A recent visit to Lush to stock up on bath goodies, one of the sales rep recommended I should try Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner. The product was created by Rowena (one of the founders of Lush) when she was conditioning her hair in the shower she thought why don’t we have a similar product for our skin?! Perfectly logical and makes perfect sense.
I requested a trial pot and as always Lush were very generous with the sample. Lush says:
With scoops of cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, almond oil and Argan oils, and the fragrant scent of fresh rose petals, this is the most luxurious body softener that ever was (if we don’t say so ourselves!). After washing up, slather yourself all over with this new invention. Rinse, pat dry and revel in supremely soft, rose-scented skin.
Here’s what I say: its incredibly nourishing, softening and yes conditioning for my body. Smells friggin amazing, rose scented. Bloody amazing.
But here’s the catch to what I think: I dint use it in the shower, I used after the shower as a body butter/cream/lotion! Here’s why, the rich ingredients made my tub so greasy and led to scum (in one use). I want my skin conditioned not my tub. Plus the pot costs $32.95 for 8.4 fl oz (240gm) which I think might be used very quickly.
Ingredients as listed on their website:
Water , Glycerine , Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis) ,Cypress Leaf Infusion (Cupressus sempervirens) ,Brazil Nut Oil (Bertholletia Excelsa) , Fair Trade Organic Vanilla Pod Infusion (Aqua, Vanilla Planifolia) ,Fair Trade Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) ,Stearic Acid , Argan Oil (Argania spinosa) , Cupuacu Butter (Theobroma Grandiflorum) , Fragrance ,Triethanolamine , Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) ,Goji Berry Decoction (Lycium barbarum) , Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena) , Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens) , Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum) , *Limonene , Cetearyl Alcohol , Citronellol ,Coumarin , Geraniol , Methylparaben , Propylparaben
These look fabulous, I’m not kidding or poking fun sarcastically. I genuinely mean it. Even the alcohol included in the list towards the end is good type of fatty alcohol. Personally I don’t have any issues with paragons either.
Having said all of this, I certainly won’t be using this in shower but as a regular body butter yes. But paying $32.95 + Tax for plain body butter, ermmm politely saying No thank you.