I am a huge fan of Lush and am trying to sample all of their products. One of the most recent products of theirs I have tried is the Ice Blue Soap, which is ironically one of their most longstanding products; the Ice Blue scent has also been produced as a shower gel and a shampoo in the past. It is a rich blue colour and has a lovely fresh scent, appealing to both men and women.
***What is Lush?***
Lush is a store that makes toiletries and cosmetics, using natural and organic ingredients where possible and minimising packaging where they can. It started out as a mail order company called Cosmetics to Go, but this failed and the new store, Lush, opened in Poole, Dorset. Later branches of the shop opened in London and beyond, and there are now Lush stores all over the world. As well as in store, you can also buy products from the website, www.lush.co.uk. There are similar websites for many different countries including the USA, Japan and Germany.
Lush buy ingredients only from companies that do not test on animals. All of their products are suitable for vegetarians and many are suitable for vegans.
Lush say: "We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.
"We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again."
The soap, which is suitable for vegans, is made with a base of rapeseed and coconut oils. Lush no longer make their soaps with palm oil owing to environmental concerns. The soap lathers up well and doesn’t irritate my skin. It is very refreshing and, while I do have to use moisturiser after use, I don’t find that the soap dries my skin out. It contains sweet wild orange oil, bergamot oil and peppermint oil which together give the soap a lovely refreshing minty smell.
It costs £3.10 for 100g which is about normal for Lush soaps. Ice Blue is a gorgeous blue colour with bits of white in; it looks a bit like the sea. I like to use it in the summer. It also contains sea salt which helps to exfoliate.
The soap smells amazing, really refreshing, and helps me to wake up in the morning. It is gently exfoliating and cleanses without drying my skin out. After use I can smell the scent faintly on my skin, but I do prefer to use moisturiser so I tend to find the smell of the moisturiser overpowers the scent of the soap.
This is a lovely soap and I can understand why it’s been so popular at Lush all these years. Definitely recommended.
Yes! Ive been back at Lush buying up the rest of their soap collection - Ive got an addiction I reckon. Actually I only popped in to check out their Christmas collection and see what gorgeous goodies they had brought out for Xmas and I ended coming out with about 3 new bars of soap plus half their Christmas collection so I thought Id start reviewing a few things for you lovely lot. Every little helps as they say at least Im making a small amount of cash back from my Lush addiction. Anyway this soap is actually one I bought for my little brother as he loves Lush as much as I do - not that he'd admit it mid you and he's had his eye on this for quite some time so I thought Id treat him and then at least Id get to try it myself!
Price: 2.65 - 100g bar.
Stockists: Lush & lush.co.uk
This soap is 100% vegan and described as the "frosty mint refresher" perfect for those hit summer days and cold winter nights.
As with all Lush soaps everyone's bar will look slightly different as they are all cut from a massive bar right there in the store. Mine does look quite similar to the image but mine is a lighter blue and seems to be less transparent as its sort of a milky, cloudy colour. It's one of the more boring Lush soaps - appearance wise I have to say but I guess its more masculine than most which my brother certianly appreciated.
Now I usualy refused to use soaps like this in the shower because I find they tend to dry my skin oout and make it go quite tight but for Lush I always make an exception but in this case I wish I hadnt bothered. It didnt exactly dry my skin out but while my skin normally feels proper clean, refreshed and super soft after using this it kind of didnt. Sure my skin felt cleaner but thats about it - I definitely expected better from a Lush soap.
Having said that it does smell pretty great - imagine washing yourself with a big block of chewing gum! Proper minty and refreshing - a lot like Original Source shower gel although I must admit I probably prefer that to this soap!! The smell is very nice and lingers on your skin for hours and I reckon it helps wake my brain up on early mornings so even though I wouldnt say this is my favourite scented Lush soap its not too bad.
It lathers up well and you dont need to use a load to create enough bubbles for your whole body but this just doesnt makes my skin feel that good. Everyone else in my house seems to love this so it might just be me being very picky but Ive switched to using it as a hand soap as for me this just isnt nourishing enough for use all over my body.
Not the best Lush soap by far but the smell is very pleasant and I would recommend it as a hand soap. Try other Lush soaps before this one I reckon.
