LUSH product inventor Rowena made this decadent, rose-scented shower ‘lotion’. She noticed how much she liked the sultry soft feeling hair conditioner gives her hair, so she thought how nice it would be if she could have the same feeling for the body too. With scoops of cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, almond oil and Argan oils, and the fragrant scent of fresh rose petals, this is the most luxurious body softener that ever was (if we don’t say so ourselves!). After washing up, slather yourself all over with this new invention. Rinse, pat dry and revel in supremely soft, rose-scented skin.
Oh, so that’s who Rowena is. I had hauled Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner awhile ago (here) and have been absolutely in love with it ever since! In Kuwait, Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner (8.4oz/225g) retails for KD12/500
For the longest time, I was using this like a regular moisturizer. I’d pat myself dry after a shower, and slather Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner on. Upon application, it felt a little bit greasy (like the Body Shop Body Butters) but only for a short while as it was being absorbed into the skin. What got me hooked on this stuff though, was the way Ro’s Argan smelled. It was a beautiful mixture of sweet (vanilla), powdery clean (rose) with a hint of citrus (lemon) which formed a delicate, uplifting to-die-for gourmand scent! Initially when I first hauled it, I described the scent as cookie dough with a hint of lemon. It’s a beautiful but delicate scent as it’s neither overpowering nor is it in any way a juvenile scent. It truly smells beautiful!
As I went on Lush‘s website to find other products that had the exact same beautiful scent (obsessed!), I read the description for Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner and as it turns out, I was not using it properly. Apparently, you were supposed to use this in the shower, slathering it on after washing your body, letting it sink in for a bit, then rinsing it off before getting out of the shower, nullifying the need to moisturize afterwards. So it was just like hair conditioner except this was a skin conditioner for the body! What? Whaaaaaaat! Yes.
I have issues with my skin not being squeaky clean when getting out of the shower but I checked my OCD and used Ro’s Argan the way it was created to be used and find myself actually enjoying using it that way! As I said, it nullifies the need to use a moisturizer afterwards. If you’re lazy when it comes to moisturizing, you can just use this stuff in the shower, wash it off, and pat yourself dry and that’s it. No need to use lotion after you get out of the shower. I’m extremely terrible when it comes to moisturizing my feet so this is perfect for that too! I’ll slather Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner on my feet in the shower, rinse it off half-heartedly (so it doesn’t wash away completely) and once I’m dry and out of the shower, immediately wear socks and get to bed! The next day I’ll wake up with soft moisturized feet all prepped for cute sandals or pretty but back-breaking heels.
You can apply this any way you like. You can use it the way it was meant to be used as a body conditioner, applied in the shower, on wet skin, and rinsed off, or you can do what a lot of other people are doing which is not rinse it off completely, or you can use it on dry skin as a body butter, which is what I did when I first got it. The result is effectively the same any which way you use this. You get moisturized, soft, healthy-looking skin! Take a look at all the yummy-smelling, skin-friendly ingredients:
Packed full of ingredients to feed and nourish the skin; argan oil, cocoa butter, cupuaçu butter, brazil nut oil, almond oil and fair trade shea butter. We didn’t think there was any room left after all those ingredients – but we just managed to squeeze in some goji berry juice in here too. Finished off with Simon’s new Rose Jam scent, this product leaves you soft and smelling like a rose bush being kissed by the first rays of morning sun. Argan oil, a rare oil produced only in Morocco, is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. The belief in its anti-ageing properties has meant that the Argan tree, which was once endangered, is now protected for its valuable oil. We start this product by making an infusion of cypress and vanilla. Cypress is a cooling herb that is said to prevent sweating.
I went to the actual physical Lush store at the Avenues and sniffed the Rose Jam Shower Gel and Turkish Delight Body Lotion because I’m obsessed with Rose-scented products but neither one of those products smelled nearly as good as Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner (sorry Simon!). You guys, I cannot stress this enough but Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner smells fantastic! You can use this as a body conditioner (in the shower) or you can use it as a body butter/lotion (on dry skin). You can apply this anywhere you want your body (arms, chest area, stomach, back, legs, feet, anywhere!) to be soft(er)! It also makes your skin look (and probably be) healthier! Best of all, it scents your skin and the scent actually lingers! Would I repurchase? As soon as I run out, I’m totally going to repurchase this again and again. I’m hooked for life!
In Kuwait, Lush stores allow 2 free samples with any purchase. You are only allowed samples if you purchase something (lol). Samples do not apply to online purchases. Samples only apply if you purchase from the actual physical store only. They will not offer them to you unless you ask for them. They will only give you samples if you ask for them. If you get the chance, ask for a sample of Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner. I promise you’ll love it and go back to purchase the full-sized product ;)