When you walk into Lush Oxford Street and are immediately greeted by that trademark scent, combined with the scent of 200 new products you can’t get anywhere else, it’s quite an experience for anyone. Let alone someone like me who’s basically been obsessed with Lush from the get-go. I couldn’t wait to track down these exciting products and see what treats the Lush Kitchen had come up with.
I bought loads, so I decided to break it down into easily manageable chunks (I could hardly try everything at once, could I? Well, I could, but my flatmates wouldn’t appreciate me taking over the bathroom for 12 hours). This first one is a deodorant bar called Deo My BO. I don’t like antiperspirant, having struggled with the skin under my arms for years I’ve taken the all natural, all gentle approach. Antiperspirants are boring anyway, they all smell like chemicals and fake fragrances. When you open yourself up to natural deodorants, things get interesting, and this deodorant bar is no exception.
The base of this deo bar is bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar and lycopodium powder (do you know what that is? It’s the lube powder you get on latex gloves and condoms! So I guess this must be what helps the deodorant spread over the skin without leaving it feeling weird and powdery). The scent is amaaaaaazing – lemon oil, bergamot, juniperberry and neroli oil make it sharp and refreshing, which is just what you need to combat BO as well as give you nice treat every time you lift your arms up.
This is the base – they cover it in green wax to give you something to hold on to. So, if you’re still reading, I’m guessing it’s because you want an answer to the question DOES IT WORK?! And I am delighted to inform you that gawd yes, it works. I honestly wasn’t expecting it to, but it really does, and I’ve had a BUSY few weeks. I have run for at least three trains since I started using it and every time my underarms get to the end of the day as happy and decent smelling as they were in the morning. Nice one, Lush!
The second product I want to talk to you about is the Rosy Cheeks Mask. We tried four different masks in Lush, and it was really hard to choose just one. I chose Rosy Cheeks because even after a different mask had been applied and washed off my hand, I could still smell the gorgeous light rose scent. With calamine to calm the skin, and kaolin to gently exfoliate I thought this would be great for my consistently grumpy skin. There’s rose oil in there too, which just like it’s famous sister, rosehip seed oil, is great for the skin. It helps to even out the colour of the skin, and obviously smells beautiful.
Its gorgeously thick, and instantly soothes the skin when you put it on because it’s cold – then as it warms up the calamine continues to calm the skin down, while the rose fragrance calms the senses. This is an all around gorgeous experience, and my skin was so soft, soothes and lightly scented after I washed it off. I have a couple of angry spots at the moment and they were immediately diminished! Once again, Lush, very well done.
My boyfriend made me take this picture. It’s a rose comet! Anyway…Lush have truly exceeded all my expectations with their new products, and I really, really hope they absorb some into their main product range so that more people can enjoy them! These innovative products have filled holes in my beauty routine that I didn’t even realise existed. Get yourself to Oxford Street if you possibly can!
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12 thoughts on “Lush Oxford Street Exclusives – Rosy Cheeks Mask and Deo My B.O. Deodorant”
ooh, let’s hope that deodorant bar releases in the states soon — it sounds lovely. also, a new fresh face mask? sign me up.
Fingers crossed for you guys! They’re both so good 🙂
What an interesting deodorant bar!
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The Rosey Cheeks mask looks amazing, I’m yet to try a LUSH face mask so think I might put this on my wish list. I recently tried the Oxford Street Exclusive Bath bomb ‘The Experimenter’ and loved it! Aren’t exclusive products just so exciting? Would love it if you would check out my latest post on it 🙂 xoxo
Ooh yes you must try a mask! They’re sooo good 🙂 the exclusive products are amazing, I’m really impressed! Checking your blog out now 🙂 x
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Rose is my favourite essential oil – these look fab
Would love to try that deodorant!!
It’s sooo nice! I ran out, definitely need to replenish when I’m back in London! 🙂 x
Ooh I’m going to have to try the rosy cheeks mask out, I love calming masks! Have you tried catastrophe cosmetic by Lush? It’s the same kind of thing I think.
Let me know how you like it! Yeah it’s pretty similar actually, though I prefer Rosy Cheeks 🙂 x