pH balance meaning it is better for your skin but also because it is packed with so many vital vitamins it is better for your skin, especially if you have dry skin that is in need of a little TLC. Now I am not a scientist but there is a more in-depth article on the Lush website as to why they use sea water should it interest you more.
I love this product it is brilliant and not only can you use it as a shower gel, you can also use it as a shampoo and I have used it once, by accident when I picked up the wrong bottle of shampoo and all I can say is my scalp tingled and it was a lovely experience and I was left with soft shiny hair and it is something I might use on the odd occasion for a change, but for the moment I like it too much as a shower gel and wont hesitate to purchase more of it as soon as run out.
Summary: A body tingling shower gel from Lush