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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

a wash on SPF?

lush The Sunblock review swatch photo


When this came to my house a few days I was like… "really, thats different"? The Sunblock from Lush is the first ever solid sunscreen wash that I’ve ever come across on my beauty quests. Showering on sun protection is a new one to me. The bar contains Zinc Oxide which is used as a natural sunscreen. The bar itself is super soft and so creamy, packed full of lovely cocoa butter which would melt wonderfully in the skin. Even within the packaging in this hot weather it's slightly melting You’re supposed to use 1/3 of a bar to protect your whole body, which means you are only going to get three applications out of this bar - so not the best value for money. Apply in the shower to damp skin and rinse off. 

To be honest Im pretty skeptical but I will give it a go as soon as my current hellish fever state has stopped me from going outside. It doesn’t give me any indication of if I need to reapply it during the day or not either. The blurb on the product sort of thinly implies you should use a “synthetic sunscreen” to compliment this though which doesn’t fill me with hope. Will keep you updated on this but I just wanted to share a new and unique product!


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lush the sunblock review swatch
LUSH THE SUNBLOCK
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34 comments

  1. I've been intrigued by this for a while, but SPF 10 just isn't adequate enough for me. It's so much more convenient, as a person that showers or baths daily before starting my day, to wash on something such as sun block rather than faffing around with rubbing in sticky lotions. I always wondered whether it would be great on child's skin, as my son hates having sun cream applied. If they release higher SPF, I'll be straight on it!

    Jo x -Beauty, Parenting and Lifestyle

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    1. its SPF 30 - once Im better im going to give it a proper go and test it out. Im also going to email lush and ask if you need to apply it more than once a day!

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  2. It's a good concept but I'm surprised Lush aren't promoting a higher SPF. I don't like using anything less than SPF 15 and personally prefer to feel like I'm wearing suncream because then I know I'm protected.
    www.ablogbygeena.blogspot.com

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    1. it's SPF 30 which I think is the lowest recommended (:

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  3. This is definitely a unique product I'd be skeptical too, I'd probably still use normal SPF with it to be honest x

    EmmiHearts

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  4. This is such a weird concept! It'd be so much better if it didn't cost a near fortune per use...

    Molly x
    Lyon Notes

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  5. ooooh this looks really interesting, would be pretty handy for travelling with!

    Emma from http://www.masqueradebelle.co.uk

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  6. It intrigues me but as far as value for money goes it looks a bit crap!
    Megan x

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  7. I tried this in the lush store and it works really good I think! xx Tilsie (Tilsie.blogspor.se)

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  8. This sounds like a good idea if it was cheaper or you could use less, the SPF was greater, and you didn't also need to put suncream on too! Good for when going swimming though if it works I guess

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  9. I don't know what to think of this and I'd love to see if it really works. I am going to give it a try though, happy with SPF 30 as I'm pale. Seems like a great concept if it works x

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  10. if this works it's like my dream product, having a sticky suncream sitting on my skin is the only thing I hate about summer x

    http://beautyssimplicity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. lush always comes out with the weirdest but coolest products, i can not really imagine this to work somehow but it might will.
    xx

    dornroeeschen.blogspot.com

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  12. I personally wouldn't use this product as I am skeptical as to how well it does its job. Usually you have to reapply sunscreen throughout the day anyway so not too sure if just one wash is enough for the whole day. Seems pretty gimmicky to me but it is known to LUSH to product the most wierdest products which keeps people chatting about.

    Thank you so much for sharing and reviewing. Have a lovely day! <3

    Y i n g || ~* YingcBeauty *~

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  13. Can't wait to hear how it goes, it seems like such an interesting concept!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

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  14. Whoa, that seems so interesting! I can't wait to hear about it and how it works.

    http://mrmichell.tumblr.com

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  15. interesting....
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  16. This looks really interesting and I'd like to give it a go. I definitely wouldn't trust it on it's own for protection though even though it's a fairly high SPF I think I'd still burn. That being said, what a cool unique product and I do like Lush!

    Kat xx

    rainbowcrush.com

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  17. Looks interesting!

    http://candyiciousxo.blogspot.com

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  18. Sounds interesting, although not 100% sure?

    jessssicahart.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Great concept, sounds intriguing, but not completely sold x

    llyloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Definitely looks unique, I'd like to see how it treats you although I wouldn't be sure about using it through the day
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I brought this product last week from my local Lush and was told that I should 'top it up' with their Sesame Suntan Lotion after an hour of applying it. Haven't yet tried it though to see whether it really works or not.

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  22. I am intrigued by this product. Spf 30 seems good but if a synthetic spf is needed alongside it, i have my doubts. But i cannot help but want to try this. As soon as you said cocoa butter i knew i needed to try it. You sold me.

    Aimee xo
    www.aimeeleighmakeup.blogspot.com

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  23. I am very intrigued by the idea of a wash on sunscreen, as I also have never heard of one. But I am very skeptical as the whether or not it would actually work. Does it actually protect your skin?

    http://www.missameliajoy.com/

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  24. Interesting! But how are you going to test it out? Are you really going to rely on just this bar and go out into the sun and risk getting burned? Or maybe use the bar all over, and then use sunscreen all over except for one small spot? This way only one spot gets burned in case this doesn't work.

    I'm very curious! I'll be checking back here for an update :)

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  25. On the packaging it states TOP TIP: For optimum sun protection you should top up your sunscreen every two hours.

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  26. I keep seeing this around, intrigued to hear your thoughts!
    Autumn Leaves - UK Beauty Blog

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  27. Well it's different to say the least! Can't wait to read your thoughts on it...

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  28. Well, this is a unique product! Solid sunscreen and it's surprised me that it's actually a soap wash! Maybe I'll give it a try? Anyway, great post <3 xo

    http://www.kinikunormal.blogspot.com/

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  29. this sounds AMAZING x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  30. I would be intrigued to try this, but I think if there was a hope for a wash on sunscreen someone would have made it years ago. :S

    http://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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