“ Brand: Lush / Type: Soap / Subcategory: Peel / What it does: Peels, „
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I love Lush soaps and I'm trying to work my way through the entire range. One soap I tried and really liked this summer was the Sexy Peel soap, the citrus, lightly exfoliating soap. The Sexy Peel Soap has a fun name: it's both a pun and an actual reflection of the product, which contains genuine orange, lemon and lime peel. It was invented because the inventors at Lush didn't want to waste all the peel left over after juicing all the fruit needed to make the products. The peel brings a bit of texture to the soap and acts as a gentle exfoliant. The soap is suitable for vegans and also contains a variety of citrus oils and juices: lemon, orange, lime and grapefruit. It is a cheerful yellow colour and has a lovely citrus fragrance. I wasn't a fan of citrus before discovering Lush, but now I'm a total convert! The product also contains cornstarch to soften skin. The soap base is made of rapeseed oil and coconut oil, which are better for the environment than the palm oil used in most soap brands. Used as a body soap, Sexy Peel cleanses well and thoroughly without drying out skin (though I still need to apply moisturiser afterwards). The exfoliating properties of the soap are a bit pointless here as I always lather up with a shower puff anyway. To be honest though, I need much stronger exfoliation than this soap could offer! As a hand soap, the slight exfoliation is pretty good as it helps my hands to feel thoroughly cleansed. The soap lathers up well and leaves a pleasant citrus scent on my hands for a short while after use. The soap is very soft and slightly squidgy, especially after repeated use, which makes it good for the skin but unfortunately also means that it wears out quickly. This is a shame as I really like it. Overall, this is a lovely citrus soap that I really like, but I have to remove a star for the high price (£3.35 for 100g) and the speed at which it is used up.
I love shopping in Lush and although soap might seem a bit boring, Lush always try their best to make it more interesting! I only use soap for hand washing as I use other products for my face and body, and this means that as I don't have to buy it very often I can afford to treat myself to some nice stuff. This Sexy Peel soap costs £3.25 for a 100g block, and can be purchased from Lush high street stores, via mail order catalogue, or online at www.lush.co.uk. Product description: "You can never have too much Sexy Peel. This is a marmalade citrus hit to get you up in the morning. If you struggle to get your five-a-day, then it's because they're in here instead. Organic orange peel, lemon peel, fresh lemon and orange juice, lime peel, lime essential oil, grapefruit oil, lime juice and lemon oil. All that squeezing leaves us exhausted, so that you can use this when you're exhausted. Ideal for mornings, or when you want to keep going all night." The Sexy Peel soap has a mixed yellow and orange colour and is covered with bits of dried fruit peel. This layers over the top of the soap bar, and is also combined into the soap through the top half of the bar. Mine had been cut into a nice neat 100g block with flat, rectangular shape that makes it easy to hold and use even when wet. This soap contains all sorts of delicious sounding fruit ingredients and essential oils. I was expecting this to give off a fresh and zesty scent, but in actual fact I couldn't smell any of the nice fragrances that are included in the ingredients list. There is a slight waxy smell given off but I had to hold the soap literally right up to my face before I even could smell that. I felt that this was very disappointing considering that Lush are so well known for their larger than life fragrances. The soap itself feels quite solid has retained its firm texture right down to the last little scrap of soap I had leftover when the bar was reaching its end. I find that it lathers up really well and I get a lot of bubbles which helps to get my hands fully clean. The main problem that I have with this soap is that the pieces of dired fruit peel are very hard. They feel quite rough against the skin and it produces a scraping sensation when rubbing the soap bar between my hands to create a foam. This can sometimes feel uncomfortable and even a little painful. My hands always feel thoroughly cleansed when I have used my Sexy Peel soap and it spreads well to get rid of any dirt or greasy marks. I have been doing a lot of DIY and re-decorating lately, so have needed to scrub all sorts of pastes and paints off my hands, and this has worked very effectively even for stubborn smears of gloss paint. I sometimes find that soaps that are good at cleansing seem to strip my hands and leave the skin feeling in desperate need of lotion, but this one is a good all-rounder and cleans without being drying on the skin. I have used this only for washing my hands and by using it in this way the 100g bar has lasted me for a full 2 months, which is pretty good and makes the initial cost seem more reasonable. This is a good soap that is cleansing and does the job it needs to do. However, the hard scratchy feeling of the peel and the lack of scent have swayed my opinion and I would not purchase this soap again. Ingredients: Water, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Propylene Glycol, Cornstarch, Organic Lemon Peel, Organic Orange Peel, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice, Fresh Organic Orange Juice, Organic Lime Peel, Lime Oil, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil, Fresh Organic Lime Juice, Lemon Oil, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool *occurs naturally in essential oils This is a vegan product and Lush are against animal testing - please keep your beauty cruelty free!
