After what feels like an eternity Lush have finally released another potted shower scrub. I have been wanting an alternative to Rub Rub Rub for longer than I can even remember, not because I dislike Rub Rub Rub, I in fact adore it… I just feel as if it would be nice to have more of a choice when it comes down to the potted shower scrubs, enter Lush’s brand new Magic Crystals Shower Scrub!
Magic Crystals is a brilliant shade of purple, upon seeing its colour I immediately had a soft spot for it as its the exact same colour I had my bridesmaids in when I got married in 2017.
When pictures of the Magic Crystals shower scrub first emerged on social media due to its magical name, many people guesstimated that it shared its scent with the Magic bath bomb, they were however very, very wrong.
Its ingredients include fresh mint, sage and spearmint oil as well as epsom and fine sea salt. Magic Crystals doesn’t share a scent with another Lush product it does however remind me of several of them.
When you first take the lid off of the Magic Crystals I am instantly reminded of one of my favourite Lush face masks the Mask of Magnaminty.
Once you start to use Magic Crystals in the shower I am then reminded of Christingle body conditioner, not only for its scent in the steamy hot shower but also for how it gently stimulates your skin making it tingle a little.
To use all you have to do is scoop out a small amount from the pot and work it into your skin just as you would a shower gel. A little amount does go a long way but please feel free to over indulge. I won’t tell anyone if you won’t!
With any exfoliator I recommend that you pay particular attention to any dry patches you may have such as knees and elbows. The spearmint oils tingly properties breathe life into dull skin. A quick scrub down with Magic Crystals clears your pores of excess oil, dirt and yucky dead skin leaving your skin softer in appearance as well as to touch.
Consistency wise Magic Crystals isn’t as silky soft as Rub Rub Rub. The salt in it appears to be slightly more chunkier, it does however do an almost identical job, I’d go as far to say that my skin actually feels more hydrated after using Magic Crystals when compared to my skin after using Rub Rub Rub.
Overall I am very happy with the new Magic Crystals shower scrub, it’s nice that there is more of a choice of this particular type of product now. The variety certainly makes shower time a lot more exciting to say the least.
Once out of the shower its minty scent is still detectable on your skin hours after using it. Its scent on my skin actually reminds me of the Intergalactic bath bomb some what. Intergalactic is one of my favourites so this is a huge positive for me, I will imagine this is the case for many other Lush customers too as Intergalactic is one of (or possibly is, I need to check) their best selling product.