|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Firstly, I adore Lush. I am a massive fan of their natural & animal friendly approach to beauty & particularly impressed at the amount of Vegan options available. The stores always smell divine & the workers are always friendly & eager to help. Ok so, I usually use Angels on Bare Skin face cleanser and while I find that to be a lovely face wash that did what it claimed it would do I felt like I needed something that was a bit more designed to target spots/blemish than Angels.. was. My skin is awfully blemish prone, I get hormonal breakouts that last until a day before I get my next hormonal breakout. I always have at least 2 spots at any given time which as long as they are kept in check & easy to conceal doesn't get me down to much, but I'm constantly in search of a product that will at least minimise the breakouts staying power. I used to have oily skin as a teenager but now it's pretty normal apart from the constant spots, which seem to congregate around my jawline. Herbalism has a herbal/vinegary smell to it which I can see putting some people off but which I don't mind, I don't really like it to be fair but I'm not sensitive to smells so I can put up with it. It's bright "halloween witch" green which I love for some reason and I the pot I bought in store was packed with product! Przemek, the guy who made my wash was feeling generous :D!! The instructions say to use a pea size amount, work it in your wet hands to a paste/milk and apply to a wet face. Pretty much the same story with every Lush face cleanser. Having tried this method with Angels..I didn't feel like I was getting enough product on my skin & that it was getting a good enough cleanse so now I use a slightly different method. I take a slightly larger amount of product (1 to 2 blueberries size depending on how I'm feeling) wet my face and then apply the product straight onto my face, without working it between my hands. I feel like more of the product gets on my face this way and it spreads really easily too so I get all my face coated in more than enough product to really work it in and give my face a good clean. Consistency wise, the product is thick & gritty not watery or gloopy. When spreading it around my face it goes watery but the grit keeps it on my skin and I don't feel like its just running off my face. It gives a lovely gentle/medium exfoliation (depending on how much elbow grease you use) and leaves skin feeling clean and smooth. I use a wipe to remove my makeup so I can't comment on its ability to remove makeup but its gritty texture leads me to believe it will at least be better at removing makeup than Angels...is (although to be fair that's not the purpose of Angels) So far I'm impressed. My skin feels clean & smooth & I love how it doubles as a scrub. While its too soon to comment on its spot tackling abilities (i have only been using it once a day for 3 days/i don't wash my face in the morning) I can say that I haven't had any new spots emerge so far (good considering its the time of the month that a few more spots decide to make an appearance) and the ones I already have feel calm & haven't gotten any worse. I shall update this review in a week or two as I feel I should have enough experience about its spot tackling ability then. :) I have given it 5 stars in the meantime because of how soft & clean it makes my skin & because of how natural and animal friendly it is.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This product breaks me out with deep, big and painful pimples and I'm positive what is responsible for that. It is the glycerine. I recently found my skin does not like too much glycerine in the products. It tolerates a little glycerine, but not too much. Strange, but true.
