It works pretty good with acne scars but I use it overnight because it was too heavy to wear in the day time.
I have been using this for around 3 months now, and I am so impressed I wanted to write a review. I have quite oily skin so I have pretty much avoided moisturisers because they normally cause my skin to become more oily. This moisturiser skins into the skin quickly and does not leave a greasy residue. It is also very lightweight. I use this morning and night. In the morning I put it on under my make up and it works well as a primer. It leaves quite a matte finish and does not cause extreme oil production. It smells amazing, and a little goes a long way. It hasn't broken my skin out, which is a miracle because most things do. My only issue with this product is the cost. I find it quite expensive for a moisturiser, but it is still cheaper than higher end brands. Regardless, a little goes a long way so the pot will last (one pot lasted around 2 months for me)
Many many many months ago, I ventured on this "natural" skin care regime, and thought it was wise to overindulge at Lush. I have regretted that decision and will never go back. The Vanishing cream is the last of my items to finally expire, hence I decided to write this review.
To be honest, I have never had much luck with natural products but at that point, I had never tried Lush. I was advised to try the Vanishing Cream as I have acne-prone and oily skin. I had high hopes due to the price and it's claims. I personally thought the cream was better for night time as it did not absorb into the skin and leaves me a bit greasy. I started breaking out soon after and I can only attribute it to the "oils" in the ingredients. My skin is very finicky when it comes to oils and I have only resorted to using this when my skin gets super dry or for my legs.
Such a waste, I still have half the product.
I have been using this product for about two months now. I use it about three nights a week when I do an entirely LUSH skin care regime. To be honest, this product is much more suitable for daytime use since it is really light and would be great under make up since it does not take long to absorb at all. I am only using it at night since I use Origins Gin-Zing during the day which is my current obsession for a daytime moisturizer. I really like the smell of Vanishing Cream, how light weight it is (even though I prefer a thicker, more moisturizing cream to use at night), how silky and smooth my skin feels once it is applied, and of course, the pot since I can recycle five to get a free fresh face mask.
I would definitely repurchase this, but only after I have used up some of the other moisturizers that I have, since i literally have about ten that I are currently open.For the price (1.5 ounces for 42.95 USD), I will admit that it is rather pricey, but this seems to last quite awhile since you seriously only need a tiny dab of it for your entire face, which justifies the price.
Broke me out terribly :( At first, I thought I had found my HG product as, from day one, it cleared my skin up really well. But after about a week I started getting really bad spots, possibly one of the ingredients didn't agree with me as my skin reacts badly to some of their products. Fortunately Lush gives refunds for products if they don't do what you want! I definitely think this is worth a try because it has great potential for people with acne prone skin but I would get a sample and try out for a week first to see how you get on to save disappointment.
I bought a few products from Lush, but when it came to the moisturisers I wasn't too sure what to get, since the were pretty expensive. One of the staff gave me two samples to try, this one and the enzymion moisturiser. I tried this one just over a week along with herbalism and tea tree water, but it felt thick on my skin, and made it feel extremely oily. I also had many breakouts after I used this cream. I would not be purchasing this product, and would not recommend it to people with oily skin. Enzymion, on the other hand, I would recommend as it is extremely light and I felt that it helped to control my acne.
I have to bring down my rating to 2 lippies. This and all other lush moisturizers break me out like crazy. I just can't do it :(. Original review below.
Price: 4 ($43 CAD/45g)
Buy again: yes
I got 2 very generous samples when I went to LUSH - first was a sample to try, the 2nd was to tide me over until their interac machine was working when I went to buy a full size. I have pretty oily skin that breaks out relatively easily. I have been trying out a bunch of things to try and control my oilies, and so far the best thing was putting M.o.M. on top of whatever lotion I was using - it works, but I was hoping for a simpler routine. My friend has used LUSH products for over 2 years and convinced me to try LUSH products again (My last encounter was 2008). I used Imperialis and Enzymion in the past with less than stellar results.
The SA at the store told me that Vanishing Cream (VC) is good for oily skins because it hydrates without making the skin produce more oil. I have heard this promise made many times over, so I accepted a sample to try, not really expecting to love it. The cream itself is similar in texture to a Body Butter from The Body Shop - a thick-ish cream. You are supposed to use maybe a finger dab's worth for your whole face.
I tried it out right away. I washed my face, spritzed some of my friend's Eau Roma water on my face and then used a very small amount of VC on top, spreading it out as evenly as possible. It felt and smelled good - My face didn't appear overly greasy or feel sticky. My friend and I then went out for a run/walk for about an hour. When we came back, I expected to find my face oily and gross-looking, as per usual, but I was extremely surprised when I found my face to look just as fresh as it did when we left the house!
I have been using the sample for about 2 weeks with Rosewater spritzed on my face instead of Eau Roma. I have to say that I like it more than any other moisturizer I've tried. Now, that doesn't necessarily mean much because I haven't really liked any moisturizer I've tried. HOWEVER... I do like this one. Is it a miracle? No. There are some days when I do still get oily, but it's nowhere as bad as it usually is. Does it keep my face hydrated? yes. Does it keep me matte for a few hours? Yeah. I an an ER Nurse, so on busy days when I am running around like crazy, I can still get greasy after like 4 hours, but after I blot, it's ok. Some days I can stay matte almost 8 hours, depending on what I'm doing and what the weather is like. If you work in an air conditioned environment you may find that this isn't enough for you - either use more, or use something like Imperialis or Enzymion.
The best part of this moisturizer: it doesn't break me out! I got a bad breakout about a week ago, but I don't think it was from this cream (I continued to use the cream and the breakout went away). My pores aren't as enlarged as before, and I feel like my face has less ruddiness and is more even after using VC. The smell is pretty and earthy - I find it calming.
There's no SPF in this, so be sure to apply SPF on top, especially if you plan on being outdoors.
Overall, I do like this cream, but I would like to try another Lush cream before I settle on "the one". (I want to try Gorgeous, as pricey as it is...)
EDIT: I heard from many other reviewers that you can sort of "cheat" the pricing by ordering online from the Lush.Co.Uk site; Even with shipping (Royal International mail) and conversion factored in, it's cheaper than buying from your local lush store. A full size of VC would be $48.58 CAD (at least in Ontario; 13% tax and at the current price of VC). From the UK site, it would be $38.82! That's less than the pre-tax CAD price of the product! Just a heads up for people wanting to save a few bucks :)
I used up my pot about two weeks ago. It lasted about two months, which I thought was pretty good for such a small pot. I have combination skin. Dry checks, oily t zone also sensitive and acne prone. After wash I apply a thin layer which absorbs pretty fast and leaves my skin hydrated. It also keeps my t zone drier, which made me surprised. The smell is very light and its never broken me out.
My mom loves LUSH's line and is a huge fan of all of their products. This is one of the first products that i tried and i thought it was okay. The price is expensive,the smell is average, and the results are minimal.
NONONOOOO! please don't buy this product!!!..
I had mild acne with occasional blackheads and whiteheads BEFORE I started using Vanishing Cream. I went to my local LUSH store and asked them to recommend me a good moisturizer to reduce my acne. They suggested VC, and I bought it right away, since I am a big fan of LUSH products like the GODIVA shampoo bar.
Man, that was the biggest mistake of my life because after about a week use, I started to form HUGE, MASSIVE cysts on my cheek. My skin has never been this worse and I AM still recovering from it even after TWO WHOLE MONTHS. It definitely hurt my self-esteem and made me more self-conscious about my acne. I immediately returned it to the store asking for a refund, which they kindly did so, but I will never ever try any of their moisturizer again.