Lush ‘Magic Crystals’ Shower Scrub Review

Hello and Welcome!

This post is going to be on a brand that I just can’t get enough of – Lush. I’ve reviewed a few of their products on my blog before but honestly I use far more of their stuff than I review (if I reviewed every bath bomb, bath melt, and bubble bar, that I used then we’d be here for an eternity).

As I love Lush, I’ve always got my eye on their Instagram (both their account and their stories) to see when they’re coming out with new stuff. I also, luckily, have a friend who works in Lush, so she sometimes lets me know when cool new things are coming out.

I was going through my Instagram stories, minding my own business, a little while ago, and saw that this product was coming out. Now I love a shower scrub, so you bet I was straight in a message to my friend asking when it was coming out and what it was like.

Knowing that I really (really, really, really) wanted to try this, my friend, being the absolute babe that she is, bought me this and gave it to me when I was home a few weeks ago. So let’s give a huge thanks to Rhiannon (check out and follow her Instagram here) for giving me this product to try and making this review happen!

This product comes in a 300g tub and costs £10.95. There is also an option on their website to buy a 625g tub for £19.95, but I haven’t seen these larger ones in stores so it may be online only.


The following description has been taken from the Lush product page:

‘Magic needn’t only be cast with a flick of a wand or a twitch of a nose, magic can come in a tub in the bathroom.

Hop in a hot shower and let the warm water dance across your skin before scooping out a handful of this scrub.

Warming and stimulating aniseed oil accompanies fine sea salt and Epsom salts to brighten, buff and polish skin while fresh rosemary and sage infusions cleanse and tone. Rinse off and let menthol crystals, peppermint and spearmint oils to leave cool tingles up and down your skin like the remnants of magic recently cast.’

First Impressions and Review

I would usually do a section on the packaging before this but, as you can see, it comes in the traditional black and white Lush packaging.

The product itself is very, very purple. It’s pretty much as bright in real life as it looks in the photo, if not a little bit more vibrant. The first thing I noticed about it, besides the colour, was the smell. The product has quite a minty smell in the pot, it’s very fresh and I do really like it.

I’ve used this product countless times now, both in the shower and in the bath and I’ve got to say that I love it. I don’t use it as much as regular shower gel just because it’s extra effort and sometimes I can’t be bothered, but that makes the times that I do use it more special.

I would say if you don’t like strong scents then you might want to stay away from this one though. That fresh minty smell only gets stronger once you exfoliate with it, and it lingers on your skin. It also has a mint feeling when applied, making you feel awake and refreshed. Although the scent is primarily mint, it does have a secondary smell once it’s all rubbed in, which is much more earthy and I believe is caused by the herbs in the product (rosemary and sage) as well as the aniseed.

This leaves my skin feeling super soft every time that I use it and makes me feel really clean and fresh due to how minty it is. My boyfriend always remarks on how good I smell after I’ve used it in the shower. I also find that I don’t need to use much as it does spread quite well, so although I’ve used it quite a few times I still have a lot left.

Overall, I love this product and would 100% recommend it. If you like shower scrubs (and mint) then this is definitely the product for you. The only thing to watch is that, as it’s a scrub, it is a little messy, so you may end up with purple on the walls of your shower, but this is easy to wash off.

If you’d like to pick this product up then you can get a 300g tub for £10.95 on the Lush website here, or pop into your local Lush shop (just be aware that you’ll probably end up leaving with much more than just this scrub)!

This brings us to the end of this review on Lush’s ‘Magic Crystals’ Shower Scrub! I hope that you thought this review was as magical as I think the product is, and if you did then please give this review a like. Also if there’s any products from Lush that you’d like to see me try out and review then let me know in the comments. Finally, make sure you follow my blog if you aren’t already, there’s a lot of posts coming up that you wont want to miss!


Charlotte (Multibendystraw)

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. Aleeya Azimulla says:

    The color of it is so cool! I love minty smelling products! Great review

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Multibendybeauty says:

      Isn’t it! It’s so vibrant (which is both a positive and negative when I’m accidentally throwing it up the walls of my shower). Glad you enjoyed reading ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Aleeya Azimulla says:

    So true! Kind of like my charcoal toothpaste. Its great for my teeth, but looks absolutely disgusting in my sink!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Multibendybeauty says:

      Haha yes! And makes you look like a zombie if you smile with the charcoal in your mouth

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Aleeya Azimulla says:

    Lol I do it all the time and my kids go nuts!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Multibendybeauty says:

      Haha who knew toothpaste could be the source of so much entertainment

      Liked by 1 person

  4. briannamarielifestyle says:

    I absolutely love LUSH! But I’ve never tried their shower scrub! Definitely going to look into it ☺️
    Brianna |

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Multibendybeauty says:

      I think they’re relatively new, there’s two types. I love a shower scrub! ❤️


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  6. I’ll never get enough of Lush, ever ever ever. One of my fave brands in the world.

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    1. Multibendybeauty says:

      They’re so good aren’t they! There’s only really been one product I’ve tried from them that I didn’t like

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      1. Same! And that’s only bc I got an allergic reaction to it haha

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      2. Multibendybeauty says:

        Mine was with the black jelly bomb, literally looked like an alien died in my bath. I ended up spending half an hour cleaning my bath after ?

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      3. A relaxing bath is defenitely not worth cleaning up for half an hour! :’)

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  7. Mara Andreea says:

    loved this review!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Multibendybeauty says:

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed!


  8. I’ve not seen this before but sounds absolutely gorgeous! What a gorgeous colour too! I’ll have to look out for it next time I’m in Lush!


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Multibendybeauty says:

      It’s relatively new I believe! Definitely worth keeping an eye out x


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  11. Min Jee says:

    I like it ….keep it up

    Liked by 2 people

  12. indiebandit says:

    How long-lasting is the scent post shower? I’ve tried rub rub rub, really like the scent but sadly it’s gone the minute I step out of the shower.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Multibendybeauty says:

      It lasts quite a while! I can usually still smell it a little the next day. My boyfriend always comments on it x

      Liked by 1 person

      1. indiebandit says:

        That’s great to hear 😀 I’ll definitely try it out in my next Lush Spree haha thanks ~


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