When I first heard about Lush’s latest invention the ‘naked’ product line, I found myself scratching my head in confusion, especially when it came down to naked shower gels. I had so many questions, how, what and why? were the questions that bounced around my head the most. Lush are infamous for releasing the wackiest of products and I always like to give Lush the benefit of the doubt by trying everything new, after all you can’t have a real opinion on a product if you haven’t even tried it…
I was as curious about how the naked products worked as I was confused at their release. The first of the naked products that I tried were the naked lip scrubs, the Black Rose naked lip scrub won me over instantly and just like that I decided that I needed to try every single naked product from this years winter range.
I decided to try and review the Twilight Naked Shower Gel first as it shares its scent with the first Lush bath bomb I ever bought and used, Twilight. Its scent is mostly dominated by the lavender oil in it, it however also contains tonka absolute which gives the shower gel a vanilla like scent-kick too. It is one of the very first Lush scents that I fell in love with so it seemed only natural to review the Twilight naked shower gel first.
The Twilight naked shower gel has pretty much the same ingredients as the original Twilight shower gel that comes in a bottle, the only difference is the sodium stearate, this ingredient is what makes the product solid. All of the naked shower gels work in exactly the same way as their plastic-bottled-equivalents would, they simply just don’t come in any type of packaging (they’re naked). My very first thought when I heard about and see the naked shower gels piled up high at the Lush Creative Showcase 2017 was, surely it’s just a soap? To look at I’d say it was soap through and through, the naked shower gels however contain no soap base at all.
You use a naked shower gel just as you would a normal shower gel. Instead of fiddling with a lid and then squidiging the product out of the bottle you now just have to lather the naked shower gel similar to how you would a bar of soap, Twilight in particular I find lathers up really quickly. It Is just as consistent as the normal shower gel is, I cannot tell the difference between the naked and normal shower gels once I am rubbing it in. The naked shower gels are also not hard like bars of soap either. They are ever so slightly squishy, solid enough to hold their shape without packaging, but, squishy enough to help give you an easy lather. Once you feel like you have enough product out of it, you then simply pop it on the side to dry out ready for you to use in your next shower or bath.
Once used, the scent of the Twilight naked shower gel stays with you throughout the evening and even lasts on your skin for most of the next day. Not only do you benefit from its beautifully subtle scent hours and hours after using it, you also get soft, smooth and gloriously hydrated skin. I was not expecting this at all, as shower gels go I am very, very impressed, this naked shower gel in particular works just as well at hydrating your skin as a bottled shower cream such as the Comforter would.
So far I have used the Twilight naked shower gel 4 maybe 5 times and there’s no signs of obvious use just yet. I can see this lasting longer than the normal shower gels which is a huge bonus in my house as my husband always over indulges with my Lush shower gels.
If you love the Twilight scent as much as I do I’d recommend using the Twilight sparkle jar once you’ve showered with the shower gel. I love layering up scents from the same scent family and with Sleepy body lotion and the Luxury Lush Pud bath bomb from Lush currently being available as well, you really can go all out and enjoy the Twilight scent through multiple product formats.