LUSH Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie

By now you know it’s not good news if you see a product come up for review this week…
I bought the LUSH Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie in my LUSH haul back in March.

I selected this product in my haul because of the prospect of smearing the scent of Turkish delight all over my body!  I love Turkish delights:


The description for this product is:

Delight your senses with a rather rosy outlook
Lather up with our delightfully buttery rose-scented shower smoothie. Each pot is made with superb quality ingredients including aphrodisiac jasmine and Turkish rose, smoothing almond oil, moisturizing cocoa butter and neroli – the euphoric essential oil. Smooth on this softening smoothie in the shower, let it sit for a minute then rinse off for clean, touchably soft and fragrant skin. A pot of this suits all skin types, but it is particularly good for dry and sensitive bodies that need moisture.

The 2 key scents in this are meant to be jasmine and Turkish rose, but why is it that when I open the tub, all I smell is artificial cheap floral room spray? 😕  It doesn’t even smell like roses, or jasmine really! I was really disappointed by the smell of this – I was expecting to love it! 😦
As I’ve never used a “shower smoothie” before, I had to refer to the instructions:
Smooth all over your wet body in the shower, let the luxurious oils and butters go to work softening and cleansing your skin, and then gently rinse away.

First thing I noticed: it doesn’t seem to clean the skin on its own. I attempted to use just this product alone but I did not feel it was making my skin feel clean. There’s no lather at all, it just turns into a milky mush on the skin.
So then I thought this might be more of a skin conditioner, like those popular in-shower body lotions. I decided to use a normal bar of soap to clean my skin first, then I apply this afterward as my second step… and it was still a total letdown. It doesn’t “stick” onto the skin. It just kind of falls off, and when I rub it into my skin, it quickly dissolves and rinses away. So while it’s a good thing that it doesn’t leave a film on the skin, it also doesn’t provide any added moisture as claimed.  And since it doesn’t seem to do much, I end up trying to use more and more product in hopes it will do something. I always end up using a body lotion in addition to this when I get out of the shower. Another nit: the scent doesn’t linger much on the skin. Which is, in a backwards kind of way, a good thing for me since I didn’t care for the smell of this.
Lastly, I disliked digging my hand into this pot to use it. Imagine this, I’m in the shower, the water is raining down from the shower head – I have to unscrew the lid while keeping the opened tub away from the shower stream. Then I have to scoop a handful from the tub and slap it onto my body in sections (all the while the product is just falling off my skin and rinsing down the drain – bye bye money!).  If you have a massive shower stall where you can stand entirely away from shower stream, then this wouldn’t be an issue for you. I’m not sure if this product could be put into a squeeze tube but that would be a preferable delivery system.
Ingredient list:
Rose Water (Rosa centifolia), Glycerine, Rapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Water (Aqua), Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Rose Oil (Rosa damascena), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara) , Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Citronellol, Hydroxcitronellal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Linalool, Titanium Dioxide, Red 33.
It has 14 month shelf life, which is pretty long for a LUSH product, actually!

For me, this is just a nothing product. It doesn’t lather. It doesn’t really clean my skin. It doesn’t provide additional moisture.  I can’t smell it much after it’s rinsed off. It doesn’t delivery on the promise of “touchably soft and fragrant skin”. Ugh, why did buy this? It costs $35.95 for 200g of product.

• Good ingredients
• Didn’t irritate skin

• Smells artificial
• No lather
• Doesn’t clean
• Not enough moisture on its own
• Tub packaging a pain in the behind to use

Stash Worthiness: 2/10

I’m angrily using this up (do you do that, when you dislike a product but just want to use it up and get it out of your life? You slap the product on your skin while cursing it?) and then the container will be saved as part of my trade-back for a free Fresh face mask. At least one good thing will come out of this! Have you tried a body smoothie from LUSH?

62 thoughts on “LUSH Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie

  1. I haven’t tried this one as I also don’t care for the scent but generally I LOVE the Lush skin conditioners. You’re right, they don’t clean the skin but I apply them like hair conditioner: get out of the spray/turn off shower; apply & then rinse after a few minutes. It’s great for me in the winter as it’s like I applied a body oil. Right now I’m using their Xmas LE ‘Christingle’ which has menthol which is cooling on the skin like COBigelow’s mentha wash but I’ve heard the Rose Argan oil is nice so I will try that one next & stay away from the Turkish not-so-delight

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    1. So you’re just standing there in the bathtub with this on? Hmm ok… I shall try. I’m about half way through this tub. Maybe I’ll keep it for Fall / Winer time to use the rest. It is entirely wasted right now.
      Menthol on the skin is no no for me! I’m not giving up on LUSH stuff, this one was just a let down! 😦 I’ll look into that Rose Argan oil.


    1. Next time you’re in LUSH, please smell this and let me know if I’m imaging things – this doesn’t even smell like roses!
      Haha yes, that rationale – I can’t waste this so I’m just slap it on! Grrr.


