Whilst in town the other day I decided to pop into Lush before lunch and take a quick gander at the Massage Bars as I have heard quite a bit about them. They were stationed right at the front of the shop and the assistant explained they had been very popular recently; it was soon easy to see why. I smelled a few of the different kinds but settled on the ‘therapy’ bar as some of the others smelled a little too fruity, or even medicinal, for my liking. The fragrance of this bar is rather subtle but pleasant; shea and cocoa butter are the first smells to hit but there is also the addition of citrus oils, neroli and lavender that comes through. It’s recommended especially for pregnant women and those with scars or stretch marks as it is said to help both prevent them and fade them.
These bars have recently had an overhaul to their formula. The lovely assistant explained the change in formulas in ‘chocolate terms’; the old formula was similar to that of a dairy milk, whereas the new formula is more akin to an aero bar. I thought this was an Interesting and effective of describing the alteration! Another little fact told by the lady in the shop is the reason for its shape is to do with it being particularly great for pregnant women; for every four babies born one has a ‘outy ‘ belly button which is why there are three indented dots and one sticking out of the bar. Fascinating and cute!!
And the most important factor of all; this product works. Like, really works. I have had dry skin problems all my life and have went through every moisturiser and body oil there is out there (well, it seems like it) seeking soft, silky skin. I rubbed this on after a bath before bed and it melted in instantly as my skin was still quite warm. It does take a little while to sink in so I would recommend being careful with it rubbing on clothing, bed sheets etc. My skin soon felt silky and had a glow about it I hadn’t seen since before winter set in and took its toll on my skin. I’m not sure if this product is worth the £6.50 price tag…I do enjoy it and personally I like the smell of it but it doesn't seem to be lasting very long. Perhaps I shall be keeping this as a treat!