Tuesday, August 20, 2013
REVIEW: Lush Therapy Massage Bar
LUSH say: "Therapy is 100% natural and preservative free. Frequent use of this bestselling massage bar through pregnancy can help to reduce stretch marks by increasing the elasticity of the skin. Therapy is a wunder-bar. First, it moisturises with cocoa and shea butters to make your skin softer. Then, it eases your tensions with lavender and neroli oils."
What's In It?
Lush's 100% Certified Organic, Vegan Therapy Massage Bar contains cocoa butter and shea butter which work to moisturise and soften the skin. It also contains lavender oil which is know for its calming and soothing effects (it also helps to ease muscular pain). And the happiest oil of all: Neroli, which is said to have an uplifting effect and induce euphoria! It's an essential oil that relieves stress and stimulates the growth of new healthy cells. And there's some sweet orange oil in there for good measure!
This massage bar from Lush glides on so smoothly, with the product just melting into my skin. The fragrance is to die for, and I smelled good enough to eat after massaging this puppy in! The cocoa butter evokes a delicious white chocolate aroma which became a bit addictive after the first few goes with this bar. What I loved the most was how moisturised and soft my skin was afterwards. You know that type of soft where you just keep feeling your skin because you can't believe it's really that soft? That's how soft Therapy left my skin.
There are so many ways you can use this product, too. I used it straight after a shower to seal in moisture; on my elbows and knees to soften the skin, on my upper chest to relieve stress and anxiety with the Neroli aroma; on my sons chest before bed to help him sleep; and to massage hubby's back and shoulders! Pregnant women could use it on their baby bump to reduce stretch marks and new Mums could use it to instantly snap their sagging skin back into Supermodel shape. I apologise for that completely unfunny joke. Therapy is good but it probably can't perform miracles!
I'm pretty smitten with Therapy as you can tell, and it's quite hard to find fault with the product. The only thing I can think of is, if your house is warm, the bar can become slightly melty. Not losing-its-shape melty, just if-you-touch-it-the-bar-is-a-bit-moist melty. In this case, I found just popping it in the fridge sorted it out. If we have the heater on, I usually store it in the fridge, which doesn't compromise the integrity of the ingredients. Also, a bumpier design would have been good for a more massagey experience, however I'm just splitting hairs. Therapy is a lovely, pampering, luxurious massage bar with a delicious fragrance, and like many Lush products, I'm a bit addicted!
Disclaimer: This product was provided for review. No money was offered/accepted. This review is my honest opinion.