29 July 2019

Comfort Zone Shower Bomb

When Lush first introduced the term 'shower bomb', I was rather skeptical about whether or not this concept held any worth in the cosmetics industry. Was there any merits to using such a short-life product or would this be another temporary craze that disappeared into obscurity within a few months? As time have passed by and my experience with these little beauties has multiplied, it is safe to say that I am now completely on board with what Lush next have to offer.

Comfort Zone Shower Bomb is a cute little cylinder (that I believe is supposed to represent a blanket) with multiple meanings behind its name. Not only does the title reference how comforting the smell of the product is when in use, but both the ingredients and the name itself also hint at the more political issue of climate change. As Lush have stated on their website: Does the currant climate leave you feeling berry insecure? 

Sharing its scent with The Comforter range, this pretty little shower bomb first started out as a Liverpool exclusive, before being released quite recently as a regular product in stores and online. Featuring blackcurrant absolute and fresh raspberries in the ingredients list, there's no wonder that consumers are finding this berrylicious creation so gorgeous: I certainly have.
A classic scent that has been around for years, The Comforter is a warm, sweet and very fruity aroma. While I would describe the fragrance of this shower bomb to be very berry-like overall, it is the blackcurrant that makes the biggest impression here: creating a deliciously sultry and yet very playful aroma, while the cypress oil adds a layer of soothing sweetness to calm you down and round the fragrance off perfectly.

To my nose, Comfort Zone is perhaps a little lighter and fruitier than the original bubble bar and definitely appears to have a stronger scent as well. When using this in the shower, my senses were completely flooded with the aroma; the smell remained on my skin for hours; and the fragrance lingered quite heavily in the bathroom for a very long time.

To use, you simply need to hold the shower bomb under the running water during your shower, where it will immediately begin to expand and create a fragrant foam in your hand within a matter of seconds. The heat of the water will then 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 itself. 
In this case, Comfort Zone is designed to help calm your mind and bring you some peace during times when you perhaps feel a little overwhelmed with everything. This shower bomb will offer you the biggest cuddle in the shower and its fragrance will hold you tight for hours afterwards as well, which is the perfect remedy at the end of a long day.

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 rather delicious. Furthermore, the inclusion of the chia seeds in Comfort Zone, which you can spot when the shower bomb begins to dissolve under the water, gives this product a soft, gel-like consistency that only serves to make your skin feel even softer when in use.   

If you're someone like me who was worried at first that the inclusion of the sodium bicarbonate and citric acid will irritate your skin, I can assure you that this is not the case at all. In fact, my only piece of advice when using this is to ensure that you haven't shaved after applying this to the skin, as some of Lush's shower bombs can sting a little because of the open pores. Having said that, I didn't experience this at all when using this shower bomb in particular, so it was another added bonus on top of everything else.

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, perhaps even three showers.
As with all of Lush's recent shower bomb releases, Comfort Zone not only left my skin feeling really smooth and clean but the scent lingered for an impressive amount of time afterwards. Despite there not being much of a difference between the smell of this and other Comforter-scented products, I found myself appreciating the scent of this far more than I expected to. This is definitely a shower bomb I would purchase again and I am so glad it has made it into the regular line.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Citric Acid, Potato Starch, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Calcium Lactate, Gluconate, Sodium Alginate, Perfume, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Bergamot Oil, Blackcurrant Absolute, Cypress Oil, Chia Seeds, Fresh Raspberries, Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 17200, Colour 45410:1.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £2.75 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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