Thursday, February 23, 2012

Review: LUSH Porridge Soap

I am glad to finally be doing this review on LUSH. I have been eyeing their bath products for the longest time because they have good reviews, mostly on how their divine scents. I bought the Porridge soap, Sweetheart soap and Godmother soap. However, today, I'm going to review the Porridge soap. 

LUSH Porridge Soap
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Start the day the Goldilocks way with a helping or three of porridge oats. Ideal for sensitive skin; irresistible to everyone else. Oats are soothing for the skin and will gently exfoliate, while orange juice is refreshing and naturally toning. Rise and shine with some delicious porridge.

  • Ingredients
  • Water (Aqua),
  • Propylene Glycol,
  • Rapeseed Oil,
  • Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera),
  • Pinhead Oatmeal (Avena sativa),
  • Fresh Organic Orange Juice (Citrus Aurantium dulcis),
  • Titanium Dioxide,
  • Sodium Hydroxide,
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Perfume,
  • Labdanum Resinoid (Cistus labdaniferus),
  • Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis),
  • Sodium Chloride,
  • *Limonene.

Availability: I bought mine at LUSH Singapore, Wisma Atria.
Price: SGD $9.90/100 gr
Kinda looks like a piece of oatmeal cake, doesn't it?
My first impression on this soap when I was in the store is the refreshingly semi-sweet and citrus-y type scent. Before trying it, I would cut a chunk of it, enough to use on my whole body and then bringing it in the shower with me. I store my soap in a ziplock bag, placed in the fridge. I find this method preserves the soap a lot longer than putting them in the bathroom. 

When I tried it in the shower, I like the creamy texture in combination with the grainy, exfoliating oat grains. It doesn't feel harsh at all on my skin, despite it being a natural exfoliator. After showering, my skin feels smooth and soft, without any redness left behind. 

However, I don't like how messy my shower looks after I use this. The oat grains fell off one by one, leaving a goopy mess all over the floor. So far, it hasn't clogged my drains yet, but I'll update you on that. Since I can't show you in pictures how creamy it is, I thought it would be helpful to do a demo. So, here are my chubby hands, performing a simple routine of handwashing (kinda). Enjoy~

I hope that was beneficial in determining the texture of the soap. Please excuse the choppy editing and the blinking near the end of the video. I'm sorry if I sounded a bit weird and heavy-voiced, it's just my morning voice and I haven't talked at all. Probably why I sounded really heavy and deep, lol. Anyways, have a great day, people~
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