The Love Shower Gel is a part of Lush’s 2023 Valentine’s Day line. Sadly, the bottled version is available everywhere but the UK. Luckily, a good friend was able to grab me a bottle and I’m so happy about it as I really do have a ridiculous fear of missing out when it comes to Lush products…
Love is a clear red shower gel. It looks fairly similar to the Rose Jam shower gel although I’d say it’s a lot brighter and a much bolder red.
Love has a thick but easy to get out of the bottle consistency. You’ll recognise its scent if you were ever lucky enough to experience the Fizzbanger bath bomb, to this day I’m still sad that Lush discontinued it. Another product that shares its scent is the Whole Lotta Love bubbleroon from Lush’s 2018 Valentine’s Day line.
Love contains a long list of fresh ingredients including, rose, lemon grass, ylang ylang and bergamot oils. Its scent is quite difficult to describe as it has so many layers. It’s fruity, floral, and also a little spicy too. While some Lush products are classed as being from the same scent-family (sharing certain ingredients) different product formats can make their scent differ in very small ways.
I have found the shower gel to be most like the aforementioned Fizzbanger bath bomb. The rose in it is quite dominant but you also get so much lemon grass from it too. On paper, the ingredients look like they’d clash terribly yet, they just work.
I have to mention here that I feel it’s really unfortunate that so many people within the UK will be missing out on buying this shower gel. Yes, the UK have the shower sphere equivalents, but the spheres just aren’t fit for purpose. They’re a good idea and are a step in the right direction for plastic free shower products BUT the concept still needs a lot of work .
Love shower gel lathers up easily and a very small amount of it goes a very long way. Again, if you’re stuck with the shower spheres you are forced to use 10g of shower gel per shower. A small amount of the Love shower gel really does go a long way, I’d say using even 5g per shower is wasteful. If I can get more uses out of the bottled version, then that’s a good enough reason for me to like the bottled version over the single use spheres. Lush isn’t cheap, if I can make a Lush product go further, then I will.
The Love fragrance really comes to life when you start to lather it up in the shower. It’s sweet, floral and warm. Once out of the shower the Love 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.
Overall, I love, Love! I just wish Lush UK would stop being so silly with their seasonal shower gels right now, until the spheres are drastically improved, I will be sticking to bottled shower gels where I can.
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