“ Brand: Lush / Type: Body Wash/Cleanser / Subcategory: Polish / Suitable for: Body / What it does: Cleanses, „
In January I purchased the lush legends gift set for £100 and the Turkish delight smoothie was apart of the collection. It's funny because at first I didn't know if this was to wash with or moisturise with, so I had to do a little research and soon realised that it was to wash with ha. The turkish delight smoothie is made with rose water which specifically comes from the petals of the damask rose. It also contains cocoa butter and some essential oils such as rapeseed, coconut, almond and neroli. The rose water has anti-inflammatory properties which make sit perfect for sensitive skin and the essential oils restore the skin, this makes for a great moisturiser at the same time as a body wash.
The smoothie is light pink in colour with flakes are dark pink through it and this is really thick in texture. When first using I grabbed a big handful not knowing how much would be sufficient. When feeling it, it has a mousse like texture making it really pleasant and soft to hold. Rubbing this into my legs it looked like I was rubbing a lot of thick moisturiser on me, it took a bit of effort but this did end up lathering up which meant I could smell the rose even more which was lovely, as soon as rinsing this off my skinw as so soft and smooth to the touch even though I was in the bath.
When getting out the bath my skin was super soft and smelt beautiful and I didn't feel the need to further moisturise at all. Overall this is a strange product with a strange texture to it yet it feels great using it and the smell it beautiful, it's safe to say this didn't last long as both my and my boyfriend ended up using it all within a few days because it was so good.
Lush has to be one of my favorite places to shop and I could spend hours in there smelling all the lovely products and tend to leave with a large paper bag filled with the stuff. I have shopped there for many years now. Of course I have my firm favorites that I keep going back to time an time again but I also love trying out new and different products too. For quite sometime I had been tempted to buy the Turkish Delight shower smoothie as it looked really unique, however its hefty price tag kept putting me off, so I was more than happy when I received a 50g tub of the stuff in a gift box set at Christmas.
The Turkish Delight shower smoothie is presented in the classic plastic black tub with a screw on lid. The usual Lush black and white labels are stuck on the front which show the brand logo along with the product name. The pot itself can be returned to any Lush store for recycling, if 5 clean full size pots (or tubes) are brought back to lush they will give you a fresh face mask for free which is a nice added incentive. Ingredients are given on the bottom. A circular sticker shows a cartoon picture of the person who made this product, in this case a man called Lee. The sticker also shows the date it was made along with the use by date. My smoothie was made on the 19/10/12 and the use by date is 19/12/13, so it has a decent shelf life and should last sometime. Directions for use are also given:
Scoop a good handful and work all over your body in the shower or bath. Rinse and marvel at your softness.
The smoothie contains rose water, cocoa butter and a variety of essential oils such as rapeseed, coconut, almond and neroli. The Lush website state that the roses used in this smoothie come from petals of the damask rose. Not only is Rose water a brilliant moisturiser but it is also has anti-inflammatory properties, it is even perfect for sensitive skin. Whilst the essential oils restore and improve skin, plus they smell yummy.
As with all Lush soap products, Turkish Delight shower smoothie has a palm free base. It has not been tested on animals and it is suitable for Vegans.
I was really excited to try the Turkish Delight shower smoothie, so it didn't take me long to try it out. Upon unscrewing the lid I was first hit with a strong floral scent, whilst I did like the smell I found it a little over the top and very powerful. I was expecting the smoothie to be light pink in colour but was surprised to discover it had more of a beige appearance. It was slightly thick, with a whipped mousse texture to it. I took a "good handful" of the smoothie as suggested on the label, I found this rather awkward and think perhaps different packaging may have been more appropriate. Infact, I found it difficult to get a decent scoop without loosing a fair bit of the product down the plug hole. Plus water from the shower was easily splashed into the tub making the product rather watery. Still, I massaged the product into my skin and really enjoyed the scent. It did feel a bit strange on my skin although it wasn't altogether unpleasant. There was no foam, but this is something I have come to expect with "natural" products. It was easy enough to rinse the smoothie off the skin. I was hoping for a nice moisturised feeling to my skin, but was disappointed to discover my skin was left feeling rather dry after using the smoothie. After showering my skin continued to feel dry and also quite tight. The floral scent is lovely, having a brilliant logivity which lingers on the skin for sometime after using. The 50g tub lasted for around three showers.
