Thursday, 26 April 2012
Last week I got an introduction to the world of Lush. Yes, I admit.. I hadn’t really used LUSH until I found a small jar of Dream Cream in last month’s Glossybox. That cream completely blew me away. I’ve been having really dry hands for years now & nothing seemed to work. One week of Dream Cream & the chaps on my knuckles were gone. Amazing! I got myself three full size products now, as an introduction. And I’m very sure that in the near future I will add some products to this small collection! Lush is 100% vegetarian, 81% vegan & 70% free of preservatives. They very actively and openly campaign against animal testing. You can find pictures of their latest demonstration here.
Left to right: Dream Cream full size, Angels On Bare Skin full size, Lemony Flutter full size, Dream Wash sample, Turkish Delight sample, Dark Angels sample.
So the Dream Cream really is a dream cream! I paid €18.95 for a jar of 240ml. As I only use this on my hands, this should last me a year or so. This is also a really good cream for people suffering for eczema! So what makes this baby so lovely? Oat milk, rose water, organic extra virgin olive oil, cocoa butter, chamomile blue oil, tea trea oil & lavender oil give this product its amazing properties! Only downside? It also contains methylparaben & propylparaben. However, these are the last two ingredients noted so the dosage will be low.
This gorgeous product is called Angels On Bare Skin, and costs €9.50 for 100 grams. And trust me, if angels would be able to dance on your skin this would be exactly how it’d feel like! It’s all natural (really, there’s nothing chemical in there!) and has a light scrubbing feature next to its thorough cleansing feature. The main ingredients working their magic are: ground almonds, kaolin (white clay), lavender oil, rose absolute, chamomile blue oil, tagetes oil & lavender flowers. I use it twice a week (you shouldn’t scrub daily) & I enjoy it so much. My skin feels refreshed afterwards and after the little time that I’ve had this my face -especially my troubled chin area- has already improved. You should keep it in the fridge though, as it’s so natural!
Lemony Flutter is what everyone has been telling me to use in my battle against weak & peeling nails. Nail care starts at the cuticles! I paid just €9.95 for 50 grams, which will surely last me a year. The lemony (what’s in a name, right?) smell is intoxicating, but in a good way! The main purpose of Lemony Flutter is using it as a cuticle cream, but if you’ve got rough spots anywhere else on your body this cream will gladly work its magic there as well. This lemony goodness gets its magic from these ingredients: fresh organic lemon infusion, shea butter, beeswax, organic cold pressed avocado oil, organic cold pressed flaxseed oil, mango butter, extra virgin coconut oil, castor oil, organic cold pressed wheatgerm oil, lemon oil, lavender oil, tagetes oil, chamomile blue oil & gardenia extract. It’s a very thick cream using little water so your skin can absorb the precious oils.
I haven’t used the samples yet, except for Dream Wash which is as lovely as the Dream Cream. I’d really recommend it for people with dry skin. Turkish Delight is a shower smoothie with a strong smell & Dark Angels is more or less the same as Angels On Bare Skin but intended for people with oily skin. Take your time to visit www.lush.nl or www.lush.co.uk for more information on the products & prices in your region. Visit www.lush.com if you live elsewhere & want to select your region.