To be honest, I always get extremely overwhelmed whenever I enter Lush because there’s so many exciting things happening all at once. This year’s holiday launch is massive and if you head in store, it will be impossible to leave with just one item with so many exciting stuff to choose from.
This launch revealed Lush’s new Naked, which completely eliminated packaging and waste by transforming shower gels, lotions and facial oils into a solid product. Lush has introduced some Christmas product changes, with some of the usual favourites coming in two versions: naked and bottled.
Some people might think that the naked shower gels look exactly like soaps and we all know what you are thinking, are they trying to trick us and make us think that it is different? Well, the thing that makes Naked different from your usual Lush bar soap is apparently the base.
The bar soap base is usually made from coconut oil and rapeseed oil. On the other hand, the naked version is made from guar gum, propylene glycol and sodium cocoamphoacetate. So what does that actually mean? Essentially, the Naked shower gels has most of the ingredients found in the liquid versions with only a few different ingredients. Propylene glycol,a humectant, has also been added to the naked shower gel formula to help attract and retain moisture in the skin.
Some of the products that are transformed into the Naked version include returning favourites Rose Jam, Bubbly, Snow Fairy, and Twilight shower gels. One of the most sought after and hyped up shower gel at christmas time, snow fairy will add a bit of sparkle and fun to the whole experience. Once lathered up, you will be completely enveloped with it’s candy sweet scent. There is also Santa’s Christmas shower gel, which is spicy with black pepper, and aniseed, mixed with orange coffee infusion. We tried it and it smells amazingly like Coca Cola!
Cat lovers will love this gorgeous bubble bar that Lush created for this holiday season. Bewitched, the cute little black cat bar, has a blackberry scent and dissolves completely in water leaving you with a mysterious charcoal black bath with silver sparkles. Then there’s Star Light Star Bright Bath Melt, a popular bath melt that has finally made a comeback. If your body is in need of some desperate moisture, add this murumuru butter, chinese ginger and lime oil melt to your tub.
Apart from those, we are also loving Santa’s Belly, another returning favourite, and Shades of Gold Frankincense & Myrrh, which is a lip block. The organic jojoba oil based lip block comes in other shades too but we thought that the gold looks pretty cool and seems fitting for the festive season. To apply, simply use a brush or with a finger to glide onto lips. You can wear it on it’s own but reviews say that they look good on top of lipstick.
Whether you’re looking to spice up your tub time with a cinnamon-y pumpkin bath bomb or detox your skin in the shower with a charcoal-based Magic Wand soap, there’s at least one product for everyone in this lineup.