“ Brand: Lush / Noubar scrub soap / Type: Soap „
I've been trying to work my way through all of Lush's products, and this means trying out lots of different kinds of soap. Noubar is one of those that I have recently sampled, a Lush staple for several years.
Noubar costs £3.25 per 100g, which is normal for a Lush soap although definitely expensive compared to 'normal' brands. As the name might suggest, it is inspired by nougat and it gives off a luxurious impression. The soap contains vetivert oil and Turkish rose absolute, which create a lovely sophisticated smoky rose scent. It is suitable for vegans and is made with a base of rapeseed oil and coconut oil. Lush no longer make their soaps with a palm oil base, as the production of palm oil threatens rainforest habitats.
A lovely green colour, the soap is interesting to look at as it contains chopped peanuts, walnuts and almonds - just like real nougat then. These are meant to exfoliate, but the bits are slightly too big to be of any real use.
The soap is creamy when wet and is lovely to use. I've used it as both a hand and body soap and it didn't irritate my skin or dry it out. It left a lovely fresh, slightly floral scent on my skin, although it was faint. The soap was slightly exfoliating, but it didn't do anything like as good a job as my actual body scrub - not that I had expected it too.
The soap was used up rather more quickly than I would have liked, a combination of the creamy texture and the included nuts. However, I still think that this is a decent soap that is well worth a try.
Well I am new to all the lush products out there but I read quite a few reviews on here about this one ( oh and the fact my favourite colour is green lol) so it seemed to be quite popular so I thought I would give it a go.
I like the fact all these soaps are handmade from natural ingredients.
I like the fact these products are not tested on animals and are kind to the environment and given as the shop/site name is called lush well thats exactly what all there products should be right?
Lush describe this Noubar soap as "deliciously fragrant and throughly cleansing, we have added smoky vetivert oil and turkish rose to keep you sweet every time you wash, there is chopped peanuts, walnuts and almonds which add texture and exfoliate the skin, it is made from palm free soap with a base of rapeseed and coconut oils which gives a thick cleansing foam for hands and body".
I ordered mine online and paid £3.10 for 100g bar, it arrived within 2 days which was good and it came in a clear packet which can be re used. I loved the minimal packaging because afterall its not really the packaging that matters is it?
When I had a bath I unwrapped this and instantly I could smell it...ermmmmm I wasnt impressed at all, Its really hard to describe the smell but the first time I used it it reminded me of an earthy kind of smell, like I had just walked through a forest lol I certainly couldnt smell any kind of oil as in coconut oils. It is a lovely shade of green with quite big nuts in it. It is a hard soap but if you squeeze it could bend a bit but always goes back into shape. I used it on my body because at the price of it im certainly not going to waste it. first I used it with just on my hands and It didnt lather up very well, I then used it on a shower puff and it lathered up really well, although I found it to be very thin and as soon as it touched the water it dissolved and was gone. I put it down on the side of the bath for minute and it made an alwful mess where I suppose all the oils just keep coming out of it whilst wet. Luckily it didnt make my skin feel oily but It certainly didnt do anything for my skin either. I dont think the peanuts exfoliate at all either to be honest, they just made a nice mess in my bath lol
I have used this about 6 times now and I have come to the conclusion I dont like it, the smell is just so off putting, I dont feel clean so after I do use it in the bath I then use a normal body wash after. I definatly wouldnt say it gives a thick cleansing foam at all, like I said its thin and just dissapears as soon as you touch water. Also I found once I washed this off my skin it was like dry and tacky and it instantly felt like there was no moisture in my skin.
I have decided to just use this as a handsoap from now on but to be honest I cant wait until its finished. It doesnt leave any sort of residue after my bath but I wasnt suprised at that as it doesnt have time to do anything really.
I didnt even feel like I was clean either which really annoyed me because cheaper soaps (like imperial leather) are great for cleaning and you feel like you have had a wash to.
My personal opinion of this soap is that it is very cheap and for the price I expected something gorgeous and this just didnt live up to its name.
This has been left on my soap dish and the smell does surround the whole bathroom evertime you walk in. It does also leave a slight smell on your skin after the bath but not as strong as the fragrance is when you smell it.
I think sadly this soap will last for about 3 months with daily use.
I wouldnt reccomend this soap as it certainly isnt lush and it doesnt really have any skin purpose either. Much cheaper brands on the market to a much better job.
So as you are probably aware I will not be buying this again.