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I love shopping in Lush but the soaps are usually something that I overlook. I only use soap for hand washing as I use other products for my face and body. The reason I love Lush so much is that they have fun and funky products, but somehow soap still does not seem very exciting. I got a chunk of this soap as part of a gift box and this is one of the first Lush soaps that I've tried. Ice Blue soap blocks are available from Lush stores on the high street, or online at www.lush.co.uk and costs £2.65 per 100g.
Lush say: "Cold as ice...
The intense and tingly peppermint soap. Peppermint has this amazing quality of making you feel cool when you're hot and warm when you're cold. When you're in a warm shower, rub Ice Blue soap on your body and it gives you a refreshing, tingly feeling all over.
Peppermint has been used for thousands of years to help the skin stay soft and the mind stay focused. Use Ice Blue and be cool. "
The Ice Blue soap is a nice bright shade of blue, but is rather plain other than its colour. The product description stated that sea salt is used to decorate the soap and for its exfoliating touch, but there was no evidence of any sea salt on or in the block that I had. Although peppermint oil is listed as one of the key ingredients, I actually didn't detect much of a minty smell. I found it had more of a citrus scent with an edge of mint, and I think this is probably due to the orange and bergamot essential oils. The scent of the soap was noticeable when I held the block up close to my nose, but did not transfer onto my hands after washing with it.
To begin with I found it was impossible to get the soap to bubble up when I was washing my hands with it. I think this could be the downfall of Lush's eco friendly no packaging policy, as the soap is then exposed to air which can allow it to dry out. It took many uses before I got any sort of foamy lather from using it. The soap itself feels very dense and solid so it could just be that it needed to take in some of the moisture from the water before it started to wear down and allow for the foam to work up. After this initial phase the soap was nice to use and gave a refreshing feeling.
This left my hands feeling squeaky clean afterwards, and although it didn't make my skin soft it certainly didn't feel stripped or lacking in moisture like some harsh soaps can do. The only times that I had problems cleansing with it were in the initial non-bubbly stage, and also when I had oily or greasy hands. For example after I had rubbed in sunscreen lotion and went to wash my hands afterwards the soap did not seem to be able to cut through the oily layer over my skin and it was very difficult to work up a lather.
The block that I had lasted for around 2.5 - 3 months (I can't remember exactly when I started using it) but I think this is great anyway, as it doesn't cost much for a 100g block and if it lasts for months then I was only paying pennies per week of using it. The soap did become a little hard to hold as it got to the small end stage, but you can always mash the end pieces from old soaps together to make use of them. This saves on waste and you also get a weirdly mutated monster soap at the end of it, which is cool in its own ugly way!
I wasn't overly impressed with the soap, I was expecting it to be a little more special but it's just an average soap in my opinion. It cleans reasonably well and lasted for a good amount of time, but there was nothing in particular that would encourage me to buy it again.
Ingredients: Water , Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Fine Sea Salt, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Stearate, Perfume, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Bergamot Oil, Peppermint Oil, Coarse Sea Salt, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, *Limonene, *Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Colour 42045
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
This is a vegan product and Lush are against animal testing - please keep your beauty cruelty free!
I don't really buy Lush products for myself, but after reading so many reviews on here about how great their products are I am seriously considering investing in a few.
I remembered about a week ago that someone had bought me this soap bar as a gift, and I had put it away in the cupboard and forgotten about it. So with high hopes about it, I took it out of it's plastic packaging and placed it in the shower.
When I first tried to use this I found it very poor, and have tried several more attempts for it to redeem itself, but I just can't get on with it.
According to the lush website, this bar costs £2.65 for 100g, but mine was part of a gift set so may have been slightly cheaper.
The ingredients are listed as: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil; Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera), Fine Sea Salt, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Stearate, Perfume, Sweet Wild Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Coarse Sea Salt, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, *Limonene, *Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Colour 42045
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
The soap is a lovely blue colour, and according to the website it's mint scented. Mine smells a tiny bit like mint but not as strong as I had hoped. You can only smell it, if you get really close for a good old sniff.
I have also found that it's not very soapy, it's incredibly difficult to work up any sort of lather with this bar. I only have a shower cubicle though and no bath tub, so maybe it works better in a bath, but I think the majority of people would be using this in the shower as that is more popular than the bath.
