SA Lushmas 2017 – BODY CONDITIONERS

Wakey wakey, let’s get nakey! With Lush’s new naked range of products, that is! This Lushmas we see that our beloved Snow Fairy and Christingle Body Conditioners are joined by an all-new Christmas limited edition – Buck’s Fizz! It smells exactly like Christmas exclusive, Bubbly Shower Gel!

 

From Left to Right: Snow Fairy, Christingle and Buck’s Fizz Naked Body Conditioners

 

Lush is always on the hunt for ways to innovate in an effort to cut carbon footprint and packaging (which means, cutting waste) and this year we have seen naked shower gels as well as, naked body conditioners! If you’d like to read more about what exactly a naked shower gel is, you can have a look at my blog post about it here. If all this naked business doesn’t sound like something for you, fret not, all your Christmas favourites, shower gels and body conditioners alike, are available in both the naked and potted or bottled version!

 

Snow Fairy Potted and Naked Body Conditioners

 

Right, let’s get to the Christmas exclusive Body Conditioners. 😀

First off, what is a body conditioner? It exactly as the name suggests – a conditioner, but for your body. 😀 In other words, it is an in-shower, or bath, rinse-off body moisturiser. Once you’ve washed and are ready to leave the shower (or bath), turn off the tap and massage a generous amount of body conditioner, all over your body. I usually wait a couple minutes and then rinse off. I prefer to do a very quick rinse so that a layer of product is still left on skin in places, but that’s completely up to you. Following that, towel off gently and for me, I’ll quickly rub in whatever layer of product is left on the skin. Some body conditioners are more nourishing than others and will need a couple minutes to sink in before you get dressed.

 

Potted Christingle Body Conditioner

 

So, how do you use a naked body conditioner? To use, take in hand and rub it all over the body. Then place the naked body conditioner on a dry surface (I use the inside surface of a a clean Lush pot lid). Now rub the product in, like you would a body lotion. Then rinse and towel off as mentioned above. I love using body conditioners especially when I’m feeling lazy and not up for using a body lotion post-shower. 😛

 

Naked Buck’s Fizz Application

 

To store a naked body conditioner, I’ve found using a large, clean Lush tub is perfect. I place the BC (body conditioner) down on the lid and then screw the pot down over it so that you store the tub upside down. That way, you don’t struggle to retrieve your bc from deep within the pot! But, doesn’t that defeat the purpose of selling a naked product if you have to store it in a plastic tub? Nope! 😀 Why? If Lush continued to sell only potted versions, there would be more plastic in circulation and not everyone recycles so by using an old, cleaned out Lush pot to store your naked BC in, you’re reusing it and should you no longer have need for it, it can be recycled (or hand it in to your nearest Lush if you have one near you. If you hand in 5 clean Lush black pots you will receive a free fresh face mask :D).

 

So which (if not all :D) of the Christmas Body Conditioners are for you? Let’s chat about scent profiles, efficacy and ingredients of each:

 

 

BUCK’S FIZZ BODY CONDITIONER:

Naked Buck’s Fizz Body Conditioner

 

Firstly it is gorgeous with that golden lustre! If you’re a lustre or glitter phobe, much like me, you needn’t worry as after use you will not shine like a vampire from the Twilight saga (Phew!). Instead, you’ll be left with gorgeously moisturised and scented skin!

The scent is spritzy, quite literally like a glass of bubbly (champagne) – it smells like the first whiff you get when you take your first sip of sparkling wine just after it has been poured.

The Naked BC contains Orange Blossom Water, Brazilian Orange Oil, Cognac Oil and Lime Oil to give it its uplifting citrusy scent while the potted version has extra fresh Orange Juice.

To my nose the potted version smells pretty identical to the Bubbly Shower Gel whereas the naked version a slight floral undertone to it which I put down to Orange Blossom Water and the exclusion of the Orange Juice. I really love both versions of the scent and can see myself investing in both – the potted version when I am in the mood for a zesty wake-me-up shower and the naked version for when I’m after a beautiful, sophisticated citrussy-floral scent.