=== The product === Sexy Peel Soap is sold by Lush. This is a solid soap that is designed for use in the bathroom whether you are washing, showering or bathing. This soap contains a huge amount of ingredients including rapeseed oil, coconut oil, lime oil, grapefruit oil, lemon peel, lime peel, orange peel and numerous other wonderful ingredients that make for a deliciously zesty soap that is ideal for use in the mornings to get you up and ready for the day ahead. As you will see from the ingredients there are small pieces of lemon, lime and orange peel contained within this soap to give a truly unique texture when rubbed against your skin. === The packaging === As this is a Lush product this can be purchased as it stands or provided in a yellow & black paper bag. Lush is all about using minimal packaging and using recyclable stuff wherever possible. === Where can I buy this & for how much? === This can be purchased from Lush stores for £3.25 per 100g. You can also purchase this from the Lush.co.uk website and by telephone mail order, details of which are available on the Lush website. Each bar is slightly different in weight as these are cut from a huge block and you can purchase as much or as little as you like as most stores will cut a piece to your requirements. === Overall opinion === I first purchased this soap just a few weeks ago after reading several favourable reviews about it both here and on another website. I purchased around a 100g block and I actually selected this in an order on the Lush website and therefore it came with no packaging just loose in the box with my order in. This soap is smooth to the touch, with the exception of the citrus peel which obviously feels quite coarse and hard. This soap is a light citrus colour so it instantly makes me think of lemons and oranges. It looks a little more unique than a standard bar of soap and like all Lush products every single piece is unique. This soap has a delicious scent to it, it's fresh, fruity and full of wonderful citrus scents. The scent of this is very strong but this just makes me love it even more. There is a real natural feel to this soap like some fruits have just been whizzed together and it is beautiful. The scent does not linger much on the skin but I rarely find myself still smelling like a soap after I have finished using it in the bath or shower. This soap does not lather up as well as a shower gel would, however, it is possible with a rigorous rub to get a generous lather that feels luxurious. My skin is left feeling soft, smooth and clean after using this and the smell is incredibly uplifting, particularly when used in the shower. I find that this keeps my skin looking in tip top condition and when I cut mine up in to pieces I got around 10 generous slithers of soap that lasted me for ten showers or baths which I felt was very good value for money. I have not suffered from dry skin on my body while using this and my skin is left looking and feeling wonderful. My husband has snuck a few uses of this when having a shower and he was saying how lovely the lemon was so that was clearly the predominant scent that stood out for him. I am very pleased with the price of this, the peel is a wonderful addition that gives a little coarseness to the soap which works well on my sometimes dry skin. I have still been using a moisturiser after using this soap but I am happy with the length of time that this lasted and the amount of bubbles that were produced, particularly as Lush soaps are quite well known for not containing artificial ingredients and therefore not lathering as much as other products. I tend to use mine with a bath lily to ensure the maximum amount of bubbles and to help me wash my whole body with ease.
=== What Is Sexy Peel? === Sexy Peel is a solid soap manufactured and sold by Lush. The soap is hand made and contains only natural ingredients which are vegan friendly and have not been tested on animals. There is absolutely no animal products of any kind in the soap's ingredients, so it is a guilt free treat. This soap contains lots of yummy sounding ingredients, including fresh lemon juice, grapefruit, lime juice, rapeseed oil, coconut oil and lime oil. Apparently the orange juice that the soap contains is a good remedy for acne and also helps keep the skin clear due to the acidity of the juice. The cornstarch that is in the soap helps in softening and smoothing the skin, leaving the skin feeling noticeably better. The soap does also include bits of lemon, lime and orange peel which is quite unusual and at first I wasn't sure if I would like it, however the peel actually acts as a very gentle exfoliator! === Price, Value For Money and Availability === This soap is quite fairly priced in my opinion and it isn't extortionately priced like alot of other Lush products. It is £3.25 for a 100 gram bar which may sound alot, but the bar is generous in size (around the same size of the palm of my hand) and it can be halved or quartered so it lasts a little longer - I usually get 4 or 5 baths out of a 100 gram bar, but I am always very careful with the amount I use. Obviously if you buy this and stick the whole bar straight in the bath it won't be quite as good value! The soap is available in store and via the Lush website. I always buy mine in my local Lush as I prefer to buy mine as fresh as possible, but this is a personal preference of mine. The soap can be quite confusing to find when in Lush, as it is usually stacked up next to similar looking soaps so I would reccomend asking an assistant which is which just to make sure, or just having a sniff and seeing if it smells like orange juice! === Packaging === As I buy this soap in store, the only packaging that I get with it is the usual yellow Lush paper bag, which is minimal and recycable. The bag keeps it nice and fresh and the bag smells so amazing that I usually keep it lieing around my room for a few hours, lol. If ordering online you will likely recieve the soap wrapped in white paper with black writing on it (the Lush logo and product name). This keeps the product padded during transit to ensure it reaches you in one piece, although saying that, the soap isn't as crumbly as I had expected. === Physical Appearence, Texture and Smell === The soap, weirdly enough, reminds me of a block of cheese! I'm not sure if anyone reading this will know what I am on about, but it looks excactly like the Marks and Spencers apricot cheese, lol. It is quite smooth and waxy feeling and It has lemon and orange peel in it which creates various lumpy bits which are suprisingly hard