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.
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?