LUSH • Vanishing Cream • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I've used up a pot and I've already repurchased it this morning! I love everything of this moisturizer-- it's light weight, smells really nice and it moisturize. Although it's expensive, I think it totally worth every penny. I see so much improvement of my skin since I used this produce-- my skin is so much clearer.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
SO EXPENSIVE. And oily, heavily perfumed (although admittedly I liked the smell-like lavender!) this left my skin feeling silky, but in a gross "I have grease on my face" kind of way . Ya so anyway I broke out , and have officially given up on LUSH moisturizers. Wouldn't recommend for anyone
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
So the LUSH Vanishing Cream was the second moisturizer I had ever purchased from LUSH and that was a few years ago. I was interested as it's a moisturizer targeted for people who have oilier and acneic skin, which is what I have. I absolutely HATED it; it felt very greasy on my skin and I couldn't stand the smell either.
A few months ago, I re-gained interest to the LUSH moisturizers as I have been getting more into natural skincare for myself. I started using Enzymion, which is a great moisturizer by LUSH for people who have oily skin and hate the feeling of greasiness on their face, because it's an extremely light formula. I literally finished the whole pot and I had barely any problems with it, except for the fact that it left my skin the slightest bit dry. I felt I had to put on a generous amount on my skin to feel moisturized enough, even though my skin is already very oily.
Recently, I was talking to one of the LUSH employees I know very well. She is also a certified esthetician so I figured she would know a lot about skincare. When I told her I had been using Enzymion, and how I felt my skin needed more moisture afterwards, she told me it was because I wasn't giving my skin a balance. In other words, the only products I used on my skin were JUST products for oily skin, so I was drying out my skin with them.
That's when she recommended me Vanishing Cream, and even though I told her I hated it, she told me to try it again.
Vanishing Cream is the second lightest moisturizer that LUSH sells; therefore, it's safe enough to be used on oily skin, but at the same time, it has more moisturizing power than Enzymion, which is what I was looking for. It is also the third most expensive moisturizer that LUSH sells, selling at $42.95. In my opinion, it's definitely worth it for some of the ingredients included in this product such as rose water, lavender honey water, organic grapeseed oil, honey, jojoba oil, and witch hazel. These ingredients are known to be very beneficial to the skin.
So of course, I tried Vanishing Cream once again, and, surprisingly, it felt very nice. Maybe I was using it wrong the last time? Anyways, I use it after spritzing Tea Tree Water toner on my face, and I feel that it actually absorbs into my skin quickly, and doesn't leave a greasy residue. I have to say, I'm still not a huge fan of the lavender smell that it has. I know that some people though LOVE that smell. For some reason, I just don't like it so much, but it definitely won't stop me from using this moisturizer morning and night. And, it's great because it definitely moisturizes a bit more than Enzymion, and so I am not left with that slight dry feeling anymore. I feel like the rose water really calms my skin down, whereas the lavender helps balance the oil production in my skin (great if you have very oily skin). The honey, jojoba and grapeseed oils, and the cocoa butter are what help moisturize the skin effectively. Also the witch hazel is awesome at tightening the pores.
All in all, I really do like this moisturizer. I notice that a little bit goes a long way, so it shows how long lasting this product is as well. You definitely want to make sure you use this moisturizer after using any one of the three toners LUSH offers, as they will make moisturizer in general work so much better on the skin.
I definitely would recommend this moisturizer to anybody who has normal to oily skin, that is sensitive and either has some or many breakouts caused by acne. It really is worth the price because it lasts such a long time and its ingredients are very effective.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It works pretty good with acne scars but I use it overnight because it was too heavy to wear in the day time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have been using this for around 3 months now, and I am so impressed I wanted to write a review. I have quite oily skin so I have pretty much avoided moisturisers because they normally cause my skin to become more oily. This moisturiser skins into the skin quickly and does not leave a greasy residue. It is also very lightweight. I use this morning and night. In the morning I put it on under my make up and it works well as a primer. It leaves quite a matte finish and does not cause extreme oil production. It smells amazing, and a little goes a long way. It hasn't broken my skin out, which is a miracle because most things do. My only issue with this product is the cost. I find it quite expensive for a moisturiser, but it is still cheaper than higher end brands. Regardless, a little goes a long way so the pot will last (one pot lasted around 2 months for me)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Many many many months ago, I ventured on this "natural" skin care regime, and thought it was wise to overindulge at Lush. I have regretted that decision and will never go back. The Vanishing cream is the last of my items to finally expire, hence I decided to write this review.
To be honest, I have never had much luck with natural products but at that point, I had never tried Lush. I was advised to try the Vanishing Cream as I have acne-prone and oily skin. I had high hopes due to the price and it's claims. I personally thought the cream was better for night time as it did not absorb into the skin and leaves me a bit greasy. I started breaking out soon after and I can only attribute it to the "oils" in the ingredients. My skin is very finicky when it comes to oils and I have only resorted to using this when my skin gets super dry or for my legs.
Such a waste, I still have half the product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have been using this product for about two months now. I use it about three nights a week when I do an entirely LUSH skin care regime. To be honest, this product is much more suitable for daytime use since it is really light and would be great under make up since it does not take long to absorb at all. I am only using it at night since I use Origins Gin-Zing during the day which is my current obsession for a daytime moisturizer. I really like the smell of Vanishing Cream, how light weight it is (even though I prefer a thicker, more moisturizing cream to use at night), how silky and smooth my skin feels once it is applied, and of course, the pot since I can recycle five to get a free fresh face mask.