to the touch. Apart from the bits of peel it is nice and smooth. It is quite sticky to the touch however doesn't leave any sticky residue on my hands. It is a nice light shade of orange/dark yellow which is probably why it reminds me of cheese, but the colour also reflects the ingredients and smell (orange, lemon etc). It is not the most exciting Lush soap, but it is still unusual looking and the first time I used it, it was a bit of a novelty and quite fun. Smell wise, i'm sure you'll of already guessed what the soap smells like! It is so fruity and fresh smelling, and honestly smells just like fresh orange and lemon juice with a discreet undertone of grapefruit - very citrusy and zesty. It was quite overpowering at first, not too strong but the kind of smell that slaps you in the face with the first whiff. I soon got used to it though and love it. This smells completely natural - no unpleasant chemical undertones and it doesn't have that horrible 'cleaning product' type of smell that alot of citrusy soaps have. It is a very pretty smell. It's nice and lightweight, summery and feminine although because the smell doesn't linger on my skin for very long, it is also suitable for men to use. I'm not saying men shouldn't use this because of the smell, i'm just saying that some men can be a bit funny about smelling fruity/sweet, so I can assure you guys, it isn't noticeable once you're dried off and dressed. === How To Use and My Experience === I am pretty certain you all know how to use a bar of soap, and I don't want to sound patronising, so I won't be going into a huge amount of detail on how to use this particular soap as it's common sense. I personally rub mine straight onto my skin, or sometimes onto a flannel. When i'm feeling low and need a pick-me-up, I usually drop a generous sized chunk into the bath and just lay there, enjoying the refreshing and relaxing scent. This soap lathers up on my skin suprisingly well, but no where near as much as a normal soap would. I think that this is because the peel of the lime and orange etc gets in the way. The soap isn't very creamy, and takes time to melt down, which can be seen as a positive if using it as a bath melt, but a negative if you're having a morning wash and are in a rush. The soap is ideal to be used as an exfoliator for more sensetive skin as it is so gentle (not scratchy or harsh), but does the job well. As it is so gentle I have used this soap on my face, and it actually make my skintone look more even as it reduced the redness of some sore spots that I had at the time. The soap unfortunetly is not very moisturizing and it does't make the water go milky, however it definetly doesn't make my skin feel dried out either - it's just right. === The Results === After using this soap I always feel refreshed and uplifted. It leaves my skin feeling noticeably softer, and silky smoothe to the touch. It makes me feel really clean and as I use this mainly in the mornings it really gets me ready for the day as it is so uplifting and makes me feel so much better about my skin. It definetly helps get rid of dry skin and also soothes sore or red skin. This soap does not irritate my skin at all, and i've never had any issues with itching after using it. My boyfriend has also used this soap and he has really sensetive and dry skin, and this definetly made his skin feel smoother and softer after just a few uses. As I said the smell does not linger on the skin however does stay in the bathroom for a while after use which I think is nice. === Overall === An uplifting, good value, nice smelling soap from Lush which is effecient in smoothing, exfoliating, cleansing and softening the skin. I would highly reccomend it!
I love Lush soaps but since I don't usually use solid soap I can't justify buying them unless I've tried it before and know I love it. Last time I was in the store I asked about one I had tried elsewhere and wanted. Unfortunately it turned out to be snowglobe so I guess I'll just have to wait and see if that's re-released next year! However, when the assistant realised I liked their soaps she gave me a piece of this - their sexy peel soap. What is it? ~~~~~~ This soap doesn't look as impressive as some of their others. It's almost a dirty yellow colour with a collection of peel around the outside. This looks to me like lemon peel but Lush say that this is made with lemon, grapefruit and lime so there may be more in there. The Use ~~~~~ Before I've wet the soap it reminds me of lemon sherbet, almost exactly like the sherbet you get with the Dib Dab's. As soon as you wet it however the smell of the limes comes through a bit more and the smell is less sweet. It smells more of just a general citrussy smell. Working the soap between my hands it easily works up into a lather. This feels very soft and moisturising almost as if I was actually working a cream between my hands. Although you can feel the peel against your skin its very fine and wouldn't add any benefit such as exfoliation but it's a nice added touch nonetheless. The smell isn't really very strong and although noticeable whilst using the soap it definitely isn't enough to fill or linger in the room. Results ~~~~ This soap cleans well, it removed dried on mud without any problems and left my skin feeling fresh and clean. The scent, unfortunately, didn't linger on my skin for longer then just a few minutes and this was a disappointment for me as I love the way Lush products smell and I like my skin smelling nice. I often have a problem with soaps as I find that they dry out my skin however this hasn't been a problem with this. It didn't moisturise my skin but it definitely didn't dry it out either. Overall I was happy with this product and am going to give it 4 out of 5 but it isn't one I will be buying unfortunately due to the lack of scent. Other Information ~~~~~~~~~~~ This is a product that is suitable for vegans and being a Lush product none of the ingredients have been tested on animals. Although there is peel in there this is very fine and even when it does fall off the bar it doesn't make too much of a mess. It doesn't clog up the drains but if you wanted to clear it up instead of letting it go down the drain this is also very easy. Price And Availability ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is only available from Lush but can be bought online or in store. It costs £3.15 for a 100g bar. I'm hesitant to recommend it though due to the lack of scent, as a soap it works well. It doesn't dry out the skin and does clean well but the smell (or lack of!) is a problem for me.
