Product Type: Lush Bath & Shower
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Twilight is my favourite time of day
Lush Twilight Shower Gel
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Lush Twilight Shower Gel
Advantages: Amazing scent, relaxing, lovely colour, non-drying
Disadvantages: None for me
I am a member of the Lush International Forum (which can be accessed from the website: it is free to join but you have to register to view posts) and often, special limited edition products are produced exclusively for forumites. Often these products have the same scent as a popular Lush product, but in a different format. The malty lavender scent of the Twilight ballistic is very popular, and a shower gel with the same scent was produced at one of the forum parties. Sadly, this was just before I joined, so I missed out on the chance to get some.
I was thrilled, therefore, when I found out that the shower gel was being released as a 2012 Christmas special. I resolved to get some and I actually bought a 500g bottle, which I never do - I normally stick to the 100g bottles but I love the Twilight scent so much that I wanted to stock up. Prices for the shower gel are as follows:
100g - £4.25
250g - £8.50
500g - £14.95
Lush shower gels are not cheap, but you are paying for quality. The larger bottles are more cost-effective, but the smaller ones are ideal for trying a product or for travel.
The shower gel is a beautiful rich deep purple colour, with tiny sparkles visible through the clear plastic bottle (don't worry though, they don't show up on the skin!). The effect is that of the night sky, which fits in with the theme of the product. The original ballistic was inspired by the Twilight series of books and films, and the shower gel continues the night-time theme.
Twilight is suitable for vegans and is made with lavender, tonka, ylang ylang and benzoin, which help to create the wonderful fragrance of lavender and malt. Lavender is well known as a soothing, calming scent while malt adds a comforting sweet note, reminding me of Ovaltine or Horlicks. Combined, they create a wonderful scent to help you sleep.
The product contains the foaming agent sodium laureth sulfate, which helps the shower gel to lather. It is found in the majority of foaming products such as shower gels, but it can cause skin irritation in some people so it's worth being aware of it.
I normally shower in the morning and bathe in the evening, so I save this shower gel for those occasions when I want to wash and relax before bed but haven't the time or the inclination to run a bath. I find that Twilight lathers up very well on a shower puff and only a small amount is needed, making it better value for money than the prices suggest. It is quite runny so I recommend being careful when you pour it out. The delicious malty lavender smell wafts around the whole bathroom and is lovely and relaxing.
The gel cleanses well and doesn't irritate my skin. I still need to use body lotion afterwards, but not too much. I feel calm and soothed afterwards, and find it much easier to rest and wind down from the day.
I can't think of any bad things to say about this product. It smells amazing and looks beautiful. I can't think of any other shower gel with a scent like this: lavender, yes, but lavender and malt? Highly recommended.
Summary: Limited edition shower gel from Lush