Friday, September 27, 2019

Review: LUSH Herbalism Face Cleanser

Hey muffins! As I mentioned in my Plastics I Refuse to Give Up post, I started using Lush's Herbalism face wash over the summer. I have been using it for a few months now, so I thought I would share my opinions on the cleanser with you all today! ๐Ÿ˜€

An image of a jar of Lush's Herbalism face cleanser, with the text Lush's Herbalism Review around the rim of the black container
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~This face wash makes my skin feel SO healthy and moisturized! I had been using Proactiv for a year or so before making this switch, and that always made my skin feel super dry. I love that my skin feels nourished and clean after using this face wash!

~Helps prevent new breakouts. The reason I started using this product was because over the summer my skin freaked out with Proactiv. It has been a few months now, and I am still dealing with some of the scarring left over from the incident. This product definitely helps my sensitive skin in preventing any new zits from forming, which is a huge bonus!

~There are fewer ingredients/chemicals, making it better for my skin. I plan on writing a whole long rant about how Proactiv ruined my skin, but the major reason I stopped using it (spoilers, I know) is that it bleached one of my dark shirts. If it can literally bleach a dyed fabric, what is it doing to my skin?! I feel much happier that Lush makes products with fewer ingredients and additives!

~The packaging is made of recycled plastic and can be brought back to the store! While I try to avoid as many plastic containers as I can (check out my Why I Use Bars Over Bottles post!), many Lush products still do not have a "naked" form... But hopefully they will one day! I love that you can bring back 5 of the black tubs to any Lush store and receive a free face mask in return - definitely a great incentive to get people to recycle their containers!

~A little goes a long way! This cleanser is used a bit differently that others, as you have to take a dollop, get it wet, and then apply. Because of this, the product will last much longer than a typical bottle (which I love!). Plus, you aren't paying for water in your face wash. ๐Ÿ˜Š

A image of a hand with some of Lush's Herbalism face cleanser on it, showing how to correctly use the cleanser with water

~Saves water in the shower. Because it is a more hands on process, I don't actually wash my face in the shower anymore, choosing to wash it after getting out. This saves water and makes my shower time even shorter.

~Smells very fresh! This product has over 1,000 reviews on, and many people seem to think it smells bad. I think it smells nice, but maybe I am in the minority...

~Takes more time than other "normal" cleansers. Like I mentioned above, this cleanser is more hands on, but I don't think that is a bad thing! However, if you can't add a couple more minutes into your beauty routine then this cleanser is not for you.

~I am not a fan of the ground almonds. I understand that they act as a natural exfoliate (thank goodness there are no plastic microbeads!), but I sometimes think they irritate my skin as they can be very sharp!

A dancing almond, showing that Lush's Herbalism cleanser contains almonds

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  1. This is such a great review! Thanks for the heads up on the ground almonds. That would definitely make it a no-go for me.

    1. Yes, I am quite bummed that they don't make a version without the almonds!
      Jenna ♥
      Life of an Earth Muffin


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