I had really been looking forward to trying this product, but unfortunately I felt rather disappointed with it. For such an expensive item I was expecting a really indulgent product but it was a rather poor offering from Lush. There was far too much waste whilst using this product and it left my skin feeling dry, tight and rather unpleasant. I am glad that I had the opportunity to try a small tub of the stuff instead of wasting my money on the larger tub.
Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie can be bought in most Lush stores and on their website (delivery charges may apply)
200g - £15.95
I received some Turkish Delight body polish in a gift set for Christmas and have to admit I was a bit confused at first as I have never used another product like it. Although I shop at Lush quite often, I haven't really tried many of their products that come in the black pots - I tend to go for bath bombs and massage bars usually so this was something new.
I'm not really sure what I would call this product, I think it's kind of meant to be a soap, but also moisturises your skin and makes it feel nice and soft. It isn't like a normal soap in consistency though, it comes in a pot and is more like a really, really, really thick smoothie (like so thick that you would never be able to drink it). That's probably not the best way to describe it, it's not really a liquid but it has the kind of bumpy, bitty texture of a smoothie.
To be honest, I'm not a great fan of the smell - I suppose I could take it or leave it. It smells like Rose flavoured Turkish Delight, so if you are like me and you don't like Turkish, you probably won't be overly keen. Having said that, it's not an offensive smell, and it isn't really bad - I just prefer the smell of other Lush products.
The product itself is wonderful though, for cleaning you - it literally leaves you squeaky clean, but it also leaves you really moisturised and makes your skin feel really soft and smooth. I have "bumpy" skin on my arms and this works wonders for that problem.
It also makes an excellent (but probably quite expensive) shaving cream. I tend to get razor rash/cuts if I shave my legs too often but this takes that away. You don't have to use an awful lot either, just a blob the size of your finger tip for each lower leg and off you go. I'm sure there are cheaper methods, and no doubt Lush make a specific product for shaving, but I have found the Turkish Delight soap really good for that purpose.
When I first opened this pot, I didn't think I would buy the product again because I wasn't a big fan of the smell, however having used it, I am really impressed and probably will buy another pot when this one runs out.
Lush Turkish Delight Body Polish
I think if you have read a few of my reviews you will know how much I enjoy a visit to my local Lush shop in the Westfield Centre in Derby. The people who work there are just so lovely, friendly and enthusiastic about the products they sell and can't wait to share the fun. They happily show you how things bubble and fizz in the shop and encourage you to try any of the lovely goodies in there. Apart from this if you ask nicely they will also give you a sample to use in the comfort of your own home bath or wherever. On my last visit having spent about £12, I asked if I could try a sample of this interesting but rather pricey product called 'Turkish Delight Body Polish'.
This product looks like a body cream and comes in one of the Lush recyclable black plastic pots that many of their products come in. Remember that if you wash and return five of these pots you get a free face pack from Lush which is worth about £5. This Turkish Delight Body polish is as I said quite expensive as 200g costs £15 so you would want to know if you liked it before spending that sort of money on it.
What is in that pot?
Inside the pot you will find a light creamy pink cream it is about the colour melted pink and white meringue but about as thick whipped cream that you can spread not pour. On the pot you will find the use by date and sticker telling you who made this batch of the cream. I have had two samples recently, the first came in a small transparent plastic pot and this one came in a small black recyclable pot. The amount I got in the sample has given me about four baths each time so in the samples you do get a good chance to try the stuff.
What is a Body Polish?
Well I wasn't too sure and had I just received this as a gift I would probably have used it as a body cream or moisturiser. In fact this is something you use in the bath or shower. You smear this creamy stuff all over your body when it is slightly damp and then leave it for a while before rinsing it off. This leaves you with a rosy scented moisturised body once you leave your bath or shower.
There aren't any suds so how does it clean?
There is a soapy base to this but obviously not much is in it as it really doesn't lather up much if at all in my view. It is more like smoothing a cream or lotion over your body then rinsing it off. If you are very mucky or fell you need to have some suds then I would suggest you wash with soap fist then smear yourself with this gorgeous goo and leave it to do its job before rinsing and enjoying the lovely rose Turkish delight aroma it leaves.