When it comes to the comparison of moisturisation between the two, for me, I feel the naked version is more moisturisng and leaves a gorgeous glowy sheen on the skin – the look of well cared for skin – but is not sticky or greasy in the slightest. Rather, it feels like a light balm but glows like an oil. The potted version leaves a lighter sheen that looks like healthy, comfortable skin and is not sticky either. It also feels lightly balmy to the touch. You don’t have to wait long for either to sink in before you can get dressed, which I love. Of the three body conditioners, I have found the Buck’s Fizz BC in the potted version to be the lightest in moisturisation and the naked version melts the easiest of the three naked BC’s (so please keep this in mind should you order one online if you live in a warm to hot area). The naked BC is incredibly moisturising and for me I’ll be stocking up on this version of the two. However I’ll invest in one of the tubs too as I find it perfect for the summer when you don’t want too thick a moisturiser as it leaves the skin perfectly hydrated without feeling heavy. Your skin is left beautifully but subtly perfumed in the beautiful bubbly scent – you get gentle whiffs of it throughout the day which for me is just HEAVEN (For clarity I used the naked BC and that was my experience throughout the day).

If you’re interested, you can have a squizz over the list of the ingredients just below, should you be interested to compare ingredients lists.

 

Ingredients List (Naked): Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Orange Blossom Water, 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 Flourphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Colour 15510

 

Ingredients List (Potted): Glycerine, Almond Oil, Orange Blossom Water, Organic Jojoba Oil, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Stearic Acid, Kalahari Melon Oil, Perfume, Triethanolamine, Brazilian Orange Oil, Cognac Oil, Lime Oil, Fresh Orange Juice, Titanuim Dioxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Synthetic Flourphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Colour 15510

 

 

CHRISTINGLE BODY CONDITIONER

This beautiful oceanic turquoise blue body conditioner is incredibly refreshing! It’s not called ChrisTINGLE for nothing! Smelling strongly of straight-up menthol, peppermint and spearmint, it’s the menthol crystals and peppermint that leaves you with a cold tingly feeling. So, be forewarned, if you don’t want to be shivering for almost an hour after application, best to stay clear! 😀 I used it for the first time on a particularly cold day and instantly regretted it! It is DIVINE to use in the hotter months for this reason. I’d expect that Christingle Body Conditioner would be a great product for pregnant moms who need to soothe swollen and sore feet. I love to use it after a extra heavy gym session to feel invigorated and cool. The only time I’ll use Christingle in the winter, is if I’m taking a languid hot bath and need to cool down a bit. I stand up in the bath, smooth all over and then lie back and enjoy the gorgeous oils as they soak into hot skin.

I find the potted version to be stronger smelling – the menthol smacks you in the face, in a good way – whereas with the naked version it’s the exact same scent just toned down somewhat. The naked version also has a powdery note to it that I can’t quite put my finger on but it does smell familiar! In the case of Christingle, I prefer the tub as I adore that take-my-breath-away menthol scent. If that’s not you though, the naked version is definitely more up your alley. I also find that the potted version gives you the cold and tingly feeling more so than the naked option and that could be that the menthol crystals are higher up on the ingredients list in the potted version. As I sit here typing this, covered in Christingle, I have begun to feel the naked BC begin to work and the tingling cooling feeling is pretty bearable whereas when using the potted one I was shivering almost immediately after application (which I love on a sweltering day). So, if you love the refreshing scent but don’t want a heavy cooling effect, I’d say your best bet is the naked BC. Both contain murumuru butter which is one of my all time favourite moisturising ingredients, next to almond oil, as it is sumptuous and really nourishes skin.  In the case of Christingle I find the potted and naked options to be similarly moisturising with neither one more so that the other. For me, Christingle is the most moisturising of the three Christmas Body Conditioners and is a “medium melter” on my melt-scale. Again keep this in mind if you’re ordering online and you live somewhere warm. I’ll be stocking up on my Christingle tubs for the summer ahead – it is honestly a lifesaver in the South African heat! Scent wise, the potted BC leaves a slightly stronger scent on the skin in comparison to the naked BC but I enjoy both and one is neither one is overpowering menthol – I find I sniff my arm every so often during the day for an instant refresher of mind as the day gets busy.

