The products that are launching are the “secret” ones from the UK that were launched a few months back. I’ve had a chance to check most of them out, and I thought I’d do a mini write-up about each so that you have something to go on when you’re shopping!
Let’s get started!
These new bubble bars are like normal bubble bars on steroids. They’re super creamy and have a really soft texture and loads of shea butter. If you look closely, there’s “icing” in the middle holding the two parts together. They look like little macaroons!
Yuzu and Cocoa is a very tropical scent — there’s no other like this at Lush! You can definitely smell the coconut oil, and since it’s combined with the citrus oils it smells almost like a very exquisite Carribean drink. This particular bubbleroon was inspired by the Japanese tradition of bathing with yuzu fruit at the winter solstice. This is a totally unique scent in a new scent family for Lush, and I’ll be excited to see if they use it in any other products in the future!
The Green bubbleroon is another new scent to Lush! Lush claims they tried to embody “summer” in this scent, and I think they got it right! It’s a very clean and fresh scent. It has a lot of citrus oils, but smells more like fresh cut grass and citrus combined. Hard to describe. Definitely check this one out if you like the more refreshing and less sweet scents.
Rose Jam is my particular favorite. Again, an entirely new scent for Lush, made by Simon! It was inspired by his yearly trips to Turkey while eating rose jam during the rose harvest. The scent is different from Turkish Delight or any other current rose products at Lush, and I LOVE IT. You all know rose is my favorite ingredient (see this post), so I was really excited to hear about this product. It smells AMAZING in person, and I can’t wait to get my hands on one and use it in the bath!
Phoenix Rising was inspired by the metaphor of a phoenix rising from the ashes — just as Lush UK did after their website was hacked. They started over again, and Phoenix Rising is their tribute to that. It’s a very spicy bath, for those of you who are a fan of those! It’s very cinnamon-y, and a gorgeous purple color. The inside is filled with a beautiful green lustre, and sinks all the way to the bottom of the bath until it starts to crack — “rising” in your tub! I actually used one of these in the bath the other day, and it was AMAZING. I loved the color of the bath, and the spicy scent made for a very calming and warming bath. Definitely a new go-to!
Rose Queen is a bit more simple than Phoenix Rising. It’s a very floral rose scent, but also has touches of geranium, apple blossom, and a little tiger lily. It was inspired by an event that Mark and Mo attended where they crowned the local “rose queen” — they felt they should make a bath bomb to remember the event by! Again, rose = Julia’s favorite ingredient. You can’t go wrong!
Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner has the same beautiful scent as the Rose Jam bubbleroon. Product inventor Rowena was inspired by the soft feeling after you condition your hair — she wanted that same feeling on your body! Similar to a hair conditioner, you rub this on in the shower and then rinse it off before getting out and toweling dry. Ingredients include: “argan oil, cocoa butter, cupuaçu butter, brazil nut oil, almond oil, fair trade shea butter, and goji berry juice” — basically, every softening, soothing ingredient on the planet! I’m SO excited for this product. It’ll probably be one of the first ones I buy this Friday!
Friends with Benefits is another new scent at Lush. Made by Mark, this marigold and chocolate scented massage bar is chock full of the very cocoa scented fair trade organic cocoa butter, as well as shea butters! The tagetes oil (the marigold) is antimicrobial and and antifungal, which helps keep skin healthy. :)
Peace is based on the Lush Spa’s Synethesia treatment, and is a response to the 2011 UK riots. This product is the first to include a cocoa butter sourced from an inspirational peaceful community in Colombia. Another ingredient included is fair trade olive oil from Israel, from a group of people who “reach across the racial divide.” Filled with very peaceful ingredients, this massage bar is sure to calm.
Lush has finally brought out a dry shampoo! No Drought was actual a customer-made product — a woman named Lisa made it on a visit to the factory. It has a nice citrus scent, not only does it conceal greasy-ness, it actually cleanses! The lemon in it is enzymically cleansing, and the powders absorb grease. I haven’t had a chance to try this yet, but it’s one at the top of my list. Lush has helped create a real sense of enjoyment from washing my hair in the shower, but this will be nice to have on the occasional lazy days, and especially in the summer when my hair is a bit more oily in general. Very cool!
Dirty and Lust soaps are fragranced just like the Dirty line of products and the Lust perfume. Mo thought since Lust was such a popular fragrance, a soap was worthy of sporting the scent, and who wouldn’t like a Dirty soap?
Moon and Sun and Dream Steam are the new type of toner tab. Moon and Sun has a lot of soothing lavender in it, as well as neroli oil as a mood uplifter. Dream Steam has a similar blend of oils to Dream Cream lotion — tea tree, rose, chamomile, and lavender. I can imagine Dream Steam becoming my new go-to tab for steaming… I think it’ll be great for irritated, red skin like mine!
Latte lip tint is a tint and balm combined. It’s got a sweet coffee flavor, and has a more nude color than the brown Double Choc lip tint. I’m excited about this one!
What do you think? Will you NAers be heading to your shops this Black Friday? What do our fellow UKers have to say about the new products?