Product Type: Lush Bath & Shower
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A hug in a tub
Lush The Comforter Bubble Bar
Member Name: PyrettaBlaze
Lush The Comforter Bubble Bar
Advantages: The smell, lasts well
Disadvantages: The price, not skin softening
The comforter is my all time favourite Lush bubble bar, I remember nearly fainting (OK, slight exaggeration) when I tried it in the shop. It looks attractive, it smells beautiful and it turns the water a lovely colour without dying the bathtub like Lush's ballistics do.
What it looks like
Not normally something I'd consider essential to review, but the Comforter is so lovely looking I thought I'd add it in...its a big circular bubble bar with swirls of white and a raspberry colour...its very attractive looking and really catches your eye in the shop...and when you smell it, if you like sweet stuff, you'll be hooked. It even looks tranquil as its name suggests.
Sodium Bicarbonate , Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid) , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Lauryl Betaine , Perfume , Titanium Dioxide , Cocamide DEA , Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia) , Cassis Absolute (Ribes nigrum) , Cypress Oil (Cupressus sempervirens) , Limonene , Linalool , Colour 45410 , Colour 17200.
The perfume seems to be the biggest smelly ingredient in the Comforter, which confirms my suspicions that its smell is not at all natural...it just smells to sweet to be real! Its also quite high on the chemical colours, which is to be expected given the bright raspberry pink/purple colour of the product. So definitely not one of Lush's most natural products, but I'll forgive it because I love it so!
One whiff and I'm in heaven. The comforter smells quite like blackcurrant, incredibly fruity and sweet, with that yummy sherbety sweetie smell that the bubble bars all seem to have. The smell fills the bathroom and lingers deliciously on the skin for ages. It really is the sort of smell that "wraps you in a big fluffy blanket" as Lush suggests it does. Its a cheery, comforting and thoroughly yummy sort of smell. I've found this bar invaluable while I'm dieting...when I get sugar cravings I run a bath and use some of this...it smells so sweet it works wonders for my sweet tooth...and no calories!
Well, the Comforter certainly has a nice effect on the bath, just a touch turns the water a delightful shade of pink...however, unlike the bath ballistics, the bubble bars dont stain the tub, which is nice. The Comforter, like all the bubble bars, doesn't dry out the skin, but thats about as much as you can say for it. Its not really very softening on the skin, like quite a few of the Lush bars, which is a shame, but it still has that gorgeous smell, so I dont really mind!
Along with "Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds", the Comforter is the priciest bubble bath Lush sells, at a princely £3.75. For this, however, you get 200g which easily lasts me five baths, so it doesnt work out too dear at all, in fact better value than the small £2.20 odd bubble bars that only do two baths. It will depend whether you live in a hard or soft water area how much useage you can get out of the Comforter (soft water creates much more bubbles).
It might not do much for the skin, but the Comforter remains my favourite bubble bar purely because of its beautiful smell...as you may have guessed by now, I love sweet smelling and tasting things, and the Comforters gorgeous fruity and sweet blackcurrant smell is just divine. It also really does what it says on the label, as Comforter is a great thing to have in the bath when you've had a crap day. A warm fluffy bath of happy bubbles!
Summary: Another ridiculously sweet Lush goodie!