Remember my love for St Ives Apricot Scrub, and how no scrub could ever top that for me?
Well, hold on there just a minute.
I might have fallen in love with Let the Good Times Roll cleanser from Lush.
Let the Good Times Roll is a Christmas addition to the Lush skincare line, and is a bit of a customer favourite. I haven’t ever really gotten on with the solid cleansers too well, as I find them quite messy, but a lovely friend gave me a generous sample of her LTGTR to try out, and, well, it’s perfect.
- For starters, this has the most amazing smell. It’s a wonderful cinnamon-toffee smell that just screams ‘eat me’ (although obviously, don’t). If gourmand scents aren’t your thing, then I would avoid this like the plague, but cinnamon and toffee scents pretty much mean instant purchases for me.
- Secondly, it’s scrubby! It doesn’t look scrubby, but it’s satisfying enough even for me, Miss Sandpaper-My-Face-And-Call-It-Pampering! Okay, it’s still gentler than my beloved St Ives, but believe me, this feels like you’re actually doing something.
- It’s gentle but effective. I never get redness after using this, but it does leave my skin feeling clean, with no residue. This really is exfoliation you can do every day (Disclaimer as always: your skin may be more sensitive than mine).
- It lasts for a really long time – you use a tiny pinch at a time, wet it, cover your face, and barely notice a dent in the pot!
- Um, the smell. Did I mention the smell??
There is one downside to this, and I’m afraid it is the solidness of the product. There’s something that seems unnecessarily difficult about unscrewing a Lush black pot in the shower, pinching off enough for your face, screwing the lid back on, wetting the scrub without letting it run down the drain, mixing it into a paste, and using it. Of course, I’m exaggerating a little, but it is a bit of a pain. Not enough to stop me using it, but it’s a gripe I have with many of the Lush products in pots (Rub Rub Rub Scrub and Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner, I’m looking at you two) – I wish they’d change their packaging!
All in all, though, I adore Let the Good Times Roll, and wish it were a permanent product. I’m not believing the ‘it’s sticking around’ comments until I see it there in the normal shop come January – Lush promised this last Christmas apparently, and didn’t follow through. Still, a medium-sized pot like this should still last me a long time – just got to hope that it being preservative-free means that it’ll last as long as I need it to!
Have you tried this? How do you feel about a toffee-scented facial scrub?