This product breaks me out with deep, big and painful pimples and I'm positive what is responsible for that. It is the glycerine. I recently found my skin does not like too much glycerine in the products. It tolerates a little glycerine, but not too much. Strange, but true.
However, the other ingredients are very nice and I would be glad if they had substituted the glycerine with avocado oil and some safe synthetic emollient.
This is the only product I can trust on my face right now. I gave it a three because after the initial two weeks of very nice skin, it went back to normal. It doesn't cause me to breakout, but it doesn't stop me from breaking out either. Just like the other cleansers, it's fairly easy to dissolve and use. It gives me a clean feeling without being too stripping. I'm on my second pot now, but as soon as a I find a better cleanser, I won't be repurchasing this.
I bought this three days ago and I use it daily, two times a day. I moisturize after each time I wash, so it doesn't make my skin dry. I feel that it leaves this light, slippery residue on my face. That's one of the main cons, since I usually can't stand products that leave a residue on my face. However, this is my first product from Lush, so I want to love it...I really do. There's little grans of something in there that acts as an exfoliant, it makes my face soft, but St. Ives can do that...and for a much cheaper price as well. So far after use, I got two pimples on my upper lip, I don't know if it's Herbalism's fault or just because of hormones, but I'll wait and see. My rating will probably change later.
Last night after I used it my face felt clean, soft and fresh but this morning I woke up with my face red, irritated and itchy and its getting worse. Sadly it turns out I'm allergic to something in it. I advise other people to look at the ingredients and make sure they're not allergic to it.
I bought this when I was suffering from really bad, slightly cystic acne. I decided to buy this after reading the reviews and I would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND. This product saved my skin! I've been suffering from acne for so long and after trying everything this seemed to be the only thing that made a HUGE improvement. It calmed my skin so much that there was no bumps or redness and I could feel the softness and smoothness for the first time in 3 years. The only downside about this is that it does stop working but only after its cleared your skin. If you've suffered from long term acne definitely give this a try it will give you the confidence that you once had back.
I don't know why this product receives such low ratings because it works really great for my skin. I got this as a sample and have now bought a whole tub. I think on its own it is quite harsh and too much for daily use. What I have found that works for me is that I mix some of my angels on bare skin with this and cleanse daily with the mixture. I love how clean my skin feels after using it and how much fresher it is. I feel like my pores aren't clogged up any more and I love how natural it is. I would repurchase.
Well, I purchased Herbalism because I wanted to get rid of my acne and have been using it for the past week. I have combintion, sensitive, and acne prone skin. (Yes, I was SO blessed)
Needless to say, it made me breakout. My skin feels incredibly dry and weird. I'm telling myself that it's purging my skin, but I'm not sure.
Unlike the other reviews, I don't mind the awkward applying to the skin. It comes in a container. You pinch out a pea size amount, you rub it on the palm of your hand, and rub against your face. The smell doesn't bother me either.
I will continue to use Herbalism for another week or so. I'm kind of disappointed as it initially did make my breakout and hasn't cleared up yet, but as a loyal Lush customer, I am hoping it will clear out my skin soon! I said no to buying it again because I want to see if it clears up my skin first. Will update my review later!
After a previously mediocre experience with a roll cleanser from Lush (Angels on Bare Skin, and it did nothing, if you're interested) I decided to go out and get a more potent product. The all-natural side to this also appealed to me.
This cleanser works just like all of Lush's other roll cleansers- you pinch a bit out, smoosh it up with water in your hand, and then apply the paste/milk to your skin. I love that aspect of this cleanser.
The smell, however, is hideous. It smells like weak tea to me, and I hate it. It isn't as noticeable once there's water in the mix, but still.
The effect it has on my skin is just as mixed up as the other features of this cleanser.
This completely blitzes my spots or acne- within two weeks of using this, my previously red and irritated skin was left clear and smooth.
However, I don't feel that this alone gets rid of the oil. I use a makeup wipe, and then this, and then a toner from Lush before I feel like my skin is clean and all the grease and oil is off it.
It also makes my skin look rather dull.
Overall, a great cleanser if you need to get rid of spots, but steer clear and go for something that's better for oil or gives you nice bright skin if you don't have that problem.
great all rounder when my skin is feeling like it needs a little TLC. not too harsh and calms my skin nicely. removes traces of makeup etc just fine, does leave residue in my sink, but nothing a normal cleaning routine wont sort out i.e. no need to use bleaches etc to clean your sink.
I've been dealing with some horomonal breakouts which I've been able to control with La Roche Posay products (Paraben free, great for sensitive skin). I assumed that perhaps because my skin was doing so well with less harsh of products that it'll be good to switch to something even more natural.....WRONG. Had about 6 cysts pop up after using this product for about 3 days. In the trash can it goes. Never again Lush.