Review: LUSH Ice Blue Soap

I have a couple of soaps from Lush, that is because I had this short mania of wanting to own all of them. I actually made a list of which soaps I was pretty sure I'd love and which I'd hate. Of course I didn't smell them before, the list was based entirely on the Lush website descriptions.

This is how I stuck up with Ice Blue Soap. I wanted to get it for my dear, because it smells like menthol. Well it is supposed to smell like that. But when I walked into the Lush store, I was stuck by the disgusting smell of all the soaps I thought would smell divine...
Bleh. I hated the smell of Ice Blue Soap, but since I was getting it for my dear, I decided to go for it anyway.

After a day or so, I got used to the smell. I don't like it because it smells too much like candy-menthol but it is bearable.

 

Description:
The intense and tingly peppermint one.  
Peppermint has this amazing quality of making your feel cool when you're hot and warm when you're cold. When you're in a warm shower, rub Ice Blue soap on your body and it gives you a refreshing, tingly feeling all over. Peppermint has been used for thousands of years to help the skin stay soft and the mind stay focused. The word 'mente' means thought, because it is said to help concentration and inspiration. Use Ice Blue and be cool.

Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed oil; Sunflower oil; Coconut oil (Brassica napus; Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera), Fine Sea Salt, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Stearate, Perfume, Sweet Wild Orange Oil (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), *Limonene, *Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Colour 42045


Well what to say, I probably got an older piece since it looks a bit rough on one side. But it still washes pretty good.

I cut this soap into smaller pieces too, because this way it is easier to manage, I mean otherwise it's pretty bulky.

 

I do not like the rice (or whatever it actually is) on the top because it tends to break from the blue part of the soap.

Luckily it is not messy at all (if we manage to get a normal piece of soap that is). The soap is quite drying on my hands (I have dry skin on my hands), but is completely fine on the body skin. 
Under hot water it smells quite pleasant, but the smell lasts a couple of hours and then vanishes. It is not too strong either.

I paid 5€ for a bit more than 120g. It is 3,9€ for 100g but they just CANNOT cut you 100g! I mean c'mon why would you advertise 100g if you cannot cut the same size?!

Pros:
+ It looks really pretty, quite fancy for a soap
+ Smells OK when used
+ It is not messy
+ The price is fine
+ Cleans nicely
+It is supposed to help with breathing (if your nose is full etc)

Cons:
- It dies out my skin (hands)
- The smell stays on for a couple of hours
-It is not the most moisturizing body soap
- Contains SLS

Rating: 3/5 ♥ ♥ ♥
Price: 3/5 ♥ ♥ ♥

Overall:
Well since my dear likes it, and since it was for him I'd say it is ok. It is not the most gentle soap of them all nor the most moisturizing either. But it smells nice, helps you if your nose is stuck and that is quite a big deal. I think it is a mediocre soap, nothing too extravagant. If you're not into peppermint stay away from it, since it is not a scent for everyone. I am not thinking about re-buying it, since it will last for a long long time, plus it is not a great soap. Just a regular soap.




1 comment

  1. oh, the soap looks cool. but too bad for all the cons >.<

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