One thing I've never understood when it comes to Lush, is how they decide which products are to be made permanent members of their range, and which products are released as 'one-off' specials. Obviously, I'm intelligent enough to recognise that it all boils down to sales and profit, that much I understand. However, when it comes to certain items, these two factors are somewhat blurred and confusing and don't correlate with the popularity of the product.
Calacas Shower Gel was last released as a limited edition product back in the early part of 2011, and lasted for a single day before it had completely sold out. Prior to this, the shower gel has reared it's head during various other limited edition releases around the world but never been a member of the permanent family. This confuses me greatly.
To me, this shower gel is the greatest invention that Lush have ever come up with; the best product on the planet; an opinion that seems to be echoed by hundreds, if not thousands of Lushies around the world.
Despite my bottle being almost three years old, the smell that hit me when opening the lid was stunning. Not only this but it's lime green appearance catches your eye immediately; a super-gorgeous and highly appealing colour that stands out above all other Lush shower gels.
Fans who have purchased a bottle through the Lush Kitchen, will notice that although the consistency has stayed the same, the colour has changed. This new lighter, yellow-shaded shower gel is due to many fans complaining about the old design turning a funny colour and looking rather unappealing a few months after purchase. Lush have obviously reformulated the product so it won't do this - unfortunately losing the gorgeous colour that it was previously.
Although initially released as a Halloween product, this shower gel is a perfect companion throughout the entire year. In winter - it's cheery smell awakens the senses and makes those early morning starts a little less painful; in summer, it's zesty aroma gives you a wonderful boost to start the day.
Calacas is a thick shower gel, very similar in consistency to The Comforter or Ponche, although this one does feel slightly denser in consistency. It doesn't lather up as easily as the aforementioned, however that's not to say it doesn't work fantastically well in the shower. It lathers up nicely on a loofa, sponge or shower puff, so very little needs to be used each time, and leaves your skin feeling wonderfully soft.
Although not as strong as the jelly of the same name, this product is a wonderful addition to anyone's bathroom and should be made a permanent member of their range. I know that fans are lucky to be able to purchase this through the kitchen, I can only hope that Lush choose to release this shower gel again, at least so I can stock up on a handful of bottles to last me through the year. I cannot rate it high enough.
Quantitative Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Vera Gel(Aloe barbadensis), Sodium LaurethSulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, LaurylBetaine, Propylene Glycol, Perfume, Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Olibanum Oil (Boswelliacarterii), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantiumamara), Lactic Acid, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 42090, Colour 45350, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
2015 Price: £10.25 for 250g.
2016 Price: £11.00 for 250g.
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