After receiving a box of Lush soaps for Christmas, I have decided to do a review on each of the soaps I received. Now before I start, I have to say that before a couple of months ago I had never stepped foot in a Lush shop. I know it is hard to believe! But, one day curiosity got the best of me and I entered the Lush shop in Belfast, The shop I now call heaven. So After losing my Lush virginity, I started to try all of the products they have in store. But I have to say that altogether I do prefer the soaps. I think this is because I find them easier to use and also I take more showers than I do bath. (Well that was a piece of useless information for you!) After hinting to my friends and family for months about the Lush soap and how brilliant they are, I guess my parents listened and bought my a Lush soap gift set. Well on with the review... One of the five soaps that I received was Sexy Peel soap. Now I actually haven't heard of this soap before receiving it. And after trying many of the Lush soaps, I have to say that it is a lovely soap, but isn't my favourite. On the little card that came with the set it says about Sexy Peel soap... "Reviving lemon, lime and grapefruit marmalade hand and body soap. Wash all over to give your body sexy peel." I really love the names of the Lush soaps as they are so cute and funny. The little description of this soap really does capture everything about this soap. You really can smell the lemon and lime in the soap. And because of this the scent that this soap gives is very fresh and revitalizing. I normally would purchase something like this, because I do prefer scent that are a lot sweeter, but I really do enjoy using this soap! This soap for me is a really lovely clean smell to it and it certainly has a smell fresh enough to wake you up! As I said it isn't my favourite but has to be on my top ten favourite lush soaps (that I have tried!) So I would certainly recommend this soap to others as I think that it has a scent that you cant really fault because it is so fresh and clean. As I didn't buy this myself I don't personally know the exact price, but online it says that it is £3.15 for 100g. This price might be different in store though. But if you want to sniff out more about this soap then here is the link to the Lush website. http://www.lush.co.uk/products/bath/soap/sexy_peel_307.html
+you walk into my bathroom and wounder what that smell is ? yeah it sexy peal.+ Everytime I go to my lush store , I go for the same soaps , you know honey I washed the kids , rockstar but I thought it's time to try something new and since it's summer i have been really into citrus smelling products and one whiff off this and there i was at the checkout! What is it? This is a chuck of soap that is a yellow and it's not very smooth but it smells amzing!! How good does it smell? This is a Very sweet citrus smelling soap , I recommend to anyone who loves the smell of lemons and something very refreshing. and it makes the bathroom smell so good . Directions for use? Same as any other soap, run it under the hot tap to lather it up and rub over your skin to clean your grubby mits!! Bad points ? Some may not like the smell of this one as it is very citrus like. Price ? Depending on the size that you use it can range in price mine was £3.35 and that was after i made the guy cut it but you can ask for a smaller piece Overall another great product from lush this soap is so smooth like glass and it lasts for ages , doesn't disolve away like some (ie rockstar) Summary: great
With my latest batch of Lush goodies I think I now must have tried pretty much every soap Lush has to offer the good, the bad and the downright ugly! Ill be attempting to review all the one's Ive used over the next few days but today I seem to be on a roll with the Lush products so I thought Id write about the most recent soap I tried "Lush Sexy Peel" which I purchased a few weeks back after a friend couldnt sing it's praises enough - and she doesnt usually steer my wrong on things like this. Now Im not a huge fan of citrus scented products as I find they are usually way too strong and really offend my nose so I doubt I would have even noticed this had it not been recommended to me but now Ive tried it this soap is going to become a staple in my bathroom for some time to come! Useful Information: Price: 3.00 - 100g bar. (Cheaper than most Lush soaps!) Stockists: Lush & lush.co.uk This soap not only promises to leave your skin squeeky clean and invigorate the scences on those early mornings but also claims to exfoliate your skin due to the small bits of orange, lemon and lime peel that Lush have bunged in there for good measure - it's like a 2in1 - but hey if it saves me some time first thing I am not complaining! The block I have does look a little bit like the one in the picture but mine is slightly more orange and appears to be more transparent. You can easily see the little bits of peel inside the soap and a few on the outer part as well it actually looks like solid, bitty orange juice! As I say in all my Lush reviews though everyone's bar will look slightly different as they are all cut off a massive bar in the store so dont worry if yours isnt the same shape or colour - hopefully the results will still be the same. Now as someone who isnt all that keen on citrus scents in theory I should hate the smell of this...however in reality I love it! Theres no denying this does have a strong citrus smell what with it being made from oranges, lemons and limes I would expect nothing less but it more sharp, tangy and zesty than overpowering