Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Lush Rub Rub Rub
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Lush Rub Rub Rub
Advantages: Refreshing, effective scrub
Disadvantages: A little harsh and expensive
Those of you who read my reviews regularly will know that I'm on a mission to try every Lush product ever. Recently I obtained a small tub of the Rub Rub Rub shower scrub. This used to come in a bottle, but after customers complained that the scrub was very difficult to get out of the bottle, Lush put it in tubs instead. This is good, as it means that when you've used the tub up you can take it back to Lush as part of the "bring back 5 black pots and get a free face mask" offer!
***What is Lush?***
Lush is a store that makes toiletries and cosmetics, using natural and organic ingredients where possible and minimising packaging where they can. It started out as a mail order company called Cosmetics to Go, but this failed and the new store, Lush, opened in Poole, Dorset. Later branches of the shop opened in London and beyond, and there are now Lush stores all over the world. As well as in store, you can also buy products from the website, www.lush.co.uk. There are similar websites for many different countries including the USA, Japan and Germany.
Lush buy ingredients only from companies that do not test on animals. All of their products are suitable for vegetarians and many are suitable for vegans.
Lush say: "We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.
"We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again."
***So what is Rub Rub Rub?***
The product is described as a "startlingly refreshing shower scrub". You can use it to scrub your body, and your hair too apparently, though I didn't try this as I thought it might be too harsh on my dry, coloured hair. It is suitable for vegans and contains sea salt, which exfoliates and cleanses and contains lots of minerals. It also contains lemon juice and mimosa blossom, as well as jasmine, orange and mimosa absolutes: in fact it is designed to have the same scent as the Sakura Ballistic and the 17 Cherry Tree Lane soap. Smelling the scrub, I thought that it did indeed smell like these other products, though it seemed to have a sharper edge. It was very citrusy and slightly floral; generally refreshing and pleasant. The scrub is bright blue in colour and very appealing; it's very lumpy and slightly resembles Big Shampoo, if you've tried that one.
I normally use body scrubs in the shower, three or four times a week. Scrubs are important to me to keep my skin nice and soft, especially considering I epilate my legs and need to ensure I exfoliate regularly to avoid ingrowing hairs. This particular scrub is easy to use, as you just scoop some out of the tub (this is great as you can get every last scrap of the scrub out). You should try and avoid getting water in the tub if you can, though this is easily said than done! Then, just apply the scrub in circular motions over your skin. The scrub can sometimes feel a little scratchy, but it's not too bad and nothing compared to Lush's sugar scrub! Of course the harder you rub the product into your skin, the more intensive the scrub will be.
I always feel clean after using this scrub and don't bother to wash the parts of me I've scrubbed over again with shower gel (as I sometimes feel I have to with other scrubs). I do find that the scrub can sting a little - probably because of the sea salt - particularly on the eczema on my hands and elbows. However my skin isn't red or anything like that, the irritation seems to be purely on the surface. The scrub seems particularly effective on my lower legs as it seems to have helped keep my skin clear and ingrown hairs to a minimum. My skin always feels smoother after using this so it's obviously effective as a scrub.
I do find that the scrub can be slightly drying - it would probably be really good for people with oily skin, but I wonder if it's slightly too harsh for me. I'm also finding that it is getting used up quite quickly. Admittedly I have the smaller 130g tub but it's only lasted around three weeks.
Overall, this is a nice scrub that's effective, smells lovely and would probably be great for oily skin. However, it's a little harsh for me and it's expensive at £7.75 for 330g. I might buy it again, but there are other scrubs that are probably better for me.
Summary: Body scrub from Lush