Today’s battle goes to two of Lush’s most hydrating shower smoothies — Dreamwash and Turkish Delight!
In the left corner we have it’s competitor’s worst nightmare, but our body’s dream….it’s Dreamwash!
ADDRESS: LUSH Dreamwash
ASSESS: Being a massive fan of Lush’s Dream Cream, I decided to use it’s partner in crime for the shower. Made with rich, smoothing calamine, aloe vera, lavender, rose, tea tree and chamomile, this shower smoothie is made for those suffering from eczema, psoriasis, skin irritation and sunburns. The calamine even helps with bug bites!
While I can’t say I’ve noticed any difference whatsoever in bug bites or sunburns (though I wasn’t trying to use it for that) I can say it has provided great moisture for my eczema prone skin and complements it’s dual cream like the dream it claims to be! Very creamy like most of their shower smoothies, the scent is a hard one to describe, but I can tell you if you are in the market for a fragrance body wash, this is not it.
While it lathers just fine, I don’t feel like it leaves me feeling super duper clean — I use a different soap for the areas I really scrub. However, if you have areas of dryness this is definitely the product to use for those areas.
In the right corner we have the shower smoothie that leaves you feeling absolutely delightful! It’s…Turkish Delight!
ADDRESS: LUSH Turkish Delight
ASSESS: Also well-known for hydrating dry skin, Turkish Delight is also a creamy texture made of the likes of aphrodisiac jasmine and Turkish rose, smoothing almond oil, moisturizing cocoa butter and neroli. Rose scented, LUSH instructs to leave lathered on the skin for a minute before rinsing, to ensure touchably soft and fragranct skin.
While made for any skin type, this shower smoothie complements dry skin well. Unlike its competitor, it is made for those with sensitive skin, yet provides a beautiful scent along with it that does not irritate.
While I found it a bit difficult to lather, leading to me using more product per use than I would like, I love the scent of this product a lot, leaving my body rose scented but not overpowering. Most importantly, I am left with extremely hydrated skin!
VERDICT: When sitting side by side, it’s a pretty difficult choice. Therefore, stats come into play. Dream Cream has 250g where Turkish Delight prodives 200g. Dream Cream is $22.95, where as Turkish Delight is a whopping $34.95.
I found both products to generally do the exact same thing, however I even found Turkish Delight harder to lather, forcing me to use more product than Dream Cream. Turkish Delight definitely had a better scent, but if that is all it does better it simply is not worth it for me. Unless I saw Turkish Delight do absolute wonders for my skin, that was going to be the only time I spent that much on the product, and since Dream Cream did basically the same thing, they are the winner of this battle!