Elf Shake Shower Gel from Lush

The Elf Shake Shower Gel is a brand-new release from Lush; It is a limited-edition product that is a part of Lush’s 2022 Christmas line. Taking into account its ingredients, I believe that its name is a play on an ‘health shake’. Changing health to Elf gives the shower gel the perfect Christmas twist. 😉

Elf Shake is an opaque, bright green shower gel. Its colour is almost identical to look at as the Glitch shower gel. On several occasions when I have been in a rush, I have mistakenly grabbed Glitch instead of Elf Shake and vice versa, not realising until after I had started to use it. They may look the same but really do have completely different, clearly identifiable scents!

Elf Shake has a thick but easy to get out of the bottle consistency, it could easily be classed as a shower cream instead of a shower gel.

Elf Shake contains a long list of fresh ingredients including, mint infusion, apple juice, grape juice, kiwi juice, lime juice, sweet wild orange oil and ylang ylang oil. Lush’s website describe it as a ‘sour gumball smoothie’.

I cannot compare its scent to anything released by Lush before, the ‘gumball’ element of the fragrance does make me think of last year’s Jolly shower gel a little BUT it is such a small amount of likeness that I almost didn’t want mention it.

If you like fruity scents that aren’t citrus-thick, Elf Shake may be a good option for you. The kiwi and apple juice in it are what my nose picks up on the most. It’s hard to describe, to me it smells like one of those super-healthy, bright-green smoothies (the pleasant on the tongue kind).

It’s mouth-wateringly good, the apple brings a crispness to it and the mint infusion rounds it off giving it a candy-cane like Christmas edge.

When it comes down to their newly released shower gels, Lush have really outdone themselves this year. As I have said in my previous 2022 shower gel reviews, Lush’s shower gel selection was in desperate need of new life and 2022 has been a brilliant year for Lush shower gels. Elf Shake isn’t my favourite from this year’s new releases, but it’s in my top 3. My husband really likes it and claims that it is the best shower gel Lush have ever released.

The Elf Shake shower gel lathers up easily and a very small amount of it goes a long way. If the rumours are true and Lush UK won’t be selling the seasonal shower gels in bottles come 2023, opting for capsules that you burst just before using instead, I will kick up a stink.

The best thing about all Lush shower gels is how such a small amount goes a long way, introducing just capsules will be such a waste. Not to mention how difficult capsules are to use for customers with bad hands due to illness or injury like me. BUT back to the thankfully, bottled Elf Shake…

…Once out of the shower the Elf Shake scent remains on your skin for the best part of the rest of the day, it also does a really good job of cleansing your skin, leaving it looking and feeling brighter. All of the fresh juice in it really does have an effect on you.

Overall, I love the Elf Shake shower gel, I have my fingers crossed that Lush UK don’t ruin their best year for shower gels yet by getting rid of the bottled shower gels come January 2023. 🤞


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