Tuesday, October 30, 2012

LUSH Sultana Of Soap

Sultana Of Soap ($6.40 for 3.5oz) is a creamy, moisturizing soap from LUSH made with dried apricots, Blackcurrants, Cranberries and Citrus extracts in a buttery base. It is also one of the sulfate-free options LUSH has.





Sultana Of Soap looks like a tiny piece of dessert, topped off with dried fruits and nuts. The fancy nut topping actually serves no use in the shower and finally tends to fall off as the soap melts. The soap itself has quite a few gritty, exfoliating bits that dissolve with the lather. Sultana Of Soap is one of the creamiest soaps LUSH has and melts like butter, when it comes in contact with water. Since it is super creamy, it also dissolves extremely fast, so be sure to drain all the water out, keeping it away from the shower. I usually cut these kinda soaps into a few smaller pieces, taking one at a time into the shower. Since Sultana is sulfate-free, it doesn't lather up really well. I only see a soft, creamy lather that also washes off extremely easily. It somehow manages to leave skin feeling soft and really clean, without drying it out too much. I would still recommend following up with a body lotion/butter though.




Ingredients : Water (Aqua) , Propylene Glycol , Rapeseed Oil , Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera) , Sodium Hydroxide , Perfume , Dried Apricots (Prunus armeniaca) , Dried Currants (Ribes rubrum) , Titanium Dioxide , Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) , Olibanum Oil (Boswella Carterii) ,Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia) , Sodium Chloride

Overall, Sultana Of Soap is a really nice, luxurious treat for those of you who have dry skin and like to go sulfate-free. The smell is divine and lingers on for a couple of hours, leaving your skin and shower smelling fantastic. It is a tad pricey and also doesn't last that long because of how creamy it is. My biggest gripe with Sultana though, are the big chunks of dried fruits that remain on the bathroom floor, making a mess. Other than that, it really is a rich, sweet smelling, shower treat!

Have you tried Sultana Of Soap by LUSH?

6 comments:

  1. wooo... this looks super tempting...i could eat it...seriously!!!! weren't u tempted when u saw it first?

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    1. LOL! I was terribly tempted :D :D

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  2. Yes it looks tempting to me,too. But, I have tried many of their soaps and to be honest a lot of them were drying for me. This one is tempting but that top is also frightening for all the reasons you mentioned in your post. I am afraid that they will hurt my drain.

    Nice post!

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    1. Thanks, beautyandbrains! I also find most of their soaps to be quite drying. Most of them also have SLS which can be quite stripping. You could give this a shot, it has a lovely smell :)

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  3. This is my favourite soap from Lush - I'm glad you like it too! It does resemble dessert the most, and the smell is so heavenly! I wish Lush would mix all the fruits and nutty ingredients all around so it's more of an exfoliating soap than a pretty looking one!

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    1. I know! Why decorate it so much and make it impractical, right? The smell IS divine! I can smell it for hours on my skin :)

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