This is one of the older bath/shower gel products as I can remember buying this one in the days of Cosmetic to Go.
The product description on the website for “Happy Hippy’ Shower gel:
“The smiley and revitalizing grapefruit one. Our pink grapefruit shower gel is a magic potion to make the office seem inviting on dreary Monday mornings. It's made with fresh, organic pink grapefruits. These vary in colour, so your new bottle of Happy Hippy may have a slightly different lemon-to-rosy hue from the previous one you bought.
This shower gel is the only product from Lush with this fragrance. There are similar scented products for example the Whoosh shower jelly but none are specifically this flavor.
Happy Hippy Gel comes in three sizes with prices of 100ml = £3.25, 250ml = £5.95, 500ml = £10.25. I agree that this is not a cheap gel but you really do only need a tiny amount to get a good lather and it is one of Lush’s cheapest shower gels. My bottle has the usual 'packed by' sticker on it and a use by date but I don’t get too worried by these days as I am not eating it after all. It comes in the standard Lush bottle with a flip top lid – at present these are not recyclable through Lush which their tubs are but hopefully they will do this in future. I do find these little bottles quite stiff and have to squeeze quite hard to get the product out which can be a bit annoying! .
Okay enough of the story behind what is it like?
The gel is a wonderful clear yellow colour but it can vary a bit depending on the colour of the grapefruit used and mine is quite thin – a bit like washing up liquid consistency. I dipped my finger in to the pot and the amount that came out was enough for one half of my upper body so you really need only the smallest amount to get a really good smooth lather. I like to let it soak in for a while before rinsing so that I can enjoy the lovely fresh citrus grapefruity smell. I find about a 2p amount in my hand is more than enough to create a good lather all over me and I can enjoy the wonderful refreshing aroma waking me up in the morning.
What do they put in this lovely Grapefruit gel?
Water, Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice , Grapefruit Water , Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Grapefruit Oil , Bergamot Oil , Frankincense Oil , Lactic Acid, *Limonene, Perfume, Methylparaben.
The main ingredients providing the special properties in this fresh smelling gel are:
Grapefruit juice and water - useful for fighting cellulite and boosting the lymphatic system as well as being positively uplifting and reviving the mind .It also helps clear up congested oily skin and acne.
Bergamot Oil : Bergamot is a citrus fruit whose rind is used for extracting the Bergamot Oil. This oil is known to be anti biotic, anti septic, an anti depressant, and disinfectant so all positive here for me,
The main ingredients are uplifting so thereby living up to its ‘Happy hippy’ name.
Does it feel good and work well?
I am not one for showers as I love to lie and linger in a warm bath so I use this in my bath. I love the smell as I lie and close my eyes and the fresh citrus aroma gradually wakes me up and lifts me ready for the day ahead I would not use this at night time as it really is a refreshing lifting smell.
The other thing I like about Lush products is that when you use them in your bath or shower then the whole bathroom and our adjoining bedroom gets an air freshen as well. This ‘Happy Hippy’ gel does have a good strong fresh smell so it does linger in the bathroom and I can smell fresh grapefruit mildly on my skin long after my bath in the same way as other stronger Lush smells.
Not Quite so Great:
Lush products claim not to be full of unpleasant chemicals it should be okay for sensitive skin but it is always advisable to check if something you are going to use contains anything that you are allergic to.
Lush do somewhat gloss over the less great contents. I have done a bit of research and have discovered that some of these so called natural contents are anything but.
Methylparbens: see this site http://www.ehow.com/about_5453218_dangers-methylparaben.html These seem to be equally undesirable and can cause skin problems as well as possible links to male infertility and breast cancer!
Who is this product for?
This is a Lush unisex product meaning it is suitable for males and females and I would agree that it doesn’t have an overly feminine sweet scent and I can’t imagine a man being embarrassed to smell of this but I really like it too.
Is it just a shower gel then?
Lush shower gels can all be used as bath gels and shampoos as well. I tend not to use them as shampoos as I always have shampoo for dry hair and like my conditioner to match. I tend to use the Lush bar shampoos when travelling to save weight and spillage accidents. I do also use the solid conditioner for travelling for the same reason. However if you were going on short holiday you could take this small bottle ( 100ml is allowed in hand baggage) and it would serve as a shower gel and shampoo and that way you need not take lots of bottles and can still travel light with only carry on luggage. I was told that you can even wash your clothes with this but it is an expensive option for this purpose in my view.
I like this bath and shower gel, it is a nice fresh awakening scent which is refreshing and uplifting. It is gentle on my skin which is quite sensitive and sometimes reacts badly to shower gels. I find it nice to use in the mornings as it smells very fresh. It is quite expensive but as you only need a small amount it does last quite a long time so probably works out as economical as some others in the long term.
This shower gel lathers up really well and you only need a little amount to get a rich lather.
The scent is citrusy and wakes you up
leaves skin clean and feeling great,makes the bathroom smell great too
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