You can see the ingredients list for both below, should you like to compare the two.

 

Ingredients List (Potted): Water (Aqua), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Murumuru Butter (Astrocaryum Murumuru), Fair Trade Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Glycerine Stearic Acid (Stearic acid), Triethanolamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Menthol Crystals, Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Spearmint Oil (Mentha spicata), Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Cassia Oil (Cinnamomum Cassia) (Cinnamomum Cassia Oil), Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Cinnamal,  Hydroxycitronellal,  *Limonene, *Linalool, Fragrance, Blue 1 

Ingredients List (Naked): Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Water(Aqua), Murumuru Butter (Astrocaryum Murumuru), Fair Trade Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Japan Wax (Rhus succedanea), Carnauba Wax (Copernicia Cerifera), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Spearmint Oil (Mentha spicata), Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Cassia Oil (Cinnnamomum Cassia) (Cinnamomum Cassia Oil), Menthol Crystals, Lauryl Betaine, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, *Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, *Limonene, *Linalool, Fragrance, Blue 1 
And now for my ultimate! Snow Fairy Body Conditioner! Did you know that one of the main ingredients is actual Candy Floss Water? What is this magic?!?!?! I feel like I’ve stumbled upon the mythical Candyland with this newfound knowledge! 😀 On a completely different note but still seriously noteworthy, is how although Lush use Musk as an ingredient, because they are dedicated to #fightingagainstanimaltesting as well as being a cruelty free brand and 80% of their products are vegan, they make use of Synthetic Musk instead of the cruel animal-derived version! YASS for Lush! And YAAAASSSS for Synthetic Musky goodness! These two gorgeous ingredients are combined with Cherry Infusion to give us that iconic and spritely Snow Fairy candy scent. The potted version smells more “fizzy”, almost like Raspberry Sparletta, whereas the naked version smells exactly as strong in scent but without the fizz.
It is no secret that I’m a self-proclaimed Snow Fairy super fan. And, if you’re not, that’s okay, because I hated Snow Fairy last year. Magic is real, people. If I can be converted, there’s a good chance you will believe in Snow Fairies soon too! 😀
Now for efficacy and moisturisation: With Almond Oil, Mango and Avocado Butters to name a few, Snow Fairy BC ain’t just pretty in pink – it delivers on the moisture forefront and for me it is a medium-weight body conditioner. Light enough so that you don’t feel sticky but heavy enough so that you’re left with beautiful, glowing moisturised skin. It is the second most moisturising of the three festive BC’s and perfect to use all year round. For me I’ve found that both the naked and potted BC’s are similar in how they moisturise the skin, but if i had to nit-pick, the naked version is slightly more nourishing. Guess who’s stocking up on this beauty? that would be me! 😀 (The naked version seems a lot sturdier than the other two and doesn’t melt as easily so I’d feel confident to say it has a lower melt risk than the other two but still keep in mind this product does come with a melt warning when ordering online).
Here’s the ingredients list of both:
Ingredients List (Potted): Glycerine, Water (Aqua), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Candy Floss Water (5-Ethyl-4-Hydroxy-2-Methylfuran-3(2h)-One), Cherry Infusion (Prunus cerasus) (Prunus Cerasus (Bitter Cherry) Extract), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Avocado Butter (Persea Gratissima), Stearic Acid (Stearic acid), Mango Butter (Mangifera indica), Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter(Theobroma cacao), Triethanolamine, Synthetic Musk (Ethylene Brassylate), Titanium Dioxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide (Tin oxide), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Fragrance, Red 28
Ingredients List (Naked): Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Cherry Infusion (Prunus cerasus) (Prunus Cerasus (Bitter Cherry) Extract), Fair Trade Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Candy Floss Water (5-Ethyl-4-Hydroxy-2-Methylfuran-3(2h)-One), Japan Wax (Rus succedanea), Fragrance, Carnauba Wax (Copernicia Cerifera), Illipe Butter (Shorea stenoptera), Organic Jojoba Oil(Simmondsia chinensis), Avocado Butter (Persea Gratissima), Mango Butter (Mangifera indica), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Musk (Ethylene Brassylate), Lauryl Betaine, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide (Tin oxide), *Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl, Ionone, Red 33, Red 28, Red 21 Lake
I hope these descriptions and the information on how to use and store your naked BC’s was helpful! If you have any further questions, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll be sure to answer you as soon as possible.
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  • Sarah - I love body conditioners . So much! Im fiNisHing off a ros argan and snow fairy From last year before i let myself try these…but they are all In my pOseSSion heehee.and your review has certainly given me a good feel for what they are all like :).
    I think bucks fizz is proving to be one of this years star products and the naked Version of it is what i am most excited to try xxx17th November 2017 – 12:54 amReplyCancel

