LUSH • Vanishing Cream • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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 :/
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Blue
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!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
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?
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Violet
I wanted to like this product, but it cause a horrible break out on my chin and forehead. Really disappointed.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have no idea how I lived without this moisturizer. Absolutely no freaking idea.
Let's start with the smell. Similar to Angels on Bare Skin, this has a very earthy scent, mostly witch hazel, rose and lavender. I absolutely love the way this smells, but more than that I love the way it FEELS.
This is LUSH's lightest moisturizer and is specifically formulated for those with oily/combo and acne prone skin. I am both of those things! This moisturizer is light and quickly absorbs into the skin, but you still get just the right amount of moisture.
I really love this moisturizer and I really hope anybody reading this is convinced to at least try it. LUSH is very generous with samples and with happily send you home with an armful of them. Test this out for a few weeks and see if it works for you. It worked wonders for me. However, I have a friend who tried this and it horribly clogged her pores so definitely test it out before you shell out the 40 USD to own it.
I highly encourage everyone to try their stuff as natural products are SO much better for you!
And if you don't end up liking it don't be afraid to return it! LUSH has a wonderful return policy that with a receipt you will get a full refund, even if the product is half gone! And if you don't have a receipt you can easily exchange for any other items in the store equaling the same value!
FIVE LIPPIES FOR SURE.
UPDATE: Yeah no, nevermind. Had to bring this down from a 5 to a 2 :( Over time I began to realize that this was causing me to get little bumps on my forehead that never seemed to go away. I think it was clogging my skin. My skin has also become rather dry recently due to being on a medication for my headaches (weird side effects are weird...) so I need something with a bit more in the moisture department, I switched to Imperialis which I MUCH prefer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have sensitive, acne-prone combination skin. I have been using this moisturizer for about 2 years as part of a twice-daily regimen, beginning with Lush's Angels on Bare Skin, then Tea Tree toner water, then Vanishing Cream moisturizer. Before I started this regimen, I had suffered from severe cystic acne for 12 years. My dermatologist told me my final option was Accutane, which I declined to use. I'm still shocked that after all those medical approaches, Lush is what cured my face.
Here's a before & after photo for you:
(In the second two photos, I'm also wearing Bare Minerals original foundation, mineral veil, and and warmth bronzer.)
--- extremely lightweight and quickly absorbs into my skin
--- did not clog my pores (many makeup & skincare products do)
--- witchhazel in it helps combat breakouts
--- tub lasts me about 3 months, so roughly $14.32/month (kind of pricey but I'm willing to pay)
--- not moisturizing enough in the dry winter (East Coast, USA)
--- absorbs *so* quickly that I can't add tint to it before applying because it will soak right into my fist (This doesn't matter too much to me because I need more than sheer coverage anyway, but just sharing for folks who do like to do this...)
--- does not seem to combat blackheads on the nose / inner cheeks (noticing this lately)
--- need to use about a quarter size amount on my face (the sales folks say you only need a dime-size amount)
--- wish it came in a pump-style container so I wouldn't have to dip my fingers into the pot
--- it's not strong enough for folks with super oily skin!! If that's you, check out their Enzymion moisturizer. The citrus will eat up your oil like a friggin' Pac-Man.
For folks who immediately break out after trying this: Remember that sometimes a product has to draw out the gunk hidden beneath the surface first, which can take up to a week or two.
NOTE: If you want to try this, get a sample of it first. Lush is *very* generous with samples. If you ever do buy something from Lush and it doesn't work for your skin, don't be afraid to return it. It doesn't need to be a waste of money! They're very kind and understanding about returns and exchanges.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Lush is a hit or miss with me. I find some products I like (toothy tabs, bath bombs, ocean salt and some body washes) while there's some I dislike (mostly skin care). I find a lot of their skin care products are very clog prone for me. When I applied this after washing my face and toning, this felt greasy when I applied it. It settled later on but I still felt like I had a film on my face. This helped calm down a couple blemishes I had but I noticed I had little bumps over my cheeks and my chin...that was another story. I had about 5 -painful- pimples on my chin and little bumps all over my cheeks. A lot of the ingredients in this can be very clog prone so if you have reactive skin I would stay away from this. My skin is sensitive oily and is very reactive to what I use. The price of this is outrageous for the amount I got. Sadly I didn't even look at the price when checking out which I normally do but I was eager to try this for some reason. Definitely a waste of money for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I became obsessed with Lush products for a point in time and after several months of use I can now do a decent review on this. First and foremost, I have oily skin and this as a moisturizer for me sucks. It causes my face to become more oily than what it usually is and causes whitehead breakouts. When I started using this product I thought it did something good, it felt light and felt like it moisturizer. I only had a few whiteheads than, now I noticed that my cheek is filled with little small ones. I wanted it to work but unfortunately I need something that can control my oily skin and combat my whiteheads. I want to finish the tub because this was expensive for someone like me who is currently unemployed but I unfortunately can not use this on my face. Thus my continuing journey of finding the perfect moisturizer for my face. Sorry Lush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have been looking for a good lightweight moisturizer and the girls at lush said this would work for my dry, acne-prone sensitive skin. I got a sample, and the first time I used it my face was nice and plump in the morning. The next time I got a huge pimple on my cheek, and the third time a huge pimple on my chin. I gave it a try, and this is just not the cream for me I had a very bad reaction to it and now am having to recover from that. If this works for you, great. I don't think I will be trying anymore face moisturizers from lush. (love their cleansers and body stuff though!)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the only Lush face cream I've tried and unfortunately it caused severe breakouts. Because I paid so much money for it, I tried every so often to use it but it still broke me out. I finally threw it away when it reached it's expiration date.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have combination skin and I have been using a gel moisturizer for years. I looked at the catalog and Vanishing Cream seems to be LUSH's lightest and most acne-prone friendly moisturizer. Sadly, this felt greasy and unpleasant on my face. I will finish up the cream on my body but this just can't go on my face. I won't be repurchasing.