Recently I received a newsletter in my inbox from Lush showing me their valentine’s collection. I actually forgot about the fact that they even did valentine’s collections so I was pretty excited about seeing what’s in this limited edition collection. One of the products that instantly caught my eye was the American Cream Showergel. It looked so pretty and pink and it looked like it was going to smell absolutely incredible. So, as soon as I possibly could I went to Lush and I gave it a proper smell. The sales lady even put a bit on my hand for me to feel it. Obviously I was mesmerised and I decided to buy it. Rather than the normal version I decided to go for the naked. First of all because it saves me about 5 bucks and second of all because it’s way better for the environment. Anyway, I’ve been trying it out and I’m really excited to review it, so that’s what I’m doing today. If you’re interested in finding out everything about this super pretty looking Naked American Cream Showergel, make sure you continue reading this post!
Normally I start my posts off by talking about the look of the packaging. But guess what, this showergel doesn’t have a packaging. A while ago Lush invented their ‘naked’ products. With naked they mean that it doesn’t come with any sort of packaging. They do this to be better for the environment and I like the thought of that. They also make their naked products a bit cheaper than the regular ones which I think is really smart. This does make you reconsider whether you really want to get the packaged version. You get rewarded for making the better choice in this case.
The one thing I was a little worried about is the fact that I didn’t have a clue how to use a ‘naked’ shower gel. I mean it’s completely new to me. I obviously had watched the video Lush made about it, but they just take the whole thing into the shower and pop it on a counter right after. That didn’t seem too convenient to me since it’s quite a cold walk from the shower to a place where I can store it afterwards. So I decided to just slice off a piece of the bottom. I put that slice in a little plastic box that closes with a lid and I took it with me underneath the shower. When it was time to wash my body I opened up the box, took out the little piece of shower gel and rubbed it against my loofah. When I saw that there was quite a bit of foam on there I put the piece back. Then I washed my body with the loofah like normal and this worked really well for me. I used the tiniest little bit of the slice I cut off and I got lots of soap from it. It’s really incredible how a soap-like product can actually function as a shower gel. It’s definitely a great experience if you ask me.
Lush American Cream Naked Shower Gel – €13,95
When you buy the naked shower gel in a store they wrap it in this really pretty paper. I really like the look of that. Once thing I did notice once I got home is that this shower gel mets pretty quickly. When I opened up the wrap I saw that pieces of the showergel clung on there. I do think this is something important to keep in mind when thinking of a place to store it. I might be a bit of a cheap person because of this, but I just don’t like my product going to waste like that. Therefore I like to store my showergel in a metal tin, so the product that does melt won’t get soaked up by anything. But obviously there are lots of other ways to store it.
Okay, let’s talk about the scent. The scent is the main reason why I fell in love with this product so bad. The American Cream scent consists out of vanilla and strawberry. According to their website it also has some orange in it, but the main things I smell are vanilla and strawberry. But it’s not like something you’d expect, it’s different. It’s not a strong, super sweet strawberry scent. Because of the vanilla the strawberry scent has this warm and creamy tone to it. It almost smells like a milkshake and I really love it. It’s a super comforting scent and totally up my alley.
In terms of ingredients I’m also really impressed with Lush when it comes to this product. It has things in it like lavender oil and clary sage oil which are both nice and soothing. But it also has actual strawberry and orange juice in it. This is something that I haven’t seen in a ton of shower gels in my day so this does really impress me.
Considering the fact that this shower gel is made with some actual really good ingredients, I did expect the quality to be really nice. However, I don’t have too much experience with Lush shower gels so I didn’t know how much to expect from it. When I went into the store to give this shower gel a sniff the lady put it on my hands. I immediately felt the difference between this shower gel and a regular one from the drugstore. It was so incredibly soft on my hands. I could feel the soothing effect and how this isn’t going to strip and dry out your skin like all those other shower gels kind of do.
When I actually started using it in the shower I noticed the same thing. I even noticed that, when I get out of the shower, my skin feels very moisturised and soft. It’s like I’ve already used something rather conditioning in the shower. And this isn’t even a body conditioner! I really like that. I think that’s one of the main reasons why I think Lush shower gels are worth it and why I’m definitely going to get more in the near future!
In terms of the strength of the scent I have to say that it doesn’t linger super long. It does smell really nice in the shower and touching the naked shower gel makes your hands smell really good as well, but it’s not like the scent is super long lasting. I did try the naked body conditioner in store too (and I bought it soon later) and that’s a lot stronger in combination with this shower gel.
All in all I’m mind-blown by how amazing this Lush American Cream Naked Shower Gel performs. I mean I did expect this to be good, but I didn’t expect it to be this amazing. I mean it’s so perfect on all levels. It’s super softening and soothing on the skin, it feels incredible, the scent is amazing and it leaves my skin feeling so soft. This is literally what I’m looking for in a shower gel. And in addition to that it’s naked so it’s a lot better for the environment! Gotta love that! And by the way, if you didn’t get it already: yes I do highly recommend this! It’s the best.
With that being said I’m going to end today’s post. Thank you guys so much for reading and be sure to let me know if you have ever tried one of the naked products from Lush, and if so, how do you like them?