Big really does what it says- gives you volumous, fluffy hair. However, you need to use it with caution and especially if you have dry ends, need to condition your ends. Otherwise it can leave you with very dry ends, as the shampoo can be harsh. It is however, very good for an oily scalp and will take away muggy, yucky oily scalps in just one wash. I like that you have the sea salt crystals to scrub your scalp with and that's also good for flaky scalp. What I now do is combine it with the lovely Godiva solid shampoo- I use Godiva on the ends, and Big on the scalp. Godiva btw, also makes your hair fluffy. Big is a definite repurchase though the price is a little steep where I come from.
I've been a great fan of Angels on Bare Skin, so naturally, have been keen to try Buche de Noel. I'm now a half carton done, and as usual, it's another big YES!!! for Lush's product. Just like AOBS, this leaves your face really smooth and soft, but Buche de Noel is even better as it smells lovely and fruity- very much of berries. It's a definite repurchase. Unfortunately, it's only a Christmas item, so I got 2 more tubs as spares. Wish it can be a year round product, Lush.
I have been using Lush's masks for sometime now (read my reviews for Brazened Honey/ Sacred Truth/ Cosmetic Warrior- good, and Cupcake- not good), and have always wanted to try Ayesha. Now that I have, I can say that Ayesha does deliver what it promises- it's a good tightening mask, and leaves your face feeling refreshed. The smell is herbal-ly, and wholesome, and quite bearable, and the texture is really smooth. Lush's fresh face masks have become an good arsenal, because each mask has a different use. For me, from now on, I will use Ayesha for tightening, Brazened Honey for detoxing and Sacred Truth for nourishing. They are really worth it, and although you need to keep them in the fridge, each carton actually can last up to 10 uses, so it's good value, though a little on the expensive side, depending on which country you're in. Will definitely repurchase Ayesha.
This did absolutely nothing for my skin, which ranges from normal to oily. The smell though, is wonderful, but not anything else. It's strange because most other Lush fresh face masks work for me, but not this one. It's supposed to take away oil but it did not. Just left a nice chocolate-y smell, which I can get with edible chocolates. If you really want a Lush mask that would take away oil, Brazened Honey is much better, and super. Will definitely NOT be replacing Cupcake.
Once again, yet another great product from Lush. At first I was wary of trying Ocean Salt, thinking that scrubbing with sea salt would be harsh, and what's more, scrubbing your face with it! I had once used a sea salt product (body) and it wasn't good. But I decided to give Lush's a try after so many raves from others. And it has lived up to its reputation. Lovely smell, and not at all harsh for my face. Now, on most days I will end up my shower with using this on both face and body. Because of its salt content, it's really great for insect bites on your body because salt helps to heal such bites. It can sometimes hurt the bites a bit, but no biggies. It's really great for the face- really brightens and makes for a great scrub for your nose areas. I also had a bad patch of very rough skin on the top of my foot and just one scrub with Ocean Salt (I did it dry), and not only was it completely gone, but my foot remained soft and no more dry skin. This one is for keeps, and a definitely repurchase forever!
Toners -Burt's Bees - Garden Tomato Toner for Oily And Troubled Skin
patty88 4/1/2012 3:48:00 AM
I did a review for Burt's Bees' Rosewater & Glycerin toner, and it was not favourable because of the high Alcohol content (especially for a rosewater toner). However, although the alcohol content is also high for this Tomato toner, I think it's not too bad for a toner that's made for oily skin. However I just wish they would not have alcohol as its second ingredient. You can even feel it. The smell however, is lovely - that of green tomatoes, which I love. It's works ok- especially for the t-zone and your nose, if you have oily skin. May probably repurchase.
I'm on my way to trying most of Lush's fresh face mask, and this has been my 2nd try. I've mixed feelings about this one as I had expected it to do more to dry up my t-zone. However, after I had used Brazened Honey, I think BH is much better at containing oil in the T-zone area, and it also gives your face a 'fresher' feel. I guess, from reading most reviews of Cosmetics Warrior, this is better at preventing breakouts. The garlic smell for me is ok, perhaps it's because I love garlic. It'll probably be a repurchase for me, as I like to mix up my mask- ie, use different ones on alternate days, or use different ones on different parts of my face and hands. I'm going to try Cupcake next, to see if it might be better at oil control than Cosmetics Warrior.
No way is this going on my face because this mask is way too rich for my combination/oily skin. I purchased it specially for use on my dry hands, and as I've guessed it, when I did use it, I could feel from the texture that it is very rich. The smell is lovely- of oatmeal and vanilla. No banana smell, though. Although I have given it a low rating, I will still repurchase it- just for my hands. I wouldn't dare use it on my face, maybe my neck.
