Gentle, nourishing and handmade with love, what’s not to love about Lush’s inventions.
With fine hair and sensitive combination skin, I used to find it hard to find the right products that give my hair volume and those that nourish my skin without causing breakouts or dryness.
After perusing Lush’s wares, I am very happy to say my search was not in vain!
Here are my five all-time favourite Lush products!
Let The Good Times Roll Fresh Cleanser | £7.25/100g
Every time I open this little pot, I have to remind myself that no matter how good it smells, it’s not edible (fans of the Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub will know this feeling all too well).
As well as the insanely delicious fragrance (your will smell just as good too after using it), I love so many things about this cleanser – texture, application and most importantly results.
It was the first product recommended to me in Lush when I explained that my skin type is combination and sensitive and that I wanted a cleanser that was exfoliating but didn’t dry out or irritate my skin (I have found this can happen with a lot of products aimed at blemished and/or oily skin that I have tried).
After mixing with water, the cleaner easily works into a smooth paste with small exfoliating granules (mixed with the odd piece of popcorn..) that easily glides onto the skin (face or the body, you name it.)
After washing off, my skin felt exfoliated, soft, supple and well moisturised (but no greasy residue), with absolutely no breakouts whatsoever on the horizon.
If you are looking for a gentle exfoliating and moisturising cleanser that does a bang up job at both without overloading the skin, you can’t go wrong with this.
My tip: Mix into a paste with water (add as little or as much as you like to get the consistency you prefer). I like to add a medium amount so the cleanser develops a smooth almost runny consistancy.
Sea Spray Hair Mist | £12.95/100g
Fine, straight hair and someone that loves va-va voom hairstyles is not a great combo, but it’s okay, Lush’s Sea Spray Hair Mist does a good job at fixing that.
I love the way this spray adds a tousled volume effect without drying the hair out (think bouncy beach waves without the sticky residue).
.. also, it smells like fresh cut flowers, just to throw that in.
Although Lush suggests spraying onto the hair throughout the day as a touch-up, I personally prefer to use this only when my hair is damp after washing it, and lightly spraying the product underneath sections of hair closer to the ends before blow-drying to get the volume effect, or air-drying to get a more effortless beachy look.
My tip: Best not to spray near the roots; because this spray has a lot of natural oils mixed with a light holding gel, spraying towards the roots or too heavily on the hair can make it feel a bit greasy and limp!
Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner | £16.95/225g
In a bit of a rush and don’t have the time to moisturise post-shower?
Just looking for a fragrant and soothing addition to your much-deserved pamper routine?
or just want a great moisturiser because, well, why not?
Let me introduce you to Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner.
The smell, the texture, the application of this product is just gorgeous, with hints of rose and vanilla melded into a velvety smooth cream that effortlessly glides onto damp skin.
The best way to use this is to work a small handful of Ro’s Argan over warm damp skin and leave for a few moments to sink in (a little goes a long way!). As soon as the rich cream comes into contact with the residual water on the skin, it melts into a thin milky lotion that can easily be washed off afterwards, leaving you feeling like you have just used a rich moisturiser nd luscious perfume (see what I did there) at the same time.
Sleepy Body Lotion | £7.95/95g
There’s nothing quite like subtle lavender and sweet tonka scents to send you off to sleep with bliss, and this lotion takes the cake.
Sweet smelling, easy to apply and non-sticky, I find that this lotion is perfect just before bed, as it doesn’t leave you feeling frustrated by the sheets sticking to your moisturised skin, taking the moisturiser with them.
The consistency of this lotion is similar to Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner – not a thin milk but not a thick cream either, making it easy to apply with a little going a long way.
As well as the soothing fragrance, I love that even if I use a small amount of this lotion, my skin still feels soft and cared for in the morning and I can even still catch hints of the lavender fragrance from the evening before.
My tip: I keep this little pot by my bedside so I remember to use it before I go to sleep. In leaving the lotion on the bedside table, the bedroom is soon enveloped with a sweet dreamy fragrance which is refreshed every time I reopen the pot.
The Experimenter Bath Bomb | £4.25
I absolutely love using this bath bomb. It’s beautiful to look at, smells fabulous (just like a sweet shop – soak up the nostalgia!) and leaves the skin feeling soft, nourished and delicately fragranced with notes of vanilla and Tonka that lasts for a good few hours after use.
Usually I like to drop the whole thing in the bath and watch all of the beautiful colours and glitter swirl together, but sometimes I also like to break pieces off if I want to keep the bath bomb a little longer. The vibrant colours soon turn the bath water into a glittery deep sea blue, which goes perfectly with the soothing fragrances and essential oils.
I am also very happy to tell you that despite the bright colours and glitter, my bathtub remained gloriously unstained! (Nothing like finding glitter everywhere you look or scrubbing a stained bathtub after a bath bomb to kill the mood).
Although the bath bomb contains glitter and remained on my skin after use, this was very subtle and did not rub off onto clothes or any other surfaces.
There you have it!
Please do leave a comment below; I would love to know what your Lush favourites are!