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rated 3.2(155 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.2
  • 48% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 2.9
  • Price: $$$

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rated 4 of 5 on 10/22/2009 1:17:00 AM More reviews by loveblendnbeauty

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Black

i'm on the wall with this product, so for now i'm going to put "no" i wouldn't repurchase this product .. my biggest gripe with this is that if you use too much, it does damage to your face. i haven't broken out .. YET. but it has made me a tad bit greasy. so i figured i used too much. to fix the problem, i applied it as my face was damp and not dry, and it worked much better since i used less and it absorbed better. when they say a little goes a long way, they mean it :) so don't do swipes here and there like you would your normal moisturizer cuz your face will be grease lightning after that. i noticed sometimes that my T-zone (mostly my nose) had a bit of "sweat" afterwards -- i was told that it was my skin "balancing" itself as the pores were cleaning and normally when your skin perspires, it means it's cleansing itself of impurities. so this sweating is a good thing. gross, but it's a good thing. to avoid it, just apply your moisturizer when it's damp so it sinks in and works better ... overall, i give it a 4 because i think i could find a moisturizer that works well for my skin (i actually HAVE found a moisturizer that works great with my skin) for much less ... and one lippie off for it's high price =T .. but 4 lippies for a good product still. =)

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rated 2 of 5 on 8/30/2009 3:38:00 AM More reviews by VOGUEx

Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Other

I really liked this at first..but after using it for a while, i realized my skin looked greasey after putting it on. seems ok, i don't mind it. doesn't do much for my acne. for 21$, i just stopped shopping at lush since i spend way too much for nothing. they're not better than other drugstore brands by claiming w.e they claim. there are some ingrediants in it that are bad like every other brand.

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rated 3 of 5 on 8/30/2009 3:24:00 AM More reviews by tinathecookie

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other Eyes: Green

This is OK, but definitely not worth the price you pay. It's GREASY! I used this for nearly 6 months, but only ever in winter and my face was still like an oil slick at the end of it. It does smell nice at the beginning, but I found the smell deteriorated and the texture gets thicker. I also don't like being stingy with my moisturiser as all I have seen that do is lead to wrinkles but you have to be with this... it's disappointing. Does nothing, if anything breaks you out more. Unfortunately will not be buying again at any cost.

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rated 5 of 5 on 8/14/2009 4:17:00 PM More reviews by boezoe

Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown

I use Imperialis each morning & night. I have used since end of April & just started using my 2nd pot a week ago. After cleansing my face & toning I apply this by dipping my finger lightly into the pot & dotting on my face. I do three small dollops on each cheek, three dollops on my forehead & one dollop on my chin & nose. Then I rub in lightly with a pitter pat motion rather than in circles. If you want to use less moisturizer but still get the hydration you need, spritz your face with toner once or twice & then apply. I have dry skin & oily tzone. This was my fave out of all the LUSH moisturizer samples I have tried. I tried all but 3, so I certainly did my experimenting. Imperialis is one of the cheaper ones too which makes me happy. It smells nice & needs a stir every once in a while due to settling of the oils I suppose. I dislike the pot that it comes in only because the product gets trapped where the lid meets the pot & gets gunky & turns dark green. I wipe it off with a tissue every so often, but it just comes back. Other than that gripe, I love it! It doesn't break me out, it gives me the perfect amount of hydration + keeps oiliness at a minimum. There is an expiration date - the sticker on the pot will tell you when it goes bad.

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rated 2 of 5 on 8/13/2009 1:29:00 AM More reviews by jessie09

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Other

This really wasn't the right moisturizer for me. I thought it would be ok since I have combination skin, but I was left very oily from this heavy product. The scent is alright and it wasn't horrible by any means, but with the rather steep price and effect it had on my skin type I won't be purchasing again

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 8/3/2009 2:36:00 PM More reviews by xAysha

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I finally decided to buy a moisturiser from LUSH, i chose Imperialis as it says its for all skin types and i dont have any particular problems with my skin like oilyness or dryness.

First impressions: its a very pale pink cream that smells just like a fresh bouquet of flowers, mainly lilies (hence the name imperialis after the imperial lily! the latin for that flower is Fritillaria imperialis!). it doesnt seem too thick/rich or greasy, it has a nice smooth texture.

Using: after cleansing with a LUSH cleanser or mask i spray on my LUSH toner and appy a 'fingertip' of cream on each cheek, one on my forehead and one on my chin, this gives me PLENTY to gently massage in. (the lush site says to apply their moisturisers while your face is still damp with the toner- this makes it sink into your skin better and you dont have to use as much!)

After: my skin smelt lightly of fresh flowers, looked really smooth and glowing, it sinks in really easily leaving no greasyness and i think it would be perfect under makeup.

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rated 3 of 5 on 7/3/2009 12:34:00 PM More reviews by deepmakeup

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Black

Very greasy and feels like i have lots of moisturizer on my face. Perfect for night time, but definitely not for the day. As soon as i apply it on my face i notice small sweat bumps on my t-zone. It is pretty pricey, and smells ok. Maby be i will try vanishing cream next as i've heard that it really absorbs well into the skin.

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rated 4 of 5 on 6/2/2009 12:56:00 PM More reviews by stephg4

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown

I have a love/hate relationship with the scent of this moisturizer. Some days i want to smell the pot all day and some days, it makes me sick. This was the first moisturizer I bought from LUSH and I do like it, but only in the winter months. I found as the summer months have begun and it's been more humid, Imperialis is just heavy and makes my skin oily fast. In the winter it made my skin soft and did balance the t-zone and felt nice on, not too greasy. The only thing i really didn't like is that it was a terrible base for makeup, it made my makeup look cakey and obvious. I will repurchase this in the winter though, until then, i'll be looking for something new.

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rated 2 of 5 on 5/13/2009 6:37:00 PM More reviews by RosB

Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Green

This is my first review and sadly not a very positive one! Don't get me wrong, I love lush products but this moisturizer caused me to break out on my chin. It's been a long time since this happened. Spots are not usually a problem for me. Also it smells rather musty, not the usual gorgeous scent of a lush product.

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rated 1 of 5 top reviewer on 5/13/2009 9:24:00 AM More reviews by JulesGrey

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Red, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

Got a generous sample of this last time I was at Lush (they are always desperately trying to sell me moisturisers when I go in there) and so dutifully I tried it.

It is oily. It takes forever to sink into the skin. I'm not particularly fond of the smell. And overall I can do better for the price.

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