Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Lush Skincare Review

So I promised a review of the Lush skincare I mentioned in a previous post. Honestly, I have to say i'm not as in love with it as I thought I would be. I haven't noticed any difference in the look and feel of my skin, there hasn't been the improvement I was looking for.

The Angels on Bare Skin cleanser has made no difference what so ever and if i'm completely honest it is a complete faff to use. When I'm rushing to get ready in the morning and trying not to be late for work, I don't have time to smoosh the cleanser to a paste with a little water, massage in, flannel off and rinse, etc... Its just too time consuming when i'm after a quick wash and go cleanser. I don't think i'll be trying this again!

The Enzymion moisturiser is my favourite of the things I bought. I really do love it, it smells great and its a very lightwight lotion so it sinks right in. It works really well under my makeup and definitly helps to control my very oily t-zone somewhat. This one I would definitly re-purchase again and again.

Now, while I do like the Mask of Magnaminty, i'm not sure if its not a little too harsh for my skin. My skin doesn't feel too great after it, I think one of the ingredients in the mask irritates my skin. Which is not the masks fault but my own dodgy skins fault. Grrrr! So i'll be staying away from this for a little while, but I would try it again in future because I did used to love it and used on a regular basis.

Sooo... onwards and upwards. On to a new regime, last night I was watching some youtube videos when this gem popped up in my subscription box:



After watching this and being unhappy with my Lush regime (and i'm a sucker for all things beauty related that promises results for my skin!) I had to order this holiday set Blair talks about in her video.

It is the Clinique 3-Step System. Its a great set, although its a lot more expensive to buy in the UK than it is in the US. I did my maths and the set would cost £36.56 ($58.50/by the current exchange rate of 1.60) if I bought it in America. Yet over here it cost me £60 which is a massive difference, but i've always known Clinique is a lot cheaper to buy in the states. So if you are going on holiday to the states over Christmas take advantage of the cheaper price!

Annnnd of couse, I couldn't resist throwing in a couple more products. I got 2 more products. The All About Eyes Eye Cream which is good for all skin types.

It has excellent reviews on the website and promises to reduce puffiness and dark circles. Two things I suffer from. It also helps to reduce the apperance of fine lines and wrinkles. While i'm not concerned about aging right now, it can't hurt can it.

Finally I got the Exfoliating Scrub for Combination/Oily skin. According to the Clinique website it "Helps to control oil-related problems; skin looks translucent, clearer, brighter; takes edge off tiny lines and wrinkles; wakes up tired skin. Better stimulation; gives a light reflecting glow to mature skin. Allows better makeup application and moisturiser to absorb more easily. Promotes even skin tone refines texture. Rounded granules will not scratch the skin. Rinses off easily and leaves the skin clean and refreshed." All of this sounds good to me, if it is as good as it says then  me and my skin should be getting on like a house on fire pretty soon.

And because I got 2 or more products I got a free makeup bag of my choice and 3 deluxe treats for free. Bonus! Check out the offer HERE. I chose the Silver makeup bag with the Lipstick (Its called Twilight, of course I had to get it!), the mascara, because I love sample sizes of mascara, they fit in my makeup bags much better for travel. My last choice went to the Take The Day Off makeup remover. Its one i've wanted to try for a while, so now I get to without buying the full size. If you decide to take advantage of this offer, let me know what treats you got.

Okay, so thats it for this post. Of course i'll be reviewing my progress as I go along! Hopefully i'll have the same results as Blair.

Image Credits: http://www.clinique.co.uk/

1 comment:

  1. After watching this, I was inspired to go and buy my very own set, I got a free carry bag and foundation. Thanks charlotte and Blair, used it for the first time tonight and can feel the difference already :D

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