Yet again, apologies for the extreme lack of posts… between work and whatnot I’ve been pretty darn busy. However, my routine is starting to sort itself out so I should hopefully start posting more regularly. This post (as you can probably guess from the title) is yet another Lush Review. In the past few weeks, I’ve been back to Lush and treated myself on some new products as well as re-purchasing some old products! 🙂
The products that I will be reviewing in this post are:
1) Dream Cream
2) Angels on Bare Skin
5) Tea Tree Water
As with the previous Lush post, I will go through each product individually highlighting both negative and positive pointers and then of course give my own general opinion. So if you guys are interested in hearing on any of these products please keep on reading! 🙂
1) Dream Cream
This is one of the MOST raved about products sold by Lush. It promises to banish the majority of skin-related woes and has even been prescribed by doctors as a treatment for those suffering from skin conditions such as eczema. Described by Lush itself as their “No.1 product”, I did not hesitate to try this bad boy out. As with all Lush products the ingredients are all natural, containing Oat Milk, Rose Water, Cocoa Butter and Lavender Oil to name a few. But does this product really live up to the hype?
Pros: It’s really hard to know where to begin with this product as I fell in love with it instantly. The texture is like silk in your hand, the scent is light and refreshing but not too overpowering ( a characteristic that I like in body moisturisers). After using this product for almost a month now, I have definitely seen an improvement in my skins condition, especially in troublesome areas such as my elbows and knees. The product sinks in quickly after application and because it is both a body AND hand lotion you are getting two for the price of one.
Cons: I won’t lie, I was debating on whether to even include any cons on this product as I found it so hard to fault I guess the only criticism that I have with this product is that I found it to be very heavy on the skin. It dried in quickly, however, I found it to leave a slight residue on the skin which led my skin to look slightly shiney and oily. My recommendation would be to use this every night before going to bed, ideally after a shower/bath, giving your skin time to truely soak in the lotion. Also, this product is way way way too heavy to use on your face and I would definitely not recommend anyone to apply it on their face especially if you already have oily/blemish prone skin.
2) Angels on Bare Skin
I had been eyeing up this product for the past few months now and I finally gave in and purhased it a few weeks ago. I have heard wonderful things about this products which boasts a “traditional natural formula for skincare”. Angels on Bare Skin uses its prime ingredients of ground almonds (to tone and brighten your skin) and kaolin (to absorb any excess oil and cleanse) to give your face an unbeatably amazing complexion. The product comes in a clay-like form which you then mix with a small amount of water in your palm until it turns into a soft paste. The idea is to use it like a cleanser and then wash away with lukewarm water.
Pros: I loved pretty much everything about this product. I loved the fact that while it was gentle on my sensitive skin it was also very effective. The ground almonds were perfect as a gentle exfoliator and left my skin looking almost new after every single use. This product is also great value for your money. Like I said, I have been using this product for over a month and it still looks like I havent even opened the product at all. It’s effects on my skin were amazing and even visibly noticeable after a few uses. My skin is now more evenly-toned, smooth and bright.
Cons: Yet again, I found it very very hard to criticise. My only two criticisms are in a sense, kind of personal criticisms and at the end of the day it really comes down to personal preferences. This product has a very strong scent of lavender, which I will admit put me off the product at first as I am not the world’s biggest lavender fan. HOWEVER, if you happen to be a lavender smelling lover then this should probably be in the pros list. I will say though, that after a month of using this product, the smell has actually grown on me so you really shouldn’t let the scent sway you. Another slight criticism, is that this product is quite messy and would require that you are in a bathroom when using it as it will get everywhere. It’s a very hands-on cleanser which requires you to transform it into a paste before use so be prepared to get your hands ….dirty?… clean?
This is just one of the many facial moisturisers which are on offer at Lush. This one in particular caters for the most sensitive of all sensitive skins. It is a light moisturiser which works to moisturise the skin, stop the skin from losing any moisture and at the same time refraining from blocking your pores. As a sufferer of sensitive skin myself I found this cream to be a dream. The almond oil works to calm your skin after a hard days work/shopping/sleeping etc.. and really leaves your skin feeling…dare i say it… alive again!
Pros: As I stated above, the biggest pro is the fact that it is for sensitive skin. It didn’t break me out and it didn’t block my pores. The scent is light and almost non-existent just leaving a nice fresh aroma. As with Angels on Bare Skin it lasts FOREVER as you only really need a very very small amount to cover your entire face.
Cons: I’ve got to say that will this product states that it is very light, I found it to be quite on the heavy side. It left a slight residue on my face and unfortunately i found it to be inappropriate to wear under my make-up as it left a shiny effect. Instead I leave this to wear at night time only and then I use a much much lighter moisturiser in the morning.
4) Tea Tree Water
This is the second Lush toner that I have tried and tested so far and I have got to say that I think I prefer it to Eau Roma Water. This toner is designed for those with oily/combination skin and promises to help banish blemishes while evening out the skins tone and refreshing the face. It uses the famous spot-fighting ingredient Tea Tree Oil to soak up any excess oil on the face and to calm any redness. All you need is a few squirts onto a cotton pad and sweep over your face. I find it to work best after cleansing, as it is great at removing any remaining cleanser or make-up that may be laying hostage on your face, leaving you sqeeeaaky clean.
Pros: This product deserves praise for doing EXACTLY what it says on the tin(tube). I’ve been using this for a few weeks and my skin has seen a definite improvement because of it. My spots have been fewer and far between and I’ve had relatively few blemishes or redness. The product lasts for ages and comes in both a handy travel sized 100ml or the more value-for-your-money size 250ml.
Cons: Again the scent kind of threw me as I find Tea tree oil to be a very overpowering scent but I will say that the scent really doesnt linger on the skin for very long so that didnt pose as a major problem at all. Because this product is aimed to target spots, it can tend to be a little drying on the skin so make sure you use a moisturiser after use.
Well that’s it guys for now. On my next Lush related post I hope to reviewing some Bath Bombs and soaps and hopefully the Enchanted Eye Cream if i ever get around to buying it. In the meantime, I’ll be working on some other reviews such as a Model’s Own Nail Art pen review and also and in-depth tried and tested review on the new “Garnier BB tinted moisturiser”. So please please keep on reading, and commenting and of course subscribing. I would really love any helpful suggestions and please spread the word. I would love to hear of your reviews of any of the products that I mentioned about or if any of you have any Lush recommendations of your own please let me know.
Until then…. see ya and thanks for reading! Kx:)
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