4 February 2016

Yummy Mummy Shower Cream

Despite hoarding enough of the shower gel to last me a good three years, I was still overly excited when I found out that Lush were re-releasing Yummy Mummy for this year's Mother's Day range. Except, as with the Valentine's Day release of Prince Charming, it seems that Lush are into their shower creams this year, so I was equally intrigued and nervous when I discovered that the product would be in a different format this time around.

Upon its arrival in the post, I couldn't help but have an initial sniff, expecting to detect the same fragrance in both the gel and the cream versions. As the former product had already been awarded a six-bottle rating by myself last year, I couldn't imagine that the reformulated edition would or could be anything better than the gel. To say I had my mind blown, is an understatement.
Although there is little difference in the colour of the original gel, the newly released cream is definitely far prettier to look at. A vivid shade of iris, Yummy Mummy sports a subtle shimmer, thanks to the inclusion of snowflake lustre in the ingredients list. While you don't have to worry about the glitter clinging to your skin during use, it does give the product a wonderful pearl-esque look, which just adds to the experience in the shower.

On close inspection of the ingredients list, there is nothing noticeably different about the oils used to give this product its distinctive scent, aside from the added cocoa butter to make the reformulated version a little creamier and more moisturising when in use. This I find strange because to me there is a very distinctive difference between the two, and it's definitely not the cocoa butter that has created this divide.
Supposedly sharing its scent with the Yummy Yummy Yummy range (a collection that includes a shower gel, massage bar and reusable bubble bar), there was quite a divide in the Lush community last year when many fans claimed that Yummy Mummy was far too floral orientated, and nothing like the original fruity fragrance at all. While I did notice a difference, I didn't think it was vastly different, and was just glad to be able to own a shower gel with the scent - given that Yummy Yummy Yummy is not vegan.
In simple terms, this year's release is far fruitier, and plays homage to the aforementioned original shower gel a lot more closely than last year's version. In the bottle, Yummy Mummy Shower Cream offers up a strong, robust collaboration of fruit and floral - a creamy, decadent pairing that smells like a rich man's strawberries and cream. 

Imagine taking a handful of fresh strawberries, pulverising them with some whipped double cream, a handful of vanilla pods and a splash of buttery caramel sauce, and you may begin to envisage just how wonderful this shower cream is. The cocoa butter definitely adds an underlying sugary-sweet element, which is what I think elevates and strengths the fruity notes present. In the shower gel, the geranium smothers the strawberry note a little, whereas in this version the fruit aspect is far more prominent. 

As to be expected with most of Lush's shower creams, Yummy Mummy is thinner than the gel and doesn't tend to lather up as well. However, when you massage it across your skin, you can still feel that it's present on your hands and body. Furthermore, when you rinse it away, you can immediately feel a difference in the softness of your skin, and this effect stays with you for the rest of the day. If you did want a little bit more of a lather going on, you could massage the cream between your palms first as this tends to stimulate slightly more foam than applying it straight onto your body. 

Overall, this shower cream is unique and wonderful - a product that I hope makes a reappearance year after year. Although it didn't foam up as easily as the gel version did, everything else about it was far superior to the gel. Lush have definitely improved this product and I am very happy that it is now produced in this format.   

Quantitative Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Stearic Acid, Perfume, Propylene Glycol, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Lauryl Betaine, Geranium Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil, Tonka Absolutee, *Limonene, *Linalool, Amyl Cinnamal,Benzyl Alcohol, Citral Snowflake Lustre, Colour 17200, Colour 45410, Colour 42090, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Vegan?: Yes. 

2016 Price: £4.95 for 100g, £9.75 for 250g, £16.50 for 500g, £27.95 for 1kg.

Year Of Original Release: 2016.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Carbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerine, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Olibanum Oil, Bergamot Oil, Geranium Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Colour 45350, Colour 45410.

Vegan?: Yes.

2014 Price: £5.25.

Scent Family:
D'Fluff Shaving Soap
The Drummers Drumming Reusable Bubble Bar
Fairy Tail Sugar Scrub
Flutterby Bubble Bar
Magic Mushroom Bubble Bar
Mrs Whippy Ballistic
Peeping Santa Bubbleroon
Peeping Santa Liquid Perfume
Roller Bath Bomb
Strawberry Bombshell Lip Tint
Strawberry Feels Forever Massage Bar
Strawberry Santa Soap
Yummy Mummy Body Conditioner
Yummy Mummy Body Lotion
Yummy Mummy Shower Gel
Yummy Yummy Yummy Shower Gel
Yummy Mummy Shower Cream


  1. Do you prefer yummy mummy or prince charming shower cream?

    1. She gave PC a 5 rating and this a 6 ... im only assuming that YM wins :D

  2. Is it as moisturizing as Rose Jam?

  3. I don't understand why lush make so many creams instead of gels they are not as cleansing and don't even leave you that soft. I do love the smell though.

  4. does this cream last as long as the gel? and I agree it gas a carmel scent added to it. I have a small one I gadget tried yet but yummy mummy shower gel last forever in me like all day til the next morning when I shower again I catch wiffs of it so while I like both smells I like last years gel how it foams and the scent lingers forever

    1. rlast as long meaning the scent lingering

  5. I bought this and the smell was so familiar, it was bugging me, it just brought flashbacks of the christmas range. Thankfully you have a scent family section because it was Peeping Santa that it reminded me of! Very useful and put me out of my frustration! Thank you :)