11 June 2019

Beats Shower Jelly

Oh my word! I think the only aspect of this product that would have made it even more appealing to begin with would have been if this shower jelly had been called Beat It as opposed to just Beats. In all fairness, the idea of a Michael Jackson inspired shower jelly would have perhaps been a little too much for my heart to take, but it would have matched the sparky black attire perfectly.

Released as a limited edition in the Lush Labs last month, this Liverpool exclusive is an absolute gem and easily one of my favourite releases from Lush in a long while. Sharing its scent with Maypole Soap, this shower jelly may not offer a fragrance you would initially expect from a product so dark and alluring. However, once you begin using this in the shower, you understand how well all of its components work together so well.
Containing both a mint infusion and peppermint oil, you wouldn't be surprised to hear that the main note of Beats Shower Jelly is a minty one. However, what makes this jelly so delicious is that there is a strong, warming and very sweet layer of maple syrup alongside these minty notes. This means that the scent is very thick and syrupy, and definitely reminds me of Candy Canes, albeit even richer and more mouthwatering for sure. This shower jelly just smells like a buttery mint humbug and you'd be hard-pressed not to want to give it a lick.

Unlike a lot of the shower jellies that have made an appearance over the last few months, this one is slightly more robust and therefore needs a little more encouraging to produce a lather to clean your skin with. Having said that, a little water between the palms and Beats Shower Jelly will produce a thick, creamy foam to massage across your body.

As the summer weather is starting to take effect, this Liverpool exclusive is perfect for cooling you down either at the start or end of your day, and I have really enjoyed how refreshing my showers have been since I have begun to use Beats on a daily basis.

What is even more impressive is that the beautiful creamy mint aroma lingers around on your skin for a short while after you have exited the shower. This only serves to make me realise how much fans would benefit from having the Maypole Body Lotion brought back again to use alongside this, and I only hope it's a matter of time before it makes a reappearance.
There are several ways that you can use any of Lush's shower jellies and I find that everyone has their own preference, which is completely understandable. Firstly, you can break a small piece of (or select a piece that's been segmented prior to your shower) and rub the block directly onto your skin. The amount of lather this creates differentiates vastly depending on the type of jelly, how old the product is and the size of the piece you're using. While some users find this way works for them, I find that this is fairly ineffective as it does not create much of a lather and the jelly becomes too wet, making it slippery and difficult to hold on to.

Secondly, you can use a shower sponge, puff or exfoliating glove to create a lather before rubbing it all over your body. For me, I found this method far more successful as it helped to break down the jelly properly and create a nice foamy effect to wash your body with. Finally, you can break off slabs of the jelly and use them as you would a bubble bar, placing them underneath a running tap to stimulate bubbles. I tend to use mine for this as well at times, as I can get 4-5 amazing baths out of one 100g tub, which I consider to be great value for money.

The silver lustre that gives this jelly its sparkle is harmless when the product's in use, so you don't need to worry about being covered in glitter during or after your shower. Instead, it just provides you with a little bonus to enjoy along with the wonder scent and excellent moisturising properties. This is definitely one I will want to buy again once my tub has been used up: I only hope by this time that Beats Shower Jelly will be permanently available in more than one store.  

Quantitative Ingredients: Glycerine, Fresh Mint Infusion, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Carrageenan Extract, Perfume, Activated Charcoal, Peppermint Oil, Menthol Crystals, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £5 for 100g, £9.95 for 240g.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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