As you may be aware Lush are currently inventing, making and selling ‘naked’ Lush products. For people not in the know, naked products are products that are completely packageless. This years winter line includes several brand new ‘naked’ products, I was intrigued with the Christingle Naked Body Conditioner as it’s potted equivalent (Christingle Body Conditioner) is one of my favourite products, in the summer anyway…
To quickly round up on what a body conditioner is, they are basically body lotions that can be used in the bath/shower. They are perfect if you’re lazy (like me) and can never be bothered to moisturise after getting out of the bath/shower.
To use them, all you need to do is work them into your skin just as you would a bar of soap. After massaging it into your body you are then meant to gently rinse yourself off followed by you then patting yourself dry with a towel. I advise that you do not go crazy with the rinsing off, leaving a small amount of it on is the same as leaving a body lotion on. When I have used just enough of it to do my whole body, I find it soaks into your skin very quickly leaving it looking and feeling healthy, hydrated and luxurious.
Christingle shares its scent with the most refreshing Lush bubble bar I have used to date, One Eskimo bubble bar. If you’ve never experienced Christingle before you’re probably wondering why I said that it is one of my favourite products to use but only in the summer. The Christingle body conditioner is the polar opposite of this years brand new Buck’s Fizz body conditioner, Buck’s Fizz has a boozy, citrus-fruit kick that leaves you feeling warm, content and snug as a bug. Where as the Christingle body conditioner leaves you feeling quite the opposite.
Packed with peppermint, spearmint and grapefruit oil Christingle awakens your senses and then some. The reason I only use it in the summer time is because it makes you feel so cold. Sometimes it is the only thing that can wake me up in the morning but because of my medical conditions I find it very difficult to regulate my own body temperature, when I get cold I am basically part snowflake. Reverse the situation to too hot and I’m basically part sun.
Luckily I went on a winter-sun-seeking holiday back in October and brought some of this naked body conditioner along. It was actually my honeymoon so we went all out to relax in the beautiful warm sunshine. The Christingle naked body conditioner was a life saver out there, it was so nice to come back to the honeymoon suite and be able to cool down and moisturise my skin all at the same time. Naturally when you are in the sun your skin needs some extra hydration and Christingle does the perfect job.
Apart from the obvious there really isn’t much difference between the potted and naked Christingle body conditioners. Just like the potted Christingle the naked Christingle goes a long way. I admit that storing the naked body conditioners is a little difficult due to it being packageless. It not being in a pot does however have its practical as well as ethical advantages too. Especially if you’re like me and have bad hands (therefore not being able to open lids easily).
To store my naked body conditioners, I keep them in an open Lush tin, left out of the water stream (if used in the shower) I find keeping it perched in one of the tins is the best way to make it last, letting it dry in between uses is key to making sure you get the most you can out of it.
Overall I am very impressed with this product, I’m still not quite sold on all of the naked products but I can see where Lush are trying to take the cosmetic industry, my only fear is that in the future they scrap potted products completely. I like that we currently have the choice of either the potted or naked products, storage wise the naked products can be a little awkward but I guess this means I am more likely to use it all, so often product gets forgotten about in a pot at the back of the cupboard.