Are LUSH products really good for your skin?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

TL;DR: LUSH soaps appear, at least from looking randomly at the ingredients on their websites, that they are not too different from “commercial” soaps like Dove and thus I believe the hype for them is that they are “edgy” and don’t use animal products.

 

I’ve never used LUSH soap, but I used to have a small soap business (over Etsy) and sold my soap there. I used to make all my own soap by hand, so I was curious and just now I randomly looked at the ingredients on one of their soaps — It doesn’t really differ from any of the soap I used to make. After googling Dove bar soap (Just a random one I thought of as a comparison. It was an Unscented hypoallergenic bar), it seems their ingredients don’t vary too much from a standard bar of Dove soap (LUSH uses a few subsitutes from Dove that essentially do the same thing.)<br /><br />So, I believe the “hype” from LUSH is that they don’t use animal products in their soaps (Which many commercial soaps don’t. The main form of an animal product you’ll see in any soap is Glycerine.)

 

If I were you, I’d pick up a charcoal and/or tea tree oil based soap (Don’t use it on pets!) for your acne. There are lots of commercial charcoal based soaps and I suspect LUSH sells some, too, although I never checked. I buy mine from an Etsy seller, although I know her semi-personally ( I met her through a crafting forum) so I am slightly biased towards her. But, it worked wonders for me.

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Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m always torn about Lush.  Honestly, their products did help my skin more than others, but they’re not as natural as they bill themselves to be.  They have a soap and moisturizer for just about any skin type out there, and I think that’s their strength.  I still haven’t found my “holy grail” of face products, but I do like Lush.<br />

Post # 5
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Worker bee

kortizi0:  When you go into the store ask for sample sizes of some of the things you would like to try.  I dont have acne anymore but I do have oily skin and I have had great results with the “Magnaminty” mask and a moisturizer I forget the name that prevents oiliness.  Everything I have ever bought from them I have really liked.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I think you could do better than Lush. I haven’t tried much of their skin care, but I think you might be better off asking at a salon or something for products that suit your skin. Agree that you should ask for lots of samples!

The soaps are all way too highly scented to be any good for my sensitive skin. I love the bath stuff but it gives me crazy eczema and it turned me off their products completely 🙁

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

i have the most sensitive skin AND psoriasis and burt’s bees and cetaphil are all i use for skincare products. decent, mild and affordable. 

LUSH made me break out, i think their scents are way too strong and they burn a hole in your wallet. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

kortizi0:  The idea behind LUSH seems really good… until you actually read some of the fine print. It’s also SUPER over priced for what it is. However, that did not stop me from have a small LUSH addiction for a bit. I do love some of smells. A lot of their soaps seem to go a LOT faster than other soaps.

However, my face does not agree at all with their products. My face is super oily and super sensitive. For the most part, even though I’m super oily, I don’t break out if I’m using the right products – I broke out like crazy from all of their products for oily skin.

I currently use Clinique Acne Solutions, and for ME it’s amazing. They recommend using it every day AND every night, but it’s a little tooo drying for me. So at night I use Say Yes to Grapefruit (or Say Yes to Blueberries) face wipes and Clinique face gel.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

kortizi0:  lush is over priced and too harsh. They work in theory but I found them to dull my skin. There are better products to use. I prefer the umbrian clay bar by fresh is great. You can target just your tzone so you dont dry all your skin out. I alternate with cetaphil face wash so it helps balance the combination skin out. I also found it hard to ever get the kush products as they seem to always be sold out and you cant stock up due to most expiring in 3 months.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I love LUSH products because of the way they smell but I only use them on my hands and body. I suffered from menstrual acne for most of my adult life until I used the Clarisonic face brush. It has truly changed my skin, I can’t say enough positive things about it. Since I have used it I haven’t gotten one zit. For products, I have tried everything – prescriptions, products from my esthetician, expensive products, everything. I’m a bit of a product junkie and embarrassingly I would believe the marketing of expensive products and be disappointed. I finally stumbled upon Cerave products which you can buy at CVS for a very inexpensive price when I was traveling and my expensive face products got confiscated (darn TSA travel requirements). Anyway, Cerave has exceeded my expectations. Their face wash is equally as good as the face wash I used to buy from my spa that is about $50 for a small bottle.  I haven’t tried other Cerave products but thought this info may help you.  Best wishes!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

kortizi0:  I used to use a fair number of Lush products when I was younger. They worked well for me at the time, but my skin got more sensitive after a bout of hormonal acne (and dermatologist prescribed products), so a lot of the products I had loved (like the face scrubs) are now too harsh for me. However, I did really like them at the time, so if it hadn’t been for the acne, I might still be using them.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

kortizi0:  I tried their charcoal facial soap when I was younger, and even then I found it too stripping, apart from on the hottest summer days.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Ok I used coal face and their tea tree oil in the past but was never all that thrilled with the results. Also if you’re worried about chemicals in your stuff don’t be fooled the bad chemicals in all the stuff at the drugstore is also in almost all lush products too! I’ve have had great success with a sulfur ointment for my acne. It’s found in the Mexican section of grocery stores beau dept like Walmart. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Their products have always made me break out. I love the bath bombs, but I wouldn’t use Lush facial skin care again.

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