Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Ma Bar?! No thanks!
Lush Ma Bar Bubble Bar
Member Name: k_nutter
Lush Ma Bar Bubble Bar
Advantages: Looks good enough to eat!
Disadvantages: Leaves my skin dry
Having never tried lush products before, I finally got my chance in the unlikeliest of situations. Last year I slipped on the ice and managed to break my foot and dislocate my toe, for someone who always showers and rarely bathes unless feeling sorry for myself, I found myself unable to have my trusty shower sessions instead took to having baths with my leg and pot hanging over the side. Feeling very sorry for myself, my boyfriend decided to go to our local Lush store and purchase a big bag of goodies, to brighten up my baths!!
Having tried many of the products over the past year and never being disappointed, I purchased the Ma Bar expecting to be blown away in chocolate and toffee heaven!! Unfortunately no such luck!!
The bar itself look rather scrummy, with a white and brown exterior surrounding a small toffee coloured crystalised brown sugar middle and it smelt divine. On reading the instructions (as every product is different) I learnt that this product was in fact a Bubble Bar and whilst running my bath water I was to crumble the bar in the running stream.
On doing this the brown sugar centre dropped off and within seconds had completely dissolved, the bar on the other hand was much more of a crumbly chalky texture and took a little more time, but eventually by the time the bath was at the right level I was Ma Bar free. The purpose of the bubble bar is to create bubbles, and this is exactly what it did, I had about the same amount of bubbles as I would usually get when using a good quality bubble bath.
I jumped in expecting to be swept away, but was bitterly disappointed, not only had the water turned an uninviting shade of brown, on sitting down in the bath all I could feel were bits of bubble bar that had not evaporated. It felt like an awful lot like sitting on specks of sand.
Although the bubbles left my skin feeling super soft, on getting out of the bath and drying my skin had gone quite dry and flaky which then required me to use a body butter to even this out, something I've never had to do with a Lush product before.
Although the smell was nice at first, simmering in hot water it then began to develop in to a smell slightly overpowering for a relaxing bath, and had me in and out within about 15 minutes. (Normally with lush products I lose hours!)
Although the Ma Bar was in no way my favourite Lush product, it would certainly not put me off buying Lush in the future, having used many many products of theres, I can honestly say this is the first to fall below the bar and hopefully the last.
Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Cocoa Powder (Theobroma cacao), Cocamide DEA, Sweet Wild Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Sugar Cube}
£2.45 per 100g.
~Ingredients and price from the lush website, for more information go to www.lush.co.uk~
Summary: A product I wouldn't choose again!