23 October 2017

Snow Fairy Naked Body Conditioner

Last year I fell in love with Snow Fairy Body Conditioner, which I was not expecting to do at all. While I have favourite scents and preferred formats, I am always open to being blown away by any of the new releases that Lush grace our lives with, especially when they're as unexpected as this one was. It is for this very reason that I was rather excited by the prospect of Lush's new naked version this Christmas.

As with all of the shower gels and body conditioners this year, Lush have decided to take the self-preserving one step further and release a range of seasonal products that need zero packaging, and therefore create zero waste. While initially skeptical, I have long since realised that this idea is more than just a novelty, and I am excited at the prospect of more variations in the future.

Snow Fairy Naked Body Conditioner is a tub-shaped creation that appears slightly bigger then one of Lush's standard 100g pots. While I appreciate the sentiment and the usability behind this product, and all of Lush's Naked range, it did take me a while to appreciate the rather boring-looking design. I suppose you can't expect an aesthetically perfect cosmetic if you also want something as environmentally friendly as these guys try to be. However, what did impress me about this product was how vibrant and strong the fragrance was from the very first moment I removed the block from my delivery box. 

Fans of Snow Fairy will be pleased to know that the scent is very intact and 'present' in this format. Although I think the normal body Conditioner is perhaps a little sweeter and a tad fruitier on the nose, the naked edition is up there as being one of the strongest versions of this fragrance. While it shares its scent with the whole range, it is the recent body spray and the shower gel that I think this is closest to, which is great in my eyes.

Described as a combination of raspberry bubblegum, candy floss and vanilla musk, the smell of this is a very playful one - exactly what you'd expect if you know this scent well. Given the generous inclusion of the various oils and butters, there is something slightly silky and rather rich about the different notes here, and I would describe the scent as being a little more sultry than the usual youthful aroma. In as many words, the smell suits this format really well, and gives it more depth than in other products, such as the dusting powder, liquid perfume and Jelly Bath Bomb.  

Just like the other naked body conditioners, the idea is that you massage this across your body, while your skin is still wet, before gently patting yourself down with a towel. The butters and oils will not only offer a thin layer of protection against the cold weather, but they'll get to work at moisturising your skin and leaving it soft, smooth and supple for a good many hours. What I love about all of Lush's body conditioners is that the formulas make it harder for the skin to absorb it as quickly as you would a normal body lotion.  For this reason, you are left with a protective barrier over your skin that offers not only a wonderful radiance to your skin, but keeps it feeling and looking more nourished as well.

With all of Lush's solid editions, it's a good idea to not hold or use this directly under the running water, as it'll melt far quicker this way. I found that as long as my skin was already wet, the body conditioner would glide over any area with ease, and the block would naturally melt under the warmth of my skin. You may wish to cut off a small piece with each use, if you'd prefer to keep the rest dry while in storage, as this can and will leave pink smudges on any surface.

How this differed from the normal body lotion, aside from the slight difference in scent, is that this is perhaps not as generous on the skin. The block was, at times, a little stubborn when in use, and I found that I had to massage the product across my body to allow for even coverage. Futhermore, I found that The layer of oils/butters that were left on my skin wasn't as thick or as long lasting. For those who want a light coverage, you'd probably prefer this version. However, for someone who has very dry skin and needs heavy nourishment, the normal version may be more suited. 

Normally, I use my body conditioners as an alternative for shaving cream, as I find I can get a very close shave with nearly all of Lush's range. They not only help to prevent irritation and possible rashes from forming, but they heed results that last longer than using normal shower gel. With this Naked version, I found that It worked well as a shaving cream. However, it did clog up my razor blade more than the regular conditioner seemed to, and I had to keep tapping the blade throughout my shower to clear the mess away.

As a warning, I should add that you'll need to be careful when using this body conditioner as it can leave pink marks on both your skin or the bath walls, that can be stubborn to remove when dried. Moreover, this needs to be stored somewhere carefully in between uses so that it doesn't decorate the shelf it's resting on.

What I will say is that the results of this Naked version are good enough for me to recommend that you give it a go yourself. While I think the regular body conditioner works better overall, has a better scent, and seems to last on the skin slightly longer than this format, I do appreciate that Snow Fairy Naked Body Conditioner has its merits as well, and I do love the fact that it comes with zero packaging. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Cherry Infusion, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Candy Floss Water, Japan Wax, Perfume, Carnauba Wax, Organic Illipe Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Avocado Butter, Mango Butter, Almond Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Musk, Lauryl Betaine, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate. Tin Oxide, *Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl ionone, Colour 17200, Colour 45410, Colour 45380:3.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £8.25 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

Scent Family:
Best Washes Wash Card
Bubblegum Lip Scrub
Candy Fluff Ballistic
Candy Fluff Perfume
Candy Fluff Dusting Powder
Fairy Dust Dusting Powder
Father Christmas Bath Bomb
Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb
Godmother Soap
Lush Mechanic Cold-Pressed Soap
Magic Wand Bubble Bar
Melting Marshmallow Moment Bath Oil
Mmmelting Marshmallow Bath Melt
Pink Easter Egg Ballistic
Snow Fairy Body Conditioner
Snow Fairy Body Spray
Snow Fairy Cold-Pressed Soap
Snow Fairy Jelly Bath Bomb
Snow Fairy Lip Tint
Snow Fairy Liquid Perfume
Snow Fairy Naked Body Conditioner
Snow Fairy Naked Shower Gel
Snow Fairy Shower Gel
Snow Fairy Solid Perfume
Snow Fairy Sparkle Jar
Snow Fairy Sparkle Massage Bar

1 comment

  1. Love it, but it does leave a slippery film on the shower floor, and pink smears on towels. Beware!