If you have to use soap why bother with this?
I don't use soap on all my body just my bits that need a bit extra. On my main body I just use this as I really love the wonderful creamy feeling that I have after using this. It is packed full of cocoa butter, coconut oil, almond oil, rapeseed oil and glycerine all of which soak into your skin when it is warm and wet and your pores are open and then it leaves it beautifully moisturised and smelling so wonderfully exotic.
Why call it Turkish Delight?
I think the scent is very exotic and also the rose water is the scent or flavour that they add to pink Turkish Delight. In this creamy treat you will find the scent of rose water, rose oil, rose absolute, jasmine absolute and neroli (a sort of orange) all of which combine to give the delicious Turkish Delight aroma that you find in this cream.
What are the benefits?
I find this does make me feel clean even though there are no suds to speak of. In fact my skin feels really lovely and not itchy at all. Often after a bath or shower using some soap my skin feels quite dry and itches. After using this and drying myself I can smell a faint rosy aroma and my skin feels soft and comfortable.
Can you use it every day?
Well yes, I guess you could But I have found that I do like to have some bubbles in some of my baths and showers so I probably wouldn't choose to use it every time. There is also the price of £15 for 200g. I used about a dessertspoonful for a bath which is about 10g I would think so you would get about 20 uses from the tub. This works out at just under £1 a bath which is not a bargain bath and you don't get any bubbles or fizzing or any other excitement apart from the lovely rosy scent.
Can it be used for other things?
I would say probably not. It looks like a moisturising cream but does has soap ingredients so maybe best not to use as a moisturising lotion. Unlike the shower gels I would not think this would be any good as a shampoo or conditioner but I haven't experimented with these to see.
So would I recommend?
Yes. It is a lovely luxurious moisturising bath product but at the price it sells for I would hesitate to buy a full tub. As you use it in the bath or shower and get it out with wet hands some water is bound to get added to the pot and make it go a bit funny so it isn't the most practical idea for a bath product container in reality.
If I get the chance to get another sample or see it cheap anywhere then I would buy it but not at full price, sorry Lush it is just a bit too expensive for me.
Thanks for reading.
This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name.
Turkish Delight Smoothie Shower Soap is one of Lush' newest products.
It is a soap/body wash and polish.
It comes in the usual Lush packaging in the case of liquids - a black tub. The tub has white writing on it declaring it's name, purpose and how to use as well as a list of all the gorgeous, natural, luxurious ingredients.
The product itself is a very light pink cream mixture with a very thick consistency.
It's meant to smell like rose, almond and jasmine as far as I'm aware but I can only smell the rose - I really don't like the scent of rose normally but the other scents must be doing something to downplay the scent so that I don't hate it - its very gentle and not cloying although still not my favourite scent in the world.
To use it, you wet your skin and then massage a small amount of this into the wet skin in circular motions - or just all over the place, it's up to you.
You can't really feel this working but once you're out of the shower/bath and drying your skin of you'll start to feel how soft and smooth your skin is. It really is amazing the difference this product makes to your skin! You can see the difference too - skin looks smoother, glow-ey and radiant.
So, even though I don't like the smell of rose, I would continue to buy this product because of the lovely skin it leaves me with.
This is another new product from Lush, it is a shower smoothie. It is scented with roses and jasmine. It also contains almond oil and cocoa butter to moisturise your skin. It retails at £15 for a 200g pot, this does seem quite pricey at first but a little goes along way with this product, so it will last for quite a while!
When you first open the pot it looks like a lovely pink body cream or lotion, but don't be fooled this cream is to be in the shower to clean yourself :) you only need a small amount of this, rub it all over then rinse it off in the shower. It does not lather up like soap or shower gel, which makes you think that you aren't getting cleaned, but believe me you are!
After i washed it off, my skin felt instantly softer and smoother, and i think that after another few uses it will make it feel even better! It smells amazing, and the scent lingered on my skin for a good few hours. I was getting compliments on my "perfume" in work all day, even though i never had any perfume on!