If you would like more info about this product or anyother lush product go to www.lush.co.uk
I can only also give it 1 star because the smell is alwful and it doesnt really do what its ment to.
Although this product is now discontinued the Noubar Soap is a product I wish was still on sale. The product is so called because it is inspired by the sweet treat bar nougat. I was initially attracted to the soap in Lush because it had a lovely bright green colour and it smelled really gorgeous. When I purchased this on my way home from the shop I kept having to smell the outer wrapper of the soap as I liked it so much!
The soap is a soft green bar with pieces of dark skinned whole and chopped nuts pressed into it's top and bottom ends. Soap pieces from Lush are usually cut from a larger block of soap so you can end up with lots of different looking pieces.
When I first got this soap I was fascinated by touching and smelling it. The soap has a curious squidgey feel to it that is a lot like a bar of chewy nougart. You can squash the soap and it will retract to it's former shape. The fragrance of the soap is also very appealling to me. It has multiple layers of scent to it. One of the most obvious aromas is that of the nuts embedded in the soap - they have a rich, earthy, roasted scent. The soap itself smells like sweet almonds, smoke and toffee sauce. It's one of the most delicious Lush soap fragrances I've ever experienced.
The soap melts quite quickly in hot or warm water and it creates a gloopy kind of lather - quite oily with big, droopy, shiny bubbles. The soap will lather if you rub it on your skin but works best with a sponge or shower lily. The soap oils and foam is green coloured and looks quite odd on skin - it turns you into a wicked witch of the West lookalike! This green colouration will also bleed from the soap into whatever else it touches and can be a bit messy in the bathroom. Another thing that causes mess is the nuts. The embedded pieces fall out as the soap is used and will lie in your bath. You have to remember to scoop all the pieces up after a bath as the brown pieces look rather suspicious otherwise!
These nut pieces are actually peanuts, walnuts, pistachios (which have the most noticable nutty aroma) and almonds although all the nut pieces look exactly the same to me. I am not really convinced about why they need to be in the soap except for it to look cute and quirky. The nuts are too soft and not embedded enough in the soap to be able to use them as an exfoliating buffer. They just scrape across the skin and fall out of the bar.
This soap contains several moisturising ingredients such as rapeseed oil, coconut oil and glycerine to help treat and soften the skin. These ingredients are helpful as I do find that my skin is always nice and supple after using this soap.
The fragrance of the soap is created by a complex blend of oils and plant extracts. Along with the nuts we have gardenia extract, vetivert oil, rose absolute, cedarwood oil and an added perfume to create the unique fragrance. This is probably a scent that you'll either love or hate. I personally adore the smell though - it's earthy qualities mixed with that sweet foody smell is addictive to me! The fragrance is left on your skin after use and lingers for a long time afterwards.
I am really enjoying using this soap although I've found myself having to clean my bathroom a bit more than I usually do. I think I would like to see this soap created without the huge chunks of nuts in it as I think they are a rather pointless addition. Otherwise this soap has jumped to the top of the list of my favourite Lush soaps!
The price of the soap when last on sale was £4.25 per 100g which I think is rather pricey - but it's great as a treat and as a gift.
Check out the website for more information on how Lush handmake these soaps and their ethics on making vegan friendly and ethically sourced products.
This review is also on Ciao!
I think this is one of the last Lush reviews I have left to write - for a good few weeks anyway so I thought Id try and get it done tonight as Ive just started using this soap a few days ago. Now it's no secret that Lush soaps are a kind of an addiction for me and I think I have probably tested out their entire range by now - although they keep bringing out more and more and I just cant resist! Anyway this is the latest soap that I tried from their extensive collection - 'Lush Noubar Soap' which was recommended to me in store by one of the staff as she told me and I quote ' this is one of our best selling soaps so you'd be mad not to try it out' and with a recommendation like that how could I possible refuse?
Price: 2.95 - 100g bar.
Stockists: Lush & lush.co.uk
Other Info: 100% vegan, the chopped nuts contained in this bar make it not only an excellent soap but also a brilliant exfoliator & this is one of Lush's favourite soaps according to their website simply because it has such a striking appearance.
As with all Lush soaps every one does look slightly different so dont worry if your's doesnt look the same as the picture as it more than likely wont as all little bars are cut of a massive block in the store so most will vary on size, shape and maybe even colour. Mine does look a lot like the image however I dont think mine has so many nuts contained in it. Mine is a bright, lime green colour and the little nuts are clearly visible through the soaps surface - I wouldnt say this is my favourite Lush soap design but its pretty striking all the same.
