Rub-a-dub-dub, scrub in the tub. Sorry, I just had to get that out of my system.
At the beginning of May, a couple of gal pals (did I really just say “gal pals”?) and I went to Bournemouth on a day out. Within five minutes of stepping out of the multi-storey carpark, I was accosted in LUSH.
You know the ordeal, you walk into a store and they’re there ready to pounce. “Hello, you looking for anything special today?” “Would you like to try X product?” You say your excuses, smile awkwardly and shuffle away as quickly as possible. This particular day this sales assistant was persistent.
He brought over this massive glass beaker full of blue gloop. He asked my friend if he could put this gloop on her hands. She declined, claiming she has dermatitis. Then he asked me, and I begrudgingly said yes after my own excuse has been used already. He started to rub this big handful of blue, rough gloop all over my hands and fingers. I didn’t want to admit it but even just the hand massage was great. He asked me to rub my hands together and describe how it felt. It felt rougher than my old council estate pebble-dash wall. You either know what this means or you don’t.
He wet my hands with water and this coarse, salty concoction instantly turned into a slimy, bumpy gel. I was seeing magic before my eyes. “Ooh, yeah,” I said, being a bit too enthusiastic. I cleaned my hands and finished the assistant/customer dance and said: “I’ll think about it.”
This was me over the next two hours:
Yeah, I went back and bought a pot.
Have you ever had such a nice product that you want to save it for best? Lush’s Rub Rub Rub is one of those products. Obviously, it should be because it is meant to be used well. I have a pang of guilt every time I use because I know it’s less and less in the pot. I use it all over my body, especially my elbows and legs. After I’ve rubbed and buffed, what’s left on my hands I run through my hair. Yes, you can even use it on your hair. This is all before I’ve even stepped under the water. When water hits the scrub, it turns into a gorgeously smooth shower gel that washes away all the dead skin. You can even mix it in with your regular shower gel for some lather.
The amazingly refreshing smell with last for hours make you feel revitalised and squeaky clean. It’s what you expect to feel when you use tea tree shower gel, without the burning.
LUSH Rub Rub Rub has become an instant holy grail item in my bathroom and comes highly recommended.
What’s your favourite LUSH product? Let me know.