    • kimdutoit - Yay happy to hear the review was helpful!! I’m LOVING Buck’s Fizz Naked BC omw it’s so good!! So, I have to say that I think you’re right! 😂🙌🏼17th November 2017 – 11:51 amReplyCancel

  • Lushrosalie - I love these Body conditioners! Your photos are also very lovely17th November 2017 – 11:29 amReplyCancel

  • Stevie-Marie - I absoultley love the naked Bucks fizz! So much more thab i thought i would! 17th November 2017 – 11:36 amReplyCancel

  • Lushnroses - I Still Do not know what to think about the naked versions… im So used to “normal” bodyconditionerd and lotions…17th November 2017 – 12:00 pmReplyCancel

  • Lushienature - I love snow fairy17th November 2017 – 12:40 pmReplyCancel

  • Morgan - Sooooo happy lushmas is here!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️💓 such an exciting post 🙂 17th November 2017 – 12:51 pmReplyCancel

  • Morgan - Sooooo happy lushmas is here!!!!❤️💕 Such an exciting post 🙂 @morgancornwall IG17th November 2017 – 12:53 pmReplyCancel

  • Amber rommers - LUSH HAS BECOME A CHRISTMAS TRADITION OF MINE (AND AN ALL YEAR ROUND ADDICTION) AND I AM SO HAPPY TO SHARE MY EXCITEMENT WITH FELLOW SAFFAS WHO HAVE THE SAME LUSHESSION ! Amber.Rommers 17th November 2017 – 12:58 pmReplyCancel

    • kimdutoit - Ahahahaha happy to “meet” you Amber!! I defs share your Lushession 😂😂😂🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 😘🇿🇦17th November 2017 – 1:01 pmReplyCancel

  • VIckY struthers - I waIT all year for body conditioner 💗 second to bath bombs of course, best lush product by far! Thanks for The informative post, keep up the great work! @vickysTruthers17th November 2017 – 1:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Leandi - I LIVE for ChriStmas at lush, and enjoyed your in-depth review of these new goodies. I loved Christingle last year, and am happy to see it return this year. I’d also like to give the new “naked” body conditioners a go this year. 
    Keep up the great work, because I believe in snow fairies too! -@missverwey17th November 2017 – 1:14 pmReplyCancel

  • Mikela van Dyk - I am ECSTATIC that christingle is back!!!!!!!  Great blog for us lushies!! Holding thumbs. 😀 @mikela_van_dyk17th November 2017 – 1:27 pmReplyCancel

    • kimdutoit - Thanks so much Mikela! Best of luck! ☺️☘️17th November 2017 – 1:36 pmReplyCancel

  • Dominic - I wish i Could buy lush but my store is clOsed at the moment duE to a hUrricane 🙁 but i think im gonna shop online 😃 
    Insta: dominic_137917th November 2017 – 1:43 pmReplyCancel

