Monday, August 12, 2013
REVIEW: Lush Dreamwash Shower Smoothie
LUSH say: "Dreamwash is a soothing, healing cream body wash that helps reduce redness and works to soften and cleanse the skin. Its creamy formulation leaves the skin feeling super soft."
Texture, Consistency and Fragrance
Dreamwash is a light pink colour (for some reason it's appeared as white in my photo, above) and is certainly thick and creamy, just like a smoothie. The consistency is like a thick, smooth, airless whipped mousse, creamy and divine. The aromas that are most pronounced for me, are lavender and calamine. I remember having calamine lotion put on my itchy insect bites as a kid, and this really takes me back to those days. The fragrance is subtle and gently floral.
What's In It?
Glad you asked! LOL. Lush Dreamwash contains calamine powder and aloe vera gel to calm and soothe the skin. There's also rose absolute and chamomile, tea tree, coconut, rapeseed and lavender oils. These ingredients work to balance the skin.
I adore the creamy thickness of Lush Dreamwash. How I use it is to scoop up a portion then massage it in when I'm under the shower. As the product makes contact with warm, wet skin, it slowly melts away, and the fragrance wafts up as you cleanse. I tried this both with and without the addition of a bar soap, and found it to be quite an adequate cleanser alone. My skin felt soft, nourished and clean after using Dreamwash, and smelled lovely.
I like the gentleness of this body wash, and the soothing, calming and healing properties (particularly the calamine and aloe vera gel) mean it would be ideal for people with sensitive skin, redness or skin conditions such as Eczema. Going by the comments on the website, customers with rashes and chicken pox also swear by it! Dreamwash is also well-suited to children and babies as it's gentle and soothing. I do find I'm going through it quite quickly (compared, for instance, to the Lush Sweetie Pie and Whoosh Shower Jellies which are taking me ages to get through!), however it is a fairly big tub at 250g.
Lush Dreamwash shower smoothie sells for $25.95 (250g) instore and online.
Disclaimer: This product was provided for review purposes. No money was offered/accepted. This review is my honest opinion.