11 August 2019

Yog Nog Shower Gel

It's strange to think that it was only five years ago that a certain Yog Nog Soap first appeared as part of the Christmas range, and won the hearts of enough consumers to be brought back as a perfume, body lotion and bath bomb amongst other products. If you're a fan of this scent family, this latest release will captivate you with its very magic. 

Sporting a stunning golden colour, Yog Nog Shower Gel offers up something you'd expect to find at the end of a rainbow. This is coupled with a generous helping of golden lustre to add a shimmer that threatens to blind you when it hits the light. Like summer bottled, this seasonal product is sure to bring the sunshine to your shower, even if the wind is howling outside the window. 

Containing maple syrup and clove bud oil as two of the main ingredients, this shower gel smells like a rich, buttery caramel sauce, with a gentle warmth from the latter ingredient coming through underneath. The sweet, stickiness of the maple syrup really comes through in this shower gel and I could really imagine drizzling it straight over a bowl of ice cream or a vanilla cheesecake. Yog Nog is a naturally very foody smell and in this format this seems to intensify somewhat.

While not exactly like any of the products in the same scent family, I would say that it's probably closest to either the liquid perfume or the original soap. It seems to lack a little of the burnt element that the body lotion has, and is also obviously less powdery than the bath bomb.

What makes Yog Nog Shower Gel even more beautiful is that the ingredients really work on improving the condition of your skin, as well as cleaning your body in the process. The maple syrup helps to soften while also replenishing dried areas; the clove bud oil stimulates a little life back into your skin at the same time. 

The inclusion of both the almond and jojoba oils also hydrate and nourish the skin while being used in the shower, whilst the carrageenan extract and glycerin support these ingredients in making the experience extremely moisturising. I was really able to feel the effects of the shower gel straight after using it and this stayed with me for hours afterwards.

Despite it being quite a thin shower gel, I found that Yog Nog was really effective at lathering up between my hands, and I have barely used a centimetre from the bottle even though I have used it most days across the last two weeks. While this makes it great value for money, I have to say that there is a temptation to use a lot more because of how scrumptious it is. For this reason, just to wary that you may get through a bottle far quicker than you need to, just because of the beautiful fragrance.

What is impressive about Yog Nog Shower Gel is that the smell intensifies so much when it hits the heat of the running water and it permeates nearly every crevice of your bathroom, whether you want it to or not. I could smell it for hours after I had towelled myself down and there was also a very delicate shimmer which gave my skin a little extra radiance as well. For those who may be worried that they'll come out of the shower looking like a disco ball, I can assure you that the shimmer really is hardly noticeable, unless you're looking for it specifically.

Ultimately, fans of Yog Nog are no doubt going to love this rendition of their favourite scent and Lush have done a very good at replicating it in this format. While I have to be in the mood for foody scents, this definitely ticks many boxes in terms of value for money, usability, fragrance and design and I have enjoyed using this very much. I truly think that this will be one of the stand-out products from the Christmas range this year and I look forward to when everybody else will have the opportunity to try it for themselves.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerine, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Maple Syrup, Water, Clove Decoction, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Clove Bud Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Carrageenan Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Xanthan Gum, Almond Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Propylene Glycol, *Eugenol, *Linalool, Colour 77491.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £7 for 100g, £14 for 275g, £23 for 550g, £38 for 1100g.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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