I’m pretty new to using LUSH products. Over the last few years, I’ve been gifted the odd bath bomb, and I always buy my daughters a bath bomb or two each for Christmas and their birthday, but bath bombs were usually all that I bought.
However, after a recent trip to LUSH in a bid to explore the world of shampoo and conditioner bars in order to reduce the amount of single use plastic we use as a family, I discovered that LUSH offer much more than just bath bombs.
After asking a staff member for advice regarding shampoo and conditioner bars, I bought a Jason and the Argan Oil shampoo bar, and a Sugar Daddy-O conditioner bar.
The Jason and the Argan Oil shampoo bar (such a cool name!) cost £7.50 so it is a more expensive purchase than if you were to buy a bottle of shampoo, but in reality it actually works out cheaper as the shampoo bar lasts so much longer than a bottle of shampoo would.
My daughters and I both use the shampoo bar and have been doing so since the end of February and it’s still pretty much the same size as when we first bought it. On that basis it will easily last us around six months, possibly longer.
The shampoo bar is made up of 15 ingredients which are a mixture of safe synthetics and natural ingredients. Packed with Argan oil this Rose Jam scented bar will leave your hair stronger, shinier and softer.
I was initially worried about how well we’d transition from our normal shampoo to a shampoo bar, in particular I was worried about our hair being greasy, but I needn’t have worried. All of our hair looked fuller, shinier, smoother and it definitely felt softer. The best thing for me though is how amazing our hair smelt afterwards!
To use the shampoo bar you can either work it into a lather in your hand and then apply to your hair or you can rub the shampoo bar onto your hair. It creates the same level of lather as shampoo from a bottle and is so easy to use.
The Sugar Daddy-O conditioner is £6.95 and it smells of palma violets which is amazing!
A little really does go a long way with this one. Again you can either rub the conditioner bar on your hands and apply to your hair or you can rub the bar onto the lengths of your hair.
The Sugar Daddy-O solid conditioner bar is made up of 23 ingredients, again all safe synthetics and natural ingredients. It’s full of luscious linseed infusion and Argan oil to nourish, and it leaves hair feeling soft and silky.
Moving on from the hair products and onto skincare now. I also bought a pot of LUSH’s fresh cleanser called Angels on Bare Skin. This cleansing, exfoliating scrub leaves skin looking soft and fresh. It’s £8.50 for a 100g pot.
You simply scoop up a small amount and mix with some water in the palm of your hand until it creates a paste before massaging over the face and body. It contains balancing lavender entwines with restorative chamomile blue and rich kaolin. This mingling of relaxing lavender, rose and calming chamomile blue is inspired by a medieval recipe. The finely ground almonds exfoliate while the lavender and rose leaves skin feeling enchantingly tranquil.
The final product I bought is a cleanser called Ultrabland. It’s £8.25 for a 45g pot. I use this every night to take my makeup off and cleanse my skin.
It’s a beautiful, effective cleansing balm to deeply, but very gently remove all traces of makeup and dirt, and it leaves your skin glowing.
Simply take about two forefingers full and massage between the fingers and palms then gently sweep onto the face and remove with a warm, damp flannel.
Based on an Ancient Greek formula for cold cream, this luxurious cleanser combines hydrating almond oil and soothing rose water with antibacterial honey and rich, protective beeswax to lift away dirt without stripping away your skins natural defences.
It’s so easy to use and I love how creamy it is. It smells pretty good too, and it’s by far the best cleanser I’ve ever used.
I can’t wait to discover more of the LUSH range! It’s also worth saying that for every five of the black pots you return to LUSH, you’ll get a free fresh face mask.
I bought these products with my own money and decided to write this review myself. I wasn’t compensated for my time in writing this review. All opinions and views are 100% my own.