Monday, October 22, 2012

Review: Lush Northern Lights Soap - neon yellow!!

As soon as I got back to Japan, I placed an order to the Lush UK website. If you are interested in multiple Lush products, it is worth checking out. They ship worldwide and they have some products not available in Japan. Plus, depending how many products I order, the total with overseas shipping may be cheaper than the price I would pay in Japan.

(Be careful though - I have heard about products melting or products leaking. I would not order soaps or anything not in a container if I lived in a hot climate. Also several of the products in black pots leak)

I ordered several Holiday items, including the Northern Lights Soap.
(The yellow plastic thing is a soap dish that I love. I cut my soaps in 2 pieces)

What it does: (from Lush US website)
For our neon wonder, Northern Lights, a few of our lucky LUSH inventors traveled to Finland and were taken by the midnight light show called the aurora borealis. Once back in the UK they enlisted the help of our Finnish perfumer Pia, who created a phenomenally fresh scent that recalls the chilly adventure to the land of the midnight sun. She combined pine needle, cypress and lime oils to create a refreshing woodsy fragrance that’s as unique as the phenomenon this soap was inspired by. 

Price: 3.25GBP, $7.95USD. This product is not available in Japan

Scent: to me, this smells like lemongrass. I suppose this is the lime oils plus the woodsy oils.

Pros:
  • I like the scent
  • this soap cleans well
Cons:
  • This soap cleans too well. My skin became very dry and needed a lot of moisturizer.
  • The smell of this soap was very similar to the Lush Snow Globe soap, which is also being repromoted this winter. I do not consider this to be a winter scent.
  • The neon yellow turned me off. Fortunately, it does not stain.
Would I repurchase: No. Snow Globe works better for this scent.  I'm disappointed and surprised that Lush would release such a drying soap in the winter. This would work great in the summer!

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

3 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a bright yellow! Maybe it'll glow in the dark if you try showering without turning on the lights. Haha! Seriously, glad that you reviewed this as I definitely do not like drying soaps. You are right in that it's too bad this formulation was released as a winter soap.

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  2. It's too bad it dries your skin out too much. Perhaps Northern Lights will fare well in tropical countries like the kind of humid weather we have in ours.

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  3. It's too bad it dries your skin out too much. Perhaps Northern Lights will fare well in tropical countries like the kind of humid weather we have in ours.

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