“ Brand: Lush / Type: Soap „
I wanted to try Chox Away soap when it was available last Easter but sometimes Lush soaps make my skin a bit spotty. So when I popped into Lush I asked if it would be possible to try a sample of it. The girls in the store were more than happy to oblige and cut me a faily decent sized sample.
I tried it that evening when I got home and was a bit disappointed with the scent. I was expecting a proper chocolate smell but instead it was a bit plastic like and very fake. It is supposed to be a mixture of white and dark chocolate and orange, vanilla and peppermint. I have never been able to smell the anything other than a plastic chocolate smell.
To create a lather with this soap you really have to keep going with it - turning it over and over in your hands and adding water. It takes a good 3 minutes to make it lather though which is a bit boring.
I didn't find it overly moisturising either. In fact, it made my skin feel tight and dry. On the skin, there was no scent at all and the soap turned out to be one big disappointment.
Chox Away is no longer available in stores but it cost £2.89 for 100g.
I don't recommend it as the feeling your skin is left with afterwards is awful and just not worth it.
Until I became more familiar with Lush and got to understand their brand and range of products, I always though of them as a "soap store". The soaps are nearly always arranged in large colourful displays by the shop entrance and are the first thing you notice when you step into the shop. The vast variety of soaps turns an ordinary everyday product into something more exciting and it's a cheap treat that provides you with a bit of simple pleasure. I love my bath & body stuff, and Lush are one of my favourite companies. I've had good and bad experiences with their soaps but can't help wanting to try them all out, and watching out for new products.
Chox Away was released as a limited edition item last year. The full cakes of soap are a giant round shape with a scalloped edge and have a dark centre. When cut up into smaller blocks for you to take home, you will probably end up with a small wedge shape, similar to a piece of cake. I love this and think it looks really cute. The only problem is that it can then be a bit difficult to hold until it washes down into a more manageable shape though being used.
It is a pale milky chocolate colour, and there is a dark chocolate section on the tip, which is where my wedge would have joined the centre of the original block. It has a sweet cocoa smell that is strong enough for you to catch the scent as you are washing, but not strong enough to last on the skin afterwards.
This soap creates a nice foamy lather and is really creamy and moisturising on the skin. It leaves my hands feeling soft even with repeated washes throughout the day, and I have not suffered with any dryness like I do with some other soaps.
The block I have is seeming to wear down quite quickly, possibly due to its soft texture and creamy consistency. As the bar is wearing down I am noticing some small rough grains appearing on the inside of the soap, not sure what is causing that but it can be quite abrasive if I'm not paying attention and being careful. Another odd thing I have noticed is that sometimes the soap can give off a really nasty smell when wet, sort of like plastic. But this happens infrequently and always seems to change back to its usual sweet scent later. Again, no idea what that's about!
It's a lovely soap and a shame that Lush no longer produce it, but there are some small flaws that hold it back from being perfect.
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The only thing wrong with this product - its not edible lol!
I am a big user of Lush products and this is one of my favorite products, for many different users.
The first thing you may notice about this soap, is that it smells divine, just like a chocolate bar, and it looks and feels like one too, so good you could almost eat it.
I usually buy this in medium size chunks for around £2.90 and its usually cut in a slice from a huge cake like block, making it look even more tempting lol.
This soap is great for senstitive skin, my skin is awful and can rash up at just the mere sight of some products. This product causes me no skin reaction whatsoever, and wow does my bathroom smell good afterwards!
The best part is Lush hand make all their products and do not test any of their products or ingredients on animals, so you know that your product is ethical and enviromentally friendly.
This bar may seem expensive as far as soap goes, but it smells great, last for ages and is totally worth the money I think. Hell I would buy it just for the smell, like a chocolate fix without the calories.
I got s sample of this a few weeks ago (a huge sample,by the way,that has lasted for a long,long time!) and have,I'm ashamed to say,been rather neglecting my other soaps since.
It's quite an addictive scent,but surprisingly,it's not the chocolate smell that gets you! It's the combination of the chocolate AND mint that makes it irresistable.
It lathers up into a beautiful,soft foam if you spend enough time working it in your hands (and,believe me,I do!).
I've spent upwards of 15 minutes sitting in the bath making foam with it in the palms of my hands and just enjoying how soft and luxurious it feels on my skin.
The smell is so subtle,you wouldn't believe it will last on your skin for long outside of the bath. But,amazingly,it does - it lasts for a good few hours at least,and the lovely whiffs throughout the day help to keep me cheery!
Im a huge Lush addict, so when I heard that a new soap was available I was quick to go and grab myself some!
