Beauty Review • Lush Skincare
I have tried several products and I started with Simple. Simply because it was super inexpensive and I didn't want to spend a lot of money on skincare. That was a huge mistake, because Simple skincare did literally nothing, if not, it has made my skin even worse! I stopped using it after a short while and during my research I came across Lush skincare products. My impression was they must be all right, you know, since they claim that everything is handmade and use natural products. Also the price range was relatively affordable, so that makes it easier to try the products out. I went to the Lush store several times, one at Bond Street as well as Ofxord Street, to get myself some skincare advice. The girls there were really sweet, helpful, enthusiastic, passionate and knowledgable. So in total I have bought 5 products. I will go over each one and review them.
£7.50 / 45g
Ingredients. Ground almonds, kaolin, glycerine, chlorophyllin water, nettle, rosemary and rice vinegar extract, rice bran, gardenia extract, rose absolute, chamomile blue oil, sage oil and perfume.
£6.95 / 100g
BREATH OF FRESH AIR. Also on the recommendation of the Dutch beauty blogger I have bought this toner. It is their most refreshing toner to tone and balance the skin. You can spritz it directly on face or as I prefer, spray some on a cotton pad and sweep it over my face. It is transparent and smells very fresh like the sea and seaweed.
Ingredients. Spring water, fresh sea water, fair trade organic aloe vera gel, perfume, carrageenan extract, rose absolute, patchouli oil, rosemary oil, seaweed absolute, limonene, linalool and methylparaben.
£4.50 / 100g
My truth: A very basic toner. I go through this toner very quickly, because I like a damp cotton pad. I think this is a very basic toner that removes the left over dirt traces and balance my skin a bit. This is definitely not a game changer, but can be nice for refreshment.
TEA TREE WATER. After I run out of Breath of Fresh Air quickly, I went over to the store to grab another one. This time I was recommended the Tea Tree Water toner, since it is specially for acne-prone skin. It claims to be antibacterial and helps to keep your skin clean, clear and refreshed. It smells fresh with a hint of tea tree.
Ingredients. Tea tree water, grapegruit water, juniperberry water, limonene, perfume, methylparaben.
£8.50 / 250g
My truth: Again, a very basic toner. Honestly, I didn't see see any improvement of my acne despite their antibacterial, clean & clear skin claims. So again, this is a very basic toner that didn't do much for my skin. It is just again, a very basic toner.
Ingredients. Lavender Flower Infusion, Mullein Leaf Infusion, Orange Blossom Water, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Stearic Acid, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Glycerine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Orange Flower Absolute, Brunello Lily Petals, St Johns wort extract, elderflower extract, sweet violet extract, sunflower petal extract, alkanet extract, triethanolamine, methylparaben, propylparaben.
£13.95 / 45g
Final Verdict of Lush Skincare: didn't do anything improving for my skin. I have bought, tried and reviewed several Lush skincare products so I can say that overall, I like that Lush products use natural ingredients, are handmade, don't test on animals, are relatively affordable have unique products, cute stores and have really friendly and helpful staff. The risk of buying and trying out their products is therefore minimum. Don't forget to mention that they are very generous in giving samples when offered or you just need to ask them! I like the little pots and tubes, which you can recycle them in store or reuse them as the perfect travel sizes.
I know there are many Lush skincare fans, but I'm not one of them. The effectiveness of the products is low for my oily, acne-prone skin. I have tried several samples of their masks for acne too, but still I don't find it very skin improving. Also, because they claim to use fresh ingredients, not all of their product can be preserved for a long period time. As in performance, again I can't really say that their natural ingredients has worked for me. Not one of their products has broken me out or given me an allergic reaction luckily, but they didn't really work or improve my skin either. For me, they don't do any improvement. Maybe, it is suitable for you if you don't have a problem skin like mine. Sorry Lush, your skincare is not for me.