My oldest daughter, Veronika, introduced me to Lush products. She has been using natural products for a long time. I have been searching for natural cosmetics now that I am cancer free. I decided to give the Lush products a try as they are all handmade, fresh and natural.
I have struggled with acne for most of my life. I have so much oil in my skin, that I could sell it. Or I wish I could to get rid of it. When I was a teenager and going through severe acne, I did not think that I would ever benefit from oily skin. I had severe acne on my face, chest, back and even on my scalp.
When I went through chemotherapy and radiation treatments, I was told my skin would change and become dry. I haven’t really seen that. Perhaps it’s because I had so much oil in my skin that it protected me from drying out. Going through the Lush products for different skin conditions, I still tend to go with products that are for oily skin. I have always followed a regimen of facial soap, toner and moisturizer both morning and night. I can say that my skin is now (at the age of 60!) blemish free and soft. That would be the benefit of having oily skin. My husband keeps telling me that I have the softest skin ever. And he would know.
I purchased the Herbalism, face and body cleanser. The information with it says it is for problem skin and it contains rosemary and chamomile. At first, the price was a little off putting ($16.95 for 3.5 oz), however, you use very little and this container has lasted me three months and I am not done with it yet.
This is not a soft and smooth cleanser. It is a gritty cleanser which I really like. It does have an herb-like fragrance but it is not overpowering. Just a mild fragrance. You need very little. For a full list of ingredients, check out all Lush products at www.lushusa.com.
After I wash, (both morning and night) I use the Breath of Fresh Air toner. A couple of squirts on a cotton pad and I wipe my face and neck. Do not forget to include your neck in your ritual. This product contains aloe vera, rose and a blend of herbs.
It does have a very light herbal smell but it does not linger. I will be trying the toner with tea tree oil next. I am not saying I am not happy with this current toner, I just wanted to see what the toner with tea tree oil would be like. Like the cleanser, you need very little and this 100 ml bottle has lasted three months.
After the toner, I follow with the Celestial moisturizer. Even with severe acne, I would use a really light moisturizer but just at night. Now I use the moisturizer both morning and night. This moisturizer contains almond milk and dove orchid. It does have a really pleasant almond smell with something else mixed in.
Again, use very little. You will see that it goes a long way. I use this moisturizer both on my face and neck. It does not feel heavy at all but I use just barely enough to cover everywhere. You will know if you have used too much.
The last thing I do, is use my Enchanted eye cream. Less is more and I put it on underneath my eyes and on my eyelids. Ladies, start using eye cream, earlier rather than later. This eye cream has organic oils and honey. It has a pleasant smell again but is not overpowering. Really smooth and light.
I have been using these four products for the past three months and love the way my skin looks and feels. Now remember, I have gone through chemotherapy and radiation treatments. All of that has been rough on my body. But I am so happy with these products.
Lush Products fight animal testing. They use recycled plastic for their containers. There is a note on their container that says “Return 5 clean containers with this icon for a free face mask”. I didn’t notice this before, but I will certainly check all my containers for the specific icon. The first four facial products, I purchased in Canada and I am happy to note that those products are made in Canada.
Check out the full line of Lush products at https://www.lushusa.com/ . Right now I am very happy with my products and will write reviews on the body products that I have purchased.