Of all the Christmas collections that are released around this time every year, the limited edition products from Lush are some of my favourites. They are truly the most festive beauty treats you can get and really help to get you in the mood for dressing the tree, baking mince pies and wrapping presents. I’ve picked my six favourite items from the Christmas range but they also sell brilliant packaged gift sets that look gorgeous under the tree and would thrill any Lushie on Christmas morning.
Star Light, Star Bright
A shimmering silver bath melt with a rich and moisturising shea butter fondant centre. Refreshing ginger and zesty lime oil invigorate the senses while you watch as your bath turns into a turquoise, silvery pool of star light.
Price: R39.50 each
Cinders Bath Bomb
Almond oil, sweet orange and cinnamon leaf essential oils give a festive, fruity scent with a touch of spice to lift the spirits and linger on the skin. It’s also topped with popping candy which will gently crackle like the sound of a warming fireside.
Price: R32.50 each
Celebrate Body Lotion
A sumptuous body lotion is made with Brazilian orange and lime oils, cocoa butter and almond oil to replenish and moisturise your skin. This extremely rich body lotion with a splash of cognac for extra festive flair, leaves a nourishing sheen on the skin – plus, it’s preservative free. I dare you not to try and eat it.
Father Christmas Bath Ballistic
Easily one of the most cheerful bath products in the world, this is the ultimate Christmas bath bomb. Drop him into a hot bath and watch his white beardy face dissolve into a gentle pink fizz, then marvel as the bold green colour of Christmas trees tints your bathwater, and the warm, citrusy scent of oranges rises on the steam.
Price: R44.50 each
Mr Punch Body and Hand Soap
Smelling of summer fruit punch, with gin and juniper for an invigorating, intoxicating shower or bath (and you can really smell the booze!). This year we’ve added more fragrance so it really packs a punch and lasts longer on your skin. Lime oil and blackcurrant absolute give it a rich fruity fragrance, whilst gin will help tone your skin.
Golden Wonder Bath Bomb
A repurchase from last year, this is easily my favourite Lush product of all time. Its layers of golden lustre, dazzling colours and soluble gold stars are a wonder to behold. It shares a fragrance with Celebrate body lotion so they make for a bright and zingy bath time combo to leave you smelling like sweet orange and lime. YUM.
Price: R44.50 each