March 16, 2017

Lush Flopsy is Probably A Flop

Lush Flopsy Face Wash Jelly might arrive in your Easter Basket this year. But let’s hope not.

So what, is Flopsy anyway? I couldn’t help but think, “Wow, what a fitting name for a crummy product!” And you might be thinking, “….but it just launched how would you know?” Allow me to refresh your memory about the horror show that was Lush Papa Noel Face Jelly which launched with the Lush Holiday/Christmas 2016 Collection.

I mean it’s terribly cute isn’t it? A jelly-like cleanser shaped like a rabbit’s mask. But I digress, I just want to discuss the fact I find it dumb they shape it like a mask. Seriously, though, what do they expect us to place it over our face and run around like Jerome Valeska, not that that isn’t a bad thing, or have our own Hannibal Lecter moment? And by the way, EVEN IF BY SOME CHANCE we’d want to put it on our face and hop around our house wearing it think of the germs and bacteria. Ew…! Like we wear it, put it back in the jar, and what? Clean our faces with it? Why?! Needless to say the need to shape this jelly as a mask doesn’t sit well with me.

Don’t get me wrong I love Lush but their shower jellies have always been a sore spot for me. When they introduced jelly face I had my doubts too but decided to try it and as suspected it was just as bad using the shower jelly. Most of it ends up down the drain and cleansing your body or in this case your face with this product proves fruitless. The idea is interesting, unique, but more of a novelty really. I had problems getting Papa Noel to lather up and even to break down which means chunks of it ended up down my drain.

The new Flopsy Face Wash Jelly is created with seaweed gel, almond oil, and glycerin with zesty lemon and bergamot oils. Depending your skin type those oils, especially lemon, might not be fab picks for you.

Moral of the story?

If you loved Papa Noel and didn’t want to see it go, good news! It’s back, kind of, in a different formula but still the same “great” format.

Personally, though the name for me is terribly fitting, it’s a flopsy.

Do not want.

Have you tried Lush’s Face Wash Jelly?

How do you feel about them?

Do share!


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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Isa

    I don’t understand this product. I’m fine with gimmicks, but they need to work too, you know?

  • Angel

    Actually the face jelly works great if you know the right way to use it. I start with dry hands and face. Tear off a small bit and smoosh it into palm until a lotion like substance. Then I spread it on my face like I would a moisturizer. Wet hands and start washing face as you normally would. Rinse off when done washing. I find this method works well.

    • Isabella Muse

      def tried a few methods but haven’t gotten down the perfect technique most washes down the drain!

  • April Roe

    I worked for lush during the holidays and we couldn’t keep Papa Noel(another jelly wash) stocked. It worked wonders for brightening and softening. It took a min to figure out the best way to use it but it was great. Maybe before judging you should try it, ya know in store during a demo or maybe buy it. If you don’t like return or exchange it

  • Carly

    I did purchase. I really love the smell of this product, but like others have said, it is a bit difficult to use. I have been using it with a clarisonic and its quite good.

    I have acne on my chest and back and it’s been working quite well there, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the smell and it lasts all day.

    The sales person did tell me it would be okay to use on the body as well.