My bar is also really hard, so I find it quite hard to use it straight on my skin.
I don't think I would recommend this product as it's not very good in my opinion. I know a lot of people rave about Lush products, but as this is the only sample of their products I have used so far, I won't be rushing out to buy any more, any time soon.
I got my piece of Ice Blue soap in the "Jolly Holly Days" gift set last Christmas, the winter holiday has been my time for stocking up on Lush for two years now! It was unwrapped in the box, surrounded by the other products and the Ecoflo, which is brightly coloured and looks kind of like polystyrene nuggets, but it is actually made from potato starch so it is biodegradable. Much better packaging in my opinion than the popcorn they used to use, which was a lot messier and tended to stick to unwrapped products. If you buy a piece in the shop you will get it wrapped in greaseproof paper with a label showing the product name and ingredients.
Unlike the picture, my piece of Ice Blue soap is purple, which suits me as that is my favourite colour! Mine didn't come with any sea salt crystals on it or in it, despite the sprinkling present in some of the promotional photographs of this soap, but I didn't mind.
Ice Blue is very strong and makes my bathroom smell nice, it's still effective at this now and it's been in there for a couple of months! I use it on the roots of my hair but not on my body as I don't particularly want to smell like it, and I'll be shampooing my hair after the soap. Ice Blue has a very sweet minty smell, too sweet for me. I expected to really like it based on the description, but I much prefer Demon In The Dark. Ice Blue contains coconut oil, sweet wild orange oil, bergamot oil, and peppermint oil, all of which I like separately - I just don't really enjoy the combination as it turns out! It's not horrible, but it's not for me.
When using it lathers up quickly, I don't think it is either moisturising or drying, it seems nicely balanced. This one is a pretty basic soap, so if you like to keep it simple this could be one for you. The scent does linger on skin for a little while (I'd say a few hours).
I don't think I'll buy another piece of this, although if I get it in a gift set I won't mind it, there are so many other soaps available at Lush that I really like. It is pretty low-priced for Lush at £2.65 per 100g, and I would recommend you give this one a sniff or two when you're in the store as you might love it, plenty of people do!
Packaging: This has very minimal packaging in line with Lush's philosophy on not wasting resources. It comes wrapped in waxed paper with a sticker telling you what it is and the ingredients.
Price: It costs £2.65 for a 100g bar. Since it's sold by weight and slices vary in size, you might pay a little more or less for your piece.
Product: This soap is a vivid bright blue. It's one of the most vibrant coloured Lush products and looks great in your bathroom. Mine is a rectangular bar, but pieces do vary in size and shape.
The scent is peppermint. It's a zingy, refreshing scent that I think makes this a good waking up in the morning product. Unlike some other soaps, the smell didn't linger on my hands after use.
This seemed to have less problems with melting in the soap dish that I've found with other Lush soaps when they get wet. It's therefore a good choice for a handwashing soap by the sink.
I've ignored this soap for the longest time but after popping into my local Lush with a bit of a cold and feeling under the weather, I decided to give this a go as something fresh and minty might help me breathe better. I got a 100g chunk of this soap cut for me as I didn't want to buy loads in case I didn't like it. I'm just more drawn to sweet scents so never thought I'd want to use this as every time I've gone to smell it in the past, it just didn't appeal to me.
It's a very vibrant blue and quite pretty looking soap, definitely something I think my boyfriend would like to use as it doesn't look or smell girly at all.
I've now tried this in the bath and under a hot shower and I like how it smells and feels on my skin. I've been feeling a bit poorly and wake up feeling sweaty and am clammy feeling during the day... Well this soap is just what the doctor ordered because it gives off a lovely minty scent which helps me breathe better, it lathers up nicely and feels smooth and surprisingly moisturising on my often very dry skin and the cooling sensation from the mint mixed with the hot shower or bath water is just lovely. I feel like it brings my body temperature back to being bearable and not horribly hot and sticky anymore and it feels very relaxing and soothing. I can definitely keep this soap in mind for going on holiday, during the hot summer months or even in winter when I'm feeling a bit poorly and need a nice pick me up soap.
