Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Lush Cleanser Reviews
At the risk of sounding like a Lush addict I thought I would review three of their cleansers which I have somehow acquired recently. I am not usually a Lush skin care fan. I really don't like a lot of it but for some reason I seem to end up with their cleansers a lot.
The reason there has been so much Lush talk on my blog is because I am obsessed with Lush's Christmas collection. I can't go into the city without going in there because I love all their Christmas products especially Snow Fairy! I am a huge bath and body product junkie so naturally putting a Lush store near me is like putting a kid in a candy store.
My skin is typically combination with dry cheeks in Winter and and an oily t-zone in Summer. It can also be a little sensitive at times. I have had all of these cleansers before so I must have liked them enough to repurchase in the last month or so.
Aquamarina - This is a weird looking cleanser. It is a pink colour wrapped in green seaweed.
This isn't the type of cleanser I would typically use every day. However if my skin is a little stressed and sensitive it's really calming and soothing. It would be good for people suffering from redness or breakouts and also for those who have had a little too much sun.
The consistency of this cleanser took me a little bit of getting used to. It is quite difficult to apply. You need to ensure you skin is wet to get the thick cleanser to spread. I suggest moistening your hands a little with water and then taking a chunk of cleanser and trying to make a paste with it in your hands. Once you have done this you can then apply to the face. I will warn you that coupled with the seaweed in it Aquamarina looks kind of strange on your face.
My skin feels a lot softer after using Aquamarina Cleanser. It is really soothing and calming on my skin. It needs to be removed with a face cloth as it doesn't rinse well with just water. I wouldn't recommend this cleanser for removing makeup. It's more a cleanser for upset skin or to be used as a soothing treat for reactive skin.
Ingredients Include: Glycerine (Glycerine), Calamine Powder (Calamine Powder), Kaolin (Kaolin), Irish Moss Gel (Chondrus crispus), Organic Aloe Vera Gel (Aloe barbadensis), Fine Sea Salt (Fine Sea Salt), Nori Seaweed (Algae), Sweet Wild Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Carrageenan Extract (Chondrus crispus), Perfume (Perfume).
Aquamarine costs $15.95 per 100g.
(Pictured Above: Lush Aquamarina Cleanser)
9 To 5: This is a fantastic cleanser for removing makeup. It is the only liquid facial cleanser in Lush's current line. It is extremely gentle on the skin.
This cleanser is a white liquid cream cleanser which feels very comforting and soothing to massage into the skin. It will remove even the most stubborn of makeup and leaves my skin feeling super soft, clean and hydrated.
9 To 5 comes in both a 240g gram size for $15.95 and the smaller 95g size for just $7.95. The smaller size is ideal for travel. I like to keep one in my handbag so if I am out late and feeling tired I can take my makeup off in the car on my way home (well that is if someone else is driving). It's also great to have just to freshen up if you're feeling a bit sweaty and gross. One great thing is you don't need to use water with this cleanser if you don't want to or if it isn't available, it can simply be removed with a tissue. There is absolutely no greasy residue left after removal. The price of this cleanser is also very affordable for the amount of product you receive.
9 To 5 contains ingredients including: Water (Aqua), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Stearic Acid (Stearic Acid), Fresh Dove Orchid Extract (Dendrobium), Everlasting Flower Absolute (Helichrysum stoechas), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Triethanolamine (Triethanolamine), Cetearyl Alcohol (Cetearyl Alcohol), Perfume (Perfume), Propylparaben (Propylparaben.
Ultrabland - This cleanser is my favourite cleanser from the Lush range. I absolutely love it and so does my skin. It has a thick rich texture. It feels like butter to apply to the skin. I can really feel it penetrating down into the pores and removing every trace of makeup, dirt and oil in its path. I am not sure this would work for people with oily skin but for anyone with normal or combination skin I think it would be lovely.
Ultrabland requires a face cloth to be removed as it does leave a bit of a residue. This would also be great to use once or twice a week for a deep cleanse. After using this cleanser I feel like I've had a facial. My skin is so soft, clean and feels really hydrated. I highly recommend this cleanser for anyone who loves a soft, clean and hydrated complexion after cleansing.
Ingredients Include: Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Rose Water (Rosa damascena), Beeswax (Cera alba), Honey (Honey), Fresh Iris Extract (Iris florentina), Glycerine (Glycerine), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Tincture of Benzoin (Styrax benzoin), Propylparaben (Propylparaben)
Ultrabland comes in two sizes a 45g tub for $19.95 or a 100g tub for $28.95.
(Pictured Above: Lush Ultrabland Cleanser)
All Lush products are available from www.lush.com.au
Note: I am not sponsored by Lush. All products were purchased by me and all opinions are my own.