and strong and perfect for waking up your brain on those very early mornings - much better than a strong cup of coffee! As a soap this works really well. It lathers up brilliantly with minimal effort and cleans your skin top to toe without using very much of it at all. My skin always feels super clean and soft after using this with no drying out and the scent lingers for hours which is always a good thing. However Im not going to pretend this is a magical exfoliator because it isnt - I do think it gives your skin a little bit of a massage and perks it up a bit but there is no way Id swap my exfoliating beads for this as it simply isnt as effective or scrubby enough for my liking. Having said that though I still use this all the time and will hopefully continue for some time to come because it is brilliant. Dont go throwing away your trusted exfoliating srcub just yet though it isnt THAT good! Thanks For Reading x0 Salz 0x
I am a huge fan of Lush and have been using their products for years. A few years back they had a horrible habit of discontinuing items which were great. They did however bring them back eventually just in another form. In order to reduce the use of bottles they discontinued quite a few of their shower gels but they did then put the shower gels into a soap bar. One shower gel which was originally discontinued was Back For Breakfast Shower Gel which fortunately can now be bought as a retro item (one of my all time favourites - see my review!). It came back in the shape of a bar of soap and is as fresh and lip puckeringly good as the shower gel! This zesty soap was called Sexy Peel and is packed full of lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit which gives it the most gorgeous fragrance, a definite must for a good wake up call in the morning. However, those who didn't quite get along with the bitterness of Back For Breakfast will find with Sexy Peel that it is actually sweeter as the sharp citrus ingredients were balanced a bit more evenly. Sexy Peel is the certainly the soap of choice if you want a great detox first thing in the morning as it will not only cleanse and tone your skin but the citrus scent will jolyt your body back to life! Sexy Peel is a lovely rich yellow colour and you can clearly see the added bits of various peels throughout the soap. It can either be sliced right off the soap block or can be bought pre-packed. Try and get a piece straight off the block and try to find out how fresh it is as the fresher the piece the softer the soap actually is. One downside to this soap is that once you've used it several times the peel does become slightly dry which to seem can be seen as an irritation to others it's a great exfoliator. For me this is great as I have dry skin but to anyone with sensitive skin the scratchy peel may be a little too much. But what makes this soap so god damn wonderful?! Sexy Peel's base is made up of rapeseed oil and coconut oil which is a far more sustainable product than the more well known palm oil. Lush also retain glycerine which gives Sexy Peel (as well as all other Lush soaps) great moisturising properties. Cornstarch is then added to thicken up the soap base but it also has great absorbent properties and adds texture. Well that makes up Sexy Peel's firm but soft base. But what makes up that lip puckering fragrance? Lush use a wide range of fresh ingredients in Sexy Peel and all are citrus based. Fresh lemon juice is used to tone and purify the skin. Grapefruit oil is one of my favourites as it is a great mood lifter, it's great for helping deal with stress and it is also mainly used for skin conditions as its astringent and antibacterial (ideal for spot prone skin) as it can refresh any skin type. Lush use fresh orange juice in Sexy Peel which come from Italian oranges and is used more for its sweet aroma than anything else but like most citrus juices it refreshes the skin. Lime oil has a sharp scent which is generally used as a mood enhancer but it also stimulates the skin so ideal for people with skin complaints such as cellulite sufferers. Lush also uses fresh lime juice which gives the soap yet even more antibacterial properties! And lastly for the scent, lemon oil is added to be precise Sicilian lemon oil! It's a wonderfully zesty, refreshing fragrance which is incredibly uplifting, so ideal for first thing in the morning! As I said above Sexy Peel can be quite exfoliating due to the use of lemon peel and according to Lush they added lemon peel to Sexy Peel to replicate a breakfast marmalade. It is also used for an " interesting texture, visual impact and gentle exfoliation. Orange peel and lime peel are also added to again give a more interesting texture and to provide gentle exfoliation. My only problem with this is that when the soap hardens after use the peel obviously becomes quite hard too which means when you next come to use it, it can be quite scratchy on the skin and the thought of a gentle exfoliation goes out the window. Sexy Peel is a great morning soap as it really does refresh you and awaken your senses which is what I especially need first thing in the morning! It has quite a sharp initial scent which is quickly sweetened when all the citrus oils start to settle down with each other. Sexy Peel lathers up quite easily and within seconds you have a great white foam appearing on your sponge. Sexy Peel is quite a soft soap and does seem to disappear quite quickly if you use it every single day. However, it provides a great fragrance and certainly does give your mood a boost at any time of the day. Another great thing