One of the great things about Lush is that they are very liberal with their samples – so take advantage of it! Try things out to see what works best for you! If you buy something and find that it isn’t what works for you, you can bring it back with the receipt within 30 days for a full refund or after 30 days or without a receipt for an exchange. Also, the sales associates are usually really nice and helpful, but keep in mind that you know your skin best. In my six week love affair with Lush, I have been to stores in Boston, Philadelphia, San Diego, and several locations in New York City, where I live. If you live in or are visiting NYC, the SoHo store is must visit – the sales associates are the best!
If you have also struggled with your skin and are interested in trying something new, here are some great products that work for most skin types. These recommendations are based on products that work for my skin type (sensitive/combination skin), as well as several of my friends who have other skin types (oily, acne-prone, dry, cystic acne, etc). Reviews are also based on the advice of the sales associates, and on the product reviews at Lush.com
Ocean Salt Coconut Cream and Sea Salt Scrub ($19.95 for 4.2oz, $34.95 for 8.8oz) is an amazing exfoliator and deep cleanser. It’s not too harsh for even sensitive skin types, but I only use it every couple of days. It really evens out the texture of my skin very noticeably, decongests pores, and leaves my skin feeling refreshed. I also find it to be a great cleanser for areas that are prone to blackheads.
Fresh Farmacy Soothing Calamine Cleanser Bar ($9.75 for 3.5oz) is very calming for redness prone skin. My skin is sensitive, so it’s not surprising that I love it, but my friends who have more oily, acne-prone skin love it as well. I use it in the morning right when I wake up and I find that it makes my skin feel calm, moisturized, and clean all day.
Mask of Magnaminty ($22.95 for 11oz, smaller quantity available in stores for around $10) is a Lush miracle! It seriously does wonders for the skin. After using it, I find that my skin is softer, smoother, and that my pores are smaller. It also helps reduce the number and size of my blackheads. I adore Mask of Magnaminty and would recommend it to anyone!
Lush’s Full of Grace Serum Bar ($13.95) is an amazing night moisturizer that completely improves the appearance and texture of your skin immediately and more and more over time. That in itself is reason enough for me to use it, but it also is supposed to reduce the appearance of aging, help make scars disappear, and enhance the effects of their masks, so I will definitely be continuing to use it for as long as they keep making it!
Eau Roma Water Toner ($8.95 for 3.3oz, $19.95 for 8.5oz) is only rose water and lavender water, but it’s so moisturizing and refreshing that I will never go back to my non-toner-using ways of the past. Their other toners – Breath of Fresh Air and Tea Tree – are both worth a try too, depending on your skin type.
I am not an ambassador for Lush and they do not pay me, but I am begging you – go to Lush. You owe it to yourself to take care of your skin. I honestly believe that my decade of struggling with my skin is a direct result of putting harsh chemicals onto it. I spent way too much money on overpriced products and was self-conscious about my skin for too long. Lush has absolutely changed my life in six short weeks.
And just think the less time and money you spend having to cover up skin problems the more you can spend on fun things like this! Let me know if you give Lush a try and how it works for you! Do you already use Lush’s skincare line? If so, which products are your favorites? Share your thoughts by commenting.
Next Monday, I’ll be sharing Ryann’s recommendations for what to try out at Lush. Also keep an eye out in the coming weeks for Nikki’s recommendations on shower, bath, and body products from Lush!
Neither Nikki, Ryann nor I are employeed by Lush. We are not being paid to talk about the brand. Lush has no idea we’re doing this series. We are seriously just that obsessed.