Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Lush Snow Fairy
Member Name: catsholiday
Lush Snow Fairy
Advantages: One for lovers of sweet bubble gum scents
Disadvantages: Not a lot of natural stuff in this one
Lush Snow Fairy Shower gel
You haven't heard of Lush?
I cannot imagine that anyone reading this has not heard of the lovely cosmetic/toiletry company called 'Lush' that started way back in the 80s as 'Cosmetics to go' in Poole, Dorset. They make the most wonderful smelling and exciting things for pampering and they are very keen to support Fair Trade and eco ingredients. All their products are free from nasty additives and not tested on animals.
"We believe in making effective products out of fresh fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics, without animal ingredients, and in writing the quantitative ingredient list on the outside.
We also believe in buying only from companies that test for safety without the involvement of animals and in testing our products on humans"
I was in Glasgow on our mini break up in Scotland and I passed two Lush shops. I just had to go in both to see what they were like. I decided that I hadn't seen Snow Fairy since it has been re-launched with a new bottle picture for 2012 but as I have a bottle at home I didn't buy a bottle. It doesn't matter where we are the smell of Lush drags me in as it always seems to no matter where we are in the world. After my usual trying of as many products as I can while I was in the shop I was attracted by the Christmas stuff and hence as I was chatting to the lovely assistant and she offered me a sample. I love samples and was chuffed to bits to walk out with my little sample.
This is the product description on the website for "Snow Fairy" Shower gel:
"She'll cast a spell on you
Our winter temptress shower hair and body gel that's bursting with fruit fragrance and has a sparkle of ice through it.
Now we must confess, it's a mystery to us why this one particular product should become our No1 Christmas bestseller. It's not your classic hippy dippy Lush herbal offering. Instead it is an intensely sweet, fruity pink shower gel loved by people everywhere."
Now that the weather's improving, it's time to start indulging. This new shower gel is made the
The Snow Fairy scent is available in a number of products, the soap in a star shape and shower gel and sometimes a lip balm and sometimes a solid perfume but none of the products are available all year around so if you like it then grab them when you see them; usually around Christmas.
If you like Snow Fairy then try these other products as they have similar smells, creamy candy bubble bar, melting marshmallow moment bath melt and godmother soap.
The Snow Fairy Gel comes in three sizes with prices of 100ml = £3.50, 250ml = £6.25, 500ml = £10.25. Not a cheap gel but you really do only need a tiny amount to get a reasonable lather. When I was in the shop the bottles had the usual 'packed by' sticker on it and a use by date but I don't get too worried by these days as I am not eating it after all. It comes in the standard Lush bottle with a flip top lid - at present these are not recyclable through Lush which their tubs are but hopefully they will do this in future. Mine of course was in a small plastic tub and had no identifying labels on it but I was there when they poured it from the bottle into my pot. At these prices I must have at least £1 s worth in my pot little pot as it holds about 20 - 25ml! My bottle at home is last year's model and still in the same recyclable bottle but a different label.
Okay enough of the story behind what is it like?
The gel looks a girly pink ,the colour of candyfloss and indeed it smells a bit like that too. The actual gel is quite thick - a bit like many other quality shower gels. I dipped my finger in to the pot and the amount that came out was enough for one half of my upper body so you really need only the smallest amount to get a really good smooth lather. I like to let it soak in for a while before rinsing so that I can enjoy the lovely fruity sweet smell. I have had my small bottle since last Christmas and use it a couple of times a month as I have so many and like to vary my bath scents from time to time.
This is a very girly fruity sweet scented shower gel. It reminds me of raspberry soufflé or candy floss. It is marmallow pink and smells sweet and like melted marmallows with a hint of creamy vanilla. It is not deep nor does it promise any relaxation or other benefits. It is one that is popular and everyone looks for when it comes out at Chritmas.
I love the Snow Fairy story on the website about the fairies gathering raspberries and creating this wonderful shower gel in Lushland. They decide to share it with the world as it is so lovely.
"The Story of the Snow Fairies
In Lush Land, a magical land not so far away, live the Snow Fairies. The Snow Fairies are very small, beautiful fairies that spend their days picking and collecting fresh raspberries and baking delicious raspberry pies. All the other creatures and magical beings in Lush Land love the Snow Fairies because they are so special. When the Snow Fairies fly, a sparkly dust fills the sky turning into glittery, fluffy clouds, leaving a trail behind them. When the Snow Fairies flap their wings a delicate, sweet vanilla scent wafts through the air and fills the forest with a wonderful perfume. And wherever the Snow Fairies may go, the bells on their wands tinkle, making the most beautiful, enchanted music that can be heard throughout all of Lush Land. "
It goes on for quite some time more so if you would like to read more then pop over to the Lush website.
What do they put in this marshmallow pink gel?
There doesn't seem to be much of any benefit in this one, synthetic musk and perfumes but no natural essential oils so purely one for its girly sent.
Not so good:
Lush do somewhat gloss over the less great contents. I have done a bit of research and have discovered that some of these so called natural contents are anything but.
Methylparbens: see this site http://www.ehow.com/about_5453218_dangers-methylpa raben.html These seem to be equally undersirable and can cause skin problems as well as possible links to male infertility and breast cancer!
Sodium Cocoamphoacetate: this is a coconut based foaming agent and actually not actually harmful according to
"The Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association, found that sodium cocoamphoacetate was less of a skin irritant than SLS, even in larger doses than found in most consumer products. It was found to not irritate the eyes even in concentrations of 28.1 percent, like those found in shampoo"
So in short, not all good but not all bad, so it is up to the individual person to make up their own minds whether they are happy to risk the two nastiest ingredients I have mentioned.
Does it feel good and work well?
I am not one for showers as I love to lie and linger in a warm bath so I use this in my bath. I quite like the smell which is quite light and fruity sweet. The smell is not too overpowering but is also far from subtle and I find it does linger a little like other Lush smells but not in the bathroom more on my skin which is nice. I quite like the aroma as it reminds me of childhood days by the seaside eating candy floss
It does leave my skin clean and nice smelling and certainly doesn't dry it out nor does it make a lot of difference in whether it feels soft and moisturized. I have not had any adverse reaction from this either.
The other thing I like about Lush products is that when you use them in your bath or shower then the whole bathroom and our adjoining bedroom get to smell of the product as well. This 'Snow Fairy' gel does not have the same strong smell so it doesn't seem to linger in the same way as other stronger Lush smells.
Who is this product for?
As Lush products are not supposed to be full of unpleasant chemicals it should be okay for sensitive skin but it is always advisable to check if something you are going to use contains anything that you are allergic to.
This is a Lush rather girly product meaning it is more suitable for females and I would agree that it doest have a very sweet feminine scent and I can imagine a man being less than thrilled to smell of this but I really like it .
Is it just a shower gel then?
Lush shower gels can all be used as bath gels and shampoos as well so if you were going on short holiday you could take this small bottle (100ml is allowed in hand baggage) and it would serve as a shower gel and shampoo and that way you need not take lots of bottles and can still travel light with only carry on luggage.
I did quite like this bath and shower gel. It smells very sweet and it is a smell that lasts after washing off. It is quite expensive but as you only need a small amount it does last quite a long time so probably works out as economical as some others in the long term. I'm not sure that I would bother with this Lush product again, it is lovely and works well but the price puts me off although I do like the smell of this but as it has no great benefits from it ingredients there are others I would prefer.
Thank you for reading and hope you may find this useful/interesting. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name.
Summary: A Lush Christmas edition that is sugary sweet