A Lush Skincare Haul.

A Lush Skincare Haul. A Lush Skincare Haul.

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]‘ve never really thought about buying my skincare from Lush. I mean, I know that they do it, and I know that quite a few people swear by them for everything, but it’s just never really occurred to me. They’re all about pretty soaps and bath bombs, aren’t they?

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.

A Lush Skincare Haul.

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…

A Lush Skincare Haul. A Lush Skincare Haul.

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!

A Lush Skincare Haul.

Have you tried any Lush skincare?
What’s your favourite Lush, non-bathbomb, product?


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  • Arianna says:

    I love the fact that they are creating products not testing animals and that they are accessible to everyone! I have to admit that I have never tried a product from Lush, but that I have always been super interested to buy some.. the way you described how satisfied you are by them might be the good occasion to get one!



  • kate/idoscope says:

    I love toners, I discovered them this year and they work perfectly for me. My skin is prone to acne – always been unfortunately – but VERY dry. But dry in the sense I can’t use a strng moisturizer because it would be too aggressive. So I have tried the spotlight treatment but having tea tree something makes it too violent for my skin. But I love Lush products so I might try the toner if I pop into their store!!(:

    xx from Brighton
    Cate ღ kate/idoscope

  • Girl Abroad says:

    I need to try some Lush skincare when I go back to the UK in the summer!

    Mind checking out and commenting on my recent?

    Alice xo

  • Patti Blue says:

    I love the Cosmetic Warrior face mask. But you are right, the garlic smell is so strong. It nearly was too much for me, even though I love garlic! 😀 I have tried their cleansers before but I can’t remember which one. The Fresh Farmacy one looks so nice though! Maybe I need to try it soon!
    Patti Shifting Tales

  • Jess says:

    I love the Tea Tree Toner you picked up, I’m also a big fan of their face masks too, I know what you mean about the garlic smell of Cosmetic Warrior. I really need to make a trip to Lush and pick up more of their skincare products!


  • Sophie Mills says:

    The Tea Tree Water Toner is my bae. I have been using it for two years and I won’t be stopping anytime soon (plus it lasts ages)! The Cosmetic Warrior mask is also a dream, if you ignore the smell being that close to your eyes (and I’m a lover of garlic). I’m always so surprised by how amazing Lush Skincare is but always forget to try something new when I go in to buy 100 new bath bombs.

    My favourite non-bath product from lush has got to be the Tea Tree Toner, or maybe the Rub Rub Rub Scrub. They’re both heaven in simple black packaging.

    Sophie x | Essential Twenty

  • Yasmina says:

    Cosmetic Warrior is such a lovely face mask but I have found Mask of Magnaminty and Catastrophe Cosmetic to be really good for clearing breakouts as well. Grease Lightening has replaced my sudo cream spot treatment because it’s so good! 🙂 xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

  • Aimee Julia says:

    I love the Lush hand cream, body moisturiser and body conditioner range. The Ro’s Argan body conditioner is amazing. My absolute fave! I’ve never tried any of their skincare either though…might be time to change that! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • Tamsin Swann says:

    Oo I definitely need the cleansing bar when my Clinique one find out, didn’t know they did that! I absolutely swear by the tea tree spray and grease lighting. They are amazing! So weird seeing these written in French haha xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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