Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Lush Spot Treatments | Review

My skin has broken out A LOT recently and it's making me feel utterly rubbish. After browsing the 'Spot Treatments' section of the Lush website, I plumped for a small bottle of Tea Tree Toner Water and a Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask with rather high expectations.

The Tea Tree Toner Water cost me a very reasonable £3.95. As directed, I spritzed it evenly over my face and have continued to do so every day since. Initially, the natural scent is a bit overpowering, but only for 30 seconds or so after which time it dries without leaving the smell of antiseptic lingering on your skin. My face now feels fresher and although my spots haven't fully cleared, the redness has softened meaning they're far less noticeable.

The Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask came in at £5.95 which is quite extravagant considering it has a shelf life of only 3 weeks. Saying this, Lush offers a free Fresh Face Mask in exchange for 5 empty pots returned which is excellent if you're going to buy them anyway. The product is antibacterial and contains tea tree oil and garlic so unsurprisingly, it also has a rather overpowering scent for the recommended 10 minute application. However, I'd argue it's worth putting up with if the mask gives results. I know bloggers who swear by this product but in all honesty, I haven't noticed much difference.


I was also pleasantly surprised to find two free tester samples of Coolaulin Conditioner popped in amongst the eco friendly packaging, nice once Lush! I love free samples! I really appreciate being able to try before I buy a full bottle of product, especially considering the fairly high prices for larger bottles in Lush. The smell is more of an earthy coconut than the typical sickly sweet coconut you get from a lot of products which I think is an interesting change. I have very thin hair which means conditioning often leaves it oily and limp. In light of this, I found the Coolaulin Conditioner too heavy for my hair and gave the second sample to my sister who has thick, curly hair and loved it! If you have that sort of hair we'd definitely recommend the product but if you have thinner hair like me, steer well clear.

Hopefully reading this will help you out when trying to choose between the vast amount of products Lush have to offer. Overall, I'm impressed with the service as well as the products. I'll definitely be back to try out some others so i'll let you know how it goes.

Love Anna x