LUSH Skin Regimen Review


I’ve searched high and low for years looking for the best skin care products for my very difficult and complex skin. I have very dry combination skin that has been treated by everything (Proactiv, SkinID, Murad, drugstore brands, etc.) with no improvement :(. I decided to try my luck with LUSH and I can’t believe how much better my skin is! I wasn’t planning a review this soon, but after a week of these products my skin has showed more improvement than the years of trial and error with the other brands.

LUSH Ocean Salt Face Scrub


9.5/10– This life changing product isn’t just a scrub, it also doubles as my cleanser. Ocean Salt contains antibacterial lime and vodka to cleanse skin without using harsh synthetic chemicals, and with extra virgin coconut oil and avocado butter it hydrates my very dry areas. Plus, with fine and coarse sea salt added it gives an invigorating scrub that leaves my skin feeling clean and smooth :).

My only gripe is the price, for $19.95 you get the 4.2 ounce (small) pot, or for $34.95 you get 8.8 ounce (large) pot. This scrub is so wonderful though the price will not keep me from purchasing it again. Plus, a little scrub goes a very long way! I use a nickel sized amount and that’s enough for my face and neck.

LUSH BB Seaweed Fresh Mask


10/10– Normally masks dry my skin out leaving my face tight, or has very temporary benefits. BB Seaweed is so gentle I use it every morning! With finely ground almonds this mask works as a gentle scrub, and contains extra virgin olive oil for supple, soft skin. After using this mask for a week all my dry patches were gone, and my skin tone was more even. Did I mention it left my skin baby soft? Love this mask!

LUSH Breath Of Fresh Air Toner


9/10– This toner has been quite the miracle worker. Breath Of Fresh Air Toner contains seaweed extract, rose absolute, and aloe vera to repair damaged skin and balance skin tone. I got a mild sunburn on my face over the weekend, and this toner has been quite soothing! I love that its alcohol-free so it doesn’t dry out my skin it just hydrates and prepares me for…

LUSH Vanishing Cream


10/10– Oh my god this is the Holy Grail of moisturizers! I am always hesitant of facial moisturizers because they’re either too greasy (yuck!), or don’t do shit. I apply Vanishing Cream immediately after my toner and automatically my skin feels phenomenal. This moisturizer contains witch hazel which shrinks my pores (I’ve got some seriously large pores) almost to the point of invisibility and helps get rid of any blemishes. With added grape seed oil it leaves my skin so smooth and soft I literally have to refrain from touching my face.

Even though this moisturizer is priced at $39.95 for a 1.5 ounce pot I will most definitely be purchasing this again! On the plus side, a small dip on the end of your finger is enough to moisturize your entire face and neck so this pot will last for months.

I recommend these products for anyone with very dry combination or oily/combination skin.



Dove Style+Care Thermal Replenishment Spray

I will admit I don’t know much about hairstyling other than the basics, and I mean basics. I’m usually an air dry kinda girl (unless its a going out night) but since it’s 34 degrees out here and colds are not cute I gave myself a quick blow dry. I usually use Tresemme Thermal Spray but I saw this new thermal spray, and I love Dove’s hair care line I decided to give it a shot. And to my surprise it is better than Tresemme’s version.

When I sprayed it at the store to see how it smells (big deciding factor for me) it smelled amazing, exactly like their shampoo/conditioner. I am not a huge fan of Tresemme’s, it smells like apples but it worked so it wasn’t a huge deal. I sprayed this all over my towel dried hair before I blow dryed it and could already feel my hair getting softer while it was still damp. I had dyed my hair a few days ago and it damaged my hair pretty significantly so since this spray was already improving my hair I was happy.

Now the cons. As I was blow drying I noticed the signature Dove smell disappearing and a smell I can only describe as slightly mediciney taking over, which wasn’t an overwhelming smell but a smell nonetheless. The only other complaint I have is the spray nozzle. It could have just been my bottle but I woulda liked if it had a finer mist to it.

The final decision, I really like it. Before, during, and after I noticed significant improvement to the texture of my hair. Now my hair is really soft, no frizz, and no flyaways! I would definitely buy this again.

Happy Saturday everyone!