Remember back in February when I went to lush for the first time and asked if you wanted a review on the products I got? Well here I am finally getting around to that blog! This just makes my review even more honest though because now I have used the products long enough to make an honest opinion on them. One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying a new skin care or makeup line is deciding a week after using it that it isn't working for them. It takes your skin 4-6 weeks to adjust to a new product line especially if you are prone to breakouts or irritation. Using a product that is suppose to "correct" a condition with your skin (i.e.: break outs, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, etc) isn't a magic potion that works the first time you try it. I wish that was the case but sadly, it's not. You will usually start to see some benefits after 4 weeks and then a more noticeable change after 6 weeks. This of course can vary depending on the product.
If you've never been to a Lush store I highly recommend going to one! The moment I walked in I knew I would be stuck in that store for awhile. It smelled amazing and there was so many fun eye catching products! On the Lush website they claim that their products are Organic, freshly handmade, vegetarian and free from animal testing. I haven't done a ton of research on if that is all of their products or just certain ones but I liked that about their company as well!
Herbalism ($13.95 for 3.5 oz or $33.95 for 8.4 oz): This is an interesting face and body cleanser. I say interesting because its not your typical bar or liquid consistency. I would describe it as a paste almost. You take a small amount from the container, mix it with water and then apply the cleanser to your skin. It has a grainy texture to it from the almonds that are ground into the paste. I found the smell of this product while applying it wasn't very pleasant because of the rice vinegar extract. After rinsing my skin there was no trace of the smell and it was smooth and clean feeling. This is a great product for anyone with oily or blemish prone skin. It lightly exfoliates and and cleans dirt and oil from the skin. I would recommend using a makeup remover before this product to make sure you get everything off. I was worried that I would go through this container rather quickly but It has been about 3 months and I still have about half left! I like this product enough to purchase it again but with all the different hand made cleansers lush has I might end up trying something new next time! I pulled the ingredient list from the Lush website so you can see what else is in this product.
Ingredients: Ground Almonds (Prunus dulcis) , Kaolin , Glycerine ,Chlorophyllin Water (Aqua) , Nettle, Rosemary, Rice Vinegar Extract (Urtica dioica, Rosmarinus officinalis) ,Rice Bran (Oryza sativa) , Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides) , Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena) ,Chamomile Blue Oil (Matricaria Chamomilla) , Sage Oil (Salvia officinalis) , Fragrance
Mint Julips Lip Scrub ($9.95 for .9 oz): This product also comes in the flavors Bubble Gum and Popcorn. Mint julips was by far the best scent though! Im such a sucker for lip products. I have way to many for my own good but I didn't have any lip scrubs so I had to get this right?! This is a great product for those dryer months or for when you want to prep your lips for a fun lipstick shade! You wet your lips and then take a small amount of the scrub and work it around. They told me at the store when I tried it that you can actually just lick the product off your lips when you are done since its made with all natural ingredients but i opted to brush it off with a kleenex. This product would be so easy to make yourself and is definitely not a necessary product for most people to buy. I will probably make my own when I run out of this one or just buy it during the winter months. I still have lots left since I don't use it everyday so I won't be running out anytime soon!:)
Ingredients: Castor Sugar , Cold Pressed Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis) , Vanilla Extract (Vanilla planifolia) , Tagetes Oil (Tagetes minuta) , Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita) , *Limonene , Flavor
Lip Service ($7.25 for .3 oz): Theres not a lot to say about this actually. Its a great lip balm and like I said before I definitely didn't need anymore lip products but I wanted to try this one! I like to use this one at night before bed because its very moisturizing and doesn't have a strong scent. They do have other scents incase you want one that smells yummy!
Ingredients: Fair Trade Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) ,Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus armeniaca) , Glycerine ,Beeswax (Cera alba) , Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao) , Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea) , Tangerine Oil (Citrus reticulata) , Flavor , *Limonene , *Linalool
I have heard rumors that they are putting a Lush store at one of the malls in Omaha so I will definitely be going back! Let me know if you liked this blog and want to see more reviews. Also let me know what other types of blogs you would like to see! I will be posting twice in May to make up for the months I missed! OOOPPSS!
Thanks for reading!