Smell wise again I wouldnt go as far to say that this is the nicest smelling soap Ive ever tried from Lush but it is still very nice in its own right. This does smell a bit nutty (as I expected) but the rose and coconut fragrances are much stronger and in my opinion I wouldnt have it any other way. The concentration of each scent is just right so you get just enough nut, coconut and rose to satisfy your nose but not overpower you and the scent lasts on your skin for a really long time. I reckon the scent of this one will appeal to most people and while it does look to be a more masculine soap offering the scent is very much one for the girls.
Now as a bog standard soap this works really well. It lathers up easily and quickly and produces LOADS of lather without using up loads of your bar. It has never dried out my skin or irritated it, its just left it feeling clean and fresh which is just what I want after stepping out the shower. As an exfoliator it doesnt really work as well as Id hoped - Lush soaps never do in my opinion. It is a little bit scrubby and good enough when you cant really be bothered using a proper body scrub but the effects arent as good and long term I doubt this would give any amazing results so unless you have near perfect skin already this wont be great as an exfoliator for you.
I do recommend this as a soap but if your looking for an exfoliator get a proper body scrub as I think you will be disappointed with this one. Overall though it smells great, looks great and does the job. Recommended from me.
Thanks For Reading.
x0 Salz 0x
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 such fun and funky products, but somehow soap still does not seem very exciting. I got received a chunk of this soap as part of my birthday gift box and I loved the look and colour of it. Noubar soap blocks are available from Lush stores on the high street, or online at www.lush.co.uk and costs £2.95 per 100g.
Lush say: " A soap to go nuts over.
Inspired by Italian nougat, Noubar looks good enough to eat. To create the peculiar texture of this green curiosity, Mo experimented with pistachios and other nuts to get it just right. Stirring in soap flakes, pistachios, peanuts and walnuts gives Noubar one of the most striking appearances in our range of handmade soaps."
The Noubar soap is a nice bright shade of green, I really like it as green is my favourite colour and it stands out against my plain cream soap dish. The soap has large chunks of peanuts, almonds, walnuts and pistachio nut running through it, and also completely coating the top edge of the layer. The pistachio and green theme fit nicely together.
To begin with I was a bit unsure of the scent. It is very different and takes a bit of getting used to. Because it is so unique I think it is one of those scents that you will either love or hate. I had expected a sweet smell like nougat from the name and look of the soap, but it actually has quite a natural nutty scent that is very strong. The fragrance stays on the skin and lingers for a short while after washing with it, which I find quite pleasant but my other half is not so keen on!
The soap itself feels very quite soft and creamy, and I had expected that it would go a bit soggy or wear down quickly. The chunks of nut feel quite hard against the skin but have held the block together and helped it to retain its shape. The only problem is that as the body of the soap wears away, the pieces of nut come loose and will wash away into your sink. Smaller pieces get sucked down the drain with the water, but larger chunks can end up blocking the plughole and you will need to pick them out to avoid problems with clogging.
Because of the creamy texture and the high content of oils this creates a good foamy lather and my hands always feel soft and moisturised after using this soap, which is of great benefit now as the skin on my hands always dries out in colder weather. I have no need to apply hand lotion straight after washing like I do with harsher soaps, and Noubar cleans just as well to remove any dirty marks or for general cleansing.
The small 100g block that I have lasted for just over 2 months so this was even longer than I had thought, and the creamy consistency did not make it wear down more quickly than a normal bar of soap. 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!
The scent of this soap has really grown on me and I like it a lot as it is very different and noticeable. Washing my hands with this soap always leaves me feeling clean and my skin seems in better condition afterwards as they are cleansed and moisturized in one step. I would buy this product again for myself but it's not one I can share with the Mr as he still hasn't got used to the scent of it and won't use it himself! A lovely soap in my opinion.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerine, Rapeseed Oil; Coconut Oil, Chopped Peanuts, Chopped Almonds, Chopped Walnuts, Sodium Hydroxide, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Pistachio Nuts, Gardenia Extract, Vetivert Oil, Rose Absolute, Cedarwood Oil, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, Geraniol, *Citronellol, 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 am a huge Lush addict, however when the soap Noubar was introduced it was not on my to buy list because I had sniffed a piece in the shop and was not very taken by the scent.
