LUSH • Creme Anglaise • Lotions/ Creams
|Would buy this product again.||33%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I've just re-discovered this lotion in my stash and I'm loving it. I say re-discovered because I received it in a Lush set for Christmas and totally forgot about it until recently. I really like the consistency - not too thin, not too thick. It absorbs easily and doesn't leave me feeling sticky or greasy. I know a lot of people don't like the scent but I think it's gorgeous. It's a musky vanilla, with a real warmth to it. I don't think it's available right now, though I can't be certain because I don't keep track of Lush releases and retirements but I'm sure it'll pop up again in the festive season.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
The general review I have given (rating, proce, packaging etc.) is based on buying this from a lush store or online.
To buy it in store is some ridiculous price like €40 for 250g, which is quite steep.
However, I would and have repurchased from eBay, due to the much cheaper price. I would never even have considered buying this at €40.
So from here in, I shall review the 100g pot I got for €9.
I personally love the scent! Difficult to describe, it's almost a musky floral smell, which makes me feel very luxurious! If you like the scent then this is a great product, as it stays until the next time you shower.
As for moisturising, it does a fab job. I have dry legs, tummy and forearms, and a somewhat oilier neck and chest, and this evens out my skin very well.
Even with how much I love this product, it is by no means a miracle and thus I would not pay as much as Lush charge.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm sorry but I think this product smells awful I love LUSH products but I didn't like this cream.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
So dissapointed. When you pay more for a product you expect it to perform. Well, this lush creme or whatever, didnt. What i like: application-goes on nice and sinks in. What i dont like- DOES NOT MOISTURIZE EVEN NORMAL SKIN, SENT IS TOO STRONG, ITS PRICEY, ACCUTALLY DRIES OUT SKIN. this stuff sucks dont waste your money
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Yuk! Awful smell. That's all I'm gonna say. Hello grandma!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
....I LOVE THIS LOTION!!!!!!.....it smells like the desert it's named after and arrowroot cookies.... I tried it as a sample and I got hooked!.... The only con is the price.... That's why I left out the 5 th lippe..... IT'S $45!!!!!!..... I use it sometimes on my pulse points as a perfume when I use a unscented lotion..... And it lasts a long time and it's very moisturizing..... I wish they did a smaller size at a lower price.... Because this is definitely a splurge item.....
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Would I buy this product again? Nooooooo that would be a negatory. OK texture, powerful stench. Would be better if they cut the scent by 3/4. I will stick to my HG Body Shop Shea body butter. Well not literally. But I will keep using that, I avoid Lush like the plague now, ever since they changed the formula of their soaps. Sure, it's more environmentally sustainable to switch from palm oil to whatever but no lather. Anyway, not buying this cream again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I received a sample of this lotion with my last purchase at LUSH, and I used it all over today after a shower. It had a great texture and felt awesome on my skin, but as many others have said, I can't handle the smell.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've always thought LUSH was overrated and somewhat overpriced, but this product takes the cake.
I was shopping for gifts for a friend and a friendly sales associate came to help me. I don't remember how this came up, but I mentioned the types of things *I* like and she lead me to Creme Anglaise.
All she had to say was "saffron" and I was sold on trying this product. Saffron is probably one of my favorite things in the world. Everything in LUSH always smells the same, and my hands were too busy to actually try the product, so I asked for a take home sample. Thank goodness I stuck with only buying gifts for my friend!
This is a good moisturizer. But there are other products that perform as well or better for much less money. In addition, it has... well, a stench. It smells like old woman! Yuck!
The worst part? It lingers. All day. Gross! $44.95 for the pleasure of smelling like my grandma's neglected wardrobe? No thanks, LUSH!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Beautiful mostiuriser, feels wonderful on the skin, but honestly...I don't like the smell. It's like creme brulee with incense (the mryhh I'm guessing). I don't like sweet scents or mryhh.
Overall love the lotion, hate the smell, will not repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Aaaaack. This smells TERRIBLE. I cant describe the smell, but to me its old woman. And its so strong. I used this once and my husband refused to come near me until I showered because it was so strong. He could smell me across a room. I like to smell good, but I dont want people to have to smell me if they are more than a foot or so away. This did have a nice consistency and was very moisturizing, but the smell was just nauseating.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got a sample from this with my last Lush order and found this a quality, sweet lotion but not worth the price in my humble opinion.
It is described as luxuriously rich body lotion and I agree with the luxurious - I mean, it contains saffron which is super expensive and rare (even though I don't exactly know what it adds to a lotion) but it's not a rich lotion in the heavy sense of the word. It sinks in very well, I found it more or less light. It did a nice job moisturising and the smell is interesting: very sweet and exotic, can't really compare it to anything I've ever smelled.
I'm thankful for the chance to try this but I really wouldn't spend so much on this lotion.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am on the fence with this product. Lush is capable of coming up with high quality products, but it's no secret that Lush products can be expensive. This one is no exception. Typically Lush body lotions cost between $21-$26- which is already steep compared to the $9 drugstore brand, however the quality of the ingredients are without a doubt far superior. However, Lush decided to step it up a notch and created a new velvet whipped body lotion made with cold pressed oils, such as: Almond Oil, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, and Sweet orange oil. Paired with a moisturizing base of Shea butter and scented with Saffron, Vanilla, Myrth, and parfum* (all natural*). Here's a break down of what I thought:
PROS: (1) divine lotion! the texture is softer than rose petals and marsh mellows, it's cooling and velvety. It applies beautiful and sinks in like a dream leaving skin feeling super soft even after you wash your hands or shower. (2) Great overall ingredients, excluding Myrth and Saffron.
