When I decided to switch to cruelty free, it was pretty obvious that my skincare products were in dire need of replacement. Since Trisha used to work at LUSH, she suggested I give their skincare line a try. She picked out a cleanser and moisturizer specifically meant for dry skin — since mine is a desert wasteland — as well as a fun lip scrub, perfect for prepping my kisser for matte lipsticks.
“Let the Good Times Roll” Facial Cleanser
I tried out this cleanser in the store and was impressed by how well it exfoliated my skin (without the use of microbeads.) Since I only need a pea sized amount for each cleansing, 3.5 ounces should easily last a couple months — that’s with washing my face twice a day. Not bad for $12.95.
Pros: Exfoliates like a boss, leaves skin soft, great value for the price.
Cons: The smell is overpowering — so much so that I’m considering switching to another cleanser.
“Skin Drink” Facial Moisturizer
Holy hell, do I love this fucking moisturizer! I balked when I saw the price — $24.95 for 1.5 ounces — but that was before I knew how little I needed to apply. I dip the pad of my pointer finger in the lotion, dot it in strategic locations on my face, and then rub it all in. I’ve been using it twice a day for a week, and it still looks untouched. My face is sooooo soft now!
Pros: Smells earthy (roses and avocados), super moisturizing, a little goes a long way.
“Popcorn” Lip Scrub
Before I bought this little baby I was using Tony Moly’s Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub — I’m never going back. This scrub is the best I’ve ever had. It does a fantastic job of getting rid of dry skin so I can wear a long-lasting matte lipstick without looking like my lips are shedding. It’s also completely edible. Scrub it on, lick off the remnants. $9.95 for .8 ounces.
Pros: Tasty, super exfoliating, a little goes a long way.
After the experience I’ve had with these three products, I can’t wait to buy more from LUSH.
If you have a specific LUSH product you’d like us to try out, just let me know in the comments below or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.