LUSH Turkish Delight is part of their Shower Smoothie line. It is one of four different shower smoothies. Turkish Delight contains 7 OZ of product and retails for $34.95. According to the LUSH USA site Turkish Delight promises a decadent shower that will leave your skin soft, moisturized and fragrant.
Turkish Delight is one of LUSH’s top selling products touted to give one a “real” Turkish bath experience. It is loaded with essential oils and pure botanical essences. Turkish Delight is a vegan product according to the packaging. It is one of LUSH’s shower smoothies. Meaning Turkish Delight will both cleanse and moisturize your skin while you’re in the shower. Turkish Delight has a divine scent to it. It is not overly rosy but a very nice combo of fresh, clean soap smell and roses. The fragrance is VERY nice. I enjoyed that Turkish Delight lingered throughout the day. Unfortunately not everything is coming up roses with this product.
The product itself is an odd hybrid: soap meets body butter meets shower wash. The “intended” use for Turkish Delight is to take your fingers, a large amount of product and then apply it directly to your skin, let it sit for a minute and then rinse off. The big problem with this method is that a lot of the product will fall off and be wasted in the shower. I also tried it pre-shower and while I wasted less product to falling off and running water, I had to use more of it to cover my body. I was also told over and over by the LUSH Sales Associate that I would not need to apply any body lotion after showering with Turkish Delight. My legs and arms were SO itchy after using this product that I had to apply lotion repeatedly just to calm them down. While the rest of my body liked the Turkish Delight experience, my legs and arms were not a fan.
My next gripe is the price of Turkish Delight at $34.95 for 7 OZ of product. I could possibly see that price if this was an independent luxury brand on Etsy that was not a international chain but LUSH is anything but small or independent no matter how hard they try to market themselves that way. On the site you can order Turkish Delight and have it set up for delivery every 3 months. Given that it took two large scoops for me to do my entire body wet and four large scoops to do my body dry, I would be shocked if this lasts a month given I do shower daily. If I had to share this with my boyfriend, than I could see getting, maybe two weeks out of it. I don’t mind paying for luxury when the value is there but in the case of Turkish Delight the value is not there.
While I LOVE the scent of Turkish Delight, I didn’t enjoy any other aspect of the product. I literally could have used any brand of bar soap and got the same results. There could be an ingredient(s) in Turkish Delight that I am allergic to making this product definitely not for me. At over $38 once I add in tax, LUSH Turkish Delight is an expensive beauty fail that I hope I can return. Have you tried Turkish Delight? Was your experience different than mine? Let me know in the comments below.