LUSH Vanishing Cream

3.4

172 reviews

56% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Linseed Infusion (Linum usitatissimum) , Water (Aqua) , Rose Water (Rosa centifolia) , Lavender Honey Water (Lavandula augustifolia) , Organic Grapeseed Oil (Vitis vinifera) , Honey (Mel) , Stearic Acid , Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) , Witch Hazel Extract (Hamamelis virginiana) , Fair Trade Organic Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) , Cetearyl Alcohol , Triethanolamine , Camella Oil (Camella japonita) , Lavender Oil (Lavandula augustifolia) , Neroli Oil (Citrus amara) , Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens) , Glycerine , Tincture of Benzoin (Styrax benzoin) , *Geraniol , *Limonene , *Linalool , Perfume , Methylparaben , Propylparaben


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This is the third moisturizer from Lush that I've tried (the other two being Enzymion and Imperialis), and probably my favourite out of these three. Regarding the formula, I love that is has no cocoa butter, since that's an ingredient that I think my skin doesn't agree with. The idea of moisturizers that were made up from almost solely of oils and butters seemed a bit daunting to me the first time I tried a Lush moisturizer, but it's what's kept me going back for them. Despite my initial worry, my skin does not get oily/oilier, but rather more balanced and calmer. I love the naturalness of them. The main selling point beside the lack of cocoa butter is definitely how quickly this sinks into the skin (hence the name). It's almost instantaneous. I'm anything but a morning person and therefor always, always short on time in the mornings, which means I appreciate not having to wait for too long before being able to apply my makeup.

+ Basically as natural as you can go with a moisturizer (pure oils aside)
+ No cocoa butter, which can clog pores and create problems for acne prone skin (like mine)
+ Sinks into the skin very quickly, doesn't lay on top of your skin like a film
+ Feels truly moisturizing. Some day creams feel like they only mask the dryness, and when you wash it off you're right back where you started. This actually makes a difference to my skin that way.
+ Feels calming/balancing
+ Lasts me a pretty long time
+ With a slightly richer night cream, this works for me during the winter just as well as it does during the summer.

- Parabens (Personally I'm not a complete boycotter of parabens, but I like it when products are paraben free "just in case", you know?)
- Kind of a "meh" scent. Not bad, but also not very good. Not a big deal though, it's just a moisturizer after all.
- Unhygienic packaging. I use a spatula to minimize the transfer of bactera into the pot.
- A bit steep in price. I'm okay with the UK price, which is £18.95/$27, but if I want to pick this up at my local swedish lush store, I have to pay a whopping £32/$46!! Which is why I bought this when I was I London last year. Damn Lush and their realisation that they basically rule the cruelty free, natural market in Sweden and put prizes on their products accordingly..



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

NC42 MAC/honey in Bobbi Brown/ 60 mat velvet Makeup Forever
Indian/oily skin

Very moisturizing! Its thick and a bit creamy, and ive only used it from a sample twice. I applied it last night and today i really did not need a moisturizer underneath my makeup.
Will return and update this week. So far im happy.

TIP: you may not want to stick fingers in the pot to use it. Buy a few spatulas, they are super cheap and dedicate it one.


on

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I see a lot of mixed reviews here but I can honestly say I love this product. It feels light weight and absorbs into your skin. I have combination skin. The secret I've found for any moisturizer is to apply it while your face is still damp so that it locks in the moisture.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have oily skin (super oily) but I don't like this. It "vanishes" on my skin, it's like I didn't just put on moisturizer, my skin feels tight even after I put on a whole wack of this..it just vanishes. The last thing you want when you have oily skin is for your skin to feel tight, because we all now what that means....oil production galore.

I'm going to try returning this even though I lost my receipt and try something else. I've tried gorgeous (which I REALLY liked but its way too over priced), Imperialis (which is ok....), Enzymion (do you like whiteheads? because this will give you those), and Cosmetic Lad (not bad but no).

I feel like LUSH truly lacks in the moisturizer department.

