Beauty Product Review – Lush From Dusk ‘Til Dawn Massage Bar
If you like massage bars and spicy, orangey and slightly sweet scents then you’re going to like From Dusk ‘Til Dawn massage bar from Lush. This cone shaped, beige with gold top massage bar is great for the end of winter and the beginning of spring because it is sweet and fresh in the same time. From Dusk ‘Til Dawn massage bar from Lush was firstly introduced as Valentine’s day special, but now it is a regular massage bar and you can buy it anytime of the year. This is Lush’s description of this massage bar:
This is the bar to use if you want to make sure your partner is wide awake after a romantic massage. A good rub down with this stimulating bar will ensure your grateful partner has plenty of vim and vigor for… other activities! This gold-capped cone has an uplifting and invigorating perfume of Sicilian lemon and sweet wild orange oil to keep you going from dusk ’til dawn!
Let’s go on with the review of Lush From Dusk ‘Til Dawn massage bar:
Product / Quality:
From Dusk ‘Til Dawn massage bar from Lush has a cone shape which actually is really handy, because it is easy to hold and doesn’t melt that much on your palm. The base is beige with small specks of the Ginseng Root Powder, Guarana Seed Powder and Ginkgo Leaf Powder, and the top is entirely gold and shiny. When you rub it onto your skin it melts quite nicely, it leaves just enough product of your skin without melting too much. Once applied, it absorbs relatively fast and leaves the skin super soft and silky.
Like most massage bars from Lust, the quality is excellent, probably because they use quality butters and essential oils. Some massage bars and solid body butters tend to melt on room temperature, but From Dusk ‘Til Dawn massage bar keeps its shape even if is left in relatively warm place which is really great. So all in all, the quality of this massage bar is great, it smells good, it absorbs nicely and leaves the skin velvety soft.
The scent of From Dusk ‘Til Dawn massage bar is unique with interesting blend of citrusy and sweet and spicy notes. When you first take whiff of it it may smell a bit overpowering but that’s the thing about Lush products – they sometimes have an intensive smell. Because they use essential oils, their products smell quite natural and strong and that’s what makes their products one of a kind. From Dusk ‘Til Dawn is not a 100% citrusy and fresh, it’s more of a spicy and sweet orange type of smell, so it’s not really sweet either. You’ll probably love it if you like the smell of orange, and if you also like sweet and spicy scents.
When applied to the skin, the scent of From Dusk ‘Til Dawn massage bar lingers quite a bit on the skin. If you take a shower and you apply it as a body butter or lotion, the scent will last for at least couple of hours. Of course, the product’s description says that you’re supposed to use it as a massage bar with your partner, so you’re both going to enjoy the scent for couple of hours or literally from dusk until dawn.
The price of From Dusk ‘Til Dawn massage bar from Lush is quite reasonable. It is one of the one of the lowest price from all massage bars from Lush, and also it is quite big so it lasts a long time. The price is $7.95 for 1.8 oz. (in US) and £4.95 for 50 g (in UK). Like all massage bars that are not melting super fast, this massage bar will last you for quite some time. If you store it properly in a clod and dry place, it will probably last you 2-3 months if you use it often, if you don’t use it very often it can last you up to a year.
Organic / Cruelty Free:
Lush cosmetics are all about fighting against animal testing, so all of their products are cruelty free. The butters that they use in From Dusk ‘Til Dawn massage bar are all fair trade. This are the ingredients of From Dusk ‘Til Dawn massage bar:
Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Moringa Oil, Illipe Butter, Perfume, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Ginseng Root Powder, Guarana Seed Powder, Ginkgo Leaf Powder, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Radiant Gold Lustre
So you can be sure that you’re getting a quality product that is natural, free of parabens and chemicals and cruelty free.
Lush has a really good green policy and all of their packaging is recyclable. If you buy From Dusk ‘Til Dawn massage bar from a Lush’s shop it’ll probably be packaged in a Lush paper bag. If you buy it online, it’ll come in a Lush cardboard box and the product will be wrapped nicely in a small plastic or paper bag and has a sticker on with the product’s description.
During the year, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn massage bar is not a part of any gift box, but during Christmas and maybe Valentine’s day, you can probably find it as a part of a festive gift box. This year it was part of the Valentine’s day gift box Neon Love $39.95 (US only) and in the Christmas’ gift box Treats $44.95 (US only).
So in summary, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn massage bar from Lush is an orangey, sweet and spicy massage bar that is uplifting and invigorating that will energize you and definitely boost your mood.