23 September 2017

Sexy Boy Massage Bar

As I begin to see the end to my excessive collection of massage bars, I am starting to discover some old beauties that I wish I had tried sooner. Unfortunately, given that they've been living in darkness for a good year, they are not as fresh as they could be. However, this one still really impressed me and has cemented itself amongst my favourites.

Sexy Boy Massage Bar is a seasonal bar - first released as a Christmas special in 2010. Since it's discontinuation a few months after it's initial appearance, it has not made itself available again, which I think is a shame as it's such a unique and beautiful product. 

What sets this product apart from other massage bars, is the wonderful shape it is presented as - a cute little gingerbread man that has clearly been cut from the same mould as Lush's Gingerman Soap. It's the same height as other massage bars, but due to it's width and length, you get slightly more product for your money. 

Made with both cocoa and shea butter, as well as coconut oil, this massage bar boasts a better array of butters and oils to moisturise and nourish your skin. The former two key ingredients are known for working with the natural oils of your skin to nourish, smoothen and repair over-tired and weathered skin. Sexy Boy also boasts the inclusion of coconut oil - a natural ingredient that helps make skin soft, radiant, and healthy. It's also been proven to improve the moisture and lipid content of the skin, which is perfect for those of us with dry skin.
This massage bar also contains a combination of lime oil, cocoa absolute and cananga oil, which not only helps to make this amazing for the skin, but gives this product a wonderful smell. Some Lush fans claim that it took them a while to appreciate the scent of this, but I fell in love with it from the word go. 

To me, this bar smells like a really rich, sugary vanillary white chocolate that has a gentle sprinkling of lime juice. It's a little like when lemon is added to a cake mix - you get the citrus flavour in the sponge but without the tartness of the fruit. This is what the lime does in this instance and it's wonderful.  

The bar melts easily on the skin and leaves behind a thin layer of oils which can then be massaged across the body. Unlike other massage bars, this one isn't at all sticky and the oils that rest on your skin don't stay there for long - instead sinking into the skin and leaving your feeling and smelling fantastic. 

I should warn you though that this bar tends to melt relatively quickly so you may find you have to be quick when applying it to the body. It should also be mentioned that the size and shape of this makes it a little trickier to use than other massage bars, and I got quite a bit of grease on my hands from holding it longer than I should have.
While it's not the easiest to use, it does leave you smelling gorgeous and your skin feels really soft and well-pampered afterwards. As the fragrance isn't all that Christmassy, I hope Lush release it through the kitchen and I look forward to stocking up on my favourite 'Sexy Boy'. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Perfume, Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Cocoa Absolute (Theobroma cacao), Cananga Oil (Cananga odorata), Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamal, Citral, *Eugenol, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Farnesol, Limonene, Linalool.

Vegan?: Yes.