Absolutely love this one! I can feel the mask really working, and it really leaves your skin smooth, refreshed and it does lighten spots. There's only one setback- the smell isn't that great. It's a very odd smell- not herbal, not floral, not even of honey. At times, especially when you spread it towards your nose, it even smells kind of musty (like old clothes that have not been dried properly). In fact, I find the smell worse than Cosmetic Warrior's garlic (which actually is very mild, but then, I'm a garlic-lover). However, having said all that, this is still a great mask, possibly the best in Lush's fresh mask range (so far I've tried this, the Sacred Truth, Cosmetic Warrior and Oatifix), and its detoxing power more than makes up for its odd smell. I've also taken to using it as a hand mask as well- it really brightens your hands, but you need to moisturise after. For my face though, it's great, as I have combination skin, often more to the oily side. It's a definite repurchase for me.
I love this mask and the ingredients rock!! - green tea, wheatgrass, ginseng. Great value for all these ingredients. It really leaves your face smooth and fresh-looking - I guess it's the enzymes in the papaya too. The texture is great too- very creamy and spreadable. And the smell is so refreshingly 'grassy' and pleasant. A definite repurchase, and you do get alot of use out of one pot - in fact I think most times you will not be able to finish the entire pot before the expiry date. However, I ignore that, since it's always kept in the fridge, so will use it for about a month.
This would have been nice if the 2nd ingredient isn't Alcohol- because that has made the toner a bit harsh. There are other rosewater toners without alcohol, and this has made me regret buying Burt Bee's. I had got it to use as a mixer for Lush's Angels on Bare Skin, but I think Clarin's Normal Skin toner (the yellow one) does it way better. So right now I have a bottle left but I think I can only use it for times when my skin is more oily. It's also expensive- at S$30 (Singapore dollars) which is about US$24. Having said that however, my experience with the other Burt Bee's toner, the Tomato Garden toner for oily skin, is not as bad a buy. For one thing, it has a lovely smell (as does the rosewater one), for another, it is quite effective as a tone for the t-zone. But for both toners, that's just about it. I really wish they would cut down the alcohol content. The glass bottle without a dispenser is also a disadvantage, especially when you want to pour a little out on your hands (to mix with Lush AOBS, for example)- it makes it drip all over the place... And no, at least for the Rosewater toner, I will not repurchase. Simply because there are much better rosewater toners around, for cheaper and without alcohol.
Got this as part of the Season's Greetings Christmas gift set. And just love it. It is creamy, and very soothing, and I've read that some people even use it as a facial cleanser and even to wash their 'lady bits' (as some reviewer on another site put it). For me, I've been using it to, well, as a wash (with water of course) for after I've been to the toilet (sorry if it's too much info... ), and it's been very good and soothing. I guess it's because of its calamine lotion. In a way, it's like a cream version of Fresh Farmacy, and I think most of the ingredients bear out too. Will definitely repurchase as I just love the texture.
I just love this soap because it is creamy and has a very unusual 'food' taste- sweet, creamy, smells somewhat like a spiced fruitcake, almondy... very mixed smell that is unlike anything, so it's difficult to compare. It's really creamy and using it in the shower makes the whole bathroom smell wonderful. I'm not too enthused about the raisin & fruit bits, though, even though it is kind of nice to scrub with them, but sooner or later, they fall apart and mess up your bathroom floor, so that you have to constantly pick up bits and pieces. They don't look too good on the soap as well, but the smell more than makes up for it. It's a definite repurchase though. I just love the smell too much. One other disadvantage of this soap is that it melts quite quickly and therefore is expensive. However, I hope this soap never gets discountinued. UPDATE: Am loving it even more, as I've just unwrapped a new, big piece of Sultana- it's so creamy, fragrant and yummy in texture. The best soap in Lush, for me. UPDATE: I've found a new way of using this soap, and also a way to use the raisin bits, which I believe alot of people cut off. I find that if you use a net/mesh pouch with drawstrings, you can slice off the topmost raisin/apricot bits of Sultana of Soap and contain them in the mesh drawstring pouch. You can then wet this, and squeeze out all the goodness because there will be alot of soap contained within the raisins, rather than just let the raisins go to waste if you throw it away. I find that this way, when I squeeze the mesh pouch, I get a really lovely, creamy, milky concoction- almost like whipped cream - and that makes for a lovely shower.
Very creamy soap and leaves your skin moisturised. The oatmeal though, can be a little messy, but it does scrub well. The smell is quite nice. In all, a good soap but it will leave a mess on the shower floor with the steel-cut oats dropping all over, especially as the soap wears down and gets smaller. However despite this, I will still repurchase.
Absolutely love the smell- it's like some kind of peanut butter cookie, and scents up both you and the entire room. The texture when you scrub is just nice- not too scratchy like some sea salt scrubs, nor too creamy like other products which call themselves scrubs. It also leaves you moisturised without being too greasy, and softens the skin. The only drawback is that it is expensive if you tend to use it everyday. Nonetheless the smell may just be worth it. A definite repurchase.