However, the other ingredients are very nice and I would be glad if they had substituted the glycerine with avocado oil and some safe synthetic emollient.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the only product I can trust on my face right now. I gave it a three because after the initial two weeks of very nice skin, it went back to normal. It doesn't cause me to breakout, but it doesn't stop me from breaking out either. Just like the other cleansers, it's fairly easy to dissolve and use. It gives me a clean feeling without being too stripping. I'm on my second pot now, but as soon as a I find a better cleanser, I won't be repurchasing this.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this three days ago and I use it daily, two times a day. I moisturize after each time I wash, so it doesn't make my skin dry. I feel that it leaves this light, slippery residue on my face. That's one of the main cons, since I usually can't stand products that leave a residue on my face. However, this is my first product from Lush, so I want to love it...I really do. There's little grans of something in there that acts as an exfoliant, it makes my face soft, but St. Ives can do that...and for a much cheaper price as well. So far after use, I got two pimples on my upper lip, I don't know if it's Herbalism's fault or just because of hormones, but I'll wait and see. My rating will probably change later.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
Last night after I used it my face felt clean, soft and fresh but this morning I woke up with my face red, irritated and itchy and its getting worse. Sadly it turns out I'm allergic to something in it. I advise other people to look at the ingredients and make sure they're not allergic to it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this when I was suffering from really bad, slightly cystic acne. I decided to buy this after reading the reviews and I would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND. This product saved my skin! I've been suffering from acne for so long and after trying everything this seemed to be the only thing that made a HUGE improvement. It calmed my skin so much that there was no bumps or redness and I could feel the softness and smoothness for the first time in 3 years. The only downside about this is that it does stop working but only after its cleared your skin. If you've suffered from long term acne definitely give this a try it will give you the confidence that you once had back.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't know why this product receives such low ratings because it works really great for my skin. I got this as a sample and have now bought a whole tub. I think on its own it is quite harsh and too much for daily use. What I have found that works for me is that I mix some of my angels on bare skin with this and cleanse daily with the mixture. I love how clean my skin feels after using it and how much fresher it is. I feel like my pores aren't clogged up any more and I love how natural it is. I would repurchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Well, I purchased Herbalism because I wanted to get rid of my acne and have been using it for the past week. I have combintion, sensitive, and acne prone skin. (Yes, I was SO blessed)
Needless to say, it made me breakout. My skin feels incredibly dry and weird. I'm telling myself that it's purging my skin, but I'm not sure.
Unlike the other reviews, I don't mind the awkward applying to the skin. It comes in a container. You pinch out a pea size amount, you rub it on the palm of your hand, and rub against your face. The smell doesn't bother me either.
I will continue to use Herbalism for another week or so. I'm kind of disappointed as it initially did make my breakout and hasn't cleared up yet, but as a loyal Lush customer, I am hoping it will clear out my skin soon! I said no to buying it again because I want to see if it clears up my skin first. Will update my review later!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
After a previously mediocre experience with a roll cleanser from Lush (Angels on Bare Skin, and it did nothing, if you're interested) I decided to go out and get a more potent product. The all-natural side to this also appealed to me.
This cleanser works just like all of Lush's other roll cleansers- you pinch a bit out, smoosh it up with water in your hand, and then apply the paste/milk to your skin. I love that aspect of this cleanser.
The smell, however, is hideous. It smells like weak tea to me, and I hate it. It isn't as noticeable once there's water in the mix, but still.
The effect it has on my skin is just as mixed up as the other features of this cleanser.
This completely blitzes my spots or acne- within two weeks of using this, my previously red and irritated skin was left clear and smooth.
However, I don't feel that this alone gets rid of the oil. I use a makeup wipe, and then this, and then a toner from Lush before I feel like my skin is clean and all the grease and oil is off it.
It also makes my skin look rather dull.
Overall, a great cleanser if you need to get rid of spots, but steer clear and go for something that's better for oil or gives you nice bright skin if you don't have that problem.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
great all rounder when my skin is feeling like it needs a little TLC. not too harsh and calms my skin nicely. removes traces of makeup etc just fine, does leave residue in my sink, but nothing a normal cleaning routine wont sort out i.e. no need to use bleaches etc to clean your sink.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've been dealing with some horomonal breakouts which I've been able to control with La Roche Posay products (Paraben free, great for sensitive skin). I assumed that perhaps because my skin was doing so well with less harsh of products that it'll be good to switch to something even more natural.....WRONG. Had about 6 cysts pop up after using this product for about 3 days. In the trash can it goes. Never again Lush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got this as a sample and the SA was kind enough to give me enough for two weeks. The smell is weird. It smells strong and vinegary mixed with herbs. I don't really like it as it almost burns my nose.
I have combination skin and was told that this would help balance it out. It did make my dry patches moisturized, but my oily spots were still oily and it felt like I had a slight film on my skin. Also it was kind of chunky and I couldn't quite get the chunks out when I'd put it on my face. I also don't have many break outs so I'm not sure why I was recommended this. It would be better for someone with acne prone skin.