I would definitely repurchase this, but only after I have used up some of the other moisturizers that I have, since i literally have about ten that are currently open.For the price (1.5 ounces for 42.95 USD), I will admit that it is rather pricey, but this seems to last quite awhile since you seriously only need a tiny dab of it for your entire face, which justifies the price.
Edit: I do not think that I will repurchase this because, even though it does last awhile and is reasonably priced, I do not reach for it often enough because I have other moisturizers that I prefer more. For day time, I enjoy Origins Ginzing or Clinique Moisture Surge, and at night, I like thicker moisturizers like Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial or Mario Badescu Bee Pollen Night Cream. It is a nice moisturizer, it is just not something I enjoy anymore and it does not help diminish the sight of redness or pimples. It has not caused me any breakouts, which is nice, but neither has any of my other favorite products. It is a good basic daytime moisturizer and I could definitely see why some people may like it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Broke me out terribly :( At first, I thought I had found my HG product as, from day one, it cleared my skin up really well. But after about a week I started getting really bad spots, possibly one of the ingredients didn't agree with me as my skin reacts badly to some of their products. Fortunately Lush gives refunds for products if they don't do what you want! I definitely think this is worth a try because it has great potential for people with acne prone skin but I would get a sample and try out for a week first to see how you get on to save disappointment.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought a few products from Lush, but when it came to the moisturisers I wasn't too sure what to get, since the were pretty expensive. One of the staff gave me two samples to try, this one and the enzymion moisturiser. I tried this one just over a week along with herbalism and tea tree water, but it felt thick on my skin, and made it feel extremely oily. I also had many breakouts after I used this cream. I would not be purchasing this product, and would not recommend it to people with oily skin. Enzymion, on the other hand, I would recommend as it is extremely light and I felt that it helped to control my acne.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have to bring down my rating to 2 lippies. This and all other lush moisturizers break me out like crazy. I just can't do it :(. Original review below.
Price: 4 ($43 CAD/45g)
Buy again: yes
I got 2 very generous samples when I went to LUSH - first was a sample to try, the 2nd was to tide me over until their interac machine was working when I went to buy a full size. I have pretty oily skin that breaks out relatively easily. I have been trying out a bunch of things to try and control my oilies, and so far the best thing was putting M.o.M. on top of whatever lotion I was using - it works, but I was hoping for a simpler routine. My friend has used LUSH products for over 2 years and convinced me to try LUSH products again (My last encounter was 2008). I used Imperialis and Enzymion in the past with less than stellar results.
The SA at the store told me that Vanishing Cream (VC) is good for oily skins because it hydrates without making the skin produce more oil. I have heard this promise made many times over, so I accepted a sample to try, not really expecting to love it. The cream itself is similar in texture to a Body Butter from The Body Shop - a thick-ish cream. You are supposed to use maybe a finger dab's worth for your whole face.
I tried it out right away. I washed my face, spritzed some of my friend's Eau Roma water on my face and then used a very small amount of VC on top, spreading it out as evenly as possible. It felt and smelled good - My face didn't appear overly greasy or feel sticky. My friend and I then went out for a run/walk for about an hour. When we came back, I expected to find my face oily and gross-looking, as per usual, but I was extremely surprised when I found my face to look just as fresh as it did when we left the house!
I have been using the sample for about 2 weeks with Rosewater spritzed on my face instead of Eau Roma. I have to say that I like it more than any other moisturizer I've tried. Now, that doesn't necessarily mean much because I haven't really liked any moisturizer I've tried. HOWEVER... I do like this one. Is it a miracle? No. There are some days when I do still get oily, but it's nowhere as bad as it usually is. Does it keep my face hydrated? yes. Does it keep me matte for a few hours? Yeah. I an an ER Nurse, so on busy days when I am running around like crazy, I can still get greasy after like 4 hours, but after I blot, it's ok. Some days I can stay matte almost 8 hours, depending on what I'm doing and what the weather is like. If you work in an air conditioned environment you may find that this isn't enough for you - either use more, or use something like Imperialis or Enzymion.
The best part of this moisturizer: it doesn't break me out! I got a bad breakout about a week ago, but I don't think it was from this cream (I continued to use the cream and the breakout went away). My pores aren't as enlarged as before, and I feel like my face has less ruddiness and is more even after using VC. The smell is pretty and earthy - I find it calming.
There's no SPF in this, so be sure to apply SPF on top, especially if you plan on being outdoors.
Overall, I do like this cream, but I would like to try another Lush cream before I settle on "the one". (I want to try Gorgeous, as pricey as it is...)
EDIT: I heard from many other reviewers that you can sort of "cheat" the pricing by ordering online from the Lush.Co.Uk site; Even with shipping (Royal International mail) and conversion factored in, it's cheaper than buying from your local lush store. A full size of VC would be $48.58 CAD (at least in Ontario; 13% tax and at the current price of VC). From the UK site, it would be $38.82! That's less than the pre-tax CAD price of the product! Just a heads up for people wanting to save a few bucks :)