Product Type: Lush Body Care
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Lovely massage bar
Lush Love Potion Massage Bar
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Lush Love Potion Massage Bar
Advantages: Lovely smell, moisturising, non-greasy, lasts ages
I hate Valentine's Day, but this doesn't stop me from trying all the lovely limited edition products that my favourite store Lush has to offer. This year I picked up a limited edition massage bar called Love Potion.
Love Potion is attractively shaped, made like a little bottle - a perfume bottle or, as the name suggests, a potion bottle - with a pink heart inside. It is smaller than other massage bars but it still fits inside the oval massage bar tin.
The massage bar is scented with the apple Love scent. This scent is available in perfume form from Lush's sister store Gorilla Perfumes. It is also the fragrance used to scent the Fizzbanger ballistic. The light apple scent is formed from apple blossom and orris root infusion, carnation, bergamot oil, jasmine absolute, lemongrass oil, rose absolute and ylang ylang oil. This produces a lovely, sweet apple-based scent.
Massage bars are intensely moisturising and this one is chiefly made up of cocoa butter and shea butter. This bar is a bit different - it also contains cornflour, which Lush state will absorb excess oils leaving skin non-greasy. The bar is suitable for vegans.
Massage bars can be used by two people, one performing a massage on another. I use them alone, as an intensive solid moisturiser. I have used this bar after a bath and also after an evening shower post-gym.
I rub the bar between my hands to melt it. This one takes a bit longer to melt than some other bars, which makes it last longer and feel less greasy. I rub my hands over my skin to apply and rub in the oils. It sinks in well and leaves my skin well moisturised without irritation.
After twenty minutes or so, when the oils and butters are absorbed, my skin feels soft and smooth but not greasy in the slightest. Lush have got it spot on with their inclusion of cornflour - it really helps with absorbing excess oils. Some massage bars can be slightly greasy but not this one. You could probably use it during the day, as the absorbent nature of the bar leaves it so non-greasy. My skin is also deliciously scented with the lovely citrusy apple fragrance, which revives, uplifts and calms me. I can't stop sniffing my arms when I use this product! The scent and moisturising effect lasts right up until the next morning.
Because I use this massage bar by myself as an intensive moisturiser, I use less than I might do if I was using it with a partner as a proper massage oil. Therefore I estimate I will get around 8 uses out of this bar, despite its small size. I do think it is expensive though for the price - £5.95 for 50g of product is a lot, particularly when you consider that most of the massage bars are priced at around this amount even though they are larger.
I've removed a star because of the price, but I do recommend this product and would consider purchasing another one before it vanishes. I suggest getting yourself down to Lush pronto if you fancy one, before it disappears!
Summary: Limited edition Valentine's massage bar from Lush
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