Review: Lush Ponche shower gel – another shower gel inspired by holiday drinks

Lush seems to like to make shower gels inspired by regional holiday drinks. I reviewed Glogg shower gel 2 years ago, which was inspired by Swedish mulled wine. This year, Lush has released Ponche shower gel, inspired by Mexican holiday punches (Google leads me to believe it is called Ponche Navideño)

What it does: (from the Lush UK website)
Inspired by traditional Mexican Christmas punch – this shower gel is bright, boozy, fruity and uplifting. Freshly squeezed orange juice, plum and cinnamon infusions, a good shot of tequila and a fruity fragrance all add up to your own little party in the shower. 

Price: 4.25 GBP/100g in the UK, $9.95/3.3oz in the US.  This product is not available in Japan

Scent: This smells orange-y and woodsy, with a bit of spice. I didn’t feel that it was boozy, as it says on Lush’s website. This is not a very sweet scent and is a good change from typical sweet vanilla holiday scents.


  • Surprisingly, this did not dry out my skin.
  • I like the scent!
  • This is a thin product but lathers well with a small amount


  • the color. Lush is supposedly a “natural, earth friendly” company, yet this product is neon orange. Along with the Twilight shower gel and Northern Lights soap I reviewed recently, I’m seeing a trend in neon colored bath products from Lush.

Would I repurchase? Maybe. Similar to Glogg, this would be a great product to buy every holiday season, but I wouldn’t hoard it throughout the year.

I adore both the scent of this product and of Glogg shower gel.  Spicey scents make me think of the holidays – that part of me is very American since there are no such traditions in Japan. What do you drink at your house over the holidays? 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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3 thoughts on “Review: Lush Ponche shower gel – another shower gel inspired by holiday drinks”

  1. I was very curious about this one! I felt the same way about glogg, love it but its definitely a winter only kind of scent. Will have to place a Lush order soon!

  2. thanks for the review.
    i like boozy scent in my shower gel. the good old VS strawberries and champagne is very boozy. i can only use the shower gel, not lotion. lol
    we usually choose champagne or wine for the holiday season. i used to have a little bit of rice wine when i was in korea, though. 🙂

  3. Just so I know, what’s with neon colouring that makes it non-earth friendly? Do you mix up bad ingredients to come up with the color. It’s so embarrassing to ask this but I’m doing it anyway!

    We drink a glass of red wine during the holidays. The boys add beer to that.

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