20/02/2014

LUSH Skincare Project



Last month I saw a tweet from my local Lush store, asking for bloggers to take part in the 'Lush skincare project. 'The idea being that you brought along any old skincare bits that were no longer working/unused and swapped them for some samples and a free consultation with a member of the Lush team.

I sometimes forget that Lush do offer samples (like the ones I received) to all customers, so if there ever is a product that you wish to try but aren't sure if it will work with your skin type don't be shy about asking for  sample. There's nothing worse then spending money on a full size product only to discover it really doesn't work with your skin!

If you are looking for some skincare advice, I highly recommend visiting your local Lush store, the lady I spoke to was clearly knowledgeable and was extremely clued up on all things skincare. I was fortunate enough to speak to a lady who suffered from a similar skin type/concerns as myself, you could clearly tell that she uses the products herself that she recommended, it's so nice to see staff who are clearly as enthusiastic about the brand as customers.

I usually like to try products for at least 4 weeks before reviewing on my blog, so please take this review as a 'first impressions' post. Lets talk skincare-

Angels on Bare Skin-Cleanser

'An incredibly gentle cleanser with chamomile blue and lavender oils to calm and soothe even the most sensitive skin.'

After a quick demonstration in store I found the concept of this cleanser truly bizarre. It's not like anything I've tried before. The texture is sort of like playdough, the idea being that you break a piece of add water and apply to skin. In all honesty I just couldn't get to grips with using this, I even took to twitter to ask fellow Lushies how to use this product-the general consensus being that it is rather tricky to use. I found this felt sort of gloopy, there was lots of product wastage (I found the majority ended up down the sink!) Sadly I can imagine needing to repurchase this way more than you average cleanser due to the amount of wastage. I did find this to be slightly harsh on my sensitive skin, I also found that this leaved an oily residue behind which did help to hydrate my skin but I can imagine over time this could cause congestion.

Imperialis- Moisturiser 

'A light balancing face cream packed with herbal goodies to restore your skin to its majestic beauty.' 

I loved this. A purchase of the full size product is definitely on the cards. This moisturiser is aimed at combination skin, this also worked really well with my sensitive skin. The product has a browny purply tint and smells super herbally-mostly like lavender which I love. I found this super soothing on my skin, and although this sounds weird I found this super relaxing to use before bed. This balanced my oily skin, but also hydrated dry patches. This didn't leave my skin feeling greasy or sticky after using and make up applied nicely on top. I can imagine this working all year round, I can't wait to buy the full size. 

Full Of Grace Facial serum 

I love how innovative Lush are. I think that's why I'm a fellow Lushie the excitement of what they will create. In all honesty I've not seen anything like this anywhere else. Full of grace is a solid serum, and is fantastic value for money. I received a tiny chunk which is still going strong. This glides on the skin, you can either use this directly on your face (which I think could get a little unhygienic) or warm the product in your hands and apply to face. In my consultation the lady also mentioned how some people with extremely oily skin use this in replacement of moisturiser. This really hydrated my skin, this serum (like most) is designed to boost the effects of your moisturiser. This also works brilliantly before a face mask. I just found my skin felt smooth, soft and so hydrated. I loved this. 

Lush Fresh Face masks 

I'm no stranger to the odd fresh face mask (Oatifix and Cupcake being my favourite) surprisingly though I had never tried the two I received- 

'Love Lettuce' 

'Brighten up your complexion with this gently exfoliating mask, with Fullers earth to remove dirt and oil and glycerine to soften the skin.'

This didn't feel stripping on my skin, but my skin felt super clean not the squeaky dry clean you get with other masks. This one again like the moisturiser is great for combo skin. This mopped up excess oil, but also buffed away dry patches to reveal brighter skin. I really did enjoy using this, I wasn't a fan of the smell but I didn't find this lingered on the skin after- so all was good. 

'Catastrophe Cosmetic'

How have I not tried this mask before? This felt amazing on my skin, and smelt like blueberries! This again hydrated skin, my face just looked a lot brighter and felt a lot calmer after using this. I will be purchasing the full size of this. 

So there we have it, have you tried any of the products mentioned above? Fan of Lush skincare what products are your fave? What's your favourite fresh face mask? 

*This post is not sponsored by Lush, samples received in return for a blog post. Any customer can request samples like the ones I received above. All opinions are 100% my own*

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12 comments

beautylovesbooks said...

Too bad our Lush does not offer this! I quite like Angels on bare skin, it was weird using it at first, but my skin was loving it!

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

My favorite fresh mask is Cupcake - it's brilliant for decongesting the skin and it smells yummy! :o) Xx

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Sierra Calah said...

I have never owned a lush product but I would like to try their lip scrub or Bath Bombs :)
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Yasmeen TMA said...

Sounds great! I've only just got into Lush products myself. I went in last week and picked up Magnaminty - a face mask. I love their brand values & quality/sourcing. Thanks for sharing your reviews on these products! Love knowing how they work for everyone. Great post :)

Yasmeen x
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Sharlotte. said...

LUSH is absoloutley the best sore EVER for lovely skincare and body bits and bobs which smell gorgeous, but aren't irritating to your skin. I can't fault them at all! And the prices are a tad pricey sometimes, but most of the time they're just perfect value for money!

Sharlotte | UK Beauty Blog

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, I love there body stuff I've only recently discovered there skincare stuff loving the tea tree toner, and I really want to try ultrabland too on the wish list. I find the products last such a long time as well I don't mind paying for the length of time it lasts :D x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for the comment sweetie, ooh I love magaminty it's super refreshing in the summer time too, I love all things Lush so glad you enjoyed the post I definitely have a super long wishlist now haha that's the bad thing with samples....leave you wanting everything x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment sweetie, love there bath bombs and love there bubblegum lip scrub too definitely want to try more :) x

Rinica Warner said...

Hey thanks for comment and aww thank you I'm glad you like it I just gave you a cheeky follow on bloglovin can't wait to check out your posts :D x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for the comment, I love cupcake I once made the mistake of forgetting to put it in the fridge it wasn't pretty lol, my favourite mask :) x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, oh no! I guess I just assumed it was something that was the same with all Lush stores that's a bit rubbish! It's a cult cleanser apparently it's the most sold skincare product from Lush I just couldn't get on with it all it was so messy...perhaps it's all in the technique ;) x

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