Lush Neon Love Soap ReviewTuesday, January 28, 2014
(Not my image, image taken from here.)
(Also not my image, this image is from the Lush Southampton FB page.)
This scrumptious soap was so kindly sent to me for review. :D
I wanted to add the above photos to this post to give you an idea of what the whole block of soap looks like.
Here is the Lush description:
"Love your skin!
We’re excited to introduce a brand new soap made especially for Valentine’s Day. With fresh passion fruit juice to cleanse and soya yogurt to nourish, Neon Love is one we want to use all over our bodies in the bath and shower. A new perfume was blended for this bar, and includes citrusy bergamot, rosewood and spicy cinnamon leaf oil. Hiding inside the huge heart-shaped soap are little white hearts to ensure every slice looks just as beautiful as it smells." - lush.caThis smells AMAZING!!! O_O
The passion fruit juice is very noticeable in here, as is the citrus notes and cinnamon. This blend is so delicious and unique, and yet it brings me great memories from my youth.
Neon Love reminds me of a wonderful store I used to go to with my sister, which had all sorts of whimsical and enchanting jewellery, incense, candles and other offerings. Great memories, and great soap!! :D
Here is the list of ingredients:
Water , Propylene Glycol , Rapeseed Oil , Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera) , Fresh Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis) , Cornflour (Zea mays) , Sodium Stearate , Fresh Figs (Ficus carica) , Fragrance ,Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) ,Rosewood Oil (Aniba rosaeodora) , Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia) , Titanium Dioxide ,Glycerine , Sodium Chloride , EDTA , Tetrasodium Editronate , Sodium Hydroxide , *Citral , *Coumarin ,*Eugenol , Geraniol , *Linalool , *Limonene , FD&C Yellow No. 8 , D&C Green No. 8 , D&C Red No. 27
I just...I keep smelling my hands (I just washed my hands with it right before giving this review so I could accurately describe the fragrance left on my skin). The fragrance is just so relaxing and exotic!
The mix of fruit, spice, and wood in this blend is almost intoxicating. :} *relaxed, happy face.*
You can still smell it on your skin after washing with it (yay!!). I find that while the cinnamon notes are more apparent in the soap itself, once washed with it, my skin brings out more of the passion fruit and citrus. As everyone has a different physiology, I believe that the results could greatly vary depending on the person.
As for the soap itself (and not just the fragrance XD), I find that it lathers less than some of Lush's other soaps (don't get me wrong, it still lathers really well!), but I believe that one of the reasons is because it is so...'juicy' (for lack of a better word). The texture is slightly sticky, similar to a freshly-cut slice of Demon in the Dark. :D
I think it is because of the humectants in the soap drawing moisture in from the air, which means it is great for your skin! :D
When you use it it feels smooth and rich, and my skin feels better after washing with it. I have really dry hands right now (thanks winter!), and after washing with Neon Love they feel and look noticeably more moisturized, even without adding a lotion after! :D!!
The list of ingredients is very impressive, with fresh passion fruit, coconut oil, fresh figs (I believe those are the fig seeds you see in the photo above!), cinnamon leaf oil, bergamot oil, and rosewood oil. Very exotic and fancy!!
Lush, you have a serious winner here. I sincerely hope that this will keep returning to the store shelves, and one day become part of your core soap line. Please. Please please please!! O_O *stares intently!*
All in all I give this a 10/10!! I HAVE to get more of this before it is gone!! An added bonus is that for only $6.95 Can per 100g, this is one of Lush's least expensive soaps! That really surprised me because of the awesome ingredients used. :D
Have you tried Neon Love yet? :D If not, I highly recommend grabbing a slice before it is gone. :} REALLY REALLY!! I think this is my new favourite Lush soap! :D
I hope that you have a wonderful day!