I’ve never bought a thing from Lush before I decided to clear up my skin for real and placed a (for me) huge order. I used to walk past Lush stores thinking they only sold bath bombs and skincare that is both overpriced and overrated. Oh, how wrong I was.
After having a massive fit over the fact that my makeup wouldn’t stick to my nose (because I’m so dry) I decided to take my skin seriously for probably the first time in my life. I always thought skincare was the most boring part of beauty but I find myself more interested in it as each day pass on. I stumbled across the brand by accident, as I read a blog post about one of their soaps clearing up so-called “chicken skin” which I unfortunately have. Obviously, I jump on every chance to get my arms clear from those disgusting little red bumps and decided to purchase it right away; along with a few more products. Lucky for me, I looked around the Lush website and realized most of their stuff are normal priced and are all natural and cruelty-free. Here’s what I decided to order along with first impressions and shorts facts:
Mask of magnaminty Face & body mask: A green face mask that leaves your skin baby smooth, which is everything I ask for in a face mask. I haven’t had a lot of experiences which them simply because I think most of them are expensive. After using the mask my skin feels really fresh and clean. It’s also easy to wash off compared to the face masks I’ve used before and it works like a scrub when rubbing it off with warm water.
Cupcake Fresh face mask: The reason why I bought Cupcake in the first place was because I read it was good for getting rid of blackheads. I’ve used it about every other day for about two weeks and so far I haven’t noticed a miracle difference. I haven’t noticed a slight change in the size and they’re not as noticeable as before, but they’re still there, unfortunately. I’m patient, though, I’m determined to try it out longer to hopefully see some more changes. The smell is on the other hand barely bearable. I really can’t stand the smell of peppermint, some people love it but I really just think of toothpaste (and why would I want to eat that or have it on my face?)…
Angels on bare skin Facial cleanser & scrub: My first choice was getting “Let the good time roll” but since it was out of stock when I ordered, this would do. So far I’m not disappointed, just a little bit by the smell perhaps. I think it smells a lot like freshly cut grass and beer, which I’m not a fan of. Lush is known for their amazing smells, therefore it might not have been exactly what I was expecting, but in my opinion, the smell is the least important part of a product anyways. My face feels super smooth after using it and I’m hoping it’ll help me clear up my skin from the small pimples I tend to get around my chin.
Tea tree water Toner: This product made me realize I absolutely love spray-toners! It feels cold and refreshing on the skin and I love the feeling of it on my face. I tend to use it with a pad at night to get the last makeup off my face and I find it working well.
Buffy Soap & body scrub: I’ll talk about this product more in the future simply because I haven’t tried it yet. Sweden is just transitioning to Spring right now, so I’m not even wearing tops that show my arms just yet. So I’m waiting a little bit to use it, but I’m praying to god it’ll work. But I can tell you this, it actually smelled good! After all the bad smelling ones above, this was a very refreshing scent of lavender.
Sexbomb Bath bomb: Another product I haven’t tried just yet. I’m just not a bath person and probably haven’t used my tub in over 10 years… Yeah, I know. But I’m planning on changing that and are about to schedule an at-home spa day for myself, bath-bombs included. I feel like you just can’t skip buying a bath bomb when shopping at Lush. A product that also, thank god smelled good.
Though, I have to say I’ve been breaking out a bit ever since I transitioned into using these products. I find it really annoying and confusing since my skin feels healthier and smoother than ever. I’m just hoping it’s just that phase of breaking out right after using a new product that usually happens. Otherwise, I’ll be very disappointed. But I will keep you updated, I don’t want to lead you on buying products that might not even be working for me. I really want these to work, though, I love Lush as a brand.
Also, I just remembered, I ordered these products online and didn’t realize these products have an expiration date on them. Some of them are very short since I’m not particularly impressed by. I get that these products are fresh and are made with natural ingredients and there’s nothing wrong with that. But the fact that they sent me products that were made in January when I placed my order in February, is just very wrong to me since it only had about 2 weeks to use up my products that would normally take at least a couple of months. So be careful, that’s call. And perhaps do not order online if you want to be safe from the problem. I just contacted customer service a couple of days ago so we’ll find out what they’ll do about it.
I’m so behind on the Lush wagon, though! I literally just discovered it. Maybe I’m so late not just because of my prejudice but the fact that no Lush stores are located near me at all. I know I’ve walked right passed them before when being in Stockholm and in U.S. for example but it didn’t cross my mind they might have products that suited me. I’m planning on getting more stuff when I’m going to Gothenburg in May and actually enter a Lush store for the first time! Perhaps some more bath stuff this time. I’m still determined to clear up my skin, though…
What are your favorite Lush products? And what is your must-have?