When I first saw a preview of the products from the Lush Mother’s Day collection there was one product that really stood out to me. This adorable massage bar shaped like a bear, called Hunny Bear. I mean would you look at it?! Ever since I tried the Lush The Big Banana Massage Bar I’m all about massage bars, so the fact that this is a massage bar made it even more appealing to me. So soon after the Mother’s Day collection launched I went into the Lush store and picked Hunny Bear up. Today it’s time for the review. So if you’re interested in finding out what it is like, make sure you continue reading this post!
So. Hunny Bear is one of the massage bars from Lush. And it’s shaped like a bear. About the bear shape. At first I wasn’t really sure what this was supposed to look like. I mean, it could be a dog, it could be a cat. The one thing I didn’t realise it was supposed to look like, is a bear. I was pretty convinced it was supposed to be a dog. But either way I think it looks really cute. And yeah, the name does give away that it’s supposed to be a bear. But I didn’t know what its name was until I saw it on lots of blogs.
The Hunny Bear Massage Bar is another naked product from Lush, which means it’s packaging free. Since massage bar are very much prone to melting, I do highly suggest buying one of those tins from Lush to store it in. This one fits perfectly in the square tins!
The Hunny Bear massage bar isn’t new to Lush. It’s a seasonal product that comes back every year. Or at least, it has returned this year. At first it was called Honey Bear, but this year they changed that to Hunny Bear. The reason why they did that is because this year there’s no actual honey in it anymore. They changed out the honey by agave syrup to make this little guy vegan. How cool is that?! Nice job Lush!
The look of the Hunny Bear is obviously very adorable. But it does look small, doesn’t it? Especially if you compare it to the regular, oval shaped massage bars. But in fact I don’t think it weighs less than those. In real life it already looks a lot bigger than it does in the pictures, and it’s also quite a thick piece of massage bar. So all together I think it’s comparable to the regular massage bars.
The Hunny Bear Massage Bar has a ton of great ingredients in it. Starting with fair trade organic cocoa butter, fair trade shea butter and almond oil. These are all very hydrating ingredients. And to me, almond oil is also a great smelling ingredient. After those three ingredients comes perfume. Normally Lush doesn’t use a crazy amount of perfume in their products, so it does surprise me that it’s this high up on the list to be honest.
After perfume we get clove leaf oil, tonka absolute, Brazillian vetivert oil, vanilla absolute, organic agave syrup, vegan dark chocola, synthetic fluorphlogopite, anise alcohol, benzyl alcohol, coumarin, eugenol, limonene, linalool and colourant 77499.
Even though there are some great things in this massage bar ingredient-wise, I’m also surprised by the amount of perfume and the multiple alcohols in here. I’m sure that the drying effects those ingredients have will be cancelled out by the hydrating oils and butters in here, but still.
Scent-wise the Hunny Bear is definitely not a favourite of mine. I did pick it up in store so I could have known, but somehow I didn’t really realise what this smells like back then. It has a very unique scent. To me it’s quite a spicy and warm scent, but I can’t really put my finger on what it smells like exactly. Lush claims that it smells like vanilla absolute and clove leaf oil. I’m sure it does.
Because the smell isn’t really my thing (to put it in a nice way), it’s hard for me to actually use this little guy. Because I didn’t want to smell strongly of it, I just used it on my legs a couple of times. When it comes to doing its job I do think this is a really nice product. The massage bar can be used as a massage oil but also as a body lotion and it works amazingly. It’s super hydrating and nourishing on the skin and it definitely makes your legs shine. Therefore I think it’s a great product to use if you’ve just shaved your legs and want them to look poppin’. This will definitely get you that effect!
All in all I think that the Lush Hunny Bear Massage Bar is a really adorable and pretty product. The design is amazing and it works really well. The scent isn’t completely up my alley, but if we put that aside there’s literally nothing I can say I don’t like about this massage bar. But even if I’m never going to use it again (because of the scent), I’m still glad I have it because it’s definitely a piece of eye-candy!
And with that being said I’m ready to end today’s post. Thank you guys so much for reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of this adorable and vegan massage bar from Lush!