30 September 2017

Buck's Fizz Naked Body Conditioner

Recently, I moved house and into a much smaller place, which means that I've had to scale down on the amount of cosmetics I can fill up the bathroom with. With there being so many new releases this season, particularly the amount of soaps and solid products that need testing and reviewing, the other inhabitant has had to deal with piles of multi-coloured blocks and bottles all over the place. Needless to say, he has learnt the hard way about living with a Lush fanatic, and he is unlikely to make this mistake again. 

Buck's Fizz Naked Body Conditioner is one such block - a bright orange specimen with a gorgeous scent that immediately captivates your senses. A brand new product for the 2017 Christmas range, this wonderful limited edition didn't last particularly long in my bathroom, and helped me out on many a cold morning before work. 

With a base of cocoa, shea and murumuru butters, this naked product has everything you need to moisture your skin and bring back the vibrancy that is sometimes lost during the colder months of the year. With zero packaging being wasted on this exclusive, Buck's Fizz is a perfect stocking filler for those who trying to reduce the impact they have on the environment. 

As with all of the naked products I have tried and reviewed so far, this one is slightly different from the normal version, and it will depend on what you're looking for as to which one you decide to invest in. Furthermore, as my previous experience has already documented, the liquid edition outshines this version a little, although the lack of packaging makes this equally as appealing.

Sharing its scent with Bubbly Shower Gel, this naked body conditioner has a bright, zesty fragrance that'll perk both yourself and your skin up in the early mornings. Containing lime, cognac and Brazilian orange oil as the key ingredients, Buck's Fizz smells like a zesty bowl of rich, succulent, fruity sorbet. Having said that, it is the grapefruit decoction that makes the biggest impression on my senses. 

Unlike the regular version, which reminds me of an intensified, orange Starburst sweet, the naked edition has a subtle bitterness to it, which makes it a little different. There is something about the grapefruit, and the lime I believe, that adds a gentle green-like note to the product. Whereas I would describe the potted version as being a simple zesty aroma, this format has an extra element which sets it apart slightly. Moreover, the smell of the naked conditioner is not as intense as its potted sibling, and this is where some consumers may fail to see the merits of this edition over the regular one. 

As with all of the naked conditioners, I have used them in multiple ways, and for multiple purposes. In terms of how to use the block, you can either embrace using the whole thing at once, and then just storing it somewhere to dry in between showers. Or you can cut the block into smaller chunks, and take a single one with you when you feel like pampering your skin. While the latter way makes for zero mess on your bathroom surfaces, as there won't be any wet products to contend with, I found that all of the naked conditioners were dry a couple of minutes after using them, so mess wasn't really am issue.

To use the naked conditioners, you should step out of the way of the running water and massage the bar across the skin. What is great about the solid edition is that you have much more control over how much you use, so the product as a whole lasts longer than a 100g tub. However, I did find that this bar was a little stubborn at first and so I had to apply a couple of layers to get the desired effect that I was hoping for.

Body conditioners, naked or not, can also be used in replacement of a shaving cream. After applying a layer of Buck's Fizz, I was able to achieve a close shave without any accidents with the razor. In fact, I found that this edition was far easier to rinse away, and didn't clog up the razor blade so much as it doesn't seem to be as thick as the other version.  

However, when compared to the normal edition, I found that this one didn't appear to be as moisturising. When I used both products at the same time on my legs, the regular edition had more of an immediate impact, and left my skin more radiant and softer overall. Moreover, the scent lingered on my skin for longer than the naked conditioner did, and the results lasted longer overall. Having said that, the naked product was still moisturising, and my hands in particular benefited a lot from me using this on a regular basis. 

Those who dislike products that are too heavy, or those whose skin perhaps reacts quite negatively to products that could potentially clog up the pores. will probably want to opt for this version out of the two. If you travel a lot, or are simply looking for some cosmetics to take with you during your Christmas visits, this naked conditioner would be a great companion in your travel bag.

Overall, this edition was a good replica of the regular version, although I think it pales in comparison in some ways. Bucks Fizz Naked Body Conditioner smells delicious, will moisturise your skin and is great for the environment. What more could you ask for in a product made for a celebration?

Quantitative Ingredients: Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Fresh Pink Grapefruit Decoction, Vine Leaf Infusion, Orange Blossom Water, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Murumuru Butter, Japan Wax, Carnauba Wax, Perfume, Brazilian Orange Oil, Cognac Oil, Lime Oil, Almond Oil, Kalahari Melon Oil, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Lauryl Betaine, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides, *Citral, *Limonene, *Linalool, Citronellol, Colour 15510.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £8.75 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

Scent Family:
Bridal Bouquet Ballistic 
Bubbly Shower Gel
Buck's Fizz Body Conditioner
Buck's Fizz Naked Body Conditioner

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