On a reccent shopping trip to Lush the sales assistant offered me a free full size bar to sample, now Im not one to refuse a freebie so thought ok I'll give it a go.
If you buy this it costs £2.80 for a 100g piece.
The bar is a light green colour and has big pieces of broken nuts within it, this is therfore an exfoliating soap.
The first time I used it I was not impressed with its exfoliating properties, for me it is just too harsh to use on my body, however I was pleased with the way it lathered nicely and actually once I used it the scent was not too bad.
I now use the soap as a hand soap and for theat purpose I am quite pleased with it because the scent is long lasting, it leaves my hands feeling soft and it cleans very well.
The soap is made up from rapeseed oil, coconut oil, peanuts, alomonds, pistachios and walnuts. The full list of what this bar contains as taken from the Lush website are -
Water (Aqua), Glycerine, Rapeseed Oil; Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera), Chopped Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea), Chopped Almonds (Prunus dulcis), Chopped Walnuts (Juglans regia), Sodium Hydroxide, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Pistachio Nuts (Pistacia vera), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Cedarwood Oil (Cupressus funebris), Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, Geraniol, *Citronellol, Colour 42045
This bar has a very unusual scent, it is definitely nutty ( as you would expect considering the copious amount of nut products it contains! ) but it also has a kind of musky and smokey scent to it. As I said, I previously was unimpressed by the scent but now I am growing used to it and actually find it quite pleasent.
This soap last ages, I have had it around 3 weeks now and have used it several times each day for handwashing, yet the bar hardly looks like it has been touched.
I do think one thing that might be a problem as I get further into the bar though is that as the soap part is used the nuts will start to poke through which may be uncomfortable and you are likely to end up with lots of bits of nut in your sink!
I doubt I will go out any buy this as there are many Lush soaps I prefer but it was definitely a good little freebie!
I give this soap 3 out of 5 stars because the smell actually has quite grown on me, it is very moisturising and it lasts ages, however I do not feel it is very good for use on the body as it is too rough.
Ugh..i HATE this soap!!!
I read about this in the LUSH TIMES and i thought i would go to my local store to try it and see what all the fuss was about; apparently this is a highly rated soap. Although, i can't see why. It smells DISCUSTING!!!
So i see it in the shop and its a bright leaf green colour, covered in these speckled dark green patterns and bits of broken nuts and seeds. I thought this was strange as they are not small bits, they are quite large so if you tried using it, you would be scraping peanuts and walnuts all over your body. Not the type of exfoliation im looking for, thanks.
Okay, so as i mentioned, yes, it does have peanuts, walnuts, almonds and other weird and wonderful nuts and seed-y bits stuck all over it. This is probably the reason why it smells so strange. It is really unpleasant.
Nevertheless, i decided yo try it and requested a small sample.
When i used it, it didn't lather as well as most of the other soaps, and i put this down to being covered in so many seeds. However, once you get past the first layer, it lathers quite nicely.
It kind of makes your skin feel waterproof and doesn't leave it greasy at all. It is also quite nourishing/moisturising - I think this soap would be good for problem skin because of those properties.
This is a very new soap from lush and the first palm oil free one, created by "mo" one of their principle product designers.Lush are now using palm free alternatives to save the amount of palm tree's being cut down to make soaps.
The "noubar" is named after a sweet called nougat as it resembles it appearnce and soft texture.. full of crushed pistachio's for exfoliation and smoky vetiver and exquisite rose absolute extract this soap is a real treat to use. The smell isn't as obvious and strong as some other lush soaps such rockstar and chox away it does however reveal its scent when lathered up. I found the noubar to be extra creamy compared to the other soaps and feels creamy and oily to touch even before lathering up ad massaging onto hands and bodies.
Although the crushed psitachio's are meant to give scrubbing propertires but I wouldn't rely on it as a body scrub but just as a moisturising soap. As you lather up it reveals a really tasty nutty, pistachio scent with undertones of vetiver and the goodness of rose oils, and rose absolute nourish your skin.
One of my favourite soaps so far, not one that will shout at you but one worth investing in. It costs 2.90 for 100 making it a bit pricey but you can ask the staff in store to cut out larger chunks to make it more economical - cut into smaller blocks and use one by one it will forever (almost) :P
As it is very oft it can melt if left in a puddle of water so should always left to dry in a seperate case to dry off.
oh i just read on th website it has coffee in it - the caffeine tones your skin and i guess the smoky dark chocolate smell of the soap must cme from the coffee. still love it.