The ingredients according to the Lush website are: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed oil; Sunflower oil; Coconut oil (Brassica napus; Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera), Fine Sea Salt, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Stearate, Perfume, Sweet Wild Orange Oil (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), *Limonene, *Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Colour 42045
* Occurs naturally in Essential Oils.
So, whilst I've been avoiding this soap for ages and ages, I can definitely say that I recommend this now, especially if you're feeling a bit congested or poorly and need a little pick-me-up. I'll always have a piece of this soap ready for when I can do with a bit of a cooling and refreshing shower or bath and when I want to be able to breathe better. This would also be great for boys to try, I'm going to give some to my boyfriend and am sure that he's going to love this too!
I absolutely adore the smell of peppermint so while browsing the Lush site recently I decided to treat myself to a piece of their Ice Blue soap after reading that it is not only peppermint scented but will also make my skin tingle in the shower, giving a deep clean much that that I have come to expect from the Original Source brand.
Now, my problem with buying Lush products online is the fact that I cannot handle and smell the item before I purchase it. Because Lush are such a consistent and reliable company though, this has never really been an issue for me and I have loved most items I have bought - until Ice Blue, that is.
While this is a good soap it's not at all what I was expecting from the information given on the website. There is not even the faintest aroma of peppermint in my soap, in fact it doesn't really smell any different to much cheaper soaps you can buy in Boots or the supermarket. To my nose the smell is reminiscent of a very, very mild male shower gel such as Lynx and there are definite aftershave undertones to the soap.
I do find the soap to be cleansing, I have used it in the bath and also as a hand soap although would not consider using it on my face as it seems to be a very drying bar on my body and after use I always have to apply a thick body cream to stop my skin becoming irritated and dry. Since Lush stopped using Palm Oil in their products the soaps don't tend to lather at all, and Ice Blue is no exception. The bubbles produced by soap is largely aesthetic and it's the layer of actual soap you leave on your body which does the cleansing, the lack of lather doesn't really bother me but my daughter has stopped using Lush soap as she doesn't feel clean unless she has coated herself with a multitude of bubbles!
When I first used it I was expecting a zingy feeling in the bath or shower, I have been spoilt by the strong sensation of my favourite Original Source shower gel and was very disappointed by the barely-there tingle the Ice Blue soap produces. It's not refreshing nor awakening in any way and again I was disappointed by this as the information on the Lush site led me to believe that it was going to be a good 'wake up' soap.
In Ice Blue there are miniscule grains of Fine Sea Salt which act as an exfoliator; this is too mild to really be noticeable in the condition of my skin, although it does help provide a deeper clean as I can vaguely feel the salt grains as I use the bar of soap.
I personally think the best thing about Ice Blue is it's appearance. It looks fantastic on the soap holder in my bathroom, being an opaque blue colour - it actually has the look of a jelly soap so I was quite surprised when I first picked the bar up and discovered how hard it is. It seems to last forever too, I have been using this soap for almost two weeks now on a daily basis and it's still not much smaller than it was when I bought it - unless I get very bored and change soaps for the sake of it then I can envisage this one lasting at least another three weeks.
I like the fact that it doesn't go all sloppy and drippy in my soap holder after use, there really is nothing worse than a bar of soap that has gone soggy and slimy at the bottom - cleaning the soap scum off the holder and side of the sink can sometimes ironically be harder than cleaning off dirt using the soap!
Lush soap is sold by weight, my bar cost me almost £3 for what must be a slightly larger than average bar as the website states the price as £2.56. This is expensive for soap, but I didn't mind paying it as I am usually a fan of Lush soaps - unfortunately this one is a big disappointment in my opinion and a mistake I will not be repeating.
Lush are a company which I had never heard of before until I read a few positive reviews about some of their different products on review sites. I really liked the sound of their products so I decided to have a look on their website to see if there was a Lush store near where I lived and luckily there were two in Glasgow. I travel into Glasgow most weekends to do some shopping and I was amazed that I had never spotted the two Lush stores on my frequent visits to Glasgow. I must walk around Glasgow with my eyes closed or something to have never noticed the bright green and yellow lush sign above the shop door. However when I entered the Lush store I was like a kid in a sweet store as there was lots and lots of products to choose from and some more appealing than others.
