this is my HG moisturizer! i have combo-sensitive break-out prone skin and i have never used a moisturizer that kept me so happy. it smells like vanilla ice cream, and is soothing and moisturizing. it doesn't break me out, but it does have cocoa butter in it- if cocoa butter makes you break out, you may want to pass on this one. if it's too thick for you, just apply a toner before and use a smaller dab of moisturizer so it spreads more thinnly.
edit: no longer my HG, as my skin decided to get crazy dry and i have since replaced it with Clinque Comfort on Call. i still have mad love for this, though, and will probably keep some in my bathroom for days that i don't need something so intensive.
This is my cooler weather HG! I wear Vanishing Cream in the summer, as I am in a sub-tropical climate where humidity is a force to be reckoned with. But, once the temperature and humidity drop a bit here, this is my go-to. Now it must be said, though, that I have only ever used this product in conjunction with my other HG products (also from Lush: Ultra Bland cleanser and Eau Roma Toner), so I do not know how it would perform with other products since the other products I use are so gentle and moisturizing. My skin is combination, tending towards dry, with some oily bits and flaky cheeks (due to mild rosacea)... and this combo has never irritated my face, but has rather made it more soft and less red, more even with no flakes, and always silky. It is not matte-looking, but rather gives my skin a healthy glow. I wear almost no makeup on my face (only a light dusting of powder), so I also don't know how this would perform under foundation. But, for my needs this is spot on!
I love Celestial, although several times I've switched to LUSH's Gorgeous (in spite of the price) because Celestial was just too heavy for me at that particular time.
Celestial smells wonderful to me, like homemade vanilla ice cream mixed with a touch of flowers and has a wonderful texture. It's smooth, spreads easily and while it takes a while to sink in, it does eventually without breaking me out or leaving me oily.
I don't have problems with extreme dryness or oiliness, but my skin is combination (and very sensitive) and does have a touch of both. Celestial seems to be a good all-around moisturizer for me and does away with the dryness without going too far (like Skin's Shangri-La did) and making me oily and clogging my pores. Best of all, I've never had any trouble at all with irritation of any kind with Celestial. continued >>
Sensitive which causes redness
Large pores on cheeks and nose
Shiny after a couple of hours
This is very moisturising (in a good way) for my combination skin.. made my dry areas soft and my oily areas soft as well with no oiliness or feeling like i have a moisturiser on! It also gives a very nice healthy glow (not oil shine!) I always use this at night and in the morning my skin still feels soft as if i just put it on! For day time I use Enzymion by Lush to have no shine, I like the matte look, but for an evening out when I want a glow then this does the trick
PREVIOUS MOISTURISERS TRIED:
* Clinique Superdefense for Oily/Combination skin: Staple for a long time but after Lush Celestial I see that Clinique wasnt as moisturising and it didnt make my skin feel soft at all
* Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion: Totally overrated product
I'm officially afraid of Lush products for the face! Too bad, I really love how this made my skin super silky and soft, however, it broke me out in tiny flesh colored bumps all over my face and I'm not sure if they're ever gonna go away! My BF also had the same reaction and he's the type of guy that only gets a pimple once in a blue moon... which is close to never! This is going back asap.
I wasn't overly impressed with this. My skin didn't seem that interested in absorbing this rich cream, leaving me with a glossy face for about an hour after application. I think it may be a little too oil-heavy for me. However, I have noted that isn't bad as a hand cream (the fragrance is really beautiful).
I've been looking for a moisturizer that would give me some serious moisturizing without making me feel greased. I'm 51 and until the last few years I had combo skin with a very oily T-zone that has now morphed into dry skin which kind of snuck up on me. I had tried one of LUSH's other moisturizers (can't remember the name...Afterlife maybe? Smelled like stale cocoa bananas) and didn't care for it but decided to give this one a shot. I'm on pot number two and will be buying more. It's not really expensive when you realize a little goes a long way. It smells delicious, like high end vanilla ice cream, and best of all, I only have to wait a few minutes to start putting my make up on unlike some of the other moisturizers I've tried which just kind of sat on your skin.
I did take one lippie off because I have to mail order the darn stuff (or drive 40 miles north through Seattle traffic...forget it) and the packaging is not the greatest, although the wide flat pot ensures that you get every drop so it's not all bad. Unless it quits working, I won't be looking any further for a moisturizer.
Totally worth the money. I have very dry skin and this is one of the only moisturizers that will saturate my skin and STAY THERE. I typically use it as a night time moisturizer, or during the day when I'm not wearing makeup or going outdoors (in which case I break out my SPF moisturizer), but Celestial does behave reasonably well under makeup. Smells gorgeous, goes on lightly, and a little bit goes a long way. I'll totally be buying this again...
On a whim, I decided to try a LUSH product whilst waiting for my Mir order to come through. I have very reactive skin. In its comfortable state it is clear, normal-to-dry, but the second I put the wrong product on it (which is most products ever made by the cosmetics industry) it becomes red, blotchy, patchy, dry and oily at once, itchy and blemished. This is not fun. Anyway, I wasn't expecting Celestial to work for me, but it is brilliant. My skin is left so soft. It's an especially good make-up base. I warm a little in my hands and press it onto skin. It smells like bread! I'm half-way through my pot now, which seems proof enough it isn't going to irritate my skin, which means a big thumbs up and top marks from a grateful devotee!
Nothing overly special, though it smells delicious.