LUSH SNOWCAKE Soap– Review
Being a die-hard fan of hand made soaps; I was longing to try out one from the most popular Lush brand. Unfortunately we don’t have a store at my place and that wish stayed un-fulfilled for a long time. Few days back I read somewhere that Lush is offering 50% off on selected Limited Edition products and I was determined to utilize the opportunity at any cost. As given in their website, around 8 products were there in the discounted list and I chose Snow Cake since I have heard this is one of their best sellers!!I decided to proceed by placing the order online, however the shipping charges were a bit high which would practically nullify my savings as per offer, but left with no other choice, I went ahead.
PRICE: Rs: 315 for 100gm; I got it for Rs 158 (50% discount) +Shipping charge-Rs 167, so total came to around Rs 325.
“Marzipan-scented Soap Cake. The blend of Rose, Cassie and Benzoin gives Snowcake its irresistible scent; but those oils are also great for the skin, too. Your body will be silky smooth and ready to face the cold outside. Rose absolute is often used to soothe and moisturise dry or rough skins. It helps to create a smoother effect.”
So, wondering what is this Cassie and Benzoin which Lush is using in quite a few of their products? Here come the details: (Source Lush UK website)
Cassie is a member of a fascinating acacia-genus of trees and shrubs from which ancient materials with modern uses originate. In the south of France, Acacia farnesiana is cultivated for the perfume industry. The flowers are well known and highly esteemed for the perfume oil they yield. The flowers are globular and golden with a scent of violet and orange blossom. The odour is both spicy and floral. Aroma therapists use it for treating depression, nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions where its beautiful, sunny note uplifts the spirits. Cassie absolute is a popular aphrodisiac – undoubtedly due to its beautiful aroma.
Benzoin (Styrax benzoin) belongs to the Styraceae plant family. It is extracted from tender, evergreen trees of 25 feet in height, where the resin collects in small incisions made in the bark. These trees are found in the rich woodland and swamps of Sumatra and around the world in places such as Thailand and Java. The two main chemical constituents of benzoin are coniferyl cinnamate, an ester, and sumaresinolic acid. Esters are said to have powerful relaxing properties on the skin, and benzoin is commonly used to calm irritation in cracked, sore, and very dry skin conditions. Benzoin is best known for its sweet, balsamic, vanilla and ice cream-like essence. Benzoin is also used for its warming qualities, believed to stimulate blood flow and ease aching muscles.
Water, Propylene Gzycol, Sodium Palmkernelate, Perfume, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Titanium Dioxide, Benzoin Resionid Ingredients.
My Experience with Lush :
Before talking about the product, I must say am thoroughly impressed with the Lush Team – the professionalism that they exhibited while dealing with my small order is commendable. I placed my order on 17th Jan evening and got a mail confirmation from them on the same day. The website I found very user friendly and placing an order was so easy and fast! On 20th Jan evening I got a call from Lush, Bangalore apologizing for a short delay in product dispatch- the funniest part is that until they informed I never realized that there was a delay since it was hardly 2-3 days back I placed the order- can you really call it as a delay when people wait for product delivery for many weeks together? Well, I found the lady who called me very polite and she confirmed that I would receive the courier within 2 days. To my surprise I got it the very next day afternoon. So, hats off to Lush team for their customer sensitivity and LONG WAY TO GO!! Now I don’t even regret for paying that extra bit for their products, ultimately true customer service is what matters the most!
What I liked the most in Lush Snowcake:
- I love the fragrance- very relaxing and not overpowering, lingers on for quite some time after bath.
- Skin doesn’t feel dry but at the same time gives a squeaky clean effect.
- Contains natural ingredients which are good for skin.
- Nature friendly packaging.
- Last but not the least- excellent customer friendly approach.
What I dint like in Lush Snowcake Soap:
- Price is on the higher side, especially the shipping charges if you order online.
- Melts away quickly unless you keep it in refrigerator, thus making it a cumbersome process of cutting out small pieces and using.
- It says 106 gms on the pack but real quantity was much less.
- Doesn’t lather much but I feel it is quite ok, for the natural ingredients listed.
So my first experience with Lush was not bad and the quality is good enough for the price – but I might not repurchase this unless Lush opens a store at my place. My rating would be :-* :-* :-* +0.5