For those of you whom haven't heard of Lush before they are basically a company which produces bath and body products which contain pure essential oils and safe synthetics. One of the best things about Lush is the fact that they are really against animal testing and only use vegetarian ingredients in their products, so basically their products are quite safe for most people to use especially those whom have sensitive skin as there are no harsh chemicals in their products. Another thing about the Lush company is the fact that they use very little or no packaging with their products which is also good for the environment. I think that the way Lush manufacture, make and package their products is fantastic and more cosmetic companies should take a leaf out of the Lush book and do the same as there are far too many cosmetic products being tested on animals.
As I mentioned above there are lots of different Lush products to choose from which are mainly highly scented, brightly coloured and have really funky names. You really do have an awful lot to choose from when you enter a Lush store and could easily spend a small fortune, I normally set myself a limit of £30-40 maximum otherwise I could easily spend double or treble that amount in the space of a few minutes. Normally when I'm choosing a new Lush goodie to try out I am drawn to the products which are either bright pink or purple in colour; mainly because pink and purple are my favourite colours and they look all girly and feminine. As I have tried most of the pink and purple coloured Lush products in the range I have now started trying out other products which have nice scents which appeal to me. I mostly opt for the sweet and fruity scented Lush products which smell good enough to eat.
There are lots and lots of different products available in Lush stores or online, so you are sure to find a product which suits you. If you are unfamiliar with the sort of products Lush sell then I would advise having a look online as they sell solid and liquid shampoos, bath bombs, bubble bars, etc. Some of the Lush products however aren't available to buy in store; you have to buy these particular products online from the Lush website. The products which are solely only sold online at Lush are called Lush retro products and there are quite a few of them to choose from, some of my most favourite Lush products are from the Retro range
Lush Ice Blue a soap which is a bright ice blue colour with flecks of bright white around the edges of it; I think that the colour of the soap is really vibrant and bright. The soap has the same sort of feel and appearance to normal soaps which you would purchase from the chemist to get washed with. The only apparent difference between the lush soap and other soaps is the fact that the Lush soaps are a lot bigger and are more of a rectangular shape. I think that the colour of the soap is relatively nice and it really stands out from all of the other soaps in Lush as Ice Blue has a really vibrant appearance. However the appearance of the soap isn't really important as long as it cleans your skin and doesn't dry it out and irritate it is all that's important.
The piece of Ice Blue Soap which I bought from the Lush cost me £2.90 for a 100g slice of the soap. £2.90 for a slice of soap is fairly expensive compared to some of the other Lush soaps and some of the others which are sold in the Lush Retro range. Some people may think that £2.90 for a bar of soap is quite expensive considering you can purchase bars of soap priced between £0.40-£0.80 in the shops however I think that the price for the Ice Blue soap is excellent and money well spent considering there are no harsh chemicals or preservatives in the ingredients list. Most other soaps contain an ingredient called Palm Oil, where as Lush doesn't add Palm Oil to their soaps, they have found an alternative ingredient to use because the Palm Oil is obtained from Palm Trees in the Rainforests and lots of Rainforest areas are getting damaged because manufacturers are wanting to get the palm trees for the palm oil. I think that using an alternative to Palm Oil is great and more cosmetics companies should start looking for an alternative to add to their cosmetics products like Lush.
Using the Ice blue soap couldn't be easier; all you have to do is basically use it like you would do with any other soap you would normally buy from the shops or chemists. One noticeable difference about the soap when wet is the fact that it is really slippery, and it produces a lovely thick and creamy lather really quickly. One of the main reasons the soap is as slippery is the fact that it contains essential oils and generally oils are quite slippery especially when your hands and the soap are wet. When washing with the soap the lather produced was really thick and creamy and it felt as if it was actually moisturising my skin as well as cleansing it. Normally when I have used soaps in the past I feel as if they are tightening and drying my skin out but I didn't get any of this feeling when using the Ice Blue soap, which I think is due to the amounts of essential oils in the soap bar. I was so pleased with the soap that I decided to use it on my face, I would never use soap on my face but as Lush soap doesn't contain any harsh chemicals or synthetics I decided to try it out and to my surprise it was just as good as my facial scrubs and cleansers, and it didn't leave my face feeling greasy, oily, tight or dry. In fact it left my skin feeling silky smooth to the touch and not tight feeling either.