  2. OMG it looks like a tub of fancy ice cream. I want Turkish Delight ice cream NOW.

    Sorry to hear it’s so disappointing!

    Turkish delight is one of my fave sweets, too, and I adore the scent. (Ava Luxe Loukhoum and Keiko Mecheri Loukhoum are two of my fave Turkish delight fragrances. Lutens has one, too, but I haven’t had the chance to sniff it!)

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    1. I love your knowledge of obscure perfumes! I’ve never even HEARD of Ava Luxe Loukhoum and Keiko Mecheri Loukhoum! How did you even come across these?!
      Oooh I wonder if there is a Turkish Delight ice cream flavour out there…?


  3. Boo, this product sounds so bleh! Like omymercy said in the comments above, the only other way I can think of using this product is like a hair conditioner, you turn your water off, slather this on your skin, and then rinse… don’t know if that would make much of a difference!
    I use up products I don’t like ALL the time, just for the sake of using them up 😐 it’s not that much fun!

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    1. I think I’ll feel silly standing there in the bathtub without the water running lol! I will try it though!
      Skincare is usually the worst culprit for angry usage – I’m in the midst of using up a Shiseido serum too and it’s making me MAD!

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      1. Is standing in the shower without the water running not a thing?! I’ve always showered like that lol! I turn the water off when I apply conditioner and body wash…
        You’re right, skincare is usually the worst! It always feels like if the product is crappy but it’s not making your skin break out, then you should probably use it up…but it’s not a pleasant experience!

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        1. No, I don’t do that! I put conditioner in my hair and tie it up so it’s out of the shower stream. And when I use body wash, I just lather it up on the side of my body that’s away from the stream – then I rotate and repeat. SO ODD, the showering habits of people! 😆 I guess we do what we’re taught by our parents?

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          1. Haha it’s so funny, you never really think about the fact that people SHOWER differently. I think people’s shower routines definitely come from parents! I can understand why you don’t turn the water off during your shower though…it gets cold when you’re standing without water for too long!


  4. Too bad it didn’t work out. I felt the same way with the DeFluff shaving cream. I’m actually wanting to try the Dream Cream but I’m having a hard time forking up the money for it. I think I tried Turkis Delights when I was in 4th grade or so. We were reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and they had Turkish Delights so they teacher thought it would be great for us to experience them. I can’t really recall what they tasted like, I just remembered it was weird. Now you got me curious to try them again though just to see.

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    1. I got the Dream Cream in my LUSH haul too. I have yet to try it but it smells lovely!
      Turkish delight is like a chewy gummy candy, often rosewater flavoured and with nuts inside. And yes, I totally think of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe when I eat Turkish delights! 🙂

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      1. Maybe once I finish my Kiehl’s and other body creams, I’ll fork up the money for the Dream Cream. Ooooh, it sounds like I should try the Turkish delights again. I’ve come to appreciate some rosewater flavored items and this seems like something I would enjoy now. 🙂

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  5. I laughed out loud at the”angrily using this product up” bit. I feel your pain though!
    Bummer that this didn’t work out for you! Lush is bad like that, I haven’t tried too much from them because they’re so pricey and their products seem to be kind of hit or miss.

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  6. Yeah, this one just isn’t a good rose based scent. Also, because it has jasmine, it ruins it for me as jasmine is one of my most disliked scents.
    I do like the ro’s argan body conditioner – but I’ve only ever gotten samples because it is around 35$ for 225g!

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    1. I like Jasmine! But this just doesn’t smell either like rose or jasmine to me. I’ll have to go try the Argan one… I know, they’re pricey but if it’s awesome, I am willing to treat myself occasionally!

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  7. this doesn’t look appealing to me. I kept going to Lush hoping I can find something to bring home to try but nothing really caught my attention so far and the scent is just not for me I guess. What a waste of $$ this product is.. And funny how you see people talking about their shower routine.. I like HOT water when I shower.. and when I finished bathing I can see my skin turned so red and the whole bathroom is foggy.. LOL which led me to having a really dry hair since I use warm (but my hubby says HOT) water when I shower. does any of you do the same?

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    1. I like hot showers too! But yeah it’s very drying for the skin! I can’t imagine turning off the water and standing there naked to let the product soak in… Brrr I’d be so cold! ☃

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  8. Yup, you are definitely at your best when you hate products. Another lovely read! I could see this stuff fall of your skin in a little heap of useless misery.
    I have never tried this, because it actually smelled artificial to me in store already. I do find lush can occasionally go a little overboard in scents.
    I do exactly the same with products I hate: I grudgingly try to finish them to feel i haven’t wasted my money hating them all the while.
    xo Anne – Doves & Roses

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    1. Confession time, I purchased this sight unseen and unsniffed! I wish I’d smelled it first. Ah well, I guess I learned a lesson! “Little heaps of misery” LMAO! Love that! 😆


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