Monday, September 30, 2013

LUSH Cosmetics Soap | Porridge - Review

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LUSH Cosmetics Soap | Porridge, $6.95
With autumn just around the bend, many of us are turning our thoughts towards caring for our skin during the cooler months. Eager to keep dry skin at bay, we start to revamp our skin and body care routines right down to the soaps we use when bathing.  Every step is calculated to help us retain the most moisture, keeping our skin soft and supple against the elements. Today, we'll be taking a look at one soap that is a must in your cold weather skincare arsenal!

LUSH Cosmetics' Porridge soap is a delectably exfoliating and moisturizing soap made from whole oats and, surprisingly, orange juice. It's not really porridge so much as it's oatmeal, but we'll give it a pass. The scent is mild, yet breakfast sweet, with hints of caramel that will have your mouth watering. It's the perfect soap for those glorious autumn mornings! Porridge lathers well with milky suds that keep your skin nourished, and the scrub factor from the oats gently exfoliates dead skin away.

I've been using Porridge here at the start of autumn, and I've found it's really helped to keep my skin in shape with all the changes in the weather. Also, I'm a huge fan of sweet, nutty scents, and anything that smells like food is usually a win for me. I enjoy how subtle the scent is, and if you aren't one for products that leave their smell on you all day, you might really appreciate how mild Porridge smells on the skin.

The only negative I have pertains to the oats in the soap. While I love the scent and how the oats exfoliate the skin, as the soap wears down the oats start to fall out everywhere. I'm frequently finding oats in places I'd rather not, and they like to congregate in the grout between my shower tiles. It leaves me having to clean the shower every time I use it by trying to chase all the little oats down the drain!

Minus the one issue, I think that Porridge is probably one of LUSH's best soaps, and an absolute must have for any LUSH shopper. It's so gentle and truly leaves your skin feeling amazing. I'm definitely going to be repurchasing in the future with even larger blocks to keep my home stocked for these cold weather days coming up.

Have you tried LUSH's Porridge soap? What is your favorite soothing soap for autumn and winter?

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13 comments

  1. If you like things that smell like food, check out Soap and Glory's 'Breakfast Scrub'. Not only is it named after my second favourite movie, but it also smells like syrup and waffles!!! Yum! Xx

    http://stephaniemaverick.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi, lovely! We don't get S&G's Breakfast Scrub here! I've tried to track it down, but it looks like it's not a US product! I'll have to find a way to import it because it sounds like it smells divine! xx

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  2. This is my favourite soap from Lush, it smells heavenly!
    Great review - I'm a new follower! :)
    AddictedtoOPI

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    1. It's such a lovely soap! Good to the skin and nice for the senses! Thanks for following, hun! xx

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  3. What a great review hun.. you addressed all my questions!

    MISSY IN THE MIRROR

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    1. Aw, thank you! It's a really fantastic soap, you just have to deal with the oat fallout as you go! If that doesn't bother you, then I definitely think you should give it a go! xx

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  4. The soap is so cute. I'm not crazy over them though. I had one huge chunk of Sultana soap last me only ten days. Too short for the price!

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    1. LUSH always has such cute products! Their bath bombs especially! Makes me wish I had a tub to take a bath in! I definitely agree about the soaps not lasting very long! I think it's because they use natural ingredients instead of preservatives that would keep the soap lasting forever! xx

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    1. It really is! If you like it, you should give it a try! It's so lovely! xx

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  6. This is the first Lush soap I ever bought and I love it so much. It foams up so nicely in the shower and smells divine. I've heard some describe the smell as sickly but I actually adore it!

    Vickie xo
    vickieblogs.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Porridge was the first soap I ever received (from a guy I date who in fact worked in the Lush factory over here!) and I have been in love with this soap ever since. It's so lovely and I find quite addictive, from the smell to the texture!

    When you find oats between your toes, it's no breakfast accident :p

    Tamsyn-Elizabeth
    Peach Pow XO

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  8. I love lush but it's so expensive also I went there the other day and couldn't smell a thing due to my cold. It was a weird experience. I want some lush for Christmas or a voucher for there. Xxx

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