Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Lush - Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie
Lush Turkish Delight Body Polish
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Lush Turkish Delight Body Polish
Advantages: Smells lovely
Disadvantages: Badly packaged. Left my skin feeling dry. Expensive.
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
Summary: A poor offering from Lush