Lush's product range spans several years, and as they regularly discontinue products to make room for new ones, the discontinued products can get really hard to find. Fruity Beauty Shower Gel is a product I'd heard of but never been able to try due to its limited edition nature and the fact it was discontinued many years ago. I managed to track a big bottle of it down on eBay for less than the original retail price - I don't think I've ever clicked 'Pay Now' so fast!
Lush's shower gel bottles haven't really changed over the years, and while the label does look a tiny bit worn due to age, the black and white colourscheme is the same. I managed to get the big 500g size!
Now, as this is a discontinued and limited edition product, the use by on this has been and gone. In fact, it went out of date nearly 2.5 years ago. However, one thing I've learned with Lush products is that unless it's a bath bomb or bubble bar, their products last really well thanks to both the natural and artificial preservatives they use. I don't want to condone using out of date products, but both the colour, scent and formula of this seem perfect, and I suffered no ill effects :)
In terms of ingredients, Fruity Beauty sounds like a delicious fruit cocktail, with Fresh Lemon Decoction, Aloe Vera Gel, Fresh Pineapple Juice, Vodka and Lime Oil all featuring. I think this really fits the name of the shower gel - Fruity Beauty was actually one of the names I considered for my blog!
The shower gel itself is the perfect consistency - not too thick and not too thin, with a fun pinky coral colour. It lathers well and also makes great bubble bath. In terms of scent, Fruity Beauty smells like you might expect - a rich, sweet, citrus fruit scent with a hint of raspberry. The vodka does give it a slight edge but it's not overly alcoholic and I think you could definitely still use it hungover!
I'm so glad I got to try this discontinued Lush product and I hope it reappears in the Lush Kitchen soon so I can stock up as it smells delicious. I know it's featured before so I can only hope it appears again!
Have you ever tried a discontinued Lush product?