Lush Cosmetics Facial Cleanser Round-up Review and Photos
With my busy schedule I should have had this post up a week ago, work with me, I’m getting better but there are just so many hours in the day. We were long overdue for an updated Lush Facial Cleanser post– my last round up was over 4 years ago. If you’re new to Lush Facial Cleanser Rolls (the ones that are cut and weighed from a loaf-like roll at the store). The only one we’re missing is Angels on Bare Skin which has lavender and balances the skin.
These may take a bit of an adjustment to get used to. They contain very little water so I little goes a long way. Add a pea-size amount in the palm of your hand, mix with a little water and massage all over your face then rinse. Although they’re referred to as facial cleansers, I typically use them as I would my face scrubs over a cleaned skin. Many people use them to cleanse and exfoliate with great results as well.
Let The Good Times Roll (Vegan) $12.95 – 31.95
All skin types
I have to resist the urge to taste this product; it smells like popped corn, oatmeal, bananas, and cinnamon. I just want to devour it– but it isn’t edible. Although you can’t grab your spoon and dig it is one hell of an exfoliator. My skin has a lot of texture and has looked amazing since using this product. Corn is a natural skin brighter and it contains both corn oil and cornmeal so it brightens and polishes the skin. It’s also gentle enough to use daily. I promise, this is one you’ll be thanking me about.
Dark Angels (Vegan) $12.95
Dark Angels is a powerhouse; it contains rhassoul mud and charcoal powder for its cleansing and de-greasing qualities. I’ve been using it since it was released nearly 5 years ago. Since I now have a better routine I only use it in my t-zone when needed… usually around summer. Black sugar is used to exfoliate and avocado oil to help replenish.
Herablism (Vegan) 13.95
Herblism smells like vinegar. Let’s just put that out there and get it over with. It gets its name because it contains chlorophyllin, which is extracted from alfalfa plants: it’s rich in nourishing vitamins and minerals, and helps to balance out your skin’s oil production. Ideally, this should be the best one for my skin but it doesn’t agree with it and sometimes I find the clay to be clogging.
Aqua Marina (Vegan) $12.95
For some odd reason I always find this cleanser to be drying… even for my oily skin. Dark Angels is more mattifying than drying but Aqua Marina is drying. It could have something to do with with calamine powder because I use a spot treatment from a different company that uses the same ingredient to dry pimples. It also had an odd smell; like sulfur which could be due to the various seaweeds. It does make my skin smooth and soothe when irritated so it can work for those of you with sensitive skin.