    • kimdutoit - Oh no I’m so sorry to hear about the hurricane!! 😰 yes do that, shop online for the moment ✨💖17th November 2017 – 1:45 pmReplyCancel

  • CaTherine - Your bLog posts are always so helpFul! The only probLem is that it makes me want to buy evEry sinGle thing You describe😂💕🎀 #favlushBlog17th November 2017 – 1:50 pmReplyCancel

    • kimdutoit - Ahahaha Cat! Thanks so much hunny!! I know, the struggle is pretty real 😂😅😘😘💖17th November 2017 – 2:29 pmReplyCancel

  • Amy Singh - I can’t wait TO Go try out the new Christmas collection. Yayy@amy_singh2717th November 2017 – 2:17 pmReplyCancel

  • GeorGina wilson - Can’t wait to give up the plastic  and start using earth-friendly package-free naked products!!! 😀 @callmegee91 ❤17th November 2017 – 2:43 pmReplyCancel

  • Lea Verster - I NEED to try the Snow Fairy one!! Amazing as always😀17th November 2017 – 2:59 pmReplyCancel

  • Nabeela - These look amazing!! Cant wait to try them out!!! ❤️❤️17th November 2017 – 3:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Brenna (@lushiewonderland) - I love my potted body CONDITIONers, and I’ve been wary of trying the NAked ones. I think now that you’ve told us all ABOUT them, I might try one! 17th November 2017 – 4:04 pmReplyCancel

  • Jordan - My love for body conditioners has grown so much thanks to this Years christmas rAnge — 17th November 2017 – 4:55 pmReplyCancel

  • Norwegianlushie - Loving these body conditioners. The pictures are stunning as well!17th November 2017 – 5:02 pmReplyCancel

  • Gabby - I think ive been convinced to try a solid body conditer!! The bucks fizz one seems great esp for winter Omg17th November 2017 – 7:04 pmReplyCancel

  • Lushielou_thatswho - I love this! Bucks fizz is my personal favorite, the sweet orange scent lasts hours on my skin. I need to try snow fairy next! 17th November 2017 – 10:00 pmReplyCancel

  • Filipinalushie - I always wanna try christingle, but i’m not sure if i’ll go for the naked one yet. But grateful for reading this, I’ll consider when choosing!18th November 2017 – 4:53 amReplyCancel

  • Kristina - Obsessed with the naked Body conditioners! SnoW fairy smells beyond amazing 
    @kristina_holubeva 🦄🦄🦄🍬🍬🍬🌈🌈🌈18th November 2017 – 1:23 pmReplyCancel

  • Kim - Great review and info of all the body conditioners!  I’ve never used one before so it’s good for some info before you buy! -lushiousbathtime_21st November 2017 – 8:16 pmReplyCancel

  • Ine - So excited to get my hands on bucks fizz!! Also, love your blog, it’s amazing💗21st November 2017 – 10:17 pmReplyCancel

  • Julianne Hesterfer - I’m so excited to try Bucks Fizz! It sounds so yummy! @purrrincess21st November 2017 – 10:51 pmReplyCancel

  • Jamie - I absolutley love the body conditoners this year but especially christingle. Because of the menthol crystals in it, it makes it the Perfect thing to use when you are sick. Not only does it help With the body aches and pains but it also helps clean a stufFy Nose!22nd November 2017 – 6:00 amReplyCancel

  • milouwest - Last week i bought the snowfairy bodyconditioner for the first time and i love it! I was my first SnowFairy scented product (lovelovelove the smell) and my first body conditioner and i love it! I didn’t bought the naked version because i didn’t knew how to store it but the tip you give about an emtpy lush container is perfect. Maybe i’ll go back to the store for a naked version to. 22nd November 2017 – 1:57 pmReplyCancel

  • Charlotte - The magic is real! The smell is divine it could convert anyone if it really tried! Even the biggest of snow fairy haters! Haha i love it personally! Its so lush christmas! @charlush25th November 2017 – 4:40 amReplyCancel

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