Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Fruity boozy shower cocktail
Lush Ponche Shower Gel
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Lush Ponche Shower Gel
Advantages: Lovely scent, works well
Disadvantages: Limited edition
I'm a huge fan of the store Lush and am in the process of sampling all of their new festive products. Every year they release a number of limited edition items, and this Ponche shower gel is an addition to their Christmas 2012 range.
Lush are fond of releasing rather boozy products at this time of year. Ponche, inspired by traditional Mexican Christmas punch, is no exception. A cheerful bright orange in colour, this product is fruity and alcoholic - similar, but not identical to, the forum special Fruity Beauty Shower Gel.
Ponche contains orange juice, plum infusion and buchu oils which make the shower gel cheerful, fruity and refreshing. Cinnamon infusion adds a Christmassy edge and tequila adds an alcoholic aspect to the product. The shower gel is suitable for vegans but it does contain sodium laureth sulfate: this is a foaming agent found in the vast majority of shower gels, but it has been known to cause skin irritation in some people so it's something to be aware of.
Ponche contains £4.25 for 100g, £8.50 for 250g and £14.95 for 500g. It comes in the standard clear plastic bottle available from Lush, which is made from recycled materials and is recyclable, has a flip-top lid for ease of use and shows off the product inside. I love the colour of this shower gel - it isn't the most Christmassy shade but it's bright and cheerful, ideal for mornings.
I have read several reviews of this shower gel and I know that some people really dislike the scent. Personally I love it - I am fond of boozy fruity scents and have always liked Lush products with these elements in the past so it is hardly surprising. I recommend going into the store and having a sniff if you're not sure.
Only a small amount of shower gel is required for each use, so it's better value for money than the price would suggest. It lathers up extremely well on my shower puff and cleans me thoroughly. The refreshing scent spreads through the bathroom and cheers me up even on the cold dark mornings. My skin is not irritated through the use of this product, and I don't need to use much moisturiser. I find that the scent lasts on my skin for a couple of hours after use, too.
I am very impressed with this shower gel and will try and pick up another bottle in the post-Christmas sale. There is nothing I dislike about it, therefore I'm going to give it five stars.
Summary: Festive shower gel from Lush