Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Not the best Lush soap out there I'd rather have my Sultana's in a scone ta!
Lush Sultana of Soap
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
Lush Sultana of Soap
Date: 25/03/08, updated on 05/11/09 (69 review reads)
Advantages: Gives lovely feeling skin after usage.
Disadvantages: Melts too quick, not very much smell to it.
Just recently me and my best mate, Pink went on a shopping trip together and of course one of the shops we both adore is Lush (I introduced her and her credit card and both curse me every week!) We spent hours in there perusing and discussing items and she purchased this, 'Sultana Of Soap' and gave me half to try to see if I like it which was very nice of her indeed! I'd never be as generous as that with anything I bought from Lush, even to my best friend!!
The Soap Itself....
So the appearance of the soap is white with bits in it basically. It's not rough even though it contains bits of fruits, it's very smooth in appearance. Upon opening it up and looking I don't have bits of fruit in it as expected but more seeds than anything else. Its a creamy colour and looks like a bar of nougat. Smooth, creamy in colour and the texture I can only describe is dense. Not squidgy but you can dent it with your finger.
Lush advertise it as filled with Apricots, Currants and scented with Olibanum, (whatever that is). Looking at the ingredients along with the ingredients I have listed Dried Cranberries and Bergamot Oil along with other ingredients of course are within it too. The only thing that I can distinctively smell if I push my nose up against the soap and sniff hard is the Bergamot. To me this soap really isn't highly fragranced at all. It has a slight smell to it but isn't as highly fragranced as alot of other Lush products just slightly sweet and yogurty if anything. To me anyone could use this, male, female or the kids for everyday use.
Well I had a 100g bar and as a rule would cut it up and use it. However I forgot this golden rule of mine and used it whole in the bath, twice! As I stated earlier it is a very soft soap and the problem with this is that it really does melt really fast indeed!
Now the bonus of this is that it lathers up brilliantly and very quickly and it does feel very soft, clean and moisturising and makes it easy to shave bits and bobs and another positive is although your using alot of soap it doesn't dry skin out and make you feel tight. I can even use this soap on my face which I never usually do and it even softens my face and removes remnants of make up etc. However it is very uneconomical. If you chop it into bits to try use a bit less it doesn't stop it melting quick (as my friend tried)and therefore you don't feel clean at all as you don't get enough soap on your body. So I found this really bad but on the upside my skin felt really lovely.
I was expecting a little exfoliation with this soap due to the appearance of the seeds residing in the soap but again no I don't think I received that at all. Another plus point of this particular soap is that it doesn't leave bits in the bath when you drain it as I did expect as always with Lush (that is a negative for me lol)
If you have money to spend and don't mind spending £2.30 on a 100g on two washes then sure it's ok enough. If your comparing it to other soaps from Lush then you really can't as there are better smelling soaps with the same results and me, I'll be sticking to the harder soaps that last me a little bit longer as I appreciate value for money along with luxury. This really isn't that special but mediocre in my eyes and I shan't be buying it again when there's so much better to choose from in Lush!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Summary: It's certainly not the best offering from Lush, treat yourself to something else!