9 June 2018

Revelations Bath Oil

When I attended the Lush Summit event back in February, I was primarily there to grab as many of the new and exclusive products as I possibly could. While the company’s ethics and partnerships are of course really important for me, as a blogger who reviews every release, I feel it is my duty to secure as many new products as I can - so that others can get a good idea of what something is like before they invest their money. 

As I was only able to attend the first day of the two, it was incredibly frustrating when I discovered that two new bath melts had made themselves known after I had left, and there was no way I could get back there to pick any up. Luckily, a kind friend secured a few of each for me and I was happy to gain some more exclusives to try and review. 

A few months later, both of the Bath oils (Revelations and Magnificent) along with a third called Polyamorous, appeared online. Along with the new reformulated bath oils and melts from Oxford Street, and a brand new recycled box to store them in, these three new exclusives then branched out across all stores, making Lush fans across the globe very happy indeed. 

Surprisingly, when these new beauties arrived by post, I discovered that Revelations now sported a new fragrance - different from the one I had acquired from the Summit event, which originally had the Potion fragrance. However, this one is equally as nice and I happen to think that it suits the design of the Bath oil more than the initial smell did.

Thankfully, what stayed the same was the beautiful and very clever design. Modelled on a British brand of chocolates called Quality Street, this bath oil is the cosmetic equivalent of (my pre-vegan favourite) the green triangle. Revelations is a gorgeous emerald green in colour, and is made up of two pieces sandwiched together with some skin-essential shea butter. While the original chocolate is not made this way, the outer design of the Bath Melt does remind me of the classic foil wrapping that covers it, and the tag line ‘quality treat’ tells me that these two ideas are linked. 

Sharing its scent with the brand new Berry Berry Christmas fragrance, Revelations primarily features orange and bergamot, which together produce a refreshing and rather fruity aroma. The bergamot is definitely in full force here, as I get quite a crisp, green element to the smell, and the inclusion of the olive leaf infusion builds upon that more. This latter ingredient also adds a delicate woody element to the scent, which grounds the citrusy notes and helps to make this a very wintery smell. There is something rather cold about the aroma which makes it very fitting for this time of year.

Alongside the essential oils, Revelations also features a combination of cocoa and shea butters, and coconut oil - all three of which not only create a Bath melt that is sure to effectively moisturise your skin in the tub, but one that will soothe weathered bodies and leave them feeling supple and soft. 

In the water, this bath melt unfortunately doesn’t float on the surface of the water, although it sends out swirls of emerald-green oils across the water if you hold it. As with most of Lush’s oils and melts, it doesn’t provide a particularly interesting show to watch, but that is why I would usually pair one of these with a bath bomb. Revelations takes a good five to ten minutes to fully dissolve and you’re left with a wonderful green bath - speckled with silver lustre to add a little extra sparkle. 

Furthermore, unlike some of Lush’s other oils, this one doesn’t leave any trails of oils on the surface, so you don’t have to worry about getting greasy marks across your skin. You also don’t need to worry about the lustre, as I didn’t have any on my skin once I had towelled myself down.

Despite this, Revelations stilled performed wonderfully in the water. Not only can you still detect the fragrance throughout the whole experience - even if you add a Bath Bomb in as well - but the water leaves your skin velvety-smooth within a matter of minutes of being in the tub. 

Ultimately, I was rather impressed with how much impact such a tiny product can make. My skin felt super soft; the fragrance lasted throughout the bath and then lingered gently on my skin afterwards; and it offered a refreshing but equally comforting experience in the tub. While a fairly new aroma, I can imagine many more products coming out in this scent in the near future, and I’m all for it.

Quantitative Ingredients: Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter,  Sodium Bicarbonate, Laureth 4, Cream of Tartar, Organic Shea Butter, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, *Limonene, Perfume, Bergamot Oil, Olive Leaf Absolute, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, *Benzyl Alcohol, *Citral, Oak Moss Extract, *Farnesol, *Linalool, Colour 77491, Colour 19140:1, Colour 42090:2, Colour 19140, Colour 42090.

Vegan?: Yes.

2018 Price: £2.50 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

Scent Family:
Berry Berry Christmas Naked Shower Gel
Berry Berry Christmas Shower Gel

Revelations Bath Oil

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