I gave it three lipies because of the smell and the fact that it just didn't do anything for me. Not saying it's a bad product and no one should get it, but it's just not for me. I find that Let the Good Times Roll is more suited for my skin type.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I am absolutely obsessed with this face wash. it can be a bit messy and the smell isn't all that great, but what it does for the skin completely trumps anything negative I could say. it moisturizes and helps with the dry patches on my skin. I have only been using this product for about a week and I can already see a difference. My skin is so much more supple and and my breakouts are under control. love this product!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Made for oily skin but left me with a strange residue on my face after I used it. It wasn't really oily but it was sort of a weird texture and I had to use another cleanser after. Stopped using it after 3 - 4 times because I really didn't like the feeling of my skin after I used it! I would recommend the fresh farmacy cleanser from lush instead :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
I have been battling acne since 14 and now i am 22. Not anything severe and most of the time I made things worse (picking) grrrrrr! But it got worse as time went on.. Why? Well because I became more insecure about my face, staying home from school because I felt so ugly and embarrassed to go to school! I started to research and experiment with everything possible, proactiv, obagi, clean n clear , neutrogena, cetaphil, retin a, 10% benzoyl peroxide gel and creams. Every drugstore product there is ! I've tried it all. I have even tried the " caveman" theory and stopped washing my face, while it worked for the very beginning giving my skin a break from the chemicals, it later got worse. So again tried different things and the one I always went back to was proactiv, just because it was the only thing that gave me noticeable results. I never used it for too long bc it dried me out soooo bad and my face felt flushed and got red so easily. I've even tried bar soaps, and dandruff shampoo like selsum blue. I was getting so frustrated year after year thinking " this is the year I'm going to find a cure" I became frustrated and began to pick, pick at every tiny bump it was almost like a stress reliever.. I'd pick to no end! And then become depressed when I've seen what I've done to my face... So id go to Walgreens browse the aisle for another cure, or research online for hours for remedies . Even home remedies didn't work, the egg yolk or honey or tomatoes slices on face. I was about to just give up and live with it until I came across a girl I seem on facebook who was raving about lush herbalism, I did my research and find the nearest carrier, walked in knowin what I was going to purchase, this cleanser, tea tree water toner and grease lightning . I saw improvements the first night, my skin was moisturzrd and not oily, my flakes started to go away each day and my marks and pimples started fading :)! I'm on week two and everyday my skin improves with this 3 step regimen. It's all natural which makes me happy knowing I'm not using chemicals on my face anymore! I can't thank lush enough this is my first review since being 14 dealing with acne, I have finally found something that continues to improve my acne and texture and tone and I wanna let the world know! Try it! You've got nothing to loose but a whole lot to gain ! Your confidence back:) love it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
LOVE THIS. Happens to work very well for my skin. It's a little weird to use at first but if you get past the smell/ making a paste out of it, it's great! My face always feels so clean when I wash with this. Tried Angels on Bare Skin once and it didn't do nearly the job this stuff did. I also love that you can buy how ever much (or little) at a time as you want. Five bucks worth lasts me a few months.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
It saddens me to see so many bad reviews for herbalism, but I understand as LUSH skincare items seem to be a huge hit or a huge miss for me. Herbalism just so happens to be a huge hit for me. I had tried Angels on Bare Skin which did absolutely nothing for me, and I tried Aquamarina which didn't cleanse and resulted in clogged pores and bad breakouts. I use Ultrabland at night to take off my makeup, but I was looking for a cleanser to add to that. The SA with glowing skin said she uses Herbalism. I shied away from it b/c of the reviews, however my acne was getting progressively worse and I was desperate. Herbalism combined with Tea Tree Water has made my acne recede and made my spots start to fade!! I am in love!! I personally love the vinegary smell. I use about a blueberry size to make a paste, gently rub all over my skin, let sit for about a minute, then wash off with warm water and use a cotton ball with Tea Tree Water to wipe off any residue. I use this AM and PM and my skin is looking so much better!! I would consider Herbalism more of a gentle exfoliator, so I think this needs to be used in conjunction with a cleanser in order to not clog pores. I highly recommend giving this a try despite of the bad reviews. It may not work, but you might find it to be a miracle product like I did!! I'm going to buy more soon as I'm running out of my $5 supply!
