Product Type: Lush Shaving & Grooming
Newest Review: ... bottle which will cost you around £5. You can buy the product from your local Lush store and also from their online website. Application... more
Lush Ambrosia Shaving Cream
Lush Ambrosia Shaving Cream
Author Name: daisylee3
Lush Ambrosia Shaving Cream
Date: 13/12/12, updated on 13/12/12 (37 review reads)
Advantages: Good value, leaves skin soft, effective, good quality, gentle
Disadvantages: Wasn't keen on the smell at first
I'm a huge Lush fan and decided to try this shaving cream after a sales assistant recommended it to me. I've got very dry skin and am prone to getting ugly, sore patches of eczema on my lower legs and ankles which tends to flare up after shaving. I was advised that this stuff is great for protecting the skin and reducing any inflammation caused by shaving and was told that it's super moisturising as well. It's aimed at men but the female sales assistant said that she uses it herself and loves it, and I figured that if I didn't like it I could just give it to my boyfriend!
It sounded brilliant so I decided to buy a small 100 gram bottle to try, which I paid around £5.00 for and there's a larger, 250 gram version available too which is around a tenner. While there's no doubting that this is one of the more expensive shaving creams available, I do think that it's worth it. It's kind of like an all in one moisturiser and shaving cream - it leaves my skin feeling really soft and allows the razor to glide over my dry skin without any dragging. It's so much better than the shaving cream that I was using previously and the quality shines through.
As a little goes a very long way, it doesn't work out as expensive as I initially thought it would and it is excellent value for money in my opinion. I've had my 100g bottle since late September and use it once a week and there's still over half a bottle left, which in my opinion is pretty impressive. Like all Lush products, the shaving cream is made from very nourishing, natural ingredients including: honey water (helps to soothe the skin), oat milk (moisturises, reduces inflammation and cools the skin), jojoba oil and cocoa butter (moisturise the skin and act as a slight barrier, helping the blade glide smoothly over the skin).
Another ingredient is linseed mucilage, which softens the skin. The ingredients aren't all natural and there are a few safe synthetics including perfume, alchohol, propylparaben and stearic acid. None of the ingredients have been tested on animals, which is always an advantage in my opinion. Packaging wise, the shaving cream comes in quite a basic plastic bottle, which looks a little like a shower gel bottle. It is black and slightly rounded and due to the simple white and black colour scheme it will appeal to both men and women.
The bottle has a label wrapped around it with all of the relevant information such as the brand and product name written on the front as well as a brief product description. The list of ingredients is written on the back. The bottle has a black flip lid, which when flipped up exposes a small hole which the product comes out of when the bottle's tipped upside down. This stops too much from coming out at once which I like as it prevents waste. As soon as I open the lid, the scent is instantly noticeable. I wasn't keen on the smell at first if I'm being honest.
It's quite a herbal and masculine smell with quite a chemical tone to it, which is odd as it contains mainly natural ingredients. I've since gotten used to the smell though and as it isn't overpowering and doesn't linger on my skin, the not so yummy scent is not a huge disadvantage. I was actually expecting this to smell like custard because there's a brand of custard called Ambrosia haha - it definitley doesn't, though! The cream itself is very thick, a bit like shower gel but rich and creamy and very luxurious feeling. It smoothes over my skin well and rather than rubbing it in I just leave it sat on the skin.
It doesn't lather even when it is rubbed in and instead sits on the skin like a thick, protective barrier of moisture. I use disposable razors and am able to get a very close shave when using this. After one swipe I need to wash it as it can easily block up the razor, but it is easy to wash off as it isn't sticky. After shaving I wash off any excess and my legs are always left feeling amazing - soft, smooth and not at all red or irritated. My legs still feel amazingly silky soft the day after using it! I've got very sensetive, problematic skin and haven't had any nasty reactions to this in the few months that I've been using it and will definitely be purchasing another bottle when I'm next in Lush.
More reviews in the field of Shaving & Grooming
- Give a close smooth shave, but not as good as Venus
- Love Love Love this Razor!
- The best blades to go with the best handle
- A dirty shave!
- How to turn your bathroom into a crime scene
- A Retro aftershave that still smells good
- Wow- Fantastic
- Venus 3
- A Luxurious Addition to a your bathroom!
- Nivea for men sensitive post shave balm
- Kent The Wet Set Shaving Kit
- Anthony Logistics Aftershave Balm
- Gillette Venus Spa Breeze Razor
- Kent BK2 Traditional Pure Grey Badger Shaving Brush
- Kent BK4 Traditional Pure Silver Tip Badger Shaving Brush Small
- Lush Razorantim
- Mason Pearson Super Badger Shaving Brush
- Softsheen Carson Magic Razorless Cream Shave
- King of Shaves L'Azor System Razor
- Boots No7 Men Post Shave Recovery Balm