CONS: (1) the scent- as I said, the Saffron and Myrth give it a distinct overwhelming scent that does not leave your skin. Lush markets this as a good thing because 'this way you don't need perfume! And you smell like Creme Brule- All day!' First off- it smells nothing like Creme Brule- it's way too strong for that. Second, it's rather inconsiderate to create such a strongly scented product- especially if it's intended for daily use- and yes, the scent does last all day without fading. (3) The price tag $50 CAD, the only reason it is this expensive- is for the Saffron. I really wish they would formulate this product without because as far as we know, Saffron has no real benefits for the skin.
I am not trying to make this product out to be bad, however- I just can't justify the $50 price tag, even the this feels divine on the skin! however the scent is a deal breaker as well as the reason for why the price tag is so expensive. If you DO love the scent, you WILL love the product, however if you don't like the scent, you will come to resent it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
The smell is at first nice, but after about 3 months whenever i put it on, it left a horrible after smell, like a gone off smell, then a few weeks after it went runny and really gloopy, so i had to chuck away, what a waste of £25... :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
i've been in love with this product when it first came out, it has saffron in it which is more expensive than gold in many countries. Persians use saffron in many of there dishes (I'm persian). But that is not why I fell in love with this product, It is so smooth, and it is thicker than a lotion so it is moistuizing. Not the most moisturizing product I've used, but it seeps into your skin well. And the smell just takes me to some tropical island. I use it all over my body (besides my face, I just started using Baby face) and my body smells out of this world for hours. There is no other lotion that smells like this creme. This is my HG lotion. kisses to the people at lush. At 50 bux a pot for the creme it is a bit pricey. But I don't use this as an everyday lotion. Just on the weekends or when I want to pamper myself.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I've never had an impulse to buy LUSH body lotions until they were selling three sample jars for seven dollars so I thought, what the hell go for it! I love LUSH, but I've never tried a lotion other than a massage bar. It smells like baby powder and this old Victoria's Secret Dusting powder I have =] It's a very comforting smell and really softens my awfully dry hands. Plus a little definitely goes a long way. You don't need a lot for your skin to be baby soft. If you're willing to shell out the cash, love the smell and love LUSH then I totally recommend this. It smells amazing and I will definitely buy the full size when I got the cash.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Normally, I stay away from Lush products, finding that they are usually disappointments, I love their concepts, marketing and the fact that they are "green". but almost everything they make ends up being harsh ...shampoos strip the hair, soaps dry out the skin...however I keep having a need to buy from them about every three years. What I, and others need to remember, is just because something is "natural" or organic (oils, butters, lemon, herbs, etc.) it doesn't necessarily mean it's not harsh...organics can be just as damaging, if not more, than some chemicals...Having said all this, this is a nice cream. Very decadant, with that classic Lush scent...the vanilla, good for you oils and butters scent. This goes on a little greasy, like all Lush creams and lotions, but sinks in fairly quickly, and leaves nicely scented soft skin. Nice, but not awesome. My favorite Lush product was a lotion called Potion, which had an awesome scent, but I think they discontinued it This is a nice cream, and I'll use up my sample tub (evidently Lush is now charging for samples?) but I'm not sure I'd spring for the entire tub. Unless saffron (see a previous post) is proven to have miracle properties, I don't think I'd miss it. I've also noticed that Lush's prices have gone thru the roof, so I think it might be longer than 3 years before I visit again. I also had to deal with an SA who gave me the impression that she'd rather be "elsewhere", and that even though I spent over $65, I didn't even get a single freebie, or sample. I'm in no hurry whatsoever to go back.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Full of good stuff for your skin, smells decadent- very much like real Creme Anglaise in my opinion- and feels amazing once absorbed.
My currently sunburned skin feels soft as a baby's butt. Used in conjunction with a scrub (I use Sugar Babe or a homemade sugar scrub), Creme Anglaise could pack a potential epidermal punch.
I only have a sample pot right now, and I certainly don't like the price of Creme Anglaise, I have incredibly sensitive skin, and finding something that jives this well with it is extremely rare. But I will continue to try other products until I find something more in my price range.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have mixed feelings about Creme Anglaise, but the main feeling about it is that it's nice but not worth the money ($54.95 in Australia). I tried a sample of it and the smell was a little too overpowering for me and it stays on the skin - it smelled like a funky sort of vanilla/almond mix (I think it's the saffron in it). Funnily enough it's the same smell in Glorious Mud and I do like it when it's a little more subtle. Anyway this moisturiser is very rich and sinks in really well and you really do feel moisturised. I wouldn't buy it for the price though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This product is difficult for me to describe. I find it very rich and moisturizing yet it sinks in nicely and my arms and legs don't feel greasy. I love the smell, my boyfriend hates it. I usually put it on at night and when I wake up in the morning my skin feels luxurious and smooth. I feel like my skin tone is brighter and has more of a glow to it. It is quite pricey, but worth it in my mind. A little really goes a long way/