1 August 2018

Not Sleepy Shower Bomb

While I will always give a Lush product a fair chance at impressing me, I have never been one to get excited over the range of 'emotibombs' that they have brought out over the years. While I take multiple showers a day, I cannot fathom how spending money on something that sits by your feet and dissolves away to nothing, is in any way conducive. For this reason, I wasn't initially enamoured by the description of Lush's newly released shower bombs.

However, I can now state that these products are definitely a step in the right direction. Whereas the emotibombs are meant to simply dissolve away and offer a fragrance in the shower, shower bombs offer a more immersive experience: one that is not only more hands on in the shower but one that is potentially more beneficial for the skin as well.

Containing lemon, orange, lime and neroli oils, Not Sleepy is a zesty burst of sunshine in the shower. While the lemon is the strongest note here, all of these ingredients make themselves known under the heat of the running water in some way. This is a shower bomb that packs a punch, even though the fragrance is rather simplistic overall. 

To use a shower bomb, you need to hold it under the running water during your shower, where it will immediately begin to expand and create a fragrant foam in your hand. Firstly, the heat of the water will help to release the different essential oils that have gone into making the bomb, which is supposed to help alter your mood depending on the purpose of the shower bomb. 

In this case, Not Sleepy is for anyone needing something bright and vibrant to coax them from their bed and wake them up as quickly but as gently as possible. I used this after a rather restless night and found that I felt really refreshed and rejuvenated after using one of these. This shower bomb definitely has the power to elevate your mood to a more positive mood. 

Once the shower bomb has began creating its foam, the idea is that you can lather and massage this across the skin much like you would a shower gel. The inclusion of both the potato starch and the sodium alginate allow the bomb to soften and moisture the skin, while the different oils clean out the pores and leave your skin looking and smelling super delicious.

At first, I was worried that the inclusion of the sodium bicarbonate and citric acid would irritate my skin, much like if I was to rub a bath bomb against my skin. I was fully expecting to develop a rash and find that my skin became super dry after using one of these. However, I found that this was not the case at all.

While the consistency of the foam is slightly scratchy, and not at all like the silkiness of a regular Lush shower gel or jelly, my skin did feel really clean and soft after using the shower bomb. Furthermore, I was able to clean my entire body, from head to foot, and still have product left over afterwards. Because of this, it would be completely reasonable to cut one of these shower bombs in half and use them across two showers.   

Given how powerful this is, and for those looking to be a little more reserved about their Lush products, you could easily cut this product in half and use it across two separate showers. Furthermore, you certainly don't need to moisture after using this as my skin felt wonderful for the rest of the evening, and into the next day as well.

This is by far my favourite shower bomb to date. The design is gorgeous; the scent is simply decadent and delicious; and the product does exactly what it's supposed to, and more. While £2.75 may seem expensive for the size of the product you are getting, it is definitely worth the investment, and I shall be purchasing a few more to help me through my first term as a Year 1 teacher.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Citric Acid, Potato Starch, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Calcium Lactate, Sodium Alginate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Lemon Myrtle Oil, Petitgrain Oil, Neroli Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil, Lime Oil, Water (Aqua), Ground White Rice, *Citral, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 19140, Colour 47005.

Vegan?: Yes.

2018 Price: £2.75 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

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