Lately, my skin has fallen apart. I’ve never ever got spots before, or at least no more than two or three at a time, and suddenly it’s like my face has decided that all that teenage stuff it never inflicted on me should come out now. Thanks, face. Maybe I’m just tired and stressed? And I know that my diet has been appalling. Ugh, I need to sort my life out.
After my French language final, last Tuesday, I decided to treat myself (like I do literally every single day…). Stopping at the Mabillon post office to post a post card – that’s a lost of the word ‘post’ – I dropped into Lush. Lush is cool cause you can treat yourself and feel a little less guilty than you would for spending your dollar in Sephora. Time to try some Lush skincare. Time to sort my face out.
After clawing my way through a series of French sentences about spots and it being a new problem and whatever, the lovely assistant asked me if I wanted to speak English or French from then on. I said ‘both are fine’ as I always do, and being the lovely girl that she was, she decided that English would be the language of the day. Bae. She then proceeded to show me absolutely everything in the shop, washed, toned and moisturised my arm, applied a spot gel to her own face, and asked me the word for garlic. I bought/was given samples of all of it.
First up are the two spray bottles: Tea Tree Water Toner, and Grease Lightning Spot Treatment. I was particularly impressed with the toner in store. I’m not really one for toners, and have never really understood them, but I’m willing to try anything. It sprays on silky soft and really cleanses the skin. The tea tree is anti-bacterial and there’s also a hint of grapefruit to keep your vitamins up. Weirdly, it doesn’t feel too dry or too greasy, like my past experiences with toners, so I’m looking forward to trying this out properly! The Grease Lightning treatment is full of all sorts of anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory goodness, like thyme, tea tree and lavender. It’s applied directly to the spot to dry it straight out. Fingers crossed! (Don’t be confused that it says Spotlight on the bottle – I’m assure it’s the same thing.)
The final full size product is the Cosmetic Warrior Mask. She sold me immediately on it when you threw it under my nose. It absolutely stinks of fresh garlic, think garlic flowers in the woods rather than a hearty Italian meal, and it reminded me of spring at home so much that it just went straight into my basket. Another tea tree product, it deeply cleanses to sooth skin and fix annoying spots. I scrubbed some on almost immediately on getting home and was so so impressed. It’s so gentle but so cleansing! Just FYI though, the garlic smell is very real and if you can’t handle smelling garlic for 5-10 mins straight then maybe this isn’t for you…
Sample wise, I picked up two products that I’m pretty sure I’ll be heading back to get sometime quite soon. First is the Fresh Farmacy Cleansing Bar. It’s super soft and luxurious and a gorgeous shade of pink and agh! Camomile for soothing redness, lavender and elderflower for calming. It leaves your face squeaky clean and soft. Perfect to be followed by the Imperialis Moisturiser. I was told to go for a really light moisturiser, as I never really suffer from dry skin, to avoid clogging up my pores with useless product. This stuff glides on like silk.
I love the little tester pots that they do because they’re the perfect size for popping products in for a weekend away, when you have to stick under that pesky 100ml liquid limit, or when you don’t really fancy bringing the whole tub for just one night away. It was perfect for Copenhagen, and is definitely perfect for this weekend in Nice!
Have you tried any Lush skincare?
What’s your favourite Lush, non-bathbomb, product?