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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!
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