I always get ridiculously over excited when a new Lush shower gel or cream is released. Shower gels don’t have as much wow factor as the Lush bath bombs do and I think that’s what makes me like them so much.
When I first got into Lush I ignorantly focused all of my attention on to the bath bombs and bubble bars, it wasn’t until I had explored those products that I began to crave more.
It wasn’t long until all of the scents and colours of the bath bomb and bubble bars had completely seduced me leaving me wanting anything and everything Lush… Enter Lush shower gel!
My very first Lush shower gel was Twilight. Our pairing obviously went off with a bang and ever since I’ve sought after every Lush shower gel I can get my hands on. This Easter (2017) Lush decided to bring out a limited edition, brand new shower gel called Wash Behind Your Ears.
The Wash Behind Your Ears Shower Gel is a bold and very bright orange fitting in perfectly with the Springtime and Easter holidays. What has surprised so many people about it is that it, (just like the Flopsy face wash jelly) contains carrot infusion.
Unfortunately I have heard very mixed reviews on Wash Behind Your Ears, some have said its scent is dull, others say it just smells like carrot. I have also heard that its texture is more creamy than most shower gels. Do I agree with any of the above statements? Yes I do – but not all of them!
Wash Behind Your Ears does have a very creamy texture in comparison to some of Lush’s other shower gels, I however find that it lathers up very quickly which is the opposite trait to most Lush shower creams. What I find most satisfying about its texture is that the smallest amount seems to go a very long way. Although most people tend to overindulge with the liquid products, squeezing out more than they actually need you really do not need to do this with Wash Behind Your Ears. I can see one 250g bottle of it lasting me for more than 6 months with everyday use.
Dull is the wrong word to describe its scent, it’s not as attention grabbing or dominant as the likes of Plum Rain or Snow Fairy but it isn’t dull. Subtle is a more accurate way of describing its scent. It actually has quite a soft floral air about it and I personally cannot identify any carrot. It does however have a root vegetable element to its scent, one that reminds me of prepared, raw root vegetables such as the parsnip. I have only ever thought this about one other product and that was the Magic bath bomb.
I get that my use of the word ‘parsnip’ may put some people off, as the thought of rubbing parsnips all over your body isn’t very exciting at all. Please don’t be put off by my comparison though, root veg vibes or no root veg vibes with its added floral undertones the scent really does work. If you’re a Lushie that prefers the softer scents Wash Behind Your Ears may just be the perfect shower gel for you.
Although Wash Behind Your Ears didn’t woo me in quite the same way as the Hot Toddy shower gel did, I didn’t dislike it. I also do not think it deserves the amount of negative attention that it got, it is a very efficient shower gel that brightens and refreshes my skin with long lasting effects. I wouldn’t miss it if it didn’t come back again but I did buy an extra bottle to keep in my Lush storage!