Today’s the first time I have ever bought and tried LUSH. Even the first time stepping into their store honestly. The strong scents from their natural soaps always deterred me because I have a very sensitive nose, which is why I also dislike cosmetic departments for making me feel suffocated.
However a friend has been posting on fb about how much she loves LUSH, and her newest LUSH buys. So I decided to check out their website and realised that they use natural ingredients, like fruits, veggies etc.
I -literally- took a deep breath and endured the initial cloud of scents and entered the store.
The salesgirl (receipt mentioned a name called Hilya?) was helpful and patient. I think she noticed I was a bit of a lost sheep entering the store. ^_^|||
My concerns were:
- Oily/combination skin. Doesn’t help that I seem to have an acne outbreak whenever I’m on my period. Yet other times my skin is so dry.
- Dry locks. Ever since I permed my hair, it has become noticeably dry, and it ends up in painful tangles.
So Hilya recommended a Fresh Face Mask, but that requires refrigeration, so she recommended Mask of Magnaminty for me.
This looks like some sort of dip for chips/veggie sticks, and smells like choco mint ice cream.
She assured me that this was suitable for all skins, so my sensitive skin will be okay. And that this has oil control, and will help me to deal with my acne.
I also asked if she had anything to recommend for my blemishes and scars. So she suggested Movis, which is in a soap bar form. But because we won’t know if it works for me, she offered to cut me a sample to try at home.
Movis reminds me of dry figs honestly, and it smells delicious. Doesn’t it kinda look like a protein/snack bar…? XD
So last thing to deal with was my hair. Hilya said she used H’suan Wen Hua for herself (she has bleached, and dyed her hair silver-blue-grey).
This reminds me of a creamy hummus dip! It smells very herb-y and spice-y.
So finally home, I went about trying the products.
Washed my face first with Movis because it was already oily and sweaty from the humid weather. And I got caught in the rain walking home from the train station.
Movis was really gentle to my face, and made it feel clean without drying it out. Some face cleansers I have tried leave my face feeling clean BUT very dry and taut, as though I’m forcing my skin to be stretched across my face >_<. So this felt refreshing to me. 🙂
Then I applied H’suan Wen Hua to my hair. Okay the instructions said to apply a thick layer. Not sure how thick is thick, but I covered from the head to the ends. Not sure if my hair is really dry but it seemed like whenever I applied the hair treatment, my hair kept absorbing it -almost- immediately.
I also applied a good amount of Mask of Magnaminty onto my face, and its cooling effect is lovely considering how humid the day has been. Really felt like I was applying choco mint ice cream to my face though.
Afterwards, I took a shower, washed everything off. I am really amazed how smooth and soft my face feels now!! Clean, and soft skin @_@
As I told the friend who kept posting about her LUSH buys, I feel like a pervert for repeatedly touching my face in amazement. XD
My hair is really soft, and even though I used a commercial brand to shampoo and condition, my hair is still soft from the treatment. It didn’t tangle up like it usually does after I rinse the shampoo off. It has been a really long time since my hair feels so light like this.
So I am happy with my LUSH purchases, and I guess I am onboard the LUSH train now. When I finish using my current skincare, I am going to convert entirely to LUSH. Some people complain it’s expensive, that I won’t deny. However, when I compare prices with brands sold in Sephora, I feel it’s in the same price range honestly. (Just went around searching their website yesterday.) And I am definitely not keen to do a trial and error for all of Sephora’s products considering how sensitive my skin is.
Well to more LUSH products in future! RIP my wallet, but yay to better skin and hair!