The Sticky Dates Shower Gel first became available to buy in April 2022 and was originally a part of Lush’s small but impressive, limited-edition Eid line. It proved very popular during the short space of time that it was available, prompting Lush to carry on selling it once Eid was over.
Whether it is now a permanent product, or just around until the summer products are retired for the year, has yet to be confirmed. There has however been rumours of a body spray equivalent so I should imagine the shower gel isn’t going away any time soon.
I’m not shy in saying that Lush’s shower gel selection has been in desperate need of new life since it discontinued the likes of The Comforter, Yuzu and Cocoa and Plum Rain shower cream and gels. The addition of the Sticky Dates shower gel really has drastically improved their all-year-round shower gel line.
The Sticky Dates shower gel looks just like chocolate sauce, it has a thick but easy to get out of the bottle consistency and lathers up effortlessly too. Its ingredient list includes some of the following: Organic date syrup, vanilla pod infusion, sunflower lecithin, fresh orange juice, carob resinoid, benzoin resinoid and sandalwood oil.
Its scent is DELICIOUS, it smells just like a hot and gooey sticky toffee pudding with a generous scoop or 2 of vanilla ice cream. Its scent alone is what is going to catapult this shower gel into becoming Lush’s next bestselling product. Mark my words, it’s a legendary shower gel that you really need to try.
One of the things I really love about Lush is the thought that goes into each and every individual Lush product. Lush never just throw random ingredients together. During Eid, dates are quite often the first food to be eaten when breaking fast. Hence the Sticky Dates shower gel starting its life as a member of their Eid product line.
When it comes down to their new-release shower gels, Lush have really outdone themselves this year. As I said earlier on in this review, Lush’s shower gel selection has been in desperate need of new life and 2022 has been a brilliant year for Lush shower gel so far. Customers have demanded new shower gels and Lush have well and truly understood the assignment with its last few releases. They just keep getting better and better. I thought the Purple Carrots shower gel was top tier, but Sticky Dates is just as good if not better.
The Sticky Dates shower gel lathers up easily and despite its name isn’t at all sticky (so don’t be put off of trying it based on its name alone). A small amount of the Sticky Dates shower gel goes a very long way. Make sure you tell this to anyone you share a shower with. My husband liked it so much almost half of the bottle was gone in a week, I told him off for being wasteful. It’s good stuff but you don’t need to use very much to get the best out of it.
Once the hot water and steam of the shower meets the shower gel and you begin to lather it up, its scent engulfs you, filling your bathroom with its delightful sticky toffee fragrance. With 25% of the shower gel being made of date syrup, it is incredibly soft on your skin too. It seems to lock in moisture just as well as a body lotion does. Overall, I cannot recommend the Sticky Dates shower gel enough and I am so glad that Lush have decided to keep it on their shelves for a little longer than what was originally planned.