With the exception of Skin's Shangri-La, all of LUSH's face moisturizers make my skin break out or turn into a mess of stinging redness. Vanishing Cream has been the worst one for me in terms of breakouts. Within a few hours of applying, I wind up with several angry pimples all along my cheeks. This does sink in quickly and doesn't feel quite as bad as some of the other moisturizers, but the breakouts and the fragrance are awful. Something about this smells terrible to me, like dry, medicinal herbs, curry powder and sweat. I gave up on this after a week of use when I couldn't stand the breakouts and bad smell anymore.
I'm currently using this product right now, and it's whatever. It's summer now, so I'm looking for a little bit of a lighter moisturizer. This one is really heavy, but it doesn't moisturize...does that make sense? It kind of sits on my skin, and if I touch it a few hours later, I can still feel it there. It didn't really do anything at all...kind of on the fence about this product. It doesn't make me oilier, so that's a plus, but that's about it.
I use Vanishing Cream as an every day moisturizer. (At night I use Celestial). I don't have acne or anything but when I do get some pimples, I don't think Vanishing Cream helps them heal. It doesn't make them worse either.
I don't like to put anything heavy on during the day, so this is a very good moisturizer. When this little tub is finished, I might look for a cheaper alternative though.
I really like the Lush packaging and the facts that you can bring the tubs back to the store, but Vanishing Cream is a very runny product, so when you open the tub holding it not completely straight, it spills everywhere. Maybe a pump would be preferable for this kind of product.
Honestly all I want is a cream that treats my acne but still gives me a solid amount of moisture, this was so close but still not moisturizing enough to keep my skin happy. I just got a week sample and honestly it didn't make my acne BETTER it just kinda stayed the same...
It wasn't awful, but it wasn't great so blah.
This is the only Lush moisturiser I can use, my skin tends to break out with small pimples if a product is too oily or heavy and I've found the other Lush moisturisers all do that to me.
This moisturiser seems to be a great balance for my skin, it is one of their pricier ones but I don't need a lot so it lasts longer then other brands.
I've found the best way for me to use it is wipe face with some toner on a cotton pad then dip the pad of one finger in, rub between the fingers on both hands, pat on face then massage in. I don't need to slather a big layer of the stuff as it would leave an oily residue, it's a very concentrated moisturiser and sinks in fast!
I just wish it came in a pump bottle :/
Sadly I've tried all of Lush's moisturisers and haven't yet found one I like. Luckily I didn't buy the full product of this, I was just given a generous sample. I tried this for a few days but found that my skin couldn't 'breathe' in it. My face was sweating all day and even after I cleansed and scrubbed I couldn't lose that closed in feeling this moisturiser gave me. I stuck it out a few days and my skin both looked and felt horrible.
I also think the design of the pot might be cute and stack well with other Lush products but it's not hygienic.
I definitely won't be repurchasing this one.
This product is quite expensive to begin with so I was expecting a great, effective moisturizer. The thing I most dislike about this product is the texture - it feels greasy, and when it gets onto my skin it makes me look like a pizza face. My pores feel bigger and it makes me look dull and uncomfortable. As for the effect of dealing with blemishes....I can't say for certain if it works. I didn't have any major break outs, so it might be effective in that area I'm not sure.
On my seemingly never-ending hunt for a moisturiser truly catering for sensitive, oily skin I was recommended Lush's Vanishing Cream by a sales assistant. I'd used their Celestial moisturiser previously which was sadly too oily for me and made my face go into shiny oil overload during the day. I paid just over £16 for a small pot, although the price has now gone up to £17.50 (thanks inflation!).
Vanishing Cream's main ingredient is Lavender Honey Water, a natural antiseptic intending to calm and eliminate blemishes and acne, giving the product a lovely light lavender smell. Only a tiny amount on the tip of the finger is needed to cover the face, somewhat justifying the product's steep price.
I used this for a few months and was initially pleased with the results on my temperamental skin; however I soon started to get sore painful acne under my jawline plus oil overload on my t-zone and had no idea why. Once I tried out Neutrogena's Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free moisturiser recommended by a beauty blogger for oily skin, the acne quickly disappeared and my skin is starting to behave itself - Lush, why would you do this to me?!
As much as I usually love Lush, I haven't loved a single one of their moisturisers yet. This would be great for those with normal-dry problem skin, ask for a sample & see what you think. I'm using up the rest of the product on my dry forehead and cheeks at night but won't repurchase - Neutrogena is my new favourite moisturiser. The search for my perfect natural moisturiser continues! continued >>
Am considering buying this as an alternative to the chemical filled drugstore products. I like Olay 7 in the pump, but want a more natural alternative. This is working well for me thus far without being greasy. I hope I do not break out, though due to hormones I usually do each month. Then the breakouts go away. This seems to be going well and I will cross my fingers that it will ride out my hormonal fluctuations.
Got this as a sample and I am planning on buying the full size sometime this week. I have oily skin and I am breaking out a lot at the moment, I got a sample of this and Enzymion (also reviewed).
Washing my face can leave it feeling a little dry and this moisturiser seems to get the balance between moisturising and keeping the oil away.
Price is OK, packaging awful as per usual with Lush.
ETA: Bought full size, moooooore than happy. No dryness, no oiliness. Skins clearing up lovely.
I did spill about £5 worth into my sink when I opened it the first time though... Come on Lush, surely eco-friendly can mean user friendly?