9 May 2018

Aster La Vista Soap

While I am not a huge advocate of soaps, I have been rather impressed with the recent batch of seasonal and limited editions that Lush have brought out. There is something rather alluring and beautiful about the shapes and interesting combinations of colours and patterns that have won me over. If I had an endless surplus of money; and if these soaps would last a good many years, I would almost be tempted to buy a few batches and decorate my house with them. 

As it happens, the fact that they're soaps automatically limits my interest in them - even when one as beautiful as Aster La Vista makes itself known as part of the first #lushlabs release last month. Having said that, this one is still a prominent feature in my bathroom at the moment, so it's not all that bad.

Sharing its scent with Snowman Shower Jelly, Carrot Soap, and the many other seasonal products that offer the same fragrance, this soap is super citrusy, and perfect for the warmer weather that has been making an appearance in the UK recently. 

Featuring buchu, lemon and bergamot oils, this soap has a strong - what I would call - fizzy aroma: one that is best suited for those who enjoy fruity, refreshingly yet rather simplistic smells. Much like how I described Carrot Soap, this new release offers a fragrance that reminds me of fresh tropical juice with a sherberty twist. It is also a very strong smelling soap, both before and during use, although the hot water does elevate the scent a little further when you're in the shower. 

What is great about the design of this one is its shape: one that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand and doesn't slip out while you're lathering it up. Whether you prefer to massage the soap between your hands, or run it directly over the areas of your body that you wish to clean, Aster La Vista seems really relaxed when it comes to creating another lather to do so.

I found that the lather left my skin feeling really soft and supple after rinsing it away, and there was a slight element of radiance about it that I appreciated very much. While I still felt the need to moisturise afterwards, this soap didn't dry my skin out as much as I was expecting, and I believe the inclusion of the cocoa butter base had something to do with this.   

In order to banish the darkness, you must let in the light, and this soap definitely symbolises the beginning of better weather and bigger smiles. The sweet, fruity concoction will uplift your senses and help you to face the world first thing in the morning: something I needed very much when the reality hit that I needed to go back to work after six months off. 

While I would always choose a liquid gel over a block of soap, this is one that I can see being rather popular, and I am sure this is not the last Lush fans will see  this being released. I would definitely recommend that you give this one a go, especially if you enjoy the scent family it is a part of.   

Quantitative Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Fresh Dove Orchid Extract, Perfume, Buchu Oil, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Bergamot Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Citric Acid, Glycerine, Sodium Bicarbonate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 47005, Colour 42090:2.

Vegan?: Yes.

2018 price: £6.95 for 120g.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

Scent Family:
A Bunch of Carrots Reusable Bubble Bars
Aster La Vista Soap
The Carrot Bubble Bar 
The Carrot Soap
Snowman FUN

Snowman Jelly


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