Skincare Sunday #4 | First Time at Lush!
I definitely didn’t expect to try Lush for the first time in Spain when I’ve walked by it so many times in Miami and never walked in lol. My skin was acting up a bit when I went to Spain for study abroad, so I thought I’d finally try one of their coveted masks.
Translation: Seville has a special scent – Lush Seville
The Lush store in Seville, Spain was beautiful and cozy. There were many workers available to help. Many of them even spoke English, making it even it more inviting just in case my skincare concerns got lost in translation.
I didn’t think Lush had SO MANY products. I’m still shocked to this day lol. I think the most interesting part of their products is that everything is basically made with food and natural ingredients. The products expire much quicker than regular products because it has no preservatives.
Their Cupcake mask looked so delicious because it looked like a brownie. One of the employees confessed to me that making these masks makes her hungry 😂
I was looking for a mask that would gently exfoliate my face and alleviate my breakouts without severely drying out my face. My skin was extremely dry as always 🙃 but I was breaking out just a little. That hungry employee directed me towards the BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask and a sample of the Angels on Bare Skin 💛 I also picked up the Handy Gurugu Hand Lotion for my Sahara Desert hands.
I’m going to be honest; I thought Lush was a lil pricey. I paid about €20 for all of these products, except the free sample. That’s about $22. The containers are pretty small, no more than 2 ounces, so I thought that they would run out quickly.
Girl, I was so wrong.
A very little amount goes a longgggg way for these products. I’m not sure how, but I feel like these products will NEVER run out lmao. I used the hand lotion often in Spain and barely made a dent. I’m not even halfway through the mask, and I used it many times since I’ve been back home.
Let’s get to the mini product reviews:
- BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask: I LOVE THIS. It’s super cooling because it must be kept refrigerated. I took this back home with me to Miami, so it went 9 hours without refrigeration and it didn’t spoil! The texture is funny and felt coarse on my fingers, but applied smoothly on my face. The label says to not use it more than 5 minutes, but I once left it on for 30 minutes without realizing and my face did not feel dried out. My face feels extra clean when I use it and by the next day, my breakouts start clearing out. The only drawback is that it has to be refrigerated, and I’m too lazy to walk to my fridge sometimes lol. I’m definitely repurchasing this. Considering how little product you need, this mask is affordable and worth the money. #itslit #itsmoisturizing 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Handy Gurugu Hand Lotion: I LOVED THIS, but then I calmed down lmao. This really moisturized my hands at first. My hands literally drank it up like water because they were THAT dry 🙈 Once my hands started feeling more moisturized, this felt very greasy. I’ve never felt a like product is greasy because my skin is so dry and that sort of moisture is appealing to me. It took a while for my hands to dry and absorb the lotion. It made my hands slippery. This also caused me to leave grease spots on EVERYTHING I touched. I’m going to finish using it, but I won’t repurchase it again. I’m willing to try another one of Lush’s hand lotions, though! 3/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser: Not a fan. This product is solid and resembles semi-dry Play-Doh. It has particles in it that make the product crumble. You’re supposed to wet this, apply it as a paste, wash your face or body with it and end up with “heavenly soft skin”. My skin felt the same and rather uncomfortable afterwards lmao. I tried using it twice, and I’m not feeling it. I’m open to trying their other cleansers, so I’ll give that a shot. However, because of my experience with this, I’ll get a sample just in case before I commit. 1/5 ⭐️
I’m definitely going to my local Lush soon and possibly try out their solid bar cleansers and toner sprays. I love how they have free samples, so I’ll definitely get a couple and report back!
Thanks for reading! 💋