The fragrance which the Ice Blue soap leaves on my skin is fairly bold and awakening; it has a really fresh and vibrant fragrance. The main fragrance in the soap is that of a really minty fragrance quit similar to that of peppermint - the peppermint is complimented by a very light zesty fragrance which is similar to that of oranges and lemons - I think that this Zesty aroma adds a really fresh and vibrant aroma to the soap.
After bathing you notice a huge improvement in the condition of your skin; it feels hydrated, smooth, and soft and smells gorgeous. Every time I have a bath or a shower I always apply a moisturiser to my skin as I feel that I need the extra moisturising; despite using moisturising shower creams, bubble baths etc. But with the Lush Ice Blue soap I didn't even feel the urge to apply a moisturising lotion as my skin felt moisturised enough after soaking in the tub and washing with the Ice Blue Soap. The fragrance which lingers on your skin is really bold and vibrant, and smells really fresh and awakening, I would say that the scent of the Ice Blue Soap lingered on my skin for approximately 3-4 hours or so before it faded away completely, which is quite good considering some of the other Lush Soaps which I have used in the past lingered on my skin for a shorter length of time and had fainter fragrances.
One of the good things about the Ice Blue Soap is the fact that it doesn't leave a murky mark, residue or a stain in and around the bath tub after you have used it. One of the other lush soaps which I used in the past left a stain in the bath as well as some coconut pieces which meant I had to scrub at it with some bleach to remove the stain. However I was quite pleased with the fact that I didn't have to repeat the process using this particular soap. There is only one problem with the soap and that is the fact that it leaves the bottom of the bath feeling very slippery and oily when you are using it which is partly due to the essential oils again.
As I mentioned earlier in this review the Ice Blue soap contains some essential oils which are not only good for your skin; they are also good for you mind and well being as they have aromatherapy uses as well. The Essential Oils which are in the Ice Blue soap are as follows ~
Orange Oil ~ has a really fresh and summery fragrance which isn't at synthetic or sharp smelling, it is also good for balancing your mind as it is said to have a stimulating and uplifting effect. As for skin benefits the Orange essential oil is said to refresh and hydrate your skin.
Bergamot Oil ~ has quite a fresh citrusy aroma which has slight floral undertones. In aromatherapy Bergamot essential oil has many different uses and purposes which include helping combat depression, anxiety and stress. As for health and skin properties Bergamot Essential oil can be used to help prevent and treat Acne, abscesses, boils, cold sores, cystitis, halitosis, itching, loss of appetite, oily skin, and psoriasis.
Peppermint Oil - Has quite a sharp fresh minty aroma which can be quite overpowering if too much is used. It is particularly good for use with people who suffer from Acne and Dermatitis - as well as people who suffer from Colic and nausea to name a few.
Coconut Oil - Coconut essential oil is sweet smelling oil which has slightly creamy undertones. Coconut Oil is extremely high in antioxidants, and it helps to protect the skin from damaging and potentially harsh elements such as sun damage and chemical damage. Coconut Oil contains an anti ageing property which aids in keeping skin firmer looking and more toned. It is great moisturising oil for cracked, dry or chapped skin and provides instant hydration and moisture to the skin.
I was fairly pleased with the results achieved by using the Ice Blue soap; as it did leave my skin feeling noticeably firmer, softer and more hydrated after the first use and after continued daily use my skin felt even softer every day. The only thing which disappointed me about the soap was the fact that it didn't have as much of a strong aroma compared to all of the other soaps in the Lush range.
If you like the sound of Ice Blue soap then you can purchase it online or in store from Lush. A 100g piece of the soap will cost you £2.90 and you should expect this soap to last you approximately 3-4 weeks if you are using it on a daily basis. The soap lasts really well and doesn't dry out and start to look really tired and old after a few uses, it retains its colour and its scent really well after each use.
More information about Lush and their range of products can be obtained from the website which is www.lush.co.uk
Alternatively you can obtain more information by the following methods ~
19 Willis Way,
Fleets Industrial Estate,
Telephone ~ (01202) 668545
E-mail ~ customer email@example.com
Thanks for reading
: o) Lisa
Ice Blue soap is made by Lush who produce hand made products using natural ingredients. This particular soap seems to mainly be aimed at the males and is normally included in most of the Lush male gift sets.
