13 October 2017

Snow Fairy Naked Shower Gel

By now, everyone reading this will no doubt be familiar with the concept of naked products, and will have probably formulated their own opinions on whether or not they appreciate Lush's idea of creating 'zero waste cosmetics' as a way to help the environment. Every single one of the solid versions that I have tried so far have worked well with me, and I definitely wouldn't be opposed to buying them again. However, not one has yet to replicate the regular version completely, although perhaps that is the beauty of using them.

Snow Fairy Naked Shower Gel would probably be the one, out of the entire selection of converted gels, to get the most amount of slack - if any were going to receive such bad press. With it being Lush's biggest selling seasonal Shower gel, and perhaps the one that also boasts the biggest sales across the entire  year, any product that joins the family comes under a lot of scrutiny from die-hard fans.

Coming in at a centimetre or so taller than a 100g bottle, and sporting an almost identical colour to the liquid version, this naked gel already ticks the first box. The fact that the smell radiating from it is as sweet and playful as the original gel, tells me that Lush have been extra careful at insuring this one meets the standards of Snow Fairy lovers everywhere.

Using a basis of synthetic musk, Snow Fairy is an elusive scent - one that originally helped me to fall in love with the company to begin with; but also one that I moved away from when I discovered the impressive array of complex aromas that Lush also offer.  Described as being like a combination of candy floss, raspberry bubblegum and vanilla milkshake, I would say that the former note it what is most present here. 

To me, this naked shower gel encompasses a sweet, musky bubblegum smell, with a delicate and slightly cloudy vanilla note interlaced throughout. For fans who have tried a lot of Snow Fairy-scented products, it reminds me more of Candy Floss Dusting Powder than the shower gel it is trying to replicate; more powdery and vanillary like the Jelly Bath Bomb, than the recently released Body Spray.  

What is impressive about this naked shower gel is that it lathers up just as well, if not better than the original liquid version. This is one of only two solid versions that have achieved this so far, and it's an impressive feat. The fact that it produces lather so easily, means that you don't need to hold this under the running water - which means that it will last you a lot longer. In fact, I have been using both this and a 100g bottle of Snow Fairy for the last 3-4 weeks, and have found that while the naked edition has barely shrunk, the bottled version is almost empty. 

The lather Snow Fairy Naked Shower Gel creates is easy to massage across the body, and my skin felt clean and soft after using this. Unfortunately, I didn't find that the fragrance lingered around for long in the shower, and by the time I have towelled myself down, the scent had all but vanished. This is one reason why I still see the benefits of using the original gel.

When storing this, I found that it dried within a matter of minutes, so you don't need to worry about finding splodges of pink all over your bathroom the next day. It was also really easy to use in the shower and I didn't find that I dropped it at all. Some of Lush's naked gels can be a little slippery when in use, but this one was fine. 

Overall, this is perhaps one of my favourite naked replicates and there are so many benefits for Lush fans to enjoy with this product. Having said that, I still prefer the sickly-sweet scent of the original gel, and the fact that I can smell that edition on my skin after my shower. At the end of the day, Snow Fairy fans should rejoice at the fact that both editions offer many benefits, and they now have two different experiences they can choose from for their winter showers.     

Quantitative Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Stearate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Musk, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate. Tin Oxide, *Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl ionone, Colour 17200, Colour 45410, Colour 45380:3, Black Specerit Wax.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £8.75 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

Scent Family:
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Candy Fluff Dusting Powder
Fairy Dust Dusting Powder
Father Christmas Bath Bomb
Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb
Godmother Soap
Lush Mechanic Cold-Pressed Soap
Magic Wand Bubble Bar
Melting Marshmallow Moment Bath Oil
Mmmelting Marshmallow Bath Melt
Pink Easter Egg Ballistic
Snow Fairy Body Conditioner
Snow Fairy Body Spray
Snow Fairy Cold-Pressed Soap
Snow Fairy Jelly Bath Bomb
Snow Fairy Lip Tint
Snow Fairy Liquid Perfume
Snow Fairy Naked Body Conditioner
Snow Fairy Naked Shower Gel
Snow Fairy Shower Gel
Snow Fairy Solid Perfume
Snow Fairy Sparkle Jar
Snow Fairy Sparkle Massage Bar

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