about Sexy Peel is that it won't cost you a fortune unlike some Lush items and I have at least one bar in my collection as it really does tone and refresh the skin. However, what I have found that due to it being packed full of citrus ingredients it can dry the skin somewhat so you may have to use a body lotion after your shower or bath but this is hardly a major issue! What Lush say:- "The wake-you-up-for-breakfast citrus one. What wakes you up in the morning? The birds singing? A set of four alarm clocks? Or a hungry cat yowling by your bed? Whatever your method, we recommend a Sexy Peel soap to bring you back for breakfast. Use our fresh lemon, grapefruit and lime juice soap to wash away sleepiness and breathe in revitalizing fruitiness" Price: £3.00 - 100g Ingredients:- Water (Aqua), Rapeseed Oil; Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera), Propylene Glycol, Cornstarch (Zea mays), Organic Lemon Peel (Citrus limonum), Organic Orange Peel (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Sodium Stearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), Fresh Organic Orange Juice (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Organic Lime Peel (Citrus aurantifolia), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Perfume, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Fresh Organic Lime Juice (Citrus aurantifolia), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool
Every so often i get sick of conventional soaps, i mean what exactly is in them? There very drying and my sexual health nurse told me not to even use soap on my lady bits!! She offered me a sort of petroleum wash but i dont think it washes properly, so i am always on the lookout for more natural substitutes because i am not a beliver in '' the vagina cleans it's self '' if that was true i wouldent smell so many lets say fishy smells on other people. Anyway i was in lush having a good look and saw this lovely yellow suprize, being a citrus lover i though i have to try this. Now you have to be careful with lush soaps if you buy them in store, the price for 100g is £3 currently ( changes all the time ) but lush hardly ever cuts blocks that are 100g, i picked up a block once and thought wow thats massive for £3 but low and behold it was £6.97 lol! So if you want to purchase it for £3 or less get them to cut it to the right size for you and don't be fooled in thinking that the larger ones are cheap aswell. I took this home in my stylish lush paper bag and went and ran a bath. I took it out the bag naked, you can get it wrapped in a sort of thick paper with the lush logo all over it, but i thought id save a tree and keep it naked. I got in my bath, put it in the water to dampen it and started washing. Now this particular soap has little pieces of orange and lemon and lime peel running through it to give you a scrub, so its exfoliating as well as cleansing. When it gets to the groin area proceed with caution on very delicate bits or find a side of the soap with less peel in it. The peel can scratch the delicate area if your not careful. Howevere i still find it good to use down there, becuase the citrus is antibacterial so it gets rid of smells and other nasties, to leave you fresh and fruity. It also gives your whole body a mild exfoliation which leaves you feeling great. The smell is very uplifting so this is a soap for mornings rather than evenings, as its means to wake you up, not put you too sleep. Ingredients : Water (Aqua), Rapeseed Oil; Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera), Propylene Glycol, Cornstarch (Zea mays), Organic Lemon Peel (Citrus limonum), Organic Orange Peel (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Sodium Stearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), Fresh Organic Orange Juice (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Organic Lime Peel (Citrus aurantifolia), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Perfume, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Fresh Organic Lime Juice (Citrus aurantifolia), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool Now as you can see there are quite alot but the majority are indeed natural and there are some lovely things in there like lime oil and orange juice! Now as this is a citrus scent it is suitable for males and females, so your partner can't moan and say im not using that! Its a smell for everyone and it just really makes you feel good. It also dosen't smell artifical , its a very natural real scent. The only real problem with the soap is if you leave it on the side of the bath, it sort of gets gungy on the bottom where the water hits it and then sticks to the bath, this happens with a lot of lush loaps, so just wipe if off. The best idea is too put it on a soap tray or somewhere out of reach of water. It also does not last that long, but again i find that with many of there soaps. Pros : Gorgeous smell Uplifting Exfoliating ad cleansing, rolled into one Wakes you up Suitable for males and females Cons - Expensive Have to make sure you check the price, as you can get tricked Goes pretty quickly So all in all i definetly recommend. I use it when i feel down ( i have depression ) and it makes me feel a teeny bit better which is great! Have fun x