The price is £2.45 per 100g (as of April 2009) and this is quite a reasonable price for the product that you receive.
As all Lush soaps are produced in large blocks and then cut down to smaller sizes in store you may find that you will get just under or just over 100g and the price will be adjusted accordingly. Also, because of being cut from a block products may slightly vary in appearance and in texture due to being hand made.
All soaps from Lush are just wrapped in a single piece of paper with a sticky label (the paper can be recycled) advising you of the product, how much it cost, what it weighed and how to use it as well as showing you the ingredients included. This is great as it means no unnecessary packaging which is better for your bin & your environment!
The soap my other half got (which I've subsequently claimed for my use also!) is blue in colour (as per the picture above) and is almost transparent in appearance. It has a light dusting of what I believe to be sea salt and this has mostly disappeared after just one use.
The product lathers up incredibly fast and effectively and the smell is very minty (peppermint oil) and I understand that this has the ability to make you feel hot when you are cold and cold when you are hot so this makes for quite an interesting experience when in the bath! The bubbles are lovely and leave my skin feeling very smooth indeed. This soaps clean incredibly well and leaves a nice smell for a good hour or so behind me in the bathroom.
Sea salt is good for exfoliating your skin but I would definitely like this product to have more of it and be more of a scrub type bar rather than just a cleansing bar (but then you can't always get what you want!).
Because this has quite a minty smell it is definitely suitable for men & women and my other half has used this in the past from Lush and was looking for it as soon as we visited again back in February this year.
When you have finished with the soap try to store it somewhere relatively dry as like most Lush soaps it will just disappear if you drop it in the bath or leave in a patch of water for a little while.
Overall I have nothing bad to say about this soap, it cleaned my body and my face even though I have sensitive skin and did not cause a breakout of any kind.
I would highly recommend it for male or female use but I would say that because it's quite tingly you may want to avoid cleaning intimate areas with it (unless that's your kind of thing!).
I will rate the product 4/5 as it is a great product but is a little expensive for just cleansing your body (when compared to 100g of other soaps).
Lush Ice Blue Soap is a very good soap and one of the very few Lush products that my boyfriend is actually prepared to use, maby because it has a minty peppermint aroma to it rather than the floral or fruit scents that most other Lush products have and he does not equate the peppermint smell as being a feminine one.
As you can see from the picture the soap is a shocking blue colour and it retails for £2.45 for a 100g bar. The soap itself contains sea salt and a few fruit essences however it is the peppermint smell that dominates and it is quite a pleasant smell that stays on your hands after use, it is a fresh smell and is one that is nice to have on your hands or body. I must admit I use this soap mostly when washing before going to bed so it is mostly used on hands and face.
I find it to be quite a soothing soap especially if my face is a bit flushed and it lathers up just fine, you get a slight tingly effect on your skin a little like the Tea Tree shampoo from Original Sourse but nowhere near as severe, I find that it does not dry out my skin when I use this soap.
Visually teh soap is nice and it looks good on the sink in the bathroom and it does a good enough job.
Ice Blue is a Lush soap that I was given a sample of ages ago and forgot about until I read a review of it on here, and it jolted my memory! As I'd just used up the soap in my kitchen, I decided to use this for washing my hands.
This soap has been around quite a while I believe, but is not one I've really paid much attention to or been inclined to buy myself. I actually think it's more aimed at the boys than girls, as it is often included in the male gift sets Lush make. Saying that though, the fragrance is pretty unisex, so it would be fine for use by both men and women.
The soap contains sea salt, sweet wild orange oil, bergamot oil and peppermint oil. To me, the predominant fragrance is the peppermint, but now that I know it contains orange oil and bergamot, I do think I can detect a slight orangeyness to it - although it's not something I would have immediately been able to put my finger on. Either way, it's a pleasant scent, and despite being minty, it's not so strong as to be overpowering - it actually manages to be quite subtle.
The soap - not surprisingly given it's name- is blue in colour. It's a very vibrant and bright blue, and I think my piece must have been cut from the edge of the block as two of the sides had a sort of white mottled effect, which did actually give it a quite icy appearance.
