This shower bomb is named after a road in Soho, London which just so happens to be where Lush have one of their studios. They have a couple of offices there and occasionally hold pop up exhibitions, but it’s such a beautiful building inside, it’s everything you’d expect a Lush office to be, bright and clean and happy. Beak Street is also in the shape of a beak, because why not?
An interesting thing about Beak Street is that (to my knowledge) it’s the only other product to share it’s scent with the Let The Good Times Roll Fresh Cleanser. It’s a ‘tasty’ fragrance, if you could describe a smell in such a way, smelling of buttered popcorn and sweet caramel and custard. It’s really nice to see it in another format and it’s surprising Lush don’t use it more often as I reckon it would do well as a bath bomb or bubble bar, or even a body spray!
It’s difficult to say what creates this fragrance because it falls under the category of products that are scented with a ‘perfume’ and nothing else. Perfume features in most of Lush’s products because sometimes along with the essential oils, you need to add synthetic fragrances to boost smells and recreate others. It’s usually only in a tiny amount so Lush simply mark it as ‘perfume’ so you don’t discover their secret scent formulas. You can read more about this here.
As a whole product, I find that Beak Street has a fairly strong smell, and once you’re getting it going under the shower it bolsters and smells even more delicious. Beak Street also foamed up wonderfully and the lather it created was so creamy and soft.
All of Lush’s shower bombs contain both Sodium Alginate and Potato Starch which gives their lather a soft and fluffy texture. Although there’s nothing in the ingredients to suggest why, I actually found Beak Street to be a lot softer than the likes of Koyaanisqatsi and Not Sleepy. Like most of the other shower bombs, this one also features a mild exfoliant in the form of Maize Flour. Maize Flour also features in Let The Good Times Roll and scrubs away excess dirt leaving skin soft to the touch. It’s a rather gentle scrub so it wouldn’t irritate sensitive skins but does the job well.
I found that the whole product was more than enough to cover and clean my whole body, so if you wanted to save half for another shower, that’s definitely a viable option. Although my skin felt supremely soft after, I was massively disappointed to find there was little to no trace of the scent on my skin. If Lush decide to bring it back in the future, I hope they’re able to find away to make the scent last.
Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Citric Acid, Potato Starch, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Calcium Lactate Gluconate, Sodium Alginate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Perfume, Water, Maize Flour, Propylene Glycol, Colour 47005, Colour 15510, Colour 19140, Colour 19140:1