Best Start to the Day… Why, It’s Porridge Of Course!
Hey, hey, hey Ladies!
I promise after today’s post I’m going to lay off on the Lush shout-outs, I am not sponsored by them I can assure you, and I’m sure you must be getting sick of me blabbering on about them :o)
Anyhoo… I was in Lush the other day perusing the soaps and reached for Porridge, expecting very little; but was pretty taken aback – it smells beautiful like chocolate and caramel, but not in a fake, over-powering way, just gorgeous, natural and not too heavy. Lush describe the scent as being that of molasses, but I can’t comment as I’m unsure how they smell, so if like me, you’re a little unsure – I think chocolatey caramel sums it up pretty accurately too…!
This bar is made up of two components, the creamy smooth side which can be seen on the bottom; and the top part which is made up of oats for gentle exfoliation – I love a good 2-in-1 product me!
The entire bar contains oat milk which is known for being particularly moisturising, whilst still being sensitive, and this soap really delivers on this. If I had my way I’d have a bar of this in my shower, in the kitchen and in the downstairs toilet! However, at £2.95 for 100g, that would work out far too expensive for me; especially as Lush soaps never tend to last as long as other regular bar soap such as Dove. For a shower time treat it’s justifiable though, and I have a sneaky suspicion that I may find the Lush soap runs out quicker, due to over-using them
Lots of people commented on how I smelt the past couple of days (in a positive sense I can assure you); and I couldn’t stop bringing my arm up to my nose to get a whiff of the scent. Usually I prefer sickly sweet or fruity smells, but something about this scent appeals to me.
I just realised that I should probably say something about it’s cleansing qualities as this is a soap after all :o) it’s a great cleanser, I used it all over the body, including my face and it felt suitable for more delicate areas, but still left me feeling like I’d had a deep clean – plus I forgot to moisturise afterwards due to running late for work, and my skin felt smooth and soft all day.
Gorgeous scent, moisturising, dual action cleanser and exfoliator – yes and yes!
I’d give this soap 8.75/10
The only area this soap falls down in, is that once lathered the soap can have a slightly mocha-tinged appearance, which if you have white bathroom tiles, shower curtain etc – could leave a slight colour if there are any splash-backs on there. It won’t stain, but it is a little bit of a pain in the butt. If it wasn’t for that fact, I’d of given this bar 9.5/10 – pretty freaking amazing right?!?
Anyway Ladies, I hope you found this review helpful!
What are your favourite bar soaps, Lush or otherwise?!
Do you prefer a bar soap or shower gel?
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Thanks for reading!