I have become slightly addicted to shopping in the body cosmetics store LUSH recently. It's the perfect place to find products that can sum up the perfect feminine pampering experience. Shopping there and using the LUSH products makes me feel like one of the 'Sex and The City' girls! Lush is a place where, because every product is specially hand-made, it makes you feel like the experience you'll get from such products will be unique. I'm basically open to suggestions when I enter the LUSH store and my most recent purchase was this Sexy Peel Soap. In LUSH the soap comes in giant blocks which are then sliced into random sized pieces and priced individually. Soaps are left out in the open without any environmentally disastrous cellophane around them so you can pick them up and smell them. The Sexy Peel Soap is pale yellow in colour, almost like a margarine hue with slightly darker swirls where the oils in the soap are most compressed. Through the bar there are strands of citrus fruit peel. These pieces resemble shredded marmalade. There are pieces of dark orange peel, bright lemon peel and lime peel, which appears white rather than green. If you pick up the soap in your warm fingers you can feel a sensation of the oils in the soap starting to melt into your skin. These oils include grapefruit oil which according to LUSH, both contains vitamin C for skin health and also stimulates the skin. Other oils in the soap are coconut oil for it's skin moisturising properties and lemon oil for scent and stimulation. The soap isn't the same seeping consistency as say the brand's 'You've been mangoed' bath melt is but you can definately feel the oiliness of the dry bar. The soap has a very strong and noticable fragrance and you can smell this from quite a distance away. It's like you've just cut into a ripe lemon and have squeezed the juices and guts of the fruit out. It's a fresh, zesty scent and it is mouth watering. It's like a lemoade cocktail with a splash of lime cordial. It's a fragrance that is sharp and clean. The soap lathers up quite well although the bubbles are not overwhelming. It's a gentle foam that feels soft, fluffy and slippery. The fragrance of the soap is a little diminished by the water and this makes it more pleasant and relaxing. It's still quite a strong and punchy fragrance though and is definately one of LUSH's most fruity soaps. The soap cleans well and infact leaves my skin tingling and sparkling a little bit, especially on soft and sensitive places like my toes and my underarms. I was worried this would feel more like a moisturising bar than something that could properly clean me but I needn't have worried. I feel really refreshed and dirt-free after using this. I also feel like I've just had a blitz of a cold shower or stood under a waterfall as my skin feels cool and pin-pricked all over. The lingering fragrance fills up and mingles with steamy air and acts as a kind of scented sauna air. Mentally, it's very relaxing and makes me feel like I've drifted off to a distant shore. It's a fantastic bath-time experience! The pieces of fruit peel in the soap are quite hard and feel as though they have been freeze-dried until they are rock solid. When the soap begins to melt the edges of the peel sticks out and they can be a little bit sharp and rough. I tend to appreciate this as a kind of exfoliating effect and like to feel that little bit of scratchiness on hard skin like the bottom of my feet. Otherwise, if your bar is particularly prickled I would advise using a sponge as and applicator as oppposed to rubbing the bar directly onto skin. I'm very happy with this Sexy Peel soap and it's definately one I'd like to buy again. It's fragrance is one that I'll never tire of and because it makes me feel so clean and cool I'd reccommend it as a summertime treat. The soap costs £3.00 per 100 grams and in stores you can choose the size of your chunk. You can also purchase online at: www.lush.co.uk
I love Lush soaps and at the minute am using a piece of Sexy Peel soap, I've been trying out different soaps after getting stuck on Honey I Washed The Kids and this one is a fave straight away. It's a refreshing citrus soap made with a mix of lemon, orange, lime and grapefruit. It's got a gorgeous tangy but sweet smell that actually makes my mouth water because it smells delish! lol The piece I'm using has also got thin pieces of lemon and orange peel at the top of it but I think it depends on how the soap is cut for whether you get them or not, it's the same with Honey I Washed The Kids and you sometimes get honeycomb on the soap and sometimes don't! I'm glad mine came with the peel because even though it's not rough enough to be an exfoliator it still gives the soap a nice scratchiness that feels wicked on my skin. The soap lathers quite well, none of the Lush soaps give brill bubbles now that they've stopped using palm oil but this one is better than most of them. It makes my skin feel very clean and soft, I use it on my face as well as my hands because of how gentle it is and the fact that it leaves my skin feeling majorly refreshed. It doesn't dry my skin but it's not very moisturising either, I think it gives my skin a wicked clean and the gorgeous citrus smell lasts for ages. I'm glad the soap isn't drying because I've used citrus soaps before and they usually are, it makes Sexy Peel perfect for hand soap because repeated washing of your hands can make them go dry and eventually they'll chap in this cold weather. The main smell in it is deffo the orange but I can also smell the lemon faintly and I reckon the tangy hit underneath is the grapefruit. They all work proper nice together though and the effect is pure citrus, the sweetness takes the tang off a bit and makes it a wicked smelling soap. Sexy Peel costs £3.00 for 100g, this can work out dear though because some of them in the Lush shops are cut much bigger than that. Recommended!!!