UPDATE: just repurchased a 3 month supply. Love this stuff
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
EDIT 22/11/12: Okay so i didnt give this enough time to work. I still stand by my opinion that it doesnt cleanse very well, but what i did notice about it was that the little scrubby bits do in fact exfoliate and i havent had to use a buff puff lately. It doesnt leave your face dry after youve washed it. I use this after ive cleansed with cetaphil oily skin cleanser to but back the stripped oils and it does a great job. My skin has looked better than ever. i do use this with ocean salt (used once every day or once every two days) so i dont know whats cleared my skin up; i used to get one blind pimple at least every week and since using these two products, i havent been getting any. I still prefer ocean salt better, but herbalism isnt as bad as i intially thought. I would repurchase if i had alot of money on me, but only after I've bought ocean salt (as ive decided i will forever buy that product)
i think this gives me pimples. I know it isnt meant to be a cleanser to be able to take off make up, but i feel like it doesnt even cleanse at all. Its like rubbing grass and a bunch of oils of your face, and none of my natural oils have been cleansed and it feels like my pores are just left there to get bigger and dirtier.
It has an earthy smell, and little gentle natural bits that scrub your face when you wash it. you are meant to take a pea sized amount and mush it up into a paste (with abit of water) then rub it on. a pea sized amount does nothing...
this hasnt done anything in terms of oil control or pore cleansing. it is probably for the person who doesnt wear ANYTHING during the day. this feels like it wouldnt even clean your SPF moisturiser off.
I would buy this again because it isnt effective at cleansing and leaves an oily/candlewax feel to my face
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I am really in love with Herbalism. I have the worst of all possible worlds in skin-breakout prone, oily looking, dry spots and super sensitive. My skin is always acting up and hates 99% of the skincare out there. I was hesitant to try this because of the weird formula and because Lush skincare has traditionally been too much for my skin.
But Herbalism does a lovely job. It cleans thoroughly and visibly reduces pimple size overnight. My skin feels clean, but not stripped. Consistent use has been keeping breakouts at bay and my skin nice and balanced. It is a little pricey compared to drugstore brands, but cheap compared to the higher end stuff I've been using lately. Will definitely repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Wow. That's all I have to say for LUSH and LUSH products. Herbalism + Tea Tree Toner have changed my skin tremendously. I used to have acne-prone skin, worse with menses cycles but Herbalism has banished my pimples for the most part.
At first I did not get the hang of washing my face with this soap and had itty bitty green bits EVERYWHERE. It is incredibly messy if you do not make a paste of the cleanser by taking a small pinch and mixing with water in my palm. Have to admit, it did give me the heebie jeebies as the product is sitting on a wood slab on the store in a huge green hunk and I was quite concerned about the sanitary-ness of it all but I put my OCD tencities to the side and gave out Herbalism a try, and I am glad I did! The smell is very herbal and non-offensive (growing up Indian numbs the olfactory nerve to offensive smells HA). The green color comes from the chlorophyll which I think is amazing to use natural products on the skin. LUSH is so generous with the samples so give it a try. I would say that it would take a few weeks to note the difference, so stick with Herbalism for that time, you will be happy you did!
The packaging is...interesting...but why complain about the plastic tub when it contains a gold mine of greatness for your skin!
As for the LUSH moisturizers, having oily skin I tried out Enzymion (which didn't work well), Imperialis, and Vanishing Cream, unfortunately none worked to my satisfaction but YES TO CARROTS moisturizer works very well for me. I think LUSH should incorporate some more Beta Carotene/Beets in their facial line, but I think they are absolutely brilliant and love love love their products!