The soap feels quite solid for a Lush soap, as often they can be quite soft, and gives a fairly good lather. It's not a thick creamy lather as you might get with some other brands, but it's good enough to make you feel clean.
As Lush themselves say about this soap on their website, the peppermint in this has the ability to make you feel hot when you're cold or cold when you're hot. Personally, every time I have used this, it has made my hands feel very warm and tingly after use. It's a strange sensation, and I do wonder what it would be like to use this in the bath as a body soap, but my piece isn't really big enough to try that now!
It doesn't dry out the skin or make it feel tight or irritated in any way either, which is a huge bonus for me, as some other soaps, can dry out my already dry skin.
I only have a small sample sized piece, but my Ice Blue soap seems to have lasted quite well for a Lush soap, and doesn't seem to wear down too much with each use.
A 100g chunk of Ice Blue will set you back £2.45, making it one of Lush's cheapest soaps, and it can be bought in store or online at www.lush.co.uk
Overall this was a nice soap, but I didn't find it to be anything special, so I don't think I would buy it again. The fragrance was nice enough, and it lasts a long time, but nothing made me think 'wow' if you know what I mean. I do think if you wanted to buy a Lush soap for a man, this is the one to go for -although most men I know totally fail to appreciate what is so Lush about Lush, so you could always steal it back for yourself!
Ice Blue is the most refreshing soap that I have found Lush to make. It is actually my other half's soap, but you know what it is like, what's his is mine, what's mine is mine and so forth.
Ice blue is exactly like a peppermint bar, and currently makes its home in my downstairs toilet. A fantastic light and refreshing burst of fragrance every time you use it, it also makes your hands tingle, which is pretty nifty when all you want to do is wash your hands. This soap also does not dry your skin out after use (as I have found with some Lush soaps). You also get a big bar of soap for your money. We purchased ours in Swansea and paid around £2.70 (ish) and the amount you get is well worth the money. It also lasts a very long time, which is strange because it lathers up so good you would think it would go down quicker, but it really doesn't. It is bright blue in colour too, so really fits the smell and name of the soap. A great soap on all accounts and will be purchasing another a soon as this one runs out.
All my friends and family that uses it at our home compliment it every time, so it is a big hit here.
Unfortunately this is my least favourite of lush soaps, I bought it for my partner as a change from his sexy peel soap, it smelt nice and minty in the shop but not very strong.
We expected it to be more minty when lathered up and thought it would be more tingly but unfortunately it was more of a synthetic chewing gum smell.
I think that the synthetic smell is probably due to the fact that this soap is made with peppermint oil rather than fresh mint, most of the other soaps are made with fresh ingrediants and the fact that this soap isn't really lets it down.
However saying that it does lather quite well and the smell doesn't lingure but keeps you smelling fresh througout the day. Lush says this makes you tingle but we didn't notice any tingling at all. This soap does leave you skin nice and soft and lushtastic!
Not one of the best in our opinion but one of the cheaper lush soaps at £2.50
In my opinion a very under-rated product. This beautiful blue (suprise, suprise) soap is a lovely refreshing treat for a hot summers day. Plain as it may be but it is a enjoyable product to use.
Use it in the shower for a cool and refreshing minty sensation as you are scrubbed clean by the cleansing sea salt captured within.
The peppermint scent beholds an amazing quality of making you feel cool when you're hot and hot when you're cold. So this soap is one that is able to be enjoyed in all seasons. This is really a soild version of Lush's now Retro freeze shower gel (yum).
If you ever come across a real iceburg you will see that it isn't white or even transparent but it is the colour of this little gem of a soap- Ice Blue.
So if you want a stimulating and tingly wash then this is the soap to go for.
If you ever find yourself in the vicinity of the North or South Poles, or happen across the glacial lake or a stray iceberg, you'll be amazed to discover that ice is really a bright turquoise blue / We're accustomed to seeing it in cubes, but if your ice has been compacted for a few thousand years its crystal structure changes and intense blue it becomes / That's the colour of our Ice Blue soap / Now imagine taking a sprig of mint and compacting it for a few thousand years until you get the most intense mintiness imaginable / That's how minty it is! It gives you a sea salt scrub and a tingle all over /