InTruBeauty: LUSH Cosmetics: My Top Picks

Thursday, January 23, 2014

LUSH Cosmetics: My Top Picks

Contains some press samples
Have you heard of LUSH Cosmetics? You may have seen a store at your local mall and wondered what it is all about. Come join me on a tour of their store as I reveal my top product picks! LUSH Cosmetics is a unique brand because they have a lot of vegan and vegetarian cosmetics, skincare and haircare options. Their products are extremely fresh, handmade and preservatives are used sparingly. They are a cruelty free brand and do not test on animals.

First walking into a LUSH store can be overwhelming. There are so many unique products (around 300 products!) that you have probably never seen before. They have products such as solid toothpaste, solid conditioner and face cleansers in roll form. It can be an exciting discovery, but you can also feel a little lost with all of the choices and unique products. Their staff is extremely friendly and there to help! A lot of the products are available to be tested out in stores, so don't hesitate to ask questions!

That's why I'm here, to help you navigate through LUSH to find the perfect products for you and yours!

Based on the products that I've tested out and what has been recommended to me for normal to dry skin, here are my top product picks from LUSH Cosmetics. 

Best Face Masks  (normal to dry skin)
Love Lettuce:  A lavender and almond love letter to dull, flaky skin
The Sacred Truth: Packed full of essential ingredients for aging skin

Best Body Scrubs
Ocean Salt: salt scrub for a glowing complexion
Rub Rub Rub: Incredibly softening, blossom-scented salt scrub

Best for a Princess:
I got the Magic Wand which is a pink reusable wand in the shape of a star for two nieces to use in the bath and they absolutely love it and were telling their parents that I got them "bubbles for the bath!"
The Snow Fairy Shower Gel (seasonal) or Godmother Soap (candy scented and magical) are also some great picks!

Top: Aqua Marina (Seaweed and calamine cleanser for sensitive faces), Let The Good Times Roll (all skin types)
Middle: Dark Angels (charcoal cleanser for dull oily skin)

Best Cleanser:
Angels on Bare Skin: The kaolin clay base deep cleanses while ground almonds gently exfoliate the dead skin away. Rose and lavender are added to soothe and help balance out combination skin.

Best Body Conditioner:
Ro's Argan Body Conditioner is a skin conditioner full of nourshing butters and topped off with the addictive Rose Jam fragrance. Since Rose Jam is one of my favorite scents from LUSH, I love that this thick and creamy conditioner incorporates it. It's a must have in any beauty routine!

Best for Valentine's Day:
Silky Underwear Dusting Powder: This lightweight powder is jasmine scented with added cocoa butter to dust over your skin, leaving it soft, smooth and seriously sexy. I use this as my last step after a luxurious bath with Rose Jam and Ro's Argan Body Conditioner. I use this when my skin has just barely dried. I lightly dust this on my arms and legs and rub it in. It soaks in right away, doesn't really make a mess when applied over carpet and leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and smelling great. This has a light scent which isn't overpowering and compliments the Rose Jam scent well. 

Best Fragrances
Rose Jam: Rose Jam is based on a decadent traditional Turkish recipe for rose jam that our Turkish rose absolute supplier shares with us every year, and is made with our sophisticated new rose perfume. Rose oil and rose absolute not only smell amazing but they are also fantastic for soothing dry, sensitive skin. The rosy fragrance paired with the coconut oil “icing” that sticks the two halves of this Bubbleroon together make for a majorly moisturizing, softening and luxurious soak.

Let the Good Times Roll: A luxuriously soft and sweetly-scented cleanser, Let The Good Times Roll is made with maize flour and corn meal to gently exfoliate, and a dash of cinnamon powder to cleanse and warm cold winter skin. Its rich, velvety texture leaves your skin perfectly balanced, glowing and smelling like sweet and salted caramel corn.

Best Facial Cleansing Roll
Let the Good Times Roll: Polenta cleanser. Warming, soothing and softening on all skin types. This smells like a cookie! So wonderful.

There are so many bath bomb options and one is even more gorgeous than the other! 

Best Fair Trade:
Vanilla: rich, sweet vanilla-caramel scent. Try out the Vanillary Perfume Gift set for starters! 

Best Toner:
Eau Roma Water: Rose water toner for mature, sensitive or dry skin. Spray a couple sprays of this refreshing toner on your skin before applying your moisturizer.

So there you have it, the tip of the iceberg for some of my top LUSH Cosmetics picks. Again, the face product picks are in general for normal skin. As it can be overwhelming at first with all the products available, I highly recommend asking questions of the great staff and testing out products in store! You will leave with some great picks and your hands will feel softer than ever! I hope to bring you even more LUSH product reviews and recommendations in the future. Leave me a comment and let me know which LUSH product is your favorite or which from my list you'd most love to try!

*Since LUSH does use fresh ingredients, you want to be sure to check the clearly marked labels for allergens, including dairy, nuts, eggs and flowers/grass. I do have sensitive skin and outdoor allergies and had minor issues with a couple of products, but no one else that used them at family spa night had any issues.

Contains some press samples

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