Product Type: Lush Bath & Shower
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Lush - Happy Hippy Shower Gel
Lush Happy Hippy Shower Gel
Member Name: AwesomeForrest
Lush Happy Hippy Shower Gel
Advantages: Smells amazing, high quality, ethical.
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 - £3.15
250g - £5.95
500g - £10.25
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, Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice, Grapefruit Oil, Bergamot Oil, Frankincense Oil, Lactic Acid, Limonene, Perfume
Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, 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 transparent yellow colour it basically looks like a transparent version of the I Love Juicy Shampoo.
The smell you get when you first open and smell it out the bottle is straight away grapefruit this is because the main natural ingredient in the shower gel is freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice.
When you use the shower gel you get a fantastic smell coming from it especially if you're in the shower you basically end up trapped in the lovely fresh grapefruit scent until you get out and likewise when using it in the bath you have the smell lingering around in the entire bathroom while you're relaxing which is always pleasant.
The good thing with the smell being very prominent is when you was it off the smell sticks to you very well as you would obviously like it too where as some shower gels will leave you with quite a strong chemical smell or unnatural fragrance you don't even get that in the slightest with Happy Hippy.
The shower gel comes out the bottle quite runny but not so much that it runs out your hands but just right so that it's good for washing with and not to think and lumpy.
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.
When you wash off the shower gel before you get dried you already feel so cleansed which is obviously helped by the pleasant smell that comes with it as well.
When you're dry your skin is left feeling incredibly soft and healthy the essential oils are perfect for making sure your skin is healthy and hydrated.
Something to consider because Lush don't often have lines of products I would definitely recommend using this in conjunction with I Love Juicy Shampoo and Veganese Conditioner as they all contain sweet smelling fruits (pineapple, lemon, citrus and grapefruit). I have already reviewed both Veganese and I Love Juicy in my previous 2 reviews.
I would definitely recommend this product especially for someone who maybe hasn't tried Lush products before and isn't sure what to buy.
Summary: Great shower gel which smells amazing.