This is my third post on skincare. See my other two here and here . Today's post is about Lush. According to their website, Lush originated in England with the first North American store opening in Vancouver in 1996. Lush's tagline is fresh handmade cosmetics and they reportedly supply their stores from two cosmetic kitchens in Canada.
I've been using products from Lush for about six months now. I would always see their store in my local mall and one day I just went in to see what they were about. I walked out with the Dark Angels Face/ Body Cleanser(4.0z as pictured) and the Catastrophe Cosmetic Face Mask. Over the next several months I tried out several different face masks and their Tea Tree Toner Water. I have been very impressed with their products. My favorites so far are the Dark Angel Cleanser, the Tea Tree Toner and the Cupcake Fresh Face Mask. I have combination skin and my specific skincare concerns are cystic acne, hyperpigmentation and eczema.
The Dark Angel Cleanser gives me a great clean while gently exfoliating my skin without any irritation. It has a scent that is difficult for me to describe. The best I can come up with is it smells slightly spicy and sugary to me. The first ingredients listed are rhassoul mud, cold pressed organic avocado oil, glycerine, powdered charcoal and black sugar. It has the consistency of a finely milled sugar and flour mix and applies like a paste. It rinses black so if you have any surfaces that are easily stained you will need to use extra care when using this.
I like a lot of people have been kind of meh about toners. It's an extra step. Do you really need it?
Yada, yada yada. Lush's Tea Tree Oil Toner Water(3.30z as pictured) has completely changed my mind. The first ingredients are melaleuca alternifolia, grapefruit water and juniper berry water. I keep mine in the refrigerator and it is like spritzing a little bit of heaven on my face every time I use it. It is so soothing and calming. I get what they were going for with the name Tea Tree Oil Toner but if you ask me they could have also called it the Barry White Heaven Spritz.
Lush's Cupcake Facial Mask(2.1oz as pictured) is promoted as a calming and soothing mask for spotty skin and I agree. The first ingredients are rhassoul mud, glycerine, linseed infusion, talc cocoa powder/butter and mint. It is reportedly vegan, has to be kept in the fridge and has an expiration date. Just about all of the Lush products that I've tried have a sticker with a picture of the person that made it, the date they made it and an expiration date. The masks usually have about a 20 day expiration window per the label. I generally push it to about 28days...shhh I feel fine. I have a good fridge ☺
Have you tried anything from Lush?