Review: Lush Hot Toddy Shower Gel

For the past few years, Lush has been one of the most reviewed brands on my blog.  Lush’s holiday line is especially popular, with old favorites such as Snow Fairy shower gel and Buche de Noel cleanser.  This year, I picked up a limited edition product, the Hot Toddy shower gel.

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What it does: (from the Lush website)

With all the spice of a Christmas market, this deep red shimmering shower gel is sure to blow away the bah humbugs. Laced with softening seaweed, fresh ginger, cinnamon leaf oil and cleansing lemon oil, this will warm up even the chilliest of days and bring a sparkle to your shower.

 

Price:

3.95 GBP / 100 ml in the UK, $9.95 / 3.3 fl oz in the US, and 930 JPY / 100 ml in Japan.

This works out to $0.06 /ml in the UK, $0.10/ml in the US, and $0.07/ml in Japan .Due the currently extremely weak JPY, this product works out to be much cheaper in Japan than in the US.

 

Scent:

This product smells strongly of cinnamon, ginger, and several other spices. The scent is very warm and inviting, and reminds me a lot of cozy drinks on cold nights.

 

Availability: This and other Lush products are available at Lush stores and online. Lush UK also ships almost all of their products internationally, at a fairly reasonable shipping rate.

 

Pros:

  • I really like the scent, which is sweet but not overly so.
  • This product cleanses well and rinses clean, and does not dry out my skin.
  • While this product contains glitter, I found that the glitter does not transfer or remain on the skin. This may be because Lush has moved to biodegradable glitter this year.

Cons:

  • The glitter in this product tends to settle at the bottom, and it is quite hard to shake it up.

 

Would I repurchase? Yes, I will probably purchase this again next Christmas!

 

Here are some other Lush holiday items that are available this year, which I have also reviewed in the past.

Snow Fairy shower gel
This is a very popular product every holiday season. I know some people who stock up on Snow Fairy every year!

 

Buche de Noel cleanser
I really like this cleanser. If you like Angels on Bare Skin, this is a great holiday version.

 

Snow Cake soap
Another product which has long been a staple of Lush’s holiday line!


Rose Jam shower gel
If you like sweet scents but don’t like vanilla scents, this is a very fruity sweet product.

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

 

xoxo, K

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