Side note: ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR GOOD MOISTURIZERS WOULD BE APPRECIATED (from lush or not)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

As someone with dry/combo skin which is blemish prone with an oily t-zone, I live in a constant struggle of trying to find a moisturiser which is hydrating enough, but doesn't make my t-zone too oily or clog my pores.

I bought this moisturiser in the hope that something more natural might do the trick - sadly not.

When I first started using it, I did quite like it - it seemed hydrating enough, without making me oily, and the scent was fresh but not overpowering. It is quite a thick liquid and did leave a slight white cast on my face sometimes, but mostly it was ok.

The main issue I had with this was that after about 2 weeks of use, I broke out horribly around my jaw and on my forehead so I stopped using it. I can't be 100% certain that the breakout was a result of the moisturiser, but my skin cleared up again after I stopped using it, and I've been too scared to try it again since.

On another note: the packaging is awful. It's only available in a pot, which, aside from being unhygienic, is also a nightmare if you travel with it or drop it.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I don't usually write reviews but ALWAYS come to MUA before I even consider buying a product.

In the past I have never experienced breakouts/acne/oily skin but I guess with age comes changes and I started getting acne/whiteheads about 6 months ago.

I have gone crazy reading blogs and reviews figuring out what I should do. I tried this cream and my acne began to slow down and disappear with only the occasional small whitehead - not HUGE ones like I was experiencing.

This is sososososo great for my skin. PLEASE try it.

because my skin goes drier in winter - I also use Go-to Skincare Face hero, which leveled out my sebum production to perfection!

GO BUY IT! IT IS WORTH THE $$$


on

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

After having such good luck with Fresh Farmacy, I was really excited to try this when I got a free sample of it. Instantly I loved the smell and feel, as I have combination skin, my skin is too dry to go out without moisturiser, but it usually sits on my skin all day when I wear it. I thought I'd found a great product. However, I only used this for a few days during a break out and it made my skin break out much more! I had a lot of blemishes in areas I never usually got them, which is what made me think it was this product, although it's hard to be 100% sure of course. Luckily it was just a free sample, but I might avoid lush moisturisers as I've read similar reviews. :(

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

Well let me start off by saying I NEVER MOISTURISED. I have very sensitive, allergy prone and acne prone skin...sweet so lucky right? Anyways, I never liked to use moisturiser because it clogged my pores, even the "hypo-allergenic" cetaphil, and cerve. Anyway, most moisturisers are silicone based, and my skin HATES THEM the silicone may not penetrate your pores, but it does create a film over your face causing bacteria to be trapped ie P. Acnes ( the bacteria that creates acne) trapped under your skin.. No thanks...

Finally at 26 years old I have found a moisturiser that doesn't break me out!!!!
I love it, I took a lippie off because its expensive ! 46$ is pretty pricey!
But I shouldnt even complain ive spent alot more than that on useless products that didnt even work. I am even going as far as to saying its my HG moisturiser.

I also think that my allergy prone skin to alot of makeups was due to severe dehydration in my epidermis, I have no protection from environmental or chemical substances and my skin went immediately into attack mode....little bumps that looked like pimples at times but was from a allergy... rashy looking.

BUT here comes in vanishing cream..... it has made my skin stronger and softer, without using silicone, but nutrients and ingredients that nourish it and contain fatty acids. And by strengthening my skin I am able to wear foundations and powders before that used to bother me. Yay

Thank you lush!!! Never discontinue this

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I love this stuff. It really helps me control my breakouts. It never makes my pores feel clogged, yet still softens and evens out my skin. It's moisturising, super-lightweight, and even gets rid of the odd spot here and there. My skin is so thankful for this moisturiser, it's so gentle too and I've had my big pot for 6 months now and it's only 2/3s done. I use this every day under makeup and Gorgeous at night. Only thing is that it's not super effective on dry or flaky patches.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

LOVE THIS! It dries nicely and doesn't feel heavy, isn't sticky and it good for my sensitive/combination skin. I use this moisturiser every night (not during the day only because it doesn't have SPF) and will definitely repurchase. The only downside it the packaging- if you travel with this product and open it after, the moisturiser goes everywhere which is a pain. Wish lush would do something about their packaging for runny products, but maybe it's just me :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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