I went to my local Lush and there in the middle of the room was a huge slab of Chox Away, its shaped like a flower and looks really yummy. I went over for a sniff - it was absolutly gorgeous!!!!!
Chox Away is sold for £2.89 per 100g. The colour is a creamy brown and if you are lucky you might also get a little bit of the dark chocolate centre. The surface of the soap is smooth to the touch.
I have heard good and bad things about this soap, some people love it, others hate it, personally I think its quite lovely.
The scent of Chox Away is peppermint, orange, vanilla and of course chocolate! I am a huge fan of the Lush lipbalm Honey Trap, so was pleased to find that the scent matches this perfectly. Also the Mange Too massage bar has the same scent, which was the first Lush massage bar I ever tried and I absolutly fell in love with, so Chox Away is a biug hit for me scent wise as it is the same as my favorite Lush products.
Unfortunalty Chox Away wasn't overly impressive when I used it. It was not unsatisfacory, but I found that it did not bubble or lather as much as I like my soaps to. Much is this can be attributed to the fact that Lush soaps are now palm free.
As I used Chox Away, I found it formed a silky layer over my skin, it lathered which felt smooth and nice, but I do prefer to have some bubbles, for some reason I feel much cleaner when I have lots of bubbles!
Another thing which let this soap down a little was that whilst the scent was nice as I used the soap, it did not seem as strong, still nice, but the scent is much stronger when the bar is just stood in a room. I had my bar still it ins wrapper in my room, I went out and when I came home I was met with a lovelty strong scented bedroom!
After using, Chox Away does leave a slight scent on the skin, but again, its not very strong and it smells more soapy ( yes I do realise that it is soap! but you do not expect Lush soap to smell like soap, it is meant to smell much more yummy! ).
My skin did feel very soft and smooth, plus my skin dries out very easily, but using Chox Away did not cause any irritation or dryness, infact my skin felt very moisturised.
I think personally I would prefer this as a hand soap rather than a bath soap. It did make me clean and it left my skin feeling lovely, however I do like a good bubble soap to wash my body with.
Im a bit undecided about this soap to be honest. I love th scent, I just wish it were longer lasting and stronger during use, and I love th way it makes my skin feel soft and how it is not drying, however I wish it were a bit more bubbly rather than lathery ( is lathery a word? - not sure but you know what I mean ! ).
I do think the silky lather of Chox Away would be perfect for leg shaving!
I think I'd give this product 7/10 overall. I will keep using the piece I have for handwashing and shaving, but I doubt I would use it for bathing because I have lots of other Lush products which give a more satisfying showering experience.
I spotted this chocolate soap on a recent trip to Lush, but wasn't quite tempted enough to buy some. Would I end up smelling as if my granddaughters had been smearing their chocolatey fingers on my jeans? Much as I love actually eating chocolate, it's not the most alluring thing to smell of. Luckily for me the staff had some sample bars and kindly gave me one to try. My bar is a lovely café latte colour, with a darker shade on the end. Unlike some Lush bars it would look quite nice in the bathroom.
I decided to have a freshen up with this before going to Pilates class. The soap foamed up easily in my hands and created a lovely rich foam. Although there is chocolate in it, it forms a pleasant creamy coloured foam on the skin, not a brown one as you might expect. It's really pleasant and gentle, so for skin like mine that tends to be dry it's ideal. However, it does leave light chocolatey smudges wherever you put the bar down afterwards. They're not hard to wash off though.
It didn't smell very strong until I started to use it and then I really started to notice it. As well as white and dark chocolate this soap contains peppermint oil, sweet orange oil and vanilla. However, it's the peppermint and chocolate that stands out the most. Although it's a pleasant smell, it's not really one I want on my body. It's just too weird, and not exactly refreshing. You know that lingering smell of mint and chocolate you get drifting from an empty After Eight Box when you've eaten the last one? Well, that's what it reminds me of, and who wants to smell like an empty After Eight box? I had a feeling this could be really sickly and unpleasant smelling when I started sweating during Pilates, so sadly I had to wash off the scent with one of my other Lush soaps.
This is a soap that's probably best for hand washing, and I'm going to keep it in the sink in our downstairs loo where my granddaughters and other guests will use it. It's a pleasant novelty soap, but not one I'd want to use as a body soap.
The current price is £2.89 for 100g.
The ingredients as listed on the Lush website are as follows:
Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed oil; Sunflower oil; Coconut oil (Brassica napus; Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera), White Chocolate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Perfume, Dark Chocolate, Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Sodium Chloride, *Limonene, Titanium Dioxide
* Occurs naturally in Essential Oils