Making the most of Lush's post-Christmas offers, I went back to buy more products to get another free goodie bag. after getting products to the value of about £17 I needed another one to make itnup to £20, and thought I'd try a soap. They have lots of different soap blocks and I could smell a citrus from somewhere, so i went about picking up all the bits and sniffing them - Lush is a very hands on business and you are encouraged to handle just about anything. I picked up a creamy orange bar, and the citrus smell hit me straight away. It was Sexy Peel. Sexy Peel contains lemon, lime and grapefruit peel, along with with their juices, and grapefruit oil and lime oil. This gives you a block of soap with an amazing zing to it. The fresh smell is so appealing, I completely understand its provocative name. First thing in the morning this is guaranteed to wake you up. Not only is it great as a bathroom soap, but wonderful in the kitchen too. Mine is now on the windowsill, and as I cook with garlic nearly every day it is a welcome addition. Once I've finished peeling and dicing the garlic or onions, I wash my hands with the soap and the citrus' cut through any odour to leave my hands smelling fresh. All trace of garlic is gone. That for me makes it a fantastic bar of soap! Bought by weight, it can work out expensive, but honestly think it's worth it. Mine was 140g and cost a little over £3.50. As with all Lush products they are better stored in a colder environment due to melting. This one is lasting really well, and I have had no mess over and above that which a normal bar gives me. And again, it's VEGAN! So a great product, good for the environemnt made by a company with a conscience.
This is a great soap for all seasons. In the summer it will cool you down with the citrus scent, and in winter will get you out of bed. Price and packaging: This is £3.00 per 100g as of January 2010, putting it in the upper price range for Lush soaps. I would buy it as a treat for myself or a gift for someone, as it is a bit expensive for day to day use. When you buy it in the shop It is wrapped in greaseproof paper, with a label on it which tells you a little bit about the product and how to use it. When you get home, simply unwrap the soap, recycle the paper (thus saving the planet) and put your soap in a soap dish. Simple! Smell, looks and shape: This smells absolutely amazing. It is a heavenly mixture of citrus fruits, including lemon, grapefruit and lime (so it is a very rounded smell) and really goes up your nose and kicks you into action. It has a very orange/yellow colour that comes from the fruit peel in it, and it's usually a rectangular shape, although Lush staff hand cut the soaps, so every piece will be different. How to use: Just as normal soap really. I would advise buying a soap dish that lets the water drain away, as if your soap sits in a little pool of water it will just melt away. This gives lots of lather and I found it a really effective soap.
Like many Dooyoo users, I used to be a total Lush addict. For some reason, however, I hadn't bought anything from them for a few months until a few months ago, when I found myself irresistibly drawn to venturing into its sweet smelling domain once again. What tempted me in was the Fresher's Box offer, which gave you eight Lush items for only £10. Of course, you couldn't just pick whatever eight items you wanted, but the choice was still pretty good: one facemask, one shampoo bar, two toner tabs, a moisturiser sample, a body scrub and two 50g pieces of soap. The overall savings wasn't immense when you consider that you only get small bars of soap, and the fact that toner tabs only cost 75p each anyway, but I thought that this would be a good opportunity to sample some products that I'd fancied for a while for a lower price. You may have guessed by now that one of the items I selected was a piece of Sexy Peel. Sexy Peel is a soap that I had wanted to try for a while, and ever since it had come out I had given it a smell on every visit into a Lush shop. I found its citrusy smell interesting, and thought that the scent would smell nice and refreshing in the shower and would hopefully wake me up a bit in the morning. I have mainly used Lush's sweeter soaps in the past, and thought that something with a sourer citrusy aroma would make a nice change. The small bar of soap lathered as well as any other soap in the shower, and the citrusy smell was nice and strong in the hot air and water of the shower. I can't say that it made me feel more awake, but it definitely didn't make me more tired like some sweeter bath products can, and I enjoyed its fresh scent. I like the fact that Sexy Peel is a yellowy orange colour, as it looks attractive as well as standing out more than a normal white soap would. I share a bathroom with four other girls (though we don't tend to use the shower at the same time), and since we all keep our soaps etc in the same shower it's good to have a soap that is easy to recognise, so that I reach for it in the morning instead of accidentally using someone else's. The bathroom always seems to smell nice after I've had a shower in there (though none of the other girls have commented), and I know that it's mainly due to the scent of Sexy Peel being so nice, as well as the fact that it lingers in a subtle way after the shower is over. In conclusion, I really like Sexy Peel and would probably buy it again. I am a fan of most of Lush's soaps and there are only a couple that I wouldn't be enthusiastic about trying again, but after I've used (and reviewed) the three soaps that I just received for my birthday I may well give Sexy Peel another go. It made me feel clean and while the scent lingered slightly on my skin after showering, I don't think that it clashed at all with my usual perfume, so I really have no complaints with regard to this soap. You can buy it from either Lush.co.uk or from Lush shops, and though prices vary depending on the weight of your bar and where you buy it from you will have to pay between £2.50 and £3 per 100g. Although this is fairly price for soap, I would say that it is definitely worth it for a very enjoyable bath or shower experience. If you look on its product page on the Lush website you can see all of the ingredients that go into making this bar, so you know that it's a natural soap made only of good quality natural ingredients, and can even read information pages about all of the ingredients included. I'd say that it's worth paying a little bit extra for peace of mind that you're buying something high quality, as well as having something which makes you smell sexy.
Wake up to the revitalising smells of fresh lemon, grapefruit and lime juice soap /