Lulu Blossom provided me with the products for this review. All opinions are 100-percent mine.
I have always taken my skin care seriously. Glowing, Victoria’s-Secret-model skin didn’t come in my genetic makeup, so I’ve always had to stay one step ahead when it comes to caring for it. I’ve tried what feels like pretty much every product out there: drugstore, dollar store, designer, store-brand, boutique. You name it, I’ve slathered or scrubbed or spritzed it on and prayed for radiance. Another thing I’ve discovered is that I have a hard time finding relaxing bath products, like bubble baths or bath salts, that don’t irritate my skin, which can be pretty sensitive. I tend to be allergic to random things (like the adhesive on Band-Aids. Yes, that’s a thing you can be allergic to) so I try to be careful about what substances I willingly expose myself to for a half-hour or longer.
So when Lulu Blossom came along asking if we wanted to review some products, I jumped at the chance. Created by Rachel Kash in Chicago, Ill., where the company is now based, Lulu Blossom is a vegan/vegetarian beauty and bath line that manufactures all-natural skin-care products for the face and body. I chose the Gimme Some Sugar, Sugar Scrub and the Bombs Away Bath Bomb Powder to test out.
Full-size, 16 oz. | $28
Ingredients: Sucrose (Turbinado Sugar), Sucrose (Dark Brown Sugar), Butyrosperum Parki (Shea Butter), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Fragrance
The review: I was pleasantly surprised by this scrub! It smelled amazing and felt great on my skin—rough enough that you’ll know it’s doing its job, but not so rough you feel like your scraping all the layers of your skin off at once. It rinses off pretty well, about like any other scrub. At first, I thought it was leaving an oily residue on my skin, which is something I usually try to avoid. However, after I got out of the shower and dried off, the oily feeling was pretty much gone. Instead I was just left with silky smooth skin that smelled just like the scrub for literally hours. Love! Tip: Try rubbing this on your legs after you shave—it’s similar to the scrub they use at spas and nail salons, but smells way better and probably has fewer chemicals.
Full-size, 16 oz. | $18
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride (Sea Salt), Fragrance, Mica
The review: This bath salt bomb was great for a lot of reasons: It turned the water a beautiful shade of Caribbean blue (!!!) and it smelled really good, a kind of vanilla-y smell. Both the color and the smell lasted for the 45-minute or so bath, and it didn’t seem to leave any residue in the tub. It also came with a little scoop so you don’t have to use your own spoon to put it in the bath! My only complaint was that there were no instructions on how many scoops to put in. I did five, but I think I could have easily done more. But perhaps best of all was that there are so few ingredients that there was really nothing to make me itchy or allergic. Best bath I’ve had in a while!
I would definitely recommend Lulu Blossom to friends or family interested in products with natural ingredients. I had no problems with either of the products, which I think is due in large part to their simplicity. The packaging is cute and easy-to-open and the sizes are great for the price! Be sure to check them out at lulublossom.com.
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